The Top 40 Gift Ideas for Someone Going Travelling
Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a very stressful time. Not to mention, being at the mall during the Christmas season. So this year, grab a cup of tea or coffee, sit back and do all your Christmas shopping online in the comfort of your home! Whether you’re looking for unique travel gifts for friends or family, I’ve got you covered. Here are The Top 40 Gift Ideas for Someone Going Travelling!
Unique Travel Gifts Under $25
You don’t need to break the bank to find an amazing gift. Here are 25 budget-friendly and useful travel gifts.
1. The World’s Most Amazing Places
If you know someone who loves to travel, this book will definitely get them wander lusting. Created by National Geographic, the book goes on a photographic journey of inspiring places to visit around the world.
2. Cocktail Carry-On Kit
Make your flight a little more exciting with this mini cocktail kit. You can choose the kits in a variety of flavors including bloody mary, gin & tonic, margarita, champagne, and the old-fashioned.
3. Scratch Off World Map
This is the perfect gift for travellers! Track your travels by scratching the countries you’ve been to, and reveal different colours for each place.
4. Travel Journal
Keep your memories with a travel journal. The journal also includes pages with packing lists, a place to record your reservation details, to-do’s, itinerary scheduler, and recording of expenses.
5. Essential Oils Travel Kit
There are a lot of benefits to using essential oils including boosting immunity, fighting infections, supporting digestion, reducing stress and fighting against jet-lag. All of these are common problems travelers experience. You can use the oil by diffusing, pouring a few drops into a hot bath or shower, inhaling, or massaging onto the body to enjoy the full benefits.
6. Portable Essential Oil Diffuser
A great aromatherapy device to bring on the go. It has 7 changing LED light features which can be dimmed or brightened. Drop your favorite essential oil in and relax.
7. Bamboo Travel Utensils
Another way to help reduce waste, carry your own utensils! This is handy if you’re hiking, camping or going on a picnic.
8. Portable Stove
This collapsible and compact stove is great to have while hiking or camping. You can boil 1L of water in as little as 4 minutes.
9. Microfiber Towel
Anywhere I travel, I always bring a microfiber towel with me. It’s light and easy to pack, but best of all, it dries super quickly. The towel is great to bring on the beach, camping, or at hostels where they may charge you extra to use theirs.
10. Universal Travel Adapter
Know someone who likes to roam the globe? A universal adapter is essential while travelling. This one also comes with dual USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at the same time.
11. Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are a great way to organize all your packing. The cubes can fit in most carry on bags which is all you really need for the start of an adventure.
12. RFID Travel Passport Wallet
It’s important for any traveler to ensure their passport is protected, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look cool and be safe at the same time. This stylish wallet stores your credit cards, cash, flight tickets and passport all in one protected place.
13. Lightweight Day Bag
This is great for any type of traveler, whether they are exploring city streets or hiking in the country. This bag is compact and can be folded into a pocket which makes it easy to bring around.
14. Portable Phone Charger
There’s nothing worse than running out of battery power when you are using an app to navigate around a completely new place (or when you want to snap a pic). Having a good portable charger is always a useful tool on the road.
15. Headphone Splitter
If you’re watching a movie on the train or listening to music and want to share, this headphone splitter will let you plug in up to 5 headphones at the same time.
16. Wine Bottle Protectors
If you love wine like me, you’ll definitely be bringing some home as souvenirs. These wine protectors are a great way to ensure your bottles don’t break while travelling. They’re also reusable so you can bring them on all your trips.
17. Collapsible Water Bottle
From flights to day travelling, it’s important to stay hydrated. This collapsible water bottle makes it easy to carry around for any trip.
18. Dry Bag
This bag is great to have if you plan on hitting the beach, going kayaking, snorkeling, or any other water sports. It keeps your things protected while in the water (which is very useful when you’re paddling through waves in the Philippines). It also comes with a cell phone protector.
19. Electronics Organizer
Keep all your electronic cords organized. There’s also a large zipper pocket for your hard drive, cell phone charger, and other items.
20. Travel Bracelet
A great gift for the adventurer. The bracelet is made of stainless steel.
21. Men’s Straight Edge Razor
If you’re looking for travelling gifts specifically for him, a razor is a classic. It’s also an eco-friendly alternative to plastic razors (2 billion are tossed into landfills every year and take 1000 years to decompose). This stainless steel blade will offer a closer shave and is good for 200+ shaves.
22. Packing Checklist
If you know anyone who likes to make lists, or someone who has no clue what to pack when they travel, this notepad is perfect. It has the ultimate list of everything you need while travelling, from a list of travel documents to outfit accessories.
23. Charcoal Soap
An easy way to stay clean while travelling. The soap can be used for the face or body. Each bar is made by an artisanal soap maker and is chemical and preservative free, not tested on animals and vegan-friendly. With the dead sea mud and charcoal, it will help to pull out toxins, tighten pores, moisturize and hydrate the skin.
24. Shampoo Bar
Go plastic-free by using a shampoo bar and help to reduce the 552+ million bottles filling up landfills every year. The travel bottles may be cute, but it’s a huge waste. This eco-friendly alternative cleanses, without stripping your hairs’ natural oils and leaves the hair soft and shiny. It can also be used on the face and body.
25. Facial Sheet Mask
When you’re on a flight, the air can get really dry which is why I like to pop on a face mask. I’ve done it a bunch of times while on long-haul flights and have yet to get any funny stares from others on the plane. They are also great to have if your face gets sunburned from a day on the beach or as a nice way to relax in your hotel after a day of exploring. The mask is packed with vitamin E and collagen to make the skin healthy and glowing.
Fun Travel Gifts Under $50
There’s a lot of great gifts you can find for under $50. So whether you’re looking for road trip gifts, something for a big around the world trip, or a luxury escape, here are 10 great gift ideas for anyone who loves travelling.
26. Clip-on Smartphone Camera Lens Kit
Avoid lugging around a large professional camera by just clipping on a lens to your smartphone. This lens kit is compatible with both iPhone and Android. Shoot in wide angle or zoom in up to 15x magnification to capture stunning photos.
27. Airbnb Gift Card
I’m a big fan of using Airbnb when I travel. I’ve stayed in an amazing villa in Indonesia, spent a honeymoon in an ancient village in Italy, and even used Airbnb for my wedding location! It helps get you out of touristy spots and gives you a better sense of what local life is like. Best of all, Airbnb has more than four million listings in 191 countries so this gift gives plenty of options for your traveler to choose from.
28. Travel Yoga & Pilates Mat
This foldable mat is very useful for any fans of yoga and pilates. It has excellent grip and is made from non-Amazon harvested, natural rubber. Stash it in your purse or backpack for light and easy packing.
29. Portable Hammock
A great way to relax between some palm trees on the beach or out in the wild while camping. The hammock is lightweight and easy to carry around. Also, it’s made for up to 500 lbs so it’s large enough to fit two people.
30. Picnic Wine & Cheese Tote
For any travelling foodies, this is a great gift. Take it to a park, the beach, or a budget-friendly romantic night out. Comes with a tote that can fit two wine bottles, wine opener, wine stopper, wooden cheeseboard, and knife.
31. Globe Cork Catcher
If you know anyone who is a fan of wine and travel, this is a great gift. Made from handcrafted antique bronzed metal, it can store up to 75 corks so they can fill it with “corky” memories from all the places they’ve been.
32. Packable Jacket
Light-weight and waterproof, this jacket is great to have on any trip and beats heavy coats that take up a lot of space in your suitcase.
33. Travel Scarf
One of my go-to items to have while travelling is a scarf. Not only can you wear it to keep warm, but you can also turn it into a headrest on flights, cover your head in temples and mosques and wear as a shawl on cool evenings. As a bonus, this scarf has a secret pocket inside so you can store items like your passport and flight tickets!
34. Travel Pillow
This isn’t your ordinary travel pillow. More like a soft scarf, you wrap it around your neck for a comfortable sleep. When you’re done just fold it up and easily pack it in your bag.
35. Tile Mate Item Finder
Recognized as being the world’s best bluetooth tracker, you can use Tile Mate to track your things. You just loop it onto an item and it alerts your phone with a ring when it’s nearby and out of sight. While it won’t track your phone over long distances, it will help you locate it in a busy area or when you’re in a rush.
Gift Ideas Under $150 for Someone Going Travelling
If you are working with a nice-sized budget there’s a lot of exciting gifts you can find for those who love travelling. Check out my top 5 here!
36. Ancestry DNA Testing
Many of us are curious about our ethnic backgrounds. This DNA test can estimate your origins to more than 50 regions around the world. To get started, you receive a kit with instructions, send in a sample of your saliva in a prepaid package, and find out your results in 6-8 weeks online.
37. Kindle E-Reader
Rather than packing a few heavy books, you can take every book you think you might read on the kindle. The screen is light-adjustable so you can read just as well on the beach as you would sipping coffee inside a local cafe. The battery can last for weeks without a single charge and it’s thin and lightweight to easily take wherever you go. The newest Kindle is now connected with audible which means you can listen to or read your books.
38. Osprey 40L Travel Backpack
If you plan on going off the beaten path (literally), it’s much easier to carry your things in a backpack than a suitcase. The front zips all the way around so you have easy access to all your things and a lockable main compartment to keep them safe. A 40L can be taken as a carry-on for most airlines, but if you want to take more with you, you can upgrade to a 55L or 70L pack. Those also come with a bonus zip-off daypack.
39. GoPro Hero
The ultimate road trip gift to record travel memories. I loved having this on my car’s dashboard as Jugo and I were driving through windy roads in Scotland. If road trips aren’t your thing, this little camera can be used to record zip-lining across lakes, mountain biking through forests, scuba diving, surfing, and any other action-packed trip you can think of. The small size makes it super easy to carry around and I love that it’s waterproof up to 33ft deep. It records in 1080p60 video and takes 8MP photos.
40. Fitbit Activity Tracker
Learn how many steps you are taking while travelling. The Fitbit not only tracks your steps, but it also tracks all activities and lets you know the distance, calories burned, and active minutes. Another great feature is that it tracks your sleeping letting you know how well you slept and can be used as a silent alarm to gently wake you up.
Phew! You’ve made it through the top 40 gift ideas for someone going travelling. Which travel gift would be at the top of your list? Comment below!