• Bobbi Whitney

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Travel Lover in your life

Do you have a friend, mom, sibling, or anyone in your life that loves to travel? We all have those people who seem to constantly be traveling somewhere new (pre-COVID of course), and if they aren’t in the act of traveling, they’re telling you all about their awesome adventures. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it can sometimes feel impossible to figure out the perfect gift for the people special to you. That’s why we’ve compiled this gift guide, a list full of gifts for people who love to travel.


Backpacks are a travel essential. Just because you’re carrying around a backpack, doesn’t mean you should ever sacrifice style! Get the travel lover in your life a fashion forward backpack like Fjallraven, Jansport, or Herschel.

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This super cool photo map lets you add in your own photos to remember all of your travels. It’s an awesome way to store memories, and an awesome way to decorate your home! Check it out on Etsy, along with plenty of other customizable (and not) wall décor (and an added bonus -- it’s an awesome way to shop small this holiday season!)

image via Etsy.com


This travel case stores rings, earrings, necklaces and more all in one convenient location. With this, gone are the days of tangled jewelry! A super easy way to toss your jewelry in your suitcase quickly and easily.

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Coffee table books

Coffee table books are an awesome gift for anyone, especially new home owners or people who have recently moved into a new space. For your travel lover, get someone a coffee table about traveling, or about their favorite destination. Some awesome options include The Bucket List and Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travellist .


Keeping a journal is an easy and fun way to keep track of all your thoughts, memories, and adventures as you travel. There are some preformatted travel journals like I Was Here, which will prompt you to write, and there are plenty of brands like Moleskine with countless blank journals giving the freedom to let the mind wander!


Sometimes practical gifts are the best ones. Your travel lover will get plenty of use out a brand new suitcase from brands like Away or Open Story at Target

image via Away.com


Along with that new luggage, matching luggage tags and passport covers will not only make your traveler more stylish, it’ll make baggage claim just a little simpler (which we all could benefit from!). As another opportunity to shop small, Etsy has so many options for customizable cover and tag sets.


We’ve all been there. Whether it’s on our travels or just in day to day life, we’ve all had to deal with the annoyance of low battery devices with no outlet or charger in sight. Buying your traveler a portable charger not only will make their life easier, it’ll keep them safe, making sure their devices are always charged. Check out this one from Mophie. (They’ve even got charging phone cases, too!)


From a picnic in the park, to a hangout at the beach, to everything in between, a Bluetooth speaker always comes in handy. JBL, Beats, and so many more brands will keep the tunes playing all day long!

image via JBL.com


If your travel lover is also a bookworm, get them a Kindle! The Kindle is perfect for reading on the go. It’s lightweight, the screen looks like a real book, and unlike a lot of other mobile devices, has no glare when reading outside.


Perfect for those early morning flights, every frequent traveler should have a travel cup to carry around with them. Check out these from Yeti, or this Hydroflask.

We hope this list gave you some inspiration to really make the holiday season special for the frequent traveler in your life. Hey, maybe you even found something you want for you! (#TreatYourself!) Happy Holidays!

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