Gift Guide for Travel Enthusiasts

A collection of travel themed gifts for everyone!

The Traveling Shopaholic

11/29/20234 min read

gold and white gift box
gold and white gift box

Gift Guide- Travel Edition

It's the most wonderful time of the year! If you're stuck on what to get that travel obsessed friend or family member this holiday season...I've got you covered!

Check out this list of top rated travel items to gift this year. Some personal favorites, some hidden gems and unique friends from the Facebook group:) Something for everyone on your list!

Luggage & Bags

  • Pacsafe Citysafe 17L backpack : A sleek backpack that is packed with subtle anti theft features. Great as a personal item and has a space for a laptop!

  • Nomatic Travel Pack: A great option for the tech traveler. There are 14L and 20L options that both expand! Sleek, minimalist design with plenty of pockets/organization.

  • Monos Carry On Suitcase: One of the most popular brands for luggage...for good reason! The lightweight, dent resistant carry on boasts features like built in TSA lock, interior organization features and comes with a limited lifetime warranty!

  • Flat Lay Toiletry Bag: My go to toiletry bag for years! Keeps everything organized and packs flat to save space.

  • Nomatic 10L Sling: I gifted this to my husband and it quickly became his go to bag for day to day adventures while abroad. Room for a tablet, water bottle and it's water resistant

  • Personalized Leather Toiletry Bag: Comes in multiple sizes and colors. Tons of ways to customize!

  • Set of Compression Packing Cubes: Great for those that want to travel light and stay organized

  • Flat Lay Jewelry Organizer: Comes in two different sizes (I have both:)), has tons of clever organization and will pack flat!

  • Convertible Jet Setter Tote: This durable made in the USA canvas/leather tote can be worn in 5 different ways!

  • Cotopaxi Belt Bag: A fun twist on the classic belt bag/fanny pack. Adds a little color!

  • Hobo Nila Phone Crossbody: These little phone bags were all over Europe. Carry only the essentials including your phone, credit cards, ID. Also great for concerts or sporting events!


  • Merino Dress: Merino Wool is a dream travel fabric! Naturally anti-stink, soft, wrinkle resistant, quick drying and keeps you warm/cool like magic. This dress is super versatile

  • Heated Vest: The perfect solution for that person who is always cold! Machine washable and lasts up to 10 hours on one charge, then just plug it in to recharge. Men and Women Style/Fit

  • Athleta Brooklyn Pant: Consistently mentioned when asked about favorite travel pants! Quick dry and versatile..they live up to the hype.

  • SCOTTeVEST Vest: One of my favorite purchases of 2023! This vest holds everything I could need on the go and then some in its 9 pockets without adding bulk. They have a bunch of cool designs for that pocket loving person on your list;)

  • Pact Airplane Pullover: Stay cozy on the plane in this 100% organic cotton, fair trade sweatshirt

Tech & Gadgets

  • Apple AirTag: These have become a travel must have item. Easily connect to the device, pop one in your purse/bag/luggage and you can easily track your belongings!

  • Sony Over Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones: Consistently ranked as one of the best noise cancelling options, these would be a hit!

  • Rechargeable Hand Warmer: Great for that person who always seems cold on the plane (*;)) or for those chilly winter adventures!

  • Crazy Cap UV water bottle: This has been a game changer. Drink water from virtually any source safely with this cap! Read my full review HERE.

  • Travel Adapter: This particular power adapter covers 150 countries!


  • Brixton Wesley Straw Packable Hat: Sun safety is key! This hat packs up and bounces back to its normal shape, making it ideal for those sunny destinations. UPF50+

  • Bombas Compression Socks: Perfect for those long flights or car rides, these cozy socks are consistently highly recommended! Read more about compression socks HERE

  • Goodr Sunglasses: I think we are up to 6 pair of these sunnies in our household (of two people, ha!) Super lightweight and very affordable.

  • Refillable Travel Perfume Atomizer: A tiny, portable option to bring a favorite fragrance along on any adventure.

  • Bombas Gripper Slipper: Keep feet warm and cozy on the go with these packable, anti-slip sock slippers.

  • Travel Scarf: This scarf has a secret zipper pocket to stash small items.

Unique Finds

  • World Destinations Bucket List Water Bottle: Comes with stickers to place on each destination. There are US state and US National Park versions as well!

  • Wood Wall Map: This handmade wooden map allows you to display all of your destinations on your wall using push pins!

  • The Travel Book: This book was a hit when I gifted it to my travel obsessed parents a couple years ago. So fun to page through all of the different countries and dream of your next destination!

  • Personalized Travel Jewelry Case: Add a personal touch to this jewelry case, which is the perfect size for travel

  • Travel Tokens: Place these tokens on a necklace or keychain to keep track of favorite destinations. You can even engrave the back of each token!

  • Skyline Ring: A fun way to display a favorite city. Comes in silver, gold and rose gold

  • Try The World Box: Send a box of treats from around the world once a month for up to a year! A fun and unique way to "see" the world:)

  • Going Membership: This site alerts followers to mistake airfares. Two levels of membership gets you early access and other perks.

  • Atlas Coffee Club: Try coffees from around the world! Each box comes with a post card from the featured country that month and you can customize the type of coffee you'd like to send.

  • Travel Photo Puzzle: Turn a favorite travel memory into a puzzle! Upload your own photo and turn it into a fun activity.

Wishing you all an adventurous and joyful holiday season!

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