Kicking off this years’ series of gift guides, I am sharing my top gift ideas for travelers! As you all know, we are avid travelers. Having family scattered across the country means spending a fair amount of time on planes and in automobiles (and a few cruise ships!). I have put my travel experiences to good use in compiling this list of travel gift ideas and I hope you find it helpful this season!
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Carry On Must Haves
If you have a traveler on your gift list, some of these must haves for the carry on bag make great ideas for stocking stuffers.
- Let’s face it, traveling is different these days. Getting on an airplane and being in many public spaces requires a face mask. I love these washable fabric ones with filter pocket to up the protection factor.
- Earplugs are a great amenity on flights! Not only can they help block out noise but these pressure ear plugs can help reduce pain during take off and landing. They also come in a handy storage case.
- Sure, you could buy Dramamine for motion sickness but I love these Ginger Candies to help aid nausea. Natural and yummy!
- This portable, mini fan has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion! Stuck on a hot, crowded plane? Whip tis baby out and cool off!
- I love this collapsible water bottle not only for traveling but also backpacking. Fill it up before boarding the plane and once empty it takes virtually no space in carry on bags!
- Avoid getting dehydrated and fight catching cooties by staying properly hydrated. These electrolyte packets are easy to carry and pop into a bottle of water.
Gift Ideas for Travelers
I find these items indispensable when packing for a trip.
- Luggage! Not only a great gift idea for travelers but even recent grads. Nice luggage is an investment. We’ve been through several suitcases in our marriage and I love this American Tourister suitcase. It comes in several colors/ patterns, has wheels and a 10 year warranty!
- I have shared my love for these packing cubes before! They make packing and keeping your suitcases organized a breeze!
- Keep dirty clothes separate from the rest with a laundry bag. These are durable and convenient (and washable).
- If you’re like me, you have getting to your destination with a bunch of dead devices and a severe shortage of outlets! Enter this desktop power strip that has plenty of electric and USB outlets.
Travel Gift Ideas for Her
- When traveling, one usually encounters a variety of temperatures. I love having a cozy sweater on hand to pop on if it gets cold in planes, airports or on the way to the car.
- After spending a long day traveling, all I look forward to is changing into something comfortable and kicking back. This lounge set is perfect for relaxing at the hotel or hosts home. Comes in a variety of colors and sizes too!
- In addition to a lounge set, I love having a pair of comfy slippers to slip into. And let’s be honest, I’d wear these on road trips too! The solid sole is perfect for popping out to grab coffee, ice or whatever else.
Travel Gift Ideas for Him
- Just has we hate to get cold, men do too! I love this sherpa fleece jacket for travel. Comfy, good looking and easy to pack.
- Keep electronic cords, buds, chargers and more organized with this hard protective case that can be tucked into carry on luggage or backpacks.
These gift ideas for travelers may not be necessities but they can make traveling a lot more comfortable and maybe even a little luxurious.
- This airplane cellphone mount is ingenious! (especially if you have kids) Perfect for hands free movie watching during flight.
- If you’re traveling internationally, you will not only need your passport but most likely a proof of vaccine card. Pick up one of these combo holders to keep documents and safely at hand.
- Step aside traditional travel pillows, there’s a new sheriff in town! The Trtl travel “pillow” looks like a scarf and is scientifically proven to keep your head in a better position.
- Catch Instagram worthy photos without packing a clunky camera. This cellphone cell phone lens kit will up the photo game of any cellphone photographer.
- A virtual free standing entertainment center, the new Amazon Fire tablet is an affordable way to read, watch movies and play games while traveling.
Hopefully this list of gift ideas for the travelers in your life has been helpful for you! It’s not the first time I’ve shared a travel related list, you can see my Packing List for Big Kids or Must Have Airplane Travel Items Under $25. Let me know if you have any items that you just can’t travel without!