50+ of the Best Gifts for Someone Going Traveling

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Looking for ideas on the best travel gifts for travelers you love? Or possibly the ultimate travel gift for yourself?

Even though we’re travelers, we still love receiving and giving gifts, especially when they remind us of our adventures and the people we shared them with.

But as travelers, we’re not looking for big, material possessions. Which can make gift giving a bit of an overwhelming and stressful experience.

If you’re looking to buy a gift for a traveler but you don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we’re here to help.

As globetrotting travelers ourselves, we know exactly what gifts a traveler would want, so to save you some time, and hopefully some money, I’ve created this list of the best gifts for someone going traveling so you can find some inspiration. 

Each of these travel items are things we personally own and use, or have earmarked ourselves to get as soon as the chance comes.

Table Of Contents
  1. Best Travel Gifts for Women
  2. Best Travel Gifts for Kids
  3. Essential Travel Gifts for Travelers
  4. Best Travel Gifts For Men
  5. Gadgets & Tech Travel Gifts for Travelers
  6. Travel Gifts for Road Trips
  7. Best Travel Subscription Gifts
  8. Final Thoughts
  9. Pin To Save On Pinterest

Best Travel Gifts for Women

Because ladies always come first, right? Below are some of the best travel gifts for women, but gentlemen and kids don’t worry, as you will come next!

1. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

I absolutely LOVE having reusable makeup remover pads. It’s my favorite travel discovery and allows me to travel a bit more eco-consciously. It will definitely be the best Christmas gift for women!

It will save you money, hassle and help the environment.

They are easy to use, soft on the skin and are machine washable. I also love that it comes in a handy bamboo travel bag so it can pack into your case with ease..

Such a clever item that can be used for travel as well as in your home.

Using reusable make up remover pads saves the planet from over 2,800 disposable wipes. Plus they are 100% recyclable and have plastic-free packaging.

2. Keen Hiking Sandals

pink KEEN sandals

Caz loves her Keen Sandals. She says they are high quality and like wearing a comfy pair of socks with holes in them so you have heaps of room to breathe.

She’s had her hiking sandals for 3 years AND they still look brand new and are as comfy as ever.

If these ones eventually fall apart, she’ll be buying Keen sandals again. One of the best gifts for the hikers you know!

You can read more in our Keen hiking sandals review.

3. Multi Pocket Small Crossbody Bag

A small crossbody bag is an essential travel item for me. I like easy access to my most important and often used items; wallet, phone and sometimes passport.

I don’t want to keep taking my day pack off my back to find it, nor do I want to have to carry a day pack or large tote bag when I go out for the evening.

I like a travel cross body bag with a few separate compartments and a design that suit different outfits.

You may like this new crossbody bag rom Driibe. It’s very unique in that it has 4 purposes. It can also be turned into a duffel bag or backpack. I am currently testing it out and will be reviewing it soon. I love Driibes multipurpose approach to travel bags and accessories. Use the code YTRAVEL10 for a 10% discount on any Driibe products.

4. 3 in 1 Convertible Backpack Purse

woman holding driibe purse

A favorite find of mine for 2023, is this backpack that converts into a purse! No need to pack multiple bags on your vacation.

Now your female friends will have a daypack to hold their sweaters and water bottles + their laptop bag and electronics when moving from place to place. I’ve even taken mine on short hikes

Then, when it’s time to explore the streets of Paris or enjoy special dinner on the Amalfi coast, you can convert it to a simple purse or clutch to take out on a

Use the code YTRAVEL10 for a 10% discount on any Driibe products.

5. Scarf and Shawl Wrap

I don’t travel anywhere without a scarf or a shawl. They have a wide variety of uses and are small and lightweight you won’t feel them in your luggage.

As a travel fashion accessory, shawls and scarves help you create multiple travel looks with only a few clothing items.

I use my scarf to wrap around me to keep me warm, even in warm climates when you don’t want to carry a sweater but know you’ll need something for freezing air conditioned places.

These are one of the best gifts for women and I even use it to cover my mouth or nose in smelly or polluted places.

6. Compression Socks

If you find yourself sitting on planes often for long periods of time, or even on long road trips, consider these compression socks to help minimize swelling of your feet and promote circulation.

Compression socks are a great gift idea for someone traveling abroad.

7. Microfibre Towel

If you’re looking for a lightweight and compact towel that’s fast drying and easy to pack and carry on your travels, this Microfiber Towel could be the solution you need and a travel gift for travel lovers. 

8. Jewelry Organizer