20 Exciting Travel Gifts for Her To Make Her Smile!

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What better way to make a wanderlust girl smile than by presenting her with an amazing travel gift for her.

Gift giving is meant to be a joyful event, but sometimes trying to find the right present can be stressful, especially if the person you are buying for is a traveler and embraces a minimalist lifestyle.

There are only so many Lonely Planet guidebooks you can buy, and if she’s a frequent traveler, the chances are she’s already equipped with the essential travel gear.

woman taking photo of jagged mountains and river running through valley

As a frequent female traveler for 20 years, I know exactly what women want when it comes to travel gift ideas.

The best gifts are the ones that she doesn’t think to buy herself, that show you have really thought about her and her needs, or that allow her to remember her travels and good times with you.

It’s about being organized, efficient, and feeling glamorous. So if you’re feeling stuck about what to get an adventurous woman, then I’ve created this guide to the best travel gifts for her to help you out.

The Best Travel Gift Ideas for Her

Not to be confused with him or the kids, these travel gifts are for her – and only for her.

These gifts are for the woman you love, whether that is your wife, your mother, your girlfriend, your daughter or your best friend.

If she loves adventure, pretty things, being organized, and looking great on the runway then these travel gift ideas for her will make you the most popular person at gift giving time.

Whatever the cause for celebration, be it Christmas or birthdays, these are great gifts that don’t lose their shine, or their trend, so you can bookmark this and buy that special gift for her at any time of the year.

1. Eco-Friendly Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

I absolutely LOVE my eco-friendly makeup remover pads! Since I travel a lot, I often worry about my carbon footprint and the impact my travel has on the environment, so I’m always looking for eco-friendly ways to improve my lifestyle.

If you’re celebrated female is of a similar mindset, then this will definitely be the best stocking filler Christmas gift for a woman!

It’s estimated that after 4 years of using them, it saves the planet from over 2,800 disposable wipes. Not to mention they are 100% recyclable and come in plastic-free packaging.

Not only do reusable make up remover pads save the environment, but they also save money and hassle.

They are easy to use, soft on the skin (perfect if skincare is something she cares about) and are machine washable. I also love that it includes gentle cleansing makeup remover pads and exfoliating makeup remover pads.

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

I love this kit that comes in a little bamboo bag, which makes transporting them easy.

2. Travel Experiences Gift Voucher

woman paddle boarding on lagoon

The woman in your life craves memorable experiences more than possessions. Give her the gift of a dream travel experience. She will remember this for the rest of her life – material things she can easily forget, use up and toss away.

You could go all out with an all expenses paid vacation – go you! Or, you can simply give her a travel experiences gift voucher for a tour or attraction of her choice.

We love Get Your Guide, a premier tour and attraction booking site. You can find hundreds of travel experiences for hundreds of destinations around the world.

It’s an easy, rewarding and joyful gift for her, and a great stocking stuffer !

3. Travel Wallet

One of my favorite travel gifts for her products is one that every traveler needs!

One thing I desire for my travel adventures is a travel wallet that holds my passport and other documents, but these can quickly become tatty and sad looking – but it’s not something that I think to buy for myself.

I always love it when I receive something stylish, colorful and practical.

I hate having my documents scattered in different places. It makes travel so much easier and more enjoyable when you can easily access what you need in one place.

If your looking for something practical and also stylish, this is the perfect travel gift for her.

4. Underwear Organizer

I discovered the underwear organizer last year, and my packing sanity was saved.

I never imagined I would love it as much as I do.

It keeps my undies and my socks organized and so easy to find, as well as has a compartment where my bras can go without tangling up with the rest of my underwear.

I love how it fits neatly into my suitcase and comes with a separate pouch for separating clean and dirties.

It’s also great to take into the hotel room bathroom (also particularly if you are camping or staying in shared accommodation) since water won’t get in through the Nylon fabric.

No underwear falling on skanky wet floors please!

The underwear organizer is a unique travel gift for her that she will appreciate for years to come.

5. Jewellery Organizer

Globite Luggage accessories and jewellery organiser

I may travel with too much jewellery but at least it’s organized and I can easily see what goes with my travel outfit for the day.

And I use this jewelry organizer even when I am not traveling.

I love how it rolls up really small and then I can easily hang it in the wardrobe when I check into my room or arrive home.

Before discovering this earlier this year, my jewellery was one hot mess in my suitcase getting lost and caught in everything. I had bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings all tangled up.

One of the great value travel gifts for her products!

6. Packing Organizers

I love looking in my suitcase and seeing how organized everything is, AND colorful.

Packing organizers and packing cubes are the ultimate.

I never used to think they were necessary until I got them and realized how incredibly chaotic my packing used to be which caused me stress and chewed up time trying to find things.

For the Aussies, you might want to check out some of the packing organizers and luggage accessories from Globite here.

7. Pink Hardcover Suitcase

Delsey Helium Aero Luggage - one of the best travel suitcases for style, ease, and durability.

I recently purchased a pink Delsey 29 inch Expander Spinner trolley suitcase which I love.

I’ve always had soft cover black two wheeled suitcases that were pretty crappy. A good travel bag makes a huge difference.

Now I can pick out my suitcase on the carousel immediately (no luggage tag needed), and it rolls effortlessly. I love how I don’t have to angle it and drag it, I can just push it along on the four wheels.

I like how the when you open the suitcase it has two compartments, one on each side, and one has a zippered section so you can put the things you don’t want seen in there!

8. Vera Bradley Cosmetic Bag

This cosmetic bag is large enough to fit in the basic makeup I need throughout the day to top up, and small enough to fit in my cross body bag.

I love the vibrant design, I have the red one and the girls have a purple paisley one. She has lots of different designs.

9. Cross Body Bag

I love traveling with a cross body bag, it’s much safer than a travel backpack and helps me carry only the essentials.

I like to carry as little as possible and have my important things easily accessible. I don’t like to dig around in big bags that hang off my shoulder or in backpacks.

Cross body bags are safer too as it’s harder for someone to steal from you. Everything is in the front of you.

I like having a few zippered pockets as well so I can keep smaller items like my phone, headset and pens separate and easier to find.

My cross body bag fits in my new camera too which is so exciting, and my bottled water, which is more important than you think!

10. Merrell Hiking Shoes

A great travel gift for women who love walking and hiking are Merrell Moab hiking shoes.

These are a new addition to my travel wardrobe – a birthday present from Craig and the girls.

I’ve been using my Keen sandals for the past four years, which I really love, BUT, the leaves are turning and we’re about to experience our first winter in about four years. The sandals just won’t cut it anymore.

I tested these hiking shoes out on our recent leaf peeping trip to New England. I LOVE them. Super comfy and lightweight – my essential for travel shoes.

No blisters necessary. I love the style and color and they keep my foot sturdy and protected and the grip is great.

They are also waterproof – essential for a pair of hiking shoes.

And they are stylish enough to wear with a pair of jeans as well – so they easily made my list of the best travel gifts for her!

11. PrAna Travel Clothes

woman posing in front of a mural

Prana are my favorite clothesline. Here’s a few things to know about my PrAna gear (which is at least half of my wardrobe)

  1. Every time I put a PrAna piece of clothing on, I feel giddy at how comfortable the item of clothing is. I don’t get how they do it, but there is something about the quality of their fabric that feels amazing.
  2. Out of all my clothes in my wardrobes, my PrAna outfits are commented on the most by people I meet in real life. It’s uncanny how many people say they love what I’m wearing. Even to stop and talk to me in the streets or while waiting in line for coffee.
  3. They are hugely practical and diverse for travel. I have a gorgeous black PrAna dress that I can wear to the theme park for the day and then change into a pair of black sandals and wear out to dinner.
woman and child walking into universal orlando
  1. They last a really long time, which is what the travel girl in your life really wants.
  2. They have clothes for comfortable travel, hiking, yoga, rock climbing, and even swimwear and denim. I love their yoga gear – even their mats are awesome.
  3. When you wear PrAna, you are helping the environment and communities. Their clothing is made from organic cotton and hemp, have minimal impact on the environment and are fair trade certified.
  4. They are also the perfect travel gift for the men in your life!

The woman in your life will love it, trust me, especially if she’s super busy, which I’m guessing she is. They even have gift cards to make it easier!

woman and two children sitting at edge of lake

12. Panasonic Lumix

It took me some time to research and decide on the best travel camera to suit my needs and the Panasonic Lumix came out on top.

I wanted a camera I could use for vlogging and to take my own photos, but without weighing down by backpack with a mirrorless camera with a huge lens.

It’s just a secondary camera so I wasn’t going to go big budget and fancy, but I wanted quality for a decent price.

What I love about it is it has:

  • flip screen
  • mirrorless
  • lightweight and small
  • External mic capabilities
  • Excellent focusing – this was the most important thing for me.
  • 4K video a bonus

After reading a ton of reviews and getting lots of advice I decided the Panasonic Lumix G7 was the one that best fit what I wanted for the price.

woman videoing scence of water
Fisherman’s Wharf

I am AMAZED at this camera.

I like it even better than I thought I would. It’s super easy to use, the design is brilliant, it takes amazing photos, the focusing is so good.

It’s better than our primary DSLR camera which we need to upgrade!

I love it.

If the woman you love wants a good mid-range camera that can fit in her cross body bag and is easy to use and captures amazing memories, this is the camera for you.

And I purchased this pack with a bunch of other accessories in it, which will probably come in handy. A great starter kit.

13. Travel Planner or Travel Journal

When thinking about travel gifts for her, I couldn’t go past a good travel planner or journal.

I love this travel planner/journal/scrap book that I found on Amazon – it packs in everything from itinerary planning, has prompts to help you write down your travel memories, and includes blank pages where you can scrapbook tickets and other travel memories.

This travel gift is suited to the travel woman who wants to document her travels, cherish memories, and stay organized all in one.

A good organizer, or planner is key. When I travel, I have a million ideas, tasks, and things I want to see and do on a given day. I need an organizer that helps me brain dump, jot down, strategize, plan, and schedule.

Not to mention track my travel budget! One that helps me reflect is also beneficial, as I love to look back over my memories.

14. Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

inside of tortuga backpack

Digital nomads, frequent travelers and tech savvy business women will LOVE the Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack. 

I use it even for going to the local cafe to work or on road trips. It is my go-to travel item. You will definitely make the woman in your life happy with this travel gift.

You can slide it under the seat of most airplanes and carry all your electronics, chargers, a change of clothes, and your in-flight travel essentials.

It helps keep you organized and your tech gear protected and it’s big enough to include clothes if you just wanted to travel with carry on only for a short trip.

You can read my full review of the Turtuga Laptop Backpack here.

15. GoPro (Or Alternative)

Any traveler would be happy to have a GoPro to document those more adventurous activities. Imagine flying down a zipline over the jungle canopies, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, or rock climbing the Dolomites.

Wouldn’t those experiences be better if you can document them? A GoPro is an action camera designed for just that.

While a lens camera or even the Panasonic Lumix I mentioned earlier are great for capturing every day travel memories, the small and durable design of a GoPro is ideal for the more thrilling adventures.

And because a GoPro is expensive, I also have done my research on the best GoPro alternative action cameras: AKASO V50 Pro and AKASO Brave 6 Plus.

16. Scratch-Off Map

A scratch-off map is a great gift for anyone who loves to travel, no matter their age or travel style.

Although we don’t like to be a “country counter”, having a scratch off map is a fun way to see all the places we’ve been and get a visual on just how much of the world we have explored.

There is no greater satisfaction than coming home after a trip and scratching off a new country!

17. Water Filtration Water Bottle

As I mentioned earlier, we have an eco-conscious mindset when we travel, and so we love these water filtration bottles that allow us to drink tap water and river water anywhere in the world (well, maybe not every river, but you get the point).

There are many water filtration bottles on the market, but the one we love is the GRAYL OnePress, which is small enough to fit in your backpack and is easy to use.

It’s filtration system filters out water-born pathogens and bacteria, as well as harmful chemicals. It claims to remove 99.9% of harmful viruses and bacteria.

What better way to keep her safe and healthy on her travels than with access to clean water wherever she goes?

18. Turkish Towel

A Turkish Towel is a unique and thoughtful gift for a woman who loves to travel.

Most travelers will have a quick-dry towel or microfiber towel, but a Turkish towel has the same “quich-dry” material but with a more stylish design.

I also love how I can use it as a beach towel, a travel scarf for entering temples, and even a blanket on an airplane when one isn’t provided.

If your celebrated female is a backpacker, you can also use it as a make-shift curtain in hostels – you can thank me for that travel hack later.

19. Airbnb Gift Card

No matter what type of traveler you are, having a vacation rental for one or two nights is a dream.

Even backpackers can appreciate one night in an apartment all to themselves, even if it’s just for the sake of doing laundry in peace.

Getting her an Airbnb gift card is a thoughtful gift that shows you value her comfort and safety on her travels. And she can use it to pick her own place to stay, whenever and wherever she likes.

20. 3 in 1 Convertible Backpack 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. You may also like their 2-in-1 expandable backpack (full review here) or cross body bag that converts to a duffle bag.

Final Thoughts

I’m a woman and I travel all the time, so in this guide I’ve recommended the travel gear and products, I absolutely LOVE and would not travel without.

They have made my travel lifestyle easier, more efficient and definitely more glamorous. I’ve tried multiple travel products and gear over the years, these are a standout.

I believe these gift ideas are the most essential travel items for her, and you’ll notice that everything on my list is bright and colorful – it’s better for your chakras – the energy that helps you create what you want AND life just feels better when it’s bright and colorful.

I wanted a list that was more unique and interesting than your usual travel adapter, passport-holder, travel pillows, eye mask, and noise-cancelling headphones which are predictable and chances are she already has these.

So now you know the best gift ideas I truly love and recommend, let me know which gift idea you’ve decided on in the comments!

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