24 Special Gift Ideas For the Traveler In Your Life

 24 Special Gift Ideas For the Traveler In Your Life

With the holidays just around the corner, I've put together this list of 24 unique and practical gift ideas that I hope you or the traveler in your life will love!

When I'm gift shopping, I tend to lean more towards functional things because I think we can all admit that we have enough "stuff" in our lives already. Many of the ideas below are things you or your loved ones can actually put to good use, especially if they're huge travel lovers or find themselves traveling often.

Happy Holidays!

(I personally use and love some of the items below, and I have indicated these with a *.)

unique Stocking Stuffers

#1. Parachute The Peaceful Sleep Set // This luxurious merino wool eye mask and candle set for when you want to make a far-from-home hotel room feel a little bit more like home.

#2. Into the Forest I Go 8x10 Print // For the nature and travel lover: an inspiring and creative print perfect for hanging in your living room (or anywhere else for that matter).

#3. Waxed Canvas Toiletry Bag // A gorgeous waxed canvas toiletry bag available in different colors that can be customized with a name or initials (perfect for men or women in my books).

#4. Colorful Passport Holder // And, this one-of-a-kind passport holder that the traveler in your life will actually use and love.


Practical travel stuff

#5. Eagle Creek Packing Cube Set // These packing cubes will keep all your clothing in order and maximize space in your luggage (I've been using them for over a year and swear by them).*

#6. Monogrammed Leather Luggage Tag // A personalized leather luggage tag to help you easily identify your suitcase, backpack, or bag.

#7. Dakine Hanging Travel Case // For small hotel rooms and even smaller bathrooms, a compact hanging travel case to keep your things organized and out of the way.

#8. BÖHM Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones //  Noise-cancelling headphones for when you just want to zone out on that long flight. 


Comfortable & functional Travel Wear

#9. Merrell Eventyr Bluff Ankle Boots // Urban enough for traipsing through big cities and sturdy enough for back country trails, these versatile ankle boots have got you covered for all your travel needs.*

#10. Tradlands The Finch Flannel // An ethically-made cozy flannel button-up in a gorgeous color for when you want to feel comfortable yet put together in the midst of the cold travel season. (For more about this amazing brand, you can read my reviews here and here.)*

#11. Sherpani Tempest Tote // The functionality and versatility of a tote bag capable of converting into a backpack. Perfect for days on the go. 

#12. Prana Pia Sweater // This speckled sweater perfect for chilly plane trips or for throwing over your favorite dress. 


useful Tech Gear & Electronics

#13. Olympus TG-5 // Lightweight, waterproof, dust proof, shock proof, crush proof, freeze proof, and great image quality? This compact camera will withstand all kinds of wear and tear brought on by traveling.*

#14. Anker 5 Port USB Charger // With five USB ports that can simultaneously charge everything from your phone to your laptop, this practical little multi port charger is what you need to keep all your electronics up and running.

#15. Gorilla Pod // To get just the right angle, this ridiculously bendy tripod will do the trick.

#16. Handmade Ipad Case // A colorful handmade bag for storing a tablet or all the little electronic items like memory cards, USBs, hard drives, and miscellaneous cables. 


Destination Cookbooks for the foodie traveler

#17. British Columbia from Scratch: Recipes for Every Season by Denise Marchessault // From fresh Okanagan fruit to the bountiful offerings of the Pacific Ocean, this cookbook contains easy to make recipes that evoke the many different regions of British Columbia, Canada.*

#18. Salsas and Moles by Deborah M. Schneider // With recipes for all kinds of salsas and moles, including pico de gallo, mole poblano, chimichurri, guacamole, and more, this Mexican recipe book will have you longing for sunshine and sandy beaches.*

#19. French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards by Mimi Thorisson // This book of simple French recipes is a continuation of the author's fascinating blog, Manger, and will take you on a culinary and visual journey through the vineyards and country side of France. 

#20. The Wurst!: The Very Best of German Food by Otto Wolff // A cookbook celebrating one of the most underrated cuisines in Europe! You'll find traditional German recipes for mouthwatering  Currywurst and deliciously sweet Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (black forest cake).


Gifts Under $25

#21. Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly Book // There's something really special about being able to hold physical photographs in your hand rather than viewing them on a computer or phone. Connect directly to your Instagram feed and compile your favorite photos into this softcover photo book.*

#22. Scratch Off World Map Poster // Scratch off the areas you've already traveled to and get inspired to visit the rest with this scratch off travel map.

#23. Travelers Notebook // A small notebook wrapped in twine with an attached travel charm makes a sweet gift for the travel lover in your life.

#24. Food Map Poster // These food maps of Mexico, Italy, Japan, Thailand, or Vietnam are sure to bring inspiration, even when you're at home and not traveling. Made by a fellow travel blogger.

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 With the holidays just around the corner, I've put together this list of 24 unique and practical gift ideas that I hope you or the traveler in your life will love!
 With the holidays just around the corner, I've put together this list of 24 unique and practical gift ideas that I hope you or the traveler in your life will love!

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