These handpicked travel gifts are great for frequent flyers and those who are always seeking out new adventures!


Destination Art by Minted

Destination-Inspired Art. Give the gift of art that evokes memories of favorite places and journeys. If you can’t find the location you want, Minted will create a completely customized map for you.

Luggage Tag

Personalized Luggage Tag. This is one of my favorite gifts to give, it’s practical and fun to personalize.  My mom says hers (seen above) is a conversation starter at the baggage carousel.  You can order at Shutterfly ($8-$10) or make your own DIY luggage tag.

Airport-Themed Accessories.  Airportag has a variety of airport-themed accessories as well as t-shirts. My personal favorites are these customized pouches to commemorate a favorite trip, also their mugs and travel prints.  Good things come in small packages!

Be Their Guide. Research the best places for them to visit on their trip, or create a new guide with your recommendations if you’ve been there yourself.  It’s a DIY “Luxe Guide” they can print out or download to their phone. The first one’s FREE. Create your very thoughtful travel gift on Jauntful.

wood block prints

Print Vacation Photos. Recommended by Conde Nast: “This well-designed set will solve the problem of what to do with all those vacation photos—and the clean wood block display is a chic alternative to yet another cheesy frame.”  (, $25)

Make a Travel Mix.  Share your favorite music or create a thematic playlist to match the vibe of their upcoming destination. Here’s a helpful post to get you started:  How to Make a Mixtape That Will Delight Someone Special


Curate a flight essential kit:  Add their favorite snacks. Here’s a great list to get you started:  Healthy Travel Snacks  // L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream ($12) is a must-have to protect and pamper skin  //  Flight001 has a fabulous eye mask collection // Wipes to stay fresh and moisturized: Travel + Leisure’s top picks  //  Include a personal note using this free printable template


Best travel pillow

Travel Pillow.  According to a customer review: “This is a wonderful product. Well made. Comfortable. The carrying bag is very convenient and can Velcro to your backpack or suitcase. The eye mask and earplugs are a pleasant bonus.” Buy it on Amazon ($25)

Lightweight Vest.  I live in my Nano vest and completely agree with this reviewer:  “I’m SO beyond happy with my black Nano Puff Vest. I honestly live in the thing to a point where it’s slightly becoming a problem. It’s the perfect layer to keep your core warm, and extremely packable.” (Patagonia – $140)

Instant Memories.  According to an Amazon review on the Fujifilm INSTAX Instant Camera, “This camera is great for parties and road trips with friends! Everyone is so used to having digital photos not that they forget how much fun it is to have a little physical memento to take with them.” (Amazon – $57)


Toiletry Bag. Perfect for trips to the gym or quick weekends away, the smallest of L.L. Bean’s toiletry bags has just the right amount of storage for one person. It’s a long-time customer favorite because of its exceptional durability, ingenious storage design, and easy portability.  (L.L. Bean $30 & up)


On-the-Go Charger. We love all Anker products! The Expert Vagabond recommends this charger, saying, “The Anker PowerCore is about the size of a credit card (just thicker) and can fully charge your smartphone up to 3 times! It has smart quick-charge technology, and is the smallest & most powerful power bank in its class.”  (Amazon – $36)

Portable & Waterproof Speakers. Wanna rock out to some music on your hike or by the pool?  TeaCakeTravels highly recommends this speaker:  “AYL Portable Speaker is a tough nut. It’s small, loud, waterproof and compatible with all devices.” You can’t go wrong with the price, and it has 4.5 stars on Amazon with over 2,000 reviews!  (Amazon – $27)



Noise-Canceling Headphones.  Wirecutter’s recommends Bose QuietComfort 25 as the best option for people who want over-ear noise-cancelling headphones. They have the best overall noise reduction of any wired noise-cancelling headphone available, plus they’re comfortable, lightweight, and able to fold down into a compact carrying case.  (Amazon – $349)


E-reader Loaded with Good Reads.  A Mashable travel gift pick: Avid readers have been lugging around books for decades, but e-readers make that hassle a thing of the past.  The Kindle Paperwhite is one of the best, and it’s affordable too. It holds more than 1,000 books and can go weeks between charges, making it the perfect companion on long flights. (Amazon – $120)


The Perfect Travel Accessory.  We’re in love with this Condé Nast pick:  “Cozy-warm and crazy-soft, the Høllen scarf is multiple travel accessories (Blanket! Wrap! Pillow!) rolled into one luxe package.  The travel wrap you’ve been waiting for.” (The Arrivals – $95)


Gift Pairings Under $15:  This library travel candle ($8) is the perfect size for travel.  //  Gift a great beach read from Vulture’s The 100 Greatest Beach Books Ever // A reusable bag for the beach, shopping, and laundry // An exhaustive checklist of everything they could ever need on a trip ($5) //  Travel size essentials ($11 each)  // A travel journal to jot down observations and memories ($14.50)

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