Great Travel Gifts for Travel Lovers 2019


Unique Gifts for Travel Lovers

I love buying gifts for people who travel. With so many options to choose from, there are some wonderful travel related gifts out there to fit everyone’s budget and desire. You get to an age where you don’t need any more sweaters, blenders or dust collectors, but I am seeing more and more people splurging on gifts for people who travel.

I usually buy some travel themed gifts for myself that gives me something to look forward to. This year, I bought a 3-night stay in a hotel somewhere in Italy, so I need to choose the destination and plan my trip. It’s a lot of fun and I learn a lot about the different destinations I am considering.

If you want the best travel gifts for someone going traveling, or gifts for someone who travels a lot, check out the options below. And most everyone I know loves to travel, so this is a list I will refer to throughout the year.

If you time your shopping just right, you can get some amazing sales on unique gifts and accessories for travel lovers. Why not get an airline voucher, gift certificate or travel present? Travel related gifts like these are great especially when you are struggling to make a decision.

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Below is my selection of travel gifts for travel lovers, and I chose them because they are all things I would appreciate! Check out these great travel gift ideas and you’ll soon make the travel lover in your life ecstatic. 

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Click the links below to be taken to each section. While this may say it’s a great travel gift for men or woman, many of these items are actually unisex travel gifts perfect for any gift giving occasion.







Here are some great travel gift ideas for men. There are more than a dozen good travel gifts for men to choose from and these are perfect gifts for any time of year.

ECEEN Solar Backpack with detachable solar panel

These are great gifts for people who travel. This super weekend bag is big enough to hold your clothes, your computer, tablet, phone and more. And it’s a perfect way to keep everything charged up. I love this because it’s ultra light and made of rip-resistant material. This is a great gift for someone going traveling since it’s rugged and useful. These are also perfect gifts for frequent business travelers since you can keep your technology charged and work on the road.

Check out the Solar Backpack here!


Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Headphones with Alexa

These noise cancelling headphones are great for having silence just when you need it and they offer crystal clear sound. It’s Alexa enabled and has dual microphones for sound and voice pickup. There are three levels of noise cancellation for better control of your environment, plus it’s Bluetooth enabled. It comes in black, silver and rose gold. It’s a super travel gift for the traveling man who flies long-haul often.


VSSL Flask with Flashlight

Who wouldn’t want a little nip in the dark?  This is one of the best travel gifts for men who love to hunt, fish or the outdoors in general. You can carry 10 oz of liquid and the flashlight burns for 40 hours! That ought to get you through the week!


Aqua Lung Wrist Watch Dive Computer

This highly-rated watch monitors gas time remaining and dive memory. What a classy looking dive watch and one that keeps you on top of your dive time! It’s the perfect travel gift for men who love beach holidays.

Check the Aqua Lung Wrist Watch prices here!


Bang & Olufsen Portable Speaker 

This highly rated portable speaker offers TRUE360 sound from B&O Play, and would be a great gift for someone going traveling who also loves their music. Loads of bass, fits in your pocket, and what a classy design! You get 24 hours worth of play time on one charge and you can connect two speaker to it as well. These are great traveling gifts.



Millican Duffle Bag

What a fantastic bag at 28L that you can easily fit overhead while traveling on planes. It’s great for extended travel, has removable backpack straps, is very durable and Millican is an excellent-quality company. Frankly any of the Millican bags are great gift ideas for men who travel. This is a classy, unique gift for the travel lover.



Anker Power Core

This very popular portable power bank will keep your phones, tablets and computers charged for hours. You should be able to recharge your laptop once, your table twice or your phone seven times over. It has mega capacity and very hand for the traveler on the road. It’s a must have gift for the frequent traveler.


GoPro HERO7 Black

The latest in the Hero models of GoPros, the GoPro Hero7 is great for underwater photography and live streaming for social media sharing. It is super stabilized, does time lapse and works via voice control. These are one of the best travel gifts for travelers who love to capture their trip via video or photo. There are a variety of GoPros to choose from and they really are great gifts for men who travel.



DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone with Camera

This is a top of the market quadcopter with a HD Camera. Great for aerial videos. View live images up to 1/2 mile away. Around 23 minutes of fly time. I’ve raved about the best portable drones before and created a post about them. It’s a unique travel gift for someone who loves to travel and take photography and video.


Get your DJI Drone here!


BACtrack Breathalyzer

This highly rated breathalyzer is police-grade technology. It’s trusted by law enforcement and hospitals. Very handy in detecting how long alcohol stays in your system. Just don’t let the batteries go dead! These are thoughtful to give as Christmas gifts for travelers just before the holidays. They are safe travel gifts for those who enjoy a beverage or two!



Optical lens for smartphones and tablets

What a great way to turn your iPhone or Smartphone into a DSLR Camera. Comes with fisheye, telephoto, macro and zoom lenses. They are so compact and are great gifts for people who travel. This is a great travel gift for someone who loves to take photos, but doesn’t want to take a DSLR camera with them.



GlocalMe G3 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

This Number 1 best seller allows you to access internet in more than 100 countries without a local sim card. Enjoy surfing, movies and music, and it can connect up to 5 devices. GlocalMe comes with phone credit and a variety of data plans based on how you use it. This is a great gift for the frequent traveler who travels to remote destinations and are perfect corporate travel gift ideas.



RFID Blocking Leather Passport Holder

This RFID wallet keeps your credit cards and passport secure while traveling. It has RFID blocking so your cards won’t get cloned. It’s very classy in leather.  This is a great travel gift for friends traveling to ‘iffy’ locations where they could use the extra security. These come in all sorts of styles, they are great travel presents, and are a really thoughtful, cheap travel gift. 



Tateossian Cufflinks 

I love Tateossian’s cufflinks. I used to buy from the shop down the street from me in London. They have some great, classy, travel themes gifts for the traveling man. Check out their varieties of cufflinks and other designer luxury jewelry. I bought these exact links for a friend, and they are a real eye catcher. They are unique gifts for traveling businessmen.


See the Tateossian Cufflinks here!


Hawaiian Shirts

Get your ‘happy’ on with one of these fun shirts. It’s a super travel gift for any traveling man. I know a few guys who’d love to get a Hawaiian shirt. These are perfect for travelers going to exotic and tropical beach locations. Look smart or snazzy on your next trip and you don’t even have to be going to Hawaii.


Shop for cool Hawaiian Shirts here!



Clearly it’s easier to shop for thoughtful gifts for female travelers because there are so many bags and accessories. And did you know that 80% of all travel decisions are made by women? So, if you are looking for the best travel gifts for her, here’s a pretty good list to start with.  Check out these travel gift ideas for women.


Momentum St. Moritz Underwater Dive Watch

What a beautiful travel present for the female diver in your life. These are great gifts for beach lovers since you can use them with any water activity like paddle boarding, swimming and diving. And for the female diver they will go do a depth of 600 ft. It has a bright, luminous face for easy reading underwater. Plus it’s a new, fab designer-style watch! This has a stainless steel band but there are also silicone bands.


Check prices here:


Tumi Womens Voyageur Carson – Calais Backpack

Tumi is a great name in luggage and bags, and you know how I love my backpacks. This sweet piece is a perfect travel gift for business or leisure. Great for your laptop, phone and documents, and you can use it as a overnight bag if you are organized well enough. You can’t go wrong with a Tumi and it’s the perfect travel gift for her. These are super gifts for frequent travelers, too. 



Mediterranean Cruise Gift Certificates

Why not give the gift of travel? For those who love to travel a gift card is the perfect present. There are so many great cruise options around the world, and who wouldn’t love a gift card toward a Mediterranean cruise or a Caribbean cruise? Pick the value of your gift certificate here and your travel junkie will love you! These make super presents for travel lovers.

Check Prices and get a Cruise Gift Certificate here!


Door Stop Security Alarm

These are great travel gifts for women. They are lightweight and are thoughtful, safe travel gifts. Feel safer while staying in hotels with this door stopper that will screech at ear-splitting levels if someone tries to enter your room.

They will also scare the daylights out of hotel staff if they happen to enter your room when you have the, ‘Do Not Disturb,’ sign on the door. These are the perfect gifts for female business travelers for this purpose. There’s nothing worse than not feeling safe in your hotel room. I seriously could have used this in a hotel on Lago Maggiore that refused to respect my privacy.

What a super thoughtful gift for women travelers, and these are cheap travel gifts at less than $20.


Check Prices on the Door Stop Alarm here!


Foldable backpack

This is a great travel gift for women as you never know when you’re going to need another bag, right?

These lightweight backpacks make for cool travel gifts. They can be easily folded in your suitcase and pulled out on the spur of the moment. They hold a ton, and are tear and water resistant. So many color choices make this a fantastic gift for women travelers and frankly great gifts for anyone traveling.

Shop for lightweight backpacks here!


Snorkel Fins

These snorkel fins fit like a shoe. They are the best gifts for beach lovers because they are great for any watersport and no more wearing someone else’s fins. They float so you won’t lose them and easily fit in your suitcase. What a thoughtful travel gift for that Mediterranean beach holiday.


Check out Travel Fins here


Scarves with hidden Zipper Pocket

Another unique travel gift for women that is a smart and safe travel gift.

There’s a hidden inside pocket to hold your phone and passport – whatever you want to keep on your body and safe. This travel scarf comes in a variety of colors, is multi-purpose, and it’s a great cheap travel gift!



Personal Portable Safe 

Some of the best travel gifts for women come in the form of personal safety and security, and this is another great choice for safe travel gifts.

This is a great little portable safe where you can put your phone, passport, money and credit cards in a combination lock safe. You can also attach it to a fixed object via a cable. For instance, affix it to a chair while doing laps at the local pool. You can see it and no one will take it.

It’s a great way for the female traveler to keep her things safe on the road, and it’s a cheap travel gift for what it does.


Personal Alarm Keychain

Another personal safety travel gift for women is this kickass panic alarm with a mega-bright LED light.

It’s a great, lightweight travel gift for feeling secure when you are walking alone at night.

The super loud 130dB panic siren should scare the shit out of anyone getting too close, and alerts those around you that may need help.



GoVision Apollo 1080p HD Camera Glasses

These HD camera glasses are perfect for any situation when you might want to have video or photo surveillance. I absolutely love these! They are so James-Bone-esque. These are great spy glasses that are discreet and fashionable. They have Titanium frames so they are very sturdy and light. You’ll be looking like a ‘Bond Girl’ in no time. It’s also great for female travelers who feel they are being watched or followed by someone. Never can be too safe. It’s a perfect safe travel gift.

Check Recording Sunglasses prices here!



Anti-Theft Messenger Bag

You can never be too safe and this super cool, cross-body bag comes with lobster clasps, zippered interior pockets and RFID blocking pouches.

Walk around freely knowing that the contents of your bag is secured. It’s a super travel gift for women travelers.

 Check the Anti-Theft Messenger bag prices here


2 in 1 Travel Pillow and Eye Mask

It is much smaller than the standard travel pillows and come with a flexible, elastic band to move the pillow around to be a head rest while providing an eye mask.

They are easy to carry around your neck and flexible to provide comfort in any resting position.

It’s a super travel gift idea for the frequent long-haul traveler.



Snookiz Microwaveable Heated Slippers

Keep those traveling feet warm with a pair of microwaveable slippers.

Just pop the insert into the microwave according to directions and your feet will stay warm for 30 minutes.

They are reusable, washable and fit easily in your suitcase. This is a unique travel gift for women traveling to cold climes.


Check Snookiz Heated Slippers prices Here!


PortoVino Wine Tote

Who wouldn’t want one of these? This wine tote is great for traveling to a beach aperitif or into a place where they’re checking your bag. Viola!

You can pour 2 bottles of wine into this and have it at your disposal.

It’s a super travel gift for women who love wine, and it’s  smart bag too! I might need to bulk order this item because I know a number of female travelers who would love one of these.

Get this very cool Wine Tote Here


We can’t forget the omni-present Business traveler, so here are a few great ideas for business travelers. Did you know that $1.3tn are spent annually on business travel? You are bound to need gifts for someone who travels a lot for work, so take a look at these unique business traveler gifts.


Dot and Dot 18 Inches Packing Folder

Who needs wrinkles on the road? These Dot and Dot packing folders are a great way to keep your shirts looking like they’ve just come back from the cleaners and they pack a lot.

They are perfect for the business traveler who wants to arrive and hit the ground running. And you can pack it in your carry-on, so you don’t have to schlep a suitcase. These are a very practical business traveler gift. 



Shacke Pak – 4 Set Packing Cubes

Everybody is on the bandwagon of buying these packing cubes. I never knew they were so popular. It’s a great travel organizer and comes with a handy Laundry Bag – What a super gift for the frequent business traveler to keep all their items organized. They are also great if you don’t want to empty your items into a hotel drawer. Plus it comes with a laundry bag to keep things separated.



Priority Pass Airport Lounge Access

This is my favorite Lounge access card.

Priority Pass lets you into 1200 lounges worldwide and it’s a great gift for the frequent traveler.

There’s nothing better than a quiet space to chill, work or enjoy a light bite before your flight.

This airport lounge membership isn’t the cheapest to sign up for and you can even get a membership if you sign up for the Amex Platinum card. But I can’t live without mine.

Get the Priority Pass here!


Bric’s Leggero 21-Inch Carry-On Spinner

What a super, sophisticated Tuscan leather carry-on, produced in Italy.

I love my Bric’s and it’s a great suitcase for short business trips or short leisure travel vacations. The quality in Bric’s is bar-none.

It’s a thoughtful travel gift for the female business traveler.  



Check prices on Bric’s luggage here:


Portable RAVPower Phone Charger

You can never have enough charge and this RAVPower is compact and power. It offers dual USB charging and works with most phones.

It’s small enough to fit in your briefcase or handbag and ensures you have a charge when you need it. These are the best gifts for business travelers, whether men or women, and perfect gifts for people who travel a lot.

Get your RAVPower Charger Here



For all our friends who love the outdoors, here are some great gifts for the outdoor traveler.


Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

The Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker is great for a caffeine pick-me-up on the go.

I know a number of people who’d love an espresso on the go and this is simply great for camping or traveling. Easy cleanup and light to carry.

It works like a standard coffee press but it’s a super portable travel gift.



SUUNTO Core Military Watch

What a great gift for the outdoor traveler since it has an altimeter, barometer, compass and weather indicator. The only thing it won’t do is make coffee! You’ll even know when the sun will rise in 400 different locations!

Great gift for the outdoor lover who’s into the climate as well.



Leatherman Wingman multi tool

If this doesn’t let the MacGyver in you come out, nothing will! And it will even open your beer!

This is a very cool multi utensil that has 21 different tools to handle about any annoying job.

Just remember, you’ll have to pack this into your check-on suitcase because it has knives. You’d hate to go up to security and have them take this off you.



Camper Mateo Ankle Boots Men

Camper is a great name in outdoor wear and they are from Mallorca, Spain! These are great waterproof, breathable ankle boots that have a thick sole, but are active and sporty.  for any activity. It’s a super gift for the outdoor traveler.


Check prices and reviews here:


Portable Blender, Ordergo USB Juicer

Here’s a great portable blender, perfect for the outdoor traveler who wants to stay on top of making healthy smoothies and shakes.

It has a handy USB plug-in feature to pull off the juice from your car or camper, and can juice 20 times on one charge. Charge it once and it’s set for a few weekends.

It’s a great travel gift to stay healthy on the road and frankly blenders have so many uses it’s perfect for so many uses.



Camelbak Hydration Pack

This is a great gift for the outdoor traveler.

It offers the perfect way to stay hydrated when you are hiking , climbing and biking.

They are easy to refill, easy to access and loads of straps for attaching other items.



Floating Waterproof Dry Bag

Keep all your stuff dry while kayaking, rafting, boating, fishing… you name it. It’s a great gift for the potentially clumsy outdoor traveler.

They come in 5 Liter/10L/20L/30L and 40 Liter sizes, and there are a dozen bright neon colors to choose from. That makes it easy to find your bag when you are ‘up a creek.’



Lifestraw Water Bottle

This is an award-winning, travel water bottle.

It comes with a carbon-filtering system to effectively remove bacteria from stream water. Very cool!

Great gift for the outdoor traveler who might be in an emergency situation in need of fresh water.

It’s chemical free and reusable. These are one of the top travel gifts for outdoor travelers.



Swagtron Swagger Foldable Electric Kick Scooter

Take in the sites on this foldable, electric scooter that goes 18mph. It’s easy-to-fold design takes up no space  in your trunk and you can take it with you on the subway. And there’s an app for cruise control, your headlamp and speedometer.


Get your Swagtron Scooter Here!


Go Girl Female Urination Cup

When you gotta go, you gotta go, and this just makes it all the easier.

Frankly I think every woman should have one of these. I’m fed up with the bathrooms I encounter with no toilet seat or hygiene.

This is a very unique gift for the female traveler. Reviews says some of these are not easy to use so check the reviews and try a few out. They are a great cheap travel gift.



Vaincre 180° Full Face Snorkel Mask

This is the coolest face mask on the market with 180° view.

It’s anti fog and anti leak with a foldable snorkel.

It also has a detachable GoPro stand so you can navigate your camera hands free. Super travel gift for travelers who love beach holidays.



Microfiber towel

This great microfiber towel is lightweight, easy to pack, and quick to dry.

It takes up no space in your bag and you’ll never be wishing you had something to dry off with when you find a great beach.

There are many different sizes and colors to choose from, and it’s easy to stuff in your backpack for a great day out.



Inflatable outdoor movie screen

What a super travel gift for movie lovers.

Just blow up this screen and you’ll have friends at the campground you never know.

This is a unique gift for travel lovers who enjoy film and the outdoors, plus there are a few different sizes depending on how large you want the portable movie screen.



‪Indoor/Outdoor Mosquito Net

Man, I could have used this in Costa Rica a few years back. The bugs and mosquitoes were unbearable.

This is just the ticket for the outdoor traveler, particularly one that travels in highly-infected areas where mosquitoes are a problem. Get some citronella oil for additional repellant and you’ll be set.


Buy Mosquito Netting Here


Scrubba washbag

So many keen outdoor travelers swear by this wash bag. This is the world’s smallest and lightest washing machine weighing only around 5oz. There are marks to show you the water fill line. Then you clip it shut. Suck the air out of it and then start to scrub your clothes. It’s much more hygienic than using a hotel bidet or sink!

Keep your clothes clean on the road with this great wash bag. It’s lightweight and easy to use.

These are one of the best presents for the outdoor traveler, and it’s budget friendly.



Tell us what you think. If there are truly unique gifts for travelers we left off the list, drop us a line and let us know. And if you’ve tried any of these, tell us what you thought. We’d love to know. There are so many great gift ideas for travel lovers that we could have listed hundreds.


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Life On The Mediterranean

US expat living the life on the Mediterranean in the South of France. I regularly travel to Spain, Italy, Greece and other intriguing locations around the Mediterranean. Former Hyatt Corp Marketing Manager, student accommodation director and hotel photoshoot art director.


  1. Becky
    December 9, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Great info, Moe! I added a few things to my Christmas shopping, and surprisingly found out I had many of these already! Great minds think alike 😉

    Love the blog; inspiring!

    • Anonymous
      December 9, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks Becky. Really glad you find some of the information useful. I love all of the gifts. There are so many cool new items out there these days.

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