Unique Travel Gifts for Someone Going Travelling 2020
If you are looking for unique travel gifts for someone going travelling, you are in the right place. Here you’ll find loads of inspiration for people who love to travel.
With so many options to choose from, there are some wonderful travel-related gifts out there to fit everyone’s budget and need.
You get to an age where you don’t need any more sweaters, blenders or dust collectors, but I see more and more people splurge on gifts for friends going traveling.
I usually buy some unique travel themed gifts for myself. It gives me something to look forward to. But I love nothing more than buying gifts for people going on vacation.
But I get it. The dilemma always is what to get someone who is going travelling. Sometimes it’s easy to find the best present for someone going travelling, and other times your mind blanks on things to buy someone going travelling.
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Best travel gifts for someone going traveling
If you want the best travel present for someone going traveling, or gifts for someone who travels a lot, check out the options below.
They are divided into travel gifts for him, travel presents for her, gift ideas for business travelers and some unique travel gifts for the outdoor traveler.
Most everyone I know loves to travel, so this is a list I will refer to throughout the year. These are also great gifts for someone traveling abroad.
If you time your shopping just right, like during Amazon Prime Days, Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you can get some amazing sales on unique travel gifts and accessories for travelers. Why not buy an airline voucher, gift certificate or another unique travel present? Travel related gifts like these are great especially when you are struggling to find gift ideas for someone going travelling.
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.
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. I even have an article on the best gifts for someone traveling abroad you may be interested in.
GIFTS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS, and unique
UNIQUE TRAVEL GIFTS FOR MEN – GREAT GIFTS FOR HIM
Here are some great travel gift ideas for him. There are more than a dozen good travel gifts for men to choose from and these are perfect gifts for any time of year.
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.
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.
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!
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 has a backlight feature for easy reading, audible alarms and an LED alarm light. This is the perfect travel watch for men who love beach vacations. And it’s great for any water sport.
This highly rated B&O portable speaker offers 360° ambient 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 for him.
What a fantastic duffle bag for men that functions as a backpack, a rucksack or simple hand luggage. It easily fits in the overhead compartment on planes. It’s great for extended travel, and the backpack straps can be hidden when using it as a carry on. There is a lot of capacity with 7 pockets and the zips are durable. And there’s a place for your kindle, Notepad or iPad mini in the front compartment. This is a classy, unique travel gift for the traveling man and a great gift for someone who travels a lot.
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.
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 travelling 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.
This gimbal stabilizer is a must have for active travelers who also love to shoot video. There’s nothing worse than seeing hand shake on your videos and this will fix that right away.
It works with smartphones and GoPros, like the one above. You can even run with this and it will provide a relatively smooth video. These are super unique travel gifts for someone going travelling where shooting smooth video is the plan.
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This is a top of the market, professional quadcopter with a 4K UHD video. Great for aerial videos and capturing amazing footage of his travels. You can view live images up to 1/2 mile away and you’ll get 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 going travelling, who is serious about photography and video and wants to take it to the next level. As with all drones, please read up on where you can fly them. They are not permitted everywhere, and with these you need to be qualified and registered.
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!
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 going travelling. This are perfect unique travel gifts for someone going travelling, especially for someone who loves to take photos, but doesn’t want to take a DSLR camera with them.
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.
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.
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 theme gifts for the traveling man. Check out their varieties of cufflinks and other designer luxury jewelry. I bought these exact links for a friend, who’s also the General Manager of a 5* hotel, and they are a real eye catcher. They are unique travel gifts for traveling businessmen, and they’re smart cruise gifts for men.
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.
TRAVEL GIFTS FOR WOMEN – PERFECT TRAVEL GIFTS FOR HER
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.
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.
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. These are unique travel gifts for women. 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.
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 unique travel gifts for someone going travelling particularly if they have an anniversary or big birthday coming up.
Here’s a super unique travel gift idea… buy someone a Eurail pass for train travel in Europe. It’s a perfect gift for someone traveling to Europe. You can select one country or multiple countries. The passes are valid for a certain number of days once it’s validated. They are also for a certain number of journeys within a certain number of days. These are great travel gifts for someone who is going travelling through Europe, and a great gift for friends.
These are great safe travels gift ideas for women who travel. They are lightweight and are a thoughtful, safe travels gift. 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.
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. It’s perfect too for friends who travel together as they can each get a different color. Again, they are a great cheap travel gift for travel lovers at less than $25.
Perfect for women who love their water sports and have delicate feet. These snorkel fins fit like a shoe so they won’t slip off. They are the best gifts for beach lovers because they are great for snorkeling and swimming, 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.
Another unique travel gift for women that is a smart, and are safe travel gift ideas is the Infinity Scarf.
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 at less than $20.
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. And again, it’s cheap. They are also great gifts for friends who travel together. You can always put some items in your friends safe and they in yours. That way if something happens to one person, you can rely on the other to have maybe your credit card, or a spare key, important numbers…
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 can 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.
Another personal safety travel gift for women is this kickass panic alarm keychain 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 140dB panic siren should scare the shit out of anyone getting too close, and alerts those around you that may need help. This comes in a 6-pack so there are enough for everyone.
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. These are the ultimate unique travel gifts for someone going traveling because you’ll be the only one with them!
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. These are one of the best travel gifts for women travelers.
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 thoughtful and unique travel gift idea for the frequent long-haul traveler.
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. I’d use these at the cabin.
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 unique travel gift for women who love wine, and it’s a 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.
UNIQUE TRAVEL GIFTS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
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 travel gifts for business traveler.
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.
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.
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. This is a very unique travel present for a friend going travelling and family, too.
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.
You can never have enough charge and this RAVPower is compact and power. It offers dual USB charging and works with most phones. These are the best gifts for business travelers.
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 gift for frequent business travelers, whether men or women, and perfect gifts for people who travel a lot.
TRAVEL GIFTS FOR OUTDOOR TRAVELERS
Here are some great unique travel gifts for someone going travelling, who love the great outdoors.
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. These are the best gifts for someone going travelling who are outdoor travelers and can’t live without their coffee.
It works like a standard coffee press but it’s a super portable travel gift.
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!
These are great unique travel gifts for someone going travelling who is a climate aficionado as well.
If this doesn’t let the MacGyver in you come out, nothing will! And it will even open your beer! These are unique travel gifts for someone going camping, who loves their gadgets.
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.
Timberland is a great name in outdoor wear and they have a wide variety to choose from. These are great waterproof, hiking, ankle boots that have a thick sole, but are active and sporty. They are great for the active traveler or if you just want to wear them with your jeans for casual boot. It’s a super gift for the outdoor traveler.
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 a cool, unique travel gift for someone going travelling, who’s also into shopping at local fruit markets. I would love one of these when I travel through Italy and stop at their fresh food markets.
This is a great gift for the outdoor traveler. Many adventure travelers swear by this. It offers the perfect way to stay hydrated when you are hiking, climbing and biking.
They are easy to refill, easy to access and have loads of straps for attaching other items. Such a super unique travel gift for someone going travelling via bike.
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.’ These are good presents for someone going travelling on a rafting trip or a dive vacation.
This is an award-winning, travel water bottle, which comes with a carbon-filtering system to effectively remove bacteria from stream water. Very cool if you are stuck in a place where you need clean water.
This is a great, unique travel 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.
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. This is a unique travel gift for someone going travelling, where they intend to do a lot of sightseeing. Or strap on your GoPro and shoot some video.
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 travel gift for females on the move. Reviews says some of these are not easy to use so check the reviews and try a few out. They are a great cheap, unique travel gift and good presents for someone travelling on a camping trip.
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 unique travel gifts for someone going travelling to a beach destination.
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.
What a super travel gift for movie lovers.
Just blow up this screen and you’ll have friends at the campground you never knew you had.
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.
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.
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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