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Tired of boring travel gift ideas? Here’s an awesome list of unique gifts for travelers they’ll actually use. Warning: you may end up shopping for yourself!


Unique Gifts for Travelers 



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Finding a unique travel gift can prove to be a challenge, especially when it seems that your frequent flyer has all the essentials they need. Whether you’re looking to save or splurge, you’re sure to find the perfect item for every jet setter on your holiday gift list!

Tip: If you need a gift quickly, email or print an Amazon or Nordstrom Gift Card!


Please note: the prices listed below are based on the retail price when this article was published. Retailers may change the price at their discretion. Also, you may have heard that retailers are possibly facing supply chain challenges; so be aware of this and try to grab your item(s) now.



Most Unique Travel Gifts According to Our Readers




Apple Airtag 4-Pack, $99.99


Apple AirTag


The TFG community has been abuzz about the Apple AirTag and it was the #1 selling item in the last Prime Sales Event. What is it exactly? It’s a mini-tracker for all your items and works with the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad. Readers say it’s an amazing way to keep track of or locate lost luggage in an airport! There is even a popular AirTag keychain available that is also on sale now and fits perfectly so you don’t lose it!

Just place the AirtTag in your suitcase and set it up on your Find My app, and search for your things via Siri, or a sound will play from your speaker. In fact, this little device works for anything you want to track, be it your car in a parkade or your gym bag! You can choose the 4-pack, which is the most popular, or just buy one a piece. Buy it here!


Besides the Apple Air Tags, these non-iPhone luggage trackers are also reader recommended!




BAGSMART Electronic Organizer, $21.99


Compact Electronic Cord Cable Organizer


Keep messy cables at bay with this compact cable organizer bag. This holds your gear so that everything, including electronics and cords, is accessible in one location, but all totally organized so you can find anything you need at a glance! 

The Bagsmart electronic cable organizer is noted for its “perfectly slim size for a backpack or bag” and is the #1 most popular travel gift. Many agree that this makes packing so much easier. Buy it here!





FERYES Travel Makeup Brush Holder, $13.99


Portable Silicone Holder


This cool silicone organizer is sleek and compact, made with silicone that’s flexible yet strong and cleans up really easily. While marketed for makeup tools, this holder can be used for all kinds of travel essentials, even for things like reusable utensils. It won’t take up much space in your bag, and you can toss it in knowing your things will be safe inside! Buy it here!




Face Shadow Double Eyeglasses Pouch, $13.99


Versatile Double Eyeglass Pouch


Travelers will adore this little eyeglass pouch! It’s not only compact and efficient but super cute, with plenty of colors and patterns to pick from. 

The soft, microfiber material has sponge padding to prevent any scratching or crushing, and there’s space for two pairs of glasses! Readers have been seriously loving this handy pouch. Buy it here!




Anker Portable Charger, $25.99


Portable Charger for Devices


Both practical and fun, this Anker Portable Battery Charger is the perfect gift for avid travelers! It’ll keep everything charged while on-the-go, and it’s especially useful in situations where a changing station isn’t readily available. 

It’s slim, lightweight, and works with all kinds of phones. Not to mention it’s SUPER popular with readers! Buy it here!




Sony Wireless Portable Compact Speaker, $49.97


Waterproof Mini Travel Speaker 


Carting around audio accessories is now a way of life, and the Sony mini bluetooth speaker is terrific to bring on overseas travel, local road trips, or to use outdoors since it’s waterproof and dustproof. 

At a 1.8” size, it’s compact and has up to 16 hours of battery life, and can be used to take calls as well. Fully USB supported, too, so a breeze to recharge. Buy it here!




Bombas Travel Compression Sock and Gripper Slipper, $78.00


Travel Compression Sock and Gripper Slipper


Readers raved about Bombas socks forever, they are generally great for travelers because they’re durable and don’t slip down (and feel good in walking shoes). Not only are they soft and comfortable, but they also actively protect feet as you’re walking, by preventing slips, blisters, and rubbing. While their socks are awesome for travel, they are perfect travel gift, too!

Reviews say over and over again that these are “very comfortable,” and one reader, in particular, had this cute thing to say, “I love Bombas, they are like a little hug for my feet.” Get 20% Off your first order with code TRAVEL20 (valid for new customers only) and for every item purchase, one is donated to someone experiencing homelessness. Buy it here!




Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, $39.96


Lightweight Travel Backpack With Trolley Sleeve 


This Matein backpack is a reader favorite for travel. It couldn’t be more functional, offering a 15.6” laptop sleeve, plenty of pockets, and even a USB charging port! This awesome backpack will make for smooth and organized travels, plus it’s durable, water-resistant, simple in style, and comfortable on your shoulders! Buy it here! 




Carry Case for LifeStraw, $8.95 |  LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, $19.81


LifeStraw Water Filter + Carrying Case


If you’re choosing to forgo gifting the LifeStraw filtered water bottle, you can consider the LifeStraw water filter instead and use whatever container you wish. 

If you aren’t aware of the LifeStraw and what it does to purify water. It blocks 99.9% of bacteria and contaminants. Fill your water bottle or glass with water and use the straw to drink.

And you can create a doubly amazing gift by buying one of these LifeStaw carrying cases and presenting both together! The case is sturdy with a hand strap and carabiner, it’s made from scratch-resistant and shock proof materials. It comes in several other colors too. 

Buy the carrying case here, and the LifeStraw filter here! 




Bandolier Hailey Crossbody Phone Case and Wallet, $108.00


Crossbody Phone Case and Wallet in One


Not only sleek and pretty but mega useful, this Bandolier crossbody phone case and wallet make such a lovely gift! Travelers adore this phone case, which allows them to keep their phone, ID, and other cards safe and on-hand at all times. Another bonus is the easy accessibility to your phone’s camera, so you’ll never miss a shot! 

Both the case and strap are made of pretty pebble leather, and the strap is adjustable. Buy it here! 




Geniani Mini Humidifier, $21.97


Mini Humidifier to Sleep Better In Hotels


Humidifiers are a topic that TFG readers have been asking about lately, as dealing with air-conditioned air or dry air when traveling is a real concern. Perhaps gift the Genianin humidifier. It’s compact at 3.43″ x 6″ x 3.43″, so can fit into carry-on luggage, and it’s not noisy when operated. 

It has two modes of mist, an auto shut-off, and while you are sound asleep, the humidifiers for bedrooms moisturize the room at the 38dB noise level. Buy it here!




iWALK Travel Mobile Power, $39.99


Small Portable Charger for iPhones


If you’re shopping for an iPhone user, they’ll love this iWalk portable charger. This reader fave is super convenient, as it plugs straight into an iPhone, no extra cords needed!  

It’s small and lightweight yet holds 1-1.5 full charges, and has a sleek design that comes in a variety of cute colors. Buy it here!




Feeke Solar-Charger-Power-Bank, $29.99


Solar Portable Charger for the Adventure Traveler


If you’ll even be somewhere more remote and need to charge anything, this Solar Charger Power Bank is an excellent self-gift or for the adventure traveler in your life. It even has a built-in flashlight if a power outage should occur.

While it’s mainly charged via USB, the solar panels can do the trick, albeit a little slower which makes this perfect for hiking or short camping trips. This was a popular buy during Prime Day and readers love it! Buy it here! 




Kitsch 11pc Ultimate Travel Containers, $11.99


Refillable Travel Size Toiletry Containers


An easy, yet useful gift is a set of refillable travel bottles. Compact and lightweight to pack in a purse, suitcase or overnight bag, the Kitsch travel bottles for toiletries comes in a reusable travel pouch for easy storage to keep your beauty products located in an easily accessible and convenient place. These are also TSA approved and we love that these are made in the USA. Also available in 3pcs flat containers only. Buy it here!




Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places, $23.25


National Geographic Destinations of a Lifetime: Coffee Table Book


Known for documenting adventures far and wide, travelers always get excited over a National Geographic book, and this one takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers. From city to exotic, you’ll surely be inspired to plan your own trip! Buy it here!




ACdream Passport and Vaccine Card Holder Combo, $11.99


Passport Card Holder With RFID Protection


If you’re shopping for a traveler who loves to stay super organized, this handy passport holder is a great option! In addition to being able to show an immunization card, it also has slots for ID and credit cards, keeping everything in one place. As a bonus, it has RFID-blocking technology and is made of scratch-resistant, waterproof faux leather.

It’s offered in a range of colors and patterns, and it comes with a handy little pen, too! Overall, it’s a cute, simple gift that’ll get tons of use! Buy it here!




ARVOK Laptop Sleeves, $13.99


Water-Resistant Laptop Sleeve for Business Travel


Nowadays, working remotely is becoming more of the norm, so this cute laptop sleeve will make any digital worker or business traveler happy. Even if you want to bring a device to stay connected or the kids entertained, it’s a good idea to keep your laptop protected. 

This puppy is made of durable neoprene and is water-resistant, and is a simple design that’s lightweight to slide into any laptop bag compartment. It also has sizes for different laptops, from 11”-17”. Buy it here!




Wandf Foldable Duffle Bag, $13.99


Lightweight, Foldable Duffle Bag


Here’s a versatile gift! The Wandf is a popular lightweight duffle bag packable in your carry-on that many readers and travelers love. It weighs just over 1 lb and is wearproof, waterproof, tear-resistant, and it comes in various sizes (20L, 30L, 40L, 50L)  which is handy if you need a smaller or larger bag. 

And not just for overseas travel, it can be used for weekender trips, camping, or overnights—even for storage use at home. Buy it here!


Duffle bags are so popular that TFG readers shared their favorites for best duffle bag!




SAUNORCH Universal Travel Adapter, $26.99


Universal Adapter for International Travel


This universal travel adapter will definitely come in handy for the globetrotter in your life, no matter where they’re headed. Tiny yet mighty, this adapter covers 150 countries and can simultaneously charge up to five devices! It’s easy to use, takes up little space, and is overall a must-have that any traveler will love! Buy it here!




Pop Sonic Travel Toothbrush, $16.99


Mini Electric Travel Toothbrush


Perfect for any traveler, the Pop Sonic slim toothbrush is sonic-powered, portable, and delivers a sparkling smile with 15,000 to 30,000 brush strokes per minute. The slim, mascara-style, vented cap design is ideal for your handbag or suitcase. 

As a plus, it has 2 speed level and is available in a wide variety of colors just for fun! Buy it here!




Scrubba Wash Bag, $55.00


Portable Travel Wash Bag


Backpackers, budget travelers, and long term wanderers love the Scrubba Wash Bag. It saves you money by allowing you to efficiently and effectively wash your clothes anytime, anywhere. This works especially well for adventurers getting off the beaten path with limited access to laundry facilities or those that would prefer the convenience of doing it themselves. Buy it here!




JISULIFE Handheld Mini Fan, $24.99


Handheld Mini Fan


Little gadgets are stellar gifts and this portable hand fan is SO useful in a number of scenarios. Whether you want a bit more air on a flight, need some relief while visiting a humid destination, or looking to cut through stifling heat at an event, this is a perfect way to get cool instantly!

The fan also has a flashlight featured on the end, so it’s quite useful if you come across a dark area, just grab it from your bag. Totally USB supported and guess what? You can use the 5V/1A USB port as a mini power bank, and recharge your phone in an emergency! Comes in some fun shades. Buy it here!




Body Restore Shower Steamers, $29.97


Relaxing Shower Steamer Bombs


This shower bombs from Body Restore makes such a unique and definitely handy little stocking stuffer gift! Wash away all day’s stress and fatigue with this aromatherapy shower steamers. Infused with natural essential oils, their heavenly Eucalyptus scent will give you a great relaxing night of well rest after a tiring day. Dissolve it in your bathtub and release potent aromatherapy essential oils that will help you immerse in deep relaxation. As a plus, they are individually packed making it perfect for traveling. Buy it here!




Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup 16 oz, $19.57


Collapsible Drinking Cup 


A handy thing to own, either for international travel, camping, or road tripping, the Stojo collapsible cup with a straw can accommodate hot or cold liquids, and yet folds down small, and can be stored in your day bag or suitcase. 

Reviews say this doesn’t leak, can hold hot liquids and the exterior feels cool, and breaks down easily for washing. Perfect for coffee, tea, or other types of drinks. Available in a bunch of colors. Buy it here!




Smyrna Original Turkish Beach Towel, $21.99


Lightweight Turkish Towel for Travel, Outdoor Use, or the Spa


Travel towels make excellent gifts, and a unique choice that mixes in a little luxury is a plush Turkish cotton towel. They’re incredibly light, soft, and dry a lot faster than typical cotton towels. 

These towels have become very popular, as they’re SO versatile. They can be used for travel, the beach/pool, hitting the spa, showering at the gym, a picnic towel, or even as a cover when it’s cold. Choose from a range of pretty colors. Buy it here!


To find more of these, check out our roundup of the best Turkish towels for travel!




LifeStraw Go Water Bottle 2-Stage Integrated Filter, $39.67


LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle


Using filtered water bottles is all the rage now; the LifeStraw Go Filter Bottle is highly popular with travelers and for good reason! It’s BPA free, super durable, and more importantly, filters out 99.99% of microbes, parasites, and even micro plastics. 

It holds 650 ml of water; simply fill up, wait for a few minutes, and then drink away! One traveler says they “travel a lot and never go anywhere without it,” but warns it helps to “bring an extra filter along in case the one you’re using wears out.” However, LifeStraw says their filter is good at 1,000 gallons. Check out their newest water bottle LifeStraw Go Series which is available up to 1L.  Buy it here!




JOTO Universal Waterproof Phone Pouch, $8.99


Universal Waterproof Phone Case


Wonderful for water lovers or anyone traveling to wet destinations, this universal waterproof case for protecting phones is an awesome stocking stuffer. The durable vinyl material is also snowproof and dirtproof, and the clear view allows one to take pics, see emails, or record vids. 

Easy to lock and with it being able to hold a variety of smartphones, it’s a no-brainer due to the budget price. Buy it here!




Trtl Neck Support Travel Pillow,  $59.99


Foldable Neck Pillow for Planes, Buses, or Trains


For travelers that prefer to travel lighter, the Trtl Travel Neck Pillow offers head support without the bulk. It has been strategically designed to prevent a stiff neck while trying to sleep when traveling and stops the need for you to lean against the airplane for head support. To learn more, read our full review, which includes feedback from our readers. Buy it here!




RENPHO Eye Massager with Heat, Bluetooth Music Heated Massager, $129.99


Heated Travel Eye Massager With Bluetooth 


Frequent flyers will be SO excited to receive this fun gift! This eye massager has gentle oscillating pressure, built-in heating pads, and Bluetooth to play relaxing music, offering the most tranquil experience! It’s perfect for eye strain from working or looking at screens, freshening your eyes on a long flight, or simply kicking back and relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. 

This gift will no doubt be a big hit. Buy it here!



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