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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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Packing Cubes are the perfect gift for business, leisure, and family travelers. The ones shown above by Compass Rose Travel Accessories (our brand!) are the ONLY luggage organizers that are sized to fit a carryon suitcase and they are also the ONLY packing cubes that are color and number coded for maximum organization! Buy it here!
International Travel Adapter
If you’re looking for gifts for a traveler that loves to travel to multiple countries in Europe or around the world, an international travel adapter is a perfect gift that they can use for their electronics. This lets you plug a device into the outlet in another country.
The Compass Rose Travel Adapter featured above is a budget-friendly stocking stuffer for frequent flyers. You can charge 3 devices at once and use it in over 150+ countries. Plus, it’s red so you won’t leave it behind on a white hotel room wall. Buy it here!
Anti Theft Bra Stash
The Compass Rose Secret Bra Wallet with RFID is an anti-theft device that you can use as a second, hidden money stash to store excess cash and cards so you only need to keep the essentials in your wallet. Should your purse get stolen or lost, you will have the bulk of your cash and cards securely stored underneath your clothing so you’re never left unprepared.
This is the ONLY bra stash made with an extra-long strap to fit DD+cup sizes and a range of bra bandwidths. PLUS, it’s also the only bra stash with RFID protection. Buy it here!
Travel Quotes Soap
In my search for solid toiletries, the girls at Hello Soap sent me a few of their new products including their wanderlust-worthy Travel Quotes Soap 5-Piece collection. So cute! They make great gifts for the traveler that loves natural products and likes to pack light (without liquids).
Aside from having the perfect travel size natural soaps, they have fun colorful shapes ranging from cupcakes to legos to Christmas Santas. They make the perfect gift for yourself or others. Buy it here!
Travel Infinity Scarf
This Infinity scarf is one of the best sellers on this list. At under $50, it is a unique travel gift that will help you enjoy a safer and more stylish experience. Plus, It’s something they can use not only on the road but at home, too.
Can’t go wrong with this one. It’s our readers’ top pick! Buy it here!
Jewelry Travel Organizer
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose is known for its world-class noise cancellation and acoustic excellence and their QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones is one of our favorites. They are compact, light, comfortable, and have excellent sound quality.
This is a great gift for a loved one who is sensitive to the sounds of the plane taking off or landing. Buy it here!
Travelers can take their Instagram selfies to the next level with the Insta360 Nano 360 Degree Camera. It allows you to shoot in a 360 degree angle creating awesome effects with the Dual 210 Degree Fisheye Lenses.
Take pictures, create videos, or stream live – this will take travel memories to the next level. Buy it here!
Digital Luggage Scale
Traveling has never been more expensive or stressful. Why worry about your bags at check-in, getting stung with extra fees, and facing the embarrassment of repacking in public?
Travel Neck Pillow
The winner of the British Invention of the Year in 2013, the J-pillow Travel Pillow has a unique shape that was created for window seat sleeping. Along with traveling, it’s also perfect for relaxing at home, whether on the couch or reading in bed.
One reader shared, “I have used this one and really like it!” Not only is it easy to carry, but it’s also hygienic. You can put the whole pillow in the washing machine and it’ll be like new again! Buy it here!
Anti-theft backpacks don’t have to look like…well, anti-theft backpacks. The Pacsafe Slingsafe LX300 has a clean minimalist look while having safety features to protect your most valuable belongings. It has RFID safe blocking material built into a pocket that helps protect ID’s and credit cards from hacker scanning plus lightweight, hidden exomesh slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into the fabric that helps protect against slash-and-run theft.
The padded backpack straps provide extra comfort when carrying heavier loads. Weighing just 16 ounces, the Slingsafe LX300 has a laptop sleeve compatible for a 15-inch laptop and leaves plenty of room to organize your daily essentials. Talk about secure mobility. Buy it here!
Purifier Water Bottle
Travelers love the GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle. It’s ideal for global traveling, outdoor adventures, emergency preparedness, hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, survival – the design makes clean, purified drinking water in only 15 seconds from virtually any fresh water source in the world. It even removes 99.9999% of viruses.
And the best part: each replaceable GRAYL Purifier Cartridge displaces up to 300 plastic bottles. Make a meaningful difference – and save money on bottled water. Buy it here!
Travel Electronic Toothbrush
Perfect for any traveler, the Violife Slim Sonic Toothbrush is a sonic-powered, portable electronic toothbrush delivering a sparking smile with 22,000 brush strokes per minute.
The slim, mascara-style, vented cap design is ideal for your handbag or suitcase. As a plus, it’s available in a wide variety of colors to suit all personalities! Buy it here!
RFID Passport Holder
Keep your essentials organized at the airport with the SimpacX Fabric Passport Holder. It features RFID protection and has space for money, cards, and a passport, too. Available a variety of colors with a clean minimal look. Buy it here!
Here are more options for the best passport holder you can give as a gift!
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!
Collapsible Travel Water Bottle
Yoga Paws are the yoga mat you wear! Made with yoga mat material, the revolutionary design provides solid support, extra padding, and fit perfect in your purse, pocket, or travel bag, eliminating the chore of lugging around a bulky mat.
Yoga Paws make a unique gift for travelers that practice yoga. Weighing just 5oz the product is totally travel friendly fitting perfectly into your luggage and leaving plenty of space for souvenirs. Buy it here!
Travel Neck Pillow
Every traveler who has ever tried to sleep on a plane knows the benefit of a good travel neck pillow. The TRTL Pillow reinvents the concept of what a neck pillow should be. It looks like a fleece scarf, but it supports your head and neck in an ergonomic position to allow you to rest comfortably! Buy it here!
Read our TRTL Pillow review to find out why we love this product!
Anti Theft Purse
The Travelon Anti-Theft Cross-Body Purse fits snuggly up against your body and looks great doing it! The slash-proof construction and the adjustable, cut-proof shoulder strap is great, you can attach it to any post or chair for added safety and convenience.
Also comes with an RFID blocking card slots as well as a handy removable LED light. Our readers LOVE Travelon anti-theft bags. Buy it here!
Check out our readers’ top picks for the best anti-theft travel bags!
French Press Travel Mug Duo
I earned some serious points with this Bodum Travel French Press when I gave this item to my hubby as a gift. I think it’s practically attached to him!
If your traveler’s into coffee, they’ll be thrilled to use this at home or on the go. Buy it here!
Pack and unpack in seconds with The Pack Hanging Luggage Organizer. This works for both backpacks and suitcases allowing you to pack all of your belongings in the four convenient zippered sections.
When you arrive at your hotel, hostel, RV, or just about anything else, all you have to do is find somewhere to hang it and that’s it – unpacked. Buy it here!
Travel Jewelry Case
Keeping your jewelry organized when you travel is important. The Ellis James Designs Travel Jewelry Roll Pouch keeps your necklaces untangled, with spots for earrings, rings, and more. It features a detachable pouch that allows you to have lots of ways to organize your jewelry your way and is a perfect classic travel gift for her! Buy it here!
Follow our tips to pack and organize jewelry!
Editor’s Top Pick: Liquid-free Makeup Remover Glove
The Makeup Remover Glove from Kiki&Josie has become part of my daily routine at home and while traveling, especially as I’m slightly obsessed with eye lash extensions! I find it easier to clean my face thoroughly while still protecting my eye lashes.
I love the pretty designs from this brand, which also help you know which is the “soft” side to use to wipe your skin. The Moroccan Blue design is my fave! Buy it here!
Foldable Travel Hair Dryer
If your traveler can’t part with her hair tools, give her a travel size Babylisspro TT Tourmaline Titanium that will work just as well as her regular dryer.
This is the best one in the market because it’s dual voltage, it folds in half, and it’s ultra-light. Buy it here!
Here are more options to choose from for a travel hair dryer!
Perfect Travel Purse
Topping the list of the best gift ideas for travelers, the Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack is the most stylish one out there. This is the bag EVERY female traveler wants. It’s been featured on TFG a numerous amount of times and you can read about how I traveled with only this bag for a one week trip.
It’s a great size for day trips around the city or to use in-flight as a small personal item. The best part is that she can use this at home, too. It’s a best seller! It comes in several colors, but you can’t go wrong with the classic black leather. Buy it here!
Find out more why we think this is one of the best purses for travel she would love to have!
Give them the gift of packing light stylishly–the skill and the eBook with TFG’s own Pack Light Stylishly. They’ll learn the basics of how to build a capsule travel wardrobe that can mix and match so they can pack less without sacrificing variety. It’s a must for every traveler. Buy it here!
Radius® Tour Travel Toothbrush (For UK readers)
An innovative solution to maintaining your oral care on the go, the Tour™ Travel Toothbrush gives you the same deep clean you’ve come to expect from RADIUS®, but with unique hide-away functionality that allows you to remove and store the brush head. It’s truly the ultimate in-transit must-have. Buy it here!
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What do you think are the most unique gifts for travelers? Comment below!
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