If you’re looking for some fun travel gifts, or are in desperate need of a bit of retail therapy for yourself (No judgment here. I like to refer to it as self-care), then here are 30 AMAZING travel gift ideas for her. Unique travel gifts that she will absolutely love.
Whoever “her” might be.
Whether you’re shopping for your lover, side piece, mother, cousin, step-sister, friend, or great granny twice removed, I’m sure there’s at least one thing on this list that will leave her mind BLOWN (picture me pantomiming an explosion while you’re reading this).
When you love to travel as much as we do, you need a little swag in your travel bag to help show society that there is nothing quite like the pure joy of setting foot in a brand new country (And yes, my vegan minded homies, there is a perfect, vegan gift guide out there for you too!).
This list of fun travel gift ideas for her also has some practical things too.
If you’re like me and travel long term with just a carry on (sorry, but I don’t do checked bags), then tough decisions need to be made.
And anything non-essential (like that $200 flatiron that I just had to have) needs to be voted off the island of essential travel gear.
I can also promise that 99.9999% of the fun travel gifts listed here are not heinous to look at.
I’m all about practicality, but I also don’t want to look like a card-carrying member of the travel nerd herd with my white velcro sneakers, neon pink fanny pack, turquoise visor, and knee-high socks.
I am definitely not a fashionista but I also don’t want to look and dress like one of the Golden Girls
Don’t get me wrong:
I’m a Golden Girl at heart, but let’s keep that on the DL. I mean, I have to think about my street cred after all, or lack thereof as the case may be.
If you can tear yourself away from the cinematic wonder that is Netflix, let’s get this travel party started with some edible cookie dough, a bit of alternative 90s music (Because isn’t it ironic?) and 30 fo my favorite travel gift ideas for her.
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1. Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s New York Backpack
Any lady on your travel gift list would LOVE to have this bag!
Well, not only is there a separate, uber cushy compartment for your laptop and tablet (They each get their own nifty pocket in the rear compartment too), but this backpack also has a chic black design, an exquisite navy interior, and a set of gorgeous, sturdy, gold zippers that definitely won’t break during your travels.
But the best part?
The fact that this bag is both stylish and functional…at the same time!
Total craziness right? I mean, bags like this are about as rare as the Lochness Monster!
No, really! See:
Most backpacks are either cute and Tiny House level small or large and resemble something that Bear Grylls would wear as he trekked through the wilds of Alaska.
Urine drinking, bug ingesting outdoorsman (or woman) is not the look I’m going for when I travel.
If any of your gal pals are in dire need of a stylish, fully functional day bag, then definitely get them this Kenneth Cole masterpiece.
It looks good and can hold everything I need, like my cellphone, umbrella, camera, tripod, wallet, 15″ laptop (that’s the max size laptop it can hold), and tablet.
Talk about magic.
Now all you’ll need is a sherpa to carry your bag through security and you’ll be good to go.
Even though squeezing that laundry list of items into one backpack can get tricky (AKA I wish this bag was a SMIDGE bigger), it’s still worth it since this bag is so awesome.
This bag also comes with a ton of interior pockets that keep everything organized, making the arduous process of packing about 10,000 times easier.
Soo…you get a pocket, and you get a pocket, and you get a pocket. WE ALL GET POCKETS (Anyone else remember the Oprah meme where that phrase is from? No? Alright, awkwardly giggling my way to the next item on this fun travel gifts list.
You can also store your backpack on top of your carry on by placing the handle of the carryon through the nifty little strap across the back of the backpack.
2. Manfrotto Compact Light Aluminum 4-Section Tripod
This is one of my fave travel gift ideas for her since it’s perfect for all of my solo travel homies out there.
And photographers too, with their fancy pants, telephoto lenses.
As long as that lens of yours isn’t HUGE since there is no way that this lightweight, aluminum, tripod can support a lens like that.
Which is fine by me since I’m a pathetic novice photographer who barely knows what an aperture is.
In spite of my photography newb status, I just can’t leave home without my tripod
It’s the only way that I can actually take photos of myself while I travel alone (which is always).
I could do that whole, awkward, ask a stranger to take my photo thing, but then I’d end up with a 60-year-old man named Larry taking my photo.
And while Larry is a lovely man:
It still takes him a solid fifteen minutes just to figure out how to use my camera.
And then, when he finally does take my picture, I end up looking like Jabba da Hud’s less attractive cousin, Sally.
I’ll take a hard pass on the rogue photo-taking and stick with my tripod, especially since you can’t go wrong with Manfrotto.
Their tripods are light, durable, easy to use, and fit right inside my day bag.
No more anxiety-riddled moments where I inadvertently smack people in the face as I walk by with my tripod of doom.
I really do need modern technology to save me from my awkward self!
I love my Manfrotto tripod and think it’s the perfect travel companion, I mean gift, for anyone without an Instagram husband, or wife, to call their own.
3. Lightweight Scarf
What can I say?
It’s a scarf, it’s super cute, and it’s made of high-quality material.
It’s relatively inexpensive and has a vibrant design that photographs well on Instagram (There are a ton of different pattern options if this one isn’t your THANG).
Aside from the obvious, I love scarves since they create an entirely different outfit but without the added annoyance of packing a ton of different clothes.
If your travel lovin’ lady friend needs to cover up when entering a mosque, church, or temple, she can just whip out this bad boy and BAM, you’re ready to rock that cultural experience like a boss.
4. Knee Length Tulle Tutu Skirt
Did you ever play Pretty, Pretty Princess as a kid?
That game where everyone goes around the board and dresses up in different princess accessories so that you can be crowned the prettiest princess of them all (stupid black ring always got in my way)?
This skirt would definitely be part of that game, at least if that game had a clothing component.
But I digress.
This lovely, three-quarter length, tulle skirt comes in a variety of different colors and is a fantastic, budget-friendly way to dress up while you travel (Minus the weird ribbon at the top that I have zero use for and that isn’t even attached to the skirt).
If you do end up ruining your skirt (and I always do), you won’t become a dry heaving mess of a girl who is ugly crying all over the place.
But it gets better!
Nut only does this skirt look great (I got so many compliments from rando strangers), but it’s also the perfect length and won’t get stepped on as you walk up or down the stairs.
Is it the highest quality skirt I’ve ever owned?
No, but for $23 who cares?
It’s also available in a bunch of different colors so you can definitely find the perfect look for you (I got mine in pale pink and love it, even if my roommate asks me to do pirouettes because she thinks I look like a ballerina).
5. American Apparel Cotton-Spandex Jersey Legging
I’m a somewhat practical person.
That’s why, whenever anyone asks me what I want for a gift, I usually tell them to buy me these leggings (in exchange for five minutes of my undying love and devotion).
They’re comfortable, true to size, durable (no rips in any of mine yet), come in every color imaginable, and totally NOT see-through.
Thank God because I don’t want anyone seeing me rock my distinctly unattractive, granny pants of comfort.
They’re also comfortable AF, easy to pack, versatile, and not insanely expensive.
And coming from me:
That means a lot since I’m SUPER picky about the leggings I wear.
I also love that these pants come up over my stomach and prevent me from sporting a wicked awful muffin top.
Because leggings that are constantly falling down are the worst!
6. Long, Chiffon, Pleated, Retro Beach Skirt
Skirts are one of the best travel gifts for her, at least in my humble opinion.
They’re versatile, light, easy to wear, pair well with neutral tops to create multiple outfits, and make you look fantastic, but without actually trying.
This skirt is under $20, has a comfy elastic waistband, comes in thirteen different colors, and has an awesome, double layer of fabric that gives the piece added volume and shape.
When wearing this, you’ll look thinner since it flares at the bottom and makes your waist look tiny by comparison (cheers to THAT).
The one downside?
If you’re short like me, then this skirt definitely isn’t gonna fall at mid-calf.
I’m vertically challenged (5’4″) and it’s floor-length for me and my itty bitty legs.
Walking up and down the stairs can be a bit of a challenge since I’m constantly stepping on the fabric of the skirt.
The sizing of this piece is also not standard for the US. so definitely check out their size chart before you buy it (I found the skirt to run a bit small but that’s just me).
7. Women Backpack Purse Waterproof Nylon Anti-theft Rucksack
As I mentioned above:
Cute but practical backpacks are hard to find.
Us women folk, we (usually) LOVE our bags. However, they need to be sleek and stylish, yet roomy enough to hold all of our crap, I mean stuff.
And black? Yeah, it’s always better since it’s the perfect color.
It’s slimming, matches everything, camouflages any dirt/stains, and helps you blend in so that rookie thieves don’t separate you from your belongings.
If black isn’t your color, not to worry since this bag comes in six snazzy colors.
It has a unique, waterproof/antitheft design (the leather is fused with nylon so that it can withstand slashing), and can hold a 10″ MacBook, among other things!
Pretty sweet right?
A bag that’s big enough to hold all of your belongings but not so big that it turns you into the hunchback of Notre Dame.
This backpack even comes with a back zipper that you can use to access the main compartment.
Say goodbye to thievery since there is no way that anyone can open your bag and steal your belongings when the main compartment zipper is against your back.
But wait, there’s more!
There are also two adjustable shoulder straps, one detachable crossbody strap (use this in museums that don’t allow backpacks), and a slew of interior and exterior pockets to keep you organized.
And all this for just $26!!! Can I get a woot woot?
Sadly though, this bag does have one major flaw.
Yeah, it’s just too small for me since I travel with a 13″ laptop.
I can squeeze my laptop inside, but then the shape of the zipper makes it difficult to get my laptop back out again.
And yeah. no way can I fit my tripod in here.
While I love this bag, it just isn’t the best option for me.
If you’re looking for a cute little day bag that doesn’t need to hold a ton of stuff, then this is the perfect bag for you (If you’re like me and carry around everything but the kitchen sink, then definitely get the backpack I mentioned above).
8. FLORIA Women’s Button Down Crew Neck Long Sleeve Soft Knit Cardigan
I know a cardigan isn’t exactly the sexiest or most unique travel gift on the planet.
I’m sure that this gift for travel lovers probably reminds you more of Mr. Rogers than Kim Kardashian.
I’m an old hag at heart and personally love a nice cardigan.
It’s a bit more formal than a sweatshirt, pairs nicely with either a skirt or dress, and keeps me warm during the sub-arctic, AC-induced temperatures of the summer.
Because frost bite-free is the way to be!
Plus, this cardigan costs just $20, is super soft, fits like a dream (I got the medium and it fits really well), and comes in a variety of colors that I didn’t even know existed.
It’s not as warm as say a chunky knit sweater, but it’s perfect for those breezy days when you just want something light to cover your arms.
And while it does shrink a smidge in the dryer, it’s really not enough to change the fit or make me want to order a different size. (oh yeah, the company recommends hand washing it. Whoops, I missed that memo).
One of those awesome purchases on Amazon that worked out perfectly.
I have noticed a thread or two come loose, but whatever. I wear it all the time and they’re easy to snip off since the cardigan definitely isn’t falling apart.
**If you’re traveling friend is going somewhere a bit colder, you may want to consider getting her a Chunky Knit Sweater (like the one above) since it’s soft, comfy, drapes nicely, keeps you warm, and falls just above the knee.***
9. Stretchy Flared Casual Mini Skater Skirt
I don’t know why but as soon as I saw Skater Skirt, I immediately thought of Avril Lavine.
Anyone else? No? Just me? Right, not surprised.
So yeah, I know I have a TON of skirts on this list but I love them since they’re a bit more versatile than a dress and can easily be paired with different shirts to create a whole new outfit.
This skirt is elastic and SUPER comfortable, even if the sizing is a bit small since it’s manufactured by an Asian company.
And while yes:
This skirt is in fact made of like 95% polyester, so not the chicest material on the planet, it’s also comfy AF, doesn’t look cheap (even though it is), and comes in like 38 different patterns/colors.
The shorter length also means that I won’t be stepping all over the material as I attempt to walk like a lady (the keyword there is attempt).
It’s also not TOO terribly short and doesn’t leave me feeling like I’m showing a bit too much skin, if you know what I mean.
10. CHESTER Carry On Luggage
Anyone who knows me knows that I HATE rolling bags with a passion.
I’ve had them break, get scratched, or leave me gasping for air after I’ve lugged them up like 12 flights of stairs.
Thanks for not working elevator. You really suck.
That’s why I had totally given up on rolling luggage and considered them the unofficial devil of the travel world.
This CHESTER carryon bag is totally different and 10,000 times better than any other rolling bag that I have ever owned.
I think I’m in love and it’s kind of sort of serious.
First of all:
You get to choose between seven different, super snazzy colors (I chose pale pink) that form the lightweight, virtually unbreakable, Makrolon polycarbonate exterior of this paltry, seven-pound bag.
This rockstar of a carryon is lighter than aluminum but stronger than most other plastics on the market today.
Talk about the best of both worlds.
It’s also easy to clean and comes with a removable, brown case that prevents ugly scratches while you travel.
But trust me, it gets better!
This bag also has a built-in, easy to use combination lock, a sturdy, retractable handle (with two different height settings), an adjustable, leather luggage tag, and three separate, interior pockets that will keep your belongings organized while you travel.
There’s even a removable, nylon laundry bag inside that keeps your clean clothes separate from your dirty ones.
Talk about a dream. Now, if only this bag did laundry too.
There are also four silent, multi-directional wheels that make maneuvering your bag through the airport easy, even if it is filled to the brim with travel gear.
I really have nothing negative to say about this bag, especially since it meets both domestic and international airline carryon requirements.
If you’re looking for the perfect, travel gift for her, then definitely check out this beautiful, light-weight, durable, carryon bag of my dreams.
11. CHICMODA Collapsible Water Bottle
Best travel gift EVER and one of the best gifts for outdoorsy women!
Okay, obviously a free trip around the world would REALLY be the best travel gift for her but whatevs.
This modern technological marvel is still pretty cool too.
It’s not the most fashionable travel gift in the world, although I do love the charming, pastel pink and turquoise hues (sorry, the gray just looks straight-up weird), but it’ll definitely come in handy when you can’t find a water fountain and feel like you’re dying of thirst.
Water bottles also save you money on drinks and help protect the environment from abject ruin by reducing your overall consumption of plastic.
As a result:
Hippies everywhere will stop throwing mad shade your way since your environment destroying, diet cokes guzzling days will have come to an end (all a joke since I LOVE diet coke).
But why buy THIS water bottle?
Well, it’s a nifty, collapsible water bottle that will take up almost no space in your bag when you’re not using it.
When you’re done using this water bottle, just deflate it, roll it up, loop the rolling up rope around the bottom, snap the rope into the button on the lid, and, BAM, you now have a ton of space for other, more important things, like snacks.
There’s even an awesome, anti-leak, silicon cap to prevent the contents of your water bottle from leaking all over everything you own!
And that’s it.
You’re now traveling like a total BOSS!
12. KMALL Compact Inflatable Neck Pillow
Yet another awesome, space-saving, modern marvel that I have no idea how I ever lived without.
Because let’s be real.
You use your neck pillow for the duration of your flight and that’s about it.
Unless you’re doing additional long-haul bus or train travel, your neck pillow is totally useless for the remainder of your trip.
Which is annoying since it takes up a ton of real estate in your carryon bag.
Try to travel without it and you’ll have instant packing remorse once you see everyone else drifting off to la la land, peacefully dreaming about winning the Mega Millions.
So, what’s the solution?
An inflatable neck pillow, like the one above, with easy, push-button inflation and an extra-supportive design that uses two ridges to support your neck and keep your head in place while you sleep.
But it gets better!
The cover of the neck pillow is also made with a special, sweat-absorbent, breathable, super soft material that can be removed and machine washed if need be.
And when you’re not using it?
Easy! Just fold your pillow up, stuff it inside the accompanying carrying case (you can store your keys and phone in here when you’re not using it), and marvel at all the additional space you have for important things like snacks, snacks, and, oh yeah, more snacks.
13. Yoobao Portable Charger
Like most of humanity:
I too have a cell phone basically surgically attached to my hand all day every day.
If it dies on me while I travel, I just assume the fetal position, involuntarily rock back and forth, and voraciously suck my thumb since I have no idea what to do without a working GPS.
As a result:
I always try and avoid that socially awkward situation by carrying a portable charger with me wherever I go.
I don’t really give a fig about what charger I use. I mean, as long as it gives my phone a little extra power, I’m good to go.
This super snazzy, glitter-encrusted charger is just a little extra special.
Not only can it charge your device four times FASTER than a normal charger, but it’s also super slim (0.6 inches to be exact), can simultaneously charge two devices, and fully recharges itself with six hours.
Feel free to “oh” and “ah” at will.
It also comes in pale pink and blue, which I personally find WAY more aesthetically pleasing than the black, and can recharge more than 1,000 times during the span of the battery’s life.
Just one of the many perfect travel gifts for women who are total tech-dependent Millennials, like me!
14. DREAM PAIRS Combat Boots
I really love these boots, and it’s kind of sort of serious.
First of all:
They’re REALLY reasonably priced at $34, which is damn cheap for a pair of women’s boots.
No need to have a nervous break down if you accidentally destroy them while stepping into a mud puddle the size of the Atlantic Ocean.
Not only do they look good, but they’re comfortable, easy to zip on and off at airport security, and have a secret pocket, in each boot, where you hide extra cash, credit cards, etc.
This pocket isn’t exactly huge. And the zipper does tend to get caught on your boot when you try to zip and unzip the pocket.
It’s still big enough for a few credit cards and some extra cash.
Yeah, I don’t mean to be a total Debbie Downer but I wore mine for a few hours and got a pretty bad blister.
Until you break them in, I would pack some band-aids and wear high socks to avoid the aforementioned blisters of doom.
The interior is not faux fur but more of a fleece that does help keep your feet warm.
Definitely one of my favorite pairs of stylish walking shoes for travel.
15. Worldwide Travel Adaptor
Oh look, the most unexciting thing to talk about EVER…travel adaptors!
Please, try and contain your excitement.
So while you may not win someone’s undying love and devotion with a travel adaptor, this is definitely something all international travelers should own.
If you’re traveling outside the US (Sorry, I’m gonna assume you’re American since most of my audience is), then you’re gonna need a dual adapter and current converter since electrical outlets around the world all have different shapes and different voltages.
At least, if you want to use electronic devices while you travel.
And I assume you do since practically everyone on the planet now carries a mobile phone of some sort.
Before you run out and buy one of these HOT travel adaptors (I know you’re drooling at the thought of one), please be aware that some electronic devices do not support multiple voltages (think hair dryers, curling irons, hair straighteners, etc.).
Most laptops, cellphones, and cameras should be totally fine.
Plug in a device that doesn’t support multiple voltages and it will basically fry like bacon.
Just to play it safe, definitely check the tag on any electrical appliance before you plug it in, and make sure it says that the device is dual voltage.
If the tag does indeed have those two magical words then yeah, you’re good to go.
16. Noise Canceling Headphones
Headphones, the only socially acceptable way to ignore people when they’re talking to you.
And we all know how I feel random human interactions.
Yeah, I’m not a fan.
That’s why I LOVE noise-canceling headphones.
Because let’s be honest:
There comes a time in every traveler’s life when you run into someone who blatantly ignores all of your not-so-subtle social cues to stop talking.
You think that eventually, their throat will dry up and their voice will get hoarse, but no, nothing stops this chatty Kathy.
That’s when you whip out this handy piece of noise-canceling technology.
Just place these extra awesome, super comfy headphones over your ears and prepare to hear nothing but the sweet, soulful sounds of Cold Play for the next 30 hours (because that’s how long these headphones can last).
These gems of technology have saved me from the horrors of a crying baby induced headache on more than one occasion.
These headphones also come with a built-in microphone so that you can do a bit of hand-free calling because yes, you really are THAT important.
17. Being Kind is Cool Sweatshirt
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“Hey you. Just hopping on here to tell you that you kinda really rock. You might not always feel like it, but you are enough. You’re doing enough. I know life gets overwhelming sometimes. I do. I really do. Breathe. Take the next step. Even if it’s just a tiny one. Or a step backward. But keep moving. You’ll get there eventually. Trust the process. You don’t need to have everything figured out right now. No one really does. You’re not doing half as bad as you think you are. ⠀⠀ Be kind, especially to yourself. ⠀⠀ I (love) you. ??” – @jacobadenouden⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ #loveandalliscoming #bekindtoyourself #remindertomyself #yoga #mentalhealthawareness ⠀ #beingkindiscool #kindness #crew #sweater #newarrival #wholesomeclothing #vegan #veganclothing #love #spreadkindness #positivity #tshirt ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
I just love the message behind this sweatshirt and the company that manufactures it.
If everyone in the world was just a little kinder, then I really think that this planet would be an infinitely better place to live (trite AF but true).
You’ll feel like you’re being KIND when you buy this sweatshirt since all of Wholesome Culture’s products are ethically made in WRAP certified factories.
And 10% of all the profits?
Yeah, they’re used to fund various non-for-profit animal rescues and environmental organizations.
Aww, I just love companies that actually have a conscience.
But don’t get me wrong:
This crew neck sweatshirt is pretty great too. I mean, it’s super soft (50% cotton and 50% polyester), stylish, cozy, and comes in either pale pink or white (You can also get this design on either a t-shirt or tank top).
If you’re thinking of getting one, definitely order a size smaller than usual since they run big and are pre-shrunk.
18. Polarized Sunglasses
Nothing makes me look like a self-important, wannabe celebrity faster than a pair of retro, polarized sunglasses.
Okay, I kid.
But, sunglasses really are the best since they simultaneously protect my retinas from the sun’s searing rays AND make me look moderately posh and alluring.
And all without actually doing anything, which is probably the best part of all.
They hide my seething glare as I silently judge you for draping yourself all over a priceless artifact while doing a mini-photo shoot.
But, let’s quickly change the subject.
Another great thing about these sunglasses is that they’re just $17 a pair.
Something that is amazingly important to me since I constantly lose my sunglasses and REFUSE to spend more than $20 on a pair of shades that I won’t be able to find in about 2.5 seconds anyway.
Even though these sunglasses don’t cost a lot, they sure do look expensive.
Buying this epic pair of shades may just earn you extra brownie points with your traveling loved ones (I promise, I’ll keep the actual price tag on the DL. They also come in neutral colors if you’re not a fan of the Kermit the Frog green color).
19. Aviator Jeans
I have a totally unhealthy obsession with these jeans and firmly believe that every traveler should own a pair.
Well, Aviator Jeans are the unicorn of the jean world since they fit like mom jeans but look like something that your 18-year-old niece would wear while twerking in da club (I actually have no idea what 18-year-olds wear. I just know that these jeans make my ass look GOOD).
That’s not me up there in those wicked awesome jeans.
Yeah, I don’t really take pictures of myself while I skate around town in my jeans and give myself a horrible concussion since I have zero balance.
Anyway, those Aviator travel jeans up there, yeah, they’re kind of sort of a big deal.
No travel gift list would be complete without an uber-cute pair of dark skinny jeans.
But I assure you, these are not just any skinny jeans.
These are quite literally THE most comfortable pair of jeans that I’ve ever owned.
They’re also true to size, make you look/feel amazing (muffin top free baby), and have five insanely large pockets, with zippers, that can hold a small child, I mean, your ridiculously large passport.
But the icing on top of this wicked awesome cake?
These jeans are so durable, flexible, breathable, and well made, that they will probably last longer than the world’s obsession with all things Harry Potter.
And if you know me, then you know those are fighting words since my love for all things Harry Potter runs DEEP.
I go with either a dark wash or black pair since I think they look a little chicer, but you can’t really go wrong with any of the jeans on their site since they’re all amazing.
The only drawback?
Yeah, these jeans cost a steep, $110 a pair. A rather large amount of money that I would never normally spend on jeans.
These pants are so well made that buying a single pair once a year is way cheaper than purchasing an inferior brand of jeans every two months.
If you go to their website, you can sign up for their email list, and get an extra 15% off!
That’s a $16.50 discount for all you non-math enthusiasts out there.
And if you can’t afford $110 for a pair of jeans?
Then try these Levi’s Gold Label Jeans instead! I wore them before I got my Aviator’s and I think they’re a viable alternative if you don’t have extra Benjamins to drop on a pair of pants.
They look nice, are true to size, have a comfy elastic waistband (it’s also a control top waist that holds in your muffin top and makes you look a solid 5 pounds lighter), and cost just $25 a pair.
Perfect the ladies out there who are on a budget but still wanna look fly like a G-6.
Price: $115 -$125 (Depending on the style)
20. Go Your Own Way Cuff Bracelet
I’m not a huge jewelry person TBH.
I do love something subtle and understated that reflects my pure and unadulterated love for all things travel.
It’s shiny. And I always love shiny things. Yeah, me and Dori have that in common.
If you’re not into travel, you can still order one of their enchanting, stainless steel cuff bracelets (I promise, they don’t tarnish and leave an icky green color on your wrist) and just engrave another secret, inspirational quote on the inside.
They do have like a hundred different quotes to choose from, so I’m sure you’ll find an empowering piece of jewelry to fit all your gift-giving needs.
You could always just buy one for yourself. Pinkie promise that I won’t tell anyone (insert winkie emoji here).
21. My Favorite Travel Accesory: A Watch by JORD + a Giveaway
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The Cora Polaris – The Accessory of the Summer! Guided by material and illuminated by its luster, the 2019 Cora collection elicits charm worthy of her gaze.
I’ll be honest:
I’m not really a watch person. I typically just use my cellphone to check the time and basically skip the watch altogether.
This exquisite, Cassia watch by JORD is the total exception to that rule.
I am quite literally OBSESSED with this watch and wear it everywhere, regardless of where I’m going or what I’m wearing.
Sure, it helps me keep time, but this timepiece is so much more than that.
The metal and wood link wristband perfectly interlace and seamlessly transition into a gorgeous, rounded, pale rose watch face.
Further accented with vintage, roman numeral style numbers along the concave dial, this watch truly is the perfect accent piece to almost any outfit.
Meticulous, intelligent design pairs with chic, classic beauty to create the perfect addition to any jewelry collection.
If you’re looking to get something extra special for the woman in your life that seems to have it all, then definitely consider purchasing a Cassia, walnut and vintage watch from Jord.
One look at this watch and your traveling gal pal will be completely and totally blown away.
If you want to impress her even more, try customizing this watch with a personalized engraving to show her just how much you truly care.
***To win $100 off a JORD watch of your own, enter my giveaway here! Everyone who enters will receive a discount code just for trying! Good luck.***
22. Passport Holder/Travel Document Organizer
OMG! Cutest Passport Holder Ever Right?
It doesn’t even look like a passport and document holder.
It more closely resembles this cute little, rose gold, clutch, but on steroids since it can hold 4 passports, airplane tickets, money, travel documents, 6 credit cards, ID, phone, and more.
It has this magic (Okay it’s not magic but I just have no idea how it works), RFID Blocking technology that makes it impossible for anyone to scan your credit card info and steal it.
Which is amazing since no one likes identity theft, except maybe criminals.
It also comes in a bunch of different colors (I’m partial to the rose gold though), has a removable strap, an exterior pocket, and costs $20.
Even if no one decides to get this for you, you can always splurge a little and get it for yourself.
You’re an independent woman (or man) like that.
23. Grace Karen Vintage-Style Cocktail Dress
Dresses really are the perfect thing to pack when traveling
Not only do they take up minimal room in your luggage (especially if you roll them up), but they also make it look like you’re well put together and winning at life, even if that might not be the case (COUGH, me).
That’s why I adore this Vintage Sleeveless V-Neck Cocktail Swing Dress by Grace Karen.
And at just $25 per dress:
This outfit is a total steal and a timeless look that can easily be paired with a vibrant cardigan, scarf, or piece of jewelry for an added pop of color.
This dress isn’t skin tight, so you can totally hide all of your lumps and bumps, especially if you throw on a nice pair of Spanx.
Thank God for Spanx… and the flattering A-line cut of this dress.
This dress is also true to size, virtually wrinkle-free, and comes in a variety of colors that will make your Instagram fandom swoon.
But more than anything, I just love the fit, quality, and style of their products.
I’ve had mine for almost two years and it’s still in great condition.
If your friend doesn’t want this travel-related gift, I’ll totally take it.
Just be sure to send it to me, along with a check for $1 million!
Please and thank you!
24. Jogoo Women Sun Beach Hats, Wide Brim Straw Hat (Khaki Color)
Visit my Instagram account (cough, shameless self-promotion) and you will see this hat all over the place!
If I’m in a photo, then this hat is with me. At least like 90% of the time.
Umm…it’s cute, looks great in photos, and protects me from the sun since my skin basically shrivels up and dies every time it comes in contact with UV rays.
It also has a charming wide brim, a large bowknot in the back, and a handy windproof strap that keeps it from blowing away at the drop of a hat (Sorry. You know how I love my lame puns).
But my fave part?
It hides my exquisitely awful, perpetually unkempt hair since I never have the patience or energy to do something with the un-hot mess that sits atop my head.
This hat always gets me a ton of compliments as I try to protect what’s left of my youthful complexion from the incessant crow’s feet that attempt to march across my face.
Hats are easy to wear, help dress up any outfit, and always make my Instagram pics look WAY more adorable.
This hat has me rolling in the Insta likes like a not-so-pseudo-big shot.
I also adore this hat because it’s JUST $10. Thanks, Amazon! Once again, you’ve saved me from needing to walk into an actual store.
And that my travel homies, is the greatest gift of all!
25. BOPIPA Toiletry Bag
I know that a toiletry bag is probably one of the lamest travel gifts for her EVER, but it’s a necessary evil.
Where else are you gonna put all your overpriced, miniature-sized, bath liquids?
Now, in terms of toiletry bags, I usually just throw all my shi…, I mean stuff, inside a ziplock bag and call it a day.
I’m distinctly unfancy and never travel with makeup so I usually don’t have a ton of toiletries.
I recently decided to become a bit more organized and bought this dream of a toiletry bag.
Not only does it come with a durable hanging hook that makes everything 10,000 times easier to find, but it also has a sturdy zipper, breathable mesh pouch, strong handle, and is large enough to carry everything I need (Let the heavens rejoice with gladness and sing).
This bag only costs $16 which is pretty perfect since no one wants to spend a year’s salary on a bag that will only ever see the inside of a bathroom.
26. Faux Leather Jacket
I love leather jackets, especially when I’m not paying for them. LOL.
Not only do they keep you nice and warm and toasty, but they’re super stylish too.
The only problem?
Well, since I’m a vegetarian who really isn’t into the whole using animals to help keep me warm thing, I definitely won’t be rockin’ real leather any time soon.
That’s why this faux leather jacket is the perfect travel gift for women like me.
This jacket isn’t made with real leather, but it sure feels real since the fabric is durable, fashionable, ultra-warm, and super high-quality (It has this awesome texture and color that makes it look and feel like REAL leather).
It costs just $50 (depending on the style you get), and comes in almost any color you can dream up.
You definitely don’t need to go broke when buying the perfect gift for someone traveling.
This company doesn’t do returns. So, if you do decide to buy this jacket, carefully read the reviews and purchase the size that’s best your future gift givee.
This is meant to be a form-fitting jacket. But not so form-fitting that it leaves you gasping for air.
I suggest ordering a jacket that is two sizes larger than what you normally get.
It’s better to have a jacket that’s too big than too small.
Price: $59.98 (depends on the style and color)
27. Compass Necklace
I think jewelry is one of the best gifts for travelers of the female variety.
Not only is it small and easy to carry, but it’s pretty and thoughtful and just a great way to show the woman (or women) in your life that you really care.
Who wants boring, practical gifts when you can get this dainty. handcrafted, 18″, sterling silver, compass necklace instead?
Glad we agree on the important things in life.
Plus, a compass is an exquisite symbol of a traveler’s innate ability to navigate his or her own way, even when far away from home and faced with some of life’s most difficult challenges.
Give this gift to someone you love and help remind them that life is an incredible journey that needs to be enjoyed.
28. Packing Cubes
Definitely not the most exciting travel-related gift on this list, but super practical if you have a friend whose traveling and you have zero idea what to get them.
Packing cubes are mighty helpful when you’re trying to cram all of your stuff into an itty bitty carryon bag.
The bags shown above are super durable and use a fantastic, double zipper compression system to help remove air, compress clothing, and save space in your luggage.
They also help organize your bag and can definitely accommodate all of your belongings since the largest of the bags can hold a full week’s worth of clothing.
Just another way that modern technology makes traveling just a tidbit easier.
29. BOGI Microfiber Travel Towel
Microfiber towels are 10,000 times better than regular towels, especially when it comes to traveling.
Well, not only are these towels enormous but the microfiber material is super absorbent, smooth on your skin, and dries almost instantly.
You can easily pack this towel up while it’s damp and not have to worry that it might get moldy and start to smell foul Tthe smell of mold really is the WORST. BLECH).
The accompanying, ultra-breathable storage bag is a great place to keep your towel since it compresses it and frees up some space in your day bag.
This towel also has a super handy snap loop on the corner so that you hang it up but without worrying that your towel might fly away.
30. WIFI Hotspot
Have you ever gone on vacation and felt like you were actually traveling back to the dark ages since your phone wouldn’t work?
Your phone did work but excessive data roaming fees meant that you had to pay a small fortune just to use your phone for a solid five minutes.
Yeah, been there done that. And man is it awful.
Well, worry no more since the Skyroam wifi hotspot is one of the best mobile hotspots for digital nomads and provides you with a secure Wi-Fi signal for up to five devices, in over 130 countries, and with virtually no data limits (hip hip hooray! The crowd goes wild!).
Just purchase a day pass, for $9 a day, (You can also purchase day pass bundles at discounted prices) from their website.
Then, when you’re ready to wifi it up, just turn on your Skyroam and boom, you’re good to go with just the click of a button!
The day passes themselves run on a 24-hour cycle so if you connect at 7:08 am, you will run out of service at 7:07 am the next day.
And If you don’t need wifi service?
Easy! Just turn your device off and you won’t be charged for any additional service.
Ah, behold the mindblowing power of modern technology.
If you don’t want to commit to buying one, you can also just rent one for the duration of your trip and see if you like it.
Price: $150 to purchase the device and $9 for individual day passes.
Friday 21st of May 2021
Really it was an awesome article…very interesting to read. Thanks for sharing this information.
Friday 21st of May 2021
Thanks so much for reading!
Wednesday 24th of July 2019
I would be happy to any of these gifts ;)
Wednesday 24th of July 2019
So happy to hear that! Thank you!