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60+ Fun and Unique Travel Gifts

60+ Fun and Unique Travel Gifts

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If you have a loved one or friend in your life that loves to travel, then you may find yourself wondering what you could possibly buy them as a gift.  I mean, splurging for a trip or a plane ticket is probably out of reach!  LOL!

Don’t worry though, there are many fun and unique travel gifts available that any traveler will love!

You’re in luck because we’ve put together this great list of travel gifts that are perfect for any occasion and any budget.

Whether you are searching for a birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s day, or just a gift for someone going abroad, you can find something for everyone with a wanderlust spirit using our list!

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60+ fun and unique gifts for travelers

Fun and Unique Travel Gifts for All Budgets

Packing Essentials-Fun and Unique Travel Gifts

Sturdy Carry On Bag

We are crushing on this Chester suitcase.  As you are already aware, we are all about carry-on only travel!

And while we often go with only our backpacks, there comes a time when even we need a little more than that.

When we do, we love using this amazing piece of luggage from Chester.  It is extremely durable with its hard shell and 360-degree spinning wheels.

It is also lightweight and fits TSA and IATA guidelines for carry on size luggage, meaning you won’t have to pay extra baggage fees!

This bag is awesome guys.  It has a built-in combination lock and little fun compartments that hold your items nice and secure.  It comes in several stylish colors as well.

We chose the charcoal grey and love it!

Check it out.  I don’t think you will be disappointed.  To give you an extra bonus, you can use our special code, 10AF, to save an extra 10% off of your order!

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Packing Cubes

A good set of packing cubes are essential to any traveler.  Not only do they help to keep you neat and organized, but they also make it super easy to ensure that you are packing light for your trip.

Packing cubes come in many colors and sizes, so find the set that is best suited for your need.

Click here to shop a great selection on Amazon!

Travel Backpack

A good backpack to travel with is a game changer.

We love traveling with only a backpack and have outlined our favorite backpacks in that post as well.

You can’t go wrong with a bag from Osprey.  Although they are a little more expensive, it is money well spent to invest in a good bag that will withstand the wear and tear of travel.  Starting around $65, they have a bag to fit your budget for sure!

Another great option is to consider a wheeled backpack for travel. These bags allow you the versatility of both a backpack and a wheeled travel bag, making them the perfect combination of the two.

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Foldable Duffle Bag

A good foldable duffle bag comes in handy while traveling.  Having a bag that is compact and easy is just a bonus!

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Travel Pillow

Every traveler needs a good travel pillow to help survive those long-haul flights.

While there are tons to choose from, one of our favorites is the Cabeau Evolution S3 Travel Pillow. Its unique design ensures your head won’t fall forward and it even straps to the seat to help keep it in place!

It’s available in 3 colors and at just $39.99 is well worth the money!

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Combination Luggage Lock

These TSA approved combination luggage locks help to ensure that your traveler’s belongings stay nice and secure.

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Personalized Luggage Tags

A personalized luggage tag is definitely a fun travel gift.  Besides, who doesn’t love personalized gifts???  I know I do!

Your traveler will definitely be grateful for these stylishly personalized luggage tags!

Find the perfect personalized luggage tags on Amazon

Reusable Water bottle

Let’s save the earth and stay hydrated!  A good stainless steel water bottle is so great to have on the go.

Eliminate the need for plastic and save some money by carrying your own refillable water bottle.

We love these modern stainless steel double insulated bottles by Simply Modern. They come in so many great colors and start at only $11.99!

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Collapsible Water Bottle

For those wanting to pack light, consider getting a collapsible water bottle.  Collapsible water bottles, like this one from Nomader, easily fit into a backpack or carry on bag.

Shop collapsible water bottles on Amazon

Hanging Toiletry Bag

Keep all of your toiletries handy and in one place with a great hanging toiletry bag.  Explore the designs and colors to find the perfect bag for your travel lover.

We love this bag from Boacay.  Not only is it large enough to store all of your essentials, but it also is well made and comes in around $20!

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Cord Organizer

Keep all of your cords tangle free and easy to access with a good cord organizer like this one from Bagsmart.

With multiple mesh pockets that are segmented for various size cords, your traveler is sure to be delighted with this gift!

Shop cord organizers on Amazon

Cosmetic Travel Bag

If you have a female traveler that you are considering purchasing a gift for, everyone will love a great cosmetic travel bag.

In fun colors and patterns, you’re sure to find the perfect bag to fit the personality of your traveler.

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Travel Jewelry Organizer

Help your traveler keep all of their jewelry safe and tangle-free by purchasing a travel jewelry organizer like this one from Bagsmart.

It’s small but still big enough to hold a great amount of jewelry while keeping it safe inside the soft material and strong carrying handle.

Shop all travel jewelry organizers on Amazon

Passport Holder

A fun passport holder is a unique travel gift that your traveler will love and use!  This holder comes in several fun styles and colors so you are sure to find just the one to make the perfect gift. At just $9.99 it’s a great deal also!

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Eye Mask

A good eye mask is essential while flying long distances.  Although it’s a little pricey, I love this mask from Dream Sleeper.  It blocks out 100% of all light!

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Crossbody Purse

A good crossbody purse is absolutely necessary for any female while traveling.  It helps to keep your travel documents safe and secure and gives you a place to carry around your refillable water bottle!

A bag with RFID blocking technology like this one is an added bonus.

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RDIF Blocking Wallet

A good RDIF blocking wallet is a great gift for a male or female traveler.  RDIF blocking keeps all of your personal data safe and secure while traveling.

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Electronics Are Great Fun and Unique Travel Gifts

Power Adaptor

Every international traveler needs a good power converter.  We love this great little travel adaptor cube from Saunorch.

Not only does it have several USB ports, but it also works in several countries including several countries all over the world.

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Go Pro

Ok, I know this one is a splurge, but maybe you have a loved one that is worth that splurge.  Marty and I love our GoPro and use it a lot while traveling.

It’s especially great for that adrenaline junkie in your life!  If the name brand, GoPro is too expensive, then check out some of the other highly rated but more budget-friendly action cameras.

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Camera Strap

Every photographer needs a good camera strap.  While there are several fun designs you can choose from, we especially love this quick release crossbody strap from Altura Photo.

If you’re looking for a unique travel gift, how about a unique camera strap?  The photography lover in you’re life will dig this!

Find the Perfect Camera Strap on Amazon

Camera Bag or Backpack

Protecting your precious camera equipment is a necessity for any traveler.

Marty loves this Extra Large Camera Backpack.  Not only is there enough room and versatility for all of his photography needs, but there is also room to put his clothing and other necessities so he only has to deal with one bag.  (This is only one of his many backpack/camera bag combos-LOL!).

If this is too big, then no worries there are many options to choose from on Amazon.

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Flexible Tripod

A flexible tripod fits the description of a fun and unique travel gift.  Everyone loves selfies and with a flexible tripod, you can take your selfies to the next level! 

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Mirrorless Camera

Ok, another splurge.  A mirrorless camera makes an awesome gift for your traveler.

When we are purchasing a camera, we always tend to go with Canon.  They make a great product and have wonderful accessories to accompany their equipment.

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An iPad is a great gift for any traveler.  Marty and I use ours consistently while traveling. We download movies to keep us entertained on the plane and at the airport and also use it to do research while in the hotel room.

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Most travelers don’t have room to pack too many books, so why not give them the gift of being able to download books directly to an E-Reader, like a Kindle.

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Help keep your traveler connected by giving them the ultimate gift for travelers, a Macbook.  While definitely a splurge, MacBooks are known for their dependability and durability.  We LOVE ours!

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Noise Cancelling Headphones

I cannot tell you how many times a good pair of noise-canceling headphones have helped me to keep my sanity while traveling.  Whether you are trying to drown out the noises of the airplane and catch a little shut-eye or using them to help you sleep at night, every traveler needs a set of noise-canceling headphones.

While they are more expensive, I feel like the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones are worth the investment!

Find the Perfect Pair of Noise Cancelling Headphones Here

Portable Charger

Don’t let your traveler run out of juice!  Get them a nice portable charger to ensure their device is always charged up and ready to go.

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Drones are all the rage these days to capture that bird’s eye view of your surroundings.  Spoil your traveler by getting them a drone of their own.

While there are many on the market, the Holy Stone HS100G comes highly recommended in the travel blogging community.

Boasting an upgraded 1080p camera with a highly adjustable lens and GPS auto return, this one is definitely a winner.

Find the Perfect Drone on Amazon

Headphone Splitter

Headphone splitters make a great gift for the traveling couple or family.  The splitter allows you both to listen to the same movie or music at the same time.

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Bluetooth Speaker

Help ensure that your traveler stays entertained by getting them a great Bluetooth speaker to enjoy during their journey.

This JBL speaker packs quite a punch in a little package and sounds great!

Find a Great Bluetooth Speaker on Amazon

SD Cards

Having extra SD cards while traveling is always a good idea.  I mean you never know when you’re going to take 3,000 pictures in Rome (ahem-Marty!).

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4 in 1 iPhone Lens Kit

iPhone photographers will love this fun gift.  This 4 in 1 lens kit includes a 20X macro lens, 2.0x zoom telephoto lens, 120-degree wide-angle lens, and a 180-degree fisheye lens.

How fun is that?!

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Mobile Internet Hotspot

Another fun and unique travel gift is a mobile internet hotspot.  Help ensure that your traveler stays connected while on the go.

This GlocalMe G3 provides a 4G mobile hotspot with 1G global initial data and no SIM card roaming charges!

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Help ensure your traveler stays healthy and active while traveling by gifting them a fitness tracker, like a Fitbit.  This Fitbit Versa SmartWatch is a great gift.

Not only does it track your steps, sleep, heart rate, and workouts, but you can also download your favorite music, apps, and mobile pay using it.

Shop All Fitbits Here

Roku Streaming Stick

A Roku Streaming Stick is definitely a unique travel gift.  This one screams I don’t want you to miss your favorite shows!

Marty and I have a Roku, and love it!  It slides easily into our bag since we usually travel with only a backpack and allows us to watch our favorite shows while relaxing in the hotel at night.

Click here to buy a Roku Streaming Stick

Waterproof Phone Case

A good waterproof case for your traveler’s phone will come in handy more times than not.  Now, I wouldn’t take this case diving or anything, but it definitely will help keep the water out for simple swimming or floating the river.

A bonus to this one is that it even floats.

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Diving Phone Case

Now for your sea adventurous traveler, a true diving case fits the bill better than the bags noted above.

Marty and I recently purchased this diving case for our iPhone and it did an awesome job.  Kept the phone completely dry and took nice pictures and videos.

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Piggy Pro Adjustable Phone Stand

This awesome phone stand is super thin and adjusts to a wide range of angles making it the perfect addition to your phone case.  An added bonus, it comes in a variety of colors and it also doubles as a mirror!

Get Your Piggy Pro Here

Solar Phone Charger

 As we said before, you don’t want your traveler to run out of juice on their personal electronic devices.  A solar phone charger makes for another fun and unique gift for travelers.

There are several varieties to choose from including this awesome clip on solar charger.

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Fun and Unique Travel Gifts-Accessories

Selfie Stick

Every traveler wants to capture great pictures of themselves visiting amazing places.  Help to make this easy for them by buying them a selfie stick!

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Travel Scarf with Hidden Pocket

One of my absolute favorite travel accessories is a scarf with a hidden pouch.  I mean, how genius!  I wish I would have thought of this.

My personal favorite is this scarf by Waypoint Goods.  I love the variety of colors and styles that are available and the fact that the pocket is a good size, zipper pocket to ensure my valuables don’t fall out.

It is also made from a good, quality fabric that has held up well to weather and washings.

Find the Perfect Travel Scarf Here

Travel Journal

A good travel journal is a fun and unique travel gift that ensures that they have a place to document all of their adventures.  For an extra special touch, why not get a personalized travel journal.

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UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

Traveling does a number on your toothbrush, so having a way to sanitize it is always appreciated!

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A nice sarong is a great unique travel gift for the female traveler in your life.  Sarongs are so versatile and come in handy in so many ways, like that time I needed to cover my knees during our trip to Rome!

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I know, you’re wondering why a headlamp?  Well, headlamps can come in very handy if there happens to be a power outage at your hotel, not to mention that all hikers and campers find them to be an essential piece of travel gear.

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Buff headwear is awesome!  Lightweight and versatile, it is a great gift for the traveler in your life!  The moisture-wicking material is breathable, stretchable, and quick-drying!  A sure win while traveling.

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Ultralight Waterproof Jacket

An ultralight waterproof jacket makes a great addition to any minimalist packing list.  Not only are they easy to throw in your bag, but they come in so handy while traveling.

That is why we recommended them in our Ireland packing list as well.  Marty and I recently purchased these jackets from Columbia and love them!

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Packable Down Jacket

If your traveler finds themselves in cold weather often, then a packable down jacket might be the perfect gift.  While they come in many styles and colors, I personally love the fit and durability of the Lands End jacket for women.

For men, Marty still prefers Columbia’s packable down jacket.

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Personalized Engraved Compass

Nothing screams wanderlust like a compass.  How about a personalized engraved compass for the traveler in your life.  Remember, the article is unique and fun gifts for travelers.  LOL!

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World Map Earrings

Another fun gift for travelers are these world map earrings.  If these aren’t you’re style, don’t worry, there are others to choose from in the link below.

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Travel Theme T-Shirt

How about a t-shirt that lets the world know that your loved one is a traveler.  With several styles and saying to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect shirt that suits their unique personality.

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Travel Themed Necklace

A travel-themed necklace is a simple way to show the world that you love to travel.  While there are many styles to choose from, I love the one pictured below (click on the image to shop for it).

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Amazon Prime Membership

An Amazon Prime membership is a great gift for travelers.  Not only are you giving them free deliveries from Amazon for a year, but you’re also giving them free entertainment while traveling.  We love downloading movies and shows from Prime to our iPad to watch while we are traveling!

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Featherweight Compact Hair Dryer

A good hairdryer can go a long way, but who wants to lug around a big hairdryer while traveling?  I know I don’t!

Invest in a featherweight compact hair dryer for your traveler like this one from T3 Micro.  Not only is this dryer super light, but it will dry your hair at record speed.  I mean, we don’t want to waste any of our precious travel time!

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Travel Coloring Books

Keep your traveler entertained with a travel-themed coloring book.  Yes, adults like coloring!

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A Coffee That Gives Back

Yes, you heard that correctly.  You can have a great cup of morning coffee and give to a good cause all at the same time thanks to Free Lunch Coffee.  For every bag of coffee purchased gives 20 lunches to children in need!  They also sell super cute coffee mugs and tumblers.  

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Smartwool Socks

Yes, I am recommending socks. Hear me out.  These Smartwool socks are incredible.  They are made of 100% Merino wool, a breathable fabric that keeps you warm and toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.

I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.  Your traveler will love these socks!

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Travel Yoga Mat

A travel yoga mat fits the description of a unique gift for travelers.  Trust me, their muscles will thank you!

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Money Belt with RFID Block

Keeping valuables and important documents safe is always important while traveling.  Help to protect your traveler with an RFID blocking money belt that stows away out of sight.

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Compact Outdoor Blanket

A compact outdoor blanket makes a great gift for travelers.  This Denali Outdoor blanket is great for a day at the beach, a picnic, or for use while hiking!

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Travel Compression Bags

Ok, this might not be the most fun gift for travelers, but it sure makes packing.  These travel saver compression bags help to increase the space in your suitcase and are super easy to use.

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Leakproof Travel Size Bottles

These TSA leakproof travel size bottles are just what your traveler needs!  (click on the photo to shop)

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Push Pin World Maps

A world map makes a fun gift for travelers to show off all of the places they have been.  There are several styles and colors to choose from so find what suits your traveler’s personal style.

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Travel Pillows

What a fun way to show off a love of travel!  Travel theme pillows come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so you are sure to find the perfect match!

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Travel-Themed Art

Travelers love to decorate with travel-themed art.  Find them the perfect piece!

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Travel Manifesto Poster

I love this fun travel manifesto posters by Holstee.  The words inspire me to continue what I love, living a life of travel!

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Scratch Off World Map

Another unique gift for travelers is a scratch-off world map.  They come in several styles, sizes, and colors so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your traveler.

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Final Thoughts on Fun and Unique Travel Gifts

Hopefully, we have truly given you some fun and unique travel gifts.  I hope that we have inspired you to think outside of the box for your travel lover and find them the perfect little something.

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Michelle Snell-Founder That Texas Couple

About the Author

Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures.  While she is a professional educator by day, her passion for travel has her jet-setting all over the world during her free time. 

Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blog, That Texas Couple.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

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