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Travelling Gifts – 27 Ideas of Gifts for Travellers


Travelling is the perfect hobby for those with a sense of adventure, and there’s nothing quite like experiencing new places and new cultures to broaden someone’s horizons.

We’ve pulled together a list of travelling gifts for anyone with wanderlust in their blood.

So, if you’ve got a friend or relative in your life who seems to spend more time abroad than they do at home, then look no further because we’ve searched the internet high and low for these fantastic travelling gifts.

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Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist Book

Whether they’re looking for a source of inspiration for their next trip, or simply a travel-related centrepiece for their coffee table, this hardcover book from Lonely Planet could be one of the ideal gifts for travel lovers.

The book compiles five hundred of the most unmissable tourist spots worldwide, and because it’s based on rankings from Lonely Planet’s vast community of travel experts, it isn’t just a feature list of so-called mega sights like the Sydney Harbour Bridge; it contains its fair share of hidden gems, too.

A must-have for any travel-obsessed friend or loved one; we’re sure you’ll agree.

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Travelogue Travel Journal

One of the ultimate travelling gifts for before, during or after someone’s trip, this charming journal includes scratch maps to help the lucky recipient plan future travels, as well as providing space for documenting current trips, or for reminiscing on previous ones.

The journal’s eight scratch maps each represent different parts of the world, and each can be marked off like a badge of honour to highlight places visited and experiences…well, experienced!

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Travel Planner/Journal

Perhaps one of the most thoughtful gifts for travel lovers, this journal will help a friend or loved one plan their future trips, as well as record those memorable moments that they can reminisce on later.

It features four tabbed sections with various templates to assist with planning trips and recording memories, for example, recording things to do, things to see, and details of trip bookings and excursions to name but a few.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, the journal has a soft cover with a handy elastic closer, and it even features a handy pocket to keep essential travel-related things in.

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Scratch the World® Travel Map

If you’ve got a jet-setting friend or loved one with a passion for travel, this scratch map could be one of the ideal travelling gifts!

A real statement piece, they’ll be able to scratch away at the countries they’ve visited to leave a different colour underneath. The map has a beautiful gold coating, making it look great hung up on the wall, and it’s a guaranteed conversation starter, too.

If, like the lucky recipient, you’ve also got the travel bug, then why not plan some trips away together and use the map to document all the places you’ve travelled to as a pair?

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Mini Suitcase Scratch & Reveal Travel Ticket

Who doesn’t love a surprise trip away!? The more, the better, we reckon!

With this fabulous mini suitcase and scratch and reveal travel ticket, you can build the lucky recipient’s excitement while making the grand reveal that bit more special and memorable.

Easily one of the most unique travel gifts on this list, the pack comes with a handmade travel ticket for you to write the destination on, a scratch sticker to cover it, and a cute mini card suitcase for you to present the ticket in (some assembly required!).

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Wanderlust Definition Print

Who doesn’t love hanging up a print or a piece of artwork that resonates with their very identity? Like the jersey of a football fan’s favourite team or the handbag from a fashionista’s favourite brand, keen travellers will love to ‘show their colours’ and their affiliation with the wanderlust tribe.

We can’t think of a better way to display their wanderlust ways than with this stunning quote print.

Available in a variety of sizes from 4-inches x 6-inches up to A2 (16.53″ x 23.29″), the print is delivered unframed to let the lucky recipient choose their own frame.

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Adventure Fund Jar

Help a keen traveller save for their next adventure with this charming money box.

From Sass & Belle, the jar is made from clear glass to help the lucky recipient keep track of their adventure savings. It features hemp string around the top and some travel-inspired charms, too, making it as pleasing to the eye as it is practical.

Probably one of our favourite travelling gifts on this list, we especially like the ‘Adventure Fund’ print; something that is sure to keep any traveller motivated and planning their next big trip!

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Personalised Train Ticket

In the market for unique travel gifts? Well, it doesn’t come much more memorable or unique than this personalised train ticket.

Made to resemble a National Rail ticket, it’s made from aluminium as opposed to paper, which will help it look less dog-eared than a conventional rail ticket after being placed in, or pulled out of a wallet or purse a few times!

It comes with a standard quote which can easily be changed, and it can be personalised with a specific date, the recipient’s name, the number of adults, and the number of children for that extra personal touch.

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Vintage Map Print Purse

An ideal way to hold their foreign currency while on holiday, this purse will also serve as a lovely reminder of their travels when they pop to the shops at home

It features a beautiful vintage map print with amber and blue colour scheme, and it also features some travel-specific quotes on the front of the purse and the zip.

Unfortunately, it isn’t big enough to hold their passport while on holiday, but it’s more than big enough to hold any coins, notes, and bank cards they’ll need day-to-day while at home or abroad.

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Vintage Map Print Bag Tag

We’ve all been there…that moment of panic when someone walks away from the baggage carousel with a similar bag to yours…

Help a travel-obsessed friend or loved one avoid this panic, and make their luggage stand out for all the right reasons with this gorgeous vintage map-print bag tag.

The tag measures approximately 11.5 x 7cm, and although it’s made from plastic, it has a soft leatherette feel. It also comes with a charming quote printed on the back; something that could easily be any travel lover’s mantra!

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Vintage Rotating World Globe

Help add a bit of class to someone’s home office, bedroom, or lounge, and help them plan their next trip abroad with this beautiful vintage rotating world globe.

The classy blue and gold globe measures an impressive 27cm tall, and it comes with a metal stand that gives it a sturdy, premium feel.

Capable of being manually rotated, it’s the perfect travel gift for picking random holiday destinations…simply give it a spin, and see where your finger lands!

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4-Port USB Universal Travel Adaptor Plug

No list of travelling gifts would be complete without the customary travel adaptor plug.

Featuring a handy interchangeable design, this particular plug features adaptors for the UK, USA, Europe, and Australia for maximum compatibility.

Perfect for the frequent traveller, the adapter features four USB ports and is more than capable of offering high-speed charging for up to four connected devices including phones, headphones, and Bluetooth speakers to name but a few.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones

Help someone lose themselves in music with these Bose® QuietComfort® Noise Cancelling® headphones; arguably one of the essential travelling gifts.

Bose are renowned for a sound-quality that is second-to-none, and these headphones more than live up to that reputation.

They feature noise-cancelling technology to block out noise in planes, trains (and automobiles, too!), and comfy ear cushions to make them a pleasure to wear over their entire 20-hour battery life!

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Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof and glare-free, making it perfect for taking to the beach or reading by the pool when on holiday.

Available with either 8GB or 32GB of built-in storage, the lucky recipient will be able to download thousands of books and read them for weeks on end on a single charge.

Even better? With the Kindle store available at their fingertips via Wi-Fi, they’ll have access to millions of books, magazines, and audiobooks to keep them entertained throughout their travels.

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Nintendo Switch

Are you looking for travel gifts that will help stave off boredom on long-haul flights or during long waits in airport departure lounges? Well, the Nintendo Switch could be just what you’re looking for!

You see, Switch makes it possible to enjoy a home console gaming experience, anywhere, anytime, all without the need for a TV.

What’s more, with improved battery life, they’ll be able to play the likes of Mario Kart, Zelda, or Minecraft for anywhere between 4.5 and 9 hours!

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10-in-1 Phone Camera Lens Kit

Help a friend, loved one, or just a keen traveller in general capture even more Instagram-worthy snaps with this extension ten-in-one phone camera lens kit.

The kit comes with most of the lenses they could ever need, including a 0.63x wide-angle lens, 15x macro lens, 198° fisheye lens, and 2x telephoto lens to name but a few.

It uses an innovative clamp design that’s compatible with most smartphone types, including iPhone, Samsung, and Huawei, and everything comes packed in a handy, durable, and most important of all, portable carry case.

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Memory Foam Travel Pillow (Includes Eye Mask/Earplugs)

One of the essential travelling gifts for long-haul flights, this memory foam travel pillow comes complete with an eye mask and earplugs to help ensure the lucky recipient gets their forty winks at (just under) 40,000 feet!

The star of the show is the memory foam pillow, though, which features an ultra-soft, removable, machine-washable cover for added comfort, convenience, and cleanliness.

Even better? The pillow features a small elastic pouch that’s sized perfectly for a phone or earbud headphones, and the entire travel set fits conveniently in the supplied protective bag when not in use.

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Total Darkness Sleep Mask

We don’t know about you, but we’ve never been able to sleep on a redeye flight – even after they’ve dimmed the cabin lights. It doesn’t help either when the person sitting beside you has their reading light on the entire flight!

Thankfully, this problem can be a thing of the past with this ‘total darkness’ sleep mask, which promises 100% darkness akin to sleeping in a room with the light off.

It’s super-soft and breathable for added comfort when wearing it over long periods, and it features sewn as opposed to thermally-bonded seams for superior durability.

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Hanging Toiletry Bag

After the suitcase for her clothes, the next must-have luggage item is a bag to hold all of her make-up and toiletries.

Enter this hanging toiletry bag, which is arguably one of the essential travelling gifts for her to ensure that all of her lotions and potions are close to-hand while travelling.

It features four separate compartments to help keep things organised, with zipped and open pockets in each and it’s made from well-padded, water-resistant Polyester for added protection.

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The Exquisite Escapist Mini Travel Bag

Made with the traveller in mind, this eight-piece set from Molton Brown includes everything the lucky recipient will need to stay fresh, clean, and smelling beautiful on their travels.

The set includes a variety of beautifully fragrant 30ml shower gels and body lotions ranging from fiery pink pepper to rhubarb and rose. It all comes packed in a signature travel bag, too; something that can continue to be used long after the contents have been finished!

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Water-Resistant Leather Toiletry Bag for Men

The ideal companion for any traveller, this leather toiletry bag will help someone keep their toiletries neatly packed and organized at home or during a trip away.

Big enough to fit an entire bottle of shampoo or shower gel, the bag features handy compartments to keep products separated, so there’s no need to go hunting for the toothpaste among the shaving products!

What’s more, the bag features a high-quality zipper to keep the contents safely contained, and it has a waterproof lining to keep any mishaps or leakages from escaping.

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Bulldog Men’s Original Travel Kit

Are you looking for ideas for travel gifts for him? Why not treat him to a bit of TLC on his travels with this original travel kit for men from Bulldog.

This self-indulgent kit contains everything he’ll need to invigorate his morning shaving and skincare routine and kick-start his day with some handy travel-sized grooming products.

The gift set comes with a travel-size face wash, shave gel, and moisturiser, all of which are nicely presented in a Bulldog tin.

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Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker

A travel-mad, coffee aficionado will go mad for this Nanopresso portable espresso maker.

Not only will the lucky recipient be able to save time and energy finding coffee shops on their travels, but they’ll also be able to save money from avoiding expensive cafe-bought espressos by being their own barista!

It relies on manual operation only, so there’s no need to worry about batteries or finding mains power, and the only ingredients needed are ground coffee and hot water for a high-quality espresso on the go.

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Leakproof Travel Mug

Another gift idea for the travel-mad, coffee aficionado in your life, this leakproof travel mug will help them enjoy their favourite brew anywhere from on a bus to a plane.

Capable of keeping drinks hot for six hours or cold for ten hours, it holds up to 350ml of their favourite drink, and it’s made from food-grade material so as not to spoil what they’re drinking.

It features a leakproof design and a non-slip grip to help avoid any mishaps while the lucky recipient is on the move, and it even features a handy carry clip to clip it to baggage or luggage while not in use.

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Portable Digital Luggage Scale

We’ve all been there…that awkward moment when you realise that your suitcase is over the limit, and you’re just hoping and praying that the person checking you in hasn’t noticed.

Help your travelling friend or loved one avoid these awkward moments (and excess baggage fees!) with this super handy portable digital luggage scale.

One of the most useful travel gifts for the frequent flyer, it’ll weigh bags up to 50kg, and provide super-accurate results in pounds, grams, ounces, or kilograms depending on the user’s preference.

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AmazonBasics Hardside Luggage Suitcase

Available singly, or as part of a three-piece set (with 55cm, 68cm, and 78cm cases), this luggage provides a good mix of style, quality, and value-for-money.

Made from extra-thick ABS, the cases feature a scratch-resistant finish for superior durability, along with strong zippers to ensure the case’s contents remain firmly contained from the check-in desk to the plane to the baggage carousel.

Each case size comes with four double spinner wheels for easier transportation, and they’re available in a variety of colours depending on the recipient’s tastes.

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The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag

Synonymous with durable, long-lasting products, there’s arguably no better a brand to buy baggage from than The North Face, especially when that baggage is likely to be continually thrown around on someone’s travels!

Available in a host of colours, this duffel bag features adjustable, detachable shoulder straps along with padded side handles for a variety of carrying options.

You can pack a surprising amount into it thanks to its 50L capacity, and it even has an easy-access zipped pocket for essential items like a mobile phone or passport.

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