The 18 Best Gifts for Travelers to Inspire Wanderlust

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If you're looking for a gift for someone who has a serious case of wanderlust, the possibilities are endless! From your fabulous, jet-set BFF to a pair of adventurous love birds whose dream is to trek Kilimanjaro, there's something for everyone. They may be armchair travelers plotting a future international trip or a newlywed couple planning a cozy weekend getaway close to home.

Gifting them something special for their trip, whenever it may be, will show them that you care. Whether they’ve seen and done it all or simply dream of far off places, there’s a gift for every traveler. From the practical to the inspiring, sentimental to sophisticated, we’ve got you covered.

Read on for the best gifts for travelers.

Happy Place Art Pushpin World Map for a Couple

Pushpin World Map for a Couple

Courtesy of Etsy

For the couple with serious wanderlust, this interactive push pin world map is the ultimate gift. Crafted in a charming array of blues and neutrals, it makes tracking this summer's European travels and dreaming of new adventures easy and enticing. Available in a range of sizes, print, and framing options, this is a gift that is sure to be treasured.

Price at time of publish: $70 for 18x24" Unmounted Print

Graphic Image World Travel Journal

A luxe gift for a world traveler (or aspiring one), this leather-bound gem acts as both journal and guide. In addition to blank pages for recording memories, it also includes full-color maps of major cities, world weather info, and international dialing codes, making it an invaluable travel companion with your traveling-credit cards.

Price at time of publish: $60

Where to Go When: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month

travel book

 Courtesy of Walmart 

Help them get into planning mode and become literal armchair travelers with this lush coffee table book. It includes some of the best destinations in the world—along with the ideal time to visit—making sure they'll add more must-see locales to their bucket lists.

Price at time of publish: $30

Peak and Valley Nourish My Skin Adaptogen Blend

adaptogen blend

 Courtesy of Peak and Valley

Crafted from a mix of adaptogens and other healthy natural materials, this powder supplement gives a boost to smoothies and warm drinks when they're on the go. Ingredients like astragalus, rose hips, and turmeric help to soothe travel-stressed skin from the inside out.

Price at time of publish: $38

Mark and Graham Leather Charger Roll Up

Leather Charger Roll Up

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

This versatile gift is perfect for someone who's tired of that mess of cords, headphones, and chargers tangled up at the bottom of the bag. Available in a wide variety of colors, this life-changing leather roll-up comes with a personalized monogram in color foil or blind debossing.

Price at time of publish: $49

Pholk Honeysuckle Rose Face Mist

Pholk face mist

 Courtesy of Pholk 

Your favorite traveler won't leave home without this skin-soothing and energizing face mist. The blend of soft honeysuckle and rose scents is the perfect pick-me-up to feel refreshed after a long day of traveling.

Price at time of publish: $20

Chic Geeks Faux Crocodile iPad Case Ipad Case

ipad case

 Courtesy of Chic Geeks 

Protect your tech gear with a stylish—and useful!—case. This Ipad cover folds open to become a stand, making it perfect for watching your favorite shows, Youtube videos or checking your dating apps while traveling. Choose from a vibrant faux crocodile, a faux snakeskin, or faux leopard print.

Price at time of publish: $75

Rosetta Stone Gift Card

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Courtesy of Rosetta Stone

With 24 languages to choose from, a gift card from Rosetta Stone is an ideal gift for someone who wants to become fluent in another language—or even just learn to say a few key phrases!

Cadence The Capsule


Courtesy of Cadence

Need a sustainable solution to travel-sized products? Look no further than these capsules by Cadence. Available to purchase individually or in bundles of six and 12, you can customize both the color and label of each capsule to suit your taste and needs. And yes, they fit way more product than you think!

Price at time of publish: $14

Our testers say

"I grew so accustomed to throwing leaky travel shampoo bottles in my suitcase that I didn't think a better alternative existed; until I was introduced to Cadence. These capsules were a total game-changer. Now, I toss my shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, and more in my cosmetic bag knowing that no matter how far I am traveling they'll never leak." - Maggie Kreienberg, Editor

Leatherology Handpainted Monogrammed Deluxe Luggage Tag

Handpainted Monogrammed Deluxe Luggage Tag

 Courtesy of Leatherology

For the seasoned traveler, a personalized luggage tag is both necessity and luxury—and this chic one fits the bill. Made from full-grain leather and available in a multitude of colors, the tag comes with a choice of personalization— monogrammed or hand-painted—making this the ultimate personalized luggage tag, ideal for a couple who started planning their honeymoon.

Price at time of publish: $40

Mark and Graham Terminal 1 Checked and Carry-On Spinner Set

Terminal 1 Checked and Carry-On Spinner Set

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

There is no better travel gift than monogrammed luggage. Stylish and super functional, these pieces are ultra-lightweight with spinning wheels, telescope handles, and locks. The posh leather detailing and chic personalized monogram come together in a custom set of luggage that they'll always be able to spot at the baggage claim!

Price at time of publish: $519

Bold Print Studio Personalized Airport Destination Board

Personalized Airport Destination Board

Courtesy of Etsy

Whether they’ve been everywhere, or dream of far-off destinations, this whimsical print spells it out. Inspired by a vintage airport destination board, the print comes with eleven personalized destinations and is available as a digital file or framed print.

Price at time of publish: $26 8x10", Print Only

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Stopwatch

Help them stay on top of the news, weather, and favorite podcasts—all with the flick of a wrist. The stopwatch also allows access to apps, meaning travel details and airline information will be available at their fingertips.

Price at time of publish: $180

World Traveler's Cork Globe

World Traveler's Cork Globe

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Have they already trekked across the globe? This colorfully detailed cork globe is a unique way to track those journeys. Included are five red pushpins to mark favorite places, or you can attach pictures, tickets, or mementos to bring every adventure and memory back to life.

Price at time of publish: $80 for Mini White

Compact Packable Travel Neck Pillow

Compact Packable Travel Neck Pillow

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

Comfort is key when it comes to traveling. For those long-haul journeys, neck pillows are everything! This plush version is not only soft and stylish, but it rolls up into a ball, making it super compact and easy to carry.

Price at time of publish: $60

JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Travel Case

On the road, at the beach, or in a hotel, having good music sets the mood and is an absolute must, making a portable speaker essential! This sleek one is cordless and comes with a traveling case— ideal for setting the soundtrack to the journey.

Price at time of publish: $92

Mark and Graham Hand-Painted Canvas Overnighter

Hand-Painted Canvas Overnighter

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

With a classic, ultra-chic design, this custom bag is perfect for a couple who is always headed off for a romantic weekend getaway or bridal party. Made from heavyweight cotton canvas with sleek leather straps and brass detailing the bag is not only stylish, but it’s also durable. The custom two-toned monogram adds an extra special personalized element.

Price at time of publish: $239

Slip Beauty Sleep To Go Travel Set

Slip Beauty Sleep To Go Travel Set

 Courtesy of Amazon

Beauty rest is essential even when you’re on the road. This set includes a luxurious travel pillow, silk pillowcase, and eye mask. It will have you dreaming, no matter where you rest your head!

Price at time of publish: $124

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