2020 Gift Guide: 50+ Perfect (and Practical) Gifts for Travel Lovers

Looking for the perfect travel gift for that travel-obsessed person in your life? It can often be a challenge! And even though 2020 has put the brakes on travelling for many of us, it doesn’t mean you should indulge them with something travel-related that they’ll love. From books to inspire a post-pandemic vacation to candles that’ll make them homesick to must-have travel tech, this gift guide has more than 50 ideas to make your holiday shopping easier.

This gift guide for travellers (or for yourself…?) will help you find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life with a serious case of wanderlust. Many of these items I own and love myself, while others are dreamy gifts that I have on my own wishlist.

Happy shopping!

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For travellers who like experiences over things

I always prefer experiences over material goods. If you know someone similar, here are a few gift ideas that they’ll love.

1. GetYourGuide gift card

While I’m an independent traveller, I really enjoy having the insights and knowledge of a local guide when I visit a new city. Walking tours, cooking classes and foodie experiences enable a deeper understanding of a place and provide the chance to interact with locals who want to share what’s great about their city.

I usually buy tours direct with a company, or through a provider like GetYourGuide. If you’re not sure what someone will like, then buy them a gift card and they can choose from thousands of different tours across the world.

2. Gift your time or expertise

Perhaps you’d like to give someone your time as a gift. Maybe you’ll feed their fish while they’re travelling, or collect their mail. Or lend them an ear when they return home with the post-holiday blues.

A fun idea is to create a IOU voucher. You can easily make a homemade voucher in a web-based program like Canva (which is what I use to make my Pinterest images). It’s a really easy program to use (even I can do it!) and you can quickly download and email or print the voucher.

3. Classes

Does the special someone in your life love to learn new skills? Perhaps they want to learn a few words of Spanish before they jet off to Mexico? Check local language schools in your area to see what classes are on offer. I’m a big fan of iTalki because you actually speak with someone, which is the best way to learn a language. Classes are online, so they’re affordable and iTalki teachers are native speakers. (Plus if you use this link you’ll get a $10 credit!)

4. Donate to a cause they love

In lieu of a gift, consider making a donation to a nonprofit on behalf of someone. There are so many great charities out there that need support. Find out which organisation your travel lover has donated to before or supports today and give them something.

GreaterGood is a great site to check out. You can buy a gift for someone but also know that your money is going to some really hardworking causes. For example, if you buy the cute llama ornament in the image below, you’ll also be helping to feed 35 shelter animals. Purchasing these colourful ceramic bowls will mean a child receives a book. You can choose which causes you want to support, from the rainforest to literacy to diabetes. Take a look at all the gifts available on GreaterGood.

5. Travel insurance

Ok, ok, I know you’re yawning right now. Giving someone travel insurance is possibly the most boring gift ever. But it’s also the most practical! Many young people don’t buy travel insurance, which ends up being very costly down the track if they are injured while overseas or something’s stolen.

If you’ve got a young person in your life, keep them protected with travel insurance. I have used World Nomads for over 15 years and highly recommend them.

For the frequent traveller

We’ve all got those friends who seem to be constantly on the road (well, they used to be at least!), whether it’s for business or pleasure. Here are a few ideas for practical gifts they can actually use.

6. Electronics organiser

I never realised that I missing an essential item in my life until I got myself an electronics organiser. Who knew?

This electronics organiser is such an organisational life-saver. On our USA road trip last year, no longer did we have to rifle through bags trying to find an iPhone charger as we desperately watched our phones drain to 1%. All our electronic bits and bobs were kept neatly together. It’s well-padded to protect all your precious gear, too.

I also couldn’t believe how much it could fit: I jammed in a Kindle, three iPhone cords, a large multi-port, camera USB cards, camera cables, a portable hard drive – and still had room.

7. Portable charger

No more watching in horror as the phone battery drains to 1%. This is the gift that everyone loves – and needs – to keep their electronic products juiced up at all times: a portable charger. There are plenty on the market, but you want to look for something that’s lightweight and can hold its own charge (because what’s the point of having a portable charger if it dies, too?!).

The Anker brand is known for quality products, and the Anker PowerCore 10000 is the size of a deck of cards and weighs around 180 grams.

8. Travel pillow

No one wants to wake up from a flight or road trip with drool dribbling down their chin and a crick in their neck.

While there’s not much you can do about the drool, you can help your loved ones avoid a sore neck by buying them a travel pillow. Don’t bother with those blow-up travel pillows you see in the airport shops, instead go for something that’s actually useful and comfortable.

I LOVE my Trtl travel pillow. It wraps around your neck like a scarf but has an insert that props your head up so that it doesn’t jerk around as you nod off. The outer layer is really soft and it’s machine washable (to get rid of that drool). It also packs up pretty small, so it’s easily transportable.

There’s another travel pillow I keep seeing everywhere: the Ostrichpillow Go. It’s stylish and compact so it’s easy to carry on a flight.

9. Travel coffee mug

Every coffee drinker (or tea/hot chocolate drinker) should have a travel coffee mug, for travelling and when they’re at home. These coffee cups avoid the need for takeaway coffee cups, most of which aren’t recyclable and end up in landfill.

While I’m not a coffee drinker, my husband loves this Frank Green reusable travel mug (although I’m always yelling at him when he forgets it). It’s small, light and – for a coffee mug – is gorgeously designed.

There are plenty more travel mugs out there on the market, so take your pick. These Contigo travel mugs are vacuum-sealed to avoid spillage, and this highly rated travel cup is good for hot and cold beverages.

10. Packing cubes

I know I’m showing my true travel nerdery here, but if you’re not on the packing cubes bandwagon yet, then you are not a good traveller.


But seriously, these little babies are great at keeping clothes organised. It’s the only way I travel now. I put all my tops in one cube, bottoms in another, dresses in another (and so on and so on). It means I’m not rifling through my whole suitcase trying to find one thing. I simply pull out my colour-coded (oh how nerdy do I sound?) packing cube and voilà! You can also keep dirty clothes away from your clean stuff.

I most recently bought these Bagail packing cubes and really like them, but I also have a few Eagle Creek packing cubes. Peak Design also has highly rated packing cube products (although their products are on the higher price end).

And don’t forget: roll your clothes before packing them!

11. Reusable water bottle

Who drinks throwaway plastic bottles anymore these days? Not me, that’s for sure. I always travel with a reusable water bottle and fill it up whenever and wherever I can. It feels so good to not be buying plastic bottles that likely end up in landfill!

I have this BPA-free Nomader water bottle. It’s especially great because when it’s not full of water, it rolls up. This is perfect for stuffing in your bag before you go through the security line, and then filling up once you’re inside the airport.

And if your frequent traveller friend or loved one is someone who often travels to places where the water quality ain’t so good, then I’ve heard great things about both the Grayl water bottle and Life Straw bottle. Both these bottles filter dodgy water into drinkable liquid.

12. Travel guidebooks

Is your friend or family member planning an upcoming trip? Or do they need some inspiration for their next post-pandemic trip? Get them a guidebook so they can start planning.

I’m partial to Lonely Planet books; I’ve been using them since my first overseas trip. I love the detailed history and culture sections, and being able to flip back and forth through a physical book.

I especially love the new Lonely Planet wine trails series, and their road trip guides.

Other popular guidebook brands are Fodor’s and Rick Steves. Both have great reputations and catalogues that cover a mind-boggling number of countries and specialist topics.

13. Eco-friendly travel essentials

Much like the water bottles I mentioned earlier, plenty of people are making conscious choices about reducing the waste they create when they travel. Help this movement with some handy gifts!

I have a few of these bamboo cutlery sets which are great for replacing plastic knives and forks when travelling. The set wraps up in a holder with buttons, so they’re easily transportable and fit nicely into a handbag or backpack.

These bamboo toothbrushes are compostable, so they also make a great, eco-friendly gift.

Everyone should have a reusable tote bag with them at all times, and these bags are great. When stuffed into its collapsible bag, it’s only 7 cm x 10 cm, but it opens out into a full-size shopping bag.

Beeswax wrappers are great for wrapping sandwiches and snacks and keeping food fresh, for people who like to cook when they travel. I have these ones in both the honeycomb and bees + bears prints.

And I’ve already mentioned the reusable water bottle and travel cup, both of which help to cut down on unnecessary waste.

14. Toiletry bag

There is nothing worse than opening up your bag to find your shampoo has exploded through your suitcase. Which is why a toiletry bag is a must-have travel item.

This toiletry bag is my favourite. It has heaps of zippered pockets and waterproof sections that mean spills don’t go through the entire bag. I can fit plenty of stuff in it, but it also folds up nicely if I don’t have much in there. And it’s got polka dots so it looks cute hanging up in a hotel bathroom.

It is quite big, though, so if you’re looking for something smaller, this Bago hanging toiletry bag gets good reviews, as does this slimline toiletry bag from eBags.

15. Solid shampoo bars

To completely avoid the issue of finding shampoo exploded in a bag, these shampoo bars are a great gift. They’re eco-friendly (the makers are on a mission to avoid plastic waste) and the bars leave hair smelling lush.

16. Travel jewellery organiser

hate when my necklaces get tangled up when I travel, or I lose earrings or rings in the bottom of a bag. So a travel jewellery organiser is a great present for someone who travels with a few decorative pieces to jazz up their travel outfits.

The one I own is from Home Goods so I don’t have a link to share. But if I had to replace it, this Bagsmart organiser would be my top choice. It looks pretty, and it’s fairly big – but not too big that it won’t fit into a weekend bag.

This Brouk and Co travel organiser is for both cosmetics and jewellery and made it to the coveted Oprah’s favourite things list last year!

17. Monogrammed wallet

A great gift for someone special is something monogrammed. A wallet, a passport holder, you name it, it can be monogrammed.

A few Christmases ago my husband bought me this classy Leatherology wallet, monogrammed with my initials (I had it listed in my gift guide the previous year, proving these guides are very helpful at nudging people in the right direction!).

I’d previously bought my husband a monogrammed zippered portfolio to celebrate the start of his business, and it is so elegant and high quality.

18. Stylish camera handbag

This vegan leather crossbody camera bag is stylish and functional – and doesn’t scream “tourist”. It’s made of microfibre leather and is padded. It perfectly fits a mirrorless or DSLR camera body and one lens. While I don’t own this myself, it’s something I’m coveting!

19. Expandable backpack

I’m like Goldilocks when it comes to backpacks. I find one that looks great but it’s just too small. Then another one just isn’t comfortable. This Knack Pack, however, is just right. It can fit the basics for when you’re exploring during the day, but it also expands so that it squeezes in what’s needed for 2-3 days of travelling.

It also looks fantastic and is a great bag for business travellers who don’t want to cart a wheelie bag around with them.

20. Travel adapter

I remember the days when I used to have a travel adapter for every country. Nowadays, travel adapters have really… erm, adapted… and you can find every type of country plug on one tool.

Any frequent traveller should have one of these travel adapters in their bags at all times. If you know someone who’s constantly having to buy an adapter at the airport for whichever country they’re heading to, then a travel adapter would be a great gift.

21. Carry-on liquids case

No more searching for throw-away plastic bags to stuff liquids into when flying. These small toiletry bags are reusable and are the right size for making it through security check lines. All your liquids will fit easily into these structured bags. I have several of them, and they have lasted for years.

22. Travel set

Plane travel can be brutal, so frequent flyers need some goodies to comfort them on the way. (PS. I have a whole guide to long haul flight essentials as well!)

This gorgeous cashmere travel set with blanket, socks and eye mask will make even the longest flight a little comfier. Because it’s 100% cashmere, each product is super soft. It also includes a case so nothing gets lost – and the case can even be used as a pillowcase for airline cushions.

Alternatively, this eye mask would be a good gift. Wirecutter rated it the best sleep mask for travellers. This super-soft blanket was a pick on Oprah’s favourite things list last year – it’s pretty handy as a blanket, scarf and pillow.

23. Wine bags

You can’t visit any wine region without picking up a few bottles of the local drop. Help your wine-loving friends keep them safe with a few protective wine bags. I have several of these wine bags and have never lost a bottle!

(PS. Looking for inspiration on wine regions? Check out my guides to La Rioja in Spain and Cafayate in Argentina!)

24. Rain poncho

There’s nothing worse than getting caught out in the rain. It happens to even the most prepared of us, so I know now to pack a rain poncho.

I used to carry one of those plastic travel ponchos – but we all know that they can rip easily, are impossible to fold back up again (seriously, they’re like fitted sheets – who knows how to fold them?) and they’re terrible for the environment because they’re usually a one-use product.

Enter this cute rain poncho which now comes with me everywhere. It comes in tonnes of fun patterns (I have polka dot but I wish I had the one with flamingoes!), it has pockets and you actually can get it back into its little carry case.

25. Travel journal

A travel journal is the perfect gift for the person who loves to write a record of their trips, or who enjoys sketching or simply jotting down the details of their holiday.

Personally, I’m a fan of a simple Moleskin notebook. They fit neatly into a handbag and the paper is good quality. These pens are also lovely for writing with and I like having a bit of colour in my journal.

This Elan field notebook is apparently indestructible: it’s waterproof, tear-proof and weatherproof. This mindful travel journal encourages travellers to use creative thinking and mindfulness techniques to record their journey.

26. Refillable travel bottles

We’re all guilty of collecting hotel mini shampoo bottles (I used to have a whole drawer full of them!), but a big trend in travel these days is bringing your own beauty products to avoid the harmful environmental effects of disposable goods.

Refillable travel bottles can help. They’re reusable, so they’re better for the environment. They’re also great for people who are ducking away for a weekend and don’t want to (or can’t because of TSA) carry full-size bottles of shampoo, cleanser or moisturiser with them.

I have a set of these silicone travel bottles and they’re fantastic. The set of 4 bottles includes different colours so you can easily distinguish different products (that is, if you don’t forget which colour you put the shampoo in. Was it the blue bottle? Or did I put it in the pink one…?). They’re flexible, easy to refill and can hold a decent amount of product yet still meet TSA guidelines.

27. Noise-cancelling headphones

Babies on planes. Snorers. The guy in the seat in front cackling at the movie. We’ve all wanted to shut out these annoying noises on a long-haul flight and the only way to really do it well is with noise-cancelling headphones.

With noise-cancelling headphones, you can be alone – even if you’re on a crowded train, bus or plane.

These Sony headphones come with a hefty price tag but they’re like magic, immersing you in whatever music or white noise you’re listening to. They’re light, too, weighing only 9 ounces.

If you’re searching for a gift that’s more affordable but doesn’t scrimp on brand name, then these Bose headphones are a good choice. Lightweight and comfortable, you can wear them all day long.

28. Beach towel

For the beach lover in your life, a beach towel is a necessity.

But not just any beach towel, they need a quick-drying towel that repels sand. Yep, it actually repels sand. Packing this baby into your beach bag doesn’t mean a layer of sand at the bottom of it when you unpack later.

These towels are also made by an Aussie company, and I love supporting Australian brands.

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29. Airbnb gift card

With thousands of properties around the world, I enjoy booking an Airbnb to find a unique property or to have access to a kitchen and laundry if we’re travelling a little longer. Airbnb sells gift cards and I think this would be a great present for someone.

Image courtesy of Airbnb

30. Amazon gift card

Can’t decide what to get? Then do it the easy way: buy them an Amazon gift card and they can find the perfect gift for themselves.

A gift card is super easy and it can be in their inbox in a matter of minutes. Choose the amount you want to give, select a design, enter their details and you’re done!

For the weekend tripper

Not everyone can get away regularly for long trips overseas (especially not right now…). With many people now travelling domestically, a weekend away is a great idea, whether it’s a few days spent relaxing or an action-packed excursion to discover the sights of a new city. These gifts are perfect for the weekend warrior.

31. Weekend bag

Everyone needs a bag that’s the perfect size for a cheeky weekend away. And this Everlane bag is it. It’s totally functional, with plenty of pockets inside and out, and is roomy enough for a weekend but not so roomy you can pack too much. Everlane is one of my favourite brands. I love their quality goods and that you can see the actual factory where their products are made.

32. Cocktail set

Have a friend who’s always whipping up cocktails from scratch? (PS. Who are they – I want to be their friend!) Then they’ll love this travel bartender kit. This 17-piece kit has everything they need (except the booze) to mix, pound, stir, shake, swizzle, strain and pour the perfect cocktail.

Bonus: it’s all stored in a very sophisticated bartender roll.

33. New York Times 36 Hours books

Weekend trips can be daunting: there’s often so much to do, so how do you whittle down everything to do into a neat, tried-and-tested itinerary?

The New York Times has the solution. For years their travel writers and journalists have curated 36-hour guides to hundreds of cities around the world. The columns have now been compiled into a series of books covering cities around the world, USA and Canada, and Europe. These hefty volumes are the perfect gift for those who want to be inspired and travel, but may not have the time to do the research.

For the outdoor adventurer

Looking for a gift for that friend or family member who loves escaping to the outdoors? These ideas will have them smiling.

34. Camping cook set

For the camper who also loves to whip up a feast, a good camping cook set is a must. I personally love this GSI Outdoors cooking set. It came with us as we road tripped around the USA for almost five months and I have to say I was surprised at how well it stood up.

The set includes two pots and a frying pans, a cutting board (which in honesty wasn’t all that practical) and two lids. What’s great about this camping cook set is that it’s like a Matryoshka doll set, where all the pots and pans sit snugly inside each other and then are popped inside a mesh bag.

The cook set is lightweight but sturdy, and we’ve used it on gas camping stoves as well as gas and electric stoves.

35. Bluetooth speaker

Many people head to the Great Outdoors for silence, to listen to nature and escape noise. But others love having music as they explore new hiking trails or set up camp.

A portable bluetooth speaker is a great gift idea for the latter group. Most speakers are lightweight and some are even waterproof, which means they can bring it home and use it in the shower or by the pool.

The UE Boom 3 is waterproof and dustproof and has a battery life of around 15 hours, while the Anker Soundcore Flare weighs just over 1 pound.

36. Picnic basket

On a beautiful warm day, there’s nothing better than heading to a park with some friends or family for a relaxed picnic. But then comes the issue of finding non-breakable plates and cups, and then a bag to fit them in. And there’s the inevitable knife or fork that goes missing.

A picnic basket solves all those issues! You can opt for a traditional wicker picnic basket, or something easy to carry like this “picnic backpack”, both of which hold enough for four people. Another option is a picnic cooler bag to keep your food fresh.

37. Pocket blanket

Ever been out for a walk and you feel like sitting down but the grass is wet? This pocket blanket is what’s needed.

This teeny-tiny blanket folds to a square just a little bigger than a matchbox. It’s so small you can keep it in your bag (or pocket) at all times. It’s waterproof and it’s been pretty handy for us a few times when we’ve been travelling.

For the travelling photographer

I don’t know many travellers who don’t take snaps of their trips. Whether they’re professionals, amateur photographers or they’re just looking for their next Instagram pic, here are some great gift ideas for shutterbugs.

38. Camera

Cameras are usually a big investment, so it’s probably not something you’re planning to buy someone this year. BUT if you do have the cash, then it is a great gift.

I’m going to plug my new favourite camera here: the Sony A6300. I have a DSLR but often find it too heavy to carry around for long. The Sony A6300 is a mirrorless camera that’s lightweight and takes amazing photos. It’s something you can pop in your bag to have with you at all times to take blog-worthy photos. I did a lot of research on cameras before we bought it, and this one consistently comes up as a favourite of novices and professional photographers alike.

39. Camera gear

If you do have someone that you know is into photography, then get them some complementary camera gear. A gimbal keeps a camera or iPhone steady while shooting – it’s handy for someone who likes making videos.

A small tripod for an iPhone is super helpful for the solo traveller or when there’s no one around to take a photo for you. A flexible GorillaPod is perfect for putting cameras anywhere they’re needed. The legs wrap around phone poles, fences and railings, or it can be used simply as a tripod.

A photographer’s worst nightmare is dust in or on their lenses, so a cleaning kit like this lens pen is a small, budget gift to give.

For the perfect selfie, you can’t go past a selfie light.

40. Mobile photo printer

Print your photos on the go with this mobile photo printer. You can easily snap a photo and print it in minutes.

These mobile printers (Polaroid has one, as does Fuji) are great for travelling, parties, girls’ weekends away, weddings, anything really!

41. Camera strap

A super affordable gift for a travelling photographer is a camera strap. I love this flower-patterned camera strap a friend gifted to me (even though my husband says it’s too girly for him to use!).

More professional photographers or people with quality camera gear will appreciate this heavy-duty camera strap from Peak Designs.

42. External portable hard drive

Anyone who takes their photograph seriously – or anyone who doesn’t want to lose their precious holiday memories – needs a portable hard drive. These small, handy devices can store photos, providing a back up to a camera memory card.

I personally love the My Passport range of external hard drives. I have this one which is small, light, and comes in a range of sizes from 1 terabyte to 4 terabytes (that’s a lot of photos!!). Make sure to add on a carry case to keep the hard drive protected.

For the travelling reader

As an avid reader, I always have something on hand for a long plane ride, a short train trip or even when I’m standing in a line. Books are a great and simple gift to buy someone, and here are a few recommendations.

43. Kindle

A Kindle is a great gift to buy someone who loves to read. These lightweight devices can hold dozens of books.

There are a few questions to consider if you’re thinking about buying a Kindle for someone. How many books will they read on their trip? Do they prefer the feel of a real book? Will they have access to electricity so they can keep it charged?

I love my Kindle (which is a much older, heavier version) but I also love flipping through the pages of a book, so I alternate between the two.

44. Recommended books

No gift guide would be complete without a few books. There are soooo many books I could recommend, but I’m going to stick to some handy reference guides and a few of my favourite travel novels.

For the star-gazer, check out Lonely Planet’s new Dark Skies book. The world’s first guide to astrotourism, this book includes guides to 35 dark-sky sites and national parks, tips on how and where to see the aurora and a list of upcoming total solar eclipses for the next decade. It’s also written by my amazingly talented friend Valerie Stimac. I know how passionate she is about the sky above us, so you can bet on a thoroughly researched, entertaining guide.

For more travel inspiration, 1000 Places to See Before You Die is a book to build your bucket list. This tome will have you in awe of the beauty of our world.

Travel bloggers Mike and Anne Howard are officially the longest honeymooners in the world. So you can say that they’re pretty much experts on the best places for couples to visit. Their book, Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent, highlights incredible places to visit, as well as tips to increase the romance level at every destination.

They’ve also just recently released a new book about one of my favourite things to do: glamping. In Comfortably Wild: The Best Glamping Destinations in North America they share unique and quirky accommodations from their 73,000-mile quest to find the best glamping spots.

For some serious wanderlust, here’s a small selection of books for the travelling reader that regularly make it onto lists of the best travel books (and are my personal faves):

For the traveller with a home base

Not everyone travels full time – some of us love having a home to return to. And what better way to remind someone of the joys of travel than by filling their home with travel-related decorations and furniture?

45. Prints

Give someone a reminder of their favourite city or quote with a print that they can put on their wall. Etsy has sooo many prints online you’re bound to find something.

A few gorgeous ones I found are this travel definition print and these city posters (the Made Out Of Line shop on Etsy has many more cities to choose from).

46. Candles

There’s no simpler gift for someone than a divine-smelling candle. It’s one of those presents that you really can’t get wrong. I mean, who doesn’t like candles?

I adore the Baltic Amber candle from Voluspa, a mix of amber, sandalwood and vanilla orchard. Voluspa makes many other delicious smells – and you can reuse the gorgeous glass jars as vases or decorations.

Or if you know an expat or someone who’s missing a particular place, then give them a Homesick candle. With scents like New York City, Philadelphia, Southern California and Yosemite, they’ll feel right at home as soon as they light these unique candles.

47. Travel-themed cushions

Etsy is a goldmine for gorgeous travel decor for the home. And nothing says cosy like a few throw cushions on the couch, and what’s more inspiring than travel-themed pillows?

These hand-painted cushions are adorned with travel quotes that will practically push someone off the couch and get them planning their next adventure.

48. Book ends

Looking for something else for those book-loving travellers? How about some cool bookends to keep all their travel books and guidebooks neat and tidy?

These adorable giraffe bookends are perfect for the animal lover, or give these New York City or London bookends to someone infatuated with those cities.

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Stocking stuffers

Got a Secret Santa or a White Elephant at work or with your family or friends with a small budget? Here are some affordable items that are perfect stocking stuffers for your colleague or relative who loves travel.

49. Map phone case

Your gift recipient will be reminded of the adventures awaiting them in the world every time they whip out this map phone case. Choose one of these gorgeous phone cases.

50. Leather luggage tag

These gorgeous leather luggage tags can be personalised with images, quotes and colours and are a great idea for a stocking stuffer gift. A stand-out leather tag helps any suitcase or bag stand out on the chaotic luggage carousel.

No gift guide is complete without a personalised luggage tag

51. Perfume atomiser

Let’s face it, when any of us get off a long-haul flight or hours-long bus journey, we’re never smelling great. So a perfume atomiser makes for a great gift.

These tiny products mean you can take your favourite fragrance with you, without having to lug around a heavy perfume bottle or worrying that you’ll break it.

52. Carry-on cocktail kit

If this isn’t the perfect travel gift, then I don’t know what is. These carry-on cocktail kits are in a tin the size of a pack of playing cards and include everything you need to mix up a delicious cocktail. The only thing you’ll need when you get on board is the alcohol.

You can mix an Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary and more.

53. Fun travel cards

Travel can get monotonous at times. These creative cards help to mix things up and encourage you to explore a city in a different way. Prompts like “Ask the next person you meet where his/her favorite street is; go there” will certainly get people out of their comfort zone!


So, there you have it, plenty of gift ideas to consider. I hope something in this gift guide will help you to buy a present for that special someone in your life who is obsessed with travelling!

What’s on your wish list? Let me know in the comments below if there’s something you love that I should add to this gift guide.


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Do you have a special someone in your life that's always difficult to buy for? This gift guide for fussy people is sure to have something to make them smile. From books to travel goods to experiences, you're bound to find something to buy for that fussy person in your life. | #giftguide #gifts #presents #techheads #travel #travelgoods #experiences #christmas #holidays #holidaygiftguide

11 thoughts on “2020 Gift Guide: 50+ Perfect (and Practical) Gifts for Travel Lovers”

  1. Loved this list! I personally want some decorations for the van! If I win the bag I’ll give it to my boyfriend Shawn and then I’ll use it 😝. Located in USA.

  2. I love those wine bags (you know I love to visit wineries!!). And I’d totally send that cool backpack to my parents in Texas to hold onto for me til i visit if I win ????

  3. At the top of my wish list this year is a new set of luggage for when we can safely travel again! I’m living in Texas!

    • Brilliant thing to have at the top of your wish list!! Hopefully you’ll get lucky this year and then hopefully you’ll be able to use them soon!! Where are you in Texas? I was living in Dallas before I moved back home to Oz.


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