Best Travel Christmas Ornaments

‘Tis the season! One of our favorite family traditions is carefully choosing new travel Christmas ornaments each time we travel somewhere new. We aren’t big on shopping or souvenirs but this is a special time we treasure. Sometimes we just don’t find the right ornament in a specific location and other times we want to give someone else a special travel ornament as a gift.

We’ve scoured the globe (or should I say Etsy?) for some handcrafted treasures to send your way to add to your wish list, purchase for a special someone, or use a beautiful gift topper. Check them out and let me know which are your favorites below! Additional, beautiful personalized gift ideas can be found here.

Whether you are looking for inspiration for your travel themed Christmas tree or gift ideas for the travel lover in your life, check out our holiday gift guide with ideas for everyone. #freetotravelmama #christmas #ornaments #giftguide

I am sure your inboxes and mailboxes everything-boxes are filled to the brim with opportunities to shop till you drop. While we are a family that values experiences over things, it doesn’t stop us from decking the halls and picking up travel Christmas ornaments on our special vacations! We love purchasing gifts for each other that help us prepare for our next trip coming up or ones that allow us to capture memories of our past trips to reminisce each time we trim the tree.

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These Custom Family Vacation Ornaments not only offer custom wording but also a photo as well! The image is uploaded when ordering and printed on the ornament for you. These would be perfect to commemorate an engagement, special vacation, and as a grandparent gift. //image by moxieandverve

Personalized Travel Christmas Ornaments

These US Map Travel Ornaments are made of American Hard Maple and are another way to commemorate a special road trip. You can have the road trip spots marked, connected, and engraved on the back of the ornament. Seeing this beautiful work of art hanging on your tree all season will have you excited to plan your next adventure before the New Year hits! //image by BLOCKSetc

United States Travel themed Christmas Ornaments

This sweet Travel Suitcase Personalized Ornament measures about 3″ x 4″. It can be personalized with any text of your choice to help remember a special trip, year of travel, or embarking on a grand adventure. The stickers shown cannot be changed, but personalization options are endless! //image by AdornamentsNY

Suitcase Travel Ornament

This Personalized Road Trip Travel Ornament offers many possibilities to help savor the memory of this year’s family road trip! Add not only your family name and the year, but also the special stops from your trip! Various color options are available as well. //image by RyElleDesigns

These Family Vacation Road Trip Ornaments will steal your heart with their cuteness and simplicity! They are hand drawn and hand engraved without any machines. They can be personalized with your family names, road trip stops, and even the type of vehicle! Check out their link to see all the options available. //image by PrinceWhitaker

Handmade Christmas Travel Ornament of the US

Of all of the gorgeous, handcrafted ornaments in this travel ornament guide, this Travel Christmas Ornament completely stole my heart! You can personalize the signs from 5 signs up to 10, including the country or city names and the year. You can also choose a sandy beach base or sparkling snow for the base. Can you imagine the possibilities? This year, mine would read “2019, Disneyland, Oahu, Nebraska, Seattle.” I am crossing my fingers and wishing upon a star that next year my ornament reads: “2020, Lake Tahoe, Texas, Croatia, Slovenia, Kauai, Switzerland!” //image by RustyOldBarnCompany

Travel Christmas Ornaments: Handmade Wooden Sign Bulb

Personalized and Hand-Stamped Travel Ornaments are such a unique gift for the traveler in your life! This pewter suitcase can fit up to about 6-7 countries or cities as well as a few images like a tree, skyline, and mountain to add even more visual interest. Such a fun way to remember a year filled with travels! //image by SouthernComfortZone

Hand-Stamped Pewter Travel Ornament


These Globe-Inspired Gold Leaf Ornaments will take your Christmas tree from ordinary to stunning! Offered in two sizes and three shades of blue, these beauties are a crowd lover for sure. They make me want to sit + stare and them and grab my bags + explore the globe – all at the same time. These would make such a beautiful gift for travelers near and far! //image by HolidayEveryDayArt

Gold Leaf Globe Travel Ornaments

Choose from popular cities or inspiration adventure quotes with these beautiful Acrylic Travel Ornaments. The Christmas lights of your tree will shine through them magically! They would also make for the perfect gift wrap decoration on top of a special gift! //image by AlexGrecoLetterGoods

Travel Christmas Ornaments

These sweet Wooden Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments are a perfect addition to your country Christmas or rustic chic farmhouse. These tag ornaments are offered in a variety of sayings as well as other wooden options in the shop. They are the lowest priced ornaments on this list if you are looking for a budget friendly option. As a bonus, this shop also plants a tree for each purchase made! //image by BrokenTreeArt

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This charming Globe & Compass Wander Ornament is so beautifully made and offers such a classic look. The globe is offered in brass, gold plated or silver plated options. This shop offers several other globe and compass themed metal ornaments and I am seriously in love with them all. I could decorate a whole tree with them! Luck for me (and you!), this shop is offering a coupon code to be used on your next order! //image by SmittenKittenKendall

Travel Ornaments for Christmas Trees: Globe and Compass Travel Ornament

The little leather straps on this Suitcase Ornament just won me over! Choose from several sayings, like “World Traveler” or “Study Abroad” or request a custom option. It would also make a sweet wedding gift for a couple who loves to travel or had a destination wedding. //image by BorrowedHeartsShop

Mini Suitcase Travel Ornaments for Christmas Trees

These Adventure Awaits Ornaments are perfect for the person in your life with a sense of wanderlust and a passion for exploring! These hand-lettered beauties can be designed to with your chosen text and are offered in four festive colors, neutral, blue, green, and red. //image by WhimsyType

Adventure Awaits Travel Christmas Ornaments

This sparkling gem is offered in eleven different colors and will inspire you to pack those bags every time it catches your eye. This Just Go Travel Ornament is a 4″ glass disc and you get your choice of vinyl and glitter. The airplane is such a sweet touch. How about one in each the color of the rainbow? // image by jenuinecraftsandmore


I don’t only love this Metal State Ornament because they offer the state of Hawaii, but that sure doesn’t hurt! Stick around this website long enough and you’ll know I am in love with those islands! Look through their shop and find your favorite state and it just might become your new favorite ornament on the tree! //image by IronMaidArt

Hawaii State Travel Ornaments for Christmas Trees

I am crazy about this California Map Ornament! It features all the major cities in the state and is clearly handcrafted with love. Want to know the coolest part? You can also purchase a DIY kit and make your own! Wouldn’t that be such a unique, personal, creative gift? World Maps and World Map Kits are also available. //image by GrannyPantyDesigns

Travel Ornaments for Christmas Trees: California Map Ornament

This beautifully and carefully handcrafted USA Wine Cork Ornament is made from wine corks from all of the world! Any state, country, or geographic region can be custom ordered. How amazing is that?! It would be an especially beautiful gift for a wine country travel souvenir from California, Italy or France. Fun tip: See “Seghesio Winery” on the cork in the center? They are in my hometown area of Sonoma County! //image by DesertCoastalStudios

Wine Cork Travel Christmas Ornaments

This beautiful travel ornament set offers several options in order to provide you with the best options for your needs. Sets can be purchased in sizes small to x-large in sets of 2-4. These are silver-plated, covered in high-quality glass, and the images come from vintage atlases. This would be perfect for a multi-city European vacation souvenir! //image by LocationInspirations

Travel Ornaments for Christmas Tree

This adorable little handmade Map Ornament would make such a great travel souvenir and addition to your tree! Available for several other countries too – Scotland, Ireland, Italy to name a few. //image by JfvintageArt

Map Travel Christmas Ornament

Which travel Christmas ornament is your favorite?

I think I need to add a travel-themed Christmas tree to my home holiday decor and to put all of these gorgeous travel ornaments on my list! I hope you’ll take the time to browse the shops of these talented artists, click the heart button, and send your wish list to loved ones! Then sit back in the glow of the tree, with your hot cocoa (or eggnog if that’s your thing), and start planning your next adventure!

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  1. Love the idea. I collect ornaments. Each year I pride myself in picking 3-5 (sometimes more) ornaments for each family member. Each ornament represents something that was memorable in that person’s year. This year I bought my first in many years “travel ornament.” Can’t wait to add more.

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    • What a fun tradition!

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  2. Thank you for featuring my USA wine cork ornament! This is such a great list! Cheers! 🍷

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    • Thanks for participating! I love how unique your cork ornament is!

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  3. I love these travel-themed ornaments! Our family always tries to collect ornaments from our adventures.

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  4. Too many to choose from, I love them all! Having a separate “travel” Christmas tree is a great idea! I will have to figure out which ornaments I want. Great photos! Thanks!

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    • I love them all too! Thanks for checking them out!

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  5. I love the ornaments on this list. They are beautiful. I am one that thinks ornaments should mean something and these would. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love these! We have many ornaments from our travels. Its always nice to remember our trip as we decorate the tree.

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    • I agree! Such a fun way to relive our memories!

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  7. Some great ideas here. We have a few travel ornaments – they are a great way to bring back great holiday memories!

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  8. I’ve never thought about travel ornaments but these are absolutely beautiful. Definitely worthy of a traveler’s tree!

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