If you are looking for some help finding the perfect travel gift ideas for a special occasion or just to celebrate a fun trip coming up, I hope this carefully curated list will help you out! It often seems that it is the most difficult to purchase special gifts for the ones we love – probably because that is when we care the most. If your loved one has even a bit of a wanderlust streak, I hope you’ll find the perfect gift idea for your travel lover!
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Creative Travel Gift Ideas
Scratch Off Map
This Scratch Off Map would be so much fun to tackle as a couple! Scratch off the places you have been and dream of the places you will go together. It comes in two sizes and is shipped in a tube for protection.
Vacation Photo Shoot
If your loved one is anything like I am, a Vacation Photo Shoot would be (and has been) my favorite gift in the entire world. Being a lover of all things travel + all things photography means that coming home with beautiful images of the people I love most in a place I love, is literally the best souvenir ever. You can read more about our experience here.
In our digital age, sometimes authentic traditional ways of capturing our memories are the most treasured. This Embossed Heart Genuine Leather Journal or this traditional simple version are perfect for carrying on the go and jotting down special memories and not-to-be forgotten moments.
Romantic Travel Gift Ideas
Nothing makes me ready to pack my suitcase more than preparing for a weekend getaway with my hubby. Sometimes near and sometime far, finding a cute spot to cuddle up, sleep in, get out and explore a cute new town, and sometimes just eat breakfast in bed if we choose is always the best gift for me!
When looking for a cute unique spot, Airbnb always delivers and I would love to share my $40 off code with you if it is you or your loved one’s first booking! This magical treehouse in a winter wonderland, this stunning ocean view condo, and this hot springs condo in the mountains are at the top of my romantic weekend wish list!
These unbreakable, beautiful wine tumblers are ready to take your picnic to the next level. Even camping in the woods, your tea will stay hot and your cocktail will stay cold as you take in the view with the one you love. Portable and lightweight, you’ll find these are fun and practical for all ages.
Adventurous Travel Gift Ideas
If you have just been photographing your travels with your phone and are looking to take your images up a notch or have the option to film underwater this GoPro Hero7 would be a perfect gift for the adventurer in your life. Rugged and waterproof, with image stabilization and live streaming, this is the perfect way to capture your memories while snorkeling, bike riding, or just lounging on the beach.
Local or Travel Experience
If travel isn’t on your agenda right now, even though you wish it were, consider booking an fun experience as a staycation. Sonoma Canopy Tours is a fun option in my neck of the woods and my husband and I have had a blast ziplining through the redwoods together! Kayaking at a nearby river or signing up for a rock climbing class may be just the adrenaline boost you need to carry you through to your next getaway!
If you are stuck for adventurous ideas, check out Airbnb experiences in the city of your choice for some inspiration, even in your own home town. You can use my referral link for $15 off an experience of $50 or more.
Practical Travel Gift Ideas
Set of Packing Cubes
If your Valentine is the practical type (like mine), you can’t go wrong with this set of packing cubes. The different sizes make them perfect for consolidating everything in your suitcase and with its space saving capabilities, you are likely to save money using smaller suitcases on your next trip (win-win).
Passport Holders are also a practical fun gift idea for travel lovers. This RFID blocking version offers extra security with extra technology to protect your belongings against scammers and this Family Passport Holder is perfect for someone carrying multiple passports.
Wallet Phone Case
If you are traveling domestically, or just in your day to day activities, you may need something more minimal like this Wallet Phone Case. My husband and I both have one and absolutely love them. With enough space to hold two cards, I can often leave my purse behind which I am usually more than excited to do!
Family Travel Gift Ideas
If you are anything like our family, we strive to teach our children the value of experiences over material things. But sometimes tangible treats are fun too! Our Valentine’s tradition is to give each child a new book and a box of we-never-usually-buy-this-kind-of sugary cereal. We love giving our children books that inspire their wanderlust and adventure. Bonus points go to travel books that teach them about a place that we will soon be traveling. Here are a few of our favorites.
Paint by Sticker Books (great for kids 5+ on long car rides or flights!)
Water Wow Water Painting Books (fun for children of all ages during travel!)
No matter the style of your Valentine, I hope you found the perfect travel gift ideas for him or her! I’d love to hear what you settled on! I hope that everyday is a day filled with love and adventure!
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