Travel Gift Ideas for the One you Love

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!

Shopping for the one you love is not always easy! But if your loved one has a bit of wanderlust, you're in luck. We have carefully curated all of the best travel gift ideas here - and they are all available to print online or order via Amazon Prime!

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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

Flytographer Photo Shoot ParisPhoto Credit: Olga in Paris with Flytographer

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.

flytographer review paris vacation photo shoot

I am so excited that my favorite vacation photo shoot company is offering a special discount for Valentine’s Day! All photo shoots booked with Flytographer during the month of February are $50 OFF with my referral link. Woohoo! This is the biggest discount I have seen them offer. You can book a photo shoot for any future date in any of their 200+ worldwide locations or you can even buy a gift certificate with the discount link and lock in your promo code until you use it! This would allow you and your loved one to browse the galleries and choose your photographer together once you have plane flights booked on an amazing couple or family trip later this year or next year.

Travel Journal

Travel Gift Idea: Traditional Leather Journal

Travel Gift Ideas: Embossed Heart Leather Journal

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

Weekend Getaway

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!

Travel Gift Idea: Planning a Romantic Getaway

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!

Wine Tumblers

Travel Gift Ideas: Wine Tumblers

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

GoPro Hero7

Travel Gift Ideas: GoPro Hero7

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!

Travel Gift Idea: A Vacation Photo Shoot

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

Travel Gift Idea: Travel 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 Wallet

Travel Gift Idea: Passport WalletTravel Gift Idea: Family Passport Holder

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

Travel Gift Ideas: Practical Phone Wallet 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.

Travel Books

The Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Kids)

Travel Gift Ideas: Books for Children

Good Night World

Travel Gift Ideas: Children's Books

 

Paint by Sticker Books (great for kids 5+ on long car rides or flights!)

Travel Gift Ideas: Books for Children

 

Water Wow Water Painting Books (fun for children of all ages during travel!)

Travel Gift Ideas: Books for Children

The Greetings from Somewhere Collection for Young Readers

Travel Gift Ideas: Books for Children

American Girl: Grace who travels to Paris and Kanani in Kauai to name a few

Travel Gift Ideas: Books for Children

Mission Paris: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (Travel Guide For Kids)

Travel Gift Ideas: Books for Children

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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Shopping for the one you love is not always easy! But if your loved one has a bit of wanderlust, you're in luck. We have carefully curated all of the best travel gift ideas here - and they are all available to print online or order via Amazon Prime!

Shopping for the one you love is not always easy! But if your loved one has a bit of wanderlust, it's your lucky day. We have carefully curated all of the best travel gift ideas here - and they are all available to print online or order via Amazon Prime!

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  1. Ooh, what a fun idea to book a vacation photo shoot! I love the idea of being able to have someone else worry about the lighting, making sure everyone is posed, and just be able to have fun and be in the moment. I’ve just recently heard about this company Flytographer and think it’s a brilliant idea. I can’t wait to check them out and possibly book them in the future. I also love the idea of having a cool journal. Sometimes it’s great to be able to just sit and write out a few thoughts without getting distracted by notifications and apps!

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    • Flytographer really is the best – perfect for families, newlyweds, and even solo travelers too! 🙂

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    • So glad you love the photo shoot idea! You can buy a gift certificate now to lock in your $50 credit and save it for a future trip even a year or two from now. It’s amazing!

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  2. Cool ideas – I also like the idea of having my vacation photos taken – and also made into a framed photo i could hang in the living room.

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  3. cool idea – i also like the idea of having a vacation photo shoot, get it framed to be hanged in the living room.

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    • A family photo shoot definitely leaves you with frame worthy new living room art! 🙂

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  4. Great thought has been put into creating this article. There are so many items that I would like for myself and of course to buy for others. I love the idea of the flytographer! A great way to capture that perfect shot.

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  5. I usually suck at choosing gifts :(. With Valentine’s day right around the corner, I really didn’t know what to do but then I came across this post. You sure gave me a couple of good suggestions. Thank you for sharing this 🙂

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    • Glad you found some helpful ideas!

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  6. These are some really innovative travel gift ideas. A vacation photo shoot sounds really exciting. Would personally prefer the Gopro though. The scratchable Map too makes for a nice gift for travellers to serve as triggers of memory.

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    • We definitely tried to include ideas for all price points 🙂

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  7. Great suggestions thank you! Appreciate the discount links you’ve made available too, so handy 🙂 I especially love the idea of the wallet phone case – can think of a few situations where we’d be out exploring or roller blading and not want to carry a chunky wallet with us too.

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    • You are so welcome! I hope you get to take advantage of those links-SO much fun! 🙂

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  8. Such good ideas! I definitely need to file some of these away. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That leather journal gives me life! What a cool idea, especially with our tendency to get stuck in our phones and apps. And those gifts for kiddos are perfect to instill the wanderlust trait while they’re young ;). Great ideas here!

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  10. Nothing more fun then receiving travel related gifts if you are a traveller like me . You have got a great list out there and for me the clear winner would be the GoPro followed by the more rustic leather travel journal I must say. All the ideas are great but my top favourites remain the camera and a book to note my adventures. thanks for sharing

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  11. These are all so cute! I love the whole aesthetic of your blog.

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    • Thank you so much! 🙂

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  12. These are all great ideas but I especially love the idea of gifting a family vacation photographer! I never thought of that before but it’s something I know I would treasure. We travel as a family and since I’m often the one behind the lens, we have way too few family pictures of us around the world. Brilliant idea!

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  13. Ooh, I hadn’t seen that Spigen case before! I have one without the wallet and I love it– maybe I’ll look to upgrade to your version when this one’s done. I’m with you, though– my favorite travel gift is always a quick trip!

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  14. These are awesome ideas! Though I always snap photos during our trips, it is nice to have that gorgeous couple photos taken by the professional so a photography package would be nice gift. And for practical travel, that organizer is a huge tip! Helps travelers to stay sane of their luggage.

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    • Photos of the people I love in places that I love is my favorite wall art for sure!

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  15. I love these ideas! The photo shoot ideas is awesome and something I’ve never thought of! I love that scratch off map too!

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    • A vacation photo shoot is seriously the best souvenir ever! 🙂 And this month’s promo is the best I’ve ever seen. I hope lots of families come home with vacation photo shoot images for their wall this summer!

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  16. We just got a scratch off map for Christmas and we love it! Can’t wait to put it up in my new office!

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    • Super fun! I don’t have one yet but it is on wish list!

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  17. These are great ideas! I love everything travel related, so now I have even more to add to my wish list! I’d really love the scratch off map. Inspire me to travel more!

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    • Thanks! Isn’t it fun? 🙂

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  18. These are all wonderful ideas! I am traveling to Ireland later this year and wanted to get photos, I will have to look into Flytographer!

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    • Ooh! That sounds beautiful! The cool thing about this current Flytographer promo is you can buy a gift certificate to use on any future date and that will lock in the $50 promo code. Hope you get some amaaaazing images!

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  19. Great ideas especially the photo shoot. I am going to try that on our next trip.

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    • You’ll love it – I promise! 🙂

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  20. Since the hubby travels 250 days a year I am always looking for those unique travel gifts for him. We haven’t tried the packing cubes yet but they are on my list of things to try out. Thanks for the list it has a lot of great ideas

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