Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Our Favorite Travel-themed Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for a traveler in your life? Here are 30 travel-themed gift ideas.

December 7, 2017
Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Our Favorite Travel-themed Gifts
Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Our Favorite Travel-themed Gifts Amazon

Looking for the perfect gift for a traveler in your life? From a beach-of-the-month club to mermaid schools to suitcase essentials, here are 30 fun travel-themed gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Travel Gifts: Eat Well Travel Often Travel Journal

Travel Journal

Travel Journal Amazon

Who doesn’t want to eat well and travel often? This handmade laser-cut wood journal is the perfect travel companion for keeping track of your adventures on the road.

Travel Gifts: Delsey Luggage

Delsey Carry-on Luggage

Delsey Luggage Amazon

We’re big fans of Delsey hard-case luggage, especially this Helium Aero carry-on. The spinner wheels make it easier to navigate through busy airports, and it easily fits in overhead compartments while still fitting plenty of clothes. If you do decide to check, the bag expands for more room, plus it comes in multiple colors so it stands out on the baggage carousel.

Travel Gifts: Personalized Travel Milestone Marker

Personalized Travel Milestone Marker

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Commemorate your travels with this Personalized Travel Mile Stone Marker. Featuring your name(s) and hometown at the top, this iconic signpost will showcase your favorite islands, the distance to them, and a graphic representing the location. It’s UV-protected and weatherproof, so stake it next to your outdoor Tiki bar.

Travel Gifts: Passport cover

Passport Cover

Passport cover Amazon

Begin your travel adventure with this genuine leather passport cover. Fun phrases are printed in gold foil: In addition to the one shown above, choose from “I’m outta here,” “Not all those who wander are lost” and “Mr. and Mrs.”

Travel Gifts: Vintage suitcase necklace

Vintage Suitcase Necklace

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How cute is this gold-plated suitcase necklace? It also doubles as a locket so you can store your tiny travel keepsakes.

Travel Gifts: REI Adventures Greece

REI Adventures

Tour the Greek Islands with REI Adventures Courtesy REI Adventures

If you prefer to gift experiences over things, REI Adventures offers more than 150 guided trips on every continent. And the nine-day Greek Island Hopper would be an incredible present: explore Tinos, Naxos and Santorini with local guides, and hike ancient trails among vineyards and olive groves.

Travel Gifts: Vacation bag

Vacation Tote Bag

Tote bag Amazon

If vacation’s all you ever wanted, grab this cute tote bag and let everyone know. Bring it with you on your next trip or use it to make mundane chores, like grocery shopping, more fun.

Travel Gifts: Travel Cocktail Set

Travel Cocktail Set

Travel Cocktail Set Amazon

If you can’t go to the bar, bring the bar with you. This travel cocktail set has everything you need to mix up anything from martinis to mimosas, and it’s got room to stash three liquor bottles. Perfect for a picnic on the beach or even a carpet picnic in your living room, this stylish set might inspire you to practice your Cocktail-style bartending flair. We take no responsibility for any broken bottles this might incur.

Travel Gifts: Vintage map decorative box

Vintage Map Decorative Box

Decorative box Amazon

Bring your love of vintage maps into your home decor with this decorative box. Use it as a treasure box for a child’s birthday party, or to collect cards at a destination wedding.

Travel Gifts: GoPro Hero6 Black

GoPro Hero6 Black

GoPro Hero6 Black Amazon

From surfing to skiing, the Go Pro Hero6 Black is the perfect action camera to capture photos and video of your adventurous travel moments. The advanced stabilization allows for shake-free videos and the voice control feature makes it easier to operate than ever.

Travel Gifts: HIHO SUNTEK SPF Shirt


SPF Shirt Courtesy HIHO

Protect your skin from the sun and celebrate the Virgin Islands with HIHO’s Suntek SPF shirts. The fast-drying nature of these shirts coupled with the SPF 50 sun protection make them ideal for water activities. Check out their “BVI Strong” and “St. John Strong” shirts — the proceeds from these designs go towards hurricane rebuilding efforts in these islands.

Travel Gifts: Color the Earth Inflatable Ball

Color the Earth Inflatable Ball

Color the Earth Inflatable Ball Amazon

Keep the kids entertained while teaching them a thing or two about geography with Seedling’s Color the Earth Inflatable Ball. Suitable for ages 3 and up, the kit comes with markers to label the landscape and color the continents. When not in use the ball can be deflated — and later re-inflated — with a bicycle pump (not included).

Travel Gifts: Margaritaville Blender

Margaritaville Blender

Margaritaville Blender Amazon

On a quest to make the perfect frozen drink? The Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker stands out from other blenders thanks to the reservoir that holds a 36-ounce pitcher of ice. Instead of crushing, the machine produces shaved ice for bar-quality cocktails.

Travel Gifts:’s Beach of the Month Club’s Beach of the Month Club’s Beach of the Month Club

Looking to add a few more stamps to your passport? With’s Beach of the Month Club , you can. The 12-month membership includes a three- to four-night Caribbean vacation at a four- or five-star resort each month. Membership for the year includes airfare and accommodations, and some hotels are all-inclusive. So why not check a dozen islands off your bucket list in 2018?

Travel Gifts: Map Money Clip

Map Money Clip

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Whether it’s the coordinates of where you got married or your beloved vacation spot, keep your favorite island front of mind while organizing your cash with this custom map money clip. Optional engraving is available for an even more personal touch.

Travel Gifts: Nikon W300 Waterproof Underwater Digital Camera

Nikon W300 Waterproof Underwater Digital Camera

Nikon W300 Waterproof Underwater Digital Camera Amazon

Sometimes you want to take photos and video with something other than your phone. Nikon’s W300 Waterproof Underwater Digital Camera is a waterproof, dust-proof and shockproof solution that won’t take up too much space in your beach bag. It’s 15-megapixel low-light sensor means you’ll capture high quality photos in even the darkest beach bar, and the built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi makes it easy to share your photos on the go. Read our full review.

Travel Gifts: Pineapple sleep mask

Sleep Mask

Pineapple sleep mask Amazon

When your neighbor on a red-eye flight keeps his reading light on the whole time, a sleep mask is a must. And since we’re partial to pineapples, we love this one.

Travel Gifts: Anguilla Mermaid School

Mermaid School

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Gift your girl — or guy — the chance to get their mermaid on with Mermaid School International. MSI offers master mermaid classes, mermaid fitness lessons and even private mermaid photo/video shoots at a variety of locations in Anguilla. Don’t be shellfish, book a retreat with your besties and learn how to become an employable professional mermaid with classes on hair, make up, accessories, posing and synchronized swimming.

Travel Gifts: Cross stitch world map

Cross-stitch World Map

Cross-stitch world map Amazon

This world map printed on cross-stitch fabric is your blank canvas. Fill in the countries you’ve visited, write travel quotes or color the world as you see fit.

Travel Gifts: Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club Courtesy Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club curates the world’s best coffee and sends it to your doorstep monthly. You’ll receive a 12-ounce bag of fresh-roasted coffee, flavor notes, brewing tips and a postcard showcasing the coffee’s origin. From Brazil to Indonesia, your morning cuppa will take you on a new international journey each month.

Travel Gifts: Travel toiletry bag

Portable Toiletry Bag

Portable Toiletry Bag Amazon

Keep all your toiletries neat and organized in this cute cosmetic bag. Bonus: it comes with a built in hanger to save vanity space in small hotel rooms or cruise ships.

Travel Gifts: Luggage cover

Luggage Cover

Luggage cover Amazon

Do you have a basic black suitcase like everyone else in the world? Dress it up with this luggage cover and never mistake your bag on the carousel again.

Travel Gifts: Kona Gold Rum Cake

Kona Gold Rum Cake

Kona Gold Rum Cake Amazon

The words “rum cake” likely bring to mind the Caribbean variety made with Tortuga rum, but Kona Gold Rum shakes things up with Hawaiian-style rum cakes, baked in small batches on the Big Island. Available in four flavors (Original Macadamia Nut, Lilikoi (passion fruit), Pineapple, and Espresso), these tastes of the islands are lighter and have a more subtle flavor than their traditional Caribbean counterparts.

Travel Gifts: Upcycled Sari Robe

Upcycled Sari Robe

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Lounge in style in this upcycled sari robe. Handmade in India, each patchwork-style robe is created from remnants of reclaimed saris giving it a one-of-a-kind look.

Travel Gifts: Map wall art

Map Wall Art

Map wall art Amazon

Need the perfect travel-themed accent for your wall? This 3-D gold-brushed map art sculpture looks great in any room, and is crafted from metal for durability.

Travel Gifts: Travel Cord Roll

Travel Cord Roll

Travel Cord Roll Amazon

Cell phone charger, tablet charger, camera charger — where does it end? It doesn’t, but the Brouk & Co. travel cord roll can help you manage your cables and make packing your devices less of a hassle. The roll, made of vegan leather and available in nine colors, holds eight cords and two plugs, and has button closures and straps to keep everything firmly in place.

Travel Gifts: Wide Angle Lens iPhone Case

Wide Angle Lens iPhone Case

Wide Angle Lens iPhone Case Amazon

Keep your device protected and take better photos with this Wide-Angle Lens iPhone Case. Cinema quality glass and the lens’ wide field of view will make your landscape shots more epic, practically guaranteeing more likes on Instagram.

Travel Gifts: Laundry bag

Travel-size Laundry Bag

Laundry bag Amazon

Throw this cute laundry bag into your suitcase on your next trip to separate your dirty clothes. When empty, it folds into a small square so it barely takes up any coveted luggage space.

Travel Gifts: Clear Travel Pouch

Clear Travel Pouch

Clear Travel Pouch Amazon

Make getting your 3-ounce liquids through security a little easier with this TSA-approved clear toiletry bag. Whether it’s toothpaste or a travel-sized bottle of tequila, this durable, reusable zippered bag is sturdier than a quart-sized Ziplock bag, which means no mess when you pull it out of your carryon in the screening line.

Travel Gifts: Adopt-a-Tree at Soggy Dollar Bar

Adopt-a-Tree at Soggy Dollar Bar

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A palm tree might not be at the top of your holiday wish list, but what about your very own palm tree at Soggy Dollar Bar? The 2017 hurricane season did serious damage to Jost Van Dyke’s White Bay, the home of everyone’s favorite Painkiller drink. In an effort to restore the natural beauty, Soggy is accepting donations to sponsor new palms to be planted in the Bay. Make a tax-deductible donation, get your name on a donor recognition display, then go visit your palm tree on Jost because you deserve a vacation. Plus, the best way to help the Caribbean after the hurricanes is to keep visiting.


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