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Unique Travel Gifts for Cool Travelers

When you’ve been all over the world, finding the perfect gift to impress someone can be hard. But as a traveler myself, I know that unique travel gifts can help bring wanderlust to my daily life. This travel gift guide has some of the best travel gifts to inspire the world travelers in your life.

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Surprise travel lovers with these cool and unique travel gifts that help bring the world home and make traveling fun.

Some of these unique gifts are useful for travelers while on the go, and some are simply fun travel gifts that travelers can use every day.

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Expandable Knack Pack

This is my new favorite travel backpack and is one of the best gifts for travelers. This Knack Pack has tons of useful pockets including a hidden laptop side pocket and a great water bottle pocket that zips into the backpack.

I also love that it can expand to hold clothes, great for a short overnight trip.

City Map Glasses

These City Map Glasses are a truly unique travel gift that can celebrate your favorite cities and college towns.

Get a coffee cup, pint glass, or wine glass that features a street map of major cities around the world.

Selfie Stick Tripod with Remote

This Selfie Stick Tripod with Remote ensures that your travel-loving friend or family member never misses a photo opp!

It is compatibly with iPhone and Android and doesn’t even require apps to make the bluetooth remote and tripod work.

Travel Scarf with Hidden Zipper Pocket

These travel scarves are a great way to keep your important documents safe while also helping you stay warm.

Scarves are a great thing to pack for long-haul flights! And there are so many colors and patterns for every type of traveler.

Tile Trackers

Frequent travelers are always on the go and it can be easy to misplace one of your items while traveling.

These Tile Trackers are great for sticking on wallets and gadgets to help keep track of where your items are while on the go.

Travel Hair Dryer

Here’s a useful and unique travel gift for her (or him) who hates hotel hair dryers.

This travel hair dryer folds up and can fit in the palm of your hand while still offering 1000 watts of hair-drying power.

Compass Necklace

This Compass Necklace is a cute piece of travel jewelry perfect for those travelers who are always exploring!

So the Adventure Begins Bracelet

This bracelet is another cute piece of jewelry that makes a perfect travel gift.

Portable Handheld Steamer

If you’re shopping for business travelers who always wants to look their best, this portable handheld steamer is a great idea.

It’ll help them get rid of clothes wrinkles. Also, in these days of travel cleaning & safety, this steam iron can help kill 99.9% of germs & viruses!

Explore Local Travel Subscription Box

For the traveler who is homebound, this Explore Local travel subscription box will allow them to explore a new city each month.

Each box includes locally made artisan products and foods from a US city.

Be sure to check out my whole list of travel subscription boxes that the traveler in your life will love!

Airplane Foot Hammock

These airplane foot hammocks have become really popular recently and work especially well for travelers who are on the shorter side.

They hook around your tray table and let you stretch out during your flight making them practical gifts.

Scratch Off World Map

These scratch off maps are all the rage lately with travelers. These fun maps help them keep track of where they’ve been and can be a bit of a bragging discussion piece for their home.

Travel Journal

If the traveler in your life loves to journal their journey, this travel journal may be the ideal gift!

This journal includes space to document up to 15 trips and it even has spots for photos making it a keepsake that they will cherish forever.

Our Adventure Begins Bottle Stopper

For the travelers who also love a great glass of wine, this compass bottle stopper is a great way to toast your wanderlust while enjoying a drink.

Adventure Fund Savings Bank

Travelers are always dreaming of their next great adventure, this gift will help them save for it!

This fun shadow box travel bank will let travelers stock away coins and bills to pay for their next trip.

Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe

This book will be well-loved by travelers. Packed full of beautiful destination photos, Wanderlust will inspire travelers for where their next journey should take them. This is one of the best travel books out there!

Collapsible Water Bottle

This is a practical gift idea, but one that travelers will enjoy! These Hydaway collapsible water bottles are great for packing light. Plus they come in tons of different colors!

Neck Pillow with Hoodie

This is a quirky gift but does serve a purpose. The lights and sounds on an airplane can bother you if you’re trying to sleep, but this travel pillow with a built-in hoodie can help you hide away from light and sound.

Travel Pillow

Looking for other travel pillows that make great gifts? Here are a few popular ones that work well on airplanes!

World Coffee Gift Box

For the coffee-loving traveler, this world coffee gift box will allow them to sample coffees from 9 different countries right at home!

Packing Cubes

Most travelers know that packing cubes can help keep their suitcases organized, and these compression packing cubes also help save space.

This 8-piece set comes in a variety of colors.

Universal Travel Adapter

International travelers know how important travel adapters are. This universal travel adapter will help them plug-in multiple devices in multiple countries around the world! It includes 5 USB ports of different sizes making it compatible with nearly any devices.

Luggage Scale

Here’s another useful but handy unique travel gift — a handheld luggage scale. Avoid those awkward suitcase repacking situations at the check-in counter by knowing your suitcase weight in advance.

The are great for when you’ve shopped on your trip and are bringing home more than you took!

Roadtrippers Plus Membership

If your loved one is a fan of road trips, they’re going to love a Roadtrippers Plus membership.

For less than the cost of a tank of gas per year, this program allows travelers to create custom maps of their routes with up to 150 stops.

The routes can be customized to be safe for RVs, can be shared with others for collaboration with travel buddies, and allows easy access to the maps offline, which is super convenient for off the grid explorations.

Travel Charm Jewelry

For a more personalized travel gift that can be built on, check out the jewelry collections at Jet Set Candy. Their travel luggage tag jewelry is especially cute!

Apple Air Tags

Help your traveling friends keep track of all their belongings on their journey with Apple Air Tags. They tie directly into their iPhone or iPad with the Find My app.

French Press Travel Mug

The coffee lover will swoon for this French Press Travel Mug. Not only does it ensure that they get the perfect cup of coffee every time, but it keeps drinks hot for up to 4 hours.

Bucket List Water Bottle

Help them stay hydrated on their journey with this fun Bucket List Water Bottle!

Every state is laser-engraved on the stainless steel bottle and it comes with dishwasher-proof vinyl stickers that they can stick on the bottle when they hit that state.

Travel Challenges Card Deck

This Travel Challenges Card Deck ensures that they get out there and make the most of their trip. Each card has a fun task like asking locals for their favorite spot and having a GPS-free day.

These challenges help you get out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in your new environment.

Lululemon Belt Bag

I am so happy the fanny pack has made a comeback! This Lululemon Belt Bag comes in tons of colors and is the most convenient way to ditch the purse while still making sure you can keep all your essentials with you during your hike or explorations around a new city.

Travel Pillow

This super lightweight travel pillow is compact, machine-washable, and ensures you’ll be comfy on your flight or road trip.

3-in-1 Wireless Travel Charger

For the Apple gadget lover, this 3-in-1 Wireless Travel Charger is a must-have. This portable charger has a foldable, compact design which makes it easy to pack and it wirelessly charges an iPhone, an iWatch, and AirPods all at once.

Bluetooth Wireless Transmitter

This AirFly Bluetooth Wireless Transmitter is a traveling technology lover’s dream! Plug it into the audio jack for in-flight entertainment and the audio will transmit directly to your bluetooth headset.

It’s also perfect for rental cars that may not have bluetooth available.

Electronic Organizer

This waterproof electronics organizer helps you keep all your mobile devices, chargers and cords organizer. There’s nothing worse than digging through your carry-on for the right cord!

Luggage Cup Holder

Speaking of carry-on’s, this Luggage Cup Holder is the most convenient thing ever. It fits right on the handle of your luggage to hold your coffee or water bottle while you’re sitting in the terminal or waiting in the line at security. This is a must-have when traveling with kids so you can keep your hands free!

Collapsible Travel Cup

A Collapsible Travel Cup is so compact that it’s easy to stick it in your carry-on or backpack.

Handheld Mini Fan

The uses are endless for this Handheld Mini Fan. From festivals and concerts in town to summer hikes and humid airports, the traveler in your life will love this fan.

Pack This! Checklist Pad

For the travel lover who craves organization, this Checklist Pad is a great gift. They’ll never leave an essential behind again!

Travel Jewelry Case

There’s nothing worse than tangled jewelry or searching a toiletry bag for a missing earring. This Travel Jewelry Case is as beautiful as it is convenient!

Mini White Noise Machine

It used to be that the comforts of home had to be left behind when you hit the road, but that’s no longer true with this Mini White Noise Machine! It’s perfect for a noisy hotel room, camping trips full of nocturnal wildlife, and kids who need to hit the sack earlier than the rest of the crew.

Fun Luggage Tags

Searching for your luggage in the baggage claim carousel can be a daunting task. These fun luggage tags ensure that the whole family can spot their luggage quickly and easily.

Enjoy shopping for the travelers in your life, and hey, maybe these unique travel gifts will inspire you to plan your own adventure!

Unique Travel Gifts for World Travelers

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