Finding the best travel gifts for her is no easy task. I grew up surrounded by women who travel. And, following every holiday season, I find myself with significantly less hair. I spend the holiday months pulling it all out, trying to decide on gifts to get for them.
Perhaps the female traveler in your life is hard to shop for, too. For example, she probably buys herself anything she needs on the road.
And maybe you have no idea what she even needs. She’s always finding herself in ridiculous situations in remote areas of the world. You know the kinds of envy-inducing stories she shares at family dinners around this time. How do you shop for someone with those tales?
I’m no expert, so I reached out to one of my favorite ladies (my sister) who offered me the low-down on some of the best gifts for women who travel.
The Bluffworks Trevi Dress
just might be the most stylish travel gift to give your fashion-forward friend. Ideal for short or long-term trips, the dress is made with odor-wicking and wrinkle-resistant fabric, so it’s easy to toss in your luggage.
And unlike most dresses, the Trevi has six different built-in pockets for your phone, passport, wallet, or anything else she’ll need for her trip. If she loves to travel but also wants to look smart, then the Trevi dress is a must-have in her closet.
All women should have a durable pair of sneakers that are comfortable and stylish. If she’s always complaining about sore feet or blisters, then get her Vessi Travel Shoes.
These lightweight knit kicks are great travel gifts for everyday wear.
Best of all, the woven fabric is completely waterproof. Which means she’ll be prepared to endure whatever the weather report throws at her. Whether she’s exploring new cities or hitting up the hiking trail, she’ll have the perfect shoes to match.
Ideal for photographers, the Peak Design Everyday Tote
will keep her camera, lenses, and equipment organized wherever she goes. However, the versatility of the bag makes it one of the best travel gifts for her. She can wear it as a tote, a cross-body messenger bag, or even a normal handbag.
And unlike most camera bags, this stealthy tote is low-profile and perfect for everyday use.
With a YETI insulated bottle
, she’ll never have to drink disgusting cold coffee again! Made from rust-free stainless steel, the YETI will keep her hot drinks hot and her cold drinks cold for hours. This is one of those gifts that she can take with her to work, on a flight to different countries, or up the mountain.
The bottle comes in almost a dozen colors, so you can pick the best one that matches her style. It’s one of our favorite travel gifts for her this season.
Finding the right beanie can be difficult, but the North Face Oh-Mega Fur Pom Beanie
will fit her like a glove. These beanies are great travel gifts that will keep her warm in the winter, or while traveling to different countries.
It’s made with classic cable-knit texture and topped with an adorable faux fur pom on the top. It’s one of my favorite travel gifts for her!
Let her show her love of travel on her feet! Bucketfeet collaborates with artists worldwide to design a constantly rotating set of limited edition shoes. For the woman who loves to travel in comfort and style, these shoes are the perfect gift.
An artist and backpacker collaborated to create this unique, global brand and this pair shows a true sense of wanderlust…reminding us of everything to explore and all the conversations to be had worldwide. And, she’ll be able to show off all the countries she has ever visited.
Women who love to travel should be acquainted with the annoyance that is liquids. It can be a hassle because you need them on the plane, but you can’t take them in your carry-on. This means pouring a splash of everything you need into tiny little containers just for the journey.
The Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Starter Kit has travel-sized bottles and one of the few travel gifts for her that’ll make life a lot easier. All of the toiletries are already packaged in 100ml containers.
She’ll never have to rummage through her luggage for her liquids, making airport security a breeze from here on out.
With front and side supports, and the ability to attach it to your headrest, she’ll never wake up during a flight with a permanently crippled neck. It might not seem like much but it’ll revolutionize how she travels.
Not to imply that she’s apt to lose things—but it’s every traveler’s worst fear. The Tile Pro attaches to pretty much any item (keys…even a dog’s collar!) or the slim version slides into a wallet or passport. If she seems to misplace her valuable items, then this is one of the best travel gifts you could get her.
Integrated Bluetooth allows her to ring her Tile directly from her smartphone. She can locate the last place she had it, or god-forbid, track it down (completely anonymously!) when it passes within range of anyone else in the Tile community. It’s handy on the road or at home.
Socks: the gift for everyone! But seriously, these luxuriously soft, lightweight cycle socks from Sundried are the nicest socks your gal will ever put on her feet. Plus they come in an attractive presentation box, perfect for Christmas or birthday presents.
Each box has seven pairs of socks for each day of the week, and each has a different colorful pattern. They’re built for athletes with mesh ventilation for breathability and a moisture transport system to keep feet dry and blister-free. But, really, they’re for everyone!
If she’s the type of person that’s always freezing on buses, trains, planes, and even at night under a fluffy comforter, the rev’pod™ may just be one of the best travel gifts for her. Not only can she sleep in them, but she also won’t be forced to curl up with one of those scratchy airplane blankets.
Made with sustainable fabric, it may be one of the softest gifts she will ever sleep in. And best of all, it folds up small pillow that can attach to her luggage when she’s on the road. With something this comfortable, she just may find herself spending all her days in this genius robe-like loungewear.
If she travels a lot then why not get her a travel gift that lets her do it both comfortably and in style? There is nothing worse than being stuck on a bus or plane for eight hours without being able to sleep.
This cashmere travel set
allows her to inject a bit of luxury into her travels and will keep her warm on her journey. Someone will have to wake her from such good sleep! Note: it’s cashmere, so it’s not cheap!
The Fitbit Versa
is one of our favorite travel gift ideas if she wants to get in shape and stay healthy. This smartwatch won’t need charging for more than four days and features a 24/7 heart rate, music, coaching and more.
It’s lightweight, water resistant and will help her both set and reach her fitness goals.
Believe it or not, these little speakers
make great travelgifts. They’re waterproof, shockproof, and strap on to pretty much anything (it even fits perfectly in a cup holder or backpack water bottle holder), and lasts up to 12 hours—all while providing killer sound.
There are a lot of bluetooth speakers on the market, but this is the best one if you’re looking for travel gift ideas.
Power banks are lifesavers for people who love to travel. That bus with free WiFi isn’t going to be much fun if your smartphone dies two hours into the journey.
Help her stay fully charged at all times by treating her to an ultra-slim power bank from Anker
. With a high-speed charging system, it provides enough juice to charge her smartphone over two times! And, it’s the perfect size for a stocking stuffer—small enough to fit in her purse or the outside pocket of her luggage.
If she loves to read, then this is one of the best travel gifts for her. The Kindle Paperwhite
can easily slide into a purse or even a back pocket. It’s super lightweight and she’ll have more access to more books than she could ever read.
Plus, the ability to easily export notes and highlights to email means she can discretely bring her guidebook along without looking like a tourist. Cute covers also make for great travel gifts for people too!
If you manage to get this right then you’ll win big points. Cambiami offers a design your own sandal service
so you can add a bit of customization to her gifts. Choose from four possible soles and then pick your strap. This is a bit of a test for how well you know her but if you can pull it off you’ll be forever in her good books.
Even better than that, because they’re custom made, no-one else will have flats quite like them! It’s one of the coolest travel gift ideas you can get her.
Who knew safety could look this good? Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Travel Scarfs make perfect travel gifts by protecting passports and other valuables in the most stylish way possible. They securely store chapsticks, ID cards, house keys, and other small items with hidden, self-locking zippers.
Choose between dozens of colors and patterns to coordinate with any outfit. Speakeasy Travel Scarves come in both lightweight fabrics for summertime or heavy, cozy fabrics for colder weather. For women who love to travel, look no further than these cozy and stealthy gifts!
Is she curious to know a little bit more about who she is? Who isn’t? The 23andMe Ancestry Test
will tell her which countries her ancestors lived more than half a millennium ago!
The ancestry test makes really unique gifts for travelers, especially if they’re interested in their heritage and might even be interested in tracing their family’s footsteps. To take it a step further, upgrade her kit to include a full health report
Ever needed to hand wash some clothes on a trip but found yourself in the middle of nowhere with no laundry machines around? Ta-da, The Scrubba Wash Bag
is the solution!
This genius product is basically the smallest washing machine there is, and one of the best gifts for travelers. It’s a necessity for anyone heading on a backpacking or camping trip and makes the cleaning experience as easy as possible. Owning one of these will help save on time, money and water. They are the same size as packing cubes, so you can take it absolutely anywhere!
There is nothing worse than your plethora of charging cables tangling themselves into chaos. This stylish charger roll up eliminates that problem.
With one of these gifts, she’ll never have to extract her headphones from her kindle wire. She also won’t need to worry about her cables getting damaged in her bag while on the road. The cherry on top of this leather delight? This stocking stuffer is even better with initials monogrammed on it!
It’s about time women had a way to track their exercise without having to don some unsightly step counter on their wrist. The Fitbit tried to make trackers more stylish and now Ringly has taken it a step further. It’s one of the most stylish gifts you can get her.
Ringly has incorporated fitness trackers into beautiful jewelry that people actually want to wear. Goodbye ugly, clunky tracker, this is one of the travel gifts for her that isn’t going back to the store.
She’ll never have to hunt for her travel charger again or wish she hadn’t checked it in her luggage. With this decorative tassel
, she’s ready to go at the next charging station she comes across.
These small gifts will work just like her normal smartphone charger. But they clip to a purse or keychain so she’ll always have it with her. They make perfect gifts for people who are always misplacing their cords!
BauBax makes multifunction jacketsjust for people who travel—and they make unique gifts, too! With four primary styles—bomber, sweatshirt, vest and windbreaker—these jackets are great travel gifts for her.
Plus, the primary selling point of these jackets: They’re loaded with more than 25 features, including built-in gloves, an inflatable travel pillow, a blanket, and even a footrest! It’s like giving a Swiss Army Knife of gifts. That’s not to mention all the pockets, so you can carry-on what you need instead of checking it.
Durable, stands upright, and available in a plethora of fun patterns and colors, she won’t be able to help but smile every time she unpacks this one of these travel cosmetic cases from Lolo
! These little gifts are great for makeup, chargers and cords, or anything else she wants to travel with.
For a little something extra, get a coordinating travel luggage tag
and she’ll remember you every time she looks at her suitcase.
Is there a better experience than concocting a bespoke cocktail than 30,000 ft in the air? These little pouches of boozy goodness
are delicious gifts, and allow her to whip up two cocktails wherever she is. One for her and one for you. Or both for her.
All she needs is a glass and the requisite alcohol. You can’t go wrong with one of these gifts!
A toothbrush might be an odd travel gift, but oral hygiene is sometimes hard to maintain on the road. It’s great for travel, as the last thing you want on the road is a cavity!
The Quip toothbrush
has been expertly designed with the right sized bristles and perfect level of vibration to make your teeth gleam. The charger is slim-line and the toothbrush is equipped with a timer so you know when you’re done. It’s one of those travel gifts that also makes you healthier!
There’s nothing worse than trying to style hair using an old hotel blow dryer. Thanks to the BaBylissPro Travel Dryer
, women no longer have to suffer from wet, frizzy hair when traveling! It can be tucked into any purse or suitcase with it’s sleek, compact design and folding handle.
And unlike most travel hairdryers, the BaBylissPro Travel Dryer uses tourmaline titanium technology that leaves hair shiny and frizz-free in just a fraction of the time. This is the perfect travel gift if she wants healthy, happy, and clean hair!
Ever been on a trip and needed to make a call or send a message, but couldn’t because there wasn’t any signal? Never experience that pain again!
Pair the goTenna Mesh
with your phone to create your own signal! It can be used for so many good reasons (like safety) for a group of friends on a hiking trip, at a festival or while traveling in remote areas. The goTenna mesh are great travel gift ideas both guys and girls who travel!
What traveler wouldn’t LOVE a GoPro
camera!? Their latest release—the GoPro Hero 8 Black—is hands-free voice-controlled, wearable, waterproof, has a touchscreen and gimbal-like stabilization! Plus, the camera records 4K in 60fps! This will easily be one of her favorite gifts if she has an adventurous spirit.
As one of the coolest gifts in this gift guide,The LifeStraw Go Filtered water bottle sips like a Camelbak and contains no BPA or other icky chemicals. Plus it filters out bacteria, heavy metals, and any foul taste, meaning she can fill up anywhere knowing she doesn’t have to worry about quality.
Now, she won’t have to drink funky hotel water on her travels. And, it’s the perfect travel gift for the environment, because she’ll cut down on using single-use bottles. It’s our favorite bottle in our list of best water bottles for travel!
One of our favorite travel gifts for the over-packer with way too many products is Trish McEvoy’s makeup planner
. Smaller than the size of packing cubes, these planners will keep her brushes and palettes organized.
Individual “wardrobing” pages that she can customize with her favorite products snap into this luxurious, petite planner and eliminates the need for lots of individual cases for each of her favorite products. It’s a great travel gift that she’ll always take with her.
For every traveler, there are some special places that stay with us forever. Give her custom art from 08left or a set of all her favorite cities to keep those travel memories alive every day. These posters will always be reminders for her travel experience.
If I had a more permanent residence, I’d have these all over my walls!