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50 Best Travel Gifts for Men (That He’ll Actually Want!)

Looking for the best travel gifts for men? The traveling man in your life will love (and actually use!) these unique gift ideas.

50 Best Travel Gifts for Men (That He’ll Actually Want!)

Shopping for travel gifts for men? It’s no easy feat—I know because I am the ultimate nightmare when it comes to gift-giving. Nobody ever knows what to get me for the holiday season, or even my birthday.

But despite never telling my friends and family exactly what it is that I want, I have a knack for ending up with all the best travel gadgets and gear. I use them all the time.

That’s why I put together this gift guide. It’s a list of my favorite travel gift ideas (including a few on my wishlist). So if you’re looking for the best travel gifts for men this holiday season, or even just the best gifts for men in general, these unique gift ideas are sure to please.

From a super stylish passport holder to a compact power bank to go-anywhere travel shoes, these are the best travel gifts for men that I could find!

Favorite Travel Gifts for Men

  • Harber London Travel Wallet

    Harber London builds high-quality leather goods with an emphasis on material choice and craftsmanship. Their Travel Wallet with RFID Protection is beautiful and durable and makes a great gift for men who travel.

    Beyond the excellent craftsmanship, there are two features that set this wallet apart from others and make it a perfect gift for a frequent traveler.

    First, it doubles as a passport holder while also fitting typical wallet stuff like cards and cash. When traveling, having one place for your passport, cards, currency, and boarding pass makes it easier to keep track of things.

    Second, in addition to the full-grain leather, this wallet has a layer of RFID-blocking material, meaning credit card numbers can’t be scanned and stolen. There’s a lot to think about while traveling, and this adds some extra peace of mind.

    Since it works as a passport holder, this wallet is a bit oversized for everyday use. It’s really meant for traveling, and it excels at that, making it one of the best travel gifts for men who are frequent flyers.

  • Menlo Club

    Menlo Club is the travel gift that keeps on giving! This apparel subscription service for men will deliver a curated package of clothing to his doorstep every month (or seasonally).

    Just fill out the style survey and then he’ll receive two items per package on average (usually a t-shirt and pair of pants to start) from LA-based brands Five Four, New Republic, Grand Running Club, or Melrose Place. I’ve received quite a few pieces from Menlo Club and can attest to the fact that they’re very high quality.

    If you’re shopping for a fashion-conscious man, this is a great gift; he’ll love receiving new items to keep his style game on point.

    If the clothing doesn’t fit, he can always send it back or exchange it for free. Doesn’t get much easier!

    NOTE: I teamed up with Menlo Club to get you a pretty sick deal!
    You can get your first package for just $20 bucks.

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  • nomad phone case

    I love the NOMAD brand, and their smartphone cases for both iPhones and Androids are all beautiful and functional. Their Rugged line is made up of stylish American-made Horween leather cases that can also take a beating. In fact, the leather actually looks better with time.

    Some of the NOMAD phone cases also fit the Moment smartphone lenses, and others come in a folio-style to hold credit cards and other valuables. I’ve been using NOMAD’s smartphone cases for three years, and can’t see myself using anything else—ever. That’s why I recommend this as one of the best travel gifts you can buy.

  • Forsake

    If you’re looking for travel gift ideas for a man who likes to hit the trail, he’ll love these comfortable, sturdy hiking boots. Not only are they grippy, durable, and capable enough for long days on the trail, they also don’t compromise on town-ready style. He’ll be able to tackle that long hike on his bucket list, and when he gets back he’ll be dressed for dinner in town.

    I love the versatile Forsake Halden boots. They’re rugged, breathable, but also stylish enough for everyday wear. They’re made from waterproof leather, which is a huge advantage on wet spring and fall hikes.

    If you’re looking for travel gifts for men, this classic shoe is durable enough to withstand the harsh elements, no matter the terrain.

  • Luno Car Air Mattress

    The Luno Air Mattress 2.0 is one of my favorite new products this year, and it’s one of the best gift ideas for men who camp in their car. Each one is custom cut to fit perfectly into the back of specific vehicles for overland camping trips. You can find mattresses specifically made for SUVs, crossovers, and hatchbacks from Jeep, Toyota, Subaru, and almost any other brand out there.

    This isn’t the standard camping air mattress. It’s four inches thick, it has an adjustment valve to set the firmness, and it fits two people up to 6’2” tall.

    Car camping is one of the best ways to travel the country, and this mattress delivers about the most comfortable sleep he’ll get in the back of his car (trust me, I know)!

  • Arcade Belt

    This is one of my personal favorites in this gift guide. I’ve worn an Arcade Belt for years, and I’m willing to vouch for their claim that it’s the most comfortable belt ever made. My body type makes it hard to find pants that fit just right, so I pretty much always wear a belt. I’ve always found them uncomfortable though, and hated the stiff, bulky feeling of belts.

    The Arcade Belt changes that paradigm. It’s lightweight, stretchy, and minimal. I sometimes forget I’m even wearing a belt!

    This belt comes in a massive range of colors and designs, so you’re sure to find one that fits his style. Whether he needs something toned-down for work or bright and fun for casual wear, they’ve got something that fits.

    Plus, the no-metal design breezes through TSA check-ins, eliminating the hassle of taking off your belt. This is a solid gift idea for frequent flyers.

  • SAXX Sleepwalker

    Give him the gift of comfort with the Sleepwalker from SAXX. Their ultra-soft shirts and pants are made with moisture-wicking modal, which will keep him sweat-free throughout the whole night.

    And unlike their normal pajama set, the Sleepwalker pants come with what they call a Ballpark Pouch. This 3D hammock-shaped pouch protects his most precious body parts during the night. And although he might not want to admit it, he’ll definitely thank you for looking out for his manhood!

    In fact, I’ll go ahead and thank you for him right now. My balls have never felt so supported.

  • REI Gift Card

    Can’t make up your mind on what the best gifts for the traveler in your life might be? Let him decide by giving him an REI Gift Card!

    From sporting gear and equipment to outdoor clothing and footwear, REI has a variety of products that every adventure-seeker could possibly want. And I mean, literally everything. Car racks, paddleboards, and set of ski poles? REI has it covered. Sunglasses, carry-on luggage, and doggy travel accessories? Yep, they’ve got that too.

    The best part about getting a gift card is you can set your own price point and let him do the shopping for you.

  • LIVSN Flex Canvas Pants

    The LIVSN Flex Canvas Pants are perfect gifts for the light traveler. They’re designed to be function-oriented without compromising on style. These durable outdoor pants have a generous amount of stretch that also makes them incredibly comfortable.

    Plus these pants come with lots of extras to make life easier, like a roll-up leg system, ventilation, and zippered security pockets. These features are packed in without making these pants look overly technical.

    Made with sustainable 7.3oz EcoFlex Canvas, the LIVSN pants will look great on him whether he’s hitting the trails or grabbing a pint at the local watering hole. Their versatility, comfort, and style make this quality pair of pants one of the best travel gifts for men who are always on the go.

  • Deckers X Lab X-Scape Shoes

    The Deckers x Lab X-SCAPE series are high-performance sneakers that are just as comfortable as slippers (seriously—they’re the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn). They’re optimized for an active lifestyle, so if you’re shopping for an adventurous traveler, he’ll love the go-anywhere functionality and style.

    The Deckers x Lab X-SCAPE comes in two different versions for different applications:

    The X-SCAPE RDSTR is made from natural materials including a bio-based upper material, a midsole made from sugarcane EVA, EcoTan Leather, and a 30% recycled natural rubber outsole. This sustainable sneaker is perfect for everyday adventures and traveling.

    The X-SCAPE SNKOUT GTX takes a more technical approach with a Goretex waterproof/breathable membrane and a grippy Vibram outsole.

    Whether he’s a stylish urban traveler or a rugged outdoor adventurer, these shoes make one of the best travel gifts for men.

  • JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

    The JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is the item I never travel without. It’s durable, so he can take it pretty much anywhere he wants like the beach or just his hotel room. And despite its small, compact size, this Bluetooth speaker has pretty incredible sound quality.

    Even better, the battery lasts up to twelve hours. He can strap it to the outside of his backpack for some tunes while he’s hiking or just drop it into the water bottle pocket of his backpack—it fits perfectly.

  • The Helinox Chair One

    The Helinox Chair One is your classic camp chair…but on steroids. It’s compact and, at 2.10 lbs, it weighs less than a bottle of wine (that’s an actual spec given by the company, by the way).

    This lightweight chair sets up easily and packs down incredibly small. I love taking mine on hikes and kicking back at a lake or scenic viewpoint.

    Despite the small weight and size, these chairs are rated to support up to 300 lbs.

  • Vessi Cityscape

    These might be the only set of shoes he’ll ever need for traveling—literally. Unlike most sneakers, Vessi travel shoes are completely waterproof, which means rain and dirt roll right off, keeping his socks dry and comfortable. With three different models and multiple colors, the guy in your life can pick the style that’s right for him.

    And don’t even get me started on comfort! Vessi shoes are breathable, flexible, and super lightweight. With stretchy vegan fabric, maximum support, and soft-gel heels, he can say goodbye to sore feet forever. Plus, because they’re made of mesh, they collapse and pack into your bag in a cinch. In my opinion, this is the perfect travel shoe.

    I wrote a whole Vessi review about how much I love these shoes.

Travel Gifts for Men Under $50

  • Leatherman Squirt PS4 Mini Multi-Tool

    It’s no secret that men like tools, and this keychain-sized multitool is a gift he’s sure to use. Measuring only 2.25 in. in length and weighing less than 2 oz, the Squirt PS4 multi-tool is small enough to take along on every adventure.

    The stainless steel body of this multi-tool houses a pair of regular pliers, needle-nose pliers, scissors, 3 screwdrivers, wire cutters, replaceable tweezers, a wood/metal file, straight knife, and a bottle opener.

  • Happy Socks Blue

    Travel gifts don’t have to be high-tech and expensive. A pair of Happy Socks is sure to make the traveling man on your list smile.

    These simple socks come in hundreds (maybe thousands?) of different styles, from the Milky Way to the Simpsons Family. It’ll be easy to find a pair that can show off a bit of his personality. A pair of these socks can be a great way to start conversations or get some laughs.

    The socks themselves are made of organic cotton, so this is an environmentally-friendly travel gift. The reinforced toe and heel ensure they’ll last a long time.

  • O'Douds All Natural Solid Travel-Friendly Cologne

    Large bottles of liquid cologne make great gifts for men but they just aren’t practical to travel with, so get him a bar of O’Douds All Natural Solid Cologne. O’Douds carries scents like Cedar & CitrusBay RumOrchard and Forest—a scent for every guy who travels.

    Even better, it’s a small (.3 oz) and easy-to-carry version of cologne that he can stash in his carry-on luggage! And since it’s not a liquid, he won’t have to fumble for it in his luggage when going through airport security.

  • ESPRO Travel Press

    The ESPRO Travel Press is a bonafide French press coffee maker crossed with a standard thermos. Just because he’s traveling doesn’t mean he has to settle for bland, instant coffee.

    Not only can he bring his favorite blends and beans on the road, but it’ll keep his caffeine hot for the entire day! Perfect for travelers and caffeine addicts alike, this insulated thermos will easily be one of his favorite travel gifts of the year.

  • Well Told Drinkware

    You can’t go wrong with a thoughtful and personalized gift, and that’s why Well Told’s map drinkware is one of my favorite gifts for men (and all travelers) this year.

    Whether it’s a map of his hometown or home state imposed on a stemless wine glass, or a map of his favorite European city displayed on a rock tumbler, a piece of Well Told Drinkware will definitely deliver a smile.

    If he’s an aviation geek, you can also choose airport and runway codes. There’s a whole range of drinkware to choose from as well (including non-alcoholic containers, like coffee mugs).

  • Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracking Device

    Everyone dreads losing their keys, wallet, or bag, especially while traveling. This travel gift is one that will give him a little peace of mind as he explores the globe.

    The Tile Pro is a keychain-size device that is meant to help locate things when you misplace them. With integrated Bluetooth, you can use an app on your phone to trigger it to ring out, making it easy to find small items.

    This little device can attach to pretty much any item (like keys or a backpack), or the slim version slides into a wallet, passport, or pocket in his luggage. This is definitely one of the best travel gifts for men who seem to always misplace their valuables!

    Most importantly, if his luggage gets stolen and it has a Tile inside, he can find its location on a map when it passes within range of anyone else in the Tile community (which is huge, by the way). And even if he’s not traveling around the world, he can still use Tile to locate your items at home.

  • Harber London Cable Ties

    It’s pretty easy for cables to turn into a frustrating tangled mess while traveling. That’s why these Leather Cable Ties are a great gift for to add to any traveler’s arsenal of gear. He won’t realize how much he needed them until he has them.

    These stylish leather cable ties come in a pack of three and are the perfect size for headphone cables and phone chargers. They snap closed to keep cables in an organized little bundle. When traveling, it really is the little details that make all the difference.

    These are a bit expensive for what they are, but if you’re looking for a great gift for a style-conscious travel enthusiast, he’ll love the detailed craftsmanship.

  • Anker PowerCore Slim High Capacity Power Bank

    When you’re on the go, Murphy’s law makes it inevitable that you’re phone will run out of battery just when you need it. At those moments, you’ll wish you had the Anker PowerCore power bank by your side to give your phone a little extra juice. Despite its small size, this portable power bank packs a huge punch and is by far the best we’ve tried.

    This power bank offer impressive capacity with the ability to charge your phone up to three times. And, it can keep your other electronic devices like cameras and iPads charged for days on end. No traveler should ever go on a trip without a portable power bank like this one. This is one of the best gifts for men who love to travel, hands down!

  • The Cushion Lab Ergonomic Travel Pillow

    For men who travel frequently, the best gift may be some shut-eye on long haul flights or road trips.

    I’ve had mixed feelings about neck pillows in the past, but the Cushion Lab Ergonomic Travel Pillow has an innovative asymmetrical design that fully supports the head. It also can be shifted around to support different positions, which is a huge advantage over a standard travel pillow.

    This pillow rolls up into its own little travel bag—perfect for cutting down bulk on trips.

    It’s worth noting that some people just don’t like neck pillows! It may be worth some discrete questions to find out if he’s one of those people. If he’s going to like any travel pillow, though, this is the one.

  • Midori Traveler's Notebook

    The Midori Traveler’s Notebook is so beautifully crafted that he will want to write in it every day. Not only that, but he can paste his favorite pieces of memorabilia that he’s collected throughout his trip. It’s perfect for journaling and storing all his important documents, photographs, train tickets, museum tickets, and more.

    The interchangeable leather-bound cover gives this travel journal a beautiful vintage look. Whether he’s an artist, photographer, or simply wants to create lasting memories of travel, this unique photo book is one of the best gifts for guys who are always on the go.

  • Monogrammed Flask

    I never travel without my flask. It’s one of those things that pretty much every guy needs, but almost no one has. That’s why a flask makes a great gift for the thirsty man in your life who likes to travel.

    However, don’t just give him any old flask! This one is made with stainless steel and vegan faux leather, so you’ll know that he’s always traveling in style. And by personalizing the flask with his initials, you’ll be giving him an extremely thoughtful gift he’ll use on his next trip and for years to come.

  • Travel Dominoes

    I’ve been stuck for hours at airports and train stations, and having some sort of game on hand definitely helps pass the time. This set of dominoes by Walnut is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who travels. It may not be the cheapest gift, but it is beautiful and well-crafted.

    They also make a travel cribbage board and a very special edition cribbage set! If you’re looking for unique travel gifts for the guy who has everything, then these games are the perfect addition to his travel collection.

  • The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide

    The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide is the go-to resource for men to handle any situation out in the wild, from escaping alligators to mixing the perfect martini. More than just how to do manly things, this book also discusses the definition of manliness and the true essence of being a man in today’s world.

    This is the perfect gift for the guy who wants to impress his friends (or the ladies) with his new knowledge. There are tons of fun and fascinating nuggets of knowledge that he’ll want to read and share with everyone he knows.

  • Shinesty Ball Hammock

    The Shinesty Ball Hammocks are well-supported underwear that cradles his most precious jewels. This underwear offers lots of breathing space without constantly having to be adjusted thanks to their perfect pouches.

    Personally, I love the various styles and the many (sometimes silly) designs. Take the Coney Islands with their hot dog pouch, or the Christmas Vacation with a strategically placed nutcracker. Perhaps he’d prefer the more patriotic Mascot with its perfect bald eagle placement? Any option makes a great gift that is sure to bring out a few laughs.

  • Eagle Creek Compression Packing Cubes

    If packing cubes and compression sacs had a baby, they’d be these compression packing cubes. They have a compression zipper to shrink the size! Stay organized and save space at the same time.

    These are perfect travel gifts for frequent flyers who need to stay a little more organized. In fact, I recommend these to all travelers looking to streamline the packing in their checked bag on their next trip.

Travel Gifts for Men Under $100

  • Kindle Paperwhite

    It’s hard to argue with the Kindle Paperwhite being the best e-reader on the market. Its 6″, 300PPI touchscreen is crisp and easy to read, and the built-in backlight means he can keep reading after lights out. Best of all, the battery life lasts for weeks, so he’ll never have to worry about bringing a charger on vacation.

    The fact that it is highly water-resistant means he won’t have to worry about taking it anywhere. I’ve brought mine backpacking, on road trips, to the beach, and even to relax in a hot tub.

    With access to over a million books in the Amazon marketplace, he can load up his device before an upcoming trip and read whatever he wants, wherever he wants.

  • NOMAD Slim Tile Tracking Wallet

    It’s hard to find a durable wallet that holds all the important stuff while traveling without being too bulky. However, the minimalist NOMAD Slim Leather Wallet does just that.

    It manages to stay slim while comfortably holding up to 12 cards. There are even two side pockets to hold all your cash. And, it comes with an integrated Tile tracking system, so you’ll never have to wonder if you left it at the restaurant or in the back of a cab when traveling.

    Made with American Horween leather, this baby will stand the test of time. As the leather ages over the years, it will still remain one of the most sophisticated items in his pocket. It’s a perfect travel companion.

  • Keep Calm and Travel On T-Shirt

    We all need a reminder to stay calm once in a while…and that travel solves everything, right? This t-shirt is a classic take on the same shirt popularized by The Chive, except this version suits any traveling guy.

    It’s perfect for that tailored look under a sweater or sweatshirt, or to wear by itself with a pair of jeans. And since it’s made from stretchy cotton, it will keep him cozy and comfortable on long-distance flights or car rides. He can pack it with him for his adventure as a simple reminder to think about the important things in life.

  • Travel Gift Cards from Tinggly

    A travel gift card from Tinggly makes the perfect gift for travelers or anyone who prefers experience over things (which arguably includes most travelers!).

    The lucky gift recipient will have a variety of 500 options in over 100 countries. From bungee jump excursions to culinary cooking classes, he’ll have a lot of fun and thrilling activities to choose from in the location of his choice.

    And he’ll have up to five years to actually use the gift card. They’re extremely easy to buy, and gift cards can be delivered instantly via email—an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. Read my full review of Tinggly travel gift cards here.

  • Roo Hammock by Kammok

    Who doesn’t love a good hammock!? The Roo Hammock by Kammok is the ultimate gift for men who love to go camping, hiking, and backpacking. This hammock fits two people and is extremely lightweight and easy to pack up in a hurry, so you can sleep anywhere.

    Not to mention, the durable materials are built to survive even the toughest of trips. If you’re looking for outdoor travel gifts for men, then this comfortable hammock is for you.

Adventure Travel Gift Ideas for Men

Looking for more adventure gifts? Take a look at our list of gifts for hikers.

  • Sea to Summit X-Set 32

    It can be hard to come up with gift ideas for outdoorsy men because it seems they already have everything. This unique cook set is a great option that will level up his backcountry cooking.

    For the hardcore adventurer who loves to whip up a gourmet meal over a camping stove, the Sea to Summit X-Set 32 is a perfect gift idea. It comes with a collapsible pot, a collapsible kettle, and an 8-inch cooking pan, all of which pack down to the size of a frisbee.

    Each item has an anodized aluminum base with collapsible silicone walls so that he can fold them up for easy storage.

    Pair it with the X-Plate and the X-Bowl, and now he’s got a complete set. Any of these on their own also make great travel gifts for men.

  • BioLite 330 Headlamp

    It doesn’t matter if he’s trekking around in the backcountry at night or fumbling for his phone in a dark hostel room—a good headlamp is a must! The BioLite HeadLamp 330 is the best there is.

    Why? It weighs only 69 grams, and the band is made up of moisture-wicking fabric to keep his head dry, even when sweaty. The best part is that it has a rechargeable battery so that he never needs to carry spare AAAs around!

  • Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody

    If you’ve ever been to Squamish, BC, you know that it’s a hotspot for climbers, skiers, and trekkers—an apt namesake for this hoody!

    Arc’teryx’s Squamish Hoody is a windshell that folds up into its chest pocket to form a neat little lightweight package that’s easy to take wherever he goes, making it ideal for travelers. It’s essential for wind protection and unpredictable weather, and it comes with an adjustable hood.

    For men who are always on the go and like to venture into the outdoors, you’ll have a hard time finding better travel gifts than this!

  • YETI Tumbler

    The small, compact YETI Rambler Tumbler is a must-have for the traveling man. Whether he’s road-tripping across the country or spending the day on a fishing boat, he’ll have the coldest (or hottest) drink on the block.

    And with the tumbler’s magnetic and shatterproof lid, he won’t have to worry about spilling if he hits any speed bumps. Best of all, he can toss the whole thing in the dishwasher once he’s finished.

    These make fantastic travel gifts for men because of how useful and durable they are.

  • 4-Season Give’r Gloves

    For the guy who’s always tackling the outdoors, get him what he really needs. Give’r Gloves are durable, insulated, and waterproof—perfect for working or adventuring outside in winter.

    Where these gloves stand out is their versatility. They are tough enough to use as work gloves, flexible enough for mountain biking, and warm enough for skiing or snowboarding. If you want to give him a gift that will get used, these gloves are ready for anything.

    Plus, they’re more affordable than many insulated gloves, so you won’t have to worry about too much extra cost while you’re shopping for gifts.

  • Grayl Geopress Purifier

    In many countries, the tap water is known to have harmful bacteria or other substances, so many travelers resort to drinking only bottled water. Not only is buying bottled water expensive but throwing out plastic bottles is harmful to the environment. If you’re looking to cut down on single-use plastic bottles, then look no further than the Grayl Geopress. It’s the solution for healthy, drinkable water.

    The built-in filter purifies water of pathogens like bacteria and viruses from the city tap or river. It also filters pesticides, chemicals, microplastics, and even heavy metals. Now, you won’t have to worry about him getting sick by drinking from unknown sources.

    Ideal for camping, hiking, or even traveling to developing countries, this bottle is one of our favorite unique travel gift ideas for men. Plus, it tops our list of best travel water bottles!

  • Sea to Summit Ascent Sleeping Bag

    If he’s big into camping and backpacking, he’ll be thrilled to have the Sea to Summit Ascent Sleeping Bag in his gear collection. It’s made with responsibly sourced 750-fill-power duck down, and it weighs as little as 860 grams (depending on the size you go with).

    This versatile sleeping bag is ideal for most climates and comes in three different temperature ratings: 2.5 seasons (25 degrees Fahrenheit), 3 seasons (15 degrees Fahrenheit), and winter (0 degrees Fahrenheit). It packs down to the height of a water bottle and takes up between 5-10 liters of space when compressed, making this the perfect sleeping bag for hiking and camping.


    Any outdoor gearhead knows that the Arc’teryx LT Atom Hoody is a versatile go-to layer for any outdoor adventure. Constructed from synthetic insulating materials, the Atom Hoody is breathable and lightweight, but most importantly, rain and wind resistant. It can be worn on its own or layered with other shells or insulated jackets.

    Made for guys who love to travel, the Atom LT can be worn skiing, hiking, and even ice climbing! If he spends any time in the outdoors, then this jacket is a must-have staple in this closet.

  • The BioLite Camping Stove Bundle is one of the best gifts for men who travel, camp, hike or anything in between!

    If you’re looking for a self-sustainable gift idea that just keeps on giving, this is it. For men who love to travel or camp, The BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle is one of the most unique travel gift ideas out there. It’s a portable wood burning stove that you can carry around without the hassle of bringing gas or fuel.

    Not only does it grill, cook, and boil your meals, but there are even USB ports to charge your devices! This incredible device uses the heat from the stove to create electricity.

    It also weighs under five pounds, so while it’s too heavy for backpacking, it doesn’t add unnecessary bulk in a car camping setup.

Photography Travel Gifts for Men

  • Peak Design Tech Pouch

    The Peak Design Tech Pouch is a game-changer when it comes to staying organized while traveling. Made from 200D recycled nylon canvas, this tech dopp kit is ultra-organized and perfect for carry-on bags. The origami-style pockets have plenty of space, zipper compartments, and storage slips for every type of accessory.

    Although it’s small and compact, the organizer manages to fit a ton of items with room to spare. Essentially, every item has its own pocket and slot, so there’s no fumbling for cords or documents when you need them urgently. If you’re looking for travel gifts for men who like to stay organized, this one’s a no-brainer.

  • moment lenses for your smartphone

    If the man in your life uses his smartphone as his primary camera, then Moment Lenses will make the perfect gift for him. These smartphone lenses easily attach to a phone using a thin metal mounting plate. They can be snapped on and off, which makes taking great photos a breeze.

    With wide-angle, telephoto, and fisheye lenses, the photo results are seriously impressive. They’ll turn basic photos into amazing shots that look like they were taken with professional equipment! This is one of our favorite travel gifts for men who love photography, and it’s something he’ll use for years.

  • WANDRD VEER 18L Packable Daypack

    The ultra-light WANDRD VEER 18L Packable Daypack is one of the best travel gifts for men who like to pack light. Unlike other camera backpacks which can be heavy and bulky, this packable daypack rolls up into a small pouch.

    Most packable daypacks like this don’t offer much in terms of support because they have no rigidity. This pack changes that with its patented inflatable frame. This incredible design blows up like a sleeping pad to give you a cushioned load-bearing back panel.

    If he’s planning to bring a camera, you can also purchase the inflatable camera cube, which adds an extra layer of protection for your expensive equipment.

  • Peak Design 45 Liter Bag

    Ideal for photographers as well as everyday travelers, the Peak Design 45L Travel Bag will be his new favorite carry-on bag. With expandable side pockets and loads of compartments, he can fit his camera gear and still have space for clothes and toiletries.

    Essentially three bags in one, he can compress it to use as large daypack or expand it to 45L for maximum storage. If he’s looking for more customization, Peak design has a huge range of modular accessories available for purchase. The sheer versatility of this bag makes it one of the best travel gifts for men, hands down.

    This bag has a lot of features and comes at a higher price point, so I definitely recommend reading my full Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L Review here.

  • GoPro Hero 9

    As one of the most popular cameras on the market, the GoPro Hero 9 Black is the ultimate gift idea for any type of traveler. It’s wearable, waterproof, shock-proof, voice-activated, and durable enough to handle even the most rugged of adventures.

    The 9 model camera is their newest version and comes packed with features including HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization, improved HDR photo quality, and night-time lapse modes. The long battery life ensures he’ll never miss a shot.

    It’s not the cheapest item on this list, but if he’s a traveler who likes getting the perfect shot, he’ll love this gift.

Luxury Travel Gifts for Men

  • Bose NC 700 Headphones

    Trust me when I say that noise cancelling headphones make all the difference on long haul flights. And a solid pair of headphones are a great gift for any traveler.

    Wireless headphones are here to stay, and Bose tops the charts as the gold standard in noise-canceling wireless headphones for travel. The new NC 700’s are the perfect travel gift for men with an active lifestyle, and with the signature Bose quality in sound, even the pickiest of audiophiles will be impressed!

    These headphones even come with a hardside compact carrying case that’s perfect for keeping them protected in your travel bag.

    With 20+ hours of battery life, these will last the full length of an overnight bus ride or a long-haul flight. Whether he’s traveling to work or traveling across the country, these headphones are one of the best travel gift ideas, period.

    Click here to check out my full comparison of the Bose 700’s vs QC35 II.


    For small items that he wants to keep private and secure while he travels, the Trova GO is a pocket-sized safe that’s big enough to fit rings, watches, earbuds, medications, and money without taking up too much space.

    It locks electronically, meaning there’s no chance anyone will open it without him knowing. It also connects wirelessly to a smartphone app with features like “last known location” tracking, using your phone’s fingerprint scanner to open, and notifications for time left open. This smart technology makes it easy to ensure the contents don’t get into the wrong hands.

    This innovative case, with its stylish, understated design, offers discrete security and is a great gift idea for frequent travelers.

  • Bluffworks Ascender Chino Pants

    Everybody needs a pair of comfortable travel pants. Bluffworks makes extremely functional clothing for travel and their simple and still timelessly stylish Bluffworks Chino Travel Pants are the perfect fit.

    This travel gift is adventure-friendly, made of a technical and breathable polyester that dries quickly and doesn’t wrinkle. Plus they have zippered pockets and a security loop to keep valuables safe. He can pack them in his luggage, wear them at the office, or take them on a hike!

Sure, men can be hard to shop for…even if you’re just shopping for yourself. You can rest assured that this gift guide has you covered when it comes to finding the perfect travel gifts for the man in your life, no matter what your budget is!


Travel Gifts for Men FAQs

  • What travel gift should I get for a man?

    Our full list of travel gift ideas for men includes everything from travel wallets to hammocks.

  • Is luggage a good gift for a boyfriend?

    If your boyfriend enjoys traveling, a new piece of luggage could be a great gift to get him ready for his next trip.

  • What do you get someone who travels a lot?

    Our list of the best gifts for travelers includes some fantastic ideas, from new travel shoes to a lightweight hammock to a passport wallet.

  • Is travel a good gift?

    Absolutely! Whether it’s an all-inclusive vacation or a discount on campervan rentals, travel is one of the best gifts.

  • Do guys like receiving small gifts?

    For sure. Giving a small gift to a guy shows him that you care.

About the Author

Jeremy Scott Foster

Jeremy Scott Foster is an adventure-junkie, gear expert and travel photographer based in Southern California. Previously nomadic, he’s been to ~50 countries and loves spending time outdoors. You can usually find him on the trail, on the road, jumping from bridges or hustling on his laptop working to produce the best travel and outdoors content today.
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