If you’re wondering what makes a good travel gift idea for that airport-loving girl these holidays, you’re not alone. As a frequent traveler and travel writer myself, I know how hard it can be to think of fun travel gifts for women who love to explore.
To help you out, I’ve prepared an extensive gift guide with great ideas for travel gifts your favorite travel girl will surely love!
Scroll the whole list of travel gifts for her, or jump to a relevant category:
- 🎁 Best Travel Gifts for Women
- 💲 Travel Gifts for Women Under $50
- ✈️ Essential Travel Gifts
- ✨ Electronics for Her Next Trip
- 🔒 Travel Gifts for Her Safety
Best Travel Gifts for Women
Travel Inspired Jewelry
Travel jewelry is a nice detail to inspire wanderlust, and one of the most obvious travel gifts for her. This delicate Efytal compass necklace material is 925 Sterling Silver, to accompany that special someone during many trips without turning dark or peeling off.
Toiletries are an essential part of traveling, but it’s a hassle to keep them organized. That’s why this Bagsmart toiletry bag is a life savior. It comes with multiple pockets that can hold a great number of things, but it is still compact and lightweight enough to carry around. The best of all is you can open it completely and hang it in your hotel room.
Travel Experience Gift Card
If you’re looking for a unique gift for that traveling woman, give her Tinggly’s Perfect for Her gift card. This card makes one of the best travel gifts because it allows her to pick what she wants to use it for, whether it is in a pampering spa section or any other of the 1,495 travel experiences available.
Scratch-Off World Map
Scratch-off maps are something she’ll love for sure! This Lafefo Scratch Off Map makes a beautiful home accessory and a great conversation starter. It’s made of durable material and it includes a bonus scratch map of the United States.
Mini Cork Globe
A globe is something that can’t be missing from the home office of a traveling woman! She can customize the SUCK UK cork globe with pins and notes about her past traveling adventures.
World Wall Map
One of the best travel gifts for women is wall maps since they decorate the house and help them remember past trips. The Enjoy the Wood 3D world map gets crafted with wood you can customize to fit your home color palette, plus it comes with extra pins to mark landmarks, destinations, and flags.
Superwoman Gift Card for Travel Experiences
A creative gift is hard to come by, but this Superwoman gift card will become one of your travel lady’s favorite gifts. This gift card includes hundreds of traveling experiences she can choose from to redeem her gift, like a Safari or a surfing lesson. There are so many experiences to choose from, and it’s definitely one of the best travel gifts for her in terms of creativity. They say experiences are better than things after all!
Luggage tags are a great gift idea for the ladies! They come in all kinds of shapes and colors to personalize and identify your luggage. The Fintie luggage tags are particularly great for their metal loop lock that keeps the luggage tag in place. They also come with a magnetic flip that protects your information.
One of the practical gifts for women is a jewelry organizer to prevent necklaces and bracelets from getting tangled or lost. The Bagsmart travel jewelry organizer offers a slim design, with pockets and detachable parts so you can choose your jewelry easily.
If you’re looking for simple and easy-to-find travel gifts, then travel journals make the best gifts. This handmade journal gets made with true leather and acid-free paper. The paper is also refillable and it features plastic compartments for keepsakes.
Passport holders are a great gift for female travelers and they’re cheap too. This Dayna Lee passport holder is light and has a cute design. It also comes with a matching luggage tag.
👉 Buying for a couple? Check out our post on travel gifts for couples.
Language Learning Subscription
A traveler that loves communicating with the locals is someone that is always looking for a way to learn new words.
Rosetta Stone is one of the best ways for travelers to learn languages in a short amount of time. With this subscription card, you can gift your traveler easy access to 24 different language courses including Spanish, Korean, German, and Mandarin.
Travel Gifts For Women Under $50
Travel Throw Pillows
A traveler can never have enough maps around the house! The bed isn’t an exception. The Ramirar world map pillow linen is both beautiful and comfortable to hug, made 100% of linen and cotton.
Travel Themed Phone Case
Girls can never have too many travel-themed accessories! So, one of the best travel gift ideas for her is travel-themed phone cases. This JAGA anti-scratch shockproof phone case imitates a boarding pass so you feel like you’re about to travel every time you look at it.
Waterproof Phone Case
Not all travel gifts for women have to be pricey. This Pelican waterproof phone case is one of the best cheap and practical gifts you can give a lady! The material not only will protect your phone in the water but will allow you to take pictures too.
Adult Coloring Book
Adult coloring books help to relieve stress, but this Lonely Planet adult coloring book will also feed your wanderlust with beautiful images to color from popular destinations around the world.
For that friend that is always out on business trips and social gatherings, keeping her clothes neat-looking is a must. Portable steamers are a quick and easy solution on the road, so you don’t have to worry about finding a clothes iron in your apartment rental.
The Hilife Steamer is compact and has a large water capacity that can keep the steam going for 15 minutes.
Scrunchies are already a necessary thing for every traveling woman, but what if they could do more than tie your hair? The Keuco velvet scrunchies are a great gift for women. They come with a secret pocket and a zipper so you can hide money and small important items on the go.
Bucket List Journal
A bucket list journal is a great gift for an adventure lover because it both inspires new ideas and records past experiences. They come in all sizes but this Letterfolk bucket list journal is the perfect gift to take with you on during your trip.
Sometimes the most simple details make the greatest gifts. This antique airplane bottle opener is made of stainless steel and is a fun way to open your favorite drink.
Essential Travel Gifts for Girls
One of the most important travel tips for backpackers is to pick an adequate travel bag. Travel Lemming loves the Osprey Porter 46 travel backpack, because of its travel-friendly smart design that helps you to access everything easily while keeping organization. Read our full Osprey backpack review here.
👉 Love Backpacking? Don’t miss Travel Lemming’s top 7 backpacks for traveling!
Not all hotels and rental apartments include a hairdryer. This is why a travel hairdryer is one of the best gifts for your traveling gal! The Dan Technology travel hairdryer brings its own electricity adapter and it features a voltage switch so you can change the voltage when you need to.
Travel pillows are great gifts for traveling women, but not all of them provide support to your neck. This JefDiee Travel Pillow sports a unique 45° angle that supports your neck naturally while you lean forward. The best is that it’s portable and you can put it back into your luggage after you’re done with it.
✈️ Related Read: The Top Neck Pillows for Travel
The cold arrives with the holiday season and the struggle to stay warm while you travel is real. This rechargeable hand warmer is one of the most thoughtful gifts for outdoorsy women. The Beksar hand warmer heats up to 95°F in about 3 seconds and can work up to 12 hours on one single charge.
Anything that helps with making a flight more comfortable makes a great travel gift. This 2-1 blanket is soft, with microplush fabric and it can keep warm up to two people. It also doubles as a pillow and has a belt to attach it to your suitcase.
Makeup Remover Wipes
Ditch the micellar water if you’re traveling with a carry-on and opt for these make-up remover towelettes that won’t trigger any TSA alarms.
If you’re traveling with a carry-on, you can only bring a limited quantity of makeup remover in your bag. Plus, you also need to make space for the cotton pads. Makeup remover wipes are a better alternative when you’re out on the road.
The Neutrogena makeup remover towelettes can remove even waterproof mascara and they’ll leave your face feeling fresh.
Brush On Sunscreen
If you keep forgetting to reapply your sunscreen when you’re out and about, a brush-on sunscreen is the perfect solution. The Colorescience Brush-On sunscreen Mineral Powder has an SPF of 50, is water resistant, and it works for all skin types. Best of all, it’s compact and super easy to apply.
A popular travel advice is to use packing cubes to stay organized and fit more in a bag. The Bagail packing cube set is a great option for its resistant fabric with fun colors, and complete set with a shoe bag, a sock bag, and even a makeup bag.
Filter Water Bottle
Water safety is a concern for every traveler. Finding potable water in other countries is not only a challenge but also can turn expensive quickly. This Brita stainless steel water filter bottle can filter water on the go, filtering out heavy metals, and chlorine. If the woman you’re buying the gift for is more of the outdoors type, you might also check out the Grayl Geopress (it’s a bit more expensive, but a great gift idea for outdoor-loving women).
Taste the world’s top plates consciously with this amazing Outlery cutlery set that you can carry in your pocket.
Conscious travel is the best way to travel. That’s why many people are swapping to eco-friendly products like portable and reusable cutlery. We love the Outlery cutlery set for its portable design and hygienic material, not to mention the cute turtle that doubles as a cutlery rest.
If you run out of travel gift ideas, you can always opt for a practical gift like the Etekcity luggage scale. This compact scale can support up to 110lb/50kg and its sensitive sensor will let you know if you have to leave some things behind, before leaving for the airport. Travel Lemming’s founder Nate has personally used and loved this scale – and says it’s saved him hundreds of dollars in excess baggage fees over the years.
Rain doesn’t have to keep you inside during your vacation. Travel umbrellas are real and they’re made to go everywhere! The Time Lover travel umbrella measures only 7.5 inches / 19 cm long and it’s windproof, waterproof, and blocks UV rays. It’s definitely one of the more practical (and stylish!) travel gifts for her on this list!
Electronics for Her Next Trip
When you’re traveling alone, you have to ask strangers to take your pictures for you. This UBeesize 67” phone tripod allows you to do it yourself with its wireless remote control. You can also adjust it to different heights to get the best angle for your photo.
Instant Photo Printer
Instant cameras are nice, but they have limitations if you want to know how your picture is going to turn out. The Canon IVY mini photo printer is a solution to that problem. You can take the pictures with your smartphone and then print them instantly with this printer! The paper is 2 x 3 inches and it comes with stick backing.
E-readers are awesome gifts for travelers. They’re lightweight, slim, and packed with hundreds of books at once. Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is a favorite for its touch technology and long-lasting battery. The best? You can also listen to your stories with Audible.
Wireless earphones are on everyone’s holiday shopping list, and they make some of the best gifts for women. Wireless earphones give you freedom from those easily damaged cords. These iLuv TB100 wireless earbuds feature a cute design and an 8-hour lasting battery. They’re also water-resistant, so you can exercise with them.
Tech accessories like power banks are always good travel gifts for women. Phone batteries can quickly drain if you’re following a GPS, recording videos, and taking photos, and portable chargers can save you from a dead battery in the middle of nowhere. This BONAI portable charger can charge your phone up to 8 times, or 4 different devices at the same time.
Portable Action Camera
Action cameras are awesome gifts for travelers as they are lightweight, resistant, and most importantly discreet. Travel Lemming loves this GoPro HERO7 because it’s waterproof and has a touch screen. Besides recording in 4k it can also take 12mp photos.
If you’re looking for travel gift ideas for a photography lover female traveler, but she already has a camera, you can opt for this lightweight drone. The DJI Mini 2 is compact, perfect to take on a carry on, it records 4k and takes 12MP photos.
It’s what Travel Lemming’s founder Nate – who has been traveling nonstop for 5 years – uses to take many of this site’s most popular photos. The best part is that it’s just under 250 grams. For many countries (such as Mexico) that’s the limit where regulations start to kick in for flying drones. So this is the perfect gift idea for someone going to Mexico, or anywhere they want to legally fly a drone legally abroad. Oh, and it’s super compact and easy to carry in your bag!
Universal Travel Adapter with USB
When you’re packing for a trip, you have to worry about more things than clothes, like if you’ll be able to charge your phone where you’re going. The Ceptics adaptor is the ideal gift to solve that issue. This set offers 13 different adaptors to match electric plugs around the world while keeping things small and weightless.
Besides a makeup organizer, tote bags, and jewelry travel cases, a lady also needs an electronics organizer. She’ll love the Bagsmart electronic organizer for its fool’s proof design and capacity to hold cables, cellphones, power banks, and even a mouse.
Travel Gifts for Her Safety
Pickpocketing is something you will find almost in any country. It’s not uncommon for travelers to get their bags slashed or snatched away, which is why anti-theft bags are so important when traveling. The Travelon anti-theft bag sports slash-resistant mesh body panels and shoulder strap, plus a strong lock that won’t break easily.
Key Chain Personal Alarm
Whether you’re visiting a national park, a night club or a library, a personal alarm can save your life. The Evershop personal alarm is a must have not only for its powerful sound when activated but also because, contrary to other alarms, this one is rechargeable. This alarm also works as a flashlight and you can make it part of your everyday wear by attaching it to your keys.
Security Door Alarm
A woman traveling alone can never take enough safety measures. The Sabre security alarm is an amazing gift to prevent strangers from entering the room when you’re alone or sleeping. It sports a 120 dB alarm loud enough to warn you in case someone is trying to come into your room.
Portable Water Purifier
Water safety is something that concerns every traveler, that’s why the SteriPEN is one of the best travel gifts for women. This small tool uses a UV light system to purify water. The best of all is that it is portable and rechargeable!
Anti Pickpocket Travel Jacket
If you’re thinking about gift ideas for that best friend that is always hiking in national parks, a windbreaker jacket is a no brainer. The Scottevest women’s windbreaker jacket has a total of 19 pockets, 14 of them hidden, that can hold everything from a tablet to an ID and it’s machine washable.
First Aid Kit
Emergencies happen all the time while you’re traveling, and having a first aid kit can save your day. The First Aid Only kit measures less than 10 inches, but it carries 312 first aid supplies including bandages, alcohol wipes, and antibiotic ointment.
👉 Read Next: 13 Safety Tips for Solo Women Travelers
That’s it for this list of the best travel gifts for women.
Whether your travel girl is an outdoor lover, a history enthusiast, or a beach bum, she’ll love any of these travel gifts for her!
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