27 Travel Gifts for Men – Present Ideas

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It’s that time of year, time to start thinking about holiday presents! As we all start exploring the world again it is time to find the perfect travel-themed gift for the men on your list.

This list of 27 travel gifts for men come at a variety of price points and styles.

We hand-selected each item on this list based on things we know and love or that have come highly recommended to us by people we trust.

Let’s start shopping for the perfect present!

Gifts for Outdoors Lovers

Lifestraw Bottle

Lifestraw bottles remove up to 99.9% of waterborne bacterias and 99.9% of waterborne parasites. These bottles are awesome! They are perfect for any guy who frequently takes long hikes and enjoys camping.

Foldable Hammock

I mean, who doesn’t love a good hammock? This hammock comes with a nice little bag that will store the hammock, rope, carabiners, and tree-friendly ties (all of which are included when you buy this).

We especially love this company because they offer a lifetime warranty on their products. Yeay!

First Aid Kit

It’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit when camping or even if you are staying in remote areas. This is a great (and useful) gift for all men. The first aid kit includes; bandaids, tweezers, a whistle, a flashlight, an emergency blanket, bandages, and so much more!

Adventure Essentials Kit

This survival kit has it all! It includes water purification tablets, a compass, a wire saw, reflective trail markers, and waterproof matches all stored inside an LED flashlight.

We think this gift is great for any guy who loves camping or hiking.

Walking Shoes

Everyone needs a good pair of shoes that they can stand or walk in all day. We love this pair because they are breathable, super comfortable, fashionable and at a very reasonable price point.

Hiking Socks

Gifts for Travel Days

Passport Holder

Passport holders are always nice to have for frequent travelers. I have been that person that almost had to get a new passport because mine got too bent. A passport holder is the best way to prevent that from happening.

This would make a great stocking stuffer.

Solid Cologne

Most bottles of cologne are too large to bring in a carry-on. This Blazing Saddles solid cologne not only has super cool packaging but it also smells great. The company describes it as smelling like a Western movie and we have to agree! It contains scents of leather, gunpowder, sage, and sandalwood.

We love it because it is solid, so you can bring it in your carry-on without any problems with the TSA.

Compression Socks

If a guy in your life frequently flies long distances it is always a good idea for him to wear compression socks. These compression socks not only look nice but they will also keep his feet from swelling and will help with the threat of blood clots.

Packing Cubes

We especially love packing cubes for long trips with multiple destinations. It is always annoying to have to unpack everything at a hotel and then pack it all up again two days later.

I hate struggling to find the clothes I want in my luggage. Packing cubes are amazing because you can put all your shirts in one cube, all socks in another, etc. They are soft so they can easily be squished into luggage.

These are the perfect travel gifts for men who take long term trips.

Travel Shave Kit

Ummm how nice is this travel shave kit? It includes a razor, hairbrush, shave stand, razor blades, soap, and more!

Thread Wallet

We love thread wallets because they come in some great patterns, are durable, and are the perfect small wallet for traveling. You can easily fit 2 to 8 credit cards in here along with cash and even a few coins.

Rains Waterproof Backpack

Rains is our go-to backpack company for fashionable waterproof bags. The quality of these is also superior.

At Home COVID Test

With the world still a bit in flux and COVID still ongoing, it is always nice to have an at home COVID test that can easily be packed in a suitcase.

Fun Travel Gifts for Men

Anywhere Cards

Anywhere cards are a great gift for a guy traveling to a city, especially if he is traveling with some friends. Basically, these cards say fun things like, “Ask the next person you meet where his favorite street is. Go there.”

They would make for a really fun experience for a day and most can be done with social distancing in mind.

Try the World box

try the world box

Try the World is a monthly subscription box. We love monthly subscriptions because it is like getting a present every month! These boxes come in two varieties, “snacks” and “countries.” The snacks box is the cheaper option and contains a variety of different snacks from around the world. The country’s box contains ingredients to cook with, snacks, and drinks from around the world. 

These boxes are great travel gifts for men who love trying new foods.


Get Your Guide is one of our favorite websites for booking day tours around the world. Just some of the interesting things they offer are; shark cage diving in Hawaii, Rome street food tours with local guides, camel riding and sandboarding in Abu Dabi, and a Hobbit movie set guided tour in New Zealand.

Basically, any unique travel experience is possible to book through the Get Your Guide website.

A gift card will allow your loved one to easily arrange their own fun day tours on their next trip almost anywhere in the world.

Custom Engraved Skate Board Map

How cool is this skateboard wall art? It comes in either black or white and you can get it custom engraved with any city you want. It’s definitely one of the coolest gift ideas I have seen!

Travel Books for Men

Journeys of a Lifetime

This is the perfect coffee table book to give as a present for a travel-loving man. We love that this book not only has amazing photographs, but it also includes info about each location with the best way to get there and when to go.

Magazine Subscription

Magazine subscriptions are great because they are a gift that can be enjoyed year-round. Some of our favorite travel magazines are Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, and Conde Nast Traveler.

Anything by Bill Bryson

Oh, Bill Bryson, our absolute favorite travel writer. Bryson is witty in this dark humor/ sarcastic way. He is originally from the US but also spent several years living in England. This particular book is about his time in Australia. I also highly recommend A Walk in the Woods about his time hiking the Appalachian Trail. 

Check out if Bryson has a book about a place your loved one has visited or is going. They will love to read his tales to reminisce or to inspire them.

Travel Journal

It’s always nice to have a travel journal. Even if the guy in your life is not a big journal writer he will probably still love this gift. It is always nice to have a notebook to keep track of all your travel plans. We especially love this one because it looks beautiful and has a tie to keep it closed. 

There is nothing worse than having a journal in your backpack and arriving at your destination to find your stuff has shifted and all your journal pages are now bent. That won’t happen with this book.

Technology Travel Gifts for Men

Flight 001 4-IN-1 Adapter

There is always a lot of planning involved when traveling to another country. In the past, we would always look up what type of outlet each country uses and then if we didn’t already have the appropriate adapter we would have to go out and buy one. This adapter is great because you can just bring it along and don’t have to worry about how you will plug things in a different country. Everything is right there!

Anker Powercore

Having a portable charger is a must for traveling. You don’t always know when you will have a chance to charge your phone again on busy travel days. We especially love Anker because at the moment it is the best charger on the market (in our opinion). It can provide up to three full phone charges and is small and lightweight.

Cord Storage Case

This is the perfect storage case for electrical cords. We love this one because it is small, easily holds everything, and is well organized. You could even make this gift more special by filling it with other fun electrical gifts.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

Typically we are all about the over-ear Bose noise-canceling headphones, but for traveling, we prefer the earbuds. Not only are they much easier to pack, but we also like earbuds while flying because then we can still rest our head against a pillow. These are also perfect for blocking out the noise of things like the loud engine noise on planes. Any frequent traveler will love them!

Waterproof Speaker

We love these little waterproof speakers! This one is great because it is small and easily portable. Just connect it to the Bluetooth on any electronic device to play music.

Was this list of travel gifts for men helpful? Feel free to leave any questions about these products in the comment section below. We are happy to help you out!

You might also like our list of 32 Travel Gifts for Women

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