30 Best Travel Gifts for Women – Present Ideas

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It’s that time of year again….holiday shopping time! That means it is also time for us to update the list of our favorite travel gifts for women.

Your favorite travel-loving woman is sure to appreciate some amazing exploring-themed gifts as we all start to make our way around the world again.

This gift guide is perfect for any woman in your life who constantly talks about flight prices to various countries, tries to convince you to buy a campervan and road trip through New Zealand, and knows the most Instagrammed places in each country.

In other words, I just described myself and I love everything on this gift guide so I think every travel-loving woman will appreciate it as well.

We created this list based on products we own and love as well as things that come highly recommended to us by people we trust. These gifts also come at a variety of price points.

Let’s get gifting some travel gifts for her!

Travel Experiences Gifts for Women

Get Your Guide Gift Card

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.

Anywhere Travel Cards

This is a fun stocking stuffer gift. Basically, this pack of cards contains 75 different prompts to get you really exploring a place in a different way. For example, one of the prompts is “Ask the next person you see what their favorite street is in the city. Go there.”

The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition

This book is basically a diary for couples with scratch off experiences. Some are better to do at home because they involve things like baking, but there is also a whole section geared towards activities to do while traveling.


This is the perfect bucket list book for everyone. One thing I really like is how the book is laid out. The places are filtered by longitude lines.

Anyway, this is a great coffee table book and always insights conversations with guests. I also love to look through it to see all the places I’ve been and would like to go to.

Travel Gear

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 into a different country. Everything is right there!

Kindle Oasis

​​Nothing is better for reading on long flights, bus rides, sitting on the beach etc. I read A LOT of books and the Kindle is a lifesaver for that. Most travelers just don’t have space in their luggage for a ton of actual books, but the Kindle can fit almost anywhere.

Pro Tip: Download the free app called Libby. You can connect it to your account from your local library and check out ebooks for free straight on to your Kindle. It’s a game-changer for sure.

Anker Powerbox

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. You will never have to worry about running out of battery life.

Bose Noise Cancelling Ear Buds

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 heads 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!

I exercise with mine and usually have no problem with them staying in my ears.

JBL Portable Speaker

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

Security Door Stopper

If a female in your life is planning to do some solo traveling and is concerned about security, this is always great to have. This doorstopper basically works as a door jam for her hotel room. If someone tries (or succeeds) in opening the door from the outside an alarm will go off.

These are small and easily portable.

Lifeproof Waterproof Phone Case

Lifeproof phone cases are a must in preventing a broken phone while traveling. I am notorious for dropping my phone, and this case has saved me from a bad cracked screen many times.

To Wear When Exploring

National Park Necklace

These stunning necklaces are crafted by an artist in Minnesota. At the moment, you can choose between 10 different national parks. All necklaces are made of clay and $2 from each purchase goes towards supporting the national parks.

Compression Socks

Compressions socks make a good stocking stuffer (total dad joke right there). I highly recommend all frequent travelers wear compression socks during long travel days to ease the risk of blood clots. This is a great gift for that person you don’t really know what to get.

Hiking Socks

Again, a great option for someone you don’t know what to give as a gift for the holidays. Who doesn’t love a good pair of hiking socks?

Travel Rain Jacket

It’s always a good idea to bring a rain jacket when traveling, but sometimes they take up so much space. A travel rain jacket is great because it comes in a small pouch that makes it very portable and easy to pack.

Comfortable Walking Shoes

Akk makes some of the best walking shoes on the market (in my opinion) and they come at a very reasonable price. With these shoes you can keep walking all day and your feet won’t be completely worn out. Plus they are styling and come in many different colors.

Acupressure Bracelets

If your loved one doesn’t do well with motion sickness, acupressure bracelets are surprisingly very helpful. I like them for bumpy flights, boat tours, and long bus rides.

Rains Roll Top Rucksack

My favorite fashionable rainproof backpack. The quality is really good, everything inside stays dry, and the minimalistic modern style is really nice.

Travel & Adventure Decor

Homesick Candles

The concept behind Homesick candles is just the coolest! The idea is that each candle smells like a particular place. They produce city, state, and country-scented candles.

These would be the perfect gift for a female traveler that lived abroad at some point. Give her the scent of the country she lived in. I bet she’ll love it! I currently live abroad and I like the Massachusetts candle on winter days to feel at home.

National Park Scratch off Poster

The perfect wall decor option for US national park lovers.

Scratch Map

Document your world travels with this scratchable world map in vibrant colors.

Custom Wood Map

The artist who makes these does a really really great job and takes their craft really seriously. Basically, you can request a GPS location and receive a wooden cutout of that exact location. It is a great gift idea for remembering an important location.

Travel Day Essentials

Lifestraw Bottle

Lifestraw bottles are great for women who drink a ton of water and may be traveling to a place that doesn’t have the cleanest water. These bottles protect against a whole bunch of different bacteria, sand, microplastics, chlorine, and more!

Shampoo Bars

I ended up buying a shampoo bar on a whim and I must admit it is the best! It takes a bit to get used to, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll love it.

Anyway, I put this item on this list because shampoo bars are great for traveling because you don’t have to worry about going over the liquid limit in your carry-on like with normal shampoo.

Melatonin Spray

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock but I recently discovered that melatonin can be purchased as a spray. Just spray this six times under your tongue and you will get sleepy.

I love melatonin because it is natural and I don’t wake up feeling groggy like most sleeping pills cause.

This is the perfect gift for long flight days. Nobody likes arriving in a new time zone and realizing you haven’t slept at all on your flight and it is now 7am. Ugh!

Facial Mist

On long flight days, I swear by some good facial spray. These facial sprays are great for keeping hydration in skin. These would be a great little stocking stuffer.

Clear Flight Toiletry Bag

This quart-sized bag is perfect for any frequent flyer because it’s TSA-approved! Load all your TSA-sized cosmetics in here and you are good to go through security.

It would be a nice idea to fill this with travel-size cosmetics as a gift. Also, it comes in multiple colors.

Travel Jewelry Organizer Jewelry Roll 

This jewelry organizer is great because it is small and well organized. T the design is very nice and I think it is the perfect gift for a woman that travels frequently and loves her jewelry.

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 women who take long-term trips.

At Home COVID Tests

It is never a bad idea to carry some at home COVID test kits when traveling. For a fun idea you can make a full COVID themed gift with some nice masks, COVID test kits, and hand sanitizer in a TSA approved bag.

Was this list helpful? If you have any questions about any of these products please leave them in the comment section below. We are always happy to help you out!

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