32 Best Travel Gifts for Women – Holiday Ideas

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

Obviously, travel is looking a bit different this year than in the past. However, that doesn’t mean your favorite travel-loving woman won’t appreciate some amazing travel themed gifts as we all slowly 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

Travel Banter – Conversation Starters

These cards consist of 98 fun questions that frequent travelers often ask each other. This is a great thing to have for someone who frequents hostels or likes to meet new people while traveling and wants some interesting conversation starter ideas.

Airbnb Gift Card

Airbnb is now our preferred accommodation option when traveling. If you are buying a gift for a frequent traveler they most likely love Airbnb as well. 

With the current world situation, Airbnb is a great accommodation option because it allows you to stay in a private place and not have to share common areas like you would with a hotel.

With an Airbnb gift card, you can give your loved one the option of staying at a really unique accommodation. 

We personally have stayed on a houseboat in Amsterdam, a house on a man-made reed island in Peru, a villa on the beach in Costa Rica, and so much more!

Random Acts of Kindness Cards

kindness cards

I’m really in love with the concept behind these cards. Each of the 26 cards in this kit says one great act of kindness that you can do. For example, “Spend a day saying only positive things about people.”

The idea is that once you participate in the act on the card you can then upload your story on their website. You should then pass on your card to someone else and if they also upload their story you can watch your card move across the world.

Cool, right? And such a fun gift idea!

Plus, I think now is such a great time to spread kindness…. from a distance of course.

Everyday Adventure Cards

I’m not going to tell you what the cards say because that should be a surprise. But basically, each one will get you out of your comfort zone to try something new while traveling. I find them to be a great way to get my introverted self doing unique things. The reviews online are all really positive as well.

Eat With Gift Card

Eat With is a website that helps pair local people with visitors for a delicious meal. It is a great way to make new friends in foreign countries and get to learn about the local culture through food and socializing.

Purchase a gift card for your favorite travel-loving female and she will have a great evening on her next trip eating great food with amazing people.

Flying Day Gifts for Women

Travel Jewelry Organizer Jewelry Roll 

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

Compression Socks

If the lady in your life frequently flies long distances, compression socks are always a good idea. These compression socks not only look nice but they will also keep her feet from swelling and will help with the threat of blood clots

RFID Blocking Wallet

I just bought this exact wallet and it is perfect for traveling. I like that it is small but fits everything I mostly need. The only downside is that I can’t fit my passport in it.

Plus, it is RFID blocking. If you don’t know what that is, it means that people can not scan through it to steal your credit card information.

Yeti Water Bottle

Another bottle I’m currently loving is the Yeti water bottles. They are a bit pricey, but they keep contents super cold or super hot for an incredibly long time. My dad often puts ice in his at night before bed and the ice is still there in the morning when he wakes up. They are amazing.

Passport Cover

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 one is especially nice because it has space for your vaccine card and comes in a few awesome colors.

A Nice Face Mask

Everybody needs a nice face mask nowadays! These masks are made in New York and were created to represent blooms of all four seasons.

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.


I had this idea that it would be a great gift to make a little COVID kit for your loved ones for travel days. You could put it all in my favorite TSA approved toiletries bag. Here are some ideas that I think would be perfect.

Technology Travel Gifts for Women

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

Luggage Scale

Having a a luggage scale is never one of those things I thought I needed in my life, but it makes things so much easier. I always get nervous when traveling after I buy a bunch of things and don’t know if my suitcase will be over the weight limit when I fly back home. I just pack this and the worry is gone! I can easily check how much my luggage weighs anywhere.

Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds

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 Portable 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.

Books for Travel Women

She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild

This book is a great coffee table book that is bound to inspire any woman. It contains 40 stories written by women who took on crazy travel adventures throughout the world.

Just be warned, I finished this book and felt the need to plan multiple trips after.

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

This is the perfect bucket list book for all women. I love that it is organized by geographical location but also contains general ideas that can be done anywhere.

Refillable Travelers Notebook

It’s always nice to have a travel journal. 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.

Kindle Paperwhite

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 OverDrive. 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.

Women’s Toiletries for Travel

Eco-Friendly Solid Shampoo Bar

A friend of mine tried to convince me that shampoo bars had changed her hair life and although her hair did look amazing I was still really hesitant. I ended up buying a 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.

Facial Spray

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.

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.

Pixie Cup

If you’ve never heard of the Diva Cup you should go check it out now (if you’re a woman). The Diva Cup is a reusable menstrual cup. It costs almost $25, but it is something that will change your life. It’s great for everyone, but specifically frequent travelers that don’t want to always worry about carrying tampons or searching for some in whatever city they may be traveling in.

Clear Toiletries 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.

I think it would be a super cute idea to fill this with travel-size cosmetics as a gift. Also, it comes in multiple colors.

Cute Travel Gifts for Women

Serengetee Tee

Everybody loves a cute travel tee! Serengetee has the best travel-themed tees.

One thing I especially love is that they do this thing called “Mystery Packs” in which you can order a pack of surprise tees, sweatshirts, face masks, or long sleeve tees for a discounted price. I think this is a super fun gift idea!

If you use the code CRVIBES20 at checkout you can get 20% off your order!

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 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.

Custom Travel Photo Coasters

Just upload your loved ones’ favorite photos and captions and receive these awesome travel photo coasters. They are perfect for conversation starters with guests.

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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Book Your Trip: Our Go-to Travel Companies

Flights: Skyscanner is always our go-to choice for finding flights. They seem to always have the best prices on the internet. 

Transportation: We suggest a local company called Adobe Rent a Car for your rental car needs. Book through us for a 10% discount plus other great perks. For private shuttles, we always use Adobe’s transfer company for dependable service and great prices. For taxis from the Liberia airport and Guanacaste area, contact our favorite family of local registered taxi drivers for a $10 discount.

Hotels: We always use Booking.com because they almost always have the lowest rate and offer great cancellation policies. 

For home rentals, we are now using VRBO instead of Airbnb. They have much better customer service. 

Activities: It is always nice to book activities directly through local activity companies. However, lately, we have been booking most day trips through Viator due to their good cancellation policies. 

Travel Insurance: Trawick International is the best insurance we have found that will cover you for COVID related travel changes, illness, lost luggage, and more. 

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