Travel gifts: the 30 best gift ideas


Are you looking for great, funny or useful gifts for travelers? In this article I present the 30 best travel gifts for globetrotters. Whether as a birthday present, Christmas present or as a goodbye - there is something for every occasion and budget. Look in here!

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Finding the right gift for travel enthusiasts is sometimes not so easy. Especially if you are looking for something last minute.

On my one year trip around the world and afterwards I tested a lot of travel accessories and travel gadgets.

In this list, I present you gift ideas from small (e.g. a cup) to large (e.g. a drone). I chose it afterwards whether I already have it and am happy with it or whether I would give it away myself.

You can find all travel gifts at a glance and other travel accessories in my Shop .

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1) Gift trip: Lonely Planets "When is the best place to go?"

For all globetrotters who are looking for inspiration and tips. The travel month has been set, but the goal is not yet? Or the destination is selected, now only the best travel time is missing? Then this book will help. It contains 360 travel suggestions for the best spots worldwide - whether for a short vacation, beach vacation or city break. There is something for every travel type and every travel budget.

Click here for the Weltkarte zum Freirubbeln für Vielreisende ( Reise Geschenke) 2) World map to rub off for frequent travelers ( travel gifts)

This world map is a great gift for all frequent travelers. They can scratch out the countries they have already visited. It is a XXL poster with gift packaging. I have already given away the world map and it hangs on my wall.

Click here for the 3) Money box for the holiday fund - gifts for travelers

Get a little closer to your dream journey: the decorative money box in the form of a mural helps you to save something for your vacation every now and then. The wooden box can be set up or hung up, you can always keep an eye on progress.

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4) Retro coffee mug VW Bulli - travel gifts for road trip fans

Drinking coffee and dreaming of the next road trip, that's what I do every morning with this great coffee mug. It is offered with different designs, 330 ml fit into it.

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On my trip around the world I would have loved to have this pretty bracelet with me. A silver-colored airplane hangs on the elastic band in different colors. There is also a loving card.

Click here for the mit Kofferanhängern (Reise Geschenke für Frauen) 6) passport holder with luggage tags (travel gifts for women)

This beautiful passport cover made of sturdy synthetic leather is available in pink, red and black. So the traveler has everything in one place: passport, boarding pass, credit card, ID card or other documents. Two suitably colored luggage tags with a cover flap are also included.

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I like the design of this phone case. The silicone cover is also tear and slip resistant.

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8) Travel gift: suitcase in hand luggage size

Even on a long-haul camera backpack and a suitcase. This is how I save time and money: I do not have to pay for a piece of luggage to be checked in, I do not have to hand in my suitcase at the counter and wait for it after landing at the baggage carousel.

The red Samsonite case has been my companion for a long time. The spinner 55 has the dimensions: 40 x 20 x 55 cm. Several airlines use this as the maximum size for hand luggage, even if some are below or above.

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With the practical luggage scale you can easily check how heavy the luggage is. This is particularly important in order to meet the maximum limits of the airlines. Whether on departure or when returning from vacation with extensive shopping.

We measure up to 50 kg. The hand scale itself is so small and light that it is hardly noticeable in the case.

Here you can find the 10) electronics organizer bag (travel gifts technique)

kann man alles verstauen. Cables for camera, smartphone or tablet, plus power bank or headphones - you can store everything in this practical Velcro pocket . It is well padded, so the electronic accessories are protected.

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For a long time I was with the very satisfied. However, it is relatively large and heavy.

That is why the to. I love it: The retro look camera looks great, is small, light (342 g), handy and delivers great pictures. The perfect travel camera!

Incidentally, it was easy to use from the start. I find the touchscreen particularly practical.

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Olympus also camera camera bag in a bag

Before I carried my camera in a kind of handbag with a shoulder strap. , den ich mir im Juli 2019 zugelegt habe. But I find the cool camera backpack from K Concept much more comfortable, which I bought in July 2019.

It looks good with its retro look, sits comfortably and is very practical. I can store a lot in it, have quick access to the camera and when it rains I can protect the backpack with its cover.

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You can also read more about my detailed test here:
Photo backpack test - stylish, comfortable and practical?

13) Drone - gift ideas for film and photo fans

I love drone shots: beaches, forests or snowy landscapes from above. im Sommer 2019 bei After I admired many pictures from other bloggers and looked at my drone in store, I ordered the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Combo in the summer of 2019 from

4K Kamera, ist mit der Größe einer Wasserflasche schön kompakt und bietet bis 30 Minuten Flugzeit. The drone has a 4K camera, is the size of a water bottle, compact and offers up to 30 minutes of flight time.

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The gift recipient has a long flight or a long train journey ahead of them? : Es ist in verschiedenen Farben erhältlich, schnell aufgeblasen und stützt bequem mit Fleecebezug. This travel pillow is perfect for world travelers : it is available in different colors, inflates quickly and supports comfortably with a fleece cover. A sleep mask with lavender aroma, earplugs and storage bags are included.

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These sleep goggles, which ensure complete darkness, also help when sleeping on a plane . Including earplugs and storage bag.

Here you can find the 16) Noise canceling headphones - practical for the aviator

For everyone who wants to enjoy their flight in peace. auch in schwarz und mint erhältlich. The Bluetooth headphones (weighing 272 grams) are also available in black and mint. One hour of charging is enough for 30 hours of play.

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This mug is very cool when folded up and becomes very small. Erected, it holds 350 ml of liquid. Practical for arrival or outdoor activities.

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18) Funny camera lens coffee mug - gift idea for photo fans

Are you looking for a gift for photo fans? This coffee mug with a capacity of 320 ml looks like a telephoto lens. A suction cup on the underside protects against tipping over.

Click here for the – Reise Geschenke für sicheres Reisen 19) Money Belt - Travel Gifts for Safe Travel

This fanny pack fits snugly and is water-repellent. Two hip belts, fixed buckles and RFID protection ensure safety. The hip pocket contains two large main compartments, three sewn-in credit card slots and a secret compartment for travel documents on the back.

Here is the 20) Pacsafe Travelsafe (travel gifts)

The tote bag with anti-theft technology has a capacity of 5 liters and is available in different colors. The portable safe contains a steel net so that the bag with its weight of 500 grams cannot be slit open.

Simply lock with the enclosed TSA combination lock, and valuables such as jewelry, wallet, passport, camera, tablet or smartphone are protected. The closure with steel cable can be attached to solid objects such as B. in the hotel room, by the pool or in the car.


21) Theft-proof travel backpack

I love the cool backpack by Ela Mo, which is available in different designs and sizes (18 to 26 liters). The daypack has a padded notebook compartment, a bottle holder and a secret compartment for valuables.

Click here for a 22) Ultra small and light travel sleeping bag - for backpackers

The recipient is traveling as a backpacker, would like to stay in hostels or huts? This sleeping bag, which protects against dirt, is ideal for this. It weighs only 155 grams and can be packed small.

Click here for the 23) Travel towel for backpacking (travel accessories gift)

This bamboo travel towel is available in 5 colors and different sizes - from S to XL. It is very light, absorbent, antibacterial and dries quickly. It can be stowed in the included bag.

On my one-year trip around the world , I had such a travel towel with me, and it worked well.

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Even if I'm traveling alone, I would like to swim in the sea on a beach vacation. But what to do with my valuables?

The beach safe with removable bottom looks like a normal sunscreen. für Smartphone, Schlüssel, Kreditkarte oder Bargeld. It offers enough space for a smartphone, key, credit card or cash.

Here at you can go to the 25) Vegan World Tour: Cookbook with 100 recipes (travel gifts)

Do you like food in other countries too? I am a vegetarian, but often eat vegan when traveling.

This cookbook is a great gift for vegans. The 100 recipes are easy to prepare without exotic ingredients and usually quickly. There is breakfast, soups, main dishes and desserts.

Click here for the 26) Chocolate gift for vegans - with ingredients from all over the world

The gift recipient likes chocolate? The chocri trip around the world includes 24 small chocolate bars made from milk-free dark chocolate and "vegolade". These are sprinkled with ingredients from all over the world such as chia seeds, coffee beans, goji berries and chilli. With Fairtrade cocoa, made without animal products and CO²-neutral.

Click here for the 27) Birthday gift travel: mydays voucher "Goodbye everyday"

Would you like to give away a travel voucher? From wellness to windsurfing to diving - there is something for everyone here to take a break from everyday life. The recipient can choose from 50 experiences at 330 locations. The red gift box contains a brochure to browse and discover.

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28) Give away a travel voucher for a city trip

Amsterdam, Paris or Rome - there are many great travel destinations for city breaks. And these are easy to plan:

Here you can find inspiration for the holiday location:
City break Europe : 12 tips for a dream city break n

I book tickets for Europe through Omio (previously GoEuro). There you can easily compare the train, long-distance bus and flight for the travel destination - according to duration and price. And then book right away.

I always reserve my accommodations through . I look at the platform for location, price, reviews and photos.

I book my tickets and tours with Get your Guide . Get the Get your Guide gift voucher. You select the voucher amount, write a personal message and can print or send the nicely designed voucher. The recipient can choose something from 35,000 experiences.

29) Christmas travel gifts: mydays coupon for couples

A romantic weekend, a short vacation in the snow or a city trip with a Christmas market? The mydays experience voucher "Merry Christmas" is for two people. The recipient can choose the right experience from 35 experiences in 150 locations.

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30) travel diary (travel gifts)

Globetrotters can write down their experiences in this beautiful travel diary and put memorabilia in their pockets. With extra pages for addresses, to-do list, postcards and a world map for marking.

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Do you have any other tips for travel gifts?

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Anja Beckmann

bei Travel on Toast Travel blogger at Travel on Toast
After a year traveling the world, I am now a full-time travel blogger. My friend Carsten and I like to go on vacation with dog Buddy. Whether near or far, city trips, road trips or veggie food - in the blog you will find travel tips, travel reports and real insider tips. I take you live via Instagram Stories.

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