Question: Have you ever gone shopping for a gift but didn’t have any clue what to buy?  ME TOO!

confused young woman posing on a white backgroundSo many questions cross my mind when I’m trying to choose a gift for my spouse, family member, friend, or a colleague:

– Will they like it?
– Is it something they WANT?
– Is it something they NEED?
– Will they actually use it or graciously say “thank you,” then toss it in the back of their closet for eternity?

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the travel lover(s) in your life (or if you love to travel and want to treat yourself to something special), don’t despair!

I’m here to help!

I’ve put together a list of 10 gift ideas for you.

Some of the items are ones I own, others are on my Wish List.  All of them are:
– Practical items
– Highly rated by people who’ve bought them (4 stars or more)
– Under $35 each

Hopefully, you’ll see something that appeals to you, or at least, you’ll get some inspiration. (You’re welcome 😉 )

Now, on to the list…

Gift Ideas:
#1 – 
Travelon Bag Bungee

Travelon Bag Bungee

If you’ve ever been rushing through an airport or simply trying to weave your way through one with more than one piece of luggage in tow, you know what a pain in the butt it can be to constantly be worried about that second bag falling off the top of the bottom one.

I purchased this bag bungee before my last trip and it helped SO MUCH! I securely attached my laptop bag to my carry-on and got through the crowded airport with no trouble at all. Worth every penny!

Gift Ideas:
#2 – 
Aquabod Sports Collapsible Water Bottle

Aquabod Sports Collapsible Water Bottle
We all need to stay hydrated, especially when traveling. This great water bottle features a collapsible design that allow the bottle be folded to 1/5 of the size for easy transport. It’s also compact, lightweight, and dishwasher safe. It’s also BPA free. The metal clip makes it easy to attach it to a variety of items and the newly improved cap is now stronger than those on other collapsible bottles.

Gift Ideas:
#3 – 
Imperial Design Travel Adapter Kit

Imperial Design Travel Adaptor Kit

If you travel internationally, you know that different countries use different types of power outlets. If you don’t have an adaptor, you won’t be able to charge your phone, laptop/tablet, plugin your hair dryer or electric razor, etc.

With this adaptor kit, you won’t be caught without the proper tool to convert the power no matter where you go. This compact adapter kit splits into 3 separate adaptors, then fits neatly back together. Its small size allows it to fit neatly in your purse or luggage without taking up much room.

Gift Ideas:
#4 – 
Treats&Smiles Dual Layered 3D Sleep Mask Kit


It can be difficult to sleep when traveling, especially when you’re on a plane and the person next to you insists on using that little overhead light.  To help block out the light and the noise, this contoured sleep mask and ear plug set has you covered.  

The kit includes an eye mask, a set of earplugs, a door hanger for your hotel room, a drawstring carry pouch, downloadable Meditation Sessions via MP3, and a downloadable sleep ebook.  What more could you want?

Gift Ideas:
#5 – 
Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

One of the many fees airlines charge for is overweight luggage.  Why give them more money than you have to?  With this portable luggage scale, you can make sure your bags are under the airline’s acceptable weight limit and make adjustments to your luggage contents if needed before you get to the check-in counter.

Gift Ideas:
#6 – 
The Tile Luggage Finder

The Tile Luggage Finder

Ever lose your luggage or worse yet, had it stolen? SO FRUSTRATING! The Tile can help with that. Simply attach, stick or place a tile on or in your luggage, phone, keys, etc.

Gift Ideas:
#7 – 
Portable EVA Tablet/Electronics Accessories Case

Portable Steamer

If you travel with a tablet, iPhone/Smartphone and everything that comes with them, this case is for you.

You can secure your electronics, cords, tablet, etc. With this handy accessories case, you can eliminate tangled cords and you won’t have to dig in your purse or briefcase to find your phone or your tablet. “A place for everything and everything in its place.”

Gift Ideas:
#8 – 
Shacke Pak Packing Cubes with Laundry Bag

Shacke Pak Packing Cubes with Laundry Bag

Getting all of your clothes, shoes, accessories (and anything else you pack) into your carry-on or suitcase – and getting it to close – can be a challenge, especially if you are trying to consolidate your luggage.

These packing cubes can help you organize your stuff, pack effectively, and make the best use of limited space. The bonus laundry bag is a way to separate your dirty clothes from your clean clothes. And, the cubes come in a variety of cool colors, too.

Gift Ideas:
#9 – 
PurSteam 850 Watt Fabric Steamer with Travel Pouch


Even if you pack with extreme care, it’s likely that some of your clothes will end up wrinkled and unwearable. This small, compact, and powerful steamer removes wrinkles in a matter of minutes. And it comes with a bonus travel pouch.

Gift Ideas:
#10 – J Pillow Travel Pillow


This travel pillow was the winner of the “2013 British Invention of the Year” award and is a best seller. Although it looks weird, it offers much more support than the typical U-shaped travel pillows.  It featured a snap-loop fastener in case you want to attach it to your luggage, can be squished into a pretty compact size and is machine washable (not just the cover, the entire pillow).  You can also choose from a variety of fabric colors and patterns.


Have you used any of the products listed above?  If so, what did you think?  Are there any other travel-related products that you recommend?

We’d love to know!  Share the products you like and why in the comments below this post.


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  1. Thanks, Kris! Glad you found some helpful info. I know what you mean about the scale – I’ve done the same thing myself. (Yikes!) If there are any topics you’d like to read more about, please feel free to let me know!

  2. Very cool stuff here! Getting a travel adapter ahead of time is really important because they’ll totally overcharge you at the destination airport :-O Not cool!! I also really dig the luggage scale, never seen that before. I always end up weighing myself and then again with the suitcase (not good for your self-esteem though, ha!).

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