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The Complete Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler Lovers in Your Life

Tis’ the season for giving and we have compiled a complete list of some of the best travel gear and accessories for the whole family! Even though we are not super big on gifts in this family (In fact, last year we boycotted gifts all together haha), sometimes it is so fun to pick out that perfect gift for your loved ones! This holiday gift guide for the traveler lovers in your life will be sure to help you get the best bang for your buck, and make sure you are getting gifts that your travel lover will use, regardless of their age!  

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The Complete Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Travel Lovers in Your Life

The Best Gifts for the Travel Loving Woman in Your Life

Under $30 Dollars

Batiste Travel Sized Dry Shampoo – $4.00

YOU GUYS. If you haven’t already jumped on the Dry Shampoo boat, YOU NEED TO. I am basically the poster child for dry shampoo considering that my hair is 90% dry shampoo at any given time. Dry shampoo is great for traveling because it takes the hassle and time out of getting ready!

Globe Keychain from Rifle Paper Co. – $15.00

This KEYCHAIN! My mother in law bought it for me and I am so in love. It is the perfect little travel accessory without being too bulky like other keychains. I love Rifle Paper Co!

Wanderlust Travel Journal – $15.00

These journals are my absolute FAVORITE. I use them for everything… taking notes in school, writing a personal journal, and one for writing out my schedule. They are a perfect size, not too big and not too small. I love the front page and travel details on this one!

Iris Card Case – $24.00

We use card cases every time we travel. We keep one or two credit cards on hand and this is perfect because it is not too bulky and doesn’t take up space in our small travel purses. Plus, this one is DARN adorable.

Sole Society Crossbody Camera Bag from Nordstrom – $24.00

Everyone needs a classy, functional, and small crossbody bag when they travel! This one is so cute and is at a very reasonable price.

En Route Passport Holder – $26.00

This passport holder is so chic. This is not just stylish, but it is also great for protecting your passport from all the wear and tear of your travels.

Under $100 Dollars

Eye Mask and Travel Blanket from Nordstrom – $70.00

I always keep an eye mask and blanket in my carry on because I ALWAYS get sleepy on a flight no matter what time it is, or how long the flight lasts. You never know when the sleep stick will hit you, so it’s good to be prepared!

Herschel Supply Co. Sutton Duffel Bag – $85.00

Here is such a sleek carry on! I love Herschel Supply Co. and have been buying bags from them for years. I honestly always travel with one of their bags. They are so durable, cute, and take the wear and tear of traveling like a champ!

$100 Dollars and Up

Eileen Fisher Sport Sandal – $195.00

YOU GUYS. I am including these Eileen Fisher shoes because me, my sister, and my mom all own them in about every color. NOT KIDDING. These are our favorite shoes to travel in because they are probably the comfiest shoes ever, and they are so freaking fashionable, and we can wear them all day and our feet feel happy and healthy. I know they are pricey, but they are worth every penny and last forever!

The Best Gifts for the Travel Loving Little One in Your Life

Under $30 Dollars

Our Family Passport Coloring Pages – 1 – 10 dollars!

Yes, we are including our own products here but how could we not? They are free, and oh so fun! We had an Instagram follower send us a DM the other day letting us know that she was compiling a gift kit with several of our coloring pages printed on some nice cardstock along with some cute crayons and markers to give to her grandkids. We thought this was SUCH a great idea and loved that she shared it with us! Click the link above to start downloading your own today!

free holiday gifts

Kids Gear Headphones – $15.00

When traveling, it is so important to give your littles something to do on the airplane too! These are the headphones we use for Beckham. He loves them because he thinks he looks so cool and they are super comfy.

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World – $18.00

We LOVE to use books to prepare Beckham to travel. They are fun, educational, and give such a cool visual element. We particularly love this one because it shows children from other cultures and countries and will really help your child understand the beauty of differences!

Lego Duplo Town Airport – $25.00

Any Lego set it going to be fun for your child, but this one is great as kiddos can pretend landing and taking off!

This is the World, A Global Treasury – $26.00 (Currently on Sale!)

This is another super fun travel book for your little! It is a compilation of the author’s most popular travel books and takes a charming journey from city to city across the world. It will be sure to inspire you and your children to get out and see the world!

Under $100 Dollars

The North Face Little Sprout Kids Backpack – $45.00 – $60.00

Everyone needs a carry on when they travel, no matter how little they are! Any backpack is great for a little kid, but we love and recommend this one because it is lightweight and is the perfect size for a child.

$100 Dollars and Up

Refurbished Apple iPad – $150.00

Beckham uses an iPad to entertain himself on long flights or rides, and because he is only five, there is no reason to buy him a new iPad. My sister always has movies, games, and his homework downloaded on his iPad to keep him happy during a long haul flight!

The Best Gifts for the Travel Loving Man in Your Life

Under $30 Dollars

Moleskin Hardcover Notepad – $14.00

We are a family who really tries to keep individual journals. This one is great for traveling because it is not too big or too heavy, so you are able to carry it with you throughout your trip and record all the wonderful things you want to remember from your travels.

Men’s Flight Ready Kit from Nordstrom – $20

I am all into travel sized things. My husband isn’t as efficient at packing as I am, so anything that takes up less space and is less of a hassle to pack is a win-win in my book!

Under $100 Dollars

Men’s Leather Old Skool Ghillie in Marshmallow from Van’s – $80

Comfy shoes are a MUST when traveling. Van’s is a personal favorite of mine, because they are so cute, functional, and fairly priced. My husband has been obsessed with Van’s for years and this pair is just so cute! These are men’s shoes, but their women’s shoes are great too.

Over $100 Dollars

Men’s Down Sweater Jacket from Patagonia – $229

Alright. Let’s talk Patagonia. My husband does NOT like to spend money… like at all. So when it came time to retire his old coat and buy a new one, he did his research. And when I say he did his research, I mean he spent about 40 hours comparing down quality, durability, weight, size, warmth and basically everything that involves a down jacket. Long story short, this bad boy was the winner! He treats this jacket as a child, but coming from him, it’s worth the money. It’s lightweight, warm, and super durable for all your travels or backpacking. Could not talk more highly about this product!

The Best Travel Gifts for Anyone and Everyone – Including YOU!

Who says you can’t gift some things to yourself? These travel gifts are some of our faves and we totally want to get them all for ourselves this year! These specific gifts make our traveling easier, and more streamlined. In other words, you need these things in your life haha!

Under $30 Dollars

Pack This! Notebook Pad from Knock Knock – $7

We use these on EVERY. SINGLE. TRIP. not kidding. Maybe it’s because I come from mother who is an avid (almost obsessive) lister and an organizational queen. This is perfect to help you come up with a list for everything you need to bring on your next vacation. These are a MUST.

Under $100 Dollars

Amazon Kindle – $80

If you are a big reader like me, and you don’t want to carry bulky and heavy books in your carry on, then this is the perfect gift! It is lightweight, slim, and perfect for passing time on a long flight.

On the topic of Carry Ons, click here to find out the 12 Things You Do NOT Want to Forget when Flying!

Over $100 Dollars

AirPods from Apple – $159

AirPods are the new rage! I love them because they are small and don’t get tangled in my bag. Just be careful not to loose or drop these little guys.

Samsonite Winfield 2 Fashion 3 Piece Spinner Set – $239

My mother-in-law bought this luggage set for Cole and I as a graduation present and really, it does not get better than this. We LOVE this luggage set! I hadn’t used a hard shell piece of luggage before this and I was a little skeptical, but it has worked great for us! If you need more help picking out the best luggage for you and your crew see our 7 Steps to Buying the Best Luggage.

Canon Camera Bundle – $399

This is the gift of all gifts! Any serious traveler wants to be able to capture the beautiful things they are seeing and this is the perfect bundle to help them do that! Canon is always a good choice.  I love my Canon and prefer it over most camera companies.

So get gifting, and have the happiest holidays!



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17 thoughts on “The Complete Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler Lovers in Your Life

  1. Nice gifts for those who love to travel. We are all bought up and now have all the Christmas pressies we need. Can’t wait Happy Christmas!

  2. I’ve personally always been a big fan of travel journaling. I’ve tried to keep one on all of my international trips in the past. That would be a great gift to get the travel junkie in your life!

  3. I think my wife would love the Eye Mask and Travel Blanket from Nordstrom – in fact I am going to buy it right now. 😀 I am sure she would love this for a long haul flights next year we are planning 🙂

  4. So nice of you to include your Family Passport Coloring Pages. Love the idea from the Instagram user, you must be thrilled. 🙂
    And I was thinking about the new luggage set, so this Samsonite set looks just like the one I would pick. Would have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

  5. Travel blankets are always such a great idea. A lot of times, you don’t ever need to put them into a bag so they don’t even take that precious “carry on” space. There always seems to be at least one time on a trip that I wished I had a blanket with me.

  6. We’re not big on gifts either, but a lot of these are really tempting, particularly for some of our friends. I love the journal and the dry shampoo for smaller gifts. Those sandals actually look really comfortable, and that’s a must when I travel. And I am in the market for the duffle bag, particularly for plane flights where I need something that can fit under the seat in front of me. LOL! Looks like I’m up for gifts this year after all!

  7. These are all great suggestions. I love my Kindle and I’ve given them as gifts to everyone in my family over the years. I don’t know how I could travel without it. More bored, I guess. Vans are some of my favorite shoes and this pair is absolutely the coolest I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t know if I could keep them clean for very long, but they’re definitely worth the effort. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great options here. As a traveler, I completely agree with the blanket. Comes in handy on trains, buses, and planes. I’ve really come to appreciate my passport holder. It helps keep my passport protected especially when I consistently traveling and need it on me constantly. Good timing for holiday gifts!

  9. Wow all great ideas and so reasonably priced too. I need to share this with some one 😉
    I am loving that duffel bag a lot.

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