Travel Gift Ideas for the Globetrotter in Your Life.

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If your close friend or family member is traveling, it can be a nice gesture to give them a gift for their travels. No matter where they’re going, even the smallest gift can go a long way and make their vacation go a lot smoother. Below, are a few examples that we suggest to gift your traveler.

1. PrePaid Phone Cards

If you’re looking to stay in touch with someone that’s traveling, prepaid phone cards are a great gift and investment. Not only are they incredibly affordable, but they also make it easy for everyone to stay in touch. So, if you’re a parent, this could potentially be a great travel gift for your kids.

2. Travel-Sized Toiletries

Though it may not seem like the most fun gift, any frequent traveler would love to receive these essentials. Raid your local drug store’s travel section for travel-sized toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, cordless flossers, and more. Just make sure to read some cordless flosser reviews for travel ahead of time.

3. Security Devices

For your friends or family that’s traveling on their lonesome, purchasing security devices such as door and window alarms can give them peace of mind if they’re staying by themselves at a hotel.

4. Home Reminders

For your friends that may get a little homesick, gifting them home reminders, such as a keychain with pictures of their home is a kind gesture that they will appreciate.

5. Good Luck Charms

If your friend or family member that is traveling has a charm bracelet, gifting them a good luck charm, or something that is special to them can be a sentimental present that will remind them of their experience afterwards.

6. Jet Lag Remedies

We all know how intolerable jet lag can be. However, gifting your friend a few remedies to make it a little better can help ease their traveling concerns. This can be anything from essential oils to eye masks and other relaxation aids to make them feel more refreshed when they get off their flight.

7. Solar Charger

Nowadays, most people do not travel without some sort of electronic device like their smartphone, tablet, or laptop. A portable charger is often thought of as a travel necessity. If you must charge your devices, why not reduce your carbon footprint at the same time? You can do this through the use of a portable solar powered charger. Whether your friend is sitting in an airport by a window waiting for their flight or relaxing on the beach, they will love a solar charger. This will allow them to charge up their phone, e-reader, tablet, or any other device, even when they are not close to a power source.

8. Journal

Many travelers love to write about their trips in a journal. This way, they can remember all the wonderful things they saw and did. Consider purchasing your friend or family member a new, blank notebook that they can fill with tales of their future adventures. You can also include a new set of pens or pencils, too.

9. Upgrades

This is a bit of an unconventional gift. If you are also a frequent traveler and have a lot of airline miles or hotel rewards, you can gift them to a friend or family member who also loves to travel. They can use the points to gain access to private lounges at the airport, upgrade their hotel room, and do so much more.

10. Foot Care Products

With so much to see in every new location, it is no wonder that so many travelers complain of sore feet. From sitting on a cramped airplane to wandering a new city to hiking in an exotic forest, travelers feet can experience a lot of pain. Consider gifting the traveler in your life a travel-sized foot care kit complete with spa tools, lotions, and comfortable socks.

11. Food and Beverage Gift Cards

No matter where your friend likes to travel, there will likely be more than a few recognizable restaurants. Even in airports, there are globally recognized food chains. Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Burger King are all great gift card options for frequent travelers. These restaurants and much more can be found all over the country and the world. Just make sure to read the fine print first to be sure that your friend can use their gift anywhere that they may be.


My name is Lisa and I am the owner and editor of the Night Helper Blog. I created this wonderful blog in 2008. I wanted to share with other moms about life’s every day challenges with children. I have a degree in the Medical , Cosmetology field. I’m also a mom inventor of a wonderful bed wetting timepiece, which we are working on now…hoping to have it in a home/ store near you soon. I’m married with three wonderful kids and I have two grand kids.

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