Unique and practical travel gifts

If you are someone who is looking for unique and practical travel gifts, then you have come to the right place!

Deciding on what to give someone as gifts can be a mind boggling task. It gets more difficult when you are thinking about gifting to a person who is always on the road. Trust me, I have been there and have struggled to always think out of the box!

The items below are very thoughtful and useful. Some can even be customized to meet your needs. I am sure you will definitely find what you are looking for in this gift guide for frequent travelers. So keep on reading!

Unique Travel Gifts

Passport Covers

Passport covers may not be the most unique gift in this gift guide but it surely is the most practical! You can either buy the regular passport cover available in the market or can get them customized. 

There are various websites which sell passport covers. On Messy corner you can find tons of passport covers  options that can be customized with initials or full names.

Packing cubes

Packing cubes has to be the most practical gift in this guide. If you know someone who overpacks or is a messy packer in general, then this can be a life saver.

Packing cubes help in organizing the suitcase and in turn keeping things in place. They also help in keeping the clothes wrinkle free. There are various options available on Amazon to choose from and they make the perfect gift for a traveler.

Scratch off World Map

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Travel scratch map is a fun gift for any traveler. They can scratch the destinations they have already explored. Its a cool way of visualizing the places one has already been to whilst giving the motivation to travel more.

It also double’s up as a perfect room décor piece.

Travel Journal

If your friend is someone who likes to document their travel journey and store all those memories, then this can be the perfect  gift for them. These journals are easily available on many websites and can also be customized according to your needs!

Travel bottle kit set

Again not the most unique but definitely practical. These travel bottle kits are the best way to carry your favorite products with you on your holiday. It’ll save you from carrying full size products and in return saving tons of space in your luggage! From different color options to different materials to choose from, this can be life savior (and space savior!).

Travel jewelry organizer

The perfect gift for all my ladies who love to travel in style. Forget carrying your jewelry in those small pouches or just randomly in your bag. I know the agonizing feeling of all necklaces being tangled together. With the help of jewelry organizer you can carry all your delicate jewelery easily without taking much space in your luggage.

Power Bank

Is it only me or do you find power banks are underrated as well. For all my people who struggle with battery issues in their phones, this is the perfect gift. You can charge your devices on the go and save yourself from the hassle of looking for charging points. They are compact, stylish and easy to carry around.

Luggage Tags

Another fun and thoughtful gift can be luggage tags. Gone are the days of those boring looking tags and in comes the fancy ones. You can get them personalized and customized. A unique and practical gift for your friend!

World map necklace/Coordinate bar necklace

These gifts are very thoughtful and at the same time personalized. You will find many websites who can customize such necklaces for you. Bar necklaces can be engraved with coordinates of your friends favorite destination. 

Apart from necklaces you can also get rings and bracelet customize.

Travel organizers

A travel organizer with multiple compartments is the perfect solution for all the important items like charging cords, earphones, sim cards, memory cards, power banks, documents etc. As the name says it all, the purpose of a travel organizer is to make life easy. Its the perfect practical gift for that friend who likes to keep her/his things organized.

Polaroid Camera

Polaroid camera’s are back in rage and are an amazing gifting option. They are the doorway to some instant hardcopy of memories (don’t know if I made sense there!). Available singularly or in bundles, there are various cute colors to choose from.

Bluetooth speakers

For that friend of yours who loves music, a bluetooth speaker can be an amazing gifting option! They can carry their music anywhere with them around the world and dance to their favorite tunes!


If you have a friend who likes to click pictures or is a solo traveler then tripods are their best friend. Its a gift that they will really appreciate.

There are various options to choose from, from really expensive ones to affordable ones. You can take your pick as per the requirements of your friend!

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Travel backpack

A useful and extremely thoughtful gift can be a travel backpack! This perfect carry on for flights is available in various sizes and price ranges.  

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I hope you found this gifting guide helpful and useful. Tell me in the comments section below which gift are you most excited to get or gift to someone else. Until then, stay tuned for the next one!


11 thoughts on “Unique and practical travel gifts

  1. This scratch world map sounds so fun. You have given me whole guide on what to give you on your next birthday

  2. Polaroid Camera sounds fascinating to me! Especially when we become friends with someone and we can instantly give them the print out of the moment short.

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