Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2019.
Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places so we’ve used this travel style to build this list of quirky travel gifts. We hope you find the perfect gift for the traveller in your life somewhere in this list…
Unique Travel Gifts for the Home
Here are some great gift ideas for travellers who like to be reminded of their adventures when they are back home. They might even get inspired to hit the road again soon with these unusual travel gifts.
Fire up someone’s wanderlust with this super hand drawn adult colouring book. It features 47 highly detailed cityscapes to colour in at leisure and let the travel daydreams take over.
Let the traveller in your life show off their adventures in style with this high-quality wall mounted pushpin travel map. Complete with a choice of frames and a set of pins it’s a great way to keep a constant reminder of past journeys whilst inspiring future travels.
Mounted maps starting from $75.99 on Amazon US
A great addition to any coffee table, this is the book which helps us to decide where to travel to next. With a super double page spread for each country in the world, it’s a great way for anyone to improve their global knowledge and get inspired to explore more.
Direct from Lonely Planet with Free Shipping for $51.95
Give this to the traveller in your life so they can scratch off the countries and states that they’ve been to and plan their next big adventure. These maps have vibrant colours, accurate flags, careful details and make a beautiful gift that any adventurer will love. Available in White and Gold or Black and Gold.
Help someone to banish their packing fears and ensure that they always remember the toothbrush! This handy notepad of packing lists gives the ultimate way to check they’ve packed all the essentials before their trip.
Travel Magazine Subscriptions
This is an ideal travel gift which will literally keep on giving all year round. Give someone a subscription to their favourite travel magazine and they’ll have 6, 12, or more months in inspiration delivered to their door.
Unique Travel Gifts for the Road
As well as travel gifts for the home it can be a nice idea to give something that is useful when out on the road. We’ve had a long hard search for some quirky travel gifts which are both practical and fun…
Why give someone any old travel journal when they could enjoy one of these unique travel gifts to inspire them daily. This funky little ‘mindful’ travel journal will do just that. By highlighting simple mindfulness techniques each day it will make anyone stop, look around and appreciate where they are. Nice.
We’ve been using these for nearly a year now and love them. One set of cubes helps anyone to separate their clothing and essentials inside their luggage making it super easy to find stuff quickly. They’ve helped us to stay super organised and tidy on the road, read our full Pro Packing Cubes review to see how.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Anyone can be understood anywhere in the world with this simple credit card sized flip book of common images. Simply point at the images to communicate, no language skills needed. Super lightweight and easy to pack. Genius!
A unique travel gift for just $7.99 at Amazon US
Trust us when we say we know a thing or two about backpacks. We’ve used terrible ones, we’ve used great ones. This right here is a great backpack for anyone travelling for more than a few days at a time. It’s been a pleasure to use for the past year and a half as still looks as good as the day we purchased it.
The ideal travel gift for anyone who likes to chill out at a moment’s notice. Get them this super portable Double Parachute Hammock complete with all the fastenings needed to easily set it up in seconds. It packs down to a tiny bundle and ideal for camping, backpacking or just chilling in your backyard!
Grab one now for just $39.99 on Amazon US
Unique travel gifts like this ensure the recipient always has power, this compact solar unit can provide some free juice to any device. The solid design means it’s perfect for even the most adventurous of travellers and even has a built in flashlight. Nice.
From £14.99 per unit on Amazon UK
We’ve got a unique travel gifts surprise here for anyone who likes a bold espresso on the go. This super lightweight and compact espresso maker makes a delicious shot without needing electricity of gas so can be used practically anywhere.
Get a shot on the go for $49.99 on Amazon UK
Travel in the modern age can often mean packing a fair few cables, memory cards, adapters and more. This compact bag is perfect for any tech-savvy traveller and will help them neatly store all their accessories in one place.
We’ve ended up buying a lot of bottles of drinking water as we travelled the globe. It’s not only expensive at times but also a massive environmental waste. This collapsible water bottle is a great solution, being a compact and environmentally friendly to carry some fresh water around.