11 holiday gift ideas for travellers

Cork Globe
Cork Globe

Got a jetsetter on your shopping list this holiday season? Fear not! We've rounded up the most unique and sure-to-please gifts for all your favourite travellers.

A cute passport holder

While out of the country, your passport is perhaps the most valuable thing you'll carry around. Why not dress it up a bit? For a classic look, designer labels like Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors have plenty to offer. Those who favor something more sparkly and fun might enjoy this glittery number from Coach.

Louis Vuitton Passport Cover

A cool way to build a travel fund

Seeing the world doesn't come free. Help your favourite explorer pad their travel fund with a creative twist on the traditional piggy bank. A shadow box bank can take many forms, from flirty and feminine to a no-frills style that still gets the job done.

Shadow Box Bank - Travel Fund

A globe—with a twist

International travellers will likely get a kick out of a tricked-out globe. Cork globes allow you to mark where you've been with thumbtacks or push pins. Others can be specially made with a specific traveller in mind. For something less practical and more, well, pretty, check out this hand-painted stunner.

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Not-your-average travel scarf

A travel scarf with pockets? Yes, please! SpeakEasy Travel Supply knocked it out of the park with this item, which allows you to hide everything from your passport to your cell phone in your scarf.

SpeakEasy Travel Supply Scarf

Personalised luggage tags

Spruce up baggage with customised luggage tags. From bright and fun options to a more classic, monogrammed style, this gift will make baggage claim a breeze.

 Funny Luggage Tag - Pink

A travel-inspired recipe book

For foodies on the go, consider giving a travel-centered recipe book. Some cookbooks are designed specifically for travellers who love to cook while they're away, while traditional journals can double as handwritten recipe books for preserving favourite tastes from abroad.

The Traveler's Cookbook

Must-have flight accessories

When in doubt, it's hard to go wrong with some handy in-flight accessories. Surefire winners include a lush neck pillow, aluxury sleep mask, or a cute pair of compression socks. Consider putting them all together with a signature goodie bag.

NapAnywhere Portable Head Support Pillow

A new travel journal

There's nothing like opening up a fresh journal and putting pen to (clean) paper. Give your favourite jetsetting writer the perfect way to capture their fondest travel memories. For our take on the best travel journals out there, check out our comprehensive list here.

Moleskine Classic Notebook

A pair of top-notch headphones

There are many ways to pass the hours during a long flight. Whether it's watching movies or listening to music, a solid pair of travel headphones can make all the difference. While every model is different, opting for noise-cancelling capabilities is ideal for travellers.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

New books

If you know someone who uses long flights to catch up on their reading, consider making a contribution to their personal library. In addition to traditional hardcovers and paperbacks, an e-reader like the Kindle Paperwhite is wonderfully modern (and portable). For those who prefer magazines to books, consider giving a subscription to their favorite publication.

Kindle Paperwhite

A baggage scale

There's nothing worse than getting to the airport only to find that your luggage exceeds the weight limit. A handheld baggage scale is the perfect gift for the chronic over-packer. These digital options are a great place to start.
Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

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