Looking for the perfect present for someone who loves to travel? My unique travel gifts will give you plenty of inspiration.
I am fortunate that I can justify spending money on travel accessories, and one of my guilty pleasures is browsing websites to see what’s new. I have picked some of my favourite items below, many of which I already own, but there are a few that are still on my wish list… Perhaps you want to treat a loved one to some unique travel gifts, or maybe you just want to treat yourself?
Whatever the reason, I’ve got gifts from €19 to €349, so there is something here to suit all tastes and budgets. I hope one of my unique travel gifts takes your fancy – do let me know in the comments below. 😎
1. Personalised Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag: €85
This was my favourite travel gift that I received when I started my website. I have seen personalised passport holders and luggage tags elsewhere, but seeing my company logo perfectly engraved on them was something special. Five years and hundreds of flights later and I still love them. The high quality leather ages beautifully and both look ‘well travelled’.
These unique travel gifts are made by CarveOn, a local Irish company, who use premium vegetable tanned leather, and each product is finished by hand. Their classically trained cobbler uses vintage sewing machines to get the perfect stitch, while their customisation is carried out by graphic designers on laser machines. CarveOn ensure their suppliers were environmentally conscious and all packaging uses recycled materials.
2. Tesalate Sand Free Beach Towel: from €49
I have been a big fan of Tesalate towels for years. I bought many of these innovative towels as travel gifts, and also bought one for myself. Coincidentally, I was sent one of their new larger towels (Towels for Two) recently which I can’t wait to use. It is a great size for family beach days or even picnics in the park.
Tesalate towels are lightweight, compact, and best of all – the sand just brushes off! Another bonus is the AbsorbLite™ fabric – this absorbs over one litre of water, and dries in half the time of a regular beach towel.
Tesalate is one of the most reviewed beach products in the world, with over 30,000 5-star reviews. They are an Australian company that only make beach towels. I love that they only specialise in one product, to ensure they offer the best beach towel on the market. If you like to travel or are looking for unique travel gifts – then buy a Tesalate towel.
3. Compass necklace: €19
You can’t go wrong with jewellery, and this compass necklace is a thoughtful gift for someone who likes to travel. Priced at just €19, it is the perfect stocking filler.
4. Travel Prints: from €55
A personalised print from a favourite destination is another unique travel gift. Perhaps you have memories of where you first met your loved one, or a place you like go back to regularly? There are many different prints to choose from, depending on personal taste. They also make great wedding or engagement gifts.
I like this Map Mountain where you can feature any three cities in the world. They have a vast resource of maps to use, so even small towns can be included. You can choose these unique travel gifts framed or unframed.
Another favourite of mine is this contemporary bus blind, that will highlight a personal place in coordinates. This would suit an office too.
5. Jewellery organiser: £16.95
One of my pet hates is when my necklaces get tangled. This was a regular occurrence for me when I travelled – I always bring too many! However, since I purchased this great travel jewellery organiser on Amazon, I haven’t had the same problem. The main storage compartment has multiple necklace straps and zipped pockets, and the water resistant quilted padding protects your jewellery. I actually use this at home too!
6. Montblanc Heritage Spirit Cufflinks: €285
How stunning are these cufflinks? A literal global design, these Montblanc cufflinks are a unique travel gift for the man who likes to travel. Made of stainless steel, with a polished finish, these are a statement piece for sure.
7. Ted Baker Travel Wallet: €68
Keep your passport, travel confirmations and boarding passes in one place with this Ted Baker travel wallet. This elegant magnetic wallet is cleverly designed with a removable passport holder, and a pocket for cards, coins and notes.
8. Longchamp travel bag: from €98
Longchamp have a wide selection of travel bags, including tote bags, cross-body bags and even backpacks. Their famous Le Pliage travel bag is my favourite. It comes in various styles and sizes, but it is the fact that is so light and can be folded up when not in use, that has made it become a cult object worldwide.
9. Go-Pro Hero8 Waterproof 4K Digital Action Camera: £327
This is the ultimate travel accessory and believe me it is not just for adrenaline junkies or vloggers. I have used mine at the beach to get some great underwater footage, and I tied it around my chest on the ski slopes in Austria recently. It has a built in stabiliser so is great if you are on the go, or just want to record yourself while walking. It also captures great photos, even in low light areas.
10. 100% Mulberry Silk Eye Mask & Pillowcase: €135
This gift set from Slip is a stunning travel gift for someone who likes a little luxury in their life! Ideal for long journeys, this 100% mulberry silk pillowcase and matching face mask will surely make sleeping that little bit easier.
11. Staycation Gift Vouchers, Irish hotel stays from €150
Give the gift of a staycation! With a choice of 29 hotels to choose from, in superb locations throughout Ireland, staycation vouchers from Select Hotels of Ireland are the ultimate travel gift this Christmas.
Instead of giving someone a monetary gift voucher for €150, you can purchase an overnight stay with breakfast in any of the Select Hotels of Ireland 29 hotels. This is valid on Saturday night stays, over bank holidays, and during peak holiday time in July or August. As well as one and two night stays, can also purchase, four, six and eight night staycation vouchers. All vouchers can be purchased online for instant delivery, so if you are a last minute shopper, this is ideal for you!
12. Bose Noise cancelling head phones: £119
Noise cancelling head phones are a Godsend for travelling, and Bose are the best brand on the market. There are various types so make sure you select the correct pair for Apple or Android products, and choose ear pods or ear phones – depending on personal taste. These are one of my favourite travel gadgets – see more here.
13. Personalised Leather Travel Journal: £20
This distressed leather travel journal is an inexpensive and beautiful gift for the traveller in your life. The handmade, eco-friendly and Fair Trade journal also makes a difference to the communities who make them. The cotton is made by a charity that promotes women’s development in rural areas of Rajasthan, India. There are different sizes to choose from and all can be personalised.
14. Samsonsite light-shock cabin case: £197
I can not stress how important it is to have good quality, light-weight cabin baggage. I have a this cabin case and it has saved me a fortune on checked baggage fees. It is so light and expandable that you can fit much more inside this case, than another case of similar size. I have vowed to buy one for everyone in the family and never pay checked baggage fees again!
15. Aer Lingus travel voucher
Give the gift of travel this Christmas. An Aer Lingus gift voucher will always be welcome, and they are valid for five years! They have great flexible booking options for 2021, including unlimited free changes on all bookings up to 30th September.
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I hope you liked my post on unique travel gifts and it gave you some inspiration for yourself, or for a special someone who loves to travel as much as I do. Note some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a purchase is made – this is at no additional cost to you.