10 Useful Travel Gift Ideas

If you are looking for a gift for someone who travels a lot, you will be happy to know that there are a lot of options available for great gifts.  The best gifts you can get for a traveler are ones that are useful and that help make travel easier and more convenient.

Useful doesn’t have to mean boring at all. There are many useful gifts out there that the frequent traveler would be happy to receive as a gift.  We have provided you with 10 great suggestions below for travel gifts that you can take a look at.

Any one of these gift suggestions would be a great present for someone that spends a lot of time on the road, whether driving or taking public transportation of some kind like a train, bus or plane.

Customers love the peace of mind that these luggage locks with search alerts provide.

This durable and rugged luggage lock has been tested by thousands that spend a lot of time on the road.  They feature a pop up indicator that will let you know when your bag has been opened by a TSA agent.

A red indicator will be readily visible after your luggage has been searched.  Resetting is simple and just takes seconds and a pointed object like a paper clip or even a pen.

The person you give this gift to will appreciate being able to tell if someone has been in their luggage or not. This bright orange combination luggage lock comes with a lifetime warranty. They are made from durable Zinc Alloy that helps prevent theft.

Anyone who travels often will appreciate the added peace of mind this lock provides. It fits all size luggage and will prevent your lock from being cut off if TSA chooses their bags to inspect.

Customers love this durable, soft and classy passport cover.

If you are looking for a gift for someone that does a lot of international traveling, take a look at this attractive and stylish leather passport cover.  Passports typically have pretty boring covers so this 100% leather cover will really stand out in a crowd.

This cover measures 3.7” x .2” x 5.2” and fits all standard passports.  The United States Great Seal is embossed on the front of it, giving it an official look.

It comes with a 100% money back guarantee if for some reason the person you give it to is not happy with it.  It also has a one year warranty if there is any problem with the cover itself.  Your friend or family members that you present this gift to will love having such an unusual passport cover.  It will work for men or women equally.

Customers agree this organizer is one of the best products to use for exceptional cable and cord organization.

This convenient travel gear organizer is perfect for traveling with different types of electrical cords and cables that you may need for various devices. It is made from heavy duty waterproof and long lasting nylon.

The padded and flexible covers will protect your accessories during travel.  The mesh pockets and the loops made of elastic will hold flash disks, cables, passport, headphones, USB drives and much more.

Some people use it as a cosmetic bag instead and it works great for that as well.  Dimensions of this unique and useful gift are 9.8” x 7” x 2”.  It is the perfect gift for someone who travels with their laptop or tablet a lot.  They will definitely appreciate the organization it allows them during travel.

Customers love to have this charger while traveling.

This nifty little device has been voted one of the must have gadgets for those who travel a lot.  It is perfect for being in an airport and needing to charge devices. It also works at home, when emergency power is needed, when taking road trips or doing any other kind of travels.

It will work on all types of devices including all iphone models, Samsung tablets, and many types of smart phones.  It will provide the gift recipient with backup power that will power two phones.

This lightweight device is one of the lightest charging devices on the market.  The universal battery makes it a perfect choice for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.  It’s great for travelers as well.

Features include 2 output ports so you can get two items charged fast at the same time. The ratings on both ports are 2.1A and 2.5A.

The friend or family member you give this useful gift to will appreciate the 100% satisfaction and hassle free guarantee that is offered.  When they have this charger, worrying about low batteries will be a thing of the past. The Mogix will be able to charge several devices several times and is protected with a safety circuit board to protect against power surges.

Customers love the bright color choices and tons of space this bag offers.

If you have a friend or family member to buy a gift for and they travel a lot, this Hanging Toiletry Bag for Men or Women will be an excellent gift that they will love and that will be extremely useful as well.

It has a multitude of different compartments’ in the front and on the sides and top as well.  The small and large organizational pockets work well to house your toiletries.

There are zippered pockets for the things you want to secure and open pockets as well so you can grab things that you need quickly. This is the perfect bag for your shaving items, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toothbrush and toothpaste and anything else that you may need on your trips.

The convenient hook on top of the bag makes it easy to hang up on the shower rod, towel rack or closet rod for easy access.  It is perfect for business trips, camping, car trips, vacations and more.

Your traveling friend or family member will really appreciate this great waterproof and attractive toiletry bag.  It’s available in fantastic colors, proving that toiletry bags don’t have to be simple or plain in color and design.  The perfect gift for men, women, kids and teens too.

Customers are calling this the best travel pillow EVER due to its comfort, soft cover and extras.

If you’ve done any traveling on a plane, you understand how uncomfortable it can be to dose off in the seat and have your head flopped over to the side. You can easily wake up with a horrible ache in your neck and/or shoulder.

If you are purchasing a gift for a family member or friend who travels on a regular basis, you can save them a lot of uncomfortable flights and aching necks by getting them this terrific memory foam travel neck pillow.

There are plenty of features that this unique neck pillow offers that will have the recipient thrilled and raving about this gift.  One of the most notable features is the ventilation holes that this neck pillow has. Memory foam can get uncomfortably hot but not this pillow. It has plenty of ventilation holes that prevent that overheating of the foam that will cause you to be uncomfortable while you’re resting.

Extras that come with this ultra comfortable and convenient neck pillow include a portable carry bag that your pillow can be stored in, a sleep mask and ear plugs too, to help block out the disruptions that can prevent you from getting good rest.

The recipient of this thoughtful and useful gift will also have a lifetime free replacement guarantee. Their days of uncomfortable, cramped necks from trying to sleep on the plane, train or bus are a thing of the past.

Customers love the convenient size and durability of this 22” carry-on, rolling duffel bag.

This is the perfect gift for the friend or relative that travels a lot.  Carry-on bags are much easier than dealing with checking baggage.

If the person you are purchasing a gift for spends a lot of time in airports, traveling for work, they will truly appreciate a gift that makes their security checks faster and easier.

The bag is available in a large array of colors and patterns and measures 22” high and 12” wide so it meets the requirements to be carried on the plane with them.  No more checking bags.

The U shaped opening on top makes it easy and fast to access the main compartment.  There are 8 additional pockets that will provide them with plenty of storage for their belongings.

The recessed wheels resemble an inline skate design for super easy rolling as they go through the airport.  The handle is collapsible when you are not pulling the bag so it can be stored in the upper compartment easily.

Customers love the convenience and stability of having an all in one power supply and charger for their international travel as well as home use too.

If you are buying a gift for someone who does a lot of international traveling, this gift could end up being one of the best gifts they’ve ever received.  This EnergyPal Charging Station is a device that has everything you need for traveling power.

There are three adapters that work internationally (UK/EU/AU) they support outlets in over 150 countries including North America, Continental Europe, China, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom.

This is the only device they will ever need for international power conversion. It is a combination power strip and USB charger.  It is fire resistant and contains overload protection as well to protect the devices plugged into it.

This device contains 4 AC multi-outlets that have surge protection as well.  The smart USB port can charge as many as 4 USB devices at the same time.  This device will take care of all your power needs no matter what country you’re in.

Customers love this hard sided spinner that has plenty of room for all their belongings.

This stylish, hard-sided suitcase is made from 100% polycarbonate.  It has a fabric lining that has cross straps to keep all your clothing neat and orderly plus a privacy curtain that contains several organizational zippered pockets.

This product expands for extra packing room if you need it.  The side mounted TSA approved lock prevents you from having your luggage broken by security if they want to check it.

This case is designed to handle a lot of impact, yet it will give a little under stress and then pop back to its original condition.  This prevents there from being permanent dents in it and will also protect your belongings.

The brushed pattern on the outside lessens the visibility of any scratches and scuffs that the suitcase might get during travels. It is available in a large array of colors so you can choose one that will represent the gift recipient’s personality.

The wheels on the bottom of the case and expandable pulling handle make it easy to maneuver through the airport from gate to gate and all the way to the hotel too.   They will love traveling with this stylish and convenient luggage spinner.

Customers love the security and peace of mind the Pelican Laptop Foam case provides them about the safety of their laptop.

If you want a dust proof, watertight, crushproof way to protect your laptop during transporting or traveling with it, get this Pelican Laptop case.

This hard sided case measures 17 ¾” x 11” x 3 1/3”. It has a foam set with 3 pieces in it that will keep the valuables you put inside the case in place and free from being jostled around.

The automatic pressure equalization value will keep it from becoming damaged if it is in the cargo areas where the air pressure is off.  It has a double safety latches that lock with a key.

The friend or family member you have given this to will love the protection it provides for your important items. The case comes with a limited lifetime guarantee.

Choosing the Right Travel Gift

There are so many gift ideas that you can consider for someone that travels a lot that will make their travels easier and their on the road life more tolerable.   We’ve suggested 10 really useful and popular gifts above for you to consider. Choosing specialized gifts does not have to be hard if you take the time to think creatively and think about what would appeal to you.

We have listed some important things to remember when it comes to choosing the right gift and how to make sure it is something that the person you are giving the gift to will love and cherish.

Dos and Don’ts to Remember


  • Look for gifts that can help the person you are gifting have an easy and less stressful travel experience. With all of the travel ideas out there, you can go far beyond the standard gifts that people give and give them something that is useful, creative and that will make their travels more enjoyable.
  • A little bit of research and detective work and find out what it is about traveling they don’t like. Maybe it is that their luggage that makes their travels hard because it is cumbersome or broken. List to what they have a hard time with concerning their travels and see if you can find a great solution to the problem as a gift.
  • Consider gifts that the recipient can have waiting for them when they return home from their travels such as a great cappuccino machine and other things of that nature. If they have all they need on the traveling from, you can always look for those comfort things that make coming home something to look forward to.


  • Limit yourself to traditional travel gifts like luggage. Depending on how often they travel and how far they travel, you could focus on other aspects of the traveling experience to focus the gift on.
  • Give any kind of animal as a gift for a traveler. If they spend a lot of time on the road, even a fish tank can be problematic.
  • Choose wild colors or prints for luggage, toiletry bags and other similar items unless you know for certain that they love those prints and color schemes. Some people have very conservative taste in those types of items and you wouldn’t want to give them something that they won’t use because of the color.

Travelers are a special kind of person.  Out of all the people that travel for their job, you will find those that love it and wouldn’t want to give it up for any reason and then there are those that really don’t like traveling at all and wish they could be home more.

Balance your gifts according to what you know about their personality and what they feel about their traveling lifestyle. If they don’t like it, look for gifts that will support their love of home so they have something to look forward to.

Alisha Land

Alisha is a freelance writer and mom of 8 children. She owns a child safety education company, Kids Home Safe, is a contributing writer for Power Automedia, has had a regular column on Women’s Voices Digital Magazine. She has written for numerous sites across the web since she began writing, nearly 18 years ago. When she isn't writing she's spending time with her children at the pool swimming or watching their favorite show, Shark Tank.

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