Gift Wanderlust! Top Travel Gifts for the SheBuysTravel Explorer in Your Life

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We’ve polled our writers to create this list of top travel gifts for women for 2024. This list includes the things we never leave home without and the things at the top of our wish list this year.

1. Scratch-Off World Map

This unique gift is a fun way for any frequent traveler to show off all of the places she’s been.

Scratch Off Map Of The World
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03/09/2024 01:42 pm GMT

2. Travel Journal

Help your favorite traveler remember her best trips with a beautiful travel journal.

3. Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker

Caffeinated travelers who need their morning jolt will thank you for this portable espresso maker. It creates one of the best layers of crema we‘ve seen come from a portable espresso maker!

4. Language Lessons with Babbel

This is the gift that keeps on giving. A gift subscription to Babbel allows the recipient to choose from 14 different languages.

5. High Capacity External Storage

At only 3 inches long, the SK hynix Beetle X31 SSD fits in the palm of your hand and can store more than 500 hours of HD video. Great for content creators and photo-happy parents. Amazon reviewers praise the fast transfer speed and lightweight design.

6. North Face Travel Backpack

This durable backpack designed specifically for women can get her through every adventure!

7. Bagail Packing Cubes

Packing cubes allow us to pack more into each suitcase and make unpacking in the hotel room easy.

Set of Packing Cubes
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03/09/2024 01:26 pm GMT

8. Tinggly Bucket List Gift Box

Tinggly’s “experience” gift boxes top our list this year. The “bucket list” box offers 600+ travel experiences around the world.

9. AWAY The Large Everywhere Bag

Every woman who loves travel needs an easy-to-carry weekender travel bag. With pockets galore, this stylish bag tops our list of best weekend bags.

10. Professional Vacation Photos

Book a photographer to meet you at more than 350 locations around the world using this Flytographer gift card.

11. Atlantis Bahamas Vacation!

Taking a vacation to Atlantis offers an unparalleled experience blending adventure, luxury, and wonder.

12. Romantic Vacation Just for 2

An adults-only all-inclusive SANDALS vacation is the ultimate romantic vacation!

13. Travel-Ready Wearables by XCVI

Disclosure: This section is sponsored by XCVI.

XCVI makes clothing that is stylish, breathable, comfortable and ready for adventure!

14. Allbirds Shoes

Allbirds are comfy, wash easily, and wear well.

15. Cashmere Travel Scarf

Elevate the scarf by choosing this luxe cashmere version for double duty — it will keep you warm on the plane and serves as a fashion wrap after you land.

Cashmere Scarf Wrap
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03/09/2024 07:46 am GMT

16. Totes Titan Compact Travel Umbrella

A sturdy, one-touch travel umbrella is a thoughtful gift because the weather on vacation doesn’t always cooperate.

17. PacSafe Citysafe CX Anti Theft Backpack

This bag made it to our list of Best Travel Backpacks for Women because of its added safety features like interlocking zippers, RFID blocking pockets and cut-proof material.

18. Waterproof Phone Pouch

This waterproof phone pouch works for taking photos of the kids at the waterpark or the penguins in the Galapagos.

19. Travelambo Women’s Wallet

We love how simple, sleek and functional this wallet is and we love that it has a zipper pocket and an RFID-blocking bifold to protect personal information and credit cards.

Womens Walllet RFID Blocking Wallet
$15.99 $14.99
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03/09/2024 12:06 pm GMT

20. Personalized Passport Holder

This passport cover will go everywhere with her.

21. Osprey UltraLight Roll Organizer

If your bestie still fumbles through a tangle of cords in her bag, gift her an organizer to stop the madness.

22. MICHAEL KORS Jet Set Camera Crossbody

When you need your hands free to snap photos, check a map or pay for tickets, a crossbody bag is a girl’s best friend.

23. Foldable Brim UV Sun Protection Hat

This foldable wide-brim hat can be kept in a purse or backpack so it’s ready for a day at the beach or shopping downtown.

Womens Beach Sun Straw Hat
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03/09/2024 01:51 pm GMT

24. Portable Indoor/Outdoor Lock Box Safe

Keys, wallets and Air Pods can all get locked away in safety with this portable lockbox safe. We use ours on the beach.

25. Longchamp Le Pliage Large Shoulder Tote Bag

Well-made, roomy, foldable. The Longchamp tote works as your in-flight personal item and a day bag too.

26. Sharper Image SI-755 Mini Steam Iron

A friend who won’t be seen with wrinkles will appreciate a lightweight travel iron that heats up quickly and has a steam setting.

27. Carry on Cocktail Kit

This fun cocktail kit has everything she needs (minus the alcohol) to make her favorite drink on the plane.

Craft Carry On Cocktail Kit, Moscow Mule
$24.00 $14.99
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03/09/2024 12:26 pm GMT

28. Lay-N-Go Cosmetic Bag

This cosmetic bag rolls up for packing and then flattens to a 20” diameter circle that makes it easy to see everything inside. And it’s machine washable!

Lay-n-Go Drawstring Makeup Organizer
$29.95 ($29.95 / Count)
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03/09/2024 01:01 pm GMT

29. Inflatable Travel Foot Rest Pillow

She can use this inflatable footrest on a train, bus, airplane or, our favorite, at the airport during those agonizingly long layovers between flights.

Inflatable Travel Foot Rest Pillow
$26.99 $19.99 ($10.00 / Count)
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03/09/2024 01:31 pm GMT

30. Wooden Wall Map

One of the coolest travel gifts that we’ve ever seen, this wooden map looks amazing and is a fun way for her to keep up with all of the places she’s visited — and dream about the places she still wants to see.

31. Anker PowerCore Essential

This portable charger is slim enough to slip into a jeans pants pocket but powerful enough to quick-charge 3 devices at once.

Anker Essential 20000mAh Power Bank
$42.97 $39.99
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03/08/2024 05:32 pm GMT

32. Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle

A travel kettle is a must when you need hot water pronto for a cup of tea or to warm a baby’s bottle.

33. BabylissPRO Nano Titanium Straightening Iron

If you have a daughter who’s got 4 weddings next year, treat her to this small, lightweight flat iron for hair touchups on the go.

34. HoMedics TotalComfort Portable Ultrasonic Humidifier

If you know someone bothered by the dry air in hotels or cars, gift them this small (fits in a cupholder) humidifier.

35. Logitech MX Keys Mini

Ever try to work through a redeye flight in the dark? The backlit keys on this compact travel keyboard make this a winning gift for business travelers.

36. Tile Mate Key Finder

Avoid the frantic search for your car keys with this key finder.

SheBuysTravel Tip: Buy several and attach them to your kid’s backpack, your car keys, your purse and more.

The Gifts Frequent Travelers Covet

As busy travelers and adventurers, our go-to travel products, gadgets and accessories are the ones that make our travels easier and more fun. From tote bags to hot tech, water bottles to weekend getaways, comfy travel clothes to a cute face mask chain, these are the best gift ideas that make our gift wish lists every year. We want your mom, sister, wife, daughter or best friend to have them, too.

These great gifts sell for as little as $15 right up to splurges of $200+. (But you know she’s worth it, right?)

Forget the gift card this year. Buy her a gift set of travel dreams.

And remember, these gifts work no matter the giving holiday — Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day gifts, Christmas, birthday, and, well, you get the idea.

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Cindy Richards is a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist who serves as the Editor-in-Chief of She also is the mom of two now grown kids who have traveled with her since that first, fateful plane ride when one preschooler discovered a barf bag in his seat pocket and his sister, finding none in hers, demanded, “I want a barf bag too!” She has been a reporter, editor and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, an editor at Chicago Parent and Catalyst Chicago and an instructor in the graduate school at Northwestern’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism.
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