It’s hard to find the perfect gift for travelers. Sure there are plenty of trinkets and gadgets that cater to the wanderlusters among us, but what about the truly unique travel gifts? The gifts that are mindful and meaningful and help travelers dive deeper into their journeys, wherever they wander.
Look no further, friends. These gift ideas will charm even the most minimalistic adventurer in your life. Each item in the gift guide below was carefully selected to bring something to the table beyond its surface value. After all, as travel lovers know, it’s the experience that matters most.
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Mindful, Meaningful and Unique Travel Gifts
The Reset Ritual
The Discover Journal
For the traveler who wants to come home moved. This prompted travel journal cultivates self-discovery, curiosity and personal growth while documenting your travel memories in a quick and meaningful way.
Chic Camera Bags
You don’t have to sacrifice style to keep your camera safe and secure. Whether you’re walking around your neighborhood or exploring new cities, these chic camera bags are ideal for any adventure. I use mine to carry my camera while traveling and also as my everyday handbag.
Try the World
Food Subscription Box
I love gifting experiences, and eating your way around the world is definitely an experience. A Try the World subscription brings local foods from countries around the world right to your doorstep. Perfect for the foodie traveler or traveler at heart.
One Love Organics
Multitasking products are the travelers’ dream. Why pack three things when one will do? This non-toxic, eco-friendly balm cleanses skin, moisturizes, calm chapped skin and even blends into mineral makeup into a glowing foundation.
These dry-to-wet leggings are a must-have for the active, outdoor traveler. Made from recycled materials and boasting 50+ UPF sun protection, they’re perfect for stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, yoga on the beach or any other adventure.
Morgan Harper Nichols
For All That Is Uncertain Art Print
I can’t get enough of the Instagram-famous Morgan Harper Nichols and her beautiful poems and art. Her words would be welcome in any soul-searching travel lover’s home, reminding them of the many journeys they’ve been on and have yet to come.
One Plane Jane
FLY First Love Yourself T-Shirt
Have a lady in your life that loves adventure and aviation? You’re sure to find a One Plane Jane t-shirt she’ll love that also inspires and empowers her to see her dreams take flight.
Push Pin Travel Map Kit
Instead of a flimsy scratch-off travel poster (trust me, they’re awkward), gift your favorite traveler this pushpin corkboard map. In addition to pinning the places they’ve been or want to go, they can add photos or notes turning it into a wall scrapbook. Otherwise, the minimalist design will look chic in any room.
Scent has a visceral way of bringing us back to a place we once visited. Whether you go for a specific city or a vibe (like “beach cottage”) these candles will transport your travel friends back to their favorite place, or home sweet home.
Eco-Friendly Shampoo and Conditioner Bar Sampler
The perfect gift for the eco-friendly traveler and the always-at-the-airport type. These plastic-free shampoo and conditioner bars aren’t just better for the earth, they’re super easy to jet through security with too. No liquid equals no fumbling around in the TSA line. All for that.
Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones
A travel gift that can turn an airplane ride into a zen retreat? Yes, please! Your lucky recipient can tune out the noise and turn up their favorite sound bath, binaural beats or a relaxing meditation on their next flight. Crying baby? Where?
The Healthy Voyager
Bamboo Cutlery Set
Speaking of eco-friendly gifts. This cute cutlery set can go from picnics and camping to planes, trains and automobiles with no single-use plastic waste.
Yoga Design Lab
Foldable Travel Yoga Mat + Towel
Need a gift for the yogi traveler in your life? Look no further than this foldable yoga mat. It tucks up nice and small so there’s no more slinging a huge roll over their backs in addition to carrying luggage.
Made by Mary
Passport Stamp Necklace
This unique travel gift is meaningful as well. What’s a better token of how much they’ve seen and experienced than a beautiful, everyday reminder of their favorite places.
By Rosie Jane
Seasonal Perfume Oil Collection
These non-toxic, TSA-friendly, roll-on perfumes smell subtle yet noticeable in the best way possible. Made consciously in the USA, they’re the perfect travel gift for women who like to feel put together even when stepping off a long-haul flight.
XT20 Mirrorless Camera
Sure, phone cameras are pretty amazing these days. But for the traveler who wants to take it to the next level, without the bulkiness or confusion that comes with standard DSLRs, this Fujifilm mirrorless camera is the perfect packable option.
Everyday Adventure Cards
The Serenflipity deck is a unique travel gift they’ll get use of right away. Just flip a card and follow the prompt to your next adventure or deeper connection, both in travel and the everyday.
A Meaningful Travel Experience
Did you know that you use an Airbnb gift card for an experience too, not just a stay? Why not gift your favorite traveler an amazing adventure during their next trip or somewhere close to home? Use this link to get $15 off a $50 or more experience for first-time Airbnb users.
Mindfulness App Subscription
Jet bound or jetlagged, a meditation app can help calm stress and promote relaxation. And what traveler doesn’t need that from time to time? Some of my favorites are Insight Timer, Calm and Headspace.
Mindful explorers look for inner experiences as well as outer ones. Gift the seeker in your life a book to help cultivate their self-discovery.
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