Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers ~ Keepsakes & Tastes from Around the World

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A lot of gift lists for travelers focus on gear, but really, how many suitcases and noise-cancelling headphones does a person need? These fourteen special gift ideas for travel lovers feature keepsakes and flavors from around the world, great for the holiday season or any time of year.

Great Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

World Map to Track Travels

Scratch-off maps are all the rage, like this map by Earthabitats. Track your travels all around the globe by simply scratching away with a special included tool. The scratch-away country flags make this map even more fun.

Scratch-off map ~ gift ideas for travel lovers

Upgrade your gift and get this framed world map backed with foam board so travelers can track their journeys with push pins. My husband gifted me a similar map many years ago and it remains one of my most treasured processions. My destinations are marked with pink pins; his with blue; and ours together with purple. If you really want to wow someone who loves to travel, this is the gift to give. My parents loved the one I gave them last Christmas!

World map to track your travels ~ Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Travel Themed Wine Charms

Perfect as a stocking stuffer or hostess gift, this 10-piece world travel wine charm set will charm any wine connoisseur. Party guests can choose their favorite landmark to mark their wine glass and spark travel-dreaming conversations.

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Earth Snow Globe

Snow globes from various destinations make a fabulous way to remember travels. My daughter has snowy and sparkly scenes from around world displayed in her room. Get the travel fan started on a collection with this Blue Earth Snow Globe.

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Travel Bangle Charm Bracelet

Bangle bracelets are hot this year. This travel charm bracelet is even hotter for gals who want a little wanderlust bling.

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Swiss Chocolates

Switzerland is renowned for its decadent chocolates. You need not spend a ton to impress the chocoholic on your list, either. The affordable Lindt Swiss Luxury Collection is sure to delight discerning taste buds with its selection of milk, dark and white chocolates.

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Waffle Maker for Disney Fans

Walt Disney World and Disneyland fanatics love all things Mickey Mouse. Give some Disney magic with a Disney waffle maker that produces breakfast treats shaped like the Mouse himself, just like at the Disney theme parks. Check out additional Disney-themed gift ideas now.

Mickey Mouse waffle maker ~ Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

International Welcome Mat

Polyglots and travelers will enjoy welcoming guests in 17 languages with an international welcome mat. Wilkommen!

International welcome mat ~ Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Dead Sea Salts

Even if your loved one can’t travel to the Holy Land, you can give a bit of Israel in a jar. The next best thing to floating in the Dead Sea, these Dead Sea Salts by Avani can be added to a bath to refresh and renew skin.
Dead Sea salt scrub ~ Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Snack Around the World

Treat a travel lover to tastes from around the world. This World Wide Snack Mix Package by WorldwideTreats is stuffed with salty and sweet goodies from countries outside the U.S. 

snacks from around the world ~ gift ideas for travel lovers

Taste of the Tropics

Know someone who deserves an island getaway? Give the flavor of a tropical vacation by shipping out fresh pineapples. This sweet treat is sure to warm up any blustery day.

Hawaiian pineapple ~ Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Grown-Up Travel Coloring Fun

Relieve stress, increase creativity and inspire travel with this World Traveler Coloring Book for adults or teens. It features 30 world landmarks from the Taj Mahal in India to Dutch windmills in the Netherlands.

Grown-up travel coloring book ~ Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Don’t forget the colored pencils!

This roll-up colored pencil holder enables coloring enthusiasts to take their art on the go. What a wonderful way to relax on a flight!

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Japanese Puzzle Box

Great for a puzzle lover, a Japanese puzzle box makes a fun and unique gift. I have a collection of boxes from my travels and one of my favorites is the puzzle box that I purchased in San Francisco‘s China Town. House guests love to attempt to open this mysterious box. Make this gift even more special by placing a note of love or friendship inside.

A Chinese puzzle box makes a great gift for travel lovers

Italian Limoncello Gifts

Sorrento, Italy is renowned for its lemons and sweet and tangy Limoncello liqueur. Give the fresh lemon scent and flavor of Sorrento this holiday season. Send a themed gift filled with Limoncello liquid soaps, hard candies, a candle and maybe even some craft sodas.

Limoncello gifts ~ Great Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers from

Globe Tree Ornament

Give them the world…in miniature. This globe tree ornament would make a lovely Secret Santa gift or stocking stuffer to inspire future travels and spark reminiscences of past trips.

Great gift ideas for travel lovers like this globe ornament

Travel is all about opening the mind and senses to experiences around the world. These gift ideas for travel lovers are sure to bring the wonders of travel home.

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Do you have any special gift ideas for travel lovers to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. Such great, thoughtful ideas! Particularly love that necklace–that would make such a sweet gift! As for other ideas…similar to the map, but we just picked up a World Map puzzle for our 4-year old–so excited to tackle it with him!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Kate – What a wonderful gift idea to inspire a love of travel and understanding of world geography for a child!

  2. Creative ideas! Thank you Colleen! I love that the gifts you suggest are affordable and also unique and although small but therefor personal and sweet πŸ™‚

  3. I think these are all such fun ideas. Especially the map one because maps are so vintage these days πŸ™‚

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    I really love the variety you have here, and as a traveler, I know that all of these would be great. I love the maps the most. I find maps to be so fascinating.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      I feel like I’ve been to so many places and then I look at my pushpin map and realize there’s still so much to explore!

  5. I love this! I love shopping local stores for European things that I can no longer get until we start to travel again! Thanks for the great reminder of the big world outside!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Thanks, Mitch! I love filling my house with memories of my family’s travels and inspiration for future getaways!

  6. I love to travel! My two favorites are the Earth Snow Globe, and the wine charms. All are wonderful gifts for that traveler in your life.

  7. I absolutely love the Earth Snow Globe! It would be a perfect gift for my brother who is always out on travel because of his work. I would love to have one myself. It will inspire me to travel more! The charm bracelet looks lovely too!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      I need to show my husband this blog post in hopes he buys me that travel charm bracelet! πŸ™‚

  8. This is the perfect list of travel lovers gift ideas. I am in love with them all, hopefully I can add them all to my wish list and get them πŸ˜‰

  9. Wow, lots to choose from here. I love globes and am seriously thinking about getting my son one. They are so educational.

  10. So many wonderful gift suggestions! A world map would be a lovely addition to our stairway, plus the thought of marking destinations with pins makes it extra special.

  11. What a great list. I want all the limoncello. That’s my favorite gift this season!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      I should really try to make Limoncello sometime! Who am I kidding? I just need to buy some! πŸ™‚

  12. Travel Blogger says

    I love all of these ideas! Those wine charms are so cute! I have so many traveler friends that would love these ideas!

  13. Arlett from Chasing Joy says

    I like the idea of the map, charms, and ornament. I actually got my cousin the scratch off map because she is an avid traveler.

  14. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    I would love to have the charm bangle bracelet. Oh that is so cute! The Earth snow globe would be pretty on top of my fireplace mantel. The scratch off map by Earth habitats would be nice to put on the wall in my office at home. That would inspire me to travel more!

  15. That Disney waffle maker is great. Perfect for remaking those wonderful Mickey waffles from Disney.

  16. Claudia Krusch says

    How have I not heard of Scratch-off maps before! I will have to get one. I have done a lot of travelling this past year.

  17. Toni | Boulder Locavore says

    This is a great guide! I even love some of these for myself too! Thank you so much for sharing!

  18. These are some really awesome gift ideas. Perfect for the family traveler!

  19. These are such great gift ideas! We have an aunt who loves to travel and I love the idea of that ornament!

  20. All the gift are amazing. However, I like the World Wide Snack Mix Package by WorldwideTreats.

  21. Diana Elizabeth says

    Those are great gift ideas! I especially like the Japanese puzzle box and the World Wide Snack Package!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Our Japanese puzzle box has been so much fun over the years – great way to challenge guests!

  22. Veronica Solomon says

    I know a lot of friends who would love the Mickey waffle maker

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