12 Gift Ideas for World Travelers

Looking for unique gift ideas for the jet-setter in your life? Moon Travel Guides, the publisher leading travelers since 1973, has got you covered. Here are 12 travel-themed gifts to add to your wishlist, your shopping cart, and your life!

1. A Good Book

Two is always better than one. Even that nomadic friend who’s been everywhere will discover something new in Wanderlust and Wanderlust Road Trips. Packed with lists of the world’s best natural wonders, quirky festivals, bucket-list sites, epic outdoor adventures, and more, these books will look even better open on your coffee table. We promise, the full-color photos and charming illustrations are inspiring for dreamers and adventurers alike.

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2. Packing Cubes

Calpak Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are popular for a reason, and this 5-piece set from Calpak is ideal for the world traveler who’s a little…extra. With options like leopard print and rose gold metallic, these cubes make packing fun again.

3. Travel Utensil Set

A sturdy fork, sharp knife, and rounded spoon will make every meal feel special, whether they’re camping, traveling, or working. Even better, this W&P set is dishwasher safe!

4. Deluxe Scratch Map

Think of it as a visual bucket list. Maps International carries a scratch-off map that allows travelers to see every place they’ve been—and muse about where they’re going next.

5. Collapsible Water Bottle

With single-use plastic becoming less and less popular (we see you, SFO) and heavy-duty stainless-steel bottles being a little, well, heavy, a collapsible water bottle seems like a no-brainer. The silicone Hydaway bottle is small enough to fit in your pocket when collapsed—gift it to that friend who likes to work out or hike while on vacation.

6. Wall Art

Tell not just the story of an adventure, but what made it unforgettable. These Still Novel prints include space to note your trip details (number of travelers, date range, where you stayed), regional information, map and weather, and trip highlights (food, drink, experiences). Customize for your loved one with a sentence under the title.

7. Travel Journal

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Wanderlust Passport- A Travel Journal by bobo design studio

These cute travel journals from Bobo Design Studio come in two colors and are water-resistant. They are perfect for jotting down all of their adventures!

8. Jigsaw Puzzle

photo of the great wall of chine

Maybe they can’t hop into a plane right now, but exploring the vast expanse of China’s Great Wall is still an option with this 1000-piece puzzle. The Original Puzzle company has a wide variety of travel-inspired puzzles with international destinations like Angkor Wat, Cinque Terre, London, and more.

9. Personalized Luggage Tag

Leatherology Luggage Tag

Elevate even the most basic suitcase with this leather luggage tag from Leatherology, which includes options for monogramming (including hand-painting).

10. Assouline Candles

Assouline, publisher of iconic coffee table books, has ventured into travel-inspired candles recreating scents from some of the world’s most iconic destinations. From Greek islands to the moon, these candles will stir the senses and awaken anyone’s wanderlust.

11. Portable Phone Charger

Who says it can’t be practical and fun? The tried-and-true portable phone charger has gotten a major makeover courtesy of Casely. Admire the contrast between daytime and nightfall landscapes, and go wireless for a quick charge on the road.

12. Cooking Kit

When they can’t hop on a plane, why not try hopping into the kitchen? As a fun weekend project, this FarmSteady ravioli making kit will absolutely transport their tastebuds.

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