We’ve all heard the stock response when complimenting a friend’s amazing home decor or deceptively useful new gadget: “thanks, I got it on Etsy.” As the virtual capital of “cool stuff” online, Etsy has everything that travel enthusiasts could want. Whether you’re taking these items on the road or bringing them into your home to remind you of your adventures, here are the ten best travel items you can find on Etsy.
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Scratch-Off World Map
Etsy Shop: MapsInternationalUSA
This one is a classic, and for good reason. A scratch-off wall map is a great way to keep track of your travels and to motivate you to cross new destinations off your bucket list. This particular version starts in a classic sepia tone and slowly reveals its colors as you scratch off new locations.
Minimalist National Parks Print
Etsy Shop: GranitePress
Do you love travel but you’re not sure how to work it in with the rest of your decor? Try these minimalist national parks prints from the GranitePress. See the sandy swoops of Zion or the spiky landscape of Joshua Tree evoked in these mesmerizing geometric designs. With 76 options, you can find a piece that works with any color scheme.
Leather Cable Organizer
Etsy Shop: AuthorL
Okay, we know that a handmade leather cable organizer may seem a little extravagant, but the minute you’re struggling to yank your power cord from the bottom of your carry-on, you’ll be wishing you had a neat little case to keep things organized. As an added bonus it makes charging your laptop during a layover feel a little more professional and put together (even if you’re just catching up on the last season of Bridgerton).
Travel Fund Jug
Etsy Shop: ALLSALESAREVINYL
Add some functionality to your decor with this World Map Travel Fund jug. Fill it up with loose change and dollar bills to go toward your next trip or store your leftover converted currency from your last adventure.
Personalized Passport Cover and Luggage Tag
Etsy Shop: SRCshopCo
This passport holder makes a great personalized gift for a fellow traveler or as a treat for yourself. The seller offers a variety of leather finishes to choose from and a number of different designs and fonts to customize both the front and inside pockets.
Travel Buddy Necklace
Etsy Shop: WanderandLustJewelry
Looking for something for that travel buddy who’s been with you through every delayed flight and hotel mishap? This dazzling airplane necklace is a perfect—and surprisingly affordable— option. It comes in gold and sterling silver with six different options for chain length (although you can expand these options by adding a chain extender for a small additional price). Give it an extra special personalized touch by adding a birthstone drop.
Cork Board Map
Etsy Shop: SugarBlushStudio
If you’re someone who’s focused on knocking all fifty states off your to-travel list, this table top cork board map of the United States is the perfect purchase. An elevated version of your classic paper pushpin map, this framed cork board lets you mark down your travels city by city. It comes with color coded pins to categorize trips by “yours, mine, and ours”, making it particularly well-suited for couples or as a wedding gift.
Portable Cutlery Set
Etsy Shop: EcoParadiseGoods
Up your sustainability game with this portable wheat straw fiber cutlery set from EcoParadiseGoods. Each set consists of a fork, a knife, a spoon, and chopsticks. The sets come in four colors with coordinating carrying cases, making them easy to throw in a carry on or picnic basket. The best thing about this eco-friendly buy is that it’s just as useful in your own kitchen drawer as it is on-the-go.
Personalized Travel Keychain
Etsy Shop: BakerStDesignsCo
Commemorate that once in a lifetime roadtrip or set your future travel goals in stone (or in this case metal) with this engraved travel keychain. You can choose anywhere between one and fifteen engraved stainless steel washers, all held together on a personalized leather band.
Faux Leather Toiletry Kit
Etsy Shop: JJleatherhouse
With a waterproof PU leather exterior and a waterproof nylon lining, this bag can withstand that ever present puddle of water on the hotel bathroom counter. At roughly twelve by seven inches with a variety of organizational straps and pockets, you can fit just about any toiletries you need. Get yours monogrammed in case you leave it behind in the hotel or give it as a thoughtful gift to a fellow traveler in your life.
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