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The 11 Best Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel


Looking for a gift she won’t return? These presents are one any traveler would be delighted to receive. From stocking stuffers to splurges, we’ve got a gift idea for every budget (and every travel persona). 

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Manta Silk Sleep Mask

Manta Silk Sleep Mask
Manta Sleep

Smart travelers always pack an eye mask in the hopes of getting a good night’s sleep on the road. Upgrade your favorite flyer’s sleep mask with Manta’s new silk version. Covered with high quality silk, this sleep mask is buttery soft and won’t cause wrinkles or dents as you wear it (and the silk even has anti-aging qualities). Despite being 100 percent silk, this mask is machine-washable.

Built-in eye cups provide a total blackout while still allowing your eyes to move freely (important for deep sleep). Both the cups and the headstrap are completely adjustable, allowing for a custom fit. 

Dagsmejan Pajamas

Woman wearing Dagsmejan pajamas

Always fighting over the hotel room thermostat? Whether she sleeps cold or hot, Dagsmejan has a pair of pajamas to help. The innovative sleepwear brand uses fabrics that are scientifically-proven to regulate temperature. Choose from items for the person who’s always cold, like this long-sleeve shirt and sleep pants combo, or cool things down with the slip top and sleep shorts from the stay cool line.

Passport Journals

Passport Journals

Inspire future trips and commemorate past ones with these fun passport journals. The set of three stylish journals includes diaries for bucket lists, restaurants, and road trips. Each journal has plenty of writing space, along with prompts like “memorable stops” and “I listened to” to help her fill the page.  

CoalaTree Kachula Adventure Blanket

CoalaTree Kachula Adventure Blanket
Coala Tree

For the woman who loves outdoor adventures (but is always cold) CoalaTree’s Kachula Adventure Blanket is the perfect gift. Coated with a water-repellent finish, this blanket is designed to go outside, and can easily fend off wet grass, showers, and spilled drinks. Use it as a blanket, a picnic table, a travel pillow (it stuffs down into a stash pocket to turn into a pillow), or put on the detachable hood and rock it as a poncho.

Stripe & Stare Robe

Stripe & Stare Robe

If you’ve ever seen your gift recipient consider packing the hotel room robe into her suitcase, she could probably use a new robe. Get her an ultra-soft one she’ll never want to take off, like this one from Stripe & Stare. Made from an incredibly soft modal/cotton blend, this robe is breathable, quick-drying and easy to pack for cozy getaways. 

Glow Stick SPF 50


Headed on a beach vacation? Glow Stick makes a perfect stocking stuffer. This SPF 50 sunscreen comes in a travel-friendly stick format (no worries about liquid spills or TSA limits) and makes reapplying anywhere easy. Plus, the reef-safe formula can be safely used pretty much anywhere she travels. 

Away The Daily Carry-On

Away The Daily Carry-On

Know a traveler who refuses to ever check a bag? She’ll love Away’s The Daily Carry-On suitcase which is small enough to escape the dreaded gate-check, but large enough to fit everything she needs for a short trip. Thoughtful features like a removable accordion with three compartments, a built-in TSA-approved combination lock, interior compression system, and a hidden laundry bag make this a bag she’ll reach for on every trip.

Travel Gift Cards

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Gift cards can be seen as a boring gift, but when that gift card can be redeemed for a trip, it’s like giving the world. Not all airlines and accommodations offer gift cards, but here are our favorite travel gift cards that can be bought on Amazon for an easy (and appreciated) gift:

Cuyana Top Handle Crossbody Bag

Cuyana Top Handle Crossbody Bag

For the stylish traveler in your life, you can’t go wrong with one of Cuyana’s gorgeous leather goods, like their Top Handle Crossbody Bag. An adjustable buckle strap quickly converts this bag from a shoulder to a crossbody. A zippered pocket and slip-back compartment keeps everything secure and organized. Make this gift extra special by adding a monogram.

National Parks Scratch Off Map

National Parks Scratch Off Map
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For the traveler who’s on a quest to visit all the national parks, this scratch-off map can help document her travels. The print showcases 62 national parks, with each location covered in gold foil that she can scratch-off as she checks it off the list. The print comes already gift-wrapped in a decorative tube for easy giving. 

Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender

Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender

Everlane’s ReNew Transit Weekender bag is that magical gift that is both sustainable and stylish. The bag is made from recycled plastic bottles and has a 100 percent recycled polyester lining. The water-resistant finish is eco-friendly and fluorine-free.  The Transit Weekender holds an impressive amount, and keeps it all organized with a padded laptop sleeve, two water bottle holders, and exterior zip pocket.

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