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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Travelers

SmarterTravel

Surprise your favorite jetsetter with one of these Valentine’s gifts for travelers—they’ll delight anyone who’s got a heart full of wanderlust.

Valentine’s Gifts for Travelers

Whether you’re looking for a fun gift for a friend or a romantic present for your significant other, you’ll find great inspiration on this list. And be sure to check out our idea list on Amazon, featuring 50-plus items curated by our editors.

All of the products featured in this story were hand-selected by our travel editors. Some of the links featured in this story are affiliate links, and SmarterTravel may collect a commission (at no cost to you) if you shop through them.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Couple exchanging Valentine's day gifts, one sitting on the couch and one sitting on the floor
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WAVES OF CLARIFY Pore Purifying Set

WAVES OF CLARIFY Pore Purifying Set from Herbivore Botanicals
Herbivore

This trio of travel-sized beauty products will keep her skin moisturized and healthy while traveling in the winter months. Kit includes Herbivore Botanicals’ Pink Cloud Cleanser as well as a face mask and purifying cream.

Personalized Gift on Etsy

Map keepsake box from Etsy
Bombus | Etsy

If you’re looking to give a thoughtful and custom gift this year, check out Etsy’s hundreds of handmade gift options for Valentine’s Day. With travel-related items like a custom memory box, a personalized map keepsake box, and a star map print, you’ll easily find something she’ll treasure. All you need is a specific date or place you want to remember.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
Parachute

Any traveler will love this super comfy bathrobe that packs light and will keep you warm … because not every hotel has a five-star bathrobe.

The Madewell Sydney Leather Tote

The Madewell Sydney Leather Tote
Nordstrom

This is a stylish and practical bag for a traveler—its shape and handle are on-trend, and its medium size and two handle options make it great for urban adventures.

Allbirds Wool Runners

Wool Runners from Allbirds
Allbirds

With spring on the horizon, a pair of Allbirds are the perfect gift for giving as a head start to the new season. From her favorite workout to a trot through the city, these lightweight, breathable sneaks will get her anywhere she needs to go.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Woman kissing man's cheek while sitting on couch

Snowe Classic Terry Bathrobe

Snowe Classic Terry Bathrobe
Snowe

Gift the gift of a plush hotel robe that he can enjoy at home. This one is midweight and made of 100 percent long-staple cotton, which does mean it shrinks, so size up accordingly.

Osprey Daylite Shoulder Sling

Osprey Daylite Shoulder Sling
Amazon

If he’s an active traveler or day hiker, the Daylite Sling bag will be a great gift. The practical, lightweight, and slim bag is unisex and comes in different colors; read my full review, here.

Man Crates

A Man Crate subscription box surrounded by glasses of beer, pistachios, peanuts, and a bottle opener
Man Crates

Offering one of the most unique gifting experiences for men on the market, Man Crates has a variety of different box options. From this incredibly Personalized Barware Crate to a literal Zombie Annihilation Crate, there’s truly something for any kind of guy.

Travelon Anti-Theft Backpack

Travelon Anti-Theft Backpack
Kohl's

If short, weekday business trips are the norm, then Travelon’s anti-theft backpack can be a useful gift. Easy to fit under most airplane seats, it’s roomy and practical with a padded laptop sleeve, easy-access front pocket, and anti-theft features.

Battery Case for iPhone

Battery Case for iPhone
Amazon

Here’s the perfect gift for the guy whose phone is always on low-power mode. With a charging case always attached, his phone will never die again.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Both of You

An elderly man giving an elderly woman a piggy back ride outdoors,
Cherries | Adobe Stock

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera
Amazon

Any traveler will love this fun, instant-print camera. It’s lightweight to pack and comes in a classic design. It even has features like a double exposure, a high-performance flash, and macro mode.

Umbra Hangit Photo Display

A photo display board made from two wooden sticks with string connecting them, small photos hanging from the string
Amazon

Hang your favorite vacation photos and memories with this DIY-inspired photo display. The kit comes with wire twine cords, wooden wall mounts, and clothespins to hang all your captured moments.

Wine and Cheese Picnic Set

A picnic backpack carrying a cheeseboard and knives, with wine glasses and a bottle stopper next to it
Amazon

For your partner who is like the wine to your cheese, get this Plush Picnic Set (bonus points for pre-packing the bag with a good bottle and a map to a picnic spot). The tote is insulated to keep things cold and comes with everything you need for a romantic afternoon: a wooden cheese board, cheese knife, corkscrew, bottle stopper, napkins, and shatterproof wine glasses.

Shutterfly Photo Book

Sets of framed photos showing various couples, children, and grandchildren
Shutterfly

Impress your S.O. (or friend) with a custom photo album of a memorable trip together. Shutterfly makes the process easy with travel templates to choose among; or, you can have Shutterfly design it for you.

Eatwith Gift Card

Romantic table setting in low light with wine glass in the foreground
Christophe | Adobe Stock

The online platform Eatwith offers unique dining experiences in cities around the world and sells gift cards for booking. It’s the perfect travel gift for someone if you’ve already booked a trip … or are trying to hint at planning a new one.

Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2017. It has been updated to reflect the most current information. Tyler Schoeber contributed to this story. 

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