Personalised travel gifts are the perfect solution to an all too common problem. You know the one I mean.
We all have that one friend or member of the family who just seems to own everything already, am I right? To be honest, that’s probably me within my family (sorry Mum!)
Shopping for this kind of person is tricky. Very tricky. What do you buy for the person who has everything? Well, this is when I like to turn to my trusty friend Etsy to find extra special personalised gifts.
Personalised gifts are more meaningful and you can almost guarantee the person you’re buying for won’t already have it.
Seeing as how I love all this travel malarkey, I’ve found some awesome personalised travel gifts on Etsy that are so nice that they’re likely to make their way into your own luggage too – not just the person you’re buying for.
Are you ready? Let’s go shopping!
Psst! Want to make your own gifts? Here are a bunch of DIY travel gifts you can make in a weekend!
Personalised Travel Gifts We Love
1. Personalised Luggage Tags from LembergLeather
2. Personalised Money Box Frame from WanderCollective
3. Personalised Travel Pouch from TwentySevenUK
4. Personalised Photo Frame from DesignstheLimit
5. Personalised Passport Holders from Rachiba
6. Personalised Travel Map from Wandering Fables
7. Personalised Travel Journal from FreeRangeBookbinding
8. Personalised St Christopher Pendant from StatementMadeUK
Plus one more bonus at the end – from yours truly!
1. Personalised Luggage Tags
These personalised luggage tags have got to be the most beautiful ones I’ve seen so far. Made of leather, monogrammed in gorgeous gold lettering and under £10, I think most travellers would love receiving one of these little hand-picked gems.
2. Personalised Money Box Frame
Saving up for travels can be difficult but if you go out of your way to provide your travel-loving friend with a pretty personalised money box frame, then they’ll want to cart this around with them everywhere they go. My advice would be to get one personalised to relate to a big trip you know they’re planning, making this gift even more meaningful and special. This one is pretty cool!
3. Personalised Travel Pouch
Travel pouches are really useful and there are heaps you can choose from on Etsy. This is a great one to start with. Travel pouches come in really handy on planes as everything you need can be kept in one place. Plus the person you buy it for will think of you every time they use it!
4. Personalised Photo Frame
For those of you based in the US, you’re super lucky that you can have this gorgeous personalised photo frame sent to your home cheaply. I have one myself (after some pricey shipping to the UK) but it will be one of my treasures forever. This would make a great gift for a solo traveller, a rambling couple as well as a wandering family! And once again, they’ll think of you every time they look at their framed photo.
5. Personalised Passport Holders
I’ve found it – a super cool Etsy store that takes personalised passport holders to a whole new level. There are loads of ways you can get these personalised. From adding initials, choosing a custom country or animal design (kangaroos in Australia anyone?) as well as adding a quote inside the holder itself. These don’t exactly come cheap, but they really are special. And it’s highly unlikely you’ll spot anyone else with the exact same design as you… like really slim pickings of that happening!
6. Personalised Travel Map
This awesome travel map lets couples add hearts to it to show where they’ve travelled together and includes their name and a cute message if you want as well. You could have this printed for them – it would make a great wedding gift! Or, if you know they’re going to be travelling the world soon, then you can email them a digital copy instead, so they’ll never miss out! You can choose from a wide range of colours, but I just love how elegant the black and gold look together… so that one gets my vote!
7. Personalised Travel Journal
Where would I be without my travel journal? Pretty low on blog ideas probably. This journal is handmade and can be personalised with your own message as well as a specific destination shown on the map. I bought one for my sister when she went off travelling around Australia for a month – and she actually cried! Yeah… that’s when you know you’ve found an awesome gift!
8. Personalised St Christopher Pendant
The patron saint of protection for travellers, St Christopher is the perfect gift to finish this round up of personalised travel gifts. Your favourite traveller really can cart this pendant around the world wherever they go as a good luck charm. Plus, you can have it personalised with their initial, once again, making this an extra special gift.
9. Personalised Paris-Inspired Embroidered Canvas Art
I promised you a bonus personalised travel gift suggestion – and here it is!
This Parisian-inspired embroidered canvas art can be personalised with a name or short one- or two-word quote… and they’re designed and hand-stitched by me! How’s that for a bonus?
I hope you love these personalised travel gifts from Etsy! Personally, I think you can never go wrong with a personalised gift, and when it’s also travel-related, well it’s definitely got my vote!
If you do see something you like, I would love it if you could use one of my links as I’ll earn a small amount of commission – at absolutely no extra cost to you.
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