If you’re looking for chic travel gifts for women that she’s sure to love, then look no further! Here’s my pick of over 30 extra special travel gifts for her that you might not have thought of yet. And to suit all budgets – from travel-inspired stocking fillers to great travel gifts under £50 and luxury travel gifts over £50.
Quick Buy Guide: Travel Gifts For Women
If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read the full blog post, then listed below are all of the gifts we’ve mentioned so you can see them at a glance!
- Wanderlust Enamel Pin
- Handmade HopeForExcel Gifts
- Clear Cosmetics Bag
- Makeup Travel Mirror
- Travel-Sized Toiletries From Her Favourite Brand
- In-Flight Essentials Kit
- Shampoo Bars
- Collapsible Water Bottle
- Personalised Luggage Tags
- Personalised Passport Holder
- Candles That Smell Like Places
- Surprise Trip Candle
- Compression Packing Cubes
- Ultra Soft Travel Pillow
- Personalised Travel Jewellery Box
- Something Disney-Inspired
- Personalised Travel Journal
- Get Your Guide Gift Card
- Travel Hack Backpack
- Travel-Inspired Throw Pillow
- Chic Weekend Bag
- World of Wanderlust Book
- Pretty City London Book
- Pretty City New York Book
- How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are Book
- Travel Hairdryer
- Travel Cosmetics Bag
- Travel-Inspired Jewellery
- RFID Travel Organiser
- Tesalate Beach Towel
- Travel Hack Tote Bag
- Travel Hack Pro Cabin Case
- instax Polaroid Camera
- instax Smartphone Printer
- Travel Subscription Box
- Luxury Travel Experience Gift
2024 Update: We’ve checked that all of these fabulous travel gifts for women are still available and we’ve replaced some gifts with others where needed. As for what’s new this year, we found this shop on Etsy that specialises in candles inspired by travel destinations around the world. Very cool! Speaking of candles, we’re loving this surprise trip candle, which can be personalised with the date and location of your trip, as well as a cute message. Also, if you’re struggling to find the Travel Hack Tote Bag we’ve recommended previously, then this one from the same company is very similar.
Travel-Inspired Stocking Fillers Under £15
Whether you’re loading up on stocking fillers or you simply don’t want to break the bank, take a look at these travel gifts for women under £15, which she is sure to love!
Wanderlust Enamel Pin
Who doesn’t love opening cute little gifts found inside stockings or hiding among Christmas tree branches? An enamel pin is perfect for this and there are so many travel-inspired designs to choose from like this cute ‘Wild & Free’ pin, these fun instant photo pins and this pin with a wanderlust mountain scene on it.
Handmade HopeForExcel Gifts (currently unavailable)
We’ve recently discovered this local seller on Etsy who makes beautiful African-inspired greeting cards and jewellery – with all profits going to a charity that supports five primary schools in the poorest parts of Nairobi. So at the same time as buying a unique travel-inspired stocking filler, you’ll also be supporting a great cause! You can find her cards and gifts on Etsy, or read more about this project here.
2024 Update: The HopeForExcel shop is currently “taking a break”, but we still wanted to include it in our gift guide as the owner may reopen her shop again soon. Let’s hope so!
Clear Cosmetics Bag
Help the chic traveller in your life ditch the one-off plastic bags used in airport security by buying them a clear cosmetics bag that they can use time and time again. Not only is this better for the environment, but it also means they won’t have to waste precious time at the airport transferring their toiletries into a plastic bag. They’ll be security-ready before they’ve even left the house!
Take a look at these ones, which are pretty and useful:
Bonus Gift Idea: Scott and I have also recently bought this set of colourful travel bottles, which are good quality and already come inside a clear cosmetics bag that can be used over and over again. We definitely recommend them as a useful stocking filler!
Makeup Travel Mirror
Oh, how times have changed since I first started travelling! Today, you can buy makeup travel mirrors like this pretty rose gold one, which fold up oh-so-neatly and even have little LED beauty spotlights inside them. Useful, pretty, and perfect as a stocking filler for travel lovers!
Travel-Sized Toiletries From Her Favourite Brand
Okay, they’ve got a clear cosmetics bag and makeup travel mirror; now they need their favourite toiletries and cosmetics! If the travel lover in your life has a favourite beauty brand, find out whether their products come in bottles of less than 100ml (like Sanctuary Spa’s products inside this kit) – and just like that, you’ve got a whole bunch of stocking fillers she can use on her next getaway.
In-Flight Essentials Kit
Whether she’s travelling this year, next year or beyond, you can never go wrong with an in-flight essentials kit. Especially these days, a lot of us are more safety-conscious than before and we don’t leave the house without hand sanitiser. So, a kit like this is sure to be a hit! You could put everything together yourself, or you can buy ready-made kits like the ones from Pinch Provisions.
Shampoo bars are a fabulous travel gift for women (and men, actually!) for two reasons. They help to reduce plastic waste and they don’t count towards your 100ml liquid allowance if travelling hand luggage only. There are lots of cosmetics brands to choose from, but if you’re not sure which to go for, then I’d either go with something from Lush or this orange and ginger one from Amazon.
Collapsible Water Bottle
A collapsible water bottle is another stocking filler we recommend for travel lovers as they help you to drink more, save a bit of money and roll up into a small size when they’re empty, so you’re not taking up unnecessary space in your suitcase or backpack. Check out this one on Amazon as it’s got great reviews and won’t bust the bank!
Personalised Leather Luggage Tags
For an oh-so-charming stocking filler, you can’t go wrong with personalised luggage tags. Sadly, the shop where I originally bought mine from is marked as “taking a break” on Etsy, but these ones are a great alternative. Their design is simple and pretty and the luggage tags are in high demand!
Personalised Passport Holder
Why not also buy her a personalised passport holder to match her new luggage tags? Or you could go for a completely fresh look like this pretty floral design or this fun travel quote design. The choices are endless!
Candles That Smell Like Places
What kind of stocking doesn’t also have a few novelty gifts thrown in amongst all the practical ones? Here’s an idea for travel lovers: candles that smell like places! There are websites like Homesick and shops on Etsy like WanderlustCandleCoUK that specialise in these kinds of candles. For example, transport them to Hawaii with candles that smell like pineapple or coconut (or both!), or to Canada with maple syrup candles, or to Indonesia with lemongrass and ginger candles. And if they’re feeling homesick for the UK? Try a fruity concoction inspired by our autumnal hedgerows.
Surprise Trip Candle
Speaking of travel-inspired candles, if you’re planning on surprising her with a trip, then why not let her know through a “surprise trip” candle like this one? You can choose the scent and personalise the design to show where you’re going and when. You can even leave her a little personalised note on the candle. I love it!
Compression Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are a great budget travel gift if you know she doesn’t have any already, or if she’s clearly struggling with the concept of “packing light”! Plus, compression packing cubes are well worth the extra bit of money as you can fit loads more clothes in them than standard packing cubes. Check out these pretty pink and gold ones, which are useful and oh-so-chic at the same time!
Ultra Soft Travel Pillow
Okay, so you may struggle with fitting a travel pillow inside her stocking (unless it’s a big one!), but they’re a great gift under £15 all the same. Go for an ultra-soft travel pillow to give her some added luxury during her flight like this soft memory foam one or one of these cute Kawaii-inspired ones.
Personalised Travel Jewellery Box
Cute little travel jewellery boxes like these ones on Etsy are great stocking fillers! They’re pretty, personalised and practical. What more could you want?! I especially like the ones that have pretty cursive writing on the top as they’re so chic and feminine. We won’t tell if you want to buy one for yourself either, they’re hard to resist!
Does she love trips to Disney World or Disneyland? Awesome, she’s our kind of people! Why not transport her (virtually!) or get her ready for her next Disney trip by buying her something Disney-inspired? You could buy her a fun Disney t-shirt or vest top, some Disney-inspired jewellery or even some Minnie Mouse ears, which she can wear now and on her next Disney trip! Sorted.
Chic Jetsetter Gift Guide: Affordable Travel Gifts For Women Under £50
And now for our Chic Jetsetter Gift Guide! Most of these travel gifts for women are on the cheaper end of the scale (most of them are around £30), so they still won’t break the bank! You’re welcome.
Personalised Travel Journal
If your favourite travel lover is also a travel blogger like me, then she’ll need somewhere to jot down blog ideas during her trips. And if she’s not a travel blogger, then a travel journal is still a great idea as she can use it like a scrapbook or diary when she’s away travelling! Why not make this gift even more special by getting her a personalised travel journal? We love this cute pastel blue one and this faux leather journal, which is perfect for outdoor lovers and adventurers!
Get Your Guide Gift Card
We book all our day tours through Get Your Guide as it’s easy to do online and they have a super generous 24-hour cancellation policy! So why not buy your loved one a Get Your Guide gift card and let her pick from over 35,000 incredible experiences, day trips and tours from all over the world?!
Travel Hack Backpack
Help your favourite travel lover travel in style during their next trip with a fashionable travel backpack. We’ve scoured the interwebs and found a whole bunch of great ones, which you can see in this blog post. But if we had to choose just one for female travellers, it would be the Travel Hack Backpack, which is stylish in black and rose gold and practical with lots of pockets and compartments! Check prices on Amazon or read my full review here.
Travel-Inspired Throw Pillow
Who doesn’t love a bit of travel-inspired decor dotted around their home? Throw pillows are an affordable gift, but because there are so many different styles to choose from, it’s also a unique gift. We particularly like this fun destination pillow, this sweet “Follow Your Dreams” pillow and this cute “We Are Happy Campers” pillow.
Chic Weekend Bag
Get your favourite travel lover ready for their next weekend jaunt to the coast or epic road trip with a chic weekend bag or holdall. We think she’ll like this gorgeous nautical-inspired set, this practical grey one and this pretty floral patterned one.
Insta-Famous Travel Books
We’re big fans of pretty coffee table travel books as they’re a great way to escape virtually from the comfort of your sofa and they make great decor items! Here are a few that I’ve personally loved reading and that are big hits with other female travellers too:
- World of Wanderlust
- Pretty City London: Discovering London’s Beautiful Places
- Pretty City New York: Discovering New York’s Beautiful Places
- How To Be Parisian: Wherever You Are
Not all hotels offer hairdryers when you arrive. Hostels certainly don’t. And if they do, they’re usually cheap ones that take ages to dry long hair anyway. So, why not treat your favourite travel lover to her very own pint-sized hairdryer? This BaByliss one is pretty great – and especially for the price!
Travel Cosmetics Bag
If you know she travels with a fair bit of makeup and toiletries during her trips, then definitely check out hanging cosmetics bags like this one. They come in a range of colours and designs and you can fit a fair amount inside them. You can also hang them up on the back of the door or cupboard to stop everything from getting wet.
I don’t know a single woman who doesn’t love receiving jewellery as gifts, and when they’re travel lovers, there are so many different designs to choose from! Here are a few of my favourites, which I’m sure she’ll like too:
- World Map Necklace
- Explorer Heart Bracelet
- Compass Necklace
- Personalised St Christopher Pendant
- The Jetsetter Bracelet Pack
RFID Travel Organiser
I could never be without my travel organiser as it makes finding my passport, boarding pass and other travel documents a breeze (even when I’m using a large handbag or cabin bag!) But, you can also go one step further and get an RFID travel organiser to help protect her documents. I adore this pretty-in-pink one from Amazon.
Tesalate Beach Towel
We were gifted some Tesalate beach towels a couple of years ago and we’ve used them on all of our trips since. Why? They’ve got fantastic vibrant patterns on them, they’re fast-drying, and are made of a different kind of material, which is designed to leave sand on the beach. And they really work! Considering we’ve carted them all over the world with us for over 18 months now, they still look like new, so we’re pretty confident that they’re long-lasting too! Take a look at Tesalate’s website – they have so many colours and patterns to choose from!
Travel Hack Tote Bag
I’ve recently had the pleasure of testing out the Travel Hack Tote bag (designed by Cabin Max and The Travel Hack) – and I love it! You can read my full review here. This bag would make a fantastic travel gift for the lady in your life as it’s got a stylish design, tons of practical pockets and features, and is simply perfect for weekend getaways! Check it out on Amazon now.
2024 Update: For some reason, the Travel Hack Tote Bag is showing as unavailable at the moment. Interestingly, this one looks very similar and is also designed by Cabin Max.
Frequent Traveller Gift Guide: Luxury Travel Gifts For Women Over £50
And finally, if you want to splurge a little on someone special then here are our picks of fabulous travel gifts for women over £50.
Travel Hack Pro Cabin Case
Scott recently bought me the Travel Hack Pro Cabin Case for my birthday and I am in love with it! You can read my full review here, but the gist of it is that this cabin-friendly suitcase is luxurious and stylish, packed full of lots of different pockets and compartments including a handbag compartment, and is much more affordable than you might think! Check the latest prices on Amazon here.
instax Polaroid Camera + instax Smartphone Printer
Instagram is having a bit of a moment these days where lots of travellers are starting to share real film photos or Polaroids. Not to mention it’s always nice to be able to stick cute polaroids on your fridge or notice board or include them within scrapbooks and gifts. Take a look at the instax Polaroid Camera and matching smartphone printer so she can try it out herself!
Travel Subscription Box
To help your favourite travel lover get ready for their next big trip, consider treating them to a travel subscription box. We’ve recently reviewed a whole bunch of travel subscription boxes here, but if you’re short on time, then here are our favourites for female travellers:
Luxury Travel Experience Gift
When you know she already has everything she could possibly need for travelling, help make her next trip an even more memorable one by giving her a unique travel experience. You could buy a specific experience from somewhere like Virgin Experience Days or BuyAGift. But we’ve also recently heard about Tinggly, which is another travel gift experience company – but with two major differences. First, there’s no expiration date on the experience! And second, each gift box allows your favourite traveller to choose their own experience in countries all over the world! Cool, huh?!
BONUS: More Travel Gifts For Women (& Men!)
Want more travel gift ideas for women? What about the other special people in your life? Check out our other gift guides and recommendations:
- Personalised Travel Gifts You’ll Probably Want To Keep
- Easy DIY Travel Gifts You Can Make In A Weekend
- 27 Best Travel Subscription Boxes To Check Out In 2024
- 30+ Travel Gifts For Men He’ll Actually Want
- 15 Thoughtful Travel Gifts For Couples They’ll Love
And there you have it – 30+ fabulous travel gifts for women she’s sure to love. We hope you’ve found this blog helpful and packed full of ideas just in time for Christmas and/or that special someone’s birthday!
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