If you’re looking for travel themed Christmas ornaments as special travel gifts, then we’ve got some great ideas below for you!
A few years ago, Scott and I were given a beautiful ornament for our Christmas tree that was travel themed. It’s a globe painted in blue and gold with “Leave some sparkle wherever you go” written on it.
Other than the Christmas ornaments Scott and I have picked up ourselves during our winter travels, this ornament is one of our favourites and makes us smile every time we take it out of its box each year.
If you want to give someone that same feeling year after year then here are a whole bunch of travel ornaments for Christmas trees that are sure to do just that! All of them can be found on Etsy (our go-to store for unique gifts).
Are you ready for some wanderlust inspired festive feels? Let’s go shopping!
Travel Themed Christmas Ornaments
Christmas ornaments that are inspired by famous landmarks from around the world are a really easy way to incorporate a travel theme into Christmas tree ornaments.
If your special someone has a favourite city, have a look at what landmark-inspired ornaments you can find related to that city.
Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
- Paris: Eiffel Tower Christmas Ornament or Moulin Rouge Ornament
- London: Big Ben Ornament or London Eye Ornament
- New York City: Chrysler Building Decoration (much prettier than the Empire State Building!)
Ornaments depicting a country’s flag are another easy way to help your loved one decorate their travel themed Christmas tree.
You could go for glass baubles painted with a country’s flag (like this pretty Australia one), embroidered fabric flag ornaments (like the ones by reggieana on Etsy), or even wooden ornaments painted in the colours of a country’s flag (like these ones from BalticWoods).
3. Place Names
You can’t go wrong with place names for a travel themed Christmas tree either.
Or how about an ornament that incorporates both the name of a place and something it’s famous for like these ones by NestledPineWoodworks (who are especially good for places in the USA!)
Or how about a travel themed Christmas ornament that’s shaped like someone’s favourite country or US state?
We particularly like these metal ornaments by Iron Maid Art, which are shaped like different countries and stamped with a heart. Perfect for anyone who’s had their heart stolen by a country overseas!
For something a little more subtle but still travel themed, try focusing on cultural motifs for someone’s favourite city or country, or something that place is especially known for, such as one of these:
- Parisian Macaron Ornament
- Japanese Origami Crane Decoration
- Japanese Manhole Cover Ornament
- New York City Yellow Taxi Cab Ornament
- London Bus Ornament
- British Telephone Box Ornament
- Canadian Maple Leaf Ornament
6. Travel Motifs
8. Personalised Travel Themed Christmas Ornaments
And finally, how could we possibly write an Etsy-inspired travel gift guide without having a personalised section in it!
There are lots of personalised travel themed Christmas ornaments on Etsy but some of our favourites would have to be:
- This Personalised Concrete Foil Globe Decoration
- This Personalised Map Hearts Confetti Bauble
- This Wooden Custom Map Star Decoration
- This Fun Camping Inspired Personalised Resin Ornament
We hope this list of travel themed Christmas ornaments has been helpful!
If you’re after more Christmas decorations, then here are Etsy’s featured picks (both travel and non-travel related).
Or for more gift ideas, check out our other travel gift guides:
- 15 Thoughtful Travel Gifts For Couples They’ll Love
- 30+ Travel Gifts For Men He’ll Actually Want
- 30+ Super Chic Travel Gifts For Women
- Personalised Travel Gifts You’ll Probably Want To Keep
- Easy DIY Travel Gifts You Can Make In A Weekend
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