27 Gifts For Travelers: Inspire Their Sense Of Wanderlust

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 18, 2023

Things can get tricky when it comes to finding gifts for travelers, but our guide to travel-inspired gift ideas will help you find the best gifts for the travelers in your life. You won’t find clever luggage solutions or pretty-but-cliche travel journals here. Instead, we offer an assortment of travel gift ideas that are elegant, thoughtful, and out of the ordinary. We believe the best travel gifts are the kind that help you reflect on past journeys with joy and inspire future travels, too. With that, we present to you this guide of meaningful, unique travel gifts.

Because all of our collections are designed to bring you on a journey and feed your sense of wanderlust, we’re teaming up some of our handcrafted, block print linens with other global gift ideas, all of which are travel-related gifts and many of which are handcrafted, organic, or fair trade. Whether you’re shopping for your friend who collects passport stamps, the adventurer, or the armchair travelers who adore global style, you’ll find something perfect here!

1. Easy gifts for people who travel

Hand-painted in Africa by entrepreneurial artisans, this colorful pillar candle set is an easy gift for people who travel. It’s a great gift for newlyweds who enjoy traveling, too. Unscented, smoke-free, and drip-free, these candles can be used on the dining table or as shelf decor.

Shop All Candles

2.  A reminder of their love for travel

With its antique finish, a true north compass locket looks like it could tell travel stories of its own. Compact and wearable, small travel gifts like this make a charming present for people who love to travel and keep adding new destinations to their bucket list. 

3. Their favorite place meets the heart of the home

Form meets function in these ceramic spoon rests that pay homage to a native state or much-wished-for future home. Perfect for someone who enjoys entertaining when they’re not out on another expedition.

4. Gifts for travelers who love faraway destinations

Meet our ode to the famed Spice Route–aptly named Spice Route! This vibrant red pillow contains all the colors of the trail and brings the imagination to a lively marketplace. Filled with shades of cinnamon, turmeric, clove, and ginger, this is one stunning block print design. Ever elegant and always in style, the Spice Route collection is just the thing for anyone who longs for far-flung locales.

5. A different kind of travel book for the travel lover

It’s not often you read a travel memoir written by a tour guide! A skilled storyteller with heart and humor, Dario Castagno recollects his time as a tour operator during the dramatic increase in tourism to Tuscany. 

6. A tasty reminder of a favorite trip

One of the best things about traveling is indulging in new food experiences. Give them a taste of their trip–literally–with food or drink straight from their favorite place. This Sicilian liqueur, for example, is a great gift for the world traveler who longs to return to Italy.

7. Indian gift ideas for travelers

When their bucket list includes seeing all of the seven wonders, give them a gift based on the Taj Mahal itself. Our Moonlit Taj collection found its muse in the intricate pietra dura of the Taj Mahal. This Indian table runner will bring a touch of romantic and storied elegance to any home.

Elegant Floral White Green Table Runner

Shop Moonlit Taj

8. A small gift for someone who loves traveling through Asia

Similarly, you can gift your travel enthusiast the Royal Elephant and Celebration tea light holders if they’re itching to visit India, Nepal, or other neighboring countries in Asia. Each one is exquisitely hand-carved and fitted with a metal cup insert compatible with tea lights or votive candles. Packaged in a beautiful shibori box and filled with elegant paper shred.

Shop Small Gifts

9. Elegant gifts for women who travel

Combine a love for luxury and a love for travel with a silk scarf inspired by one of the world’s greatest rivers. From the Amazon to the Yangtze, your travel-minded gift recipient won’t help but reminisce on their travels with this shibori dyed scarf. Give them this silk scarf, and she’ll wear it frequently in her home country and abroad.

Indus ~ Black & White Designer Shibori Silk Scarf for Women

Shop Silk Scarves

10. A gift for the solo hiker

The safe smart wristband is the perfect gift for someone who loves solo mountain hiking. They (and you) will feel more confident as this accessory stores important medical information and tracks location. It’s a must for anyone planning a solo road trip or backpacking adventure.

11. Cool travel gifts for the adventure-seeker

If you’re looking for a practical gift for people who travel, camp, or hike in more rugged conditions, consider this adventure survival kit that contains life-saving essentials for surviving in the wilderness.

12. A practical and beautiful gift for the day-tripper

What’s more useful to someone who loves to explore new cities than a bag to carry all their essentials for the day? This sturdy tote bag will keep their valuables, to-go coffee mugs, sunglasses, and sunscreen accounted for. Plus, this blue and ivory colorway is a neutral that’ll pair well with any outfit.

13. Wearable gifts for travel seekers

Made in Laos from repurposed aluminum such as Vietnam War-era bombs, this heartrending bangle will surely resonate with an ethical traveler. It features the word “peace” in different languages, including Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and Lao. Fair trade, and each purchase helps clear landmines in Laos to promote safety around farmlands.

14. Pretty gifts for world travelers

It’s impossible to travel the world and not bring home a more collected, global sense of style. Bring some of that panache to the global table with these block print cloth napkins inspired by the intricate patterns of famed Turkish kilim rugs.

Shop Dinner Napkins

15. English gifts for people who like to travel

There are some gifts that are just too large or fragile to bring back on the plane. This is one of them. Treat the anglophile in your life to this cake stand from the Blue Regal Peacock collection.

16. Moroccan gift ideas

Ethically handmade in Marrakech, Morocco, this genuine leather pouf is just the thing your travel lover will need after a long sojourn.

17. Handmade stationery for travel enthusiasts

Whether it’s a birthday wish or a thinking-of-you message, the traveler in your life will love these handmade note cards. Sourced from a small, family-owned printshop in a nondescript lane in Mumbai, our blank note cards are adorned with traditional and contemporary Indian designs, like the tree of life design shown here. Each set comes with 5 note cards and envelopes.

Shop All Note Cards

18. Sweet gifts for travelers

Move over–there’s a new San Francisco treat in town! Food is always a good travel gift, so summon memories of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay area by indulging in some sensory delights. These salted caramels were voted the best the San Francisco Chocolate Salon.

19. French gifts for travelers are always tres chic

Drooling over palaces and exquisite architecture may very well make you wish your room was fit for a queen! Try the next best thing with this French-inspired bedding collection to feel like you’re waking up in the Palace of Versailles every day.

yellow bedding, French inspired, gift for travelers

Shop Versailles

20. A travel-themed gift for the Francophile in your life

French gifts–just the words themselves sound altogether glamorous and luxurious! The gift of authentic triple-milled soap feels even more luxe when it bears the name Paris and is infused with lavender, sunflower, and grapeseed oil—scents of a Parisian perfumery. Just one of our set of six spa soaps.

21. Christmas gifts for travelers

Does the travel lover in your world enjoy entertaining just as much as he or she loves trekking the globe?  If so, these block printed napkins are the obvious choice. The motif of Dahlia Daydreams is inspired by mesmerizing prized dahlia blooms at Indian and British garden shows. Give the gift of global beauty and craftsmanship with this set of white, silver-grey, and pink cloth napkins.

Shop Dahlia Daydreams

22. Unique English-themed gifts for travelers

Rendered in cornflower blue and white, our English Garden collection conjures images of a delightful English cottage garden. Won’t this look charming at the breakfast table?

Shop English Gardens

23. The gift of Turkish delight

What a joy it will be to open authentic Turkish delight under the tree! Your travel lover will be thrilled with this box of confectionary. Filled with Turkish Delight, it has been made in Istanbul by the same family-owned firm of artisans for 20 years.

24. Kitchen essential for someone who loves exotic cuisine

If your traveler would be happy with a box of Turkish Delight, they’ll definitely fall head over heels in love with our Istanbul kitchen apron. Inspired by the Iznik tiles inside Turkey’s Blue Mosque, this blue apron is the perfect gift for someone who loves to try out new recipes from their travels.

More Travel-Inspired Gifts

25. A useful gift for the adventurers in your life

How about a set of three block printed (and quilted!) toiletries bags to remind your traveler of you wherever they are in the world? Each bag is fully lined with waterproof fabric and finished with a zipper and a handmade tassel. Even if a rogue toothpaste tube manages to spill its contents, this travel bag is easy to clean.

Shop Makeup Bags

26. A Moroccan gift to last all year

Our Casablanca Blues collection acts as our design homage to the Moroccan coastal city. We captured the shapes and colors of Casablanca’s skies, water, and mint tea all in one print. This fabric shower curtain makes a wonderful gift for someone who’s travelled to Casablanca (or wants to).

Shop Casablanca Blues

27. A charming home accent for travelers who love the holidays

The Christmas markets in Germany are full of magical sights, smells, and sounds—twinkling lights, baked pastries, jolly carols. This tree skirt is a small slice of these enchanting holiday traditions. Inspired by vintage European ornaments, Celtic knots, and traditional Ajrak folk art, this hand-painted design combines various cultures for a luxe, global-inspired holiday.

Find More Gift Ideas Here

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? We’ve put together a Decor and Gift guide this holiday season to help with your shopping–for yourself as well as for others!