If you are searching for gifts for travelers, the globetrotter, frequent flyer or a person passionate about travel, then you have found the ultimate list of ideas. All these gifts are under $50, and most are under $20!

I hope you’ll find the perfect present for a traveler you know!

Here is my 2019 list of Gifts For Travelers – Fifty Fabulous Ones Under $50!

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Gifts For Travelers Under $20 

1,000 Places to See Before You Die Calendar 2019

Who does not enjoy a good calendar? Expand your bucket list with a year of inspiration from travel connoisseur Patricia Schultz, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Atlas Obscura Calendar 2019

 

I’ve given this calendar as a gift before, and it was a hit. Adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling book—and from the founders of AtlasObscura.com, the popular website captures the sensation of wanderlust in 365 days of stunning color photographs, unique facts, and unexpected adventures.
Convenience Kits Men’s Premium 20-PieceEveryone has their routine of what they pack. However, how cool would it be if someone bought you a ready to go set that contains all the essentials in travel size?
Convenience Kits Women’s Premium 20-PieceEveryone has their routine of what they pack. However, how cool would it be if someone bought you a ready to go set that contains all the essentials in travel size?
Travel EssentialsFoldable Travel Duffel BagI won’t even go on an overnight trip without one of these. I have several of them, and there is one inside of each case we own. Here’s where these come in handy. You know how you pack what you need, and if like I avoid hand luggage? Well, how do you get all the stuff you buy back? Easy, you use your fold up a duffle bag. I’ve also checked a couple of these when needed😊

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack

This is my all-time #1  favorite gifts for travelers, it’s always appreciated.

Magnetic GamesEveryone needs something to keep them occupied on a trip. How about this neat and compact set of 12 retro games!
Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel Coloring Book

 

Adult coloring books have been the “in” thing for a while. How special would it be for the traveler to have a travel coloring book?

Don’t forget Coloring Pencils!

Travel EssentialsLuggage ScaleMost airports have scales you can use but who wants to re-pack at the airport. For me, a luggage scale is a must as I want to check my bags and go. Knowing the weight in advance is critical. I just bought this model to replace an older non-digital version, and I am thrilled with it!

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack.

This is one of my favorite gifts for travelers, it’s always appreciated.

Travel EssentialsLuggage TagsYou need luggage tags for practical reasons such as losing a bag. But whoever said they had to be boring? I have a collection of different tags that I rotate out based on mood. I like these; the colors pop especially on my black luggage.

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack.

This is one of my favorite gifts for travelers, it’s always appreciated.

Map It! Seek & Find Atlas of Brainy Challenges 

 

No ordinary puzzle book. Rand McNally’s new Map It! Seek & Find Atlas of Brainy Challenges features iconic maps with layers of detail, colorful artistry and scientific precision with an invitation to explore if you’re up for the challenge! The journey from state to state and re-discover places you’ve been and open your eyes to some you never knew existed. Get lost in our beautiful cartography while seeking and finding your next adventure — features: 24 state maps in full detail on every page.
Map It! Seek & Find Atlas of Brainy Challenges Volume 2

 

Map It! Seek & Find Atlas of Brainy Challenges Volume 2. New in 2018! Solve a whole new set of 24 seeks & find puzzles, created from Rand McNally’s America’s #1 Road Atlas. Re-discover places you’ve been and open your eyes to places you never knew existed while finding and seeking your next adventure. You may never look at a map the same way again!
Multi-purpose Travel Passport Wallet

 

This wallet is trendy in the traveling community. It comes in multiple colors:

  • Roomy – holds one passport pocket, one boarding pass compartment, three credit cards slots, 1 ID slot, one sim card pouch, one coupon ticket slot, one cell phone pouch, eight money & coins zippered pocket, one key holder and one pen holder, one slip pocket.
  • Store your carry-on essentials and travel documents in one slim and lightweight bag and never miss or lose them if you need them.
Travel EssentialsPassport HolderYou’ll need your passport to travel overseas.  You should consider your passport as one of the most important documents you have. Therefore it should be protected.

What I love about this brand:

  • Leather and durable
  • Has compartments for visas
  • 20 plus colors and very stylish

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack

This is one of my favorite gifts for travelers, it’s always appreciated.

Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray Lavender Vanilla ScentSharing a room or an apartment with one bathroom? Eliminate any embarrassing moments before you go with this handy toilet spray.

A great product to have even when you are not traveling!

Premium Coloring PencilsBuying someone coloring books? You’ll need to get them pencils so that they can decorate. Give them choices with this pack of 50 Assorted Colors.
Travel EssentialsTravel BottlesI use these for specific items that I don’t want to haul full sizes. For example, blue dawn that I don’t leave the house without. Eye makeup remover and blue toning shampoo and conditioner.

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack.

Travel Between the Lines Adult Coloring BookAdult coloring books have been the “in” thing for a while. How special would it be for the traveler to have a travel coloring book?

Don’t forget Coloring Pencils!

Travel Petite PlannerTravel Petite Planner by Erin Condren

Featured in Good Housekeeping, this little planner is for anyone on the road. It’s especially useful for those crafty travelers!

  • Add detail with one sheet of stunning gold stickers, included in each Travel Journal!
  • Track up to four weeks of stylish travel with 28 daily spreads to log activities, meals, memories, spending and more!
  • Perfect for long-term vacations, weekend getaways or even staycations, make the most of each trip and record every memory!
  • Add on additional stickers! Our Travel Journal bundle includes both illustrative and functional labels!
TSA Travel LocksYou either have a case with a lock, or you buy bolts and add them. These locks are bright which will also help you identify your case. TSA Compatible Travel Luggage Locks, Inspection Indicator, Easy Read Dials – 1, 2,4,6 & 8 Packs
Wine WingsMany travelers like to buy wine from the destinations they visit. Wine wings protect the haul! 4 Pack Reusable Wine Bottle Protector Sleeve Travel Bag – Inner Skin Tough Leak Proof Outside – Pack in Luggage Suitcase.

Gifts For Travelers To Keep Track of the Journey

Travelers love to keep track; here are some creative ways for them to do it:

Scratch Off World MapWho does not like to track their adventures? What better way to track your travel that with a scratch-off map? This map is a best seller and comes with tons of extra’s:

Bonus:  For each scratch-off world map purchase, you get a free USA scratch-off map. Cartographic details, capitals and state flags.

Personalized Gift Tube: The customized tube packaging has a unique tag name where you can write down the receiver’s name for a remarkable gift with a single “From – To:” section to surprise anyone with your personalized gift.

Bonus:  Bundled in free accessories to enhance your scratching experience! Guitar picks scratcher for the best scratching experience and memory stickers to mark your travel memories. Showcase the style of travel with colorful labels styled like cars and planes to mark your mode of travel.

Travel JournalA lot of travelers, myself included like to journal. Some prefer to journal on paper vs. electronically. How about a classy leather-bound writing notebook?

Antique Handmade Leather-Bound Daily Notepad for Men & Women Unlined Paper 7 x 5 Inches, Best Gift for Art Sketchbook, Travel Diary & Notebooks to Write in.

Globe Trekkers – Mini Cork GlobeWho does not like to track their adventures? This classy looking globe is a conversation starter. It comes with 50 different colored push pins & durable stainless-steel base. Great for mapping travels & educational purposes.

FYI: The price of this one keeps going up and down. It has been anywhere from $49.99 – $59.99 so keep checking.

Magnetic Floating GlobeTravelers love a nice globe, and these are unusual — a fascinating floating world in blue.
Magnetic Floating GlobeTravelers love a nice globe, and these are unusual — magnetic floating orb in black.
Illuminated World GlobeA little more traditional. This globe comes with a built-in LED light. It Illuminates for night view, and it’s colorful. Comes with easy to read labels of continents, countries, capitals & Natural Wonders.

Travel Gift Cards

Give the ultimate gift of travel. Many companies offer gift cards:

Airbnb Gift Card

 

You might not be familiar with Airbnb, or you may have read about some less than savory experiences. I’ve previously written about my experiences with Airbnb. I would be thrilled to receive an Airbnb gift card.

Read about my Airbnb experiences here.

Hotels.com Gift Card

 

Hotels.com is an excellent resource for booking a place to stay. If you enroll in membership, you will be gifted with a free night after stays!
Southwest Airlines Gift Card

 

Want to give someone a flight? Southwest is a great option. A low-cost carrier but a reliable one that also has routes to several places in the Caribbean.

Languages

Often when people start to travel, they have the desire to learn a new language. Here are some great options for those embarking on travel overseas. I choose Spain for this section because Spain is always on the radar for most people, but these recommendations come in various languages.

Living Language SpanishComplete Spanish is a unique multimedia program that takes you beginner to advanced level in one convenient package.

At the core of Complete Spanish is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts.

Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your turn.

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

 

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently.  Didn’t he learn them in school — who does? Instead, he discovered them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.
Spanish At a Glance: Foreign Language Phrasebook & Dictionary (At a Glance Series)

 

Travelers to foreign countries constantly praise these pocket-size phrase books for their portability, durability, travel tips, and their many easy-to-find phrases that apply to all kinds of travel situations.
You’ll find approximately 2,500 words and expressions in both English and Spanish, plus pronunciation guidance.

Books

Books are not only a great gift of educational, but they are also an excellent way to entertain people as they travel.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

 

A Best Seller: Both a bucket list and a travel guide, this book will see your traveler through the 1,000 must-see places on our globe. Perfect for even the most seasoned travelers, they’ll find there’s still so much of our amazing Earth to cover.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders 

 

A Best Seller: Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

 

NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring real ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, picturesque islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, old cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure

 

You might think this one is an odd addition, but this is one of my all-time favorite books ever. I spent six months in India, and this book explains everything that everyone ever wants to know about India. And, I am not talking about how to avoid getting sick. This book describes the ins and out of why things are the way they are in India. If you or the person you are buying a gift forever plan on traveling to India – this is a must.

This is one of my favorite gifts for travelers, it’s always appreciated.

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

 

A Best Seller: We all have things we’d like to do—one day—but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glass blowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler—an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more.
50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

 

A Best Seller: This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You’ll discover the world’s longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America’s oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.

I’ve been to all 50 states, and I firmly believe everyone should strive to see all 50. Read about my experience here.

Electronic Gifts For Travelers

Portable Bluetooth SpeakerWho does not need a portable speaker? And, if on the road you need a small one that packs a punch. A gift any traveler will relish!
Cable Organizer BagWho’s not obsessed with their electronic gadgets? With the devices come the cables. This gift will be something that’s so handy you can use it beyond a vacation.
Travel EssentialsCharging CordI was stuck in the Denver airport on a connection and had lost my USB. I got persuaded into this purchase. At the time I thought it was absurd to spend $20 on a USB cord. However, these are guaranteed for up to a year. I’ve used my warranty twice with no issues. I would not consider another brand period. These cords are the only way to go. Think about how much you spend on the cheap ones that do not last. Before converting to Ventev, buying USB cords was at least a monthly event for me. Trust me; this cord will pay for its self in no time.

What I love about this brand:

  • 12 Month hassle free warranty
  • Comes in various lengths
  • Brushed aluminum housing for enhanced durability
  • Durable wrap that prevents breakage

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack

This is one of my favorite gifts for travelers, it’s always appreciated.

Noise Cancelling HeadphonesUnless you have wi-fi on your flight, you’ll need a good pair of traditional noise-canceling headphones to take advantage of the in-flight entertainment. Don’t forget most airlines (especially domestic US flights) expect you to pay for headphones.
Travel EssentialsPower BankKeeping your devices charged while on the go is essential. I swear by the Aduro power banks. They charge fast, charge your devices lighting fast, and you can charge three items at once.

This little charger is a must-have for any trip. This has also been the most popular gift we have given. We got our entire family these chargers; everyone is now an Aduro fan!

What I love about this brand:

  • Durability, they last forever
  • Fast charging

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack

Travel EssentialsTravel AdapterIt goes without saying that if you are off overseas, you need a travel adapter. I’ve owned several over the years, and I recently bought this one. I wanted an all in one to save on space, and I wanted one that can handle power conversion for standard items. I also really liked the color of this. I can’t imagine forgetting it at a hotel due to the bright color

This item is a must for any traveler going anywhere and is a part of my list of Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack

This is one of my favorite gifts for travelers, it’s always appreciated.

Practical Gifts For Travelers many coming in under $20!

Airplane FootrestHow many times have you been on a flight and not had anywhere to put your feet, or not been able to get comfortable? Let that be a thing of the past.
Packing Cube System

 

Packing can be a chore, but with this 5-piece travel organizer set (1 small, two medium and two large packing cubes) packing is made easy! Compartmentalize similar size items in their own “small drawers” to streamline packing and more efficiently

These come in multiple colors!

Sleep Travel PillowNeed to sleep on the plane? How about an inflatable travel pillow? It’s compact and comes with earbuds and an eye mask.
Silk Eye PillowA multi-purpose gift. Use on the road or at home. This silk eye pillow is filled with organic Lavender & Flax Seeds (Plus Removable Pouch and Free Gel Eye Mask.
Travel Neck PouchVenture 4th Travel Neck Pouch Neck Wallet with RFID Blocking – Passport Holder to Keep Your Cash and Documents Safe – Get Peace of Mind When Traveling.
Travel TowelEveryone that travels needs a decent towel. This microfiber towel is light, ultra-compact and fast drying and comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s available in many colors.

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