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Gifts for a travel lover

Wondering what to gift the travel-lover of your life this year? She/he is financially independent and have been travelling for long enough to have all that she needs to make her travels easier.

Then what can I buy for someone who seems to have everything sorted? Trolley bag? Carry-on luggage? Travel shoes? They must already have these essentials figured out for themselves.

Here’s a gift guide telling you what travel-lovers actually want, “as a gift”, rather than buying it for themselves.

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Fantastic Gift Ideas for travel lowers in your life. These are unique fancy gifts within a small budget that every travel lover secretly desire but dont buy for themselves.

Travel Pin board

Budget: Rs.1000 – Rs. 2000

It’s not a surprise that travel lovers love different ways to keep their travel memories alive, and show it off too. This blog is also my way of doing the same. But not always do we feel like buying these fancy little things for ourselves. Like a world map pin-board.

Remember the romance of timeless romance “Up”? This A3-size board from Oye Happy is inspired by the animation movie and has a flying house with colorful pins as its balloons.

Pin the places you have visited or want to visit. You can also pin small photos of the places you have been to.


For a smaller budget you can get bulletin boards like the one above. These are priced at ~rs.600 and can be used for a similar purpose – displaying photos, pinning locations on the world map etc.

The size is smaller than the Oye Happy pinboard so you can’t probably pin photos in specific locations.  Here are some options you can look into:

Travel Scrapbook

Budget: <rs.500

Travel Gift Guide: Scrapbook

For adult travel-lovers with a creative spark, travel scrapbooks are their secret wish. They won’t buy these for themselves as it might seem childish and a waste of money. That’s why present these to them and they will love it. 


Check out these options for different dimensions

Paper Plane Craft Book

Printelligent Gift for Loved one

Fancy Travel Journal

Budget: Rs.500 – Rs.1000


Every time I come across these fancy leather-finish journals with handmade papers I wish I had them. But then, what’s the utility when I could simply take notes in my phone or notepad?

Well, it’s about aesthetics and a feel-good factor which you can bring with a lovely gift of travel journal.  

Cavallo has some really gorgeous travel journals for writing and doodling during travels. Visit the Cavallo Store to explore the world of unique journals.

Other options are:

Travel-themed Jewlery

Travel-inspired jewelry pieces like necklaces, bracelets, or earrings featuring compasses, maps, or airplane charms can be a meaningful gift for travel lovers. These can start from as low as Rs. 200 and go up as high jewelry prices go. These are the perfect gifts, something that everyone knows they wanted only when they get it.


Electronics Organizer

Ever went for a trip and struggled with managing your chargers, USB cables, power bank, batteries, memory cards etc.? I think we all have been there. So, a sleek electronic organizer will be a blessing for the travel lower in your life.

This 3-layer organizer bag from Seagull is made of waterproof nylon material. Strong and durable with padded foam around to protect the items inside against scratches, dust, impact and accidental dropping. The zippers enable convenient access

Other Electronics organizers from Stoique and House of Quirks.

Compact Jewelry Box

Another great gift for the special women in your life who love travelling is a compact jewelry box. It is useful to keep the jewelry organized and prevent them from tangling. They must be small and easy to stuff into the carry-on luggage.

ITSIN compact Jewlery Box is an excellent choice.

Packing Cubes

I learnt about packing cubes from fellow travel bloggers and know how useful they are. But then, being from an Indian middle-class household I own a stock of good-quality plastic bags of different sizes neatly stacked under my mattress. We often use them as packing cubes for our travels. Yes they don’t come with zippers and are not as convenient as the beautiful packing cubes, but they serve their purpose. I wouldn’t mind these as a gift even if I had one set of packing cubes already. Neither would any travel lower you know.

So here are my top 5 picks for some unique travel gifts this season. As promised, I stayed away from the usual “essentials” and kept everything within a pocket-friendly budget. Just an unrelated information – my birthday is coming soon..

This is my 7th post in the series #MyFabulousFive for #BlogchatterA2Z 2022. If you like it, please share the post. I am writing one listicle daily for every letter of the English alphabet related to my two favorite topics: travel and blogging. You can read other posts in the series here.

Sinjana Ghosh

Sinjana Ghosh is a full-time business professional with a penchant for writing and travel planning. Backpack & Explore is a journal of her travel stories and tips she collected from her experience. She is the author of the travel book “Postcards from India” which is available on Amazon, Flipkart and Notionpress.com

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  1. deepti menon April 11, 2022

    Some lovely gift options for travellers here! I would not mind one or two of them myself! Thank you for this useful post!

    1. Sinjana Ghosh April 11, 2022

      Thanks Deepti. glad you liked the post. come back for more.

  2. Akshay Surana November 5, 2022

    I think packing cubes are still underrated. I used them two times, and I was so happy with the organized trip.


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