With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday right around the corner, the urgency of the ever-approaching holiday season has arrived.
Your favorite traveler has been on your mind, but you just can’t seem to figure out what to get them for the holidays. They already have luggage and there’s no way you can afford a round-trip ticket around the globe. Here is my one tip if you are currently in a gift-giving dilemma for your favorite explorer: The best way to spread traveler cheer are personal mementos for throughout the year.
Here are 14 gifts to consider for your favorite world wander this holiday season. All items can be found on Etsy, a great source for unique homemade gifts. The items are featured by price* from lowest to highest. Happy exploring!
*tax and shipping costs not included in listed prices; prices and availability of items subject to change at any time.
iPhone Cord Organizer
$4.75-$8.75 (depending on color)
When you’re in a plane, train or automobile, the last thing you want to spend your time doing is untangling your headphones or phone charger. These cute and classy cord organizers are easy to use and come in a ton of colors. They’re a wonderful stocking stuffer for your favorite nomad. For more on this item, go here.
Travel Definition Print
$5.23-$40.75 (depending on size)
While the typical traveler is always on the go, everyone has a place they call home. Buy one of these travel definition prints to help the wanderer in your life decorate their home base. Go here for this item.
Globe Ornament with Personal Message
Add a little wanderlust to your Christmas tree this season with one of these ornaments. Personalize it with a message and you have a great addition for your traveler’s tree. Check it out here.
Personalized Luggage Tag
$16.00-$28.00 (depending on customization specifications)
The vagabond in your life will never misplace their luggage again with the addition of this luggage tag. Plus, they’ll think of you every time they go on an adventure. Include a personal message and map to make it even more special. Go here for more on this item.
Personalized Vacation Ornament
Do you have a favorite vacation that’s brought up every holiday season? Why not immortalize it on a one-of-a-kind wooden globe ornament? Find this artistic twist on a globe ornament here.
Work Save Travel Repeat T-shirt
$19.99-$23.99 (depending on size)
No truer words have ever described the life of a traveler than, “Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.” This shirt is available in nine different colors and comes in every size from S to 3XL. Caution: if you add this t-shirt to your globetrotter’s wardrobe, they may never take it off. Find this t-shirt here.
Bucket List Journal
Every adventurer needs a journal, no questions asked. This particular journal includes a quirky bucket icon on the outside and has 220 unlined pages, perfect for writing stories and sketching out images from your travels. Each journal includes its own set of five maps, re-purposed from world atlases, making every single one of these bucket list journals completely unique. For this travel journal, go here.
Travel Stamp Pillow Cover
$25.00-$42.00 (depending on size and material used)
Lining your living room couch with throw pillows is one thing, but covering them in travel stamp pillows is a conversation starter. These covers come in natural canvas or lined burlap, with your choice of any of the 16 ink colors provided. Create your own collection of travel stamp pillows here.
Custom Passport Stamp Phone Case
Since technology continues to bring the world closer together, what better way to help your favorite globetrotter remember some of their greatest adventures than a phone case? This passport stamp phone case can be fully customized with the locations of your choice. So, find out your traveler’s all-time favorite spots and you’ll have the perfect personalized gift they’ll be sure to love. Make your case here.
Personalized Leather Passport Holder
There’s nothing like the gut-wrenching feeling you get when you can’t place your passport. This personalized passport holder will take your favorite adventurer’s passport worries away. Choose any personal message for the inside and include their initials to make this gift extra special. Order yours here.
Personalized Adventure Fund Jar
Even the best travelers need a little motivation to save an extra penny for their next adventure. What better way than your own personalized adventure fund jar? Personalize your jar with your choice of text color, saying, and icon. With 12 icons to choose from the options are endless! Create your own Adventure Fund Jar here.
Enamel Travel Mugs
$32.80 (includes one (1) teal and one (1) apricot mug)
Does your travel buddy have the soul of a mountain man, always on the search for the next best camping spot? From the inspirational quotes and mountain ranges painted on the sides to the creative compass on the cup’s base, these enamel travel mugs are a great edition to any outdoor kitchenware set. Order two (or more) here.
Monogrammed Travel Kit
This travel kit is a classy way to organize any collection of toiletries. The hanging feature also gives you easy access to everything inside without taking up counter space, which can sometimes be sparse when staying in a hostel, hotel or AirBNB. Don’t forget to personalize it with a monogram! Every traveler you know is going to want one. Buy yours here.
Push Pin Personalized Map
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as marking your next travel destination on a map with a push pin (outside of getting a new stamp in your passport, of course). This push pin map can include a personalized title and legend and comes with 50 free push pins upon purchase. Check out this item here.