16 Travel Gifts for Someone Whose Passport Goes with Them Everywhere

Gifts to surprise and delight your favorite travelers.
Female traveler in airport (Photo: @wilsonworxphotos via Twenty20)
Photo: @wilsonworxphotos via Twenty20

Some people love to travel so much that they basically keep their passport with them all of the time. If that sounds like someone on your holiday shopping list, here are travel gifts they’ll enjoy almost as much as their next trip.

Great Travel Gifts

If someone on your list is an avid traveler, it really opens up the options for presents. From travel notebooks to safety tools and home goods that remind them of their trips, these travel gifts manage to be both fun and practical at the same time.

1. Notebook A5 Journal

close up of pages in a travel notebook gift for frequent travelers, with view of blank lined pages
Notebook A5 Journal (Photo: Amazon)

Many frequent travelers take a journal with them everywhere they go. Maybe it’s where they jot down all of their notes and tips, or maybe they use it as a sketch pad when they’re feeling artsy or expressive. No matter how they use it, the Notebook A5 Journal is a thoughtful and inexpensive gift they’ll appreciate.

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2. Scratch the World Travel Map

image of a scratch-off world map travel gift
Scratch the World Travel Map Gift (Photo: Amazon)

I love gifting the Scratch the World Travel Map because it’s fun for travelers to scratch off the countries, provinces, or states they’ve visited. For the traveler who already has everything else, this is a fun gift that they can use for years to come. It’s a real conversation starter and a fun way to celebrate the return from a new destination.

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3. Urban Map Glass

three filled Urban Map Glass etched gift glasses
Urban Map Glasses (Photo: Uncommon Goods)

Did the traveler on your list visit a U.S. or Canadian city this year that they couldn’t stop talking about? If so, these Urban Map Glasses are the perfect gift. Pick from dozens of cities to receive drinking glasses with their favorite metro area etched into the glass. They’ll want to make a cocktail and reminisce about visiting their favorite place all over again.

4. Away Organizational Pouch

close up of away organizational pouch
Away Organizational Pouch (Photo: Away)

Giving a present that helps travelers stay organized is truly a gift that keeps giving. In addition to its sturdy-and-stylish line of suitcases, Away has a nice range of accessories, including this sleek and useful organizational pouch that can handle everything from toiletries to tech gear.

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These adaptable cases look sleek and can be used both for travel and for everyday uses in a purse, backpack, or messenger bag.

5. Third Eye Headlamps TE14 Headlamp

Third Eye Headlamps gift for travelers in multiple patterns
Third Eye Headlamps (Photo: Amazon)

If the traveler on your list likes to get out and explore the Great Outdoors, the TE14 Headlamp is a thoughtful gift that’s practical, too. The lamp is incredibly bright, which is good for checking out caves or getting a campfire started later in the evening. It’s also a great gift to keep in the car or anywhere it’s handy to have hands-free lighting at the ready.

6. Packing Cubes

Bettlemory packing cube gift set
Bettlemory packing cube gift set (Photo: Amazon)

Packing cubes are an easy way to stay organized while on a trip. This set from BETLLEMORY comes with eight different sizes (including a shoe bag to keep dirty shoes from touching clean clothes) for the ultimate in organization. This perfect travel gift come in a range of colors so you can match them to your gift recipients favorite color or just their suitcase.

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7. Mark and Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case

Mark & Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case open to show interior and exterior
Mark & Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case (Photo: Mark & Graham)

For travelers who always bring fashion accessories and small pieces of jewelry, the Mark and Graham travel jewelry case is a great pick. Different shaped pockets hold all types of jewelry safely and snugly. Start by picking the favorite color of your recipient, then personalize the case with their initials in a corresponding color. This small and sturdy jewelry case will keep their rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets organized and ready to accessorize.

8. Sleepy Ride – Airplane Footrest Made with Premium Memory Foam

Sleepy Ride - Airplane Footrest in black with person's leg elevated
Sleepy Ride – Airplane Footrest (Photo: Amazon)

This memory foam airplane footrest attaches to the tray of an airplane seat and elevates feet so they don’t swell during the flight. It’s easy to attach and makes a big difference in terms of comfort, especially on overnight flights. And what’s a better gift than a comfortable way to sleep on a long flight?

9. Unidapt Universal Travel Adapter

close-up of Unidapt Universal Travel Adapter
Unidapt Universal Travel Adapter (Photo: Amazon)

A reliable power adapter is a necessity for any traveler. The handy and fast Unidapt Universal Travel Adapter is ideal for travel in the US, EU, UK, and Australia, and it’s capable of simultaneously charging up to five devices. Gift this one to your favorite traveler and they’ll think of you every time they recharge on vacation.

10. Anker PowerCore 20

Black Anker PowerCore 20,100mAh Portable Charger Ultra High Capacity Power Bank
Anker PowerCore Ultra High Capacity Power Bank (Photo: Amazon)

With just one charge, the Ankor PowerCore 20 portable charger can juice up a phone seven times. For travelers who never know when their next charging break is going to be, this is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s slim enough to pop into a day bag and powerful enough to share with friends they meet along the way.

11. Etekcity Luggage Scale

Etekcity Luggage Scale, Digital Portable Handheld Suitcase Scale close-up
Etekcity Luggage Scale, Digital Portable Handheld Suitcase Scale (Photo: Amazon)

Never wonder if your suitcase is over the weight limit again with the Etekcity Luggage Scale, which can hook onto any piece of luggage to determine the exact weight before you test your luck with the airline’s luggage scale at check in. Easy and light to pack, this little powerhouse is a great travel gift.

12. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling close-up
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Photo: Amazon)

These noise-canceling Bluetooth-compatible headphones from Bose use Alexa voice technology and make a great gift for anyone who likes to zone out on the plane, bus, or subway while traveling. With its perfect combination of great sound and noise cancelling, this is essentially giving someone the gift of a more pleasant flight, with less engine noise and babies crying and plenty of rich sound.

13. Caraa Studio 2 Medium

Studio 2 Vegan hybrid backpack/crossbody bag
Studio 2 Vegan Bag from Caraa (Photo: Caraa)

The Studio 2 Medium from Caraa has plenty of pockets to keep everything organized, but what makes this backpack extra special is that it can be transformed into a crossbody bag by changing the arrangement of the straps.

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An antimicrobial waterproof interior protects items on every adventure and it’s roomy enough to be the perfect carry-on item. And vegan leather accents make it look more chic than the average travel bag.

14. Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap in yellow
Hydro Flask (Photo: Amazon)

Hydro Flask really wants your liquids to stay the right temperature (for up to 24 hours), and with its super-effective insulation it feels like a step up from the usual stainless steel water bottle. There’s a wide range of sizes, shapes, and cap options (from screw-on to flip top), so you can customize your gift and make it just what they want. This is a gift that will last for years and is just as great at home as it is on vacation.

15. Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite front and back
Kindle Paperwhite (Photo: Amazon)

For the traveler who’s always reading at the airport, in the car, or at the hotel, the Kindle Paperwhite makes a perfect gift. The new e-reader can last up to 10 weeks on one charge, can shift from a bright white display to a warm white display with ease, and is water resistant for those times when reading by the pool is the ultimate relaxation activity.

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16. Rifle Paper Co. Passport Holder

Decorative Passport Holder from Rifle Paper Co.
Passport Holder (Photo: Rifle Paper Co.)

One thing that never goes out of style is a passport cover, especially one like the Rifle Paper Co. Passport Holder decorated with cities and landmarks. This travel accessory is a playful way to add a bit of pizzaz to someone’s passport, and helps protect this valuable document.

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Megan duBois is a freelance writer who covers theme parks, cruising, food and drink, and family travel. Her work has appeared on Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Insider, Orbitz, The Daily Meal, Family Vacation Critic, TravelPulse, and more. Megan has been quoted as an expert and thought leader on theme parks for Forbes and other outlets. Follow her on Instagram @MinglingwithMickey and Twitter @Megand513 for theme park travel tips and tricks, and email her at megand513 [at] gmail [dot] com for story ideas.

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