12 Christmas Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel
For the sightseer who loves to capture each thrilling moment of her journey, a camera is a Christmas gift that can’t be beat. Compact cameras are best for travel and can be slipped into hiking gear, purses, and small bags for easy transport. Whether she’s an outdoor adventurer or a city explorer, there are sport, waterproof, and digital cameras for every traveler. A collection of scrapbook materials is a fun add-on gift, so she can present photos of her journeys the next time she’s home for the holidays.
Every journey includes a little downtime, like waiting for a flight or spending time on a train. With a captivating book or engaging game, your giftee can pass the time with a fun diversion. Tablets and e-readers are smart, compact travel companions loaded with hours of entertainment to keep your gift recipient amused. If she’s a bookworm who prefers to get lost in stories, an e-reader is just her style, but if she prefers to play games, watch videos, or connect with social media, a tablet is right up her alley. Download her favorite apps as a thoughtful gesture so her gift is ready to use on Christmas morning.
A travel notebook is an excellent gift for the jet setter. A travel journal is just the thing for her to record the details of her adventures so she can capture the excitement of each trip. Slip a pack of Moleskine notebooks into her Christmas stocking, or wrap up a beautiful leather-bound journal for under the tree. If she already has a reliable journal, look for refillable pages which will allow her to update her travel diary with even more experiences.
Whether she’s passing the time with her favorite podcast or learning the language of her next exotic destination, headphones are a must for the traveler on your shopping list. With the hustle and bustle of public places, noise-canceling headphones reduce ambient sounds, which makes for better-quality listening of music and other media. Headphones that offer a compact design for easy stowing make the best Christmas gifts for the traveling woman. She’ll appreciate the easy, untangled access when she’s getting ready to watch her next in-flight movie.
5. Laptop Bags
A laptop bag is a practical addition to your giftee’s travel gear, especially if her trips are work-related. Help make her travel experience TSA friendly with a carry-on tote that offers convenience and accessibility. A laptop bag with a removable sleeve will make check-in points a cinch to navigate, which she’ll love when she’s making her way back home through the holiday crowds. If you’re purchasing other luggage for your gift recipient, consider a coordinating laptop bag to complete the ensemble.
New luggage is a welcome Christmas gift to any globetrotter. If your giftee prefers carry-on luggage to checked bags, look for a compact suitcase with ample storage to accommodate her belongings. For the world traveler who thrives on adventure, hard-shell or hard-case luggage can standup to serious wear and tear. Spinner suitcases are great options for ladies looking for a little more convenience when trekking through airports and hotels. To spoil her, throw in packing cubes and a digital luggage scale so simple and light travel is always an option.
7. Travel Pillows
This Christmas, give her the gift of relaxation with a luxurious travel pillow. Compact and portable, a soft, supportive pillow allows your giftee to comfortably catch a few winks during or between flights. Some travel cushions include a heat pack for ultimate relaxation. Look for plush neck pillows or travel-size cushions in her favorite color to transform any seat into a place to settle in and unwind.
8. Cosmetic Bag
A cosmetic bag is vital to the fashionable jet setter’s travel essentials. This specialty bag helps keep her makeup products portable and organized. Easy access to her styling tools will help prevent hair and skin damage when exposed to different climates all over the world. This gift can also protect her other valuables from mingling with her favorite cosmetics. Look for a makeup bag that suits her style, includes compartments to organize her products, and offers a compact shape and size. Loading the bag with her go-to cosmetic brands will make her Christmas extra magical.
9. Passport Wallets
A passport or travel wallet is essential to an organized excursion. With a travel wallet, your giftee can secure her tickets, cash, cards, traveler’s checks, and IDs all in one place, making check-in points easier to get through. Look for a passport wallet with a slim design and ample storage to accommodate her important documents. If you really want to up the ante, slip boarding passes into one of the pockets for a Christmas she’ll never forget.
10. Portable Chargers
If she’s traveling with electronics, a portable power bank is key to keeping her connected. Portable chargers pack a powerful punch with hours of useable charge to keep her mobile devices going. She’ll have plenty of juice to catch up on texts and emails during a long bus or train ride. These affordable chargers come in a range of sizes and storage capacities, so she can charge multiple devices at once. She won’t have to sort through multiple cords and will have more room in her luggage to stash souvenirs. Make sure to look for a charger that accommodates your giftee’s devices and features a compact design for easy storage.
11. Anti-Theft Backpack
Anti-theft bags typically come with locking compartments or cross-body straps to protect belongings in busy urban areas. A fashion backpack is the perfect weekender for your giftee’s glamorous hotel stays, or you can choose a more rugged travel companion to withstand her camping expeditions. Zipped pockets and water-resistant fabrics are additional features to search for to keep her travel essentials safe and structured. Most hand luggage is designed to fit carry-on dimensions, so she can use your gift to maximize her legroom and keep her valuables close. Filling the backpack with practical travel items, such as food bars, a soft blanket, and a first-aid kit, will make Christmas morning even more special.
12. Travel Decor
For home accents that inspire her dreams of new places, look for themes of wanderlust. A vintage trunk or suitcase is a stylish, functional Christmas gift that can be used as an end table or ottoman. To add charm and character to her bookshelf, handmade pottery will fit right in with the many found objects she’s collected on her adventures. Wall hangings also make excellent conversational pieces when on display. Travel posters, global decals, or subway maps are perfect for the slick cosmopolitan, while a macramé hammock is a more bohemian nod to their nomadic travels.