The 50 Best Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel of 2023

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 Best Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel of 2022

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We all have that one person in our life who is seemingly always on the move (and if that happens to be you, we give you permission to send this link around). Frequent travelers know that it’s quite literally a world-expanding practice, and only becomes more fun with experience and the right equipment. 

While picking out the perfect gift for the woman who loves to travel, consider what kind of voyages she typically undertakes, whether she’s a business traveler hopping from conference to conference, a rugged adventurer, or a city explorer. You can think not only about items that can bring her joy while out on the road, but what best grounds her when she returns home. If she has a favorite destination she can’t stop thinking about, that’s another aspect to consider while choosing a present. 

To aid you on your (gift-giving) journey, we’ve rounded up 50 of the best options for the nomadic woman in your life. In crafting our list, we’ve taken into consideration every step in the travel process, from packing and flying to post-journey. You’ll find items that are practical, stylish, and user-tested, with categories spanning wearables, technology, cosmetics, home and kitchen goods, novelty items, and beyond. 

The more we travel, the more we learn about what might make our journey smoother, easier, richer, and more efficient. Show the women in your life that you understand their penchant for wanderlust with these gifts that are not only thoughtful, but will aid them in their exploration of the world. 

Shop our top gifts for women here:

Away The Large Everywhere Bag

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Away The Large Everywhere Bag

Away Travel

Most weekend trips shouldn’t require lugging an entire suitcase to her destination, which is where the Away Everywhere Bag comes in handy. It earned the top spot on our list of weekender bags thanks to a minimalist, spacious design that makes it easy to neatly pack tons of options for a few days away. It also helps that you can’t go wrong when it comes time to pick a color whether she’d prefer sleek black or coastal blue. 

Price at time of publish: $245

Thermoflask Double Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle with Two Lids

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Thermoflask Double Wall Vacuum Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

Amazon

Staying hydrated is an important part of travel, which is why this double-insulated, stainless steel bottle by Thermoflask would make the perfect gift for anyone racking up mileage. It was beloved by our testers for its comfortable grip and convenient carrying handle, as well as its ability to keep water chilled throughout the day with no leakage.


Price at time of publish: $35

Samsonite Freeform Carry-on Spinner

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Samsonite Freeform Carry-on Spinner

Amazon

If your favorite traveler is in the market for a new carry-on, look no further than this expandable version by Samsonite. It took home the number one spot on our list, due to easy maneuvering capabilities and ample interior compartments for organization. A separator to keep shoes away from clean clothes, and a scuff-free polycarbonate shell only further seals the deal. 

Price at time of publish: $180

Bestargot Titanium Camping French Press

Bestargot Titanium Camping French Press

Amazon

Talk about coffee on the go! This compact French press is the perfect gift for a traveler who prioritizes staying caffeinated (and why shouldn’t they?). It earned top marks from the reviewers of our camping coffee makers list, thanks to its durability, a simple brew process which yielded smooth and rich coffee, and its titanium presser — perfect for heating up soup and other foods. 

Price at time of publish: $50

Dr. Scholl's Madison Sneaker

Dr. Scholl's Madison Sneaker

Amazon

Gift her a versatile sneaker she can use just as easily exploring a new city as she can going through airport security. These slip ons by Dr. Scholl’s are designed with a supportive, memory foam footbed and thick rubber soles that provide excellent traction to aid in her adventures. It’s no wonder our testers were completely obsessed with them.

Price at time of publish: $50-$80

Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest

Sleep Foot Rest

Amazon

Ladies on the shorter side know this struggle all too well: the lights are dimmed in the airplane cabin, you’ve got your trusty neck pillow on and you’re ready to sleep, but one thing is holding you back from the rest you need — your dangling legs. Help the petite traveler in your life get a good flight’s rest with this innovative footrest, designed to hang on the arms of her tray table. She (and her lower back) will thank you later. 

Price at time of publish: $22

Well Told Urban Map Glass

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urban-map-glass

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Give her a gift that reminds her of her favorite place with these unique North American city-inspired rocks glasses, whether it’s her hometown, the metropolis she lives in now, or a favorite from her travels. Designed by Boston-based designer Brian Johnson, each glass features a city map with familiar street names and the locale’s coordinates. Options range from Vancouver to Miami, and nearly everywhere in between. 

Price at time of publish: $18

Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask

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Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask

Revolve

This plush sleep mask by Lunya is both comfy and stylish — the perfect accessory to help her get some quality shut eye while traveling and at home. She’ll surely appreciate the fact that the smooth silk, machine-washable material won’t squeeze or scratch her eyes. When it comes time for her to wash her face before bed or upon waking, we love that mask does double duty as a headband to hold back her hair. 

Price at time of publish: $48

While opening her gift, she’s bound to recognize Dagne Dover’s iconic neoprene fabric with its smooth sheen, thickness, and durability. This fanny pack by the brand is a great choice for safely storing valuables and practical items while on the go, and makes it easy for her to reach for things like her passport, cash, or lip balm in a pinch. 

Price at time of publish: $95

Window Swap Annual Membership

WindowSwap Membership

WindowSwap

Is the traveler in your life on a current hiatus? Bring her the ultimate armchair travel with WindowSwap, a platform for sharing and experiencing the view from windows all over the world. She can browse through windows that provide a portal anywhere from Milos, Greece and Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt. 

Price at time of publish: $5/month

Master & Dynamic Active Noise-Canceling True Earphones

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Master Dynamic

It’s hard to find true noise-canceling earphones that are also sleek and stylish, which is what makes this Master & Dynamic pair the perfect gift. The ceramic design means they’re incredibly lightweight for long-term wear, while a stainless steel charging case keeps them safe against the elements (or travel-related drops and jostles). A wind-reduction microphone also ensures that she’ll be able to hear you loud and clear when you call to ask how her latest adventure went. 

Price at time of publish: $299

Hill House Home Crepe Louisa Nap Dress

HHH Nap Dress

Hill House Home

A dress that takes you all the way from your morning walk through to bedtime? Color us smitten. Your favorite traveler will likely feel the same, thanks to a wrinkle-resistant crepe fabric that allows her to keep the steamer packed away. The flowy drape and elasticized smocking means it’ll stay comfortable, too, whether she’s enjoying a big meal or taking a mid-afternoon snooze. 

Price at time of publish: $150

Bellroy Tech Kit

Bellroy Tech Kit Compact

Bellroy

Unlike most tech kits, which tend to be bulky or unattractive, this slim option by BellRoy keeps all her cords and small gadgets safe and tidy, while still looking great. We love that it comes in a host of colors, from classic black to bronze-y tan and ranger green. An eco-conscious option, this tech kit is made from recycled woven fabric, too. 

Price at time of publish: $59

Paddywax 11-Ounce Parks Candle

Paddywax Parks Candle

Paddywax

While many destination-inspired candles focus on stylish cities and coastal getaways, we love that this collection by Paddywax pays homage to the National Parks, especially considering the fact that the company donates to the National Parks Foundation. Bring the great outdoors right into her living room by gifting candles whose scents were inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, Acadia, and more. 

Price at time of publish: $42

America the Beautiful National Park Pass

America the Beautiful National Park Pass

US Park Pass

Has she already unwrapped her National Parks-inspired candle? Next, hand her a card containing an annual pass to experience the real deal. A membership unlocks over 2,000 natural, historic, and cultural sites throughout the country, covers everyone in one car, and can be passed between two “owners,” meaning you don’t need to purchase a second if you plan on joining her. 

Price at time of publish: $80

The Live Life Now List

Live life now list

Amazon

Is your favorite traveler thinking about embarking on her first solo trip, or having trouble picking out the next bucket-list journey? The Live Life Now List is an easy literary guide on how to step outside of your comfort zone, with ten chapters full of actionable activities and ideas, from how to explore your own city or stay social while traveling solo, to tips on reconnecting with family or making friends in adulthood.

Price at time of publish: $15

Away Large Toiletry Bag

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Away Large Toiletry Bag

Away

A good toiletry bag is key to keeping all of her favorite products organized, and to prevent them from spilling all over the contents of her suitcase. We love this one by Away, which took the top spot on our list of toiletry bags. A zip feature allows the bag to expand for an easy grab of anything inside, mesh linings and hidden pockets keep things organized, and roomy compartments help fit every last thing. 

Price at time of publish: $75

Polaroid Pocket Phone Printer

Pocket Printer

Polaroid

Bluetooth, allowing her to reimagine all her favorite photos in physical form. The traveler in your life doesn’t have to wait until she’s home to print, either, since this nifty little gadget doesn’t require a Wi-fi connection or an outlet to work its magic. You’ll never receive another letter or postcard from her without a newly printed Polaroid photo attached. 

Price at time of publish: $100

W&P Carry on Cocktail Kit

W&P Carry on Cocktail Kit

Courtesy of Amazon

If your frequent flier is tired of airplane wine by the glass and whiskey and Cokes, upgrade her beverage options to first class with carry-on cocktail kits by W&P.  Not only are they stylish and easy to fit into any bag, they’ll allow her to start crafting anything from an Old Fashioned to a Margarita, right from the aisle seat. 

Price at time of publish: $24

Bombas Everyday Compression Socks

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bombas-everyday-compression-socks

Dick's Sporting Goods

Long flights are linked to tons of possibilities, like faraway destinations and thrilling adventures. Not as exciting is leg and foot swelling, which can be caused by long periods of sitting, accompanied by increased pressure in leg veins. One easy way to curb the bloat is by wearing compression socks, which softly squeeze her legs and help veins and leg muscles to move blood more efficiently. These ones by Bombas have high praise, and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, too.

Price at time of publish: $36

Palomar The CityRadio

The CityRadio

Palomar

If her love of travel is accompanied by a fondness for nostalgia-inducing products, the CityRadio might be the perfect gift for her. Both its design and function are kitschy and unique, allowing her to listen to local radio stations from around the world in real time. She can handpick which cities she wants to place on its 18 interchangeable keys, and plug into music being played anywhere from Tokyo to Havana.

Price at time of publish: $97

Addalock The Original Portable Door Lock

Addalock The Original Portable Door Lock

Amazon

Even more important than the perfect neck pillow or carry-on luggage is safety. For women who travel frequently (especially those who travel solo), practicing safety precautions is key to having an enjoyable journey. Show her that you care with this highly rated portable door lock from Amazon, which she can easily use to add an extra layer of protection at any hotel or rental, no matter where it is. 

Price at time of publish: $18

HydroFlask Flatware Set

Hydroflask Flatware

Amazon

What even is a spork? Help her say goodbye to ambiguous (and unsustainable) plastic utensils for good with this travel-friendly flatware set by HydroFlask. It comes with a stainless steel flatware fork, knife, and spoon, all packaged neatly into a slim pouch with a hook and loop closure. 

Price at time of publish: $25

Cadence Travel Capsules - Set of 6

cadence-travel-capsules

Cadence

These small, honey-comb style capsules by Cadence might not be the best for large amounts of body lotion or shower gel, but they work perfectly for skincare essentials like face lotion, serums, masks, and more. We love the attractive and customizable design, which allows her to pick the magnetized labels written atop each container. Gift these to a skincare-conscious traveler, so she never needs to leave home without her favorite products again.

Price at time of publish: $76

Dr. Jart+ Cryo Rubber with Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid

DR. JART+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask

Courtesy of Sephora

Speaking of skincare while traveling, almost nothing can ravage skin’s hydration levels more than a long flight. While the use of sheet masks in-air has been popular for a while now, many of them can be ill-fitting or drippy, leading to unnecessary messiness. These two-piece rubber masks by Dr. Jart are well-fitting and not goopy, allowing her to sit back and relax while getting skin vacation-ready. 

Price at time of publish: $15

Lovestitch Lennox Sweater Coat

Lovestitch Lennox Sweater Coat

Lovestitch

Featured on our list of the best cardigans for the coziest flight, this coatigan (that’s a coat plus a cardigan) by Lovestitch is like an enormous blanket that she can wear, and is much more attractive than a snuggie. One size fits all, so it makes the perfect item to gift sans the guesswork. 

Price at time of publish: $138

Calpak Compression Packing Cubes

packing cubes

Calpak

A good set of packing cubes is an absolute must for the frequent traveler, helping to organize her on-the-go wardrobe and maximize the amount of clothing she’s able to bring on a trip. Packing cubes are especially vital when a trip requires stops at multiple hotels, to make the repacking process as painless as possible. These ones from Calpak also have compression capabilities, so she can fit that puffy dress or thick sweater — no vacuum-seal bags needed. 

Price at time of publish: $48

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager Pillow, Black

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager

Amazon

Returning home from a long flight means she’s likely made incredible memories, while also gaining terrible neck and back cramps. Help her unwind post-travel with this highly rated neck massager from Amazon, with eight powerful nodes that move in tandem to help crush muscle soreness and aid in relaxation. Just plug it in and watch her tension melt away. 

Price at time of publish: $46

memobottle A6

a6

Memobottle

A portable, refillable water bottle is a great way to stay hydrated while in transit, but can be difficult to store inside a purse due to the cylindrical shape. This flask-style bottle by A6 eliminates the issue, with a slim profile that would slip easily into her carry-on backpack or handbag. We love that it’s totally customizable, from the color of the metallic lid to the material and color of the sleeve. 

Price at time of publish: $28

Beis Seatback Organizer

Beis Organizer

Beis

Nobody knows how many hands have dug into those seatback compartments on airplanes, and we have a feeling we wouldn’t want to know, either. Besides sanitary reasoning, it’s also supremely easy to accidentally leave personal items in them while she’s rushing to get off a flight. This stylish organizer by Béis helps with all of the above, with tons of helpful pockets for everything from headphones and snacks to her passport and phone. 

Price at time of publish: $34

ghd Flight Travel Hair Dryer, Black

ghd Flight Travel Hair Dryer, Black

amazon

No matter how many stars the property has, the hair dryers supplied in hotel rooms are rarely good quality. More often than not, they’re outdated and low budget, which can totally fry her hair. Help keep your favorite adventurer salon-ready at all times with a top-notch travel hair dryer, like this one by GHD. It’s lightweight and compact without compromising on power. 

Price at time of publish: $99

Assouline Travel Books

Travel Book

Assouline

The ultimate coffee table books, this popular series by Assouline looks good in any living room. Minimalist, pop-style covers make these perfect for gifting — just pick one or two of her favorite destinations, whether it's Mykonos or Aspen. Inside each book, find stunning photos, personal stories from influential people who live there or frequent that destination, travel tips, and more. 

Price at time of publish: $95

Ostrich Pillow Go Neck Pillow

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Ostrich Pillow Go Neck Pillow

Amazon

The right neck pillow can make a huge difference in how she feels post-flight, and whether she’s able to get some shut eye during the journey. This ergonomic option offers full neck support without the clunky shape of most traditional neck pillows. We love that it’s made out of soft, flexible memory foam, and fits perfectly around her neck without constriction.

Price at time of publish: $60

Mark and Graham Medium Travel Jewelry Case

Personalized Jewelry Case

Mark and Graham

Help ensure she never loses her jewelry while traveling with this handy zippered case by Mark & Graham. It comes in a wide variety of colors, all in high-quality vegan leather, with a linen lining and plenty of storage for everything from rings and earrings to bracelets and necklaces. Make your gift even more personal by adding her name or initials. 

Price at time of publish: $99

Nimble Champ Portable Charger

nimble-eco-friendly-champ-portable-charger

Best Buy

Have you ever seen a, dare we say, cute portable charger? Well, now you have, thanks to this small but powerful option from Nimble. Its compact, rounded design is easy to store in most bags, and charges phones up to eighty percent within thirty minutes. The best part about gifting it to your travel buddy or partner is that it can charge two devices simultaneously (a win-win for both of you). 

Price at time of publish: $60

Rosetta Stone Lifetime Unlimited Language Learning

Rosetta Stone Logo

Courtesy of Rosetta Stone

She said that she really wants to learn how to speak French, but the process of learning a new language as an adult is a winding road — even for the most determined of students. For avid travelers, that desire might also switch over to Italian one day, or perhaps Japanese, depending on their last amazing trip. Thankfully, Rosetta Stone offers a lifetime subscription with access to all 24 of their languages, so she can learn anything from Arabic to Vietnamese at her own pace. 

Price at time of publish: $342

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Glow Travel Kit

Airbrush Set

Charlotte Tilbury

Getting that ever-elusive effortless glow is great when it’s exactly that, effortless. This travel set from Charlotte Tilbury makes it a breeze, with plane-friendly versions of some of the brand’s bestsellers. Help her get her glow on during her next trip with Hollywood Flawless Filter, as well as a compact powder and setting spray. 

Price at time of publish: $60

Cincha Travel Belt

Cincha Travel Belt

Cincha Travel

Unless she already has a bag specifically designed to loop onto her carry-on, chances are she’s struggling to keep her purse secure while wheeling through an airport or on city streets. The chic travel belts by Cincha neatly secure any personal bag to the top of a carry-on or checked luggage suitcase, making it less of a hassle to maneuver around. The belt also comes in a wide variety of colors, but we’re partial to the checkered patterns — and monogramming option — for a hit of extra style. 

Price at time of publish: $40

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

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Slip Silk Pillowcase

Sephora

Hotel pillows got your favorite germaphobe afraid to lay her head down at night while on the go? These silk pillowcases by Slip have got her covered, literally. Silk pillowcases do more than protect  — they’re great for preventing bed head, and don’t tug at the delicate skin on her face if she’s a side sleeper. Slip spent ten whopping years developing their Slipsilk technology to make their pillowcases luxe, thick, and washable, making them the perfect gift. 

Price at time of publish: $89

Silk Sleeping Bag

Slip Bag

Amazon

While you’re at it, you might as well grab her this silk sleeping cocoon from Amazon, too. The extra-wide sleeping bag isn’t the kind of thing you’d bring on a camping journey, but is perfect for getting sound (and sanitary) sleep while posting up at an Airbnb or hotel while still maintaining a feeling of luxury, thanks to soft, smooth mulberry silk. 

Price at time of publish: $53

The USB Lighter Company The Molti Light

The USB Lighter Company Soft-Touch USB Rechargeable Lighter

USB Lighter Company

There are tons of ways a lighter can be useful while traveling, from lighting a candle to set the mood to starting a campfire. This rechargeable one by the USB Lighter Company ensures she’ll never lose a flame to the wind again, as it works by creating a small arc of electricity. As a bonus, the built-in flashlight will come in handy when she’s trying to light something in the dark. 

Price at time of publish: $45

Business & Pleasure Co. Premium Beach Cabana

Business & Pleasure Co. Premium Beach Cabana

Williams Sonoma

There are beach picnics, and then there are beach picnics. This jaunty pop-up cabana by Business & Pleasure helps you with the latter, creating a stylish respite from the hot sun for lounging, noshing, and sipping. It’s large and secure when fully set up, but packs up tight, making it perfect for lake journeys and road trips. 

Price at time of publish: $399

An American in Provence: Art, Life, and Photography

American in Provence

Amazon

Inspire wanderlust with this dreamy new book, which transports anyone to the South of France with stunning portraits and scenic photography. An ode to the French countryside by award-winning photographer Jamie Beck, it chronicles her move there from the bustle of New York City, including tips and techniques for travel photography and farm-to-table recipes. This is the kind of book that would look great on a traveler’s coffee table. 

Price at time of publish: $34

Spicewalla Kitchen Essentials Collection

Spicewalla

Spicewalla

If the traveling woman in your life just returned home from a journey with culinary inspiration, this comprehensive collection by Spicewalla will have everything she needs to start recreating her new favorite dishes at home. It comes with 18 different spices sourced from all over the world, from classics like granulated garlic and smoked paprika to unique options like green cardamom powder and dark chili powder. 

Price at time of publish: $85

Hitch Water Bottle and Barista-Approved Cup

Hitch Water Bottle

Hitch

Keep her hydrated and caffeinated during her travels and at home with this sleek, minimalist duo by Hitch. We’ve all been there trying to juggle a purse, a water bottle, a coffee cup, and more (all in one hand, mind you). That’s what makes this combo so helpful — there’s a full-size water bottle and a removable, barista-approved cup and lid hidden inside. 

Price at time of publish: $68

Canyon Coffee Instant Coffee

canyon-coffee

Courtesy of Canyon Coffee 

Waking up somewhere remote, or on a tight travel schedule without time to hit the coffee shop? These upgraded packs of instant coffee by Canyon are the perfect items to pack in her carry-on, with attractive packaging that makes it a great gift. She’ll appreciate that, unlike most typical brands of instant, this one actually tastes delicious, thanks to single-origin beans from Ethiopia that are roasted, batch brewed, and then freeze dried.

Price at time of publish: $20

We-Vibe Sync Couples Vibrator

We-Vibe Sync Couples Vibrator

Amazon

Let her know exactly when you’re thinking of her with the We-vibe Sync, a remote and app-controlled couples toy. The Sync allows you two to connect, even while your partner is on a trip of her own, thanks to the We-vibe app that allows either of you to control the toy from anywhere, including syncing the vibration to music or using touch mode for real-time control.

Price at time of publish: $149

Balmuda The Lantern

Lantern

Balmuda

Light her way with this stylish LED lantern by Balmuda, with a built-in battery that makes it perfect for bringing along on her travels. We love the soft light that it emits, and the fact that you can easily toggle between different color settings, like a flickering candle mode and a brighter warm white. She can use the lantern both indoors while she’s reading and outside while preparing dinner at a grill or going for an evening walk. 

Price at time of publish: $149

STEAMERY Cirrus 3 Travel Steamer

STEAMERY Cirrus 3 Travel Steamer

Amazon

A steamer is not always a guaranteed mainstay in hotel rooms, and especially not while using a rental service like Airbnb or Vrbo. If she travels frequently for work, weddings, or just generally doesn’t enjoy rumpled clothing while on trips, this hybrid iron and steamer by Steamery will become her new best friend. 

Price at time of publish: $180

Hoka Women's Bondi 8 Running Shoe

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best gym shoes

Hoka

Purchasing gifts like shoes and clothing can be tricky due to personal preferences, but Hoka makes some of the most beloved sneakers around. The latest in their Bondi lineup, the Bondi 8s, are great for women on the go with ultra-cushioned soles and soft, lightweight foam lining. It helps that they’re also very cute, and come in several colorways for her next walking tour. 

Price at time of publish: $165

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

New York-based writer, Austa Somvichian-Clausen, travels multiple times each month for work, whether that means a road trip upstate or a 16-hour flight to Southeast Asia. For this article, she reviewed and selected from the industry’s best giftable options, including tried-and-true products that she relies upon during her own frequent journeys. 

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