Give the gift of going places, regardless of when that may be.

By Kendall Cornish
Updated April 08, 2020
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Gift cards are an almost always appropriate and appreciated gift. Giving someone the opportunity to purchase what they want or need is generous and thoughtful, especially to someone who loves to travel or dine out. When you're unable to go shopping in-person for something special, including for your intrepid traveler friends and family members, travel certificates are the ultimate gift.

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Brands like Airbnb, Hilton, and Southwest Airlines all have gift cards that do not expire and don't charge a fee when purchasing, so there's no better time to brighten someone's day with the travel opportunities that will be there for them forever.

The following are some of our favorite travel companies with gift cards.

Hilton Hotels

Hilton's gift cards can be applied to any of its properties around the world, including retail shops and restaurants, making them an all-encompassing gift for frequent travelers.

To buy: hilton.com

Hotels.com

Hotels.com has long been one of the most reliable hubs for hotel booking online. The site offers gift cards that don't expire and can be applied to a selection of its hotel parters. Considering how large its network is, this means great things for the recipient of a Hotels.com gift card.

To buy: hotels.com

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, America's sweetheart of domestic airlines, offers gift cards redeemable on flights to over 95 destinations.

To buy: southwest.com or amazon.com

Airbnb

Gift the possibility to stay in a pool house in Arizona with its own lazy river or a 'spaceship' in Scotland with an Airbnb gift card, redeemable only on Airbnb.com.

To buy: amazon.com

Restaurants.com

Give the gift of an awesome meal with a Restaurants.com gift certificate, redeemable at hundreds of restaurants across the country.

To buy: restaurants.com

Alaska Airlines

Not only will the recipient of an Alaska Airlines gift certificate be able to travel, but they will earn miles towards future travel as well. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.

To buy: alaskaair.com

Uber

Transportation via car service is a luxury — so why not give your traveling loved-one the opportunity to go to-and-fro as they please, whether that be from the airport to their hotel or from their house to yours. Or around Paris on a moped.

To buy: amazon.com

Hawaiian Airlines

Purchase up to 10 Hawaiian Airlines gift cards at a time and become the greatest gift-giver of all time. Helping friends and family get that much closer to a future Hawaiian vacation is definitely worth every penny.

To buy: hawaiianairlines.com

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