Best Travel Gifts for Her
Shopping for the perfect travel gift ideas for a loved one can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a frustrating experience. There are so many items on the market that it might be tough to narrow down your choices. Cute luggage tags, travel pillows, gift cards, travel water bottles, travel jewelry, matching carryon suitcases, cosmetic bags, portable coffee makers, travel laundry bags, weekend bags… the list is almost endless.
Therefore, in order to find ideal unique travel gifts, it helps to have some knowledge about your favorite traveler’s needs and to set a budget before you begin shopping. This can prevent the experience from feeling overwhelming and leaving you feeling unsure about making a choice.
What are a few of the most important things you should consider when shopping for a travel gift for her?
Where is your gift recipient traveling to? Knowing this in advance can help you choose just the right gift. On the other hand, you might want to choose a gift that will be appropriate for any destination. Much of it depends on whether your loved one will use the gift in transit or once they’ve arrived at their destination. And, in some cases, a great travel gift will be useful throughout the entirety of a trip.
Mode of Travel
Speaking of using a travel gift during the travel portion of a trip, knowing the mode of transportation can also help you narrow down the choice of gift. Though there are similarities among airline, train, and other modes of transportation, there are also some differences. For instance, the restrictions on luggage vary and if your loved one is taking a road trip versus a plane ride, they’ll have very different luggage requirements and limitations.
Distance and Time of Travel
Anyone who has taken a quick plane ride knows it’s moderately fairly easy to get comfortable. Once you’re in your seat, you sit for an hour or two and arrive at your destination.
This isn’t the case for longer trips, especially those that involve connecting flights. If your loved one is planning long-distance travel, they might be in for a complicated and uncomfortable trip. Thankfully, there are plenty of gadgets and items out there designed to make long trips just a little more comfortable.
“Theme” of the Trip
It can also be helpful to consider the overall theme of a loved one’s trip if you’re shopping for a travel gift related to a special trip. For instance, the needs of someone traveling to backpack around Europe will be different than someone heading on a luxury vacation in the South of France. Does your loved one usually travel for fun? For business? For adventure? The overall theme of the trip can help you narrow down your choice for a selection of items.
Any Other Special Needs
Is there something your loved one has expressed to you about traveling that is loved or hated? Does your loved one complain about neck and back pain from sitting on the plane or from not having any good way to pass the time? Does your loved one get a thrill out of adventure travel and hopping on a plane at the last minute? These special circumstances that are individual to everyone can help you make the best selection when it comes to shopping for a travel gift.
Best Travel Gifts for Her
Now that you have a few ideas about your loved one’s travel needs, you can choose the best gift. We’ve put together a list of our favorite travel gifts for her to help you narrow down your selection.
Travel Scarf or Wrap
If you’ve ever traveled through an airport or train station you know how varied the temperatures can be. Not to mention what it’s like to travel from one location to another if there’s a difference in temperature. Bringing along a scarf or wrap is a great way to deal with the fluctuating temps as you travel and it makes for a great travel gift for a woman. You can find a wide variety of scarves in wraps in many styles and fits just about any budget. Some even come with special pockets to make it convenient to carry your cell phone, ID, or plane ticket. This is one of our favorites.
Noise canceling headphones are one of our favorite travel gifts for women. They make it easier to relax and unwind, even during a long flight. Headphones are great for travel because they allow you to listen to music or watch movies without disturbing anyone around you. But noise-canceling headphones have the added benefit of blocking out distracting sounds around you. They are a great option for people who like to relax and tune out their surroundings when traveling, which also make it easier to get some rest when you’re traveling long distances.
Does your loved one complain of swelling or soreness after a long airplane trip? Sitting for hours at a time can result in swelling and DVT. Unfortunately, a lot of travelers don’t realize how much comfort and relief compression travel socks can offer. We love these that combines function and style
Do you think your loved one would love to record their experiences while traveling? Well, a journal is a great way to do this easily. There are countless journal options on the market and many doubleup as scrapbooks after the trip. Think about your loved one’s personal style which will help guide your journal selection. We think this one is a great option for female travelers
Is your loved one looking for a way to stay organized while traveling? A travel wallet makes it easy. These wallets are designed with travelers’ needs in mind and feature an RFID blocking wallet that makes it tougher for criminals to scrape information from credit cards and other things you’ll carry with you when traveling. These wallets also double as passport holders so you’ll have all of your identifying information and things you need at your finger tips this one that features several pockets for organization