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10 Best Travel Gifts For Her That She Will Actually Love

We all know her… the free spirit, the wild one, the traveller woman. Whether it’s you, your girlfriend, sister, mother or friend, we all know a woman with insatiable wanderlust.

And when it comes to choosing a gift, it can be tricky to find something that will be both practical and still have sentimental value.

Travel gifts for women may not be as hard to find as you first think, at least not with my guide.

I’ve gone on some pretty cool adventures, and there have been certain items that have made these travels even more enjoyable for me (being a woman myself, I kind of know what I’m talking about here).

Some of these can be found also in my list of long flight essentials or my travel essentials for women.

But when it comes to gifts, I will share with you some amazing gift ideas for the beloved female traveller(s) in your life.

Here is a list of the many wonderful gifts for travelling women that you can give as a present for birthdays, special occasions or even for this festive season.

Exploring the sand dunes of the Al Wasil desert in Oman at sunrise

Exploring the sand dunes of the Al Wasil desert in Oman at sunrise

Useful gifts for the travelling woman

These are some awesome items that will help make travelling more convenient for women.

1. Stainless steel water bottle

The power of pure, drinkable water should never be underestimated. And when you’re hiking, travelling to foreign countries and visiting desert terrains, a nice water bottle will be your best friend.

This is the ideal gift for a woman who is active, who loves escapes to hot destinations, or who is a bit more environmentally conscious. Think of all the plastic you’re saving by refilling your own water bottle!

I like these stainless steel water bottle also because, besides coming in a variety of funky colours, they keep my water cold for up to 24 hours.

Click here to purchase a stainless steel water bottle for your travelling bestie!

Enjoying the view from the top of Le Morne Brabant in Mauritius

Enjoying the view from the top of Le Morne Brabant in Mauritius

2. Chin-supporting travel pillow

This is a must-have for every traveller, and especially for women who need proper neck support. There’s nothing worse than a stiff neck and back during your travels.

This cosy travel pillow will be a thoughtful addition to the woman in your life’s bag of essentials.

I used to laugh at people who used travel pillows because I thought they looked ridiculous, but today, I’m a proud owner of a Trtl travel pillow.

While it may still look ridiculous, I’ve lost count of the number of planes, trains and bus rides that I’ve used it in, and successfully been able to sleep all throughout the journey, waking up without any neck pain.

Click here to get your Trtl travel pillow!

Trtl travel pillow - a long flight essential for me

Me using a Trtl pillow and loving it during a long flight

3. Sleeping mask

Every lady needs her beauty sleep, but sometimes that can be hard when you’ve just arrived in a country with severe jet lag. It can also be challenging when you’re on a plane or if you need to take a snooze during the daylight hours.

One way to ensure your lady can have all the slumber she needs is to get her a contoured sleeping mask. This is the kind of gift that will go such a long way!

Click here to get your travelling friend the perfect sleeping mask!

Enjoying the sunshine in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, at the end of October

Enjoying the sunshine in Corralejo, Fuerteventura

4. Packing Cubes

When looking for a practical gift for a traveller woman, packing cubes make for one of the best ideas. These incredible creations allow for organised packing, allowing every woman to compartmentalise her luggage.

Packing cubes are fantastic and easy to use, and they make the process of packing your bag so much simpler.

This means no more searching through her bag for what she needs, and no more stressing about how to pack her belongings. This is one of the most useful gift ideas for travellers.

Click here to purchase a set of packing cubes!

Enjoying the sunshine in St Pete, Florida

Enjoying the sunshine in St Pete, Florida

5. Anti-theft Bra Stash

Unfortunately, pickpocketing is a reality when travelling. That’s why having anti-theft bags is so important. Knowing your money and valuables are safe adds peace of mind to every travel experience.

Gift your favourite lady a discreet and sleek anti-theft bra stash so she can go on her adventures without any hassles.

You clip these to your bra so that it remains hidden under your t-shirt, away from where anywhere can see them and reach them.

Click here to get a clever anti-theft bra stash for the travelling ladies in your life!

Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi in Sardinia, Italy

Cala Corsara on the island of Spargi in Sardinia 

Unique travel gifts for her

These are some gifts that are not only useful but also super unique in their designs.

6. Women’s Infinity Scarf with Zipper

Continuing on the useful and safety trend, why not get your travelling friend a scarf with secret pocket and zipper? Scarves are versatile and stylish, and you can get them in many different colours.

What could possibly make them any more beautiful? Well, how about a secret pocket? The Women’s Infinity Scarves are both fashion-conscious and convenient.

They have a zipper pocket for your lady to put things in like her passport or cash, the pockets are slightly bigger than the bra wallet and it can also be a fashionable element.

This is one of the most clever items on this list of great travel gifts for her.

What are you waiting for? Click here to get a women’s scarf with secret pocket!

Millennium Bridge, one of the most Instagrammable places in London, UK

Walking along Millennium Bridge in London

7. Hanging travel toiletry bag

If you’ve ever been brave enough to see the inside of a woman’s on-hand travel bag, then you know just how chaotic having lots of toiletries scattered around can be.

Help her keep everything organised and within reach with a sassy hanging travel toiletry bag. This is one of the best gifts for a traveller woman.

Click here to get a hanging travel toiletry bag for your travelling friend!

Enjoying the view over the Thames, the London Eye and Westminster from Southbank

Enjoying the view over the Thames, the London Eye and Westminster from Southbank

Best luxury travel gifts for her

These are items that may cost a bit extra but make for a delightful way to spoil any travelling woman.

8. Pandora Charm Bracelet

When thinking of luxury gift ideas for the travelling woman, jewellery might pop to mind. However, don’t just get her a beautiful necklace or pair of earrings, get her something that can help her keep track of her travels.

A sterling silver Pandora bracelet is stunning, and it is made to carry unique charms that can be added on as tokens of each country she visits. It is one of those really cute travel gifts that you can give to someone close.

Click here to get your Pandora charm bracelet!

Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy

Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy

9. Travel Jacket

A travel jacket is both a practical and luxurious gift to give a travelling woman. Not only is it a great way to stay comfortable and warm, but it also gives you plenty of space to pack your belongings with you.

This is one of the best gifts for female travellers, and it will be a welcome companion when visiting colder countries or cities.

Click here to get the jazziest travel jacket for your girl friends who love travelling!

Enjoying the view from the top of the First Peak of Stawamus Chief in Canada

Enjoying the view from the top of the First Peak of Stawamus Chief in Canada

10. Waterproof Travel Bag

Last, but definitely not least on my list of travel gift ideas for her, is a waterproof travel bag. She will love you forever for giving her something that will keep all her clothes and electronics safe when travelling in the rain.

I personally have two different types of waterproof bags. One is a fully submergible water proof bag that you can see in the photo below. The other is a water resistant backpack.

The first time I went to Thailand during the rainy season I got caught up in a storm during a longtail boat excursion, and my waterproof backpack is the only thing that saved my then new DSLR camera from being washed by the Thai rain and sea.

I can’t recommend them more.

Click here to see all the different types of waterproof travel bags!

Zip-lining over the Cetina Canyon

Zip-lining over the Cetina Canyon in Croatia

Last words on travel gifts for women

Each of these special items will make for the perfect travel companion for every type of lady.

You can choose the one you know you or the woman in your life will enjoy the most, based on their personality and travel preferences. Watch her light up with the perfect present.

These items are some of the best travelling gifts for her, and they will help her keep a part of you with her, no matter where she goes.

When it comes to choosing the most meaningful and useful gift ideas for women, this guide will help you.

Most of the items on this list are things I or my travelling friends personally use, and I hope you will be inspired by these amazing gifts for women who travel, and it helps you pick a gift for your travelling friends.

You’re guaranteed to make her smile when she unwraps her next present.

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