12 Travel Gifts for Her that She Needs and Wants

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Still looking for the perfect travel gift this holiday season?  Female travelers are hard to shop for because sometimes it seems like they have everything!  (Seriously, sometimes I think that about myself!)  With these specific travel gifts for her, you can finally find something the woman in your life actually loves.

And if you’ve procrastinated — trust me, we’ve all been there — scroll to the second half for Amazon Prime gifts that ship in just two days.

Gift Guide for Female Travelers

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Map Makeup Bag

travel makeup bag gift ideas for her

Packing is so much easier if you have a second, separate makeup bag with the essentials inside that’s always ready to go.  This cute makeup bag (especially when stocked with travel-sized Stowaway Cosmetics) is perfect for weekend trips or longer adventures.  It’s first on my list because it’s my favorite idea for travel gifts for her.

Tieks Ballet Flats

travel gift ideas for her tieks flats

Is it an impulse purchase if you’ve been eyeing the same product for years?  Tieks have a great reputation for being comfortable walking shoes — and they’re stylish enough to wear all over the world.  I’m all about a classic black to go with everything from a little black dress to skinny jeans.

Lump of Coal

charcoal soap stoves unique travel gifts ideas

The Adventure Project sells charcoal soap with an incredible cause behind it.  For each bar of soap, they’ll donate a new stove to a woman in Kenya so that she know longer has to use a charcoal stove (which is terrible for your lungs).  Since charcoal soap clarifies and detoxifies your soap without leaving it dry, it’s a win-win for everyone.

Map Leggings

map leggings for her

I get compliments on my map leggings every time I wear to them to yoga.  If you’re looking for something you know she doesn’t have yet, this is the perfect gift idea!  (If you’re between sizes, size up).

Lush Ultrabalm


When sample products won’t do, solid toiletries are a good alternative.  Lush ultrabalm doubles as a moisturizer, lip balm, makeup remover, and more without filling your TSA 3-1-1 baggie.  Since it’s not liquid, it also won’t leak in your purse or luggage!

The Perfect Shirt for Flying

unique travel gifts ideas

When is it worth splurging on a shirt?  When it’s so comfortable, breathable, and just the right amount of warmth that you sleep like a baby on your overnight flight.  These “Happiest Tees” come with a variety of locations to fit the personality of your favorite traveler.

Travel Jewelry


This pendant reading “Oh, the places you’ll go” is something I’d actually wear every day.  And at this pricepoint, it’s jewelry you can actually afford to buy for someone else!

Passport Holder

passport cover travel gift ideas for her

Sometimes, you just need a reminder of how much you’ve earned that trip.  This passport cover is adorable and easy to slip on.


Birchbox gift ideas for her

Birchbox subscriptions (starting with just 3 months) come with 5 high-quality beauty products you’ve never heard of.  The samples are the perfect size for traveling and might introduce someone to a brand new favorite product.

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Fitbit Bangles

fitbit bangles travel gifts for her

The best travel gifts are ones that you can use in everyday life, too. I love Fitbits to keep track of steps while traveling (it’s easy to hit 15,000 in a city like London) and the bangle straps make them look like jewelry or watches instead of those ugly rubber bands.

Anti-Theft Day Bag

antitheft day bags for travel

This fashionable backpack has locking compartments, RFID-blocking credit card and passport slots, and anti-slash construction on the bag and straps.  For things that are less valuable (like sunglasses and lip balm), there’s a zippered pouch that’s easy to get in and out of.

Travel Jewelry Roll

I don’t always travel with jewelry, but when I do, I’m always worried I’ll lose something (or that it’ll get tangled and ruined).  This roll-up bag has the perfect compartment for every piece and is one of the only I’ve ever seen with an earring panel instead of just a pouch.

Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats

If Tieks are out of your budget (or if they won’t arrive in time), these rollable shoes are a great solution for when space is tight in your suitcase.  They’re even small enough to fit in a handbag so you can carry them all day if needed.

Do you need more gift ideas?  Shop everything that’s in my suitcase — if it makes my packing list, it’s definitely useful.

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