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47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers – 2018 Edition

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Last year I shared 33 gifts that I thought were perfect for the stylish female traveler, but this year I’m taking it up a notch. I went a little crazy and pulled together 47 different items that either I already own and love or would personally love to be gifted myself.

Chances are you know someone in your life who loves to travel, whether it’s your friend who can’t get enough of planning adventures out in nature or that family member who always has the best food recommendations in any city. These gift ideas span the gamut from tech lovers to book worms, fashion girls to girl bosses on the go, to a bit of everything in between. My hope is that for any person you have in your life who loves both travel and beautiful, high quality gifts, you’ll be able to find something within this list of gift ideas for stylish female travelers that’s perfect to give this holiday season. Happy shopping!

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers

Bi Coastal Watch by La Mer Collections

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

For that friend that’s constantly hopping between two time zones, this analog accessory will not only look cute on their wrist, but it will keep them accountable for all your cross- continent Skype dates. Win win! La Mer Collections Bi Coastal Watch, $128 at HSN


GoPro HERO7 Black Digital Action Camera

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I personally have the GoPro HERO4 and it’s definitely due for an upgrade. The quality has improved SO much just in the last few years, and for travelers who do a lot of action sports or don’t want to lug around a heavy camera, this is a must to take along on your adventures. GoPro HERO7 Camera, $399 at Amazon

Pouch for Holding Important Papers

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

These clear Truffle clutches are quite multi-functional, but as someone that’s constantly living my life on the go, I need to have some sort of organizational system where I can keep important papers or any physical reminders to myself. I’ve used Truffle’s clear clutches on trips to ensure I don’t stash something important away and forget about it. Truffle Small Clarity Clutch, $45 at Nordstrom

 

A Great Travel Read

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

For me, travel reads can be hit or miss. I’ve read some that are life-changing (ahem, Eat, Pray, Love) or hilariously entertaining (A Walk in the Woods), but I’ve also read many that are surface level or lackluster. I haven’t read the three titles above yet, BUT they’ve come highly recommended over the years by various sources (I even saw Helen Russell, author of “The Year of Living Danishly” speak recently at a conference). These books are the next ones on my list to tackle in the travel-themed arena and I can guarantee any other traveler who loves the art of storytelling will appreciate them. The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell ($24), Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris ($16.99), Best American Travel Writing 2018 edited by Cheryl Strayed ($10.99) 

 

A Chic Dopp Kit

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I’m all about products that deliver both aesthetically and functionally, and let me tell you — I need this little makeup bag from Hudson + Bleecker in my life. It’s made of snakeskin embossed vegan leather and I love that it has a handle for easy grab and go moments. Hudson + Bleecker Genoa Compass Dopp Kit, $54 at Revolve 

 

Water Purifying and Self Cleaning Water Bottle

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

After returning from my recent trip to South America, my step-dad (who is a little obsessed with purchasing tech gear on Kickstarter and Indie Gogo) unveiled a new water bottle he bought for me that is self-cleaning and water purifying. I’ll be honest, I’ve owned a LifeStraw in the past and have checked out other purifying water bottles so I was a bit skeptical — but I LOVE this one. It’s super sleek looking and it indicates that cleaning is in process by a beautiful translucent lighting system on the cap rim. Also, I love that the spout to drink from isn’t too wide, so it’s easy to sip down during a workout. Water Bottle by LARQ, price varies by size at Live LARQ (Use code LLITWxLARQ for FREE SHIPPING)

Travel Neck Pillow

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Anyone who travels non-stop for work or pleasure knows that being able to sleep on a plane is top priority if you want to survive the travel grind, but I’ve still struggled to find one that is both comfortable and packs well. Next on my list to try is this packable neck pillow that actually rolls up in a ball when you’re not using it. Compact Packable Travel Neck Pillow, $60 at Uncommon Goods

 

Wildsam Field Guides

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

With now 13 different destinations covered across the U.S., a city-specific Wildsam Field Guide is the perfect gift for someone who’s just moved to a new place or is exploring new destinations through work or play. The guides do not only a great job of providing location-specific recommendations, but they also include local stories, fun illustrations and interesting details that you might not find anywhere else. Wildsam Nashville Field Guide, $18 at Amazon

 

SACKit® WOOFit Go Bluetooth Speaker

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Let’s get real…how much better does music make every travel moment? The music and travel lover in your life will get SO much use out of this water resistant bluetooth speaker which comes in fun colors and is small enough to pack up easily in a suitcase. The design is absolutely beautiful and has a handy cord to tie up anywhere you want to listen like a doorknob while you’re in the shower or tied onto your backpack during a hike. SACKit® WOOFit Go Bluetooth Speaker, $80 at Madewell

 

Wanderlust Luggage Tag

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

A fun stocking stuffer that is chic, not cheesy. Wanderlust Luggage Tag, $19.50 at One Kings Lane

 

Airbnb Gift Card

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I stay in Airbnbs all the time when I travel because they’re such a good way to get that home-away-from-home feeling. A $50 gift card to Airbnb is such a great gift that gives your friend or family member ultimate control over their experience as they get to decide where to stay. This gift will go a long way especially in places like Asia and Central America where accommodation is cheap. Airbnb Gift Card, $50 at Amazon

 

Weekender Bag

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Having a great weekender bag for small trips here and there is an essential for every stylish traveler. This two-toned version by Everlane is both sleek looking and water resistant to keep belongings organized and dry. Everlane Twill Weekender Bag, $115 at Everlane

 

Scratch Off World Map

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Let this interactive world map be a fun reminder to your loved one of all of the incredible places around the world they’ve visited. Scratch Off World Map, $46 at Landmass

 

Reusable Coffee Cup

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

It’s important as travelers to leave as little of a negative impact as possible, which is why I already use reusable water bottles on all of my trips. Next up, I’ll be getting myself my own KeepCup for matcha mornings to ensure I don’t contribute to our already overwhelming plastic problem. KeepCup 12oz Reusable Coffee Cup, $17.30 at Amazon

 

Polaroid Camera

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Have a travel photography enthusiast in your life? They’ll have a blast playing around with this vintage Polaroid camera that turns the clock back on their creative process. Polaroid Originals UO Exclusive 600 Blueberry Instant Camera, $160 at Urban Outfitters

 

A Subscription to Passion Passport’s New Magazine, “Places”

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I was so excited to learn recently that one of my favorite online travel publications will be coming out with a print magazine that you can pack in your suitcase for upcoming trips. This is the perfect small giftable to help keep your friend occupied on their next long-haul. “Places” Subscription, $85 at Kickstarter

 

Chic Packing Cube Set

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Packing cubes have single-handedly changed my packing routine completely. If you know someone in your life who hasn’t discovered the beauty of packing cubes yet, be the one to change their packing game. They’ll love using these Calpak cubes that are just as pretty as they are functional. 5-Piece Packing Cube Set by Calpak, $58 at Nordstrom

 

A De-Puffing Jade Roller

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I recently bought myself a rose quartz roller and love the cooling effect it has on my face. Jade rollers have the same benefits and are great for reducing inflammation and lymphatic drainage — perfect for some post flight self love. Jade Roller by Mount Lai, $34 at Sephora

 

A Guide to Los Angeles

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

For the LA lover in your life (we all know one, don’t we?), treat them to a copy of this book that will keep them busy for awhile falling deeper in love with the city of angels. “111 Places You Must Not Miss,” $8 at Amazon

 

Perfect Resort Accessories

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I always have warm destinations on the brain come Christmas, and it’s likely you have a friend with Hawaii, Mexico or some other tropical destination in her upcoming travel calendar. Surprise her with these cute resort accessories like a woven tote or these frayed slides by Cocobelle which I personally own in white and love. Left to right: Kayu St. Tropez Tote, $135 at Shopbop; L*Space by Cocobelle Sunday Slides, $129 at L*Space 

 

Noise Masking Earbuds

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

As a light sleeper myself, I’m super eager to try out these noise-masking sleepbuds that supposedly work to even render a neighbor’s loud snores harmless. Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds, $249.95 at Bose

 

A Fun Gift for Coffee Lovers

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

This is such a fun and quirky gift that will delight the foodie traveler in your life. Great for in-flight caffeine hits or hotel room comfort, this kit is perfect for bringing along on long days of travel. Vietnamese Coffee Portable Pour Overs, $15 at Uncommon Goods

 

WiFi Hotspot

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Give the gift of ultimate convenience to the person in your life who loves to be connected. With the Skyroam Solis, users will be automatically connected to wifi in over 130 different countries around the world. Skyroam Solis: Mobile WiFi Hotspot & Power Bank at Amazon

 

A Luggage Scale47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

A super practical gift that will save your loved one on extra baggage fees for a lifetime. Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale w/110 lb Capacity, $12.97 at Amazon 

 

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I’m not exaggerating when I say that these peel pads by Dr. Dennis Gross are the ONLY beauty purchase I’ve ever made where I could immediately see a difference in my skin. Especially for women who fly often or travel to various different countries and climates, these peel pads will keep your skin healthy and smooth even when you’re putting it through travel hell. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare daily peels $88 at Sephora

 

Mini Travel Blow Dryer

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Every constant traveler needs a mini blow dryer in their life. End of story. Eva NYC Mini Blow Dryer, $48 at Anthropologie

 

Hair Styling Tools

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I honestly don’t know what I did before discovering T3’s Whirl Trio interchangeable wands. My favorite is the straight, thicker barrel (pictured in the center) and helps my hair stay put-together and smooth even in the driest or most humid travel conditions. I love that you can remove and replace whatever attachments you want for ease of travel and styling for different occasions. T3 “Whirl Trio” Interchangeable Curling Wand Barrels, $270 at T3

 

Meal Delivery For the Girl on the Go

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

So I recently gave Daily Harvest’s fresh meal delivery service a go while I was back home for a few weeks in between trips, and I was super impressed all around. For someone like me who is constantly playing catch up when I am home from trips, I don’t necessarily always want to spend long amounts of time cooking meals. Daily Harvest’s frozen meals are SO easy to throw in a blender or pan for a few minutes and then take with you out the door, whether you’re headed to a pilates class or to catch your next flight. Daily Harvest Gift Box, $75 at Daily Harvest

 

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

You really can’t go wrong with a great, high quality down coat as a gift, and any person in your life will be grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I love this sweater jacket style that comes in plenty of colors, and this truly is one of those gifts that will last your loved one a lifetime. Patagonia Down Jacket, $229 at Backcountry

 

Fitbit

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Give your friend or family member the motivation they need to get out and about on foot during their travels. Fitbit Versa Watch, $229.95 at Fitbit

 

A Face Lift in a Box

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

For a little in-flight self-care, this collection of products from Skyn Iceland will make anyone feel like a million bucks by the time they arrive at their destination. Skyn Iceland’s Face-Lift in-a-Bag, $20 at Revolve

 

Luxurious Silk Sleeping Set

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I’ve heard a lot over the last couple years about using silk pillowcases as the silk is supposedly better for your skin and hair. This feminine set that comes with both a silk pillow and sleep mask provides everything you need in one beautiful package to get your best beauty sleep ever. Slip Silk Beauty Sleep Travel Set, $119.00 at Anthropologie

 

After Sun Body Mist

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

For your friend that loves a good beach day, gift her a bottle of Herbivore Botanicals’ after sun travel mist that she’s guaranteed to love. The best part is, it’s also guaranteed to not break the bank for you. Herbivore Botanicals Travel After Sun Body Mist, $12 at Revolve

 

Personalized Stationery

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Personalized stationery is always a good idea, but I love this design that’s perfect for the girl on the go. Rifle Paper Co. Scooter Girl Personalized Stationery, $85 at Rifle Paper Co.

 

Sorel Hiking Boots

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Hiking boots are one of those things that I’ve never really prioritized buying for myself since I’m not an obsessive hiker — however, I do go on plenty of trips where this sort of accessory would be extremely useful. I would be stoked to be gifted a pair of these beautiful Sorel boots that have the classic hiking boot shape with a little twist on colors. Sorel Ainsley Conquest Women’s Boots, $169.95 at Backcountry

 

Dual USB Charging Table Lamp

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

As someone who loves to read before bed, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stayed at an Airbnb or some other accommodation that didn’t have a bedside lamp–and that totally drives me bananas. Solve all your lighting woes by bringing along a packable lamp of your own which doubles as a dual USB. Simple Small LED Table Lamp, Dual USB Charging Port Desk Light, $36 at Amazon 

 

Dr. Bronner’s 4 0z Sampler Kit

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

These stocking stuffer sized bottles are perfect for doing quick hand laundry in other countries or cleaning up any mess you find yourself in around the world. Plus, they’re all natural and non-toxic so you don’t have to worry about your products negatively affecting the ecosystem. Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap Kit, $24.99 at Amazon

 

Hanging Toiletry Bag

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Every female traveler needs an efficient toiletry system to easily transport makeup and shower accessories. I love the look of this one by Mossio that is both stylish and functional. Mossio Hanging Toiletry Bag, $12.59 at Amazon 

 

Sony a7R II Full-frame DSLR Camera with Pro Bundle

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Know a loved one who wants to get serious about travel photography? This is the ultimate gift for the photography enthusiast (and the camera that I personally own and love), but it won’t come cheap. This is definitely a splurge but so worth it for your family to be able to capture memories in a way that will last well beyond any trip. Sony a7R II Camera Bundle, $1598 at Amazon

 

A Cozy Travel Wrap

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

I always travel with an extra travel wrap on hand in case airlines skimp on blankets or temperatures are frigid on board (which is more often than I’d like). These cute travel wraps are perfect for keeping cozy while still retaining that highly covetable chic travel style. From left to right: Cashmere Ruffle Wrap, $169 at Nordstrom; Treasure & Bond Oversized Travel Wrap, $49 at Nordstrom

A Cute Camera Bag

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Looking for the perfect camera bag for that photography lover in your life? Your search ends here. This super cute crossbody is great for comfortably carrying any DSLR camera and will ensure that your expensive tech gear stays out of sight while exploring busy city areas where you want to keep your belongings safe. Gatta Lola Miel Camera Crossbody, $159 at Gatta

 

A Great Travel Walking Shoe

47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

Walking is one of the best (and healthiest) ways to explore a new destination, but you’re bound to run out of steam fast if you don’t have the right walking shoes. I love these kicks by Adidas — they’re SO cute and look extremely comfortable, which means you’ll be able to clock more time out exploring on your next trip. Adidas NMD_R1 Sneaker, $220 at Stadium Goods

 

Kindle E-Reader47 Holiday Gift Ideas for Stylish Female Travelers - 2018 Edition

My greatest woe of travel is that I can’t bring all my physical books along with me, but luckily my Kindle can carry as many books as I want at one time. The new Kindle Oasis has the largest, highest resolution display— 7” and 300 ppi, which means it reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight. Extra bonus: it’s waterproof! Kindle Oasis E-Reader, $249.99 at Amazon

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