Last Minute Gift Ideas Travelers Will Love to Receive

With the holidays just around the corner, the wanderlust is kicking in for everyone. Since travelers are practical people with a love for adventure, shopping for your travel lover should be fun! But, with so many frivolous items lining the malls and the internet, it can be hard to decide what’s the best gift for the traveler in your life. Here are some pragmatic, last minute gift ideas that any jet-setter will actually use.

A passport is a travel essential for anyone who loves to travel. Keep your passport, credit cards, visas and cash all in one safe space. Passport sleeves can range from plain solid colors to fancy patterns and styles.

Travel Pillow

Sleeping on a plane, bus or train is the best way to be fully rested for your next adventure and travel pillows are a great way to make sure you get some shut eye. Travel pillows are usually U-shaped and can be carried very easily from destination to destination. Improvements are being made all the time. Keep an eye out for travel pillows with a hood to cover your eyes and travel pillows that can be completely inflated and deflated so they are even easier to pack and travel with.

Portable Charger

Keeping all of your devices charged up can be cumbersome when traveling from one place to another. Most tour buses and some airplanes come equipped with electrical outlets, but sometimes hotels have outlets placed way behind the bed or even across the room. Don’t let your traveler ever be stuck with no power to their cell phone or digital camera.  A portable charger will simplify a traveler’s life and they will never miss that amazing picture or phone call from a loved one.


Many travelers like to keep track of their wonderful experiences in a travel journal, which makes them a perfect last minute gift idea. It is the perfect place to write down little stories about your day, sketch the beautiful architecture or record their favorite dishes. It also doubles as making your own souvenir that you can go back and read to reminisce at any time.

Luggage Tag

Practical and stylish, travelers can never have too many luggage tags. Nice luggage tags are more durable than the flimsy paper ones the airline hands out for free and they can also help you identify your bag quickly across the room or coming off the luggage carousel.

Whether it’s a quick cruise in the Caribbean or a month long trek across Europe, travelers need to be prepared for the adventure that is about to unfold.  Gifting the best travel accessories are a fun way to get the jetsetters in your life excited about their next journey. Travelers will always be appreciative of any gift that will make their experience a little more memorable. And when in doubt, the gift of travel never disappoints!

[Updated 2/1/17]