Best Birthday Gifts for Travelers

the ultimate gifts for travellers

Finding the best birthday gifts for travelers can be a difficult task. The person you are buying the present for might be your best friend, your boyfriend, girlfriend, even your brother, but that fact doesn’t make the gift-picking process any easier. So, the best way to find the right present for them is to see what things they like or want. Do they like reading? Do they like listening to music or perhaps painting pictures, or photography? Are they into fashion? Or, in the case of this topic, do they like to travel? If the answer to the latter question is yes, then these are just some of the things to give the most original and, most importantly, the best birthday gifts for travelers.

The scratch-off map

One of the most popular gifts for travelers has been the scratch-off map of the world. This map has been all over Instagram and other social media, and more and more people tend to buy one in order to scratch the country they have been to. This is an amazing way to motivate people who like to travel, to travel even more, and to travel to destinations that are quite exotic. Having a map in front of you with all the countries that you have seen and all the ones that still remain to be visited is, first of all, an amazing way to decorate your walls. And secondly, a great motivation board for anyone who likes to travel. Apart from that, this type of gift might be a cliche right now, but it’s helluva lot of fun.

A nice watch

best gifts for travellers

Even though you might not think “trip” once this gift comes to mind, getting the traveler in question a watch is indeed a great idea. First of all, watches are always important – they are not only amazing fashion accessories, but it is something that is quite useful. As far as travelers are concerned, this might even be more useful for them, as they are traveling to countries in different time zones, so it is always important for them to have a watch by their side. However, the case with buying a watch in these situations is a bit more complicated, For example, it wouldn’t be a good idea for them to travel with a very fancy and expensive watch. So instead focus on one that looks amazing, is very fashionable, and is of high quality, such as a good automatic watch that they will be able to use in formal and nice events but also in sporty combinations. Apart from all of these reasons, a watch is also a great gift because this is one of the rare items that they will use even after they come back.


This is definitely not the sexiest gift that you can come up with, but it is definitely one of the most useful ones for travelers. The first option is the portable charger, which is, if you really like to travel, your #1 thing you need to have by your side. However, there are different brands, different price ranges, and power banks of different power, so you can get the most powerful one. This type of gift is one that will make everyone extremely happy as charging your phone while on a trip is really an excruciating job. Apart from that, bear in mind that power adapters might differ from country to country, so getting them a universal USB travel power adapter is also an amazing option. This will most certainly prove rather helpful and is also quite original.

A great travel bag

a great travel bag for travellers

Traveling with a bag that is not meant for trips is quite a task, and if you have traveled somewhere taking your things in a regular backpack, then you know what it means to have something in it but having to reach it. So that this doesn’t happen to your fellow traveler, you can find a good travel backpack that are quite popular nowadays. These bags are extremely functional with different compartments for laptop and tablet, a shoe compartment, a water bottle pocket, a compartment for documents, and even some hidden compartments and pockets to store your valuables. With this type of a travel bag, you might not even need luggage.


You’re buying a gift for a person who likes to travel. Perhaps not the easiest task in the world, but there are so many different options that you can go with. The only thing you need to do is think outside of the box and put yourself in the shoes of a traveler. What would you like to get if you were traveling a lot?


36 thoughts on “Best Birthday Gifts for Travelers

  1. A Capone Connection March 19, 2020 / 9:23 pm

    I would LOVE to receive one of those scratch off maps. I check the time most frequently when I’m traveling and a watch is useful so you don’t have to keep pulling your phone out to check the time. These are excellent gift ideas!

  2. Charity March 20, 2020 / 9:11 am

    Love all these travel gift ideas! I especially love the scratch off map one! How fun would that be?! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Holly March 20, 2020 / 4:58 pm

    I LOVE this post, these are some great gifts that I myself would love since I love travelling! I received a scratch off map years ago and they’re such a cool gift idea! Thanks for sharing.


  4. Giulia March 25, 2020 / 8:40 am

    Great post, these are some lovely ideas!

  5. Rebekah Lion March 25, 2020 / 11:47 am

    These are all great gifts. I’ve always wanted a scratch-off map and my dad and mom always say “ if you look good, you feel good” so I nice travel bag is a must!

  6. Jenni Hamm March 26, 2020 / 8:28 am

    These are really great ideas. The scratch off map is something I’ve never heard of. It’s like a travelers to-do list. My uncle is a Missionary and travels a lot. He would love all the above!

  7. Vi March 26, 2020 / 8:47 am

    I love receiving power banks. Great post!

  8. Emma March 26, 2020 / 4:28 pm

    Lovely ideas here! I actually bought the scratch off map for someone who loves to travel! I thinks it’s a nice way to track where you’ve been and where you’d like to go

  9. waynemoraninc March 29, 2020 / 9:13 am

    This is such a fabulous list of items to give for a gift

  10. Izzie March 29, 2020 / 9:40 am

    These are all great gift ideas! I would love to receive a scratch-off map though! Great post!

  11. Manic Sylph March 29, 2020 / 11:37 am

    Great ideas! Love the scratch-off map ♥

  12. maddieastle April 11, 2020 / 8:40 am

    These are great ideas! I need to buy my travelling friend a birthday present so I’m glad to have found your post 🙂

  13. aspoonfulpofvanilla April 20, 2020 / 2:59 pm

    These are great gift ideas, my partner got me a scratch-off map and I love it! I have planned so many trips and holidays using it to different countries that I might not have considered before.

  14. kickasstravellers14 May 2, 2020 / 8:52 am

    I always wanted to get a scratch off map! Hopefully get one soon

  15. kickasstravellers14 May 2, 2020 / 8:52 am

    I love all the gift ideas

  16. On The Fly Blog May 24, 2020 / 11:14 am

    All brilliant ideas! I love those scratch off maps, and honestly, if someone bought me a decent travel bag, they’d be in my book books forever!

  17. Megbeth Travels May 29, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    Great ideas, I would love any of these gifts so I’m sure any other traveller would!

  18. TJ October 13, 2021 / 11:24 pm

    Would you please tell me the brand of the gray backpack in the first photo! I love it. Thanks! This is a great post.

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