Are you on the search of the perfect travel gifts for women? Honestly, we are too. Finding just the perfect gift for the women in your life can get hard. One awesome benefit of asking the TravelingMoms is that each one has her personal favorite items she would love to have gifted to her.
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As busy travelers and adventurers, we get the opportunity to try different things and put them to the test. Some items are guided by our niches. Others were discovered on travel or as a recommendation from a friend, and found to be real winners. However they came to be our favorites, we stand behind each of these gift ideas as our 100% real world tried and tested recommendations of best travel gifts for women.
Things to Wear – Best Travel Gifts for Women
1. Crazy Compression Socks
Before sitting for an extended period or planning a long day of walking, I make sure to pull on a pair of compression socks. Crazy Compression socks aren’t your grandma’s compression socks. They have all the benefits of promoting blood flow to your heart, but add in crazy and fun style. These stand out as a fashion statement. They make a great gift for not only the frequent traveler but also any runners.
2. Travel Scarf
No matter where I go, I bring along a lightweight travel scarf. It can be a blanket, pillow, head covering or even fashion piece. This version even has a pocket at the back of the neck for inserting hand warmers. I love that it comes in a variety of colors because just the plain old black gets a little boring.
Elevate the scarf wrap by choosing this cashmere version for double duty. It will keep you warm on the plane and becomes a go-to accessory after landing.
3. Alex and Ani or Pandora Collectible Jewelry
I am a huge fan of taking home souvenirs that have a purpose and function. (Not to mention lightweight and can fit into a carry-on.) My Alex and Ani and Pandora bracelets are some of favorites. With location and sentiment, I can always recapture the feeling that I left on the trip. They each offer many of the same places but with slightly different fashion sense. I try to add a new one every trip.
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4. Picture Keeper
Cell phone cameras mean that I can take as many shots as I want to get the perfect picture. The drawback is that I might have 75 pictures to get the perfect one. Picture Keeper saves the day until I can make time to delete the ones I don’t want. Using it is as simple as plugging it in and downloading an app on your phone. It’s been amazing simple to use and small enough that you can even use it as a stocking stuffer for Christmas.
5. Tile Mate Key Finder
Tile has the answer for lost luggage tags or even keys at home. With the Tile Mate, it’s a key finder at home or anything finder away. It can even find and ring your phone on silent with a tap from the button on the Tile.
6. Fuji Waterproof Camera
One of the best travel gifts I’ve ever received is this Fuji Waterproof Camera. It’s tough enough that I don’t mind letting me kids use it but still captures great shots like this one of my son jumping out of the water in Hawaii. The battery life is also long enough that I can charge overnight and it will last through a full day of travels.
7. Lifeproof FRE Waterproof Phone Case
After I made the upgrade to a new iPhone X this year, I didn’t want to take it out of the package until I had a case strong enough for my traveling life. This Lifeproof FRE series case is amazing! It’s waterproof, shockproof and has an invisible built-in screen protector. It’s been tested in waterparks at Disney and dropped in my driveway but my phone is still perfect!
8. Moment Cell Phone Lenses
Moment cell phones lenses are upgrading the camera phone experience. The wide lens, macro and fish-eye lens give you the quality and crispness of a standard camera in your camera phone. Much like the traditional lenses you switch out, Moment lenses allow you to focus on the subject with detail. They’re perfect for trips when space is a premium but the experience is unforgettable.
9. Vivitar Power Bank
Running out of power when you haven’t finished your day exploring is so disappointing. The Vivitar Power Bank can charge two devices at one time on a fast charge. The slim size means that it’s easy to slip into a pocket or side of a purse along with a phone.
Best Travel Gifts for Women – Travel Gear & Accessories for Convenience and Comfort
10. Ellessi Luggage Scale
Save yourself the embarrassment of shifting overweight luggage at the check-in counter with this luggage scale. I love that it’s self-powered so I’ll never have to remember to check its battery life. In my testing, I found the digital measurement to be more accurate than other scales. Finally, it’s a total win because it’s light enough to pop into a carry-on and sail right through TSA.
11. NodPod Sleep Mask
Being able to sleep on a flight (or even in a strange place) is an important part of having a great day. The NodPod Sleep Mask is a weighed eye mask without a strap. NodPod is adjusted by a small slit in the back for a custom fit that doesn’t pull my hair. It even blocks light and can be put into a freezer for cooling at home.
12. Monster EarBuds Wireless Headphones
When I’m traveling alone, I tend to focus on books and music that I can’t listen to with my family around. Monster EarBuds are the best wireless headphones I’ve found so far. I love that they connect via Bluetooth so there are no wires and because they’re a sports version they tend to fit really well even when moving a lot.
13. Folding Travel Bandana Travel Valet “Stow and Go” Tray
Not that I’ve ever forgot anything in a hotel room but if I had, it would be because I wasn’t using the Travel Valet. The bright yellow color when open catches my attention during the last check of the room to make sure I don’t forget the most important things. I also love that it can zip close to keep valuables hidden in my carry-on as well.
14. Simple Modern Wave Water Bottle
Carrying a water bottle will not only keep you hydrated but can also have you save lots of money when you travel if you aren’t buying individual bottles of water for $4 each or more. This Simple Modern Wave Water bottle keeps water cold for hours.
Be Prepared with Unique Gifts – Best Travel Gifts for Women
15. 2019 Road Atlas
While getting lost on a road trip can be part of the fun, being on a rural road without a GPS signal isn’t. Don’t make the same mistake I did and bring along a 2019 road atlas on your next trip. In addition to the nostalgic of when we used to use maps, you might just find a shortcut by charting your own path.
16. Allianz Travel Insurance
Travel is an adventure. And sometimes adventure go awry. When that happens, you want to have travel insurance. We love this annual policy for people who travel more than a couple times a year.
17. Travel Gift Cards
An always on the go woman needs a place to stay and you can help. Air BNB Gift Cards can make sure that she’s staying in a safe place. For a last minute gift, Uber Gift Cards can be a slam dunk. You can even order them on Amazon and have it delivered via email as soon as you order.
Beauty and Skincare Best Travel Gifts for Women
18. Beessential Lip Balm
Keeping my lips from chapping is a special concern for me because I wear braces. But nobody wants to have dry lips. This Beeessential Lip Balm has became one of favorites. It goes on smooth but doesn’t feel sticky or heavy. Made from beeswax, honey and natural butters, I love that it is paraben-, gmo- and petroleum-free.
19. Oh K Korean Beauty Face Mask
After a friend shared her secret of using Korean beauty masks for long distance flights, I realized that she might be on to something. They’re simple enough to use for moisturizing and keeping your skin hydrated without worrying about taking liquids through TSA. Just 15 – 20 minutes during a red-eye under your eye mask can help you land without feeling so dry.
20. LUNA Play Plus
For female travelers obsessed with skincare, the LUNA Play Plus is a compact silicone brush sonic cleaner. Play Plus works in just 1 minute with any standard cleaner and can go up to 400 uses without recharging the battery. I love that it’s easy enough to fit into the palm of my hand but has two different brushes.
Luggage, Travel Bags and Carry-Ons – Best Travel Gifts for Women
21. Ricardo Suitcase
This hard sided Ricardo of BeverlyHills spinner roll-aboard suitcase has been a favorite of several of the TravelingMoms over the years. Among the reasons it’s on our list of favorites: it’s light enough for even children to carry, it’s expandable and it’s proven durable over many, many trips. Even TSA and airline baggage handlers couldn’t kill this suitcase.
22. Kelly Moore Camera Bag
This Kelly Moore camera bag looks like a purse but has a removable insert to keep the camera and lens cushioned and safe. It has lots of pockets, an area for SD cards, an area for laptop, two changeable handles/straps (one long, one short).
23. Skyroll Spinner
SkyRoll Spinner is the answer for short trips when your appearance matters. I loved that it has a full length garment bag that wraps around to suitcase. It’s actually full length enough that I can carry a floor length gown without concern. It’s a winner because there’s still room for two days of clothes, shoes and accessories. The built-in toiletry case and padded laptop pocket make it a must-have for any frequent traveler.
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24. A Book Tied to a Destination
The best gift is a book we can’t put down. We read on the plane, at the beach, in our hotel rooms. Extra bonus: a book that relates to where we’re traveling.
25. A Local Cookbook to Bring the Flavors Home
The best part of traveling for me is savoring the experience once I’m home. Picking up a cookbook from a city you’ve been to or want to visit is one of the best gifts. If you can’t decide which one to pick up, why not consider a citywide compilation for a city like New York ? This Atlanta Chef’s Table has recipes from several of my favorite restaurants here in Atlanta.