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Gifts For Women They’ll Actually Use & Love

Gifts For Women They’ll Actually Use & Love

Shopping for a girl that loves to travel can be difficult because all they want to do is travel, trust me I know, I’m one of them! If you can splurge for a plane ticket anywhere in the world I’d be ecstatic BUT the reality is that’s not going to happen.

I’ve put together a list of travel gifts for her based on products I own and use. I am not referring ANY products that I don’t own or anything that will break the bank. Adam and I quit our jobs 6.5 years ago and have been traveling ever since we’ve gone through our fair share of travel gear and if it’s not one of my favorites it’s not on this list.

Travel Gifts For Her That She’ll Actually Love

Travel Gifts Under $25

Travel Hairdryer

I’ve learned the hard way that you can’t just use your normal hairdryer in all countries. You need a travel hair dryer that has different voltage settings. I still remember blowing out the power in the entire Airbnb in Mexico because of my hairdryer, oops! Make sure to get a travel hair dryer with a cool function if you travel with a pool floatie so you can use it to blow it up.

Price $24

Unicorn Floatie in Thailand


If you’ve been following us for a while you’ve noticed we travel with an 8-foot unicorn, her name is Ursula. Pool floaties make great photos and they are fun to lounge around on in the pool or the ocean. There are tons of different floaties from unicorns, pineapples, flamingos, etc. Make sure to also have a travel hair dryer that has the cool function, this is the easiest way to blow up pool floaties.

Price $10-40 

Travel & Leisure Subscription

Everyone needs a little wanderlust and a Travel & Leisure subscription does just that. I like seeing both new destinations I’d love to travel too and reading about places I’ve already been to.

Price: $12 for 2 years


Cute comfortable shoes are always a great travel gift for women. I have walked over 10 miles in them exploring Bangkok and even hiked in them. They have tons of fun designs and travel themed shoes, I got fun tropical leaf shoes right before traveling to Florida. I want these flamingo Toms, really hoping my family reads this list. Tom’s often has pairs on sales and promo codes for special pricing.

Price $24-$60 

Flying Tomato Dress Travel Gift For Her

Flying Tomato dresses

Dresses that make a photo pop are exactly what Flying Tomato dresses do. I’m going to guess I have 15+ in my closet and I’m always looking for more. The biggest issue with Flying Tomato is finding the dresses, I have the best luck on Amazon or Tjmaxx.

Price: $19+ 

Watermelon Cooler Bag on Beach

Cooler Bag

A fun & cute cooler bag is a travel gift for women that are beach lovers. I have the watermelon-shaped soft-sided cooler, it works perfectly for a little road trip or beach day. It’s also a cute addition to photos.

Price: $25 

Quay sunglasses in pool

Quay sunglasses

Don’t buy cheap sunglasses! They hurt and they usually only last a few weeks. I am a sunglass addict and use to always buy $100+ pairs but then I discovered Quay sunglasses. They are super cute, don’t break the bank, and are comfortable. They always seem to have a sale going on, right now they have a big Black Friday Sale so I just ordered 4 more pairs (don’t tell Adam). I love ‘My Girl’, I have 3 pairs of this style alone.

Price $19-65 

Long travel day snacks


Travel days can go south if you’re left hungry, hangry is a real thing when traveling. I always have a few rxBars in my purse.  Each bar has 12 grams of protein and only 210 calories with only 6-8 ingredients and no added sugars/gluten/soy/dairy/GMO. My favorite flavor is the mixed berry, but all flavors are good and they have seasonal flavors too.

Price $20-25 per 12 pack


There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t use my external battery charger (power bank). They are a must for everyday life and traveling. Charge your phone on a cross-country bus or while you’re soaking up the sun on beaches in Belize. You can get super cheap power banks but they will only charge your phone maybe twice, I like the Anker brand ones. This power bank charges an iPhone 10 times on one single charge, to me that’s worth the extra money.

Price: $10+

Travel Gifts Under $100

Wearing prAna dress biking in Myanmar

prAna Leggings Women’s Chetan Capri

No matter if it’s a long travel day or a short travel day you want to be comfortable. I have several of prAna leggings they are comfortable, fashionable, and durable. I would say half of my wardrobe is prAna, they make really good travel clothes. My favorite prAna leggings are the Chetan Capri, I can wear them on travel days or dress them up with a cute top.

PRICE $69  

best swimsuit travel gift for her Go SummerSalt

Go Summersalt Swimsuit

Hands down the best swimsuit, I have 4 Go Summersalt swimsuits and I plan on getting more (hint mom). Their slogan is “designer swimwear without the designer price tag” which is spot on. Swimsuits are UPF 50+ and 5 times stronger than a regular swimsuit.

If you’re looking for a travel gift for a woman that loves the beach you can’t go wrong with a swimsuit. They even have a “Home Try-On Pack” where you order as many swimsuits as you want and try them in your home and send back whatever you don’t want.

Price $95 | 

Woman swimming in an over under photo taken with a GoPro Dome at Universal Orlando

Over/Under or 50-50 photo using a GoPro Dome at Volcano Bay Water Park

GoPro Dome

Underwater photos are fun but the over-under split shots are some of the best. In order to get these, you’ll need a GoPro Dome. It’s one of our favorite GoPro accessories, we’ve put together a photo guide to achieving the GoPro dome shots. We have this GoPro Dome and love it.

Price: $45-60

Perfect beach dress for travel gifts for her Pitusa in Aruba

Beach day in Aruba!

Pitusa Dress

I’m obsessed with Pitusa dresses they are great as beach coverups and nights out in a tropical place. They are sure to get compliments. Don’t worry about buying the right size, they are all one size fits all. I have 6 Pitusa dresses and recently wore a gorgeous white one for our vow renewal in Aruba followed by our mini Aruba honeymoon.

Price: $75+

GoPro 3 in 1

If you’re looking for a travel gift for a GoPro Girl the GoPro 3 in 1 is my favorite and most used GoPro accessory. It can be used as a camera grip, extension arm, or a tripod. It’s also waterproof so I use it while snorkeling too.

Price: $69

Travel Gifts for Her North Face Vest Montana

North Face Vest

I’ve been traveling around with my grey North Face vest for 4 years. Yes, it costs more than other brands but it’s worth it. It’s great for traveling as it packs down easily into nothing and it’s great to throw on as an extra layer.

Price $80+ 

Portable Speaker

Beach days or even pool days need some tunes. I love my UE WONDERBOOM portable speaker, it’s super small and it’s waterproof. There are tons of waterproof speakers on the market pick one that fits your budget and needs. For the price, the UE WONDERBOOM is worth it, 10 hours of battery life, waterproof, shockproof, and it sounds great.

Price $69.99 

girl laying on a beach blanket on the beach in the Maldives

Hannah just chilling on the beach in the Maldives.

Lualoha Turkish Towel

If you haven’t realized by now I am a total beach lover. There have been many times we’re traveling and we don’t want to bring the bulky hotel towels out with us for the day. I always have my Lualoha Turkish Towel with me, you never know when you’ll have an impromptu beach day.

Price $39 

Travel Gifts Over $100+

DJI Mavic Pro

Traveling with a drone is amazing, the photos captured are amazing. We have been traveling with a drone for over 3 years, and when they first came out they were super bulky and made traveling a pain. BUT now the DJI Mavic can easily fit in a cute camera bag or even a purse. Check out our travel drone guide to see which drone is good for you. I suggest the DJI Mavic for the size, price, and quality.

Price: $899 

Priority Pass

If you’re buying for a travel gift for her that doesn’t like “stuff” a priority pass is perfect. Layovers suck but they suck less at an airport lounge pass. We have had our Priority Pass for a year now and can’t imagine our lives without it.

With a Priority Pass, there are over 1,000 airport lounges in the world we have access too. Airport lounges have free wifi, free food, free drinks, some with showers, comfortable places to sit, and 80% have free alcohol.

Price: $299 unlimited visits $186 10 Visits

Wheeled Osprey Backpack

The best travel bag on the market! We purchased our wheeled Osprey backpack in 2014 and have been traveling with it ever since. This bag can handle all modes of transportation and situations. Yes, it’s there are cheaper bags on the market, but it’s worth every penny.

It has backpack straps that come out so you can wear it as a backpack if needed, which we have never needed too BUT if we were island hopping in Thailand they would be a must on the ferries. Since we do a good amount of luxury travel it’s nice the bag doesn’t look like a backpack. We paid $300+ for ours but see they are much cheaper now, we are getting a second one (this one) for $240 for a 130L size.


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Pinterest pin for Travel gifts for her - Woman on a floatie

If you’re a girl that loves to travel what’s the best travel gift you’ve ever got? What’s currently on your Christmas list?



Monday 27th of November 2017

Thanks for the idea and I might consider some of them if I have to send a gift to a friend!


Monday 27th of November 2017

The right post just at the right time! I would love to receive a priority pass as a gift!

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Monday 27th of November 2017

The priority pass will change your life, def should be on all travel gifts for her lists.

Janine Good

Sunday 26th of November 2017

Great list of items! I actually asked for a floatie so I hope Santa brings one for me :) I am definitely going to check out the swimsuit as I struggle to find ones that suit my body type!

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Monday 27th of November 2017

Fun, which one did you ask for? Let me know if you try out the swimsuits, I think you'll love them.

Lara Dunning

Sunday 26th of November 2017

I saw so many cool floaties in Greece when I was there and I was so tempted to buy one, but it seemed like it would be bulky your suitcase. Does yours collapse well?

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Monday 27th of November 2017

Floaties are so fun. I do have to check it in my bag and it's about 5lbs but I collapse it down and keep it in the box. Do you check bags when traveling?

Rashmi and Chalukya

Sunday 26th of November 2017

You have some great gifting ideas here. I loved the splash of colors in the Flying Tomato dresses they look light and comfortable perfect for travel. We are looking recommendations for Go Pro and GO Pro Dome looks like a must-have too, definitely gonna check it out

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Monday 27th of November 2017

Yes, the flying tomato dresses are fun and light, great for travel girls. A GoPro dome is the best GoPro accessory you could have.