I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but every time I talk to my friends and family about my travels, they always ask me the same thing: “What do you even pack for a trip like that?”. It’s true that my “home” is a backpack and my “office” is wherever there’s Wi-Fi.
So, to save us all some time and sanity, I’ve put together a guide with travel gifts for women travellers and digital nomads, and anyone else who wants to make our lives a little easier on the road.
Let me show you some gifts for women who travel that most nomads would be thrilled to receive. And to my friends and family: don’t hesitate to read this and get inspired – I promise I won’t mind if you take a hint from my guide!
Budget-friendly and Practical Wonders
There are plenty of budget-friendly and practical gifts for women who travel that can make their journeys more comfortable and convenient. Here are a few basic yet useful travel gift ideas to consider.
♥ Leather Passport Cover
We can’t really travel far without our passports, can we? So why not protect them in style with a gorgeous leather passport case? Not only does it add a touch of sophistication to our travel gear, but it also keeps our passports safe and secure while we’re on the move.
I remember being at the border with Honduras years ago, and the patrol officers were staring at my passport, wondering if a rat had eaten it. That’s when I knew it was high time to secure it with a proper passport cover.
Whether you opt for a classic dark leather or go for a bold pop of color, a leather passport cover is a thoughtful and practical travel gift for any female digital nomad. Plus, every time she uses it, she’ll think of you.
Personally, I’m a big fan of the Kapten & Son brand for all things bag and passport cover-related.
♥ Compression Packing Cubes
Looking for travel gift ideas that will make your favorite female digital nomad’s life easier? Well, say hello to her new best friend: compression packing cubes! These little cubes may seem like a small addition to a packing routine, but they can make a big difference.
As you know, travelers (especially us ladies) often struggle to choose between multiple outfits and end up packing way too much. Personally, I’m still grappling with the “travel light” advice. That’s where these compression cubes come in super handy—they help fit more items into less space, making packing and traveling a breeze. You can find loads of them on Amazon, for example.
♥ Reusable Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is key when traveling, and a reusable water bottle is an absolute game-changer. Not only will it save your favorite female digital nomad money on buying single-use plastic bottles, but it’s also better for the environment.
Plus, she can use it for any outdoor activities or workouts on her trip. So, go green and gift a water bottle!
Personally, I have the Yeti water bottle. They keep your drinks cold for hours, which is perfect for beach days, but they’re also super useful for hot drinks, keeping your coffee or tea nice and warm! And they’re stylish!
♥ Waterproof Bag
If your favorite globetrotter is heading to a tropical paradise, don’t let soggy swimsuits and waterlogged gadgets ruin their fun. A waterproof bag is the ultimate travel essential to keep everything dry, whether they’re lounging on the beach in Thailand or exploring Greece on a boat tour. And as a bonus, it doubles as a stylish day bag or carry-on. These are such practical travel gifts for women that anyone would be thrilled to receive – hint, hint for my family!!
♥ Compression Socks
Okay, we know compression socks might not sound like the most exciting travel gifts for women who travel, but they’re a total game-changer for anyone who spends long hours on a plane. Sure, they might not be as glamorous as a fancy new leather passport cover or a waterproof bag, but they’ll be a real lifesaver for your favorite jet-setter’s legs.
Think about it—after 12 hours in the air, the last thing you want is to feel like your legs have turned into leaden lumps. That’s where compression socks come in—they work their magic by improving blood flow and reducing swelling, so she will feel refreshed and ready to go when they land.
Gear Up: Tech Accessories Travel Gifts for Women
As a digital nomad, having the right tech gear can make all the difference when it comes to staying connected and productive on the road. Whether she’s working remotely or living a nomadic lifestyle, having the proper accessories is essential. So check out these tech accessories that make great travel gifts for women in your life.
You can’t always be there to hold her hand, but you can make sure their luggage is safe and sound with a stylish AirTag! This small but mighty device will help them track their luggage and locate their lost or stolen backpack, or any other precious possessions. Not only is it practical, but it’s also a conversation starter for all the curious travelers out there.
♥ Power Bank
Staying connected is crucial, and a dead phone is a nightmare you don’t want to experience. But no worries, there’s a hero in town and it’s called the power bank! Mine is from Anker and I really love it.
This little gadget is a lifesaver for any traveler, ensuring that their devices stay charged and ready to go, no matter where they wander. She’ll never have to go on a scavenger hunt for a power outlet again! Believe me, if you haven’t tried one yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.
♥ Noise Cancellation Earplugs
Tired of hearing her complain about noisy airplanes, loud hostel guests, or crowded coffee shops? Well, here’s the solution: noise cancellation earplugs! With these handy little devices, they can block out the world and create their own oasis of calm wherever they go. And who knows, maybe they’ll even let you borrow them when you need to escape from reality for a while.
Giving a GoPro is like giving the gift of adventure to your favorite female traveler! Whether she’s diving in Honduras or documenting her epic hike, the GoPro captures every moment like a boss. Plus, think of all the cool videos you’ll get to watch from the comfort of your couch. It’s a win-win for everyone! And don’t worry, Mum, I already have one!
And if you really want to show her how much you love her, check out some of the fancy drones on the market – they may be a bit pricey, but hey, love and friendship know no bounds, right?
For Chillaxin’ on the Go
♥ Inflatable Travel Pillow
Say goodbye to stiff necks and awkward airplane naps with the inflatable travel pillow! It’s like having a personal cloud to rest your head on. Plus, these travel gifts for women take up minimal space in your luggage, leaving more room for souvenirs (or snacks, we won’t judge).
I used to get sick from air conditioning all the time while traveling, so I never go without my trusty scarf. It’s not just a fashion accessory, but it also doubles as a blanket or pillow on the go. Trust me, I’ve used that trick quite often. Plus, it can add a pop of color to any outfit!
♥ Yoga Mat
This travel-friendly yoga mat is perfect for on-the-go stretching or impromptu picnics, beach lounging, and even as a makeshift bed if the mattress isn’t up to par. Even the most dedicated yogi needs a break from downward dog while traveling, and this versatile mat has got them covered.
Plus, it’s great for those home workout sessions when there’s no smooth ground in sight.
♥ Active Wear
Comfortable outfits are a must-have for any traveler. Help them stay stylish and comfy on their next adventure with practical and fashionable activewear. It’s perfect for airports, long flights, and exploring new destinations in style. Even though we all certainly have enough clothes, we can’t resist the lure of new ones! That’s why compression packing cubes come in handy again!
Make us Feel Cute
♥ Travel-sized Skincare
Travel can be tough on the skin, with all the dry air and changing climates. But you can keep your skin glowing and fresh with travel-sized skincare products! Just make sure to get her favorite brands in mini versions. These little wonders may be small, but they pack a punch with hydrating moisturizers, refreshing toners, and nourishing serums.
Plus, they come in cute and compact packaging that won’t take up too much space in their luggage. If you’re not sure which brand to choose, The Ordinary is one of my favorites and offers a wide range of travel-friendly skincare products that suit everyone’s needs.
♥ Travel Jewelry Organizer
Does your friend or family member love jewelry and want to keep it organized and easily accessible while on the go? Then a jewelry organizer is one of those perfect travel gifts for women! It not only protects their precious jewelry during travel, but also saves them from the hassle of untangling necklaces and earrings. As someone who has spent hours untangling jewelry, I can confirm that this is a game-changer!
♥ Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag
Let me introduce you to the wonders of the hanging toiletry bag! This versatile little bag not only keeps all her beauty essentials organized and easy to find (no more rummaging through a jumbled mess of makeup and skincare products), but it can also be hung up on a hook or towel rack for maximum convenience and space-saving.
With multiple compartments and pockets, she can keep everything she needs in one place and within easy reach, no matter where her travels take her. It’s like a little personal organizer for all her beauty essentials – no more digging through a cluttered cosmetic bag to find that one tube of lipstick!
♥ Travel Hair dryer
Let’s be real, bad hair days are no joke, especially when you’re on the go! Help your favorite female traveler avoid frizzy hair and awkward hairdos with a compact travel hair dryer or a great hair straightener (Ghd, Babyliss, you name it). It’s easy to pack, and will be their secret weapon against humidity.
And let’s not forget, you’ll get to see them looking fabulous in all their travel pics, so it’s a win-win situation!
If you’ve Already Ticked off the Above Options
♥ Gift Card
Sometimes the best gift is the gift of choice. Consider a travel-themed gift card that allows them to choose their own adventure. A gift card to a popular booking website, a hotel or resort chain, or an airline can give them the freedom to plan and book their dream vacation.
Or, if you want to be more specific, a gift card to a local restaurant or activity can be one of those thoughtful and unique travel gifts for women that allows them to explore a new place or experience something new.
For those rainy days when exploring the great outdoors isn’t an option, a Netflix subscription can be their best friend. With access to their favorite series and movies, they can binge-watch for a little while and unwind in their cozy accommodations.
The Most Important
♥ Time together
The most precious gift you can give to a loved one who loves to travel is the gift of time together. In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget about what’s truly important. Nothing beats spending quality time with the people who matter most to us.
I know firsthand how valuable time together can be. Even though we’re always on the move and working remotely, it’s important to make it a priority whenever possible. Whether it’s exploring a new city, phone calling on a regular basis, spending time at home or simply enjoying a cup of coffee in a quaint café, the moments are priceless. And why not make it a tradition to join your friend on their travels at least once a year?
In the end, time is the most precious gift we can give to each other. So give the gift of your presence, attention, and love. You won’t regret it, and neither will the person you’re gifting it to. After all, the memories we create together are the ones that will last a lifetime.
Now that you have all the insider tips and tricks with these travel gifts for women ideas, it’s time to get shopping! You know what they say, “it’s better to give than to receive” – but it feels pretty darn good to receive thoughtful and practical travel gifts, especially when it’s something you can use on your next trip.
Whether it’s a practical item to make life on the road easier, or a little luxury to make her feel at home anywhere in the world, these travel gifts for women are sure to put a smile on her face.
So go ahead and indulge in some gift-giving magic. Who knows, your gift might just be the thing that inspires your favorite digital nomad to embark on their next big adventure – and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?