14 Unique Travel Gift Ideas From Etsy

Looking for a unique travel gift for your favorite traveler? Etsy is my favorite go-to place to find creative, special gifts and their travel section is robust.  Here are some fantastic finds that would make very memorable, long-lasting gifts for those who love to travel.

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About Etsy

If you are unfamiliar with Etsy, it is a global marketplace for crafters and sellers of unique handmade or vintage items.  It is like a collection of little shops, where sellers can offer their goods through this one platform.

Think of it like an online shopping mall where you can search for what you are looking, and then click on a store when you see what you like.  Your check-out is streamlined through the Etsy site.

Fair warning – Etsy is addictive. You can find so many creative and special products, for birthday parties, clothing, jewelry, homewares, and of course unique travel gifts.

Shipping and Gifting Tip


Etsy gifts are coming from sellers from a variety of places, sometimes overseas. They are often hand-made or personalized.  Shipping may take a bit longer. Some of them will come right away, but others may need a longer lead time and may not come in time for Christmas or your next gifting holiday.

Etsy does have an amazing gift guide of Ready To Ship items. Find that list here.

Gifting Tip

If you see something you love for a unique travel gift, you could give a photo of the gift to the recipient, with a note that the item is coming. My husband and I do this for each other sometimes.

The recipient will be excited about the special and unique travel gift you are giving them and appreciate the thoughtful nature of it. It also extends the holiday or celebration when the gift actually arrives. So don't shy away from something special just because it may not arrive in time.

14 Unique Travel Gift Ideas

Unique Maps For The Dreamer

Wooden Wall Pushpin Map of the World

Photo Credit: EnjoyTheWood

This map is gorgeous! It would make a lovely unique travel gift for a home or office for someone who loves travel.  It is available in several sizes, and at different levels of personalization if you want just country names, capitals, or state names.  You can even add on beautiful pushpins of the country flags.



Scratch Off USA Map

Photo credit: Modern Native

For the road tripper in your life, this scratch-off map will remind them of the places they have been and the ones still on the bucket list. Once they have visited, they can scratch off the state and reveal a beautiful picture unique to that state underneath. This unique travel gift would be great for kids!


Jewelry For The Flyer

Airplane Necklace

Photo credit: WanderandLustJewelry

For the traveler in your life who has lots of wanderlust or travels for work (especially a pilot or flight attendant), this gorgeous airplane necklace is a lovely unique travel gift.  It's delicate, yet noticeable and pretty. It also comes packaged with a meaningful card with a travel message, making it a special gift.


Jewelry For The Globetrotter

This shop offers a lovely line of jewelry to remind travelers of their wanderlust.

World Map Travel Necklace

Photo credit: Bubblebox

The globe travel necklace that comes with a lovely card entitled My Travel Buddy is ideal for that person who loves to join you on your world adventures. It comes in six different metals, depending on your traveler's taste and style.


World Map Ring

Photo credit: Bubblebox

The ring also comes in a variety of metals. It is cut with a laser cutter and is lovely and delicate.



Globe Travel Earrings

Photo credit: Bubblebox

The stud globe earrings are available in several metals. They are simple, but stately, for the world traveler in your life.

Bubblebox offers a lovely line of jewelry to remind travelers of their wanderlust. There are quite a few unique travel gifts in this shop for unique travel gifts. See their complete collection.


Accessory Storage For Travel

Travel Jewelry Organizer

Photo credit: HappiBoxShop

This multifunctional and convenient travel jewelry organizer is as useful and practical as it is stylish. It stands up, with removable jewelry holders that will protect and separate your jewelry, so it doesn't turn into a jumbled mess.  It is compact as well, so it can easily fit in your carry-on bag to keep your jewelry with you and comes in gorgeous colors.


Pop-Up Hat Storage Box For Travel

Photo credit: HappiBoxShop

If you have ever traveled with your favorite sun hat or stylish cowboy hat, only to find it smooshed at the bottom of your suitcase when you unpack, you will appreciate the brilliance of this pop-up hat storage box for travel.  Not only will it protect your favorite hat, it conveniently slips over the handle of your suitcase for easy transport. Wearing your hat through the airport? No problem! This pop-up hat storage box also collapses practically flat for packing in your suitcase or storage when not in use.

Photo credit: HappiBoxShop


Passport Covers For The World Traveler

Personalized Leather Passport Cover

Photo credit: SoGoodSoWood

For the world traveler who likes to travel in style, an elegant, leather passport cover makes an excellent gift. These beautiful options come in a variety of colors and can be personalized, making them a thoughtful and unique travel gift.


Phone Charging Passport Holder and Wallet In One

Photo credit: LovieStyle

This unique travel gift is a traveler's dream! Not only does it have RFID protection so you can safely store your wallet contents, credit cards, and money, you can also store your passport and your phone.

The best part? It has a patented technology and a thin, removable power bank for all phones. You can charge your phone while it is inside the holder. Imagine never having to worry about losing your phone's charge on a long-haul flight again!

It is also stylish, made of hand-crafted vegan leather, with a travel quote on the front. It is also light-weight.  One of my favorite unique travel gifts for travelers!


Dopp Kit Bags For The Organized Traveler

Personalized Leather Dopp Kit Bags

Photo credit: LifetimeLeatherCo. www.lifetimeleather.com

This high quality, hand-made waterproof toiletry bag is backed with a lifetime guarantee. Inside is a nylon liner It can be personalized with initials of your favorite traveler.


Non-Leather Personalized Dopp Kit Bags

Photo credit: JoyfulTidingsBridal

For a non-leather toiletry bag, this equally gorgeous polyester bag covered in canvas is also a great gift. It can be personalized with a monogram and thread color of your choice. The bag comes in three very attractive colors for the adventurer in your life.


Accessories For Him

Compass And Globe Cufflinks

Photo credit: CassiopiCollection

These gorgeous silver and blue cufflinks are perfect for the work traveler. One cufflink is a compass and the other is a globe. It can be customized to the continent of your choice, making this a personalized and unique travel gift for your favorite globetrotter.



Map Bow Tie

Photo credit: at21boutique

For the traveler who loves to show off his wanderlust, this map bow tie is a unique travel gift he will love. It comes in several sizes, including child-size and even a father/son set, so even the little globetrotter can show off his adventure-loving side.


The Last Thing You Need To Know About Unique Travel Gifts From Etsy

Etsy has an amazing, endless selection of unique travel gifts created by crafters around the world. Choosing something from this list supports an artisan and gives your favorite traveler something special they will treasure for years.

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16 thoughts on “14 Unique Travel Gift Ideas From Etsy”

  1. I absolutely love the wooden wall decor and the gold ring that is like it. What excellent options! I have tons of dreams of traveling more and hopefully soon.

  2. I love the scratch off map of the United States. I have a sticker one in my camper but this one is so much nicer. Putting it on my list for my house.

  3. One of the best gift lists I have seen! I would love to receive all the gifts, but I already have a few of them! 🙂
    At Christmas, my boyfriend surprised me with Wall Pushpin Map of the World. It was not from the wood, but still made amazing!♥ And a World Map Travel Necklace I already have a few years. I bought it for myself! What can bee better to make yourself happy, right?! 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment, Sandra. I am glad you are already enjoying a few of the travel gifts to keep travel close to your heart!


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