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25 Useful Holiday Gift Ideas for Traveling Women

Holiday Gift Ideas for Women

It’s amazing how much easier it is to come up with 25 useful holiday gift ideas for women travelers than it is for men who travel! With Mallory’s help, I compiled a list of 25 gifts that any woman who loves to travel will be sure to love! Luckily a lot of stuff can be found on Amazon, so even if you wait until the last minute you are sure to get her something she will love! Please note I am an affiliate of some of these companies and will earn a small commission should you decide to purchase a useful holiday gift using my links.

5 Useful Holiday Gift Ideas to Keep Her Comfortable

1. A Comfortable Pair of Shoes for Traveling

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These Nikes are a perfect pair of shoes for travelling

Mallory’s goto shoes are the Nike Pegasus running shoes. If you’re walking through an airport like Hong Kong that seems to be miles long, comfortable shoes are necessary!

From $72 Available on Amazon

2. Lululemon Pants Made for Adventure

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Lululemon’s On the Fly pants are perfect for her next adventure

These “On the Fly” pants are perfect for travel. They have 4-way stretch technology and are made of a naturally breathable fabric.

$98 Available on Lululemon

3. Mallory’s goto Neck Pillow for Travel

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Both Mallory and Grace think that a neck pillow is a useful holiday gift for her that she will love!

Most airplane seats aren’t very comfortable, even some of the business class seats I’ve sat in. When comfort is your number 1 priority don’t leave it to chance make sure you come prepared with a comfortable neck pillow, so you aren’t that guy or gal sleeping on your neighbor’s shoulder!

$11 Available on Amazon

4. A Cozy Sweater

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A super comfy cashmere sweater is the perfect gift!

The temperature in airplane cabins can vary drastically. That is why it is essential to be prepared for a variety of conditions. This stylish sweater will keep her looking good and warm should you end up on one of those flights that happen to double as a freezer.

$298 Available on Kit & Ace

5. Sleep Mask

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This sleep mask will help her arrive fully rested after a long haul flight!

There is nothing worse than settling in to take a nice long nap on the plane and someone nearby opening the window letting a blast of bright light in. You won’t have to worry about that with this silk sleep mask.

$15 Available on Amazon

Electronic Gifts for the Female Traveler

These electronic gifts from phone accessories to cameras will ensure she has the latest tech to travel with.

6. Moment Lenses

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Moment Lenses photo from Amazon

These lenses for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy will make that amazing camera you have in your pocket even better. There are wide-angle, telephoto, and macro lenses that you add to your existing phone allowing you to change the field of vision without losing the quality. One thing to note is you do need the Moment case to be able to attach these lenses. If you use the link below you can get $15 off your first purchase!

From $89 Available on Shop Moment

7. A GoPro Hero 6 Bundle

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This GoPro bundle comes with the camera, a 3-way arm/tripod, and more!

With the in-body stabilization upgrade the GoPro Hero 6 received, this action camera should now be considered a real competitor to phones and even entry-level cameras. With a bundle holiday gift, the jet-setting lady in your life can vlog, take selfies, or whatever her heart desires with a small convenient camera for traveling.

$599 Available on Amazon

8. A FujiFilm Instax Camera

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An Instax Mini 9

The popularity of the instant camera has recently soared again with FujiFilm leading the way. I recently gave away one of these and the response was overwhelming! This is a fun way to capture a memory and have the instant gratification of holding it in your hand. Also great for scrapbookers, or those who love doing flat lay photography! The one linked below also puts a cool retro styling on the new instant camera.

$120 Available from Amazon

9. Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones give you great sound and keep you sane on flights of any length

Nobody likes sitting next to the guy who snores, or a crying baby on an airplane. Let your loved one tune out with these Bose Bluetooth Headphones. I wrote about why they were necessary in my post about airplane etiquette.

Currently on Sale $199 from Amazon

10. Keep Her Charged up with a Mophie portable battery

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I never go on a trip without my Mophie!

My Mophie is one of the things I don’t leave my house without. There are so many occasions where having a little extra power for my phone saved the day. This is one of the most useful holiday gifts you can give her. There is currently an amazing deal on the Mophie XXL which gives you up to 8 recharges on Amazon.

$40 Available on Amazon

Keeping Her Organized During Her Travels

Sometimes staying organized is a full-time job. Being organized during travel is important because it allows you to maximize your space during packing so you can take what you need, but also bring back souvenirs. It will also make sure you don’t leave anything behind!

11. Zoppen Passport Wallet

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The Zoppen Travel Wallet

Most passport wallets can hold your passport, a little cash, and maybe 2 or 3 credit cards. This is quite possibly the best passport wallet I’ve seen, and it looks good too. It has space for ID Cards, Credit Cards, cash, your passport and even your boarding pass. The best part though is the price, only $15.99.

$16 Available on Amazon

12. A Cord Burrito

Keep all of your charger cords organized!

Keep all of your charger cords organized in this cord burrito, so you don’t end up with a tangled mess of iPhone, iPad, GoPro, etc. cords when you get to your destination and need to charge up.

$20 Available on Amazon

13. A Travel Bag for weekend getaways

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The perfect bag combo for her shorter trips

Mallory loves her Vera Bradley Weekender set. She can fit more than enough clothes in the duffle for a long weekend, and the makeup bag ensures nothing will spill on her clothes. This is the bag set she has traveled with on most of our short trips this year.

Duffel Bag $78 on Amazon Make Up Bag $45 on Amazon

14. A Journal for Her Travels

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These amazing handmade journals are sure to inspire creativity!

Soothi handmakes each leather journal with love. They offer many different styles, but one thing is for sure every journal is very high quality and will inspire her to put the pen to paper and create, whether its a story, sketch or notes these journals will inspire creativity. Use code “passports2life” at checkout for a discount!

From $38 Available on Soothi

15. Packing Cubes

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Packing cubes make is easy to stay organized when packing for trips of any length

Packing cubes have become very popular recently, and after my struggle packing for my trip to AmsterdamPrague, and Munich, I may just be giving them a try! Packing cubes separate your clothes neatly and prevent the inevitable wrinkles that come when packing for a long trip. This great inexpensive holiday gift will make packing a breeze.

$23 Available on Amazon

Holiday Gifts to Keep Her Feeling Fresh During Travel

16. Sephora Eye Masks

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At only $5 these are a great way to stay looking fresh on the next long flight

The Lotus Eye Mask moisturizes and soothes to reduce the signs of fatigue and strain for a fresh, hydrated appearance. These are perfect for coming off a red-eye or long-haul flight looking and feeling great.

$5 Available at Sephora

17. Aesop no rinse handwash

A higher-end version of Purell, with Aesop no rinse handwash you’ll keep your hands clean when traveling

Airplanes are disgusting germ-filled places, so this no-rinse handwash will keep you germ-free on your next flight.

$21.50 Available on Amazon

18. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

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Kiehl’s Facial Cream will keep her moisturized on those long-haul flights making it a great holiday gift!

A 24-hour moisturizing cream that not only reduces moisture loss but also continuously draws moisture from the air keeping your face smooth and moisturized. This cream is a life saver on ultra long-haul flights since the humidity on airplanes is so low it dries us out.

$46 Available on Amazon

19. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Face Wipes

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Burt’s Bees Sensitive Face Wipes are perfect for long flights or the gym!

One of the things I hate most is coming off a flight feeling greasy. These sensitive wipes allow you to clean your face without drying it out. They also smell really good!

$6 Available on Amazon

20. Colgate Wisps

Keep that smile ready for those photos at your destination and the breath fresh with the Colgate Wisps disposable travel toothbrush.

$5 for a pack of 24 Available on Amazon

Useful Stocking Stuffers for Women who Travel

These small gifts will put a smile on her face when she dumps out that stocking Christmas morning.

21. Carry-On Cocktail Kit

Carry on Cocktail

With five flavors you will find one she enjoys!

Coming in 5 different flavors of classic cocktails, a poorly mixed drink on the airplane is a thing of the past. You want an old-fashioned at 35,000 ft? You got it. Moscow Mule? No Problem. These are perfect for your significant other’s stocking, now comes in two packs too so you can have one for yourself!

$40 For a Two-Pack Available on Amazon

22. Champagne Gummy Bears

These little gummy bears are infused with Dom Perignon! You get flavors of both Brut and Rose when you bite into them and they are sure to go quickly!

$9 Available at Sugarfina

23. Collapsible Water Bottle

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The Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle is a super convenient way to stay hydrated!

Want to stay hydrated and be environmentally friendly? This collapsible water bottle will make it through TSA, and you can refill it as many times as you need to. It also takes up barely any space!

$22 Available on Amazon

24. Flamingo Floating Drink Holder

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This floatie flamingo will put a smile on her face as she can enjoy an icy cold beverage while floating in the pool or ocean

Perfect for her next tropical vacation. I can see it now a Pina Colada floating right next to Mallory in this bad boy!

$13 for a pack of 3 Available on Amazon

25. Tile

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Tile lets you find your phone or whatever you attach it to!

These things are great for finding your keys, phone, bag, and you can track it on your phone, so you’ll never have to wonder if your bag made it on the flight again!

$60 for a two pack Available on Amazon


Hopefully, this holiday gift guide for women who travel either gave you some ideas of things you didn’t know you needed or will help you buy a useful holiday gift for the woman in your life who loves travel. Either way, I hope you all have a happy holiday season spending time with those you love and if you’re lucky visiting somewhere new! We have some exciting trips coming up, and I can’t wait to share them with you! Make sure you’re following along on Instagram and Facebook, so you don’t miss any of our journeys!

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