Travel Gift Ideas For Couples – 15 Useful Things For World Travelers

As a world traveling couple who have also lived abroad for the last 3 years, we've got a list of our favorite travel essentials that we know would be great gifts. Our recommendations are not only great products that we think are perfect for the "wanderlusters" in your life, but they have always proven very useful for us during our travels. You'll find some of our travel gift ideas for traveler couples below and then some gifts just for her and him.

We have used these great items throughout our travels and would imagine they will come in handy for any traveler. The list is categorized into sections to help you pick gifts for traveling men, female travelers, and items that are perfect for couples going places together. These are items we have experience using and found to be extremely useful either during our journey or at our destinations around the world. They make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, and are perfect as wedding presents for newlywed adventurers!

Gifts For Traveling Couples

The Gift Of Experience

We believe in collecting moments rather than things so it's no surprise that we would recommend giving this unique gift to a traveling couple. Tinggly is a great gift for the newlyweds or the pair of adventure seekers that love travel. They get a beautifully boxed gift certificate with so many experiences around the world that they can choose from! The experiences are easy to book and valid for up to two years. Let them choose an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

SKROSS Universal Adapter with USB Charger 

This is something that a lot of people usually forget and realize they need when they get to there destination. It's great as git because it's one less thing they have to purchase when they get there. Often times, travelers realize they need this at the worst possible moment so help them avoid that by getting them a few of these!

Anker PowerCore 10000

I didn't know how bad I needed one of these power banks until I had one. On our travels, we tend to be out and about for hours and too often relied on being able to plug in at a restaurant or cafe. Well, we learned the hard way that this isn't always possible. Not only will this backup battery come in handy in emergencies, but it'll also help travelers not miss a photo or video opportunity, which can be devastating sometimes.

GoPro Hero

We love our GoPro Camera! It's been part of our adventures ever since the start and we can't go anywhere without it. We lost our first one in China but immediately bought another one when we returned home. Being durable and waterproof are the top qualities, but it also helps that it is light and small. Most our photos on this blog were taken with a GoPro!

Roost Laptop Stand

This foldable and adjustable stand goes with us wherever we go. Being online entrepreneurs, we work on our laptops at home and on the road. This little simple gadget has saved our necks (literally!). Having the stand allows us to work at different locations where the tables and chairs aren't always ergonomic. People are always asking us where they can get one whenever they see us using it in public, so here it is!

Mpow Universal Waterproof Case

Having these pouches to protect our phones was one of the best things while we lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Not only was it the perfect item to pack for visiting the islands, but it kept our phone safe during the rainy season as well as the Songkran celebrations. For such a low price, it's just a no-brainer to have these wherever you travel. The best part is that they are light and don't take up a lot of room in your luggage. You don't just need them in a wet environment as they are also ideal to protect against sand and dirt. There's just no reason not to have one of these as traveler!

Lightweight Water Resistant Travel Backpack/foldable & Packable

It's super useful to have a lightweight backpack for day trips or on hikes. We love that this backpack can fold away into our luggage and we can pull it out and make use of it on our travels. Being water resistant is key considering sometime you can't help getting a little wet whether it's a misty waterfall trek or accidental spill.

Tarriss Digital Luggage Scale

I love having to take stuff out of my luggage when I'm at the check-in counter because it is over the weight limit. Said no one. EVER! This is one of those things you don't normally think about when preparing for travel, but when you have one handy, it can really ease some anxiety and stress.

The perfect gift for traveling couples who have pets or Just Love them

We been using Trusted Housesitters for over a year now and love it! Use our special link here to get 20% off membership. ​

This service is great if the couple is traveling and need their home and pets cared for. Find the ideal sitter from their pet loving community who'll love your pets and home like their own completely for free. 

It's also perfect for those who are looking to save on their travels by staying somewhere for free! All they have to do is give their time and care for other's pets for free. You can find a place to stay for free in locations world-wide, whether you're looking for a weekend or a few months

travel gifts for men

Incase Men's CITY Compact Backpack

Rob got this backpack for his MacbookPro and loved it right off the bat. The look and feel are nothing short of perfect for him. This backpack is also easier on him as compared to the over-the-shoulder bag he had previously. He appreciates the quality of the materials as well.

Bose QuietComfort Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Originally a Christmas present to Rob, these headphones turned out to be one of the best gifts. We have loved using these in airplanes and airports as well as busy cafes. The sound quality is fantastic!

***Bonus Recommendation: 

RFID Blocking Genuine Leather  Wallet

This slim, bifold wallet with money clip is perfect for the male traveler. The last thing you need is a bulging, bulky wallet when traveling. It's RFID blocking, too!

We love the minimalist, sleek style. It comes in several different colors.

Portable Shelving Roller Duffle Bag

This luggage bag is such a time saver! When you get to a destination, all you want to do is go explore and having to unpack is never a top priority when there are places to see. This duffle bag keeps all your things organized and available almost instantly. No more having to pull stuff out and having trouble finding the things you need!

If you need some more suggestions, here are some ​other great gift options.

gifts for the traveling woman

Zuca Backpack

I've had this backpack for over five years now and have used it on almost every trip. I love the different compartments that keep all of my toiletries organized. I also use this to carry my laptop around sometimes. It has so much space that I can fit a jacket and change of shoes for emergencies! It fits perfectly in the overhead compartment of a plane and is best for a carry-on bag.

ZUCA Utility Pouches

These packing cubes are perfect for the Zuca backpack I mentioned above. They are also a great way to keep things organized in any other suitcase or luggage piece you may have. Keeping clothing rolled up in these saves a lot of space and tends to keep them smelling better upon arrival. (Keep a dryer sheet in for extra freshness).

ZÜCA Rolling Bag

Another one of my favorites from Zuca is this rolling luggage piece. My favorite thing about it is that you can use it as a seat! Waiting for your cab on the street? No, problem, have a seat on your bag! In a full train? You don't have to stand! I just can't get over how convenient that single characteristic alone has made my journeys. Just like the backpack, it can fit a lot of stuff and is best when used with the pouches. (They offer a variety of colors and designs you can choose from!)

***Bonus Recommendation: 

Daily Midfulness Journal

We love journaling and have been in the habit of doing it daily now for about a year. This daily habit has made us more mindful and grateful. We use it to set goals and to keep ourselves motivated, but above all, it helps us be more present and appreciative of our life.

This journal is great for anyone and only requires a few minutes in the morning to get you in the right mindset for the rest of the day! 

***Bonus Recommendation: 

Shampoo & Condition Bars​​​​

How many times have you had your things tossed in the trash because they were liquid and you couldn't have it in your carry-on? Well, I know I've had to plenty of times. These shampoo and conditioner bars can go in your carry-on without worry! It's nice to get to your hotel and not have to run out and buy things when you arrive at your destination. Having these gives you that peace of mind even if you don't have any checked in luggage. It's also a bonus that they won't create a mess in your bag!

Travel Pillow and Blanket

I'm a huge fan of having a neck pillow and blanket with me on every flight. The neck pillow seems to help with my motion sickness (might have something to do with stabilizing my head from turbulence...). These will likely come in handy flying on budget airlines that lack in providing amenities, I know they have always been a life saver for me!

We hope that our suggestions above are helpful for anyone looking for gift ideas for travelers. Below we have some additional recommendations that may also be good for birthday or holiday presents.

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Taiss Nowrouzi

Hi! I'm just a California girl addicted to travel and adventure with a passion for art and dance on the side. Born in Iran, but I consider myself a citizen of Earth, adhering to the belief that "The world is but one country and mankind its citizen." I strive to make a positive impact on everyone I meet and learn as much as possible from them. My degree out of college is in Marketing. However, I entered the hospitality business at an early age and worked my way up to hotel management. After about 13 years in that industry (5 of which I was a hotel assistant manager), I made the decision to move to Thailand and leave the 9 to 5 grind behind. My husband and I set off for a life of living abroad and hopes to continue traveling the world, just 3 months after our wedding. It all started with the two of us, along with our cat, together in Thailand. Can't wait to see where life takes us next!

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