10 Gift Ideas for a Travel Addict

by Alicia Taggio

Finding the perfect gift for that frequent flyer in your life can be a bit intimidating, so we’ve put together our favourite gifts items for the travel addict in your life. But be warned, you may develop a strong case of wanderlust after reading this!


Scratch Map


What’s more fun than a scratch map? This classic world map displays all the countries which are each topped with a scratch-off foil surface so you can show off the places you’ve visited. Each country is a different colour, and we promise you it’s rather addicting and will only want to make you travel more so you can continue to scratch more countries off your map.


Travel Inspired Jewelery

From necklaces, to rings, there’s no shortage of travel inspired jewelery on Seattles Travels website.



Cork Map Notice Board


What better way to showcase your travels than on a continent-shaped cork board? Peg your adventures with photos, tickets and other travel items you picked up along the way. Cork board available at Anthropologie.



Travel Inspired Books

big small things book

Although there are hundreds of books out there that will inspire you to want to travel, here are some newer ones we’ve had a chance to read lately and highly recommend!

  • Big Small Things by Bruce Poon Tip
  • Wanderlust by Elisabeth Eaves
  • The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis



Rise Jumper Bag

rise gear weekender bag Whether you’re a business traveller, or just going away for the weekend, we love the Rise Jumper Bag from our friends over at Rise Gear. With a collapsible shelving system which keeps your clothes folded and organized, you can easily arrive at your destination and hang your luggage in your hotel closet or on the back of a door and have everything available to you in a flash. The bottom compartment also makes a great laundry hamper to keep your dirty clothes separate.



Travel Stubs Diary

Place and store priceless fragments from your journey in this Travel Stubs Diary including postcards, ticket stubs, airline tickets, and maps. The acid free pages will preserve your memories so you’ll be able to travel back and and follow your footprints again no matter how many years you’ve kept it in storage. Did we mention it’s less than $17?



World Map Duvet Cover

world map duvet
A fun and easy way to infuse an ordinary room with originality; this duvet cover will brighten any room. There are endless types of world maps to choose from on Etsy, so the hard part is deciding which one you want!



World Map Travel Pillow

world map pillow
Chances are, the travel addict in your life is no stranger to long flights. Whether you have a window seat, or are stuck in the middle row, a travel pillow helps make things a bit more comfortable. Add a world map to it, and we guarantee you’ll make at least one other passenger on the flight jealous.



4-in-1 Adaptor

4in1 adaptor plugs

4 plugs, 1 adapter, 150 countries! The Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter is a set of colour-coded plugs makes it easier to find the right plug for your trip and is compact, making it ideal to travel with.



A Flight Centre Gift Card

flight centre gift cards

Don’t have time to go shopping? Give them the gift of travel with a Flight Centre gift card. Available for purchase in-store or online, this will allow the freedom of selecting the best vacation when the appropriate time nears.


Have any more great gift ideas? Share them with us!