First of all, let me say thank you! Thank you for visiting The Best Travel Gifts, and for being interested in our story! So let’s start at the beginning, what is The Best Travel Gifts about? Now, I can imagine you think we’re all about helping you find the best gifts for travelers, and you would be right, kinda.

What started as a love letter to all things travel has now blossomed into a universe of gift guides, gifting tips, and DIY crafts that cater to every whim, passion, and occasion under the sun.

But don’t worry, even though we went broader, we’ve still got that passion for our gift guides!

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By now, you probably get the point. The Best Travel Gifts is here to help you find the perfect gift for any recipient, hobby, occasion, and more. But I can imagine you’re wondering why you should use our site.

What exactly is in it for you?


Now, you are probably also wondering who is gathering these ideas and what is she (yeah spoiler alert, I am female) getting for it?  How can I know I can trust her?

So, first things first.

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Yes, I do get money through affiliate marketing. Check out the Affiliate Disclosure for more information, but obviously, this is at no extra cost to you.

But seriously though, how do I select my gift, and how can you be certain my recommendations aren’t biased and can be trusted?

Well, I’d give you my word for it, but I can imagine that’s not enough to convince you to buy a random gift for your loved ones. So instead, I created this extensive gift guideline that we follow for every gift guide. But in short, this is what we do.


Handpicked: Every piece of advice, every gift recommendation, and every witty line is handpicked and vetted by yours truly. We include only products we genuinely support, regardless of any compensation.

Regular Updates: Our gift guides don’t gather dust. We listen and we tweak our guides based on what you tell us (or what the data tells us). So, if something’s not hitting the mark, we’re on it faster than you can say ‘update’!

Ethical Policy: Yes, we get paid through affiliate links, but we never let commissions sway our recommendations. We also critically vet sponsorships to avoid conflicts of interest, and we only pick stuff we’d proudly give our own BFFs and relatives.

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Ethical Commitment: I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of 12, I’ve pet-sat in every corner of the world and dived into healthcare research in Mozambique. Whenever possible, we try to include gifts that reflect his journey – eco-friendly, animal-loving, and planet-positive.

Spread Love, Not Shade: Our mission? To fill the world with gifts that are as kind as they are clever. While we enjoy humor and pranks, there is no room for put-downs or backhanded compliments here. Just pure, positive vibes that make every recipient feel truly treasured.


By now, you’re probably wondering who is this we and I behind the site and how it all gets started. So let me share our story.


The Best Travel Gifts set sail in 2020. As a passionate traveler and travel blogger, I was working on a Christmas gift guide for travelers. The ideas kept flowing. I just couldn’t stop. By the time I had about a thousand ideas, I realized they wouldn’t fit in one guide. And that’s when the idea for The Best Travel Gifts was born.

The growth

Since then, we’ve crafted over 280 different gift guides, catering to every possible recipient, and helping over a thousand visitors a day. In March 2022, I left my full-time office job to focus on The Best Travel Gifts while also traveling the world. To meet our growing demands, we’ve enlisted more passionate individuals to help us maintain our high standards.

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You’re probably wondering who that lady is in all these photos, so I guess it’s time to introduce myself properly. I’m Lara, a 29-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, running, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making travel gift idea lists.

Born in the cozy corners of the Netherlands, I now travel and petsit around the world. Basically, whipping up gift guides from wherever my backpack lands (which is Thailand, at the time I’m updating this page). Picture someone who’s a cocktail of clumsy, down-to-earth vibes, with a pinch of sarcasm, and you’ve got me in a nutshell.


Now that you know a bit more about me and The Best Travel Gifts, what else do you need?

Well, I would say head over to one of my social media channels to stay in touch and see what cool items I share. Or you could check out one of the gift categories.

But most importantly, enjoy the gift of giving!

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