Don’t Say Goodbye, Say Hello To These 40+ Epic Going Away Gifts For Travelers!

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So, your bestie, brother, cousin, or favorite co-worker is about to embark on a world-class adventure, huh? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you get through and send them off with a smile. From practical going away gifts for travelers to funny gag gifts, you will find it all here.

Whether they’re off to conquer distant mountains, explore exotic beaches, or just escape the office for a well-deserved break (lucky them!), you want to send them off with something special. Something that says, “Bon Voyage” in the most epic, awe-inspiring way possible.

And that’s why we’ve gathered over 40 epic and unforgettable farewell travel gifts!

If you are short on time and just need a quick gift tip, here are my top 3 gifts:

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40+ best going away gifts for travelers

Farewell travel gifts for large budgets

#1 GoPro action camera

A complete set of an action camera by GoPro
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you have a large budget for this gift, then a GoPro action camera is one of the best gift ideas for someone going traveling soon.

GoPro cameras are great for people who love active holidays. They take high-quality photos and can be taken underwater or on a helmet.


#2 Experience gifts

People in a raft boat
Rafting is a fun activity you can find on Tinggly

One of the best going-away gifts for travelers is something they can actually use on their trip.

Or even better.

Something they can actually experience. (Did you know that most people prefer experiential gifts over physical ones?).

And for that, a cool tour or activity from Tinggly is the perfect gift.

If you are not sure what kind of tours the recipient likes, a Tinggly gift card is a better idea. They can spend it on all experiences at Tinggly.


#3 Power bank

Black power bank
Photo courtesy of RAVPower

Are you looking for going away gifts for travelers who are into technology? Or for someone who can’t survive without his or her phone?

Then a power bank to keep their batteries up and running is the perfect gift.

RAVPower is one of the best brands when it comes to power banks, so basically any RAVPower portable charger works.


#4 Floatable sunglasses

Sunglasses by Rheos
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for farewell travel gifts for someone who loves being on the water (such as a surfer), then these floatable sunglasses by Rheos are perfect.

Even if the recipient loses his or her sunglasses on the water, they will stay afloat and the recipient won’t lose them!


#5 Portable speaker

A small portable bluetooth speaker by JBL
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Portable speakers are great going away gifts for travelers who love music.

And come on. Who doesn’t love music?

I love JBL’s GO 3 because it’s small, water and sand-proof, and the sound quality is really good for such a small device.


#6 eReader

An eReader by Kobo
Photo courtesy of Amazon

An eReader is one of the best going away gifts for travelers who love reading.

Books take up a lot of space and weight, so a compact eReader with over a hundred different books is the perfect solution for travelers.

Both Amazon’s Kindle and Kobo are excellent eReaders.


#7 Something from the country they are traveling to

A green backpack from the brand Fjallraven
Photo courtesy of Amazon

A gift from the country they are going to is also a thoughtful farewell travel gift. For example, this Fjallraven backpack is a cool gift for people who are going to travel to Sweden.

For more inspiration, check out my destinations page.


#8 Water bottle

A transparent water bottle from the brand LifeStraw
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Water bottles are another example of practical going away gifts for travelers.

There are two options you can go for.

The first one is the water bottle with a filter by LifeStraw. The filter allows travelers to safely drink unpurified water in different countries. It’s a great gift for hikers, campers, and people who love being outdoors in nature, where purified water is not always available.

The second option is a personalized water bottle from Zazzle. You can find a million different designs. So I am sure you can find one for your recipient.


#9 Portable espresso maker

A portable espresso maker
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for gifts for people going traveling and who also love coffee?

Then this portable espresso maker is the perfect gift!

Not having a good cup of coffee in the morning (or any time of the day, really) is any coffee lover’s nightmare. So with this travel-sized espresso maker, they can have a high-quality cup of coffee whenever and wherever they want.


#10 Mobile hotspot

A white mobile hotspot device
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Mobile hotspots are another great techy gift for someone going traveling. With this device, they will have a safe and reliable internet connection wherever they go. They are not dependent on the hotel’s or restaurant’s free wifi but simply have their own device.

One important note though. This device by Huawei is unsuitable for travelers who are traveling in the USA, Canada, or Mexico. But for all other countries, it works perfectly!


#11 Pickpocket-proof scarf

A woman wering a colorful scarf with hidden pockets for passport
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you care about your recipient? And do you want them to stay safe on their next trip? Then this infinity scarf with two hidden pockets for their valuable items is perfect!

There is no better way to say “I care about you” than a gift that will keep them and their belongings safe.


Couldn’t find the going away travel gift you were looking for? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of guides to help you out!

Farewell travel gifts for mid-budget

#12 Travel journal

A travel planner journal
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Travel journals are awesome going-away gifts for travelers who love recording their travel memories and adventures.


#13 Travel-sized games

A travel-sized game in the shape of a banana
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for going away travel gift ideas for someone who loves games, then travel-sized games are the perfect gifts!

One of my favorite games that’s easy to take for travelers is Bananagrams. It’s somewhat comparable to Scrabble, except you don’t need a large board, and players all play at the same time.


#14 Personalized passport cover

Two passport covers with a personalization
Photo courtesy of Bangkok Handcraft

The personalized passport covers on Etsy are great gifts for someone going traveling. A passport is the most important document for a traveler, so a gift to help them keep that document safe will always be appreciated.

There are many different travel-themed passport covers on Etsy, so if you don’t like the one I picked, I am sure you can find one you’ll like on Etsy.


#15 Personal GPS tracker

A phone with a device that tracks the GPS location
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you know someone who would lose their head if it wasn’t attached?

Then this GPS tracker is a great going away travel gift idea for for them!

It’s waterproof and has an ultra-compact design. It’s a great device for safer travels by tracking their luggage, vehicles, and even their travel partners!

To use the device, it needs a monthly subscription where they can choose the tracking interval they want and use the SilverCloud App for real-time tracking with Google Maps.

They’ll also receive text and email alerts, geofence alerts, plus both live and historical playbacks!


#16 Packing cubes

A set of 4 green packing cubes
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for gifts for friends going traveling who struggle to stay organized and pack efficiently?

Then packing cubes are the perfect gift for them.

You could either go for the set of 4 compression packing cubes on Amazon. These also help the traveler to fit more clothes in less space by compressing.

But for a more personal touch, you could also go for the set of 3 personalized packing cubes from Personalization Mall. Even though they’re not compression cubes, they still help travelers stay organized.


#17 Fun shirt

A t-shirt with "vacay mode" and jeans shorts
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This shirt is a super cute and fun gift for people going traveling for a long time. They will be in “Vacay Mode” for a long time!


#18 Jewelry organizer

A pink jewelry travel organizer
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for going away travel gift ideas for a woman who loves jewelry? And who will probably take her jewelry on her trip too?

Then this cute bag to help her organize and safely store her necklaces, rings, and whatnot, is the perfect gift!


#19 Farewell travel gift for coworkers: bracelet

A rose-colored bracelet with "you'll always be a part of us"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for a sweet going away travel gift idea for a female coworker? Then this cute bracelet with “you will always be part of us” is the perfect gift!


#20 Travel pillow

A memory foam travel pillow with a sleeping mask and earplugs
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Travel pillows are probably one of the least unique gifts for someone going traveling, but they are practical nonetheless.


#21 Travel-sized cocktail kits

A DIY kit to make margarita on the go
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The travel-sized cocktail kits by The Cocktail Box Co. are the best gifts for friends traveling who love to drink!

You can find them for pretty much any popular cocktail, such as margaritas, gin tonic, Moscow mule, old-fashioned, and many more.

The kits include all ingredients (except booze and other liquids) to make their favorite cocktail on a plane, bus, train, or wherever they want!


#22 Waterproof phone pouch

Two waterproof pouches for phones
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Traveling without a phone is almost impossible nowadays so keeping it safe is a priority for most travelers.

This is why this waterproof phone pouch is an ideal gift for anyone. It allows them to use their phone no matter where they are, be it on boats, at the beach, pool, at foam parties, at waterfalls, you name it!

With this, they’ll have one less thing to worry about!


#23 Personalized deck of cards

Deck of cards with family photo
Photo courtesy of Personalization Mall

Are you looking for gifts for friends going traveling who love card games?

Then a personalized deck of cards is the perfect gift.

There are different personalization options at Personalization Mall. Personally, I liked the one with the photo best.


#24 Travel toiletry bag

A hanging and waterproof toiletry bag
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Toiletry bags are another one of the travel essentials and thus very practical going away gifts for travelers.

You can go for the practical one from Amazon, which is a great gift for basically anyone. Or go for a personalized toiletry bag from Personalization Mall.


#25 Travel mug

Travel mug with map
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Travel mugs are also great gifts for people going traveling who love coffee.

You can find a design in literally any theme on Zazzle. Or simply go for the one with the map of the world, because travelers love maps. (I even created a complete guide with map-inspired gifts!).


#26 Foldable summer hat

A bron summer hat
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you need going away travel gift ideas for female travelers who love sunny destinations?

Then this foldable hat is perfect!

It’s a super fashionable way to keep the sun from their faces. And because it’s foldable it’s super practical for travelers to take on a trip.


#27 How to sh*t around the world book

Book cover of 'how to shit around the world'
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Looking for a fun yet practical gift for people going traveling?

This book would do wonders for food enthusiasts and travelers as well!

Not only is it a fun read but it’s informative as hell! With hilarious anecdotes from fellow travelers leaving practical tips and techniques when it comes to bathroom etiquette.

Or check out these hilarious gag travel gifts for more inspiration.


Farewell gifts for small budgets

#28 Travel discovery game

Deck of cards called "anywhere travel guide'
Photo courtesy of Amazon

These anywhere travel guide cards are one of my favorite gift ideas for someone going traveling.

The pack includes 75 cards with different assignments that travelers can do at every destination. The assignments are fun questions or activities that will help them to explore the place in a unique way. For example, one card may say “ask a local about their favorite street and go there” or “buy coffee for a stranger”.


#29 Necklace

Necklace with pendants of a globe and a compass
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This cute necklace with a compass and a world map is another one of the best going away travel gift ideas for her.


#30 Cute keyring

A keychain with the map of New York State and a cute quote
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for cute gifts for friends going traveling?

Then this sweet keyring with “I love you more than the distance between us” is perfect.

You can find them from all US states, so just head over to Amazon and find the state you or the recipient is from.


#31 Coloring book for adults

Book cover of "ultimate travel coloring book"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for going away gifts for travelers who love to relax and have some quiet time?

This travel-themed coloring book by Lonely Planet is the perfect gift for them.

It’s a great activity to help them unwind and meditate.


#32 Travel-themed tote bags

Tote bag with word "wanderlust"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Tote bags are great sustainable gifts for people going traveling.

Tote bags barely take up any space and weigh virtually nothing. And the best thing for sustainable travelers is the fact that they are made from recycled material and can be used more than once.

The wanderlust tote bag is a great one for all sorts of globetrotters. But for more options, check out Zazzle.


#33 Travel cutlery

Set of steel travel cutlery
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Another great farewell travel gift for sustainable travelers is a reusable cutlery set, such as this stainless steel one.

With this set, travelers don’t have to use plastic disposable knives and forks anymore. And personally, I prefer stainless steel cutlery over plastic and bamboo ones.


#34 Cable organizer

A black organizer for cables
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you have a techie friend who likes to travel a lot?

This cable organizer is the perfect gift for them!

It’s very practical and will help them stay organized, has two layers of interior compartments which is more than enough space for all their cords, chargers, and other accessories. Plus, it’s waterproof too which is also great for business travelers!


#35 Mosquito-repellent bracelets

A set of mosquito repellent bracelets
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Did you know that there are mosquito-repellent bracelets? (Yep! You heard that right.)

This is a fantastic gift for someone going traveling that will keep them safe! It’s infused with essential oils with active ingredients from plants (without registered pesticides!) that keep mosquitos away.

It’s also stretchy and adjustable so it’s suitable for children and adults alike. Great for outdoor fun!


#36 Fun socks

Socks with a print of London
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for small, fun, and practical gifts for people going traveling? Then a pair of travel-themed socks are perfect.

All travelers take a pair of socks (even if they are going to sunny destinations), so your gift will actually be used during the trip.

You can go for the London-themed socks on Amazon, or head over to Zazzle to find socks in pretty much any theme.


#37 Travel towels

A set of travel towels
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Travel towels are one of those essential travel gear. They are small, lightweight, and dry super fast so travelers can pack them in their bags even after they’ve just used their towel.

And that is exactly why they are such practical farewell travel gifts.

Even if they already have one of these, most people prefer to have at least two towels when traveling.


#38 Make-up mirror

A small mirror with a personalized text engraved
Photo courtesy of Amazon

These cute makeup mirrors are great gifts for friends going traveling!


#39 Reasons why you’re my Bestie mini book

Book cover of "50 reasons why you are my bestie"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This cute book with 50 fill-in-the-blank prompts is one of the best going-away gift ideas for best friends!

Or for long-distance friendships.


#40 Laundry bag with map

Laundry bag with the world map
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This is one of the special recommendations by one of my friends (who is also a frequent traveler). So if you are looking for small, practical, and cute gifts for someone going traveling, this laundry bag is the one she highly recommends. (And me too, as a matter of fact 😉


#41 First aid kit

A first aid kit
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Gifting a first aid kit is a great way to keep your favorite travelers safe.

Adventure is fun but let’s not forget that sometimes, trouble follows so having a first aid kid always comes in handy.

It’s a gift they’ll surely appreciate. You never know! They might slip in the bathroom (just like I did). 🤣


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Final note on going away gifts for travelers

Alright, I hope you liked these 40+ going away gifts for travelers, and if you still haven’t decided which gift to buy, here are my top 3:

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!