Top 25 Personal Safety Gifts That Every Traveler Needs

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Personal safety gifts for travelers are the sweetest and most practical gifts you can give to a traveler. Because nothing says “I love you”, more than safe travel gifts! The travel safety gifts on this list are not only for their personal safety but also to keep their personal belongings safe.

Travel safety items are the best gifts for parents who are worried about their child traveling alone, or for friends or lovers to give to the person they care about. Actually, now that I am thinking about it, I can’t think of an example of when safe travel gifts are not a good idea!

And as a frequent solo female traveler myself, I know exactly which travel safety items will keep your loved ones safe on the road!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three travel safety gifts by budget.

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25 Personal safety gifts for travelers

Personal safety gifts for large budgets

#1 Socks with hidden pockets

Socks with hidden pockets
Socks with hidden pockets

Clothes with hidden pockets make great safe travel gifts!

These socks have pockets with zippers for travelers to keep their money and cards safe and hidden.

It’s a great way for travelers to be able to walk through a city or sleep on a bus without the fear of being mugged.

#2 GPS-connected luggage tracker

GPS connected tracker
GPS connected tracker

This GPS tracker is the perfect safe travel gift idea for people who often lose items (AKA me).

With the tracker, they can use the app to locate their luggage, car, motorcycle, camera bag, or whatever they connect the tracker to. You do have to buy a subscription package to get real-time updates about the location, but for expensive items such as cars, camera gear, and motorcycles, it’s definitely worth the monthly costs.

#3 Instant translator

Instant translator device
Instant translator device

This instant translator may be one of the most expensive travel safety gifts on this list.

However, being able to communicate with people is also one of the best ways to stay safe when traveling. And though Google Translate can help us a long way, you do need an internet connection for it to work properly. Whereas this one works without any connection!

It translates up to 109 languages!

Alternatively, you could give the gift of learning a new language. For that, check out these 25 language lovers’ gifts.

#4 Flashlight first aid kit

First aid and flashlight
First aid and flashlight

First aid kits are very important and useful safe travel gifts for any type of traveler. And what’s great about this kit is that it is very compact, and comes with a flashlight, which is another essential travel safety product!

It includes tape, a compass, aspirins, tweezers, burn cream, thermometers, bandages, and a whistle. Seriously, anything they need for first aid!

#5 Safe travel gifts: portable charger

Portable charger
Photo courtesy of Anker

Traveling with a phone is a very easy way to travel safely, as you can always call for help in case of an emergency. However, a phone without a battery is not going to get you very far!

That is why portable chargers or power banks are great safe travel gifts!

Especially for techy people who tend to use their phones a lot and run out of battery fast.

#6 Adventurer multi-tool clip watch

multitool clip
multitool clip

This adventure tool includes everything they need to stay safe outdoors. It includes tools such as a knife, a watch, and compass, a screwdriver, and tweezers.

And what makes it a great gift for travelers, is the fact that it’s small and contains a clip, so they can simply attach it to a bag and it doesn’t take up any space.

If you are looking for more cool gifts for outdoor lovers, check out my camping gifts guide.

#7 Backpack protector

Backpack protector
Backpack protector

This backpack protector is a great way to prevent muggers from stealing their bags! It comes with a cord so they can attach their bags to something when they need to wait somewhere or sit down. So even when they’re not constantly keeping an eye on their bag, robbers can’t steal it.

It also comes with a small bag to carry the protector in when they don’t need it. As you probably already expected, this is a great gift for backpackers.

#8 Anti-theft backpack

Anti-theft backpack
Anti-theft backpack

Anti-theft backpacks are great travel safety gifts for any type of traveler. Whether they travel solo, as a couple, visit cities, or prefer to hike, every traveler wants their personal belongings to stay safe. And with a backpack like this one, it’s a lot harder for pickpocketers to get in!

It’s one of the best gifts for business travelers too because it allows them to look professional and keep their laptops safe.

#9 Safe travel gifts: water bottles with filter

LifeStraw water bottle with filter
LifeStraw water bottle with filter

Having access to safe drinking water is one of the most important things for travelers. And luckily many places do have safe drinking water. However, for people who enjoy the outdoors, drinking water may not always be at hand. For those people a water bottle with a filter, such as the LifeStraw that filters any dirty puddle water to safe drinking water is essential.

#10 Anti-theft shoulder bag

Anti-theft shoulder bag
Anti-theft bag

This anti-theft shoulder bag is a great travel safety gift for women. It’s water-resistant, and slash-resistant, and you can lock the zipper, so muggers can’t access it.

Check out these travel gifts for women if you want more inspiration.

Personal safety gifts for mid budgets

#11 Travel safety gifts: shirts with hidden pockets

Photo courtesy of Brayton World

These t-shirts with hidden pockets might be better travel safety gifts for you!

They are designed to keep passports, money, credit cards, and even phones (if they’re small enough), safe and hidden from pickpocketers. Plus this tank top is actually a cute shirt, so the recipient can look fashionable and be safe at the same time.

#12 Travel safety gifts: icon tote bag

Tote bag with little icons
Photo courtesy of IconSpeak

Besides the fact that tote bags are cute and practical, this icon tote bag has some special that makes it one of the best travel safety gifts.

It helps people communicate all over the world without speaking any language! The tote bag includes some of the most important icons for travelers. So even if they are unable to speak the local language, they can simply point at the icon of the thing they are looking for and locals can reply by pointing them in the right direction!

It’s a cheaper alternative to the instant translator.

#13 Safe travel gifts: books

The best travel safety books

If you are looking for safe travel gifts that will help them acquire actual skills to stay safe, rather than products to keep them safe, these books about traveling safely might be a good idea.

  • The Travel Safety Handbook: Your Guide To Safer Better Overseas Travel. A complete guide for people who are nervous about traveling overseas.
  • Going Solo: Travel Safety Tips For Women. How To Travel Safely Around The Country Or Around The World. This may come as a surprise, but this book is great for solo traveling women, especially for women who are going on their first solo trip ever.
  • Choose Adventure: Safe Travel In Dangerous Places. This a great book for people who would love to explore more off-beat and generally less safe places! It will teach them everything they need to think about when traveling to places considered more dangerous than their hometown.

#14 Personal safety gifts for travelers: alarm

Personal alarm
Personal alarm

Alarms such as this one are great personal safety gifts for travelers because they will allow them to make a lot of noise if they are in danger.

The alarm comes with a light and keychain, so they can easily carry it around. And if it’s necessary, they can double-tap the panic button and a loud alarm like a car alarm will ring. This is effective in two ways.

First, it will scare off the person (or animal, you never know) who attacked or assaulted them. Second, it’s almost impossible for others not to hear it, so help will come.

#15 Pants with hidden pockets

Pants with hidden pockets
Pants with hidden pockets

Comfy chill pants are great for traveling since they are one of the most comfortable clothes for long days on buses or planes. However, one disadvantage of pants is the fact that the pockets are open or they don’t have pockets, making it harder to keep your stuff safe.

But these super comfy pants by The Clever Travel Companion are an exception to that!

Not only are they comfortable, but they also have two secret hidden pockets to keep your passport, phone, and money safe, while you can sleep, chill or do whatever!

#16 Hidden bra wallet

Hidden bra wallet
Hidden bra wallet

A hidden bra wallet is a great safe travel gift for solo female travelers because it lets them keep their valuables safe and secure while still giving the impression that they’re just really happy to see everyone.

It’s like having a secret pocket that only she and her boobs know about. And let’s face it, nothing says “I’m a savvy traveler” quite like hiding your cash and credit cards in your undergarments.

#17 Personal medical information necklace

Medical information necklace
Medical information necklace

This medical information necklace is not only a cute-looking necklace but is also a great safety gift.

This stainless steel necklace can be engraved with important medical information such as allergies, blood type, and other medical details. Having and wearing a necklace with this information can be vital!

In fact, I actually received this as a gift from my grandma, and I thought it was one of the cutest gifts ever because I knew it was her way of telling me “I love you, please stay safe”.

#18 Portable locker

Portable locker
Portable locker

This portable locker is one of the best personal safety gifts for travelers who often go to public places, such as the beach. They can leave their personal belongings in this locker while they go for a swim and no one will be able to steal their stuff!

Personal safety gifts for small budgets

#19 Keyholder wristband

Key holder wristband
Key holder wristband

This key holder is one of the best safe travel gifts for people who often lose their keys, phones, bags, or whatnot!

They can now attach their keys, bags, and everything else to their wristband, and wear the holder around their wrists, so they won’t lose it again!

#20 Scarf with hidden pockets

Scraf with hidden pockets
Scarf with hidden pockets

Scarfs with hidden pockets are also great personal safety gifts for travelers! For example, when traveling by bus, they can hide their money and passports in the scarf and sleep without risking being robbed.

#21 Self-defense class

Self-defense classes are the best travel safety gifts if you are looking for a way to equip them with the very best and necessary skills to stay safe, in case the worst thing may happen.

There are plenty of self-defense schools around the world, so you could either find one close to home, However, you could also opt for an online self-defense class, such as this one on Udemy

#22 Flashlights


If you are looking for small safety gifts for travelers, a flashlight is a great idea! They can easily take it with them and attach it to their backpacks. And it will allow them to see where they are going when it’s dark. I know it might not sound like one of the most exciting safety-related gifts, but it is a very practical one.

#23 Scrunchie with hidden pockets

Scrunchie with hidden pocket
Photo courtesy of Gouzels Bits and Pieces

A scrunchie with a hidden pocket is an awesome travel safety gift because it lets them keep their money and other small valuables safe while looking fashionable.

It’s like having a tiny kangaroo pouch on their wrist or in their hair!

#24 Hand sanitizer holders

Hand sanitizer holder
Hand sanitizer holder

Sanitizers are another one of those extremely important travel safety items which gained even more popularity after COVID. These refillable holders are a cute way of always having hand sanitizers while traveling.

#25 Safety-related gifts: door lock


This door lock is a great gift for people who often stay in hotels, but who would prefer an additional lock to the door.

It fits on any door, and simply gives them a little extra peace at night, knowing that the door has an extra lock!

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Final note on safe travel gifts

Alright, these were the 25 travel safety gifts to keep them safe and say “I love you”, I hope you found the perfect gift for the receiver, if not, check out the editor’s favorite safe travel gifts by budget.