60+ Creative Travel Gift Basket Ideas For Any Occasion

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A suitcase filled with gifts and items at the beach

Not everyone has the time or energy to hunt down individual gifts and painstakingly arrange them into a picture-perfect travel gift basket. That’s why we’ve got you covered with a mix of premade travel basket ideas that you can order online with just a few clicks. As well as homemade ideas for travel gift baskets where we simply give you the idea, but you can score the gifts and baskets yourself, allowing you to unleash your inner gift-giving Picasso right at home.

So, whether you’re looking to surprise your wanderlust mom or dad, send off a friend on their globetrotting adventure after graduation, or simply need a Christmas gift basket for a travel-obsessed soul, this comprehensive list will inspire and delight.

Save these travel gift baskets

Don’t forget to save these travel basket ideas on Pinterest for the next gifting occasion.

60+ travel gift basket ideas with a photo of a French-themed food basket

Destinations – Premade travel gift baskets

All right, let’s start with the first category; baskets by destinations.

Whether your recipient is obsessed with Europe, Australia, Asia, or The US, you can find premade travel basket ideas for just about any destination (a city, a state, or a country).

And the best part?

If you can’t find the destination your recipient loves in the list below, you simply make it yourself (check out the homemade section to help you out), or check out my three favorite travel gift basket sites and use the search bar. There were simply too many amazing options online, that I had to make a selection.

So if you’re looking for a specific destination, head over to the following sites

#1 British gift basket

Includes a selection of 12 of Britain’s finest foods, from cheese to tea, and fudge. There is something to satisfy every England and UK lover.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#2 French gift basket

This is the perfect travel gift basket for people who are obsessed with France, or at least French food. It includes 12 French items such as cheese, fig jam, and mustard.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

A plate filled with french food
Photo courtesy of iGourmet

#3 Spanish gift basket

Do you need a basket for someone who loves Spanish tapas? Then this is the basket you need, filled with 10 typical tapas dishes and a recipe this is every Spanish food-lover dream.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#4 Italian gift basket

If you’re up for a surprise, Cratejoy’s Taste of Italy basket is the perfect option. It includes hard-to-find sweet and savory items from Italy, and each month they curate a box with new items. It’s actually a subscription plan, but you can also sign up for a 1-time basket. You won’t know exactly what items will be in the basket then, but you can bet that they are all delicious (I mean, they’re sourced from Italy after all).
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#5 Greek gift basket

For anyone who is obsessed with Greek cuisine, the Greek travel gift basket is perfect. Just like the Italian one, the basket includes different Greek items each month. But what you will know upfront is that each item is healthy, organic, and all-natural. And from Greece, of course.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#6 German gift basket

This collection of 8 typical pantry items from Germany will transport your recipient straight back to the land of sausages (even though the basket doesn’t contain any sausage).
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#7 Scandinavian gift basket

With 10 delicious items from Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, the Scandinavian gift basket will make the recipient feel like they’re back in the north and the lands of hygge, fika, and happiness.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#8 Japan basket

The Japan crate includes 18-20 pieces of unique candy and snacks from Japan. It’s a monthly subscription box (but you can also order a one-time box), which means that the candy will change every month. So the exact candies will be a surprise for both the recipient and you.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

A box with "Japan Crate"
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

#9 Mexico basket

This Mexican basket contains 15-25 different sweets and snacks from Mexico. The content varies every month, but all items will be sourced from Mexico.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#10 Israel gift basket

Let the recipient discover the Holy Land with a basket filled with artisanal food, crafts, and content from Israel.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#11 Canadian beauty basket

Do you need travel basket ideas for someone who loves beauty products and Canada? Then this is the basket you need. It contains 5-8 full-sized beauty products from Canadian brands all over the country.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#12 Korean beauty basket

K-beauty is known around the world. So if you want to award the recipient with fresh and shiny skin like the Koreans, then this Korean beauty basket is perfect.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

An unpacked box of Facetory a K-beauty brand with facemasks
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

#13 Seoul basket

For more Korean-themed gift baskets, this Seoulbox is perfect. It includes snacks, drinks, and K-beauty products from various brands located in Seoul.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#14 Paris gift basket

For the Francophile who is obsessed with Paris, this is the gift basket you need. Filled with cute Eiffel Tower-related items for their home, they can travel from the comfort of home.
(Shop basket at Etsy)

#15 Tokyo gift basket

Whether you opt for the monthly subscription or just the one-time travel gift basket from Tokyo, this gift will satisfy all Japan and Tokyo loves, with snacks from local shops.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#16 Atlanta gift basket

Get your peaches from Georgia with this Atlanta gift basket. It contains cookies, candles, peanuts, coco cola, and more typical Atlanta and Georgia items.
(Shop basket at Etsy)

Georgia gift basket filled with food from Atlanta, and Georgia
Photo courtesy of Savannah Gift Box

#17 New York State basket

This travel gift basket contains all the beauty New York State has to offer. From local NYC brands to upstate New York cheese, there is something from across the state in this basket.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#18 California basket

This collection of 9 items from California’s artisan food producers makes a great travel gift basket for anyone who loves the Golden State.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#19 Louisiana basket

Louisiana is known for its delicious food, and that’s all collected in this Cajun gift basket which contains 7+ new items from Louisiana every month.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#20 Florida gift basket

Bring a piece of the Sunshine State into their homes, with a gift basket from Florida. Each box contains various Florida wildflower honey items, such as body lotion, a candle, and honey.
(Shop basket at Etsy)

#21 Maine basket

The last gift basket by destination is from Maine. It includes a personalized message and  7-10 unique hand-selected items from Maine that vary every month.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

A box of gifts from Maine
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

Destinations – Homemade gift baskets ideas

#22  Homemade ideas for travel gift baskets by destinations

You can literally make a gift basket for any country, state, or city yourself. All you need to do is to find items related to that country and you’re all set.

For more help with homemade gift baskets, check out this comprehensive guide on how to make gift baskets.

Decoration

To make your basket look prettier, you can add decorations in the color of the flag of the country too. For example, by buying fillers (such as crinkle paper shreds in the colors of the flag), add an actual flag of the country, or paint the basket.

Blue crinkles paper
Blue-colored crinkle filler

Gifts to include

Below I’ve made a list of items you can add to your homemade gift basket. Of course, make sure they’re related to the destination you picked.

And if you’re wondering where to buy these items, check out some of my favorite websites when it comes to buying unique gifts.

  • Pantry items
  • Snacks
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Postcard
  • Stickers
  • Travel guide
  • Interesting book
  • Language course
  • Mug
  • Glasses
  • Jars
  • Coasters
  • Koozie
  • Tumbler
  • Water bottle
  • Soap bar
  • Beauty products
  • Candle
  • Drinks
  • Poster
  • Passport cover
  • Luggage tag
  • Tote bag
  • Keychain
  • Jewelry
  • Notebook
  • Shirts
  • Socks
  • More Apparel
Texas food basket
Photo courtesy of The Artisan Gift Boxes

Foodies – Premade travel gift baskets

#23 Asian snack basket

Do you know a foodie who loves trying unique food from around the world? Then a basket filled with unusual Asian snacks is perfect! Every month, they’ll include 20 new snacks, sweets, drinks, and whatnot from any country in Asia, so it’s always a surprise for you and the receiver.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#24 International cheese basket

For cheese lovers, this basket with cheese from four different continents is heaven. It contains Gouda from Europe, Cheddar from Oceania, Argentine Reggianito from South America, and Atlanta Blue from North America.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#25 Scandinavian baking basket

Help the recipient embrace the fika and hygge lifestyle with a Scandinavian gift basket that includes everything they need to make delicious cardamom buns at home and bring the sweet smell and taste of Scandinavia into their house.
(Shop basket at Etsy)

#26 Paella basket

Ditch those standard baskets, and use the actual pan as your basket with the paella gift! It comes with a pan, a recipe, and all the ingredients to make a pot of paella at home (apart from the fresh ingredients).
(Shop basket at Amazon)

DIY Paella kit
Photo courtesy of Amazon

#27 Whiskey-lover crate

Surprise your favorite whiskey drinker with a whiskey box that contains everything they need to take their whiskey drinking to the next level, from a personalized decanter to a whiskey-tasting journal.
(Shop basket at Man Crates)

#28 International chocolate basket

This chocolate gift basket contains nothing but the best chocolate bars from five different countries around the world; Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, France, and the USA, which makes it by far the best option for chocolate lovers.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#29 International spices

Do you know someone who loves to experiment in the kitchen? Then this is the perfect travel basket idea for you; a set with six different spices from different countries in the world (Egypt, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, India, Italy).
(Shop basket at Etsy)

#30 Hot sauces from around the world

This suitcase basket filled with hot sauces from around the world is the perfect idea for people who love spicy food and who love to experiment.
(Shop basket at Walmart)

A suitcase shaped box with various hot sauces from around the world
Photo courtesy of Walmart

#31 European cookies baskets

This gift basket is every sweet tooth’s dream; a selection of the best European cookies combined in one cute iGourmet tote bag.
(Shop basket at iGourmet)

#32 Avocado gift box

For the avocado and guacamole lover in your life, this is the ultimate gift box. It includes fresh and ready-to-eat avocados, lemons, honey, seasoning, and delicious fresh bagels to create the best avo on bagel toast at home.
(Shop basket at Gourmet Gift Basket)

#33 Pizza-lover gift basket

This gift basket is perfect for pizza lovers who a ready to try their own pizza-making skills at home. It comes with a dough mixture that only needs water and oil, spices, and various online recipes the recipient can use.
(Shop basket at Etsy)

#34 Mochi ice cream basket

Do you need gift basket ideas for people who love Japan and ice cream? Look no further! Head over to Uncommon Goods and go for this box to help them make their own Japanese mochi ice cream.
(Shop basket at Uncommon Goods)

DIY mochi ice cream kit
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

#35 Taco gift baskets

The taco and queso gift basket does not only come with vegetarian taco seasoning and sauces but also with a cute and colorful basket to turn your gift into a true fiesta.
(Shop basket at Gourmet Gift Basket)

#36 International coffee basket

Even though this is technically not a gift basket, I still added it to the list. Why? Because all you need to do is buy a cute basket, add some rustic-colored fillers, and place these 16 different coffee bean bags from around the world in the basket, and you’re all set.
(Shop basket at Bean Box)

Collection of coffee bean bags
Photo courtesy of Bean Box

Foodies – Homemade gift basket ideas

The good thing about food-inspired baskets is that you can basically recreate any of the premade baskets at home. Simply find a type of food the recipient loves, and then find those from around the world.

Or go for a typical food from a country the recipient loves, and make a basket that contains everything they need to make that food at home. Below you’ll find a few of those ideas for inspiration. But honestly, the options are endless.

#37 Crepe lover gift basket

What you need:

  • Cute basket
  • Fillers
  • A crepe maker
  • Ingredients to make crepes
  • Toppings for crepes
  • A crepe recipe book

#38 Belgium waffle lover basket

What you need:

  • Basket
  • Filler
  • Waffle maker
  • Ingredients for Belgium waffles
  • Toppings for waffles
  • Recipe book

#39 Pasta lover gift basket

What you need:

  • Colander (to serve as a basket)
  • Pasta maker
  • Pasta dough ingredients
  • Italian pasta cookbook
  • Ingredients for one pasta dish

#40 Homemade gift basket idea for alcohol drinkers

What you need:

  • A cute basket
  • Fillers
  • Mini bottles of their favorite drink (eg, different international beers, wines, whiskey, gin, rum)
  • Serving glasses
Six different gift baskets with food and drinks
Homemade food and drink baskets

#41 Homemade gift basket idea for cocktail drinkers

What you need:

  • Basket
  • Fillers
  • Cocktail shaker
  • International cocktail book
  • Ingredients for 1 or 2 cocktails from that book

#42 Homemade gift basket idea for tea lovers

What you need:

  • Baskets
  • Fillers
  • Bag of international tea leaves
  • Cute mug or travel mug
  • International cookies
  • Infuses with travel-themed hangers
  • Teaspoon with a travel theme

General – Premade travel gift basket

#43 Happy glamper gift basket

For people who love the outdoors, but who also love luxury, this glamping gift basket is what you need. Every three months, the curators will come up with new items to fill the basket that will make the life of outdoor lovers more comfortable and luxurious.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

A box with "happy glamping" and gifts for campers
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

#44 Campers gift basket

This is the ultimate gift basket for campers. Each box contains essential items for camping lovers, such as camp lights, dry bags, camping games, and energy snacks, so that your favorite camper can enjoy a basket full of goodies.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#45 Gift basket for beach bums

Help your favorite beach bum enjoy a beachy day, every day (even when they’re not at the beach) with this cute beach basket. It includes a candle, keychain, water bottle, bag, and more.
(Shop basket at Etsy)

#46 Gift basket for bookworms

Do you know a traveler who also loves to read? Then this basket filled with amazing travel-themed books that every jet-setter will love is the perfect idea for you. You can choose from various price ranges, which will include a varied amount of books to read. And each basket comes with tea, bookmarks, postcards, and other keepsakes.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

An unpacked box with books
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

#47 Outdoor survival crate

This survival ammo basket is another great option for campers and outdoor lovers. It includes everything they need to survive in the wild. From snacks to tools such as knives and survival blankets as well as a survival guide, so even if they don’t have any survival skills yet, they can learn everything with this basket.
(Shop basket at Man Crates)

#48 Ttravel basket idea for kids and teens

Get kids and teens excited to explore the world with a gift basket that features a different country each month and that teaches them fun facts about it. the basket is completely catered toward kids and teens, so the facts are understandable and relatable for them.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

#49 Travel through music basket

The last premade travel basket idea is a truly unique one for music lovers. It’s a basket that features local artists from around the world. Because they change the country and artists with each box, it’s always a surprise for you and the recipient. But each time it includes a travel guide, Spotify playlist, keychain, postcards from that specific destination as well as music-related travel gifts such as speakers or headphones.
(Shop basket at Cratejoy)

A box with a lot of small travel-themed items around
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

General- Homemade gift basket ideas

Always remember, that for each of the travel basket ideas I shared above, you can always curate one yourself. Simply pick similar items that match your recipient, buy a cute basket, and add some fillers, and your homemade gift basket is done.

If you need more inspiration for what kind of gifts you can buy for each type of recipient have a look at my list of homemade ideas for travel gift baskets.

#50 Homemade gift basket ideas for book lovers

What you need:

  • Basket
  • Fillers
  • Travel-themed books (either inspirational guides, travel memoirs, or travel stories)
  • Book marks
  • Headlight

Or for the reader with an e-reader

  • Gift card for a Kindle subscription
  • E-reader cover
  • Card with a sweet message

#51 Homemade gift basket ideas for beauty queens and kings

What you need:

  • Makeup bag (as a basket)
  • Fillers
  • Travel-sized beauty products
  • Travel-sized manicure set
  • Sleeping mask
Toiletery bag with travel items
Use make-up bag as a basket

#52 Travel-safe homemade gift basket ideas

What you need:

#53 Road-tripping gift basket

What you need:

  • Basket
  • Fillers
  • Car games
  • Car snacks
  • Road trip guide book
  • Band-aids
  • Gas gift card
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Travel pillow

#54 Couple’s or wedding-themed homemade ideas for travel gift baskets

What you need:

#55 Techy traveler homemade gift basket ideas

What you need:

  • Tech bag organizer (as a basket)
  • Fillers
  • Headphone splitter
  • Sleeping mask with built-in headphones
  • Travel adaptor
  • Gift card for a tech company
  • Any other tech travel gadgets
Backpack with techy items
Back with techy gifts

Occasion – Homemade gift basket ideas

Unfortunately, you can’t find any premade travel basket ideas online for specific occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more.

But don’t worry.

It’s actually really easy to make an event-themed gift basket yourself. Yes, really. Even if you’re not one of the creative types. I’ve got your back.

There are two super simple ways in which you can curate a travel gift basket for a special occasion.

  1. Through decoration
  2. Through international products

The first method is by far the easiest. You simply buy regular travel gifts and baskets (as you would for any gift basket). And then just decorate the basket in the theme of the occasion.

So let’s say you’re making a travel-themed Easter basket, you simply add Easter grass as a filler, Easter eggs for decoration, and a Happy Easter card to finish it off.

For Christmas, same story. Simply buy Christmas-themed fillings, and a Christmas card, and then add Christmas ornament such as Christmas balls, tinsels, and pinecones.

A basket with bath goodies and Christmas decorations
Add Christmas decoration

The second method requires a bit more creativity, but luckily I’ve helped you out with that one too. So let’s have a look at all the fun homemade ideas for travel gift baskets by occasion.

#56 Travel-themed Easter basket through decoration

What you need:

Basket with Easter eggs and a bunny
Add easter decoration

#57 Travel-themed Easter basket with international treats

What you need:

#58 Travel-themed Christmas basket through decoration

What you need:

  • Backpack, dry bag, or makeup bag as a basket
  • Christmas-themed filler
  • Christmas ornament
  • Happy Holidays card with a sweet or funny Christmas message
  • One major travel gift such as an e-reader, a portable speaker, or headphones (this could be a more expensive gift as the centerpiece of your basket)
  • Multiple smaller gifts such as
A Christmas basket with food and Christmas ornament
Add Christmas ornament

#59 Travel-themed Christmas basket through international treats

What you need:

#60 Housewarming gift basket for travelers

What you need:

#61 Graduation gift basket with a travel theme

What you need:

  • Backpack, toiletry bag, travel pouch, or any practical bag for travelers as a basket
  • Fillers
  • Congratulations card with a sweet or funny graduation message
  • Graduation cap for decoration (or as the basket)
  • Travel mug for graduates
  • Journal for graduates
  • Gift card
  • Any of these travel graduation gifts

#62 Mother’s Day travel basket idea

What you need:

Basket wit chocolate and 'Happy Mother's Day'
Happy Mother’s Day basket

#63 Father’s Day travel gift basket idea

What you need:

  • Tech bag organizer (as a basket)
  • Fillers
  • Happy Father’s Day card with a sweet or funny message for dad
  • Outdoor gadgets, such as
    • Torch
    • Swiss army knife
    • Hammock
  • Other travel gifts for dads
Backpack with outdoor items
Backpack with gifts for dad

#64 Retirement travel gift basket

What you need:

  • Backpack, toiletry bag, travel pouch, or any practical bag for travelers as a basket
  • Fillers
  • Happy retirement card with a sweet or funny farewell message
  • Travel mug for retirees
  • Journal for retirees
  • Any of these travel retirement gifts

Save these travel basket ideas

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60+ premade and homemade gift basket ideas that travelers will love with a photo of a Paris-themed basket

Final notes on travel basket ideas

Alright, I hope that this mix of premade as well as homemade ideas for travel gift baskets inspired you to make the ultimate basket for your friend, mom, dad, or any other recipient!

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!