A stylish lady who loves to travel won’t accept just any old-fashioned travel-themed gift— it has to positively add to what she’s wearing and look just as great as she does. Luckily for you, I know a thing or two about traveling stylishly, so I’ve compiled this list of gifts that any stylish traveler would love to get.
Here’s my gift guide for the stylish female travel-lover in your life (or, if that’s you, send this link to your family and friends…)
1. Leather Passport Holder
Stating the obvious here, but your passport is super-important when you’re traveling, so protect it with a high-quality-yet-pretty passport holder, shown above.
2. Modcloth Keystone State Weekend Bag
A pro traveler has to have a gorgeous weekender bag. Great to take as a carry-on or just for those quick weekends away, it’s worth investing in one. I recommended this bag from ModCloth in my stylish carry-on bag options post, and it’s still a favorite of mine, as it’s good quality but not very expensive.
Know a travel-loving couple getting married soon? Here are some great (non-cheesy) wedding gift ideas for them.
3. Olympus PEN E-PL7 + Case
This Olympus Pen is the camera I use so I can vouch for how great it is— and I still love how retro-looking it is too, so this is THE camera to get for a stylish traveler. This is the newer version of the camera, the E-PL8.
Don’t forget to grab a case and new strap too— this one is similar to the one I have for mine.
I also have this lens, which is AMAZING for portrait shots— essentially, if you want to take photos with a super-blurred background (like this photo) then this is the lens to get.
You should also check out my recommendations for the 6 things that will help you take way better travel photos.
4. Jo Malone Travel Candle
When I travel for work, I sometimes spend a lot of time in my hotel room, and that “hotel room smell” is only OK for the first couple of days (if that). Take one of these Jo Malone travel candles with you and burn it for the lovely smell, or to help you relax as you wind down for bed. I’ve also heard of people using candles to help with travel anxiety, so this is a great lightweight option.
Going on a romantic getaway soon? Here’s what you should bring with you to up the romance factor.
5. Cath Kidston Cosmetic Roll Case
For the girl who either loves to be super-organized, or needs a little help being so. This pretty little roll-up case can hold makeup, jewelry, or anything else, and its magic is that it requires no packing or unpacking of everything in it, just unroll/roll when you’re ready to go.
Get it in the UK | Get it in the US
6. Clubmaster Folding Ray-ban Sunglasses
A good pair of sunglasses is key for a stylish traveler, and these foldable Ray-bans are less likely to break when things get a bit adventurous…
7. Charlotte Tilbury Travel Skin Gift Set
Any beauty enthusiast would DIE upon opening this Charlotte Tilbury gift set. The world-famous makeup artist has compiled the ultimate skincare set in travel sized pots and bottles, including her much-raved-about Magic Cream.
8. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
Retro piccies are so fun— they make your holiday photos look like they could be your parents’ pictures from 30 years ago. The mini version of this instant cam is best for traveling and comes in a ton of adorable colors. Don’t forget to gift some film too!
Get it in the UK | Get it in the US
9. Akasa Beach Kimono
Every time I go on a beach holiday, I completely forget that I need some new beach dresses and coverups until I start packing, which is usually the night before I leave— too late to order anything! Spare yourself or your travel-loving lady the same pain and get her a cover up like this one from ASOS that will last for ages.
10. Catarzi Wide Brim Straw Fedora
You guys know I love wearing hats when I go on a holiday— they just make your entire outfit look that much better, and they help cover up greasy airplane hair (ew). This straw fedora is great for both the beach or a spring/summer city break, so she’ll love how versatile it is.
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THAT CAMERA (Olympus pen): I so want it. It has been on wishlist for quite a while now because it´s quite expensive for a compact, but I am so saving money for it!
I am deeply in love with the bag: really beautiful.. and the key <3
Thank you, now I have to save more money to buy that one as well =)
It’s actually not a compact Arianna, it’s a mirrorless camera, which, without going into technicalities, means that it’s essentially a DSLR camera but just more compact. It’s around the same price of a DSLR too, and the lenses are relatively cheaper than your average DSLR (good lenses are more important than the camera body) so it’s definitely worth the investment. Takes really great video as well! Thanks for reading and commenting.
Yes, one of each, please!
DONE and DONE! 🙂