If there’s one thing we know about travelers, it’s that they love all things rare and personal. (Just look at what they decide to collect or purchase on their trips!) Even when they go to “common” destinations, they figure out how to make it different, just for themselves. This is why choosing Etsy gifts for travelers will thrill them. It shows that you understand just how extraordinary they are.
Last year’s Etsy Has Unique Gifts for Travelers! blog post was a hit. I’ve checked all the links, and every artisan is still hard at work. When you buy from Etsy, you’re supporting a small, independent business. Remember the Etsy motto: Keep Commerce Human. (BONUS: Etsy also offsets carbon emissions from every delivery.)
Here are more Etsy gifts for travelers!
I confess: it’s not easy to narrow the selections that I’m showing you today. It’s possible to browse for hours, especially once I start matching items with the travelers on my gift list. (Think beyond the holidays: birthdays, etc.)
None of these choices is expensive and several may be on sale when you shop. That’s part of the fun, too! Ready? Let’s begin!
Anthony Bourdain Luggage Tag: Gone too soon, he was both passionate and irreverent. If the traveler in you life is an Anthony Bourdain fan, this personalized leather luggage tag will remind them to see the world with fresh eyes and relentless curiosity.
The tag front has one of his keen observations about travel. The back has three lines for a name, email, phone number…or your own quote. Click here to find more luggage tags, from maps to monograms.
Funny Sleep Masks: If there’s one thing you need to pack when you travel, it’s a sense of humor. Why not start on that long-haul flight to your destination? As far as I can tell, the only downside of this gift will be that the laughter from the other passengers and crew may keep everyone awake.
Travel Jar Decals: Are the travelers on your list saving for a special adventure or destination? For less than $5, you can get a decal that’s specific for their dream trip. (Australia, anyone?) Use a jar you have on hand, or get an inexpensive one at a craft store. Choose the wording, the color–add a dollar bill to get them started. Really–this gift is going to cost you less than $10. You can afford to start the fund.
One example is the “Dublin Awaits” decal at the top of this post. The picture to the right shows how the decal will look on the jar that you have. If this doesn’t inspire them to stash away coins and bills, nothing will! (Maybe add a Lonely Planet book to make it a double-whammy?)
Personalized Travel Mug: Even if their journey is a weekend getaway or a daily commute, brighten it with a one-of-a-kind insulated travel mug. I like this gift, because it’s your chance to get creative. And to help them be a responsible tourist.
With 13 colors, and a multitude of templates and fonts, the mug you design will remind them of you, no matter where they go.
Want more travel cup ideas? Check out the Etsy choices here.
Personalized Power Bank: Talk about upscale! Your traveler will never lose their backup power source when you give them one of these. Add a name or something that will make them smile each time they use it.
Lots of colors, with a handy clip. Every traveler needs several of these…you can be sure that your gift will be the first one used, and the last one to be lost. Find other power bank gift ideas here.
Handcrafted jewelry for sassy-savvy female travelers
As the trend for solo travel soars–and women make up the majority of the adventurers–show your enthusiast support with one of these:
Cityscape Rings: These might be my favorite discovery this season. The one teeny-weeny issue is deciding which city to “wear.” Maybe it doesn’t matter…switch them up or wear one on each finger.
These rings would be great conversation-starters for solos when they travel. Or get one to commemorate a favorite city or that bucket-list trip. (See the Travel Jar above.) Heck, get one for yourself while you’re at it…you know you want to!
Travel-Airplane Necklace: I’m not sure a statement necklace gets more personalized than this. Take an airplane, add her birthstone and initial: Voila! It’s all about her. A fun way to let her show the world how she prefers to spend her money–on experiences and making memories.
Looking for a different or daintier personalized travel-themed necklace? Etsy’s got you covered. Just start here!
Compass Rose Necklace: A classic, for sure. It’s simple and meaningful.
The compass rose has been on maps since the 1300s. “Rose” comes from the 32 compass points, which resemble the petals of a rose. They lead the traveler anywhere in the world…what a lovely thought.
There are hundreds of variations on the compass rose. Find the perfect one for your traveler here.
I hope you’ll take time to explore Etsy gifts for travelers–actually, for anyone on your list. The global website helps artists and craftsfolks sell their work in a way they never could before.
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