The Best 2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Traveling Women

Girls Who Travel | The Best 2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Traveling Women

If you, like me, are someone who loves to give (and receive!) useful gifts, and you love to travel, then you have come to the right place! Here at Girls Who Travel we spend all year thinking about traveling, dreaming about traveling, and, well, traveling! And because we all aim to be pro-travelers, we always try to find the best items which are useful for travel, the ones that let you travel from home, and the best travel ideas. In this gift guide you’ll find the best of the best, for you or a travel enthusiast in your life!

The Best 2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Traveling Women

Girls Who Travel | The Best 2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Traveling Women

1. The Best Safety Gifts

As women, safety is on our mind as we plan our next trip. This is especially true when we travel solo. No matter where you go, it’s good to take precautions such as putting your valuables in a money belt, a neck wallet, or even into smart socks or a smart tank top. For those who want to take increase their travel safety, Girls Who Travel has collected the 10 best safety gifts.

Did you know that more than 60% of women say fears about their safety keep them from traveling? We at Girls Who Travel decided it was time to change that and have created the most in-depth female travel safety course out there. Whether you or the person you are buying a gift for are a first time travelers or experienced globetrotters, this course is designed to help you quickly get the tools you need to feel safe and be safe. Give the gift of safety this season with the Travel Safety Course For Women!

2. The Best Budget Gifts

Girls Who Travel | The Best 2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Traveling Women

A travel related gift doesn’t need to cost the equivalent of a week in an all-inclusive resort. In fact, there are several gifts under $30 USD that deservedly fall into the category ‘life-changing’. Take for example the phone mount that attaches easily on the airplane tray. Gone are the days where you have to precariously balance your device on the folded down tray, watching it slide down and out of view with every unexpected motion of the plane. That safety announcement asking you to please not disassemble the seat if your phone falls in there? You’ll never have to worry about that again! There’s also a small item that made my travels SO much easier, I jumped for joy when I discovered it: the luggage cup holder! I’m that person who shows up for boarding with hands so full of luggage, drinks, and the book I bought last minute I can barely hold my boarding pass. The luggage cup holder makes life SO much easier! You will find more brilliant ideas in our article 10 Gifts Under $30 For The Travel Lover In Your Life.

3. Useful Gifts For Van Lifers

Do you have a minimalist in your life who loves to travel in their van? Do you find it hard to figure out what to give them that’s useful and won’t clutter their small space? That’s a tough one, but once again, Girls Who Travel has done the research. Van lifers strive to be off the grid, but what to do when your stinky laundry needs attention and there’s no washing machine? Clothes washing bags are all the rage! String lights are also very neat. They are a way to decorate a van, give just enough light to see by, and don’t use much electricity. These van-shaped ones are extra cute! Need more inspo? Read our article about 10 Useful Gifts For Van Lifers.

4. Ideal Gifts For Dog Lovers

Traveling with a dog can be so rewarding. I traveled all over the place with Baxter, the 19 country dog. Bringing a furry friend along requires a whole different level of preparation, depending on what the plan is. Those who take their dog camping for the first time will definitely need a trolley system which allows the dog some freedom of movement at the campsite. Taking a road trip with your dog? A doggy travel bag to keep all their stuff organized is key. More must-have items are listed in our article 11 Best Gifts for Traveling Dog Lovers.

5. Romantic Travel Gifts

Girls Who Travel | The Best 2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Traveling Women

If your partner is a true travel enthusiast, you know what to do to make them severely happy: buy a travel gift! No matter if it’s for Valentine’s Day, their birthday, or any other holiday, travel gifts are always in season. Our 46 Adorable Valentine’s Day Gifts For Female Travelers work year round and cover a variety of budgets!

6. Travel By Book

We can’t always be on the road (sad but true), but to travel by book is to visit a thousand worlds! Aim for one of these 25 Best Books for Travel Lovers, or be more specific if your friend, partner, or family member is planning a trip to a certain destination:

You can also get little extras to support their reading habit. A really fun one I love is a library scented candle or some nerdy book ends. More accessories are listed in our article Top 10 Gifts for Every Book Sniffer.

7. Gifts For Hikers

I recently hiked across the Alps. An alpine traverse is challenging, and there are a few items I was happy to have and couldn’t have done without: a small first aid kit for those scrapes and cuts you inevitably retain, a microfiber towel to wipe off the buckets of sweat, and a proper day pack. But there’s more, and you can find out all about it in our Holiday Gifts for Hikers guide.

8. Life-Saving Travel Gifts

Girls Who Travel | The Best 2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Traveling Women

Last but not least, we came up with the absolute must-have can’t-go-without life-saving travel gifts for women!

I hope you enjoyed this gift guide and found it helpful to achieve maximum happiness for yourself by sending it on to friends and relatives, or for someone you love and may travel with in the future! Happy holidays!


Jenny grew up in Germany. All she ever wanted out of life was to leave and have adventures. Jenny always traveled as much as the budget would allow, and when she met her husband traveling became a full-time thing. You can follow Jenny on her blog and Facebook.

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