15 Gift Ideas for Globe-Trotting Girls

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Ready, Jet-Set, Gooo…Are you looking for the perfect gift for the travel-loving girl in your life? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 15 fantastic gift ideas that are sure to make her next adventure even more exciting. From practical items, personalised touches and memories to last a lifetime, there’s something here for every type of traveller.

15. Scratch the World Travel Maps

First on our list, at number 15, as realistically it’s already been done, it’s unoriginal but it’s a must-have for any travel enthusiast – a scratch-off world map. These maps come in various designs and colours. Whether she dreams of exploring every corner of the globe or has a specific focus, like ticking off all the states in America, your globe-trotting obsessed pal can scratch away as she goes.

My personal favourite edition of this style of map is the bucket list destinations from Awesome Maps. They have many unique alternatives to these maps, such as hiking trails and road trips, making it the perfect gift. And here’s a bonus: if you buy two, you get one free, plus free shipping!

14. Mini Perfume Set

Every traveller knows the struggle of staying within the 100ml limit for liquids in their carry-on. And after a long flight and transfer to your hotel the last thing you want is a BO crisis. That’s why a mini perfume set is a great gift idea. Jo Malone offers a ‘Travel Trio’ and a ‘Little Luxuries Travel Set’ with a selection of different scents for different moods and occasions, and as a bonus, these are normally offered in duty-free!

Jo Malone Travel Sets

 If you’re on a budget however, Boots and Superdrug offer a wide range of travel-sized options for all your favourite high street brands, perfect for creating a personalised selection of travel-sized toiletries.

13. Suitcase Cover

This next one may cause an eye-roll moment as a cliche gift idea, but hear us out. Your travel-loving friend will thank you later when she’s able to spot her suitcase easily with a stylish and functional suitcase cover. Not only can you choose from a range of designs, anywhere between classy and embarrassingly trashy, but it also adds a personal touch to her luggage. You can even find customisable, use-your-own-photo options on Amazon.

Custom Luggage Cover Personalised Travel Suitcase Protector

12. Passport Cover

A passport cover is a practical and chic gift that any traveller will appreciate. It not only protects the passport but also provides space for other important documents, passport photos, and even cash in whatever currency is required. Plus, it adds a touch of personalisation and eliminates any judgment if your passport is black or red. Cath Kidston offers beautiful designs, and you can find them for just £10 at Next.

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11. Portable Power Bank

Keep your girlfriend connected on the go with a portable power bank. With all the photos, videos, and navigation apps she’ll be using, the last thing she’d want is to run out of battery. This practical gift is a must-have for any traveller. Amazon have a great selection of portable power banks, but I find the Anker Power Bank is always a reliable choice. 

10. Stainless Steel Bottle 

Hydration is key during travel, especially in hot locations or during hiking trips. A stainless steel bottle will keep her water fresh and cold throughout the day. The Chilly’s bottle series 2 comes either with a screw lid or flip top. I personally prefer the screw lid design which comes in lots of beautiful patterns, has a removable lip for easy cleaning, and additional accessories like a rubber band and carabiner for easy attachment to her bag. Here’s a link to my personal favourite design.

9. Hanging Toiletry Bag

Even when roughing it out of a backpack, a girl’s gotta look good! The Bagsmart Hanging Toiletry Bag, with different-sized compartments, is perfect for storing all her makeup essentials. The best part? It rolls up and zips into a compact bag, and it even features a hook so she can easily access her items while hanging it on the back of a bathroom door.

8. Cute Bumbag

Every female traveller needs a cute bumbag to safely carry around the essentials. Whether she’s out hiking, exploring a city, or enjoying a night out, a stylish and functional bumbag is a must-have accessory, and keeps her hands free for snapping photos, filling her arms with souvenirs or letting loose on the dancefloor. For a beautiful range of stylish and budget-friendly bumbags your girlfriend will love check out ASOS.

7. Crocs

Controversial fashion statement or not, Crocs are perfect for many travel situations. They are comfortable, easy to slip on and off, and great for airport outfits, beach days, and lounging by the pool. Plus, they can be personalised with cute “gibbits” – little decorative charms – from each of her travel destinations. 

6. Go Pro Hero 11 Mini

Just missing out on the top 5 is the Go Pro Hero 11 mini. This powerful action camera is perfect for capturing videos of your adventures, whether it be jungle treks, camel riding through the desert, or underwater diving. With its advanced features and high-quality footage, the Go Pro Hero 11 mini is a must-have for any travel enthusiast. You can buy this now from Argos currently at a reduced price of £249.99.

5. A Good Read

In at number 5 is an ultra essential and traveller’s classic: the book. Whether a travel guide to the next destination, or a juicy romance story, a good book is always handy for plane journeys, in-country bus trips, and relaxing days at the beach or pool. If you’re needing some inspiration, check out our article “12 Queer Uplifting Romance Novels” by the Nonchalant Team for some great book recommendations to accompany your travels.

4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

The next three gift ideas are closely related, linked by the sentiment of travelling, capturing lifelong memories, and cherishing those memories. For that reason, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 1 instant camera is high up on this list. With its retro design in a range of cute colours and instant photo printing, this camera allows travellers to capture and preserve special moments in a tangible way. This camera is available at Urban Outfitters for £79, as well as a range of accessory kits.

3. Adventure Book Scrapbook

In the top 3 is a gift idea perfect for the creative traveller who loves documenting their travel memories: a scrapbook. There are so many scrapbook options out there but if you know a fellow Disney lover like me, you’ll adore the Adventure Book scrapbook from Amazon inspired by Pixar’s Up. Fill it with photos, tickets, and handwritten notes to create a personalised keepsake that will bring back memories for years to come. 

2. Personalised Gifts from Photobox

For the travelling friend who loves to be organized, treat them to a personalised calendar or journal from Photobox. The Photobox wall calendar is perfect for showcasing their travel memories, with photos correlating to each month of travel. Alternatively, a personalised journal from Photobox is another perfect way to assist an organised traveller with their planning or to document their adventures while away.

1. Wowcher’s Mystery Holiday

The top spot is taken by Wowcher’s Mystery Holiday from £99. This gift is perfect for any adventure lover. With a stress-free holiday including flights and hotel stay, all the planning and organising is taken care of. Simply turn up at the airport and discover the exciting adventure that awaits you. Ranging between 3 and 14 nights, and to over 100 possible destinations, this is the ultimate gift for creating unforgettable travel experiences.

Hopefully, this gives you some inspiration for the next gift for your travel-loving friend and make sure to let us know what’s a hit!

Lots of love,

Team Nonchalant x

Ellie Hudspith
Ellie Hudspith

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