What’s a good gift for couples who like to travel? Couples who travel together stay together. While I wish that were (always) the case, traveling with a significant other has many long-lasting benefits. Spend time together, create memories, and experience new things. Work as a team as you navigate new surroundings, reconnect with one another, and rekindle the romance. See your partner at their best and sometimes at their worst. Travel deepens the bond. Whether you’re looking for a travel gift for couples to celebrate a honeymoon or baby-moon, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or just because, keep reading to get ideas for incredible travel gifts for couples. Some will be small travel gifts, while others are more experiential. Either way, all will be gifts traveling couples will love. Plus, all of these items I either currently own, have owned, or have these items on my wish list.
In this episode, we cover:
- What to get couples who love to travel
- Travel gift ideas for couples
- Gifts couple will actually use!
Gifts For Couples Who Travel
What do you get a couple who loves to travel?
Helpful Tip: Make your gifts for travel couples stand out by personalizing them with their names, custom illustrations, and sentimental notes.
1. Travel Fund Box
Saving for travel can be fun with a travel fund box or travel fund jar.
Help your favorite travel couple stay motivated by allowing them to visually see their progress as they save for their next unforgettable vacation.
The perfect couple’s gift, a vacation piggy bank, will hold loose bills and spare change, keeping their travel dreams front and center. Before you know it, they’ll be on their way!
Choose from travel fund boxes, glass jars, ceramic coin banks, and more. Customize the color, font, and messaging.
Read Next: Why You Need a Travel Fund
2. Flight Deal Subscription Service
For the jet-setting couple, gift an annual subscription to Thrifty Traveler Premium, where they’ll get access to flight alerts sent straight to their inbox. Departing from the US and Canada, your favorite traveling pair will save hundreds of dollars on airfare, get access to award sales, discounted first class and business class tickets, and more! Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off the first year of Thrifty Traveler Premium.
3. Instant Cameras
Instant cameras were a big part of my childhood, and I’m thrilled they are back in style!
Capture and print photos instantly with a Fujifilm Instax Mini. Throw it over your shoulder and take it everywhere. Also, choose from a variety of fun colors.
Helpful Tip: Analog cameras cannot connect to other devices. Hybrids are Bluetooth compatible and can print photos from mobile.
4. Mini Photo Shoot
Getting dressed up for a photoshoot in a new city is one of my favorite travel experiences.
After our memorable experience with Shoott in Orlando, I recommend these free mini photo shoots to couples whenever possible.
Hiring a professional photographer can be pricey, especially when traveling. Instead of paying full price for a photographer, gift a Shoott instead.
Here’s how it works.
Available in cities across the US like New York City, Boston, and Chicago, the couple can book a free 30-minute mini photo session with a prepaid Shoott gift card. They only pay for the stunning photos they love. Shoott gift cards range from $25 to $295.
5. Couples Bucket List Journal
With a bucket list journal or travel journal, write down all the places to visit and tick them off one by one. Some journals allow you to jot down your feelings and memorable moments, while others have mood boards, detailed itineraries, and packing lists.
6. Travel Backpack
Want to gift the perfect grab-and-go weekend bag or travel backpack that’s stylish and professional? Knack Bags will not disappoint. The Small Series bags are a favorite among professionals who travel for work, while the Knack Expandable Sling Bag is the perfect gift for minimalists who pack light.
All Knack bags have a laptop sleeve, an expandable suitcase compartment for outfits, and extra spaces for other essentials. Slim, lightweight, and expandable, it goes from the office to the plane to the hotel.
We love using our Knack bags for day trips, road trips, and as a carry-on.
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Listen to the podcast episode.
Whether on a road trip or a long flight, an Audible gift card or subscription offers travel couples plenty of hands-free entertainment.
8. Foldable Water Bottle
Taking up little space, stay hydrated with a rollup water bottle. It’s compact, durable, leakproof, and fits in luggage or hangs on a bag for quick access.
9. Spa Gifts for Couples
Ah, rest and relaxation.
Melt the day-to-day stress away with a relaxing spa day.
Enjoy facials, a couples massage, or soak in the hot tub, mineral pool, steam room, or sauna.
10. Travel Guides or Travel Books
Are you looking for a thoughtful travel gift? Do you know of a destination your favorite travel couple wants to go to?
Travel guides and language books with key phrases they should know make great gifts for traveling couples. With a physical travel guide, highlight sections, scribble down notes, and get insider tips. Help them plan the perfect trip!
Some of my favorite travel reads include:
- Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers by Danielle Desir Corbett (me!!!)
- The Affordable Flight Guide: How To Find Cheap Airline Tickets by Jen Ruiz
Listen to the podcast episode.
11. Travel Themed Puzzles
Perfect for at-home downtime, this travel gift idea for couples will inspire them to dream about places they’d like to visit and the experiences they’d enjoy having together.
12. A Year of Dates
With simple prompts for dating inspiration, this couples gift will encourage traveling couples to spend quality time together laughing, trying new things, and making new memories.
With 52 date ideas, go on a new adventure every week or spread out your dates throughout the year.
13. Travel Memory Box
A travel memory box or travel memory book is a cherished gift for couples who love to travel. Have a safe place to keep boarding passes, tickets, maps, postcards, photographs, or whatever their heart desires.
Give the couple special instructions to review the contents inside the box annually on a special day like their anniversary.
14. Location-Inspired Candles
Who said you need to go on vacation to set the vacay vibes? Walk down the streets of Paris, smell the floral breeze in Malibu, get a whiff of the Catskills mountains, or step into a lux hotel lobby with location-inspired scented candles that will transport you around the world.
To make this gift more personal, find a candle inspired by their favorite cities or destinations they hope to visit sometime soon.
One of the best gifts for couples who travel is portal speakers. Whether relaxing in a hotel room, by the pool, at the beach, or playing music while getting ready for a night out around the town, speakers that are lightweight, portable and offer clear sound is a good investment.
16. Noise Canceling Headphones
Alternatively, noise-canceling headphones are essential for getting work done or blocking out noise while on a plane, train, or in public places. Noise-canceling headphones double as a great gift for everyday use!
17. Picnic or Beach Towel
A practical travel gift, lounge comfortably at a park or the beach with a picnic towel or quick-dry beach towel.
18. Gift Cards
Unsure of what to get your favorite travel couple?
Without booking flights or rentals, give the gift of travel with gift cards from Delta, Hotels.com, Airbnb, Amtrak, or Southwest Airlines. Other options travelers may enjoy include Starbucks or Uber gift cards.
Be mindful of gift card rules and note restrictions or expiration dates.
19. Personalized Passport Holders
Protect passports with passport holders, a passport case, or a passport wallet with extra storage for cash, credit cards, and even a pen for on-the-go signing. Water-resistant passport holders with a slot for boarding passes, business cards, zippered coin pockets, and the ability to hold several passports are all useful features for travelers.
20. Matching Luggage Tags
No more suitcase mixups!
Spot your bags more easily on the carousel with matching or personalized luggage tags or straps that wrap around your bags.
Customize with your favorite colors or personalize with names. Leather, acrylic, and metal are also options.
21. Tripod Selfie Stick
For a practical gift, gift a selfie stick and a tripod that will allow traveling couples to take photos of themselves. Extendable and detachable Bluetooth remote-operated selfie sticks help with distant shots.
Other helpful phone photography accessories include lighting, a mobile photo printer, and gimbals for stabilization.
22. Tinggly – Couples Gift Experiences
Prefer giving experiential gifts over material gifts?
For experiential travel gifts for couples, gift a Tinggly experience gift box. Choose to gift an experience or a getaway for one or two nights.
Here’s how it works.
Pick a Tinggly gift box.
Then the travel couple chooses from thousands of incredible, and unforgettable experiences in locations worldwide. With no expiration dates, they choose what they want to do, when, and where.
Options include spending one night in New York City, have a relaxing experience in Arizona, skydives, balloon rides, and so much more.
23. Couples Travel Map
Travel maps are fun decorative pieces and great conversation starters.
Show off all the locations visited around the world with a travel map. With a lot of different options, choose from push-pin travel maps to scratch-off travel maps, and photo travel ones too.
What other travel gifts for couples would you add to this list?
Danielle Desir Corbett paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries, including her favorites, Iceland, China, and Bermuda. Go here to learn Danielle’s incredible story, from struggling financially and in debt to finding creative ways to earn more and live on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast, where Danielle shares how you can creatively travel more and build wealth regardless of your current financial situation. Reach out to Danielle by contacting: thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.