Best Gifts for Men Who Travel: Top Gift Ideas

Find the best gift for men for who like to travel with this gift list

Looking for gift ideas for men who love to travel can be a challenge. But you won’t have to think too far outside the box to find something the perfect gift, something that’s sure to please. Here are the best gifts for men who travel.

Of course no gift guide of the best travel gifts for men would be complete without the usual suspects.

In this list of travel gifts you’ll find so many great ideas including that great stocking stuffer, thoughtful gifts, and more.

Hiker enjoing a beautiful view of a lake in Italy.

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Slim RFID-blocking wallet 

Buffway slim minimalist men's wallet

Among my favorite gift ideas for men who travel is an RFID blocking wallet. Protect your credit and debit cards from electronic identity theft. 

And the low profile means it’s slim enough to carry in your front pants pockets so there’s no unsightly bulge in the back pocket to attract sticky fingers.

Although, in general, I don’t recommend carrying anything in exterior pockets while traveling. 

Osprey Daylite Plus 

Osprey Daylite Plus Pack

Here’s a great gift idea. This 20L backpack is my personal favorite travel backpack and it makes a great travel gift for men.

It’s perfect for hiking or serious day tripping with more capacity than the Daylite. It measures 9 x 10 x 18 inches and weighs only 1.19 pounds.  

There’s a sleeve inside you can use for a tablet or a hydration bladder. The Osprey front “shove-it” pocket is great for things you need to stow quickly but have access to easily. 

Eddie Bauer Men’s Guide Pro Pants 

Eddie Bauer men's guide pro pants

My hubby loves his Eddie Bauer hiking pants, and they’d make a very useful travel gift. They’re comfortable, breathable, water repellant and fit him like a glove. He loves the stretch and how well they move with him.

These pants are among my husband’s travel essentials and they’re never out of his travel wardrobe.

They pack surprisingly small (great for traveling with a carry-on only) and are sun protection rated UPF 50+ 

I love that Eddie Bauer partners with bluesign to make sustainable textiles that are safe for the environment and their customers. 

Streamlight MicroStream pocket light

black streamlight microstream pocket light

If you’re looking for unique gift ideas, consider this one.

My hubby rarely travels anywhere without a flashlight.

At just over 3.5 inches long and 0.5 inches in diameter, the StreamLight MicroStream is the perfect flashlight to slip into your backpack or pocket. And it weighs in at just over an ounce. 

This LED flashlight is made of corrosion-resistant aluminum and features an “unbreakable, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens.” 

Portable charger 

black Anker portable charger

A solid power bank should be on every list of best travel gift ideas. There isn’t much worse than being in a new destination and running your phone battery down. Having a charged phone on you when you travel is a priority. 

This one by Anker is one of the smallest and lightest 10000 mAh power banks out there (smaller than a deck of cards), so it’s great for slipping into your backpack or pocket. 

It comes with a micro-USB cable (USB-C and iPhone/iPad Lightening cables are sold separately) and is good for multiple cell phone charges. 

Toiletry bag 

black men's toiletry organization

This toiletry organizer features a double zipper opening so you have easy access to your items in the main compartment. 

There’s also a compartment for wet items (like a washcloth) and another that lies open flat. Elastic loops keep your products standing upright.  

It’s also water resistant, which is great for those who share a bathroom with someone who’s prone to get water all over the place when she washes her face…not that I know anyone like that. 

Recommended for frequent flyers who check their luggage, as this is not a small case.  

Smartphone camera lens kit 

xenvo smartphone lens kit

Take your phone photos to the next level with the Xenvo pro lens kit. It comes with a 0.45x wide angle lens and a 15x macro lens (for fine detail up close) plus a carrying case and quick release lanyard so you can carry your lens on you and grab it quickly when you need it. 

These lenses are compatible with all iPhone models, plus Samsung, Google Pixel and more. 

Kindle paperwhite

woman reading a kindle e-reader

The Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for travelers who enjoy e-books but don’t enjoy reading them on backlit phone or tablet screens.  

The slim design is perfect for slipping into your pack so you have it with you on the go to read whenever you have a few minutes to pick up a good book or just whenever the mood strikes.  

You can choose 8 or 16 GB of storage. (16 GB will hold A LOT of e-books.)  

Read More → 19 of the Best Books to Read on a Plane 

The newest Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof…so go ahead and use it at the pool, the locker room, the beach or wherever.  

Wireless noise cancelling head phones

noise cancelling headphones

If you’re looking for a good value for over-ear noise cancelling headphones, try this #1 best seller on Amazon. These Anker Soundcore Life headphones reduce ambient noise by up to 95%. 

You’ll get an estimated 40 hours of play time on a single charge. If you’re in a hurry you can get 4 hours of play time on a 5-minute charge. 

They feature memory foam cushion around the ears. 

black Sony overear headphones

If you want to splash out on a top tier gift, I will always recommend Sony headphones over Bose. 

This set comes with features like a built-in microphone so you can take calls, voice access to music through Alexa, and the “speak-to-chat” feature automatically adjusts the volume so you can have a conversation. 

Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler 

Large black Yeti cooler

Perfect for the road tripper in your life, it’s tall enough to hold a 2-liter bottle upright and designed to fit well behind your vehicle’s front seat. 

The Roadie 24 also includes some improvements over the old Roadie 20. Aside from larger capacity, it weighs 10% less than the 20 while insulating better.  

Classic Moleskine notebook

classic moleskine notebook with black cover

If you want to go “old school” when selecting a travel gift for him, there’s nothing like a nice Moleskin notebook. The classic hard cover large size (5” x 8.25”) is perfect for journaling your travels, keeping track of your “to do” list, and more 

And the thick, high-quality paper handles inky pens quite well.  

Use the inner folder to hold ticket stubs, receipts or other travel memories, making it a great travel journal.  

Comes with an elastic band closure and comes in a ton of great colors. 

Hotel gift card

Gift cards for travel accommodations make excellent presents for your favorite traveler.

Such cards enable the recipients to get a hotel room  wherever they prefer, while allowing you to contribute toward one of their memorable trips.

Find the perfect gift card on Amazon. 

Inflatable travel pillow

The frequent traveler knows that getting some sleep on long-haul flights can make a world of difference in beating jet lag.  

An inflatable travel pillow makes a great gift, and the AirComfy Ease Inflatable Travel Pillow is more than just a usual travel pillow for your neck. You can also use it for upper back and lumbar support. And being inflatable means that you can control how firm or soft it is.

It weighs only a few ounces and packs into a small bag (once deflated) that you can clip onto the outside of your carry-on or other travel bag if you wish.

Check the travel pillow price here.

Hydro Flask water bottle

Hydro Flask stainless steel bottles make great gifts for travelers. They’re dishwasher-friendly and don’t sweat a bunch when loaded with cold drinks.

They work well for both hot and cold drinks, and they come in a variety of sizes and in a lot of different colors. The 24-ounce size is perfect for carrying on the move, and they can fit into your car’s cup holder conveniently.

Find the Hydro Flask on Amazon here.

National Geographic book: Destinations of a Lifetime

This book is a photo-filled trip to the planet’s most stunning spots. It includes tons of incredible locations, both man-made and natural, all brought to life by National Geographic’s amazing photographers.

But this isn’t just a photo book for a coffee table. It also includes the practical stuff, like when to go, where to eat, where to rest your head, and what activities to check out for the ultimate experience.

Check prices here on Amazon.

Scratch-off world map

scratch off map

Scratch-off world maps are popular travel gifts and they’re great especially for holiday season gift giving. They’re great for displaying your favorite travel lover’s home so they can track visually all of their world travels, solo or as a family. 

The map is printed on top-notch paper and has a gold coating that can be scratched off to reveal a colorful, detailed map underneath. As you scratch off the countries and states you have visited, you reveal more and more of the map.

Check out the map here.

Capital Cities: A Journey Around The World Through 118 Capital Cities

cover image of Capital Cities: A Journey Around The World Through 118 Capital Cities

This beautiful book makes one of the best gift ideas for men who love to travel.

Step into the beauty, culture, history, and lifestyle of capital cities around the world through stunning photography and captivating travel stories.

The Travel is Life Creators showcase 118 cities from every continent, including Antarctica, in this celebration of world capitals.

Full disclosure: I am one of the travel writer contributors on this book.

Order your copy of Capital Cities here on Amazon.

Final thoughts on travel gifts for men

Speaking on for myself, but men can be difficult to shop for. With this list of the best gifts for men who love to travel you should be able to find just the perfect thing for the guy in your life.

Great travel gifts are not hard to find, but sometimes the ideal gift for the man in your life can be. The perfect travel gift may be just a click away.

What tops your list of best travel gifts for men? Leave a comment below. 

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Best Gifts for Men Who Travel: Top Gift Ideas


  1. Really great ideas! Most I would never have thought of.

    1. Darcy Vierow says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you found this list helpful.

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