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Top Travel Gifts for Women

Updated on September 6, 2022
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Unique Travel Gifts for Women

Many of our women friends have become nomads and are often on the road. I am sure this is also true of your circle. For get-togethers or celebrations, you can't go wrong by getting these globe trotters something for their trips. Even though women travellers still go for the usual essentials, they also want items that set them apart from other travellers. As you know, we all want to claim some bragging rights.

Many of my women friends want not just to travel in comfort but travel in style, too. To travel in style, one does need to carry enormous suitcases that make people think you have left home for good. My husband and I are now at the end of a 6-week holiday, and we only brought our carry-on luggage. When you discern what to get, you can often travel light and still go around in style. So, when you give gifts to your women friends, help them travel light, in comfort and style.

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Travel Packing Organizers

I just packed and unpacked 4 suitcases and I tell you, one of the most useful gifts you can give women who are often on the road are travel packing organizers. Something thin and light. I leave these packing cubes in my luggage and each time I go, I have them ready for my travel stuff. Each one has a specific function and thus, have pockets for gadgets or small items. Get some that are spill proof for those items like shampoo or lotion and expandable for souvenir items you'll shop for.

Also handy are organizers that fit the hotel room shelves. I just put these organizers on the shelves and I am free of the hassle of packing and unpacking. I also keep a few Ziploc bags in my luggage. I have to admit, they are versatile, handy and occupy less space. Moreover, I can immediately see what's in there.

My things are also safer when placed inside these organizers especially at airport security points when, sometimes, you need to open your luggage for one reason or another.

Travel Packing Organizers for Women - Multisized and Multicolored

BAGAIL 8 Set Packing Cubes Luggage Packing Organizers for Travel Accessories-Cream
BAGAIL 8 Set Packing Cubes Luggage Packing Organizers for Travel Accessories-Cream
Get these organizers for your women friends. Many of them just like their travel items organized neatly. Think of their clothes arriving at their destination neat and clean. They can just hang them up, and they are ready for use. These packing cubes also secure small items that can easily fall off. They come in different sizes and colours, so choose your friend's favourite colour and surprise her with this practical gift. One can't have enough of these travel organizers. Get other organizers if this does not fit your friend's fancy. They are always handy for women who are constantly on the road. Many small items are better placed inside light and transparent bags. With all the electronic gadgets and accessories women have to travel with these days, these organizers are just the right gifts to give them. Some of these gadgets are so tiny that unless you organize them, you risk losing or wasting time scrambling in your suitcase for a piece of accessory you need.
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Large Tote Bag

Longchamp Le Pliage Ladies Large Nylon Tote Handbag L1899089001
Longchamp Le Pliage Ladies Large Nylon Tote Handbag L1899089001
For years now, I have used the Longchamp bag for travel. You, too, will find this bag handy. You can fit all your carry-on items here when you check your other bags or you can place this on top of your carry-on giving you more space if you decide to shop in some of your travel connection stops. It is easy to slip in under the seat in planes and lighter to carry. When you arrive in your destination, you can carry this as a shopping bag or to bring your things in when you go for day trips. You can easily fold it as an extra bag for those can't resist shopping items. If you have an aversion for black, this tote comes in varied colours.
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Backpack Slings for Women who Travel

For trips, don't you find these backpack slings very practical? Even just to the shops. Just the right bag for a camera, a bit of money, and a phone when your women friends go on day tours, visiting sites or out shopping . They can tuck in a bottle of water and all the other tour info, maps and guides they need to roam around cities.

Baggalinis are my other most practical option. They are light and full of pockets to better organize my things. At airports, I often see many women travel with their baggalinis. Of varied sizes, you can get several and put them inside your bigger purse. When you reach your destination you have a choice of purses.


Silk Neck Travel Wallet for Women

With so many security issues now to be anxious about when one goes on a trip, this travel wallet enables your women friends to tour places with their passport and money safe with them. I have known of women whose purses were snatched by guys on motorbikes right in front of their hotels. This happened to a woman who stayed in the hotel where we were. Sadly, the next morning, it again happened to her.

Taking precaution is so necessary when one travels. This is especially true for smaller ladies who are easy targets for thieves. In many countries, locals often warn us to look after our purses. Close to really hugging it which makes you look ridiculous, I don't know how else to protect it so this travel money bag will be just great for those valuables. With their valuables safely protected, your women friends can interact freely and rummage through the souvenir bargains in many crowded places.

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Fabulous Scarves for Women who Travel

Travel Gifts for your stylish women friends

Scarves are fabulous for travel. I have several scarves and depending on the weather, I choose one that I can use in the beach over my bathing suit, use another to enhance a dress in the beach for a very nice dinner, or keep me warm in the plane.They are so light that I can easily put them in my purse. If I have 5 silk scarves, they occupy almost zero space rolled up and it gives me 5 outfits with 1 dress.

I usually choose wide silk scarves as I can do many things with it. As you can see in this picture, our granddaughter uses a wide silk scarf to accessorize her outfit. Wide scarves can be used as skirt or sarong so they are more useful. I can also use this to wrap around my neck when it is really cold. But when I get to cold weather destinations, I have very light but large scarves of pure wool and silk that are extremely warm. Again, these are scarves I can put inside my purse even if it is wide enough to cover most of myself.

So, for the women who travel in your gift list, a scarf would be most welcome. Unless of course, they travel to Cambodia, India, Thailand, Nepal or Pakistan where these scarves are abundant and cheap. Still, something not from there would be a bonus.

Gifts to Choose for your Women Friends

There are so many gifts to choose from for women who often are on the road. What do you usually give?

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Money Organizer for Women who travel often

Money organizers are some of the best gift you can give women in your gift list who are always on the road. Often, in their travel, these women have to deal with different currencies. With this organizer, your women friends can easily pay for purchases rather than shuffle around handbags for the right currency while other people wait in the line. Because they have several compartments which are zipped, this will take care of those coins as well. Hey, you'll need those coins to get luggage carts in some airports or to get to bathrooms in some European cities.

Travel Carry On for Women

The Perfect Carry-On

I wish I can get a good carry-on. Light and easy to spot, great zippers, good wheels (4), firm handle, stable, not black but nothing crazy either. When travelling, it is better to just bring your carry on luggage. This way, you are assured you have everything you need.

This is especially true when you are traveling for business and have to perform immediately upon arrival. Okay. I know women love to shop so what do we do when we find something we really like? Well, get a suitcase that you can check in going home or have it mailed to you.

For us, the only exception to this carry-on rule is when travelling for longer assignment. There are just too many things to bring along even if nowadays, almost everything is available and if not in your specific destination, then often easily available in the next country. The airline cannot lose what I do not check in nor can the wretches charge me for it and I'm first to the taxi lines in countries with 10 taxis and only 2 are at the airport!

Get more gift ideas for women who travel - Packing Tips and Travel Clothes for Women

See what concerns women most when they travel and make your gifts respond to these concerns.

Travel Dress

Royal Robbins Women's Essential Dress
Royal Robbins Women's Essential Dress
Here's a dress women would like to bring when they travel. Those who have brought this dress in their travel have testified to its wearability when you arrive. It packed well and it is smart for work, casual and with its empire waist quite dressy and easy to accessorise when going out in the evening. It is also very comfortable. You can get this dress in various colours and you're set for your travel. Or, get it for your friend and it is one gift she will definitely appreciate.

Clothes in light fabrics like silk

I just had a month driving through the south of Italy with my husband, and I just brought three silk shirts I wash and hang and presto, the following day, they're dry and ready to wear. It would help if you convinced your women friends that this is not a fashion show. Make them think of the times when they had to park at a distance from their hotel and roll their luggage through the cobbled streets of many cities.

No more, as well, of those fancy toiletry bags made of heavy plastic. I have very light silk bags or totes that will carry almost anything I can wash and reuse. I can also use one of them as an evening bag when necessary or pack extra shoes in the bag to keep everything clean in the carry-on. Silk is a strong and light material. So gift your friends silk bags in different sizes that you can easily make yourself.

Use washable synthetic silk as this would be more practical, though not as classy for the evening but something you can quickly put inside a small purse. Give your women friends one for their shoes, one for underwear, and another for toiletries or gadgets. We are in Hanoi right now, and I just washed my tote yesterday, ready for use another day.

Pants for women who travel often
Pants for women who travel often | Source

Travel Pants for Women

I often bring a pair of black pants and another of white or beige, and I wash them when the dirt starts showing. Or, skirts are more practical in hot weather. This way, you have more space for more tops, making you look different daily.

I know many of you love to wear those travel pants with all the packets but you look ridiculous in it in the evening. You also announce to the whole world, I'm a tourist. I don't deny its practicality and if you have enough space, for heaven's sake, bring one, but no other apparel item can match the light, washable pair of black slacks.

One of the best travel gift ideas for women - Dual time Watch

Many times women have to catch up with the kids and see how they're faring while they're on the road. Having this dual time watch will help them time their catching up with home easily.

Also, your sense of time often gets distracted when you travel and there is always a reason to check out the time at home when you're on the road.

For the Women Travelers who love to read

My life has been made easier by Kindle. So, your friend will appreciate this if they don't have one yet. We used to carry suitcases of books, and when you find that the ones you brought with you on a particular trip are not interesting, you're doomed. With the Kindle, you get a library, so no problem. Just hit home and click on another book.

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Give women travel journals - Moleskin is light enough for a purse

Travel Journals are great for the women jetsetter in your gift list as they are light. Again, they can bring several and not even feel the weight.

These can go in their purses so they can quickly write them down when they are out and want to remember details of the places they visit. This notebook is especially true when they travel for business. When they go to meetings, these can fit in their purses. And you know what, they don't have to plug them in.

Sunblock and toiletry gifts for women who travel

Make sure they meet air travel regulations.

Yes, ensure you get them the toiletries they can carry on the plane. The doofuses on security almost pass out in joy when they can find an oversized toothpaste, little scissors, or a harsh shampoo and wave it triumphantly over their little pointed heads.

Most toiletries are provided by hotels now, and even when they are not to your liking, you can buy something you like when you reach your destination. What harm can it do in a few days? Think sunblock, moisturizer, and lip balm.

Foldable Water Bottles

Here's my latest recommendation. Foldable water bottles will make you breeze through security, and you can fill them up at several drinking water stations in most airports today.

Foldable Water Bottle

Vapur Flexible, Collapsible Wide Mouth Anti-Bottle with Detachable Carabiner, 34 Ounce, Blackout, Pack of 2
Vapur Flexible, Collapsible Wide Mouth Anti-Bottle with Detachable Carabiner, 34 Ounce, Blackout, Pack of 2
This Vapur Eclipse Flexible Water Bottle is the perfect gift for any frequent traveller. I got myself one when I saw our granddaughter drinking from this bottle when she arrived from Greece. I immediately ordered one for myself and my friends. It does not take up space in your carry-on or even your purse. This way, you can get hydrated, which is crucial when travelling. You can put it in your dishwasher. It has a tough seal that won't leak water all over you but is easy to open. It is not your typical water bottle. It's so flexible that you can roll, fold, or flatten it on your purse or knapsack. It comes in various colours, so you can get it in your favourite one.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Mary Norton


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