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40 Unique Travel Gift Ideas for Men

A guide to unique, useful, and creative travel gift ideas for men.

Buying travel great gifts for men can be tricky. If he’s out traveling a lot, he likely wants to travel light and not be weighed down with too much stuff. What kinds of travel gifts for men are practical, not too heavy, and are gifts he’ll actually use?

Well, we’re glad you asked.

This curated list of travel gift ideas for men covers everything from helping him organize the belongings he travels with to helping him display pictures and mementos from his trips after he’s home. We have also included some traveling gifts for him that will keep him entertained on long plane flights, train rides, or even while he’s wandering a new city.

Ready? Let’s check out these 40 travel gifts for men!

40 Cool Travel Gift Ideas for Men

40 travel gifts for men to help them stay organized, entertain them on their travels, and share their adventures when they return home.

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Electronics Organizer Travel Case

  • Everything In Its Place

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing

When you travel, it’s hard keeping all the charging cords, plugs, and small electronic gadgets organized! This case has a spot for everything, so he’ll no longer be digging through all the pockets of his suitcase trying to remember where he stashed his phone charger.

Delsey 21-Inch Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

  • Protect Your Stuff

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing

Travel isn’t just hard on people, it can be hard on their stuff as well! This hardside roller suitcase stands up to banging, tossing, and the other wear and tear a traveling man’s luggage could face by ruthless baggage handlers. It has a TSA-approved combination lock, a braking system so the bag won’t roll away on its own, and hanger, shoe, and laundry bags to help organize his clothes.

Travel Power Strip

  • You’ve Got The Power

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Business

If you’re looking for travel gifts for men, this one is very useful! With this travel power strip, you’ll never have to worry about having too few outlets in your room. The power strip has three 3-prong outlets and three USB outlets, so you have a variety of options. It’s also a circle, smaller than many cell phones, so it will take up a minimal amount of space in his bag.

7-Piece Shaving Kit For Men

  • Groom On The Go

  • $$$$$
  • Personal Grooming

If the man in your life likes to shave the old-fashioned way, he doesn’t have to skip that when he travels! This kit comes with razors, replacement blades, a shaving brush, sandalwood pre-shave oil, and even a shaving apron bib to contain the mess. It all tucks into a linen back, making it one of the best travel gift ideas for men who like to maintain their daily rituals on the road. (Just remind them not to put it in their carry-on if flying.)

Front Pocket RFID Blocking Wallet

  • Guard Your Identity

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Safety

Traveling with a bulky wallet in your back pocket is just asking for trouble. This slim leather wallet is a great choice for traveling gifts for him because it fits in a front pocket, so he’ll (hopefully) be more aware of anyone getting too close to it. It also blocks RFID signals that can scan his wallet and nab personal information like driver’s license and credit card info. It’s an extra step against identity theft.

Reigning Champ Men's Pullover Hoodie

  • Comfortable Style

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, Comfort

Whether the man you’re shopping for tends to fly a lot or prefers to head out on a road trip adventure, layers are important when traveling. This hoodie is a cool, comfortable layer to put on or take off as needed when the temperature fluctuates. Its sturdy construction means he’ll likely have it for a long while.

This hoodie comes in men’s sizes XS through XL.

Men’s Compression Socks

  • A Leg Up

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

Many people are turning to compression socks to stimulate circulation and prevent their legs from swelling on long plane flights. These longer socks hit just below the knee and are also good for running, skiing, and other forms of exercise. They come in a variety of colors, making them great travel gifts for men or women.

Mophie Portable Battery

  • Don’t Get Caught Uncharged

  • $$$$$
  • Business, Safety

Most of us have gotten caught wanting to take a picture or record an important moment, only to have our camera battery die on us. Make sure he doesn’t miss a moment of his travels with this portable battery! It works with any device that has a lightning or micro USB input and has a spot to store the switch-tip when it’s not needed.

Microfleece Travel Blanket

  • Sleep Tight!

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

Your friend, boyfriend, or husband can tuck this travel blanket into his carry-on for a redeye flight, pull it out if his room is chilly, or just keep it around if he gets cold while out on the town. The microfleece is cozy, the blanket is roomy, and it all packs down small to fit in his bag. The blanket comes in a variety of colors, making it a great choice among travel gift ideas for men.

Packing Cubes

  • For The Organized Traveler

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing

These six packing cubes mean he can separate his unmentionables from his toiletries from his shirts. He can pack a different set of clothes for each day or activity or separate them by category. He could also grab one of the cubes to serve as his carry-on bag for a short flight. The cubes come in a set of six – two small, two medium, and two large – and they’re available in several colors, so they’re great travel gifts for men.

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Nomatic Hanging Toiletry Bag

  • Breezy Bathroom Packing

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Personal Grooming

A good toiletry bag is one of the best travel gifts for men! It may sound extreme, but a good toiletry bag that organizes your products and is easy to clean can make a trip so much more pleasant. This Nomatic bag has plenty of room for travel-sized, or even larger, toiletries, can be hung almost anywhere, and wipes clean easily in case you have any travel spills.

Carhartt Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie

  • Be A Hot Head!

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, Comfort

Just as a hoodie is a great way to add layers when they’re needed, a beanie can be one of the essential traveling gifts for him! Help him ward off chilly nights, or outfit himself for a hiking or road trip adventure with a beanie that will keep him warm but packs down small when he doesn’t need it. This beanie comes in a variety of colors and is nice and stretchy, so it should fit almost anyone.

Travel Token Keychain

  • Track Your Travels

  • $$$$$
  • Commemorative, Fashion

A great travel gift option is one that will help him keep track of where he’s been. The washers that you can add to this keychain are customizable, so you can list the countries he’s visited if he travels abroad. You could also have each washer engraved with a national park, or baseball stadium, or state, or other location. Each keychain will be unique to the person who owns it!

Tissot Men's Stainless Steel Watch

  • Time For Travel

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, Comfort

Although many people use their cell phones to tell time now, a watch can still be a stylish, useful timepiece. This Swiss watch is one of those special, luxury traveling gifts for him that he won’t soon forget! It’s water-resistant, with a rubber bracelet band and a stainless steel face that will stand up to rigorous travel and still keep time.

20-Piece Travel Kit With Dopp Bag

  • Everything At Hand

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Personal Grooming

This Dopp kit comes with all the toiletries already inside. It includes brands like Gillette, Barbasol, Dove for Men, Colgate, Advil, and more. Each of the containers is TSA-approved for carrying on a plane and should cover any grooming and basic First Aid needs. It’s one of those convenient travel gift ideas for men that almost anyone would find useful!

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

  • For Your Bucket List

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

If you know someone who travels with a goal in mind or just likes to read about what other people recommend for travel, this book may inspire their next trip…or their next 100! The book highlights places around the world – many that you’ve heard of and probably many you haven’t and explains why you should check them out. It also gives you tips on the best times to visit each place to help with your planning.

Bluetooth Wallet Tracker

  • Follow The Money

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Safety

If the man you’re buying for has a habit of losing his wallet, this is a great travel gift! The Bluetooth wallet tracker is a slim card that slips into a wallet, passport case, or luggage tag, and you can track its location with your phone.

Rainbow Men’s Leather Sandals

  • Put Your Best Foot Forward

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, Comfort

With their leather non-slip soles and sturdy nylon straps, these sandals hold up well to the rigors of travel. They would be one of those great travel gift ideas for men who vacation in warmer areas. They are a little more expensive than some other flip-flop brands, but they are guaranteed for the life of the sole and last a very long time.

Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth Speaker

  • Dance Like No One’s Watching

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

A Bluetooth speaker is a useful travel gift for men because they can listen to music in their hotel room, vacation rental, or at their campsite just about anywhere in the world. Bose speakers are some of the best out there, and this one has 360-degree coverage, plus a built-in mic for businessmen who need to conduct work or personal calls. The speaker has up to 12 hours of play time before needing to be recharged.

Personalized USA Photo Map

  • Picture Your Travels

  • $$$$$
  • Commemorative

This map of the United States has spots for a photo of you during your travels in each state. It would be a great gift for dad on Father’s Day. It also makes one of those fun travel gift ideas for men like a boyfriend or husband, so you can track your travels together. The gift also comes with access to a free map maker tool so you can print pictures in the shapes of the states you want to fit. It’s a truly unique gift for the traveling man!

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GoPro Hero 6 Black

  • A Picture Perfect Trip

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

If you’re looking for travel gift ideas for adventurous men who always seem to be doing something video-worthy, this GoPro camera is perfect! It shoots video with up to 5K resolution, takes excellent photos, and can live stream all his awesome adventures. It’s also waterproof to 33 feet down. He can record all his travel memories in crystal clear quality to watch later, assuming he ever sits down for a break.

Audible Subscription

  • Occupy His Mind

  • $$$$$
  • Business, Entertainment

Although travel is exciting, there can be a lot of down time! So whether you’re looking for travel gifts for men who fly or those who enjoy a good road trip, there’s lots of time for listening to an audiobook as they travel. An Audible subscription allows him to listen to the latest thriller, gain some business advice, or learn about the area he’s exploring, all through the magic of listening. And yeah, it counts just as much as reading a “real” hard copy of a book!

Travel Coffee Press

  • Don’t Mess With My Coffee

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

Even the most adaptable traveler can draw the line at not being able to get a cup of coffee the way he likes it! With this travel coffee press, he can make his coffee just like he has it at home. The rest of the day may be stressful business meetings or adventurous travel, so let his coffee be the one steady, predictable part of his day.

Personalized Leather Passport Cover

  • Roam Around The World

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing

If you’re looking for travel gifts for men who are often abroad, a passport cover makes a stylish, practical gift. Passports that are used a lot can start to fall apart or show signs of wear, but he can protect his with a cover. This one also has compartments for cash and cards, and you can personalize it with his name or a special quote.

World Scratch-Off Map

  • Map Your Progress

  • $$$$$
  • Commemorative

If you know someone whose goal is to travel the world, they can track their progress with this map! They can scratch off each country and state in the U.S. after they travel there, unveiling several different complementary colors that make a beautiful map…and a fun conversation piece when people come to visit.

Kindle Paperwhite

  • For Proud Book Nerds

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment, Business

Whether you’re looking for travel gifts for men who are headed on vacation, or men who are traveling by plane or train, they’ll likely have some downtime to read. But no one wants to bring several bulky books along, taking up room in their backpack and weighing down their luggage. A Kindle means they have as many books as they want, right at their fingertips. And if they encounter a reader’s worst nightmare – finishing their book before the trip is over – they can order another one with the touch of a button.

Adidas Men's Parley Running Shoe

  • Walking On Sunshine

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, Comfort

One of the most important travel gifts for men you could possibly bestow is some comfortable footwear for a day of walking and exploring. Nothing ruins a great vacation like not being able to walk comfortably around the place you’re visiting. These Adidas shoes look great and have a well-cushioned sole for hours of walking and exploring foreign cities and unknown lands.

Universal Travel Adapter

  • Be Ready For Anything

  • $$$$$
  • Business, Organizing

If you’re looking for travel gift ideas for men who travel internationally, universal travel adapters are useful accessories! This one works in more than 150 countries with US/EU/AU/UK plugs. It has four USB ports and can charge up to six devices. It also comes with a durable carrying case, so the adapter can be protected while he’s en route.

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

  • Hear No Evil

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort, Business

Whether your traveling friend wants to listen to music or a podcast on a plane or drift off to sleep with faint, soothing music in an unfamiliar hotel room, these noise-canceling headphones will help him out. A built-in mic means he can take hands-free calls and the headphones have Alexa to help him access his music, information from the web, and more.

Holy Stone RC Drone with HD Camera

  • A Bird’s Eye View

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

He can take truly unique pictures of his travels with a drone outfitted with an HD camera. This one won’t break the bank but is of great quality for the price. He can see the drone images on his phone, and he can lock in the altitude and use his hands for taking pictures instead of flying for a few minutes. The two batteries fuel the drone for about 20 minutes before they need to be charged or replaced.

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PUMA Evercat Contender Duffel Bag

  • For Weekend Warriors

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Comfort

If you’re looking for travel gift ideas for men who head out frequently but for short trips, this medium-sized duffel bag is perfect! It holds about three days’ worth of clothes and has a ventilated pocket for shoes. The shoulder strap is adjustable and convenient if he’s running for a plane or hauling his bag while walking somewhere.

Shacke Hidden Travel Belt Wallet w/RFID Blocker

  • Hide Your Wealth

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Safety

He can keep money, cards, and ID out of easy reach with this hidden travel belt. Three separate zippered pouches in the wallet give him room to organize his cards and money. A loop at the top means the wallet slides onto a belt and can be tucked into pants where it can’t be easily accessed. The wallet also has RFID blocking material to protect him against identity theft.

Moment Wide Lens For iPhone

  • Next-Level Travel Photography

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

If he’s constantly jetting off to a new, exciting location and likes to take pictures to document his travels, this wide lens is a perfect option for travel gifts for men. Help him take Insta-ready pictures with this lens. It mounts on the camera with a Moment Case or M-series lens mount and comes with a lens cap and microfiber bag for storage.

3D Contoured Sleep Mask

  • Sleeping Beauty

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

Many sleep masks are too flimsy to do their job properly. They let light in and can be uncomfortable to wear. This mask has molded, cushioned cups for his eyes, which keeps them from being uncomfortable when he blinks, unlike many flat masks. The strap is adjustable, so this should fit just about anyone, and the mask blocks out all light so he can sleep in complete darkness.

Jabra Elite Earbuds

  • The Beat Goes On

  • $$$$$
  • Entertainment

For plane or train trips, for workout sessions at the hotel gym, or for listening to his favorite jams while walking in a new city, wireless earbuds are a great option for travel gift ideas for men. Jabra Elites don’t have any wires, even connecting the earbuds to each other, making them lightweight and free feeling. They fit securely in his ear and can run five hours on a single charge. He can also take phone calls and the 4-microphone technology means he’ll sound great.

Hamilton Beach Travel Blender

  • Eat Your Veggies

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

Whether he likes to stick to a certain diet or just wants to make sure he’s getting a good allowance of fruits and vegetables each day, travel blenders make great travel gifts for men! This classic Hamilton Beach blender is easy to stow for travel, and the jar and lid double as the cup when he’s finished mixing up his smoothie. At the end of a long day, this healthy smoothie maker could also double as a cocktail blender. We’re just saying.

Pix-Star 15 Inch Digital Photo Frame

  • Say Cheese

  • $$$$$
  • Commemorative, Entertainment

After an amazing trip and the amazing pictures that will come from it, he needs a place to display them! Digital photo frames make great travel gift ideas for men, and this one has a 15-inch LED display. He can connect to the frame remotely to add photos, which could be fun for a traveling dad or a son who wants to share his adventures with his parents. Friends and family can also add photos of their own, making this a true family album. He can also access his online photos and share things he’s posted on social media.

PackTowl Quick Dry Microfiber Towel

  • Massively Useful

  • $$$$$
  • Personal Grooming, Comfort

Although hotels and vacation rentals can be expected to provide towels, it can be convenient to bring one along anyway. He may use it while working out, or he may use it for sitting on while taking a break from exploring the city. Perhaps he’ll end up at a beach and want one. This quick dry towel packs down very small, so he can toss it in his carry-on for the plane or in his backpack while he’s out adventuring for the day.

Nefeeko Collapsible Water Bottle

  • Drink Up

  • $$$$$
  • Comfort

From running through airports to walking unfamiliar cities, travel can easily get dehydrating. Collapsible water bottles are great travel gift ideas for men. They take up just a little room in a bag or backpack but can be expanded to accommodate a lot more water when it’s needed. This one holds over 18 ounces (500 ml). The silicone is durable and holds up to being bounced around in a bag. It also comes with a carabiner clip if your guy wants to hook it on the outside of his backpack, he can.

Waterproof Travel Backpack

  • Hold All The Things

  • $$$$$
  • Organizing, Business, Comfort

This travel backpack has a separate compartment for a laptop, along with front pockets for pens, a key fob hook, and other pockets where he can stash his belongings and stay organized. There’s a USB charging port, and the fixed password lock helps keep his stuff safe. Padded shoulder straps mean he can carry this pack all around town and still feel comfortable.

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Travel Gift FAQs

What Does Every Traveler Need?

There are a lot of useful travel gifts for men, but what they really need is a much smaller list! A good travel backpack for walks, day trips, to carry on an airplane, or keep handy on a road trip is essential. A sturdy suitcase is another must-have for those who travel a lot. A water bottle, easy, packable layers, a universal adapter, and a good toiletry kit round out the absolute travel essentials for anyone who hits the road (or the air!) a lot.

What is a Good Gift for Someone Traveling Abroad?

A universal adapter for electronics is going to be a great gift for someone traveling to another country. A good e-reader or audiobook can entertain them on a long plane flight, packing cubes will help them stay organized on their travels, and a lightweight blanket and eye mask can help them get some sleep in the air.

What Should I Put In A Travel Gift Basket?

Gift baskets tend to have a variety of smaller items, which make them a great present for travelers! Fill a travel gift basket with travel-sized toiletries, a collapsible water bottle, a beanie, socks, books on travel, and perhaps a microfiber travel towel or blanket. Small snacks are also a great idea for someone who’s constantly on the go.

What Do You Get Someone Who Travels to Work?

If you’re looking for travel gift ideas for men who generally travel for work, you can still get them something fun! A collapsible water bottle is always a good idea for anyone traveling. An audiobook subscription can entertain them during the trip, and a funny travel mug will keep his coffee warm and perk up his day.

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Laura Falin

Laura Falin is a freelance writer from Colorado. She worked in TV news for more than ten years, and since then has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves being outdoors and reading.