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Travel Gifts for Women

This post was most recently updated on June 11th, 2020

Shopping for your favorite female traveler?   Not finding anything within your budget? Consider making one of these easy and unique travel gifts…there’s sure to be something she will love in this collection of 10+ DIY gifts for the travel enthusiast! Some are very simple, while some will take a bit more time to put together.  Choose one and have fun making something memorable. Remember that a homemade gift scores extra points!

1. Mint Tin Upcycle: Jewelry Travel Case

I love the quaintness of this tiny jewelry holder made out of an upcycled mint tin. It’s a great way to store the few jewelry items a woman needs for special travel days.  See instructions here.

2. An Oven Pad Organizer

This is a clever way to make a gift out of things you probably already have. And you can store sample-sized products, first aid items, or just gum and mints in an organizer like this.

3. Travel Quote Print with free printable

This is as simple as picking up a frame and printing out this free printable found at  Classy gift!

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4. Door Hanger

Remember the old days when hotels provided a door hanger so you could tell maids and hotel staff you didn’t want to be bothered?  This is a great customized version–you can make this for use on vacation…or on a “staycation” at home!  This fun idea comes from

 travel gifts for women

5.  Travel Candle in a Tin

This is a fun way to add a little atmosphere (or needed light, in the case of an emergency) while you are traveling.  Another fun upcyle of a mint tin, too! –From

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6. String Art State or Country

I really like this idea.  You could make the state where your intended recipient lives, the country she most likes to visit, or some new place on her bucket list.  This project takes a little more time to get it right, but it sure pays off with a nice finished project.  See the instructions here at

 travel gifts for women

7.  Washcloth organizer

Now this is just plain clever, don’t you think?  It’s one of my favorite travel gifts. Smart to use a washcloth to absorb any remaining moisture from a toothbrush, plus it’s just so cute!  Find the simple instructions here.

 travel gifts for women

8. Mini Lemon Travel Soaps

And these?  Well they just look almost good enough to eat!  If your mother/sister/friend is tired of using inexpensive hotel soaps that dry out her skin while traveling, these are the perfect gifts. Great moisturizing soap recipe and instructions here.

 Travel Gifts for Women

9. Fabric Charging Station

I’m always re-charging my phone, so I’m willing to bet this would be a great idea for a gift, too! Much better than letting your phone dangle from an outlet while it’s charging!  Plus, this is so colorful and pretty, it’s not likely to be left behind.  See instructions at

 Travel Gifts for Women

10. Embroidery Hoop Clocks

You can make clocks to tell the time in a traveler’s favorite international citiy…or in each city where she longs to go.  This is a fun decor item as well! Instructions at

 Travel Gifts for Women

11. Travel Sewing Kit

I’ve lost a button while traveling and wondered why I hadn’t thought to pack something like this. Now I have no excuses.  And either will your special traveler if you make this practical and super cute travel sewing kit for her.  Thanks to for this great tutorial.

 Travel Gifts for Women

12. Custom Travel Photo Mousepad

Anything that showcases travel photos is a win-win.  What a wonderful way to be reminded of a special trip while using her computer every day! For more infomation, go to

 Travel Gifts for Women

13. Custom Travel Photo Mug

And here is another way to showcase her favorite travel photos…

14. Map Flowers Bouquet

If you have a collection of old maps sitting around, this would be a fun project for you…and a fun one to receive!

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Enjoy these ideas and start crafting!! Travel gifts are always welcome…

travel gifts for women


Travel gifts for women



9 thoughts on “Travel Gifts for Women

  1. Heather Young

    What fun ideas! I know that I always appreciate a gift that’s been handmade–it’s usually so much more thoughtful and more heartfelt than a gift card you can pick up at the local grocery store. 🙂

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  3. Francesca

    These are really unique gifts and a refreshing change from the hundreds of “gifts for the travelers in your life” posts we see at this time of year. I love that most are DIY (though that’s really not my forte). I will give the upcycled jewelry travel tin a go, though. I always struggle with where to store my jewelry for travel. And I love the map flowers. I think someone should make them for me!

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