So, you’re looking for unique travel gifts and don’t know where to start. Or, you do know what you’re looking for, but you don’t know exactly what to get. Luckily, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift for the traveler in your life, whether they’re a seasoned pro or just getting started.
We’ve teamed up with Huckberry to bring you unique gift ideas for every traveler on your list. Huckberry has thousands of carefully curated products from top brands that will inspire wanderlust and bring back that vacation feeling, even when you’re back home. Their site helps you think outside the box to help you be your best gift-giving self, no matter who you’re shopping for.
To get started, sort their site by category or activity and then narrow it by size, brand, color, and more with their site filters. New products drop daily, so check back throughout the season to check everyone off your list.
If you need more inspiration, their online Journal has ideas for adventures that your friends and family may enjoy. Head to Huckberry’s site for the latest deals, travel tips, and new gift ideas to ignite their passion for travel. You may find an idea for your next trip, too!
Now, let’s get to the gift ideas.
- Whiskey Peaks International Mountains Rocks Glasses
- ACC Art Books Bike Life – Coffee Table Book
- Greys The Outdoor Slipper
- WAAM Industries Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag
- Señor Lechuga Joe Rogan Hot Sauce Collection
- CRKT Eat’n Tool Carabiner
- Pop Chart National Parks Scratch Off
- Huckberry Beanie
- MyMedic Sidekick EDC First Aid Kit
- Peak Design Tech Pouch
- RUX Waterproof Bag
- Proof 72-Hour Tee
- Brunton Tag-Along 9045 Chill Compass
- Proof Moonweight Packable Jacket
- Matador BetaLock
- County Comm Titanium EDC Pen
We all have that friend who is constantly climbing a mountain, thinking about their next hike, or posting photos from their favorite outdoor adventures. If you’re a fan of unique travel gifts, we’ve got a great option for you. Whiskey Peaks makes specialized glasses for the hiker in everyone, no matter where you like to hike. So far, we’ve collected The Rockies and the International Mountains sets, but there numerous options available to satisfy any type of traveler.
Each glass has the imprint of a world-renowned mountain inside it, which comes to life when you pour a beverage inside it. Although they’re meant for whiskey, you can drink anything from them, from soda to old-fashioned H2O. The glass isn’t the thickest we’ve seen from drinking glasses, so we’re a little extra careful to ensure none of them get dropped. Regardless, we’re sure these will be so special to whoever you gift them that they’ll take stellar care of them! Whenever we do a Huckberry Gift Guide, it’s hard not to include these gems.Why We Like It
- They’ll be thinking about the mountains, even if they aren’t there
- They’re a great conversation starter
- They’re not the most durable glasses
- A little pricey if you don’t drink whiskey
Who doesn’t love a good coffee table book? ACC Art Books has numerous volumes of stunning books with large images, wild storytelling, and adventures that will inspire you to see the world. However, you don’t have to leave your couch to experience it all. We’ve got the Bike Life book on hand, which is a unique gift for travelers who love riding on two wheels, but there are many options available, from books on skiing style to volumes on watches like Rolex and Navitimer.
Whoever you give these books to might make impulsive travel decisions while dreaming on their couch, but that’s what life’s about, right? It’s not your money, after all! They add books to the collection occasionally, so it’s worth checking back to see if there’s a new topic for your friend, family member, or partner. If you’re in the market for unique travel gifts for the holidays, grab one of these beautiful books for you and one for someone else!Why We Like It
- They’re great inspiration for an upcoming trip
- The images are large and colorful, and we find something new to love every time we look through
- They might inspire you to make an impulsive travel decision
- Pretty large, so they may have trouble finding a spot for it when it’s not on display
Having comfortable toes is essential, no matter what season it is! If you have a frequent traveler in your life, the Greys The Outdoor Slipper is an excellent way to ensure that they’re comfortable and well-rested when they return from their next trip. The slippers are comfortable, have a durable sole, and are easy to slip on.
Some users have noted that their feet get hot in them; however, we haven’t noticed that they’re any warmer than a standard pair of slippers. The grip on the bottom isn’t as rugged as a standard pair of shoes; you can wear these outside, though we recommend going with a more grippy shoe in slippery conditions.
These are also a great way to stay comfortable on a road trip. They’re more comfortable than shoes, stay on while driving better than other slip-on slippers, and can be worn outside the car without issue. That way, you have slippers to relax after a long day of travel, too!Why We Like It
- It’s a more durable slipper for indoor and some outdoor uses
- It slips on but feels secure on your feet
- Some users note that it makes their feet too sweaty
- It doesn’t have the best sole grip for outdoor use
We know what you might be thinking: a lunch bag? Really? Well, hear us out.
The WAAM Industries Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag is good for the environment because it eliminates disposable bags, is crafted from durable materials for a long lifespan, and will turn the user into the coolest person at the work lunch table. That last point might sound silly, but they’ll definitely get questions about this thing!
If you have a friend, family member, or partner who loves sustainable gear, unique gear that sets their pack apart, or brown paper bags, this is a good shout for them! It isn’t ideal for items that will sweat a lot since it’s not insulated, so it’s not perfect for an ice-cold forty-ounce from the corner store, but most lunch and picnic uses will be fine.
Whether you’re looking for a serious gift for somebody special in your life or something silly for a work friend, we think this is one of the most unique travel gifts on the market.Why We Like It
- It’s a conversation starter at the lunch table
- The materials are more sustainable than a standard lunch bag
- Not insulated, so it doesn’t do well with items that sweat
- Not the most packable solution
Do you have a friend that’s obsessed with podcasts? Or maybe they’re just into the Joe Rogan Experience; either way, we’ve got a unique gift for travelers with a comedian, podcaster, and UFC announcer twist. Give the gift of south-of-the-border tastes with the Señor Lechuga Joe Rogan Hot Sauce Collection. There are three different sauces to mix and match flavors for other dishes. No matter what Rogan-inspired meal you’re eating, dull flavor will be a thing of the past.
Depending on the gift recipient’s taste buds, some of these sauces might be a little hot for their liking. However, these can still be unique travel gifts, a la Hot Ones. But seriously, don’t douse your food with this stuff like Paul Rudd or Josh Brolin before you try them.
Regardless of the celebration, no holiday gift guide is complete without some yummy (or spicy) treats.Why We Like It
- Three south-of-the-border flavors for every meal
- Each sauce has a different level of spice
- Not everyone does well with hot foods
- A little pricey for what you get
Everybody knows somebody who loves little doohickeys. Well, this is about as doohickey as a doohicky can do, so fasten your seatbelt; we’re going on a ride!
The CRKT Eat'n Tool Carabiner has a combination spoon and fork for eating and slurping, a flathead screwdriver, and 6, 8, and 10mm hex keys for loosening and tightening bolts. Plus, there’s a bottle opener, so they can crack open a cold one after a long day of exploring.
The spoon isn’t the easiest to use, especially for thinner soups; however, it gets the job done if that’s all they have. It isn’t TSA-safe, so it can’t be taken through the airport without running the risk of it getting taken at security. For road trips and camping adventures, it’s a sure bet.
Depending on the size of their keys, the tool may or may not fit in well on a keychain. We don’t recommend using the utensils right after removing it from the ring because keys are dirty, so a quick clean before eating is handy. If there are only a few items on the jump ring, the tool will feel out of place. However, if the person you’re gifting this has a huge set of keys, it’ll fit right in.Why We Like It
- It has a spoon and a fork in one
- The screwdriver and hex tools come in handy
- Not TSA-approved
- It feels large on some sets of keys
Who doesn’t love setting goals? The Pop Chart National Park Scratch Off is a lovely way to keep track of what NPS sites you’ve been to with a neat art piece. This is a unique gift for travelers who visit many national parks, like decorating their home with wall prints, and enjoy the subtle art of scratching a lottery ticket.
It can be hard to display the print in a place where you can also scratch it, which is problematic. However, we’ve had luck hanging it in a frame without the glass pane, or just scratching a few off in bulk once we get back from a trip. Once they’ve scratched them all, replace the glass and enjoy the artwork and their accomplishments.
Whether you have a travel buddy with whom you go to National Parks or know somebody who is just starting their outdoor travel journey this is one of our favorite items in the Huckberry Gift Guide this year.Why We Like It
- A visual way to track their trips across National Parks in the United States
- Transitions into an art piece when they’re finished
- It’s tough to hang while you’re still scratching them off
- Only useful if they travel frequently in the United States
This one is pretty simple—who doesn’t love a classic winter hat? The Huckberry Beanie comes in various colorways, offers a comfortable experience in cooler weather, and has a subdued look that goes with almost any outfit. Plus, it comes in at a budget-friendly price.
You can get a colorway that fits their vibe, depending on who you're purchasing this for. It has heritage styling, but some colors don’t extenuate that as much.
This isn’t the most durable hat on the market but it isn’t meant to be. This casual hat will work for most trips, but if you’re going on a more rugged adventure, look elsewhere. The Huckberry Beanie isn’t one of the most unique travel gifts; however, everyone can use another winter hat!Why We Like It
- There are loads of colorways available
- It’s a comfortable beanie for most weather situations
- It isn’t the most durable option
- Not everyone will dig the semi-heritage vibe
We’ve all got a friend who likes to be prepared. For every acquaintance like that, another is woefully unprepared at every turn. This next gift idea is for both of those people!
The MyMedic Sidekick EDC First Aid Kit comes in a small size, but it’s packed with lifesaving gear. Most of the time, it won’t be that serious. However, this thing had goodies for just about any injury, from cuts to small burns.
This isn’t a fully equipped medic kit, though it’s an excellent shout for most travel uses. We dig that you can attach it to a backpack, inside a pack, or be carried as a standalone bag. The hardware isn’t name-brand, but the zipper and buckle are solid. Plus, with its red colorway, you can see this thing immediately, which is essential in an emergency.
For friends who are constantly hurting themselves or like to be prepared, this is an essential piece you won’t want to miss from this holiday gift guide.Why We Like It
- A first aid kit that comes with everything you need for most trips
- The pouch is practical and can be refilled
- There aren’t any real tools inside
- The colorway is loud, which won’t work for everyone
At the time of writing, the Peak Design Tech Pouch is among the highest-rated tech pouches on Pack Hacker’s site. Considering this is the Huckberry Gift Guide, and we’re trying to help you find unique travel gifts, it’s worth mentioning that there’s a Huckberry colorway collaboration that gives Peak Design’s Tech Pouch some unique flair. It’s exclusive, so they probably don’t already have it!
The interior design is innovative and easy to use, making organizing your gear easy and smooth. Everything has a home inside the accordion-style organization, and some of the interior has stretchy materials so that they can fit later items inside, too. The exterior materials are durable and highly water-resistant, so your tech will stay dry when needed. The materials are rigid, which can make packing it into specific things, like a smaller daypack, more challenging. However, the structure offers extra protection from bumps and knocks.
If you’re buying for someone who has a lot of tech items or likes to stay organized, the Peak Design Tech Pouch is an excellent option!Why We Like It
- Stellar internal organization for tech gear
- The materials are durable and highly water-resistant
- It’s large, which may be overkill for some travelers
- The materials aren’t super flexible, so it can be hard to pack in a travel bag or daypack with limited space
Do you have a friend, family member, or partner who loves road trips, organizing their car, or heading out camping? If so, the RUX Waterproof Bag is one of the most valuable and unique gifts for travelers on this list. Whether going camping, to a kid’s sports game, or commuting to work, this will keep their gear dry, no matter the destination.
At 25 liters, you can fit a lot of gear inside this bag. The top is a rolltop, which allows them to stack gear above the edges of the tote without it falling over the sides. Plus, the structured sides allow it to stand up on its own while they load it, so they won’t have to deal with the sides collapsing as they access their gear. The closure also keeps water at bay when they’re kayaking down a river or paddle boarding across a lake, making this a great pick for water sports lovers.
If they’ve already got RUX gear, this waterproof tote slots into the RUX 70L easily and has clips to attach other accessories. No matter the destination, the RUX Waterproof Bag is an excellent option to keep your gear dry, organized, and in one place!Why We Like It
- An excellent way for the road tripper in your life to organize their gear
- The materials are waterproof
- It can be awkward to quickly grab gear and re-roll the closure
- It doesn’t fold down when not in use, so it may take up more storage space than a traditional dry bag
Have you heard of Merino wool? If yes, this won’t be anything new to you. If not, let’s get into it. You see, some sheep, well, they’re special. They make Merino wool. This is special because it keeps you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. It’s incredibly breathable, too, and doesn’t hold onto smells like other materials so you can wear it multiple times between washes. Did we mention that it’s durable? Merino wool is an excellent option for travel, no matter the destination.
Now that we’ve reviewed it let’s chat about the Proof 72-Hour Tee. It’s crafted from a Merino-nylon blend, which we dig, because it adds durability over other synthetics. It’s lightweight, so it packs down small and is extra breathable. It has excellent stretch, too, which we like for layering in our capsule wardrobes.
It’s durable, so it’ll last, too. If you’re buying someone who loves to travel, you should look into a Merino wool option like the Proof 72-Hour Tee!Why We Like It
- It’s a comfortable Merino-blend t-shirt
- It fits into any occasion at home or traveling
- It has a higher price tag than comparable Merino shirts
- The material will start to pill eventually
Everyone should have a compass, and we don’t mean on your phone! If you like to do anything remotely outside, a compass can be the difference between a hike taking a little longer and getting miserably lost. Sometimes, their phone will die, or you want to conserve battery, and a compass can keep you on the right path.
So, why is the Brunton Tag-Along 9045 Chill Compass on our Huckberry Gift Guide? Well, we’ve all got that friend we’re a little worried about camping alone. Or, somebody in your life is bound to be into compasses or off-the-grid adventures. Its compass accurately gives you due north and south directions, and a thermostat for temperature readings.
It comes on a strap that’s easy to attach to things with a carabiner or a knot, so it’s never out of reach. No matter the kind of trip, this compass makes for one of the most unique travel gifts on this list.Why We Like It
- It’ll give you peace of mind on longer trips in the wilderness
- It comes in at a budget-friendly price
- It isn’t the most durable option
- The thermometer feels superfluous for most travelers
Everyone should have a packable jacket. Seriously, why not? We’re not saying it should replace your standard travel jacket, but there’s rarely a situation where a packable jacket isn’t helpful. The Proof Moonweight Packable Jacket offers protection from light rain, wind, and chilly temperatures. So, whether the person you’re gifting this to is visiting the city for the weekend, the trail for a quick hike, or a desert oasis, it will serve a purpose for their next trip.
It’s incredibly lightweight and water-resistant, meaning they’ll stay dry in most rainy conditions. Plus, it packs down into its own pocket small enough to fit inside a medium or large-sized sling, their daypack, and some sweatshirt pockets. It isn’t the tiniest travel jacket that we’ve come across; however, for its size and weight, we feel that it’s amply weatherproof and durable.
In addition to keeping them dry, this is an excellent top layer for trips that might get a little cool. We don’t recommend taking it to the tundra, but for an evening walk across a city in the spring or fall, it’ll add a nice layer of protection to keep them warm.
Whether you want to replace your partner’s ugly vintage jacket or buy a friend something new to help them get started with one bag travel, this is one of our favorite unique travel gifts on this list.Why We Like It
- Incredibly lightweight for how water-resistant it is
- It packs down into its own pocket to fit inside their pack
- Not the smallest packable jacket we’ve seen
- The style is simple and versatile, but may not be for everyone
A carabiner? As a present? This isn’t just any carabiner; it’s a locking carabiner! The Matador BetaLock adds an extra layer of security to a design you are familiar with, making it unique for travel, especially at hostels and other shared-space accommodations. The key is super tiny, which is helpful for storing in a minimalistic wallet or inside their daypack; however, this makes it much easier to lose. Without the key, you’re out of luck opening this thing.
So, who can benefit from a carabiner like this, or who should you buy this for? Well, anyone. A carabiner can be used for anything—a hat, shoes, wet or dirty clothing, hanging your bag up, and more. Anyone who travels or wants to travel can find a use for the Matador BetaLock. And, odds are, your friend or family member doesn’t already have one and will think it’s pretty neat. If they don’t want to lock it, they don’t have to!Why We Like It
- Lockability adds security
- The key is small, so it doesn’t take up room in a pack
- It’s too large for some attachment loops
- Have to keep the key in a secure place to avoid losing it while they’re traveling
Do you have a friend who loves tiny things? Gear that’s easy to lose? Or maybe pens that are fun to play with? When searching for unique gifts for travelers, look no further than the County Comm Titanium EDC Pen! It fits into the palm of your hand for easy packing into a tech kit or sling, comes with extra gaskets and one ink fill, and is crafted from durable titanium, so it lasts.
Given its size, even those with small hands might struggle to use it for extended periods. Or, if you have arthritis, this might not be the move. However, for short notes and jotting down directions in a small village to help them along their way, it works wonders for those who can use it. It’s a unique piece of gear that fits well into a Digital Nomad’s packing list, whether the person you’re gifting it to is a seasoned veteran or a travel newbie.Why We Like It
- It’s incredibly durable
- It comes in at a light size and weight
- The size may be prohibitive to users with larger hands
- It’s easy to lose at the bottom of your pack