It can be tough to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. And at this time of year, when everyone’s mind has turned to blue skies and sandy beaches, a gift related to travel can be one of the best ways to show your care. Celebrate that special birthday or anniversary with a present that reflects your loved one’s favourite destination. Or help someone special escape the hustle and bustle of daily life for a few days. You could even buy a few travel essentials for a much-loved friend.

You might be thinking that travel gifts are expensive. You’re on a budget and can’t afford to splurge on a luxury cruise or a stay at a five-star hotel. But holiday-related gifts can be more affordable than you think. Travel gifts start at just a few pounds for a passport case or small amount of currency. Remember it’s not the size of gift that counts, it’s the feeling behind it. Explore our guide to budget-friendly travel gifts and get inspired to treat someone you love.

Travel Vouchers

The ultimate travel gift is the promise of an indulgent escape. Travel vouchers give someone you care about the opportunity to step back from their busy life and enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation. They can also be a way to show your support for an already planned trip. So, if you know someone that’s planning a once in a lifetime around the world adventure, hotel vouchers can ease the strain on their wallet. Try and tailor your travel voucher gift to the personality of the person you are buying for. It’s no use buying vouchers for a ski travel agency for a dedicated sun lover. The great thing about vouchers is they come in a huge range of dominations, allowing you to gift only what you can afford.


Money may not make the world go around but it certainly helps. It can be tough to budget for a summer break and a small gift of dollars or euros can help a special friend or loved one enjoy a few extra cocktails or an indulgent lunch during their summer trip. Again, the focus here shouldn’t be on how much you give but the thought behind it. Gift currency in a thoughtful card, including a personalised note with your love and warm wishes for their upcoming trip.


Great luggage can make a huge difference to any trip. No one wants to drag around a worn old suitcase with a squeaky wheel and broken zip. Good luggage not only helps you to look great while your travel it also makes every stage of your trip easier. Some modern cases even come with built-in charging docks that keep your devices powered whatever surprises your trip throws at you. A great suitcase can last for years, making it a useful and practical gift that won’t cost the earth.

Activity Breaks

Activity breaks and weekends are becoming increasingly popular and there are more and more hobby-based trips around. Whether you know a keen cook, amateur artist or yoga fanatic, why not surprise them with a travel gift related to their passion? Many short breaks are available as staycations, which means they come with a budget-friendly price tag. Explore activity breaks related to hobbies in your area. It’s a gift that someone special in your life will never forget.

Travel Essentials

Every travel lover has a list of essentials they need when they are away from home. From their favourite miniature toiletries to a sturdy document wallet and must-have travel guide. Travel essentials are something we often don’t splurge on ourselves, so these wallet-friendly holiday gifts make a great present for the travel junkie in your life. The key here is to choose small, luxury presents that won’t overload their baggage allowance. Travel essentials won’t break the bank, but they will show someone you love, how much you care.

Gift some love this summer with travel-related gifts that make them smile.