Ultimate Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Ultimate Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

The Perfect Gifts for your Travel Loving Friend

It’s somehow December and this year has flown by! But I can’t complain since I absolutely love the holiday season. It’s the perfect time to pick out some thoughtful gifts catered to the interests and passions of my loved ones. 

Here at Arden Cove, we talk a lot about travel. So what better gift guide can we make than an ultimate gift guide for our travel lovers? Keep reading for our top picks for holiday gifts for the traveler in your life.

Anti-Theft Travel Bag

When traveling, purses are the #1 targets of pickpockets - and it’s because it’s often SO EASY for them to just stick a hand in there without anyone noticing. Gift some peace of mind by giving your travel lover an anti-theft waterproof bag. These guys have a slash resistant lining to ward off thieves cutting bags open, locking zippers to prevent thieves from sticking a hand in there, and RFID blocking material to protect from electronic theft. Plus, the waterproof material is perfect when caught in an unexpected downpour in Bali (real story).  

Obviously, our pick is our very own bag: The Anti-Theft Waterproof Crossbody. For good reason, too! It comes in two versatile sizes (get both in a combo pack for a discount), and 5 gorgeous colors that would fit any woman’s wardrobe color scheme. Plus, it’s so much cuter than other anti-theft bags (that aren’t even waterproof) on the market. Go ahead, shop around!

Get 20-30% off for the holidays when you add more than one bag (because you know you want one for yourself too!) Code: HOLIDAYCHEER20 for 20% off orders over $150, HOLIDAYCHEER30 for 30% off orders over $200. Order before December 20th to receive your package before December 24th.



Sleep Mask

Sleeping masks are a necessity while traveling. Whether it’s flying a red-eye, or a not so dark hotel room, these guys are a lifesaver. You can go super luxe with a ultra soft, anti-aging sleep mask, or a super cute novelty sleep mask from Etsy. If that’s not your cup of tea, perhaps a ultra functional contoured sleep mask is the best value for your person.


A Good Book

Tailor the book to whoever you are gifting to. If she’s into photography, check out The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits (Mihaela Noroc) and 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time (TIME) for a new coffee table book. For some inspirational writing by women, try What Happened (Hillary Rodham Clinton), FIRSTS: Women Who Are Changing the World (TIME). Perhaps she’s a big foodie- consider a cookbook of a cuisine in another country she recently visited, or loves the food of, so that she can recreate it at home. For a book she can take on the road, try Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History (Katy Tur), Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone (Brené Brown), Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (Sheryl Sandberg), Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue), We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). Tip: If they’re fans of reading on a kindle or iPad, check if them if they would like for you to gift an e-book instead of a physical book!

Cozy Socks

Socks and underwear are the go-to gifts of our childhood. I don’t know about you, but I love wearing some nice, comfy fuzzy socks that are perfect for lounging and long plane rides.

Travel Wrap, Scarf, Ponco, etc.

Can you tell I love items that fall into the comfort category? I’m the type of person who is constantly chilly and on a plane this can be very much the case. After an 8 hour flight where I was unprepared and constantly freezing, I learned my lesson. I never board a plane without a jacket and, preferably, with more. Scarfs, blankets, wrap, poncho.. It don’t matter as long as it’s warm, lightweight, and packable.


If your travel lover is passionate about photography (or maybe she’s a travel instagrammer or YouTuber) consider gifting a camera for them. There’s a huge range of cameras to choose from, so this is totally dependent on the kind of lifestyle they live, the quality of photo they want, and obviously, your budget for the gift! A popular choice would be a GoPro- they’re compact, hardy and have a waterproof case for tropical destinations. If they’re looking for higher quality, Olympus Pen, Canon Gx7 mark II, and Sony Alpha a6000 are popular compact cameras among bloggers, instagrammers and youtubers. If that’s outside your price range, or they already have one of these cameras, consider offering to buy some accessories, like a protective case, gorilla pod, or waterproof case. For the adventurous ones, a drone like the DJI Spark can capture some amazing footage.

Travel Journal

It’s a great gift to someone who loves to record or plan their journeys. Maybe they're already keeping a bullet journal and can use a dedicated book for their trips. They’re perfect for keeping a diary, saving ticket stubs, doodles, sketches, and sticking in those oh-so cute instax pictures. 


What do you think of our gift guide? Did we miss anything you think a travel lover would love to receive for the holidays? Be sure to comment down below! 


Karin is the co-founder of Arden Cove and co-creator of the Anti-Theft Waterproof Crossbodies - bags created for women who want all the practicality and safety features without compromising in style. Shop ArdenCove.com.

1 comment

  • Rebecca

    I am saddened that the campaign has ended. I was wanting to get the Marina wallet it looked awesome and I love wallets that are RFID and slash proof. Please keep the campaign going maybe after the holidays after folks are less broke.

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