THE 14 BEST TRAVEL GIFTS ON ETSY

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

By now, you’ve heard of Etsy — the website where people who are way more crafty than you make extra bank by selling handmade items. But beyond listening to your girlfriend talk about the “super cute, vintage-inspired, personalized” necklace she bought for her BFF Becky, Etsy probably remains a mystery to you. Well it’s time to change that.

Etsy is now the first place I look when I want to buy someone a creative and original gift, especially when that gift is for a traveler. So to ease you into the Etsyverse and narrow down the thousands upon thousands of available products (some of which look like third grade art projects), here are the 14 best travel gifts on Etsy laid out for your shopping pleasure. But be warned, chances are you’ll just want to gift them all to yourself (go ahead, treat yo self).

 

1) World Push Pin Travel Map

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

You’ve seen scratch off maps that allow you to mark the places you’ve visited. They’re fun and all, but not something that’ll look sophisticated hanging on the wall of your “I’m an adult now” apartment. So to keep your space looking classy, go for this stylish, wood-framed push pin map which comes with 100 pins to mark your past and future travels. Created by Wayfern. $205

 

2) “The World Is In Your Hand” Stainless Steel Flask

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

There are a lot of map-themed flasks on Etsy, but this is the best looking one (plus it comes in a huge variety of colors). It’s perfect for getting drunk on a plane or for any of your other traveling/drinking needs. Created by whimsyandink. $19.95

 

3) “Adventure Is Out There” World Map Poster

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

Plane and simple, this map, printed with the text “Adventure is out there,” will remind you to get up off the couch, stop binge watching Netflix and go outside. Created by oflifeandlemons$23.12

 

4) Bon Voyage Card

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

Know someone heading out on a big trip? Maybe it’s a honeymoon, a stint volunteering in Central America or a “I’m going to go find myself in Southeast Asia” trip. Whatever the occasion, be the best friend ever and send them this handmade card (it’s blank inside) with a note of encouragement. It’s a guaranteed way to ensure you’ll receive a souvenir upon their return. Created by EmmaMooreID$3.51

 

5) Wanderlust Copper Key Ring

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

Spruce up a boring keychain and make every trip to the grocery store feel like an adventure with this rustic, hand stamped  ”wanderlust” copper key ring. It’s also available with the sayings, “Explore Dream Discover” and “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”. Created by ATwistOfWhimsy. $26

 

6) Leather Luggage Tag

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

If an airline loses your bag or when it’s circling the baggage carousel with countless others,  you not only want your contact information attached to it, you want something that’ll help you identify it. The fix: buy one of these handsome, handmade, leather luggage tags — they’re available in a variety of colors and come with free monograming. So classy. Created by DivinaDunuevo$30

 

7) Vintage Map Coasters

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

Your coffee table is boring and needs ways more maps on it than the zero it currently has. To make that happen, check out this set of world map coasters. Want to rest your cup on a specific country or region? Check out the Central America, Europe, Ireland, America, Africa, and Cuba coaster sets, just to name a few. Created by Jaunitas. $42

 

8) “Travel” Wall Word Art

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

State your love for travel loud and clear with this “TRAVEL” text wall art. You can even customize which continent, country or city appears in each letter. Created by Mooza$61.41

 

9) Mason Jar Globe Bank

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

If you or someone special is saving up for a big trip, this mason jar travel savings bank is a perfect gift (especially if you stuff $1,000 in it). The jar can be customized with painted hearts over specified locations, like the location of the banker’s home or dream trip. It’s also available sans heart customization. Created by MyKindOfKrafty$30.69

 

10) World Map Bow Tie

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

For the fly AF gentleman with a thing for bow ties, behold this masterpiece. Let everyone know that you love to travel (and that you’re kind of a nerd, but like, a cool nerd) with this awesome world map bow tie. Created by LaurenPerkin$42

 

11) Vintage Travel Posters

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

The right vintage travel posters can turn even the most boring wall into a cultured, exciting and sexy wall (kind of like what travel can do for a person). Check out these posters showcasing VietnamThailand, Egypt, and more. Created by WorldOfPoster$7.77

 

12) Leather Passport Cover

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

If you’re a frequent traveler, you know that passports can get beat up pretty quickly. Protect this essential document and lifelong memento of your adventures with this leather world map case. You will be the envy of everyone in the customs line when you whip this thing out. Created by PassportCase$34.99

 

13) World Map Wall Sticker

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

Measuring 7ft by 4ft, this huge, vinyl world map wall decal, which comes with 20 pin stickers, is an ideal way to display all the places you’ve traveled. It comes in almost every color you can imagine and is easy to remove should you ever want to take it down. Created by Vinylimpression$77.88

 

14) World Map Temporary Tattoo

Best Travel Gifts on Etsy

Afraid of commitment? Ran out of temporary Spiderman tattoos? Try this temporary world map tattoo and feel what it’s like to be super cool, even if for just a few days. Check out their compass tattoo too. Created by SpiritInk$5.49 

 

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One Response to “THE 14 BEST TRAVEL GIFTS ON ETSY”

  1. Diana @officebeautifulDecember 13, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Seeing this in December 2015. These are great ideas, so thanks for curating them.

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