Travel gifts for teens they will brag about

45 Travel Gifts for Teens They Will Brag About

Teens can be difficult to buy gifts for. If you have an upcoming family vacation or if your teen plans on traveling after graduation, then travel gifts are a great option. This list of 45 travel gifts for teens has some great ideas that they will love.

Our list of best travel gifts includes:

  • Unique travel gifts for teens
  • Practical travel gift ideas your teen will actually want
  • A few fun travel themed gift ideas

Travel gifts for teens they will brag about

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Travel gifts for teens

Let’s start off our list of best gift ideas with with the fun travel gifts for teens and unique travel related items.

Scratch off world map poster

This is the perfect gift for young adults who hope to become avid travelers. A scratch off map like this is such a fun way for an adventurous teen to track their travel adventures.

Scratch off map with a scratchable bucket list at the bottom.  Great travel gifts for teens
Photo by Beatnikrustik

Personalized cosmetic bag

This is the perfect travel gift for teenage girls, a personalized cosmetic bag.

Personalized cosmetic bag is the perfect travel gift for teenage girls.  This one has a pineapple outline with the name Elizabeth in a nice font
Photo by LoveAndLuxeHandmade

Luggage tags

There are so many great options available. This small inexpensive gift would make a great stocking stuffer.

I’d suggest a luggage tag with a privacy panel so that their personal information isn’t easily shown to everyone.

Luggage Tags Set of 2 with Privacy Cover ID Labels Identifiers PU Leather Baggage Tags Perfect to Quickly Spot Luggage Suitcase, Cute Sketchy Skulls

2 Pack Luggage Tags for Travel Cactus PU Leather Luggage Tag Accessories Privacy Cover ID Label with Stainless Steel Loop for Travel Bag Suitcase for Women Men

Travel fund shadow box

A cute travel savings option.

Shadow Money Box for Saving Travel Fund - Decorative Money Box - Wooden Piggy Bank - White Saving Box for Coins with Handle - Coin Bank Money Bank - Travel Fund Box for Adults - Money Saver

Toiletry bag

This is a great gift idea for teenage boys. You could give it as is or fill it will travel sized toiletries.

Timberland Men's Canvas Zipper Classic Travel Kit Grey

Bracelet charm

For teen girls who have a charm bracelet (like Pandora), a cute suitcase charm like this one is perfect.

A suitcase bracelet charm is a great travel themed gift for teen girls
Photo by OphrysArtStore

Phone holder for the airplane

A smart phone holder is one of the best gifts for a long flight.

Perilogics Universal in Flight Airplane Phone Holder Mount. Hands Free Viewing with Multi-Directional Dual 360 Degree Rotation. Pocket Size Must Have Travel Essential Accessory for Flying

Travel stickers

Travel stickers make fun gifts for teens and great stocking stuffers.

Travel stickers are a great travel gift idea for teens
Photo by DowntownDigitalCo

Travel journal

A great way to document all their travel experiences.

Scrapbook album

Creative teens may appreciate a scrapbook album. It is a fun way to preserve their travel memories and the best part is it gives them something to do.

INNOCHEER Adventure Book with Embossed Cover, Large 12.3 x 8.3 Inch 80 Pages Scrapbook Album, Gifts for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Anniversary, Family Memory

Scrapbook supplies

Consider including destination specific scrapbook supplies. These are some cute Hawaii themed papers and stickers.

Scrapbook Customs Maui Getaway Scrapbook Kit, 12x12 inches

Travel games

Travel sized games and card games definitely make fun gifts for the whole family. There are so many great choices.

Hasbro Gaming Boggle Classic Game

Travel shirt for teens

There are some really cute and unique travel themed t-shirts that teens will love.

Photo by PegasusApparelUS

Practical travel gifts for teens

These are some of the best travel items that your teen will actually use.

Portable wash bag

This is a genius idea, it is perfect for teens planning on backpacking through Europe. No need to overpack or spend valuable vacation time looking for a laundromat.

The Scrubba wash bag has a built in wash board allowing you to wash your clothes anywhere with minimal water! It is compact, light weight, and highly rated. You have to check it out.

Scrubba Portable Wash Bag – Foldable Hand Washing Machine for Hotel and Travel – Light and Small Eco-friendly Camping Laundry Bag for Washing Clothes Anywhere Green Green 6.3" x 2.4" x 2.4"

Anti Theft Purse

A Pacsafe Anti theft purse is a great travel gift for adventurous teen girls who plan to travel internationally on their own after graduation. This is the one my teenage daughter has. It is expandable, worn crossbody, and has several anti theft features including zippers that attach to hooks helping to prevent pick pocketers.

Pacsafe Citysafe CX Anti Theft Convertible Crossbody, Econyl Black

Money belt

This is another great travel accessory. This money belt is thinner than a fanny pack and can be worn under a shirt to help keep their important travel documents and money safe.

The Belt of Orion Survival Gear Travel Running Belt Waist Fanny Pack Hands Free Way to Carry Sanitizer, Face Mask, Phone, Passport, Keys, ID, Money & Everyday Essentials (Travel 9"x4")

Aluminum wallet

An aluminum credit card wallet offers RFIF protection making it a smart travel gift for young adults.

ELFISH Mini RFID Aluminum Wallet Credit Cards Holder Business Card Case Metal ID Case for Men Women (Acolorful)


A new backpack is not only one of those travel essentials they will use, it is something that can be used for more than just travel.

Whether it is for an upcoming road trip, flight or cruise vacation, a backpack is must have travel gear.

This one is not only cute and trendy, but it opens wide for easy packing and has a side pouch for easy access to your water bottle.

himawari Laptop Backpack for Women&Men Travel Backpack With USB Charging Port Large Business Bag Water Resistant College Bag Computer Bag Doctor Bag(1881-Grey)

This is another great backpack option with several helpful travel features. It is a larger size, has several different pockets, a luggage strap and an external charging port (power bank not included).

MOMUVO Backpack for Men, School Backpack for Teens/Boys, Laptop Backpack fit 17.3 Notebook, Anti Theft College Backpack Bookbags for Travel Business Work, Water Resistant

Travel bag

For those who prefer a duffle bag style here are some great options.

This one might appeal to teen girls. It is expandable, and has several great features including a handy suitcase strap.

Large Travel Tote Bag, Waterproof Expandable Duffel Gym Tote Bag,Weekender Carry On Overnight Bags for Women with Trolley Sleeve Wet Pocket,travel duffel bags,Pink

And here is one that teen boys might like.

adidas Defender III Large Duffel, Black/White, One Size

Packing cubes

Get your teen their own set of packing cubes. They come in different sizes and colors.

OlarHike 6 Set Packing Cubes for Travel, 4 Various Sizes(Large,Medium,Small,Slim) Luggage Organizer Bags for Travel Accessories Travel Essentials, Travel Cubes for Carry on Suitcases (Cream)

Apple Airtag

AirTags have become very popular with iPhone users. Place it in your checked luggage for added peace of mind. When you aren’t traveling, use it on a key chain to keep track of your keys.

Apple AirTag 4 Pack

More travel gifts for teens

Water bottle

A good quality water bottle is must for any trip, actually it’s a must for everyday life. Here are a couple great options.

IRON °FLASK Sports Water Bottle - 22 Oz 3 Lids (Straw Lid), Leak Proof - Stainless Steel Gym & Sport Bottles for Men, Women & Kids - Double Walled, Insulated Thermos, Metal Canteen

Travel pillow

If you have an upcoming trip that requires being in a vehicle for a long time or an international flight, a neck pillow is an excellent gift. This one can be formed in different ways.

Lucear Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow Neck Pillows Travel Accessories Traveling on Airplane, Bus, Train at Home(Grey Memory Foam)

Travel blanket

This compact travel blanket would be perfect for international flights or road trips.

EverSnug Travel Blanket and Pillow - Premium Soft 2 in 1 Airplane Blanket with Soft Bag Pillowcase, Hand Luggage Sleeve and Backpack Clip (Navy Blue)

TSA approved liquid bottles

Refillable silicone travel sized bottles that are approved for your airline carry on bag. These are a great option to carry your toiletries such as shampoo and body wash. Save money by refilling your bottles rather than always purchasing travel sized items.

INSFIT Travel Bottles for Toiletries, TSA Approved 3oz Travel Size Bottles Leak Proof Travel Containers for Toiletries, BPA Free Refillable Travel Accessories for Shampoo Body Wash Liquids 4 Pack

Passport holder

A passport holder or passport wallet is a great small travel gift for teens. Choose one that has RFID blocking technology to help keep their personal information safe. I like that this one has the elastic closure to help keep everything secure. There are several colors to choose from.

Passport Holder Cover Wallet Travel Essentials RFID Blocking Leather Card Case International Travel Must Haves Travel Accessories for Women Men(101#Blue)

Portable charger

A portable battery charger is one of the best travel gift ideas for older kids. They can charge their electronic devices anywhere and at anytime.

INIU Portable Charger, Slimmest 10000mAh 5V/3A Power Bank, USB C in&out High-Speed Charging Battery Pack, External Phone Powerbank Compatible with iPhone 15 14 13 12 11 Samsung S22 S21 Google iPad etc

Beach towel chair clips

This is a fun travel gift idea for teens if you have an upcoming beach vacation or cruise planned. Towel clips keep your beach towel secured to your lounge chair.

6 PiecesFlip Flop BocaClips Flamingo Beach Towel Clip Parrot Towel Holder Clothes Pegs Beach Towel Clip Towel Pin in Bright Color Jumbo Size for Clothes Quilt Blanket Home Patio Pool Chair

Turkish beach towel

Why not pair a set of towel clips with a nice Turkish cotton beach towel. These beach towels are lighter and more compact than traditional beach towels. As well as quick drying and sand free. This makes them great for travel.

WETCAT Turkish Beach Towel Oversized 38x71 100% Cotton Sand Free Quick Dry Extra Large Light Travel Towel for Adults Beach Accessories Gifts- Aqua

Drawstring bag

A drawstring day pack is nice when you only need to carry a few things. It can be used as pool bag, gym bag, or take it to a theme park.

Miomao Drawstring Backpack Gym Sack Pack Mandala Style String Bag With Pocket Canvas Sinch Sack Sport Cinch Pack Christmas Gift Bags Beach Rucksack 13 X 18 Inches Teal

You can click the picture to check it out on Amazon.

Cooler bag

A soft sided cooler bag is a road trip essential.

TOURIT Cooler Bag 24-Can Insulated Soft Cooler Lunch Coolers Portable Cooler Bag 14.6L for Picnic, Beach, Work, Trip, Daily,Grey

Waterproof phone pouch

This is a must pack travel essential if you are vacationing near water. Get those awesome underwater photos and keep your phone with you at all times.

JOTO Waterproof Pouch Cellphone Dry Bag Case for iPhone 11 Pro Max Xs Max XR X 8 7 6S Plus SE, Galaxy S20 Ultra S20+ S10 Plus S10e S9 Plus S8/Note 10+ 9, Pixel 4 XL up to 6.9" -Black

Fanny pack

Yes, fanny packs are back in style. You will often see teen girls wearing them cross body like below.

Small Fanny Pack for Women Fashionable Waist Bag Waterproof for Men Belt Bag for Women Crossbody Fanny Packs with Headphone Jack for Running Travelling Hiking Lightweight Bum Bag Fit All Phones Pink

Electronics travel organizer

FYY Electronic Organizer, Travel Cable Organizer Bag Pouch Accessories Carry Case Portable Waterproof Double Layers All-in-One Storage for Cable, Cord, Charger, Phone, Earphone Navy

Jewelry travel organizer

MATEIN Jewelry Travel Organizer for Women, Tangle Free Portable Leather Jewelry Storage Roll Bag Envelope Clutch, Waterproof Lightweight Jewelry Case Holder for Necklaces, Rings, Earrings, Bracelets

Travel sized perfume atomizer bottles

Create your own travel sized perfume with these refillable perfume bottles.

Yamadura Portable Mini Refillable Perfume Atomizer Bottle Spray, Scent Pump Case for Travel (5ml, 4 Pack) 4

Selfie stick

Not only are these sticks good for the obvious reason – selfies, they are also great for getting photo angles you may not be able to get otherwise. They are especially helpful for getting photos when you are in a crowd of people.

Selfie Stick, 40 inch Extendable Selfie Stick Tripod,Phone Tripod with Wireless Remote Shutter,Group Selfies/Live Streaming/Video Recording Compatible with All Cellphones Black

Travel adapter

If your teen is planning on traveling internationally, they will need a travel adapter or converter. Make sure the one you purchase works in their destination country. Also note that some are meant just for smaller devices and don’t work for hair straighteners, etc. This one claims to work for hair curlers and straighteners in addition to smaller electronics.

ALLWEI International Travel Adapter 220V to 110V Power Voltage Converter for Hair Straightener/Curling Iron, Universal Power Plug Adapter UK, US, AU, EU, IT, India …

This next set of travel gifts for teens are more expensive options if you are looking for a higher priced item. These also make great graduation gifts.

Graduation travel gifts

Luggage set

A good quality luggage set is something that will last years. They come in a variety of colors including some bright colors if you are looking for something different and eye catching.

Coolife Luggage 3 Piece Set Suitcase Spinner Hardshell Lightweight TSA Lock (white, 3 piece set(20in24in28in))

Action camera

The GoPro Hero is a waterproof camera that is great gift for an active teenager. This is definitely a travel gift for teens that they will be bragging about.

GoPro HERO11 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with 5.3K60 Ultra HD Video, 27MP Photos, 1/1.9" Image Sensor, Live Streaming, Webcam, Stabilization

Wireless headphones

Wireless headphones are popular with teens. There are a few different types. If they have an iPhone, you may want to go with AirPods. Or you could choose over the ear noise cancelling headphones.

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Ear Buds, Bluetooth Headphones with Lightning Charging Case Included, Over 24 Hours of Battery Life, Effortless Setup for iPhone

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones, Over-Ear Headphones with Microphone, Personalized Noise Cancellation and Sound, Triple Black

Nintendo Switch

For video games on the go. For those who already own a Nintendo Switch, consider buying them a new game.

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con


For teens who love travel and photography, consider a DSLR camera such as this.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens | Built-in Wi-Fi | 24.1 MP CMOS Sensor | DIGIC 4+ Image Processor and Full HD Videos

Instax Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera - Lilac Purple (16654803) + Instax Mini Twin (16437396) + Single Pack Rainbow Film + Case + Travel Stickers

Kindle Paperwhite

An e-reader is a great travel gift for teens that like to read.

Kindle Paperwhite (16 GB) – Now with a 6.8" display and adjustable warm light – Without Lockscreen Ads – Black

A family cruise!

This might be the ultimate graduation travel gift. A Graduation Cruise – How to make it extra special has some great ideas.

I hope you have found this list of travel gifts for teens helpful. Instead of a gift card this year, give one of these travel gift ideas.