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
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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.
Personalized cosmetic bag
This is the perfect travel gift for teenage girls, a personalized cosmetic bag.
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.
Travel fund shadow box
A cute travel savings option.
This is a great gift idea for teenage boys. You could give it as is or fill it will travel sized toiletries.
For teen girls who have a charm bracelet (like Pandora), a cute suitcase charm like this one is perfect.
Phone holder for the airplane
A smart phone holder is one of the best gifts for a long flight.
Travel stickers make fun gifts for teens and great stocking stuffers.
A great way to document all their travel experiences.
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.
Consider including destination specific scrapbook supplies. These are some cute Hawaii themed papers and stickers.
Travel sized games and card games definitely make fun gifts for the whole family. There are so many great choices.
Travel shirt for teens
There are some really cute and unique travel themed t-shirts that teens will love.
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.
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.
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.
An aluminum credit card wallet offers RFIF protection making it a smart travel gift for young adults.
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.
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).
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.
And here is one that teen boys might like.
Get your teen their own set of packing cubes. They come in different sizes and colors.
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.
More travel gifts for teens
A good quality water bottle is must for any trip, actually it’s a must for everyday life. Here are a couple great options.
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.
This compact travel blanket would be perfect for international flights or road trips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can click either picture to check it out on Amazon.
A soft sided cooler bag is a road trip essential.
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.
Yes, fanny packs are back in style. You will often see teen girls wearing them cross body.
Electronics travel organizer
Jewelry travel organizer
Travel sized perfume atomizer bottles
Create your own travel sized perfume with these refillable perfume bottles.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
For video games on the go. For those who already own a Nintendo Switch, consider buying them a new game.
For teens who love travel and photography, consider a DSLR camera such as this.
An e-reader is a great travel gift for teens that like to read.
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.