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A Holiday Gift Guide for Female Travelers: 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for Female Travelers

It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? Well, it almost is, and the holidays will be here before we know it. So before you start scrambling, trying to find your loved ones that perfect gift, take a look at our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Female Travelers!

Complete with travel accessories and gear, inspirational books, and handy gadgets, here is our complete gift guide for women who love to travel!

A Holiday Gift Guide for Female Travelers: 2016

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Travel Books

holiday gift guide for female travelers

This Destinations of a Lifetime book by National Geographic is the perfect gift for any traveler. This book will provides ideas for a lifetime of adventure, with “225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places!”

holiday gift guide for female travelers

The Food Journeys of a Lifetime book by National Geographic is the ultimate gift for all of your foodie friends. With 500 extraordinary culinary experiences packed into one book, you’ll give the gift of endless travel inspiration!

holiday gift guide for female travelers

The National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the USA is a must-buy for those who love to adventure. All they’ll need is this book and a car to get them where they’re going!

holiday gift guide for female travelers

Eat, Pray, Love is a classic. This is a story of a woman who leaves an unhappy marriage and finds herself experiencing the best of life in India, Italy, and Indonesia. For solo travelers, this one’s a winner!

holiday gift guide for female travelers

Humans of New York hardly needs an explanation. Your loved ones will cherish this book, just as the rest of the world does. If your loved one has ticked HONY off her reading list, try Humans of New York: Stories!

Travel-Inspired Home Accessories

Every female traveler wishes she had a push-pin travel map. And that’s pretty much a fact! This map is visually stunning, and it comes with enough colorful push pins to document every last beautiful moment.

There’s nothing like a fresh dose of wanderlust in the morning, along with your daily caffeine fix from this “let’s be adventurers” mug. Am I right?!

This sign is just a friendly reminder to never stop exploring! That’s one reminder us female travelers never get tired of.

Real talk, how cute are these world map pillows? You know you want to buy them for your favorite female traveler! (Which very much may be yourself; but no judgment here… they really are too adorable to pass up!)

Same thing with this compass sign. Love!

This watercolor world map is the perfect gift for anyone who loves a little pop of color! With every country labeled, it’s a perfect source of inspiration for trip planning!

Travel Accessories

These “And so the adventure begins…” leather luggage tags are too adorable and apropos to pass up.

Have you ever seen a watch more beautiful than this one, complete with a baby pink leather strap, the words, “going places,” and a map of Europe? I sure haven’t. It was love at first sight! 

This leather crossbody bag is my newest obsession, and it’s the perfect gift for a female traveler… For a few reasons. It’s chic, timeless, ultra-durable, and it’s just large enough to fit your phone, camera, wallet, and passport — you know, all the essentials!

I couldn’t leave these Ray-Bans off our our Holiday Gift Guide for Female Travelers. Who wouldn’t love these sunnies?

leather passport case is necessary for any frequent traveler. Without one, your passport ends up torn, bent, and water damaged. Like I said, necessary!


Seriously, this Tory Burch tote is the travel bag. When I’m about to board a plane, I throw my laptop, camera, phone, and other carry-on essentials inside, and I’m good to go.

Travel Clothing

While traveling, this BP scarf has a few uses. Sure, it’s a scarf; that’s obvious. But it can also be used as a blanket and a neck pillow on the planes, trains, and buses! Cute, affordable, and versatile.

Everyone needs a good travel hat to cover up their messy hair — especially after those harsh long-haul flights!

This beautiful North Face jacket is “triclimate,” which means it’ll take you from fall to winter to spring, seamlessly and stylishly. Could there be a better jacket for travelers flying frequently from one hemisphere to the next?

This long coat was made to face the frigid winters abroad in Iceland or on the streets of New York City!

This premier Canada Goose down parka is perfect for the traveler who enjoys the “finer things” in life. So luxe, so beautiful, so warm.

This scarf is just like the one above — cute, comfy, and versatile.

Travel Shoes

These Sam Edelman rain boots couldn’t be more chicly smart. And since they’re short and lightweight, they’re perfect for traveling. At only $54, these boots are a steal!

I never travel without these Steve Madden boots; in fact, I have three pairs in different colors. I can walk for miles on European cobblestone and my feet feel perfectly fine. They’re comfortable times 10,000.

When it’s hot outside, you have to ditch the boots. These sandals are simple enough for anyone to love, but still cute and super comfortable. I’ve been wearing these Sam Edelman Gigi sandals for years and have ’em in two colors!

You’ll never find a pair of hiking boots better than these Merrell waterproof boots. That’s a fact! If your female traveler is an adventurer, she will love these babies!

Travel Gadgets

The Canon Rebel T5i is the perfect starter DSLR camera for any traveler who’s into photography! We bought ours two years ago, and absolutely love it.

The brand new GoPro Hero5 Black just came out, and no doubt, it’s going to be one of the most-wanted gifts this holiday season. Give the gift of lifelong memories with this travel gadget!

Holiday Gift Guide for Female Travelers



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Maddy Cornelius

Maddy is the co-founder and editor of Travel Alphas. Mint tea, handmade pasta, gelato, and red wine are among her favorite treats. New York City, Budapest, Bali, and Florence are a few of her most-loved destinations.

  • Lauren

    Might be getting the majority of my Christmas gifts right here… And Kate Spade makes the BEST passport covers! Last forever.

    November 9, 2016 at 9:18 am Reply
    • Maddy & Mauricio

      Exactly! If you couldn’t tell from this post, I am a huuuuuge Kate Spade fan.

      November 9, 2016 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Haley Castle

    Travel shoes are important. I wear flip-flops often just because I live in FL so it’s warm and it’s easier going through security taking them on and off, but then my feet sometimes get cold on the plane. I like those boots because they’re fashionable AND functional whereby you could probably slip in and out of them fairly easily when going through security. And they’ll keep your feet warm at 30,000 feet above sea level! Good list!

    November 10, 2016 at 8:24 pm Reply

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