It’s that time of year again… Do you ever contemplate what gifts to buy for him so much that you accidentally push it off until the last minute? Well, no more of that! If you’re gift-receiving man loves to travel, he will absolutely love any and all of these unique travel gifts for him in 2021 for every budget.
(How do I know for certain? Well, my husband told me to double this guide as his Christmas wish-list. Trust me, I got you covered!)
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1. Travel-Size Cologne For Him
Cologne and perfume bottles are often too big to pack in your carry-on. It only takes losing one $50 bottle to a TSA agent’s garbage can to learn this the hard way.
Prevent making this sad mistake by purchasing a TSA-size cologne for him! My husband loves the Kenneth Cole scents (and I do too).
2. Carry-On Cocktail Kit
TSA-approved booze. I don’t need to say any more than that.
Just because he may not be flying first class does not mean he can’t travel with class! Help him skip the over-priced airport bars and in-flight drinks with this fun, unique travel gift that he’ll undoubtably love. The W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit is available in a large variety of flavors so you can cater to his taste buds.
3. Magnetic Chess, Checkers And Backgammon Travel Game Set
I love that this classic game set is magnetic so that know piece will fall off when driving for flying. Plus, it folds nicely into a completely portable, compact and packable playing set, perfect for traveling.
4. In-Flight Phone Mount (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
My husband has a phone mount like this and uses it on every flight. So smart, especially on TV-less planes.
5. Multifunction Keychain: All-In-One iPhone Charger, Bottle Opener And Carabiner
Even though this multifunction keychain is the lowest-priced item on this travel gifts for him list, it is also one of the most practical. His iPhone lightning cable charger (for iPhones 5 and newer), bottle opener and handy carabiner can all now be extremely accessible to him.
6. Leather Journal (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
Who says journaling can’t be manly? Now he can record all of this travel memories in this classy leather journal.
7. Hands-Free Luggage Caddy For Drinks, Phone, Etc.
A cup holder that you can attach to your suitcase? Genius. This will make trips to the airport food court (and bathroom) way easier.
8. Scratch-Off World Map (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
What traveler wouldn’t think a scratch off world map is fun? In addition, this map is a great affordable alternative to a pin destination map, which is a little farther down on this list and one of my most recommended travel gifts.
9. Shaving Kit
The hotel housekeeping staff will thank you for giving him that trimming bib.
10. ‘Drive Safe’ Wooden Keychain (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
Nothing will prompt a sentimental reminder to stay safe on the road like a keychain from you that reads, “Drive Safe. I need you here.”
11. A Nice Neck Pillow
I love that this particular neck pillow comes with an eye mask, ear plugs and a carry bag.
Poo-Pourri comes in handy when travelers are sharing a hotel room — enough said. Could you think of a funnier white-elephant gift or stocking stuffer for a traveling man?
13. Airplane Footrest (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
Now he can truly kick back, relax and enjoy the flight. Thank you, airplane footrest! Plus, the footrest will reduce elevation swelling and leg cramping.
14. Travel Power Strip With USB Ports
We always travel with an extension cord that has USB ports. They definitely come in handy when traveling internationally, too, because then you only need to buy one international outlet adapter. I love that this one winds up so you don’t have to deal with packing loose cords.
15. Carhartt Beanie
Yes, Carhartt is traditionally a store for the tradesman’s or hunter’s go-to apparel, but lately, the brand has taken off as trendy to the everyday adventurer. The popular clothing line sells everything your adventurer needs from beanies and hoodies to flannels and coats.
16. Portable Hammock
A portable hammock will allow your man to take a well-deserved break from his mountainous hike, or give your man an opportunity to unwind outside of his business-trip hotel. In particular, the best-selling Kootek camping hammock comes with two tree straps, durable material and a user-friendly set-up.
17. Reusable Handwarmers
My husband actually told me to add these to this list. I’m not kidding.
To make these reusable hand-warmers hot, all you do is snap the metal button inside the pack. As they warm up, the gel will harden. To reuse them, you just boil them in hot water until the gel softens. They work great!
18. When The Game (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
This fun travel-size card games gives travelers a way to connect on a deeper level. Each card has a question prompt about traveling for players to answer “because how you travel says a lot about you a person,” as the game creators say.
19. Fun Crew Socks
A socking stuffer, if you will.
Under $50 (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
20. The Adventure Challenge Book
I bought this for Kenny for Christmas last year, and he LOVED it. The date ideas are actually so fun and creative, and they aren’t cheesy at all.
21. Portable Rechargeable Noise Machine
This 29-sound, portable, rechargeable noise machine will have him sleeping like a baby in any and every hotel room.
Its small size compacts perfectly as a travel gift for him, and its wireless functioning will free up those limited and oh-so-valuable hotel room outlets needed for charging other electronics.
22. Relaxing Shower Steamers (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
This would be such a good stocking stuffer. Honestly, I want these for myself too! These easy-to-pack shower steamer tablets will be a totally relaxing way for him to unwind after a long travel day.
23. Luxury Spa Set
Spa days are necessary for him, too! But, spending time at an actual spa can get pricey, especially at a hotel spa. Send this kit along with him on his next travels and tell him to treat himself to a hotel-room spa night.
24. Insulated Travel French Press (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
My husband and dad both have one, and they are obsessed.
We always advocate saving money for and during travel by refraining from spending unnecessary cash at coffee shops. This insulated travel mug and french press coffee maker will take away the temptation to find the nearest Starbucks and instead provide him with a delicious morning beverage that far exceeds cheap hotel-room coffee.
25. YETI Insulated Travel Mug
YETI is top-of-the-line, without a doubt. This 30-ounce YETI tumbler will keep all of his hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.
The brand also sells extremely reputable mugs, wine tumblers, lunch bags and coolers that are essentially indestructible. (Seriously, they are literally designed to keep bears from getting into your camp food.) Many of the products are available in many colors, too.
26. Leather Travel Toiletry Bags
Leather toiletry bags are an airline pilot favorite, AKA another travel must-have. They will last throughout all your man’s travels, keeping him and his suitcase totally organized.
Pro tip: hanging toiletry bags are my personal travel go-to, as they come in handy in limited counter space or small shower situations. Here is a manly leather alternative to the popular feminine hanging toiletry bag!
27. Magnetic Wooden Chess Board (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
A wooden travel chess board will scream that your man is classy, handsome, intelligent and well-cultured. What man doesn’t want to be these adjectives?
Like the cheaper magnetic gaming set, the board’s foldability makes it easy to pack, and its magnetic base will keep the chess pieces from getting lost in both transit and play.
28. Anti-Theft Travel Laptop Backpack
The five-star-rated anti-theft travel laptop backpack has numerous characteristics that make it a fantastic travel backpack: an anti-theft back pocket, numerous compartments for easy organization and a USB charging port, for example.
29. Travel Coffee Table Books
Travel books inspire, motivate and spark curiosity for culture, people and new vacation destinations. Not only do they provide valuable trip information and itineraries, but they also double as great office bookshelf decor.
30. Customizable Map Or Constellation Print
There isn’t a more memorable way to celebrate his favorite travel destinations than through customizable home or office decor.
Choose the city in which you two met, his hometown or his favorite vacation spot and create a customizable map or constellation print for him.
31. Phone Camera Wide-Angle Lens Attachment
A smartphone camera lens attachment is a fantastic cheaper alternative to buying him an actual camera. While no phone camera or lens attachment will truly compare to a full-size DSLR or mirrorless camera, this highly reviewed wide angle lens attachment will allow him to get great travel photos.
32. Picnic Backpack (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
The ideal day-trip consists of at least one picnic. Rather than packing a clunky lunch pale without a fun picnic blanket, plates, utensils or wine cooler, make the casual lunch stop an adventurous date. An insulated picnic backpack will make the to-be-reoccurring picnic-packing process a heck of a lot more convenient and romantic.
(Bonus points if you plan to take him on a hike to use the picnic backpack too!)
33. JBL Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
My husband has one of these speakers, and he loves it. The audio is phenomenal, and it is so nice to have with on our travels. Plus, because it’s waterproof, you can safely bring it to the pool or beach.
$100 And Up (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
34. Personalized Push-Pin World Destination Map
This personalized push-pin world destination map takes the trendy scratch-off map to a whole new gifting level. Every time he travels, he’ll be able to add another bright red pin to his map and be reminded of your support and generosity through the gift.
The personalized map comes with red pins to mark the places he has visited, blue flags to mark his upcoming trips, yellow flags to mark his favorite destinations and green pins to mark his dream destinations. Hopefully, one day, he’ll even need extra red pins like the ones above!
35. Bose Wireless Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones
Not only will these wireless bluetooth headphones provide him with flawless music and movie audio, but Bose’s famous noise-canceling feature will block out all of the chatty passengers, crying babies and airplane engine noises on every flight.
36. Apple AirPods
If you think he would prefer an even more portable headphone option that still has Bose-esque audio, Apple AirPods are an unmatchably popular alternative.
The AirPod wireless charging capability will ensure that his earbuds will stay charged throughout his entire travel, and the small, pocket size will save a lot of carry-on space.
37. Nintendo Switch (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
If you don’t already know, the Nintendo Switch is a gaming system similar to the Nintendo Wii or the proceeding Nintendo DS. However, the Nintendo Switch stands out from competition as the only Nintendo gaming system that is completely portable (literally, you can play in the car, plane or anywhere else) and multiplayer.
Also, there are tons of popular Nintendo Switch games to choose from, such as Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., Animal Crossing and Minecraft. You can shop the games here, and extra controllers and accessories above!
38. Away Suitcase (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
This epic carry-on (or full-size) suitcase is every traveler’s dream right now. Equipped with multiple storage compartments, a hard outer shell, a built-in lock and a USB charging port (yes, you can charge your devices straight from your suitcase), this is a wish-list gift for every traveler.
39. Watch And Leather Watch Travel Case
Whether he’s running around the bustling financial district of New York City or beach hopping on island-time, a new men’s watch or smart, GPS enabling Apple Watch will always make a memorable, unique travel gift for him.
Don’t forget to add a luxury leather watch travel case so he can show off his new ice on his next trip!
40. Handheld Electric Massager (Unique Travel Gifts For Him 2021)
No more, “Will you please rub my back/shoulders?” Consider this a gift for yourself too.
41. Professional Camera With A Wide Angle Lens
Pros of the Canon Rebel SL3 DSLR:
- Fantastic beginner camera body.
- Low price range.
- Excellent quality photos when you have the right lens and manual settings.
- Interchangeable lens option.
- Comes with a 18-55mm lens (perfect for beginners).
- Flip screen for vlogging and taking selfies.
- I purchased the SL2 camera body as a beginner and still use it to produce 99% of my professional travel photography, nearly four years later.
Pros of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon:
- The best and fastest way to make your travel photos look 100x better.
- Wide angle for landscape photos.
- More bokeh (background blur) with lower f-stop.
- Great in low-light environments.
- Excellent for portrait and macro (close-up) photography.
- Cheaper than the Canon version without losing the quality.
- Fits perfectly for the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and SL3 lens mounts (EF/EF-S lens mounts).
SEE EXACTLY WHAT OTHER CAMERAS AND LENSES I RECOMMEND HERE.
This is the drone I will be upgrading to next year! The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is a state-of-the-art drone camera. Shooting in 4K, he will be able to capture epic travel videos and photos with this quadcopter. Also, what man wouldn’t want a drone?
Just be sure to always check local laws and regulations for drone flying!
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