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Travel Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads, and Grads

Moms, Dads, and Grads season is upon us. Still don’t know what to get the traveler in your family? No worries, you can save the I Heart MOM mugs, paisley ties, and gift cards. Here’s some travel gift ideas that your travel lover will be sure to love.


Camille’s Closet Carryall Tote

Camille's Closet Carryall Tote



This is a personal favorite. This bag goes everywhere with me. It’s versatility allows me to use it as an overnight bag, a carry on bag, a laptop bag, and everything in between. Not only is it an amazing quality, but it is animal friendly and made of vegan leather. What I love most is it is incredibly spacious! This is THE perfect bag for the traveling mom.  

Oh and don’t forget the matching cosmetic bag!

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Pentax Q-S1 Mirrorless Digital Camera in Champagne Gold

Who doesn’t love a little Champagne every now and then? This isn’t the kind mom can sip, but this cute and compact camera will allow her to capture unforgettable moments. It’s no muss no fuss, simple to use with interchangeable lenses.

Aerobie Aeropress

Aerobie Aeropress Coffee Maker



This is for the coffee lover mom. Now, she can bring her coffee maker while on the go; whether traveling, camping, or even at the office. She can make the perfect expresso or just a mean cup of Joe with this nifty gem.



Delsey Luggage Helium Shadow

Maybe mom’s old luggage is a little tattered and torn. Replace it with a new, durable, hard-case suitcase. Not only is this luggage extremely lightweight, but it’s also scratch resistant, which will keep it looking just as new as the day you bought it.

Don’t forget a smart luggage tag that helps mom keep track of her luggage with a unique QR code.

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The Washable and Squashable Travel High Chair

The Washable and Squashable Travel High Chair



This gift is for the traveling mommy with tiny tykes. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to use. It fits high-back, low-back, rounded, and all other chairs of various shapes and sizes. Mom can take it with her to restaurant outings, or when visiting family and friends during the holidays and won’t have to worry about the hassle of a high chair.

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Dopp Men’s Country Saddle Travel Kit

Durable leather and a spacious interior, this dapper, yet functional, dopp kit is ideal for helping dad stay organized while traveling. It even includes a separate compartment for liquids and a toothbrush holder. Throw in a Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer to make it extra special.

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Sony Alpha A6000 Digital Camera

24.3 megapixels, mirrorless, compact, and devoid of the bulk and weight of a DSLR, the Sony A6000 is the perfect camera for the traveling dad. It is perfect for every level photographer, from novice to professional.

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SeV Fleece Jacket 8.0

SeV Fleece Jacket 8.0Externally, this may look like an average jacket, but internally it is actually equipped with 19 pockets, which can hold everything from passports to iPads. With its water resistant fabric and removable sleeves this jacket is perfect for all weather conditions.

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera

We’re never too old for toys; dad’s included. Remote control helicopter meets photography/videography. What’s not to love? Dad can use his Android or iPhone to control the drone and snap some amazing aerial photos to share with the family.

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Anker Ultra Slim Battery Case for iPhone

For the dad on the go, finding an outlet to charge his phone is not always convenient or possible, and carrying around a bulky backup battery is not ideal. The Anker Ultra Slim Battery Case is the perfect solution. It uses a microusb to charge both the case and the phone simultaneously. It’s slim, sleek, and will add 120% battery life to his phone. Now he can FaceTime, Facebook, and everything else without the worries of a dying phone.

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Go Pro Hero 4

These days, if you didn’t take a photo or video it didn’t happen. The GoPro is ideal for your adventure enthusiast to capture all their thrilling, action moments. Everything from jumping out of planes, to swimming with Nemo and friends this tiny compact camera will have your Grad covered. And don’t forget the multitude of accessories that will ensure they capture the perfect shot.

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Kathmandu Valley Co Everest Explorer Journal


As one chapter is ending, in your Grad’s life, another is just beginning. This simple, yet unique gift, is handcrafted in Nepal. Fill these blank pages with tales of adventure, growth, reflections, and musings. They’ll look back years from now and will be able to relive the moments through their own words.

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Osprey Packs Farpoint 55 Pack

Whether your grad is traipsing through Southeast Asia, or simply weekend wandering, the Osprey Backpack is the perfect pack for your globetrotting grad.  It’s lightweight,  durable, and comfortable. But, the best part is, it has a detachable daypack which can be used as their one personal item on flights, or for everyday wear when they don’t want to lug around the full pack.

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Apple Watch


This is not your average watch. With features like keyless hotel room entry, flight reminders, Apple pay, fitness tracker and so much more, this nifty little gadget will be your grad’s travel bestie. Also with the Maps App, Apple Watch makes navigation a breeze.

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Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

These headphones are “made for life on the go” which makes them perfect for your gallivanting grad. They won’t be restricted by wires and will look stylish while sporting them. Beats Solo2 are also compact and foldable which makes them the perfect travel accessory.

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Want to make your Mom, Dad, or Grad feel extra special? Make a gift bag out of their gift! For instance, gift mom with the Camille’s Closet Carryall Tote and fill it with all kinds of small travel goodies. Raid your favorite Superstore’s $1 section and travel section and load her up with all her travel essentials. You can do the same thing with Dad’s Dopp Kit and your Grad’s new Osprey Backpack. Trust me, they’ll feel like they’re getting 20 gifts instead of just the one. Works every time!

Gift Bag Stuffer Ideas:

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Slim Sonic Portable Toothbrush
Waterproof iPhone Case
Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale
Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter
Luxury Travel Neck Pillow by MemorySoft
Sockwell Compression Socks
Kate Spade Jewelry Pouch

Travel Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads, and Grads

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  • Patricia - Ze Wandering Frogs

    Quite fancy a list! Lots of nice pieces

    May 3, 2016 at 1:21 am Reply
  • Perrisha

    I really like the Go Pro Hero 4, and I’ve been seeing a lot of great reviews. I nice items on your lists! Especially the Grads section 😀

    May 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Holly

    Love this post! Not a grad, but I’ve been eyeing that Fairpoint travel backpack for quite some time now!

    May 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren

    I’m interested in almost everything on this list and I’m not a mom, dad or grad! Ha. Definitely bookmarking, thanks for sharing.

    May 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm Reply
  • Heather Cole

    Some great ideas here, though I think I’d want them myself rather than giving them away! Love the aeropress coffee gadget!

    May 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm Reply
  • Carmen's Luxury Travel

    I’ve never seen a camera in a champagne gold color before! I love it, thanks for sharing.

    May 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm Reply
  • Lara Dunning

    I think my hubs would like the coffee areopress.

    May 4, 2016 at 12:15 am Reply
  • Ivana

    Your gift ideas for grads are spot on. I just graduated and a GoPro and noise-cancelling headphones are high on my list. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be getting either, but a girl can dream, right? 😉 Also, I love the vegan tote!

    May 4, 2016 at 4:57 am Reply
  • Jojo

    What great ideas! My favorite is the saddle travel kit for Daad and the cameras.

    May 4, 2016 at 9:58 am Reply
  • brianmayroam

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to start using the GoPro I got for Xmas last year!

    May 4, 2016 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • Christina

    Beautiful carryall tote! I have a weakness for bags so a new bag as a gift is always a winner in my books.

    May 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm Reply
  • Salma

    These are all really great gift idea! Will definitely keep in mind for the hubby for father’s day!

    May 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Love the champagne camera! Can I have one?!

    May 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm Reply
  • Sandy KS

    Those are neat ideas. I don’t have anyone graduating.

    May 5, 2016 at 2:03 am Reply
  • Arzo Travels

    Some nice ideas, though my mom always prefers voucher, haha.

    May 5, 2016 at 6:26 am Reply
  • sumti Bhadani

    Hey, Great ideas… It was so interesting to read it and perhaps it will help me a lot now 🙂

    May 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • Tonya Denmark

    So I have a few of these items, namely the GoPro and the toiletry bag for hubby. You’ve put together a great list. there’s a few more things I’m interested in, namely the coffee press… very cool.

    May 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm Reply
  • Janet

    Great list. I am hoping to buy a new GoPro soon as mine was stolen in India. 🙁

    May 6, 2016 at 2:16 am Reply
  • Isabel Leong

    Most of my friends have just graduated, so this came in handy!

    July 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm Reply

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