Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. As a traveler, I love collecting handmade items on my travels. That love spills over into my home life and products I travel with. As well as handmade items, I also love the diy aspect too. From a photo watch to a scrapbook, you can see how much thought goes into choosing gifts like these. In general, I am a hard person to shop for. I don’t generally need anything but what traveler doesn’t love a great gift for Valentine’s Day. Not going to lie, a plane ticket would be the ultimate gift. But alas that rarely happens. If, however, you are getting on a plane somewhere, remember to protect yourself using a service like pharmavaccs vaccines before you board! Anyway, here are some unique Etsy Valentine’s Day gifts for the traveler in your life.
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Hidden Pocket Scarf
I own three of these Speakeasy Supply Co Hidden Pocket scarves in different materials. I own a light, medium, and heavyweight versions of these. I have used them in over a dozen countries and just about every trip I have taken since I got the first one. The pocket is a great way to protect my valuables when I travel and it would be hard for a pickpocket to get at them around my neck.
My full review of these scarves can be found here.
Cost: USD 49
“Will work for Travel” Decal
This decal sums up my life exactly. I work for the travel. I am really tempted to order this vinyl decal from The Punchline Digital to put on my work computer. I wonder if my boss will notice. Then again, given I already travel between 75 to 90% for my engineering job, I doubt it.
Cost: USD 5 and up
Wooden Push Pin Map of the World
This wooden push pin map made by Enjoy The Wood is a perfect display for a living room or dining room for a traveling couple. The unique push pins look like paper airplanes. The map comes in a couple of sizes and with different options for country borders as well as US states, Canadian provinces, and Austrailian states.
Cost: USD 199 and up (As of 1/18/2018 it is on sale)
Bohemian DSLR Camera Strap
Janine King Design offers these amazingly colorful DSLR camera staps. Each strap can extend up to 52 inches. The strap is two inches wide and has a foam core for added comfort. The foam core is a life saver when carrying a heavy DSLR camera and large lens around all day.
Cost: USD 35
Custom City Map Art
The Map Collection offers printed art maps of cities from all over the world. The offer cities from New York to St. Petersburg to Sydney. If they don’t offer your city, they can make a custom map of any city worldwide. The maps can come in one of 61 different colors. Personally, I want a map of Kiruna, Sweden in French Blue.
Cost: USD 12.00 and up
My Travels Tree
This super cute travel tree from Tobris My Travels Tree is a customizable desk-sized signpost. The signpost is 16.5 inches high and 7.8 inches. It can hold up to 30 travel signs to celebrate your travels and remind you that your next adventure will come while sitting at your office desk. They offer signs for specific cities as well as countries. Each sign is unique and celebrates the culture of that country or city. A starter kit comes with the signpost and 3 signs.
Cost: USD 56.83
Wander Boho Wrap Bracelet
This silk ribbon bracelet wraps around the wrist. The aluminum tag is hand stamped by Clair Ashley. Each bracelet is unique and you can select the color of your silk ribbon. These are a stylish way to celebrate wandering around the world.
Cost: USD 30
Map In Watercolor Passport
These vegetable leather passports are made by Californian Made. Each one is hand crafted in the USA. It will hold most country passports. It comes in black or white and can be personalized.
Cost: USD 36
DSLR Camera Bag
This is one product of two on this list that I personally own. I had had a Darby Mack bag in this style for about 5 years now. I was looking for a camera bag that didn’t look like a camera bag to use on my travels. This bag comfortably holds my wallet, camera, and two camera lenses for a day out exploring a new location.
Cost: USD 118
Adventure Fund Savings Box
This box from Sarah and Tom – Handcrafted in Yorkshire is the perfect place to help encourage saving for the next adventure. Every time you want that Starbucks coffee put 5 bucks instead and save towards your next adventure. Every little bit can help. The words are printed on the glass so the map in the back can be changed out to focus on each new adventure.
Cost: USD 28.60
Arrivals and Departures Door Mat
What a cute way to remind you that the next travel adventure is just one stepping away. This door mat is made for a traveler’s home base. It is from SomCreativeCreations and is made of coconut fiber.
Cost: USD 35.00
World Map Travel Journal
Journaling is a great way to remember your travel. I love having a physical journal to keep notes about my adventures in. These cute 8.1 x 5.8 inches journal comes with 90 pages. The hardcover has a laser cut world map in your choice of color. These journals can be customized with your name as well by FO Design.
Cost: USD 32.00
World Map Laptop Sleeve
Calamari Sky offers these polyester laptop sleeves in a variety of sizes. They can fit most laptops. This sleeve is printed with a with a vintage style world map on both sides. It would be a great way showcase your love of travel everytime you use your laptop.
Cost: USD 42.00 and up
Adventure Metal Sign
These metal signs are the perfect outdoor decoration to share your love of travel. It comes in four different sizes. It is made of 16 gauge American steel and comes in several different finishes to find any color scheme.
Cost: USD 20.00 and up
World Map Ring
These sterling silver rings feature a world map. They have an impressive level of detail. It features islands such as New Zealand, Iceland, and Madagascar. World Map Ring Co offers this ring in a variety of other metals such as 14 karat gold.
Cost: USD 210
What is your favorite item from Valentine’s Day Gifts For the Travelers?