Valentine’s Day Gifts for People Who Love Travel (Almost) as Much as They Love You

14 gift ideas for the travel lover in your life

Valentine’s Day Gifts for People Who Love Travel (Almost) as Much as They Love You

There’s still time to pick up a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift.

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The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for your loved ones would be a last-minute weekend getaway to the destination of their choice. But if a trip isn’t in the cards this year, the next best thing is something that will make your next trip together more fun, or a treat from their favorite destination to inspire your next visit. From rose champagne from France to packing cubes in the perfect shade of red, here are 14 ideas to show the travelers in your life just how much you love them.


Courtesy of Ruinart

Ruinart brut rosé champagne Rosé may be trendy, but Ruinart has been making a sparkling version since 1764. Can’t make it to France right now? Popping open a bottle of this brut for Valentine’s Day will put you in a celebratory mode that might have you looking up flights to Paris.

Buy It: $90,

open-uri20190211-30310-14bpongRains waterproof hooded jacket

Every traveler needs a reliable rain jacket that’s both stylish and functional. This one from Danish brand Rains comes in a fun lavender color perfect for spring trips.

Buy It: $155,

open-uri20190211-30310-1h2070qFjallraven Kanken No.2 laptop backpack

This Swedish brand’s backpacks are spacious enough to pack everything you’d need on a plane trip—including snacks, books, and all of your chargers—plus there’s a separate padded compartment for a 15-inch laptop.

Buy It: $140,

open-uri20190211-6742-7p4c09Byredo La Sélection Valentine eau de parfum travel set

If you’re looking for a classic Valentine’s Day gift, pick up this kit of six different scents from cult perfume brand Byredo. They come in travel-friendly 0.4 ounce vials, so they can go along on your next carry-on-only trip.

Buy It: $220,

open-uri20190211-13541-1kfx6s3Smythson Panama luggage tag

A bright red luggage tag is on-theme for Valentine’s Day, but will also make a bag stand out on the luggage carousel.

Buy It: $95,

open-uri20190211-6742-6i3h69Away Bigger Carry-On

Away now makes its durable aluminum suitcases in a playful shade of rose gold.

Buy It: $495,

open-uri20190211-13541-ozaikzCuyana vanity case set

Use these leather pouches—now in an eye-catching new blood orange shade—to stash makeup or all of your charging cords in one place.

Buy It: $110,

open-uri20190211-13541-1ebsz20Lagavulin 8 Year Old single malt scotch whisky

Planning a trip to Scotland this year? Build anticipation for your trip by gifting a bottle of Lagavulin 8 Year Old—released to celebrate the distillery’s 200th anniversary—to your travel partner.

Buy It: $61,

open-uri20190211-13541-19brnl7National Parks Are for Lovers enamel mug

Spruce up any camping kit and help the national parks at the same time. For every 10 of these mugs sold, Parks Project donates $10 to the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids Program.

Buy It: $18,

open-uri20190211-13541-l3urf0Paravel packing cube trio

Packing cubes may not be the most romantic gift, but sometimes the simple things that make travel easier are the most appreciated.

Buy It: $55,


Courtesy of Farfetch

Comme des Garçons Play Converse sneakers

Upgrade your loved one’s walking shoes with this pair of Chuck Taylors emblazoned with the iconic Comme des Garçons heart logo.

Buy It: $135,

open-uri20190211-6742-b7ooraMayana Chocolate salted caramel hearts

Skip the drugstore chocolate for a box of these handcrafted salted caramels from this Wisconsin-based chocolate company.

Buy It: $12,

open-uri20190211-6742-1kg4sfoPoketo pocket mirror

A pocket mirror is a must for touch-ups on the go—or for when your travel partner is hogging the hotel bathroom.

Buy It: $18,

open-uri20190211-13541-lrx0mwLevain Bakery cookie gift box

Whether your next trip to New York isn’t until the spring or if you simply don’t want to wait in line at this beloved Upper West Side bakery, you’ll be happy to hear that Levain delivers its signature cookies across the country.

Buy It: $27,

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Lyndsey Matthews is the senior commerce editor at AFAR who covers travel gear, packing advice, and points and loyalty.
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