Most Travelers value experiences over things. So this list is heavy on experiences but has a few fantastic products too, because sometimes it’s fun to give tangible gifts as well. Full disclosure, I may receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase items in the links below. I greatly appreciate your support of this site! You can read my full disclosure here.
1. Fully Planned Weekend Getaway
This can be a local weekend, a few hours away or even a quick flight. Book a cute Airbnb, buy the flights and come up with a few itinerary highlights (like a fun activity or a cool restaurant). This will for sure score you major thoughtfulness points. And if you’ve never used Airbnb before you can use this link for $40 off your first stay!
2. Gas Card (and a promise of a Road Trip!)
Most travelers love a good road trip, and a gas card is a great way to make that happen. If you want to give a truly thoughtful gift for your travel loving Valentine, you could even include a map (marked with a destination). Want to go the extra mile? (Did you catch that pun?) Create a Spotify road trip playlist and grab a few fun road trip snacks like popcorn or jerky and a thoughtful book of questions.
3. Travel Magazine Subscription
6. Traveling Dinner
Take your Valentine on a traveling dinner through a few of your favorite countries. Do some research on what countries are represented with restaurants in your city. Maybe start with Thai for dinner, followed by Italian Gelato, and finish off the evening at an Irish pub. Sounds like a solid date to me!
Most travelers don’t like having a lot of stuff so they want the things they do have to be super quality. This backpack is definitely quality. This award winning backpack was designed with travelers in mind! it has side openings, comfortable straps, a laptop protector and the perfect amount of compartments. The Setout Backpack is the perfect travel companion because it’s the maximum size carry on, making it a perfect backpack to replace a bulky suitcase! If your Valentine prefers a tangible gift this is a super solid option!
8. National Parks Pass
The National Parks are one of the greatest resources we have here in America. They are some of the most beautiful places on the planet! Purchasing an annual pass allows you and your Valentine (up to 3 people, 16 and over. 15 and younger are free) to freely explore all 58 National Parks and over 400 additional properties managed by the National Park Service. Let the adventure begin!
9. Priority Pass
Priority Pass is a pass that lets frequent travelers have access to airport lounges around the world. These passes come free with many credit card offers but can also be purchased separately. They are pricey but if your Valentine spends an excessive amount of time in airports this might be the perfect gift.
10. Camping Trip
Book the campsite, get the gear ready to go, and have some solid meals planned! Your travel loving Valentine will love the effort you put into this thoughtful Valentines gift! Want to add a few fun thoughtful touches? Check out this heart shaped pancake pan, these colorful flame changers, or this fun game.
11. Subscription to Babble or Duolingo
Depending on your Valentine, committing to learn a language together could be a super fun gift. Pick the language from a place you both want to travel together and compete to push one another to learn the language. Make a goal that when you both reach a certain point you will travel to that country together!
12. Wine, Beer or Spirits Tasting Flight
If your Valentine is a wine lover, get a few bottles from different parts of the world known for their wine production (Italy, Napa, Argentina, etc.). If your Valentine is a Beer drinker pick up a few craft beers from different states or countries known for their solid craft beer scene (Michigan, Colorado, Germany, Belgium, etc.). Or if they are a liquor drinker get them a couple bottles (or mini bottles) from around the world (Rum from the Caribbean, Whiskey from Ireland, Vodka from Russia, etc.). Please drink responsibly!
Lonely Planet has some great books to help you plan your next adventure. From country specific to more general world guides, this is a gift that will further spur your Valentine’s love of travel. Spend time dreaming about, “Where to next?” together! Pick a fun one on Amazon!
14. A New Experience
Has your Valentine always wanted to try glass blowing, rock climbing, or SCUBA? Maybe there is a restaurant or hike or local park they have always wanted to check out. For Valentines this year give them the gift of sharing an experience together by booking or planning a fun activity!
Bonus: Flowers and Chocolate (with a twist!)
For a traditional Valentines gift that is suited to a lover of travel pick up the national flowers of your Valentine’s favorite country and some chocolates from around the world then do a taste test to see which country makes the best chocolate!
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