Unique Travel Gifts:
40+ Fun Things for any Explorer & Traveler

Do you have a person in your life that is an explorer of the Hudson Valley? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because I’ve put together this list of unique travel gifts perfect for any explorer or traveler.

This Hudson Valley Traveler is a unique type of person. Their incurable sense of adventure makes them a difficult person to buy for.

From men to ladies, these unique travel gifts will make them giddy and ready for their next Hudson Valley Adventure.

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What are unique travel gifts?

Unique travel gifts do not have to be something that your Hudson Valley New York traveler or general explorer has never seen before.

It can be:

  • Something super practical they would be surprised to receive.
  • Something interesting and pretty for their home.
  • Something that clearly expresses their love for adventure & exploring.

Why buy someone unique travel gifts?

Unique travel gifts are for people often want to have unique things to use while traveling and exploring. This makes the trip extra special, like a special pair of sneakers or water shoes.

Additional unique travel gifts for the home add a special touch to someone’s home. From photo albums and frames to other momentos, most people’s wanderlust does not stop once they arrive back home.

If Online Shopping is not your Thing?

Reference my article all about places to shop in the Hudson Valley. From small boutiques and other small businesses to bigger malls, this list will help you find the perfect location to buy your next special gift.

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What are the Best 40+ unique travel gifts?

Unique Travel Gifts for all Travelers

Subscription to YouTube Premium ($11.99/month)
*HVE Favorite

YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free, offline, and in the background.

Eye Mask with Bluetooth Wireless Headphones ($20+)

Sleep headphones bluetooth sleep mask is designed with breathable material and comfortable feel, breathable memory sponge.

Lightweight Laptop Backpack ($20+)
*HVE Favorite

Made of Water Resistant and Durable Polyester Fabric with metal zippers. Ensure a secure & long-lasting usage everyday & weekend.

Travel Pillow ($15+)
*HVE Favorite

This travel pillow for airplane comes with 3D contoured eye masks, earplugs, hook and a small portable bag.

Packing Cubes ($20+)

These packing cubes can help to reduce clothing wrinkles by preventing movement inside the suitcase. Imagine 1 piece of luggage for every item, or use one packing cube per group and compress them all in one bag. 

Skechers Walking Shoes ($35+)
*HVE Favorite

Four way stretch mesh at front for greater flexibilty and comfort & proprietary lightweight injection-molded compound with memory retention helps absorb impact.

Unique Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Traveler

A picture frame with a quote and a polaroid camera. These cool & unique travel gifts will make anyone happy.

Electronics Organizer ($15+)

Keeps things organized. The electronics storage bag has 2 layers Nylon interior compartment with enough space to take in your cables, USB drive, cellphone, charger, mouse, kindle, mini tablet and other accessories. 

Portable Power Bank ($20+)
*HVE Favorite

One of the smallest and lightest 10,000mAh portable chargers. Provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges.

iPhone Lens Kit ($25+)

14 in 1 Phone Camera Lenses Kit: This phone lens kits includes selfie ring light, 0.63X wide angle lens & 15X macro, 2X telephoto lens,198°fisheye lens,3/6 kaleidoscope lens,CPL filter lens,radial filter lens, starburst lens and blue/green/yellow/purple, each phone lens has its unique results. 

Mini Tripod ($15+)

This new small bendy tripod is a full update to our best-selling phone tripod in US market. A wireless remote control allows you take shots (portrait and landscape) from a distance of up to 30 feet, perfect for taking selfies, group photos, filming, vlogging and steady tripod shots.

Polaroid Camera ($75+)

Fujifilm instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (Smokey White) and one Mini Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets). Snaps and prints pictures that fit in your wallet. Compact and lightweight design.

Pocket Photo Printer ($100+)

Connect your Kodak Mini 3 Square Retro to any mobile device and get your favorite pics in print wherever you are! Celebrate the most beautiful moments in your life with precious printed photos that will help everyone remember those dear times. 

Unique Travel Gifts for the Active Traveler

Collapsible Cups ($10+)

The collapsible travel cup made of food grades silicone, offered stainless steel rim and plastic lid. Easy to wash, odorless, non-staining, durable, flexible & reusable. Set of 4

Insulated Water Bottle ($15+)

Made for outdoor lovers, GLINK Wide Mouth vacuum insulated water bottle is crafted from a resistant 18/8 stainless steel construction with double-walled vacuum insulation to prevent condensation, and keeps your drink cold for up 24 hours, or hot for up 12 hours.

Travel Resistance Bands ($9+)

5 Different Resistance Levels Bands: X-Light, Light, Medium, Heavy and X-Heavy, suitable for beginner or a seasoned workout sportsman. This protable mini band set is very light and easy to put them in your pocket. 

Mini First Aid Kit ($10+)

Contains 85 essential first aid supplies for treating common cuts, scrapes, minor aches and injuries, will prepare you for any potential emergency at home, in the office or on the go.

Unique Gifts for the Travelers’ Home

A small globe is a unique travel gift for anyone who loves to travel.

Adventure Awaits Mug ($15+)

Coffee mug makes a great gift for travel lovers!

Compass Coasters ($15+)

4 set coasters fit for almost normal types of mugs cups bottles glasses goblet canteen stoup. Easy to clean.

Travel Fund Box ($15+)

Decorative Adventure Fund shadow box. Printed on the glass cover are the words “Adventure Fund”.

4-inch Mini Globe ($10+)

Antique Mini Globe (Dia 4-Inch / 10 CM) is cute in size, lightweight, but very practical in use. It stands out amazingly when decorating a place such as shelf on the wall, book cabins.

Travel ornament

Travel Ornament ($5+)

Celebrate your wanderlust this holiday season with this World with Signs Ornament from Kurt Adler. This ornament features the globe with a post sticking out the top with colorful arrow signs pointing to various popular travel destinations such as Hollywood, Rome and Paris. 

Unique Travel Gifts for Women

Writing in a journal is one of the favorite things that travelers do. This is a great unique travel gift for your explorer.

Set of 2 Satin Pillow Case ($5+)

100% microfiber satin pillow cases provide ultra-soft, comfortable and smooth feel with a glossy appearance. Don’t’ worry about the head slipping from the pillow. It’s noiseless, breathable and sensitive skin-friendly, helping people forget today’s troubles and irritations, becoming calm and having super-luxe sleep. 

Travel Journal ($10+)

Life is a journey, and the best journeys are worth recording and remembering! Write down the notable details of your wanderings so you can remember them and share or revisit favorite spots.

Travel Makeup Brush Set ($10+)

Perfect travel mini brush set.It is tiny and can easily fit in a small purse or travel case, anytime anywhere to meet your makeup needs.

Travel Straightener ($15+)

Mini Flat Iron delivers professional smoothing results on the go. It is working to help you achieve super-sleek, straight hair, polished curls or cascading waves, and the styling iron with floating plates helps you to create gorgeous looks.

Bathing Suit Coverup ($15+)

Bohemia style, cotton & polyester bathing suit coverup.

Travel Jewelry Organizer ($9+)

Jewelry Box size: 3.94 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches. The Jewelry Organizer is portable and light weight, easy to carry in your handbags or in your luggage.

Compass Necklace ($5+)

Chain length 16.5in +1.9in and fashion necklace for women jewelry.match with suitable apparel for different occasion. Packaged with a love heart envelope. A silvery compass necklace as a sweet little accessory gift to get for your loved one or to a friend and more.

Travel Toiletry Case ($10+)

Soft & padded fabric, reliable zippers and velcro, every detail is delicately made, giving you a high-quality using experience which will last for a long time. Waterproof and durable fabric protects your gear from spills and scratches.

security scarf

Security Scarf ($15+)

This infinity scarf features an amazing hidden zipper pocket that can fit all of your most needed accessories like: Iphone, key, your ID and Passport and so on! It is also a basic for common occasion.

Women’s Sneakers ($40+)

Everyday style and comfort are as easy as lacing into the ASICS® Torrance running-inspired sneaker. Lightly padded tongue and collar. Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Molded textile insole. Lightweight foam midsole. 

Women’s Hiking Sandals ($15+)

Lightweight, responsive 5 Gen cushioning. Sketchers Goga Max high rebound insole for maximum comfort.

Unique Travel Gifts for Men

Travel Toiletry Case ($15+)

This toiletry bag is updated with Water-resistant material, has 4 zipper compartments, 3 inner pockets. With this durable travel toiletry bag will keep the TSA away from bugging you.  

Men’s Grooming Kit ($15+)

A care set of three functions must meet what you need, include hand care, facial care, foot care. Aesthetic packaging design, he case is made of high quality fabric and PU leather, stylish and elegant, a perfect gift.

Packable Rain Coat ($20+)

Rain coats for women, Lightweight fabric and packable with a carrier bag, easy to carry when in the outside, casual loose fashionable style.

Men’s Hiking Sandals ($30+)

3-Layer Front Toe Protection : Multi Layer Toecap protection.

Unique Gifts for the Hudson Valley Explorer

A stack of presents is something that everyone loves to get.

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Hudson Valley ebook & Planning System ($19)

This planning system is the only one you need to plan the perfect Hudson Valley outing. Whether it’s a day trip, weekend getaway or week-long adventure, this is the perfect toolbox for your needs.

Quick & Easy Itineraries for the Hudson Valley Explorer

Hudson Valley ebook & Planning System ($10)

This ebook of itineraries is the only one you need to jump start your exploration of the Hudson Valley. Whether it’s a day trip, weekend getaway or week-long adventure, this is the perfect ebook for all your needs.

Hudson Valley Wine Tasting Passport

Hudson Valley Wine Tasting Passport ($40)

Explore, taste and experience our award winning wines, refreshing hard ciders, and hand crafted distilled spirits. Get tastings at all 15 members at your leisure.

New York State Empire Parks Pass

New York State Empire Pass ($80+)

Show them you care with a NY State Parks camping or golf gift card, or Empire Pass! Gift cards are available in any denomination and with no expiration date. Empire Passes are available for a single season, multi-season or lifetime option. All passes provide unlimited day use vehicle entry to most state parks and recreation facilities.

Hudson Valley T-Shirt ($10+)

Very comfortable T-Shirt perfect for Westchester historians, geographers, vacationers, residents

Vintage Hudson Valley Posters ($10+)

Poster measures 12×18 inches (31×46 cm) and ideal size for any standard 12×18 frame. Lightweight and low-glare satin finish paper creates photo quality poster art for your home decor.

Starbucks New York Mug ($30+)

This 14 ounce ceramic mug showcases great things in New York. Microwave and Dishwasher Safe.

Official I Love New York Mug ($10+)

I Love New York Jumbo 6″ Tall 20oz Ceramic Bistro Coffee Mug. Microwave and Dishwasher Safe.

Until the Next Adventure…

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Jacqueline Ramirez

Jackie is one of the top bloggers in the Hudson Valley. She has been featured (along with some of her photos) in several local and national publications. Read Jackie’s crazy story, “From a Naive NYC Girl to Popular Hudson Valley Blogger & Author“. Feel free to send Jackie a message here.