Gifts for the Hudson Valley Traveler:
40+ Fun Things to buy

Do you have a person in your life that is Hudson Valley Traveler or Explorer that you would love to buy a gift for? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because I’ve put together this list of unique and fun travel gifts perfect for the Hudson Valley traveler and travel lovers, in general.

Your targeted 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 gifts will make them giddy and ready for their next Hudson Valley Adventure.

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What are unique travel gifts for the Hudson Valley Traveler?


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

  • Useful travel gifts they would be surprised to receive
  • Unique and pretty items for their home
  • Fun travel gifts that clearly expresses their love for adventure & exploring
  • Items that help them save for and/or plan their next adventure
  • Merchandise to show your love for traveling

What makes a great travel gift?


To me, the best gifts, not exclusively a best travel gift, are the ones that someone can use in the best ways. By that I mean that no matter if it’s a birthday gift, Christmas gift, Mother’s Day gift, or Father’s Day gift, the perfect present reflects the receiver’s unique personality and something that is useful to them.

The holiday season, though, often comes quicker than we’d like, so keep this list handy for anytime you need something special for someone special.


Why buy someone unique travel gifts?


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

Some examples of unique travel gifts include:

  • Cool travel gifts, like shampoo bars, laptop sleeve or stylish carry-on suitcase
  • Practical travel gifts, such as travel books, passport holder or a trendy travel pillow

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.


List of unique travel gifts?


Unique Travel Gifts for all Traveler

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after one-month free trial

(My Favorite Travel Gifts)

YouTube and YouTube Music ad-free, offline, and in the background. When connected to a set of Bluetooth headphones, this is a great idea and a better way to travel.


Eye Mask with Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

This sleep mask is designed with breathable material and comfortable feel, breathable memory sponge. It is perfect for a long flight or long road trips. Blocks out light and outside noises while the outstanding sound quality makes your traveling more pleasant.


Lightweight Laptop Backpack

(My Favorite Travel Gifts)

Made of Water Resistant and Durable Polyester Fabric with metal zippers. Perfect for world travelers and local explorers alike, this backpack is versatile and stylish.


Travel Pillow

(My Favorite Travel Gifts)

This travel pillow comes with 3D contoured eye masks, earplugs, hook and a small portable bag, so it doesn’t take up much space. It has a hood, and is an ideal gift for those that often feel a chill during trips.


Packing Cubes

These packing cubes can help to reduce clothing wrinkles by preventing movement inside the suitcase. Use one packing cube per group of items and compress them all in one suitcase or bag. This is an absolute must if you’re traveling with family members and want to keep everything organized. One of the best things is that they come in different colors, so each person can be designated a color for easy identification.  


Skechers Walking Shoes

(My Favorite Travel Gifts)

Stretch material and memory foam make these one of the most comfortable pairs of walking shoes. This is a great option for getting through airport security.


Women’s Slip On Walking Shoes

(My Favorite Travel Gifts)

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


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Gift Card

(My Favorite Travel Gifts)

A great way to surprise a frequent traveler is by purchasing a gift card. This is a great option to help the traveler purchase a plane ticket to a favorite location or to help fund their dream trip.

In addition they can also be used to off-set

  • eating costs (think chain restaurants, like Texas Roadhouse)
  • for coffee lovers (like Starbucks)
  • help pay for hotel rooms and/or other amenities at a hotel.


Unique Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Traveler


A frame with a quote and a camera and globe for the Hudson Valley Traveler

Electronics Organizer

Keeps things organized with this electronics storage bag. It has 2 layers of storage, a Nylon mesh and small pockets, so you can see what you’ve stored and enough space for your cables, USB drive, cellphone, portable charger, mouse, kindle, mini tablet and other accessories. 


Portable Power Bank

One of the smallest and lightest 10,000mAh portable chargers. Provides almost 2 1/4 charges for iPhone 12 charges or 1 1/2 charges for Galaxy S20. This is a great gift idea for a long trip either on a plane, bus, train or car.


iPhone Lens Kit

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, giving each photo a unique look. This is a favorite of many a travel blogger and is also one of the most perfect small travel gifts.


Mini Tripod

This small bendy tripod is one of the practical items that you may not have thought of and one of the best things to take along anywhere because of its compact design. 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. This is a good idea to have handy to make perfect travel memories.


Polaroid Camera

Fujifilm instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (Smokey White) and one Mini Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets). This great little camera takes AND prints photos that fit in your wallet. It’s compact and lightweight and makes this trendy camera one of the most perfect, unique travel gifts.


Pocket Photo Printer

Connect your Kodak Mini 3 Square Retro to any mobile device and get your favorite pics in print wherever you are! Your favorite traveler will love being able to snap and print on the go!


Unique Travel Gifts for the Active Traveler


Collapsible Cups

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


Water Bottle

Made for outdoor lovers, this Wide Mouth water bottle is the perfect travel gift. I usually take it empty through security at the airport and fill it once I am settled at my gate. It is also my daily water bottle for work. my go-to is 32 ounces, but it comes in different sizes. Better than buying and throwing out plastic bottles.


Travel Resistance Bands

5 Different Resistance Levels Bands: X-Light, Light, Medium, Heavy and X-Heavy. These bands are suitable for beginner or a seasoned workout enthusiast. This portable mini band set is very light, easy to put them in your pocket and make good gifts. 


Mini First Aid Kit

Contains 163 essential first aid supplies for treating common cuts, scrapes, minor aches and injuries, will prepare you for any potential emergency at home or on the go.


Foldable Yoga Mat perfect for traveling

This lightweight yoga mat is the perfect companion for any yoga lover when on the road. Made out of high quality material, this, too, will be a staple when traveling.



Unique Gifts for the Travelers’ Home


A globe is a great gift for a Hudson Valley Traveler

Adventure Awaits Mug

Coffee mug makes a great gift for travel lovers!


Compass Coasters

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


Travel Fund Box

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


4-inch Mini Globe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bohemia style, cotton & polyester bathing suit coverup.


Travel Jewelry Organizer

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

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

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

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.


Packable Rain Coat

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


Women’s Sneakers

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

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


Unique Travel Gifts for Men


Travel Toiletry Case

This toiletry bag is Water-resistant material, has 2 zipper compartments, and several inner pockets to hold personal items. It’s perfect for traveling and/or for the gym.


Men’s Grooming Kit

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.


Men’s Zipper Fleece

This lightweight polyester fleece is perfect for any trip. Zipper closure and comes in a variety of colors.


Men’s Hiking Sandals

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


Unique Gifts for the Hudson Valley Traveler


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

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Hudson Valley Wine Tasting Passport

Hudson Valley Wine Tasting Passport

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

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.


Vintage Hudson Valley Posters

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.


Hudson Valley Counties T-shirt in gray

Hudson Valley Counties T-Shirt

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


Until the Next Adventure…

Signature for Jackie at Hudson Valley Explored


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