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Perfect Travel Gifts for Women - for under $30

Each time Christmas or a birthday rolls around, the question of travel gifts for women raises its head. It's not easy finding something original, small and light (it has to be carried) and super useful.

So I've made the decisions for you by listing things I've tried and loved, or haven't tried but would love to! It's a mix of fun and practical and inspiration - and each gift costs less than $30 (or pounds or euros, wherever you live).

travel gifts for women - pantone notebooks


Pantone Notebooks

It's no secret I'm a stationery nerd and I have dozens of new notebooks waiting to be written in - but these, oh, aren't they gorgeous?

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Packing Cubes
If you don't have a set of these - why not?? Whether I'm traveling with a suitcase or a backpack, they make my life so much more organized (and the small one is perfect for bulky computer plugs and cables).

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travel gifts for women - writing maps

Writing Maps
I love these! Fun and creative writing maps for writers who travel. Creative writing prompts and story ideas... mini writing workshops in your pocket. Click here to buy (and use code LOVETRAVEL for a 10% discount!)

travel gifts for women - travel adapter

Travel Adapter Uppel All-in-one
Solid, sturdy, and more to the point, it has two USB slots so you can charge several small devices at a time. Works in 150 countries - essential if you're going to one country or more.

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Travel Cosmetic Makeup Bag
I love that the bottles stand up but that there are plenty of pockets for other goodies. Perfect for going on business trips. It's waterproof and has a strong hook for hanging. Big plus: Lifetime Warranty.

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travel gifts for women - Travelambo Rfid Blocking Travel Wallet

Travelambo Rfid Blocking Travel Wallet
Classy leather in cool colours, with room for just about everything you'll need - even a SIM card and small phone! Safety-conscious with ID blocking for your credit cards.

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travel gifts for women - mini steam iron

Steamfast SF-717 Mini Steam Iron
Tiny, heats up quickly, and does a fine job. If you really must take an iron with you on your trip, at least this one won't take up much space or weight.

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travel gifts for women - Barbra’s 6 Pack Women’s Travel Zipper Pocket Girdle Brief Panties

Barbra’s 6 Pack Women’s Travel Zipper Pocket Girdle Brief Panties
Not for the thong brigade but comfortable and great to stash your cash if you're not in the mood to wear a money belt.

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travel gifts for women - scratch map

Scratch Map
I don't have one of these - yet. But I can't imagine anything more fun so I'm asking Santa Claus for one of these!

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travel gifts for women - Travelon Laundry Soap Sheets

Travelon Laundry Soap Sheets
Perfect for hand-washing clothes on your trip. Put them in your carryon - easier to take with you than a bottle or tube of laundry soap.

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travel gifts for women - Belle Hop Travel Door Alarm

Belle Hop Travel Door Alarm
Loud enough so that no one will ever get into your room without your hearing them, whether doors in hotels open inward or outward.

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travel gifts for women - shoe bags

FashionBoutique Waterproof Nylon Shoe Bags
One of my pet peeves is having the filthy soles of my shoes touch my clothes, which is why I use packing cubes, compression bags - and shoe bags.

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travel gifts for women - BUBM Cord Organizer

BUBM Cord Organizer
Don't you get frustrated when all your cords get jumbled up in your suitcase? I've tried everything to organize them until... this.

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travel gifts for women - fenix headlamp

Fenix Flashlight Headband
Indispensable for my travels: I put it in my shoe at night in case of fire and in the countryside, I use it for evening hikes or to get myself to the outhouse (yes, they do exist).

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