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Ten Romantic Gifts for your Travel Lover found on Etsy

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So you want to find a gift that the travel lover in your life will love, but you’ve wandered aimlessly around endless shops and have come out empty handed?

May I suggest trying the joys of shopping Etsy, where you can find millions of handmade, vintage and crafty items that have either been created or curated by independent sellers around the world.

It’s a whole lot of fun to play around in Etsy and see what people are making and sharing, so much so that sometimes I look up and a few hours have slipped by.

And when it comes to gifts for a lover who loves to travel, there are some great ideas out there. Here are some of my favourites.

Your Own Departures (to Romance) Board

Shared some memorable travels together? How about creating your own romantic departures board?

Of course, this one doesn’t move and make that great clackety-clack clacking sound that the real old school ones do.

This one is a print and it’s looking great to me.

Printed personalized airport flight

And if things go really well with the romance and you bring a new arrival into the world, they also have Arrivals Boards with dates, times and locations of babies’ births.

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Retro Poster of Your Special Holiday Destination

Another one for your walls – a retro print of that place you fell in love / rekindled your romance / had a really good night that time.

These Flamsbana and  Lapland posters are all from Emu Designs, and while she mostly does Scandinavian travel posters she can occasionally do custom designs of other places.

So if you love her work too and have another place in mind drop her a line and she may be able to work her magic.

EmuDesign Flamsbana railway poster Etsy
EmuDesigns Lapland poster
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Luggage Tag Love

Simple and sweet, these luggage tags can be made with any message you like.

You can have the latitude and longitude of your special place, a message, a quote, whatever you think your lover would like.

I thought the Travelling Together ones were quite sweet and like the way you can either go for a metal and leather version or a pop of colour personalised luggage tag.

Personalised Travellers Notebook

For the travel lover who loves to write about their travels: a personalised notebook.

You can either create one just for your partner, or make one that celebrates a trip you’re doing together.

I like the way the And So They Made store also lets you have different words on the spine than the cover, so you create special memories.

Vintage Map Necklaces and Cufflinks

Your special place put into jewellery.

These necklaces and cufflinks are made from vintage maps and antique brass, with resin hand poured by the designer.

The folks at Brass and Chain can work with maps from all over the world, and also do key chains and other map creations.

BrassAndChain Vintage Map Cufflinks etsy

Your Romance Around the World Map

Those memorable moments around the world together all laid out on your own personalised world map.

Pick your cities, or if you’d prefer to use other special places let the designers know and they’ll do their best to get the coordinates as close as possible.

The maps come in blue, black, grey, red or they can even do custom colours if you can give them the reference code, and you don’t have to go with Our Travels, you can call the map anything you like. Just remember it may be hung in a place relatives can see it.

kiacoltd personalised world map on Etsy

National Parks Map Checklist

This one is for a very particular kind of couple but I love the idea so much I’m putting it out there (and who knows, maybe they’ll be reading and surprising their loved one with one very soon).

This map shows all of the national parks in America marked with little light green trees. The fun bit is you also get dark green stickers that you put over them when you’ve visited the park.

I don’t even live in America and I want to get one of these and try to turn all my light green trees dark green. It may take me (quite) a bit longer, but I reckon it could be done.

They also have one with all the Canadian national parks for our Canadian friends or those who are really going for gold and want to do them all.

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Travel Keepsake Box

Sometimes you come home with things from your travels that aren’t exactly worthy of being on display all the time, but they’re attached to some great memories so you just don’t want to let them go.

They’re the sorts of things that could end up forgotten in the bottom of drawers. But don’t let them fall victim to that fate. Treat them the way special holiday memories deserve to be treated and give them their own travel keepsake box.

Postcards, concert tickets, festival wristbands, instant photos, a menu from that amazing restaurant, this is where you can put anything and everything that will help transport you back to that special trip.

And as well as having your names laser engraved on the front of the box, you can also add a secret message to the bottom. Sweet.

Flowers in a Bike Vase

Your beloved loves to ride bikes? Why bring them flowers when you can say it with flowers in a bike vase?

Yes, it’s a new concept to me too but I think it’s very sweet. And it’s so small you could take it traveling and pop it on your rental bike for a little bit of extra fancy as you pedal around.

WearablePlanter bike vase

Personalised Compass

Sure, your lover’s smart phone has one. But it doesn’t look or feel like this.

A personalised compass to help them find their way back to you from their travels.

Serendipity Traveller's Compass

Yes, I’m a sucker for this sort of thing. I bought an astrolabe before going in search of the Northern Lights though of course I had no idea how to use it and it really couldn’t help find the lights anyway.

I just thought it was magical and beautiful and I liked having it with me on that trip. It still makes me smile when I look at it at home and transports me back to that special time. It was one of those romantic gifts to myself.

And after all that talk of romance here’s a shout out to the single travelers, like me, out there at the moment. Don’t forget to treat yourself to something special or something pretty too. Upside is you know you’ll love it!

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Want some more gift ideas? These weren’t picked with romance in mind but may still help inspire you. Here we have five gift ideas for your travel lover and travel gift ideas for every budget.