6 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Searching for something heartfelt for your favorite jet-setter? Here are some outside-the-box ideas.

By Erica Lamberg, ContributorJan. 30, 2018
By Erica Lamberg, ContributorJan. 30, 2018, at 10:46 a.m.
U.S. News & World Report

6 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

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Discover enticing gifts for every kind of travel companion, whether you're shopping for an audiophile or a fashion-forward jet-setter.(Getty Images)

Still looking for a last-minute gift for your favorite frequent flier? If you've procrastinated on booking a romantic retreat this year or you want to ditch roses and chocolates for a more practical present for your wayfaring partner, look no further than list of travel-inspired present ideas – just in time for Valentine's Day. From practical gadgets and gizmos ideal for slipping away on a romantic getaway to an ancestry kit to help your better half retrace his or her roots to plot a heritage-inspired trip, these gifts are sure to impress the adventure-loving traveler in your life. Read on for the ultimate Valentine's Day gift-giving guide.

A Smart Luggage Tag

The fashionable Rebecca Minkoff "so connected" Luggage Tag with Power (priced at $60) doubles as a portable charger, and is ideal for globetrotters looking to stay connected at all times. The tag is stylishly designed to store an ID and is available in black and silver metallic leather. What's more, the luggage tag is compatible with iPhone and USB, and connects with a variety of portable chargers, eliminating the hassle of carrying stray cords.

A Travel-Friendly Dog Bed

For the traveler who loves globetrotting with his or her pup, a portable dog bed from Casper offers an enticing pooch perk. Dogs weighing less than 30 pounds can sleep peacefully on this small bed (priced at $125), which uses pressure-relieving memory foam and durable support foam. Even better, the mattress comes with a washable cover and easily fits in a suitcase, making getting from point A to B a breeze.

An Ancestry Kit to Inspire a Trip Based on Genealogy

The 23andMe ancestry service kit (priced at $99) can help your partner retrace his or her roots through a DNA test. After researching your genealogy – and your partner's family tree – you can plan a trip based on your heritage in exciting parts of the world. As you and your partner follow ancestors' footsteps, you can enjoy immersive and enriching experiences in far-flung destinations such as Italy, France, Japan, Ireland and Scotland on a heritage-inspired vacation.

A Powerful Portable Charger

The nifty myCharge HubPlus (priced at $79.99) is a portable charger that's equipped with wall prongs to allow for a smooth and seamless recharging process. Plus, the portable charger boasts a built-in Apple Lightning cable, a micro-USB cable and a USB port. The HubPlus requires no extra charging cables and is perfect for a partner who's always on the go and doesn't want to travel with numerous chargers and cords.

Wireless Headphones

Headphones are a must-have carry-on accessory, and Krankz classic headphones are a great gift for music lovers and jet-setters, alike. Choose from black, red or white. These headphones, which cost $99.99, also offer a built-in microphone and automatic call notification, enabling you to easily switch between music and phone calls when synced with your smart phone. Even better, they also boast a rechargeable battery that delivers more than 36 hours of battery life.

A CityPass Ticket Booklet

A CityPass discounted attraction ticket booklet, which can slash up to 50 percent on attraction costs, is an ideal present is you're looking to save on your next trip together. Aside from significantly discounted ticket booklets, CityPass offers added perks such as skirting the line at top attractions in popular destinations such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle.


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Erica Lamberg, Contributor

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Contributors have experience in areas ranging from family travel, adventure travel, experiential travel and budget travel to hotels, cruises and travel rewards and include Amy Whitley, Claire Volkman, Holly Johnson, Marsha Dubrow, Lyn Mettler, Sery Kim, Kyle McCarthy, Erica Lamberg, Jess Moss, Sheryl Nance-Nash, Sherry Laskin, Katie Jackson, Erin Gifford, Roger Sands, Steve Larese, Gwen Pratesi, Erin Block, Dave Parfitt, Kacey Mya, Kimberly Wilson, Susan Portnoy, Donna Tabbert Long and Kitty Bean Yancey.

Edited by Liz Weiss.

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