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Are you friends with a woman who is looking to head out on a trip of epic proportions sometime soon? Maybe you want to give her a bit of a gift before she leaves but you aren’t sure just what things a female traveller might be able to use while on the road. It can be difficult to purchase gifts for travellers because you want it to be something they will definitely use, without being cumbersome or large and heavy. Here are our favourite gifts for female travellers so you can really make an impression. 


A journal is a great gift for any woman travelling, both in groups and alone. Not only do they come in handy for helping keep track of where you’re going and where you’ve been, but they help also record happenings – both good and bad – and serve as a reminder in great detail to certain aspects of the trip. Journals can be incredibly useful to record reflective experiences that can help make a trip that much more meaningful, resulting in a much deeper experience while on the road. 

Passport Holder

It may sound like a bit of a useless gift, but passport holders are hugely beneficial and can come in many different shapes and sizes and often have small pockets to hold other pertinent cards, data and information. Passport holders also keep your passport safe and sturdy, so accidents like sitting on it, rolling over on it and stuffing things into your bag when you’re in a rush don’t damage your vital travel document. 

Solar USB Charger

This is probably one of the most important things you could possibly need when it comes to travelling, and with women and all their devices and electronics, a Solar USB charger is a great idea as a gift. Solar USB chargers can come in a whole variety of shapes and sizes, including some that you wear on your daypack or arm to collect solar energy to charge your devices while you’re on the go. What better way to show someone you care than by giving them a gift this useful?

Keyring Flashlight 

Inevitably when you travel it’s likely you will end up needing a flashlight or some kind of light source. Depending where you go, power outages can be rare or common and sometimes the power doesn’t come back for days. In this sense a keyring flashlight is a great gift idea for travellers of either gender so they can have a light source to rely on, regardless. And if it’s on a keyring or a carabiner, it’s even better as they can attach it to their backpack so it’s always handy. Perfect, right?

First Aid Kit 

A first aid kit can be something that a lot of people don’t think about when they’re heading off on a trip, even though it’s hugely important. A great gift for a female traveller can include a first aid kit with bandages, gauze, alcohol wipes and for women especially, emergency feminine hygiene products. Nothing is worse than getting caught out on the road with no supplies, so for ladies hitting the road, this is a really useful and thoughtful gift.

So if you’re looking to get a gift of some kind for a female travelling friend of yours, consider one of the above ideas. There are tons of great gifts that will come in handy to them on the road (and off!) so hopefully this list will give you some good starting points. Good luck!