Ah Etsy, how I love you. If you’re after beautiful things you really, really want, but just don’t need, then this is THE place to go! I love visiting the site to look for unique birthday and Christmas gifts, but unsurprisingly always have a ‘want list’ of my own by the time I leave!

There are so many pretty things to covet, especially for travel lovers, so I decided I’d share with you some of my favourite Etsy travel-related finds, that your globetrotting pals are bound to love (or just may look great on your living room wall!).

Travel journals

I have a thing for leather-bound journals. They just make me think of old fashioned explorers journaling their travels across new, foreign lands, or country ladies like Lizzie Bennett sitting in wildflower fields writing in their diaries. They’re beautiful things in their own right, but travel journals are wonderful to go back to and bring back to life memories you may have forgotten from past trips.

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Leather bound journal – Etsy

Back to my love of Jane Austen, I got super excited when I saw this wonderful Austen travel quote notebook.

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Then there’s this wooden journal I discovered, that you can personalise, how lovely is this?!

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I particularly loved these kraft notebooks that you can personal for specific people and/or trips. Along with a name or message, you have a cut out of your destination!

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Travel fund boxes and bottles

Practical and pretty, money banks are great for letting you actually see how your travel fund is growing – and remind you to put in some more of your cash!

This travel fund box can be personalised, plus decorated mason jars are also really pretty turned into savings jars!

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Etsy travel gift ideas | Ladies What Travel

Travel-related wall art

Inspiring travel quotes, personalised pics from your own trips or retro travel posters. I love them all!

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To travel is to live  wall art

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Just go travel poster – a steal at just £6!

Then there’s a great selection of of travel quotes if that’s your thing, like this Tolkien quote

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Or perhaps like me you’re a sucker for city prints – I loved these Hong Kong skyscraper and New York images!

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Finally, I can’t get enough of vintage posters, and one of my favourites was this Ha Long Bay poster

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Custom maps

I have a giant world map on the wall of my office, with all the places I’ve visited covered in a little gold star. It’s getting a bit old and tatty now, so I’d like something new, but I can’t decide between all these pretty options!

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Framed push-pin travel maps

Wooden features also catch my eye too – how about this pallet effect wood map?

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My fave has to be this personalised travel map board though. I totally want this, NOW!

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Travel bags

Oh how I love a good overnight bag, or twenty!

There’s some gorgeous handmade luggage available on Etsy, such as this leather weekend holdall.

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Then for lovers of health and wellness travel, what better than a world map yoga mat bag?

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As you may have guessed from our logo we love a good passport stamp design at Ladies What Travel, so this passport stamp clutch jumped right out!

Etsy travel gift ideas | Ladies What TravelJewellery & accessories

I thought I’d end with some pretty little pieces that would make lovely little gifts for any travel loving friend…

Faux leather airplane bracelet 

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A longitude and latitude leather keyring – for those special places

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and how cute are these travel charms?

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And finally, what better to keep all your jewellery protected than a Harris Tweed jewellery roll (love a bit of tweed!)

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44 thoughts on “Great Etsy travel gifts for friends with wanderlust

  1. Fab post – I’m a travel writer by trade so I’m always looking for travel-related gifts for friends and colleagues, thank you! #MondayEscapes

  2. These are some awesome ideas! I love the travel fund boxes, it is on my Christmas list 🙂 The posters are awesome, I love retro posters of around the world 🙂 #mondayescapes

    1. I printed out some of my favourite travel pics onto canvas and have them up in my hall to remind me of fun travel times, so I totally understand!

  3. I love the maps. We’ve just got one for our new house. I’m desperate to hang it! I love the money saving jar too. I’ll be subtaly sharing this post with my family ahead of Christmas 🙂 #MondayEscapes

    1. Nice! I need a new world map – mine’s got so tattered and torn! That’s what I keep telling the other half, anyway! 😉

  4. I love this – I really would love a map for the wall with pins. and those journals are lush! #MondayEscapes

  5. So much pretty stuff! I could spend all of my money on Etsy, there’s always something cool and interesting for sale. #MondayEscapes

  6. There are some great bit heres, I love the prints but my absolute fave is the personalised travel board and the key ring I need those in my life x

    1. I think the travel board is my fave too. The fairy lights did it for me (although I’m aware they don’t come with it!). I’m a sucker for twinkly things…

  7. I love love looove the prints the most!! So pretty and well designed! I am a big etsy fan already though – I even got my blog design from etsy ;P

  8. Just off to spend all my month’s wages on Etsy now…! I have drawers filled with travel notebooks but I never tire of buying them or trying to fill them. I like the idea of something personalised though. And the maps are a great idea!

  9. Those wall prints/photos are beautiful! I once though of buying a world map and start pinning, but it would take up so much space! #mondayescapes

  10. I really love the leather-bound travel journal, I’m big on pretty travel journals! Also love the idea of the charm or bracelet with the coordinates of somewhere special. These all make really great gifts. I feel like I need to travel to a few more countries before I can use a travel map to mark off everywhere, but I guess everyone has to start somewhere! #farawayfiles

    1. Why not start with a smaller area map – Europe or the US perhaps, depending on where you mainly travel?

  11. I love a bit of Etsy browsing! Thanks for curating this list- I’m slightly obsessed with vintage travel posters! #FarawayFiles

  12. Lots of these are absolutely beautiful. It’s a great list, I especially like the jars for saving money in. Thanks for joining in with #MondayEscapes

  13. So many great ideas here, Keri. I’m a complete sucker for notebooks and journals too and love the look of these. I’m now also hankering after one of those wonderful wall maps. I’ve never been on Etsy before. Clearly I need to start. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

  14. These are lovely! Quite a few of my leaving gifts came from Etsy, including a picture and personalised notebook with inspriational messages 🙂

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