30 Gift Ideas for Travelers to Europe - Unique Gifter

30 Gift Ideas for Travelers to Europe

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Do you have a friend who’s traveling to Europe? Apart from feeling insanely jealous, there is something else you could do. Why not get them one of these bon voyage gift ideas for travelers to Europe to wish them all the best on their travels? (And then maybe they’ll bring you back a bottle of that wine you love!) 

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Fun and Practical Gift Ideas for Travelers to Europe

Bon Voyage!  And come back safe! 

Rosetta Stone Membership

If they’re not going to Europe right away a language learning app like Rosetta Stone makes an amazing gift for travellers to Europe. They can work on one language or buy them the unlimited option so they can get conversational skills for a variety of Eurotrip stops.

Custom Travel Sweatshirt

Custom Travel Sweatshirt

Not only is this custom travel sweatshirt cute and trendy, it’s also going to be nice to wear on the plane and during cooler weather.

I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded (Travel Journal for Women and Men, Travel Journal for Kids, Travel Journal with Prompts)

I Was Here Travel Journal

This cool travel journal is the perfect gift for travelers to Europe. They’ll be so grateful that they can record their memories in a way that they’ll want to keep forever.

Europe 1 (Lonely Planet Europe)

Europe Travel Guide

An obvious but totally essential gift! They’ll need it to plan their trip and also to find spontaneous places to explore while away.

Lonely Planet Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary

Europe Phrasebook

“Être con comme un balai!” Help your friends avoid being as called as dumb as a broom by giving them this phrasebook. They’ll be able to communicate like a local wherever they go!

Local Experience Gift

Instead of giving them something to take on their trip, give them something to do on their trip instead!

We like the Gift Experience for UK travellers.

W&P Craft Champagne Cocktail Kit, Mini Portable Carry On Travel Cocktail Kit, Great Gifts for Him or Her, 1 Pack

Carry on Cocktail

So you can’t afford to pay for them to upgrade to first class, but you can give them the experience with this Carry on Cocktail set!

European Travel Plug Adapter, VINTAR International Power Plug Adapter with 1 USB C, 2 US Outlets and 3 USB Ports, 6 in 1 Travel Essentials to Most of Europe Greece, Italy(Type C)

European Plug Adapter

If they don’t already have one of these in their luggage you might have just saved the day with this gift idea. Even if they already have an adapter, though, an extra one (especially one with USB ports too) is always nice to have when you’re travelling to Europe.

Passport Cover

Get your traveling friend this European map passport cover so, during their trip, they never forget where they are!

G4Free 10L/15L Hiking Backpack Lightweight Packable Hiking Daypack Small Travel Outdoor Foldable Shoulder Bag

Day Pack

This hipster day pack will keep them looking stylish as they saunter the streets of Rome. We have more bags you can gift them for travel here. You can’t go wrong with practical gift ideas for travelers to Europe.

Atlas & Green Scratch Off World Travel Map + Bonus Map of Europe. Premium World Map Scratch Off Poster in Nebula Watercolor. Travel Scratch Off Map with Travel Map Gift Tube

Scratch Off Travel Map

The great thing about travelling to Europe is the countries are close together so it shouldn’t be hard for them to scratch off a few countries this trip! Great for someone who loves to travel or has just recently been bitten by the travel bug.

Nomader BPA-Free Collapsible Sports Water Bottle - Foldable with Reusable Leak Proof Twist Cap for Travel Hiking Camping Outdoor and Gym - 22 oz (Aqua Blue)

Water Bottle

All that sightseeing is thirsty work! Make sure your friend keeps hydrated with this collapsible water bottle. Just make sure they don’t take it on the plane filled up or it’ll be in the TSA bin before they know it!

TRAVELREST Ultimate Travel, Neck & Body Pillow - Strap to Plane & Car Seat - Compact, Comfort and Convenient for Office Napping, Airplane, Bus & Train - Upright Sleeping - Rolls Up Small - Blue

Travel Pillow

Your friend won’t know what to do when you give them this weird-looking travel pillow! Though they’ll be thanking you for it when it’s time for sleep on the plane (or when they’ve feeling a little lonely and need something to cuddle!)

Zero Grid Hidden Bra Wallet - Travel Pouch & Secret Pocket for Passport, Money & Valuables - Undercover Bra Stash Fits All Bra Sizes

Bra Travel Wallet

For the women travellers in your life! This little pouch fastens onto a bra or underwear to conceal important documents and money under your clothes. It might sound silly, but several places in Europe are notorious for pickpocketing (looking at you, Italy) so this is actually a very useful gift.

Perilogics Universal in Flight Airplane Phone Holder Mount. Hands Free Viewing with Multi-Directional Dual 360 Degree Rotation. Pocket Size Must Have Airplane Travel Essential Accessory for Flying

Airplane Phone Holder

If you’re in North America and travelling to Europe the flight is almost always going to be pretty long. Not all airlines have TVs in the seats, and it seems less and less are doing it now that everyone has a smartphone. This device makes it easier to watch on a plane.

ebags Classic 6 Piece Packing Cube Set (Titanium)

Packing Cubes

These cool cubes are a gift that any friend would be grateful for.  They make packing so easy! No more unpacking every time they get to a new hotel, they can just take out the cubes, open them up and put them in a draw. Sorted!

FitKit: Total Fitness in a Kit

Fitness Kit

After eating their weight in irresistible pasta, wine and cheese your friend will be grateful for this portable fitness kit!

City Walks: Paris: 50 Adventures on Foot

City Walks Paris

Give your friend a personal city tour with this book of essential Paris walks. If they really love Paris, we have even more gifts for Paris lovers

Personalized travel Photo Album

Photo Album

Why not give the gift of memories? While it won’t help out much on their trip, this Europe-themed photo album will be treasured for years after once they fill it with their favourite snaps.

Anywhere Travel Guide: 75 Cards for Discovering the Unexpected, Wherever Your Journey Leads (Travel Games for Adults, Exploration and Discovery Games)

Travel Cards

Make your friend’s trip even more of an adventure with these amazing travel cards! Each card is a mini-challenge to encourage to get them out of their comfort zone and start experiencing the local’s Europe.

Legend Travel Planner – Vacation Itinerary Organizer for Solo Travel & Couples – Travelling Journal for Women & Men – Traveling Log with Expense Tracker & Packing List – Hardcover (Mystic Blue)

Travel Organiser

If your friend’s trip is still a little way off, get them this inspiring travel organiser. They’ll have so much fun using it to collect ideas and plan their European trip of a lifetime.

Knock Knock Pack This! Pad Packing List Notepad, 6 x 9-inches

Packing Checklist

Is your friend one of those people who leaves all their packing until the night before their flight? We all know one of those, so make it a little easier for them with this packing checklist gift.

Portable Travel Makeup Cosmetic Bag - Mr.Pro Waterproof Haning Travel Kit Toiletry Bag Bathroom Organizer Carry On Case (Polka Dot Blue)

Hanging Toiletry Bag

This is a great, practical gift that will save a ton of time and space.  They can just fill it with toiletries and then hang it up on the back of their bathroom door for the night!

Neck Wallet Travel Pouch and Passport Holder, RFID Protected, Fits Passport with cover, Includes Global Recovery Tags. Passport Holder Neck For Men and Women (Classy Black/Gray)

Neck Pouch

This neck pouch will keep valuables just as secure as a travel belt but without any of those embarrassing “I need to get some more money out, but how do I do this without looking weird?” moments!

Custom Vacation Travel Ornament

For that friend who just came back from Europe and can’t stop talking about their trip. Now they’ll be able to think of those memories every time they decorate the Christmas tree!

Travelon Floating Waterproof Smart Phone/Digital Camera Pouch, Pink

Waterproof Phone and Camera Pouch

Keep their phone or camera safe even if they get a little too close to the Trevi Fountain!

CarBoss Foot Rest Flight Airplane Travel Accessories Portable Carry-on Home Foot Sling Office Footrest Adjustable Foot Hammock with Pouch Bag, Black

Airplane Footrest

Make that transatlantic flight a little less painful with this ingenious footrest.

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Luggage Scale

An essential tool for deciding how many of their clothes they’ll need to leave behind so they can bring all of that French wine back and still be under the weight limit!

Best Steamer for Clothes, Hand Held Portable Travel Garment Steamer, Metal Steam Head, 25s Heat Up, Pump System, Mini Size, Handheld Steamer for Any Fabrics, No Water Spitting, 120V

Portable Steamer

This is actually handy for travelling anywhere, not just to Europe. It can help perk clothes up that are wrinkled in your suitcase; great if your friend or family member wants to dress nice on their European adventures. Just make sure they have an adapter in case it needs to be charged while on holidays.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (16 GB) – Now with a larger display, adjustable warm light, increased battery life, and faster page turns – Without Lockscreen Ads – Black


If you’re shopping for a book lover who doesn’t already have a Kindle or similar e-reader it can be a great gift ahead of a European trip. It’s easier to manage than bringing a book for the plane and hotel downtime. Plus you can charge it with USB making it easy to charge on the go.

Which of these fun but useful gifts are you going to choose for your friend who’s traveling to Europe? Whether it’s an essential item or an added extra, they’ll be so grateful to receive any of these bon voyage gifts.  If you do buy any of these gifts, we’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments or find us at @ugifter on twitter and @uniquegifter on instagram.

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