12 Last-Minute Secret Santa Ideas For the Travel Obsessed

Secret Santa is always a fun part of the holiday season – whether you’re playing with friends, family, or coworkers. 

Sometimes we end up with great gifts that match us perfectly and other times… not so much. However, in the spirit of giving, we want you to have a great gift to contribute to your Secret Santa group, specifically for the travel-obsessed.

Check out the 12 last-minute Secret Santa gifts for the travel-obsessed on our radar: 

Scented Travel Tin Candle

Does your friend love the works of Leo Tolstoy? Or Charles Dickens? Edgar Allen Poe?

Get them a scented travel candle that pairs their favorites with an exquisite scent. It burns up to 20 hours and is perfect to take on any trip! The reusable stamped copper tin holds a 2-wick candle made from a blend of black plum, persimmon, and oak moss. 

50 States Traveled Journal

What’s the perfect way to remember the states you’ve traveled to in the U.S.? With a journal of course!

We know how much fun it is to track your destinations via Journo, but sometimes, a paper journal does the trick too. This 50 States Traveled Journal includes spots for cities visited, best meals, memorable moments, and more.

Jot down the little things, the big things, and everything in between. Maybe something super memorable happened .. don’t forget it and write it down with this journal.  


This Drinkopoly game for adults is sure to cure any moments of boredom or just bring some fun in general!

Roll the dice and make your way around the board. It’s super simple to add more players – simply open another beer bottle and use the bottle cap as a player. It’s a great way to break the ice with new people you meet along the way or play with old friends. 

Pinch Me Therapy Dough

Pinch Me Therapy Dough is all you can possibly want or need when traveling. Flight delayed? Pinch some dough. Hotel room canceled? Pinch the dough.

Pinch Me Therapy Dough is a perfect way to pass the time and relieve the stress of travel, which we know can show itself in a myriad of ways. 

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Towel

The Wise Owl Camping Towel is super absorbent and easy to hang up – perfect for your next camping or backpacking trip.

It takes up virtually no room in your backpack or luggage. It’s super light. You’ll get two towels for the price of one – we love this! Essentially, a towel gift is always a good gift because you can use it absolutely anywhere or even as a blanket sometimes too. 

Women’s Happy Hour Tumbler

This Happy Hour Tumbler features double wall insulation to keep your cold drinks cold… for a while. BPA free and 20 ounces, the cup is perfect to travel with because the silicone straw bends and easily packs away.

You don’t need to worry about breaking the cup or the straw, so throw it in your backpack and get to it! 

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Whether they’re jammin’ to Spotify, Apple Music, or simply pulling up videos on YouTube, a Bluetooth speaker always comes in handy, no matter where you are.

Get up and dance, lay down and relax, and share the music that you love. This waterproof speaker comes fully equipped so you can clip it anywhere. Bonus: 10 hours of playtime. This waterproof speaker comes fully equipped so you can clip it anywhere. Bonus: 10 hours of playtime.

Portable Campfire

We recommend this portable campfire for outdoor trips. Light the campfire with a match or lighter and it should stay lit for 3-5 hours.

This simple tin makes it so easy to start a fire to keep warm, roast marshmallows, and wind down. Plus no smoky smell and low soot. What could be better? With a shelf life of over 30 years, this gift can come in handy now or in the future… who knows when it might be needed but it’s a cool thing to have hanging around when it’s needed. 

A Tea Lover’s Gift Set


Tea-lovers unite! This tea gift set is perfect for that guy or gal who just can’t get enough tea. This set comes with 8 different tea flavors and a total of 80 tea packets.

Lemon Honey Green Tea, Pomegranate Green Tea, Honey Hibiscus Black Tea, Spiced Apple Black Tea, English Breakfast Tea, Orange Spice Black Tea, Mint Green Tea, and French Vanilla Black Tea. The “World Blend” Exotic Tea Book will spark the wanderlust in anyone.

Uber Gift Card

Give the gift of rides this holiday season by purchasing an Uber gift card for your secret Santa.

Even better – you can email it to them and they can immediately add it to their account for use! This could help to get to and from the airport or on a late-night away from home – the possibilities are endless. 

59 Vintage Travel Posters

Go digital this holiday and gift someone the gift of vintage travel. In poster form!

This set of 59 vintage travel posters is perfect for the jetsetter in your life and is helping the environment – they can print or save the ones they really like, rather than print them all. Say hello to 1985 (and beyond!) with this set of vintage posters. 

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

Give the gift of a fun book for secret Santa this year – one that everyone will enjoy. A list of bucket list adventures both big and small around the world. Each activity is location-specific and incredibly unique – some you may have heard of, others maybe not! 

Now that you’ve seen our list of last-minute Secret Santa gift ideas, what do you think? Did we miss anything? Leave us a comment below! 

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