21 Last Minute Gifts For Travelers (That Don’t Feel Last Minute)

December has a way of creeping up on us, doesn’t it?

All your good intentions of getting ahead with your holiday shopping can seem like a distant memory as you stare at the calendar and realize that time has run out and you have a very small window to find the ideal gift for that particularly hard to buy for traveler-type person on your list. This might be your mom, your brother, your sister-in-law, maybe even your partner. Finding last minute gifts can be a challenge!

Luckily we live in the digital age and it has never been easier to be a last minute gift shopper and die-hard procrastinator! 

We’re here to help you out on your quest to find the most personal, meaningful and useful last minute gifts for those elusive wanderers still left to buy for (without coming off like you grabbed a gift card at the grocery checkout on your way to Christmas dinner).

Let’s get started!


Subscriptions and memberships are beautiful because they can be quickly purchased at the last min but they give your recipient little gifts and services to look forward to throughout the year.

Here are some of our faves:

1. Give the gift of Nomadik | The Premier Subscription Box for Adventurers

2. Give the gift of Try The World | Food Subscription Box From Around The World

3. Give the gift of Priority Pass | Airport Lounge Access Worldwide

4. Give the gift of Journo | Create Travel Mementos You’ll Cherish Forever

5. Give the gift of TripHop Prime | Cash Back rewards on over 650,000 hotels

6. Give the gift of Dollar Flight Club | International & Domestic Flight Deals


The typical classroom is changing. More and more you can learn almost anything, no matter where you are in the world through online classes, courses, and workshops.

Does the traveler in your life need some office productivity training, want to up their photography skills, learn how to code or want to learn how to transition fully into becoming a digital nomad? Consider gifting an online course.

7. Give the gift of Udemy | Online Courses | Learn Anything, On Your Schedule

8. Give the gift of The Remote Work Wealth Club | Get Paid While You Explore The World

9. Give the gift of How to be a Travel Photographer | MASTER THE ART OF TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY


You really cannot go wrong with gifting a premium streaming service if you know your giftee isn’t already hooked up. Nothing makes travel days fly by quicker than losing yourself in a 6 season documentary series, audiobook or listening to an entire discography.

10. Give the gift of Audiobooks.com | Listen to new audiobooks & podcasts

11. Give the gift of Apple Music


No matter what you’re looking for, there’s an app for that. We are biased of course but there is really no better gift for the travel-obsessed than a subscription to Journo. But if you can literally gift any app you can think of.

Here are some other top-rated travel apps to think about:

12. Give the gift of TunnelBear VPN | Fast, Simple & Secure‎

13. Give the gift of Headspace | Meditation and Mindfulness Made Simple

14. Give the gift of App in the Air | Personal travel assistant

15. Give the gift of 1Password | Password Manager


Yes, yes we know this is the usual suspect for last minute gift buyers BUT that doesn’t mean it has to come off that way. The trick here is the selection. 

Giftly can help you with this. They have tones of suggestions to help you to craft the perfect gift card. If you’re still feeling stumped you are guaranteed to delight any jet-setter with any of the following:

16. Give a gift card to Airbnb | Vacation Rentals, Homes, Experiences & Places

17. Give a gift card to Live Lingua | Award Winning: Boutique Online Language School

18. Give a gift card to Amazon | Earth’s Biggest Selection


It is the time of year to think of others. Meaning family, friends and the world. There is no nobler gift than to help someone in need by supporting a worthy cause. Donation in honor of someone special is one of the most thoughtful gifts. And it’s quick too. 

19. Donate to Kiva | Loans That Change Lives

20. Donate to SickKids

21. Donate to Rescue Gifts | Symbolic Gifts. Real Rescue.

We guarantee going with any of these last minute gifts below will put a giant smile on the face of any adventurer in your life. And you’ll be happy knowing you pulled off another year of 11th-hour shopping off with ease. 

Happy shopping, and happy holidays!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertiser Disclosure
Join 218,311
Fellow Travel Junkies

Travel Tips, Tricks, & Hacks — Straight To Your Inbox

No spam, only the goods. And we would never share your info with anyone.