17 Travel Gifts For Every Occasion (+ Free Postcards From Me!)

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After riding on my recommended travel accessories list, I recently came across a couple of websites that offer the most perfect travel gifts for friends and family. The ones I found from UncommonGoods are made from environmental-friendly, socially responsible artists, while another site I found offers postcard printing. Now I can print some of my best pictures taken from my Europe travels and beyond, and share it with you!

Want a postcard from one of my travels? Read on!

Travel Gifts that are Perfect for Every Occasion

1. Organizing Travel 4-pack (SGD71.10)

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When it comes to packing for travel, organization is the way to go. With these printed travel bags that helps classify one item from another, they keep your to-go essentials presentable and contained. Whether it is shoes, hair dryer, lingerie, or laundry, you no longer have to jostle with tangled cords.

2. Earth Cufflinks (SGD41.50)

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Seeing that my boyfriend was entering a new phase of life after graduation, owning cufflinks is a necessary accessory for every working man. Featuring detailed images of the globe, these tiny terrestrial portraits that are set under glass on silver-toned cufflinks are a great gift for the gentlemen with style.

3. Modern Jewellery Tree (SGD41.50)

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I love how minimalistic and simple this adjustable jewellery stand is. With four removable posts at varying heights, you can easily customize and display according to your various jewellery collection from your worldy travels, keeping it neat, presentable and stylish!

4. Coloured World Scratch Map (SGD43.85)

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Keep track of all your travel adventures and escapades with this world scratch map. Upon completion of a new city or country, simply use a coin to scratch off the cities covered on your World Scratch Map. It is incredibly fun, especially if you’re an avid traveller.

Hang this colourful bucket list Scratch Map on your bedroom wall and wake up each day ready to plan your next adventure. The map serves as both a motivation to travel and an opportunity to reminisce your past adventures.

5. Black and Gold World Scratch Map (SGD13.50)

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If you prefer a black and gold version, this World Scratch Map is meticulously finished in a beautiful shade of black and gold. This portable map comes in handy especially if you’re a backpacker. Fold it up and pack it in your luggage wherever you go, and potentially brag about all the cities you’ve been to with other like-minded travellers. 😉

P.S. I’ve got one in white and gold! 🙂

6. A5 Leather Travel Journal (SGD9.99)

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For one that never fails to travel without a journal to document my thoughts on the road, a travel journal is essential. Never forget a single detail with a travel journal in hand. Easily jot down details about the city or country you’re visiting, whether it is documenting an uncommon place of interest or writing a detailed review of a delicious local restaurant.

Stylish and elegant, this vintage leather travel journal is a great gift for any traveller. The rustic design, finished off with a navigation compass and a pirate’s anchor, makes the journal looks incredibly attractive. Much like being on a pirate journey?

7. A5 Nature Travel Journal (SGD10.30)

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If you’re into nature, this vintage-style, green-leaves leather travel journal is for you. The item consists of 85 sheets (170 pages) of blank papers – perfect for writing, drawing, sticking photos or recording your unusual travel stories. It adopts a loose-leaf binding and string bound design for easy use, and features a perfect size for carrying it everywhere you go.

8. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (SGD181)

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The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a great companion for your long train rides, or when you’re sipping coffee in a quaint local cafe. You can store hundreds of e-books, including all your travel guides, in this e-book reader, making it a fantastic lightweight option to bring with you wherever you go. With a battery life of 6 weeks, you will never have a dull moment on your long commutes!

9. Matador Indigo Transit30 Duffel Bag (SGD95)

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The Matador Indigo Transit30 is the perfect choice for those seeking a lightweight and waterproof bag to bring to the gym, hiking, camping, or even travelling. Choose either the Black Backpack or Blue Backpack for your everyday use.

No matter the colour, my experience at Labuan Bajo, Indonesia with Matador’s other range of products have only affirmed my trust in its commitment to durable and quality products for the outdoor adventurers.

10. Matador Indigo Transit Tote (SGD69)

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Only 88g in weight, the Matador Indigo Transit Tote is another great lightweight and waterproof bag, with an 18L capacity. As with other Matador backpacks, it is designed to be leak-proof and puncture-resistant. Choose either the Matador Indigo Transit Tote Black Tote or Blue Tote.

11. CabinZero Classic 44L Backpack (SGD89)


Travel in style with the Cabinzero 44L backpack, designed to fit in cabin spaces (hence the name!). Made out of ultra-lightweight material, this spacious backpack allows you to pack your luggage into a backpack.

Also, it has an Okoban lost-and-found tags installed in each bag, to allow you pinpoint the location of your backpack remotely should you lose it. You have plenty of colours and designs to choose from, so go crazy!

12. CabinZero Classic 28L Backpack (SGD79)

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If you’re looking for a less bulky version of a backpack, CabinZero also has a 28L backpack option. The range of colours is equally mind-boggling, but my favourite is this Purple Cloud.

13. Black Anti-Theft Backpack (SGD41.20)

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Worried that you or your loved ones might run into trouble during the trip? It’s a common concern especially for students embarking on their first student exchange/ study abroad. I offer some practical tips for these worried students (I know because I’ve been through them too!)

This anti-theft backpack has been meticulously designed to withstand various unwanted scenarios from happening (we don’t even want to imagine…).The safety features include the slash-proof material, having multiple secret compartments, as well as having hidden zipper closures. On top of that, additional features such being water-resistant and containing USB Charging ports make this bag an even greater travel option for any backpacker.

Read: Prevent Pickpockets and Travel Worry-Free with These 10 Easy Tips

14. Multi-purpose Passport Wallet Organizer (SGD11.99)

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Travelling to a new city, you’ll never be spared from the endless brochures, ticket stubs and maps. That’s why a passport organizer comes in handy for serial travellers like me.

Combine your wallet and passport holder into one with this handy multi-purpose passport holder. Save the trouble of carrying multiple pouches for different purposes. There are also added compartments for you to store your tickets and receipts for easier retrieval, so you don’t risk losing your train tickets.

On top of that, the wallet is proven to be skimming-proof, so you can walk around without fear of credit card fraud. Wherever you go, enjoy the convenience that this stylish passport wallet brings along with it.

15. TIC Travel Bottles (SGD55)

Travel comfortably without worry with the latest travel kickstarter product – the TIC Travel Bottles. Designed to help you bring all your necessary toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner and skincare conveniently while on the go. You can now pack these toiletries into smaller container pumps, which are fitted together into one travel bottle.

Choose from one of 3 colours for your Travel Bottles – beige, silver or black.

16. Himalaya ‘Root to Beauty’ Series (from SGD7.95)

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With the typically busy lifestyles that we lead, we often neglect taking care of our own skincare. Lucky for us, the Himalaya ‘Root to Beauty’ series, comprising of turmeric in their products, can help maintain, rejuvenate and revitalize your skin, making it feel soft and silky smooth again.

The top to toe approach ensures you spend minimal time fussing about your skin, which includes:

  • Purifying Neem Face Wash
  • Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash
  • Purifying Neem Scrub
  • Neem Face Pack
  • Protecting Neem & Turmeric Soap

Find more beauty tips and more facts about turmeric here!

17. Postcards (from SGD21.48)

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There is nothing better than sharing the photos you’ve taken through your travels in tangible yet affordable ways – by offering postcards to friends, family and pen pals. Rather than uploading my pictures on Facebook, I prefer sharing the best of my collection within my  blog posts. But when it comes to the best of the best, nothing beats sending a personal note with your favourite picture to the special people in your lives.

I love meeting people across the globe. I once wrote a letter to Tobythe small boy who wrote to every country in the world. He wrote back and I was so thrilled! I was once pen pals with my American cousin and her friends too. There is a certain sincerity in handwritten letters and posting by airmail. Who’s with me?

Want a postcard from me?

I’d like to connect with you more personally too! I’ve recently printed a bunch of postcards with gogoprint, and I would love to gift them to you! If you’d like to receive a postcard from me featuring my travels, drop me an email with your name and address. Let’s be friends! Postcards are limited, so I’ll send them on a first-come-first-serve basis. 🙂

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5 Replies to “17 Travel Gifts For Every Occasion (+ Free Postcards From Me!)”

  1. alberttrotter says: Reply

    passport wallet is amazing and reasonable too

  2. The scratch map is amazing. I so want to get one of those.

    1. Yeah it’s plenty of fun!

  3. Some great gifts for all all ages and all tastes

  4. So cute!!

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