13 Thoughtful Gifts for the Traveler


Easy travel stuff and cool things to make for the Traveler this holiday season. Check out these handmade presents ideas perfect for business trips, family fun vacations, or a romantic getaway.  These travel homemade gifts include a travel neck pillow, sleeping mask, toiletry bag, sewing kit, notebook and a travel wallet.

As always, the Tip Junkie Travel site has amazing tips and tricks for easy travel.  So be sure to check the Tip Junkie community for travel information or to upload your own vacations and traveling tips! {wink}

The Traveler

Travel Presents

1.  Patchwork Travel Neck Pillow ~ The Patchwork Travel Neck Pillow is a great travel gift idea for anyone you know that travels a lot. Or make one for yourself so you can be comfortable and stylish on your next long journey.

How to Make a Sleeping Mask
2.  DIY Sleeping Mask ~ Personally I adore sleeping masks.  I use them on the plane and when I take a nap.  It also makes a fun homemade gift.

Travel Planner

3.  Travel Wallet with Luggage Tag ~ This cute travel wallet has a place for your travel tickets, photo ID, and passport, as well as a matching tag for your luggage.  What a sweet Bon Voyage gift this would make!

DIY Journal Cover
4.  Reversible Journal Cover ~ Take a boring spiral notebook and turn it into something fabulous.  This idea could be used to recover notebooks, journals, address books and more.

Travel Tools

5.  Travel Notebook With PocketI love the idea of taking a journal or scrapbook with you on a trip to fill out as you go.  This simple journal has a pocket in the back for things like your travel insurance documents, tickets stubs, trip memorabilia, etc.  Give this as a fun bon voyage gift or to a high schooler headed out on their senior trip.

Easy Travel Gear

Easy Travel Gear

6.  DIY Dopp Kit ~ A dopp kitt is also known as a toiletry bag.  It’s shape and size is perfect for holding all of your necessary toiletries while traveling.  Fill the bag with some travel size products and you have a great gift!

Travel Gear

7.  Flat or Curling Iron Cozy ~ An easy pictured tutorial on how to sew this flat iron or curling iron cozy to use when you travel.   I have a trip coming up really soon, and decided I needed one of these before I left. Of coarse it had to be cute, don’t you just love this fabric?!

DIY Travel Bag

8.  Mini Cosmetic Bag Tutorial I love this mini version of a DIY makeup bag.  You could use these as party favors (filled with treats), bridesmaids gifts (filled with necessities for the big day), Christmas gifts filled with homemade spa products, or a birthday gift for a gal who travels a lot (filled with the usual toiletries).

Travel Tools

DIY Travel Bag

9.  Lined Travel Bag ~ This lined travel bag is perfect for storing dirty delicates, shoes or even lingerie.  You can customize the size of the bag to what suits your needs.

DIY Jewelry Pouch
10.  Jewelry Pouch ~ This travel pouch has different compartments to keep your jewelry safe, separate and your necklaces tangle free.  When opened the pouch lays flat for easy access.

11.  Travel Sewing Kit ~ This sewing kit is not only adorable, but perfect for having supplies on hand to quickly mend a missing button or hem of a skirt.  It’s compact, has cubbies for the supplies and folds up into a neat sewing kit.

Travel Stuff

12.  Laptop Cozy ~ If you are looking for a “snug” way to keep his laptop safe, this tutorial is perfect.  It opens up to lie flat and is easy to make, plus it looks cute, too.  It uses velcro closures, simple!

DIY Camera Case13.  Quilted Camera Case ~ Keep your little pocket camera protected with this adorable quilted cover.  Fabric scraps are perfect for this project.  You could also use this tutorial for sunglasses, ipods, Nintendo DS’s,  and Kindles.

More for The Traveler


If you love these holiday crafts and gifts – then you’ll find  THOUSANDS more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts , Free Patterns & Christmas site!

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