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Birthday Gift Ideas For Men Who Loves to Travel

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If you need to get a present for a man who’s midlife crisis has hit hard in the form of world or state travel, you’ve come to the right place!

Any man who has the ability to travel outside of his state and country to explore what our beautiful planet has to offer should get a nice gift that truly encourages him.

That’s where I come in!

In this edition of my gifting guides, I’ll give you 9 fantastic birthday gift ideas for men who love to travel, whether they prefer taking road trips to visit unique sights of oversized twine balls and national parks just a few states away, basking in the sun in a southern country, or exploring the diverse cultures across Europe, I promise you at least some of these ideas will cater to your recipient!

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Gift an awesome-looking personalized scratch-off world map

I absolutely adore scratch-off maps. They're a fun piece of art to both display in a frame, and every time you travel you get to scratch one more country or state off the map which just feels so satisfying.

If he's a world traveler, get him this scratch-off world map.

If he sticks to the US only, and especially if he's a road tripping national parks lover, get him this map instead.


Make sure he doesn't use his old college backpack by getting him one made for travel

Okay, this is gonna look super sponsored but I promise it's not, I just had my life changed when I got one of these carry-on travel backpacks.

This beautiful piece of luggage engineering is a must-have for any person who travels regularly.

The pockets and design is designed for airport journeys, and fits all measurement standards for carry-ons regardless of airline.

Tons of colors to choose from as well!


Gift him relief and less panic with a lifesaving portable charger

For any man on the move, this is just a pure necessity: the portable charger.

This ensures that his phone is never dead on the move, and there is absolutely nothing more demoralizing and low-key panic inducing than having your phone die on your while in a foreign country.

Close up of hand inserting a USB cable charger into portable power bank. Media. Close up of mans

Block out the screaming baby behind him with noise-canceling headphones

He might already have headphones, but does he have real noise-canceling ones to block out the deep hum of the jet engines?

One of the most pleasant ways to travel is being able to block out all noise around you and simply enjoy your music, podcast or even in-flight entertainment.

If you want to get him the literal best on the market right now, we recommend you go with these Sony's.

Alternatively a much more affordable option are the Commalta's!

Man with headphones looking out of airplane window at beautiful sunset.

Gift him perhaps the most useful present of all time: an AirTag Passport Case

Whenever he travels to a foreign country, his passport turns into the most important item and document in his suitcase.

It's his ID, his way around, and his way home.

That is why it is absolutely crucial he doesn't lose it, and I have just the solution.

Get him an AirTag with this AirTag Passport holder (or this one is super cool too).

Now he'll be able to ping a sound off of his passport if he can't find it, but most importantly he can see it's location right on his phone if he ever accidentally drops or leaves it somewhere!




Gift him his next trip with these customizable plane tickets

Did you know you can actually gift people plane tickets?

What better way to support their world travel than sponsoring their next trip, regardless of where it might be?

Now I'm personally a big opponent of gift cards as birthday presents. In my opinion it's like handing someone a $20 bill. Be a little personal with it!

And that is what you can do over at FlightGift which is why I actually love this one, even though it's sortof just a fancy gift-card.

The "ticket" is flexible and can be redeemed with any airline to any destination, and you can personalize it with a photo and message and print it.

Super cute, super cool gift.

top view of white model airplane with plane tickets on a blue background

Let him admire his travel spots from afar by gifting him locational artwork

I love gifting artwork because it's both personal and looks great.

If he has a favorite destination he enjoys traveling to regularly, a recent trip he just wont stop talking about, or a destination he's been mentioning he's wanting to see - get him artwork of that destination!

My gramps was obsessed with his Norwegian heritage and would go every couple of years to climb mountains, cruise fjords and pet goats or whatever it is you do in Norway - so I got him something similar to this that he absolutely loved!

... and hear me out: if he's been to less than 5-6 places, you could get something from each place and it'd still be affordable.


Never let him lose track of time with these amazing multiple time zone wall-clocks

Wall clocks that display multiple time zones are a great reminder to have around the house that the entire world is out there, regardless of how small things might seem in his neighborhood or city.

I have two big recommendations here:

  1. If you wanna go all out on the wall-art, get this one. I have it on my wall and it looks so cool and professional and I just dig it. However, it only displays 3 timezones.
  2. This one displays all zones in a really cool and creative way, and it's a bit smaller and easier to assemble.

Help him capture every important moment on his travels with a GoPro

Get them a GoPro to document their journeys without worrying about having their phone out!

This way he can not only enjoy the moment in real-time, but save the high-quality footage for later so he can always look back on it.

This is a really, really nice gift that is going to last a very long time.

go pro shot

And There You Have It! 9 Fantastic Birthday Gift Ideas For Men Who Loves To Travel

No matter what type of gift you decide to give for his upcoming birthday, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.

Whether you pick one of our recommendations or come up with something entirely unique on your own, just try your best to show some interest in his hobbies and you'll already be doing great.

Need gift ideas for someone else? Check out our other gift-giving guides right here.

Good luck!

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