Here are some Valentines Day gifts for travelers—ranging from the practical to the quirky—ideas for every travel lover on your gift list.
They’ll want to take some of these items on their next trip; other gifts will allow them to revisit their favorite destinations virtually. Some are Valentine-themed travel gifts; others are simply romantic.
By the way, did you know that Valentine’s Day isn’t for lovers only?
It’s also a day to express affection for close friends and family. People in Finland celebrate Ystävänpäivä, which is translated as Friend’s Day. In Mexico, it is called the Día del amor y la amistad, the day of love and friendship.
Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Travelers
These Cozy Earth pajamas are perfect for travel; we love the soft fabric and pretty blush pink color, one that is flattering for every skin tone.
Wear these classic pajamas to bed or to lounge in your hotel, Airbnb, or cruise ship cabin.
Made of earth-friendly viscose bamboo, they’ll keep her warm in cold temperatures and cool when it’s hot.
A Heart-Shaped Cake from Veneto
As its name suggests, the storied pasticceria, Olivieri 1882, has been making delicious baked goods for 140 years.
We fell in love (pardon the expression) with this special edition, handmade “San Valentino” heart-shaped panettone cake. The decadent sweet bread is laced with Valrhona dark 55% chocolate and candied strawberries.
Beautifully packaged, it’s sourced from the bakery in Italy and arrives 48 hours after ordering.
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A Little Red Key Fob
This minimalist, little red leather key fob is tiny and lightweight. It’s perfect for bringing your house key on a trip (if you plan on leaving the rest of your heavy keys at home).
It can personalized with his or her initial.
Slouchy Mersea Cardigan
We love the casual style of this hibiscus red cardigan that’s perfect to throw on over a tee-shirt and jeans when it’s a bit chilly or to wear under a jacket when it’s cold,
Mersea is a unique company curates a line of essentials that enhance the experience of travel including apparel, accessories and more.
Made of a cotton blend with fun buttons and patch pockets, this stylish sweater is a contemporary take on the traditional cardigan.
Katz’s Deli Valentine’s Day Package
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this taste of true New York deli. For Valentine’s Day, Katz’s Deli has curated this special Valentine’s Day package.
Available nationally through Goldbelly, it includes two pounds of pastrami and all the ingredients for make incredible sandwiches to serve 4-6 people. In addition to the quart of pickles, the gift recipient will enjoy noshing on a rich old-world chocolate babka and cinnamon rugelach.
An authentic egg cream-scented candle will help set the mood.
Archer Roose Bubbly Rosé
This luxury canned wine brand from the Veneto region of Italy offers a perfect portion: Sparkling wine for one. Made from sustainably grown grapes, the bubbly drink has the fragrant aromas of rose, white fruits and wild strawberry.
Packaged in packs of 4, the slim feminine cans make them convenient to carry to the beach, the park, or to share at home without opening and wasting a large bottle.
If you really want to make a splash, send your Valentine a dozen or more.
Comfy Pink and Red Socks
The colors of these cozy socks, red and pink, and their abstract design speak to romance. The socks are handmade from a durable cotton.
Great for wearing on the plane or rolling up in your suitcase to wear on your trip.
Supermarket Italy Cupid Gift Basket
If you really want to make a splash send her the Cupid Valentine’s Day Basket. It is filled with sweetness for the person who brings so much joy and kindness to you, some of it from abroad.
Filled with food, toiletries and more, it comes in a beautiful wrapped basket with a Teddy Bear and Valentine’s Day balloon. I love this company for the quality of their products and their reliability.
Sexy Custom Boxer Briefs
These one-of-a-kind cotton boxer briefs will elicit a big laugh if you pack them in his suitcase before his next trip. They can be personalized with a photograph of you! Be aware they run small, so order a size up.
They almost shout, “I love you!”
More Valentines Day Gifts for Travelers
A Truly Unconventional Valentine’s Day Card
If your partner is an intrepid traveler, you can create a paper airplane to express your love.
The downloadable kit includes a printable paper airplane template and detailed instructions for folding your aircraft and creating your message.
Italian Chocolates: A Virtual Trip to Piedmont
Venchi chocolates are made in Piedmont, the region that is the leading producer of confectionary in Italy. The company prides itself on sourcing the best possible cocoa, and all of the recipes rely on 100% natural, gluten free ingredients made without palm oil.
For Valentine’s Day, Venchi features a number of different assortments, with beautiful packaging. One of my favorites is this heart-shaped tin with a mix of dark and milk foil-covered hearts.
Romeo & Juliet Cookie Jar
The tale of Romeo & Juliet from Dolceterra, an importer of bespoke Italian foods and home goods, is one of the most romantic stories ever told. This colorful, refillable, handmade ceramic cookie jar has traditional Italian almond biscotti. inside
It’s perfect for the traveler who has fallen in love with Verona or with Italy; check out the custom designs for other Italian cities.
Moleskin Classic Notebook
Moleskin notebooks are always a favorite. They come in a rainbow of different colors but red is for Valentine’s Day.
This 192-page, ruled notebook is perfect for recording the places you’ve been or the places you want to go.
Alessi Love Mug
dAlessi Heart-Shaped MugIf your gift recipient loves Italian style and design, this is the perfect cup for drinking cappuccino.
First I bought one, then I bought two so I had a pair. Now I have four, so I can serve cappuccino to company. It is made of fine bone china that is dishwasher-safe with a thin lip that feels good on your lips.
A Little Red Travel Scale
This inexpensive, reliable travel scale does away with the guesswork and worries about traveling with an overweight suitcase.
If the bag is a tad over, you can transfer items to a carry-on (even a pair of shoes or boots might be the answer) or else leave them at home. If you’ve done too much shopping while traveling, you can see whether it’s more cost-effective to mail a package home rather than pay the airline fee.
This scale measures weights up to 110 pounds and has a digital readout. It comes with a two-year warranty and comes in a rainbow of colors.
Clear Travel Toiletry Bags
The reason why I like these Bagsmart toiletry bags is clear and simple! You can immediately see where everything is.
The set of two comes in two sizes, large and medium, and the medium one is sized right to meet the TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule. Both have full zippers for easy access. If you are giving them as a gift for a friend, you can tuck something cute inside. The trim comes in a variety of colors.
The bags are waterproof so you don’t have to worry about ruining them when placing them on a wet sink counter.
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