21 Bon Voyage Gift Ideas That She’ll Actually Want

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Whether she is moving out of town, taking a semester abroad, or she’s decided to travel for an extended period of time, you need to find the best Bon Voyage gift ideas that she’ll actually want. This list is for you and we’ll go over some awesome Bon Voyage gift ideas she’ll love!

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Bon Voyage parties are a tricky bitter-sweet moment where she is so excited to be trying something new but it is so hard leaving all her loved ones behind. By finding some perfect Bon Voyage gift ideas, you can help send her off with a little bit of both of those emotions.

We’ll go over the best Bon Voyage gift ideas, travel gift ideas for her, gifts for travel lovers, gift ideas for someone moving out of state, and more!

After leaving for school, study abroad, and for our world travels, I have had my fair share of Bon Voyage parties and gifts. I know what she really wants and what she will really use.

This post is all about the best Bon Voyage Gift Ideas that she'll actually want! 

Bon Voyage Gift Ideas For Her: 

1. Checked Suitcase

A suitcase is the perfect bon voyage gift idea because you know she will actually use it! Good quality suitcases are hard to come by and Samsonite is definitely a brand you can trust!

2. carry on bag

Since we check bags, we love to have a small carry on bag with us with a few essentials. this bag is small enough to fit under your seat if needed and cute enough to match any travel day outfit!

3. dry bag

If she is planning on some awesome adventure travel that surrounds itself around water or sand, this bag will be a life save. It’s completely waterproof and will protect her phone, camera, wallet and anything else important for those fun adventurous days!

4. chest bag

My absolute favorite travel accessory. I am so happy that these bags are back in style because they are so handy to carry around. They keep everything close to your body and in view so there is a much lower risk of petty theft. It also keeps the essentials easily accessible. Travel days can be crazy and it’s nice to have your wallet, passport, boarding passes, and phone all in an easy-to-reach spot.

5. Luggage Tags

Whether she will be checking her bag on flights or taking buses, anything can happen while traveling. These cute luggage tags help in case your bag is lost or misplaced and can help you distinguish your bag from another’s bag.

6. Passport Covers

Passport covers are an easy travel accessory that not only makes your passport cute and easy to find in a bag but also protects them! Protecting your passport during your international travels can be stressful and having a protective cover over it, helps immensely!

7. sleep mask

I know it’s not just me, but I always want to sleep on planes and I am never comfortable. A sleep mask is a perfect carry-on accessory for those long haul flights. It’s perfect for they turn on the lights randomly at 2 am whether on a plane or in a hostel. 

8. cosmetic bag

Toiletry bags are the most beat-up bags in the suitcase and having a nice one will help keep her organized and stylish! This bag is perfect is perfect for her shampoos and toothbrush or her makeup. It has a nice separate compartment to keep her makeup brushes separate and clean!

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9. Travel journal

One thing I wish I had been better about during our travels was writing down all of our experiences! We do a great job with photos and videos but writing about the feelings sometimes can be so different! This travel journal is the perfect companion for her to keep track of all her crazy new memories!

10. Beach towel

Oddly enough not every hotel will have pool or beach towels. And if she is backpacking or staying in hostels, she may not even have bath towels. Sand Cloud’s towels are a perfect multi-use beach towel that works as a bath towel, cozy blanket, picnic blanket, and seat cushion! It’s small enough for any traveler and comes in so many cute styles!

11. Reusable water bottle

Having a reusable water bottle that not only helps cut down on the use of plastic but keeps her water COLD is so essential. It can be hot and humid all over and having the luxury of some ice water on the top of a mountain is like a little slice of heaven. Plus they have so many cute colors! 

12. Travel Coffee mug

If your girl loves coffee (like me) this Keep A Cup is a perfect travel accessory. It helps keep her coffee hot and cuts down on paper & plastic cups! Plus, see the next gift idea…

13. portable pour over

Okay is this not so cute?! But it’s also a great travel accessory so she can travel with the ability to make coffee ANYWHERE. Hiking, hotel, camping, anywhere. A lot of hotels in Southeast Asia don’t even have coffee makers (only instant coffee, yikes) so this is necessary if you like a good cup of coffee. 

14. travel sunscreen kit

This kit is perfect for travel. Skin care is a must and can be easy to forget about when just out walking for the day. This kit is cute, includes travel sized sunscreen, & is really good quality! 

15. travel jewelry case

If she loves jewelry, this case is a perfect way to bring it with her. It’s thin so will easily fit into a suitcase. It also has a holder for necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets. It will keep her jewelry safe and not knotted (the worst).

16. lightweight rain jacket

Even if you’re traveling somewhere sunny and gorgeous, chances are it’s going to rain at some point. This lightweight rain jacket is perfect for the tropics’ hot and rainy weather. And packs down super small. 

17. foldable hats

I love a good hat while traveling but trying to pack them or always having to wear them on the plane is a pain in the butt.. This style is actually super cute, breathable, AND can be rolled and packed! 

18. Reusable makeup wipes

Say goodbye to makeup wipes. The ones that leak, are hard to find abroad, and are so wasteful! These are machine washable and just need warm water to melt your makeup right off! Genius!!

19. refillable toiletry bottles

Okay, secret time. We never buy our own shampoo or conditioner. We always use these and refill with all the hotel & Airbnb’s big bottles. It’s way less wasted plastic and makes our lives easier so we always have what we need!

20. First aid kit

Keep her safe with a travel-friendly first-aid kit. These small kits fit nicely into a day backpack or carry-on so she can bring them with her wherever. Complete with sting kits, burn cream, bug bite relief, bandaids, and antibiotic cream, it has everything she may run across for minor injuries.

21. Oh shit kit

I made my own “Oh Shit Kit” that is in a small bag that I bring everywhere with me! Mine has a collection of medicines (ibuprofen, allergy pills, antacids, and motion sickness pills), Tide To-Go stick, mini tool kit, eyeglasses repair kit, emergency money, emergency contacts, pads, tampons, nail file, and antibacterial wipes. 

22. wanderlust necklace

She loves adventure and travel and this is an accessory she can actually bring with her. This necklace is the perfect accessory that goes with anything and is actually true to her style and sense of adventure. Plus it is small so she can pack or wear it without adding any extra luggage!

23. Instant camera

I am so happy that instant cameras are back in style! I love the idea of having a printed photo the second you take it. It makes you so much more intentional with your photos and they will last forever. This Fujifilm Instax Mini is perfect for her to take photos of people she meets, crazy sights she sees, and all the new foods she’ll try! She can give them to others or make a book for them and you can get a color that matches her style!

24. film camera

Film is all the rage. And I am here for it. This is a super lightweight, reusable 35mm film camera. Perfect for travel. It’s also super affordable and she won’t have to worry if something happens to it! 

25. power adapter

I stand behind this BESTEK Universal Power Adapter fully. It has been such a great travel accessory for us throughout Asia and North and South America. The adapter has 3 3-prong outlets and 4 USB outlets so she can charge everything at once. It also is a surge protector so she doesn’t need to worry about blowing a fuse. And lastly, it comes with all the outlet options around the world so she can always use it!

26. portable charger

The number of times this has saved my butt while traveling or even just while out for a really long date, is unbelievable. This Anker charger is small enough to fit in a purse and is something she will 100% carry with her everywhere. Plus, it’s MagSafe which means she doesn’t even need a cord! Seriously, life-saver.

27. bluetooth connection for airplanes

Okay, this is the newest and best travel accessory. This plugs into the headphone jack on a plane and connects to your bluetooth headphones so you can use your headphones on a plane ie NOISE-CANCELLING headphones! Genius. 

28. Bluetooth speaker

This comes in so handy so often whether you are just at home or out and about. This speaker is waterproof, shockproof, and portable. The charge lasts forever and it comes in a few cute colors. This is the perfect gift for anyone whether she is a huge music junkie or just likes to listen while she’s laying out.

29. Local currency

If you know she is traveling light, i.e. backpacking the world, get her something you 100% know she can use. She probably already has at least one country in mind for her travels and getting her the local currency will help so much when she lands. Having local currency on hand when you arrive in a country is so helpful and the smaller the bills the better so she can tip when needed!

This post was all about the best Bon Voyage gift ideas for her! I hope these were helpful for you, let us know if you have any suggestions to add to the list!

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