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Looking for unique travel gifts for men?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
It can be tough thinking of good gift ideas for men who travel. I mean, what travel items could they possibly need that they don’t already have? (I can’t tell you how many times people have bought me swim suits…I appreciate the gesture, but I’m only gonna pack one…and I already have one I like!).
Well, to answer that, you have to think outside the box…and that’s exactly what I’m here to help you with today!
Here is a list of unique travel gifts for the man who has everything.
Need even more ideas? Here’s a list of best travel gifts for specific types of travelers (sorted by category).
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Table of Contents
- #1.) The “Buff”
- #2.) Wahl Cordless Hair Buzzer
- #3.) Men’s Merino Wool Anti-Odor T-shirt
- #4.) Carry-on Cocktail Kit
- #5.) Personalized Travel Flask
- #6.) Clever T-shirt with Hidden Pocket
- #7.) The “Swiss Army Knife” of Travel Jackets for Men
- #8.) Men’s Personalized Travel Bracelet
- #9.) Leatherman Keychain Multitool
- #10.) NOMAD Slim Wallet (with Integrated GPS Tracker)
- Unique Travel Gifts For Men Recap
#1.) The “Buff”
Every traveler needs a buff.
If you’re not familiar with the buff, it’s basically the most versatile, multi-use piece of headwear known to man.
Bandana, face mask, headband, due rag, scarf, balaclava, sweatband, beanie, hair tie, wrist sweatband…and the list goes on (here’s a video showing them all)
It’s the perfect gift idea for someone going traveling who loves spending time outdoors.
There are many different buff styles and designs, but this one happens to be made of Merino wool. This one is my favorite because it’s odor resistant even if you’re sweating in it all the time.
(Note: When used as a face mask, these are too thin to offer much protection from germs—check out these best antimicrobial travel face masks instead).
#2.) Wahl Cordless Hair Buzzer
This is a great travel gift idea for that guy who isn’t afraid to rock a buzz cut.
When you’re on the road, it’s hard to find the time to hunt down a good barber (and depending on what country you’re in, even harder to explain what hairstyle you want).
If you don’t want your guy wandering around the world looking like a nappy-headed dingus, the Wahl cordless hair buzzer is the perfect solution.
That way, they can buzz their hair themselves wherever they’re staying, in less than 10 minutes. (Letting other people buzz your hair is also a great way to bond with new friends).
#3.) Men’s Merino Wool Anti-Odor T-shirt
When it comes to long-term travel, all T-shirts are not created equal.
Travelers don’t always have access to laundry services, so they need clothes that won’t smell like b-hole after one or two uses.
This is especially important in hot weather destinations where they’ll be sweating a lot.
The best odor-resistant material I’ve found thus far is Merino wool. I once sweated in my Merino wool t-shirt for 7 days in a row without it smelling bad (don’t judge).
So, if you’re looking for gifts for men who travel in hot climates, these shirts will be a big hit.
#4.) Carry-on Cocktail Kit
This one is definitely a unique travel gift for men who like cocktails.
However, while it may be unique, many reviews mention it’s a bit pricey for what is actually included in the set. But if your guy is a cocktail lover, this’ll be right up his alley.
#5.) Personalized Travel Flask
Here’s a useful travel gift for dudes who like to drink.
You never know what’s going to happen on the road. But one thing’s for sure—having a few shots handy will either make a fun situation more fun…or a stressful situation more tolerable.
And what could be cooler than taking those shots from a custom flask monogrammed with your initials?
#6.) Clever T-shirt with Hidden Pocket
This clever t-shirt is one of my favorite travel gift ideas for men.
For one, it comes in casual solid colors that match with everything (super important for minimalist packers).
But what sets this shirt apart is the secret zipper pocket in the chest area. This is the perfect place to store your cash, cards, or anything other small items you don’t want to get jacked.
So, instead of using an obvious travel money belt (that all thieves know about), you’re traveler will rest easy knowing his valuable are safe (as long as he doesn’t lose his shirt!)
#7.) The “Swiss Army Knife” of Travel Jackets for Men
You know how swiss army knives have like a million different tools that can pretty much do anything? Well, this is the jacket version of that.
It comes in four styles—vest, hoody, windbreaker, or bomber. Each jacket comes with 20+ nifty built-in features including a built-in eye mask, inflatable neck pillow and footrest, bottle opener, blanket, travel water bottle, and pockets for everything imaginable.
Mom, if you’re reading this…please remember my birthday is coming up 😉
#8.) Men’s Personalized Travel Bracelet
Want to send your traveler off with a personal message they’ll see every day? Here’s a stylish travel present that lets you do it.
This men’s leather bracelet has a silver clasp engraved with a compass and a space to write a short message.
Whether you want to remind them to stay safe, make good choices, or simply that you love them—they’ll see it every day on their wrist and be reminded of you.
#9.) Leatherman Keychain Multitool
Every outdoorsy man needs one of these bad boys.
Leatherman multitools are built to last. They come with a 25-year warranty and are made with quality materials in the good ol’ US of A.
Quick note: a 25-year warranty means nothing if you accidentally pack it in your carry-on backpack and security confiscates it (been there, done that!). Make sure your travel always keeps it in their checked bag when flying.
#10.) NOMAD Slim Wallet (with Integrated GPS Tracker)
Does your guy have a tendency to misplace things? (I swear my brother loses his wallet every other week).
If so, this could be the perfect gift idea.
This minimalist wallet has an embedded GPS tracker, so if he loses his wallet while traveling (which, let me tell you, is NOT fun…especially if your credit cards and ID are inside), he’ll be able to see it’s exact location!
Unique Travel Gifts For Men Recap
And there you have it!
9 awesome gift ideas for men who love to travel.
Since these ideas are all fairly unique, you can rest easy knowing you aren’t buying something they already have.
Best of all, by sticking to the cool ideas on this list, chances are high that it’ll make it into their luggage (and not collecting dust at home).
That means they’ll think of you every time they use it around the world! 😎
Need even more gift ideas? We’ve got ya covered. Choose the type of traveler you’re shopping for below:
Mitch is your typical nomadic backpacker. Or at least, he was. But after stopping in Colombia to take “one week” of salsa lessons, his life took a sharp left turn. He met a cute Colombian girl in dance class, fell in love, and got married. Over half a decade has passed since he left his career to travel the world as a digital nomad, and he’s never looked back.
Nowadays, he’s the blogger behind Project Untethered — where he runs an awesome email newsletter and Youtube channel teaching adventure-craved wanderlusters how to escape the rat race, earn money from anywhere, and build an “untethered life”.
His advice has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Yahoo, MSN, Reader’s Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and more.
Mitch's Travel Recommendations:
Travel Planning Resources - Everything you need to plan your trip on one convenient page.
Safetywing Insurance - This cheap travel insurance has saved me over $15,000 in medical bills.
Booking.com - Book accommodation without adding your credit card (in case you need to cancel).
Skyscanner - Find cheap flights.
Trusted House Sitters - Take care of pets in exchange for free (sometimes luxury) accommodation.
Flexjobs - Find remote jobs without having to sift through crappy ones.
Skillshare - Free trial to take unlimited classes that teach digital nomad skills.
Anytime Mailbox - Virtual mail service that can handle your mail while you’re away.
Wise - Send and receive money abroad cheaply (great for freelancers).