Found: Handmade Gifts For People Who Travel

It isn’t easy to find gifts for people who travel.

It’s really not.

You can never truly know what to get them without the dread that you’ll make a terrible (read: impractical) choice. And unloved gifts are always awkward, right?

But here’s what: we’ve made your task easier by picking five items that any traveller would love. Functional, well-made and beautiful, each and every one of these can easily become an evergreen staple in your favorite explorer’s travel arsenal.

A fun pouch, a keychain with a twist and a VERY special backpack are just some of the things you’ll find below.

With so many fab suggestions, you’ll undoubtedly be left wondering… what to choose? Well, we can’t help you with that one – you’ll just have to decide for yourself. :)

Keep on reading, because for you right now, it’s destination Etsy.

1. Mint Suede Clutch With A Gold Metal Bead by EllensAlley

1 Mint suede clutch with a gold metal bead

When on the road, there’s nothing like having a handy pouch to safely store all your small essentials. And this grab-it-and-go clutch will be up for the job – and then some! Its beautiful exterior ensures it can also be used as an evening purse or a wallet, depending on your needs and preferences. Isn’t that awesome? Plus, its sweet mint color will make a subdued statement, while the white cord and gold metal bead on the zipper give it a touch of elegance. The pouch is made from heavyweight suede fabric and can be custom made in different sizes, if you wish. Just ask the seller via the link above.

Available from EllensAlley

2. Leather Key Chain by leatherline

2 Leather Key Chain Key Ring

What a cute little accessory! This adorable mini bag key chain would make a fabulous gift for any traveller who appreciates double-duty items! Made from genuine leather, the small bag can easily accommodate coins, so they are always on hand in case a wild parking meter or vending machine appears. ;) Check it out in the link above and make sure you don’t miss the other color it comes in!

Available from leatherline

3. Traveller Genuine Leather Wallet by TORBARY

3 Traveller Genuine Leather Wallet

Beautiful, isn’t it? No more toting bulky wallets around! This incredibly slim wallet from the up-and-coming Torbary shop would be the perfect companion for those who caught the wanderlust bug. It may look small, but it is roomy on the inside. It can hold up to 8 credit cards, your passport, your boarding pass, some coins and, of course, enough cash for your trip. The wallet is available in six different colors (check out the swatches on the product’s page). Oh, and its seller is also open to taking custom orders. Follow the link above for instructions on how to proceed.

Available from TORBARY

4. Handmade Leather Bicycle Bag by MSquareLeather

4 Handmade leather bicycle bag

Bicycle accessories are the best! Nothing like a sweet item to make your ride (or commute) a bit easier. And because carrying things when traveling by bike can be somewhat of a challenge, why not put an end to the struggle with an impossibly chic crossbar bike bag? This gorgeousness of a bag was made using fine Italian Tempesti leather. Practical and unique, it’s easy to install on the handlebars of your bike. Just throw in all of your must-have items and go! Plus, the more it is used, the prettier it will look. (The color will get more intense as time passes.) Quick: see its listing now!

Available from MSquareLeather

5. Worldmap Printed Backpack by craftsbynesli

5 Worldmap printed

Wishing you could give your favorite traveller the entire world? Look no further than this super-special backpack! Made out of world map printed canvas fabric for the exterior and a cream-colored one for the interior, this roomy backpack has 3 pockets on the outside and no less than 5 pockets on the inside. Its straps are adjustable and the drawstring top is protected by a flap. Charming and practical, this backpack is ready to be filled with memories. Who will you gift it to? :) Decide later. For now, go find it by following the link above.

Available from craftsbynesli

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