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De Mí, Pa’ Tí Guide: 9 Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

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The holiday season is right around the corner, but we promise not to judge if you haven’t wrapped your head around shopping for loved ones who want to travel again. While many of us may not be in the position to gift our beloved viajerxs with the all-expense paid luxury vacation they deserve, there are still ways to celebrate their love of travel. Here is a list of 12 travel-themed gifts that are sure to conjure excitement for their next adventure.


Taino Daypack

The explorer in your life is always searching for a fun bag to wear on day excursions and walking tours while visiting a new destination. This Taino patterned backpack by Boricua contemporary artist Tania S. Lopez is the perfect companion for the curious traveler. Its canvas design alone is a conversation starter about Boriken’s indigenous roots and a great way to meet people in new places. Plus, the simple design fits up to a 15” laptop if they live that remote work life.

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Stylish Passport Wallet

Let’s dust off those passports in style. If your favorite traveler is in desperate need of better organization on the airport security line, they’ll be forever grateful for this chic Cuyana passport case. Founded by Ecuadorian designer Karla Gallardo, it is one of many drool-worthy travel bag designs in her celebrated collection and comes in various colors.

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Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Connectivity is everything while traveling: interpersonally, on the ground, and with loved ones back at home. Make exploring easier with a multitasking, water-resistant* device like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G*. They can document their adventures with high-quality, immersive photos and videos while also using the larger screen real estate to easily edit and share on the go, so you can feel like you’re right there with them.

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*Water resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
*5G connection and availability may vary. Check with your carrier


Labeled Packing Cubes

If your amigxs love to travel but always overstuff their maletas, become their organizational fairy godmother and gift some packing cubes. Alexandra Jimenez is a second-generation immigrant from El Salvador and the founder of Compass Rose: minimalist packing cubes fit for any travel style. Jimenez knows firsthand what it is like to travel the world without sacrificing style, so she created packing cubes that can be color-coded and numbered to stay organized on any trip.

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Kerouac Duffle Bag

Shopping for the stylish traveler? Gift this Brazilian BioLeather duffle bag free of chemicals and made with 50% recycled interior fabric. Beatnik & Sons is a Certified B Corp founded by a third-generation Brazilian leather artisan — offering your favorite travel adventurer a wide selection of bags and accessories designed by and for urban travelers.

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Galaxy Watch4

Staying in touch while on the go can sometimes be overwhelming. Surprise your favorite traveler with the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 this year, and they’ll love you forever. Not only is this sleek watch fashionable without sacrificing comfort, but the multitasking companion is also perfect for staying connected to calls and texts while away or enjoying a new vacation playlist while on your next flight.

*Playlist must be downloaded to play on your watch while in airplane mode.

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Bilingual Family Travel Books

Travel isn’t just for solo travelers, group tours, or couples. It’s for families, too! Encourage the travel bug and multiculturalism by gifting one of many exciting books from the Lil’ Libros “Vámonos” collection. Created by two Mexican-American mommas seeking bilingual representation in children’s books, this English-Spanish travel gift is a sure winner.

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Rizos Curls Trio Travel Kit

Us Latine curlies share a common frustration when traveling: hotels and their lack of adequate hair conditioner — if they provide any at all. Help the carry-on traveler in your life show some love to their pelo bueno, regardless of coil type, with the Rizos Curls Trio Travel Kit. Latina founder Julissa Prado created Rizos Curls with quality natural ingredients at the forefront, and your wanderlust loved ones will appreciate that it comes with curl-defining creme too.

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Travel Guide Book

Created by Panamanian founder Martinique Lewis, the ABC Travel Green Book connects people across the diaspora to Black-owned establishments while traveling — including Afro-Latine businesses. Whether to experience a Black history tour in a city like Cartagena or connect with new destinations and their heritage, this travel gift helps its readers immerse themselves in a new place while supporting local businesses.

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