15+ Creative Travel Gifts for Your Favorite Jet-Setting Art and Culture Lover

Travel Gifts

So, your favorite jet setter is back from another trip, and it’s their birthday. What do you get them? There are, of course, neck pillows and compression socks, but those aren't the only options for travel gifts that your recipient will love. At My Modern Met Store, we have a selection of creative products that are ideal for someone with a permanent sense of wanderlust.

Some of our favorite gifts look great while being practical to boot. One of our best sellers is Shovava's Vintage Shawl. It'll take your recipient's trip style to new heights with a gorgeous feather illustration that spans the width of the garment. While fashionable, the shawl also embraces function and is large enough for them to cozy up with on an airplane. (We know how chilly the cabin can be!)

Another type of travel gift commemorates places that your recipient has been. Talia Sari’s abstract map pendants are tailor-made for those that love to visit metropolises. We have some of the most famous cities on Earth available as gold-plated necklaces that are sure to remind your friend of all the good times they had in the likes of Paris and London.

Scroll down for our picks of the best gifts for travelers. For more ideas, check out our curated collection in My Modern Met Store.

Know someone who has a permanent sense of wanderlust? Check out our selection of travel gifts from My Modern Met Store!


We have gifts to accompany a special trip…


White Bird Scarf

Gifts for People Who Travel

Shovava | $56


Pablo Colored Pencils (Set of 12)

Gifts for People Who Travel

Caran D'Ache | $29.50


Magician Bookmark


How to Be a Wildflower by Katie Daisy

Gifts for People Who Travel

Katie Daisy | $19.95


Viviva Colorsheets 


Breakfast at Tiffany's Book Purse


Vintage Shawl

Gifts for People Who Travel

Shovava | $68


… and gifts that will help someone commemorate a memorable journey!


Paris Map Necklace


A Brief History of Art Mugs


Artist Socks Gift Set

Gifts for Travelers

ChattyFeet | $39.95


London Map Necklace


Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models Book


Vincent van Gogh Enamel Pin Set


Disappearing Constellation Mug


Chicago Map Necklace


Andy Warhol Sock Box Set


Related Articles:

15 Wander-ful Travel Journals to Creatively Record Your Next Great Adventure

Traveling Artists Use Embroidery to Immortalize Inspiring European Architecture

Watercolor Scratch-Off Maps Offer a Colorfully Fun Way to Track Your Travels

Follow My Modern Met Store: Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
Subscribe to My Modern Met Store newsletter for updates!

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content