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10 Gift Ideas For the Grad With A Serious Case of Wanderlust

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It’s safe to say that many of us have a serious case of wanderlust these days, and with summer approaching, I’m already dreaming of my next vacation. Whether you’re planning a European getaway with your BFFs or a relaxing solo beach weekend, here are ten travel-inspired gifts to prepare you for wherever your post-grad adventures take you! 

Everywhere Belt Bag 

Keep your phone, keys, and wallet safe in this versatile belt bag from Lululemon. Designed for the traveler on the move, I appreciate how it’s just the right size for any adventure and has plenty of space for your necessities. 

Lululemon, $38; shop now

S’well Insulated Water Bottle

Avoid buying an $8 water bottle at the airport and bring a reusable one for your next trip! This insulated, stainless-steel bottle from S’well is a must-have for any travel excursion, and it keeps your beverages cold or hot for the whole day. Using a S’well bottle is not only travel-friendly, but it also helps reduce the number of plastic bottles that end up in landfills and the ocean. Is there anything better than traveling smart while doing your part?

S’well, 35; shop now

Carry-On Suitcase

If you love to travel, quality luggage is a must. My carry-on suitcase from Away is a total lifesaver, and now that I have one, I won’t travel with any other suitcase. It’s sturdy, fits in the overhead bin of nearly every airplane, and includes a TSA-approved removable battery, plenty of storage space, and a hidden laundry bag (which comes in handy every single time I travel). 

Away, $225; shop now

Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Whether you’re battling jetlag or exhausted from a long day of adventures, a quality eye cream is a must for any travel enthusiast. This hyaluronic eye cream brightens and replenishes moisture around the delicate eye area, plus it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and rich in antioxidants. I love applying eye cream in the morning to start my day off right and again in between flights to make sure I stay bright-eyed on long travel days.

Sephora, $18; shop now

Getaway Luggage Tag

If you’ve ever had that moment of panic when searching for your luggage at baggage claim, a simple luggage tag can come to your rescue. It’s simple, functional, and I appreciate the cute quote that reminds you of what’s really important right now – what’s to come, not what’s done. 

Ban.do, $7.99; shop now

Ban.do’s Getaway Passport Holder

A matching passport holder to match your tag? Yes, please. This one is available in several designs and features a handful of card slots inside, so you can protect your passport, credit card, and ID, all while showing off your personal style.  

Ban.do, $24; shop now

Essential Oil Roll-On

Long flights and train rides can be exciting, but they can also be a recipe for major muscle and neck tension. As someone who is prone to getting headaches, I’ve learned to always keep a remedy handy, especially when traveling. This cooling essential oil blend comes in a travel-friendly roll-on stick that’s perfect for relieving stress, tension, and headaches — plus, the aroma of peppermint, lavender, and rosemary smells heavenly.

Saje, $28; shop now

Weekend Travel Bag

This adorable travel bag from Vera Bradley is perfect for any quick, weekend getaway, with tons of space and travel compartments to keep your necessities organized on the go. It comes in a variety of colorful prints and is carry-on compliant, so you can easily travel on a plane with it if you need.

Vera Bradley, $120; shop now

Travel Yoga Mat 

Caring for my health and wellness during travel is super important to me, and if you feel similarly, it may be time to invest in a quality travel yoga mat. I swear by Manduka, which makes high-quality yoga gear that’s literally built to last a lifetime. You can take this lightweight travel mat from your Airbnb to the beach and beyond, so get ready to flow on the go. 

Manduka, $45; shop now

Travel Photo Book

If you know someone with a serious case of wanderlust, a travel photo book is a unique and thoughtful graduation gift to help them celebrate their love for travel. You can create a personalized book to showcase favorite travel memories, and Mixbook has many styles and layouts to choose from! As someone who’s a travel pro but not always the best at documenting my adventures, this gift gives me the motivation to take way more pictures.

Mixbook, starting at $15.99; shop now

If you’re looking for travel-inspired gifts to make any recent grad smile, this list can be a great place to start. We can’t wait to see where your adventures take you!

Tianna was an Associate Editor at Her Campus Media HQ where she covers all things pop culture, entertainment, wellness, and TikTok trends. She graduated from North Carolina State University and received her masters from Columbia University. Tianna currently lives in New York City where you can find her sipping coffee, practicing yoga, and singing show tunes.
Sammi is the Lifestyle Editor at HerCampus.com, assisting with content strategy across sections. She's been a member of Her Campus since her Social Media Manager and Senior Editor days at Her Campus at Siena, where she graduated with a degree in Biology of all things. She moonlights as an EMT, and in her free time, she can be found playing post-apocalyptic video games, organizing her unreasonably large lipstick collection, learning "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" on her guitar, or planning her next trip to Broadway.