12 Valentine’s travel gifts for under $20
Cost-friendly and practical
The best Valentine’s Day gift I ever received was money. From my mother. When I was 13.
Fast forward some moons later, and I can report that I’ve received many non-monetary Valentine’s gifts since then.
While money’s a pretty decent Valentine’s Day gift, travel-related presents are never a bad idea. If the gift of travel for your other half is a little out of your budget right now, fear not.
I’ve put together this helpful guide to 10 fabulously cheap, yet practical, Valentine’s travel gifts. They’ll not only bring a smile to your traveler’s face, but they’ll also be able to use them too.
1. Scentered love aromatherapy balm stick
Let’s face it, traveling can be stressful, particularly when things don’t go to plan.
Calm your nerves and relax your senses with the Scentered love aromatherapy balm stick.
Made from shea and moringa butters, the balm also contains a 100% natural oil blend. Rose, jasmine, cedarwood and orange are just some of the scents to get you to relaxation nirvana. It’s non-greasy with a long-lasting fragrance.
Handmade in England, the love balm stick is compact and is also ideal for carrying around on your travels.
Rub a small amount onto your wrist and pulse points, inhale the fragrance and take a deep breath.
The Scentered love aromatherapy balm stick is suitable for vegetarians and is also gluten and alcohol free.
2. Scratch the World® Travel Map — Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travelers
No traveler’s living room, or bedroom, wall is complete without a Scratch the World® Travel Map.
This map’s extra-large in size, measuring 84x59cm, giving users the ability to scratch off the destinations they’ve already visited.
It’s a gift that’s personal to the traveler in your life, plus it’s great inspiration for their next adventure.
The Scratch the World® Travel Map is highly detailed and accurate. It features countries, cities, hill shading and state outlines on both the scratch coating and map beneath.
Printed on high-quality silk art paper with a gloss coating, it’s a beautiful, as well as a thoughtful, gift idea.
3. Beard kit for men
Long-term travel doesn’t mean having to let yourself go. This excellent beard kit for men has everything they need to still look good while on the move.
The kit includes a beard shampoo, balm, oil as well as taming and trimming tools.
Along with cleansing and conditioning, the beard shampoo also helps to prevent beard dandruff. Ingredients like argan kernel oil helps to keep beards soft and strokable.
After cleaning, add a splash of the beard balm, lastly followed by the beard oil, which contains sweet almond oil.
Grooming time — Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travelers
Use the natural wood comb to keep frizzy beards at bay. The 100% boar hair brush ensures that your beardy traveler stays well-groomed.
Natural boar bristles help to distribute oil, and also improves hair texture without resulting in any irritation.
4. Personalized engraved padlock
Have you ever come across a bridge on your travels that has an orchestra of padlocks attached to its railings?
These ‘love bridges’ are littered with padlocks, with names of couples usually scribbled on in black marker.
This solid brass padlock lets you leave your symbol of love in style. Add a personalized engraving of your message, and wait to see the surprise of glee on their face.
Secure your love in bold, permanent, and contrasting text, which you can also see under most light conditions. The padlock’s presented in an elegant gift box.
Attach it to a ‘love bridge’ or use it on luggage; it’s a cost-friendly way to show that you care.
5. Silicone hot water bottle — Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travelers
I know what you’re thinking: what kind of gift is a hot water bottle for Valentine’s Day?!
However, I ask you to hear me out. This one isn’t just eco-friendly, but it’s also lightweight for taking on long-term travel, or even on camping trips.
It’s made from premium soft silicone that’s odorless and recyclable. The advanced thermoplastic means that it also holds heat longer than traditional rubber bottles.
The hot water bottle comes with a knitted cover to prevent direct contact with your skin. Don’t forget to remove this before placing it in the microwave.
You can also use it as a cold compress (leave it in the refrigerator) to place on sprains and injuries.
The silicone hot water bottle comes in blue or pink, and is suitable for children and adults.
6. Personalized holiday surprise card
So, you’ve managed to plan a surprise trip for your partner, but need an innovative way to reveal it. The travel ticket scratch and reveal card is the answer to your dilemmas.
As the name suggests, your loved one can scratch off the coating to find out where they’ll be going. Handmade on 250gsm card, it measures approximately 210mmx98mm and comes in a personalized envelope.
This Valentine’s Day gift will score major brownie points, plus you’ll also be giving them the best gift of all: travel.
7. Beard Mate Shaping tool
You’ve got the beard kit, now you need a cool shape to finish off the look. Enter the beard shaping tool.
It includes a beard comb to help accurately shape and style the beard in whatever way they wish.
Bring it everywhere — Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travelers
The Beard Mate Shaping tool is also easily portable, and comes with a precisely designed curved and shaped edges. Here’s to looking slick while on the road.
8. Gift box of 1980s candies
Is your other half British? Did they grow up, or were around, in the 1980s? If you answered yes to both questions, this could be the perfect sweet Valentine’s gift for them.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travelers — nostalgic love
Bring back a sense of childhood nostalgia with this gift box packed with retro candies. With around 50 sweets inside, it makes a change from the standard Valentine’s Day chocolates.
Candies from the 1980s include favorites like Sherbet Fountain, Wham Bar, Pez and Snowies. There’s also a 250g bag of chewy pick and mix in case the above isn’t enough.
9. Zwini cool mist USB humidifier
Stay comfortable on your travels with this portable USB humidifier. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, and helps to prevent dryness, particularly for the skin, nose, throat, and lips.
This USB humidifier has a 260ml water container and can cover large spaces. Better yet, it’s the size of a hot water bottle, and is easily portable when traveling.
The ring-pull switch triggers the spray. Press the ring when you want to stop it.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travelers — moisture on the move
Simple to use, connect the humidifier to any power supplier with a USB outlet — such as your laptop. It can run for up to 6 hours and will automatically turn off once the water has almost run out.
Additional features include the touch night light with a vibration sensor. In the evening, the night light works as a lamp as well as a humidifier.
Another thing I like about this portable humidifier is that it’s super easy to clean. Simply take out the sponge and let it dry outdoors, preferably when it’s not raining! It also comes with a soft brush to clean the inside.
10. Airplane-shaped bottle opener
Treat your traveler to a Valentine’s Day gift that’ll make them think of traveling and good times.
This novelty stainless steel bottle opener is great for use at home or on the road. The box is labelled with the words ‘our adventure begins’, hinting at the potential trips that lie ahead.
Along with the classic plane shape, the bottle opener’s also available in an antique airplane, or LOVE wording. It’s a cost-friendly, yet practical Valentine’s Day present that your traveler can take anywhere.
11. Sanctuary Spa sleep well gift set
Inside, are beauty treats that will ensure your traveler gets a good night’s sleep. They include a beauty sleep recovery face mask, a sleep relaxing night body butter and a signature sanctuary body wash.
Good sleep in 1 box — Valentine’s Day gift ideas for travelers
The face mask is one you leave on overnight, perfect for jetlagged skin after a long flight. The body butter and bubble bath are infused with lavender and midnight flowers to help you relax before bed.
Complete the ritual by covering tired eyes with a sleep eye mask.
All products in the gift box are travel-size friendly, and are also microbead and paraben free and against animal testing.
12. Collapsible reusable straws
Keep your travels eco-friendly with these compact stainless-steel straws. Made from triple jointed steel, and food-grade silicone, this collapsible straw folds to fit into a keychain-sized carrier.
Safer, and also friendlier to the environment than plastic straws, it’s easy to clean and perfect for taking on trips.
Rust proof, and dishwasher safe, use the collapsible straw with any kind of drink, from coffee to fizzy drinks.
The straws come in a pack of 2, and also includes a wire brush inside to clean the whole straw.
Are any of these cute and cheap Valentine’s Day gifts ideal for your traveler? Drop me a comment and let me know.
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