12 Graduation Gifts for the Grad Who Loves to Travel

April 4th, 2024

After years of hitting the books and hustling hard, every graduate is pumped to strut across that stage, grab their diploma, and dive into the next big thing in life. But for family, friends, and loved ones looking for graduation gift ideas for their adventurous student can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.

With dreams as diverse as the places they want to explore, every grad has their own wishlist for life after school. But for most, hitting the road and embarking on a much anticipated graduation trip is right up there at the top. Whether it’s backpacking through Europe’s iconic cities, living the van life in the stunning landscapes of the Midwest, or diving into the beauty of Southeast Asia’s islands—graduation trips are a big deal, marking the start of a whole new chapter of freedom and discovery. So, if your soon-to-be grad is already tracking the cheapest flights in Europe and looking up the best hotels, why not give them something they’ll actually use and cherish. Check out our ultimate list of 12 graduation gifts for travelers—designed to fuel their wanderlust and be their trusty sidekick on every adventure.

12 Graduation Gifts for Travelers

1. Anker Portable Charger

Anker Portable Charger

A graduation gift they are sure to be grateful for is a portable charger. Whether they are traveling on a long-haul flight across the Atlantic or on an overnight sleeper train, their phone will stay on full battery. This portable charger has a sleek design that slips easily into their pocket or bag.

2. Travel Adapter

Epicka Travel Adapter
If your graduate has their heart set on international travels across the globe then this travel graduation gift is a must. The Epicka travel adaptor works with almost all international ports allowing them to easily charge and swap out their cables as they move from country to country.

3. Away Carry On

Away Carryon
Send your wanderlust traveler off in style with an Away carry on. These durable 50 L suitcases come in all kinds of fun colors and are the perfect size to store in those overhead compartments.

4. All Purpose Backpack

Osprey Farpoint Travel
A trusty backpack is another must need for any global adventure. This graduation gift for your graduate will be used for more then just one trip, as they embark on this new chapter in their life their go-to travel backpack will be a reminder of your love and support.

5. Airline Gift Card


You might not be able to pick where your graduate wants to travel to, but you can help them book a flight for their graduation trip! With this airline gift card they can fly with over 400 airlines to over 980,000 destinations. The best part? You can personalize their flight gift card with a favorite graduation photo and sweet message!

6. Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
For the graduate who loves to read, packing a bunch of books for their graduation travels is a difficult task. With an amazon kindle, they can load up as many books as they want in a lightweight easy to pack kindle. During the in between moments of travel they will be sure to think of you!

7. Stanley Cup

Stanley Travel Mug
An essential for long train trips or overnight hiking trails is a sturdy water bottle. The Stanley tumblr is a portable tumblr that keeps their drinks cold when they need them refreshing and hot when they prefer the warmth. Choose from a variety of fun colors, to keep this graduation gift exciting all year round!

8. JBL CLip 4

JBL Clip 4
You never know when you’ll need to whip out some music while traveling. This portable JBL clip sound system, clips right on to their backpack. Whether they are jamming in a park in Paris or on top a mountain hike in the rockies, this graduation gift will be useful for years to come.

9. AER Travel Kit

AER Travel Kit
With this full functional AER travel kit, your traveling graduate will be sure to keep all their necessities in one place. When they are packing up from hotel to hotel, they will be grateful for this handy travel kit to keep all their essentials in.

10. Sony Wireless Noise-Canceling Over Ear Headphones

Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Need a break from the loud buses or looking to listen to music on trans-atlantic flights, Sony’s over the head noise canceling headphones are an ideal travel graduation gift. These comfortable headphones are sure to be a treasured item during their trips across the world.

11. Go Pro

Whether they are jumping into the blue waters of Croatia or surfing the waves in Portugal, their favorite moments will be captured on this durable water proof Go Pro. The best part, after their graduation trip they can compile all the best moments in a recap video for you to watch!

12. Hotel Gift Card

While the allure of backpacker’s hostels are fun for some traveler’s, everyone appreciates a good nights sleep in a beautiful hotel room. With a hotel gift card your graduate can choose from over 750,000 hotels for their extra special night in their city of choice. Make their trip extra special with a luxury night away.

Where Will They Go? Graduation Trip Ideas

The world is now theirs to discover! Now that you’ve decided what amazing travel graduation gift to give to the new graduate, all that’s left is for them to set off. Here are some of our favorite travel spots to inspire their much anticipated graduation trip:

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