Jolayne at Grand Canyon Gift ideas for adventure seeking women

19 Great Gift Ideas for Adventure Seeking Women

Updated 4/22/2022

When you choose to celebrate the adventure seeking women in your life—whether it is for a birthday, Mother’s Day, Christmas, an Anniversary, or simply just because—you will soon become one of their favorites with any of the great gift ideas in this post.

If you ARE one of these adventurous women, then I recommend adding these gift ideas to your Amazon wish list and making sure that your family sees it. Pronto!

The roles you fill are endless. You might be known as:

  • Therapist
  • Finder of All Things Lost or Misplaced
  • Knower of Where Everything is Located
  • Chef
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Cheerleader
  • Potty Training Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Repair Expert
  • Landscaper & Gardener
  • Wardrobe Stylist
  • Adventure Seeker
  • Googler
  • Story Teller
  • Electronics Whiz
  • Safety Enforcer

Out of all of those labels, do you also consider yourself a TRAVELER Extraordinaire? Or better yet, a TRAVELER who doubles as a PHOTOGRAPHER capturing the memories and moments of solo, family, or couple adventures?

If YES, then have I got some gift ideas for you as well as the adventure seeking women in your life!

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Are you or your mom, sister, grandmother, or friend anything like me? Are you homesick for travel… travel anywhere! Be ready to pack your bags and your gear when the next opportunity comes.

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Great Gift Ideas for Adventure Seeking Women

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Jolayne in New Zealand

1. SUPER EASY Travel Planning eBook

If you are new to travel and want to be classed among adventure seeking women, my latest eBook is perfect to get you started.

This eBook is designed to BOOST your travel confidence as you learn the ins and outs of:

  • Booking air travel & lodging
  • Making transportation reservations
  • Collecting the necessary documents
  • Planning your day trips
  • Fine tuning your packing
  • Making use of travel apps and websites
  • Learning to travel with kids, as a couple, or solo

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2. 23 and Me Ancestry Test Kit

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“At-home DNA test kit with access to 80+ personalized reports. Our innovative ancestry composition estimates your ancestry to the 0.1% across 2000+ geographic regions. Learn when your most recent ancestors from each population lived. Opt in to find DNA relatives and automatically build your family tree. Find out what makes you unique with personalized traits reports.”


3. Noise Canceling Earphones

From one traveler extraordinaire to another, I am recommending two noise canceling earphone options.

The AirPods Pro earbuds pair seamlessly with an iPhone if you use Apple products.

These earphones also have the benefit of being small and lightweight. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day or any day of celebration. Don’t forget the AirPods Pro Silicone Carrying Case [affiliates].

And if you are like me and have curly hair, having Airpods offers less chance of the cord getting tangled in your curls! The struggle is real!

The second noise canceling headphone option is the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones. The benefit to these is that they are corded and offer less chances of falling out of your ears and getting lost as you sleeps on an airplane.

Also, Mom can plug into the plane’s onboard entertainment system to watch movies or listen to music.

4. “Lightweight” Luggage

Lightweight Samsonite Luggage [affiliate] is always a great option for travel especially if you are having to lift the luggage overhead to store in airplane storage bins, carry it onto trains, or heft it up flights of stairs when the Airbnb you have chosen has no elevator.

5. The North Face Recon Backpack

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Backpack designed specifically for adventure seeking women. I use it as my personal travel bag or handbag. It has a variety of features that work great for me:

  • a padded laptop or iPad section
  • a large middle section for my camera insert
  • lots of pockets
  • expandable side pockets for a water bottle, easily accessible hand sanitizer (a must have for travel), and Blistex
  • a mesh front pocket
  • a sternum strap
  • a waist belt

>> Related: The Best Women’s Travel Backpack for Europe in 2023

6. Travelon Travel Bag

If you would enjoy something a little more classy and stylish yet functional as a travel bag, try the Travelon Crossbody Bag. It features a zippered RFID pocket, cut-resistant handles, and numerous pockets and abundant space.

>> Related: My Favorite Crossbody Bag for Travel

7. PCA Sunscreen

For all adventure seeking women (and men) whether you are traveling or at home, I recommend the PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen with zinc oxide.

This sunscreen is sweat and water resistant and is an everyday essential in my morning routine. I’ve got my whole family, my husband included, hooked on this stuff. And it works brilliantly to protect your beautiful face!

8. Canon 6d Mark II Camera

Because I am a adventurer who is also all about taking pictures when I travel, my Canon 6d Mark II camera, lenses and accessories are essential to bring along when I travel. Seriously, I don’t leave home without them!

I know everyone has a different opinion about which camera is the best. Pick the brand you (or Mom if you are gifting one to her) love the most.

Are you or your mom, girlfriend, sister, or friend new to photography? Encourage them to travel lightly with an iPhone (they take some pretty tremendous pictures) or start with the Canon T8i DSLR.

I would also recommend that you check out my photography mentor, Audrey Ann at Live Snap Love if you want to UP your photography game. She shares a few tips on how to upload and organize your photos if you are at a loss or new to travel photography.

She offers some FREE cheat sheets and some pretty great courses too!

A mom with her daughters in Colmar, France

And look at crazy me! My camera in one hand and my Cell Phone in the other poised to take pictures. I have to jump in some pictures just so people know I was on vacation too!

6. Travel Mug

This mug is perfect for reminding you that you need to plan your next trip or bring it along on your next road trip.

7. Satin Pillowcase

Travel with a little bit of the luxury of home. A pillowcase that doesn’t take up too much space in your luggage either.

8. Infinity Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

Safety is on all of our minds lately. Be diligent as you travel with this beautiful scarf with a hidden pocket. The pocket is the perfect size for tucking in a credit card, passport, small wallet, or valuables.

9. Travelon Passport Wallet RFID

The Travelon Passport Wallet with RFID is perfect for securely storing a passport, credit cards, and a little extra cash. If you are the keeper of the family passports as you travel, this case can hold 3-4 passports quite nicely.

10. Portable Charger

Does you use a cell phone throughout the day on vacation (or even in the carpool lane) for taking photos, getting directions, checking maps, figuring out transportation, or researching on the internet? I suggest you pack a Portable Charger so that you can recharge your phone when needed. It is probably in my top 5 of essential gadgets for travel.

If you or your Mom are using your phone for all of those activities when you travel, you will most likely use up your phone battery before the end of the day.

And… remember to pack ALL of the necessary charging cables.

11. Built Bar

If you like to pack snacks when you travel, consider Built Bar protein bars in your favorite flavor. I LOVE chocolate. My husband likes anything with caramel. They also have Puffs and newly released granola bars too!


Bonus * Use Code SJTRAVELS at checkout for 10% off your purchase.

12. Amazon Gift Card

What could be better than an Amazon Gift Card for you, Mom, or the adventure seeking women in your life? Choose exactly what you need for travel or photography. The gift-giver gets the kudos.

If you (or your mom) don’t already have Amazon Prime, try it out. The perks include FREE two-day shipping, being able to instantly stream movies and TV shows, access to books and music and online shopping lists, and more.

Special offer! Try Amazon Prime FREE for 30 days

If you are a student, you can try Amazon Prime for 6 months too [affiliates]!

I love Amazon Prime. Check out some of My Favorite Travel Things 👈 here

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13. iPad

An iPad or tablet is definitely a travel must-have for me as I travel.

An iPad is great for:

  • Storing all information related to our vacation—dates, locations, activities, booked flights, hotel, and transportation
  • Reviewing in the evening for the next day
  • Unwinding or relaxing while reading an eBook
  • “Facetiming” with family at home
  • Watching a downloaded movie. Check out the options from Amazon Prime Movies [affiliate].
  • Journaling throughout vacation
  • Blogging on the long flight home

14. Journals

In order for me to remember all of the events of each day as I travel, I use a Travel Journal to record dates, locations, restaurants, adventures, mishaps, and funny moments.

Consider gifting the adventure seeking women in your life a hardcover Travel Planner to record all of the details of their adventures in the planning stages. If you ARE the adventure seeking woman, add it to your Amazon wish list.

Are you a journal keeper already? You will love this daily Gratitude Journal or Reflections Journal.

15. Apple Watch

Smart watches, especially the Apple Watch that I wear, come in a variety of shapes, colors, and tracking abilities. Perfect for making sure you and your family are always on time.

There is even a pedometer app you can download to track your steps (or mileage) as you sightsee on vacation.

Don’t forget to toss in the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable as well to make sure the watch is charged everyday and ready to go when you are.

16. Hanging Toiletry Bag

This BagSmart Hanging Toiletry Bag is convenient and organizes essential toiletries. ‘Cause, let’s face it, you and I travel with beauty essentials too!

17. Travel Necklace

Who doesn’t love a little bit of bling? Travel Necklace anyone?

Compass pendant travel necklace

Or how about this Sterling Silver Digital Camera Pendant, a token of just how much the adventure seeking women in your life mean to you.?

Digital camera necklace

18. Luggage Tags

Who wants to spend time looking for their Luggage at Baggage Claim? Help your luggage stand out from the crowd with these durable yet trendy Metal Luggage Tags [affiliate].

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This was a couple of years ago. Now, I am officially the shortest!

19. Sunglasses

Won’t you and the women in your life look stylin’ in a beautiful pair of Sunglasses? With the added benefit of eye protection. Fashion and function all in one!

My optometrist brothers would both recommend that you don’t leave home without sunglasses. They are essential!

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Final Thoughts on 19 Great Gift Ideas for Adventure Seeking Women

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If you are checking your mom’s wish list, elevate yourself to Favorite Child Status with any of these gift ideas that go beyond flowers that fade or adding another glass mug to the kitchen shelf!

If YOU are the adventure seeking woman, these gift ideas make the perfect travel essentials.

Now, whether you are spending 5 Spectacular Days in the South of France or snapping photos on the 7 Best Day Trips in Italy for Photographers, you will be set for travel, photography, and adventure!

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Brittany Taylor
1 year ago

I LOVE this list. I might have to forward this list to my kids (LOL)! I agree with you on the iPad. I am so in love with mine, it helps to past the time by and is a great business tool.

mihaela |

Great ideas! I like your choices

1 year ago

I’m a mama and I travel! Sign me up for these. Some great ideas.

Sydney Hooten-Rynone

Awesome list of gift ideas for the traveling mom! Definitely saving this list for the future! As a military spouse/future mom this list definitely applies to me other military spouses as well, because we live a life on the go. Thank you for sharing!

Julie Plagens
1 year ago

I love the AirPod pro. They are so easy to use. I need another pair. One of mine got lost.

1 year ago

Great list! I love the cute travel journals, especially the ones that can be engraved. These make an awesome gift for any traveller.

1 year ago

Wow, these are some great ideas, thanks for sharing! I love the travel necklace, that is really beautiful!

Lisa Harvey
1 year ago

These are great travel gifts for mums. I love my iPad I take it everywhere with me. so much easier than a ton of books to read.

1 year ago

Great ideas! Mother’s Day always sneaks up on me. I hope I get the noise canceling headphones. 🙂

1 year ago

such great ideas and inspiration!! really helpful, especially with mothersday coming up in a few weeks

1 year ago

Airbnb gift card! I didn’t know that exists but I have a few people this would be good for!

Sandra Ans
1 year ago

Great gift guide! Nice ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Kelly Bolen
1 year ago

These are such great suggestions! I have continued traveling during the past year, but I did have to cancel my trip to London. But hopefully next year! Until them I am enjoying seeing the US and all its beauty!

1 year ago

These are all things I’d love to get if I were a mom! My stepdad texted me that my mom wanted a glass kettle this year so that’s what I got her.

1 year ago

I think the rhino journal and the AirPod case (in that pretty muted teal) are my favorites! The hanging toiletry bag is super handy as well. Thanks for your careful attention in curating this list!

Nicole Anderson
1 year ago

Your idea of sharing travel-inspired gifts just prior to Mothers Day this year is just fabulously timed, now that vaccinations for Covid are happening and travel will be opening up again soon. I love the selection you have included here and it really does get me quite excited to think we could be jetting off somewhere again shortly. Any Mom would be keen to receive a gift that prompts you to start planning some exciting travel destination again!

Mona Abboud
1 year ago

Great suggestions! I’m definitely keeping these in mind

1 year ago

These are some great suggestions! I really like the hanging toiletry bag. They are so helpful during travel. They would even work well for keeping all of your chargers in one place!

1 year ago

Fantastic list…as usual! Love the AirBnB gift card idea. What says ‘adventure awaits’ more than that?

Janette Foreman
1 year ago

Great ideas! I can totally see my mom wanting some of these items (and I want some too!). Thanks for rounding up some ideas for Mother’s Day! There’s nothing like Mom.

1 year ago

Noise canceling ear phones for the win! And I really don’t know any moms who don’t appreciate nice new luggage. It sounds like these gifts are planting seeds to help a mom go on a much needed vacation! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

1 year ago

These are great gift ideas! I laughed at your list at the beginning, because I’m feeling like “Safety Enforcer” has become my primary job as of late.

Sarah Althouse
Sarah Althouse
1 year ago

love that Northface backpack and now I want it for myself! haha

Gloria Standifer
Gloria Standifer
1 year ago

Very thoughtful gift ideas!

1 year ago

How fun! I love that a lot of these are really useful items, and not just mom-themed clutter. These are so great for any mom who loves traveling, especially the travel journal – so cute.

1 year ago

Great gift ideas!! Love this!

1 year ago

A camera, portable charger and journal are top of my list. What an amazing list that you put together. Thank you!

Linda (LD Holland)
1 year ago

It is almost that time of year to be building my own Christmas wish list. So I went through this post and found several things I would love to have. We are looking for a new camera so interested to see your recommendation. And my iPad is starting to fade … maybe from over-use?  

1 year ago

Great suggestions! The noise-canceling headphones and portable chargers are fab gift ideas!

1 year ago

What wonderful gift suggestions! I love that you include so many helpful + practical items. I also think the camera necklace is SO cute!

1 year ago

These are great gift ideas! I noise-canceling headphone options are terrific and come in handy so often.

1 year ago

All the essentials that a travel blogger needs! Noise canceling earbuds are a must, especially when traveling by plane. Good tips!

1 year ago

A lot of great gift ideas! I love travel journals. I always write down things to remember!

Tiffany Smith
Tiffany Smith
1 year ago

I am a firm believer that you can never have too many backup chargers when traveling!

1 year ago

I just bought those luggage tags and love them!

1 year ago

Awesome suggestions! That backpack sounds especially amazing!

1 year ago

Hello yes can someone buy me all of these??? Great recommendations!!

1 year ago

I love all your suggestion. I have never thought about getting an iPad since I have a MacBook Air, but I feel like I need one after reading this post. Or maybe new lenses… Saving this for sure.

1 year ago

These are some great gift giving ideas!

1 year ago

These are awesome gift ideas for women adventure seekers – like me! I’m always looking for cool travel journals and adding s couple of ideas to my wish list.

Nina Clapperton
Nina Clapperton
1 year ago

As an adventurous woman I ADORE this gift guide. I’ll definitely be sending it to my family. I love the first travel necklace.

Ayesha Ayub
1 year ago

Someone please gift me camera i need it most, by the way i like your suggestions

1 year ago

Love this list. Pinning to save for Christmas gifts this year! Thanks for putting together such a helpful guide!

Adventures with Shelby
Adventures with Shelby
9 months ago

So many great gift ideas! I especially love the travel journal

9 months ago

Great options for the adventuring woman

9 months ago
Reply to  Jolayne

There are definitely some of the essential items for travel on your list its great.

Oindrila Bose
9 months ago

Lovely gift ideas 😍