Holiday Gift Ideas for Traveling Women with Vintage Style

“She’s Making a List…” 7 Holiday Gift Ideas for Traveling Women with Vintage Style

Tis the season for shopping and gift-giving, and if you’ve got a jet-setting vintage lover on your list, we’ve got some ideas to share! If buying used isn’t your thing, don’t leave just yet; we’ve got unused and vintage-inspired options for those that prefer to buy new.

Read on for 7 stylish vintage gift ideas for traveling women.


Gift Idea #1: Vintage Jewelry Travel Case

Every jewelry-wearing woman needs a place to put her earrings, bracelets, etc. while traveling. Something compact and compartmentalized is best for organization. Bonus if it’s got a mirror. If you’re buying for a minimalist traveler, I suggest opting for a jewelry pouch, which takes up less room. You can also find a similar item on Zappos if you prefer to buy new for the gift-giving season.


Gift Idea #2: Vintage Compact Mirror

These gold tone metal compact mirrors are perfect for vintage-loving women on the go. There are loads of options online in a variety of price ranges. Aside from the one pictured, I love this simple 70s floral vintage compact and this 80s circular floral compact, both from Cosasraras on Etsy.


Gift Idea #3: Vintage-Inspired Pushpin Travel Map

Give the traveling lady in your life a framed map with a vintage look where she can pin the places she’s been. The vintage style travel map below can be personalized to read “The world is yours [gift recipient’s name here].”


Gift Idea #4: Vintage-Inspired Jewelry

When gifting jewelry, simple and classic styles with a little bit of glitz are usually a safe bet. If someone’s been extra nice and you’re looking for a new jewelry set with a vintage look, we adore the rose gold Vintage Glitz necklace and earrings by Fossil. For some unique vintage finds, see what my new favorite local vintage store has available on their website and Etsy store.


Gift Idea #5: Vintage-Inspired Scarf

Scarves come in handy in so many ways when traveling, transforming from outfit completer into neck warmer and even airplane blanket. Again, you’ll be safe with a classic design here. Lightweight scarves (like the one pictured) are versatile and can be worn spring through fall, but if you’re buying for a lady bound for cold climates, you may want to opt for a vintage wool scarf instead.


Gift Idea #6: Vintage-Inspired Swimwear

Since I’d never recommend that anyone buy swimwear as a gift for someone who hasn’t asked for it specifically, I’ve included this one for the jet-setting female reader still working on her own holiday wish list. Plus these are too cute not to share! The Monroe top comes in 4 colors. Check out the Nautical Striped Hepburn top and this classic one-piece by Ralph Lauren, too.

Unique Vintage Monroe Bikini Top and Bottom on

Unique Vintage Monroe Bikini Top and Bottom on


Gift Idea #7: Vintage-Inspired Sunglasses

A nice pair of vintage style sunglasses will surely come in handy for the tropical getaway type AND the urban explorer. Vintage options are available on Etsy. (Filter your search by country to find local shop locations for easy shipping.) There’s quite a variety, so you’re sure to find something unique. I personally dig these Round Clubmasters from UK-based Etsy seller shevamps. Shop designer brands with vintage-inspired frames like Dolce & Gabbana on Zappos Couture.

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Diana is an outspoken, DIY-ing, star-chasing, hockey-loving, dog-owning, veggie-eating professional wanderer. And that's not the half of it. Not long ago she jumped ship from a comfy, predictable American life, sold all her stuff, and set out to explore the unknown. Now a full-time traveler, Diana believes that spontaneity, a smile, and an organized suitcase are the three key elements to a happy nomadic existence. Follow her personal travels on North To South.