30+ Best Travel Christmas Ornaments in 2023

Do you have a friend or family member who is always traveling? We have put together a list of the best travel Christmas Ornaments to help you find the perfect gift for the travel lovers in your life.

Tis’ the season. Time to remember all the adventures of the past year, and look forward to the new year coming up. Gifting travel-themed Christmas ornaments is a fun way to commemorate a special trip taken with friends and family, or surprise someone with a hint of what’s to come. We love doing this for our own tree.

These ornaments will make any traveler feel at home, no matter where they are in the world. To get started, we’ll be looking at Personalized Travel Ornaments and then move onto ornaments that are Destination specific including Australia, Europe, USA and Canada.

Not to worry DIYers, we’ve also hunted down some easy and sweet DIY travel ornaments for you to get your Holiday craft on too.

Whether you have someone special in mind (yes gifting to yourself counts), plan on using them as a special gifts or tree toppers these Christmas decorations will put a little merry and bright into your day.

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PERSONALIZED TRAVEL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

1. Personalized Travel Bauble

Glass Bauble Ornament with tiny wodden signs and sand
Photo Credit: Rusty Old Barn Company

Commemorate your yearly travel destinations on tiny customized wooden signs, inside a snow or sand globe. You can can personalize up to 10 signs. Give the gift of precious memories with a travel Christmas ornament.

I love this. What’s on your travel list for this year?

2. Wooden Personalized Travel Christmas Ornament

Wooden Christmas ornament customixed with date, name, and national park symbol.
Photo credit: Wilde Nomad

Adventuring together since……. custom ornament made of alderwood will make their tree seem more magical. You can add whatever words, or date you would like.

3. Personalized Camper / RV / Tent Ornament

Seven wooden ornaments personalized with campers, tents or RVs and names.
Photo credit: Painted Owl

This sweet, personalized wooden personalized RV Ornament, is a unique and fun keepsake to celebrate your RV / Camper life and travels. You can customize the engraving family members name or the names of your favourite RV Lovers. 

This makes me want to go on an RV trip, or pull out our tent, just to have an excuse to buy one of these ornaments, the perfect addition to my ornament collection.

More camping gift ideas for kids.

Four travel ornaments; glass Venice bauble, Wooden city sign in a glass bauble, map and petwer suitcase ornaments.

Travel Ornaments (For Everyone On Your Nice List)

4. Whimsical Globe Ornaments

Globe ornaments different colours with writing
Photo Credit: Whimsy Type

Celebrate a love of travel with a whimsical globe with hand lettered customizable writing will have your favourite traveler in the mood for an around the world Christmas.

What are you waiting for, the Adventure Awaits!

We also have some more adventure awaits Christmas gifts in our travel lover gift guide.

5. Eiffel Tower Ornament

Eiffel Tower porcelain ornamnet personalized with a name and date.
Photo credit: Shop Winter Magic

This sweet personalized ornament that would make a wonderful gift for the special traveller in your life who loves Paris.

Choose a name and a date to have lettered on this Eiffel Tower Christmas ornament to preserve important travel memories.

Add this to their stocking stuffers or as a surprise trip.

Pack your bags, let’s go!

🎄 Looking for help planning your holidays? Check out our printable Ultimate Happy Holidays Planner

6. Travel Luggage Ornaments

What fun, travel luggage ornaments! Your tween or teen will love the silver rolling luggage case covered with travel stamps. There’s even a luggage tag to add the year of your family vacations.

More gift ideas for Tweens who love adventure.

7. USA License Plate Map Ornament

Celebrate your USA vacations or road trips with solid brass travel souvenirs.

A USA license plate map ornament is cute and colorful to add to your themed tree.

VACATION CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

8. Hand Painted Glass Destination Ornaments

Hand Painted Ornament with Venice buidlings
Photo credit: NordicArtByAni

Magical hand painted glass baubles will sparkle up your Christmas tree, and make the Holidays memorable.

Choose your own adventure with skylines of places such as Venice, Montreal, Cuba, Rome, San Fransisco or ask for a custom order of a special place.

She also has hand painted wooden ornaments. The New York City ornament even has a sweet scene of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and other famous attractions.

9. Country & State Themed Christmas Ornaments

Metal Costa Rica Christmas Ornaments on a branch of tree.
Photo Credit: Iron Made Art

A metal country or state travel-themed Christmas Ornament would shine bright on your Christmas Tree. Pick from your favorite places around the world including Ireland or one like Thailand or Costa Rica above.

Australia Christmas Ornaments

Celebrate their love of Down Under with some Australian Christmas ornaments.

Australia is a special place, and our top pick for Christmas Travel Ornaments in this theme is the Koala ornament. It can be personalized with up to 8-12 characters so try their name and date of the vacation. Iron Made Art also has sweet Country Love Australia Christmas ornaments with an outline if the country in metal.

Celebrate a round the world christmas.

10. Koala Christmas Ornament

Metal koala Christmas ornament against a wooden tree.
Koala Australia Christmas Ornament | Photo credit: Iron Made Art

Super sweet Koala ornament you can personalize with a name or date.

11. Cute Personalized Australian Animal Ornaments

Eight personalized wooden Christmas ornaments with cute Australian animals on them.
Cute Australia Animal Personalized Ornaments | Photo credit: Charmily Co

These super cute Australian animal ornaments are customizable for names, dates, first Christmas and more. Plus they have over 20 animals to choose from including wombats, kangaroos, and dingos.

12. Australia Map Ornament

Christmas ornament with a map of Australia, hanging on a tree.
Sweet Australia Map Ornament | Photo credit: Skippin Stones

We love this Australian Map Ornament and think it would look great on a Christmas tree. It comes with a colorful Vintage Map print.

13. Handmade Australian Food Ornaments

Four fabric handmade ornaments of iconic Australian food.
Iconic Australian Christmas Ornaments | Photo credit: Creationz by Catherine

A super adorable ode to iconic Australian Food these Christmas ornaments are handmade & hand printed. Perfect to keep memories of a trip of a lifetime, or give Australians a little piece of home if they aren’t able to make it back over the holiday season.

British Christmas Ornaments

You don’t have to maintain a stiff upper lip with a wide choice of British Christmas Ornaments. Blimey these are great!

14. Handmade London Ornaments

Four fabric handmade & printed Christmas ornaments of famous London attractions. Big Ben, London Guard, Double Decker Bus, Gherkin building
Photo credit: Creationz by Catherine

Grab these adorable and whimsical handmade London themed ornaments.

She has all sorts of other travel themed ornaments as well to choose from which would make a great gift for anyone on your nice list.

15. Ceramic London Ornament

Ceramic ornament with scene of London's famous attractions.
Christmas Ornament of London’s famous sites | Photo credit: Ornamentally Yours

Map Christmas Ornaments

Nothing says travelling more than maps.

Before the advent of smart phones I spent many an adventure and moments carrying around a worn map to navigate the side streets of many cities, getting lost and found.

Map ornaments can be a sweet and fun memory of your travels all over the world, or close to home.

16. Ceramic Map Ornament

Ceramic Map Ornament
Choose your favorite destination | Photo credit: Happily Ever More

These map wrapped ceramic ornaments, are delightful.

You can choose from ski destinations like this cute Ski Colorado Ornament, or various USA cities such as New York City, Sante Fe, Las Vegas, Chicago, and San Diego. Or you can request your own city / map of your choice.

They can also map anywhere in the world, to celebrate a wedding, engagement, hometown or vacation destination.

👉 You may also want to check out fun Places to Visit in Winter in the USA (psst it includes vacations and destinations like Keystone, Chicago and Breckenridge and more snowy vacation spots).

17. Vintage Map Ornaments

Vintage Map Ornament wrapped in glass and frame
Custom vintage map ornaments | Photo credit: Local Inspirations

Vintage maps encased in high quality glass and silver plated frame make these custom Map Travel Ornaments, another item high on my wish list.

Customized to any destination in the world, they will be sure to impress your favourite travel lovers (who will also be equally impressed that you were actually listening to their many travel tales).

18. Upcycled Map Christmas Travel Ornament

Paper Map Ornament North Carolina
Photo Credit: Upcycled Chic by Becca

Delightful Map Ornaments are created from recycled maps and atlas pages to celebrate your wanderlust.

Choose your journey from a variety of US states, and Canadian provinces, or the customized option where you choose the cities or provide a photo.

Create a whole collection of beach vacation destinations like Hawaii and California.

🎁 You can grab some more beach vacation gift ideas here.

Or maybe they’re more into mountains so a snowy, skiing destinations ornament collection may be more their speed. Once the tree is decorated it will remind them of the special places, and stories of their world travels.

Santa isn’t the only one who can bring a little joy, or inspire the next dream vacation.

19. Glass Map Christmas Ornaments

Photo credit: MaPiT Designs

Celebrate Christmas and travel with a sweet Map Christmas Bulb or other map themed ornaments from MaPiT Designs.

USA National Parks Ornaments

Visiting National Parks like Zion in the USA is a favourite pastime, whenever I am lucky enough to visit the States. They’re also a popular place to visit and you can’t go wrong with a National Park themed ornament.

I’ve rounded up my favourite USA National Parks Travel Ornaments from Etsy. Away we go.

20. “Future Travel Gift” Idea

A National Park Christmas Ornament also would make a fun “future travel gift”.

Buy a couple of national park themed ornaments where you are planning to go, and throw in the America the Beautiful Pass.

For one low price you get admission to over 2000 USA National and State Parks and be set for adventures for the year!

21. Yosemite Christmas Travel Ornament

Yosemite National Park Ornament made of laser cut wood
Photo Credit: Steamer Lane Design

America’s favourite National Park, laser cut and made with sustainably harvested maple wood.

We have an amazing 2 day itinerary and guide for Yosemite as well,

22. Yellowstone National Park Ornament

Cicular metal cut out Yellowstone National Park Ornament, with bison.
Photo Credit: RV Metal Shop

Celebrate Yellowstone National Park with a rustic themed national park ornament. They also have fun state hiker or biker ornaments, and many other national parks to choose from.

🎁 Grab some more RV lover gift ideas here.

23. Bryce Canyon National Park Ornament

Photo Credit: Freestyle Travel Shop

Show your love for your favourite National Park. Many pinewood options to choose from. From Acadia National Park to Zion National Park and all the National Parks in between. What more could you ask for?

You may also like our top Bryce Canyon One Day Itinerary ideas.

24. Grand Canyon Christmas Tree Ornaments

Wood laser cut Christmas tree ornament that says Grand Canyon.
Photo Credit: Noteworthy Paper Press

For a unique look, choose a wooden Christmas tree ornament and offers a wide selection of parks to pick from.

You may also like our 7 Day Road Trip itinerary through Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon.

🎄 Add to your Christmas cheer with some handcrafted Holiday Decor.

Canadian Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’m Canadian, so of course I have to include some of my favourite Canadian themed Christmas ornaments. You definitely should put Canada on your bucket list if you haven’t made it up here yet.

25. Maple Leaf Christmas Ornament

Real Sugar Maple Leaf Ornaments Dipped In Iridescent Copper.
Photo Credit: CJ Sayles

There is no more an iconic symbol of Canada than the Maple Leaf (except maybe hockey).

This gorgeous Maple Leaf Ornament is made with real sugar maple leaves, dried, then preserved in iridescent copper, to last a lifetime.

26. Canadian Hand Painted Glass & Felt Ornaments

One of my favourite local artists is Robbie Craig. His art captures the essence of Canada, and while not your typical destination ornament, these gorgeous representations of Canada will be enjoyed for years to come.

We buy one or two a year, and gift these to friends and family regularly. So far we’ve bought mostly his felt ornaments for ourselves ( young kids = safer). This year, I am eyeing his beautiful hand painted glass ornaments. Photos to come!

27. Canada Cities Wooden Christmas Ornaments

Victoria, BC wooden map ornament
Photo Credit: MocTho

Oh Vancouver, where sea and sky meet and the houses cost more than is reasonable. It’s a beautiful place to visit though. Grab a Vancouver city ornament or Victoria city map wooden ornaments, and other Canadian cities.

They also more cities to choose from around the globe in Europe and Asia.

🎄 Looking for other travel gift ideas? Check out our Universal Yums Review, an international snack box of fun.

28. Montreal Ornaments

Montreal hand sewn ornaments; poutine, smoked meat sandwich, Canadians jersey, beer
Photo credit: Creationz by Catherine

Collectible ornaments, with handcrafted Canadian destinations including Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Alberta and more. Add a little whimsy to your Christmas tree.

29. Wooden Maple Leaf Ornaments

Two wooden maple leaf ornaments with a heart cut out, against a wood background.
Photo credit: Foxwood Gifts Canada

DIY Travel Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments
Photo: Zolotaosen via canva.com

If you are feeling especially festive and crafty, I’ve put together a list of easy DIY Christmas travel ornaments to inspire wanderlust.

30. Easy DIY Travel Themed Christmas Tree Ornaments

  • Souvenirs – take all those trinkets, key chains, and small souvenirs from your travels over the years just sitting in a box somewhere, add some twine, a paperclip and hang on your tree. A Travel Theme Christmas tree made easy.
  • Postcards & Photos – Take your favourite travel photos, and/or postcards, pin to a strand of twinkling lights with mini-clothespins and drape around your tree.
  • DIY Mason Jar Ring Map Ornament – oh this looks so fun & easy enough for kids to make | Happy Mothering
  • Suitcase Ornament – perfect use for all those empty altoid tins and scraps of fabric. Add a few travel stickers and you are ready to travel! | Sadie Seasonsgood
  • Easy Map Ornament Tutorial – commemorate your travels with Maps + Craft Paper tags = sweet memories | Blue i Style
  • Salt Shaker Snow Globes – Put in a favourite travel photo, switch out the snow for sand, and make it a travel snow globe |The Soccer Mom Blog

Tips to Extend Your Travel Gift Ideas

If you are planning a trip this coming year, extend your travel gift by combining a themed destination ornament, with an:

  • Gift Card for experiences – Give the ones you love unforgettable travel experiences and make memories to last a lifetime. Option to buy in many different curriencies.

FINAL THOUGHTS: BEST TRAVEL CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS

Now that you have 30+ beautiful and fun ideas for Travel Ornaments you are well on your way to making someone’s holiday season. Or maybe you want to decorate a Travel Christmas Tree of your own ( no judgement, I’m almost there myself). You don’t have to wait for Santa to slide down the chimney to make your next holiday magical and bright.

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10 thoughts on “30+ Best Travel Christmas Ornaments in 2023”

  1. Lots of great products! So many that I would like to receive myself! I need to look at these more closely for my traveling friends.

  2. Great post! We always try to pick up a Christmas ornament when we travel. They can be hard to find when we travel during the summer: thanks for your tips so we canorder on-line.

  3. My husband and I love to grab an ornament from a vacation destination. My current favorite is the one we got from Paris!

    Great post and I love all the different travel ornaments. I’m never thought of getting one from a national park but that is happening the next time we go.

  4. I love the idea of a Travel Christmas Tree filled with travel souvenirs and pictures! What a great way to relive those amazing memories!

  5. I absolutely love this idea and I am not sure why I never thought of it! I love the idea of having all your travel adventures on display. I usually collect key chains and I actually think I want to someday try to unhook them from their ring and tie string instead to use them as ornaments. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Grislean |gemlesschosen.com

  6. Great ideas and what a wonderful clever post! I love all of these but my favorite is the map made of maple wood. Thanks for sharing!

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