For those who are shopping for a travel enthusiast this year, the obvious gift would probably be a fully-paid trip to their dream destination but we’re here to help you give them the next best thing.
The following gifts are for the travel-junkies who thrive on living out of a suitcase and have an insatiable wander-lust for globetrotting.
Whether you’re looking for something practical, like a new piece of luggage, a pair of trendy headphoes or a mini travel massage gun to help them soothe their achy muscles after a long flight, we’ve got you covered.
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So, if you have a traveler in your life that you love, consider one of the following three dozen gifts on our list to brighten their holiday season!
If they need some type of white noise when they sleep but want something a bit more high-tech than the apps their phone can provide — look no further than this compact, budget-friendly noise machine from Amazon.
If they spend a lot of time on red eyes, a quality sleep mask is a must! This one from Amazon has more than 87,000 raving reviews and costs less than $20.
The popular Laneige lip mask makes for a fabulous stocking stuffer that is great before bed, in the morning or mid-flight so your lips don’t get dry.
If they appreciate documenting their favorite trips around the world, they definitely won’t be disappointed to receive a GoPro this year.
Make sure they keep all of their important documents safely stored away with this beautifully designed passport cover from Rifle Paper Co.
Every avid-traveler needs their perfect carry-on bag! If the globe trotter in your life is still using their college sack, a new tote or sleek backpack may be the perfect gift this holiday season. This option from CalPak offers a variety of compartments and multiple ways to carry.
If he or she adores their sunglasses, they probably need a way to store them efficiently while traveling. Consider this Prive Revaux travel case that fits up to four different sunnies.
If the traveler in your life likes to feel at home no matter where they may be, consider gifting them a pair of slippers they can easily slip into their luggage. It will make walking around their hotel room (or Airbnb!) that much better.
Tumi’s Mari crossbody bag is an awesome option for any traveler since it features a sturdy strap, plenty of storage and a spacious interior.
If their old headphones are seeing its day, consider buying them a pair of the new Apple AirPods Pro. They’re noise-canceling, can be customized to the size of their ear, connect easily to Bluetooth and have up to 6.5 hours of listening time.
These Sony headphones are awesome for avid travelers since they have noise-cancelling capabilities — making it super convenient when they can barely hear over noisy passengers and plane activity. They have over 7,000 positive reviews and offer up to 30 hours of battery life and have a touch sensor to control pausing, playing and skipping various tracks.
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The Therabody Theragun Mini is both luxurious and an extremely beneficial gift for anyone is who constantly on long flights. This tool will make sure their muscles and joints stay limber even on the longest of travel days.
If money isn’t an object then the travel lover in your life will surely appreciate a new suitcase! This option from Away Luggage is sleek, roomy and comes in a variety of colors, plus a portable charger (depending on the size you go with). Not sold yet? Check out our standalone review on the brand.
The foot hammock is ideal for any traveler who struggles to get some sleep while crammed in economy class seats. The footrest features straps that hook around the tray table in front of you and turns into a mini foot hammock. It also packs flat to fold easily into your carry-on.
You can’t go wrong with this sporty cosmetics and toiletry bag set.
This travel food subscription box is budget-friendly and will introduce your travel lover to a variety of different cuisines around the world. Each box comes with three recipe cards (four servings each), plus unique spices, sauces and grains you’ll need to prepare dishes from the “country of the month.” You’ll also receive a shopping list to get your preferred fresh ingredients that meet your dietary preferences.
Uniqlo’s ultra light down jacket will keep them surprisingly warm and packs away into a small bag for the ultimate travel accessory. Also available for women.
Not only is this YETI backpack great for bringing beer to the beach when they’re spending time in the tropics, it also doubles as an awesome carry-on bag!
Say goodbye to dark circles! These under-eye masks made with 24-karat gold and other skin-soothing ingredients will make all the difference on a red-eye flight.
While they may consider buying themselves one of these travel pillows at the airport, their high price tag at the terminal is a major deterrent. Get them this quality and well-rated option from Amazon, instead!
Gifting the traveler in your life a Priority Pass Membership is an awesome present if you’re not sure what airlines they have a frequent flier account with. This membership will give them access to thousands of luxury airport lounges around the world, without an expensive first-class ticket. Annual memberships start at $99.
For the traveler who prefers quick jaunts over great escapes, buy them this spacious weekender bag from Béis (actress Shay Mitchell’s brand!) for less than $100.
If they love to travel, there’s a good chance they consider themselves to be a foodie as well. If so, consider gifting them this DIY sushi making kit from UncommonGoods.
If they’re super strict about their hair and skin healthy, they’ll appreciate a slip silk pillowcase that they can bring on the go. Silk is known for helping with less-visible signs of aging, acne and staticky locks.
This Brand Q portable charger is ultra amazing since it can charge all types of smart phones and conveniently plugs into the wall to juice a back up battery.
The LifeStraw is the perfect gift for the traveler who enjoys spending time outdoors (camping, hiking, etc.) and doesn’t want to shell out a fortune for a water purifier. This baby is a much more affordable option and will allow them to drink water safely in just about any city or country.
Make sure their things are properly organized in their suitcase with this set of packing cubes from Amazon.
Whether they’ve been to hundreds of cities or aspire to, this scratch map is a fun, thoughtful and budget-friendly gift anyone would enjoy.
This nylon, waterproof Bote Board backpack is ideal for any traveler who spends lots of time near the water. It comes in five different shades and patterns and is the perfect 100% waterproof, submersible baggage solution for all types of terrain and weather conditions.
For something practical, consider this highly-reviewed travel adapter. If they like to go on International trips often, they’ll definitely appreciate it!
Lots of travel can leave skin stressed, tired and thirsty. To help your giftee combat this, they can use the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask as a nightly treatment after travel, a daytime moisturizer or even an in-flight skin saver. The fragrance-free formula helps nourish, hydrate and calm the skin with niacinamide, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants — leaving a renewed and radiant complextion.
For the loved one who can’t stop planning trips, get them the ultimate gift — a JetBlue Vacations package — that includes great deals on flights and hotels.
These Bombas gripper slippers are ideal for anyone who spends hours on end traveling on airplanes. They’re small enough to stow away in their carry-on bag and will keep their feet comfy and warm all flight long. They’re also available for men and kids.
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