21 Smart Gifts For the Avid Traveler in Your Life
If you know someone who lives and breathes travel, there are so many chic and functional gift options to choose from. Whether they're always headed out on a weekend trip or are no strangers to an international excursion, you can't go wrong with gifting them something that'll make jet-setting off to a new destination easier or more enjoyable.
Ahead, we curated a list of 21 smart travel gift ideas, ranging from tried-and-true staples like cosmetics bags and document organizers to luxe items like a carry-on suitcase from Shay Michell's beloved travel brand to a trendy tumbler that they might not have been willing to splurge on for themselves, but will love as a gift. Keep reading to check them all out, but be warned: you might fall in love with one or two for your own travels.
The Paravel Weekender ($295) is equal parts stylish and functional. One of our editors deems it a great gift for avid travelers and says its "thoughtful features and chic design have made it a staple for me, and I've used it for every adventure since I received it." Read her review of the Paravel Weekender.
The Apple AirTag (4) ($95) is a smart investment for the frequent traveler, especially those who've dealt with lost luggage in the past. They'll be able to track their bags throughout their travels using the Find My app on their iPhone to make sure their checked luggage is safe and sound. Check out our Apple Airtag review.
Ostrichpillow Go Neck Pillow
Ensure they're comfortable on their flight with the Ostrichpillow Go Neck Pillow ($60), which one of our writers says is so comfortable, "the memory foam makes me feel like I'm laying my head on one of the pillows that I sleep with daily." Check out her complete review of the Ostrichpillow Go Neck Pillow.
mumi Pill Pouch Set
The mumi Pill Pouch Set ($26) comes with seven smaller color-coded and day-stamped pouches — to hold each day's allotment of supplements, pills, and potions — and a larger pouch to organize them all. Perfect for the wellness-obsessed friend who's always on the run.
Cadence Build Your 6 System
The magnetic, leak-proof, and TSA-approved Cadence Build Your 6 System ($76, originally $84) was born to simplify the process of transporting beauty products, pills, and other everyday staples when you're traveling. One of our former editors said: "While using them for my traditional liquids was helpful, it went beyond just that. I started using the capsules for vitamins, jewelry, and even hand lotion. This meant my bag was suddenly filled with far fewer little bottles and baggies and just a handful of these tiny pods." Check out her complete review of the Cadence Build Your 6 System.
Maxbone Global Citizen Pet Carrier Bag
If they're a new dog parent, they'll be delighted to receive the Maxbone Global Citizen Pet Carrier Bag ($325). One of our former contributors (and her pup) loves the luxe design for how its "airline-approved size fits under the plane seats (and the top edges can smoosh down as needed), and my 13-pound dog was able to turn around with no problems with space to spare for a toy and a bone, too." Check out her complete review of the Maxbone Global Citizen Pet Carrier Bag.
Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler
If they don't already own the ultra-trendy (and TikTok-famous) Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler ($50), it might just become one of their favorite gifts of the season. It comes in four colors, is dishwasher safe, and boasts an ergonomic, comfortable handle. Oh, and it's loved by celebrities, too. It's a favorite of Peloton instructor Kendall Toole and interior designer Shea McGee.
On the Fly Multi-Masking Travel Skincare Kit
The On the Fly Multi-Masking Travel Skincare Kit ($14) comes with four masks they'll look forward to using after (or during!) their travels. Plus, the packaging is so cute!
Leatherology Standard Passport Cover
There's something so special about a personalized gift, which is why the Leatherology Standard Passport Cover ($50) earns a spot on our list. It comes in five different leather colors and can be monogrammed with their initials in your text style of choice.
Physicians Formula 4-in-1 Brush
The Physicians Formula 4-in-1 Brush ($10) is a brilliant stocking stuffer. It features all of the essential brushes you need in one tool: an eyeshadow brush, an eyeliner/brow brush, a bronzer/blush brush, and a foundation/concealer sponge.
Evolvetogether Travel Coconut Powder Face Wash
Eco-conscious travelers will appreciate Evolvetogether Travel Coconut Powder Face Wash ($42 for 30 packets). The unscented, powder-to-foam formula utilizes coconut shells, tapioca starch, hydrogenated castor oil, and magnesium carbonate to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. The coolest part of all is that the packaging is 100 percent dissolvable.
Goodfellow & Co Men's Hanging Toiletry Organizer
The Goodfellow & Co Men's Hanging Toiletry Organizer ($15) looks so much more expensive than it actually is. It features two zip compartments and two slip pockets for versatile organization that folds up seamlessly when not in use with a magnetic closure.
Banana Republic Padded Camera Bag
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with gifting them a nice bag that'll go with everything. The Banana Republic Padded Camera Bag ($30, originally $60) is soft, stylish, and won't take up much room in their suitcase.
Tula On-the-Go Bestsellers Travel Kit
Help keep their skin in tip-top shape with the Tula On-the-Go Bestsellers Travel Kit ($49). It comes with four products: cleanser, exfoliating scrub, day and night cream, and vitamin c serum. If you want to gift them the complete set of daily essentials, add in the Mineral Sunscreen Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($38), and they're good to go.