As a frequent jet setter, I know what travelers want to receive as travel gifts. If you need some inspiration and ideas for your travel-savvy friends, this post has the perfect travel gift ideas. From fun presents to sweet intentions – we have it all!
No matter what type of traveler you are buying for, our giant list offers up anything from practical items like the best backpacks and snacks to personalized experiences and travel gifts galore.
You won’t have to worry about any of these travel gifts collecting dust. We travel constantly and know exactly what types of travel gifts will help make the journey easier for any traveler this year.
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✅ use your wireless headphones with in-flight audio
✅ 20 hour battery
✅ Easy volume controls
The Ultimate Travel Gift Guide:
- Stocking Stuffers for Travel
- Luggage, Backpacks & More
- Road Trips
- Personal Products
- Supplements & Beverages
- Books & Crafts
ELECTRONIC TRAVEL GIFTS:
This clever travel companion is the easiest way to use your wireless headphones with in-flight audio. This simple adapter lets you listen to in-flight entertainment with your own wireless headphones or earbuds. The newest AirFly packs a 20 hour battery that outlasts even the longest commercial flights. New Volume controls let you turn sound up or down without touching the seat back screen. When the beverage cart arrives, two taps mute the sound.
ChargeCard by AquaVault
I haven’t been this excited about an electronic device in a long time, but the ChargeCard is one of the best travel accessories we use. This ultra-thin portable charger is powerful and easily slips into your wallet. It comes with a variety of charging cables for both Apple and Android devices.
Just to be clear, this will not fully charge your phone to 100%, but it will give you the boost you need before you run out of battery. I would say, on average, it charges my phone between 40% to 60%, which is generally all I need to get through those heavy-use days.
Lookstand Adjustable Phone Stand
We have finally found the answer to “tech neck,” and it is the Lookstand Adjustable Phone Stand. This nifty gadget attaches to the back of any smartphone and extends up to a full 7-inch height, so your phone is at the perfect ergonomic viewing angle in both portrait and landscape modes.
It is perfect for use on flights, in hotel rooms, and even as a selfie stick. It has adjustable viewing angles and a detachable mount if you don’t want to keep it on your phone all the time. It is sleek and can be tucked away when not in use. We love the ocean blue color; it is easy to find amongst the sea of black tech travel gadgets but also comes in five different colors.
OneWorld 65 Adapter
I am part of team carry on, so the fewer products I need to pack when I travel, the better. This adapter from OneWorld 65 is a travel staple. It can power and fast-charge up to six devices at the same time utilizing the right amount of voltage, but most importantly, it is reliable. And it comes with a handy carrying pouch.
Sony RX100 Travel Camera
If you don’t feel like lugging around a large camera, the Sony RX100 is the perfect travel camera and has 200mm of zoom. It has manual control and RAW format shooting, and although smartphones are gaining in popularity for travel photos, they just can’t compete with this pocket camera.
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR TRAVEL:
Did you know that 74% of travelers report being disturbed by noise during their journeys? Whether it’s the incessant hum of an airplane engine or the chatter of fellow passengers, noise can be a significant hindrance to a comfortable travel experience. Enter CURVD earplugs—a game-changer in the world of travel essentials.
CURVD earplugs are designed to be your go-to for any situation requiring noise reduction. The noise-reducing CURVD Everyday Earplugs are made from ultra-soft silicone shaped to the natural curves of the ear, snugly blocking out external distractions and taking the edge off of everything from a crying baby to a thunderous plane to a rackety restaurant.
They provide up to 30 decibels of sound reduction, with an EPA-certified and third-party lab-tested Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 15dB.
I personally love that the earplugs come with a sleek aluminum carrying case, ensuring they remain safe and clean. And they are color-coded to make sure there are no mixups. My kids attach theirs to their carry-on backpacks and take them wherever they go.
As someone who has traveled extensively, I can attest to the importance of a good pair of earplugs. CURVD earplugs have been a revelation, offering a perfect blend of comfort and noise reduction. Hockey tournaments or exploring Europe, my whole family travels with CURVD now!
STEAM CLIP Multi-Tool for Travel
I love this multi-tasking steam clip! Not only does it help steam out the wrinkles from clothes by using the heat from the shower, but it can also double as a hanger, use it as a smartphone stand, and keep your purse or jacket off the restroom floor. I keep this in my purse during travel, and it is amazing how much use it gets.
Serenity Travel Tray Organizer
How many times have you searched for a place to put your personal items on an airplane while trying not to spill your coffee?!! I love this travel tray organizer from Serenity which has convenient pockets to tuck items away like magazines, earphones, glasses, and your coffee cup or water bottle. This is one travel gift every traveler will want and something they don’t already have!
Touchland Power Mist
In a world where cleanliness is not just a luxury but a necessity, Touchland’s Power Mists boast an impressive 99.9% efficacy in eliminating harmful germs.
Gone are the days of the strong “tequila” smell and sticky, drying feeling commonly associated with sanitizers. Touchland’s Power Mists offer an array of 15 elegant aromatic scents, from “Pure Lavender” to “Beach Coco,” ensuring that you can stay safe, smart, stylish, and sanitized.
Murphy’s Naturals Bug Repellant Wipes
Murphy’s mosquito repellent wipes have to be one of the most genius travel accessories! They are easy to pack, have no mess to apply, and have no harsh chemicals. There are ten wipes per pack; they absorb quickly and smell divine. These mosquito repellent wipes are a must-have for camping and road trips, or just keep them tucked in your purse all summer long.
Mini Wet Brushes
The first time I used a wet brush to detangle my hair, I was in love. If you have never used a wet brush before, it will quickly become your new best friend and the one item that you cannot forget at home when you travel. The mini wet brushes are a perfect size, do just as good a job as the full-sized version but take up much less space in your luggage. Buy the mini-pack of three and put one in each travel bag!
Manta Sleep Mask
Manta’s Sleep Mask is one of the most comfortable sleep masks you will try. I am obsessed with sleep masks, and I love that they completely block out any light and don’t crush eyelashes. It is adjustable to any size for a custom fit, and it is ideal for side sleepers like myself. It comes with a handy carrying case and earplugs, which are perfect for traveling.
Travel Gifts: Luggage, Backpacks & More
Level8 Road Runner Pro Carry On 20”
On the ultimate quest to find the perfect carry-on roller luggage, we found the Level8 Road Runner Pro Carry On 20″. There are three basic requirements that we have for our travel luggage: an unbreakable but light outer shell, sturdy telescopic handles (we are a tall family, so this is a deal-breaker), and wheels that perform without slowing us down.
I was uncertain whether or not I would like the built-in front compartment, but after traveling with it, I enjoyed not bearing the weight of my laptop from having it in my shoulder bag. The carry-on Pro is roomy for a carry-on bag, and the zipper is hands down the best of any luggage brand.
If you are traveling on smaller regional aircraft, the 20″ fits perfectly in. the overhead compartment. The warranty on Level8 luggage is exceptional and well worth the investment in this luggage brand.
Monos Hybrid Carryon
Traditional zippers are a thing of the past with this carry-on. The Monos Hybrid Carry-on features a high-grade aluminum frame securely riveted to the shell. Two latches with integrated TSA-approved locks add an extra layer of security, allowing you quick access to your belongings without the hassle of zippers.
The Monos Hybrid Carry-On is backed by a limited lifetime warranty and offers a 100-day trial period.
I like to travel with the Hybrid Carry-on when I’m traveling on regional planes where the overhead space is limited. Its smooth and silent 360° wheels make navigating through crowded airports a breeze, while the adjustable telescopic handle ensures comfort for travelers of all heights, but especially me at 6′ tall!
Premium – Victorinox Spectra 3.0 Frequent Flyer Carryon
If you really want to impress with your holiday travel gifts this year, you cannot go wrong with Victorinox luggage from the makers of the Swiss Army Knife. This premium piece of luggage has everything you ever wanted and more in a carryon. It can expand by 20%, it has a hidden SIM key and pen, a charging port, and the smoothest drive on silent wheels.
We opted for the beautiful Victorinox Red, and the quick-access front compartment allows amazing travel organization without having to open the entire suitcase. This carryon carries a higher price point, but if you are a frequent jetsetter, I don’t think you will find a carryon with this many bells and whistles. n
Nomad Lane’s Bento Bag
I have owned this incredible canvas carry-on bag from Nomad Lane for years, and I couldn’t imagine traveling anywhere without it. It is the perfect size to slide under the seat in front of you or tuck away in the overhead bin. The trolley sleeve allows you to slide it over your roller bag, and the USB port allows for easy charging on the go.
My favorite part of this bag is how organized it is, meaning you won’t have to dig around endlessly looking for what you need. Check out my extensive review of Nomad Lane’s Bento Bag and learn about all the amazing features that I just can’t travel without!
If you love lots of compartments and organzied pockets, you will love the Knack Backpack.
The Knack Backpack is the answer for any kind of trip, and it’s incredibly versatile. The quality is immediately noticeable, with loads of padding on the back and muted branding for a more classic look.
The expandable compartment opens up like a suitcase with different handle options to choose how you prefer to carry the bag. I wasn’t sure if I would like the zip-up water bottle compartment, but it has become one of my favorite details, allowing me to use it for other items depending on the outing.
The Knack Backpack is deceptively roomy and has become my sons favorite backpacks for travel.
Gregory Rhune F22 Backpack
My family loved this Gregory Rhune 22 backpack so much that we now have two! It’s the perfect size for travel and for using as a day bag while exploring new destinations.
All the fabric from this thoughtfully organized adventure daypack is made from recycled materials, resulting in a 57% reduction in the carbon footprint compared to a conventional nylon pack. There are so many details in the Rhune F22 Backpack, but we love the integrated shoulder harness pocket, tech storage, and the externally accessed padded laptop sleeve.
Not only is this a perfectly designed travel backpack, but you can feel good making this purchase. And we love the cool outdoorsy vibe without it looking bulky. Did we mention the super comfortable shoulder straps?!!
Gregory Rhune Alpaca 60 Duffel Bag
As a seasoned traveler, I find the Gregory Alpaca Duffel to be a perfect fusion of rugged design and practicality.
With a 60-liter capacity, it offers ample space without being cumbersome. Removable, padded shoulder straps transform this duffel into a backpack, providing versatility and ease during transit.
The included packing cube, doubling as packaging, offers a see-through mesh top for organized and efficient packing.
The Alpaca Duffel is constructed with a dual-layered bottom panel and heavy-duty, recycled polyester fabric, ensuring it withstands the rigors of travel.
Embracing sustainability, the bag features a 40% recycled 900D polyester ripstop with a TPU weather-resistant coating, making it a great choice for the environmentally conscious traveler.
Lo & Sons Catalina Supreme
When this bag first arrived, I will admit I was a little skeptical that it would have the functionality that I required. But once I started packing it, I discovered how functional it really was.
This tote is described as Lo & Sons’ “biggest premium do-it-all duffel bag yet,” a statement that speaks volumes about its capacity to cater to various travel needs.
Its expansive interior makes it an ideal choice for family getaways, fitting everything in one stylish, convenient package. It’s too large to use as a carry on but it’s perfect for those long weekend getaways.
The multi-purpose exterior strap is a clever addition, perfect for securing anything from a yoga mat to a bulky jacket, freeing your hands for more important tasks. The bottom compartment, a thoughtful separation for shoes or dirty clothes, includes a removable and easy-to-clean padded tray, ensuring your belongings stay organized and pristine.
Able Carry 30L Max Backpack
This backpack from Able Carry is the closest you will come to traveling with just one bag. At 30L, it can hold an enormous amount of clothing, shoes, tech, and necessities, and it will still fit under the seat on the plane. The quality of this backpack is exceptional, and we love the waterproof compartment for a water bottle that protects our electronics from accidental leaks. The luggage pass-through is so handy when traveling with a roller bag.
LOJEL – Hip/Shoulder Pack
LOJEL’s Hip/Shoulder Pack is not just another travel accessory; it’s an eco-conscious choice with a 100% recyclability rate. Crafted from Tyvek, this pack is tear-resistant, ensuring it withstands the rigors of travel.
With its adjustable straps and interior carabiner, this pack is perfect for day trips or as your go-to everyday carry. Don’t let rain or snow dampen your travel plans. The water-resistant material ensures your valuables stay dry, no matter the weather conditions.
On my recent trip to French Polynesia, I found the pack to be incredibly useful. The adjustable straps made it comfortable to wear all day, and the water-resistant feature came in handy during an unexpected downpour on the island of Huahine. My belongings were kept safe and dry even if the rest of me was not!
Charley Cross Chest Clutch
I have recently embraced using a fanny pack while traveling, so when I discovered the Charley Cross Chest Clutch, I could finally combine functionality with style. Designed in durable, Italian premium pebble leather, it also comes equipped with belt loops for wearing as a belt bag! This fun and casual accessory from Luis Steven features a luxurious suede interior with a small zipper pocket, leather pocket, and room for all your travel essentials.
Level8 Compression Packing Cubes
Each Level8 packing cube is designed with the purpose-driven traveler in mind, ensuring that every stitch contributes to the overall functionality. Whether it’s garments, gadgets, or grooming essentials, these cubes offer a place for everything.
The two-tone polyester is not just visually appealing; it’s built to resist mildew and repel water, safeguarding your belongings. The detachable rubber patches are a smart addition, allowing for quick identification of each bag’s contents.
The set includes a Garment Cube, a Journey Cube for worn attire or footwear, an Electronics Cube, and a Grooming & Beauty Essentials Pouch, each thoughtfully sized to cater to different packing needs.
SuitedNomad Compression Cubes
For a more budget-friendly option, SuitedNomad’s Compression Packing Cubes are an important travel accessory. These packing cubes are incredibly lightweight, made of water-resistant nylon, and come in a variety of colors if you like having a different color for each family member.
If you buy the set, it comes with a handy clear pouch for your liquids which has become my favorite to get through security with.
Level8 Tech Organizer
In an era where technology is an inseparable part of travel, the need for a sophisticated, yet practical organizer is paramount. Enter the Level8 Tech Organizer, a game-changer for travelers who value organization and style.
The organizer is ingeniously designed with two main compartments, allowing for easy and efficient organization of digital products. It’s perfect for storing cables, power banks, phones, USBs, earbuds, SD cards, and even a mouse.
Every year, I find myself packing a larger and larger size tech organizer to accommodate all of my electronics. I personally love the Level8 Tech Organizer because it can hold a lot without taking up too much space in my carry-on bag.
Wander & Perch Wet Bag
This wet bag by Wander & Perch is a wet/dry travel pouch designed to make your life easier and more organized while on the go. Made in the USA, this bag features a waterproof and breathable lining, making it perfect for storing wet swimsuits, workout clothes, or even your phone, keys, and wallet.
This wet bag is not just a pretty face; it’s incredibly functional. The waterproof and breathable lining ensures that your wet items won’t leak or smell, providing a hygienic way to transport them.
Inspired by the beaches of Encinitas, California, the bag comes in ombre shades of blue and orange, evoking the colors of a perfect sunset. But there are many other designs to choose from. The bag measures 12.5″ x 10.5″, making it the perfect size for a variety of uses. It’s made of high-quality, medium-weight, 100% cotton fabric with a waterproof TPU interior lining.
TRAVEL GIFTS: CLOTHING
If you want to look stylish in any situation but still have that luxurious feel, Unbound Merino’s line of sustainably sourced, mulesing-free Merino wool is where it’s at! They recently launched a women’s line in addition to the men’s line, which offers classic, naturally antibacterial, and moisture-wicking styles.
Unbound Merino’s line of travel clothing is famous for staying clean and odor-free for weeks, doesn’t wrinkle, regulates your temperature, and dries really, really fast. The style options allow you to go from the hiking trail to dinner without missing a beat and make packing light a breeze.
Vim & Vigr Stylish Compression Socks
We all know how useful compression socks are when we travel, and now you can look stylish too. Vim & Vigr offers fun prints and vibrant solids in a variety of fabrics like merino wool, nylon, and cotton. Compression socks increase blood flow and oxygen delivery while minimizing muscle fatigue.
After my husband had a deep vein thrombosis scare after a flight from Vancouver to Paris, we both now wear compression socks during flights and on days when we are out walking and exploring all day. Our legs feel more energized after long travel days, and truth be told, we look pretty darn good in these stylish patterns!
It is always exciting to test a new, innovative product that actually improves travel! I was unsure of how I would like the Dēp Slēpwear hoodie, but after the first night of the testing, I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to take this hoodie on a long-haul flight, and as I predicted, it blocked out the light, reduced sound, and regulated my body temperature.
It’s no wonder athletes, celebs, and jet setters swear by this product. If you want to have a better night’s sleep at home or on the road, you need to try Dēp’s Slēpwear hoodie.
Fieldsheer Bluetooth Warming
Truly one of the coolest products we tested was Fieldsheer’s Bluetooth warming and cooling line of clothing. The Women’s Backcountry Heated Vest is now one of my travel staples. The small 7.4 volt battery fits sleekly into one of the pockets while the two heat zones in the chest and back give that added warmth when I need it.
Fieldsheer’s line of cooling products offers sun protection and keeps your body 7 degrees cooler and 4x drier than traditional clothing. I love the cooling hoodie and tank top for those hot destinations. Not only do they help you remain cool, but you will look stylish in them too.
Mountain Hardwear Women’s Stretchdown Long Parka
When it comes to travel, the right gear can make or break your experience. Enter the Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Parka—a luxurious yet practical piece that promises to keep you warm, comfortable, and stylish, no matter where your wanderlust takes you.
The Stretchdown Parka is engineered with a unique stretch-knit fabric, allowing for a greater range of motion. Whether you’re exploring a bustling city or hiking up a mountain, this parka moves with you.
The parka features Q.Shield DOWN, which resists moisture and retains loft even when wet. This makes it ideal for unpredictable weather conditions, a constant concern for any traveler.
What is the best feature of the Stretchdown Parka? It packs surprisingly well for a parka. It is light, not bulky, and you don’t feel like you are a puffy marshmallow in it! It still provides a sleek shape, and the high neck keeps drafts and wind off your skin, keeping you cozy and comfortable as you explore in the cooler temperatures.
How many times have you sat on a long-haul flight or road trip and had to deal with an uncomfortable belt digging into your hips and abdomen? Arcade Belts are TSA-friendly, stretch just the right amount, and can handle any adventure you seek out. The buckle is low profile with a durable high-density plastic that allows you to walk right through security without removing the belt. And the best part? Arcade Belts are machine washable.
Pantyloon Slip Shorts
As a travel writer who appreciates both comfort and style on the road, I find the Pantyloon Slip Shorts from Bloomers Intimates to be a noteworthy addition to any traveler’s wardrobe.
These shorts are perfect for wearing under dresses, providing a layer of protection and confidence when you’re on the go. The scalloped edge is designed to disappear under clothes, eliminating concerns about visible panty lines or awkward adjustments. This makes them ideal for those days filled with both adventure and social engagements.
Made with a full-size gusset of 100% cotton, they ensure breathability and hygiene, which is essential for long travel days.
Road Runner Sports R-Gear Drymax Socks
If you are planning on logging a lot of miles on foot during your vacation, you will be amazed what a difference a quality pair of socks can make. I recently discovered Road Runner Sports and its brand of socks and after one day of use, I was hooked. This is a new travel product discovery for me this year and I’ve been raving about them ever since.
The Dual-Layer Moisture Removal System is an ingenious feature ensuring that your feet remain dry and blister-free, no matter how many miles you cover. The breathable mesh feature ensures cooler and drier feet, a godsend for travelers walking through humid or hot locales.
And thanks to the MicroZap Antimicrobial feature, these socks fight off odor-causing bacteria, making them perfect for long days of exploration.
ROAD TRIP TRAVEL GIFTS:
Uncharted First Aid Plus
Uncharted is a company that designs products to save lives. You won’t find a more comprehensive first aid kit on the market. Uncharted’s First Aid Plus is made of extremely high-quality materials. The waterproof shell and molle attachments provide intuitive gear to help people navigate emergencies big and small. This first aid kit has everything you could ever want or need during an emergency, like a multi-tool, flashlight, chem lights, stormproof matches, duct tape, anti-bacterial wipes, and so much more.
Uncharted Portable Energy System
Can you tell we are big fans of Uncharted products?! The Athena allows you to bring your own electricity on road trips with this 16000 mAh, Portable Energy System. Whether your car needs a jump or your laptop needs a boost, the capacity holds more than enough power to get you where you need to go.
A drug-free option for those who suffer from nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness, these acupressure Psi Bands are stylish and deliver results. They are waterproof and come with a compact case for travel when not in use. They work wonders for kids and are so much easier than trying to give them drugs to combat the effects of nausea.
Utty Gear Organizer
UTTy, a great gear management system for storing accessories, sports equipment, outdoor gear, and even home items like wet swimsuits and towels.
UTTy is a versatile vertical hanger solution for home organization and provides residents a high-capacity hanging system within the smallest footprint. It’s sturdy enough to handle heavy as well as light items to get your stuff off the floor and/or out of the way. For winter sports gear to camping gear, hockey/lacrosse gear, purses, hats, towels and everything in between.
Bug Bite Thing
This is a suction tool that everyone needs to keep in their travel kit and first aid kit. It is best used immediately after a bug bite to extract insect and saliva venom from under the skin to alleviate the itching, stinging, and swelling caused by insect bites and stings. The Bug Bite Thing is reusable, doesn’t use any chemicals, and is perfect for kids.
Chard Single Burner Camp Stove
If you want a product to make your road trip or camping vacation easier, Chard’s Single Burner Butane Camp Stove is it. This road trip staple comes with a portable carrying case with canister storage. The burner provides an 8,500 BTU flame, and the cooking area allows for one 10 Inch pan.
Pull Start Fire
If you are on a camping trip and want to easily make a fire, nothing is simpler than Pull Start Fire. You simply add the wood, pull the string, and enjoy. There are no matches required, and the flame lasts for 30 minutes. It will even work with wet wood. So get those S’mores cooking and relax, knowing you will easily be able to make a fire.
Therm-a-Rest’s 2-person Argo blanket
If I’m heading out on a road trip, one of the first things I pack is a blanket. When I discovered the Argo Blanket, I felt like I hit the blanket jackpot! This blanket goes everywhere with me.
This two-person blanket, crafted with eraLoft insulation, offers packable and water-resistant warmth, making it an ideal companion for various outdoor adventures. Its soft-touch polyester lining adds a layer of plush comfort, ensuring a cozy experience whether you’re camping under the stars or enjoying a chilly evening by the beach.
One of the Argo Blanket’s most appealing features is its packability. It compresses easily into a built-in pocket, making it a go-anywhere essential. This feature is a boon for travelers who prioritize space-saving solutions without compromising on comfort.
In the realm of travel accessories, the PillowSak is a novel and practical solution for those who cherish the comfort of their own pillow while away from home. I was overjoyed to discover this product as it’s a response to the common yet overlooked challenge of transporting personal pillows.
The awkwardness of carrying a personal pillow through a luxury hotel lobby, only to have it sullied by rain and floor contact, sparked the creation of this ingenious product. This scenario resonates with many travelers who have faced similar situations.
Crafted from 100% cotton canvas, the PillowSak offers both style and functionality. Its adjustable strap allows for comfortable shoulder or crossbody carrying, while a convenient suitcase sleeve ensures easy and secure transport.
PERSONAL TRAVEL PRODUCTS:
Steripod Toothbrush Cover
When was the last time you cleaned or changed your toothbrush covers? I can’t tell you how many times mine fell off during travel until I discovered Steripod. They easily and firmly clip onto any toothbrush and keep those icky germs and unwanted grime away. The natural scents of orange and peppermint oils are a welcome addition to this travel necessity.
Trendhim Manicure Set
I never would have thought I would put so much effort into finding a beautiful manicure set. But after traveling with my kids for so many years and frequently forgetting to bring these essential tools, I went on a mission to find the perfect kit.
The gorgeous leather sleeve measures just 6.5cm in width and 10.8cm in height, and weighs a mere 80g. It easily fits into your luggage, so you’re always prepared.
Crafted with high-carbon stainless steel, the tools in this kit are designed for durability. Whether you’re on a tropical island or a business meeting in a bustling city, this kit ensures your grooming game is always on point.
Soul Insole Shoe Bubble
If you wear insoles, you will understand how hard they are to fit into all types of footwear. Now, you can leave your regular insoles at home and use Soul Insoles instead while traveling. They are perfect for providing that additional arch support without having to buy shoes an extra size bigger to accommodate a typical insole.
Soul Insoles are ideal for heels, flats, flip flops, and every type of dress shoe that you typically can’t fit an insole in. When I travel, I like to put my regular insoles in my running shoes and then peel and stick my Soul Insoles into my sandals, heels, and other flat shoes. I no longer have to choose function over style because Soul Insoles allows me to have both on vacation.
Walton Wood Farm Waterless Power Shower
If you aren’t a fan of bathing in cold lake water while camping, Walton Wood Farm’s Waterless Power Shower will be your new best friend. Perfect for camping, road trips, and trips to the gym, you can freshen up without taking a shower and smell fresh as a daisy with a light bergamot scent.
Comfortably Numb Pain Reliever
Comfortably Numb Pain Reliever will be your new best friend for stiff necks and sore backs from traveling and sleeping in new beds. I like to keep it close at hand during long-haul flights to relieve stiffness from being confined to a small space for so many hours.
It’s also great to apply on bug bites to numb the pain and itching. The numbing sensation and aroma are a welcome relief. Just don’t apply too liberally! This stuff really works!
KT Tape will become a staple in your travel emergency kit once you try it. If you are planning on doing a lot of walking on your vacation, KT Tape will be a lifesaver! KT Tape is ultra-durable and will relieve any discomfort from blisters. It comes in a handy roll with a plastic case, which is perfect for travel.
Grayl UltraPress Purifier Bottle
In less than 10 seconds, regardless of where your travels take you in the world, you can have clean, great-tasting drinking water. Grayl’s UltraPress looks exactly like a traditional water bottle from the outside, but it comes with peace of mind, knowing that you will have access to drinking water while traveling.
What sets this purifying water bottle apart from the competition is that you don’t have to fumble around with a bunch of different parts. You simply fill, press, and drink.
TRAVEL SUPPLEMENTS & BEVERAGES:
FlightFūd’s Flight Elixir
Nobody wants to lose a day of their trip (on either end!) to feeling that run-down, bloated, “gross” feeling you get when you fly.
FlightFud is a wellness brand that specializes in healthy travel essentials designed to empower you to travel more while staying healthy. With its all-natural ingredients, FlightFud aims to tackle common travel woes like jet lag, dehydration, and a compromised immune system, ensuring you arrive at your destination feeling your best.
The product comes in sachets that can be easily mixed with water. Just pour one sachet into your water bottle, shake, and sip your way to wellness. FlightFūd was made specifically for the unique needs of travelers, and we wish we had tried this natural health supplement years ago!
Athletic Greens Travel Packs
Imagine a travel companion that ensures you stay on top of your health game, no matter where your adventures take you. Athletic Greens, with their AG1 formula, offers just that—a comprehensive blend of 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one convenient scoop.
Traveling can take a toll on your body, disrupting your diet and routine. AG1’s travel packs are designed to bridge that gap, providing a daily dose of comprehensive nutrition that supports gut health, boosts energy, and aids recovery—vital for those on the go.
I’ve been drinking Athletic Greens for over a decade and the travel packs come with me on every trip. They promise not just a supplement, but a daily ritual that keeps you at your best, so you can explore the world without compromise.
The Herbal Zen Shower Steamers
After a day of navigating new cities, indulging in local cuisine, and soaking in different cultures, a traveler’s mind can often buzz with the day’s excitement, making restful sleep elusive. The Herbal Zen’s Sleepytime Steamers are crafted to address this very issue, encouraging relaxation and sleep, no matter where in the world or what time zone you find yourself.
Unlike liquid aromatherapy oils, these steamers are solid and travel-friendly, ensuring no spills in your luggage and easy use in any hotel shower. I like to pop a few steamers into a ziplock bag and pack with my toiletries. I always take the sleepytime steamers to help transition from day to night and when I’m traveling with my kids, the cold kicker steamers have come to the rescue more than once.
For those who wander, these steamers are akin to a sleep concierge, ensuring that wherever your travels may lead, a restful night is but a shower away.
One travel accessory that we always have on hand is Waka Coffee’s freeze-dried instant coffee packs. It tastes just like freshly brewed coffee, and you only need to add hot water, which makes it an ideal travel product to pack, especially on road trips and long-haul flights.
I love the taste of coffee but can’t always handle the caffeine, and I’m pleased to report that Waka’s decaf coffee packs taste incredible. It is no surprise that Waka Coffee has a long list of testimonials from the biggest names like Us Weekly, Forbes, The NY Times, Esquire, and many, many more.
It’s no secret that I love my wine. But wine doesn’t love me at high altitudes! When I fly, I try not to drink wine or any other alcohol for that matter but I still like to enjoy a nice drink. Cue Jukes.
Jukes Cordialities are crafted with an intricate blend of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, centered around the healthful core of organic apple cider vinegar. This concoction results in a drink that is not only “absurdly delicious” with a “dry and complex taste” but also boasts a tiny sugar and calorie content, aligning perfectly with the health-conscious traveler.
I love the tiny size of these Jukes concentrates which can be easily packed in my carry-on. So, when you’re packing for your next adventure, remember to leave a little space for Jukes – the perfect travel companion for the luxury connoisseur.
TRAVEL GIFTS: EXPERIENCES
Origin Travel Planning App
Origin is a trip planning app for custom-designed trips that includes a travel membership connecting you with local experts worldwide, working together to create a unique experience for you. There is no need for various apps and websites. All of Origin’s magic happens within just one app.
Perhaps one of the best features of Origin’s trip-planning app – having access to a travel curator 24/7. For example, during our trip to Portugal, we decided halfway through our itinerary that we wanted to replace one of our downtime days in Porto with an extra day in Lisbon.
I sent a chat message within the app to our personal travel curator, and he rearranged our itinerary to accommodate the changes. He added an extra city tour in Lisbon for us. I easily paid the additional cost in the app, and we were all set. It really is as simple as that with Origin.
If you love to travel, enjoy luxury hotels, and want to have every little detail taken care of for you, Origin should be at the top of your list. You can have the trip of your dreams without any of the hassles. Origin handles all the details, and you focus on enjoying your vacation. No two trips will be the same – unless you want them to be!
Fever Travel Experiences
Don’t know where to head this weekend? No problem. Fever delivers a curated list of the most exciting events, things to do, and to see in your city, tailored just for you. You can enjoy exciting events and the most interesting plans, get access to top tourist attractions, discover tons of secret places and find out about the best events and activities in major cities near you.
Hipcamp Gift Cards
Hipcamp offers gift cards in any denomination for campers, glampers, RVers, and other nature lovers. They offer more than 450,000 unique outdoor stays across Canada, the U.S., France, Spain, Australia, Ireland, and the U.K. It’s the perfect way to discover unique outdoor experiences and unexpected places. The possibilities are endless. If you are looking for holiday travel gifts that travelers will actually use, a Hipcamp Gift Card is a fantastic option.
TRAVEL GIFTS: BOOKS & CRAFTS
Lonely Planet Coffee Table Travel Books
Lonely Planet is synonymous with travel, and what better way to inspire wanderlust than to have these gorgeous coffee table books for inspiration? Our personal favorites are 100 Amazing Places Away from the Tourist Trail and Epic Road Trips of the Americas. If you love exploring areas far from the tourist crowds and dreaming of your next adventure, these travel books will be well-used.
One of our favorite recent finds for a quiet and mess-free activity while traveling. Kids will love painting with water and then watching their masterpiece slowly fade away as it evaporates.
It is quick to set up, and “Painting” with water is truly mess-free. There is no ink, paint, or chemicals, and it’s fun for all ages. The Buddha Board helps kids explore the creative process, and it is ideal for travel when you want your kids to have some downtime that doesn’t involve a screen.
LeadHER Craft Kits
These LeadHER collection craft kits introduce girls ages 7-12 to mighty trailblazing women like Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, and Rosa Parks while creating a lasting keepsake that can be displayed proudly in their room. It’s a great activity for road trips.
We love these crafts kits because they provide an educational story, include thoughtful discussion questions that encourage girls to chase their dreams and use their voice for change, and for every purchase made, a portion of the proceeds are donated to organizations working to empower girls across the globe.
FAQ – Holiday Travel Gift Guide
What is a good gift for someone who is traveling?
Choose from any of the travel products listed above. They have all been vetted by our travel team.
What do you get someone leaving on a trip?
If you want to buy a travel gift for someone leaving on a vacation, consider getting them something practical that will make their journey easier.
Which gift is best for going abroad?
Purchase a good piece of luggage like Victorinox or Monos and a solid pair of walking shoes.
What to get a woman who likes to travel?
Buy her a new airplane pendant necklace or a good set of compression packing cubes from Monos.
What to get a couple who travels?
Buy them a membership to Origin’s planning app service so they can enjoy their vacation while someone else takes care of all the details.
How do you give someone a gift far away?
The easiest way is to gift them with an experience from Fever. There are many experiences worldwide for them to enjoy.