- Lindsay Paige Stein
10 Best Gifts For Travelers (That They'll Actually Use)
It's that time of year again! What do you get someone who has everything? If you're looking for the perfect gift for the travel lover in your life, then I've got you covered. After years of traveling the world, I found there's just some products that completely improve your trips and will successfully complete your travel checklist. Whether it's an airline travel gift card or an amazing Amazon find that will make flying more comfortable, here are the 10 best gifts for people who love to travel this year that travelers will actually get excited about. There's even a few that are perfect last-minute gifts for secret santa, white elephant, or stocking stuffers!
1. Airline Gift Card
The best gift to get a traveler? More opportunities to travel! By getting them a gift card to their favorite airline of choice, you're helping them towards their next big trip. Whether they are Delta loyal or prefer JetBlue, I promise you can't go wrong with a few hundred dollars towards their next flight.
2. Customized Leather Passport Holder
Now, the travel lover in your life most likely already has their own passport holder, but check to see if they're due for a new upgrade. I got this pebbled leather passport from Graphic Image that is customized with my initials and color choice, and I'm obsessed! It holds your passport and boarding pass perfectly.
3. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
This product has been a game changer for me and my headaches. These Blue Light Blocking Glasses from Amazon truly helps with headaches, especially when used on long-haul flights. It's great for someone who is constantly working on-the-go, or always on their phones and laptops (because who isn't these days?).
4. TUMI Backpack
I love my TUMI backpack, and your travel-loving friend will too. It's the best of the best, and the Voyager Backpack is one of the most affordable options from the brand. I snagged mine on sale on Rue LaLa, so keep a lookout for those discounts!
5. Toptote Hat Clip
This hat clip is life-changing for travelers. Toptote's patented hat clip eliminates the need for a bulky hat box with a revolutionary clip that lets you carry your hat hands-free when you're out and about or traveling.
6. Diptyque Candles x Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels Gift Set
This limited-edition set ($235) includes a pre-loaded Mr & Mrs Smith gift card with a minimum of $150 to spend on a retreat at any of the hotels, villas and insider-led experiences in the collection. It also comes with signature travel-sized Diptyque scents Feu de Bois, Ambre and Baies.
7. Packing Cubes Set
I recently just started using packing cubes, and it totally cut down my packing time in half. This JJ Powers packing cube set I found on Amazon is very light-weight and includes various different sizes and an amazing toiletry bag that I put in my carry-on backpack.
8. Vacuum Seal Travel Kit
Travel like a total pro with this compact vacuum seal kit from Urban Outfitters. The battery-powered vacuum pump sucks air out of bags and shrinks your clothes down to their smallest configuration. The best part? The vacuum seal is compact enough to take with you so you can bring souvenirs back home!
9. Skincare Masks
Any traveler heading on a long-haul international flight knows it's important to keep your face moisturized. That's why I'm loving this 4-piece "On the Fly" treatment kit that comes with an illuminating flash masque, hydrating 5-minute mask, rejuvenating eye gels, and hydrating lip gels.
10. TRTL Travel Pillow
The world famous TRTL travel pillow has been breaking the internet this year. The traveler in your life can always use a little extra comfort, so this is the perfect gift that they'll be excited to use on their next trip.