Travelers can be a challenge to buy gifts for since they tend to appreciate experiences over possessions. But with the holidays around the corner, we cannot deny it’s still nice to hand over a physical gift all wrapped up in pretty paper. This travel gift guide features a wide range of thoughtful present ideas for the holiday season (or year-round)! We have broken down the gifts by category: Tara’s Picks, Michael’s Picks, Frequent Flyer, and Luxe.
Here is this list is a mix of my essential travel items (hello, skincare products!) along with things I still yearn for. Also, I threw in a wine tumbler because when you want that glass of Sauvignon Blanc to stay chill by the beach, this is the perfect item!
- Slip Beauty Mask / 2. Longchamp Backpack / 3. Aesop Jetset / 4. Aesop Hydrating Mist / 5. Spanx Leggings / 6. Wine Tumbler / 7. iPad Mini
Michael picked out some of his go-to travel items (Kindle Paperwhite is a must on his list) along with some smart items to always pack like rain jackets. If you can’t tell, he tends to keep things minimalist which is great for packing light.
If you are looking for gifts for that traveler who is always on the go, then this is it. Eye masks and travel pillows are a must when flying long distances. And, of course, don’t forget about those sound-proof earbuds!
- Packing Cubes / 2. Noise Masking Earbuds / 3. Cocktail Kit / 4. Away Bigger Carryon / 5. Luggage Scale / 6. Ursa Major Travel Essentials / 7. Eyemask
And of course, we had to include the splurge items, the ones that are an investment piece. For example, a brand new Sony DSLR camera (*drool*). Is the traveler in your life into video? Maybe change their video perspective with a drone! All of these are items to help elevate their travel experiences.
- DJi Drone / 2. Tumi Expandable Luggage / 3. La Mer / 4. Shinola Duffel / 5. Sony FE 24 Lens / 6. Sony A7III
We hope you enjoyed this gift guide! Please feel free to leave us comments on other items you would include in your own personal gift guide.