We are talking gifts for a traveler today!! (And this is also kind of like my list of travel favorites, because these are things that I constantly use and love!) I traveled a lot over the past five years and have been able to really test these things out in the wild. So, I hope this list is helpful for you or anyone you might be gifting a traveled-themed gift! Let’s get to the finds….
Traveler Gift Guide
I know this bag had a moment in 2022. I got it when I randomly saw one left in neon highlighter yellow at a Lululemon store. I had been looking for a little crossbody after using this one for months. I wanted something similar and I thought the Lululemon bag would be a really good one to wear running around the airport. When I travel, I usually have a carry-on suitcase, a backpack with all my electronics and beauty stuff, and then this crossbody. I use it to hold my passport, ticket, and phone. And then when I’m boarding the plane, I just stick it in my backpack. Easy peasy, which always feels really helpful for travel.
I’ve had my Bose headphones for what feels like eight years. I got them as a gift at my old corporate job and they are STILL going strong. I use them all the time- when I’m on a plane to cancel out external noise, and also when I’m at home working and want to cancel out external noise, lol. They’re a little pricey but they make a great gift and last a very long time.
Clean, nontoxic travel-size skincare and haircare can be kind of hard to find. I mean, it’s not like you can run to your local CVS and easily find nontoxic, vegan, clean travel-size haircare. Which is why I think mini size travel skin or haircare would make a great gift! My favorite travel haircare said is Innersense. It’s a nontoxic, clean brand and I really love to take their shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner. My favorite skincare for travel is Osea. Their bestseller’s mini kit is perfect for a travel bag! So- I think either of these sets would make a cute gift for the traveler in your life who is also into skincare and haircare.
Packing cubes are so underrated! I need to do a whole TikTok about this because these things literally change the game when you are traveling and want to fit A LOT into one carry-on. The only reason I can ever fit everything into a carry-on is because of these cubes! One of my favorite sets is by Eagle Creek. It comes with a larger folded square that’s perfect for hanging clothes and then smaller cubes for the clothes you can roll. I highly recommend these for any traveler in your life.
I have this case and it works so well for organizing electronics. I keep my camera in it and all those electronic cords we each have from our laptops, phone chargers, portable chargers, etc. It keeps everything organized and streamlined. And, this cube in particular is great, because you can remove pieces of it to set up the organization any way you like.
This also might seem like a weird gift but it’s so useful and not every traveler knows how helpful these are! My boyfriend has been a traveler for so long and never tried to earplugs until I gave him a pair of these exact earplugs. And, for the first time, he was able to sleep on a plane. These are my favorite earplugs – and I’ve tried many. Along with good earplugs, a great sleep mask is just as important! I think I’ve gotten at least two packs of these because I found they work so well to block light out. You could even take the sleep mask and earplugs and pack them in a cute travel cosmetic case and make a travel gift basket.
Last but not least, we had to have a suitcase on the list! And this one is my absolute favorite. If you have any kind of traveler in your life and they’re in need of a suticase upgrade- I highly recommend this Away carry-on. It’s what I’ve been using for years. It rolls seamlessly, is super durable, and has stood the test of time. Plus, it’s also pretty cute. This along with the packing cubes makes an unbeatable travel pair.
I hope this list is helpful if you’re gifting the traveler in your life something! These are all things that I use on the regular and have found to make the travel experience that much better. If you find a travel gift that you love, I’d love to know what it is! Leave a comment on this post and let me know. 🙂
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