Wondering what to get your favorite travel enthusiast? Whether they’ve resumed flying, taken to hiking and road-tripping or are finding creative ways to fuel their passion as they use this time to reflect and prepare, we’re here to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey.
From innovative tech to keep them entertained and connected (you have to see these sunglasses!) to stylish clothing and accessories to keep them warm and collected (no last-minute ironing!), read on for a roundup of sure-to-please gifts for every adventure-seeker on your list.
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- Best equipment & gear travel gifts
- Best clothing & accessories for travel for women
- Best clothing & accessories for travel for men
- Best grooming & hygiene travel gifts for women
- Best grooming & hygiene travel gifts for men
- Best tech & entertainment travel gifts
- Best unique travel gifts
Best equipment & gear travel gifts
Consider this pack a more glorified hiking backpack or a smaller version of a carry-on. With 42 liters to fill, three different padded technology sleeves for all of your devices, a suitcase style opening, rain cover and more pockets than you know what to do with, you'll wonder why you hadn't invested in this item before. Each pack comes in an array of differing colors, because they're made with leftover fabric from large companies. One reviewer described it as "great quality, super functional and gorgeous!"
For nights when the campfire light isn't strong enough or you want to take a nighttime hike, this LED lantern lasts up to 12 hours on batteries. With that amount of life, it can even be trusted to last during power outages. This lantern also has four different modes, including warm light, flashing light and daylight settings.
Fold and pack this compact metal table to use when dining, playing card games, or to serve as a table to sit in between camping chairs when traveling. It even includes a carrying case to make commuting easier. With over 6,500 five-star ratings, this table will become your new favorite, along with other reviewers who call it a "good quality, no frills product."
All this piece of gear requires is two trees or posts. When a lounge chair won't do the trick, lay back and relax in a nylon hammock. Reviewers love this version of ENO's hammocks because it's easier to get in and out of compared to their double hammock, meant for two people. "The most comfortable hammock I’ve ever been in," one reviewer said, adding that the "material is cool and refreshing."
Not everyone likes carrying around a water bottle all day, but keeping hydrated while on vacation is crucial. This innovative cup can be filled with both hot or cold liquids, and after you've quenched your thirst, it can collapse with ease and be tossed in a backpack.
Fill their cup with this fancy espresso machine from Wacaco. It has racked up over 3,800 ratings on Amazon from reviewers who rely on it to get their caffeine fix on the fly.
Ensure they stay hydrated on those trails with their very own Hydro Flask. This one is nontoxic, BPA-free and keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours (or hot for up to 12). And there’s no risk to buy; each bottle comes with a lifetime warranty.
When it comes to keeping your stash cold, Yeti is about as cool as it gets, hailed by campers, beach-goers and well beyond for the brand’s durable, insulated designs and chilling effects. Start their collection with this easy-to-carry Hopper, which is roomy enough for up to 12 cans and puncture-proof for proper snack protection.
Treat them to their own mobile lodge with this roomy cabin tent from Coleman. The water- and wind-resistant construction boasts eight windows for added circulation, two large doors for easier maneuvering, and is spacious enough to fit three queen-size airbeds for accommodating everyone in your pod.
Create a soft place to land with one of Kelty’s ultra-comfy sleeping bags. This one is as plush as it is toasty on colder nights (for extra credit, consider throwing in a cushy sleeping pad).
Give them a lift with this beloved carrier from Babybjörn, which will allow them to keep their baby close while navigating every day and away. The breathable and secure design comes with three fabric options—3D mesh, 3D jersey and cotton—and a full palette of shades and patterns (including a newer, leopard print).
For the traveling parent, consider this bestselling backpack from Dagne Dover, which has a near-perfect rating for offering convenience (including easy-access wipes and clip-on stroller attachments) without compromising style. While we wouldn’t be surprised to see this bag get use beyond their diaper bag days, the brand also offers a range of regular backpacks.
Consider surprising the growing family with a hot new set of wheels. The latest model from Bugaboo features an ergonomic, easy-to-maneuver design with advanced suspension and is described by the coveted brand as “the most comfortable go-anywhere, do-anything stroller” on the lot (for a lower price point, the Bugaboo Bee 6 is another travel-friendly favorite).
Help them stay sorted with this top-rated set of luggage cubes from Bagail. It’s equipped with eight sealable solutions for all of their organizing needs (including cosmetic and shoe bags) and comes in over a dozen different colors for various packing personalities.
Give them the gift of never having to misplace their phone or laptop charger again with this savvy organizer from Bagsmart, which has dedicated compartments for keeping all of their cords and plugs in check. Bonus points if you equip it with an international power adapter!
Shopping for the frequent flyer? Consider upgrading their status with luggage from Paraval, which has been picking up speed for its sustainable sourcing and streamlined designs. Each piece comes equipped with TSA-approved locks and a five-year warranty for added security (save more with these luggage sets).
Best clothing & accessories for travel for women
Don't fiddle with plastic baggies or worry about your necklaces tangling together in your cosmetics bag with a travel jewelry case. This leather option from Quince includes spots for bracelets, earrings, rings and necklaces, with clasps and hooks to keep them separated and tangle-free. "I love it, very pretty gadget but it is a must have for any trip," one reviewer said.
Paravel is known for its sleek, eco-friendly accessories — and this one is not to be missed. Anyone who doesn't want to carry around a handbag all day or might be bringing home more souvenirs than expected will enjoy the convenience of this packable backpack.
Whether they’re headed to the airport or just to the office, this classic, structured tote from Cuyana (made from traceable Italian leather in a woman-owned factory in Turkey) will ensure they arrive in style. For a bag with snap closure, the brand’s System Tote is another safe bet.
Keep their hands free and essentials near with this padded belt bag from Calpak, which is sporty enough for working up a sweat yet stylish enough for brunch. There’s a range of shades, along with a coordinating duffel and backpack for life’s bigger adventures.
This long sleeve tee offers SPF 50 protection and is made from recyclable materials, comes in eight various colors and is stretchy, meaning it won't cling uncomfortably on your skin. In addition, the moisture-absorbing fabric dries quickly, making it easier to wear when kayaking, fishing or any other water activities. One reviewer described it as "a light, good coverage layer for summer evenings, very comfortable under a sweater in the fall and winter."
Make sure they always have something to wear with a versatile cashmere crewneck. Quince has managed to make the once luxury a necessity by offering flattering, well-made designs at an unbeatable price point (available in a range of colors and fits for men and women). Unsure about sizing? Opt for a cashmere wrap or scarf instead.
The sustainable, durable fabric of this hardworking jogger offers stretch and breathability for morning runs and weekend errands, while the tapered silhouette doubles as a polished trouser for the office (there’s even a tuxedo stripe along the sides for more formal events). The low-maintenance pair is also wrinkle-proof, making it the perfect packing essential.
Insulate their next run with this fitted (and packable!) coat from Lululemon. Not only is it equipped with special ThermoChannel construction for added warmth but the two-way stretch, windproof, water-repellent fabric offers more agility and protection on breezy, rainy days.
Designed to tackle all of the elements, this windbreaker from L.L. Bean is described as slightly fitted, so size up for ultimate comfort and flexibility, especially if using for hiking or activities where they might need full mobility. Reviewers noted that this windbreaker is lightweight and breathable.
Bracing for lower temperatures? This puffer from Columbia has them covered with “downlike synthetic” insulation and a custom thermal-reflective lining that harnesses a person’s own body heat for added warmth on brisk days—perfect for snowy commutes and ski retreats.
Of course, no cold-weather wardrobe is complete without a good pair of boots, and the UGG Adirondack—available in black and chestnut—is a top pick for its stylish design and ability to keep toes toasty at temperatures as low as -32˚C. The brand’s Quilted Performance Glove is another winter classic.
Put some extra pep in their step with Brooks Glycerin 19, one of our go-to sneakers for agility and comfort (even for longer runs). Opt for a design with "nightlife" details for added visibility during night treks (more reflective options right this way).
Known by outdoor enthusiasts and loved by summer camp counselors everywhere, Chaco sandals are a traveler's best friend due to their versatility. Simply adjust the straps to your liking and wear on a hike, in the water or if playing yard games. Described as a "perfect heavy duty sandal," these will become their new favorite go-to.
Appeal to their inner compass with this travel-themed (and layerable!) coin necklace from Gorjana, which comes in silver and gold and will serve as the perfect companion piece to all of their wardrobe staples. The brand also offers plated necklaces that can be customized with their most frequented coordinates.
Best clothing & accessories for travel for men
Snag this fuzzy fleece to keep him warm long after the trip ends. It's perfect for the guy who loves an outdoor trek.
No one wants to sit on a plane for hours in a pair of jeans. These soft joggers have a "lived-in" feel, according to the brand, so they'll feel just as cozy as the pairs he already loves.
Let him take the streets in a fresh pair of kicks — the Nike Blazers are practically everywhere right now. The vintage-inspired look can go with practically anything in his wardrobe.
This classic boot will always be a welcomed gift. It checks all of the boxes: It's waterproof, has a grippy lug sole and features a removable insole, so they can add inserts for comfort.
Complete the serene scene with a spa-worthy robe from Parachute. This one features the ever-popular and easily packable cloud weave and is made of premium 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton for the ultimate in relaxation.
If you have a particular traveler on your hands, this well-rounded bag could just be the ticket to their happiness. Not only is it the perfect size (just roomy enough and easy to carry) but it includes a laptop sleeve and additional compartments for tracking all of their gear on the go (available in nylon and leather).
Best grooming & hygiene travel gifts
Consider replenishing their Dopp kit with elevated essentials from Aesop. This travel-friendly "Departure" set will have them feeling refreshed during and after long flights
Save them time and money at the salon with this multitasking tool from Revlon, which goes on triple duty as a blow dryer, brush and styler in one and won’t take up too much room in their carry-on. Plus, it has more than 337,000 five-star ratings on Amazon alone!
Only 19 millimeters big, this curling wand will fit perfectly in a personal bag, carry-on or even a small backpack when traveling. For the traveler who needs to make sure their hair goals always live up to the hype, their curls will stay in place thanks to this mini hot tool.
Nip pesky zits that might pop up from traveling and dealing with the change in conditions with these star-shaped pimple patches. Perfect for dealing with 'maskne' or pimples that pop up thanks to a diet change when traveling, these patches work overnight to combat acne and promote clean skin.
Pack these soap sheets on a long hike where you know there won't be sinks and readily available running water available, or use before eating a snack on the plane. Pour a little bit of water in the palm of your hands and wipe them with these sheets to create a lather that will rinse your hands — no bathroom needed!
Because you truly never know when you'll need it, this grooming kit includes nail clippers, scissors, a razor, corkscrew, lint brush and all of the necessities like a toothbrush, comb and tweezers, it's safe to say that this kit has it all. Available in five different colors including red and burgundy, travelers will never be seen without this pack.
Appropriately named, this kit is TSA-approved and comes with all of the essentials needed for a refreshing touch-up while traveling. Included in this set is SPF moisturizer, conditioning beard shave, hair and body cleanser and deodorant. The kit even comes with a toiletry bag to make packing and traveling even easier. "I highly recommend this set to anyone that travels frequently," said one reviewer who also happens to be a flight attendant.
Best tech & entertainment travel gifts
Help them stay the course with this innovative band from Fitbit. Highlights include tracking their daily activities, monitoring their sleep and heart rate and offering words of encouragement for when you can’t be there (there’s also a new Ace 3 Activity Tracker for the active kids in your life).
Connect them to their favorite people and places with these innovative buds from Sony, which work with Google Assistant and Siri and deliver up to 20 hours of smooth talking and listening (cue the travel podcasts!). If you’re looking to make a bigger investment, the Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones with built-in Alexa have been gaining momentum on Amazon’s Choice list.
No TV? No problem. Any blank canvas becomes a full-blown movie theater, thanks to this compact pick from Miroir, which delivers a crisp picture as large as 50 inches and has a built-in speaker for ample sound. It also offers two hours of battery life for life paths that don’t include a power outlet.
Surprise them with an entire library at their fingertips, thanks to the Kindle Paperwhite. The latest edition offers a slimmer frame with a 6.8-inch glare-free display and up to 10 weeks of battery life for uninterrupted reading. (The new Fire HD10 is another good pick for those who prefer to watch their stories play out on screen.)
For those who like to be dialed in, there’s these superhero-esque smart glasses from Ray-Ban, which will enable them to take calls, listen to media, snap photos and videos and share through Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp with the tap of a button.
Set them up for a good night’s rest with this rechargeable sound machine from Yogasleep. It offers three settings—bright white noise, deep white noise and gentle surf—and includes a clip for easy hanging (especially great for new parents!).
While on the topic of family entertainment, this electronic game challenges users to complete a range of tasks while staying on pace and on target. The compact size makes it ideal for road trips, and it can be used solo or with up to four players.
Stick this game in a stocking or include as part of a surprise while on a long road trip to keep impatient travelers at bay. Play over the armrest, on the camper dining table, airplane tray table, or while waiting out a rainy day in a hotel. "Our family loves this game. Having it in a smaller travel size for the camper / backpack is awesome," one reviewer said.
Create comedic conversation around the campfire with this quirky question game, sure to get a laugh out of even the most stubborn of travelers.
Best unique travel gifts
Whether they need accommodations at their destination or are in need of a fun activity to do once they get there, an Airbnb gift card can be a great help. Plus, once they add the funds to their Airbnb account, they'll never expire.
Give them something to remember with a keepsake book from Shutterfly. The brand offers a range of travel-themed layouts for curating the perfect collection of photos from their adventures (or you can give them a gift card and let them do the choosing).
Pay tribute to their home away from home, while beginning or contributing to their pottery collection, with a timeless Le Creuset Destination Mug. The current assortment covers eight major U.S. cities, including New York, California, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Gift to the frequent hiker who dislikes dousing themselves in gallons of bug spray, or slip into your child's overnight bag for sleepaway camp. These mosquito repellent bracelets have a citronella scent and are made with essential oils, meaning you won't have to deal with the smell of traditional bug spray. "I’ve tried everything and nothing worked until I tried these bracelet repellents," said one reviewer, adding "I wear them on a wrist and an ankle. No bites!"
For the family that frequents their lake house, a certain campsite or beach destination, gift them this personalized flag that will show off their love for their getaway. With wording that ranges from campground settings, to lake houses and happy places, be sure to gift them one that suits their fancy.