15 Gorgeous Gifts Travelers Will Actually Use

Updated 01/09/18
Gifts for Travelers
Original Illustration by Viviana Duron

The best gifts for travelers go beyond a short-lived thrill. In an age when airport queues swell with tourists, airline food resembles Play-Doh, and sanitary rumors are enough to make you scared to touch your tray table, a carefully gifted travel accessory has the ability to add a touch of luxury to the adventure.

Whether your friends and family are frequent flyers, love weekend getaways, or are planning their next bucket list adventure, there are a few thoughtful travel gifts that can transform their trip (without buying a first-class ticket). From smart luggage that charges your phone mid-transit to silk pajamas and pocket menu guides, these 15 unique gifts for travelers will add a touch of luxury to any vacation, no matter how big or small.

Away Rashida Jones Carry-On $245

Smart luggage is a game changer for frequent flyers. Shop Away's new collaboration with Rashida Jones for carry-ons in gorgeous dusty shades.

Quip Metal Electric Toothbrush $40

Toiletry essentials don't have to be banal. This metal handle electric toothbrush comes complete with a travel cover and pint-size toothpaste to take on the go. 

Cole Haan Women's GrandExpløre Waterproof Hiker Boot $280

These stylish waterproof boots are perfect for exploring snowy cities or the great outdoors. 

Mark and Graham Leather Charger Roll Up $49

Keep chargers, headphones, and other tech accessories in place with this leather roll-up, which is made a little more special with custom monogramming. 

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask $45

Help your favorite jet-setter sink into luxury on long-haul flights with this silky smooth sleep mask.

Parachute Merino Travel Kit $169

Know a nervous traveler? They'll have the best sleep of their life with this merino wool kit, which comes complete with a luxe blanket, an eye mask, and a bag that doubles as a pillowcase. 

Palomar S.r.l. Crumpled City Map-Berlin $17

This retro city map can be crushed and crumpled with ease, thanks to the durable, waterproof material. 

Grown Alchemist Skin Strengthening Kit $139

This comprehensive kit of travel minis has heavenly scents, including chamomile, bergamot, and sage. 

Ban.Do Beach Towel $38

Gift your beach-bound friend this modern, minimal towel inspired by Biarritz, a small coastal town in the South of France. 

Journelle Bardot Short PJ Set $164

Make a hotel bed feel a little more luxe without high-thread-count sheets with these Brigitte Bardot–inspired pajamas. 

Cheero Danboard Flavors Power Plus Power Bank $35

Keep all your devices juiced on the go. 

The Carry On x Gray Malin Sprinkle Cocktail Ki $28

A great stocking filler that will make any long-haul flight feel a little more glamorous. 

NuMe Jet Setter Kit $139

Anyone with long hair will appreciate this compact hot tools travel kit to take on their next adventure.

How to Read the Menu in France, Italy, and Spain by Herb Lester $11

This chic pocket guide will teach your friend how to order a meal in French, Italian, or Spanish. 

H4 in Violet
B&O Play H4 in Violet $299

Who wants to listen to a baby cry during a long flight? These chic headphones will block out all the ambient noise.

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