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.
Smart luggage is a game changer for frequent flyers. Shop Away's new collaboration with Rashida Jones for carry-ons in gorgeous dusty shades.
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.
These stylish waterproof boots are perfect for exploring snowy cities or the great outdoors.
Keep chargers, headphones, and other tech accessories in place with this leather roll-up, which is made a little more special with custom monogramming.
Help your favorite jet-setter sink into luxury on long-haul flights with this silky smooth sleep mask.
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.
This retro city map can be crushed and crumpled with ease, thanks to the durable, waterproof material.
This comprehensive kit of travel minis has heavenly scents, including chamomile, bergamot, and sage.
Gift your beach-bound friend this modern, minimal towel inspired by Biarritz, a small coastal town in the South of France.
Make a hotel bed feel a little more luxe without high-thread-count sheets with these Brigitte Bardot–inspired pajamas.
Keep all your devices juiced on the go.
A great stocking filler that will make any long-haul flight feel a little more glamorous.
Anyone with long hair will appreciate this compact hot tools travel kit to take on their next adventure.
This chic pocket guide will teach your friend how to order a meal in French, Italian, or Spanish.
Who wants to listen to a baby cry during a long flight? These chic headphones will block out all the ambient noise.