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The 20+ Best Travel Gifts for Jet-Setters

Everything they'll need on their transient lifestyle, unpacked.

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Traveling these days can be... complicated. Border restrictions, health risks and anxiety (turned up to 11) make flying even more stressful than it already was before the pandemic. That means it's all the more imperative now to have your travel gear in order. If there was ever a time and place to feel try and feel comfortable, it's during these trying times and it's on a plane. These are the travel gifts to give if you or your loved ones are planning to get back to globe-trotting.

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Dr. Bronner's Hand Sanitizer
Dr. Bronner's

This hand sanitizer is imbued with calming lavender to offset the alcohol fumes. And, since it comes from Dr. Bronner's, you know it's not loaded with chemicals or any other unnecessary ingredients.

Mophie Powerstation Plus
Amazon
mophie

This battery pack from Mophie is ideal for travel. It's slim, powerful and it comes with an integrated charging cable — hard to beat that when traveling, especially when all the outlets at the airport are already spoken for.

Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug
Fellow

Don't pack single-use plastic bottles when you're on the go. Invest in a great reusable tumbler like this one from Fellow, with its gorgeous styling, leak-proof seal, double-wall vacuum insulation and so much more.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Amazon
Sony

There's enough noise out there. These headphones cancel all that and help him rock out to Rush or knock out to Gigi Masin.

Allbirds Tree Runners
Allbirds

Not only are these Allbirds remarkably comfortable in motion — which can be very important when scrambling around airports and subway stations — but they're also absurdly lightweight, making them the perfect shoe for travel.

Away The Bigger Carry-On
Away

Good travel starts with good luggage. Give him a good start with Away's Bigger Carry-On. It's made from lightweight, yet durable polycarbonate material for the shell, has even more space than the regular Carry-On (he's a frequent traveler, after all), and even includes a battery so he can charge his devices quickly and easily.

LiquiSnugs Silicone Travel Bottles (three-pack)
Amazon
TravelSnugs

The travel section at the corner drug store will never have the right shampoo and soap. Instead, he should bring his own and these travel-sized bottles are ideal. They're spill-proof and shatterproof and reusable.

Leatherman Style PS Keychain Multi-Tool
Leatherman

A multi-tool is remarkably handy, especially when traveling. But you can't exactly bring a knife blade on a plane unless you want to have it confiscated by the TSA. This option, however, is fully TSA-compliant, is small enough to stash on your keychain and still boasts an impressive array of tools you might need in your travels.

AeroPress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press
Amazon
Aeropress

He may not be near his neighborhood cafe, but he can bring this handy coffee brewing kit with him and bring his beans of choice.

Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses
Ray-Ban

Not only are Ray-Ban Wayfarers about as iconic as sunglasses get, but these ones can fold down for easier out-of-the-way stashing between uses. And that makes these one of the best options for travel shades around.

Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill
Amazon
Hario
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Compact enough to throw in a tight suitcase, this little guy can grind its way to a beautiful morning mug, wherever he goes.

UL Packing Cube Set
Amazon
Osprey

Packing cubes are a huge headache-saver. Belongings stay organized in transit and are easily unpacked once he finally gets to his destination. These ones from Osprey are made from a durable, lightweight fabric and have easy-access zippers.

Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask
Lunya

With Lunya's Washable Silk Sleep Mask, anyone can shut out the lights in silky luxury and maybe even have some good dreams. It's super comfy and, most importantly, is washable — unlike most silk items.

Paramount 27L Commuter Backpack
Backcountry
Thule

For all the reasons this backpack is good for commuting, it is good for traveling. It has handy pockets throughout, two huge compartments to hold a laptop and other larger items, plus two water bottle sleeves.

Tom Ford Oud Wood Travel Spray
Sephora
Tom Ford

This modern classic cologne from Tom Ford balances notes of vanilla, oud wood and Chinese pepper for a warm and sophisticated scent. The travel size means its TSA-approved and that he doesn't have to worry about how his musk will be received by fellow travelers.

Bellroy Sling Mini
Bellroy
Bellroy

It's nice to carry your essentials close if everything else is packed away. This mini sling bag has enough space to store your phone, wallet, key and other daily necessities.

24 oz Lightweight Wide Mouth Trail Series
Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask

The Trail Series water bottles from Hydro Flask are made for the outdoors and are, therefore, lighter and more portable than their traditional counterparts. That also makes them ideal for travel — you know, since you can't bring liquids through security but you can fill up a bottle after you pass through.

Billykirk No. 258 Standard Issue Toiletry Bag
Billykirk

Our favorite overall dopp kit, the Billykirk toiletry bag boasts a water-resistant waxed canvas exterior, water-resistant nylon lining and a durable, full-grain leather bottom — making it perfect for all his bathroom necessities.

Bevel Beard Trimmer
Bevel

When on the road, your grooming doesn't have to suffer. This beard trimmer from Bevel gives you over four hours of use on a single charge and it's incredibly easy to clean.

Nokona Dopp Kit
Nokona
Nokona

Bigger than the other dopp kits on the list, this one from Nokona can hold everything needed for an extended trip, but also works well for the gym or a weekend away. Plus, it smells like the baseball glove he had growing up and will develop a nice patina over time.

Shinola Travel Watch Case
Shinola

If you know a watch fanatic, they're probably going to need a proper case for when they want to travel with their favorite timepieces. And they don't get much better than this premium leather option from Shinola.

The Best Travel Gear and Accessories for Any Trip
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You've got your suitcase full of socks and underwear, you've got your ticket ready. Here's what else you need.

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