Looking for a gift she won’t return? These presents are one any traveler would be delighted to receive. From stocking stuffers to splurges, we’ve got a gift idea for every budget (and every travel persona).
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Away The Travel Neck Pillow
Frequent flyers will appreciate getting Away’s The Travel Neck Pillow. Made from a pillowy foam material and quilted padding, the neck pillow has enough structure to actually support your neck on a plane—but still packs down into a small carrying case that can clip on the side of your carry-on for easy transport.
LEKI Glace Mittens
Know someone who always has cold hands but loves being outside in the winter? Make their ski season better with Leki’s Glace Mittens. Described as “a sleeping bag for the hands” these waterproof mittens are lined with extra high insulation Primaloft that will keep hands warm no matter how low the temperature drops.
Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Travel Set
The Barefoot Dreams brand is beloved for its signature soft and cozy fabric. Take that warmth and comfort with you on the road with the Cozychic Travel Set. The includes a satin-lined eye mask, a pair of socks, and a drawstring travel bag to pack it all in.
T-Core Power Bank
A tiny power bank makes a perfect and useful stocking stuffer for any traveler. This miniature one from T-Core can fully charge your phone in less than 30 minutes. It’s compatible with lightning, micro, and Type-C chargers, so you can charge all your devices (including two at one time) without packing extra power banks.
Slip Lovely Lashes Pure Silk Contour Sleep Mask
Upgrade her eye mask to one that’s made from pure silk, like this one from Slip. In addition to hair and skin friendly-silk, the mask features a contoured design that will allow eyes to move freely (which is important for deep sleep). The shape also helps to block out light, so you can sleep better even on a brightly lit plane.
Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender
Everlane’s ReNew Transit Weekender is the most versatile bag you can have in your travel arsenal. With a padded laptop sleeve, two water bottle holders, luggage handle pass-through, and plenty of pockets, this is the perfect bag for short trips, gym sessions, work, and more. It can even be carried in a variety of styles, from crossbody to on-shoulder.
The Harmonist Discovery Set
Perfume is a tough one to pack, unless it’s this perfectly portable discovery set from The Harmonist. This gift set includes 10 different scents, each in a travel-friendly 1.5 ml size. The fragrances are designed to be layered, so the giftee can create their very own custom scent.
Eddie Bauer Departure Pants
Eddie Bauer’s Departure Pants are even more comfortable than leggings and definitely look more polished. The lightweight pants are perfect for everything from long plane rides to hot weather hikes. The Departure Pant’s cooling fabric offers UPF 50+ sun protection, moisture-wicking, and plenty of stretch.
Vessi Weekend Shoes
Know someone who always packs too many shoes? Gift her Vessi’s Weekend Shoes, a stylish and comfortable sneaker that’s also waterproof—so it can replace bulky boots on rainy trips. These unique shoes will not only repel rain, but also other liquids and stains—so you can safely opt for the white color if that’s your style.
Tentree Cloud Shell Long Puffer Jacket
Travelers headed to a cold destination this winter (or who live in one) will love Tentree’s Cloud Shell Long Puffer Jacket, which feels like a wearable sleeping bag. It’s rated for temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The sustainable jacket is filled with synthetic PrimaLoft Black ThermoPlume insulation, which is more eco-friendly than down. Features like a packable removable hood, a designated cell phone pocket, and a back neck hanger loop make this jacket great for travel.
Pura Smart Diffuser
Scent is powerfully tied to memory. Bring fond memories of travel home with the Pura Smart Diffuser, which offers destination-themed fragrances like Hawaii, Ski Trip, Havana, Big Sur, and more. Travel between two different moods with the touch of a button—the unique diffuser holds two scents that can easily be switched between. The smart diffuser can be paired with an app on your phone and controlled from anywhere in the world, so you can return from a trip to a great-smelling house.
JJ Winks Pajamas
Make your next hotel stay as comfortable as possible by packing JJ Winks pajamas. Made from a super soft (and sustainable) modal spandex fabric, these pajama pieces can be mixed and matched for warm or cold weather. Bonus: the tops feature built-in support.
Know someone with a colorful style? Help them stand out at the baggage carousel with Roam’s Carry-On suitcase. All of Roam’s luggage can be customized in thousands of color combos (you can pick different colors for everything from the wheels to the handle and everything in between). Personalize it even further with a monogram patch that will leave no question as to whose bag this is.
Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack
Fjallraven’s stylish Kanken backpack is super popular among travelers, so if you know someone who doesn’t have one yet, this is a great gift idea. The backpack comes in a wide range of fun colors, so you can surprise someone with one in their favorite shade.
Brooklyn Candle Studio Diffusers
Can’t afford to give a plane ticket to a far-flung destination? Whisk someone away through scent instead with Brooklyn Candle Studio’s line of travel-themed scent diffusers. Choose from dream vacation spots like Santorini, Maui, or Italy, and enjoy the long-lasting fragrance for up to five months.
prAna Alpine Air Jacket
prAna’s Alpine Air Jacket is the perfect gift for women who travel to hike. This ultra-packable jacket stows away into its own built-in pocket, ready to be stashed in a backpack or carry-on. Despite its light weight, this layerable shell provides plenty of warmth. The eye-catching geometric quilting pattern gives this jacket a little bit more style compared to a regular active puffer jacket.
F. Major Heels
High heels and travel don’t generally pair well together, but F. Major’s heels are the exception. These stylish pumps hide a comfortable foam insole that gives all-day comfort, making them perfect for business trips or nice dinners abroad.
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