If you've got a jet-setting BFF (ugh, jealous of 'em) or a loved one who's rarely ever in the same area code for long, then welcome to this ultimate gift guide for travelers. I know gift-giving can be a hard feat, especially if you're trying to strike the perfect balance between thoughtful and practical. But that's why I'm here with 39 travel gift ideas to royally spoil the frequent flyer in your life, while also making their whole travel experience easy-peasy.
Could they use a new carry-on? Or maybe some life-changing travel accessories and ways to level up their airport 'fits? Maybe a cool coffee table book of their fave vacay spot, or, heck, a book on how to actually, properly pack a suitcase (I know you have someone in mind for this one). Whatever their needs are, I'm sure you'll find the perfect gift for 'em, below! Scroll on through, and maybe even pick up a lil sumthin' for yourself, too.
If you're a procrastinator (read: me), though, listen up: We're expecting serious shipping delays this holiday season. So instead of telling yourself you'll snag that prezzie tomorrow (we all know you're gonna forget), do it ASAP.
This three-piece set is lightweight but sturdy for a bespoke travel moment. Oh yea, and when they're not in use, the two smaller ones can be stored inside the bigger suitcase. Space-saving FTW!
For the ultimate jet setter, consider getting them this travel subscription service. For $99 a month, they'll get tons of members-only deals on hotels, awesome savings on tours and experiences, and loads of other juicy perks.
This face mask is a bestseller for a reason, folks. They can wear it overnight or while actually traveling to keep that face looking (and feeling) fresh.
If your giftee always has the best shows and movies downloaded on their iPad while traveling, they def need this faux-crocodile case to make watching easier and chicer.
Odds are you have a pal who walks everywhere while traveling. (Couldn't be me!) Their feet will thank you for these comfy sneakers.
Noise-canceling headphones are a travel must-have. And these bbs can hold up to 40 hours of battery life after just five minutes of charging, which means your giftee can be running late and still charge their headphones.
Earbuds are a travel must-have, and they need to be kept safe. This puffy case is a cute way to keep your giftee's essentials in tip-top shape.
We all know someone who tries to take giant bottles of shampoo and lotion on the plane every! Single! Time! Save them from themselves with this cute travel kit.
This leather sling bag is the perfect way for your giftee to keep all their essentials super close while traveling. And seeing as pickpockets love backpacks and open purses...this close-to-your-torso option is key.
Keep their identity and credit cards safe from electronic pickpocketing with this RFID-blocking wallet.
If they're an iPhone user, get them this lens kit (that comes with a mini tripod!) that they can just simply clamp on and get to snapping stunning travel pics worthy of the 'Gram.
Designed for a quick weekend getaway, this travel tote has compartments for everything you can think of—including an extra pair of shoes.
I know, I know, the price tag on this one is pretty high. But if you're down for a luxe gift, then this cashmere travel set (complete with a blanket, travel pouch, and sleep mask) is a worthy pick.
Let's get real for a moment: Bathroom countertop space is never a guarantee when you're traveling. But this hanging toiletry kit will fix that problem for your giftee! Help keep all their ~beauty tingz~ together in one sleek and organized place.
If they love going on trips with their beloved fur bb, then get them this super plush pet carrier that's airline compliant and has a nice faux sherpa lining.
This travel mug folds down to be only two inches tall when empty, so they can take it anywhere without sacrificing valuable bag space.
Here's a hardcover notebook that can withstand the natural wear and tear of travel. It's great for jotting down notes, travel itineraries, or even just thoughtz and feelingz when they're far from home.
I'm just sayin', everyone could use a good sweatsuit for travel days. And this one by Cosmo (that's us!) has a cheeky "evening sweats" on it, so your giftee can let people know this is their fahncy set.
Long gone are the days of shoving a laptop, clothes, and travel miscellaneous in a flimsy backpack. This one by Monos is designed specifically for travel. It'll keep laptops protected and clothing neatly packed.
Retweet if you agree: Going through airport security is a whole different level of stressful. So a pair of comfy slides that can easily be slipped on and off is a must.
Behold: the ultimate guide to packing. Give the gift of knowledge and prepare to be thanked forevermore.
This leather travel case is just *chef's kiss* for housing all their precious jewelry for the length of their trip. Plus, it's even made of anti-tarnishing materials!
Here's another travel must-have: a durable suitcase that 1. is gorgeous and 2. can withstand being thrown around at baggage claim.
Your loved one will have so much fun scratching off each place they've visited after coming home.
For a sentimental keepsake, get them a drinking glass with their favorite city etched in.
If you're looking to gift a fab travel bag, then this leather tote is a great choice. You betcha it can hold a laptop, a change of clothes, a pair of shoes, and tons more.
Machine-washable makeup-removing cloths, but make it travel-sized.
Here's a sweet gift for any BFF you've promised to travel the world with.
They'll never forget to pack sunglasses this chic.
TBH, airplanes can get pretty cold. But good thing travel wraps exist!
Alllll their favorite books on one lightweight ( and waterproof!) device. This is what dreams are made of.
Hundred percent, they're gonna need a good read for the trip there and back. And this one by a former Cosmo editor (hi, Jess!) is a certified must, especially if your giftee is into female-led thrillers.
When they're not traveling, they'll love this absolutely gorg travel coffee table book in their living room.
Gift them this waterproof action camera and ask 'em to shoot some seriously cool travel footage so you and everyone they know can experience serious FOMO. (Cue: tears.)
A sleek passport wallet made with sustainable leather would make for a seriously sweet gift.
I can't even explain to you how life-changing traveling with a hanging toiletry organizer is. Well, for one, it keeps all their stuff in one place—which is clutch, especially if where they're staying has minimal counter space.
What's that? An actually chic pillbox that'll keep all their meds, vitamins, and supplements organized so they won't have to travel with all their pill bottles rattling about in their suitcase? Sold.
If your giftee could use a good personal bag for flights, might as well get them one that's super chic, no?
If your toiletries bag isn't waterproof, then I don't know what to tell ya other than to buy this Caraa one right now. Plus, it comes with two complimentary pouches reserved for shoes and wet clothes.