The 61 Best Gifts for Travelers of 2022

With picks from Palette by Pak, Béis, July, Rhode, and more

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Best gifts for travelers

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When it comes to choosing a gift for someone—no matter the occasion—taking their hobbies and interests into consideration is always the move. And there’s arguably no pastime that lends itself more to a laundry list of fun, on-theme gifts than traveling. You can (obviously) go the route of gifting a great piece of luggage, but there are so many other options out there that will be both practical and pleasing for any travel aficionado. No matter whether they travel weekly for work, are avid globetrotters, or just love a good weekend getaway, we rounded up some of the best presents out there.

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Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment

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Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment

Rhode

Regardless of whether you’re in a plane, train, or automobile, traveling can leave your lips seriously parched. But even the driest of pouts don’t stand a chance against this insanely hydrating lip treatment from Hailey Beiber’s standout skincare line. Per the name, it contains peptides that can help plump and rejuvenate your lips, along with mega-moisturizing shea and cupuacu butters. It also has a slightly more glossy texture than a balm, delivering Beiber’s signature “glazed” look, great for daytime. Still, it’s so moisturizing that you can also use it as an overnight lip mask.

Price at time of publish: $16

What Our Testers Say

“After swiping it on, my lips were glossy and cushioned in moisture. Hours after applying, my lips remained pillowy-soft and quenched.”—Olivia Hancock, Byrdie Editor

Adwoa Beauty Mini Baomint Deluxe Travel Kit

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adwoa beauty baomint trial kit

Adwoa Beauty

As anyone with natural hair will tell you, using the generic shampoo and conditioner at a hotel is definitely not an option. But it’s also challenging to find high-quality, travel-sized hair care products—happily, this is the exception to the rule. The convenient kit comes with six of the (clean, gender-neutral) brand’s best-sellers: shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, protective oil, defining cream, and gel. And yes, all in sizes that won’t get snatched up by TSA.

Price at time of publish: $56

What Our Testers Say

“I loved how my hair felt after using these products; my curls were soft, defined, and frizz-free. The entire experience felt super luxurious, and each product worked well together. The kit also includes an info kit in case you aren't sure how to use the products together.”—Desiree Johnson, Product Tester

Palette by Pak The Original High Fiver

Palette by Pak The Original High Fiver

Palette by Pak

For those who have a consistent and dedicated skincare routine, traveling with the entire line-up can be a real pain. The majority of skincare formulas don’t come in travel-sized versions, and even if the bottle is under 3.4 ounces, many are bulky and breakable. That’s where this comes up huge. Simply decant all of your go-to serums, lotions, creams, and more into these convenient jars. Best of all, they’re easily washable and refillable, a great way to make your travel beauty routine more sustainable, too.

Price at time of publish: $39

What Our Testers Say

“Palette by Pak's The Original High Fiver makes packing your skincare essentials easy and efficient. It's perfect for packing gels, creams, and oils typically housed in oversize or bulky hard-to-pack containers or for more expensive or hard-to-replace products you don't want to worry about spilling. As an added benefit, it's significantly reduced my stress levels when going through security.”—Dacy Knight, Product Tester

Béis The Weekender Travel Bag

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Béis The Weekender Travel Bag

Béis

For quickie trips, we deemed this the best weekender bag out there. It strikes the perfect balance between being spacious yet not too bulky or clunky and has all kinds of smart features, including a laptop sleeve pocket and a separate bottom compartment that’s perfect for packing shoes.

Price at time of publish: $98

Fancii LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

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Fancii LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

Amazon

Keep this compact on hand, and you can easily do your makeup anytime, anywhere—and do it well. No more having to deal with distorted mirrors or using selfie mode on your phone; not only does this have both a regular and magnifying mirror, but it also touts built-in LED lights so that you can actually see what you’re doing. In fact, we think it’s one of the best lighted travel makeup mirrors out there.

Price at time of publish: $25

Andis Fold-N-Go Ionic Dryer

Andis Fold-N-Go Ionic Dryer

Amazon

Sure, there’s a high likelihood that any hotel or Airbnb you stay at these days will have a blow-dryer, and there’s also a high likelihood that it will be an underpowered one that will barely be able to get the job done. This travel dryer is anything but—delivering an impressive 1875 watts of power, ionic technology to help smooth hair, and, best of all, is foldable and has a retractable cord, taking up only a tiny amount of real estate in your suitcase.

Price at time of publish: $29

Hotel Lobby Signature Candle

Signature Candle

Courtesy of Hotel Lobby

When there’s no upcoming trip in the cards, lighting this candle is the next best thing. We’re not quite sure how, but the aptly-named candle really does smell exactly like a chic, high-end hotel lobby (a combo of agarwood, atlas cedar, and vetiver). Light it up, close your eyes, and pretend you’re on vacation.

Price at time of publish: $56

Comrad Knee-High Compression Socks

Comrad Knee-Compression Socks

Comrad

Believe it: Compression socks aren’t just something your grandma wears. They can be a game-changer for travelers, especially on long flights, helping to minimize fluid retention and that dreaded post-flight puffy feeling. These knee-high ones are soft, comfy, and cute—available in a variety of colors in patterns. They’re so cool that even Karlie Kloss loves them.

Price at time of publish: $28

July Carry On

July Carry On

July

There are plenty of great luggage brands out there, but this one offers some unique features we haven’t seen anywhere else. Take this carry-on. For starters, the eggshell shape helps to reinforce corners from cracks and chips, and the entire thing is made from crush-proof polycarbonate. The wheels tout a special technology that makes them extremely smooth and quiet, and the handle can be adjusted to 20 different heights based on whatever feels more comfortable to you. The built-in battery back can charge both your phone and your laptop, not to mention that it can be personalized (in over 12 different languages), always a plus if you’re giving this as a gift.

Price at time of publish: $285

Athletic Greens AG1 By Athletic Greens Travel Pack

AG1 By Athletic Greens Travel Pack

Athletic Greens

The truth of the matter is that, even if you have the best intentions of maintaining a healthy diet and routine, travel can take a serious toll on digestion and health. That’s when this powder supplement can come up huge. One pack contains 75 vitamins and minerals, as well as prebiotics, and all you have to do is mix it with water to reap the benefits.

Price at time of publish: $109

Dagne Dover Remi Glasses Case

Dagne Dover Remi Glasses Case

Dagne Dover

For those who have to bring multiple pairs of sunglasses anytime they travel (insert hand-raising emoji here), a glasses case is invaluable. This is one of our favorites, conveniently rolling up and safely holding up to three pairs of sunnies (and/or regular glasses), along with a mesh pocket for cleaning wipes and cloths. There’s an included hook for easy hanging, and it comes in three neutral colors.

Price at time of publish: $75

ColorScience Sunforgettable Brush-On Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

ColorScience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Sheild SPF 30

Dermstore

It can be (very) hard to remember to reapply sunscreen on any given day, and even more so when you’re busy traveling. That’s why this easy-to-use, brush-on formula is a must. The tiny tube fits even in a small purse; the mineral powder imparts SPF 50 sun protection and gives skin a hint of coverage (it comes in four shades). The brush bristles are antimicrobial, and it’s water- and sweat-resistant, too. In short, it’s ideal for any kind of travel, from beach lounging to city sightseeing.

Price at time of publish: $69

RapidX Capo Magnetic Wireless Charger

RapidX Capo

Amazon

We always love a good multi-tasking product, but even more so when traveling. This acts not only as a magnetic, wireless phone charger and phone stand, but it’s also a tiny-but-mighty Bluetooth speaker that delivers impressive sound quality. Talk about an easy way to reduce tech clutter.

Price at time of publish: $40

Silver Cross Jet 3 Travel Stroller

Silver Cross Jet 3 Travel Stroller

Silver Cross

If you’re looking for a gift for an avid traveler who's also a parent of young kids, listen up. Not only does this compact travel stroller weigh in at only 13.6 pounds, but it also rolls up into what looks like a piece of luggage once it’s folded. So much so that it can fit into the overhead bin on planes—no more gate-checking needed. While it’s pricey, it works for babies and kids up to 55 pounds and can easily be a day-to-day stroller when you’re not traveling. FYI, word on the street is that this is the go-to stroller brand for the British Royal Family, so color us impressed.

Price at time of publish: $450

Lapcos Revitalizing Variety Pack Sheet Masks

Lapcos Revitalizing Variety Pack Sheet Masks

Amazon

Sheet masks are ideal for travel—they’re easy to pack and take up minimal space, not to mention are easy to use even while you’re mid-drive or in flight. Here, you get five from a top-selling K-beauty brand, with formulas that do everything from moisturize to brighten to exfoliate.

Price at time of publish: $17

LG Tone Free T90 Wireless Earbuds

LG Tone Free T90 Wireless Earbuds

Amazon

Fun fact: These are the first wireless headphones to have Dolby Head Tracking for truly impressive-sound quality. There’s a noise-canceling feature as well, and they can also be used with a wire (nice for the hotel treadmill or the plane TV). Our favorite feature? The case has UV nanotechnology to kill bacteria in just 10 minutes, while your earbuds charge.

Price at time of publish: $230

Ashya Passport Bolo

Ashya Passport Bolo

Ashya

This certainly isn’t your ordinary passport holder. It really can double as a chic accessory, given that it’s meant to be worn around your neck and is made from high-end Italian leader and 14k gold-plated hardware. The interior space for a passport, as well as three credit cards or other important documents, so when you’re not traveling, it can easily double as an everyday wallet.

Price at time of publish: $225

Hydros Water Filter Bottle - 20oz

Water Filter Bottle

Hydros

Traveling with a reusable water bottle is obviously a smart, sustainable choice, but that’s not always an option if you’re globetrotting somewhere where the quality of the water is questionable. Luckily, this one comes with a built-in, highly effective filter. The bottle itself is BPA-free and has a  lid that clicks shut, mitigating the likelihood of spills.

Price at time of publish: $20

Serenity Tray Organizer

Serenity Tray Organizer

Serenity

You know those people who essentially “unpack” as soon as they sit down in a plane, spreading out all of their stuff? They need this. The fabric organizer simply slips over the seat back tray table and offers a host of different comparts and pockets to stash everything from your phone to your book to snacks. (It’s also a good way to ensure you never leave anything behind.) Plus, the whole thing is antimicrobial and can be washed in between uses.

Price at time of publish: $45

Evolvetogether Fiji Travel Coconut Powder Face Wash

Evolvetogether Fiji Travel Coconut Powder Face Wash

Evolvetogether

There’s no need to worry about spills or messes when you pack this powdered face wash. Just add water and watch it transform into a luscious foam that both cleanses and exfoliates. You get 30 single-use packets that, wait for it, come in completely dissolvable packaging that disappears under running water.

Price at time of publish: $42

Erin Condren Travel Prep Bundle

Erin Condren Travel Prep Bundle

Erin Condren

There’s no way around it: Traveling can be stressful. But this set helps take out some of the stress of the planning process, with a journal vacation planner to detail and keep track of all of the logistics, plus a categorized packing list notepad. It even comes with a set of cute, floral packing cubes, too.

Price at time of publish: $58

Public Rec All Day Jogger

Public Rec All Day Jogger

Public Rec

Super soft, stretchy, and comfy, these check all of the boxes for what we want in travel pants. There’s a no-roll waistband and pockets and cuffed hems to ensure they still look stylish (despite the fact that they feel like PJs). We also appreciate that it comes in eight different waist sizes and four inseam lengths, making it easy to find the perfect fit.

Price at time of publish: $98

Gemice Travel Bottles

Gemice Travel Bottles

Amazon

Decant your go-to shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, face wash, you name it,  into this set of four travel bottles. Each one holds three ounces, making it TSA-approved. We love that it’s made of BPA-free, food-grade silicone. (So yes, you could even use it to hold your favorite salad dressing if you wanted.) They have a super wide opening for easy filling and dispensing, are totally leak-proof, and come in seven color options.

Price at time of publish, $14

Kashwere Half Blanket

Kashwere Half Blanket

Kashwere

Has anyone ever NOT been freezing cold on a plane? This travel blanket is the perfect size to keep you warm while you fly, not to mention that it comes in a convenient travel pouch. (And doubles as a pillow when it’s folded up inside.) It’s also machine-washable and made from an extra soft chenilla material.

Price at time of publish: $145

Flyte 70 The LightWeight Kit

Flyte 70 The LightWeight Kit

Flyte 70

Sure, you could give someone a makeup case—or you could give them this makeup case, which comes with makeup already in it. The set comes with mascara, a buildable, tinted lip balm, and bronzer/blush, basically all of the essentials you need for a little makeup pick-me-up after a long day of travel. All they have to add is their favorite concealer or complexion product, and they’re good to go.

Price at time of publish: $105

Buckleband Starter Set

Buckleband Starter Set

Buckleband

Resistance bands really are one of the best ways to stay in shape when you’re on the go. They take up no room, are extremely versatile, and you can use them even in a tiny hotel room. This innovative brand features bands with a buckle, making them extra comfortable and resistant to snapping. You get four with varying resistances in this set, all housed in a handy travel bag.

Price at time of publish: $45

Packism Clear Toiletry Bag

Packsim Clear Toiletry Bag

Amazon

Makeup, travel documents, tech accessories, snacks, you name it—these clear pouches can hold it all. They come in a set of two for less than 10 dollars, one of our favorite practical, affordable gift options. And the fact that they’re clear means you’ll always be able to easily figure out what’s inside and find what you need without having to rifle through a million bags.

Price at time of publish: $8

ABBOTT Sampler Set

ABBOTT Sampler Set

Sephora

Not only are these tiny vials of fragrance the perfect size for travel, but we also love that each of the six scents is inspired by nature and unique ecological destinations, with names like Sequoia and Big Sky. Plus, they’re all vegan and non-toxic, made with eco-conscious oils.

Price at time of publish: $25

Pefei Tweezers Set

Pefei Tweezers Set

Amazon

If you’ve never traveled with a pair of tweezers, we’re willing to be there’s been at least one situation where you wish you had. Whether it’s for plucking an errant eyebrow hair, removing a splinter, or an impromptu arts and crafts project, it’s always worth having a pair on hand. And with this set, you get not one, not two, but four different types, all housed in a cutie travel holster. It’s a budget-friendly gift that we can pretty much guarantee will get plenty of use.

Price at time of publish: $10

Paper Culture Travel Photo Books

Paper Culture Travel Photo Books

Paper Culture

What better way to relive all of your favorite travel memories than through photos? These hardcover, layflat albums can be customized with your own photo layouts and text, and are made with post-consumer recycled materials, too. Once completed, they make the perfect addition to any coffee table.

Price at time of publish: from $28

Mumi Design Laundry Bag

Mumi Design Laundry Bag

Mumi Design

A laundry bag may not necessarily be the sexiest gift, but it’s definitely one of the most practical. This one boasts a smaller inner and larger outer bag, both moisture-a and odor-resistant, great for keeping your clean and dirty clothes separate. (We also like the inclusion of a foldable hanger.) It comes in eight colors, and, further upping the cool factor, Kourtney Kardashian is a fan of the brand.

Price at time of publish: $23

Ustawi Glow Protection & Shielding Mist

Ustawi Glow Protection & Shielding Mist

Ustawi

When travels involve spending time in a city, reach for this skin-saving spritz. It traps environmental pollutants on the surface of the skin so that they can’t penetrate and cause damage such as irritation and hyperpigmentation. It’s also delightfully hydrating, a great way to refresh dry skin whenever you’re on the go.

Price at time of publish: $27

Allbirds Women's Wool Runner Mizzles

Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles

Allbirds

At the risk of stating the obvious, shoes can take up a lot of precious space in your suitcase, making versatile footwear a travel must. These sneaks fit the bill. They’re comfortable enough to wear while en route to your destination, offer good traction and support for walking around once you get there, and have a water-repellent shield in case you get stuck in the rain.

Price at time of publish: $125

Grande Cosmetics Lash Luggage

Lash Luggage

Ulta Beauty

Busy travelers might not have time to hit the lash bar—but they can still have showstopping lashes with this kit that contains the cult-favorite Full Size GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum (a three-month supply), mini sizes of a lash conditioner, two conditioning peptide mascaras (including a waterproof version), plus a thickening mascara with castor oil. It’s a perfect gift for the fierce and fabulous on your list. 

Price at time of publish: $69

Roselyn Boutique Ice Roller for Face

Roselyn Boutique Ice Roller for Face

Amazon

Puffiness, redness, weird swelling—traveling can cause all kinds of random skin woes to pop up. This ice roller acts as a magic wand of sorts, helping to calm your complexion, drastically tamp down puffiness, and generally feels cooling, refreshing, and oh-so-good. It’s no surprise that it consistently pulls in rave reviews and is an Amazon top-seller.

Price at time of publish: $12

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks

Amazon

Gold foil eye masks to help depuff travel-weary eyes? Yes, please. These cult favorite, award-winning self-care musts from Wander Beauty are chic enough to be gifted—we’re especially fans of the Rose Gold colorway. One hundred percent of users say the skin around their eyes is brighter and feels more hydrated after just one use. Plus, we love that this brand is cruelty-free, and these foils are free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and mineral oil, making them ideal for all skin types. 

Price at time of publish: $26

Cozy Earth Bamboo Throw Blanket

Cozy Earth Bamboo Throw Blanket

Cozy Earth

Cozy Earth is known for its pajamas—Oprah loves to gift them to her BFFs every year. Just as soft is this temperature-regulating blanket. Designed with an understated design aesthetic, this is a luxury item made with viscose from bamboo for breathability, warmth, and an indulgent skin-feel. One reviewer called it a “slice of heaven.” It’s ideal for travel but can easily be washed and used at home, too.

Price at time of publish: $175

Rahua Enchanted Island Travel Trio

Enchanted Island Travel Trio

Rahua

Achieve beachy waves all year round with this trio of travel-sized products from conscious brand Rahua. These tropical-scented hair care essentials (shampoo, conditioner, and salt spray) are perfect for the sustainable, eco-friendly, and luxury-loving traveler who can appreciate the value of good hair days, especially when on the move.

Price at time of publish: $34

KARITE SHEA BUTTER Creme Mains Nourishing Hand Cream

KARITÉ SHEA BUTTER Crème Mains Nourishing Hand Cream

KARITÉ

There’s hand cream, and then there’s hand cream—or crème mains, like this indulgent hand melt made with raw, unrefined shea butter. We love how this brand uses sustainably sourced ingredients from women-run co-ops in northern Ghana, which deliver intensely hydrating results, protecting hands from frequent washing and harsh elements that often accompany travel.

Price at time of publish: $36

Unwrapped Life The Hydrator Shampoo & Conditioner Bars (Travel Set)

The Hydrator Shampoo & Conditioner Bars (Travel Set)

Amazon

Fortified with oils used in Ayurvedic medicine to improve scalp and follicle health, these travel-friendly concentrated shampoo bars hold the volume of two to three bottles worth of product. They’re special enough for gifting, containing the calming and healing benefits of juniper and palmarosa to chill out any stressed-out traveler.

Price at time of publish: $35

Tony Moly Head to Toe Superstar Mask Set

Head to Toe Superstar Mask Set

Ulta

Hand, foot, and face masks can hydrate and boost skin after a long flight and are a perfect low-key way to chill out after your trip. These cutely packaged TONYMOLY sheet masks feature limited holiday edition sheet masks, I’m Lovely Foot Mask Candy Cane, and I’m Lovely Hand Mask Ginger Snap, plus the bestselling Red Wine, Avocado, and Honey varieties. We love the affordable under $20 price here, too.

Price at time of publish: $15

OlimpiaFit Quick Dry Towel

OlimpiaFit Quick Dry Towel

Amazon

A seasoned traveler can appreciate the convenience of fresh, clean towels anytime, anywhere. Each of these best-selling sets includes three lightweight travel towels in the sizes 50" x 30", 30" x 15", and 15" x 15." Perfect for camping, Airbnb hopping, or a long flight, these lightweight microfiber foldables come through in clutch moments.

Price at time of publish: $10

Baggu Puffy Laptop Sleeve

Puffy Laptop Sleeve 13"/14"

Baggu

Ultra-padded and fashioned with velcro closure, this lightweight lapbook sleeve is the perfect vessel for your on-the-road computer. It comes in 13 different colors and patterns for you to personalize your gift selection—we’re partial to the chic strawberries. Plus, it's made of durable nylon to easily slide in and out of bags. 

Price at time of publish: $32

Grande Cosmetics First Class Beauty

Grande Cosmetics First Class Beauty

Sephora

A first-class traveler deserves first-class lashes and brows. This new set includes a full and mini size of the cult-fave GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, travel-size GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum, and mini-size GrandeLINER to promote the appearance of longer, thicker-looking lashes and bolder-looking brows. Gift fluttering eyelashes and A+ arches with these travel-friendly tubes. 

Price at time of publish: $69

Detox Market Super Chill Facial Pill

 Super Chill Facial Pill

Detox Market

We love this reusable pill-shaped silicone ice mold that helps depuff, refresh, and invigorate skin after a long trip. You can fill it with either plain filtered water or filtered water or spiked with your favorite floral essence. Then pop it in the freezer, and you’re ready to roll. 

Price at time of publish: $12

MARC JACOBS The Teddy Micro Tote

The Teddy Micro Tote

Nordstrom

The Marc Jacobs Tote is the fashion insider’s bag du jour and is ideal for a low-key fabulous travel look. From the same line comes this new drop, a micro tote to stow all your in-flight personal needs. We love the vegan, faux shearling exterior, giving this bag a little seasonal flare. 

Price at time of publish: $225

North Face Borealis Water Repellent Sling Backpack

Borealis Water Repellent Sling Backpack

Nordstrom

Compact and chic, this sling-style backpack from The North Face fits all travel essentials with separate sleeves for your tablet and phone. We love the mesh zip pocket for travel musts like lip balm and wipes, plus a key clip to keep you from digging around your bag when on the go. 

Price at time of publish: $59

Juna The Nightcap Gummy

The Nightcap Gummy

Juna

Help weary travelers get some in-flight zzz’s with this sugar-free gummy formulated with scientifically proven botanicals to help sleep. A full 91% of users reported lower stress levels after taking thanks to the blend of 72 trace minerals and magnesium citrate to help your body relax and calm down naturally.

Price at time of publish: $42

UGG Janey II Transparent Crossbody Bag

Janey II Transparent Crossbody Bag

Nordstrom

A transparent carry-on helps travelers see their stash. You can store toiletries, makeup, travel essentials, even on-flight snacks in this compact purse-style tote, with logo-jacquard webbed nylon straps from UGG. We love it when convenience looks this chic.

Price at time of publish: $95

slip Frequent Flyer Travel Set

Slip Frequent Flyer Travel Set

Bluemercury

Even if they’re stuck in the middle seat across from the bathroom in coach, this set will instantly add a bit of luxe to their travels. Everything needed to get their beauty sleep on planes, trains and automobiles is included: A travel pillow with a removable Slipsilk pillowcase, a Slipsilk sleep mask and a Slipsilk face mask. All three are made from the brand’s signature Slipsilk to feel silky smooth and protect their hair and skin, since silk reduces friction.

Price at time of publish: $150

Molton Brown Festive Bauble Collection

molton-brown-festive-bauble-collection

Bluemercury

Hotel bar soap can leave a lot to be desired, to put it mildly. This charming trio of scented shower gels will bring a smile to their face with the adorable ornament bottles—and so will what’s inside. They’ll want to take whiff after whiff of each one: Sultry pink pepper, piquant black pepper and tart rhubarb.

Price at time of publish: $40

Eileen Fisher Recycled Cashmere Wool Tweed Glovelettes

eileen-fisher-recycled-cashmere-wool-tweed-glovelettes

Eileen Fisher

One of the tricky things about travel is that the climate can be unpredictable—even inside an airplane! These cozy glovelettes are the perfect blend of fashionable and functional. They’ll keep your mitts toasty while your fingers are free. Made from a textural blend of recycled cashmere and wool for a tweedy effect, they’re also an eco-friendly purchase you can feel good about.

Price at time of publish: $98

ghd Unplugged Cordless Flat Iron

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GHD Unplugged Cordless Flat Iron

Sephora

Packing styling tools is tough one since they hog up so much real estate in your suitcase. But not this mini flat iron, which is small in stature but big in power. Cordless and compact, the lightweight styler delivers up to 20 minutes of styling time after charging it with the included USB-C cable. Ideal for on-the-go, it has a heat-resistant case and is pre-set to the optimum styling temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit to smooth locks while delivering shine and fighting frizz.

Price at time of publish: $299

Ellis Brooklyn Library Fragrance Discovery Set

ellis-brooklyn-library-fragrance-discovery-set

Ulta Beauty

Your favorite frequent flier may have learned the hard way that the TSA is not letting any full-sized bottles of perfume get through security. That’s where this set comes in. Stocked with eight Brooklyn Ellis eau de parfums, they can pack one or two on every trip and discover their new signature scent along the way. Since there’s something for everyone—from floral fave Myth to warm and spicy Sci Fi—there’s sure to be a winner in the set.

Price at time of publish: $27

Marvis 7 Days of Flavor

marvis-7-days-of-flavor

Dermstore

We know what you’re thinking: Toothpaste?! But hear us out. First, everyone loves a practical gift, and this set of TSA-friendly toothpastes is so much better than the samples doled out by the dentist. And the unique flavors of Marvis toothpaste are so delicious and refreshing that brushing their teeth might just become the best part of their AM/PM routine. The seven-piece set includes unexpected flavors like Amarelli Licorice and Ginger Mint.

Price at time of publish: $36

Rothy’s Belt Bag

Rothy's Belt Bag

Rothy's

The belt bag trend is still going strong and we can’t think of a better bag for on-the-go travelers, especially this chic style by Rothy’s. Incredibly lightweight and machine washable, it’s practical perfection for hands-free fun. It comes in a range of color combos, from neutrals to elevated shades like a deep aubergine, so you can find the right one for everyone’s tastes and style.

Price at time of publish: $165

Lucky Brand Cloud Jersey Waffle Front Zip Hoodie

lucky-brand-cloud-jersey-waffle-front-zip-hoodie

Nordstrom

Everyone has their favorite travel sweater that’s essentially a security blanket while they’re on the road. Upgrade their old hoodie with this jersey waffle zippered one that’s true to its name and really does feel as soft as a cloud. If you want to make their nice list, gift them the matching Cloud Jersey Waffle Joggers too.

Price at time of publish: $80

Impressions Vanity Sydney Make Up Carry Case

impressions-vanity-sydney-make-up-carry-case

TJ Maxx

There’s no shame in not being a makeup minimalist! Excite the beauty junkie in your life with this vanity case that has plenty of room for the essentials and much more. Removable dividers make organization easy breezy, there’s a built-in mirror, and since it’s waterproof it’s easy to clean. The top handle makes it comfy to carry, too.

Price at time of publish: $50

Snow Fox Skincare Herbal Youth Preservation Mask

snow-fox-herbal-youth-mask

Amazon

Between harsh winter weather and icky airplane air, skin goes through a lot this time of year. Give the gift of a pampered complexion with this set of five sheet masks that will bring back their glow. Made with premium organic cotton, the botanical formula does everything tired skin needs: It deeply hydrates and plumps, plus an anti-aging complex with ginseng root, oat extract, olive leaf, centella and chlorella algae helps turn back the clock.

Price at time of publish: $45

STATE Florence Fanny Pack

STATE Florence Fanny Pack

STATE

Despite this fanny pack’s sleek silhouette, it’s still surprisingly roomy. A large interior pocket can hold all of your daily essentials (and is actually even big enough to hold a water bottle). An exterior back slip pocket is perfect for your phone, and the nylon material is easy to keep and wipe clean.

Price at time of publish: $85

SUNNIE SKIN The It Kit

Travel beauty kit

SUNNIE SKINCARE

Founded by board-certified celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Alexis Parcells, MD, SUNNIE is a clean, medical-grade and clinically backed skincare line. This holiday season, the brand launches the It Kit, an essentials-only makeup pouch in travel-sized packaging. You can find all the skincare heavy hitters, including two luxe night creams—one rich in ceramides and the other hyaluronic acid—plus an exfoliating cleanser, toner, and lip balm. Its packaging is understated chic—making this the perfect under $25 score.

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Updated by Jill DiDonato

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