The best travel gifts for jet-setters on your list in 2021
No matter how many people you buy gifts for this year, you inevitably have at least one that’s always on the go. Or in the sky, if you want to get technical.
Having said that, I don’t think enough weight is given to gifts that focus on world travel. Some might argue that a suitcase or Dopp kit doesn’t necessarily exude thoughtfulness, but as someone who travels frequently and enjoys receiving gifts, I don’t agree.
This year, consider skipping the whiskey stones in favor of a travel kit or, perhaps, a winter jacket that doubles as a neck pillow. Below is a roundup of must-have travel accessories from my favorite brands, which any jet-setters on your list will love, I’m sure.
Filson Heavy Duty Twill Travel Case
Featuring a tough bridle leather construction and rugged twill, along with a waterproof nylon liner, this travel kit from Filson is touted as the “toughest shaving kit on the market”. And who are we to discuss? The perfect container to store all of their toiletries and all kinds of other travel essentials, they sure will have it forever. Seriously, this is the very first user review on the brand’s website: “My favorite graduate gift in 1987 was a Filson travel kit. This travel kit has followed me through college, military service, and countless nights in the backcountry on four continents. This is my favorite gift for graduates and especially for the oldest of my six sons who went to college last year. Healthy.
Paravel aviator cabin baggage
For the environmentally conscious traveler in your life, consider the Paravel Aviator. Constructed from nearly all sustainable and recycled materials, it is carbon neutral as Paravel offsets all emissions from sourcing, assembly, shipping, delivery and your first trip with the Aviator as well. It’s also, frankly, just a good hard travel case and a versatile product.
Briggs & Riley Delve Backpack
A good backpack is essential. Whether used for a daily commute or as personal carry-on luggage, this one from Briggs & Riley ticks all the necessary boxes: it’s expandable, contains a plethora of pockets, and features a zip top so they don’t have to be. don’t have to worry about unlocking the flap to access their stuff on the go. So it’s infinitely practical, and it looks good too.
Zero Halliburton Small Accessories
Zero Halliburton recently launched a collection of small leather accessories, all available in three colourways – solid black, Valencia orange and cobalt blue – and in the same soft, grained Spanish leather. I have (and love) the zippered wallet, which also complements my carry-on, phone case, and AirPods case. it’s called a aesthetic.
The complete Lumin Skincare gift set
Something about a day’s travel, especially a day spent in the cabin of an airplane, can be brutal on the skin. Needless to say, it’s important to be armed with a plan to deal with inflammation, dryness, oiliness, or emergency rashes in flight. A good travel-sized skin care regimen is crucial. This one from Lumin – which includes moisturizing balm, anti-wrinkle serum, recovery oil, charcoal cleanser, exfoliating scrub, and concealer defense – has our vote.
Roam expandable hand luggage
From the founders of Tumi now comes Roam – one of my favorite brands on the market today. A departure from the sea of identical black suitcases to which we have all become so used, each piece of Roam is totally personalized. What do you do even if you don’t gift someone a hand luggage (expandable!) That you designed yourself?
TUMIPAX Preston Packable Travel Puffer Jacket
Another jet set staple in your life? A compressible puffer jacket. Having to bring a winter coat on vacation in warm weather can be such a buzz, especially if they are only planning on taking carry-on luggage. This lightweight puffer jacket from Tumi is warm and dual-purpose in that it also converts into a neck pillow thanks to a hidden pocket in the collar. I’ll take two, please.
Rumpl NanoLoft Travel Blanket
Every time I board an international flight and get handed one of those paper-thin faux fleece blankets, I immediately blame myself for not having something better of my own. Ultra-hot and just about the size of a standard-sized Nalgene bottle when wrapped, you’ll find this one from Rumpl at the top of my Christmas list this year.
Rimowa Trifold Garment Bag
Traveling with dressy clothes and being able to keep them in pristine condition can feel a bit like extreme sport. Enter the Rimowa Trifold Garment Bag. Designed to prevent wrinkles and keep even their most wrinkle-prone clothes pristine while in transit, they’ll wonder how they ever traveled anywhere without it.
The large Away Everywhere bag
The ultimate weekend getaway, the Away Large Everywhere bag is a new, larger take on the Everywhere bag. Featuring a trolley pouch, removable padded shoulder strap, roomy main compartment and full wrap-around zip opening, this bag is utilitarian and clean. I wouldn’t blame you in the least if you took one for yourself too.
Discovering the wonder of Atlas Obscura
For anyone who spends a lot of time at airports and constantly needs a new in-flight reading, the Atlas Obscura Book Club subscription is a must-have. Title Founding wonder, it prides itself on being the book club of choice “for explorers of places and ideas around the world and through history”.
Monos Squeeze Packing Cubes
If they are not already using packing cubes for travel, they should follow the program. These squeezable packing cubes from Monos are the perfect tool to help organize their clothes, gear and tech when it’s time to pack for their next trip. The set, which comes in packs of four or six, has a breathable mesh top that allows them to see inside the cube without having to unpack its contents. Revolutionary.
W&P take away cocktail kit
This one is sort of a no-brainer. Who doesn’t want a cocktail on a plane? Be a friend and gift a top shelf, Old Fashioned in flight.
Combined holder of passport and Tigari vaccination card
Given that vaccination cards are shaping up to be almost as important as passports when it comes to travel, it makes no sense that combo holders like Tigari’s aren’t literally everywhere. When it comes to practical gifts, it certainly takes the cake. Available in nine colors and for just $ 9, this is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list.
Yeti Rambler Bottle with Chug Cap
What’s worse: having to throw away a nearly full water bottle before the ASD or spend $ 10 on a replacement bottle after the ASD? With this Yeti Rambler bottle, your loved ones may never have to find out. Fill it up at the airport and pack it in hand luggage, because traveling while dehydrated is the worst trip.
Anker Power Bank
Let’s leave behind the era of mid-term dead devices with the Anker Power Bank. With three USB output ports and the ability to charge most phones over six times, tablets twice, and any other USB devices multiple times, this power bank will most definitely get them from point A to B with a full battery. .
Custom Atlas Leather Bound Orvis
I love the idea of keeping a travel journal and wish I had the foresight to keep one ten years ago when I really started traveling. These leather-bound Orvis journals come in four iterations – National Parks, Appalachians, World Atlas, and Rocky Mountains – all of which contain journals, maps, and travel information on their respective destinations. Have it personalized and voila, you have a very thoughtful gift in your hands.
Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eye Mask
If you’ve taken a single night flight in your life, you understand why an eye mask can be such a beneficial item to have in your arsenal. This silk one comes in ten different colors and makes a great gift for anyone who appreciates sleep above all else. Even though they don’t take frequent night flights, frankly.
3rd Generation Apple AirPods
One undisputed fact: Noise-canceling headphones, regardless of brand, are a must-have when it comes to flying. It’s not a particularly hot plug, but AirPods are my favorite. And, as mentioned before, they fit perfectly into my Zero Halliburton AirPods case.
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