With the New Year right around the corner, avid travelers everywhere are eager to finally take that trip planned for 2020. But it’s not just the wanderlusters that have an itch to travel come the new year. Weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and trips to commemorate significant milestones had to be postponed. The New Year brings a new hope that we are closer than ever for a more normal travel season that will allow us to finally embark on those long-awaited journeys abroad.
We curated a roundup of our favorite travel-related gifts that will help you cross everyone off your shopping list! Whether you’ve got a bride and groom waiting for their destination wedding, recent grad that had to post-pone their backpacking trip abroad or just a new nomad ready for takeoff, we’ve got everything from stocking stuffers to main attraction gifts to help guide you through this year’s holiday shopping season.
- New Luggage for the New Travel Landscape
You’re ready to travel and Samsara Luggage is ready with The Complete Set. Priced at only $299, The Complete Set includes a high-tech carry-on suitcase made of luxurious aluminum with organizational packing bags; weekender Nano Bag treated with nanotechnology that keeps you germ free as you travel; and an Essentials Kit with reusable facemask, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and alcohol wipes all in a lightweight bag you can carry with you to dinners, site seeing trips and more. This is a great gift for anyone you know who is ready to upgrade their travel gear with a suitcase with smart features that go beyond just charging devices. If you’ve got a bridal party you’re looking to gift for an upcoming destination wedding or someone with an upcoming trip in 2021, gift them something that they’ll use and appreciate for years to come.
- No more complimentary pillows? No problem.
After a year of social distancing and hand sanitizing, it’s hard to imagine accepting shared items like pillows and blankets. The traveler on your gift list is going to want to equip themselves with their own comfort pack for that added measure of safety. Cushion Lab’s ergonomic travel neck pillow is an amazing gift for the frequent traveler on your gift list. Asymmetrical design adjusts to your face and sleep style for a first-class night’s rest. Easily collapsible into a “coffee size” shape that travels effortlessly in its portable carrier.
- Essentials for the eco-conscious traveler.
Avid travelers gain a unique appreciation for the environment as they marvel at amazing landscapes throughout the world. For the eco-conscious traveler on your gift list, why not curate a bundle of reusable items they can take with them to lessen their carbon footprint as they travel. The Stojo collapsible cups and bottles are a great gift item that helps reduce the use of plastic straws, cups and water bottles. The Stojo expands when in use and collapses conveniently into your bag for easy use as you go. Pair with a set of travel flatware that’s TSA approved like the ergonomic cutlery set from BergHOFF or a complete set including straw from Devico Store.
- Now that you’re used to YouTube workouts …
If someone on your gift list has been enjoying at-home workouts on YouTube or one of the many Apps out there, they may want some on-the-go equipment specific for their upcoming travel plans. Look for a complete set that’ll give them a full body workout while they travel. Resistance bands like the ones from Peach Bands are a perfect travel accessory for an efficient cardio workout. Stock up with other easily packable products like core sliders, jump rope or a tube band. Great as stocking stuffers that can be used for travel and at-home.
- For the Organized Traveler
Has someone on your gift list been hit by the Home Edit phenomena? Think ahead and get them travel organizers designed to keep their accessories protected and easily accessible. Case Elegance has a collection of travel organizers for an array of accessories like jewelry, ties and watches. Also, sunglasses need added protection when packed in a suitcase. OYObox has a foldable sunglass organizer that is perfect to safely store sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses as you travel. Packing bags are a must. Samsara Luggage makes it easy with a carry-on suitcase equipped with packing bags that keep things separate and organized.
- The Constant Launder
Mishaps happen whether traveling for a special event, business trip or just for pleasure. For some, food and dirt stains happen a bit more frequently. For the klutz on your gift list, get them travel laundry essentials they’ll appreciate having with them the minute the spaghetti drops from their fork. The Laundress has a great travel pack that has everything you’ll need while traveling including a crease release and stain solution.
- Bottoms Up!
Help someone on your gift list celebrate and toast to their travels with a TSA-compliant kit from W&P that contains all the essential ingredients needed to mix two classic cocktails while you’re up in the air or winding down in your hotel room. Choose from a variety of top-tier cocktails like an Old Fashion, Moscow Mule or Margarita. An amazing stocking stuffer that they’ll love to see and use.