By Lindsay Cohn

Published on November 18, 2017

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The holidays are just around the corner—which means it’s time to start shopping. Finding the perfect present for friends and family can be tough—particularly if it’s for someone who has seen and done it all (or at the very least, plans to). Stumped about what to get the jetsetter on your list?

While a plane or train ticket might not be a realistic option, there are still plenty of ways to wow wanderlusters: Might we suggest gifts that commemorate past trips, inspire new adventures, and make exploring the world more fun, functional, and fashionable? 

Of course, every frequent flyer should have a great fleet of luggage—and we’ve found some awesome options—but our picks also include more whimsical items. From embossed bag tags and noise-canceling headphones to next-generation carry-ons and high-altitude cocktail kits, these covetable gifts are guaranteed to fill any globetrotter with glee.

Sofia Cashmere Cable-Knit Travel Set, $300

While your pal might be stuck sitting in coach, at least he or she can snuggle up in first-class style with this super soft trio—it includes a travel blanket, sleep mask, and pouch that doubles as a pillowcase. And the cable knit just makes it all the more luxe.

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Away x Gray Malin The Carry-On, $225

Upscale and purposefully-designed luggage does exist—and it comes in the form of the new Away collaboration with photographer Gray Malin. This special edition version of the brand’s signature carry-on flaunts an unbreakable shell and built-in USB charger, so your bestie won’t have to fight fellow airport-goers for plugs anymore.

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Flight 101 5-In-1 Universal Travel Adapter + USB, $35

Oh the places you (and your devices) will go. Whether you need to power up your iPhone in Peru or charge your computer in Cambodia, this color-coded, A/C READY adapter system has you covered.

 
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GiGi New York Luggage Tag, $30

A great luggage tag is a must: How else are you supposed to differentiate your suitcase from the million other black ones rounding the baggage claim carousel? This beauty is handmade with full-grain embossed python leather, and comes in a range of ultra-covetable colors—including aegean, orchid, black, oyster, and almond. You can even have it customized with your recipient’s initials.

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I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded, $17

This illustrated journal allows journeyers to track their trips and marvel at the many locales they’ve visited. There’s plenty of space to jot down destination details, including addresses, itineraries, reviews, and tips.

 
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Sephora Favorites The Ultimate Travel Bag, $40

Inside this zippered case is a curated selection of 11 fabulous formulas for face, body, and hair—such as cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream, sunscreen, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner. Your friend’s days of stockpiling hotel toiletries are over.

 
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Madewell The Transport Weekender, $298

This vegetable-tanned leather bag is sized to fit all your weekend essentials. It has an 18-inch removable duffel strap, sturdy top handles, an ID tag, and three interior pockets—including one with a zipper to keep valuables secure.

 
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Sony 1000X mkII Premium Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, $349

Travel-grade headphones are the solution for those seeking some peace and quiet—whether it’s from from a chatty seatmate on an overnight train or a snoring passenger in the cabin next door. This top-rated pair delivers superior noise canceling and crystal clear audio. And how glam is the metallic gold hue?

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UncommonGoods Personalized Travel Milestone Marker, $235

A personalized keepsake doubles as decor. Each brightly-painted wooden arrow displays a meaningful destination and corresponding icon—a bottle of wine as a reminder of a vineyard vacation, for example, or tropical fish to symbolize a special snorkeling trip.

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Lo & Sons The Hanover Travel Backpack, $128

Schlep all your stuff in eco-friendly style: This lightweight, travel backpack features memory foam-padded, adjustable shoulder straps for extra comfort, along with a sleeve for attaching it to suitcase handles. It also comes with a laptop compartment, water bottle container, and additional pockets in order to keep everything organized.

 
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W&P Design The Frequent Flyer Carry On Cocktail Kit, $100

Craft cocktails at 30,000 feet in the air? Each tin has everything you need to mix up two tasty tipples while in flight.

 
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The Laundress Travel Pack, $50

Keeping clothes fresh and clean while on the go has never been easier: This black and white striped case is filled with mini bottles of the brand’s best-selling, eco-friendly formulas—stain remover, crease smoother, static solver, and fabric freshener—as well as a reusable laundry bag. 

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Mark & Graham Leather Charger Roll Up, $49

The ultimate accessory for tech-savvy travelers, this leather organizer has three separate pockets to cache cords, cables, chargers, and USBs. You can even get it monogrammed and gift-wrapped for free.

 
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Flight 001 Go Clean Bag Set, $52

Say bon voyage to messy suitcases. Type-A tourists will love these colorful nylon bags that control odors, conceal dirty clothes, and make getting (and staying) organized a cinch. The best part? They’re even machine washable.