11 Gifts Travelers Will Actually Take On Their Next Trip

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We all have those loved ones in our lives who always seem to be on a plane, train or bus to somewhere new. And when it comes to gift giving, at least we know the travel-obsessed love one thing for certain: traveling. If you’re shopping for an avid adventurer this holiday season, here are some gifts that will enhance their on-the-go experience.

1 Yay Yay Yay Luggage Tag ($10; shopladyjayne.com)

Given the fact that they are enthusiastic about traveling, travelers will need a luggage tag that is equally cheerful, like this one that says “YAY, YAY, YAY” in gold foil and glitter-coated letters. Bonus: They definitely won’t miss their bag coming through the luggage belt.

2 AWAY The Carry-On ($225; away.com)

Whoever the lucky receiver of this luggage is, he or she will be thoroughly impressed with your travel know-how. AWAY just may be the trendiest travel companion to have, since it has literally everything someone needs on the go — an interior compression system, built-in phone and tablet charger, a TSA-approved battery, and 360-degree maneuverability that makes it easier than ever to get around.

3 Tempur-Pedic TravelPillow ($79; tempurpedic.com)

This travel pillow is perfectly shaped to relax the neck and shoulder muscles, and the memory foam far supersedes the traditional rice-grain material used in cheaper versions. Plus, it lasts way longer without losing its shape.

4 Quip Electric Travel Toothbrush (from $25; getquip.com)

The Quip is a new breed of brush that’s perfect for packing: It’s wireless, meaning no bulky chargers, and is much smaller than most electric toothbrushes, making it easy for travel. With a sleek travel cover, which doubles as a counter stand or wall mount, it’s easy to throw in any bag and promises pearly whites on the go.

5 LUMIRA Cuban Tobacco Candle ($30; barneys.com)

All of Lumira’s travel candles capture an exotic region around the world (this one being Old Havana), are TSA compliant, come in easy-to-pack tins, and use a soy-based wax that is infused with fine fragrance oils.

6 SKYPRO Footwear ($270; wearskypro.com)

Just because she’s a frequent flyer, doesn’t mean she has to commit to sneakers 24/7. Enter the world’s first and only certified footwear for aviation professionals. Because of this certification, travelers can trust that these shoes are both comfortable and cute enough to take them through any new city.

7 Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Travel Iron ($100; ulta.com)

Most hotels and hostels are generous enough to provide a hair dryer for every room, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that provides a flat iron — an essential for anyone fighting frizz or pouf. Luckily, CHI has created a travel version that’s — get this — cordless! It uses a lithium battery and works just like the one you have at home, never overheating or damaging hair.

8 Rayban Aviators ($183; ray-ban.com)

One thing every traveler (or person who leaves their home for that matter) needs is a solid pair of sunnies, especially considering the fact that being on the go means they’re more likely to lose pairs left and right. Buy your pal a quality pair of the ever-classic and chic Rayban aviators.

9 Companion Compression Socks Travel Kit 4-Pack Holiday Stripes ($92; comradsocks.com)

Okay, not the sexiest gift in the world, but certainly one of the more functional for the frequent traveler. When taking a long trip, especially a flight, it’s hepful to have these handy, as they make long-distance travel that requires hours upon hours of sitting far less miserable. How? They apply pressure to your lower legs and maintain blood flow to reduce swelling and discomfort.

10 Safety 1st RIVA 6-in-1 Flex Modular Travel System ($300; safety1st.com)

If you happen to be gifting the soon-to-be parent who loves to travel, this 6-in-1 stroller and car seat travel system is a must-have for their first trip. Whether traveling abroad or to Grandma’s house, they’ll be able to maneuver both baby and whatever else they can fit in the large storage basket. It’s airline approved, easily collapsible, and equipped with two parent cup holders (because your pal will also be needing those Starbucks lattes).

11 Sonix Rose Velvet Laptop Clutch ($50; shopsonix.com)

Every traveler could use a sturdy and stylish laptop travel cover, whether they plan to work or watch movies. This one is multi-use, too, considering it could also double as a go-to clutch for a night on the town or fancy dinner date.

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