According to the US Department of Transportation, 713 million passengers boarded flights in the 12 months between September 2015 and August 2016. Clearly people are traveling a lot - for work and for play.
So, what are the best travel gifts?
Shopping for someone that’s always on the go? Everyone wants their travels to be as comfortable as their home, so shopping for a gift for the traveler in your life is as easy as can be. Look for comfort and convenience. And, obviously, the smaller - the better.
And, here’s the thing about gear that travels frequently – unless you buy quality, it wears out quickly. So, always opt for the high-end brands when you can afford it. If you happen to spot luggage looking a little rough, it’s only got a few more flights in it, so top it up for your man as soon as you can.
The Faveable team is filled with travelers. We go across the country and across the world all the time. So, if you’re looking for the best gift for travelers, then you can rest easy. We’ve got you covered.
Get more than 100 hours of run time on a single charge. And there are no filters to clean with this rechargeable unit.
It’s a bit expensive for such as small unit.
Airplanes smell. Hotel rooms aren’t always better. And if you’re traveling overseas, you never know what you’re going to get. This air purifier makes it all so much easier to deal with. Sure, it’s on the pricey side, but have you ever woken up after a sleep on a long-haul flight?
If smells don’t bother the traveler that hates traveling so often, this eye mask that also allows you to listen to music anywhere will help to block out the discomfort of being on the plane or in the hotel room. And, this iPad hanger transforms the back seat of any airplane into a hands-free entertainment center; you know, for those the domestic, frill-free airlines.
It’s easy to use and super portable; it won’t take up a lot of room in your carry-on – or a lot of weight.
If it had more padding, it would be more comfortable.
Long haul flights really take their toll on a body. And, unless you’re lucky enough to sit in business class every time you board an airplane, you know just how uncomfortable you’ll be mid flight. While the complementary gin and tonic will help, this foot rest will do wonders. It helps with circulation and relieves pressure on even the longest flights.
Truth be told though, you should probably combine this foot hammock with a travel pillow. And, this is the best eye mask for long flights and international hotels. We think the international traveler in your life will flip for a box with all three.
The three tools were created with precision in mind – and presented in an Italian leather case.
The nose trimmers are manually operated. Bummer.
This brand is all about quality and precision. Although this is a basic set, it will last you an extraordinarily long time. And, it's worth the investment if you need a travel set to bounce around the world with you.
Perfect for travel, this three piece luxury grooming kit consists of essential, quality, and precision grooming tools beautifully packaged in an elegant brown neat's leather case. It features a stainless steel twinox slim line folding nail clipper for precision clipping, tainless steel nail file to shape and smooth nail edges, and stainless steel rotary ear and nose hair trimmer with a brush for a neat, well-groomed look.
Don't need the nose hair trimmer? This men's manicure set is rather stylish too.
This portable scanner uses a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery and saves images to a memory card. Works with the both color and black and white documents.
Sadly, this scanner doesn’t come with the memory card that you need to make this work.
Make expense reports easy. This portable wand scanner scans color (or black & white) images with just a wave of your hand. Images are saved directly to a memory card, but this baby is also WiFi enabled.
This wand scanner will be perfect for those emergency situations at the office when you need to scan a document quickly. It features built-in time and date setting, automatic white balance, and USB 2.0 High-Speed PC Interface. It's also a great device to have while traveling on a business trip.
You’ll need an SD card to store documents. Fortunately, you can pick up some memory here. And, if travel involves lots of documents, this mobile printer is easier to deal with than the hassles of business center printers.
The two zippered pockets are large so you can fit everything you need while traveling. It also has a 100 percent lifetime guarantee.
This bag isn’t leather, it’s high grade polyurethane. That should explain the price.
Grooming doesn’t stop when you’re on the road. And thank heavens for that. But, it does mean you’ll need to store those grooming items somewhere. Everything from razors to lotions should be tucked into pockets that keep it safe from the other stuff in your luggage. We like this bag because it’s sturdy and because the big pockets can handle lots of personal items. And, this is a stylish addition to any traveler’s kit.
Now, if you’re keen on a terrific travel bag, but want something that hangs in hotel bathrooms, this one from Vetelli is also super stylish, maybe more so. And, if your traveler really does need to tote a lot of stuff back and forth on a regular basis, this bag will really bring a smile to their face.
You can configure this organizer in any way that suits you best, and the design means it doesn’t matter which systems you work with.
It can be a slightly bulkier option compared to zipper pockets, but enables long cords to stay put.
What’s excellent about this organizer is that it can take devices and wires of just about any size. And, you can tailor it the way you want. That means you can put your iPod cable and headphones next to the iPod itself rather than tucking them into different areas of your bag. And, you don’t need to fuss with zippers and other closures to make it easier than ever to get to your stuff.
This touch screen keypad operates with batteries and fits standard doors. Better still, it can store 30 personalized user codes and works with Z-Wave tech to integrate with your other systems.
This lock chews through batteries quickly. You will need to have spares on hand.
When you’re on the road, it’s normal to worry about what’s happening at home and whether Fido is getting the daily walk you scheduled. A Smart lock is just the way to ease everyone’s tensions – and make sure people can get in when you need it.
Looking for a full review of this Smart lock? Take a look at this Faveable article. In fact, it will give you a run-down of all the best Smart locks out there. And, if you’ve already got locks you can trust, consider these security cameras. And, Nest will help you save heating and cooling costs while still maintaining ideal temperatures for your pets.
This bag fits computers up to 17”, though the inner sleeve is recommended for protection. The lay-flat design is perfect for airport security.
Be a little careful with the zipper. A few users have reported issues after some time.
Traveling with a briefcase-styled carry-on screams power. But, when you're passing through airport security almost constantly you will want something truly comfortable and convenient.
The TSA checkpoint friendly SwissGear Travel Gear ScanSmart Backpack is listed a $130.00 but you can pick it up for under $60 this holiday season. It features a water bottle pocket, an audio interface, and an Airflow Back system. It opens quickly at airport security and laptop is visible while scanning. Take the hassle out of your travel inconveniences.
This alarm clock works with three AAA batteries and has an 180-degree rotational clock-face. It’s small but loud enough to break through that jetlag.
There isn’t a backlight to see the time in the dark.
Whether you’re headed overseas or just to the other edge of the country, time changes can make life difficult. Even if you can hear your phone alarm, it may not register. And, let’s face it, you’ll want a clock if you’re in European hotel rooms. This small gift is brilliant for solving lots of problems, even the ones you didn’t know existed.
If you’re not sold on the benefits of a travel alarm clock, you absolutely should take a look at the airplane footrest found elsewhere on this list. And, anyone that’s constantly on the go will appreciate this foot massager in their stocking. Promise.
This smart charger offers a super-fast charge; up to 2.4 amps per port. It can be used worldwide, accepting anywhere between 100 and 240 volt charges.
You can’t necessarily use all ten ports at once; it has a max 12 amps of charge at a time.
There are serious pros to this charging port. It has ten different ports so you don’t need to move wires around all the time. But, you can’t charge everything to the full potential when you plug gadgets into every port; there’s a 12 amps max charge flowing through this it at any time. That said, every port works with smart tech so it charges each device optimally. Pretty cool, right? And, the sale price isn’t bad either.
Picking this (or any other charging unit) as a Christmas gift? You can hardly go wrong with extra cables. These Anker cables are excellent. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to maximize the plug points in a hotel room so you can manage computers, razors, and portable tech at the same time. And this is just the adaptor to make it possible.
You can expect this razor to give 13,000 cuts a minute and the LCD battery offers a look at its status. It’s easy to use and simpler to clean than expected.
It’s a travel razor more than anything else, so it’s not exactly the best shave you can get.
The fully loaded, wet/dry washable ES8103S boasts a three-blade shaving system for maximum coverage and closeness, even on the toughest parts of your beard! It's the perfect razor for travelers - and a travel pouch comes included in the bundle.
This razor's 30º angle blades cut hair at its base, and a flexible pivoting head lets the shaver float effortlessly along your facial contours. A fast linear motor eliminates the tugging and pulling that can occur with slower shavers, and you’ll get peak power right up to the end of a charge.
This is the brightest battery-powered projector available. The lithium ion battery is, of course, rechargeable. The LEDs last for 20,000 hours.
A few users have reported issues with batteries not holding their charge out of the box.
With this baby, you're always prepared to have a movie showing anywhere. This is a perfect gift for crazy travelers and movie buffs. It has an ultra-bright 125 lumen LED light engine and can connect via HDMI, VGA, Composite inputs plus SD-HC and USB readers.
This pocket projector weighs approximately 12.8 ounces. The P4-X has 15,000 hour LED's that can create an image up to 80". Set up and have a presentation anywhere you can find a wall to project onto.
Of course, a Fire TV stick could make it much easier to relax with the TV in the hotel room. And, if your traveler prefers a bit of music to get going in the morning, this small, portable speaker can make all the difference.
A contour pouch enhances your profile (translation: it makes your package look bigger). Ultra-soft fabric stretches to hug your body comfortably. Oh, and several men say their significant others think their butts look nice in this underwear.
Several men complain that these boxer briefs end up with a hole in the crotch area after a few months. Going up a size may help prevent this issue.
Stretchy and lightweight thanks to a comfortable blend of 69% nylon and 31% Elastane.
A body-defining fit holds your manhood in place whether you’re powering through your workday or bulking up at the gym. The extended legs also hug your thighs, so you don’t have to worry about bunched-up briefs puffing up under your chinos or skinny jeans.
You know those tight, itchy waistbands that chafe your pelvic area? These Calvin Klein boxer briefs don’t have one of those.
The smooth, stretchy waistband sits comfortably against your body. It also looks sexy peeking out above your jeans (if you’re into that type of thing).
The smooth fabric drapes luxuriously across your body, providing a comfortable, yet body-hugging fit.
Around $30 for a 3-pack, it's a bit pricier than a budget buy, but absolutely worth the price if you want something comfortable yet fashionable.
Expect the best sound you can get in a mobile speaker. It connects via Bluetooth and the rechargeable battery works for up to 12 hours.
A few users believe there isn’t enough power.
The Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker can connect to your tablet or smartphone to give you great sound. Whether you're on the beach for the afternoon or you're traveling in Europe, this is the sound accessory for you. The speakers feature silicone buttons to keep dirt away. And the rechargeable battery can last up to 14 hours, perfect for those long days by the pool.
While these speakers are the top of the line, you can get a much cheaper portable speaker here (though, it’s perhaps more a personal option rather than a family treat). But if sound quality truly matters, you will want to consider these Bose headphones. They’re not cheap, but they’re oh so good looking.
While charging ports aren’t necessarily new to the tech world, the Anker PowerCore is really reinventing the game. Smaller than a deck of cards and the same weight as a baseball, this portable charger still holds enough power to charge the iPhone 8 nearly four times, the Galaxy S8 almost three, and most tablets once.
Some reviewers report quality issues starting to occur right around the 3-6 month mark with regular use.
Anker PowerCore 10000, is one of the smallest and lightest portable chargers of its size currently on the market. Not only will you be able to go days of use without having to charge this high capacity power bank, but the PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology combine to deliver the fastest possible charge. When it comes time to recharge the power bank itself, it will only take around 2 to 4 hours, depending on the amp of charger used. All of that being said, if you’re looking for a portable charger that will stick with you for days in airports or on camping trips, this is definitely the charger for you.
You may be able to find a charging port for less than the $25 price tag on this bad boy (plus $3 discount currently being offered by Amazon), but you’ll be hard pressed to find a charger that holds nearly as much power as this one. For the price and features you can expect, we think you’ll find this gift to be an excellent value.
Even if your traveler already has a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones, we can guarantee they don't have anything quite like this. Pair easily with just about any Bluetooth technology, eliminate noise and boost the base with the high-quality stereo sound, and even waterproof enough to hold up through outdoor activities or sweating at the gym.
While reviewers had very little to say in the way of complaints, some indicated the sound cutting in and out when walking. However, if you run into any issues, TOZO offers excellent customer service.
With the most advanced Bluetooth 5.0 technology, TOZO provides in-call stereo sound and fast and stable transmission without tangling. With an 8mm large size speaker drive—1.77 times larger than the normal drive area—you can expect amazing sound with a booming base.
Ear buds are also super easy to operate, just pick up the two headsets from the charging box and they will connect to each other automatically. From there, just easily enter the mobile number in the Bluetooth setting to pair the ear buds.
These wireless ear buds will last for 3 to 4 hours of runtime before needing to be recharged, and the charging case features wireless capabilities for flexible and convenient charging with no strings attached. Ear buds and charging case also feature inner Nano-coating, making it possible for case to be submerged in water up to a meter deep for 30 minutes without issue—especially great for outdoor sports or sweating it out at the gym.
Grab a pair of these ear buds in whatever color suits your traveler best—including black, blue, gray, white, or khaki.
The popular Kindle e-reader is back and even better than ever. The updates include a slimmer, lighter, and now–waterproof design. Tons of features and a superb display produce an even more enjoyable reading experience.
For the price, we’re a bit disappointed there isn’t a built in sound system, especially with access to Audible.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect gift for the combination bookworm-traveler, consider your search over. Avid readers love the revamped design, water-resistance, portability, and glare-free display. Access millions of books, magazines, newspapers, and audiobooks from the Kindle and Audible stores. The 8 GB of storage holds a virtual library while its IPX8 waterproof rating allows it to withstand immersion in up to two meters of fresh water. The display allows a crystal-clear view even under direct sunlight. Accessibility features such as font face and size adjustment, line spacing options, and color inversion bolster reading comfort. With the VoiceView function and Audible support, listen to text-to-speech conversion and audiobooks via Bluetooth headphones. It’s also available in a few color options, including black and twilight blue.
Coming in at $129.99, it’s not the cheapest option on our list, but for a quality piece of electronic equipment we find it to be an excellent value.
If you’re in search of a gift for the traveler who thoroughly documents all of their amazing solo travels then look no further, this 60-inch tripod from Amazon will make their Christmas and quite possibly entire year! Whether their looking for something that can hold a video camera, digital camera, still camera, GoPro, or even smartphone (with the appropriate adaptor, of course), this tripod will do the trick
Does not include adapter for smartphones, so if that’s the only camera they've got you’ll probably want to purchase one of these as well.
This tripod is truly perfect for anyone who is passionate about documenting solo travels. It’s lightweight and easy to carry with the included travel case, and it features adjustable height legs and rubber feet which make for the perfect angle each and every time. This tripod is compatible with most video cameras, digital camera, still cameras, GoPro devices, and scopes, but keep in mind you will need an adapter (not included) to use this tripod with his smartphone.
The two built-in bubble view levels and 3-way head allow for tilt and swivel motion and are adjustable for portrait or landscape options. Finally, the quick-release mounting plate allows for fast transitions between shots.
At right around $24 for the tripod and carrying case, this gift is an excellent value. Under $25 for a quality piece of equipment that is lightweight, compact, and includes a variety of features is a total steal and well worth the investment for something any traveler will use trip after trip.