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    29 Travel Gifts They'll *Totally* Thank You For After Their Next Trip

    Even the expert traveler on your list will be impressed by these travel essentials that will seriously upgrade any trip.

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    1. A Trtl neck pillow that's 10 times more comfortable than those cheap, flimsy pillows you buy at the airport minutes before your flight. It's designed to keep their head in a comfortable position the entire time they snooze, which means no painful bobble-heading.

    model wearing a gray trtl pillow while sleeping on a plane

    2. Or a twistable memory foam pillow they can contour to fit any sleeping situation they find themselves in during traveling. It's especially great for long road trips!

    a model using the twisted neck pillow in a car

    3. A Dagne Dover duffle bag roomy enough to carry all of their necessities but small enough to fit under the seat in front of them. Anything that can help them avoid fighting over overhead bin space is a win in my book!

    model holding a green dagne dover bag

    4. Or this leather duffle bag to match the refined, worldly traveler that they are. With a huge main compartment plus extra pockets on the side and front, this durable bag has enough room to comfortably fit a week's worth of clothes!

    model holding a large leather duffel bag with two front pockets

    5. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite — now they can keep as many books as they want at their fingertips instead of having to lug around heavy hardcovers when they travel. Plus: the glare-free screen makes it great for beach reading.

    gif of a waterproof kindle underneath the water
    model reading a kindle paperwhite
    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "I will start by saying this is my fifth Kindle, so I’ve been using Kindles for many years. I can honestly say this is now my favorite ever. Loving the larger screen. I never noticed much difference from my previous Kindle editions before until this one. More text fitting into the larger screen is great for larger fonts. Also love the faster page turns. This was something I noticed immediately after turning it on. The Kindle just works faster on page turns and this makes a big difference for me. The screen color is great. As you can see the color of the new Kindle 11th generation seems less white. At first I thought I would not like this, but I find this color is easier on my eyes. You can also adjust the automatic warmth color. I love this so much especially when I’m reading at night. USB-C charging is fast. I can’t tell on the battery life yet but it charges a lot faster than my previous Kindles." —Lorena Frith

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available with or without ads).

    Check out our full review of the Kindle Paperwhite here.

    6. A bar (or five) of natural, plastic-free solid shampoo that is small enough to fit into any toiletry bag and will last them multiple trips. And they don't have to worry about their shampoo leaking in their bag!

    eight different ethique shampoo bars going into a toiletry bag

    7. A lock that uses fingerprint recognition — they'll be extra sure no one can break into their luggage. Plus: they'll feel like a cool secret agent every time they use it.

    8. A Canon PowerShot digital camera so they can step up their photography game without having to lug around a big, bulky professional camera that takes up too much space in their luggage. Reviewers say they're super impressed with how high-quality their travel photos turned out when using this.

    9. A collapsible water bottle that can be rolled up to a super small size so it won't take up precious cargo space when it's not full.

    10. A six-port wall charger in case they're stuck in a hotel room with only one easily accessible outlet but their travel buddies all need to charge their electronic devices, too. Also great to use at a crowded airport when their phone, headphones, and computer all happen to be dying at the same time.

    11. A set of three hard-shell spinner suitcases that can be maneuvered through a busy airport just by pushing them instead of dragging them behind. Also: the bags are sturdy enough that they can be confident while checking their bags that they'll come out without any damage.

    reviewer's three white suitcases of different sizes with the handles up

    12. A portable espresso maker so they never have to go without their morning caffeine as they hit the road. Also: they'll be saving so much money in the long run by skipping a trip to the coffee shop.

    tube-shaped coffee maker

    13. A clear travel case that lets them see all of their toiletries at once, which comes in handy when they're headed straight to dinner after a long flight and are frantically trying to find their dry shampoo and mascara.

    makeup inside grey case

    14. Or a hanging toiletry bag so roomy, they'll be amazed at how they can fit their entire skincare routine, makeup, and hair products in it and still have room to spare.

    reviewer image with all the contents spread out on the bed that they were able to fit in the bag
    the bag closed up and propped up on bed

    Promising review: "Seriously?! Do you see how much this holds?! Full shampoo bottles, face washes, hair brush...everything I could need or want to bring, FITS IN THIS ONE BAG! And it’s so cute! Feels like great quality too — all the hardware came with protective wraps to keep from scratching and the zippers feel very hardy. The hook at the top is also VERY WELL SECURED to the bag, it’s double stitched to the top panel and almost feels like seatbelt material. And I love the extra pockets and netting inside. I would absolutely recommend this!" —mahea_c

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in six colors).

    15. A travel adapter and voltage converter because nothing's worse than traveling overseas and realizing every electronic and hair appliance won't fit into the plugs. Thankfully, this can convert American plug-ins in more than 150 countries.

    the travel adapter

    16. An airline-approved travel bag to safely transport their pup through the airport and on their flight. It's lined with a sherpa fabric that will keep your dog so safe and comfortable, they might just snooze inside it the entire time you're traveling.

    17. A PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger because I don't even want to THINK about all the microscopic grossness our phones pick up while we're traveling. The UV light in the gadget kills 99.99% of all bacteria on their phone's surface.

    A black square case (the size of a large tablet but way thicker) is sitting on a surface. It has a lid which is open. The case has a phone sitting inside of it with a blue screen

    18. A portable safe to keep their valuables safe on any trip they embark on. It's also great when they're going to the beach and want to take a dip in the ocean without worrying that their stuff will get stolen.

    19. A Pocket Blanket capable of folding up so small, it can literally fit in the palm of their hand. It's perfect to take on flights, but they'll also want to take along this waterproof blanket on any outdoorsy trip — it has tethered corner stakes, so it'll stay put no matter how windy it gets.

    20. pair of AirPods Pro any traveler will fall in love with instantly, whether it's because of the charging case that holds 24 hours worth of charge, the impressive noise-cancelling technology, or the in-ear fit that will stay put even if they fall asleep while wearing them on a plane (speaking from experience here!).

    A model wearing the AirPods Pro
    The AirPods Pro in their case
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wish I could give more than five stars. I’m a very picky person when it comes to what sounds are flooding my ears and I tell you, I’ve owned Bose and thought those were the game changers. I was more than pleasantly surprised at how these sound and fit. I’ve never used any Apple products in my ears, especially with the price of Apple nowadays. These are hands down the best ear buds I’ve ever owned! They stay perfectly in place through some rigorous working out as well!"Renee N. Fregy

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $229

    21. A sleep mask perfect for the times when their seat neighbor refuses to pull down the window blind when they're trying to snooze. The smart design features contoured cups that don't put any pressure on their eyes, making their slumber so much more pleasant.

    22. Color-coordinated packing cubes that make the dreaded act of packing for a trip so much easier. They'll be so amazed at how much they can put in their suitcase when they use these!

    23. A curling iron/straightener so they don't have to schlep around two separate hair appliances every time they travel. Anything that can help them cut down on their packing list is a serious win!

    24. A pair of compression socks to give you some sweet relief from heel and arch pain. If they're planning a vacation that includes a lot of walking, they'll definitely want to throw these socks in their suitcase!

    model wearing the pink compression socks, which show their toes

    25. A charger organizer big enough to keep every single cable, adapter, and pair of headphones in one place. It won't solve the problem of why we need a different charger for EVERY device we own, but it WILL make them a more organized traveler.

    above shot of the organizer with many different cords held in it

    26. A seat cushion to keep their bum and back feeling great all day long, even after a cross-country red-eye or a 12-hour road trip.

    27. A sun visor as stylish as it is effective at getting the sun out of their face. Plus: it's packable and retains its shape, even after being shoved into their luggage. Be sure to give it to them before their next beach vacation

    model wearing a beige wide brim visor

    28. A portable charger that can hold around five full charges for their cellphone. It has two USB ports, so they could even charge two devices at once. They'll never be with a dead electronic device again!

    29. A set of decibel-reducing noise-canceling earplugs for drowning out the sound of crying babies, the flight's loud jet engine noise, and even their seat neighbor snoring like a freight train.

    earplugs beside packaging and carrying case

    Your favorite traveler friend strutting their stuff on their next flight with all their new travel gear you gifted them: