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    38 Gifts For People Who Love To Travel

    They're leaving on a jet plane, don't know when they'll be back again...but they'll definitely be taking your gift along.

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    1. A scratch-off world map to help mark off all their adventures (or your adventures together).

    Promising review: "I love this map. I have always wanted to keep track of the countries/states/provinces I've traveled to and this is the perfect way for me to see what next adventure I need to head off to. I saw this at my nephew's home and he gifted it to me. It's a great gift to give to a young adult, not only to understand countries and locations, but also to allow them to dream and as they begin their travels to remind them of where they've been. A truly great product!" β€”Pat Obuchowski

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    2. A travel wallet that'll fit everything they need β€” passport, documents, cards, cash β€” making the next time they're going through customs less of a shitshow.

    Promising review: "This is my new go-to travel wallet! It has slots for everything you need. The color is great and it's not bulky. If it had more than three credit card slots I would use it as my everyday wallet because that's how much I love it. The inside flap came in handy for my plane boarding passes." β€”Tee

    Get it on Amazon for $14.99 (available in 23 colors).

    3. A travel jewelry box with velvet lining and removable dividers so all their accessories can accompany them, in comfort, to their next destination.

    Promising review: "Got these as gifts for my amazing bridesmaids. The quality was very nice! It's a really pretty shade of pink and the material feels much more expensive than it actually is! It's compact so it's very travel-friendly but it has just enough compartments." β€”EJ

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in five colors).

    4. A waterproof travel organizer that'll help them keep all their cords, chargers, batteries, flash drives, and cables completely organized.

    Promising review: "Great for holding all my cords. Everything stays organized and it's easy to slid into my briefcase. Glad I have it!" β€”Rochelle

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69 (available in four colors).

    5. An adjustable footrest they can attach to the seat in front of theirs to help turn their seat in steerage into first-class accommodations.,

    Promising review: "As silly of a purchase as I thought this was, I will never again fly without it! I hooked it around the tray table in front of me and was even able to shut the tray table once attached. It makes flying so much more comfortable!!!" β€”Dishy24

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A pair of f#@%ing amazing compression socks that'll prevent their feet from swelling up β€” so they don't have to do the walk of shame off the plane barefoot.

    Promising review: "These are AMAZING! I started to get ankle swelling when traveling on planes so I was using medical-grade compression stockings to help. I lent them to a friend so I needed to get another pair. Instead, I got these and I am SO happy that I did. Not only did I have minimal leg swelling after a four-hour flight, but they are fashionable and don't make me feel like an old lady." β€”DHR

    Find a full breakdown of how awesome these socks are here!

    Get them from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in nine colors and in sizes S-XL).

    7. A digital luggage scale so they can weigh their big ol' bag before they check it in and avoid that bajillion-dollar overweight luggage fee.

    Promising review: "This luggage scale is so convenient, lightweight, and easy to use. I no longer worry about my bag being overweight and having to rearrange my packing in the middle of the airport. The times I've used this, I make sure my bag is 2 pounds under the weight limit and have never had an issue!" β€”Sadie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. An embossed leather passport holder that'll totally get them that upgrade they've always dreamed about.

    Promising review: "We travel every chance we get. After having been on about a dozen trips this year, I noticed my passport was a bit rough around the edges. I purchased this cover to help protect it since it’s usually thrown down in my purse or a backpack for usually a week at a time. This is well-made and pretty β€” both wins in my book. It also has slots for credit cards or ID." β€”sheila davis

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    9. A portable mini espresso machine so they can use their favorite Nespresso pods to get delicious coffee when they're on the go.

    Promising review: "The best thing for traveling ever!! I have to have espresso every morning and most small hotels and gas stations don't have espresso coffee so this is perfect! Easy to use. The cleaning takes 30 seconds, just rinse with water and let it dry." β€”joanna alvarez

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90.

    10. A traveling makeup bag that'll open flat into an easy-to-dig-through mat, making cleanup totally easy.

    Promising review: "This is a great little bag for traveling. I bought one for makeup and one for my jewelry. I can open it up and view the contents very easily. It takes up very little space and opens so that you are not searching for that one particular item. Everything is in plain view. Highly recommend it!" β€”Debra J.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    11. A handmade leather cord organizer to help keep their earbuds untangled and easy to use when they're jet-setting around.

    Promising review: "No more tangled headphone cables! I bought a pair for my desk at home, and I'm purchasing another pair for my office. I love how neat and untangled my earbud cords are when using this organizer. It's leather, which I'm sure will last many, many years for such a great price." β€”Jane M

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A pocket-sized wine aerator to help enhance the flavor of that $10 airplane wine in just about 15 seconds by rapidly introducing oxygen.

    Promising review: "This is a FANTASTIC little gadget and I'd give it ten stars if I could. Used it on a bottle of mediocre wine and it became fabulous wine in just about 30 seconds. Literally. I poured two glasses immediately after opening the bottle of wine and aerated one, but not the other. There was a HUGE difference in taste and mouthfeel between the two glasses, with the aerated glass having no bitterness whatsoever. The underlying flavors became much more pronounced and enjoyable. The fact that it is small, lightweight, and very portable makes it all the more desirable. Yes, yes, yes, as far as recommending this product." β€”Someplace Else

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    13. A set of personalized leather luggage tags for the globe-trotting couple, so a little piece of you goes with them on all their travels β€” but not in a creepy way, I swear.

    Leather Made Nice on Etsy

    Get it from Leather Made Nice on Etsy for $45 (available with brass or nickel grommets and in seven colors).

    14. A memory-inducing Homesick scented candle to help them breathe in the scents of all their favorite travels.

    Promising review: "I saw a candle scented 'Books' and just had to try it. First off, it smells like a library of leatherbound books lacking some of that 'old paper' smell, with a cherry orchard in full bloom just outside the open windows. Which is not a BAD thing. I got several odd looks from the other people in my house when I produced this and lit it, with much fanfare. But ALL of us decided we liked it, and that it was a neat, novel scent. Tastes are individual but read the description β€” if it sounds appealing to you, chances are very good you will like it too. We all did!" β€”Owen Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 12 scents).

    15. A pair of wearable headphones that'll easily wrap around their wrist so they'll avoid losing them or getting them tangled up.

    Promising review: "I bought one for each of my girls to help them keep track of their headphones. It's a little tricky to get them wrapped up the first few times but practice makes perfect." β€”Traveling Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in black, brown, and pink).

    16. An iPhone adapter so they can charge their phone and listen to music at the same time!

    Promising review: "When it arrived, I was immediately impressed with the professional packaging and well-designed storage case. I was also surprised how small it was. The instructions are straightforward and easy to understand. There was no loss of sound and no issues charging. It is a must-have when traveling or even at the office so you can charge and listen to music via normal wired headphones at the same time!" β€”Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88+ (available in five variations).

    17. A universal air-vent magnetic car mount that'll hold their cell phone while they drive, because chances are if they do a ton of traveling, they probably spend a fair amount of time in rental cars, and one of these will come in super handy when they need to use their phone for directions.

    Promising review: "One of the best purchases I have ever made. Seriously. I have an iPhone 6 Plus, and it attaches onto the mount very firmly. The mount also attaches firmly into my air vent. No jiggling or slipping. I can touch, swipe, etc., on my phone screen without any risk of the phone falling or sliding." β€”Susie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    18. A pair of no-tie elastic laces designed to make taking off and putting on their shoes a breeze β€” they'll be the envy of the security line.

    Promising review: "I'm a lazy person, and I've lost all patience in bending over to tie and untie my shoes. I almost exclusively buy slip-on shoes now, but I still had one pair that had laces and they took forever to tie. It probably took me 10 minutes to put the Xpand laces on, between lacing them up and tightening/loosening them to the right fit before clipping the ends. Now they look great, and I can wear those shoes at the airport without having to hold up security lines. I also appreciate that there are so many colors to choose from." β€”Ashley

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 40 colors).

    19. A reusable makeup-removing cloth, because getting rid of all the excess makeup every night is a f#@%in' chore but this will help make it easier, no matter where they are β€” you just need water!

    Promising review: "I cannot believe it! Every once in a while you buy something that actually lives up to its promises! This super-soft little face towel takes off makeup, including stubborn eye makeup, in a couple of swipes without scrubbing at all. I don't know what makes it so effective; maybe it's made of millions of tiny little hands! but I am very impressed." β€”Donna Montalbano

    Check out our top picks for the makeup removers for every budget on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    20. A French phrasebook that'll have them talking like a Parisienne in no time!

    Promising review: "This is such a lovely French phrasebook and is conveniently categorized by subject for easy perusal. I was surprised with how small the book itself is β€” it would easily fit in a purse or large pocket! I spent the following few days after receiving it mispronouncing French phrases to the utter bewilderment of my dog." β€”ESBarrett

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50+.

    21. A sterling silver pendant necklace for anyone who wants to take a piece of home with them wherever they go.

    Promising review: "I got this necklace to give as a gift but it is so cute that I kept it for myself. The charm is dainty and delicate, and I have received tons of compliments. It is the perfect thing to wear when you just want a little something to add some sparkle β€” cute packaging and well made." β€”Jack

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (available in all 50 states).

    22. A fantastic guide to 500 of the most stunning places they should visit in their life β€” plus it'll simply look great on their coffee table.

    Promising review: "What a beautiful book! I originally intended for this to be more of a research tool to help me decide future travel adventures. However, upon receipt, it's way more high-quality and beautiful than I was expecting. Now I don't want it to get beat up and am contemplating displaying it instead, lol! Just want to make sure everyone keeps their grimy hands off! Also, it came with a map that displayed where the top 100 places were located, which I wasn't aware was included. Neat surprise." β€”Nikki

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    23. A beautiful aluminum cosmetics organizer that'll finally get them organized while adding a glam touch of decor.

    Promising review: "This is soooo pretty and great quality. I got this for a gift but really wanted to keep it for myself. I might actually end up getting one. I loved that it was so pretty, sturdy, and you can lock it so it's great for traveling." β€”Madison Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in black and pink).

    24. A leather belt fanny pack to have everything within arm's reach when they're running around town.,

    Promising review: "This was perfect for my trip to Italy! Italy is big on pickpockets, so this was perfect to prevent any theft and it was super fashionable. The sizing was perfect since I have a small waist as well. Excellent purchase! I used it for the entire trip, matched with my brown sandals too." β€”Mikela

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in sizes 27"-42" and in eight colors).

    25. An awesome magnetic travel chess set, because it's time to put the down your phone and play a game with an actual IRL human.

    Promising review: "This is a nice little travel chess set. While the pieces are plastic, they are not overly cheap quality. The magnets adhere well to the board and will stay in place with the board tipped 90 degrees. The pieces contain nice detail with colors accurate with what's in the product image." β€”Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55+ (available in two colors).

    26. A luxuriously soft sleeping mask that'll let the flight attendants know they shouldn't pass them up during meal service β€” because once they do, good luck getting them to come back.

    Goia Boutique on Etsy

    Get it from Goia Boutique on Etsy for $15.95+ (available in satin and silk and in two sizes).

    27. A decadent cashmere blanket scarf that'll keep them warm and cozy without having to carry around a bulky blanket β€” or beg for one from the flight attendants.

    Promising review: "I love this shawl! It is the perfect size for traveling and is soft and cozy. It’s so versatile. I will use it on the plane as well as for chilly nights while on vacation. Thank you for a quality shawl at an affordable price." β€”Pam

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 28 colors).

    28. A portable phone charger, because nothing ruins a flight more than being stuck without the ability to mindlessly play Candy Crush for hours on end.

    Promising review: "We bought these to take with us on a trip to Disney World. I was paranoid about having enough phone battery to last through a long day. It quickly charged my two phones and left plenty of extra juice to share with our other family members. It weighs about as much as an egg, so it was barely noticeable in my pocket. I can't recommend this enough!" β€”J. Palmer

    Check out our top picks for portable chargers at every budget on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    29. A pair of cordless noise-cancelling headphones designed with super-soft ear cuffs, Bluetooth capability and a backup cord, just in case they use up all the juice mid-flight.

    Promising review: "I'm not a techie or gamer, so this is just your average person's review. I love these because they are completely around the ear (your ear ends up in a little soft house), comfortable for my bigger-than-average head. I can wear them over my large plastic-framed glasses without issue, the controls on the side are great. They are mic-wireless and speaker-wireless, easy to set up with both PCs and Macs (I am using them across several devices at home and at work), rechargeable (no more need for constantly consumed batteries), and there is no sound leakage. For the money, these headphones are AWESOME! I'm seriously glad that I purchased them." β€”Amazon Customer

    PS: These are one of our picks for best wireless headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get them from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in seven colors).

    30. A twistable memory-foam travel pillow they can mold and shape into whatever form they need to stay comfy.

    Promising review: "After reading a glowing review by a frequent international flyer, I decided the twistable travel pillow was exactly what my husband needed. That traveler returned from an overseas trip and immediately purchased his second one for his lumbar region. So I bought two up front, but not for air travel. My husband has osteoporosis with an overly curved upper back. It is uncomfortable for him to sit for long periods, even in his recliner. Well, many snores later, he decided these were the perfect solution! That evening I placed one behind my neck, just to test it out. Apparently, I had no idea how uncomfortable it actually was just sitting. My neck never had it so good! So I used the lumbar one as well. Felt like I was floating in the chair. Have shown them to everyone. A physical therapist friend went gaga over the concept, and plans to give them as gifts this year." β€”SMB

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    31. A TSA-friendly four-piece travel skincare kit complete with two hydrating and illuminating sheet masks, a pair of rejuvenating eye gel masks, and a hydrating lip gel mask to help them make the most out of their travel time.

    Get the four-piece kit from Amazon $20.

    32. A collapsible water bottle they can take through security empty, fill up at a water fountain, and have enough water to stay hydrated throughout the flight.

    Promising review: "We purchased two of these for our trip abroad and I have only one thing to say about it β€” it was the best purchase we made for the trip. They flattened down and fit into our backpack just fine. The minute we made it through the TSA checkpoint, we filled it up. It holds quite a bit of liquid, so we didn't have to fill up every five minutes during the trip like with some smaller-capacity bottles." β€”Sheryl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in eight colors).

    33. A silk eye mask to help them relax and get a little shut-eye β€” even during the most stressful of trips.

    Promising review: "I just got back from a long trip to a country on the other side of the world. I used this eye mask and it worked AMAZINGLY. I can't say enough good things about it!! It is incredibly soft and lightweight. The adjustable strap allows for a looser fit that doesn't put too much pressure on the eyes/forehead. I'm very glad I picked this one because of the softness and comfort." β€”Scott Wilt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    34. An investment-worthy cashmere travel set so they can sleep in the lap of luxury while they're cramped in a middle seat.

    Promising review: "I travel two times a week on five- to six-hour trips. I am always cold. This cashmere is fantastic. I use the pouch sometimes by my neck as well. The pouch allows me to cram the throw into my large tote and it does not get caught or damaged." β€”MJCSeattle

    Get it from Amazon for $169 (available in eight colors).

    35. A reversible vegan-leather travel tote to hold everything they might need at a moment's notice β€” or in the event their luggage doesn't make it.

    Promising review: "I bought this bag for a trip I recently took and am extremely pleased with it. The versatility of being reversible (dark to light) was a plus, getting two for the price of one. It is soft and supple and holds a ton of stuff! My 13' laptop/tablet fit perfectly and there was still room for a lot of other travel stuff. The magnet that holds the flaps together was strong, too. I would definitely purchase this product again and will use it on future trips!" β€”D. Webb

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in nine colors).

    36. A five-piece Drybar travel hair kit with travel-size versions of their amazing dry shampoo, dry shampoo foam, texturizing spray, and two super-secure hair clips β€” it's basically gonna look like they got an in-flight blowout.


    Promising review: "All three of these dry shampoo sprays work awesome with different styles. My hair lasts longer in its style, smells great, and doesn’t get greasy!!!" β€”Asudgalumn

    Get the kit from Nordstrom for $37.

    37. A dishwasher-safe single-serve coffee brewer because airplane coffee is truly, truly terrible.

    Promising review: "I am an avid coffee lover. I travel for work each week, and finding a good cup of coffee to start my morning can be quite a challenge (and can come with hefty prices). This little device tucks right into my bag and takes up very little space. I like a strong cup of coffee, so I let mine set a bit after pouring the water. Cleanup is quick and easy. AND, there's a bonus with this dripper β€”Β I use it in the evening for my loose tea. Two devices in one!" β€”Brenda Henderson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.30.

    38. And splurgeworthy set of Drunk Elephant products so they can test out everything people have been raving about.


    Set includes travel sized versions of Drunk Elephant's Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, C-Firma Day Serum, B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, and Shaba Complex Eye Serum. All are cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This is what started my love affair with Drunk Elephant. I quickly began to acquire the standard sizes β€” starting with the oil. It's an exquisite, light feel with absolutely no oiliness. Both the day and night serums are part of my daily routines. Those will be the next big sizes I get. The whipped cream is surprisingly light for a fuller body moisturizer and has a wonderful texture. Their packaging is awesome too." β€”r0llergirl

    Get the set from Sephora for $90.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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