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    28 Gifts For The Person Who Travels So Much You Can't Keep Track Of Them

    Maybe you can't afford to buy them a first-class flight, but you can still be a first-class gift-giver with these thoughtful ideas.

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    1. A scratch-off world map so they can keep a record of all the places they've visited in the form of a fun piece of wall art.


    Promising review: "I gifted my brother at Christmas with this world scratch off map as he has traveled a lot. It was shipped in a sturdy tube and arrived in good condition. He couldn’t wait to start the process of uncovering all the places he has been. He plans to frame it with no glass so he can continue to reveal locations he travels to." —Peggy

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. An adorable passport holder to keep their important documents safe and organized.


    Promising review: "My passport was safe inside it during a month of vacation. It has ample space for more than a couple of credit card or cash along with passport inside, which makes it handy on international vacation." —Harsh Gupta

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    3. Or take it to the next level with a personalized passport holder that'll make them smile as they alpaca their bags.

    Cases by Lorraine / Etsy

    Promising review: "I love this item! It fits everything so nicely and doesn't feel like they used cheap materials. The store owner is great and sends you a proof before they print it." —Veronica Thorp

    Get it from Cases by Lorraine on Etsy for $20.50.

    4. A handy tech-accessories organizer, so they don't have to fumble through a mess of tangled cords and chargers next time they're looking for something in their bag.

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    This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best budget tech organizer bag!

    Promising review: "I finally have a great organizer for all my cables and drives! No longer are they all tangled up in a bag. Really great for when I travel. I have iPad, iPhone, 2 thumb drives, a small external drive, a small Jackery charger, apple ear phones and a wall plug. It has two zippered pockets and everything fits perfectly." —Bernice H

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in black, gray, and dark blue).

    5. A My Bucket List journal full of prompts for all the things they want to do and places they want to go — interspersed with some inspirational quotes — that they'll love bringing along on all their adventures.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A comfy travel pillow with serious support they'll wonder how in the heck their neck ever lived without.

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    This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best midpriced travel pillow!

    Promising review: "I must have two dozen travel pillows and not one of them has ever held my head in a position so that I could sleep on a plane. But this pillow was great. I slept all the way from California to Hawaii, during the day. I didn't mind it coiled around my neck. This is weird, but I have a long neck and I'm tall. The overlap on the pillow is perfect. At first I didn't think it would stay in place, but it does. And the back is not super thick, so it's comfy, not counterproductive.

    I'm super happy with this product. Worth the money." —Stinky Bunny

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in seven colors as well as in a child-size version).

    7. A set of double-sided travel makeup brushes that will make them think of you every time they save space packing 'em in their luggage.


    Promising review: "These are worth way more — I could see them being a $30 set. Since I got them last night, I have washed and used them once. I haven't seen any shedding and they are SO soft. 100% suggest that you get them. They are also great for travel!" —Isabella R

    Get the set of six from Amazon for $11.84.

    8. A Book of the Month Club subscription so they'll never be without a fantastic new beach read (or plane read, or hotel read).

    Book of the Month Club

    The lucky recipient will get the option to choose from five new featured books for each month of their subscription — so they can get exactly what they prefer.

    Get it from Book of the Month Club starting at $49.99 for a three-month subscription (also available as six- and twelve-month subscriptions).

    9. A sleek travel mug that'll keep their warm beverages warm and their cold drinks cold, no matter where their itinerary takes them.

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    This is also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best midpriced travel mug!

    Promising review: "I took this bottle with me on a trip to New York this winter so that I could carry hot tea around with me on my adventures through the city. My tea stayed very hot in this bottle for over 24 hours; I was and still am amazed. I've been using it since then and it has consistently kept hot drinks hot for an absurd length of time, and I have also never experienced any leaks. If you want things to stay hot for the maximum time in this bottle, you have to pre-heat it. That means fill it with boiling water, let it sit awhile, then pour out that water and fill with your tea/coffee/whatever. If you skip this step then your drink will still stay hot for many hours, but not AS many hours." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    10. A set of travel-sized masks so their skin doesn't have to suffer when the jet-lag gets real.


    The set contains a charcoal mask, lychee face mask, cucumber eye mask, charcoal nose strip, coconut hair sleeping mask, aloe vera hand mask, almond foot mask, shea lip mask.

    Promising review:" I've always felt that Sephora masks are amazing and affordable. You get one of each type of mask so you could choose to have a full spa day and use them all or one at a time. On top of that, the packaging is so cute and for only $25 you definitely can't beat it, so it is perfect for Christmas presents as well." —Mellamarie

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    11. An airplane foot rest that, quite simply, will change the game for every flight from here on out for them and earn you status as Best Gift-Giver Ever.


    Promising review: "Do you get twitchy on long flights? Restless legs syndrome? Cold feet? No budget for first class with fancy footrests or beds?! We flew from California to Ireland last week and this little wonder was a lifesaver. To be honest, there's not enough room in coach to recline like their photo indicates, but slide it onto the tray table, adjust the footrest to enable your feet to be cradled in it. (I brought slipper socks.) It keeps pressure off the backs of your thighs, improves circulation, and makes feet comfy and warm. Ahhhh... I won't travel without it again." —Beachcomers Studio

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in black, purple, and royal blue).

    12. And why not pair it with these truly incredible compression socks to keep their legs and feet comfortable on long-haul flights (and drives)?


    Promising review: "Got mine before a two-week trip to Ireland and the UK. I normally have my feet swell on long flights, but these socks kept that from happening. They even washed out well in a sink and dried overnight, ready for hiking around on the next day — many, many days in a row. They worked equally well going through the washer at home, hanging to dry in our laundry room. I plan to use them on domestic flights back home, too. Very pleased with their performance — my feet and legs are so happy!" —mamafirebird

    Get them from Amazon for $11.07+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

    Read our full review of these compression socks.

    13. A pocket wine aerator so they can make the best out of that single-serving wine bottle when they're miles high in the air.


    Promising review: "Purchased as Christmas gift for coworker — she loved it, could not believe something so simple changed the taste of wine to something more expensive. Would highly recommend for wine drinkers." —J. Stephens

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    14. A Mario Badescu face-spray trio, so they can mist their skin with some much-needed hydration (and perk up!) after a long flight.


    The set includes aloe, cucumber, and green tea spray; aloe, chamomile, and lavender spray; and aloe, herbs, and rosewater spray. This product is paraben-free and also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

    Promising review: "Winter is upon us here in the Northeast. Time to arm your skin with these three gems. They work great as a prep for serums and over makeup. I have on in my office, on my nightstand, and fridge. The spray nozzle dispenses an even distribution of product , not too much or too little. The scent lingers for a few minutes then it dissipates.These are a must have for dry winter skin! :)" —Moodrasun

    Get it from Sephora for $15.

    15. A portable white noise machine, because exploring a new place can be amazing, but sleeping soundly through the night in a new place isn't always so easy.


    It features five white-noise options and two nature sounds, as well as 30-, 60- and 90-minute auto-timer options. Runs for 12 hours on one charge if used cordless.

    Promising review: "Bought for Europe. My last expensive one blew out and broke in London. Wanted something affordable. I need something to drown out hotel noise and this worked wonderfully. Loved the last two sound options as I love white noise. I am not the best sleeper in other places and this worked well. Used adapter to plug into foreign plugs." —ancl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in blue and gray).

    16. A portable charger so they're never stuck in the middle of a foreign place without the juice they need to get around again.


    Promising review: "The PowerCore is practically weightless, so you can carry it anywhere in your purse or pocket. If you're looking for a powerful charger for all your devices, this isn't it. But it's a lifesaver at what it was designed for. My phone often goes dead when I'm away from my main charger. The last time that happened, the PowerCore gave it enough juice in just 10 minutes to make a couple of calls. It takes about an hour for a full charge. At that point, you'll have to charge the PowerCore. I also tried using it with my tablet. It only has enough power to bring the tablet up to 30%. But again, if your device is dead, this will give you enough power to send a few messages and check a few websites." —Jennifer Ondrejka

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    17. A copy of Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See...Ranked, to inspire their next trip (or next few trips!).


    Promising review: "A measure of my like for this book is the fact that I promptly purchased a new copy when my original fell off a table and separated from the spine. You can debate the order of the rankings, and even the inclusion or exclusion of certain sites, but there's no denying that it presents a legitimate list of places worth visiting in your lifetime. Stunning color photography of some of the sites reach out to you from the pages, and the index does a fantastic job of allowing you to search by name, country, or city to zero in on locations. On trips to Germany, Iceland, and Asia, we viewed the suggested list of sites by country and organized our trips around visiting some or all of the suggested sites. If there's a knock on the book it's that obviously opinions will differ on the 500 best places to see, and the information provided on each site is somewhat limited, but otherwise, a fantastic book for anyone bitten by the travel bug." —Abu Amiri

    Get it from Amazon for $16.81.

    18. Color-map mugs so the jet-setter in your life can keep track of their travels in the cutest way.

    Uncommon Goods

    Available in world-map and US-map options. One green marker included; additional colors sold separately. After coloring in the countries/states you've visited, pop it in the oven to permanently update the map (and bake each time to set the ink).

    Promising review: "Bought it so we could use it to cross off our bucket-list travels. Plan on buying it for my married children for the same reason!" —Kamela

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24 (and marker expansion .

    19. A pair of Anker noise-canceling headphones that'll drown out the sounds of that crying baby and help them get some shut-eye on their next flight.


    Promising review: "Had a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones years ago that I really liked, but were hot/heavy to wear. Fast forward to now; bought these for occasional use at work/travel. Overall, really good sound quality (not highest tier, but plenty good for casual Bluetooth listening). The most pleasant aspect to me, however, is how nice these feel on the ears. They don't make me feel warm and sweaty like many other over-ear cushions have previously. I've seen some reviews mention a somewhat cheap feel to these, but I disagree; they're not made out of metal, and you shouldn't expect them to feel like they are. A solid purchase, especially at the coupon price of ~$50." —Joe Ramsey

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99 (available in black and silver).

    20. A handheld luggage scale so they'll never be faced with a last-minute oversized luggage conundrum ever again., Amazon

    Can measure up to 110 lbs and features a temperature sensor.

    Promising review: "This product is fantastic! This little scale saved us lots of money at the airport. My husband and I recently took a cruise. We were fine going, but on the way back I was over the weight limit on luggage. I put some of my things in my carry-on and a few things in my husband's suitcase. It worked. It is very accurate as well. My luggage weighed exactly what the scale said when we got to the airport. I had never thought of purchasing a handheld weight scale before, but Southwest Airlines only allows 40 lbs, which is really tight. I highly recommend this product and would purchase again in a heartbeat." —T. Bernhardt

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A chic little carrier, because their jet-setting furry BFF deserves to travel in style too.

    Wild One

    Measures 17"x8"x12" and fits most dogs 25 lbs and under.

    Promising review: "I ordered the carrier in black and absolutely love it! We were looking for something to use on an Amtrak ride that would let our little pug sit up, look out, and lie down. Now we take her everywhere in it — train, cab, subway, even out to eat dinner al fresco — and she loves it! I also get tons of compliments on how sleek and chic it looks. People don't even know it's a dog carrier until they see Lady's head popping out. The rubbery straps and base are perfect for carrying and placing down anywhere. Easy to clean, and it has a clip inside to make sure Lady is secure. There's also an interior pocket that we've used to hide an ice pack in the hotter weather. Highly recommend!" —Emma M.

    Get it from Wild One for $180 (available in tan, black, and navy); and check out their airplane-friendly travel carrier for $125 (available in black and tan).

    22. A journal where they can record memories about each of the 50 states so they never forget all the little things that happened along the way.

    Uncommon Goods

    There are two pages of prompts for each state, including spots for cities visited, best meals, funniest moments, and even "anything that would be better forgotten."

    Promising review: "This journal is perfect for absolutely anyone that travels, whether a lot or a little. The questions asked are so perfect to remember all of your favorite memories from the trip." —Hannah

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

    23. A Kangaroo home security system that'll give them peace of mind every time they're off indulging their wanderlust.


    The motion and entry sensor detects when a window or door is opened and instantly alerts your phone through the mobile app. It also works as a Motion Sensor to detect suspicious movement around the room. Basic plan is free, but a subscription plan is also available and provides text and voice notifications, Alexa and Google integration, and the option to have a professional monitoring center follow up. "Pet rejection technology" prevents false alarms and keeps pets from triggering sensors.

    Promising review: "This sensor was so easy and quick to set up — I expected it to take much longer than it did! During my test run, it alerted me every time and I feel much more comfortable leaving the house now. I live in an apartment so it's also nice to know when maintenance has been in our unit so I can keep tabs on that. This is an affordable option for keeping my place secure." —JS2-2

    Get a motion sensor and entry sensor from Amazon for $29.99.

    24. A personalized leather luggage tag so they can keep their bags secure and look damn cute while doing it.

    Sweenks Custom Laser / Etsy

    Promising review: "Ordered these as Christmas presents for my family on a Monday and they were in my hands by Thursday of the same week! Love the quality of these tags!" —Jessica Nagel

    Get it from Sweenks Custom Laser Engraving on Etsy for $9.59 (available in 24 designs and eight colors).

    25. A four-pack of refillable mini fragrance bottles that'll provide them with a TSA-friendly way to pack their favorite perfumes.


    Includes four different-colored spray bottles that can hold up to 5 ml.

    Promising review: "I used to use travel perfume containers all the time and they were hard to fill without losing some of your perfume (expensive), and they tended to leak sometimes. These are filled directly at the bottom with your atomizer (just take the spray top off, pop the bottom of this down on your perfume, and pump until it's full, which you can see on the side). Just took one with me to a meeting in DC and it didn't leak at all." —DMurph3

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    26. A Rosetta Stone subscription, so they can prep for their next adventure in a country with a foreign language.

    Rosetta Stone

    The multi-award-winning software teaches languages by allowing users to see, hear, speak, read, and write, while learning new words and phrases based on real-world context. Its TruAccent speech engine also helps fine-tune pronunciation and accent.

    Get a subscription for $5.19+/month (available in 3-, 6-, 12-, and 24-month plans; choose from 30 different languages).

    27. A satin pillowcase that'll make them feel like they're living in luxury next time they travel, even if they aren't at a five-star hotel. (Their hair and skin will thank you.)


    Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillow cases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes and 16 colors).

    28. And a travel stub diary so they have a dedicated place to organize their ticket stubs, brochures, and other memorabilia from their jaunts around the world.

    Uncommon Goods

    Paper is made from 100% recycled paper label stock; measures 6.25" x 1.25" x 9.75" and includes 48 pages (16 pages with two sleeves, and 32 full-page sleeves).

    Promising review: "Not only will this be great to hold mementos, but there are places to write dates and notes next to each item that is stored in its pages." —Bookwoman

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $14.95.

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