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    26 Cult-Favorite Travel Products We Adore And Recommend For Gifts

    A plush hoodie with a built-in sleeping mask, colorful capsule containers, and more travel essentials we've reviewed and recommend for gifts. ✈️

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

    Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

    'Tis the season and the BuzzFeed Shopping team is here to help you find something special for everyone on your list. We love to shop, so we've put together some of our favorite travel products that also double up as amazing gifts. Here are some of our recommendations (and why we adore 'em)!

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    1. A packable cutlery set so they'll always have a fork, spoon, knife, chopsticks, and straw on hand if they have to eat or drink on the road. If they're aren't any grab-and-go utensils available, they'll be prepared with this handy stocking stuffer.

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    This set comes with a knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks, straw-cleaning brush, bent straw, straight straw, and a travel-friendly carrying case. Plus, you can skip using plastic cutlery for beverages and meals!

    "In a pre-COVID world, I was someone who worked in an office and often ate lunch at said office. I was not loving how much plastic cutlery I was going through every day bringing lunch back to my desk, so I bought this little set to keep in my work tote. It makes it so that when I grab a takeout lunch, I don't have to use any plastic cutlery in the process. And I always have a straw on me when I grab a coffee or smoothie!" —Danielle Healy

    Get an eight-piece set from Amazon for $10.99 (available in four colors).

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

    2. A genius backpack for the frequent flyer or road tripper in your life. And no, it's not your typical carryall, because it comes with cool features like a main compartment that fully unzips, a laptop sleeve, zippered pouches that'll easily fit beauty and grooming goods, a roomy main compartment for four to five outfits, compression straps, *and* a trolley passthrough (a thick strap that loops around your suitcase handle) to make luggage transport a breeze. 

    a model wearing the beige backpack
    the backpack open showing three interior mesh pockets and a compression strap
    Béis

    Béis is a woman-owned travel accessories brand founded by actress and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell. You'll find carry-on rollers, weekender bags, packing cubes, and more practical goods for your next trip!

    "I just bought this bag for a five-day cross-country road trip and it came in so clutch. First, I flew with it and was able to stow it under my seat so not only did I not have to check a bag, but I didn't even have to deal with overhead storage. Then, it traveled through 10+ states and various hotels with me. My absolute favorite parts of the bag are the compression straps and the fact that it fully unzips. This makes it *SO* easy to pack, unpack, and take through airport security. I was able to fit ~four pairs of leggings, four T-shirts, two sets of pajamas, two pairs of shorts, two bathing suits, a sweatshirt, a week's worth of undergarments, travel toiletries, an iPad, my wallet, and more odds and ends." —Chelsea Stuart 

    Get it from Béis for $78 (also available in black). 

    Shipping info: Free shipping on US orders $125+. Flat rate for UPS Standard Ground shipping (three to five business days) is $9.95 for US orders under $125. UPS Second-Day Air (two business days) and UPS Next-Day Air (one business day) shipping options are available at an additional cost.

    3. A solid hair conditioner bar so they don't have to worry about carrying too many liquids in their carry-on or not having shower essentials at the hotel. It'll be a great gift for your next under $20 gift exchange with family and friends.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This moisture-rich conditioner bar gets your hair squeaky clean and can last up to 200 washes. Plus, it comes in zero waste packaging, making it an eco-friendly alternative for travelers who don't want to use plastic bottles.

    "This is me on a recent week-long trip to Croatia with three city stops that I did a carry-on only for, knowing I had a tight layover in Amsterdam and would be riding two ferries. But, um, my hair had to look good for wonderful sunset photo ops such as this (the bar is Buza Bar in Dubrovnik, go there!). So I packed a shampoo bar by another brand that I felt pretty meh about and this wonderful new go-to bar. Here, I used hotel shampoo (it was pretty fancy, NGL), this shampoo bar, and my roommate's Moroccan Oil curl cream. The bar is basically foolproof. You rub it directly on your wet hair after rinsing out your shampoo. I normally wash my naturally curly hair once or twice a week but on this trip was taking daily dips in the sea, so I washed my hair five times over a week. Because of this, I let the conditioner sit for a few minutes, though you probably don't need to do that if you're washing your hair your usual amount on your trip. Each bar is supposed to last 200 washes and it might do a little less for me, but I know this'll be good for many future trips!" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (matching shampoo bar sold separately).

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

    4. A comfy and cozy hoodie they'll wear again and again on flights. Cotton-blended fleece fabric and a built-in sleeping mask will literally leave 'em on ~cloud nine~ when they fly. BRB, adding this to my holiday wish list right now.

    Pond Los Angeles

    "I own this in black and I actually factually REFUSE to wear any other hoodie to the airport. I pull my sleep mask down and it's a wrap, OK?! Asleep before takeoff. When you're wearing it and dedicating your travel style to it like me, then be sure to shout out the Pond Los Angeles that makes it! It's a woman-owned and Asian American–owned clothing and accessories brand based in Cali that intentionally uses a woman-led manufacturer to create its lovely pieces." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get it from Pond Los Angeles for $128 (available in sizes XS–XL and also in black).

    Note: This hoodie is backordered and will ship in mid-December.

    Shipping info: Standard ground shipping is $5 for orders under $95. Shipping takes two to five days after processing.

    5. A lightweight raincoat because they can pack it right into their pocket (or suitcase) if they're dealing with iffy weather. It's breathable (buh-bye, sweat) and waterproof, so they'll stay dry during impromptu rain showers.

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    "I bought this rain coat — in my go-to color: black — to use on a trip to the Peruvian Amazon and it came in super clutch! First off it did a great job of keeping me dry from rainforest showers, but it also took up like no room in my bag which was key since I had to bring so many random ~outdoorsy~ things that I wouldn't normally. I appreciate that the hood zips on/off, that there are adjustable drawcords at the neck and waist, and, ofc, that it packs up so tiny. If you're headed anywhere rainy, it's an invaluable accessory!" —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $27.69+ (available in women's sizes XS–3X and 33 colors).

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

    6. Leakproof travel capsules for anyone who needs to bring lil' essentials on their next trip. These small, TSA-compliant vessels make a great present because they securely hold face creams, dainty jewelry, and vitamins and they have a cool, colorful design. They're also magnetic, so they'll stay together in a cosmetics bag or suitcase compartment.

    Cadence

    Cadence is a woman-owned small business specializing in personal care travel solutions. Each mini capsule is created from recycled ocean-bound plastic and is refillable and reusable!

    "I love my little containers that allow me to downsize but still carry my necessities while I'm traveling. They're not only cute to look at but they're pretty practical. I have used mine to store my vitamins, earrings, face cream and have not run into any issues. They have tight, screw-on tops so you know everything is secure *and* you can customize their labels so you know exactly what's in what. Oh, and the fact that they're magnetic? Genius. This way, they stay tightly together in your case or can be conveniently stored in a makeup bag." —Jasmin Sandal

    Get a set of six from Cadence for $70 (originally $84; available in individual capsules, bundles of three or six, and nine colors).

    Shipping info: Standard shipping takes 8–10 business days and shipping is free for US orders $20+.

    7. Or a Palette refillable container that'll hold their skincare goods and make it easy to travel with them through the airport: its five trays can carry anything from cleansers to serums and they have screw-on lids that will stay shut and not leak all over luggage.

    Palette

    "I have a pretty strict skincare routine, which involves way more bottles of product than I care to divulge. The majority of them don't come in travel size, so flying with my skincare routine safely stowed has always been a challenge. This Palette has been a total lifesaver! It has five trays with screw-on lids so I can pack a cleanser, toner, serum, eye serum, and moisturizer all in one place. Each little pod can hold .17 ounces of liquid. The bottoms squish up so it's easy to access all the product. It's made in the USA with recycled plastic and sustainable packaging so it's worth the kinda splurgy price tag IMO." —Bek O'Connell

    Get it from Palette for $39.

    Shipping info: Free shipping for US orders $30+.

    8. A portable steamer so they can quickly get the creases and crinkles out of the clothes they threw into their luggage. This little gadget easily fits in a backpack, carry-on, or suitcase and will be helpful if they need to remove wrinkles from dresses, pants, or shirts while they're on the go.

    A BuzzFeeder holding up the small steamer with a caption that reads this little steamer is a game-changer
    The same BuzzFeeder's shirt before and after steaming. The wrinkled shirt is completely smooth afterward
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    "It's very lightweight (about 1 pound), and the water tank is the perfect size to thoroughly steam up to fiveish garments, making it a no-brainer for a quick pass over a blouse OR when steaming a whole bunch of clothes the night before a vacation. AND IT WORKS! Here’s a before and after of a blouse I steamed out when I was already running late to work." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

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

    For more on this travel-friendly essential, check out Maitland's full PurSteam Elite Steamer review

    9. A Dagne Dover carryall duffle bag because it'll seamlessly fit under an airplane seat and still fit a good amount of clothes, toiletries, and tech accessories. If they're looking for a weekender that's a little more stylish than a backpack but not as bulky as a rolling carry-on, this chic accessory will be the perf gift!

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    "I use this every time I travel — and I never, I mean NEVER, check bags. I even took this with me to Amsterdam and easily packed about four sweaters, DOC MARTENS, and all my undies and toiletries. To be fair I wore the same pants for four days (I am cheap, guys), but I never felt like I needed more space. And yes — even Spirit lets me take this." —Emma McAnaw

    Get it from Nordstrom for $200 (available in four colors).

    Shipping info: Expedited next-day and two-day shipping is available at an additional cost.

    Check out Emma's full review in "8 Things You Should Buy Because Your Closet Is Hungry" (it's #2).

    10. A mini wallet emergency kit with a cool print of their favorite city skyline and travel-size provisions that'll be there when minor annoyances pop up. If the terminal bathroom is out of soap or they need to freshen up their breath, this cute set will come to the rescue.

    A small white faux leather pouch with a black skyline print surrounded by a mix of travel-sized toiletries and on-the-go essentials
    Anne Cate

    Here's what it comes with: Inside your small wallet, you'll find a ChapStick, hair tie, two floss pics, Band-Aid, emery board, two safety pins, a sewing kit, two earring backs, makeup wipe, two bobby pins, two mints, deodorant wipe, Shout wipe, tampon, hand sanitizer, and pain relief.

    Anne Cate is a small Ohio-based business that sells city-skyline-themed accessories and journaling supplies. Their product lineup features 100 hand-designed skylines from various cities and colleges worldwide!

    "I, your resident forgetful person, bought the NYC skyline version of this at the start of COVID-19 to keep in my work tote. Unfortunately, I haven't touched my work tote in months because...*gestures at the world around*...but it's a really handy kit I know will save me a ton whenever I regularly leave the house again. Everything from Anne Cate is super high quality. The wallet on its own is adorable and could be used for a million different things." —Danielle Healy

    Get it from Anne Cate for $22 (available in 96 styles).

    Shipping info: Expedited two-day and one-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

    11. A soft travel pillow they'll thank you a million times for getting them, because it's supportive and so darn comfy for plane rides. Resting in an airplane seat isn't always easy, but they can adjust it according to their fave leaning position, whether that's under their chin *or* on the right or left side of their head.

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    "While you can adjust the tightness and overlap several ways, the BCozzy can take two main shapes: the round loop and the double-stacked C-shape. No other pillow shape we tested kept our testers’ heads in a true 'upright and locked' position (so to speak) the way this one did. And you can also adjust the pillow to support where you want to lean, from under the chin to either side of your head, which is great for aisle and middle seats." —Jessica Probus

    Get it from Amazon for $31.97 (available in nine colors).

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

    This is our midrange pick for the best travel pillows!

    12. A compact camp chair because they'll have a comfy place to sit on their next outdoor adventure. Whether they're camping for the weekend or taking a day hike, this gem is lightweight and seamlessly folds up for easy carrying.

    Bespoke Post

    "I own this! I'm originally from Utah, where I used to live on a mountain and hike (literally) every day. After spending most of my life outdoors, I'm really picky about the products I use. This camp chair is easily something I'd recommend. If you're doing a short backpacking trip and plan on having something to sit on at your site, this is a solid choice! It's also my go-to when hanging out at a park or spending long stays at a campsite." —Mallory Mower

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $75 (available in three colors).

    Shipping info: Flat rate standard shipping is $3.95 to the lower 48 states (free shipping for orders $75+).

    13. A pair of copper-infused compression socks for the traveler in your life who is always on their feet: Made with moisture-wicking material, they'll provide gentle compression and can help keep mild cramping and swelling at bay.

    the author pulling one of the socks over their leg
    Harper Hendrickson / Via BuzzFeed

    "Hi, my name is Harper and I'm here to tell you about some socks that recently changed my life. I'm talking about Melerio copper-infused compression socks. I tried them on a whim when I was really sick over the summer, and boy am I glad I did. As soon as I put these babies on, I could immediately feel their power. They definitely compress — they are pretty tight and can take a sec to get on, but I promise it's worth it! I am disabled, immune-compromised, and I struggle with daily asthma flare-ups, inflammation, and muscle aches. The very first time I put a pair of these on, I felt...so much better? I immediately asked my partner to try them too to see their reaction, and well, that pair is theirs now.

    "These socks improve my circulation, soothe my aches, and the compression element also helps me feel really calm and grounded (I sleep in these!). I'm extremely allergic to mold, and copper is mold resistant, so the fact that these are copper-infused turned out to be a huge win-win for me. It's worth noting I wore these socks while I was living in the desert, and they lasted through the extreme heat (109+ temps), and the many skate sessions, hikes, and washes I put them through. It was, and still is empowering to start my day with one positive thing I could do for my body to get a little relief — slap on a fresh pair of these socks! Did a pair of socks cure all of my woes? Absolutely not. But they did help me feel well enough to leave the house, get outside, and start my long journey to recovery." —Harper Hendrickson

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $18.59 (available in two sizes).

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

    14. An Away carry-on so they can pack multiple outfits without having to drop $$$ on a checked bag. Another cool feature of this luggage? It comes with an ejectable (and TSA-approved!) battery that can power up their tech gadgets anywhere, anytime.

    navy blue away suitcase next to a vespa
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    "I have had my Away carry-on suitcase for about a year now and absolutely love it! I've been able to fit everything I need for a weeklong trip into this with room to spare. It has two main compartments: one side with an interior compression system so you can pack all your soft clothes, and then a zippered side for all of your loose items. It also comes with a laundry bag for you to store all your dirty clothes as you travel. I like how durable it is — I've definitely knocked it against the wall or a bench a few times and I haven't gotten a scratch or a dent on it. And even if I do end up damaging it, Away has a limited lifetime warranty on their suitcases that covers any functional damage to the shell, wheels, handles, zippers, or anything else that impairs your use of the luggage. This is definitely a splurge-worthy purchase I feel like I got my money's worth out of (and then some!)." —Ciera Velarde

    Get it from Away for $225 (available in six colors).

    Shipping info: All orders have a one-to-two-business-day processing time. UPS Ground shipping takes one to five business days, and orders with Faster and Fastest shipping are also available at an additional cost.

    15. An adjustable satin-lined beanie that'll keep their head warm if it's cold outside while simultaneously shielding their hair against breakage and frizz. Plus, they can stash it in a backpack, carry-on, or purse if they need to bring it with them on vacation!

    Chantel Turner / BuzzFeed

    Grace Eleyae is a Black woman–owned brand that sells satin-lined accessories and hats designed to protect hair from breakage, dryness, and frizz.

    "This satin-lined cap actually smooths my hair and shields me from my kryptonite (💦) — basically, it delivers on all its promises and also picks up my flat iron's slack. The two I own both have adjustable strings on the back so I can tighten it when I'm using it for bed or loosen it when I'm wearing it outside. After having this cap for two years, I've noticed so many other benefits: my hair is shinier, longer, feels healthier, and has less breakage. Even on days where the humidity is higher than the temperature, my hair stays perfectly coiffed 💅🏾." —Chantel Turner

    Get it from Amazon: the cap with an adjustable drawstring for $29.95 (available in pink and green) and a nonadjustable version for $19.99 (available in black).

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

    16. A set of seven packing cubes so they can avoid going, "Where are my T-shirts, sandals, and skincare products?!" when they reach their destination. There are different sizes available for clothes, footwear, and beauty goods and they neatly stack on top of each other in a suitcase.

    the blue packing cubes neatly stacked in a suitcase
    Amazon

    Each set comes with three packing cubes (small, medium, and large), three laundry pouches (small, medium, and large), and one shoe bag!

    "I requested this from my parents for Christmas last year and have put it to good use (way more than their money's worth!) since then. If you're trying to become one of those people who pack in just a backpack, I find that I can shove all my clothing (except the bulkiest clothing I of course wear while en route) into one of these mesh things and SO MUCH MORE than I'd think compresses into them. They're light and seem flimsy, but they're quite sturdy! Then when I'm loading up my backpack I'll put in that packing cube in the main part first, then squeeze in other stuff around it that you might need to access easier anyway, like a water bottle or book." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

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

    17. A sleek Quip electric toothbrush because it'll get their teeth squeaky clean and not take up too much space in their luggage. It comes with a built-in two-minute timer to help them brush like a pro and it's wireless (they won't have to pack a bulky charger or plug-in bases, which, IMO, can be a hassle to carry from destination to destination).

    a buzzfeeder holding a silver quip toothbrush
    a model placing a rose gold toothbrush in a stick-on caddy
    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Quip

    It comes with a slim handle, soft-bristle brush head, a durable cover, and you can order it with or without a free Mint Anticavity Toothpaste.

    "I have never been an electric toothbrush person but Quip has swayed me. I like how sleek and small it is and the fact that I don't have to plug it into anything or take up extra counter space. Best of all, though, is the built-in two-minute timer which buzzes every 30 seconds to let me know it's time to brush a different part of my mouth. Before, when I used a regular ol' bamboo toothbrush, I really thought I was getting in a full two minutes but boy was I wrong. 😬 I can *definitely* tell a difference in how clean my teeth feel after using Quip." —Chelsea Stuart 

    Get it from Quip for $40 (originally $45; available in four metallic finishes).

    Shipping info: Priority (three to four business days) shipping and express (one to two business days) shipping are available at an additional cost. 

    18. A Calpak Car Organizer so great for long car trips, they'll be thinking "where have you been all my life?!" It has an accordion-style shape that expands to fit basically anything from picnic blankets to sports gear to snacks and drinks. Instead of tossing everything into the trunk, they can keep all their essentials in a neat, organized spot.

    Rebecca Norris/ BuzzFeed

    "The Calpak Car Organizer is nothing short of a game changer for cars of all sizes. The accordion-style cube organizer has three main compartments, each of which can fold down and snap in place if you choose to use only one or two compartments. While it might not look like anything major, the number of things it can hold makes it just that. As someone who spends a lot of time on the road (simply because I love driving and going places), I like to keep my car packed with the essentials for whatever fun adventures may pop up. The organizer keeps all of my essentials off to one side so that there's plenty of room for luggage, newly purchased goodies, or whatever else I may need to pop in the trunk. At any given time, my trunk is filled with dog supplies (leashes, treats, toys, potty pads, a bowl), outdoor gear (picnic blankets, sunscreen, a baseball hat, Tevas, a lantern, a football), and a bunch of reusable shopping bags. Thankfully, though, with the Calpak Car Organizer, it doesn't look as cluttered as that sounds." —Rebecca Norris

    Get it from Calpak for $78 (available in four colors).

    Shipping info: Flat-rate standard shipping is $7.95 for orders under $75.

    For more info, see Rebecca's entire review of the Calpak Car Organizer!

    19. And a cute trash bag they'll appreciate if they drive in their car all the time. It loops around the gearshift and has a waterproof lining, so they can easily throw away snack wrappers, tissues, and more garbage and not worry about leaks or spills.

    The trash can hooked on a gear shift with a boho rainbow pattern on it
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Designs By JIHill is a small business based in Texas specializing in cool car trash bags, lip balm holders, and more practical goods! 

    "I absolutely love this trash can. Every time I step in the car, it makes me smile. I get tons of compliments and it keeps the car clean! I empty it out every time I stop for gas."  —Stephanie Hope 

    Get the one pictured above from Designs By JIHill on Etsy for $20+ (available in three styles). 

    Shipping info: Flat rate standard shipping is $3.75 on all orders. 

    20. A pearl sunglasses chain for anyone who takes their sunglasses on and off a bunch throughout the day. This delicate chain loops around their sunnies and doubles as a pretty necklace too. They can use this stocking stuffer while they're sightseeing on vacay.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    "As soon as I saw a few stores start to carry cute glasses chains (and a few on fashion week runways), I knew that I really needed one. Not only are they cute in a grandma sort of way (very much my style), but they also solve a problem I'm often frustrated by. When shopping, hopping on and off public transportation, traveling, etc. it is *SO* annoying to have to take out and put away your sunglasses every time you go in or outside. I usually end up just leaving mine in the purse and squinting — like why did I even bring them then?!

    "So as soon as I saw this cheap pearl glasses chain on Amazon (I bought both the solid pearl and the part gold chain, part pearl ones), I added to cart. And I'm so happy I did — I've been using it alllllll the time. I was visiting Paris in early October, and they came SO in handy on brisk, sunny days where I was popping in and out of stores and bakeries all day (aka my ideal travel itinerary)." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.54.

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

    21. A Rumpl Puffy Blanket that's basically what cozy dreams are made of. Whether they're going to a campsite or driving to a hiking spot, it'll be a sweet place to sit instead of the ground. And when they're ready to go, they can quickly roll it up and put it in a matching little bag!

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    "It's nice and light and folds up into a cute little bundle in its included stuff sack (or any other bag you have on-hand), making it perfect for car camping trips, or bringing to the park or a friend's place for an outdoor visit. And don't worry, you don't need to fold it perfectly to get it in there — cramming will do just fine." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon for $74.25 (available in 12 colors).

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

    Check out more details in Rachel's full Rumpl Puffy Blanket review.

    22. A Bluetooth-enabled mask so they can listen to their favorite chill playlist and drift off to dreamland before takeoff. It'll also be a big help for blocking light from electronics or the person in front of them opening and closing the window shade.

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    "After a bout of pandemic-induced insomnia I picked up one of these USB-chargeable masks and can honestly say it was LIFE changing. If you're sensitive to light or sound, this mask is where it's at. The contoured, cool-to-the-touch eye pads are super cozy and extra padding on the bridge of the nose ensures no light seeps in. I was concerned about feeling the headphones through the mask and not being able to sleep in my usual position (mountain climber, the hands down comfiest position), but they really are unnoticeable. I can sleep through the night with it on and the Velcro straps have never once gotten stuck in my hair. The battery also lasts for a full 10 hours, so I don't have to worry about my audio going out right as I'm dozing off." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $22.59.

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

    23. A Hackwith Design House shirt for anyone who wants to pack light, but still have something stylish to wear for vacay photo ops. This shirt can be worn in six different ways (off the shoulder, as a V-neck, and more), plus it works as a great wardrobe staple when they're not traveling. 

    a model wearing the black long-sleeved wrap top in three ways: off the shoulder, tied in the front with a square neck, and tied in the back with a V-neck in front
    Hackwith Design House

    Hackwith Design House is a small, woman-owned business that sells gorgeous made-to-order apparel, including sweaters, tops, and dresses. 

    "All credit for its discovery goes to TikToker @jennifer.bianca who I happened to stumble across on my FYP. It checks all my boxes: black, comfortable, versatile, and durable. My initial worry was that I wouldn't feel secure in it (I have a 38DDD chest and most wrap tops/dresses I've tried haven't stayed where they're supposed to), but I haven't had an issue with this! I've worn it tied in the front giving me a square neck (like the middle picture) and tied in the back giving me a V-neck up front (just like the photo on the right) — both were super comfortable and I didn't have to adjust myself at all. As someone whose weight fluctuates, I also appreciate that this piece can handle pounds gained and lost. The fabric is medium weight so I'll be wearing it season to season and there's just enough elasticity in the arms that if you roll up your sleeves, they won't fall back down. All that is to say trust that I will be buying additional colors!" —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Hackwith Design House for $110 (available in women's sizes XS–4X and in four colors). 

    Shipping info: Shipping for US orders is free, Priority Mail Express shipping is available at an additional cost. 

    24. A speckled S'well water bottle so they can stay hydrated and not have to bring plastic water bottles whenever they're traveling. It has vacuum-insulated construction that'll keep their drinks chilled for hours at a time and an exterior that'll help keep condensation at bay.

    a white water botle with black speckles on it
    S'well

    "I've been using my S'well bottle for years now (the same one!) and it's held up perfectly. It keeps my water cold and is my go-to for when I'm headed out to the beach, a workout, or just for the day. They come in so many fun styles, but this speckled one caught my eye for it's simple but stylish look." —Heather Braga

    Get it from S'well for $35.

    Shipping info: Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

    25. A rechargeable handheld fan for the traveler in your life who is always flying to warmer destinations. This little gadget slides right into a backpack or carry-on and will be there if they need a lil' cool air while they're doing outdoor activities or relaxing poolside.

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    "I bought this to take on a summer trip to Disney World and let me tell you — it's the only way I survived!! Every day got well into the 90s, but I kept this pointed at my face whenever I wasn't soaking up air conditioning. I was seriously impressed with how powerful it was and how I instantly felt less sweaty. The charge lasts about a day if you use it sparingly (or a few hours of continuous use) so make sure to charge it nightly if you're on a trip. The fan has three speed settings, and it folds so you can prop it up on a table." —Ciera Velarde 

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in five colors).

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

    26. And vacuum seal bags that'll let them max out their luggage space and stash bulky clothing, including sweaters and jackets, with ease. They'll appreciate this gift if they're going to a chilly vacay spot and need to pack a warm wardrobe for a few days.

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    "I swear by these bad boys not only for general storage purposes, but also if I know I'm going to be traveling for an extended period of time. As someone who tends to pack for every eventuality (who doesn't like to be prepared?!), I have learned that it's better to travel with them than without — especially since it's more or less a guarantee that my clothes are gonna take up a ~substantial~ amount of room in my suitcase. And if I can use something that's gonna shrink the size of my bulky hoodies and/or big tees in order for me to create more space, I'm sure as heck gonna do it. Plus, the satisfaction is indeed guaranteed because when you see those chunky layers flatten into a pancake... it's just *chef's kiss*." —Jasmin Sandal

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in multiple sizes or a variety pack).

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

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