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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. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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)!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    reviewer holding up a black personal fan outside

    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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