[UPDATED: November 13, 2018]

Every year, for the past six years, we’ve scoured the globe to find the most unique, most useful, and best gifts for travelers on the planet (tough life, I know).

And in those past six years, our annual “best gifts for travelers” guide has become the #1 travel gift guide in the world!

So if you’re struggling with what to get the traveler in your life, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered again this year.

From less than $5 to over $1,000, and with gifts ranging from backpacks to books and from cashmere to coffee, there’s something here for everyone.

Here are the best gifts for travelers – so start shopping, and happy holidays!

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Best Travel Backpacks & Gear

There’s no more important item to a traveler than a good piece of luggage and over the years, our opinions have been split.

While I don’t travel anywhere without a backpack, Heather prefers a rolling suitcase.

Which is perfect for you, because no matter which you prefer, we’ve got an option that you’ll love.

1. TORTUGA OUTBREAKER BACKPACK

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Years on List:  3

While I’ve loved my Tortuga Backpack for the past four years, two years ago they came out with the Outbreaker – and all I can say is…wow!

Not only does it look cooler than the previous version but it’s also:

  • Waterproof
  • Laid out with more pockets and easier storage systems
  • The first height-adjustable travel backpack in the world, and
  • Made of sailcloth (which they use on racing boats) and which won’t rip, scuff or fray

Plus, it still has a separate sleeve for your laptop (a huge perk) and now it comes in two sizes.

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack Price: $299 for 45L, $269 for 35L

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2. THE BIGGER CARRY ON BY AWAY TRAVEL
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Years on the list: 3

As most of you know, Heather is definitely a “rolling suitcase kind of girl” who does not enjoy schlepping around a backpack.

After rolling a beat up Samsung suitcase around the world for the past 5 years it was time for an upgrade – and the Away suitcase has been just that.

Just a few of its many features include:

  • Scratch-resistant surface
  • Range of sizes with great colors
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Battery for charging electronics

We’re obsessed! 

The "Bigger Carryon" by Away Travel Price: $245

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3. Tortuga Setout Packing Cubes

Years on List: New This Year!

We were hesitant to try packing cubes at first. But after using them over the last year, there is no turning back.

Now, Instead of our bags exploding when we get to a new spot we can easily pull out the packing cubes to find what we want. 

Yay organization!

Tortuga Setout Packing Cubes Price: $35

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4.  UNiqlo Packable Puffer Jacket for Men or Women

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This product was recommended by our good friend and packing expert, Fred Perotta, founder of Tortuga Backpacks.

Years On List: 3

Typically, we prefer travel that involves shorts, swimsuits, and flip-flops.  But occasionally we’ll venture to colder climates, and when that happens, a down packable puffer jacket is a lifesaver.

Uniqlo is known for having good quality products at affordable prices and this jacket is no exception.  It’s super warm, stylish, and packs up really well, making it an essential piece of travel gear for men and women!

Uniqlo Packable Ultra Light Down Jacket Price: $69 Available for both men and women and in a host of colors!

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Best Travel Gadgets

Every traveler worth their salt knows that certain gadgets can make life much easier on the road.

Grab these gadgets and know that you’re prepared no matter where you’re headed.

5. Macbook Air 13″

Years On List: 5

Really want to spoil your favorite traveler?

Give them, hands down, the best travel laptop.  It’s powerful, lightweight, and durable.

As someone who used to lug around a Macbook Pro, we’re glad we made the switch.

Bonus Tip: make sure to get them the 256 GB size instead of the smaller 128 GB – it’s well worth the extra $100.

Macbook Air 13" (Newest Model) Price: $1,096.80

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 6. iPhone XS Max

Years on List: New This Year!

Remember back in the day when you had to carry around a DSLR camera AND a tablet?  #firstworldtravelproblems.

Now, all you need is Apple’s newest smartphone and you’ll be able to take amazing pictures and surf the internet on a screen you won’t need reading glasses for – all on something that fits in your pocket!

Pretty amazing.

iPhone XS MAX Price: $1,399.98

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7. Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

This product was recommended by our good friend and travelista Natalie Sisson from The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Years on List:  2

There are two types of people when it comes to Bose Noise Canceling headphones – those who swear by them and those who have never tried them.

And while they are expensive, a good set of noise-canceling headphones can quickly become a traveler’s best friend when trying to relax or get some sleep during a brutal long haul flight.

Bose QuietComfort 35ii Noise Canceling Headphones Price: $349.00

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8. MOPHIE JUICE PACK

Years on List: 3

This was, hands down, one of the best gifts we received in the past few years – and something we now recommend as essential to any traveler!

Travelers use their smartphones for everything – taking pictures, GPS, finding the best places to eat, posting on social media – which leads to the dreaded “dead battery syndrome” halfway through the day.

Enter the Mophie charger, which can fully recharge a phone two times!

And you can choose when to charge the battery by switching it on and off, saving the battery boost for when you need it most…like when you’re trying to find your hotel at midnight! 

Mophie Juice Pack Price: $49.99

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9. Kindle Paperwhite

Years On List: 4

We love reading physical books as much as the next person (and probably even more), but carrying around multiple books at a time isn’t feasible when you’re trying to travel light – and you’re trying to travel light, right?

So grab the absolute best e-reader on the market and have the entire world’s library at your fingertips.

Make sure to splurge for the Paperwhite version, as the built-in backlight will pay for itself many times over.

Kindle Paperwhite Price: $129.99

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10. Bestek Universal Travel adapter 

Years on List:  2 

For years, we recommended carrying a travel adapter AND a surge protector that would give you extra outlets.  Now, those two items have been combined into one awesome piece of travel equipment!

The Bestek Universal Travel Adapter:

  • Converts to that country’s voltage (no more frying your power strip with the hairdryer)
  • Gives you 7 (!) ports for charging – 3 outlets and 4 USB –
  • Comes with adapters for over 150 countries in the world.

Bing. Bang. Boom.

An absolute must-have for any traveler – and our #1 most purchased gift from last year’s gift guide!

Bestek Universal Travel Adapter Price: $36.99

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11. Roost Travel Stand

Years on List: New This Year!

If you work on your laptop on the go, this is a must have. Creating an ergonomic setup for your laptop can stop that permanent hunch you’ve got going at the coffee shop!

At only 5.8 ounces and 1 inch thick, you’ll save your back and still have plenty room in your bag for other essentials, like that extra pair of underwear or the wine you want to bring home from Tuscany!

The Roost Travel Stand Price: $74.95

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12. The Jetto App

Years on List: New This Year!

Trivia time:  What’s the best type of gift?

Answer:  One that saves you more money than you actually spend on it!

And our new app Jetto does just that, sending notifications directly to your phone when crazy cheap flights from your airports pop up (like roundtrip flights to Europe for under $350)!

With each deal saving you an average of $400+, the $39/year price tag for the premium version makes it a no-brainer and will add money back into your pocket year after year.

Jetto App Price: Free to download, $39/year for Jetto Platinum

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Best Sleep/Health Travel Gifts

No one wants to be sick or overly tired when traveling.

Make sure you’re always in tip-top shape with some of these gifts.

13. Mack Ultrasoft Foam Earplugs

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Years on List: 6

Whether it’s to drown out a screaming baby on the plane or unwanted construction during an early morning in Bali, earplugs are one of the most important things any traveler can bring with them.

And none of the earplugs we’ve tried my in life compare to Mack’s.

Grab a 50-pack and give them away as the perfect stocking stuffer (and maybe even keep some for yourself)!

Mack's Ultrasoft Foam Earplugs Price: $10.79

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14. DryFox Microfiber Travel Towel

Years on List: 2

A travel towel is one of the very few “must have” travel items, and last year, we recommended a brand new one – the Dryfox travelPOUCHtowel.

Readers went nuts for it – they loved that it was larger and more comfortable than other travel towels and had a built-in water resistant storage pocket.

Plus, it was cheaper than other travel towels and created by EPOP reader Samantha Peck.

Well, we’ve got good news – this year it comes in brand new designs that are reversible!

You literally could not ask for more in a travel towel, which is why this towel comes with our highest recommendation possible.

DryFox Microfiber Travel Towel Price: $34.99

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15. Gotoob Travel Bottles

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Years on List: 4

These travel bottles are long lasting and will not break in your luggage – which makes them well worth the few extra dollars as they don’t need to be replaced after one trip.

Those 99-cent bottles from Target?  They always end up deformed and broken.

Time to upgrade!

GoToob Travel Bottles Price: $13.69

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16. Gotubb Travel Containers

This product was recommended by adventure travel expert Stefan Loble, founder of Bluffworks. 

Years on List:  2

The PERFECT compliment to the GoToobs listed above, GoTubbs can be used for storing vitamins, pills, knick-knacks, or even that pesky spare change you always seem to accumulate.

Plus, you can open the GoTubbs with one hand – how cool is that?

GoTubb 3 Pack Price: $7.99

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Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

These smaller but essential pieces are perfect for stuffing the stocking of your favorite traveler.

17. One80 Peripheral LED Headlamp

Years on List:  2

When the power goes out in the third world country you’re traveling through, you don’t want to be the one stuck without a light (speaking from experience).

And having a headlamp makes a lot more sense than carrying around a heavier, and less useful, flashlight.

But even traditional headlamps only show you what’s right in front of you, leaving you with “tunnel vision”.

Imagine having a headlamp that illuminates an entire 180-degree field so you can have full range of vision?

That’s exactly what the (aptly named) One80 LED headlamp does – and because it comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts 7+ hours on low, you’ll never be in the dark again.

The perfect stocking stuffer!

Special Offer:  Use the promo code EPOP at checkout to get 10% off!

One80 LED Headlamp Price: $49 Don't forget to use the promo code EPOP to get 10% off, which lowers the price to $44.10!

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18. Headphone Splitter

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Years on List: 6

It’s simple and unsexy, but if you’re traveling with a companion then a headphone splitter might be the best bang for your buck on this entire list.

It allows you to watch all your favorite tv shows and movies together without having to play the whole “left ear for you, right ear for me” game that gets old after a few hours minutes.

Headphone Splitter Price: $3.76

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19. TILE slim

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Years on List: 3

This is probably the best $30 you will ever spend – especially if you’re someone who loses their wallet in multiple countries (coughTravcough).

This small device that you can adhere to your keys, wallet, laptop, etc. so that you can find them when they’re lost – instead of spending your vacation at a Parisian police station.

Tile Slim Price: $28.95

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20. MOLESKINE NOTEBOOK

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Years on list: 4

The perfect size for carrying around in your pocket or purse and jotting down important travel notes, like where to find the best baguette in Paris or best gelato in Florence.

We never leave for any trip without at least two Moleskines at our disposal.

Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Pebble Grey, Soft Cover Price: $9.95

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21. Buff

Years on List: New This Year!

Popularized by Survivor (yes, it’s still on and yes, we still love it), buffs make the ultimate travel companion because of their versatility.

Able to be worn as everything from a headband to a tube top and used in hot climates to wick away sweat or cold climates to keep heat in, packing a Buff for any type of adventure is a necessity.

And with hundreds of different patterns and colors, you can always find one that matches your style.

BUFF Original Price: $20.00

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22. Vagabond Heart Travel Patches and Stickers

Years on List: New This Year!

We love collecting mementos of our travels, but far too often the choices look too “tourist-trap-gift-shopey”.

Thankfully Mike from Vagabond Heart (and EPOP fan) thought the same thing and decided to make patches and stickers that actually look cool.

Like, really cool (Vancouver, Mexico, and Havana are a few of our favorites)!

His vintage-inspired travel stickers currently adorn our laptop, and they make a perfect gift for any traveler!

Vagabond Heart Travel Patches and Stickers Price: $4.95 per sticker, $7.95 per patch

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Best Travel Books & Magazines

What’s the best thing to do when you’re not traveling?

Read about other people’s experiences!

If you’re stuck without a trip in the near future, get lost in someone else’s adventures with some of our favorite travel books and magazines.

23. A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer

Years on List:  3

One of the best books, of any genre, that I’ve read.  Ever.

Not particularly interested in North Korea?

No problem, neither was I before I started this book.

Now?  I’m fascinated – and there is no better starting point than this true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator’s rise to power.

Do yourself a favor and pick this book up…and I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down.

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power Price: $9.99 on Kindle or paperback

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24. The Hidden Europe by Francis Tapon

Years on List: 5

Ever dreamed of exploring Eastern Europe?  You need this book!

Have no clue why anyone would want to explore Eastern Europe?  You need this book!

Francis Tapon’s account of his journey to all 25 Eastern European countries is like the world’s most interesting history textbook combined with a hilarious travelogue.

I’ve read it multiple times, and I still find myself referring back to it every time I get a bit of wanderlust for the “hidden” Europe.

The Hidden Europe by Francis Tapon Price: Varies Based on Type of Book You Want (Hardcover, Kindle, etc)

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25. Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubenstein

Years on List: New This Year!

I’m a sucker for true travel books that are “stranger than fiction”, so I start A LOT of them.  Unfortunately, I don’t finish 90% of them because they are too dry, too boring, or too poorly written.

Fortunately, The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber is the exact opposite – a “stranger than fiction” story that actually lives up the moniker.

If the story of a whiskey drinking, semi-pro hockey player turned robber baron who becomes a folk hero in crazy post Communist Hungary sounds interesting to you, I promise that this book will not disappoint!

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein Price: $12.88

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26. Ultimate Journeys for Two by Mike and Anne Howard

Years on List: New This Year!

Taking inspiration from their six-year journey across the seven continents, Mike & Anne of HoneyTrek.com (and friends of EPOP) have written National Geographic’s first book on couples travel.

In this gorgeous coffee-table-meets-guide, they’ve pinpointed their 75 favorite destinations, best tips, most inspiring stories, and handiest travel hacks.

It’s organized by type of experience–so no matter if you (or that couple on your holiday list) are into beaches, mountains, deserts, or road trips, you’ll find amazing new places to match your style.

Ultimate Journeys for Two Price: $17.56

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27. Best Magazine Subscrptions for Travelers

Years on List: 3

Magazine subscriptions are awesome because they’re the gift that keeps on giving…month after month after month.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Outside Magazine 

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A great magazine for the explorer in you. 1 year for $24

Cereal – Travel + Style

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The minimal travel magazine – easily compared to Kinfolk.

Buy a 2 edition subscription for $27

Best Travel Gifts for Men

Here are six clothing items that have made my travel life infinitely better and saved me tons of room in my pack.

28. Bluffworks Chinos

Years on List:  4

Very few articles of clothing get me excited…but Bluffworks Chinos are the exception.  

They are not only the best travel pants but the best pants out there, period.

Bluff Works chinos check every single box:

  • Wrinkle-free
  • Super comfortable due to the stretchiness of the fabric
  • Look awesome
  • Special travel pant perks like zipper pockets to keep from being pickpocketed or just having your wallet or phone slide out

I have all five colors and I wear them – every. single. day.

In fact, I’m wearing them right now as I write this!

They are, legitimately, that awesome.

Bluffworks Chinos Price: $125 regular price Don't forget to use the promo code PEANUTS to get 10% off!

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29. Bluffworks Travel Blazer

Years on List: 2

There are very few things in this world I love as much as my Bluffworks Chinos (listed above).  My Bluffworks Travel Blazer is one of them.

I was never a “blazer guy” – you couldn’t pack them because they’d wrinkle, they weren’t comfortable and they just looked too corporate.  Give me a hoodie instead.

That all changed when Bluffworks released their wrinkle-free, breathable, stretchy, and lightweight blazer built specifically for travelers.

I’ve taken this blazer around the world with me.

I’ve worn it on planes and on the back of motorbikes.  I’ve worn it to the theater and to a super posh wedding in the Cotswolds.

And I’ve shoved it in my backpack and left it there for days.

No matter what I do to this blazer, it not only holds up, but it looks as good as the day I first got it.

Bluffworks Travel Blazer Price: $295 regular price Don't forget to use the promo code PEANUTS to get 10% off when it's not on already on sale.

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30. VivoBarefoot Ultra 3’s

Years on List:  2

For every trip I take, I pack 3 pairs of shoes.  A “dressy enough” pair, a pair of sandals, and a pair of sneakers.

And in order to pack a pair of sneakers that don’t take up your entire bag, you need to pack a pair of barefoot ones.

While I’m not a huge runner, I have run (slowly) in these plenty of times.

But the main reason I love them so much is that they are flexible enough to wear for almost any outdoor activity, whether it be dry (hiking, walking around a city, etc.) or wet (swimming, rafting, kayaking or even just splashing around in the rain)!

After trying out numerous pairs of barefoot sneakers, the Vivobarefoot Ultras are my all time favorite and have been with me to over 30 countries!

Vivobarefoot Men's Ultra 3 Barefoot Sneakers Price: $80.00

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31. Adidas Climalite Boxer Briefs

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Years on List: 5

Traveling to a hot location? Cotton underwear just isn’t going to cut it!

These will keep you dry all day, are much cheaper and more comfortable than the popular Ex Officio brand, and can be washed easily in the sink if need be.

adidas Men's Sport Performance Climalite Boxer Brief Underwear (2 Pack) Price: $18.00

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32. The Ridge Wallet

Years on List: New This Year!

This wallet has a super minimal footprint, allowing it to sit in your pocket without making much of a show.

With RFID blocking, this is the perfect wallet for travel, allowing you to carry just what you need without drawing any attention.

Plus, you get to choose between a money clip or a money strap and three different colors.

The Ridge Minimalist Wallet Price: $72.00

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Best Travel Gifts for Women

All women’s gifts are recommendations from Heather, the one who constantly stuns everyone by how good she looks while she travels – and who keeps me from wearing sweatpants around the world.

Here’s Heather…

 33. Fawn Design Backpack

Years on list: New this year

I love traveling with a nice leather bag and in the past have used my Cuyana tote for every trip. Now that we have a baby, I knew I needed to find a cool travel/diaper bag.

This is technically a diaper bag, but it also makes the PERFECT travel bag because it has tons of pockets to organize all your items and even has a sleeve in the back for your laptop.

It ‘s also very comfortable to carry around since it is a backpack rather than a tote bag. I have used this bag (I have the gray version) every single day and on every trip over the last year and I love it!

Fawn Diaper Bag Price: 169.99

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34. Best Travel Hat for Women

Years on List: 4

I bought a gray wool hat exactly like this three years ago at Madewell and I’ve taken it on most trips ever since. This year I bought the same version in linen and I love it!

However, those hats are not in stock at the moment so I found some others that are similar, such as the one above, from Nordstrom. It is perfect for covering up a bad hair day, which can happen more than you like when traveling.

It looks great paired with some aviators and a cargo jacket.

If you’re traveling somewhere colder, I also love these options from Amazon – this really affordable hat with a removable pompom and this cashmere set, which includes a scarf and gloves if you are really looking to spoil the traveler in your life! 

Linen Travel Hat Price: 29.50

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35. Best Stylish Travel Sneakers for Women

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Years on List: 3

I always travel with a sneaker and in past years, I’ve sworn by the Nike Internationlist sneaker.

While I still love the Nike Internationalist and wear them frequently, two years ago I finally bought these Superga sneakers and I love them! I brought them on all of our trips the past few years and they look great with basically any outfit and are incredibly comfortable.

They come in both leather and canvas and have a variety of colors. I went with the classic white leather because they are durable and easy to clean, but I am already eying up the black pair!

Superga 2750 Sneakers Price:

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36. Elevated Leggings

Years On List:  6

Leggings are a travel must-have.

These faux leather leggings are affordable (40% off) and look great with a cozy oversize sweater for those long plane rides but look equally stylish when you land. 

I wear them constantly paired with ankle boots or sneakers.

Another great option is this version by Spanx, which is the number one selling faux leather legging and also comes in petite sizes. 

Faux Leather Leggings Price: $60

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37. Cashmere Wrap

Years on List: 4

Two years ago, I bought a Halogen cashmere wrap from Nordstrom before we embarked on our two month trip to Europe.

From the first flight, where I was considerably warmer and cozier, I was hooked.

I was especially grateful I had it wandering around Norway on some very cloudy and chilly days.

My exact wrap is sold out, but there is a new version from Nordstrom this year that looks very similar and just as cozy! I also found a few more affordable options on Amazon.

100% Cashmere Wrap Shawl Extra Large Scarf Price: $130.00

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Best Infant Travel Gifts

Towing a little guy around the world for the last year has introduced to a whole new type of travel — and made us realize that the products below are worth their weight in gold when traveling with an infant.

38. Doona Convertible Car Seat and Stroller

Years on List: New This Year!

This is, hands down, one of the most useful, most practical, and best products we’ve ever used. It’s a stroller that with the push of a button converts in to a car seat, as the legs tuck right up under the frame.

After lugging around both a car seat and a stroller while in Budapest and Mallorca (and feeling like a pack mule) we found the Doona, and it was an answer to our prayers.

We’ve used it on every single trip since and we could not recommend it enough to any parents traveling with an infant.

Doona Stroller Price: $499.00

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39. Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Crib

Years on List: New This Year!

When you’re traveling with children, every inch of space and ounce of weight is crucial, and the Guava Family is one of the lightest and most compact pack and plays on the market.

It’s also got a cool bonus feature – the one side zips open, allowing you to crawl in the pack and play if you need to snuggle your little one to sleep!

Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Crib Price: $209.00

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40. Angel Dear Blankies

Years on List: New This Year!

Lovingly referred to as “woobies” by our family, these soft baby blankets are an absolutely necessity when trying to get our little guy to go to sleep.  Plus, they’re super cute.

He loves them so much that we’re slowly working our way through all 30 different types of animals (although the blue elephant is still his favorite).

Angel Dear Woobies Price: $13.37

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41. Infantino Pouch Spoons

Years on List: New This Year!

Never have we seen something so simple elicit so many positive comments from total strangers (and save so many pairs of clothes).

This little plastic spoon twists right on the end of any pouch, allowing you to keep the mess to a minimum – and impress everyone around you who has never seen one before!

Infantino Pouch Spoons Price: $3.99

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42. Boon Snack Ball

Years on List: New This Year!

Items that can be used for multiple purposes are awesome, especially when traveling, and this little ball is no exception.

Not only can you store your kid’s favorite snacks inside (mmmm bunny crackers!), but they can also use it as a play toy.  Winning!

Boon Snack Ball Price: $5.99

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Heather’s Favorite Travel Gifts

Now that we’ve got the clothes out of the way, here are a few more of Heather’s personal favorites that will make your travel even easier and more stylish.

43. Cuyana Leather Travel Set

Years on List: 2

I bought a travel case set last year from Sseko Designs and have used them nonstop to organize my items and switch them between bags, a welcome convenience now that we have a baby.

Unfortunately, those bags are no longer available but this set from Cuyana is and it’s beautiful and sleek.  I still use my leather Cuyana tote 4 years later!

These well-made leather pouches from Cuyana come in a lot of different colors and will definitely help you keep your bag tidy while you travel.

Cuyana Leather Travel Set Price: $110

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44. Cashmere Socks & Eye Mask 

Years on List: 3

Staying warm on the plane is essential for a comfortable flight. No matter what time of year I am flying, I always pack a cozy pair of socks.

If you are looking to spoil the traveler in your life, then these luxurious cashmere socks with a matching eye mask make the perfect gift!

Cashmere Socks and Eye Mask Price: $61.60

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45. Atlas coffee Club

Anyone who listens to our podcast knows my obsession love for coffee. Wherever we travel, I always track down the best cafes in that area – to the point where even Trav will research as well, knowing it’s inevitable we’ll find our way there.

When I found out there was a coffee club that sends you customized coffee from around the world every month, I was beyond excited and immediately knew I would be giving this gift to every coffee loving traveler I know!

Atlas Coffee Club Price: Starting at $9/month

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Trav’s Favorite Travel Gifts

A special selection of what I consider some of the coolest and most unique travel gifts you can buy.

46. Inflatable Solar Lantern

This product was recommended by our good friend and travel gear guru Stefan Loble, founder of Bluffworks,

Years on List: 2

A lantern that collapses down to 1 inch, can float, lasts for up to 24 hours, and works on solar power?  Why wouldn’t you want something like this in your life?

While most people would think of using this for camping, I can think of hundreds of times in my travels that don’t involve camping where this would come in handy.

There’s a reason that this is so highly rated – and why I take it on every trip I go on.

MPOWERD Luci Outdoor 2.0 - Inflatable Solar Light Price: $19.95

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47. Flying Fisherman Fowey Sunglasses

Years on List: 2

No, I don’t fly fish.  In fact, I don’t fish at all (too boring for me).

But for as weird as the name and branding are, the sunglasses are equally as awesome and perfect for travel.

Their rugged, polarized, don’t scratch easily, won’t slip all over your face, and look great.

Plus, they’re cheap, so you don’t have to worry if you leave them in a beach cabana in Thailand or they come flying off while jetskiing on Lake Winnipesaukee (whoops)!

Flying Fisherman Fowey Polarized Sunglasses Price: $21.49

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48. CutMaps Wooden Cell Phone Case of Your Favorite City

Years on List: 2

I’ve had a CutMaps cellphone case of Portland, Oregon for the last two years and I’ve gotten more compliments on it than anything else (yes, even more than the man bun I once rocked)!

The premise is simple and in the name – they laser cut the map of your favorite city on to a wooden cell phone case that allows you to rep your hometown or your favorite city wherever you go.

Plus, the case is super durable and helps protect your precious smartphone.  I’ve dropped mine countless times and never had an issue!

Cut Maps Wooden Cell Phone Case Price: Starting at $29.99

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49. Holy Cow Push Pin Travel Maps

Years on List: New This Year!

I love traveling.  I love maps.  And, let’s be honest, it’s pretty cool to “show off” all the places you’ve been when your friends come over.

So it only makes sense that these push pin maps are at the very top of my wish list this year.  I especially like gray and white map (hint, hint)!

Holy Cow Push Pin Maps Price: Starting at $144

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What’s on your travel wishlist?  Did you buy anything from the list above?  Did we miss anything?  Let us know in the comments below!

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