Travel Gift Guide 2019: The Best Gifts for the Jetset

Beis Seatback Organizer
Beis Seatback Organizer

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for others or for yourself, the jet-setting recipient of any of these 10 items will be forever thankful.

Speck Luggage – Chic luggage for all types of travel

This new line from Speck was designed with the “bleisure” (business + leisure) traveler in mind, and let’s face it…that’s pretty much all of us these days. The chic line includes three sizes of suitcases (including a carry-on), a business backpack and travel backpack. All bags come in Concrete Grey, Black and Macaw Blue while the three suitcases also come in Hyacinth Pink so you can blend in or stand out. Read more about why we love the line here.

Sand Cloud Towel – A beach towel that doubles as a throw

Even homebodies will appreciate this gift. Made from 100-percent Turkish cotton, San Diego-based Sand Cloud’s towels are super absorbent, sand-resistant and ultra-light. Moreover, they become softer and more absorbent every time you wash them. But what make these totally gift-able is that they’re so thin and light and come in the most stylish designs, easily doubling as throws, blankets, shower towels and more. And oh yeah, 10-percent of their profits benefit marine conservation.

Buttercloth – A plane-approved work shirt

For the working man in your life, Buttercloth is dubbed as the world’s most comfortable shirt. You may have peeped the product on Shark Tank, which it won. Designed by Danh Tran who hated wearing dress shirts to work, the unique shirt is made from 100-percent long fiber cotton with insane breathability, six-way stretch and an exclusive double-finished construction, all ideal for going from a five-hour flight to business meeting.

LARQ Bottle Movement – A self-cleaning, purifying water bottle

No bottled water in sight? No worries. The LARQ Bottle Movement is a self-cleaning, water-purifying bottle that’s lightweight. But its ability to eliminate up to 99.9999-percent of bio-contaminants using its UV-C light means you can sip safe, no matter where you are in the world. And the single-walled stainless steel design makes it easy and durable for taking anywhere, from hiking or the beach to sitting at your desk. Comes in 24- and 32-oz. sizes in a variety of colors.

Allbirds Wool Runners – The comfiest shoes that are actually good looking

If wool shoes sound scratchy and uncomfortable to you, then you don’t know Allbirds. The minimalist, sustainable shoes feature ZQ Merino wool from New Zealand, textured laces made from recycled materials and castor-bean oil insoles. They can be thrown in the washing machine and can be worn san socks due to cooling, moisture-wicking materials. On top of all this, the kicks are ultra-comfy from the first wear and perfect for sightseeing all day. Moreover they come in an array of colors from neutrals to bright hues and limited-edition shades. Aside from the signature Wool Runners, the brand has other styles that are just as comfy and sustainable.

Aesop Departure Kit – A travel-sized kit of luxe necessities

This ensemble of Aesop classics is perfect for on-the-go or when you arrive at your destination. Featuring seven travel-sized essentials, the kit includes a rinse-free hand wash, an aromatic hand balm, a blue chamomile hydrating face mask, rose petal-infused face mist, rose hip seed lip cream, mouthwash and toothpaste with hints of cardamom.

Béis Seatback Organizer – For germ-free storage

For long flights, this seat back organizer will make the trip way more convenient and cleaner! Designed to store all your necessary travel essentials, this hand-dandy organizer slips over the back seat pocket and features one long slip pocket, three small slip pockets and one big zip pocket to easily store things like your passport, ear buds, lipgloss, etc. in a clean space without having to dig through your bag on the ground, or worse, reach into the dreaded, gross seat pocket in front of you.

“Chic Stays” Coffee Table Book – To inspire your next getaway

Assouline’s famous coffee table books range in topics from fashion to architecture. But their travel books are ideal for any traveler looking to add some wanderlust inspiration to their home. The new Chic Stays book (begins shipping Dec. 4) is a collection of Condé Nast Traveller Britain‘s picks of famous people and their fave places in the world, accompanied by beautiful photography. Think a beach in the Maldives favored by Kate Moss, or a secret Scottish escape beloved by Kate Winslet and more.

Always On Power Bank – For an endless charge

There is nothing more inconvenient than your phone dying while mid-route to an unknown destination with plenty of photo-ops on the way. To avoid the dreaded 0% charge, gift this sleek, iridescent power bank from Rebecca Minkoff which offers more than 10 hours of extra battery power. It’s also compact, so toting it around will be a breeze.

Scratch Map – To show off how well-traveled you are

Show off everywhere you’ve been or gift to a globetrotting friend who’s always catching flights. Scratch off the areas you’ve been to reveal bold colors. The eye-catching map also serves as an interesting piece of home decor and comes in varying sizes. Shoppers can also buy a deluxe version or a domestic Unites States version.

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