The 8 Best Gifts for Frequent Travelers

Essentials for your friends and family who are often away from home.

Travel gifts. 

While the calendar just declared the official start of fall mere days ago, it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift-giving. Last minute shopping is nothing but stressful, so if you start planning ahead before the leaves begin to change color, you’ll likely find your shopping experience for the winter holidays to be an absolute breeze.

If you know any frequent travelers, your friends and family who are often on the go will likely appreciate a present catered to their lifestyle. Whether your sister jets abroad for work regularly or your bestie enjoys exploring a new city every so often, we’ve got you (and your loved ones) covered. Below are a few travel-related gifts that are sure to make your friends and family smile, no matter the occasion.

8 Set Packing Cubes for Suitcase, $16.99 (

Packing cubes are a total game-changer. Not only are they fairly inexpensive, they come in a variety of shapes and colors, so you can seek out something to suit the recipient. Many sets, such as this one, offer various sized cubes for clothing, accessories, toiletries, shoes, dirty clothes and more.

Kitsch 11-Piece Travel Size Bottles, $7.79 (

Travel sized containers are a must for carry-on luggage, but they’re often bulky. These reusable flat pouches are TSA-approved and, most importantly, are space saving. The set also comes with petite-sized bottles and jars for additional toiletries.

Anker Portable Charger with Built-in Lightning Connector, $29.99 (

The only thing worse than missing your flight while traveling is missing your flight and also having your phone die. Help a friend stay connected at all times with this handy portable charger.

Beis The Convertible Mini Weekender, $118 (

The brand’s best-selling Weekender bag is great for, well, weekend trips, but we love the convertible mini version of it even more. The bag’s bottom compartment, suitable for a pair of shoes, zips off completely, so whomever you gift it to can enjoy all kinds of versatility.

Joy Travel Journal, $38 (

Great for those who travel for leisure, this journal allows space to reflect upon life’s most special trips. You can even personalize the cover with the recipient’s name for an extra-special touch.

Insulated Stainless Steel Filtered Water Bottle, $65 (

Staying hydrated on the road is smart traveling 101, so give the gift of hydration with this filtered bottle that removes up to 99.9% of water contaminants.

Beautycounter Brighter Days Skincare Set, $39 (

Have you ever noticed your skin tends to look a bit duller after airplane travel? Gift a loved one this vitamin C-packed skin brightening set, which includes both a toner and serum, and they’ll be glowing in no time.

Deluxe Luggage Tag, $40 (

No one enjoys sifting through similar-looking bags at the checked luggage carousel. Help your pal spot their suitcase more readily with a chic tag to adorn their baggage.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.