15 Of The Best Travel Gifts To Kick Off The Holiday Season

The holiday season isn’t always about staying at home and opening presents. It’s also about traveling to see family & friends or going to the Caribbean. The best travel gifts tend to be the most practical, including items that will make long boring flights seem shorter and products that will make any hotel room feel super comfy. This guide will take you on a journey with luggage that will glide smoothly on the airport floors, packing cubes that will keep you organized, and stylish tote bags that will keep all your essentials within arm’s reach. So get cozy and start adding these awesome travel gifts to your cart. 


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Monos

Would you like to give a travel-loving friend the best travel gifts this holiday season? Then look no further than Monos. They design high-quality bags, luxurious luggage, trendy clothing, and functional and stylish accessories. 

The holidays are the perfect time to travel and visit family & friends. Now you can travel in style with the luxurious Monos Hybrid Carry-On with a 36L capacity and the Monos Hybrid Carry-On Plus with a 43L capacity. These lightweight carry-ons are outfitted with a zipperless aluminum frame with two TSA-approved locks that will make it easy to open and grab any last-minute items you need before stowing them in the overhead compartment. It also has an anodized aluminum frame and corner guards.

In addition, the water-resistant aerospace-grade polycarbonate shell and all color-matched components from handles to wheels give you chic ultra-durable luggage that will become your go-to luggage for your travel adventures. These luggage pieces also have an ultra-sturdy telescopic handle that is adjustable to four different height settings & equipped with a cleverly hidden release button.  The high-performance 360° wheels will easily glide as you walk in the airport or hotel lobbies.  The interior is made of ultra-soft 350D anti-microbial fabric and lined with ultra-microfibre vegan leather. Monos luggage is designed to keep your clothes and essentials safe and secure.

When traveling with family, you always need more than just one piece of luggage. With Monos, when you purchase more pieces, you save more too! Both luggage pieces also include an anti-microbial laundry bag perfect for the ugly Christmas sweaters, two shoe bags to keep clothes odor free, and a vegan leather luggage tag.

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There are so many options when it comes to travel gifts. Monos has some of the highest quality travel accessories, such as your go-to vacation companions, the practical Monos Hybrid Carry-On and Hybrid Carry-On Plus. You know the recipient of these fabulous travel gifts will reach for these luggage pieces every time they pack. When you own this luggage, you know you’ll want to plan a trip as soon as possible!

SHOP:
Hybrid Carry-On | Hybrid Carry-On Plus
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Monos | Facebook | Instagram

Read More: 18 Must-Have Travel Essentials For The Best Vacation Ever

Peak Design

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The last few years have been stressful regarding travel, but now that travel is back, it’s time to make the most of it. If you want to get away to your cabin for a few days and take some photos of the area’s wildlife and nature, then you need Peak Design travel gear to keep you organized.

The 30L Travel Backpack will become your favorite travel companion. The large rear hatch makes it easy to pack clothes and unpack them. An enlarged top pocket is subdivided with stretch and zip pockets for a wallet, keys, smartphone, sunglasses, passports, sunscreen, and snacks. Using its proprietary abrasion-resistant thread, the weatherproof UltraZip will last forever. You can carry water bottles, tripods, and other essentials in the side pockets. The padded compartments inside the bag are great for laptops, iPads, and other smart devices.

This rugged backpack expands to 33L and compresses to 27L, making it great for international and short road trips. This bag is durable and large enough to use every day. The exterior canvas shell is made of 100% recycled 400D nylon with a 900D bottom liner that is weatherproof and extremely strong. Other great features include tuckable shoulder straps, 360-degree grab handles, and concealed external carrying straps. It also has one stowable sternum strap. The Travel Backpack is ideal for anyone interested in a stylish high-capacity backpack.

If you love photography or have a friend who is obsessed with photography, then the compact Travel tripod is one of the best travel gifts you can give for Christmas. The innovative tripod is so compact that it will pack down to the diameter of a water bottle and fit into your Travel Backpack. It has a quick setup, and it’s easy to take down, making it the perfect gift for professional and amateur photographers.

It includes legs, a ball head, a soft protective case, ARCA-compatible standard plate, a mobile mount, a hex tool with a carrying clip, and a bushing removal tool for maintenance. With a 20lb weight capacity, this tripod is ideal for a full-frame DSLR, a telephoto lens, and your smartphone. In addition, you can mount your smartphone on this tripod if you don’t want to lug around your heavy camera. It is made from weather and impact-resistant materials and comes with a weatherproof case. 

The holiday season is about traveling to see family and reconnecting with friends no matter where they may be. For all your travel gifts/needs, you can always count on the award-winning products from Peak Design. 

SHOP:
Travel Backpack | Travel Tripod
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Peak Design | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Pinterest

CALPAK

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With the upcoming travel holiday season and the trips you have planned for 2023, CALPAK is here to add chicness, style, and functionality to your vacation experience with amazing travel gifts. No matter where on the map you have planned next, CALPAK offers a variety of travel accessories, from luggage and backpacks to duffle bags and packing cubes. Whether you are heading on a weekend getaway or an extended trip, the Hue Luggage is what you need to keep up with your travel needs. Available in a variety of sizes from a mini carry-on to a trunk, the Hue suitcases will get you where you need to be in style.

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The Hue Large is a polycarbonate suitcase with 4 ultra-smooth spinner wheels that will let you navigate with ease. This hard-side expandable piece is super sleek and modern with a minimalistic look. Inside you will find an interior divider with pockets, an interior accessory pocket, a removable accessory pocket, and compression straps to keep your contents neat and organized. Available in a variety of trendy limited colors like jade (seafoam green) and poppy (coral) or classic shades, complete your set with a matching color scheme in the color of your choice.

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Another travel must-have is a backpack to carry items you need close by for quick access to your personal belongings, snacks, and your laptop. The Kaya Laptop Backpack is unlike any tech backpack you’ve ever seen. This bag screams style while still remaining extremely functional. The zippered back compartment holds a 15-inch laptop while the multiple interior pockets keep everything else in its own designated space.

The faux leather, woven detailing, and gold hardware make the Kaya a standout backpack choice. On the back, you will find a luggage trolley sleeve that allows you to give your back a rest while making your way through an airport or hotel. Slide the Kaya on the handle of your Hue Luggage for a one-of-a-kind luggage system that will quickly become your most-used item every time you travel. Calpak luggage is one the most versatile travel gifts that you can ever give an advent traveler.

SHOP:
Hue Large Luggage | Kaya Laptop Bag
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
CALPAK | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Pinterest

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NOMATIC

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The Carry-On Classic will have your vacation ready quickly. You can organize everything you need for a long weekend in this virtually indestructible sleek suitcase. Of course, it’s perfect for work travel, too, but it’s more fun to plan for a vacation even a short one.

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The Carry-On Classic is made of durable Makrolon Polycarbonate. That means it’s super strong. Nomatic designers tested it by dropping it off a 2-story building and by hitting it with a sledgehammer! And, everything still works because it exceeds industry standards. You can be sure your belongings are safe inside the Nomatic Carry-On Classic.

The carry-on suitcase boasts TSA locks, a 3-stage aluminum handle, and silent Hinomoto wheels. It rolls so smoothly as you rush to your gate at the airport. The 3-stage aluminum handle slides up and down locking into the perfect position for you.

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Inside the suitcase has magnetic compression straps and folding compression panels that compress your clothes so you can be sure to fit all the outfits you need to bring for a 3 to 5-day trip. It’s amazing how much you actually can fit in this carry-on suitcase, which is 22 by 14 by 9. The Carry-On Classic, as well as all Nomatic products, is backed by Nomatic’s lifetime warranty. The Carry-On Classic comes in three colors – black, almond, and deep olive. This is one of the most practical travel gifts that you can give for the holiday season.

SHOP:
Carry-On Classic
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Nomatic  | Facebook| Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Pinterest

Props Luggage

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If you know someone that frequently travels for work, this will be one of the best travel gifts you can get them. Known as the “luggage with legs”, the PROPS Hard Case Carry-on is your desk on the go and suitcase all in one. The PROPS™ patent-pending leg system props up your carry-on, creating an instant work surface for a laptop, coffee, or meal during layovers. Plus, it’s a guaranteed luggage rack once you land! PROPS™ is one of the few hard-sided suitcases with a top-lid opening, making it easy to pack and unpack. The top-lid opening means everything fits into one main compartment—especially convenient in tight hotel rooms.

This carry-on will transform your travel experience by making layovers more productive. Its innovative legs provide you with an instant, extra luggage rack, making hotel rooms cleaner and more organized. Other features include a lightweight yet durable polycarbonate outer hard shell, dual-spinner wheels with ball bearings for smooth handling and durability, an interior compression packing system, an expansion zipper for increased space, and an adjustable, three-stage telescopic trolley handle.

SHOP:
22″ Hard Case Carry-on
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Props Luggage | Facebook | Instagram

Vivid Seats

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The perfect gift is as simple as a single click away. We’re all a fan of something so, why not share an experience of fandom with a loved one from Vivid Seats? A premier provider of tickets for live events like concerts, sporting events, comedy, and theatre shows, there’s something for anyone. Maybe it’s seeing a favorite musician, or catching a favorite team play that is on the top of your loved one’s holiday list this year. This is one of the most exciting travel gifts your loved one will ever receive.

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Gift an amazing experience from Broadway and Cirque de Soleil to all the National Sports teams you can think of. Get tickets to all the top music festivals, and see bands and singers in any genre. And the best part? You don’t even have to choose!

Give them a Vivid Seats Gift Card and let them choose. Or, you can even send an eGift for those far apart. For presenting that special someone in your life with such a treat under the tree, maybe they’ll even take you as their plus one!

SHOP:
Vivid Seats Gift Card
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Vivid Seats | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

FEED

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The Organizer Tote by FEED is the ultimate, organize-it-all, carry-it-all tote that everyone needs. These huge totes are perfect travel gifts because they have ten interior and exterior compartments, and two versatile strap options made from Organic cotton webbing. It is FEED’s largest capacity bag, and with all its compartments it is perfect for taking a home office on the go, organizing toys, carrying to the beach, toting fresh produce home from the farmer’s market, or keeping road trip essentials handy.

To give you an idea of how amazing and versatile this bag is, the sleeves can hold six bottles of wine upright and the inner bag can comfortably fit four two-inch binders plus a laptop, your cell phone, and all your chargers plus any other little things you need to tote around. The options with this awesome bag are absolutely endless. This is one of those bags that you don’t know you need until you have it.

This bag will also stand the test of time. It is made out of fabric that is made from post-consumer, recycled plastic bottles and is then waxed for extra durability. It feels almost like it is made out of the same fabric as your favorite jean jacket. Not only is the bag made of organic and recycled materials, FEED provides 100 school meals from every purchase of the Organizer Tote. So you can feel good about your purchase and know that you are giving a gift that someone will adore.

SHOP:
Organizer Tote
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
FEED | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Galen Leather Co

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For women who are always on the go, add this Leather Tote Bag by Galen Leather Company to your shopping cart today. Available in multiple colors, this handbag has a timeless, vintage appearance and a modern, versatile interior. This tote can accommodate laptops up to 15″ wide. It also has compartments to hold a personal journal, a field notebook or passport, and a large cell phone. Three elastic slots are located in the interior that will store writing utensils, charging cords, and earphones.

Have you ever lost your keys inside your handbag? Use the detachable keychain to hold your keys so you never have to dump your bag out to find them again. Now let’s talk quality. This handbag is made with 100% vegetable-tanned cow leather. Its solid bottom will help maintain the shape of the bag over time and prevent sagging when heavier items – such as a laptop – are placed inside. This chic bag is one of the best travel gifts you can give to travelers on your list.

SHOP:
LEATHER TOTE BAG
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Galen Leather Co | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Pinterest | TikTok

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Pluto

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As you embark on holiday trips or make a New Year’s resolution to travel more, you will need something that allows you to get some rest along the way. But if you are tired of using the same silly U-shaped neck pillows that look ridiculous and frankly aren’t that comfortable, then you need the new, best-in-class travel pillow: the POD from Pluto Pillow! This innovative travel item promises a journey that’s just as enjoyable as your destination!

POD is the latest development in the travel space shaped by sleep researchers, flight attendants, and most importantly, travelers like yourself. This patent pending travel pillow lets you enjoy your own space, with a structured pillowy hood, adjustable 360 support around your neck and under your chin, and a built-in eye mask.

After conducting a National Sleep Survey of over 2000 U.S. adults Pluto found that 65% of people have difficulty sleeping while traveling by car, train, or plane and more than 50% of respondents agreed that their ability to enjoy an adventure was compromised by jet lag and travel fatigue. This is when they knew that after dedicating years to improving the pillow in the bedroom, it was time to try their hand at the pillow you take with you on trips – a.k.a. the travel pillow! The POD is one of the most practical travel gifts you can give anyone.

SHOP:
Pod
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Pluto | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

SimpliSafe

Keep your family safe this holiday season with the SimpliSafe Smartlock. The innovative lock ensures that your door is always locked. No matter what, it will automatically lock your door the minute you arm your system. You can even set it to activate on a timer if you forget. Whenever your door is locked or unlocked, you’ll receive an alert. Your kids and other family members can use the SimpliSafe app, key fob, or pin pad to lock and unlock your door when they come home from school.

The system can also be synced with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. One of the other great features of this lock is it will notify you if someone enters the wrong pin five times. Then, after 15 attempts, it automatically locks your home for 30 minutes. The smart lock is easy to set up and is compatible with your SimpliSafe Gen 3 home security system.

With SimpliSafe, you never have to worry if you have locked your door. Whether you celebrate the holiday season at home or at your in-law’s house, SimpliSafe’s award-winning security systems will do all the heavy lifting and keep your home safe and secure. 

SHOP:
SimpliSafe Smartlock (Black)
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
SimpliSafe | Twitter | Youtube

Mumi

With the holiday season approaching, this means shopping and traveling. To keep yourself and your belongings organized, the only name you can trust is Mumi. This Latina-owned brand was founded by two Moms, and they have travel products, including packing cubes, clutches, shoe bags, and more, that will make packing more manageable and less stressful.

Don’t leave home without the right shoes with your holiday dresses. The lightweight Shoe bags come in a package of two and are made of polyester, and are machine washable. The zip enclosure will keep your shoes in one place and keep the rest of your luggage smelling fresh! 

The Mumi x Neat Monogrammed Organizing Clutch is the perfect travel pouch designed to hold all your essentials. This chic pouch is made with soft vegan leather, and it could also double as a casual clutch with an included wristlet. The pouch comes in metallic or matte gray and can be personalized with initials.

The clutch has an outer zipper pocket and gusseted sides to ensure nothing slips out. In addition, it includes card slots for credit cards, a currency pouch, and a removable convenient clear wipeable PVC pouch great for makeup and toiletry products.

For many people, traveling for the holidays can be hectic. Mumi’s space-saving travel products make excellent travel gifts and will reduce the stress of holiday travel and make your journeys more enjoyable. 

SHOP:
mumi x neat organizing clutch | shoe bags (set of 2)
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Mumi | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube | Pinterest | TikTok

Recreation.Gov

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Whether it’s a new passion found during COVID or they’ve always loved the great outdoors, Recreation.gov has the perfect travel gifts for the adventure lover on your list. America the Beautiful Annual Pass is the gift for those who love to travel, explore, and make meaningful memories in America’s beautiful National Parks, Forests, and other Federal Recreation sites. For a great price, this physical pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites for one entire year. It’s the Christmas gift that gives all year long!

SHOP:
America the Beautiful Annual Pass
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Recreation.Gov | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

LookShop

When it comes to stocking stuffers, the best gift ideas are things people will actually use. So if you have a BFF that loves taking selfies and filming Youtube videos, then the Lookstand + Detach Mount from LookShop is for you. This adjustable cell phone stand is compatible with all smartphones. This innoative Lookstand is designed to relieve the stress of extensive smartphone usage. Its height allows you to hold your phone comfortably in the proper ergonomic position. In addition, the lightweight design ensures that your wrists don’t have to work as hard because the Lookstand holds your phone for you.

It can also be used as a tripod for vlogging on social media or taking a selfie.  The ergonomic viewing angle allows you to shoot videos in both portrait and landscape modes. So take your selfies and videos to a whole new level of professionalism with the Lookstand from LookShop.

Add the stylish Lookcase Unity iPhone case designed by HONGDAM X, a leading Korean tattooist specializing in fine line tattoos. This brilliant collaboration is designed to represent people’s skin color and unity around the world. The meaning behind this beautiful case is honorable unity. The features include: anti-scratch UV coating, raised bumper around the camera lens, impact-resistant corners, and TPU bumpers that will protect your smartphone in CASE you drop it. LookShop products make excellent travel gifts for a friend whose always on the go.

SHOP:
Lookstand + Detach Mount Onyx Adjustable Cell Phone Stand | HONGDAM X LOOK# LOOKCASE | Unity iPhone 13 Pro Max
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
LookShop | Instagram

Wander & Perch

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When you’re looking for must-have travel gifts for the world traveler, check out Wander & Perch. A wet bag makes a practical gift, and is sure to impress when it’s in an elevated style like this! The Eos in Champagne Gold Wander Wet Bag is beautifully shimmery, breathable, and machine-washable. The outside features durable, high-quality fabric, while the interior is a waterproof TPU lining. Use it to keep phones and wallets dry and sand-free at the beach, to bring swimsuits home, or to discretely stow intimates away in your luggage. Impress your gift recipients with travel gifts from Wander & Perch this year!

SHOP:
Eos in Champagne Gold Wander Wet Bag™
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Wander & Perch | Facebook| Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

RIEMOT

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The non-slip, adjustable silver Women’s Open Toe Sport Sandals provide terrific arch support for hiking and walking. Include the sandals with all your favorite travel gifts to make a basket of goodies. The Open Toe Sport Sandals are great for the beach, camping, and water aerobics. Riemot took into consideration the height and width differences in feet when it designed the adjustable straps for these sandals. The sandals boast a cushioned insole and a nonslip rubber outsole.

SHOP:
Women’s Open Toe Sport Sandals
EXPLORE AND CONNECT:
Riemot  | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter| Youtube | Pinterest


Holiday traveling doesn’t have to be stressful, thanks to Daily Mom. We have everything from award-winning rugged backpacks and luxurious totes to gifts for the inspiring photographer/ Youtube star. A compact travel tripod and smartphone stand are also in the guide above, so you can gift your favorite traveler the best gear for Instagram-worthy photos and videos. Daily Mom has the most practical travel gifts for every jetsetter on your holiday list. 

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Parveen Duggal
Parveen is a former healthcare professional who lives in Canada on Lake Huron with her husband and three gorgeous daughters. She loves fashion, jewelry, sunglasses, scrapbooking, cooking, enjoys whipping around town in her Tesla, and watching movies with her handsome husband. She is religious and loves to raise money for charities around the world. Parveen loves traveling especially going to Disney World with her entire family.

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