Whether done for business or pleasure or by plane, train, coach, or ferry, one’s travel experience is hugely impacted by the garments, gadgets, and gear that they carry. In fact, packing the right items can legitimately make the difference between a pleasant, comfortable flight and a long, drawn-out nightmare. As a result, these items tend to make for stellar presents for any globetrotter or frequent flyer when each year’s holiday season rolls around. So, with this in mind, we’ve scoured the globe, exploring a variety of different product spaces to deliver this handpicked guide to the best travel gifts for the Jetsetter.
Vilebrequin Men’s Swim Trunks
Made from recycled polyester, the Vilebrequin Men’s Swim Trunks are perfect for travel, being ultralight, quick-drying, equipped with a seamless mesh inner briefs liner, and fully packable, with the ability to be folded and stowed away in its own zippered back pocket.
NOMAD Carbon Carabiner
Apple MFi-certified and built with a carbon composite construction, the Nomad Carbon Carabiner is an ultra-travel-friendly gadget that can be clipped onto any bag or keychain and conceals a USB-A to Lightning charging setup.
Gerber Dime Travel Multi-Tool
Backed by a lifetime warranty, the Gerber Dime is a butterfly-opening TSA-approved multi-tool that’s made specifically for travel and features 10 tools including a set of needle nose spring-loaded pliers, tweezers, multiple bit drivers, a package opener, and scissors.
Grown Alchemist Hydra-Hand Sanitizer Spray 50ml
Sold in a 50ml bottle, the Grown Alchemist Hydra-Hand Sanitizer Spray is a premium, non-drying, antiseptic hand sanitizer that features a formula containing a myriad of antioxidants, 70% ethyl alcohol extracted from cane sugars, and Grown Alchemist’s own Tri-Hyaluronan Complex.
Twelve South AirFly Pro
Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, a low-latency codec, 16 hours of battery life, and a 33’ range, the Twelve South AirFly Pro is a compact and pocketable gadget that allows users to enjoy in-flight entertainment using their own wireless headphones or earbuds.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pod Packing Cube
Sold in 6.9-liter and 10-liter sizes, the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pod Packing Cube is crafted from ultra-rugged, ultralight, and fully-waterproof Dyneema Composite 11F fabric and features a clamshell design, water-resistant zippers, and fully taped seams.
Nitecore NB10000 Gen 2 Power Bank
Weighing only 5.29 oz — which is 40% lighter than a conventional power bank — this mobile charger sports a carbon fiber frame and body, an LED battery level indicator, an IPX5 rating, and a 10,000-mAh capacity that can charge a modern smartphone up to two times.
Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee
Produced in 19 different color options, the Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee is an incredibly durable yet comfortable men’s wardrobe staple that’s cut from 16.5-micron wool sourced from New Zealand and features nylon reinforcements, and thermal regulating, moisture-wicking, and antimicrobial properties.
Filson Rugged Twill Luggage Tag
A travel accessory built to last a lifetime, the Filson Rugged Twill Luggage Tag is made from a combination of British Millerain rugged twill and Wicket & Craig-vegetable-tanned bridle leather and features a clear vinyl window and a brass luggage attachment buckle.
Pioneer Carry Global Pouch
Made to accommodate everything from currency to passports to vital travel documents, the Pioneer Carry Global Pouch is a flight-ready hold-all that boasts a wide-mouth opening secured via a YKK AquaGuard zipper, five internal pockets, and an insanely-rugged DWR-coated 10XD construction.
Roark Layover 2.0 Pants
Offering the ability to remain incredibly comfortable without looking like a slob in old sweatpants or pajamas, the Roark Layover 2.0 Pants have been outfitted with an extended long-zip front pocket with an internal stash sleeve, a drawstring closure with a zippered fly, and a back yoke vented mesh panel with laser cut perforations.
Aer Travel Pack 3
Crafted around an insanely hardwearing shell composed of ballistic-grade 1,680-denier CORDURA, the Aer Travel Pack 3 is a purpose-built, 35-liter travel backpack that conceals a padded, suspended laptop pocket, a luggage handle pass-through, a lay-flat main compartment, and a bevy of other globetrotter-specific amenities.
Porsche Design Headphones PDH80
With state-of-the-art active noise cancelation technology, up to 75 hours of playback time, memory foam ear-cups, and acoustic 50mm neodymium drivers affording world-class sound, the Porsche Design Headphones PDH80 are unequivocally some of the best over-ear headphones for travel that money can currently buy.
Vollebak 100 Year Hoodie
Constructed with a water-repellent membrane and a fireproof outer shell, the Vollebak 100 Year Hoodie is as rugged and advanced as it is comfortable, with the garment boasting the feel of fleece, incredible abrasion resistance, and breathable and wicking properties.
Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic GMT
Another item that’s absolutely perfect for the modern Jetsetter, the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic GMT features a 44mm stainless steel case with a satin-brushed finish that houses a four-hand dial that allows for time to be kept in two different time zones at once.
Globe-Trotter Forged Carbon Fibre Carry-On
Born out of a partnership with world-famous rally and race outfit Prodrive, the Globe-Trotter Forged Carbon Fibre Carry-On is constructed from lightweight yet rugged shredded carbon and features a microsuede liner, leather corners and handles, and four bearing-equipped wheels.