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31 Cool Travel Gift Ideas for the Frequent Flyer in Your Life

Trust me, these are game-changing.

travel gift ideas

If you've got a jet-setting BFF (ugh, jealous of 'em) or a loved one who's rarely ever in the same area code for long, then welcome to this gift guide for travelers. I know gift-giving can be a hard feat, especially if you're trying to strike the perfect balance between thoughtful and practical. But that's why I'm here with 31 travel gift ideas to royally spoil the frequent flyer in your life, while also making their whole travel experience easy-peasy.

Could they use a new carry-on? Or maybe some life-changing travel accessories and ways to level up their airport 'fits? Maybe a cool coffee table book of their fave vacay spot, or, heck, a book on how to actually, properly pack a suitcase (I know you have someone in mind for this one). Whatever their needs are, I'm sure you'll find the perfect gift for 'em, below! Scroll on through, and maybe even pick up a lil sumthin' for yourself, too.

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this convenient sling bag
Metro Sling
Monos monos.com

This leather sling bag is the perfect way for your giftee to keep all their essentials super close while traveling. And seeing as pickpocketers love backpacks and opened purses... this close-to-your-torso option is key.

this cashmere travel sleep set
Romagna Cashmere Knit 3-Piece Travel Set
Sofia Cashmere saksfifthavenue.com

I know, I know, the price tag on this one is pretty high. But if you're down for a luxe gift, then this cashmere travel set (complete with a blanket, travel pouch, and sleep mask) is a worthy pick.

this pet bag that turns into a car seat
Travel Home and Car Seat
Maxbone maxbone.com

If they love going on road trips with their beloved fur bb, then get them this super plush pet carrier that transforms into a car seat.

this chic pet carrier
Air Travel Dog Carrier
Wild One nordstrom.com

Or if the babes is always catchin' flights (and never feelings), spoil 'em with this super ventilated airline pet carrier.

this hardcover journal
Thick Classic Notebook
TOP-Pindu amazon.com

Here's a hardcover notebook that can withstand the natural wear and tear of travel. It's great for jotting down notes, travel itineraries, or even just thoughtz and feelingz when they're far from home.

this comfy sweatsuit
Evening Sweat Set
Cosmopolitan Shop cosmopolitan.com

I'm just sayin', everyone could use a good sweatsuit for travel days. And this one by Cosmo (that's us!) has a cheeky "evening sweats" on it, so your giftee can let people know this is their fahncy set.

this laptop backpack
Metro Backpack
Monos monos.com

Long gone are the days of shoving a laptop, clothes, and travel miscellaneous in a flimsy backpack. This one by Monos is designed specifically for travel. It'll keep laptops protected and clothing neatly packed.

these easy slides
Dombai Shearling-Lined Leather Slides
Neous saksfifthavenue.com

Retweet if you agree: Going through airport security is a whole different level of stressful. So a pair of comfy slides that can easily be slipped on and off is a must.

this how-to guide
How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip
Hitha Palepu amazon.com

Behold: the ultimate guide to packing. Give the gift of knowledge and prepare to be thanked forevermore.

this travel jewelry case
Travel Case
Mejuri mejuri.com

This leather travel case is just *chef's kiss* for housing all their precious jewelry for the length of their trip. Plus, it's even made of anti-tarnishing materials!

this stunning carry-on
The Frame Carry-On
Arlo Skye arloskye.com

Here's another travel must-have: a durable suitcase that 1. is gorgeous and 2. can withstand being thrown around at baggage claim.

this fun travel map
Scratch Off Travel Map
Maps International amazon.com
$24.99 (30% off)

Your loved one will have so much fun scratching off each place they've visited after coming home.

this cool glass
Urban Map Glass
Uncommon Goods uncommongoods.com

For a sentimental keepsake, get them a drinking glass with their favorite city etched in. 

this luxury designer travel tote
Travel Leather Tote
Salvatore Ferragamo saksfifthavenue.com

If you're looking to gift something designer (lucky!), this Ferragamo travel tote is a great choice. You betcha it can hold a small laptop and tons more. It even comes with a little pouch that's great for housing valuables.

these sustainable makeup-removing cloths
Starry Night Mini 10-Piece Set
Makeup Eraser nordstrom.com

Machine-washable makeup-removing clothes, but make it travel-sized.

this friendship necklace
Friendship Compass Necklace
Baydurcan amazon.com

Here's a sweet gift for any BFF you've promised to travel the world with.

these chic sunnies
Eva Sunglasses in Tortoise And Brown
Lexxola lexxola.com

They'll never forget to pack sunglasses this chic. 

this travel wrap
Charleston Wrap
Mersea mersea.com

TBH, airplanes can get pretty cold. But good thing travel wraps exist!

this phone camera lens kit
Camera Lens Kit and Travel Tripod for iPhone
CoPedvic amazon.com

If they're an iPhone user, get them this lens kit (that comes with a mini tripod!) that they can just simply clamp on and get to snapping stunning travel pics worthy of the 'Gram.

this waterproof ebook reader
Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon amazon.com

Alllll their favorite books on one lightweight ( and waterproof!) device. This is what dreams are made of.

this must-read
They'll Never Catch Us
Jessica Goodman amazon.com

Hundred percent, they're gonna need a good read for the trip there and back. And this one by a former Cosmo editor (hi, Jess!) is a certified must, especially if your giftee is into female-led thrillers.

a pretty travel coffee table book
Capri Dolce Vita Coffee Table Book
Assouline saksfifthavenue.com

When they're not traveling, they'll love this absolutely gorg travel coffee table book in their living room. 

this protective wallet
RFID-Blocking Wallet
Toughergun amazon.com

Keep their identity and credit cards safe from electronic pickpocketing with this RFID-blocking wallet.

this waterproof camera
Action Camera
AKASO amazon.com

Gift them this waterproof action camera and ask 'em to shoot some seriously cool travel footage so you and everyone they know can experience serious FOMO. (Cue: tears.)

this personalized passport case
Personalized Forest Green Passport Wallet
The Daily Edited thedailyedited.com

A personalized passport wallet with their initials etched in would make for a seriously sweet gift.

this hanging toiletry organizer
Hanging Toiletry Bag
ROYALFAIR amazon.com

I can't even explain to you how life-changing traveling with a hanging toiletry organizer is. Well, for one, it keeps all their stuff in one place—which is clutch, especially if where they're staying has minimal counter space.

this chic pillbox
PORT AND POLISH nordstrom.com

What's that? An actually chic pillbox that'll keep all their meds, vitamins, and supplements organized so they won't have to travel with all their pill bottles rattling about in their suitcase? Sold.

these noise-canceling headphones
Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones
Beats amazon.com

Noise-canceling headphones are a travel must-have. And these bbs can hold up to 40 hours of battery life after just 10 minutes of charging, which means your giftee can be running late and still charge their headphones.

this sleek weekender
Weekend Travel Tote
BEIS nordstrom.com

Designed for a quick weekend getaway, this travel tote has compartments for everything you can think of—including an extra pair of shoes.

this waterproof toiletries bag
Waterproof Travel Kit
Caraa caraasport.com

If your toiletries bag isn't waterproof, then I don't know what to tell ya other than to buy this Caraa one right now. Plus, it comes with two complimentary pouches reserved for shoes and wet clothes.

this stylish tote
Small Traveler Canvas Tote
MARC JACOBS nordstrom.com

If your giftee could use a good personal bag for flights, might as well get them one that's super chic, no?

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