Looking for an interesting gift idea for your favorite frequent traveler? Or sometimes, you just need that extra stocking stuffer for a friend or family member. Whether they work for an airline, travel for work or just like to explore the world, these are some of the most creative goodies you can gift this holiday season to those globetrotters in your life.
Kizik Milan Vintage Tennis Shoes
Ideal for the modern traveler, the Kizik Milan Vintage tennis shoes sport a throwback look in a variety of colors. What makes these shoes so special though is that Kizik shoes are easy to slide on and slide off rather than pushing too hard to stuff your foot in the shoe. For on-the-go travelers, these shoes are comfortable for walking and easy to put on at the security line, the gym or your hotel before rushing out the door. They retail for $119, and they come in men’s and women’s styles.
These water-repellant suede and full-grain leather shoes are easy to slide on and off, and their rubber soles make them comfortable to walk through airports or busy streets. The inside has a sheepskin lining giving them a soft feeling. With a look that is formal in design, but casual in function, it is a great gift for the frequent traveler in your life. Its heat-activated arch support and a dual-density outsole provide comfort and protection. The $189 shoes come in a variety of colors and styles so you can dress them up or down whatever the occasion.
Taylor Melrose Hydrating Facial Serum
Using hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and aloe vera, the genderless scent and formula of Taylor Melrose Hydrating Facial Serum is an ideal remedy to long travel days in the air. This $36 serum quickly absorbs into the skin to deliver a feeling of softness and moisture. Rose flower and coconut oils help with the quick effect. The brand has a vast line of products ideal for men and women including hand wash, facial cleanser and body wash.
Bedgear Storm Performance travel pillow
Using instant-cooling technology Ver-Tex, this travel pillow diverts heat from your head, neck and shoulders to keep you cool. Heat can’t build up thanks to the breathable Air-X mesh and air vents all around the pillow. It is great for the plane, car or hotel room, and those that tend to overheat will find this to be a better way to deal with jet lag or different pillows in hotel rooms each night. Airline crew will find this to be an especially rewarding gift. The $100 travel pillow comes with its own case to keep it clean and cleverly has a strap on the back to allow it to affix to rolling carry-on bags.
Color Your World travel journals
With 30 titles to choose from, these engaging journals are part travel guide, part coloring book and part notetaking journal. Expert writers detail some of the most famous as well as several hidden things to see in global cities like Paris, Tokyo and New York with engaging stories while providing space to jot down your own personal experience. With each sight, an accompanying image allows travelers to color in what they see or simply leave it blank. It’s a whole new take on travel guidebooks from Simon & Schuster and a great $17 gift for those planning a bucket list trip.
Just Spices blends
Born in Europe, but now expanded to the U.S., the direct to consumer Just Spices brand comes in a variety of stocking-stuffer sizes. The number of flavors covers every type of palate from spicy to savory. They include Thai, Greek, Indian and even Texas barbecue. The spicy pizza topping is another favorite. If you can’t pick just one, the eight-pack, $50 starter set is a great gift for both professional budding chefs.
Mana Up Hawaiian gift boxes
Whether you’re missing the islands or planning a big trip, these gift boxes from House of Mana Up are filled to the brim with locally made snacks and products. They showcase the talents of Maui-based artisans and entrepreneurs, and this year, especially, these native Hawaiian businesses need the support. For each gift box sold, the organization sends proceeds to charities supporting Maui relief efforts. Gift boxes include goodies like Maui chili oil, Maui Nui venison sticks, papaya jerk or dragon fruit hot sauce, educational Hawaiian coloring books and eco-friendly wrapping paper. Most gift boxes start at around $50 depending on the size and its contents. If you want the gift to keep giving, there are monthly subscription plans, too.
HigherDOSE Infrared PEMF On-The-Go Mat
This travel-friendly version of the heated mats from HigherDOSE is lighter weight and easy to stash in the car for driving trips. Flying with it may be slightly more cumbersome though. This chair cover or floor mat (similar to a yoga mat in size) can reduce stress and inflammation while improving circulation and muscle recovery. It’s great for athletes, but also for those that spend a lot of time at their desk and have back, neck and shoulder pain among other aches. At $699, it is not exactly cheap, but when compared to medical or muscle-soothing treatments like acupuncture sessions, this is just a drop in the bucket (especially when it comes to health and wellness). The pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) uses electromagnetic waves using low-frequency bursts of far infrared heat to combat chronic pain.
Naderma NAD+ Daily Moisturizing Cream and Power Serum
Don’t be startled by the snail mucin in these products. In fact, it is a skin-regenerating ingredient that pairs well with our own natural NAD+, an organic coenzyme naturally in our cells that provides energy, DNA repair and transcription to support healthy aging. The daily moisturizing cream $55 retail) works to repair sun damage and can be used twice daily. The power serum ($65) can hydrate, plump and repair dry and mature skin. Both of these are ideal for frequent travelers, who may spend a lot of time in dry airplane air.
TravisMathew Cloud 2.0 or Cloud Tie Shorts
Known for comfortable outerwear that is popular with golfers, but also daily use, TravisMathew is bringing a more casual and relatable look to golf. These shorts are perfect for after playing a round or for relaxing after a long day of travel. They feature a soft and breathable fabric that comes in a variety of colors. Easy to wash without shrinking, they come in men’s design Cloud 2.0 and women’s shorter Cloud Tie shorts. Both are part of the brand’s growing Cloud Collection line and retail for about $100.