10 last-minute travel gifts for him

We guarantee he’ll love these super functional gifts.


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We’re halfway through the month of December, which can only mean one thing: Christmas is basically here. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, there’s no need to panic. The world of e-commerce has made last-minute purchases a cinch, putting millions of products at your fingertips to click on and have sent straight to your doorstep before the 25th. 

You’ve likely been putting off that one person on your list who says they just don’t want anything. We’re looking at you, fellas. 

We’ve put together a quick-hitting list of great gift ideas for the man in your life who loves to trek the globe. And while he told you not to worry about him, he’ll be hard-pressed not to find one of these ideas exactly what he never knew he needed.

Travel Trousers

olive green trousers

Comfort is a top priority for most men, but sometimes that means sacrificing style. Don’t let that be the case with Lululemon’s Relaxed Tapered Trouser. Designed for an on-the-move lifestyle, they can be dressed up or down, and feature sweat-wicking, twill fabric. 

Buy it now at Lululemon

The Most Comfortable Sandals

black sandal for men

For those warm-weather destinations he jets off to, he’s going to want something that’s as comfortable as a sneaker but as laidback as a sandal to sport. The Reef Fanning Sandal not only provides supreme arch support and a comfortable footbed, but also has a bottle opener integrated into the rubber outsole. Now that’s living. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Super Functional Backpack

black backpack

The ultimate “I love you” gift for the traveler in your life is the Nomatic Backpack. The uber-functional bag, made of durable waterproof materials and zippers, has over 20 innovative features, including: full perimeter expansion from 20L up to 30L for 50 percent more space; two magnetic side pockets; a tech organizer station; built-in cord pass through; a lockable security pocket; magnetic water bottle pocket; and so much more. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Toiletry Travel Kit

display of mini travel toiletries

If he relies on you for all the essentials on the go, this is the gift for him. This 15-piece TSA compliant travel kit is complete with shampoo and conditioner, a comb, razor and shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush, floss, and much more. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Yeti Tumbler

dark gray Yeti tumbler with magnetic lid

Everyone loves an insulated tumbler, but for travelers, it’s important to have one with a reliable lid. This Yeti option does the job with its MagSlider Lid, which uses powerful magnets to keep his beverage on lock. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Versatile Hoodie

dark gray men's sweatshirt

Vuori makes some of the best clothing for the active individual, and this hoodie is no exception. Made with four-way stretch and a soft brushed fleece, it’s a medium-weight hoodie that will keep him warm without weighing him down.

Buy it now at Vuori

Durable Duffel Bag

blue duffel bag

Gift him something that will go the distance (just like he does). This tough-as-nails travel bag from Yeti features two divider panels to keep his items organized, while the structured build ensures it can be tossed around to no end while keeping its contents safe and secure. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

blue JBL portable speaker hanging on backpack with carabiner

For the dude who loves to DJ, gift him a mini Bluetooth speaker he can take with him on his travels. New friends and work buddies will be stoked someone brought the energy. The JBL Clip 3 is tiny but mighty. It can clip right onto his backpack using the built-in carabiner, has up to 10 hours of play, and is waterproof. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Folding Sunglasses

ray-ban folding sunglasses

Ray-Ban is well-known for its high-quality, stylish sunglasses..The Wayfarer style is a classic design that can easily be paired with different looks. The folding version is the perfect gift for him this holiday season, since he can slip the sunnies in his pocket when not in use. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Ultra-slim, Durable Wallet

super thin black wallet

Bulk is the biggest deterrent of a wallet for many men who like to keep things simple. This modern design solves the issue with its ultra-slim construction. The Ridge has everything he needs to hold his money without sacrificing space. It has an integrated money clip, integrated cash strap, and is made of military-grade materials. 

Buy it now on Amazon

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