30 last-minute holiday gifts travelers will love

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30 last-minute gifts for travelers

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Finding the right gift can be a challenge — so much so that you may have put it off until now. Shopping for others requires a lot of thought. It’s important to take into consideration someone’s lifestyle, and what they may both like and benefit from having. If you need a little push in the right direction for the traveler in your life, you’ve come to the right spot.

Whether their job has them racking up airline miles, their remote career allows for living a nomadic lifestyle, or they squeeze every minute out of the weekend and holidays with trips near and far, the person always on the go will appreciate gifts that keep them organized, comfortable, stylish, and capable of documenting their destinations.

Luggage and Accessories

Cincha Travel Belt for Luggage

Put someone’s shoulders at ease with the gift of Cincha. The nifty travel belt swiftly secures a personal bag to the handle of a suitcase for a more seamless travel experience. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Rollink Collapsible Suitcase 

This hard-shelled suitcase is the answer to the traveler’s storage woes with its collapsible design. It folds flat to a mere two inches thick. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Expandable Travel Tote

One bag that holds it all? Why not! This tote features two levels of expansion beyond its smallest design while offering multiple pockets for storage and organization, along with a wet and dry separation bag.

Buy it now on Amazon

Apple Airtags

Avoid the impending doom of lost luggage with a set of Apple Airtags. These make great gifts for the traveler who loves to check their suitcase. Just toss a tag in a bag and use the Find My app to keep track of the item. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Magnetic Hat Holder

The ultimate solution for hat wearers on the go, the stylish TopTote features a hex clasp opening that attaches to most handbag straps, and a high-powered magnetic closure to secure your hat. 

Buy it now at LSpace

Trtl Pillow

With over 30,000 reviews on Amazon alone, the Trtl Pillow is a popular travel accessory. Gift a loved one better sleep on a plane with this unique scarf-style pillow that’s scientifically proven to provide more neck support than a standard U-shape design. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Luggage Scale

There’s always that one person frantically transferring clothes to their carry-on on the airport floor after their luggage exceeded the weight limit. Don’t let your friend be that person. A simple, sleek, portable luggage scale saves the day. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Packing Cubes

One of the most underrated travel accessories, packing cubes can both organize and make room in your suitcase. Gift the best of the best with Away’s packing cubes. They’re water-resistant, compress down, and feature a mesh panel to see what’s inside each one. 

Buy it now at Away Travel

In-Flight Accessories

Portable Airline Shelf

The options are seriously limited for places to put your belongings on a plane. Make someone’s travel experience a little easier with this portable airline shelf that offers 33 percent more usable space on most commercial airline window seats.

Buy it now on Amazon


Gift an AirFly to a friend in need so they can opt out of purchasing the poor-quality wired ones to use for in-flight entertainment, and instead make use of their AirPods and other wireless headphones. The wireless transmitter connects wireless headphones to the headphone jack for an easy fix. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Noise-Canceling Headphones 

A pair of noise-canceling headphones is an absolute air travel essential. Bose offers the best noise-canceling headphones with superior sound quality. The Bose QuietComfort headphones are wireless for additional convenience. They’re also 24 percent off on Amazon right now. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Tech Organization Case

A great gift for travelers is a product they may be overlooking but desperately need, like a tech organization case. Away’s case allows you to store a laptop charger and larger tech accessories in the bottom mesh zip compartment while keeping tangled cords from smaller items at bay via the elastic loops on top. 

Buy it now at Away Travel 

iPad Holder 

When the traveler just wants to sit back and relax without having to hold their entertainment, an iPad holder comes in handy. This pocket-size holder is compatible with tablets and iPads and can clamp onto almost anything up to 1.5 inches in thickness. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Foot Hammock

Who needs first class when you have all the gadgets to make economy as comfortable as possible? This ergonomic footrest is ideal for long-haul flights. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Seatback Organizer

We’ve all done it: left something behind in the seatback pocket on a flight. This stylish organizer allows the traveler to optimize the convenience of the seatback pocket without having to try and remember to take everything out when it’s time to deplane. 

Buy it now at Beis

Toiletries and Beauty

Luxury Sleep Mask

Far over 70,000 people have reviewed this contour eye mask on Amazon, with the majority giving it five stars. The memory foam mask features unique deep and wide spaces for the eyes to keep pressure off the lids for a more comfortable fit. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Jet Lag Mask

Whether for preventative care while on the plane, or to bring skin back to life after a long-haul flight, the Summer Fridays jet lag mask is a must for travelers who want to put their best face forward. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Miniature Toiletry Kit

A thoughtfully chosen toiletry kit is sure to put a smile on your friend’s face. Aesop’s departure kit is a little bit of luxury that will go a long way. It features everything from travel-sized essentials including skin care, oral care, and hand care. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Pack-It Flat Toiletry Bag

Rather than toss everything into one bag and create unnecessary bulk, this concept ensures you strategically organize items in one of the many mesh pockets for a low-profile design. It packs flat when not in use, and can hang on a door when you want easy access that’s out of the way. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Folding Lighted Mirror 

Hotels notoriously have poor bathroom lighting. That’s where your own mirror for grooming comes in handy. This one is great for traveling because it folds in half for easy transportation, and features a rechargeable battery. Plus, it’s 40 percent off just in time for holiday shopping. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Eye Masks

The perfect stocking stuffer, these eye masks—appropriately named Baggage Claim Eye Masks—are the traveler’s go-to on or after a plane ride. 

Buy it now at Walmart

Perfume Sampler Set

The Abbott Sampler features mini vials of fragrance inspired by nature and unique ecological destinations. A friend who loves to travel—and smell delicious doing it—will adore this uncommon gift idea.  

Buy it now at Sephora

On the Ground and Beyond

Selfie Stick and Tripod

Great for those who travel solo, this selfie stick and tripod combo allow you to film and photograph with ease. The included Bluetooth-enabled remote ensures you capture subjects without having to set a timer and run back and forth to the camera. It’s also more than 50 percent off right now! 

Buy it now on Amazon

TSA Compliant Multi-Tool

This cool tool does it all without prompting TSA to shuffle through your belongings. The Leatherman multi-tool features needlenose and regular pliers, spring-action wire cutters and scissors, a flat and Phillips screwdriver, tweezers, a nail file, and even a bottle opener.

Buy it now on Amazon

Foldable Keyboard

Digital nomads need all the help they can get to make their workflow efficient on the go. This Bluetooth keyboard has a standard-size design, but folds into a mere 5.53-ounce palm-sized keyboard that can fit into your pocket or backpack to carry around. 

Buy it now on Amazon


The ultimate thoughtful gift for the adventure traveler is surely a GoPro. The GoPro HERO9 features a 23.6MP sensor for stunning 5K video and 20MP photos. It’s also nearly 20 percent off on Amazon right now.

Buy it now on Amazon

Solar Charger

For off-grid traveling, a solar charger comes in clutch. This portable, foldable, and waterproof charger features two USB ports to charge two phones at once.

Buy it now on Amazon

High-Tech Backpack

Level up your gifting game with this bag. With over 20 features, the Pakt Travel Backpack boasts an anti-theft pocket, a removable packable hip belt, a waterproof pocket for toiletries and leaky items, an exterior water bottle pocket, and so much more. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Foldable E-Bike

Nothing says I love you during the holidays quite like the gift of an e-bike! This foldable option is under $500, and folds three times to fit inside compact vehicles, on subways, easily in hotel rooms, under desks, and more. 

Buy it now on Amazon

Priority Pass

Constant travel and long layovers can take a major toll mentally and physically. Gift the traveler in your life a Priority Pass membership, so they can enjoy the lounge life before takeoff. 

Buy it now at Priority Pass 

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