If the men you know are obsessed with crossing countries off of their bucket lists, consider this your guide to gift giving. From skin care to travel gadgets and stylish accessories, your globetrotter will be thanking you for giving him an excuse to plan his next trip.
This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? Make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone (yes, even your mother-in-law) on your list. Below, our picks for the traveling man.
There’s a gift on the list for every type of traveler—those who like to arrive in style, those simply looking for comfort and utility, and those looking for a blend of both. We’re sure that you’ll find something that will put a smile on his face.
Lululemon Stay Puff Parka
Lululemon’s new parka is probably the most comfortable winter coat of the season. It’s waterproof, super light, and is filled with goose down to keep you warm. The best feature? You can pack the entire jacket into the hood, making it the perfect pillow while traveling.
Burberry Mega-Check Cashmere Scarf
While men may not always to admit it, we’re jealous of your blanket scarves—especially when we’re traveling on frigid airplanes. This Burberry scarf is the next best thing. The cashmere is super comfortable, and the iconic check pattern is recognizable around the world.
100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time
“TIME's 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time” is the perfect gift for the people in your life who love history or photography (or both). The book highlights the photographs that captured the most important moments in our collective history.
Beats by Dr. Dre – Alexander Wang Wireless Headphones
Having a good pair of headphones is a priority for any frequent traveler. This wireless pair from Beats by Dre has crocodile-embossed leather, a built-in microphone, and a 12-hour battery life.
UGG Neumel Suede Desert Boot
You may know UGG for its ultra popular women’s winter boots, but the brand also provides a variety of men’s shoes. The suede desert boot is the perfect shoe for those chilly fall and winter days. The wool lining and footbed will keep your feet warm and comfortable throughout your travels.
Olivers Porter Hoodie
You may have never heard of the Olivers brand before, as it was only founded a few years ago, but the company has been pumping out nice menswear ever since. This hoodie makes for a great travel piece, as it’s sleek but casual. The merino wool will keep you warm, and the slim, athletic cut will leave you looking stylish.
Frescobol Carioca Beach Bat and Ball Set
There’s nothing better than a beach holiday, but sometimes your time on the beach can get a bit boring. That’s where the beach games come in. This bat and ball set is handmade and includes paddles, balls, and a waterproof bag. Each pair is individually made, so the design may differ from set to set.
Those traveling for work will tell you how helpful it is to have a quality briefcase on the road. Custom House International offers this nylon version that includes a slim front compartment for easy access as well as a main compartment for your books and other work materials. The leather handles allow for easy grips, and an optional leather strap can offer some arm relief.
The Tie Bar Style Box
Trying to buy clothes for someone can be risky, but any guy would be happy to add a few more ties to his wardrobe. Each of these style boxes comes in a variety of colors and patterns and includes a variety of ties, pocket squares, and socks.
Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses
If you’re planning to head to paradise, having a good pair of sunglasses on hand would be appreciated. Ray-Ban’s aviators are classic and seem to never go out of style.
Shinola Travel Kit
Every product Shinola creates, including this travel kit, is made in America and of remarkable quality. The leather for this kit comes from Horween, one of America’s longest running tanneries.
Mulberry Clipper Leather Holdall
Treat the traveler in your life to a super sophisticated travel bag. This piece from Mulberry is stunning. It’s made from beautiful leather and lined in suede.
The Art of Shaving Unscented Carry-On Kit
A man on the road can still treat himself to a nice shave. This kit is packaged for air travel and has all the essentials: pre-shave oil, shaving cream, a badger shaving brush, and post-shave balm.
LAB Series Multi-Action Face Wash
A clean face will make anybody feel better after a long day traveling. This multi-action face wash by LAB Series cleanses, exfoliates, and conditions the skin. It’s popular with men of all skin types and comes in a travel-friendly size.
When looking for a gift that will keep on giving, a camera is a great choice. Sony’s a6000 is a mirrorless camera with photo quality that matches that of many DSLRs at a fraction of the cost. It’s less bulky, easier to manage, and extremely portable.
The Beer Deck
Tablets and seat-back entertainment are great and all, but sometimes old-school games are even better for breaking up the monotony of a long flight. This deck, which will be a hit with any beer aficionado, schools users on different beer facts—everything from which glasses to use to which countries drink the most.
Shinola Leather Passport Cover and Luggage Tag
Jetsetters get a ton of use out of their passports, so it’s important to keep it protected with a quality passport cover. This one from Shinola is made from American leather and comes with a matching luggage tag.
Clarisonic Alpha Fit
After a long day of traveling, sometimes all you need to feel like yourself again is a good face scrub. Clarisonic’s Alpha Fit uses vibrating bristles to clear away the dirt, sweat, and oil that's built up throughout the day. The battery is rechargeable and the brush head is replaceable, so the lucky man on your list can continue to use your gift for years.
Barbour Boxley Quilted Gilet
Give the man in your life the gift of warmth this winter with this Barbour gilet. It’s quilted, durable, and has the classic waxed look that Barbour is known for.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails
There’s nothing better than kicking back and enjoying a nice cocktail after a long day of traveling. Alfred Tong’s leather-bound "The Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails" includes more than 150 cocktail recipes, and will leave you feeling confident behind the bar. Learn to make a new and inventive drink or master one of the classics like the Bloody Mary.
NeroccoCases Leather iPad Mini Case
There is nothing worse than traveling with papers and electronics. This sleek portfolio is made from genuine leather, has five slots for credit cards, a slot for bills, and will keep your tablet secure for the duration of your trip.
Best Made Co. 10 oz. Flask
Know a traveling whiskey lover? Buy them a fifth of their favorite brand and this sleek 10 oz. flask. It's made from English pewter and comes with a canvas case.
Nomo Airport Runway Screenprints
These prints from Nomo depict the runways at major airports around the world.
Nomos Zürich Weltzeit
Imagine traveling the world and never having to switch time zones on your watch. The Zürich Weltzeit delivers just that. Not only is it made in Germany’s epicenter for watchmaking, Glashütte, it also provides 24 watches in one. The red arrow designates the time in your home city, and when traveling, travelers can set their destination city by finding it on the list around the perimeter and aligning it to 12 o’clock.