Gifts for Women who Love to Travel

10.11.2017 | 09:47

It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for a well-traveled woman. For the woman on the road, you want to buy something she’ll be able to take with her—something that will make long waits at airplanes more endurable, flights more comfortable, memories more recordable, and overall experiences more enjoyable.

That’s why 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 car enthusiasts) on your list. Below, our top picks for the discerning woman.


Slip Silk Sleepmask

Slip Silk’s ultra soft, anti-aging sleep mask is the ultimate comfort while on a red-eye. It's made of mulberry silk, and comes in several pretty, neutral colors.


TIME Firsts: Women Who Are Changing The World

This incredibly inspiring book takes a deeper look into the lives of some of the most influential women of our time. Each of the nearly 50 women included — from General Lori Robinson, the first woman to lead troops into combat, to Aretha Franklin, the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — was the first to accomplish a milestone endeavor in entertainment, politics, science, and more.


Filson Black Leather Flask

This ultra-polished hand stitched flask by Filson—which is wrapped in English Bridle Leather—will not be left behind when she leaves for her next adventure.


Michael Kors Wonderlust

Michael Kors latest travel-inspired scent (which you can read more about, here) is captivating, with notes of almond milk and sandalwood.


Sony SRSHG1 H. Ear Go

This travel-friendly is enabled with SongPal, which provides wireless or Bluetooth-enabled access to your favorite tracks—whether they’re stored on your computer or preferred online listening service. It comes in a variety of cool colors, too.


Belif The True Tincture Cleansing Stick

Cleansing sticks are the new travel beauty must-have. We’re obsessed with this one by Belif, which is formulated with soothing chamomile tincture extracts and is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Just work it into your damp face, lather, and rinse.


Women’s Adidas by Stella McCartney Crazy Bounce Training Shoes

These kicks by Stella McCartney for Adidas are great for hiking and working out. They're also super stylish, so they can be worn on the streets, too. Trademarked technologies provide extra cushioning and let the shoes to expand to fit your feet.


Foreo Luna Play

Foreo, the Innovative Swedish beauty brand, has a miniature version of their best-selling Luna cleansing device. The Luna Play, which comes in seven colors, gives a thorough cleanse. Its non-rechargeable battery is good for up to 100 uses.


Pantone Notebooks

Everyone can always use a new journal, and these petite versions, from Pantone Universe, are bright and simple to appeal to everyone.


Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Handheld Steamer

For the traveler who wants to look sharp 100 percent of the time, a lightweight steamer like this easy-to-use offering from Conair is imminently packable.


Tom Ford Lip Contour Duo


On one side of this ingenious lip pen is a liner; the other is a lipstick. With an assortment of eight different shades, there’s a color for everyone.


Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash

This mighty hand sanitizer kills bacteria, fights contagions, and measures in at only 1.7 oz—so it’s perfect for travel. Considering it’s made by cult-favorite beauty brand Aesop, and is chicly packaged, ten dollars is a steal—plus, it has a lovely smell, and its gentle ingredients leave hands moisturized, unlike most others.


Chikuseiko Rose Bamboo Charcoal Incense

Incense is an excellent way to set the mood (even if you’re all by your lonesome) when traveling—without setting off the fire alarm. A box of this Japanese import contains up to 225 sticks, but will set you back only $23. Oh, and they smell really good.


Osxnasozi African Wax Print Notebooks

These exquisite journals are handmade in Brooklyn.


Cuyana Leather Travel Wallet

Your jetsetting loved one will love this large wallet, which can store passports, credit cards, boarding passes, and other travel documents. This elegant style from Cuyana looks super luxe, is made of real leather, and has a lot of compartments.


Bose® QuietControl™ 30 wireless headphones

Bose’s new wireless headphones are a must-have for any traveler; using Bluetooth, they can be paired with the Bose Connect app, which lets you adjust your noise-cancelling settings. They’re easy to pack, provide impeccable sound, have a long-lasting battery life (ten hours) and most importantly—legitimately cancel out all of the noise around you. If you or a loved one is especially prone to getting irritated by the many noises that occur in flights, this is the gift for them.


Skyn Iceland Skin Hangover Emergency Relief Kit

Skyn Iceland—a T+L editor-favored brand—makes one of the most necessary beauty kits for travelers who like to indulge. Their Hangover Kit includes their cult-favorite Icelandic Relief Eye Pen and Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels—which will erase eye bags caused by dehydration and exhaustion—as well as their Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion (for parched skin) and Fresh Start Face Mask—to, well, start the day off fresh.


Travel + Leisure Magazine Subscription

As a globetrotting woman who, before landing a job at T+L, was a loyal subscriber, I must admit that a subscription to our magazine—which features essays and photographs by some of the most renowned travel writers and photographers in the world—is a damn great gift. (Pro tip: buying off Amazon will save you money, so we recommend heading there if you plan on purchasing a subscription.)


Farmaesthetics Etheric Warming Bath & Body Oil

What better way to pamper yourself this winter than with a warming bath and body oil. This one is 100 percent natural and includes all organic ingredients, and comes in a lovely bottle reminiscent of balsam fir.



Geniuses in the simplest of ways, these rewashable and recyclable reusable bags are a great gift for travelers who prefer carrying-on to checking. Store all of your liquids in these silicone bags—you’ll never have to worry about running out of quart-sized Ziplocs again.


Fabulous Furs Faux Fur Sleeping Bag

“Glamp” up your camping experience (get it?) with this luxurious, faux fur sleeping bag. Bring along a plush pillow (we recommend this one, which rolls up to fit into a travel-friendly tote bag) for the coziest camping experience of your life.


Uma Oils Wellness Oil Trial Kit

Uma Oils—or, more accurately, the Uma estate—has been supplying luxury beauty brands (like Tom Ford) with some of the world’s finest all-natural oils for centuries. But their own line of products—specifically their therapeutic oils, which are inspired by age-old Ayurvedic healing techniques—take the cake. If you’re interested in the brand, we recommend starting out with their Wellness Oil Trial Kit—it includes five TSA-friendly oils, for ailments ranging from stress and insomnia.


Kusmi Tea Voyage Travel Tea Set

Have a friend or family member who’s addicted to tea? Help them get their fix on the road, in the woods, or on the trails with their travel tea set. It includes 20 Detox tea bags, three tins filled with their best-selling blends (BB Detox, Anastasia, and Sweet Love), and a diffuser spoon.


Tumi 19 Degree Aluminum International Carry-On

Give the woman (or man) in your life with a gift for the ages: a brand spanking new carry-on by Tumi—the crème de la crème of luggage manufacturers. Their latest collection is super sleek, has tons of pockets, straps, and a hanger, and even comes with adorable vintage inspired stickers.


Tom Ford Black Orchid Solid Perfume

Solid perfume is the traveling gal’s BFF. Stash this delicious scent from Tom Ford—which comes in luxurious, black and gold compact.


Equipment The Morgan Knitted Travel Set

This insanely comfortable travel set will make dressing for a flight so much easier. Pair the look with a chic jacket, and you’re good to go.


Lumio Mini Lumio+ Book Lamp

One of the most clever (and cool!) products we’ve come across in a while is this dual use lamp and battery pack (for cell phones) that’s disguised as a hardcover book. Use it as a charger while you’re traveling and as a night lamp for reading during a camping trip, on planes, at hotels, or even just at home.


Smart Jump Rope


For women who enjoy having a dedicated fitness regimen, sticking to it while traveling can be difficult. Celebrities such as Padma Lakshmi and Robyn Lawley revealed they always pack a jump rope in their carry-on, since it’s an easy way to stay fit on the go. This one takes things to a whole new level, however, with LED lights and a technology that displays your jump count mid-air. It also connects to the Smart Gym app (via Bluetooth) so you can see how long you jumped for, and how many calories were burned.


Diptyque Three Mini Holiday Candle Set

Recently, I’ve started bringing travel candles on every trip I take, and while they may not be absolute essentials, they’re a great way to bring the comforts of home with you—wherever you may be headed. And obviously, they smell good—and spice up the atmosphere if you’re on a trip with your significant other. This year, we’re all about Diptyque’s exquisitely packaged travel candles, which includes a set of three candles with scents (Sparkling Incense, Delicious Spices, and The Festive Fire Tree) inspired by a magical winter tale.


Moon Juice Moon Dust Sachet Sampler

Give the best of Moon Juice’s cult-favorite Moon Dusts, which (finally!) are available in single-serve sachets. You can buy individual boxes of their brain, sex, and beauty dusts (those come in packs of five), but we love their sampler pack, which includes two tea-bag like packets of their six best selling edible “dusts.” Can’t sleep on planes? Stir in the dream dust to your favorite tea or nut milk. Suffering from jet-lag? The brain and power dusts are both loaded with ingredients that support mental clarity, alertness, and energy.


Neiman Marcus Travel Manicure Set

A necessity for women who are constantly on the go: this elegantly packaged leather manicure kit includes nail scissors, a nail file, nail clipper, and tweezers.


Barbour Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag

If you’re looking for a gift you're sure she'll use, pick up one of these all-purpose messenger bags. Designed by iconic English brand Barbour, it’s a stylish way to keep all of your belongings within reach when traveling. This bag is unisex and can substitute for a briefcase, so it’s a great gift for men, too.


Hudson Park Faux Fur Travel Throw

This faux-fur blanket is a game changer. Its straps make it easy to tote around, and its super soft microfiber material will give you the most luxurious travel experience of your life.


The People’s Republic of Cashmere Original

These insanely soft pants—made of 100% Mongolian cashmere—are the ultimate gift to give to the stylish traveler who puts comfort first.




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