The Best Beauty Gifts for Travelers
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The Best Beauty Gifts for Travelers

From TSA-approved sets to the latest Korean-inspired trends, here are 19 gift ideas perfect for every type of traveler.

1 Maison Martin Margiela Replica Flower Market
Beauty Gifts: Maison Martin Margiela Replica Flower Market

Gift a mental trip this holiday with Margiela’s Replica line ($125), a collection of perfumes designed to trigger memories based on familiar scents. One sniff of Flower Market, with notes of jasmine, freesia, and rose, will take the giftee back to the Marche aux Fleurs in no time.

2 AmorePacific Enzyme Peel Exfoliator
Beauty Gifts: AmorePacific Enzyme Peel Exfoliator
Courtesy of AmorePacific

The jetsetters on your list will like that AmorePacific’s enzyme exfoliator ($60) gently scrubs away dry skin and love that the liquid-free formula is practically spill-proof, making security a breeze.

3 Mia 2 Love Keith Haring Skin Cleansing Set
Beauty Gifts: Mia 2 Love Keith Haring Skin Cleansing Set
Courtesy of Clarisonic

Add a little art to your loved one’s travel beauty routine with a limited-edition Clarisonic ($149) featuring Keith Haring’s iconic designs.

4 Cowshed Sleepy Cow Travel Kit
Beauty Gifts: Cowshed Sleepy Cow Travel Kit
Courtesy of Cowshed

Gifting a good night’s sleep may be impossible, but Cowshed’s Sleepy Cow Travel Kit ($45), with an eye mask, relaxing bath salts, and calming tea bag, comes pretty darn close. Feeling extra generous this year? Couple the kit with a gift card to one of Cowshed’s spas in Chicago, New York, Miami, London, Berlin, and beyond.

5 Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Mask
Beauty Gifts: Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Mask
Courtesy of Orchidée

Who has time for a full skin-care routine while traveling? Guerlain’s rich mask ($385) takes the idea of beauty sleep to the next level, nourishing and hydrating skin while you snooze.

6 R+Co Travel Sizes
Beauty Gifts: R+Co Travel Sizes
Courtesy of R+Co

This holiday, stuff the stocking of your bouffant-loving BFF with a travel-sized set of R+Co’s Dallas-inspired shampoo and conditioner ($12 each).

7 Leaders Face Masks
Beauty Gifts: Leaders Face Masks
Courtesy of Leaders

Leaders’ new coconut calming face masks are a frequent flyer’s best friend, soothing redness and irritation in 30 minutes or less. And at just $6 each, you can afford to give one to every globetrotter on your list.

8 Too Cool for School Blush
Beauty Gifts: Too Cool for School Blush
Courtesy of Too Cool for School

It’s no secret that some of the most innovative new beauty products are coming out of South Korea. Catch up on the trend with Too Cool for School’s cushion blushes ($23) featuring the line’s cheeky “dinoplatz” print.

9 Louboutin Lipstick
Beauty Gifts: Louboutin Lipstick
Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

If you love a bold lip for holiday, pick up one of Louboutin’s new silky satin lip colors ($90) The long-lasting formula comes in all shades of red, pink, coral, and plum; plus, it’ll double as the chicest Christmas ornament on your tree.

10 Eyeko Lash Wardrobe
Beauty Gifts: Eyeko Lash Wardrobe
Courtesy fo Eyeko

Up your airport beauty game this holiday travel season with an Alexa Chung-approved lash wardrobe ($24) from British favorite Eyeko.

11 Owen and Fred Shaving Kit Bag
Beauty Gifts: Owen and Fred Shaving Kit Bag
Courtesy of Owen and Fred

Say “bon voyage!” to his old Dopp kit and “hey handsome” to a new shaving kit from Owen and Fred ($68).

12 Aesop Tacit
Beauty Gifts: Aesop Tacit
Courtesy of Aesop

The ten-year wait for Aesop’s new fragrance was worth it. Tacit’s subtle blend of earth tones and citrus notes is the perfect scent for the holiday season ($135)

13 EOS
Beauty Gifts: EOS
Courtesy of EOS

Toss one of EOS’s cult-favorite lip balms ($6 for a set of two) in your sister’s stocking, and then gift one to yourself. We won’t tell.

14 Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charm Trio
Beauty Gifts: Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charm Trio
Courtesy of Charlotte Tillbury

When it comes to packing a carry-on, bigger isn’t always better. Charlotte Tilbury’s mini lipstick trio ($39) is proof that the best things often do come in small packages.

15 Love of Color Collection
Beauty Gifts: Love of Color Collection
Courtesy of Love of Color

The subscription beauty box that started it all is finally getting into the product game. Shop Love of Color, Birchbox’s first line of makeup, for vibrant, matte lipsticks and high-pigment eyeshadow sticks.

16 Smith & Cult Set
Beauty Gifts: Smith & Cult Set
Courtesy of Smith & Cult

Whether you’re a fan of the monochromatic look or metallic nail art, this holiday trio ($54) from Smith & Cult makes DIY manicures a breeze.

17 Aerin Berlin Nights Lipstick
Beauty Gifts: Aerin Berlin Nights Lipstick
Courtesy of AERIN

Have a history buff on your shopping list this year? Consider Aerin’s lipstick collaboration with the Neue Galerie Museum in New York ($34). The crimson shade was inspired by the women of Berlin's "Golden Twenties" era, and features luxe gold packaging.

18 Hermes Fenêtre Ouverte Small Perfumed Candle
Beauty Gifts: Hermes Fenêtre Ouverte Small Perfumed Candle
Courtesy of Hermes

Instantly make a hotel room feel at home with one of Hermes’s travel-sized candles ($185), in a scent inspired by the sea.

19 Fresh Sugar Lychee Bath Cubes
Beauty Gifts: Fresh Sugar Lychee Bath Cubes
Courtesy of Fresh

These hydrating, effervescent bath cubes ($38) upgrade any soak into a spa-like experience. Gift to your favorite homebody, or keep for yourself and plan the most indulgent holiday staycation.


For more travel gift ideas, head to the main Travel + Leisure Holiday Gift Guide.

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