13 Creative Gift Ideas Inspired by Your Favorite Celebrities
You’ve made your list and checked it twice. Now, there’s only one thing left to do: Go shopping.
The holiday season is nearly here, which means it’s time to get busy being Santa and picking out the perfect gift for everyone in your life. But, if you don’t know where to start, fear not, as celebrities and their favorite products have you covered.
Related: Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel
From Shay Mitchell’s preferred socks to Lil Jon’s love of cashmere, we’ve compiled a list of every celeb-worthy travel-inspired gift you should be giving this season. No A-list status required.
Shay Mitchell: Socks
Shay Mitchell may be a former "Pretty Little Liar," but she’s telling the honest truth about how important great socks can be for travel.
“I like to travel with a lot of layers, just because airplane temperatures change, I want to be able to take a sweater off and have a tank top underneath. I always have an extra pair of socks with me,” Mitchell shared with Travel + Leisure.
For some truly celeb-worthy travel socks for your loved ones, go for a pair of fleece-lined socks by Ugg. The cable-knit design will keep them feeling toasty and warm all season long.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $50
Jennifer Lopez: Silk Pillow
There are travel pillows, and then there are silk travel pillows. The silk pillowcase has long been a celebrity trade secret. Not only does it offer supreme comfort but it can also help stave off pesky wrinkles and even hair breakage. Though most silk pillows will do, only the Shhh Silk pillow — crafted from 100 percent mulberry silk — comes with the endorsements of Jennifer Lopez, Giselle Bundchen, Khloe Kardashian and more. And really, what better gift than the gift of beauty sleep?
To buy: ahalife.com, $210
Meghan Markle: Hat
Everything Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, does is worthy of emulating. Including her hats. The newest member of the royal family is a big fan of the Panama hat — and has been photographed in one during an outing to the 2018 Audi Polo Challenge. It's the ideal travel accessory that goes with everything from lounging at the beach to hanging out at Buckingham.
To buy: jcrew.com, $80
Katie Holmes: Scarf
Katie Holmes wants you to be comfortable. That’s why she’s willing to share her ultimate travel accessory secret with you. "For a plane, I usually always have a big scarf so I can put it on the pillow or if I get cold, or to be honest it usually goes to my child,” she explained. “And I always bring sweats for a longer flight."
Like Holmes, you too should share the scarf wealth with your friends and family this year. Get one in each color so you’ll have plenty to give to unexpected holiday visitors this year too.
To buy: amazon.com, $87
Rachel Zoe: Moisturizer
Rachel Zoe is a jet-setting designer and stylist, which means she’s always in on the best beauty products you should be splurging on for gifts during the holidays. When we asked what she can’t travel without, Zoe revealed, "Seven different kinds of moisturizers and serums to keep my skin hydrated. I have a lot and they're all by different brands. I love SK-II, I love Tata Harper, I love Charlotte Tilbury, I love her Magic Cream, I have a lot."
SK-II really is the facial essence to buy to show someone you care about them and their skin. Made with 90 percent pitera, it will keep skin baby-smooth even through long-haul holiday travel.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $99
Chrissy Teigen: Boots
Chrissy Teigen is a woman you should be taking style advice from. That’s why, this holiday season, you should gift the stylish women in your life with a pair of booties to travel in.
“It’s always a pair of heels. For the most part, it’s a boot or something I can get off quickly,” Teigen told Travel + Leisure about her favorite travel footwear. “I’m incapable of wearing flats,” she added. “For some reason, my calves are at their most relaxed when they’re in six-inch heels. When I wear flats, they are super tense and I’m very uncomfortable in them.”
To get the full Teigen effect, go for the Tony Bianco Brazen bootie, which gives height and style that can be worn with any outfit.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $167
John Legend: Underwear
While his wife may love traveling in a good pair of boots, John Legend prefers to travel with extra underwear on hand.
“My underwear,” Legend replied when Travel + Leisure asked what’s always in his carry-on. “Well, there's other stuff in there, but I always make sure there's some underwear in there in case my luggage gets lost.”
Make sure the men in your life feel extra A-list with a pair of Versace boxer briefs. Grab a set of two to make it even more special.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $125 for two
Will Smith: Selfie Stick
If you’re not already following Will Smith on all social media, please pause reading this, go follow him, then come back. The Fresh Prince may not be making as many movies as he once did, but instead, he’s filling his time by traveling the world. And recording it all for us. Just like he did earlier this year in Colombia during a little downtime. If you’ve got any Instragam or YouTube-lovers in your group, go ahead and gift them a selfie stick. Yes, they will look silly, but great social media content has to come from somewhere, right?
To buy: amazon.com, $22
Chanel Iman: Designer Travel Bag
Supermodel Chanel Iman isn’t just a stunning woman, but she’s an excellent traveler too, with the perfect travel gift in mind for the frequent flyer in your life. "I just travel with my Louis duffle bag and a rollie,” she said when asked about her favorite travel bag. And really, if you’re going to gift a bag you might as well make it a classic like this.
To buy: amazon.com, from $2,390
Lil Jon: Cashmere Blanket
Lil Jon cares about your loved ones’ comfort. That’s why he advocates for everyone to own a a cashmere blanket. In fact, he flat out refuses to use the “terrible airplane one full of germs.” Gift everyone in your life that little bit of (healthy) luxury with a solid cashmere throw that works from home to plane and back again.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $350
Julianne Hough: Polaroid Camera
Julianne Hough knows how to pack like a pro. Instead of simply throwing her clothes in a bag and hoping some of them can work for the outfits she needs, she meticulously plans her looks and even photographs them before she goes.
“Anytime I get a great outfit that I really like, I always take a picture. I put it in my camera roll and I always have it,” she told Travel + Leisure. “I can put together a little lookbook for this trip or this trip.”
This year, gift all the fashionistas around you with a Polaroid camera so they too can plan their looks and kick it old school at the same time.
To buy: amazon.com, $100
Jessica Biel: Travel Workout Set
Actress Jessica Biel never skimps on her workouts, even when she’s on the go. “For me it just makes me feel good. I need to move my body," she shared with Travel + Leisure about trying to fit in some fitness on her travels.
A gift that could make that task easier for Biel and all gym rats around you is a portable TRX system. The bands fit into a small bag that can easily fit in a carry-on and can hang over just about any hotel door around.
To buy: amazon.com, $100
Gigi Hadid: Leggings
Comfortable, stylish, and a piece that can go with just about anything, a pair of great black leggings should be on everyone’s gift giving and receiving list this year. But, don’t just go for any old leggings, go for a Gigi Hadid–approved pair, like this moto pair from Alo Yoga that she’s been spotted out and about in. They’ll pop with any outfit and offer endless possibilities for different looks.
To buy: farfetch.com, $80