12 Gifts for Introverts Who Love to Travel
Travel can be draining for even the most seasoned globetrotter. But for introverts, who recharge best when they're alone, travel can take a real toll.
Enter: You, the thoughtful friend or family member who wants to ease your introverted loved one's pain. The one who wants to shield them from small talk with their airplane seatmate, spare them from an overly chatty Uber driver, and help them turn their hotel room into a haven. Luckily, we've rounded up the introvert-approved picks that will help you do just that.
From a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to a calming candle to come home to, these gifts are sure to impress any introvert on the go. And make sure to check out the rest of Travel + Leisure's full 2018 gift guide, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list — from the always stressed to the royal-obsessed.
Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle
After a long day of people-ing, it's nice to have a personal sanctuary to retreat to. A soothing, sweet-smelling candle is just the trick to turning any home into a safe haven.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $30
Off-the-shoulder Introvert Sweater
The best gifts are those that show your innate understanding of a loved one. Give the introvert in your life a cute, comfy sweater that will spell out their entire life story.
To buy: etsy.com, $35
You're Too Close Baseball Cap
Personal space is key for any introvert, which makes this sassy hat a must-have. The compact cap is also great sun protection for any introvert on the go.
To buy: amazon.com, $19
Travel Knitting Bag
Knitting is a great way to unwind and de-stress, and this travel knitting bag enables you to do it on the road. Consider this gift for any introvert with a long flight or ride in their future.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $35
Lightweight Cashmere Travel Wrap
A cozy travel wrap is one of the little luxuries that will upgrade any trip. And this super soft cashmere throw will turn any plane, train, or automobile into an introvert's cozy paradise.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $198
Hot Toddy Carry-on Cocktail Kit
The trials and tribulations of travel can be overwhelming for many people, particularly sensitive individuals. Ensure they have a smooth trip with a pair of in-flight hot toddies.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $24
Slip Silk Sleep Mask
Nothing says "don't talk to me" quite like an eye mask. Allow your introverted friends and family to end unwanted human interaction in one fell swoop with this soft silk sleep mask.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $50
Has your friend or family member shared their Myers-Briggs type with you? Get them a laptop sticker to remind them of everything you love about their personality.
To buy: society6.com, $4
Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones
Allow the introvert in your life to tune out the noise with a pair of seriously swanky headphones. The Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones are noise-cancelling, with a 12-hour rechargeable battery and Bluetooth connectivity.
To buy: amazon.com, $350
Just Gimme Some Space Notebook
Writing with your non-dominant hand is a great trick for alleviating in-flight anxiety, and what better vessel for that than a cheeky notebook? You can also encourage your introverted loved ones to document their solo sojourns — after all, writing in a journal is good for you.
To buy: zazzle.com, $15
Celestial One Line a Day Journal
Not a regular journaler? Encourage them to start small with this one-line-a-day diary.
To buy: chroniclebooks.com, $17
LuMee Photo-Lighting Duo Case
Let's face it: No one loves asking strangers to snap a picture of them. Take the guesswork out of fire selfies with the LuMee phone case, which provides studio-quality lighting for front-facing and back-facing iPhone photography.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $70