Gifts for Men Who Love to Travel
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.
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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 you’ll find something that will put a smile on his face.
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.
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.
To buy: sephora.com, $219
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.
To buy: zappos.com, $130
There are plenty of fitness trackers on the market, but there aren’t many that look as stylish as the Vivomove. Garmin’s take on an analog watch tracks steps taken, calories burned, and sleep patterns.
To buy: amazon.com, $107
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.
To buy: alexanderwang.com, $449
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.
To buy: mrporter.com, $245
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.
To buy: tiebar.com, $100
City Map Cocktail Glasses
Celebrate familiar travel destinations with these etched rock glasses. Each features a different city grid.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $16
Moore & Giles Men's Titan Milled Brown George Mini Drop Kit
The essential travel companion for the well dressed man on the go. This travel kit is a practical, packable, water-resistant bag for on-the-go grooming.
To buy: amazon.com, $115
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.
To buy: bergdorfgoodman.com, $60
Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs
Behind every traveling man is a good pair of boxers, and Saxx honestly offers some of the most comfortable around. Each pair has a contour pouch lined with mesh slings to ensure everything stays in place, and the variety of fabrics offered provides a boxer for every activity. The Kinetic line is moisture wicking, quick drying, and perfect for high-performance activities, whereas the Vibe line comes in a variety of fun patterns and uses a soft viscose fabric to ensure comfort all day.
To buy: amazon.com, from $19
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.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $24
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.
To buy: amazon.com, $548
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.
To buy: houzz.com, $75
Loro Piana Travel Pillow
There are many ways to stave off jet-lag, but few as classy as Loro Piana’s plush, cashmere-blend travel pillow. It's fit for the business class traveler who knows it all starts with getting a good night's sleep on your overnight flight.
Saxx Kinetic 2N1 Run Shorts
These training shorts are perfect for any active traveler. They’re comfortable, light, and have built-in boxer shorts, which means less to pack.
To buy: amazon.com, $75
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.
To buy: bestmadeco.com, $118
This Is Ground Leather Travel Organizer
For the gadget-obsessed, This Is Ground’s Dopp kit organizer is perfect for keeping all of your travel essentials organized and tangle-free.
To buy: mrporter.com, $285
Dunhill Watch Roll
All men with good taste know that protecting your watch while traveling is imperative and not a small feat while in transit. Stuffing it in your briefcase won’t cut it. Keep it safe with this elegant watch roll by Dunhill.
To buy: mrporter.com, $470
Johnstons of Elgin Travel Set
Traveling in comfort for long-haul flights isn’t easy, but this Johnstons of Elgin cashmere travel set is a worthy start.
To buy: mrporter.com, $450
Nomo Airport Runway Screenprints
These prints from Nomo depict the runways at major airports around the world.
To buy: etsy.com, $30
London Undercover Wood-handle Telescopic Umbrella
London Undercover's handmade umbrella has a telescopic, compact design that makes it great for the daily commute. The midnight-blue shell canopy still expands to a generous size, and the whangee wood handle is exceptionally durable, yet lightweight.
To buy: mrporter.com, $100
Stuart and Lau Weekender Bag
This overnight bag by Stuart and Lau is both lightweight and waterproof, as well as durable and timeless. It’s the perfect gift for the guy who loves his weekend getaways.
To buy: stuartandlau.com, $385
Tumi International Carry-on
It doesn’t get cooler than a Tumi aluminum carry-on. The International Carry-on is especially fun as it comes with vintage-inspired destination stickers to personalize your luggage. Inside, it has two zip pockets, tie-down straps, and a hanger bracket to keep things tidy and fresh.
To buy: tumi.com, $995
Olivers Gate Jacket
Packing a light jacket is key when traveling. It’s easy to store and will keep you warm on a chilly plane ride. This track jacket from Olivers looks great (the design is inspired by bomber jacket), is water resistant, and has a chest pocket equipped with a headphone exit.
To buy: oliversapparel.com, $148
Ballard Long-length Colour-Block Swim Shorts
Surfers living in the city can feasibly ride waves and the train all in the same day - Pilgrim Surf and Supply's swim shorts ensure you're ready for both. This long-length 'Ballard' style is cut from quick-drying nylon so you're comfortable in the water and on the way home.
To buy: mrporter.com, $100
Smythson Currency Case
Smythson’s currency case is flat enough to store in your carry-on bag or briefcase, and with four zipped pockets, it’s the perfect option for keeping currency, boarding passes and bus and museum tickets all in one place.
To buy: mrporter.com, $385