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Gifts for Men Who Love to Travel

The travelers in your life won't be able to resist these unique gifts.
By Scott Bay
November 09, 2020
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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.

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.

Black and white sneakers by On Cloud 2.0
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On Cloud 2.0

Just like the name suggests, the On Cloud feels like you are walking on clouds. On's patented CloudTec® technology is specifically engineered in Switzerland to create an incredible soft cushion upon impact. It's the one shoe to take everywhere you go and for any activity — from hiking in Switzerland to running in Tokyo. One reviewer says, "Forget all the other brands, On running shoes is where I'll buy my shoes from now on."  For the perfect fit in the U.S. size up a half size.

To buy: zappos.com, $130

Baccarat double Old Fashioned tumbler set
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Baccarat Harmonie  

Gift the elegance of sitting at the bar at the Baccarat New York City. These old-fashioned tumblers are a dream come true for any whiskey-lover. The consecutive parallel cuts travel cleanly along the crystal creating a sophisticated look that goes well with any bar setup. Baccarat has been esteemed for its craftsmanship since 1764 when the artisan house first started designing crystal. Since then, the brand has spread its wings to many other ventures — including the glitzy hotel in Midtown, Manhattan. 

To buy: baccarat.com, $280

Buck Mason Dry Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket
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Buck Mason Dry Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket

This jacket is made of a water-repellent dry waxed cotton canvas fabric is sourced from the renowned Halley Stevenson mill in Scotland. The timeless style will look good on any man in your life, and the warmth and high-quality materials will make him comfortable and stylish all year round. It fits true-to-size and is lined with a striped wool-blend blanket for warmth. A piece that will last a lifetime.

To buy: buckmason.com, $275

Matador brand travel pack
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Matador SEG42 Travel Pack 

A backpack is the greatest gift for any traveler and this one, in particular, is sleek, stylish, and has pockets for everything he needs on the go — no matter how long the trip may be. The Matador SEG42 is made of durable waterproof materials and is extremely user-friendly. The design is specifically created with travelers in mind. Each segmented pocket has a purpose and is easily accessible.  

To buy: amazon.com, $190

Camp travel fire/grill set
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Snow Peak Takibi Grill  

This grill is designed in Japan for a lifetime of use. It is a take-with-you-anywhere packable, portable, and modular product that is equally well-made and attractive. It's the ideal gift for the men in your life who are always seeking an elevated outdoor adventure. People agree that this is a must-have. One reviewer says, "This grill exudes excellence! It is so well-made, I've found no other rival that compares to it. I love the fact I can have a fire nearly anywhere I camp by using this. I can even cook on my picnic table with it!"

To buy: amazon.com, $319

A relaxed fit blazer being modeled
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Bluffworks Hopsack Sport Coat 

Specifically designed with travel in mind — like all of Bluffworks stellar clothes — the linen-style sport coat doesn't wrinkle, is incredibly breathable, and super comfortable. It has seven pockets that can hold all necessary travel items, including one security pocket that is perfect for a passport. This blazer is a travel must-have. 

To buy: bluffworks.com, $132 (originally $265)

Ergatta Rower
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The Ergatta Rower

2020 has shown the importance of having a great at-home workout. The Ergatta Rower not only provides an exceptional home workout — it elevates the aesthetic of your room with its sleek design made out of cherry wood from Rhode Island. Each machine comes complete with a 17.3" bluetooth-enabled touchscreen to track your workout and heart rate. But the main reason that Ergatta stands out is its innovative workout experience that turns the rower into a competitive game. You can race other members in the Ergatta community, your own personal-best time, or do a HIIT interval-based program.

To buy: ergatta.com, $2199

Blundstone Thermal Boot
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Blundstone #566

This fully waterproof thermal boot is built for the cold. The genuine sheepskin fleece footbed and premium leather keep warmth in and moisture out — plus it's one of the most comfortable boots around. They are light-weight enough for traveling and durable enough for any winter task closer to home.

To buy: backcountry.com, $230

Kiehls Men's Facial Cleanser
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Keihl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash 

A clean face will make anybody feel better after a long day of traveling. The gel face wash effectively removed surface debris, excess oil, and dirt without stripping the skin or making it too dry. With Caffeine, Menthol, and Vitamin E, the face wash is a great way to start or end the day leaving skin a fresher and healthier appearance. It's popular with men of all skin types and comes in a travel-friendly size.

To buy: kiehls.com, $24

Hand-made ceramics from Shou Sugi Ban House
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Shou Sugi Ban House Signature Ceramics

Shou Sugi Ban House, the Hamptons first wellness retreat and destination spa, just launched an e-commerce site just in time for the holidays. The ceramics set is hand-made for the wellness retreat by New York-based artist, Stephanie Charlene. Eating off these dishes this holiday season will make you feel like you're experiencing the inventive menu from Mads Refslund, co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen, who directs the culinary program at Shou Sugi Ban House.

To buy: ssbhouse.myshopify.com, from $40

Japanese Santoku Knife
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Best Made S.S.B Japanese Gyuto Knife

This knife is a must-have for any man who likes to cook. It is forged in Sanjō, Japan exclusively for Best Made out of the highest quality materials. The high-carbon core with multiple stainless surface layers provide the utmost performance, balance, and durability. This blade can be used for any dish and will make the user feel like a top-chef.

To buy: duluthtrading.com, $110

Sony mirrorless digital camera
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Sony A6000

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. With over 1k positive reviews this camera is well-loved. One reviewer says, "I have nothing but good things to say about this camera. I have owned my Sony A6000 for just over a year now and it has been nothing short of perfect. I am a beginner photographer and it has taken high-quality, professional photos."

To buy: amazon.com, $648

A LED flashlight and Flask combo by VSSL
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Vssl Flask

This is a great gift for any man — it's a flashlight. It's a flask. It's a compass. It's a can opener. — all in one. This multi-tool is a great addition to any outdoor adventure. Impress your friends on your next night-hike by turning the powerful 4-mode LED flashlight into a bottle of your favorite spirit and two shot glasses. "This is now my favorite camping flask," one reviewer says. "It's ridiculously durable, the flashlight on the one end is nice and bright and pretty useful, and it holds enough of the good stuff to get you feeling pretty good around the campfire at night."  

To buy: amazon.com, $95

Travel+Leisure x TravelPRO carry on in Grey
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Travelpro x Travel + Leisure Carry-On 

Travelpro has teamed up with Travel and Leisure to create the best luggage for avid travelers. As editors, we have tried almost every luggage option available and decided to collaborate with industry titan Travelpro to design the perfect carry-on. The expandable carry-on effortlessly glides, is very durable, and has many storage pockets and zippers. Any travel lover will appreciate this suitcase — a piece of luggage that is tried, true, and editor-approved. 

To buy: travelpro.com, $495

Kiehls Daily Sunscreen
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Keihl's Super Fluid Daily UV Defense

This sunscreen is perfect for daily use. Sunscreen is a vital part of keeping skin healthy and protected—and this product makes it easier than ever to implement into any routine. It's so light-weight that it's barely noticeable after application and the liquidity of the product makes it a cinch to apply with a lasting matte finish. It's formulated with advanced UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection that is safe for all types of skin, including sensitive skin. The SPF 50+ will quickly become a favorite for all men on-the-go whether it's a beach day in Rio or cross-country skiing in Norway.

To buy: kiehls.com, $40

Smeg coffee grinder in black
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Smeg Coffee Grinder

Any coffee lover will be thrilled to get this high-design coffee grinder. The Italian-based brand is known for their 50s-retro designs with state-of-the-art features. This electric coffee grinder is no different, it has 30 grinding levels to create all tastes and types of coffee and eight pre-set sizes from 12-cup drip coffee to a single espresso shot — it's the best gift for the coffee-obsessed man in your life.

To buy: willams-sonoma.com, $300 (originally $375)

Lululemon hoodie in black being modeled by a man
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Lululemon At Ease Hoodie 

Lululemon's At Ease Hoodie is the perfect travel companion for any guy. The hoodie will quickly become his best friend during long-haul flights, brisk evenings, or really any time he wants to wear the most comfortable hoodie around — which will surely be a lot. People are raving about this new offering from Lululemon saying, "Just buy it" and "Best hoodie I have ever put on my body!"

To buy: lululemon.com, $148

High West Barrel Aged Old Fashioned
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High West Barrel Finished Old Fashioned 

Distilled in the high-altitude mountains of Utah, High West whiskey is the perfect gift for any man that loves whiskey and travel. Their new barrel finished old fashioned only uses the best ingredients. The distillers mix both rye and bourbon whiskeys with bitters, unrefined raw sugar, and orange extract then age the cocktail in a rye barrel. The result is an expertly made old fashioned that you can just pour into a glass and enjoy.

To buy: highwest.com, from $30

Glerup The House Shoe with Natural Rubber Sole
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Glerups

If you haven't heard of Glerups, now is the time that you snag a pair in the link below then also get one for the man in your life. This felt shoe, made of 100% pure natural wool with a natural rubber sole, is the coziest possible addition to life at home. Plus, the sole makes it easy to take out the trash or grab the paper without changing from your slippers.

To buy: backcountry.com, $135

Drinking French book by David Lebovitz
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Drinking French  

This book is the perfect gift for any man looking to expand his taste in cocktails. Written by David Lebovitz, this book has everything anyone needs to know about iconic French cocktails, cafe traditions, and aperitifs. The best part of this book is the escapism to a country we are all aching for right now. With over 150 recipes, there's sure to be a drink (or several) that strikes his fancy.

To buy: amazon.com, $22

Men's razor set by Phillips
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Philips Norelco Series 7200 Beard Trimmer with Vacuum 

When traveling there isn't much time to groom. The Philips beard trimmer is perfect for a quick trim (hair, body, or face) and the best feature is that it has a vacuum to trap all of the trimmed hair. The vacuum catches 90% of all of the hair which makes cleaning up the sink and counter very easy. The battery life is long — usually won't have to charge at all during a two-week trip. Plus there are over 250 reviews that all share the same sentiments: "Makes clean up so much easier. No more giant hair rings around the sink!"

To buy: amazon.com, $120

Helinox Home One Chair XL
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Helinox Chair One XL Home

This camping chair goes above and beyond others on the market. It provides a comfortable, light-weight, and aesthetically pleasing addition to the campsite — or the back yard. The woven material lasts for years and sets up in no time. Whether the man you are shopping for loves camping in the mountains or sunsets on the beach — this is the chair for him.

To buy: helinox.com, $175

Red Fjallraven Expedition pack down hoodie
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Fjallraven Expedition Pack Down Hooded Jacket  

Is there any better travel companion than a light-weight, packable down jacket? You'll never feel cold again with the exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio in this jacket — plus, it's ethically produced and fully traceable. It has a pocket that the entire coat can get stuffed into for easy packing in a suitcase or even a day pack. The jacket has synthetic insulation over the shoulders for extra resistance against pressure and moisture and the quality of the stitching is top-notch. You really can't go wrong with this superb down jacket.  

To buy: amazon.com, $275

Wooden paddle with two small blue balls
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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, $260

Olive Flex Canvas Pants being modeled by a man
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Livsn Flex Canvas Pant  

Your search for the perfect travel pant is over. The flex pant is made from sustainable canvas which creates a highly-durable yet comfortable pant. You can take this pair anywhere and trust that it will be perfect for any activity. The tailored fit can be dressed up or down while the utility can withstand anything from mountain biking in Arkansas to hiking in Peru. Once you try on a pair of Livsn, you'll never want to buy anything else.  

To buy: livsndesigns.com, $99

Luxury smart watch by Garmin
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Garmin Vívomove Luxe  

There are plenty of fitness trackers on the market, but this smartwatch from Garmin stands out for its style and versatility. It's great for running, swimming, and cycling, so no matter your sport, this watch can help you track your stats. The thing that sets this watch apart the most is the posh design. The silver stainless steel watch face and Italian leather band add sophistication that most other trackers last — all without lacking any of the technology that Garmin is trusted to provide. 

To buy: garmin.com, $450

The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Bedding
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The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Bedding

This breathable and soft bedding set is made from the finest French flax and woven in the oldest family-run linen mill in Portugal. This bedding is not only great looking and oh-so-comfortable, it helps employ local Portuguese artisans because The Citizenry offers these local craftspeople wages that average 2x the fair trade requirement.

To buy: the-citizenry.com, from $455

Leather roll for watches
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Wolf Blake Leather 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 Wolf. It's compact enough to let you take a few different watches on longer trips. It's fully lined with suede to prevent scuffs and scratches while protecting the watches.

To buy: mrporter.com, $250

Coach's brown leather Dopp kit
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Coach Dopp Kit 18

Every man needs a sturdy toiletry kit to carry all his essentials whether he's going away for the weekend or taking an extended vacation. This roomy leather bag has an extended zipper which makes accessing whatever is stuffed in the case easy to grab. The bag looks better the longer it's used so don't be afraid to tow it along for any trip no matter how rugged or off-the-grid.

To buy: coach.com, $125

A blue sweater button down shirt
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Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt

If you're looking for the most comfortable and versatile shirt — look no further. This sweater shirt might be the softest and coziest shirt on the market. It can be worn year round as a stand alone piece or layered. It's been a best seller for Faherty year after year and the brand calls it, "The best, closest-to-perfect thing we've ever made."

To buy: amazon.com, $178

KitchenAid tilt-head mixer
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KitchenAid

The 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is great for whipping up anything from macrons that remind you of your favorite french bakery to steam bun dough for a savory Bao. Each mixer can make up to nine dozen cookies in a single batch and come equipped with ten speeds. It's a nice option for any man who wants to spend more time in the kitchen — and lets face it, we are all spending more time cooking this year.

To buy: kitchenaid.com, $280 (originally $380)

Redwing's Chukka boots in camel
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Red Wing Weekender Chukka

Red Wing is known for their high-quality leather that gets better with age and will hold up for years to come. The chukka style is a staple for guys at any age — they can be worn to the office, out on the town, on a 10 hour flight, and all year round. Plus, they come in a variety of colors that are sure to fit any style.

To buy: zappos.com, $230

Ten Thousand Interval Short
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Ten Thousand Interval Short

Every man knows how hard it is to find the perfect exercise short. Look no further — the Ten Thousand Interval Short is the answer for pretty much any workout. It has hard-to-find specs like a no-bunch waist band, four-way stretch, zip pockets, and an optional liner. The shorts have over 4,000 reviews. One reviewer says, "Being in the fitness industry, I'm constantly changing my workouts. Whether it be heavy lifting, HIIT classes, or Crossfit training, the need for durable and versatile athletic wear is my first concern. Ten Thousand shorts have finally changed the game with their product."

To buy: tenthousand.cc, from $58

Cloos Brady Ristretto Blue Light Glasses
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Cloos x Brady Ristretto Blue Light

Most of us are spending much more time in front of a screen than usual this holiday season. Danish eyewear brand, Christopher Cloos teamed up with Tom Brady to design the perfect pair of blue-light glasses that will make any man look super stylish while also protecting his eyes from screen light. The collaboration offers many frame options and includes sunglasses as well.

To buy: christopher-cloos.com, $179

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