The 29 Best Gifts for Men Who Love to Travel in 2022

Our list of the best gifts for men includes something for every jetsetting guy.

We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Best Gifts for Men Who Love to Travel

Amazon / Walmart

Men can be notoriously difficult to shop for, especially if they are the type to just buy what they need (or want), making it seem like they already have everything. But, as a globetrotting guy myself, I’m here to tell you that there’s always something men would love to have.

Maybe it’s a better way to stay organized, say, with a passport case, Dopp kit, or tech organizer. Or perhaps the guy in your life needs a refresh on his travel wardrobe with a Merino wool polo, a quality set of shades, or a bathing suit he can wear all day. There are plenty of products out there that can make a traveling man happy, but the last thing you want to do is get him stuff he’ll bring on a trip but won’t use — nobody wants to check a bag unless absolutely necessary.

After combing through Travel + Leisure’s top-reviewed products, added to my own experience as a gear-obsessed guy who has visited more than 50 countries, here are 29 gifts I think the man you’re buying for will love.

YETI Crossroads 60L Duffel

This synthetic travel bag is tough. So much so, that you can throw it off a ladder and it’ll protect your cargo without leaving any scratches or scuffs — seriously, we’ve tried. The bag itself is surprisingly spacious, with super-smooth plastic zippers and carabiners on both sides so you can squish it down really small. And, at 1.6 pounds, the only thing that’ll rack up weight on the scale is the stuff packed inside.

Price at time of publish: $250

Bestargot Titanium Camping French Press

Bestargot Titanium Camping French Press

Amazon

For the guy who is just not himself without a good cup of coffee in the morning, this camping French press is the best of the best according to our recent tests. It’s simple to use and clean, with stainless steel filters so you won’t be screwed if you forget the disposable paper ones, plus you can minimize waste. Like tea? It’ll work for that, too.

Price at time of publish: $50

Away The Bigger Carry-On Flex

4.8
The Bigger Carry-On Flex

Away

We ranked Away as the best overall luggage brand, and it’s easy to see why. Hard-shelled and mighty stylish, these bags come in fun colors with an incorporated power bank. The most versatile model is the Bigger Carry-on Flex, which allows you to expand the size for longer trips — just keep in mind that you might have to check it depending on the airline. Bonus: all Away bags come with a 100-day return policy and lifetime warranty.

Price at time of publish: $345

Fujifilm X-T30 II With 18-55mm Lens

Fujifilm X-T30 II With 18-55mm Lens

Walmart

I personally own an earlier version of this camera and I always get compliments on its vintage look. Aside from the style, it’s a great mirrorless camera, which is where the technology is going lately. Specs include 4K video, a 26.1 megapixel sensor, and a rear touchscreen. Your guy might find that he’ll be wanting to take this out all the time instead of using his phone.

Price at time of publish: $1,800

EpicGadget RFID Blocking Premium Leather Passport Holder

EpicGadget RFID Blocking Premium Leather Passport Holder

Amazon

A budget-friendly synthetic leather passport case is a great way to keep this precious travel item safe. This holder also comes with slots for credit cards and has RFID-blocking capability, too. You can alternatively toss some business cards in there and there’s a pocket for his boarding pass. Ten bucks well spent if you ask me.

Price at time of publish: $8

Knomo London Mayfair Knomad Tech Organiser

Knomo London Mayfair Knomad Tech Organiser

Amazon

Speaking of staying organized, this travel bag fits everything from a 13-inch laptop to your passport to cables, pens, and cards — truly a one-stop shop for many of the most valuable items you bring on a trip. The case also comes with a convenient shoulder strap for taking it around the resort, and it comes with a two-year warranty.

Price at time of publish: $23

Nimble Champ Portable Charger

Nimble Champ Portable Charger

Best Buy

Cell phone batteries are susceptible to heat and, combined with all the photos you’ll take while traveling, having a portable charger is a must. At less than half a pound, this one is super light but packs a punch, promising to recharge your battery from zero to 80 percent in 30 minutes. It’s also made with 70 percent recycled plastic and comes in biodegradable packaging.

Price at time of publish: $50

Scoofex International Travel Adapter

Scoofex International Travel Adapter

Amazon

There are few things more annoying than getting to your hotel with a low battery and remembering that you forgot your travel adapter. Scoofex has you covered with plugs that’ll work in 160 countries. It conveniently has four USB ports as well as the main AC outlet for your computer and comes with a spare fuse in case you accidentally blow it.

Price at time of publish: $26

Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet

Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet

Amazon

If your guy hasn’t tried a bidet, trust me when I tell you he’ll love it. This little gadget is simple to use — you just fill it up with water, screw on the cap, and then squeeze to your heart’s content. This new model from Brondell is collapsible and comes with a little pouch so it can be safely transported and tucked away when not in use.

Price at time of publish: $15

Solo: What Running Across Mountains Taught Me About Life

Solo: What Running Across Mountains Taught Me About Life

Amazon

If a man in your life has climbing Everest on his bucket list or loves outdoor pursuits, how about running solo and unsupported across mountain ranges on six continents? Endurance athlete Jenny Tough ran across the Tien Shaw (Asia), High Atlas (Africa), Cordillera Oriental (South America), Southern Alps (Oceania), Canadian Rockies (North America), and the Transylvanian Alps (Europe), and her book shares not only how accomplishing these feats made her feel good, but how they gave her the strength and confidence to overcome life’s challenges.

Price at time of publish: $20

Allbirds Men's Tree Dasher 2

Allbirds Men's Tree Dasher 2

Allbirds

Built for everyday walking as well as running, these Allbirds are as close to a one-shoe-fits-all travel shoe as you’re going to find. I own a pair of the previous version and find them very cushy, and the newer version is even better with much-needed extra grip. I also love that Allbirds mitigate their impact on the environment by using plant-based materials like eucalyptus, sugarcane, and castor bean oil as well as recycled plastic.

Price at time of publish: $135

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle

Amazon

With this gift, book lovers can leave bulky hardcovers and paperbacks at home and bring an eReader instead. The Kindle Paperwhite can last for an astonishing 10 weeks without recharging, is waterproof, and can pair with an Audible subscription so you can listen to your books through Bluetooth-enabled headphones. This bundle comes with a power adaptor and handy fabric cover, too.

Price at time of publish: $190

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Amazon

I absolutely love this little speaker and take it with me everywhere I go, from the beach to bike rides. It has impressive sound for its size and can be amplified for the outdoors and even float. Best of all, its IP 67 rating means it is dustproof and waterproof so it stays safe. Another cool benefit to being such a popular speaker is that you can link it up with other Wonderboom 2 devices for stereo sound.

Price at time of publish: $100

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Best Buy

Whether you’re an audiophile, want to get some work done in a crowded cafe, or need to block out the chorus of crying babies on the plane, this is a terrific pair of headphones. Yes, they’re pricey, but with great noise cancelation, amazing sound, 30 hours per charge, and a microphone for calls, they’re a worthwhile investment.

Price at time of publish: $348

Arc'teryx Men's Beta LT Jacket

4.8
Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket

REI

I never travel without my trusty Gore-tex Arc’teryx raincoat. This quality jacket repels water droplets to the point where they just slide off, and it’s a windbreaker, too. The jacket is easy to roll up so it won’t take up much space, and at 9 ounces it’s extremely light. Another nifty feature is that the hood fits over a helmet — something I’ve definitely done before — and if the jacket gets scratched, it’s less likely to tear due to the grid face fabric.

Price at time of publish: $399

Everlane ReNew Swim Short

Everlane ReNew Swim Short

Everlane

For anyone who really wants to pack light with multipurpose pieces, this 7-inch bathing suit doubles as a super comfy, stretchy pair of shorts (with a mesh liner). It is made with a unique fabric derived from recycled plastic bottles that manages to be both soft to the touch and extremely quick-drying at the same time.

Price at time of publish: $65

ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Sport 2.0 Boxer Brief

ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Sport 2.0 Boxer Brief

Amazon

ExOfficio underwear is beloved by backpackers and travelers alike. Why? Because they’re light, comfy, and dry remarkably quickly, so if you need to hand wash them, they won’t take too long to dry. This pair also has an anti-odor treatment, so you’ll stay fresh longer. If you don’t like boxer briefs, this pair also comes in different lengths as well as in boxer shorts and brief cuts.

Price at time of publish: $32

VIM & VIGR Merino Wool Compression Socks

These socks are made with merino wool, a seemingly magical material that’s breathable and soft while also fighting off funky smells. They’re also compression socks (spandex and nylon are mixed in with the wool), so they’ll help to reduce swelling and relieve aches and heaviness from all that walking while traveling. Your guy is definitely going to want to pack a pair of these on those red-eye flights.

Price at time of publish: $38

ENO SingleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock

ENO SingleNest Camping Hammock

Amazon

Whether going on a camping trip or just to the park to read a book, portable hammocks are wonderful to have. This one from ENO weighs just 16 ounces but it can hold up to 400 pounds. Plus, it packs up really small (to 4 x 5 inches), so it won’t take up much room in a bag. Other nifty features include a pocket for your beer can and carabiners that make setting up a cinch.

Price at time of publish: $55

Yeti Rambler 36 oz Water Bottle With Chug Cap

Yeti Rambler 36 oz Water Bottle With Chug Cap

Amazon

This is the type of water bottle you have for years and years. It’s insulated so it’ll keep your water ice cold and your coffee or tea piping hot. The cap is super easy to sip from. You can just tell when you pick it up that this is a quality bottle, and Yeti backs it up with a five-year warranty. If 32 ounces is too big, or — gasp — too small, there are also 26-ounce and 46-ounce options in a variety of different colors.

Price at time of publish: $50

Merchant & Mills for Purl Soho Rapid Repair Kit

Merchant & Mills for Purl Soho Rapid Repair Kit

Purl Soho

Don’t let that ripped bag or shirt stop you. This mini sewing kit has everything you need for a quick repair. It comes with black and white thread, needles, straight pins, three kinds of safety pins, two white shirt buttons, a paper tape measure, and a quality pair of little scissors. It also looks like a vintage box you might find in your grandfather’s trunk, making it an eye-catching gift.

Price at time of publish: $25

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack

Patagonia

I recently got one of these little fanny packs from Patagonia and I wear it everywhere. It has perfectly sized pockets for my phone, AirPods, wallet, small bottle of sunscreen, and sunglasses. Plus, it’s comfy to wear either on my hip or slung over my shoulder. And when you buy something from Patagonia, you know it’s going to last.

Price at time of publish: $35

Ekster Senate Cardholder

Ekster Senate Cardholder

Ekster

This sleek wallet will make him feel like a million bucks, even if he doesn’t have that kind of credit limit on his actual cards. Ekster really was smart with the design of this wallet, allowing you to pop out eight cards at the press of a button, and it comes with RFID-blocking technology to keep them secure. The wallet also comes with a cash strap for a few bills but isn’t built to carry a big wad.

Price at time of publish: $79

Ray-Ban Rb3447n Round Flat Lens Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Rb3447n Round Flat Lens Sunglasses

Amazon

If the guy in your life wants to look like a movie star when he travels, may I suggest these Ray-bans? Made with metal frames that can be gold, black, or silver, they look super stylish and come in different lens sizes including 47mm, 50mm, and 53mm. Of course, they offer 100 percent UV protection and come with a sturdy case, which is key if you want these sunglasses to survive the trip.

Price at time of publish: $163

Icebreaker Men's Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve Polo

Icebreaker Men's Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve Polo

Amazon

This shirt is made for travel and your guy might not want to take it off. It’s made with 100 percent merino wool, so it’s soft, breathable, and fights off odors. It also has a ribbed collar and natural Corozo buttons, so it’s great to wear all day from the boardwalk to the bar. And the fit is great, too — not too tight or too loose.

Price at time of publish: $100

Apple’s nifty AirTag is like the little gadgets Batman uses to throw at bad guys to track them, just with an Apple logo on it. The AirTag works with the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad to make sure you won’t lose your stuff. You can put it on a keychain, luggage, or whatever you don’t want to lose, and you don’t need to worry about it getting wet as it’s IP 67 waterproof and dustproof.

Price at time of publish: $95 (for 4)

Finally, someone has figured out an alternative to those bulky, inflatable neck pillows you see in airports. This pillow looks like a scarf, but it can support your neck in various ways depending on how you like to sleep. It’s also extremely lightweight (at 5 ounces) and can easily attach to the outside of your luggage for quick access.

Price at time of publish: $45

Vorspack Toiletry Bag

Vorspack Toiletry Bag

Amazon

This Dopp kit keeps his cosmetics organized with a variety of slots for everything from a razor to a toothbrush as well as a pocket on the front. I really like that when you open it up, you can see almost everything you’ve packed. It’s pretty big without being gigantic and is made with quality water-resistant canvas. But the best part has to be the price.

Price at time of publish: $16

Ciele Athletics GOCap Knit Running Hat

Ciele Athletics GOCap Knit Running Hat

Amazon

Montreal-born Ciele hats are all the rage in the runner world, and it’s easy to see why. The snug fit makes them perfect for running, hiking, or just walking around, and the material wicks away sweat. Surely, not all the sweat goes away permanently, so you can simply throw them in the washing machine and the pliable rim won’t get messed up. There are six colors on Amazon, and many more on the company’s website, to fit his style.

Price at time of publish: $35

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

For this article, writer Joel Balsam, a frequent traveler who has visited more than 50 countries, reviewed and selected from the industry’s best options.

Love a great deal? Sign up for our T+L Recommends newsletter and we’ll send you our favorite travel products each week.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles