Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel

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It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for a well-traveled woman. You'll want to buy something she'll be able to take with her — something that will make long waits at airports more endurable, flights more comfortable, memories more recordable, and overall experiences more enjoyable.

Travel + Leisure is offering another year of comprehensive gift guides in 2021. The goal? Make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone you love. Below, our top picks for the discerning woman on the go.

Luggage Tag Wall Art

luggage tag poster
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Gift one of these stunning giclée canvas prints to show off a favorite destination (or a former hometown). Available airport codes include U.S. cities like Savannah, Chicago, Boston, and more.

To buy:, from $30

Snow Deer Rechargeable Electric Heated Socks

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If you know someone who will be traveling in the great outdoors this winter, a pair of heated socks will make her much more comfortable. This pair has three heat settings and a battery life of up to six hours, making them perfect for camping, skiing, hiking, and more.

To buy:, $80

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater

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Whether you're shopping for your mom or your best friend, you can't go wrong with a cashmere sweater. Quince makes high-quality yet affordable cashmere in a variety of styles, but we think this oversized cardigan is the perfect travel companion for chilly days and long flights.

To buy:, $120 (originally $325)

Merit Tinted Lip Oil Box Set

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For the beauty lover in your life, this chic set of lip oils will instantly become a cosmetic bag essential. The variety of colorful shades with its moisturizing formula are perfect even for people who don't typically wear lip gloss.

To buy:, $75 (originally $96)

Leatherology Belmont Structured Tote

Tan leather tote
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This soft yet structured leather tote is large enough to carry-on all the items she could ever need — and it can be monogrammed! For an extra special touch, you can even get a custom hand-painted monogram of up to three letters.

To buy:, $215

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

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A neutral lip is perhaps one of the easiest ways to look polished on the go. We love the warm nude pink of Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk lipstick, and the luxe packaging makes it all the more fun to carry in your cosmetic bag.

To buy:, $34

Tata Harper Daily Essentials Set

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This kit combines some of the best-selling products from clean beauty queen Tata Harper's eponymous line — from cleanser to serum to moisturizer. Each is 100 percent natural (no synthetic or chemical ingredients), compatible with all skin types, and TSA-friendly.

To buy:, $75

Away Carry-on

Pink hardside carry on suitcase
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Away's chic hard-sided suitcases are favored by quite a few celebrities — Mandy Moore, Jessica Alba, and so on (and it's no surprise why). If you know someone looking to up their luggage game, an Away bag is a great place to start.

To buy:, $225

Paravel Main Line Duffel

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As far as weekender bags go, it doesn't get more glamorous or reminiscent of vintage travel than this one from Paravel. Made from eco-friendly canvas with leather details and treated with a silicone coating for durability, this duffel is a chic accessory with room to fit everything you need for a weekend away. You can also add a monogram for an extra special touch.

To buy:, $285

Lo & Sons Bond Crossbody Bag

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For the person on your holiday shopping list who's always on the go, a crossbody bag or fanny pack is a must-have. This sleek leather bag from editor-loved brand Lo & Sons is both stylish and functional, since it includes a variety of interior and exterior pockets and an adjustable strap.

To buy:, $328

Slip Silk Pillowcase

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Made of 100 percent of the highest grade of mulberry silk, these pillowcases keep skin hydrated and hair soft and frizz-free. Whether you use them at home or on-the-go, you'll feel far more glamorous as you drift off to sleep.

To buy:, from $89

Airbnb Gift Card

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Electronic gift cards are always a lifesaver when you're in need of a last-minute gift or one for someone too far away for an in-person exchange. And with Airbnb, your favorite explorers will be able to stay at unique places in 191 countries around the world or book immersive experiences with locals.

To buy:, from $25

Gorjana Compass Coin Necklace

Gold compass necklace
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This stunning compass-inspired necklace is perfect for the woman in your life with perpetual wanderlust. It's available in both gold and silver, so it's sure to be a staple jewelry piece that she can wear everyday (and on every trip).

To buy:, $60

Pantone Notebooks

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Everyone can always use a new journal, and these petite versions from Pantone are bright yet simple enough to appeal to everyone. Whether she keeps one of these notebooks in her tote, carry-on, by her desk, or all of the above, the pop of color will be sure to brighten her day.

To buy:, $20 for a set of 10

Manduka eKO Mat

foldable yoga mat
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A foldable yoga mat is the perfect gift for any traveling woman who likes to stay moving (so to speak). This one by beloved yoga brand Manduka is lightweight but still grippy enough to work for her wherever she decides to do her sun salutations.

To buy:, $45

Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

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If you have a woman in your life who loves coffee just as much as she loves to travel, a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club is the best of both worlds. Each month, she'll receive a new bag of gourmet coffee from a different destination, as well as brewing tips and a corresponding postcard.

To buy:, $60 for three months

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots

Grey and pink hiking boots
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Whether you're a lifelong hiker or have taken to the trails for the first time in recent months, a sturdy, comfortable pair of hiking boots is a must. These boots from Merrell are beloved by customers, making them a surefire gift for the outdoorsy woman in your life.

To buy:,, $135

Diaspora Co. Build Your Own Spice Trio

Various spices in set
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If you know someone who has taken up cooking during quarantine, she'll love this beautiful kit from Diaspora Co., a direct trade, single-origin spice company that's dedicated to building a better spice trading system.

To buy:, $36

Birdies Blackbird Flats

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For the woman in your life who's always moving but never compromises on style, these chic pointed toe flats from Birdies are a solid bet. This pair of knit flats is also machine washable, so they'll keep up with her throughout all her travels.

To buy:, $120

Lightbox Jewelry Lab-grown Diamond Necklace

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If you're looking for the perfect jewelry gift this holiday season, you'll want to explore Lightbox's collection made with lab-grown diamonds. This mini round solitaire pendant necklace in a 10k white gold setting is the kind of simple yet stunning piece she can wear everyday.

To buy:, $250

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