Gifts for the Stylish Traveler
Traveling in style is a mindset; it’s not just packing outfits because they might look good in Instagram photos. The clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories that stand out to seasoned travelers are attractive, sure, but they’re also well-made, versatile, comfortable, and above all, convenient to carry around the world.
For the loved ones on your list that abide by this philosophy, we’ve rounded up a few pieces we’re coveting, from a luxury cashmere flight set to a minimalist leather tote bag that turns into a backpack.
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). Below, our top picks for the sartorially inclined explorer.
Lotuff Leather Sling Backpack
Incredibly clever design enables this bag to be transformed from a tote to a backpack with one swift pull of the straps. Each bag is carefully crafted from start to finish in New England with hand-selected, vegetable-tanned leather.
To buy: shopspring.com, $840
The Laundress Travel Pack
Having impeccably clean clothes is important while on the road, especially when you don’t know when the next opportunity to do laundry will be. Keep your loved one prepared with this smart and stylish fabric care set from The Laundress.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $50
Arlo Skye Carry-On Suitcase
Arlo Skye is the product of former Tumi and Louis Vuitton executives, who know a thing or two about stylish traveling. This sleek and well-designed carry on is durable, lightweight, and rolls easily.
To buy: farfetch.com, $550
See by Chloe Poncho
From cold-weather destinations to chilly flight cabins, a cozy knit is a must-pack for comfy travel. Half blanket and half scarf, this hybrid poncho is the ideal travel companion.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $495
Michael Kors Open Hoop Earrings
Earrings are a simple (and easy to pack) solution to making a travel outfit transition from day to night.
To buy: macys.com, $75
Luxe City Guide Set
Every chic traveler should have this Luxe city guide set on their wish list. With insider info like where locals hang out and how to get around the city, these are the complete guides for the stylish world traveler.
To buy: amazon.com, $20
Master & Dynamic Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
When it comes to style and sensibility, these wireless headphones have both. The vintage inspired design makes these the most attractive headphones on the market, and they also can be worn with the wire for when bluetooth connectivity in not available.
To buy: bergdorfgoodman.com, $450
Tila March Passport Cover
This graphic printed passport case will make anyone want to hop on an international flight and see the world.
To buy: farfetch.com, $149
Globe Trotter Vanity Case
Every chic traveler on your list should have this vanity case by Globe Trotter, which is the epitome of style! Not only does it fit makeup and toiletries, but can also stash jewelry, cords, and important documents.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $1,200
Morgan Lane Cashmere Sleep Mask
Sleep is precious when traveling, especially when on those sometimes-unavoidable red-eye flights. But with the help of a great sleep mask like this cheeky cashmere style, your loved one will be dreaming in no time.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $180
Smythson Luggage Tag
Smythson's red leather luggage tag will brighten any baggage claim. It has two window pockets, one gold-stamped with “Home” and one with “Destination,” though we hope neither will actually have to be put to use.
To buy: farfetch.com, $120
Simone Rocha Faux-fur Slide Sandals
Not only do these Simone Rocha faux-fur slides add a little luxe to a lazy afternoon of hotel lounging, but they can also be paired with a slip dress and a bold lip for a cheeky night-out look.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $338
Rifle Paper Co. Travel Notebooks
Jotting down memories while traveling has never been easier thanks to these adorable passport sized travel journals by Rifle Paper Co. Just be careful not to mistakenly hand them to the customs agent.
To buy: amazon.com, $10
Stella McCartney Travel Bag
Known for making sustainable luxury, Stella McCartney makes some of the most covetable bags on the market. Not only is this travel bag made of vegan leather, but it also has external organizational pockets, making it easier to grab essentials while on the go.
To buy: stellamccartney.com, $1,260
Le Kasha Cashmere Travel Set
If you want to seriously elevate someone’s next flight, this mélange cashmere set is just as good as a business class upgrade. It includes an exceptionally soft scarf—which is big enough to snuggle up in as a shawl, slip-on socks, and a lightly padded eye mask.
To buy: farfetch.com, $1,643
Fun and architectural, these are a modern interpretation of the classic cat-eye sunglasses. This shape works on most face shapes, making them a fantastic gift for the style-conscious traveler on your list.
To buy: sunglasshut.com, $180
Frasco Mirrors Travel Mirror
For when the hotel mirror just wont cut it, gift this packable double-sided mirror. It fits perfectly into a carry on and comes with a padded velvet pouch, to ensure it doesn’t get dirty — or break (you know what that means…).
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $150
Cole Haan Wallet
La Vie by Rebecca Taylor Jeans
The designer reimagines casual cool in the La Vie line, and her vintage-inspired take on denim is almost too good. We love the subtle tattering and high waist of this flattering pair.
To buy: rebeccataylor.com, $225
Cire Trudon Travel Set
Candles have always been a go-to gift, but this travel candle set will make your loved one’s stuffy hotel room feel more like home.
To buy: barneys.com, $160
Myriam Schaefer Weekend Bag
Long by Valery Joseph Hairbrush
Whether it finds a home in a gym bag or on an international trip, this brush is the perfect size to stow and go.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $50