When you don’t know what to get a friend or family member who’s always ready for a new adventure, a kit of the best travel essentials is the ultimate gift.

By Madison Alcedo
November 24, 2019
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When it comes to shopping for the travel-lover in your life, it can be hard to find items that they don’t already have (they’re traveling pros, remember?), or that they’ll actually use. As you search online this year for the best gifts for travelers, you’ll probably come across recommendations for travel pillows or the best luggage sets — but many times, they’ve already bought those essentials for themselves.

To find a unique gift that’s also useful,Pinterest is a great resource — not only will you see what everyone’s talking about, but you can find trending products that people are pinning and browse the most popular gift ideas, too. And this year, Pinterest will be more helpful than ever if you need some inspo on gifts for travelers. According to Pinterest’s Holiday Shopping Report, searches for “travel kit gifts” are up 41 percent, and we think that number will only increase as the holidays approach.

But what exactly are travel kit gifts? Whether you include two or five items, we’re translating this idea as the modern gift basket, filled with travel essentials (and some thoughtful accessories!) that even the most avid travelers will love. From a travel journal full of insightful prompts to a luxe cashmere travel wrap, we’ve rounded up the most thoughtful trending items from Pinterest’s travel kit gifts category that any beginner or experienced traveler would appreciate. Shop the top picks below.

1. Carry on Cocktail Kit

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To buy: amazon.com, $16

2. 40 Winks Travel Pillow

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To buy: etsy.com, $48

3. White + Warren Women's Cashmere Travel Wrap Scarf

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To buy: amazon.com, from $298

4. Moleskine Passion Journal

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To buy: amazon.com, $25

5. Calpak Silk Travel Set

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To buy: calpaktravel.com, $95

6. Leatherology Large Tech Bag Personalized Organizer

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To buy: leatherology.com, $110

7. Belkin Pocket Power 5,000mAh Durable Ultra Slim Portable Charger

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To buy: amazon.com, $21

8. Gravity Thermo-Comfort Weighted Sleep Mask

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To buy: gravityblankets.com, $50

9. Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit

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To buy: amazon.com, $27

10. Ban.do Getaway Travel Kit

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To buy: bando.com, $20

11. Gravity Travel Weighted Blanket

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To buy: gravityblankets.com, $135