Travel Kits Are One of the Top-searched Gift Ideas for Travelers — Here’s Everything You Need to Make Your Own
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.
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.
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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
To buy: amazon.com, $16
2. 40 Winks Travel Pillow
To buy: etsy.com, $48
3. White + Warren Women's Cashmere Travel Wrap Scarf
To buy: amazon.com, from $298
4. Moleskine Passion Journal
To buy: amazon.com, $25
5. Calpak Silk Travel Set
To buy: calpaktravel.com, $95
6. Leatherology Large Tech Bag Personalized Organizer
To buy: leatherology.com, $110
7. Belkin Pocket Power 5,000mAh Durable Ultra Slim Portable Charger
To buy: amazon.com, $21
8. Gravity Thermo-Comfort Weighted Sleep Mask
To buy: gravityblankets.com, $50
9. Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit
To buy: amazon.com, $27
10. Ban.do Getaway Travel Kit
To buy: bando.com, $20
11. Gravity Travel Weighted Blanket
To buy: gravityblankets.com, $135