Travel is the gift that keeps on giving, so finding just one item to wrap that will hold a world traveler’s attention can be a daunting task. When someone’s brain is conditioned to seek out the new and exciting on the regular, you have to get creative to keep them on their toes. Related: The Best Gift Ideas for Travelers That’s why we carefully curated a list of gifts that keep the element of surprise going long after the bow comes off. From subscription services travelers will thank you for all year long (like airport lounge access or workout classes they can use almost anywhere) to thoughtfully packed treats from all over the world that will show up at his or her door each month, these are the types of gifts that will impress the not-so-easily-impressed and guarantee you get grateful “thinking of you” texts for months to come. Below, the best monthly gift boxes and subscription gifts to give the traveler in your life right now.
This slideshow originally appeared on RealSimple.com. There’s something about relaxing in a robe that’s so soothing. Whether you’re gearing up for a big day of self care with seasonal scented candles or you’re deep into a book on the couch, a comfortable robe is usually a go-to lounging outfit. If you can’t find a unique gift for your friends or family while holiday shopping, consider investing in a super soft robe. Let’s face it, no one can complain about a gift that basically guarantees instant relaxation! But before you go deep into a search rabbit hole for the perfect robe, you’ll need to decide what type of fabric you want. It will seriously make all the difference. While you might be leaning toward the classic cotton or terry cloth robe, there’s also cashmere and modal robes that are so soft, you may never want to take them off. If you love the feel of hotel robes, we’ve got options for those too, like this waffle robe from Parachute Home. Basically, robes are the gift your friends and family never knew they needed, but will love every time they use it. Below, shop our favorites that are at the top of our wishlist.
These days, it’s practically impossible to scroll through Instagram without someone letting you in on his or her self-care routine. Meditation and yoga practices, mindful journaling, checking into wellness retreats, and the like are no longer reserved for the self-actualized. They’ve become approachable enough for anyone and everyone who seeks a grounding pause in the chaos of their everyday lives. Some find solace in long runs, pounding pavement or sand or packed trail with stride after stride as their thoughts empty. For them, we’ve curated a selection of fitness gifts, from an absurdly comfortable pair of high-fashion sneakers to a ballet-inspired bodysuit from a just-launched activewear line out of Paris. Related:Gifts for The Most Stressed-out Person on Your List Some press the reset button with their skincare rituals. Might we suggest a circulation-promoting body brush to combat a tired visage and jet-lagged limbs? Or perhaps a chic glass water bottle to tote along the complexion-boosting elixirs they swear by? And some quiet their minds by slipping into cozy clothes and indulging in the fine art of lounging. A luxurious candle, a Mongolian cashmere throw, and healing bath salts will become their go-tos for many a Sunday afternoon to come.
Overcoming a fear of flying is so much easier said than done and isn’t something that you can't just simply “get over.” You know this. We know this. The internet knows this, and thus, there’s an endless amount of resources out here on the World Wide Web dedicated to easing this common phobia. There are books, articles with tips and tricks, and even a class called “Flying with Confidence” that’ll help anxious fliers conquer their fear once and for all (a T+L editor tried it out for herself, and SPOILER ALERT: It worked). Related: 27 Gifts for the Most Stressed-out Person on Your List Now with the holiday shopping season in full swing, we couldn’t help but notice a myriad of anxiety-reducing items that would be perfect for airplane travel. So if you’re wanting to help a nervous flier out by gifting them something to soothe those jitters away (bless you), or are indulging in a bit of self-gifting (no shame), then scroll through to shop thoughtful and effective gifts that’ll help combat a fear of flying. And make sure to check out the rest of Travel + Leisure's 2018 gift guide, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list — from the always stressed to the royals-obsessed.
It’s safe to say we could all benefit from getting back to nature, even for a few hours. This year saw a resurgence in the Japanese practice of forest bathing after researchers proved that a leisurely (phone-free) walk in the woods can lower stress levels, boost the immune system, and make you feel generally better. We all have loved ones who didn't need science to back this up, though — those who we fear may pack up and go full-on "Walden" at a moment's notice. As the holiday season approaches, they may insist you don't buy them anything, and we get it. Hiking and camping gifts can be tough to choose, as all true outdoorsmen and women are usually quite calculated when it comes to stocking their gear shelves. But we've found some choice lightweight (this is key!) gear that will quickly become a staple in their packs. Related:27 Gifts for The Most Stressed-out Person on Your List And these gifts aren't just suited to the solo thru-hikers, we've curated a list with a range of adventure-inclined folk in mind; yes, glampers included. Whatever type of nature immersion they seek, this year’s best outdoor gifts will get them trail-ready, rain or shine. This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? To make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list, from the aviation-lover to the Instagrammer. Below, you’ll find our present picks for outdoor enthusiasts.
There are travelers, and then there are travelers. Those people who seem to be returning from a different latitude and longitude — none of which are home — every time you catch up with them. They've been from Berlin to Bangkok and have the Instagram photos to prove it. They can tell you the best places to stay in Los Angeles and where you need to grab a cocktail in London. Related:The Best Gifts for Foodies These gift picks will help them tame the next far-flung concrete jungle, from an iconic timepiece to a Italian wool cashmere coat. Of course there are some beauty gifts, too, like a detoxifying facial oil and a travel-inspired fragrance. And make sure to check out the rest of Travel + Leisure's 2018 gift guide, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list — from the always stressed to the royal-obsessed.
We get it, holiday gift shopping is hard. Not only is it tough to find a good gift that won’t break the bank (especially when you’re shopping for a lot of people), it can also be nearly impossible to find a thoughtful gift on a budget. Key word: nearly. Related: T+L Editors Reveal Their Favorite Gifts to Give (and Get) This Year Yes, you heard it here first: Affordable and useful gifts do exist — and we’ve gathered them into this nifty gift guide so that you won’t have to go broke trying to spoil your loved ones or resign to gifting them a lame pair of clearance section novelty socks again (it’s OK, it happens). Related: 27 Gifts for the Most Stressed-out Person on Your List From cool tech accessories they’ll use daily to a journal that’ll challenge them to be more introspective to a best-selling cookbook that’s sure to inspire, you can find our round-up of affordable gifts they’ll actually use, below. Oh, and did we mention? Everything is under $50.
We all have loved ones who are constantly scouring the globe in search of sun and shore. And they have a good reason. Not only is a trip to the coast sure to be filled with beautiful over-ocean sunsets and a poolside cocktail or two, it’s actually been scientifically proven to be beneficial to our health. Just gazing out over blue water is enough to boost your mental health; though, did we really need research to tell us that? When the holiday season rolls around, beach-themed gifts are the perfect pick-me-up, because they remind us of the warmer, more carefree days of summer. This year, we’ve compiled the most unique beach gift ideas for every sun-and-sand-seeker on your list — from the business traveler to the sports enthusiast, and from your best friend to the introvert in your life. Related:Smart Gifts Solo Travelers Will Swoon Over The ideal beach-inspired gift is practical, but it's got a little something extra, too. Take, for example, a silky after-sun body oil or an eye-catching surfboard from high-fashion French brand Hermès. Both are perfect examples of beach day necessities that are anything but average. And make sure to check out the rest of Travel + Leisure's 2018 gift guide, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list — from the always stressed to the royal-obsessed.
Whether you’re hiking up Everest or through the local national park, there is so much to experience while venturing through unknown terrain — a point your beloved summit-seeking friend has reminded you a million times. This holiday season give the adventurers in your life something they can use on their journey — backpacks, tents, and growlers — and a promise to join them on an adventure later in the year. 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) on your list. Below, our picks for outdoor enthusiasts.
Traveling alone can be absolutely glorious. Want to race through the Louvre to hit the highlights in an hour? Great. Prefer to luxuriate over a long breakfast in Mexico City? Done. With solo travel, you have the freedom to go wherever you want, do whatever you want, whenever you want. The pace and style of a trip is completely up to you. Yes, it requires some extra effort and planning, but it almost always ends up being worth it. Of course, there can be downsides. It's on you to remember all your bookings, handle all your luggage, navigate transportation, and deal with any snags along the way. There can also be the issue of safety, particularly for women. But added preparation — and perhaps a few key gifts — will make the experience easier and more enjoyable. Once you peruse the inspiration below, make sure to check out the rest of Travel + Leisure's 2018 gift guide, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list — from the always stressed to the royal-obsessed.
Travel can be draining for even the most seasoned globetrotter. But for introverts, who recharge best when they're alone, travel can take a real toll. Enter: You, the thoughtful friend or family member who wants to ease your introverted loved one's pain. The one who wants to shield them from small talk with their airplane seatmate, spare them from an overly chatty Uber driver, and help them turn their hotel room into a haven. Luckily, we've rounded up the introvert-approved picks that will help you do just that. Related: The Best Last-minute Gifts on Amazon Prime From a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to a calming candle to come home to, these gifts are sure to impress any introvert on the go. And make sure to check out the rest of Travel + Leisure's full 2018 gift guide, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list — from the always stressed to the royal-obsessed.
Sure, we all love to give (and get) a cozy sweater or the latest iPhone, but it’s those gifts that are a bit out there — the ones that are truly unique — that make the biggest splash at the birthday party or holiday gift exchange. Whether you want to give your mom something other than a gift card this year, or you’re hunting down a present that reflects your best friend’s quirky spirit, the editors at Travel + Leisure have got you covered. From slippers that heat up your feet to a bubble wrap-inspired calendar, we’ve rounded up a selection of gifts that are sure to stand out this year. And while you’re here, take a look at the rest of Travel + Leisure’s gift guides for creative and thoughtful ideas for literally everyone on your list (like your dad who always seems impossible to shop for, or your coworker who is very particular about her coffee).
This story originally appeared on Health.com. Want to gift your fitness crew (or yourself) a little extra motivation this season? Pick up a wearable. They're your constant reminder to continue working towards your health goals—and a pretty stylish reminder, at that. Plus, it feels good when you look down and see that you're making steady progress each day or crushing major calories during your gym session. The only problem: Which one to choose? Look no further. We've pulled together five of our faves. Happy tracking!
The Best Tech Gifts on Amazon
While shopping for the holidays can get overwhelming, Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping can save the day when you’re in a list-minute bind. This year, if you’re looking for gifts to impress your tech-obsessed friends or need the latest gadget to take to your white elephant party, we’ve rounded up our favorite electronics that will help make anyone’s life easier. Including gifts for book lovers, coffee drinkers, and photo fanatics, we found the top tech gifts on Amazon so you can shop the best presents from the comfort of your couch.
If Away's limited-edition Solstice Collection wasn’t already enough fun for the holiday shopping season, the luggage brand just dropped another capsule to round out our gift list needs. For some, gifting a suitcase might be too big a gesture, so last year, the team at Away thought of a smaller — but equally as thoughtful — present for the travelers in your life: Gift Sets tucked into mini versions of the brand's polycarbonate suitcases. Now, they're back for a second limited run, in all 10 core colors and three special styles. Related:17 Gift Cards Any Traveler Will Love You can buy the Minis on their own starting at $35, or choose from three curated sets: Essentials, Beauty, and Grooming. They're filled with TSA-approved beauty and wellness products that can serve double duty on and off the plane. From beloved classics like Marvis toothpaste to trendier tools like a jade roller, each set has its own selection of globally sourced travel essentials. Below, scroll through to see the goods you'll get with each set.
You’ve made your list and checked it twice. Now, there’s only one thing left to do: Go shopping. The holiday season is nearly here, which means it’s time to get busy being Santa and picking out the perfect gift for everyone in your life. But, if you don’t know where to start, fear not, as celebrities and their favorite products have you covered. Related: Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel From Shay Mitchell’s preferred socks to Lil Jon’s love of cashmere, we’ve compiled a list of every celeb-worthy travel-inspired gift you should be giving this season. No A-list status required. And don't miss the rest of Travel + Leisure's 2018 gift guides, where you'll find creative and thoughtful ideas for anyone on your list — from the always stressed to the royal-obsessed.
If you’re hoping to find the perfect gift for a travel lover (or you’re just here for a spot of self-gifting), then you’ve come to the right place. Nordstrom is having its big Fall Sale event from now through Nov. 18, and with pages on pages on pages of marked-down goods, you’re bound to find that makes-them-feel-seen gift. Related: Nordstrom’s Biggest Sale of the Year Is Back — See the Best Deals for Travelers But we know you're busy, especially this season, so we went ahead and did the hard work for you. From our very favorite travel wallet by Smythson to a memory foam neck pillow to a compact but powerful portable speaker, we’ve rounded up all the best travel-ready gift ideas that are up to 40 percent off right now. Scroll through below and shop our picks — but be quick about it. These sale items are selling out fast.
During the holiday season, everyone should be treated like royalty. Luckily, that’s an easy task thanks to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.Prior to becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan was happy to share her gift recommendations with the world on her now-defunct blog, The Tig. There, she shared her gift picks for both men and women, along with a few charitable gifts that give back.Related:Meghan Markle Has a Favorite Beauty Product to Fix Every Annoying Travel Issue And even after she said, “I do,” to Prince Harry, Meghan has continued to inspire our holiday spirit with her favorite products. If you’re looking to give the people in your life the royal treatment, here are 15 Meghan Markle–approved products to put under the tree this year.
Before you buy that inexpensive-but-classy candle, the latest best-seller, and some fuzzy socks, stop and consider who you're shopping for: They're not strangers, they're cherished friends and family (or maybe just tolerated in-laws and coworkers, but still). Customized gifts are the perfect way to not only say “I care,” but also “I care about you.” And it's a great way to make sure your recipient can't regift it. (We kid.) Related:The Best Gift Ideas for Travelers Whether it's a customized cologne set or a monogrammed suitcase, these personalized gift ideas will make your present their favorite.
32 Travel Gift Ideas Under $25
There’s a reason $25 is such a popular gift card amount option and is often chosen as a price limit for gift exchanges. It’s just enough to be able to afford a present that’s smart and worthwhile to the recipient without putting a strain on your wallet. At this price point, there are certainly quite a few crowd-pleasers that you can turn to for an acquaintance or friend: candles, notebooks, mugs, blankets, Starbucks gift cards. They're the things we all use, but that don’t necessarily feel special outside of the “thought that counts” category. Related:The Best Gifts Under $10 Here’s where we come in. This year, the editors at Travel + Leisure have put together an array of gift guides for everyone on your list, from the Disney fanatic to the Etsy-obsessed. If you want your gift to feel more personal, think of a particular hobby or interest your friend or family member enjoys. If it’s travel, you’re in the right place. The 32 ideas here are hand-picked by travel editors as the things we love to treat ourselves to and bring along when we’re on the road. We recommend keeping a few of the under-$25 gift ideas below at the ready, just in case. There’s always an occasion for reminding your favorite travelers how much they mean to you.
There’s no better gift for a world traveler than something to prepare them for the many trips ahead. And for those constantly on the road — whether for work or pleasure — traveling in comfort is key. Planes are notoriously cold, with very few airlines offering blankets at no cost, so bringing an extra set of socks or a cozy wrap is ideal. Related:This Italian-leather Bag Is Scratchproof, Water-resistant, and Packed With Pockets Seat neighbors might also be on a different sleep schedule, so an eye mask to avoid the glare of that fluorescent reading light is also crucial in planning for a comfortable time in transit. What about PJs to slip into for overnight flights? That’s also a preference for some. And for the beauty-obsessed? Silk only! With all of that in mind, we’ve rounded up seven travel sets that have it all for all of the world travelers in your life. Or yourself — we wouldn't blame you.
Not only are the years from age 13 to 19 awkward (and at times difficult for adults to understand), they’re also challenging to shop for. If you’re looking for the perfect presents for the teenagers on your list, we’ve gathered products that balance fun and functionality with a side of quirk. Related: The Best Gift Ideas for Travelers Teens want trendy items that may not make sense to anyone over 25, but we’ve made it easier by including some of the highly sought-after brands and items popular with the “kids.” We’ve also included more practical items that will last longer than adolescence. Whether your teen is into tech gadgets, fashion, sleeping all day, or sports, these items are sure to win them over.
There’s a lot we can learn from the royal family. Not only do they constantly redefine relationship goals, but they are also the inspiration behind some pretty amazing gift ideas. If you’re still looking to find that near-perfect something for the royal family aficionado on your list, we’ve found 19 things that might just do the trick.