The Best Beauty Gifts for Travelers
From TSA-approved sets to the latest Korean-inspired trends, here are 19 gift ideas perfect for every type of traveler.
Gift a mental trip this holiday with Margiela’s Replica line ($125), a collection of perfumes designed to trigger memories based on familiar scents. One sniff of Flower Market, with notes of jasmine, freesia, and rose, will take the giftee back to the Marche aux Fleurs in no time.
The jetsetters on your list will like that AmorePacific’s enzyme exfoliator ($60) gently scrubs away dry skin and love that the liquid-free formula is practically spill-proof, making security a breeze.
Add a little art to your loved one’s travel beauty routine with a limited-edition Clarisonic ($149) featuring Keith Haring’s iconic designs.
Gifting a good night’s sleep may be impossible, but Cowshed’s Sleepy Cow Travel Kit ($45), with an eye mask, relaxing bath salts, and calming tea bag, comes pretty darn close. Feeling extra generous this year? Couple the kit with a gift card to one of Cowshed’s spas in Chicago, New York, Miami, London, Berlin, and beyond.
Who has time for a full skin-care routine while traveling? Guerlain’s rich mask ($385) takes the idea of beauty sleep to the next level, nourishing and hydrating skin while you snooze.
This holiday, stuff the stocking of your bouffant-loving BFF with a travel-sized set of R+Co’s Dallas-inspired shampoo and conditioner ($12 each).
Leaders’ new coconut calming face masks are a frequent flyer’s best friend, soothing redness and irritation in 30 minutes or less. And at just $6 each, you can afford to give one to every globetrotter on your list.
It’s no secret that some of the most innovative new beauty products are coming out of South Korea. Catch up on the trend with Too Cool for School’s cushion blushes ($23) featuring the line’s cheeky “dinoplatz” print.
If you love a bold lip for holiday, pick up one of Louboutin’s new silky satin lip colors ($90) The long-lasting formula comes in all shades of red, pink, coral, and plum; plus, it’ll double as the chicest Christmas ornament on your tree.
Up your airport beauty game this holiday travel season with an Alexa Chung-approved lash wardrobe ($24) from British favorite Eyeko.
Say “bon voyage!” to his old Dopp kit and “hey handsome” to a new shaving kit from Owen and Fred ($68).
The ten-year wait for Aesop’s new fragrance was worth it. Tacit’s subtle blend of earth tones and citrus notes is the perfect scent for the holiday season ($135)
Toss one of EOS’s cult-favorite lip balms ($6 for a set of two) in your sister’s stocking, and then gift one to yourself. We won’t tell.
When it comes to packing a carry-on, bigger isn’t always better. Charlotte Tilbury’s mini lipstick trio ($39) is proof that the best things often do come in small packages.
The subscription beauty box that started it all is finally getting into the product game. Shop Love of Color, Birchbox’s first line of makeup, for vibrant, matte lipsticks and high-pigment eyeshadow sticks.
Whether you’re a fan of the monochromatic look or metallic nail art, this holiday trio ($54) from Smith & Cult makes DIY manicures a breeze.
Have a history buff on your shopping list this year? Consider Aerin’s lipstick collaboration with the Neue Galerie Museum in New York ($34). The crimson shade was inspired by the women of Berlin's "Golden Twenties" era, and features luxe gold packaging.
Instantly make a hotel room feel at home with one of Hermes’s travel-sized candles ($185), in a scent inspired by the sea.
These hydrating, effervescent bath cubes ($38) upgrade any soak into a spa-like experience. Gift to your favorite homebody, or keep for yourself and plan the most indulgent holiday staycation.
For more travel gift ideas, head to the main Travel + Leisure Holiday Gift Guide.