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The Best Gifts for Women Who Love to Travel

Looking for a gift she won’t return? These presents are one any traveler would be delighted to receive. From stocking stuffers to splurges, we’ve got a gift idea for every budget (and every travel persona). 

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Away The Travel Neck Pillow


Frequent flyers will appreciate getting Away’s The Travel Neck Pillow. Made from a pillowy foam material and quilted padding, the neck pillow has enough structure to actually support your neck on a plane—but still packs down into a small carrying case that can clip on the side of your carry-on for easy transport. 

LEKI Glace Mittens


Know someone who always has cold hands but loves being outside in the winter? Make their ski season better with Leki’s Glace Mittens. Described as “a sleeping bag for the hands” these waterproof mittens are lined with extra high insulation Primaloft that will keep hands warm no matter how low the temperature drops. 

Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Travel Set

Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Travel Set in matching carrying bag (left) and pair of socks and eyemask in a fluffy white fabric (right)

The Barefoot Dreams brand is beloved for its signature soft and cozy fabric. Take that warmth and comfort with you on the road with the Cozychic Travel Set. The includes a satin-lined eye mask, a pair of socks, and a drawstring travel bag to pack it all in.

T-Core Power Bank

Hand holding the T-Core Power Bank (left) and a graphic of a scale weighing the T-Core Power Bank vs. an iPhone 11 labeled "lighter than an iPhone 11"

A tiny power bank makes a perfect and useful stocking stuffer for any traveler. This miniature one from T-Core can fully charge your phone in less than 30 minutes. It’s compatible with lightning, micro, and Type-C chargers, so you can charge all your devices (including two at one time) without packing extra power banks. 

Slip Lovely Lashes Pure Silk Contour Sleep Mask

Woman sleeping on white sheets wearing a black sleep mask (left) and two sleep masks on a white background (right)

Upgrade her eye mask to one that’s made from pure silk, like this one from Slip. In addition to hair and skin friendly-silk, the mask features a contoured design that will allow eyes to move freely (which is important for deep sleep). The shape also helps to block out light, so you can sleep better even on a brightly lit plane.

Everlane ReNew Transit Weekender

Grey tote bag from Everlane (left) and woman carrying the grey tote bag (right)

Everlane’s ReNew Transit Weekender is the most versatile bag you can have in your travel arsenal. With a padded laptop sleeve, two water bottle holders, luggage handle pass-through, and plenty of pockets, this is the perfect bag for short trips, gym sessions, work, and more. It can even be carried in a variety of styles, from crossbody to on-shoulder. 

The Harmonist Discovery Set

The Harmonist Discovery Perfume Set in a white box
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Perfume is a tough one to pack, unless it’s this perfectly portable discovery set from The Harmonist. This gift set includes 10 different scents, each in a travel-friendly 1.5 ml size. The fragrances are designed to be layered, so the giftee can create their very own custom scent. 

Eddie Bauer Departure Pants

Close up of woman's legs wearing the Eddie Bauer Departure Pants from two angles
Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer’s Departure Pants are even more comfortable than leggings and definitely look more polished. The lightweight pants are perfect for everything from long plane rides to hot weather hikes. The Departure Pant’s cooling fabric offers UPF 50+ sun protection, moisture-wicking, and plenty of stretch.

Vessi Weekend Shoes

Close up of feet running through puddle wearing Vessi Weekend Shoes (left) and standalone shot of pair of Vessi Weekend Shoes (right)

Know someone who always packs too many shoes? Gift her Vessi’s Weekend Shoes, a stylish and comfortable sneaker that’s also waterproof—so it can replace bulky boots on rainy trips. These unique shoes will not only repel rain, but also other liquids and stains—so you can safely opt for the white color if that’s your style.

Tentree Cloud Shell Long Puffer Jacket


Travelers headed to a cold destination this winter (or who live in one) will love Tentree’s Cloud Shell Long Puffer Jacket, which feels like a wearable sleeping bag. It’s rated for temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The sustainable jacket is filled with synthetic PrimaLoft Black ThermoPlume insulation, which is more eco-friendly than down. Features like a packable removable hood, a designated cell phone pocket, and a back neck hanger loop make this jacket great for travel.  

Pura Smart Diffuser

Pura Smart Diffuser surrounded by small blue replacement fragrances (left) and a singular blue replacement fragrance on a yellow backdrop (right)

Scent is powerfully tied to memory. Bring fond memories of travel home with the Pura Smart Diffuser, which offers destination-themed fragrances like Hawaii, Ski Trip, Havana, Big Sur, and more. Travel between two different moods with the touch of a button—the unique diffuser holds two scents that can easily be switched between. The smart diffuser can be paired with an app on your phone and controlled from anywhere in the world, so you can return from a trip to a great-smelling house.

JJ Winks Pajamas

Two angles of the same woman wearing JJ Winks Pajamas
JJ Winks

Make your next hotel stay as comfortable as possible by packing JJ Winks pajamas. Made from a  super soft (and sustainable) modal spandex fabric, these pajama pieces can be mixed and matched for warm or cold weather. Bonus: the tops feature built-in support. 

Roam Carry-On

Roam Luggage

Know someone with a colorful style? Help them stand out at the baggage carousel with Roam’s Carry-On suitcase. All of Roam’s luggage can be customized in thousands of color combos (you can pick different colors for everything from the wheels to the handle and everything in between). Personalize it even further with a monogram patch that will leave no question as to whose bag this is.

Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack

Three colors of the Fjällräven Kånken Classic Backpack

Fjallraven’s stylish Kanken backpack is super popular among travelers, so if you know someone who doesn’t have one yet, this is a great gift idea. The backpack comes in a wide range of fun colors, so you can surprise someone with one in their favorite shade.  

Brooklyn Candle Studio Diffusers

Packaging of the Brooklyn Candle Studio Diffusers next to the open diffuser (left) and the Brooklyn Candle Studio Diffusers set up and surrounded by flowers and a scone (right)
Brooklyn Candle Studio

Can’t afford to give a plane ticket to a far-flung destination? Whisk someone away through scent instead with Brooklyn Candle Studio’s line of travel-themed scent diffusers. Choose from dream vacation spots like Santorini, Maui, or Italy, and enjoy the long-lasting fragrance for up to five months.  

prAna Alpine Air Jacket

Two angles of the same woman wearing prAna Alpine Air Jacket

prAna’s Alpine Air Jacket is the perfect gift for women who travel to hike. This ultra-packable jacket stows away into its own built-in pocket, ready to be stashed in a backpack or carry-on. Despite its light weight, this layerable shell provides plenty of warmth. The eye-catching geometric quilting pattern gives this jacket a little bit more style compared to a regular active puffer jacket. 

F. Major Heels

Close up of woman's legs wearing the F. Major Heels (left) and a standalone image of a pair of F. Major Heels (right)
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High heels and travel don’t generally pair well together, but F. Major’s heels are the exception. These stylish pumps hide a comfortable foam insole that gives all-day comfort, making them perfect for business trips or nice dinners abroad. 

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