Christmas Gift Guide for Travelers

Travel buddy

Every traveler needs a reliable companion, and Filson‘s Weatherproof Leather Duffle is precisely that. Made from special boot-grade leather that’s been vegetable-tanned by the century-and-a-half-old Wickett & Craig, this overhead-friendly bag is both weather and salt-water resistant. What’s more, it features sturdy English bridle leather straps that loop around the sides and the base, providing extra support and lightening the carrier’s load. The Weekender Bag from Flight 001’s color-block Stowaway Collection makes for an equally memorable gift, with generous space, multiple slip pockets, and a passport holder to ensure total ease and convenience for the traveler. Inspired by the Jet Age aesthetics of the 1960s, the product is available in two color combinations: burgundy/navy and teal/black.

Filson's Weatherproof Leather Duffle.

Filson’s Weatherproof Leather Duffle.

Miniature must-haves

On-the-go grooming has never been easier, thanks to The Art of Shaving’s Travel and Mid-Size Sets. Comprising a bottle of pre-shave oil, a shaving cream pump, and an after-shave balm, these kits will help even the most frequent flyers to look their best. Those with a penchant for sweet-smelling beauty products will love Crabtree & Evelyn’s extensive collection of airline-friendly sets, each of which comes with a toiletry bag, body wash, hand cream, lotion, and nail buffer. The Nantucket Briar combines exotic spices with natural rose fragrance, while the Lavender Traveller is infused with hints of musk and lemon. There’s also the Verbena and Lavender de Provence Travel Essentials Set, which takes its inspiration from the famed French region.

The Sandalwood Travel Kit by The Art of Shaving.

The Sandalwood Travel Kit by The Art of Shaving.

All in one

Style meets practicality with the Leather Tech Envelope from Mark and Graham, a lifestyle brand that offers complimentary monogramming and gift-wrapping service with every purchase. This gorgeous product can store everything from cords and cables to reading glasses and a small tablet, allowing jetsetters to stay organized during their travels. But Smythson’s Atlas Triple Zip Travel Pouch—one of the standouts from the British luxury brand’s travel-focused collection—is just as good a gift. Graced with a perforated motif of the world map, the pouch features three zip compartments, two internal slip pockets, six card holders, and a dedicated space for boarding passes, making it the perfect accessory to bring along on both short weekend getaways and faraway escapes.

Mark and Graham's monogrammed Leather Tech Envelope.

Mark and Graham’s monogrammed Leather Tech Envelope.

Map it out

Help your loved ones keep track of their travels with Scratch Map’s personalized posters. Featuring a gold foil surface that instantly comes off when scratched, the Original world map makes for a unique travel log—and an even more special home décor piece. But the company’s line of maps has greatly expanded since its humble beginnings back in 2010: the Adventure Journal, for instance, packs over 300 bucket list items and must-do experiences into 68 pages, while the language-based collection hides various translations of the word “Hello” underneath the scratch-off coating. For a gift that’s both functional and playful, pick up one of the maps from Palomar’s Crumpled City series, which highlights the top attractions and famous sights in over a dozen cities. 100% waterproof and tear-resistant, these maps are as indestructible as they come—not to mention the lightest in the world at only 21 grams.

Palomar's Crumpled City map of Venice.

Palomar’s Crumpled City map of Venice.

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