The 15 Best Gifts to Buy for Travelers of 2020

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Zoppen RFID Blocking Travel Wallet at Amazon

"Has enough slots for a passport, boarding pass, three credit cards, a pen, a cell phone, and coins."

Hydro Flask Timberline Limited Edition Water Bottle at Hydro Flask

"With every purchase, Hydro Flask will donate towards restoring forests and reducing wildfires."

Allbirds Wool Loungers at Allbirds

"Gift your loved ones Allbirds' Wool Loungers to help them travel in comfort and style."

Everlane The Form Bag at Everlane

"It's made out of high-quality Italian leather so it will last for many trips to come."

Away The Pet Carrier at Away

"Meets most airline carry-on requirements and can be fastened onto a car seatbelt for hassle-free travel."

Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare Oil at Amazon

"Your favorite traveler should apply this twice daily to help with dry skin and stretch marks."

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader at Amazon

"Makes the perfect gift for anyone who likes to dig into a new book while on vacation."

EnerPlex Never-Leak Queen Airbed at Amazon

"Helps travelers sleep soundly while spending time in nature."

Black Diamond Moji Lantern at Amazon

"Weighing 4.3 ounces and running off of three AAA batteries, this lantern is very travel-friendly."

The North Face City Voyager Daypack at The North Face

"Made of recycled nylon, this sustainable backpack is a perfect companion for day trips."

If you have a traveler in your life, chances are they’re going to love anything you gift them over the holidays that will keep their life less stressful and more organized when they’re on the road. But with so many options out there, from innovative beauty products to cure travel skin woes to must-have electronic gadgets, it can be difficult to know what to get them. Luckily, we've done the hard work for you, rounding up great gifts for jetsetters and outdoor enthusiasts that make traveling more enjoyable.

Keep reading for the best gifts for travelers. 

Our Top Picks

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Zoppen RFID Blocking Travel Wallet

Zoppen RFID Blocking Travel Wallet

 Courtesy of Amazon

Help your loved ones travel safely with this RFID-blocking wallet. RFID technology prevents thieves from stealing information from your credit cards, passport, and license. It comes in many different colors and has enough slots for a passport, boarding pass, three credit cards, a pen, a cell phone, and coins.

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Hydro Flask Timberline Limited Edition Water Bottle

Hydro Flask Timberline Limited Edition Water Bottle

 Courtesy of Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask created a new line of water bottles just in time for the holidays. For every water bottle purchased, the company will donate $1 towards restoring forests and reducing wildfires in the northwest. Available in four wintery shades, these stainless steel water bottles are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

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Allbirds Wool Loungers

Allbirds Wool Loungers

 Courtesy of Allbirds

Gift your loved ones Allbirds' Wool Loungers to help them travel in comfort and style. Made of cozy merino wool, these easy to slip on shoes feature eco-friendly materials that reduce odors and conform to your foot. You can find the men's version here.

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Everlane The Form Bag

Everlane The Form Bag

 Courtesy of Everlane

Jetsetters will travel light when they use The Form Bag from Everlane. This timeless crossbody bag fits a 13-inch laptop, has a snap closure, and an adjustable strap. It's made out of high-quality Italian leather so it will last for many trips to come, whether your loved one chooses to use it for trips to the library, sightseeing Paris' historical landmarks, or wandering around the Las Vegas strip.

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Away The Pet Carrier

Away The Pet Carrier

 Courtesy of Away

Away's newest luggage offering reduces the stress of traveling with a pet. This sleek soft-sided pet carrier has a sherpa-lined bed, a leash clip, an exterior pocket, and a retractable privacy screen. It meets most airline carry-on requirements and can be fastened onto a car seatbelt for hassle-free travel no matter what type of transportation you take.

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Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare Oil

Models, celebrities, and beauty experts swear by this all-purpose oil. It works by helping to bolster’s the skin’s natural layer of oil—sometimes depleted by soap—by supplementing it with moisture. But don’t think it’s just for dehydrated skin: the amount of uses this little bottle has is truly incredible. Your favorite traveler should apply some twice daily to help with a myriad of complaints, including stretch marks, uneven skin tone, and wrinkled skin. And with this low of a price tag, it makes a great gift for any traveler on your list (and, hey, grab one for yourself, too).

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Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

There’s nothing quite so relaxing as being able to dig into a new book on vacation and the Kindle Paperwhite will help you avoid luggage overweight fees. If your recipient has Prime, they’ll be able to download more than 1,000 titles right away; if not, Kindle books tend to be cheaper than printed ones. It’s the perfect gift for any reader—and with a single charge lasting weeks, they don’t have to worry about the battery dying right as they get to the good part. 

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EnerPlex Never-Leak Queen Airbed

Encourage travelers to use this queen-sized air mattress at a campsite or in a tent in their backyard. Either way, they'll sleep soundly while spending time in nature. The EnerPlex Airbed has coils that mimick the feel of a real mattress, inflates within seconds, and rolls into the included carrying sack for easy transport.

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Black Diamond Moji Lantern

Black Diamond's Moji Lantern is an affordable gift to give to avid campers. It releases 100 lumens of brightness and comes with a dimming switch so you can adjust the light as needed. This lantern is also very travel-friendly; it only weighs 4.3 ounces and runs off of three AAA batteries.

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The North Face City Voyager Daypack

The North Face City Voyager Daypack

 Courtesy of The North Face

Made of recycled nylon, this sustainable backpack is a perfect companion for day trips. It has padded shoulder straps and top handles for a variety of carrying options. And there's enough space for all your gear with a capacity of 19.5 liters.

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Cocoon Accessory Organizer

No more digging for cords at the bottoms of purses or feeling like your essentials are spread out across a million different places: this organizer is a tried-and-tested lifesaver when it comes to keeping devices and cords together on the go. It’s made up of overlapping elastic bands, textured for grip, that keep gadgets, cords, crossword books, pens, and even a tub of lip balm in place.

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RAVPower Portable Charger

Give the traveler in your life this electronic hero—it’ll charge two gadgets (great if they travel with a companion) and has plenty of juice. Fully charged, it can revive an iPhone 5.5 times, a Samsung 3.5 times, or an iPad once.

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The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small by Kath Stathers

Fuel your loved ones' wanderlust by giving them The Bucket List by Kath Stathers. With nearly 500 pages, this book offers endless inspiration for future trips. It’s packed with 1,000 ideas for places to visit and cultural activities to do there—think cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, sports, culinary curiosities, wildlife spotting, and other adventures befitting a bucket list. It also gives a historical overview and when the best season to visit is, which will help travelers plan ahead.

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Verso Deep Hydration Mask

Hours of recycled cabin air, dehydration, and other stresses during a long-haul flight can wreak havoc on a traveler’s skin, but this face mask delivers intense results before takeoff or after landing. The hydrogel packs moisture into weary skin thanks to Verso’s patented Artificial Moisturizing Factor, which keeps skin hydrated for 120 hours and helps it to retain moisture. Meanwhile, the mask’s sodium hyaluronate helps to smooth fine lines and soften skin.

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Carmex Lip Balm Stick

There’s nothing worse than chapped, sunburned lips on a vacation, and this is a perfect gift or stocking stuffer for those who practically depend on lip balm for survival. The SPF factor helps travelers escaping winter for sunnier climates keep their lips protected from harmful UV rays. The stick formula is also ideal for traveling since it doesn’t count toward the TSA’s liquid requirements, making it one less thing for that overpacked clear Ziploc.

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