The Stylish Traveler: A Chic Gift Guide

You know the one… the traveler who manages to maintain a bright spark of personal style while on the road. Whether you’re shopping for someone who aspires to this quality or who already has it, these gift ideas are a first-class touch.

Stocking Stuffers ($25 and under)


Dynomighty luggage tags come in designs both edgy (one proclaims “that’s mine!”) and sweet (passport stamps). They’re made from tough Tyvek fabric and are recycleable to boot.

Know someone who’s planning an island getaway (even if it’s Rhode Island)? Encourage an adventure-story gesture with a Message in a Bottle Kit. Bonus: the vintagey illustrated box means there’s no need for wrapping.

Moleskine’s City Notebooks are both sleek and incredibly useful. There are versions for over 40 cities, from Philadelphia to Paris. The pocket-sized exterior brains include detailed maps (including transit), tabbed blank pages for your notes on places of interest, and an accordion pocket.

Mid-Range ($50 and under)

Kate Spade’s cosmetic bags are virtually guaranteed to make you grin—and isn’t a sense of humor a travel essential, too? The Travel East West style is colorfully printed with phrases you’ll hear on the road, from “leg room” to “peanuts or pretzels?” The Par Avion bag is edged with red and blue stripes, echoing an old-school air mail envelope.

And speaking of cosmetics, Malin + Goetz’s travel toiletries kit pulls together six key products, from shampoo to moisturizer. With one-ounce bottles and a clear carrying case, this set is ideal for carry-ons. The clean, graphic packaging and unfussy scents make this a great pick for men or women.

The bright colors of Vivre’s passport covers—like canary yellow and hibiscus pink—make them easy to find in your bag. The patent leather stands up pretty well to wear, tear, and the occasional spilled drink.

Splurges ($100 and up)

Christopher Fischer cashmere has a handful of travel-specific goodies, from a cozy blanket with a plane-bedecked pouch to ballet-style slippers with cheery red toes.

Jo Malone travel candles can be used to banish stale hotel-room smells, or just help you relax with their soothing scents, like basil and verbena or orange blossom.

–Jennifer Paull

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