Search

The Best Gifts for Travelers – Modern Gift Ideas for the Jet Setter

11.05.21 | By
The Best Gifts for Travelers – Modern Gift Ideas for the Jet Setter
View Slideshow

Holiday shopping for someone with a major case of wanderlust? You don’t have to travel far and wide to find the best holiday gift. We rounded up the very best in modern and functional travel gifts so you can treat the jet setter in your life to a first-class holiday. For more holiday gift ideas, check out our library of holiday gift guides thoughtfully curated by Design Milk editors!

EvaMini by LOMMER

EvaMini by LOMMER

EvaMini by LOMMER

We love the EvaMini for its compact size and simple, minimalist design. Small enough to carry in your hand, but roomy enough to store the classic P.W.K (phone, wallet, keys?), the Mini is made of a foam-like, “E.V.A.” material, that’s completely waterproof so your traveler can feel good knowing their must-haves are safe and dry, come rain or shine. It’s even available in a variety of colorways, though we love the classic minimalist edge of the Off Black (are you surprised?).

$65

Carry-all Set by Junes

Carry-all Set by Junes

Carry-all Set by Junes

This set of reusable pouches by Junes has a use for every phase of travel: use them to organize clothing and toiletries before packing, use them in place of disposable shopping bags while at your destination, use the smallest pouch as a wristlet for quick errands, store worn clothes in them on the trek home, the possibilities are endless. They come in a range of beautiful colors, and the brand’s sustainable bio-knit material means you can wash and reuse them again and again and help save the planet from single-use plastic pollution!

$18

CATCH:2 Wireless Charger in Black by Courant

CATCH:2 Wireless Charger in Black by Courant

CATCH:2 Wireless Charger in Black by Courant

This wireless charger by Courant will have all your recipient’s devices charged up and ready for whatever adventures they have in store. It’s slim profile and wide leather charging pad will save space in your jet setter’s luggage and keep them from wrangling a tangled mess of charging cables. Expect many thanks for this!

$150

The Diplomat Black Tie Travel Case by Capsule

The Diplomat Black Tie Travel Case by Capsule

The Diplomat Black Tie Travel Case by Capsule

Because there are few things more stressful than airport security checkpoints, the traveler in your circle will love having all their important documents – ID, passport, vaccine cards, you name it – in one easy to maneuver location. The stylish black leather Diplomat Blacktie Travel Case by Capsule has a roomy interior for all these essentials and more, and a secure closure to ensure nothing gets lost along the way.

$110

zMask Face Mask by Zimarty

zMask Face Mask by Zimarty

zMask Face Mask by Zimarty

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, face masks are a non-negotiable for safe travel – so you might as well have one you enjoy wearing. The zMask Face Mask by Zimarty does what you need face masks to do while looking incredibly cool in the process. The origami inspired design makes for a modern, architectural look, that also holds itself up around the mouth area, creating less friction between the mask and your recipient’s face (less friction = less maskne!).

$45 - 50

City Backpack by mariamaleta

City Backpack by mariamaleta

City Backpack by mariamaleta

Frequent travelers will know the importance of having a bag that can do it all – especially when you’re trying to save luggage space! The City Backpack by mariamaleta does exactly that. The neutral style and easy closure are as fashionable as they are functional. The reversible black and brown leather design, and convertible straps that can be worn over both shoulders (backpack style) or slung over one like a tote – making this a bag you can switch up whenever the mood or destination strikes.

$220

Obsidian Black Bottle by LARQ

Obsidian Black Bottle by LARQ

Obsidian Black Bottle by LARQ

Not to be confused with just any reusable water bottle, LARQ water bottles are the first ever self-cleaning bottles out there. They use a UV-C LED light to purify your water and bottle from 99.99% of contaminants – perfect for long haul hikes and camping enthusiasts. With one full charge, the purification system will do its thing for one whole month before needing to recharge so you can go the distance. We love the sleek look of the Obsidian Black colorway, but there’s bound to be a hue to suit your traveler.

$95

Haircare Minis by SEEN

Haircare Minis by SEEN

Haircare Minis by SEEN

This travel set of dermatologist-designed hair minis use hair-loving and non-pore clogging ingredients that will keep your recipient’s hair (and skin!) in check while on the go. The set includes a gentle cleansing shampoo, nourishing conditioner and blow-out cream for an easy hair care routine from in-shower to styling. Plus, it’s on sale!

$29

Porter 15 oz Glass by W&P

Porter 15 oz Glass by W&P

Porter 15 oz Glass by W&P

Perfect for the eco-conscious traveler, the Porter Glass is a must for your travel bag so you can refill and reuse while on the move and curb single-use plastic waste. The durable glass and protective matte silicone cover mean you can feel good about bringing the cup with you wherever you go. Use it for cocktails, coffees, teas, you name it. It’s even available in a bunch of soft pastel colors!

$25

Tuplus X2 22" Aluminum Carry-on by Tuplus

Tuplus X2 22

Tuplus X2 22" Aluminum Carry-on by Tuplus

If the traveler on your list has been extra nice this year, pay it forward with a piece of high-quality luggage that will last a lifetime. This Aluminum Carry-on by Tuplus is the ultimate luxury suitcase. It’s equipped with all the bells and whistles – an aircraft grade aluminum and magnesium alloy exterior, genius upright opening capability, lightweight and space saving hydraulic hinges, and smooth, quiet wheels. The impeccable design and functionality of this carry-on is 100% worth the investment.

$549

>>> For more travel gifts, visit the Design Milk Shop here! <<<

Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.