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The Luxury Gift Guide: The Best for Chic Travelers

Best Luxury Gifts for Frequent Travelers

You probably have a frequent traveler in your life. And they land on your gift list at least once a year. Perhaps they travel for the joy of it – filled with wanderlust and a need to explore. Or maybe they do it for work, or to fulfill other obligations. Whatever drives your particular Road Warrior, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has ideas and inspiration for you. Here’s our luxury gift guide of the best travel gifts for chic travelers and jet-setters right now. 

What are the Best Luxury Gifts for Chic Travelers Right Now?

The prospect of travel can evoke a spectrum of emotions. For some, it’s an exciting chance to explore. For others, it’s a burdensome and mildly unpleasant requirement of keeping their job.

Being a Road Warrior for work isn’t always about first class travel and luxurious airline lounges. Sometimes it means taking a middle seat on a red eye to get home. Or frantically pulling a suitcase through a crowded train station to get to your track on time. Work travel can be stressful, uncomfortable and tiring. 

And even the best vacation travel can have its moments, especially when something unexpected occurs.

Best Luxury Gifts for Frequent Travelers

That’s why the best gifts for chic travelers are not only practical. They’re also energizing, or soothing. And ideally, stylish and smart. 

From stress-reducing self care products to sleep aides to noise-cancelling headphones to an indestructible yet chic roller bag, we’ve found 33 of the best travel gifts to help your favorite globetrotter make it through their next tour of duty

Best Luxury Gifts for Frequent Travelers

The Luxury Gift Guide: Best for Chic Travelers

1. Best Luxury Travel Gift: Headphones

One way to make traveling en masse more bearable? Help your gift recipient block out the noise and tune in with some top of the line headphones.  We’re big fans of Bose QC25 headphones ($300). They feature a new folding design, better audio quality and improved noise reduction. 

For someone looking for style and sound quality, we like the Klipsch Heritage HP-3 ($1,200).  Or if you think they might prefer hearing nothing at all, try the Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds ($249) that are great for overnight flights (or the inevitable screaming toddler).  Looking for something else?  Check out our guide to see more of the best headphones.

Luxury Headphones Gifts for Frequent Travelers

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2. Best Luxury Gift: Suitcases

We are big fans of the heritage style of Goyard and LV here at Dandelion Chandelier, with one of our faves being the Louis Vuitton Horizon ($3,900-$4,300).  It has a classic trunk-inspired style, but with the modern touch of a completely flat back shell for more packing space.  Plus it comes in either a hard or soft case option and a variety of colors. 

For something with a little more high tech, we like the new aluminum line of suitcases ($475 – $595) from Away.  Their carry-ons all feature a TSA-approved ejectable battery with charging ports for your phone and other devices.  And for you influencer friends, there is always the Off White x Rimowa suitcase ($1,355).  The latest offering from Off-White sees the brand going out on its own with a new line of carry-on bags ($1,000) called “Quote” that launched in August 2019. Need some more ideas?  Here are even more of the best suitcases out there to consider.

Luxury Suitcases Gifts for Frequent Travelers

3. Best Luxury Gift: Tech Gadgets

Help your Road Warrior make their travel just a little bit smarter with the some of the latest in travel techAdero’s Smart Tags ($79.99) will keep them organized on their journey.  By using the bluetooth taglets, users can keep track of their must have items, ensuring nothing gets left behind or that they ever have to look under a hotel bed again – phew. 

For friends who love foreign travel, there is the Vasco Mini Translator ($249), which can help them with any potential language barriers they may encounter.  And for the road warriors who are always getting sick, we like the Bizond Portable Ozone Generator ($69), a conveniently travel cup-size device that can purify and sterilize up to 99% of allergens, bacteria and chemicals in an area up to 10 square feet.  Their immune system will certainly thank you.

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4. Best Luxury Gift: Self Care Goodies

Cleansing and moisturizing are the two smartest steps you can take for your skin after you board. Encourage your beloved traveler to take care of themselves with the MZ Skin Hydra Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask ($106).  The tiny gold particles will definitely make them feel fancy. And more importantly, this treatment will provide them with a dose of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and seaweed to fight dark circles and fine lines. 

For a complete facial treatment, we like the Patchology On the Fly Travel Skin Treatment Kit ($20). It has everything covered, including the lips. 

Of course, self care doesn’t only have to be about skin care. It’s also about their state of mind.  Help them unwind and prepare for the adventures (or meetings) ahead with these Acupuncture massage rings ($10).

Luxury Guide of Travel Gifts: Self Care for jet-setters

5. Best Luxury Gift: Travel Toiletries

Friends don’t let friends get caught using hotel/airline toiletries (unless they’re from a premium kit).  But perhaps your road warrior can’t always fly first class or stay in a 5-star hotel. So why not give them some top-of-the-line toiletries to make their travels a little more luxurious?  Aesop’s Departure Kit ($53) features seven Aesop classics to help your Road Warrior stay fresh-faced and groomed at their destination. 

For men, the Menscience Travel Kit ($86) includes a full regimen of products (shave, after shave, cleanser, moisturizer, shampoo, deodorant, lip balm and more) to cover all their skincare and grooming needs while on the road. 

Lastly, let’s not forget oral care on the go.  To help them keep a bright smile, we like the Marvis Toiletries Kit ($20). It comes with the brand’s classic whitening mint toothpaste, a nylon bristle toothbrush and rubber carrying case.  Even better?  These all come in convenient TSA-friendly sizes – so those who never check a bag are in luck.  

Best Luxury Gift Travel Toiletries

6. Best Luxury Gift: Travel Pouches, Bags and Cases

Whether it’s for toiletries or for gathering cords and cables, pouches, bags and cases are a great gift idea for people on the road to help them stay organized. 

Brighten their days away from home with a floral Gucci Blooms Pouch ($520) that can be used for everything from makeup to passports. Keep their hands and shoulders free with a Prada Belt Bag ($750) made from recycled nylon.  Or for a more polished look, you can opt for a Mark Cross Grace Briefcase ($2,495).  We’re partial to the bright red option.

Best Luxury Gift Travel Bags, Pouches and Cases

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7. Best Luxury Gifts for Stylish Travelers

Elevate their style and possibly also their comfort with some new travel attire.  For the ladies, a scarf or wrap adds a layer of sophistication while also offering warmth on long cold flights. We like Burberry’s new Silk Puffer Bandanas ($690) – they’re lightly padded for added coziness and volume, and finished in a soft color-blocked silk. 

For the businessman, try a classic travel blazer that works with both jeans and khakis.  We’re partial to Canali’s water and crease-resistant Travel Blazer ($1,200). Your Road Warrior can either wear it right off the plane and into meetings, or pack it away in his bag for a night out during the trip.  Another great option for both men and women is a packable ultra light down jacket ($69).  It’s perfect for those destinations where the weather might be unpredictable. 

Luxury Style Gifts for Frequent Travelers. Courtesy Photos.

8. Best Luxury Gift: Travel Sleep Aides

Help them arrive at their destination well rested with some easy to carry sleep aides like sleep masks and neck pillows.  The Gravity’s Weighted Sleep Mask ($40) will evenly distribute weight lightly across their face, helping to calm their nervous system to help improve sleep, mood and relaxation. 

Say goodbye to a stiff neck with a Ostrichpillow Go ($60) that will wrap around their neck for quality support and soft cushioning.  And when they’re done resting, it rolls up into a compact ball for easy transport. 

Ladies with long hair who travel know how wonky their hair can get while they sleep.  Keep her looking well-groomed and comfortable with Calpak’s Silk Travel Neck Pillow and Eye Mask Set ($95).  The luxe silk fabric is not only hypoallergenic, but also extra easy on hair and skin.

Luxury Sleep Aides Gifts for Frequent Travelers. Courtesy Photos.

9. Best Luxury Travel Gift: How to Make a Hotel Feel like Home

For those who spend a lot of time on the road, it’s always nice to have a piece of home with you.  A little note in their bag won’t go unnoticed and neither would a travel sized candle with the fragrance of home.  Snowe makes pint-sized and TSA-approved versions of their most popular scents in their Travel Candle Set ($50). 

For those who may want to drown out the sounds of an unfamiliar city, consider the Marpac Rohm White Noise Sound Machine ($29.95).  It can be used both at home and away.  And for fitness gurus who have trouble keeping up at their workouts while away from home, you can gift them a Lorox Travel Foam Roller ($17). That way, no car ride or long layover will stand in the way of long, flexible muscles.

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10. Best Luxury Gift: Power Sources for Frequent Travelers

No guide of luxury travel gifts would be complete without a few items to help jet-setters stay connected to their loved ones.  The Anker Powercore 10000 ($24.99) is lightweight and powerful and can recharge two whole phones and then some in one go. The Mophie Powerstation XXL ($99.95) will give them up to 100 hours of extra battery for their phone and can power up to three devices at once. 

For the world traveler there is the Tumi 4 Port USB travel charger ($125), an adapter that supports electrical outlets from 150 countries.  And with four USB power ports, they can power multiple devices at one time.

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11. Best Luxury Gifts: In-flight entertainment for Frequent Travelers

Long flights can be grueling without something to pass the time. If by chance they don’t have one already, gift them a new tablet filled with their favorite movies or shows to watch.  Android users will love how easy it is to login and play straight away on Google’s Pixel Slate ($799).  For those who might prefer a good book, try Amazon’s new Kindles Oasis ($299) which now features adjustable warm lighting that is perfect for dim airline cabins.  Last but not least, you might want to consider an actual book for them to read to take their mind off of work for a change.  For our latest suggestions, check out our monthly list of the best new books

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The Best Luxury Gifts for Frequent Travelers

There you have it! Our luxury gift guide for travel, jet-setters, Road Warriors and other frequent travelers of all types.  Now only one question remains: which ones will you pick for your favorite jet-setter?

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier. Formerly, she was a Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in NYC and is married with three young children. She loves cross country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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