Shopping for a woman who's a travel fiend this holiday season? While gifting an actual trip may not be realistic, you can still wow her with the perfect present for her trips. Help the well traveled woman in your life hit the road with the trendiest and most useful travel gear, clothes, and luggage, so she can rack up more miles in the next year. These 16 travel gifts are practical, multi-functional, and pretty, to boot.
For the Over-Packer
The Switchback International Carry-On ($349) from Eagle Creek is perfect for indecisive travelers who can’t seem to downsize their packing lists. The clip-on day backpack that attaches to a larger travel pack makes it easy to cram in a few extra clothes and gadgets and still have a lightweight bag option for conquering day trips. Still can’t fit all of her souvenirs? Get her a lightweight Packable Tote ($30) that can double as a day bag, or Packable Duffel ($36) to get it all home. And a Pack-It Specter Tech™ Cube Set ($47) will compress her clothes so she can fit everything she wants to bring. . If she has too much stuff to carry-on, the Expanse™ AWD 30 ($279) has four wheels, so it can easily move a lot of weight. And maybe toss in a Luggage Scale ($31)—this one doubles as an alarm clock—so she doesn’t get hit with those overweight baggage fees.
If you want to add something extra to your gift, roll up a pair or two of North Face Women’s Winter Warm Mid-Rise Tights ($85) and put them inside the pack. They go with everything, and the length is perfect for climbing, jumping, and running in cool weather or in areas where she’ll want her skin protected from bugs and branches. You can’t go wrong with the basic black color, but they also come in fun colors like turquoise and maroon.
For the Commuter
Eagle Creek’s Wayfinder Backpack 30L Women's Fit ($99) is not only a great travel pack, but it's particularly helpful for city dwellers or suburbanites who commute to work every day by train, car, or foot. It has a compartment for electronics and is water repellant, so the only thing that will get ruined on a wet walk will be her hair. It’s also earth-friendly and ergonomically designed specifically for women. Surprise her with a pair of Vans Slip-Ons ($50) that are stylish enough to wear all day long in the office or when she's out exploring a new city.
For the Adventurer
Eagle Creek’s National Geographic Series Yonder Rolling Trunk Luggage ($499) can hang with the best of them. It has large, rugged wheels that will handle any terrain and lockable zippers to help protect her stuff when she doesn’t have her eyes on it. If she’s always running to catch a plane, get her the National Geographic Series Borderless Convertible Carry-On ($349), so she can get by security without a second thought. It also changes from a rolling bag to backpack, so it’s just as adaptable as she is. If she prefers a travel pack, the Global Companion 65L W ($229) is ergonomically designed specifically for women and can fit everything she needs for her next adventure. It also comes in a handy carry-on size ($159).
For the Germ-a-phobe
Help her keep her unused gear clean while on the go with a Pack-It Specter™ Shoe Sac ($19). It’s the perfect little compartment to keep dirty sneaks quarantined, or to stash a few pairs of sandals (like these Reef Rover Catch flip-flops ($45)). Bonus: The shoe sac comes in four fun colors and is machine washable, so she can toss it in the washing machine at the end of her trip to avoid stinking up her suitcase on her next adventure.
For the Beauty Queen
Is she chasing away the winter blues with a cruise or a trip to a tropical island? The Pack-It Specter™ On Board ($46) will keep all her makeup, hair products, and toiletries organized, and it may even save some extra space for you on the bathroom sink, if you travel with her! This organizer has a non-slip hook for hanging that can be easily stowed away, as well as seven slip pockets and two zippered ones for max organization.
Looking for even more gift ideas? Check out The Best Travel Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Switchback International Carry-On
Wayfinder Backpack 30L Women's Fit
National Geographic Series Yonder Rolling Trunk Luggage
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20+ Travel Gift Ideas for Men
Unique Gifts for Millennials Who Love to Travel
How to Pack For Two Weeks in a Carry-On