35 Genius Gifts That Travelers Will Actually Use

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

We all know at least one person who seems to have the travel bug at all times. Whether they're trekking to faraway lands or enjoying a local staycation, it's important that all the travel essentials are packed and ready to go. Between holiday travel and future trips, we've rounded up our top picks that are practical and will get you excited for your next vacation. From unique virtual experiences to stylish packing gear, here are the best travel gift ideas to treat the frequent flier in your life.


The Best Gifts for Travelers

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If there's one thing any traveler needs, it's a solid carry-on, like this customer favorite from Away.


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Lightweight, multifunctional, and water-resistant, this backpack folds away conveniently into a smaller pouch.


This Shark Tank find is perfect for noisy airplanes or trains.


Secure your personal item on your luggage in style with Cincha's travel belt.


If you're on a budget, try this check-in Away luggage dupe from Quince. At half the price, you get the same sleek design, smooth wheels, and lightweight hardshell case.



Revive skin from plane rides and dry hotel rooms with a personal humidifier.


Keep up with your skin care routine while you travel with these adorable minis.


Elevate your coffee on the go with packets of specialty instant coffee.


Give your face a quick refreshing spritz post-plane ride.



Keep your favorite sunglasses safe and sound with a cushioned case.

This isn't your average makeup bag. It has a built-in sanitizing system with UV-C light that cleans your favorite beauty products.

Tune out the rest of the world with these handy noise-cancelling headphones.

Actually get some rest on a plane thanks to this supportive neck pillow.


Keep glasses, chargers, snacks, and more within reach with an antimicrobial tray organizer.

Relax and reduce swelling during long flights with a height-adjustable footrest.

If you're not a fan of hotel sheets, try this silky sleep sack.

These travel-friendly and biodegradable sanitizing wipes come in a sleek silicone carrying case that can easily attach to bags or purses.


Upgrade a standard travel toothbrush with this rechargeable pick that comes in a sleek carrying case.

Find all sorts of travel essentials in this mini kit, including earplugs, stain remover, and more.

With this sleek and portable power bank, you'll never again have to worry about your phone dying on the go.

Get a good night's sleep no matter where you are with a silk pillowcase and matching eye mask.

Bring an element of luxury no matter where you travel with these cozy thermal slippers.

This compact travel gadget is both a sound machine and a night light.

With interior pockets and a durable polycarbonate shell, you'll never find a spilled shampoo bottle or broken compact in your suitcase again.

This discreet and collapsible bidet is ready for any vacation near or far.

Not only will this beautiful tote hold a laptop but it also provides compartments for pens, drinks, wallets, and keys, so there's really no better travel partner.

Take the guesswork out of the ultimate travel gift and let your giftee choose their own adventure. With Tinggly's gift box, travelers can choose from over 550 IRL experiences all over the world. And with each experience gifted, the brand pledges to offset carbon emissions by 200% and remove 11 pounds of plastic from rivers, lakes, and oceans.

While necessary, passports aren't exactly designed with style in mind. Fortunately, this adorable passport holder will instantly elevate its look while making it easy to spot and grab in the abyss of your bag.

When cramming clothes into a suitcase, the wrinkle struggle is very real. Make your loved one's travels way smoother with this simple steamer and iron.

Sleep soundly with Ostrichpillow's ergonomic eye mask, which is designed to block out 100% of light and has six comforting layers, ideal for any face shape and size.

Just as great for a trip to the coffee shop as an adventure abroad, this tech case will make wrangling unruly cords a problem of the past.

This bag from Beis has a built-in shelving system that can hang from hooks or closets for easy access during any weekend getaway, making it a great travel backpack for a weekend getaway.

Since traveling with liquids is pretty limiting, these zero-waste body washes will come in handy for any traveler. Each body wash sheet turns into liquid when you add water and is enclosed in an eco-friendly paper sachet that will dissolve by the end of your shower.

Designed to fit seamlessly into virtually any suitcase, these cubes make organized packing simple, easy, and stylish.

Whether you're traveling with skincare or vitamins, these customizable, leakproof travel containers will come in handy.



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