26 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 to make sure all the travel essentials are packed. The holiday season is the perfect time to treat your jet-setting friend to thoughtful gifts that will make their next trip infinitely easier. From unique virtual experiences to stylish packing essentials, here are the best travel gift ideas to treat the frequent flier in your life.


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1. Tinggly Christmas Gift Box, $129

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.


2. Rifle Paper Co. Passport Holder, $28

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.


3. Paravel Packing Cubes, $65

Designed to seamlessly fit into virtually any suitcase, these cubes make organized packing simple, easy, and stylish. They can also be personalized with a monogram to make the gift extra special.


4. Ostrichpillow 3D Ergonomic Eye Mask, $45

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.


5. Beis The Hanging Backpack, $128

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.


6. The Virtual Happy Hour Cocktail Set, $72

For the friend who likes to enjoy an in-flight cocktail, go for a cocktail kit like this one from W&P. They come in convenient tin cases and have all the ingredients and tools needed to whip up cocktails like a Moscow Mule, margarita, and old fashioned.


7. LUNA London Eclipse LED Makeup Mirror, $39.99

When dim hotel lights just won't do, you can find picture-perfect lighting at any time with this handy LED mirror.


8. Leatherology Large Jewelry Case, $95

Available in 13 sophisticated colors, with the option to personalize it with a monogram, this jewelry case will keep all jewelry secure and tangle-free.

9. Beis The Cosmetic Case, $68

Ideal for glosses, powders, lipsticks, and other essentials that tend to get lost in large bags and totes, this treasure guarantees high-style organization.

10. Italic Hard Shell Mini Suitcase, $20

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

11. My Tagalongs Vixen Network Case, $28

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.

12. Coyuchi Organic Sateen Travel Sack, $68

Make any hotel feel like home with the travel sack from Coyuchi. Like a chic sleeping bag made of 300-thread-count organic cotton, it also comes with a pillowcase for a luxury sleeping experience.

13. Huzi Infinity Travel Pillow, $39.90

This adjustable, bamboo-fabric travel pillow will mold to any situation that you're in, be it a cramped car or a first-class seat.

14. Stockholm Steamery No. 2 Travel Steamer, $130

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

15. Dagne Dover Signature Tote, $245

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.

16. Pinch Provisions Tech Kit, $26.99

Trying to keep track of all of the tech items you need to pack can be a challenge, but not with this genius kit. Featuring earbuds and an earbud wrapper, a flash drive, cord organizer, USB wall charger, 3-in-1 charging cable, and even a password hint list, this clever little pouch has you covered.

17. BioLite AlpenGlow 250, $59.95

For the traveler who's an avid camper, try the BioLite AlpenGlow 250. It has unique lighting modes and features — including party and candle light — and doubles as a power bank.

18. Roam The Jaunt Expandable Carry-On, $550

No need to skip out on buying extra souvenirs with Roam's expandable luggage collection. When fully expanded, they can add up to 28% more space, leaving more room for any vacation shopping trips.

19. Stitch Your Road Trips Notebook, $35

Take note and keep track of cross-country travels with this unique notebook that lets you stitch each state that you visit as you move throughout the United States.

20. HoMedics SoundSpa Traveler Portable Sound Machine, $25

Sleep soundly wherever travels take you with this mini sound machine that has up to seven noise and light color options.

21. Tushy Travel Bidet, $29

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

22. Plus Zero Waste Body Wash, $16.50

Since traveling with liquids is pretty limiting, these zero-waste body washes will come in handy for any traveler. All you need is water.

23. Travel Challenges Card Deck by Tiago Gomes and Liza Zuberi, $20

Perfect for inspiring your next vacation itinerary, this card deck will help travelers explore new places in ways they may not have thought of before.

24. BioLite Charge 80 PD, $69.95

A hefty power bank that packs a punch, travelers won't need to run to the nearest outlet when their devices are running low on battery. The BioLite Charge 80 PD can fully charge a 13-inch laptop and multiple devices at once. Plus, it makes a great stocking stuffer.

25. July Checked Luggage, $275

For extra long vacations, your favorite traveler needs a spacious, heavy-duty luggage like this option from July.

26. 57 Hours Local Adventures, $150+

Got a friend or family member who can't get enough of the great outdoors? Gift them one of these IRL experiences that cover everything from surfing in Maui to hiking in Peru.