Gift Guide for The Traveler

Travel is back! International travel resumed earlier this year and I had some trouble adjusting to my routine again as I traveled to Italy and France. It was a routine I was familiar with for so long and it felt foreign after being away for so long. This gift guide is to help friends and family prepare for upcoming travel international or domestic. I hope you find something that suits that special someone on your list!

Large Le Pilage Longchamp Tote $145 I have owned many of these over the years in multiple sizes. This is a great size for using for a day out in Paris. It folds up nicely so it is easy to pack.

Rifle Paper Luggage tag $26 An essential with traveling so your bag doesn’t get mixed up with someone else’s. This happened too many times in Italy and my bag was missing a tag. Lesson learned. Plus, this one is super cute!

Gaspard Sezane Jumper $120. This sweater can be worn multiple ways and is a great piece to look elevated when traveling. Throw over a dress or wear with jeans.

Cuyana laptop sleeve $95 This is chic and I just love the quality of Cuyana. Keep your laptop safe while traveling with this beautiful leather laptop sleeve. Monogramming is available for an additional charge.

The Away Bigger Carry On $245 I invested in this in 2019 and I used it so much. They have a lifetime guarantee and I have had no issues with it. I want to get my dad one I love it so much. I have brought it for so many international trips and it fits in the cabin with me.

Power bank external charger $40. This is the one thing I forgot to pack for Paris and could have used. There were a few times when I borrowed power chargers from the girls when we had downtime. It’s essential!

Cuyana Classic Top Zip tote $225 I have owned mine for almost 6 years and it has been around the world with me. I highly recommend the insert if you can afford it. It makes it easier to organize keys, water bottles, laptops, and other accessories.

Calpak Packing Cubes $62 Packing is so much easier with these packing cubes! I don’t know what life was like before them. I store them in my suitcase when I am not traveling to make them easy to find. Each pack holds a different category, shoes, undergarments, tops, and bottoms. It also helps maximize packing in a carry-on.

Pure Silk Sleepmask $50 I have slept with one for years. It helps on the plane and hotels when I need to fall asleep.

Apple Airpods $119 I don’t know life before these. I use them when I can’t fall asleep at home to listen to podcasts and on the go for phone calls and for plane rides. It connects to your phone’s Bluetooth. Just make sure they are charged.

Port and Polish Pill Box $20 This is great for vitamins too if you don’t have daily medication. Keep your pills organized on the go.

Ugg Travel Set $98 Adding this to my own wish list. I love the blanket and the eye mask folds up into a small bag. Forget airplane blankets and bring your own.

Triple Zip Weekender Bag $295 I love Cuyana for the thought-out design and there is a place for everything. A great classic and beautiful weekender bag. Plus you can monogram it. It would make a really great gift for a new bride with their initials.

Orange Sim Card $50 20 GB for international travel. I have used this card several times. It really cuts down on the price of cell and data when abroad. Verizon is $10 a day and my data was drained by the evening. If you are going for more than 5 days, this is a great option. Just pop out your own sim card (keep it in a safe place) and put the new one in. I do this on the plan using the tray table.

Klorane Non-Aerosol Dry Shampoo $20 You can use the aerosol can as well but I like this one because you don’t have to worry about packing it in your suitcase. This has saved me so many times in freshening up my bangs in between washes. Perfect staple for the toiletry bag.

Camera Strap $7 I ordered this exact one for my Fuji. It is a fun way to personalize your camera.

Passport Holder $85 This one comes in a variety of colors. It is a fun and essential gift. A friend gave me a red leather passport holder before moving to Paris and I still have it.

Klorane Eye Patches $26 Great for travel under your sleep mask before you land. This helps reduce the puffiness and dark circles under your eye caused by a lack of sleep.

Passport/Vaccine Holder $10 For a more budget-friendly option, I love the idea of having a place for your vaccine card. After traveling abroad during the pandemic, your CDC card is the same currency as your passport. Keep it safe and with you to get into bars/restaurants.

Cashmere Wrap $195 This is a multipurpose piece that serves as a blanket and scarf. My aunt gave me one a few years ago and it is sentimental. It is beautiful and has traveled with me so many times over the years.

Yeti $30 I have multiple colors of this mug that keeps my tea and coffee hot and cold on the go. I use them daily!

Travel Jewelry Case $145 To keep all your jewelry safe and organized in one spot. You can monogram this too.

Sisley Sleep Mask $145 to keep your skin hydrated and plump while in the air. I always use a mask when flying because my skin runs dry as it is and flying makes it so much worse. Slather it on and let your skin soak it up as you sleep.

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    • Oh wow! Thank you, Lisa! I will have to check out the Flex version. I wonder how much more items I can pack inside 🙂

  1. What a great gift guide – this one is my favorite one so far! Cuyana has become one of my favorites after purchasing a few items that you recommended. I purchased the Away suitcase earlier this year and am loving that too! Once again thank you for helping with my holiday shopping!!!

    • Thank you, Dina! Cuyana is such a great brand. I have seen my top zip tote stand up over the years. They have great quality products. I am so happy to help with your holiday shopping 🙂