The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Women Who Love to Travel

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Looking to get a gift for the woman in your life who loves travel as much as she loves you? Check out our curated holiday shopping suggestions. We’ve got everything from cozy and stylish clothes to a waterproof e-reader to retro-inspired wireless headphones — plus a few surprises she’ll love on the road all year round. Trust us, she’s going to want everything on this list. Oh, and if you’re shopping for a guy who loves to travel, see our holiday gift guide for men.

Prices are subject to change.

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 40 Hours of Listening Time, Built-in Microphone - Rose Gold (Latest Model)

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones do what few wireless headphones have done before: look cool. Plus, they deliver excellent sound quality, have Bluetooth capability, and phone functionality. Never rely on janky airline headphones again. 

Companion Compression Socks at Comrad

Daily compression socks for all-day energy, support, and comfort.
Comrad Socks

Comrad‘s compression socks are a must-have for long-haul flights. They feature a tight-knit that provides a comfortable amount of support for everyday wear and travel use. Silver-infused fabric wicks away sweat, minimizes odor, and kills bacteria. Plus, the pink stripes are a cute look in the TSA security line. 

Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash

An alcohol-based formulation with purifying and hydrating properties, to cleanse hands effectively when running water is unavailable.

Hand sanitizer is essential for keeping clean while on the road, but so many options smell terrible and feel sticky. Enter: Aesop’s Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash. This stuff smells fresh, moisturizes hands, and kills germs. And at 1.7 ounces, it’s the perfect size for a carry-on bag and a holiday stocking.

Wellness ViA Water Bottle

Gem-Water Gem-Water x VitaJuwel Wellness Water Bottle
Saks Fifth Avenue

Calling all wellness enthusiasts: The Wellness ViA Water Bottle is made from premium, high-quality glass with an interchangeable gem pod base filled with rose quartz, clear quartz, and amethyst. The gems supercharge water and supposedly make it the same level as pure spring water. 

Kindle Paperwhite at Amazon

Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) – Now with a 6.8" display and adjustable warm light – Black

The Kindle Paperwhite is the latest and greatest e-reader on the market. It’s lightweight, waterproof (hello, reading on a floatie in the pool), and has a whopping eight gigabytes of storage. Plus, it’s light enough to hold with one hand.  

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Rosebud Salve at Sephora

Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve in a Tube

Rosebud Salve is a multipurpose beauty essential that does quadruple duty: It soothes dry lips, moisturizes cuticles, tames ashy elbows and knees, and can be used to smooth brows and add a hint of shine to eyelids. The slight rose scent is pleasantly addicting. It’s a must-have for any carry-on bag. 

Slipsilk Sleep Mask at Nordstrom

Pure Silk Sleep Mask

If you’ve always put sleep masks in the “frivolous” category, it’s time to reconsider. The Slipsilk Sleep Mask is made of pure silk and is both lightweight and durable. The comfortable mask does an excellent job of keeping out light without feeling tight — and the slip of the fabric means no embarrassing face creases. Give the gift of decent sleep on a flight. 

Clever Fox Travel Planner

Clever Fox Travel Journal – Vacation Planner with Budget Plan, Packing List, Expense Tracker & Trip Journal – Travelling Itinerary Organizer for Women, Men & Couples – A5 Size, Hardcover - Purple

For the organized traveler in your life, makes a fun and useful travel planner. It has enough space for three years worth of information, and includes a map page, cute travel stickers, postcards, a language converter, and, of course, a place to jot down daily plans.

LLBean Cozy Pullover

Women's L.L.Bean Cozy Pullover
L.L. Bean

The Cozy Pullover is the perfect top layer for a flight. The cowl neck keeps air-conditioning blasts off the neck, while the lightweight cotton-blend fabric feels comfy and can easily be layered over a long-sleeved tee. And who doesn’t love a kangaroo pocket? It’s available in five soft colors. 

Wanderkarma Travel the World Box

Wanderkarma Travel the World Box by Wanderkarma Delivering handmade creations by artisans and local traditional products from a new country every month!
Crate Joy

Give the gift of a vacation delivered to her door throughout the door.  The Wandekarma subscription box is loaded with items inspired by glamorous destinations worldwide. Expect a high quality mix of jewelry, skincare supplies, makeup, and a major dose of wanderlust.

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