20 luxury gifts for travelers
All under under $50
Posh gift ideas for women travelers — luxury gifts for travelers
I’m not the easiest person to buy a gift for. It’s not because I’m difficult or one of those people who has everything (I don’t). There’s only one gift that makes me smile like Christmas morning, and that’s travel. The big but, of course, is that travel isn’t a gift that suits everyone’s budget. So, the next best thing is a travel-related gift.
In this post, I’ve rounded up a bumper list of gifts — and they’re all under $50. There are some unique and practical gift ideas, ideal for Christmas, birthdays or just to say thank you. These gifts are sure to put a smile on the face of the posh traveler in your life. It also means they’ll be good and ready for their next trip.
The list includes gifts for men and women, though some of them work for both and are genderless.
1. Havaianas Luna women’s flip flops sandals
This beloved Brazilian brand has been around for a while now, but its popularity shows no sign of waning.
Havaianas Luna women’s flip flops are sandals that you can wear on the beach or on the streets.
The cushion soles make them comfortable and long-wearing, while still maintaining its femininity and elegance. The traditional straps form a woven slingback that secures your feet when walking. It’s ideal for someone like me, who’s not keen on wearing flip flops unless at the beach.
It’s true that the price tag’s higher than what you’d pay for a pair of standard flip flops. However, with Havaianas, you’re paying for more than a name. The quality lives up to its hype, and a pair can last for years.
The divider part of the sandal also doesn’t rub against the skin when walking, unlike cheaper varieties.
Havaianas Luna women’s flip flops come in a variety of colors, including black, rose gold, and aubergine.
2. Molton Brown women’s travel-size toiletries kit — luxury gifts for travelers
Take a piece of London with you on your travels with this luxury toiletry set from Molton Brown. This kit from the British brand contains a selection of bath and shower gels and body lotions.
They’ll not only leave you smelling fresh but are also lightweight and compact for travel.
Fragrances include Pink Pepperpod and Blossoming Honeysuckle and White Tea.
The products come in a petite bag, which you can also use long after they’re finished.
For men, there’s also a Molton Brown travel kit consisting of earthier tones and musky fragrances.
3. KROSER laptop (15.6in) backpack
Keep your laptop and other valuable belongings safe with this practical, yet chic, backpack from KROSER. Made from a durable and environment-friendly nylon fabric, this backpack’s water-repellent, and is also ideal for taking on your travels.
The generously-sized compartments in the bag have separate roomy spaces, ideal for a laptop (up to 15.6in), tablet and more. The zip front pocket is also useful for keeping other items at easy reach.
Along with its sleek design, the backpack also comes with a built-in USB port, something travelers will appreciate.
The KROSER backpack comes with vintage leather handles and adjustable padding shoulder straps. Carry it on your back, or with the handle — it’s up to you. You can use the bag for travel, business, or for everyday use.
KROSER have more than 15 years’ experience designing and making laptop bags. So, you can take comfort knowing you’re purchasing a quality bag.
4. Thomas Sabo passport charm pendant — luxury gifts for travelers
When you can’t give the gift of travel, this travel-inspired pendant from Thomas Sabo isn’t a bad second choice.
Add it to your favorite necklace or bracelet, it’s one piece of travel inspiration your posh traveler can wear everywhere.
Made of 925 sterling silver, the charm club pendant with lobster clasp features a tiny passport with a turquoise globe.
Pair the passport charm with the Palm Tree, Sun, Plane charm pendant to add an extra element of travel.
5. Lonfrote natural silk filled sleep eye mask
How well do you sleep on planes? If, like me, you get zero winks on your travels, this sleep eye mask from Lonfrote may do the trick.
Filled with natural silk, this mask perfectly blocks out light, with padding fabric to help you rest comfortably. It’s great for light sleepers or anyone that’s sensitive to light.
Adjustable buckle and straps means the eye sleep mask comfortably fits all head sizes. Simply lengthen the strap to increase the adjustable range.
It also ticks the style box with its simple yet elegant design. The words ‘Good night’ are knitted on the front, sending a clear signal to fellow passengers.
The eye mask is ideal for travel, taking a nap, or even for practicing yoga and meditation.
Easy to clean, you can either wash the mask by hand, or machine wash on a delicate cycle.
The Lonfrote sleep mask comes with 1 dust-proof satin carry pouch and 1 pair of ear plugs.
6. Super Facialist vitamin C set — luxury gifts for travelers
I first came across the Super Facialist range in May, while searching for a new and affordable exfoliator.
Since purchasing the rose exfoliator, my ears perk up when I see anything else from the skincare brand.
Its Vitamin C 4 daily essentials set is everything you need for your travels. The set includes:
- cleansing oil;
- vitamin C gentle daily micro polish;
- brightening skin defense daily moisturizer; and
- a sleep and reveal night cream.
Super Facialist products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and are cruelty-free and paraben-free.
The range’s suitable for all skin types, containing natural extracts and high-performance scientific ingredients to achieve visible results.
7. Personalized handmade travel makeup / toiletry bag (medium)
There’s no denying whose bag this belongs to once your name’s been embossed on the front. This convenient travel bag’s ideal for toiletries, or for your makeup when at home.
Made from high-quality cotton, you can personalize the bag anyway you wish. The medium bag’s 19x 18 x 9cm and each product is hand printed.
It comes in a choice of 3 colors: natural, navy or black. Most orders are also sent out within 1 working day of being placed, making it an ideal last-minute gift.
8. Luxury gifts for travelers — Ted Baker passport set and luggage tag
Make your luggage, and passport, stand out from the rest with this set from high-end British brand Ted Baker.
It’s designed in a pretty arboretum print, with the words ‘fly me to the moon’ etched onto each piece.
The passport holder has a pocket to place your document and it also gives easy access to your photo ID.
The luggage tag has a clear panel to add your name and address, as well as an adjustable strap.
Both pieces come in an arboretum print box, making an ideal gift for the traveler in your life.
9. Under eye mask
Get off the plane feeling and looking like a million bucks with these under eye masks with collagen. Suitable for all skin types, these easy-to-use pads hydrate the delicate skin of the under-eye area.
The pads can also help to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, and any nuisance dark circles.
Made from an eye paste of water-soluble food, it gradually thins out after applying. Collagen, hyaluronic acid and hydrogel all actively help to fight against signs of ageing, leaving you with visibly plumper skin.
While the pads are initially for the under-eye area, there are other areas where you can also apply them. Apply to the corner of the mouth to remove lip wrinkles or to the forehead to reduce any fine lines. You can also apply a pad to the chin area to help improve dullness.
10. Lierys women’s fedora — luxury gifts for travelers
Add a pop of color to your travels while still looking chic this fall with this beautiful fedora hat.
Made in Italy from 100% wool felt, this wool hat has a grosgrain ribbon trim that’s fashioned into a bow.
The fedora also comes in a range of tempting colors, though I’m quite partial to the petrol blue. If this doesn’t float your boat, you can also choose from rust, dark red and dark brown.
It’s a tiny bit over the $50 budget but is so beautiful, it’s a blinding gift for your posh traveler.
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11. Homealexa travel ‘mug’
Get your favorite tea or coffee fix while on the move with this sleek travel ‘mug’ from Homealexa.
It may look like any ordinary flask, but this one’s smarter than its counterparts. First, it comes with a built-in touch temperature sensor, meaning you always know how hot it is. There’s no risk of burning yourself here.
Second, the travel mug’s leakproof and can keep your tea/coffee warm for up to 6 hours above 42 ° C. The mug also has an alarm with LCD touch screen and a silica gel pad on the bottom. This helps to prevent slipping on smooth or wet surfaces.
Lastly, you can also use this as a water bottle, making it’s ideal for travelers as well as runners, glampers and officer workers.
The travel mug comes with lithium batteries with around 2 years battery life. Homealexa will replace or refund your mug if it’s damaged within one year.
12. Tommy Hilfiger men’s leather wallet — luxury gifts for travelers
Keep foreign currency and credit cards safe while traveling with this buttery soft Tommy Hilfiger leather wallet.
The wallet comes with 6 credit card slots, 2 hidden pockets and is made from 100% leather. It also has an inside bill slot, which is great for securing larger notes.
The design is simple yet elegant, and it also arrives in a fetching gift box.
13. HOMMINI sleep mask
Get this: a sleep eye mask that has a unique 3D design and breathable memory foam.
The sleep mask from HOMMINI promises an undisturbed rest wherever you choose to use it.
Its special design has a wide and deep space for eyes, making it different from the traditional flat eye mask. It also means that it doesn’t touch your eyes — it just covers them.
The sleep mask’s compact and foldable, and perfect for travel.
While I’ve added this to the male gift section, the HOMMINI eye mask’s genderless. For women, you can also rest assured (literally), as this mask won’t smudge your eye makeup.
Made from breathable memory foam, the velvet eye patch gives 100% blackout from any light. The HOMMINI eye mask’s lightweight, breathable and is also fully customizable with adjustable straps.
Your purchase also comes with earplugs and a carry pouch, keeping both items together when you travel. One last bonus is that the sleep eye mask comes with a lifetime warranty.
14. Packshi® Shirt Carrier — luxury gifts for travelers
This next gift is shirt genius, and one that’s made specially for traveling. Packshi® Shirt Carrier lets you travel with your favorite shirts, crease free.
This gift’s not only unique, but it’s also ideal for that person in your life who has everything! The outer case and inner shirt folder helps to keep shirts wrinkle-free and ready for when you need them.
What’s more, there’s also a space for the shirt collar, to ensure it stays in pristine shape on the road.
Lightweight and convenient, you can pack the Packshi® into your backpack, laptop bag and cabin bag.
The Packshi® is the perfect gift for business, or frequent, travelers on the go.
15. Trtl pillow — luxury gifts for travelers
I first wrote about the Trlt pillow in November 2018 after trying it for myself and loving it instantly.
This soft travel pillow with neck support and an injection of science continues to be a firm favorite among travelers.
Designed by engineers, with the help of chiropractors and physiotherapists, the Trlt pillow helps you get a decent rest. It also supports your neck during sleep, meaning no painful cramps when you wake up.
Small in size, and lightweight (136g), the Trlt pillow’s a dream to carry around. It’s also machine washable and super easy to clean after traveling.
Wear it like a scarf for that extra bit of warmth and coziness on all of your trips.
16. Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places
Adorn your traveler’s coffee table with this gift from the National Geographic.
As the title says, the book contains 225 photographs of some of the world’s most incredible places.
They include both natural and man-made places, with colorful illustrations taken by world-class photographers.
Fawn over images of rain-forests and islands, to city landscapes and architecture. The book’s also full of useful information about the locations listed, such as when to go and where to stay.
It’s a gift that’s not only inspiring, but is also something your traveler can use as a bucket list.
17. KROSER travel laptop backpack 17.3 inch
You may be experiencing a little déjà vu, as this is a second KROSER bag on this gift list.
While it sits in the men’s section, the laptop backpack’s a good gift for anyone. Made from high-quality water-repellent fabric, it’s durable, and will protect your belongings from the elements.
The bag fits a laptop up to 17.3 inches, and contains separate compartments and pockets for your other needs. Liked the first backpack, this one also has a built-in USB port to charge your electrical devices.
Something unique about this KROSER design is that it has a hard-shell area towards the top. It’s a safe place to store delicate items such as sunglasses or your mobile phone.
There’s also a side pocket and a mesh compartment to conveniently store an umbrella or water bottle. A zippered pocket and a mesh one at each side can hold your umbrella, water bottle, etc.
Use the knitted luggage strap to secure the backpack on the trolley of your cabin bag. Alternatively, you can also carry it using the sturdy handle with steel cable on the top.
Useful for traveling, hiking, or even going to the gym, the KROSER backpack’s a great gift and investment.
18. Mountain Warehouse Fell men’s 3 in 1 water resistant jacket
Keep warm outdoors with this 3 in 1 men’s jacket from Mountain Warehouse. Designed with 2 separate layers, the jacket’s versatile for all seasons.
Mountain Warehouse is known for producing resilient outdoor wear that’s not only practical but stylish too.
Features of the jacket include:
- waterproof coating, which makes the jacket resistant to water
- detachable inner fleece, that you can wear or remove according to the season
- multiple pockets with secure and safe fastenings
- adjustable hood, hem and cuffs, to customize the jacket to your liking, and stop any wind from getting inside.
The 3-in-1 jacket’s machine washable and comes in 3 colors, beige, black and khaki.
19. Samsonite up way folding umbrella — luxury gifts for travelers
For the traveler that has everything in their life, it’s easy to feel like you’ve run out of options.
An umbrella may not sound like the poshest gift, but this one from Samsonite is a little special.
The Up Way Umbrella is entirely reversible. A water-repellent canopy stops water from dripping and keeps floors and cars dry. Measuring 30cm in length, it’s an umbrella travelers can use on domestic trips rather than lengthy international ones.
The Up Way also has a strong aluminum structure to fend off the elements and comes in 3 striking colors. My pick is this dark blue and mandarin orange mix.
20. Luxury gifts for travelers — Lierys Montappo pork pie straw hat
It’s a second entry, and well-deserved, for this superb hat brand from Italy. Inject some summer vibes into your gift with this gorgeous pork pie straw hat from Lierys.
Like the women’s fedora, this hat’s also slightly over the $50 limit. However, for the quality and craftmanship, the price is reasonable, plus you’ll be wearing it time and time again.
The hat’s made from 100% straw, and has a grosgrain ban approximately 4.5cm and is nature-brown in color.
This stylish hat’s suits all genders and is perfect for your summer travels.
Lierys also has a classic Panama hat in its range, but this one’s a gift that will blow the budget. Made in Ecuador from 100% Panama straw, this hat in nature-navy follows the classic trilby shape.
It’s elegant, with a turned-up brim, and an ideal accessory for your spring or summer wardrobe.
What do you think of the gifts in this post? Has it given you some ideas of what to buy for the traveler in your life? Let me know in the comments below.
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