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Best Gifts for the Travel Lover 2023

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Updated: Nov 21st, 2023 | Note: this post contains affiliate links

‘Tis the season to shop….for the travel essentials you’ve been eyeing all year 🙂 Read on to see my top travel essentials to shop during the holidays!!

Mono Carry-On


Know someone who is in desperate need of a new carry-on? I’ve got good news! Mono is having a sale up to 30% off right now.

Apple AirTag – a 2022 Favorite!


When I heard some travelers were using the Apple AirTag to keep track of their checked bags I thought it was genius!!

Rather than deal with the stress of not knowing where my suitcase might end up when I traveled to Europe this year, I placed an AirTag in my suitcase instead. It notified me every time my suitcase was no longer beside me and gave me that extra peace of mind. Think of it as really affordable travel insurance.

Right now, you can get a 4-pack for only $86.88 and a single one for just $27.88 on Amazon. This is a great gift to give travel lovers in 2023.

Cadence Toiletry Containers


I’ve been eyeing Cadence toiletry capsules for a while now, and finally bought my first set during the their Early Black Friday sale. What I love about these capsules is that they look super chic, are the right size, and don’t leak. I still need to take these on a real trip to put them to the test, but I’m guessing they’ll also be easier to clean than the plastic containers I use now.

Also guess what? They have a 25% off sale going on right now. Use code BestGift25

Beauty Blender w/ Travel Case


One of the travel essentials I’ve been on the hunt for this year is beauty accessories that come with a travel case. So far I’ve found two gems — this Sephora beauty blender w/ travel case and this Gillette Venus mini razor set.

Sephora is currently offering up to 20% off EVERYTHING! And 30% off all Sephora brand products.

Brazilian Bum Bum Jet Set Kit


I’ve gotten the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream as a Beauty Insider gift a few times now and I’ve emptied every jar. When they say this product will tighten your bum they really mean it. Get this kit so you don’t have to worry about not looking your best on your next beach vacay.

Petcube Pet Camera


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If you’re a pet parent like me, you’ll know that leaving our furry friends behind is one of the worst things about travel. But if you’ve put your pets in good hands and you just want that extra piece of mind, buy a treat-dispensing pet camera to put at home while you travel!

I’ve been using Petcube’s treat-dispensing camera for almost five years now, and it saves me so much stress when I’m away from my two kitties! The camera is available at Walmart and the Petcube website.

Want tips on traveling with cats? Read my guide here.

Longchamp Le Pilage Tote


A bag that is literally with me every single trip, the Longchamp Le Pilage Tote is waterproof, can be folded for easy storage, and fits SO MUCH stuff it’s magic.

Select colors are on sale at Nordstrom right now! Shop away!

GoPro Camera


There’s usually great deals on tech during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’ve been thinking about getting a new camera for travel, consider getting a GoPro Hero.

These versatile cameras can accompany you 33ft underwater and help you capture the prettiest views thousands of feet above sea level. Much of my trip to the Big Island of Hawaii was captured on my GoPro.

Both the GoPro website and Best Buy are offering deals on the GoPro right.

With any camera, you’ll need a good memory card. SD cards usually go on sale during the Black Friday or Cyber Monday. The SanDisk microSD is a good choice while SanDisk Extreme is a more premium option.

Noise-Canceling Headphones


Another great travel essential to buy during Black Friday is noise-canceling headphones. I always bring my headphones in my carry-on with me since it gets so loud on the plane.

I like both the Bose QuietComfort headphones and Sony over the ear headphones, both of which can be bought on Amazon with free 2-day shipping. I’ve also seen more and more people wear the Apple Over-the-Ear Airpods and they look super chic!

Airplane Leggings


I own a few things from Beyond Yoga, and their clothes are sooo comfy. I’ve been looking for a pair of replacement black capri leggings to wear on the plane during the summer months, and did not need to debate any further when I saw that Beyond yoga was offering 30% off sitewide. So I bought a pair of the capri pants in the shade Darkest Night!

Besides, you can never have too many pairs of lounge pants.

Apple Portable Battery Pack


A portable battery pack can be your best friend on a trip! Never worry about losing your way or having to ask for a phone charger in a foreign language when you have one of these.

Gift a Travel Experience


tinggly travel experiences cyber week deal

Tinggly is a site that sells travel experiences. You can spend $139 on a “Merry Christmas” travel experience gift to someone that basically allows them to choose from a list of experiences.

Some examples of experiences they’d be able to choose from include a Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour in New York for Two, and a Half-Day Fishing Charter in Tampa for Two, and Beginner Surfing Lessons in Venice for Two!

Supergoop! Sunscreen


Every time I go on a beach vacation, I’m packing 1-2 tubes of sunscreen. I use a lot of it for sun protection and I know I’ll always need it. Black Friday is the perfect time to stock up on these travel essentials. Supergoop! is one of those brands that’s normally a little out of my price range, so I love hunting for deals on Supergoop! during the holidays.

Away Carry-On


I bought the Away carry-on for my trip to Europe in 2018. It was the only brand that made a carry-on small enough to be taken onto European planes. I also wanted a bag with a 360-degree wheel that usually costs a fortune, and the Away luggage did not. Four years later, I’m still dragging my maroon rollie everywhere 🙂

It’s also worth mentioning that actually on my second one because the zipper on my first one started to come apart a bit. When I brought it into the Away store to get it fixed they gave me a brand new one. So not only are their products great, they also have great customer service. So far, I’ve had no issues with the replacement.

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