10 Gifts for People Who Travel All the Time

updated May 24, 2019
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We all have that one friend (or maybe a few more) who always seems to be OOO. Whether they’re posting envy-inducing Instagrams or living out of a suitcase for work, they’re the hardest people to make plans with. Luckily, they don’t have to be the hardest to shop for!

This holiday season, don’t give your traveling pals another gadget for their kitchens (you know, because they’re never home!). Instead, check out 10 of our favorite gifts that any food-loving traveler will love.

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We love this Bodum Travel Press so much that it’s one of the picks in our list of the best French presses out there! Just because your BFF is always on the go doesn’t mean she can’t have a quality cup of Joe at her own convenience. She’ll love saving time and money (and getting to brew her favorite variety of coffee) with this French press that doubles as a to-go mug.

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Give your jet-setting pal this BPA-free bottle that also works as a carafe and cup set. The wide mouth makes it easy to fill with ice, and it comes in a bunch of great colors. Need another reason to buy this great gift? Five percent of the profits go to the Dopper Foundation, which funds innovative solutions that prevent pollution.

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3. Kocostar Sliced Tomato Face Mask, $5 at Anthropologie

Travel can really do a number on a person — from under-eye bags to dry skin — and it can be hard to find time for self-care. Luckily, this mask doesn’t take up much room and instantly turns a hotel room into a spa.

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Help your pizza-loving friend take his affection for pepperoni pie to the skies with this cute luggage tag. The waterproof slice has a special slot for his personal information, and will make his checked bag stand out on any luggage carousel. There’s even room to fill out his favorite topping.

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5. Pineapple Compact Umbrella, $15 at Target

What’s better than sunshine on a cloudy day? A cheerful yellow umbrella emblazoned with pineapples! Expert travelers know that it’s important to always be prepared, and any frequent flyer will love how compact this one is.

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6. Avocado Portable Power Bank, $28 at Urban Outfitters

This portable charger is compatible with iOS and Android devices, so no matter which technology team your traveler is on, they’ll be able to stay fully charged wherever they are.

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7. Travel Pet Bowl, $24 at Anthropologie

Know someone who explores with a furry friend? This lightweight, easy-to-clean set is available in two vibrant colors, and comes with a food bowl that slips into the water bowl for eating and storage.

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This pocket-sized journal is perfect for that friend who is always on the hunt for the best tacos wherever she goes. In the Taco Passport, she can record details of the taquerias she visits and the tacos she eats — and because this journal is so small, it won’t take up any extra space in her carry-on.

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9. Reusable Plastic Bags, $8 for two

There’s no need to eat sad airplane pretzels when your most adventurous friend could be eating her favorite snacks out of these reusable bags. We love the palm print on this leak-proof set. Fill them with your famous granola and she’ll be set for her trip home after the holidays.

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Whether this is filled with quarters or leftover Euros, this cute rubber coin pouch is ideal for any ice cream-loving world traveler. It stays closed to keep their coins safe, and can hook right onto a keychain.