Searching for the best gifts for frequent flyers? Look no further! I’m sure that you have that special someone in your life that loves to travel. While you might find this list of useful travel gifts to be an awesome resource, I’ve come up with gifts specifically for people who fly great distances around the world.
Love it or hate it, we usually have to board airplanes and spend lots of time on planes to get where we need to be. There are so many wonderful travel gifts for women, travel gifts for men, and gifts for business travelers that make flying a whole heck of a lot easier and more comfortable.
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I take numerous long haul and red eye flights around the world several times a year, and I can personally vouch that these items are a lifesaver. Whether it’s inexpensive gifts for travelers that you can pop into a stocking or a slightly more expensive electronic gift that makes your loved one jump for joy, I’ve got you covered. Here are 25 perfect travel gifts for frequent flyers that will help ease the stress of flying for a comfortable and relaxing trip.
I recently had the opportunity to my brand new SleepPhones a test drive (or rather, a test flight?). Flying from Toronto to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Auckland, and Auckland to Queenstown isn’t ideal. However, a girl needs to get to New Zealand because…well…it’s New Zealand! I’m sure you understand. Enter SleepPhones.
I adore my noise cancelling headphones to block out every sound or noise on a flight. But, it’s hard to sleep with a massive pair of headphones attached to my head. It’s really hard to get comfortable, and they even hurt my ears after a while. SleepPhones are the first headphones designed for comfort. The headphones are inside a cozy fleece headband, making them the perfect headphones for sleeping and resting.
SleepPhones work perfectly with Bluetooth, so I played music and soothing sounds from my phone throughout the flight. From my personal experiences, I am never able to sleep on a flight. While wearing SleepPhones, I was actually able to sleep for the first time ever on a flight. I am totally amazed and completely sold on these.
I arrived in New Zealand after sleeping for a glorious eight hours on my flight, barely feeling the effects of jet lag. It was absolutely incredible. This tops my list of gifts for frequent flyers because I finally feel like I can sleep on an airplane now.
Travel Gifts: Packing Cubes
Do you use packing cubes? Packing cubes are an absolute must, especially for backpackers and those traveling with just a carry on bag. Packing cubes are a total game changer for keeping your belongings organized and easy to access. By having everything compartmentalized, you can easily grab what you need from your bag. They don’t add much weight to your belongings either.
They are wonderfully inexpensive gifts for travelers, and you might be able to convert a non-packing cube world traveler into one who tries them and falls in love. Generally, packing cubes range from $15-25 and I’ve picked out several for you to check out: this one, this one, or how about this one?
This is my favourite carry-on backpack, weekend pack, or everyday backpack. Made for travelers, by travelers, the CabinZero backpack optimally fits all of your belongings as you roam about. Stylish and versatile, we’re in love with our CabinZero bags. I’ve traveled with mine by plane, train, and car. It’s been all over the place and still looks as good as new.
There are a massive variety of styles and designs – one for every taste. Who wouldn’t want to find one of these wrapped under the tree this season? Check out our list of the best carry-on luggage if you’d like to view a variety of options.
TUO Origami Unicorn
Here’s a unique and useful garment organizer for that special traveler in your life. The TUO Origami Unicorn keeps socks, underwear, bras, and other delicate garments organized and separate from the rest of your clothing.
With several pockets and pouches, it easily stores and organizes seven days worth of undergarments. If you’re looking for travel gifts for women (or travel gifts for men, too!), the Origami Unicorn is something that they likely don’t already own, but will be a useful addition to their collection of travel organization tools. Much like a unicorn, it’s pretty darn magical.
Collapsible Water Bottle
It’s always a good idea to bring a water bottle with you. You can fill water up at the airport from a fountain to bring with you on your flight. There’s no sense in paying for overpriced airport beverages when you don’t have to. Plus, you can continue to use the water bottle wherever you go. A collapsible water bottle is an excellent idea for travelers because it saves so much space. If you’re seeking inexpensive gifts for travelers or stocking stuffers, consider buying an collapsible water bottle.
Lifestraw is perfect for hikers, campers, and those who enjoy being outdoors in the wilderness. What’s Lifestraw? It’s an easy way to filter drinking water from any source on the go! Filter and store your water with Lifestraw.
It’s an item that you must bring with you if you’re considering any extended periods of time in the great outdoors. They’re also an ethical company who plant a tree with every order and strive to bring fresh drinking water to communities all over the world.
Gift for Frequent Travelers: Portable Charging Bank
A portable charging bank is a must for any traveller, blogger, or anyone who is on the go all day long. I find that my phone’s battery tends to wear our…perhaps from overuse? Having back-up power is always a great idea so you’ll never be disconnected from the world.
My favorite portable charging bank is the Anker PowerCore 10000 (with over 3 full charges for your phone) or the Anker Powercore 13000 (with over 5 full charges for your phone). Guaranteed, that favorite frequent flyer in your life will be able to use their phone from their home to their final destination, even if they don’t have a power source on the airplane.
Useful Gift for Flying: Compression Socks
Compression socks don’t have to be ugly or unsightly. I only recently started to wear compression socks on flights after noticing that my ankles and legs got quite swollen when flying overseas. I usually throw them into my carry on bag, and they even have the added bonus of keeping my feet extra warm on the plane.
They’re fantastic for increasing circulation, ensuring that you won’t get a blood clot on a flight. Compression socks are also awesome for runners and athletes. And they don’t have to be plain or boring – compression socks come in all sorts of fun colors and patterns!
Evian Water Spray
I always pack a bottle of Evian Water Spray so my face feels moisturized and refreshed. After sleeping on the plane, I’ll spray a little bit of this on my face. My skin feels moisturized and I feel way more awake and ready to face the day. It’s gifts for frequent flyers like these that people often don’t think about, but it’s something that will change how you fly.
Dress up your passport! The Etsy shop, oddsnblobs, has a ton of passport covers with inspiring travel phrases, personalized passport covers, and passport covers with various designs and patterns. These designs are sewed from cotton fabric, and they’re a unique handmade gift you won’t find anywhere else.
Don’t leave home without a microfiber travel towel! They’re great for short and long term travel, backpacking, hiking, sports, or loads of other uses. Choose a quick dry one like the Fox Outfitters Microfiber Towel that you can transport with you wherever you go. These are practical and handy gifts for frequent flyers, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
You know how I referenced SleepPhones as the best way to get a restful night’s sleep on the plane? Well, it wouldn’t be possible without a sleep mask to block out any unnecessary lights or sights. Be sure to choose a cotton sleep mask or something that’s comfortable to stay on your face for many hours at a time. It’s inexpensive gifts for travelers like these that are worth their weight in gold.
Looking to kill time on the plane but sick of the in-flight movies? A Kindle is such a fantastic investment. Even though I love the feel of paper books, it’s a pain to lug them around with you, especially if you plan on reading multiple books. That adds a lot of weight to your suitcase! A Kindle can store hundreds of books all in the palm of your hand.
Nuun Hydration Tablets
Staying hydrated on flights is a difficult task. I find that I don’t drink that much because I don’t want to get up to go to the bathroom multiple times. At the same time, flying can severely dehydrate your body, especially if you drink caffeinated beverages. Nuun Hydration Tablets are the best solution to enjoy before, during, and after your flight. They contain electrolytes which will help you stay hydrated and feel much better.
These gifts for frequent flyers are perfect for the traveler in your life. Whether you’d like to provide your loved ones with more relaxing experiences on the plane, at the airport, or once they land, I am sure that they’ll love any or all of these gifts. I hope you enjoyed this gift guide for frequent travelers. Is there anything else you’d recommend that I missed?
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