13 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Travelers Who Have it All

13 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Travelers Who Have it All

From sumptuous in-flight comforts to evocative items for the home, these gifts are slam dunks for jet setters.

By Rachel McRady
Every experienced traveler already owns the essentials: the likes of a smart set of luggage, a converter, a passport cover, luggage tags. For travelers who already seem to have it all (no judgement if that person is you!) consider one of these luxury gift ideas that are chic, unexpected, or downright gorgeous enough to add to their well-curated essentials collection. Plus, they're things you can pull together in just these last few shopping days before Christmas!

1. Après Ski Sweater

Is someone in your life making like the Après Ski cast and heading to Whistler this winter? Well, then this Chloè sweater from Net-a-Porter is the perfect gift. It costs $1,385 and comes in two wintery color schemes. 

2. Luxe Brush Kit

If they're not traveling with their full glam squad, give them a set of makeup brushes that exude richness. This Claudio Riaz Travel Brush Set includes 13 favorites in a leather case. Find it at Barneys for $695. 

3. Cashmere Travel Set

Sure, first-class tickets come with amenities — but even the finest versions aren't quite like this. Ensure a cozy slumber with the Emilia Cashmere Travel Set from Flight 001. With a matching eye mask, travel pillow, and blanket, the set retails for $395.

4. Floppy Hat

A top-end floppy hat is perfect for keeping the sun off your face on a cosmopolitan sightseeing holiday — and it's a vacay selfie staple, too. Anthropologie's taupe-colored Blake Floppy Hat will be the only hat a traveler needs while traipsing through Europe. It retails for $390. 

5. Carryall Tote

Who wants the schlep of going back to the hotel between seeing the sights? Your recipient can stuff everything she needs for the day into this Cuyana Oversized Carryall Tote. It comes in cream, sable, and black, so clashing is never a worry. It retails for $265.  

6. Chic Headphones

Now they can watch in-flight entertainment in a style worthy of them: The Frends Mixtape Headphones have chic rose gold touches. Pick up a pair from Anthropologie for $160. 

7. Wall Art

There's nothing an explorer loves more than a breathtaking photo to evoke past travels — or inspire future ones — and no one has better aerial shots of the beach and the mountains than Gray Malin. The photographer travels the globe, capturing the vibrant colors of Italy and Greece and the crisp white powder found on the ski slopes of Aspen. His work has been praised by his celebrity pals like Lauren Conrad. Pick up a print for $199 to $6,574. 

8. New York-Themed Tree Skirt

For the pal with a New York pied-a-tierre, give the New York-themed Christmas Tree Skirt from Bergdorf Goodman, which retails for $550 — and she can use it right now! The hand-embroidered forest green velvet skirt has skyscrapers, Lady Liberty, taxi cabs, and a Big Apple sewn right in. There's nothing like Christmas in New York! 

9. Map Blanket

Remember all the joyful twists and turns of your last trip with the Faribault Map Woolen Throw. The gigantic black and white blanket comes in options emblazoned with maps of central London and Paris, New York, San Francisco and more for $238 at Anthropologie or directly from Fairbault.

10. Fur-Trimmed Throw

For cozy airplane comfort, bring on a plush throw like Adri Collection Fur Throw from Barneys. They'll think of you as they sip their in-flight cocktail while nestled under this to-die cover, which retails for $2,250. 

11. La Mer Skincare Kit


No one is more at risk for sun damage than the frequent traveler, especially one who favors far-flung beach holidays. Thankfully La Mer's Reparative Skin Collection comes in a travel size — and comes with a brand name synonymous with "no-expense-spared gift." It retails for $195.

12. Classic Black Bootie


It's the shoe of the season that goes with every outfit. Find a classic black ankle boot, like the Alexa Buckle Bootie from 3.1 Phillip Lim for $525 for a gift to prepare them for their next adventure — and make packing an absolute breeze.

13. Try the World Subscription

Have a jet setting foodie in your midst? With a Try the World subscription, they'll receive a box of tasty goodies from a different country, curated by some of the top chefs in the world, every two months. The boxes come with a culture guide that will tell the recipient about what they're eating. And if they find a favorite delicacy, they can go to the website to buy it in bulk. It costs between $39 and $198. Bonus: Your gift certificate for the service is emailed same day... so you're right on time!  

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