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If your favorite man loves to travel, he will absolutely love any of these best travel gifts for him.
How do I know for certain? Well, my husband told me to treat this guide as his Christmas wish-list. Trust me, I got you covered.
Best Travel Gifts For Him Under $25
1. Travel-Size Cologne For Him
Cologne and perfume bottles are often too big to pack in his carry-on. It only takes losing one $50 cologne bottle to a TSA agent’s garbage can to learn this the hard way.
Prevent making this sad mistake by purchasing a TSA-size cologne for him.
My husband loves this Kenneth Cole Black scent (and I do too).
2. Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Just because he may not be flying first class does not mean he can’t travel with class.
Help him skip the over-priced airport bars and in-flight cocktails with this fun, unique travel gift for him that he’ll undoubtably love.
This W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit is available in a large variety of flavor mixtures so you can personalize the gift to his unique taste buds.
3. Magnetic Travel Chess Set
I love that this classic travel chess set has a magnetic base so that no piece will fall off when driving or flying.
Plus, it folds nicely into a completely portable, compact and packable playing set, perfect for his travels.
4. Airplane Phone Mount
It’s no secret that men love handy gadgets.
My husband and I have this airplane phone mount and use it on basically every flight. It’s so practical, especially on domestic flights that don’t have TVs.
5. Hands-Free Luggage Caddy For Drinks, Phone, Etc.
A cup holder that he can attach to his suitcase? Genius.
This hands-free luggage caddy will make trips to the airport food court (and bathroom) way easier.
6. Scratch-Off World Map (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
What traveler wouldn’t think this scratch off world map is fun?
In addition, this map is a great affordable alternative to a pin destination map, which is a little farther down on this list and one of my most recommended travel gifts for him.
7. ‘Drive Safe’ Wooden Keychain (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
Nothing will prompt a sentimental reminder to stay safe on the road like a keychain from you that reads, “Drive Safe. I need you here.”
8. A Nice Neck Pillow
I love that this particular neck pillow comes with an eye mask, ear plugs and a carry bag.
9. Airplane Footrest (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
Now he can truly kick back, relax and enjoy the flight. Thank you, airplane footrest!
Plus, the footrest will reduce in-flight elevation swelling and leg cramping.
10. Travel Power Strip With USB Ports
We always travel with an extension cord that has USB ports.
They definitely come in handy when traveling internationally, too, because then you only need to buy one international outlet adapter.
I love that this travel power strip winds up so you don’t have to deal with packing loose cords.
11. Carhartt Beanie
Yes, Carhartt is traditionally a store for the tradesman’s or hunter’s go-to apparel, but lately, the brand has taken off as trendy to the everyday adventurer.
12. Portable Hammock
A portable hammock will allow your traveling man to take a well-deserved break from his mountainous hike, or give your man an opportunity to unwind outside of his business-trip hotel.
In particular, the best-selling Kootek camping hammock comes with two tree straps, durable material and a user-friendly set-up.
13. Reusable Handwarmers
Believe it or not, my husband actually told me to add these to this best travel gifts for him list. I’m not kidding.
To make these reusable hand-warmers hot, all he has to do is snap the metal button inside the pack. As they warm up, the gel will harden.
To reuse them, he just needs to boil them in hot water until the gel softens. They do wonders when camping.
14. Fun Crew Socks
A socking stuffer, if you will. (Pun intended.)
My traveler husband loves receiving crew socks like these as gifts. They’re fun, practical and can be personalized to the giftee.
Best Travel Gifts For Him Under $50
15. Portable Rechargeable Noise Machine
This 29-sound, portable, rechargeable noise machine will have him sleeping like a baby in any and every hotel room.
Its small size compacts perfectly as a travel gift for him, and its wireless functioning will free up those limited and oh-so-valuable hotel room outlets needed for charging other electronics.
16. Relaxing Shower Steamers (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
Honestly, I want these for myself too!
These easy-to-pack shower steamer tablets will be a totally relaxing way for him to unwind after a long travel day.
17. Insulated Travel French Press (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
My husband and dad both have one of these travel french press mugs, and they are obsessed.
We always advocate saving money for and during travel by refraining from spending unnecessary cash at coffee shops.
This insulated travel mug and french press coffee maker will take away the temptation to find the nearest Starbucks and instead provide him with a delicious morning beverage that far exceeds cheap hotel-room coffee.
18. YETI Insulated Travel Mug
Likewise, YETI is top-of-the-line for insulated travel mugs, without a doubt. This 14-ounce YETI mug will keep all of his hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold on his travels.
The brand also sells extremely reputable mugs, wine tumblers, lunch bags and coolers that are essentially indestructible. (Seriously, they are designed to keep bears from getting into your camp food.)
Most of the products are available in many colors, too.
19. Leather Travel Toiletry Bag
Leather toiletry bags are an airline pilot favorite, AKA a travel must-have for him. They will last throughout all your man’s travels, keeping him and his suitcase totally organized.
Pro tip: hanging toiletry bags are my personal travel go-to, as they come in handy in limited counter space or small shower situations. Here is a manly leather alternative to the popular feminine hanging toiletry bag!
20. Magnetic Wooden Chess Board (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
This wooden travel chess board screams classy, handsome, intelligent and well-cultured. What man doesn’t want to uphold these adjectives?
Like the cheaper magnetic gaming set mentioned earlier, the board’s foldability makes it easy to pack, and its magnetic base will keep the chess pieces from getting lost in both transit and play.
21. Anti-Theft Travel Laptop Backpack
This five-star-rated anti-theft travel laptop backpack has numerous characteristics that make it a fantastic travel backpack: an anti-theft back pocket, numerous compartments for easy organization and a USB charging port, for example.
Best Travel Gifts For Him Under $100
22. Picnic Backpack (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
The ideal day-trip consists of at least one picnic.
Rather than packing a clunky lunch pale without a fun picnic blanket, plates, utensils or wine cooler, make the casual lunch stop an adventurous date. This insulated picnic backpack will make the to-be-reoccurring picnic-packing process a heck of a lot more convenient and romantic.
(Bonus points if you plan to take him on a hike to use the picnic backpack as a part of the gift.)
23. JBL Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
My husband has one of these JBL portable waterproof bluetooth speakers, and he loves it.
The audio is phenomenal, and it is so nice to have with on our travels. Plus, because it’s waterproof, you can safely bring it to the pool or beach.
Best Travel Gifts For Him $100 And Up
24. Personalized Push-Pin World Destination Map
This personalized push-pin world destination map takes the trendy scratch-off map to a whole new gifting level. Every time he travels, he’ll be able to add another bright red pin to his map.
The personalized map comes with red pins to mark the places he has visited, blue flags to mark his upcoming trips, yellow flags to mark his favorite destinations and green pins to mark his dream destinations. Hopefully, one day, he’ll even need extra red pins like the ones above!
25. Bose Wireless Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones
You know Bose sells the best traveling headphones when pilots are brand loyal. Yes, you heard that right. This is the brand that the majority of airline pilots use.
Not only will these wireless bluetooth headphones provide him with flawless music and movie audio, but Bose’s famous noise-canceling feature will block out all of the chatty passengers, crying babies and airplane engine noises on every flight.
26. Apple AirPods
Or, if you think he would prefer an even more portable headphone option that still has great audio quality, Apple AirPods are an unmatchable alternative.
The AirPod wireless charging capability will ensure that his earbuds will stay charged throughout his entire travel, and the small, pocket size will save a lot of carry-on space.
27. Nintendo Switch (Best Travel Gifts For Him)
If you don’t already know, the Nintendo Switch is a gaming system similar to the Nintendo Wii or the proceeding Nintendo DS.
However, the Nintendo Switch stands out from competition as the only Nintendo gaming system that is completely portable (literally, you can play in the car, plane or anywhere else) and multiplayer. My husband owns one and rarely travels without it.
Also, there are tons of popular Nintendo Switch games to choose from, such as Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., Animal Crossing and Minecraft. You can shop the games here, extra controllers here and accessories here!
28. Watch And Leather Watch Travel Case
Whether he’s running around the bustling financial district of New York City or beach hopping on island-time, a new men’s watch or smart, GPS enabling Apple Watch will always make a memorable travel gift for him.
Don’t forget to add a luxury leather watch travel case so he can safely travel with his new ice on his next trip!
29. Professional Camera With A Wide Angle Lens
Pros of the Canon Rebel SL3 DSLR:
- Fantastic beginner camera body.
- Low price range.
- Excellent quality photos when you have the right lens and manual settings.
- Interchangeable lens option.
- Comes with a 18-55mm lens (perfect for beginners).
- Flip screen for vlogging and taking selfies.
- I purchased the SL2 camera body as a beginner and still use it to produce 99% of my professional travel photography, nearly four years later.
Pros of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Canon:
- The best and fastest way to make your travel photos look 100x better.
- Wide angle for landscape photos.
- More bokeh (background blur) with lower f-stop.
- Great in low-light environments.
- Excellent for portrait and macro (close-up) photography.
- Cheaper than the Canon version without losing the quality.
- Fits perfectly for the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and SL3 lens mounts (EF/EF-S lens mounts).
This is the drone I will be upgrading to next year!
This DJI Mavic 2 Pro is a state-of-the-art drone camera. Shooting in 4K, he will be able to capture epic travel videos and photos with this quadcopter. Also, what man doesn’t want a drone?
Just be sure to always check local laws and regulations before flying.
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