The holidays are here and chances are you may have a few travel-loving Venuelusters on your list to shop for. But the only thing that can make the most wonderful time of the year less, well, wonderful, is being at a complete loss for ideas when it comes to gifting (and we’ve all been there). To help inspire you as you shop for the travelers on your list today, then, we’ve rounded up our favorite travel gifts under $100. So kick back, relax by the fire and read on. By the time you’re done with today’s roundup, you’ll be ready to check all of those globetrotters and jet setters off your list.
1. Pendleton National Parks Collection
We begin our roundup of the best travel gifts under $100 today with the Pendleton National Parks collection. Designed by Pendleton in 2016 to honor and celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the National Parks Service, Pendleton’s National Parks collection is chock-full of quality items that boast stunning patterns unique to ten individual parks. We particularly love: the National Park Beanie ($19.50), the National Park Water Bottle ($39.50); the Chunky Glacier Park Striped Scarf ($47.99), and, for the traveling pet-lovers on your list, we love the National Park Hiker Dog Leash ($39) and the National Park Pet Bed ($99). With a plethora of one-of-a-kind items to choose from, items from the Pendleton National Parks Collection are sure to please that outdoorsy globetrotter of yours.
2. Cross Country Keepsake Board
Next up is an item that’s perfect for the memory-making, picture-taking traveler on your list. The Cross Country Keepsake Board from Uncommon Goods ($70) allows globetrotters to easily display photos, boarding passes, ticket stubs, notes, coasters and other special keepsakes from their travels. Made from super-thick corkboard that boasts true-scale 3D topographic features of the land, this one is perfect for that sentimental jet setter you know.
3. Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 45L Duffel
Number 3 on our roundup of travel gifts under $100 brings us to an item every traveler will get tons of mileage out of. The Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 45L Duffel is one of our all-time favorite travel bags, as weighs in at just over one pound, packs down to nearly nothing (so you don’t have to waste valuable closet space storing it), and is carry-on sized. This particular bag by Eagle Creek has been getting a ton of attention this season, as it boasts Eagle Creek’s proprietary all-new, ultra-light and ultra-durable fabric (which they’ve dubbed "Bi-Tech Armor Lite"), which is water-resistant, super light-weight and guaranteed to last your traveler all of the miles she’ll see in a lifetime. We also really love the versatility of this bag—with removable backpack straps, padded “top haul” handles and side-grab handles, it allows for three different carrying options. Available in five different color options for $89, this is one of those gifts that’s both practical and sure to please.
4. Personalized “Mapkins”
Next up is a playful Personalized “Mapkins” Set from Uncommon Goods, which is great for the fun-loving globetrotter on your list. We love that, at just $59.95, you can give a gift that’s completely unique and one-of-a-kind. The customization options for this set of four cloth napkins are endless—choose the address of that Italian coffee shop they love in Rome, the coordinates of their favorite overseas hotel, or even the address of the university where they once studied abroad.
5. Aesop Boston Travel Essentials
We’ve all been there—you’re packing for a trip and trying your best to stick to a carry-on bag, only to realize you don’t have the liquids you need in a TSA-approved carry-on-sized container. We love this Aesop Boston Travel Essentials Kit, then, as it eliminates this issue for globetrotters. Boasting eight essential unisex travel liquids (shampoo, conditioner, facial cleanser, body cleanser, facial moisturizer, body balm, mouthwash and toner), at under 2 oz. each, this set makes for a gift that’s both practical and luxurious for all of those jet-setting travelers on your list. (Available for $75 from Saks Fifth Avenue.)
6. Artisan National Parks Candles
For the eco-friendly outdoor-travel enthusiast on your list, we love the idea of giving a gift that brings nature indoors in a brand-new way. These Great Outdoors National Parks Candles from Uncommon Goods each boast a scent completely unique to one of three National Parks: for Redwood National Park, the scent includes notes of coastal redwood, bay laurel and sea salt; Yellowstone’s candle boasts notes of subalpine fir, thermal moss and wild strawberry; and Yosemite’s opens the senses with brisk granite, fresh cedar and black sage. We especially love that Uncommon Goods artist Laura Reid crafted these candles after visiting each park (so the scents smell truly organic and true to each park). Plus, each candle is hand-poured in California from coconut wax and comes packaged in 100% recyclable material, so you can rest-easy knowing you're giving a sustainable (and stunning) gift. Available from Uncommon Goods for $40 each, these one-of-a-kind candles look as striking as they smell.
7. Tumi “Monaco” Leather Money Clip Card Case
Number 7 on our roundup of travel gifts under $100 brings us to an item from a brand every discerning traveler recognizes. We love this Tumi “Monaco” Leather Money Clip Card Case because it’s simple, streamlined and boasts the quality and durability you expect from such a high-end travel brand. Made from super-soft calfskin leather and boasting a money clip and three credit-card slots, it’s perfect for the jet setter who knows traveling is made easiest when you only carry the items you absolutely need on you. Available in two shades for $95 from Nordstrom, we especially love the striking cobalt blue hue this wallet comes in.
8. Hello Crush Travel Manicure Set
Next up is a travel set for the globetrotter on your list who knows to never underestimate the power of a well manicured hand. This Hello Crush Travel Manicure Set is available via Nordstrom for just $24, and boasts the season’s hottest hue—rose gold. With five must-have mani helpers (nail clippers, a cuticle pusher, stainless-steel scissors, a nail nipper and tweezers), this is a great purchase for that oh-so-stylish and always polished jet setter you know.
9. Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone
Next up on today’s list of travel gifts under $100 is an item that’s perfect for all of those on-the-go travelers you know whose phones always seem to be running low on battery life. The Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhones is our all-time favorite battery-pack phone case, as it’s much less bulky than others you’ll find on the market. With a standby switch and an LED power indicator, this case charges simultaneously when connected to your phone and can provide that traveler you’re shopping for with up to 100% extra battery life (so it’s the gift that keeps on giving). Available in both gold and black for $99.95 from Nordstrom, this is one of those gifts you can't go wrong with.
10. Flight 001 Travel Blanket
When it comes to high-quality travel gifts, Flight 001 certainly knows what it's doing. We especially love the Flight 001 Travel Blanket, because it's not necessarily something the traveler on your list would think to buy for themselves, but it's one of those items they'll come to love and carry with them on all of those long hauls. With a super compact design and clever packaging copy that reads, "In case of sleep emergency, apply blanket to body and close eyes," we love this playful take on a travel blanket. We also love the fact that it can double as a travel pillow as well. Available via Nordstrom for $30, this is a great gift for those jet setters who constantly find themselves sleepless on red-eyes.
11. Anti-Theft Backpack
Number 11 on today's roundup brings us to a gift that's perfect for students studying abroad. This Anti-Theft Travel Backpack boasts water-resistant material and a streamlined designed that appears pocketless to outsiders, ensuring your goods are kept safe and out of reach from others. With everything from hidden zippers to slash-proof material to a USB port to hidden pockets tucked into the straps and back, this backpack is as clever (and as smart) as they come. Available via Uncommon Goods for $99.95, the globetrotter on your list will rest easy knowing all of their valuables are kept safe from harm with this stunning and strategically designed bag.
12. Mark and Graham Leather Charger Roll Up
Number 12 on our roundup of travel gifts under $100 brings us to this stunning Mark and Graham Leather Charger Roll Up. For the jet setter who loves to live life in the cord-controlled and super-chic lane, this travel roll is one of our all-time favorites, as it's made from buttery-smooth leather, is available in six on-trend shades and comes with the option of free monogramming. Travel rolls are something every globetrotter should own, yet they are often looked at as a nicety rather than a necessity—so treat that traveler of yours to a personalized gift that likely don't own and that they'll gets tons of mileage out of. (Available via Mark & Graham for $49.)
13. Men’s and Women’s Organizing Travel Packs
Why not give that globetrotter on your list the gift of organization this holiday season with these helpful organizing travel packs from Uncommon Goods? Available in both men's and women's options, these charming artisan travel bags include images for everything from your traveler's blowdryer to headphones to dirty laundry—ensuring her party dress isn't tainted by dirty shoes and his headphones don't get tangled in the bristles of his hairbrush. Available for $46 from Uncommon Goods, these make for a gift that globetrotter of yours is sure to thank you for every single time they pack.
14. Tea from Around the World
For the tea-loving globetrotter in your life, we love this Tea From Around the World Set. Boasting ten varieties of loose-leaf, single-estate tea from all over the globe, each tube contains enough leaves for brewing 6-8 cups of tea. Made in Paris, the set also includes a helpful informational booklet. (Available via Uncommon Goods for $55.)
15. Malin + Goetz The Essential 6-Piece Travel Kit
Number 15 in our roundup of travel gifts under $100 brings us to one of our all-time favorite travel kits. The Malin + Goetz 6-Piece Travel Kit is a must-have for regular road-trippers and red-eye flyers alike. We especially love this TSA carry-on-approved kit's smart, see-through packaging. Plus, the quality of the individual products can't be beat. From peppermint shampoo and cilantro conditioner to a grapefruit cleanser and vitamin E face moisturizer, all six pieces in this kit are spa-worthy and are specially formulated to provide us with the nutrients and moisturizers our skin and hair need most while traveling. Available for $30 from Nordstrom, give your traveler the gift of luxury while on the road with this invigorating travel kit.
16. Love 41 Travel Jewelry Roll
We love a great jewelry roll for jet setters who tend to travel with tons of baubles, and this Travel Jewelry Roll by Love 41 is one of our all-time favorites. With a 41-year warrantee, this practical and pretty gift is made from waxed cotton and super soft leather and is guaranteed to last the globetrotter on your list countless miles. With strategically designed slots for all of her favorite necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets, she'll thank you when she gets to her destination and, for once, doesn't have to spend hours untangling her jewels. (Available for $89 via Love41.)
17. Kate Spade Passport Holders
Every traveler can use a great passport holder, and we especially love the pretty and playful leather passport holders by Kate Spade. Known for its oh-so-sweet prints, stunning hues and soft leather, this iconic fashion design house offers tons of passport holders to choose from, but we especially love the following four (pictured above, left to right): Cedar Street Dot Passport Holder ($78); Hawthorne Lane Pinwheel Passport Holder ($78); Make Magic Bunny Passport Holder ($98); and the Cedar Street Blot Dot Passport Holder ($78). And, for the traveling man in your life, opt for Jack Spade's passport holders (which are just as stunning).
18. Wanderlust Cross Stitch Map
For the artsy traveler in your life, Number 18 on today's roundup of travel gifts under $100 brings us to this playful Wanderlust Cross Stitch Map from Uncommon Goods. Available for just $35, we love that globetrotters can stitch their travels all across this charming map, marking the places they've been with colorful thread and a plethora of patterns. This kit includes four hues of embroidery floss, two embroidery needles and a font guide to help sharpen your jet setter's needlepoint skills.
19. Travel Stub Diary & Scratch Travel Journal
Number 19 brings us to two items that are perfect for the journaling traveler on your list who loves to write about, scrapbook and savor her travels in keepsake form. We love this Travel Stub Diary ($12) and this Scratch Travel Journal ($25) (both from Uncommon Goods), as they allow globetrotters to plan and record their trips with journal entries, by saving ticket stubs and by marking the places they've been on fun, interactive scratch-off maps of each continent. For the hands-on traveler who always seems to be flying off to a new location, these two gifts make for a perfect, playful holiday package.
20. Flight 001 Mini Bar Kit
For the imbibing globetrotter you're shopping for, we round out today's list with a Mini Bar Kit from Flight 001. Complete with four mini glass bottles, two glass flasks, a funnel, a stir spoon and a cocktail recipe booklet, this comprehensive kit includes everything that thirsty jet setter you know needs to mix up the perfect on-board craft cocktail (except for the booze, that is.) We love the idea of pairing this with their favorite alcohol and mixer for a fun holiday gift they'll absolutely love you for.
Have any great ideas for travel gifts under $100? Share them with us in the comments section below. We'd love to hear what you have on your shopping list this season.