Let’s be honest, even for the most generous of people, its not practical to go around buying plane tickets as Christmas gifts. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing, budget-friendly items (and a few splurges for good measure) to wow your jet-setting friends and family!
So, I give you, the Curves and a Carry On Gift Guide: Top Gifts for the Travelers in your life!
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Save: American Tourister 28″ Hardside Spinner Carry-On Not only is this adorable rose gold carry-on streamlined, and super efficient, but its on sale for $67.19 from its original $159.99 price tag, and ships free with Amazon Prime!
For Him: Samsonite Centric Expandable Hardside Baggage with Wheels Another steal, marked down from $199.99 to $119.99, plus there’s a $20 coupon on Amazon right now, taking it down to $99.99! A durable, masculine, and really efficient piece of luggage at a great price!
Splurge: The Away “Bigger Carry On” with Ejectable Battery Pack– $245 A top item on my own personal Christmas list, I’m obsessed with the functionality of this cool carry on bag (and the limited edition Halo color option)! The ejectable battery pack totes enough power to juice up your phone 5 times, great for those of us who are all too familiar with sitting in airports full of outlets that don’t work, or don’t have our outlet converters readily available abroad! Worth the splurge….and likely the hype, too! Also, they offer discounts if you bundle with checked luggage sizes as well, and offer custom monogram tags for your bags!
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks $25 One of the best ways to quickly refresh those tired eyes before your red-eye or long-haul flight touches down….look no further! I first tried these amazing eye masks thanks to a subscription box, and I’ve been hooked ever since!
Dermal Korean Collagen Essence Sheet Mask 16-combo pack You may remember this superstar combo pack of Korean sheet masks from my post on Long Haul Flight Essentials and the obsession is still REAL. Currently on sale for $10.59 from $29.99 the value is hard to beat, and the masks really deliver! These are a great way to treat yourself on a long flight….or just because #selfcare.
A Good Read: You can check out my Top 20 Wanderlust Reads and find books for the traveler, the wish-I-traveled more person in your life, and more!
Mario Bedescu “Spritz, Mist, and Glow” Facial Spray Collection $15.75 I’m a big fan of these mists, and this is a killer value! You get to try all three scents, and they’re perfect for spritzing in flight (or in humid Florence in July) to keep skin cool and hydrated! This is a great gift for traveling but you’re probably giving someone their new favorite purse/car staple in the process!
Other Cool Gifts:
Kate Aspen Bon Voyage Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set $13.95: The cuteness factor here speaks for itself…but I also love that its unique and fun without being out-and-out cheesy.
Mossio 7-piece Packing Cube Set with Laundry/Shoe Bags A great deal for something that will change packing and traveling as you know it! At less than $15, these packing cubes are something your favorite traveler will be eternally grateful for…and the color/design options are a-plenty!
Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow $25.99 I have a few favorite things about this pillow to make it a killer gift-not only does it bend and mold to spaces, making it perfect for filling in that awkward window seat/arm gap, but its great when you arrive at your destination for extra comfort in what may be a less than ideal sleeping situation (ahem, this is for the couch surfers and hostel-lovers in your life), and its still easy to take everywhere with you!
Scratch Off World/USA Map Gift Set $21.79 A really cool gift for someone who is just getting started on itching that travel bug, or who has a ton of destinations under their belt! You can even customize the tube this gift comes in for more fun, and under $25 it makes an awesome White Elephant or Secret Santa gift! It comes with a scratch off tool, and cool stickers, too!
Erin Condren Petite Travel Journal $14.98 If you’re a planner fanatic, you know the name Erin Condren and that her designs are some of the cutest out there! These travel journals (there are other designs available) are under $15, and there’s currently an extra 15% off available on Amazon as well! The perfect gift for the writer or historian you know! It even comes with a cool sheet of gold stickers, and documents up to 4 weeks of adventure!
Spacesaver 8-pack Compression Bags $19.99 I wish you could see the looks people give me when I tell them I traveled to Greece for a week and three days of photo shoots with just a carry-on. These bags are the very reason why! With no vacuum needed (just roll the air out), they maximize your space and let you take everything you could possibly need! Under $20, and with an extra 5% off currently on Amazon its a practical but amazing gift for a backpacker or someone who prefers not to check bags!
And that wraps up some of my favorite gifts for travelers this holiday season! With a few options under $20 and a few “WOW” gifts on the list, there’s something for everyone (or you know, yourself)!
What is on your Christmas list? What gifts do you give the travel-lovers in your life? I want to know! Tell me in the comments and your suggestions may make my IG stories over at @curvesandacarryon!
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