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10 Travel-Inspired Holiday Gifts for the Jetsetter on Your List

On-the-go essentials that take the frequent flyer to new heights.

The Maldives one day, Montevideo the next: the “frequent flyer” designation doesn’t fully capture their dedicated-to-the-road outlook. Elevate their in-the-air and on-the-ground essentials with these gift picks that are made for going the distance.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Anyone who has done a long leg (or three) of the airport-airline-layover-repeat operation knows that a next-level pair of noise-cancelling headphones is a necessity. Sony’s sleek, over-the-ear option is their best bet. Exceptional sound and easy device connection take your listening experience to new heights.

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Fendi Travel Havana Acetate Sunglasses

Fendi Travel Havana acetate sunglasses, frequent flyer

Regardless if they’re the low-key beach vacay type or one who feels the call of adventure no matter where they touchdown, a faithful pair of sunnies is a must. This contemporary frame from Fendi is just the ticket. Classic tortoiseshell comes together with gold-tinged metal rims for a luxe-looking pick that’s genderless by design.

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Want Les Essentiels Kenyatta 2.0 Nylon Toiletry Bag

How many cheap and cheerful dopp kit bags have you bought in your lifetime? Help the intrepid traveller on your holiday list stop the one-and-done cycle by gifting them a top quality go-anywhere toiletry bag that’s water-repellent, has a two-way zipper and was thoughtfully designed in Canada.

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LOGiiX Wireless Travel Pad Duo, Charcoal Black

Keep your carry-on light and nightstand wire-free during your next trip with this sleek and compact MagSafe wireless charging pad. Compatible with iPhones 12 through 15 as well as the Apple Watch and AirPods, this convenient charger is travel-friendly and designed with a magnetic flap that conveniently folds together for easy packing once you’re done. The Apple Watch charger can also lay flat or fold up for nightstand mode. To top it off, this must-have gadget is available with a one-year exchange warranty.

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Reformation Bethany Ballet Flat

Reformation Bethany Ballet Flat, frequent flyer

The true traveller knows that an on-the-go mentality and sophisticated style aren’t mutually exclusive. Set this sensible voyager up with Reformation’s hearty take on the ballet flat. The supple, chestnut-hued leather feel right whether they’re running to their gate or walking kilometres of cobblestone streets.

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Mornings Zzz Remedy

Mornings Zzz Remedy, frequent flyer

Help them kick jet lag (or those pre-flight jitters) with this Canadian-made herbal tincture that’s designed to nix nervousness and calm the mind. A few drops of this natural remedy, which includes valerian, lemon balm and hops, and you’ll be off in la la land.

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Rimowa Original Cabin Arctic Blue Luggage

Rimowa Original Cabin Arctic Blue Luggage, frequent flyer

Upgrade their suitcase situation with Rimowa, the pinnacle of covetable luggage. This cabin-sized version comes with all the elevated fundamentals: plenty of dividable space, an effortless wheel system, TSA-approved locks and that unmistakable grooved aluminium outer that looks so damn good at the gate.

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Assouline Greek Islands

Assouline Greek Islands, frequent flyer

Standard souvenirs might not be their thing, but this gorgeous Assouline coffee table book series that highlights iconic worldly destinations probably is. No kitschy trinkets here: the glossy, full-page imagery transports you back to a favourite moment in time and acts as a sweet reminder of travels past.

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Moncler Tibb Down Vest

We all know how unpredictable an airline cabin temp can be: stifling hot on arrival, then icy cold at liftoff. Gear them up with Moncler’s 80s-inspired, down-filled vest for such a situation. A perfectly packable piece when the recycled air is too much and just the right amount of warmth when you need to get through a red eye.

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Snow Peak Yellow Titanium Aurora Bottle

Snow Peak Yellow Titanium Aurora Bottle, frequent flyer

Seasoned jetsetters get that bottled water comes at a premium when you’re on the road. Equip them with this designed-in-Japan drinking vessel that cuts those unnecessary travel costs. Made from anodized titanium that’s ultralight and durable, this one leaves no aftertaste and is perfect for a fill up from the flight attendants.

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Le Labo Travel Set Hinoki

Le Labo Travel Set Hinoki, frequent flyer

Let’s be real: most travel-sized toiletries leave a lot to be desired. Not this Le Labo set. Scented with a warm, captivating scent, this four-piece grouping — a shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner — come housed in a cool canvas pouch that’s an easy toss in for your carry-on.

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Hermès R.M.S Passport Holder

Hermès R.M.S Passport Holder, frequent flyer

Their passport? A most prized possession (they really earned all those stamps.) Keep that globetrotting document safe with Hermès’ ultra-luxe passport holder. Done up in the house’s signature orange hue, it’s one that’ll make digging through their carry-on a thing of the past.

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