The Wishlist: Jetsetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

Photo: Boarding Pass Voyager Weekender Duffel

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Travel these days isn’t what it used to be. Now, more than ever, there are rules and regulations surrounding the type of and size of luggage you can legally travel with, along with certain perks and benefits that surround the whole flying experience. Anything from noise-canceling headphones to power adapters to weekender bags keeping everything safe and in one place, these are the modern-day conveniences of air travel circa 2017.

That’s why we decided to put together this gift guide for the jetsetter – complete with everything the common traveler needs to get from A to B as easily as possible. Because let’s face it, flying can be stressful and awkward at times, so keeping the right gear at the ready ensures needed distractions when the time comes, and comfort in an often uncomfortable situation. Just take a look at the following list and see for yourself.

Boarding Pass Voyager Weekender Duffel

Crafted with waterproof and re-waxable 10.10 oz Martexin Original Waxed canvas, this stunning charcoal weekender bag boasts a roomy interior made of navy cotton twill. It also features 7 oz. harness leather straps from Wickett & Craig. Brass hardware also adorns the exterior, and a light removable shoulder strap ensures your goods are carried with ease.

Purchase: $275

Songday Universal Travel Adapter

With international adaptability for the EU, UK, US, AU, Italy and 150 other countries, worrying about keeping choice electronics juiced up and ready at a moment’s notice will no longer be an issue while traveling abroad.

Purchase: $16

Lightning Nomad Key

Keep your iPhone charged at all times with a little help from this handy portable lightning charger. In addition to keeping everything juiced up, the device also syncs with your laptop – helping you offload any important content at a moment’s notice.

Purchase: $20

Carry On Cocktail Kit

Enjoy a high-end cocktail at 30,000 feel compliments of the Carry-On Cocktail kit. Each handle kit comes with a recipe card, muddler, aromatic bitters, and cane sugar in a convenient carry-on tin to help craft the perfect Old Fashioned. Just add whiskey.

Purchase: $24

Apolis Luggage Tag

Provide some piece of mind while traveling. This sleek luggage tag is made from 100% genuine leather right here in the USA and built to withstand years of serious travel. The flap reveals a space to put your contact information, and measures 4.25” x 2.5”.

Purchase: $24

Wacaco Minipresso

Slap jet-lag in the face with a little help from the Wanaco Minipresso. It’s compatible with Nespresso brand compatible capsules, and leaves no grinds to clean up afterward.

Purchase: $37

Everyman Hideout Travel Pillow

Conquer those long transcontinental flights with this memory foam travel pillow that inflates itself yet packs smaller than you’d believe. Each Hideout Travel Pillow features a washable quilted microfiber top, ripstop bottom, and weighs a minimal 14oz.

Purchase: $54

Heimplanet Monolith Dopp Kit

Every traveler needs a Dopp kit for their toiletries. As for Heimplanet, the brand iterates off the traditional format offering this durable option built from 840D ballistic nylon and TPU coated 940D ballistic nylon. It also features zipper closures, functions as a standing and hanging bag and boasts an organizational system to keep everything in order while in transit.

Purchase: $75


Convoy Watch Roll

Constructed from genuine Italian cowhide, each Convoy Watch Roll is machine stitched with German polyester thread and finished with a soft charcoal cotton cord. Ideal for jet-setting watch collector.

Purchase: $75

Outerknown Sea Legs Chino

Complete with a classic fit thanks to a straight leg and medium rise, these 98% organic cotton and 2% spandex traveler Chinos are a jet-setting essential. Comfortable and stylish, you’d be hard-pressed to find a superior option currently available on the market.

Purchase: $78

Bellroy Travel Wallet

Designed specifically for the modern-day jetsetter, Bellroy’s premium vegetable-tanned leather wallet features additional compartments for plane tickets, passport, and the piece even comes equipped with a fillable micro pen.

Purchase: $120

Tumi Global Locator

Air travel these days can be a high-stress activity, especially when it comes to checking luggage. Fortunately, this travel-friendly device will keep track of your belongings, send push notifications once a checked bag has made it on the plane, if a bag is moved in a hotel room, and how far the bag has traveled from it’s synced mobile device in the airport.

Purchase: $150

Citizen Nighthawk GMT Watch

Crossing time zones can be confusing and exhausting when traveling great distances. Fortunately, this GMT watch from Citizen will keep you grounded thanks to reliable Japanese quartz movement, low charge warning, and water resistance up to 200 meters.

Purchase: $199

AER Travel Pack

Average backpacks just don’t cut it when traveling. AER realizes this fact, which is why they built this Travel Pack specifically to fit international carry-on requirements along with a 1680D ballistic nylon exterior with multiple access points, a full clamshell opening to the main compartment, a ventilated shoe compartment, and small quick access top pocket.

Purchase: $220

This is Ground Tech Dopp Kit

Just like toiletries require a Dopp kit for safe keeping, tech items do as well. This handsome option from This is Ground is a leather travel zip-up organizer with designated spots just about any tech/technical gear.

Purchase: $229

Oasis Waterproof Kindle

Whether it’s a tropical destination or the perpetually soaked Pacific Northwest, Kindle’s new Oasis e-reader is their highest resolution device yet – now with an IPX8 waterproof rating. Listen to the worlds largest library of audiobooks, enjoy weeks of use on a single charge, and twice the storage with up to 32 GB per reader.

Purchase: $250

Frye Chris Inside Zip Boot

Slip in and slip out easily through TSA checkpoints while still looking stylish with these Frye boots. Each pair is tailored with washed tumbled Italian calf leather and boasts a slim profile, clean lines, and an overall lightweight construction.

Purchase: $328

Beats Studio3 Headphones

Airports, and sometimes airplanes, can be distracting noisy environments. These noise-canceling headphones by Beats, therefore, will certainly do the trick in offering exclusive sound quality while simultaneously keeping you closed off from the happenings in and around these crowded areas.

Purchase: $350

Tumi Tegra-Lite Carry On

Positioned as a desirable carry-on rollaway luggage bag, the Tumi Tegra-Lite is expandable, accessible, and effortless in nature. Each option features a spacious, front pocket and moves in every direction thanks to double turning wheels.

Purchase: $695

Olympus Pen-F

Little can compete with mirrorless cameras. Luckily, they’re slowly becoming more and more affordable for the wandering nomad. This 20-megapixel option also comes equipped with a 50-megapixel High-Res Shot modes, in-body 5-axis Image Stabilization, 2.36 million-Dot OLED viewfinder, and 10 fps high-speed sequential shooting capabilities.

Purchase: $999

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