The Wishlist: The Jetsetter’s Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 25, 2014

Category: Gear

Wanderlust is a lifelong affliction for some men. They get restless when they have to stay more than a week in the same place and celebrate every time they cross the international date line. These globetrotting fellows sleep better in hotels than they do at home – in fact, there isn’t really a place they call “home,” just a building where all their clothes are. Since there is nothing you can do to cure them of their nomadic ways short of nailing their feet to the floor, all you can do is give them a gift that helps keep them when they’re far and away.

Each of these 20 gifts for the jetsetter in your life is made to ease the troubles of travel and give them something to remember you by no matter what foreign locale they are in.

Infinity Pillow

Infinity Pillow

Switcheroo: The infinity pillow isn’t just meant for your head. It can be used as back support, a neck pillow, or a supplementary pillow when the hotel’s headrests are too lumpy. It’s versatile, folding form makes it ideal for multiple uses on the road. [Purchase: $59]

Baxter of California Deluxe Travel Kit

Baxter of California Deluxe Travel Kit

Shower and Shave: This is the whole package when you need grooming and hygiene supplies. It is loaded down with face wash, shaving formula, shampoo, lip balm, and anything else you might need, all in perfect travel proportions. [Purchase: $80]

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

Stunning Silence: The talkative seatmate is the bane of the jetsetter. As they are trying to enjoy their trip, some guy in the next chair is talking their ear off. Quiet these nattering fools with the premier name in noise-cancelling headphones which shut them out and offer stereophonic sound quality. [Purchase: $300]

Pack This Pad

Pack This Pad

Life List: It’s easy to overlook some of the basics when it comes to packing, even for the seasoned traveler. Help them ensure that they have everything they need stuffed safely in their bag so they never again have to buy a toothbrush in Mumbai at 2 am. [Purchase: $6]

Woolrich John Rich and Bros Insulated Blazer

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Insulated Blazer

Packable Parka: Down coats can be hard to pack since they tend to puff up, but the insulated blazer offers the warmth and protection of true goose down in a compact package that can easily be stowed away, yet still provides plenty of protection from the elements. [Purchase: $295]

KeepGo SIM Rental

KeepGo SIM Rental

Data Anywhere: Never again worry about massive data fees or international cell phone charges with a KeepGo card. With KeepGo you can give your jetsetter a region-specific SIM card for their phone or tablet that let’s them use it with impunity, never worrying that their provider will hit them with a huge bill when they get home. [Purchase]

The New York Times 36 Hours Book Series

The New York Times: 36 Hours Book Series

Weekend Getaway: Jetsetters don’t often have a lot of time to take in all the sights of a place, which is why this New York Times series was invented. It gives them all the high points to explore in any corner of the world, even if they only have a short weekend to do it. [Purchase: $32]

Filson Duffel

Filson Duffel

Badass Bag: The medium duffel from Filson is a tough customer with a water resistant exterior complete with storm flap that still looks like a million bucks. Whether doing field work, volunteering with the Red Cross, or meeting with the suits in Tokyo, this accessible carry-on does it all. [Purchase: $325]

Bellroy Passport Sleeve

Bellroy Passport Sleeve

Cash Grab: This beautiful tanned cow leather wallet is built with travel in mind. It has special compartments for a plane ticket and passport as well as pockets for cards, cash, and traveler’s cheques so you’re always prepared to gift shop in style. [Purchase: $100]

IWC Pilots Watch Worldtimer

IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer

Anytime: Jetsetters are forever switching time zones, and they can’t always rely on their phone to update to the local time. To make sure they never miss a second, give them an adjustable watch that can be changed in seconds with a few rapid clicks. [Purchase: $9,650]

Mophie USB Travel Kit

Mophie USB Travel Kit

Power Up: Never again let any device lose its juice because the right charger is packed away in a bag somewhere. This compact set of USB charging cables will keep your phones, tablets, and Apple devices powered up without taking up precious space. [Purchase: $40]

Owen and Fred Hey Handsome Travel Kit

Owen & Fred ‘Hey Handsome’ Travel Kit

The Groomsman: Tucking all your shaving gear into a ziploc bag is a weak move that no modern man should make. Ensure your jetsetter has his grooming supplies secure in a stylish, durable, leak-proof bag that comes complete with an encouraging saying to brighten his day. [Purchase: $68]

RAVPower 2nd Gen Deluxe External Battery Charger

RAVPower 2nd Gen Deluxe External Battery Charger

Power Pack: Carrying 14000mAh worth of battery power, the RAVPower can recharge every device your traveler has using multiple USB ports and even a lightning interface for those picky, pesky Apple products. Employs a very fast charging system for quicker execution. [Purchase: $37]

Briggs and Riley Torq Luggage International Carry-On Spinner

Briggs & Riley Torq Luggage International Carry-On Spinner

Total Package: Built to the ideal specs for carry-on luggage, the sides of this beast are 100% polycarbonate so they can be knocked around inside bins, drug through airports, and thrown by cabbies, yet still hold up without a scratch. [Purchase: $429]

Sony DSC-RX100B Exmor Camera

Sony DSC-RX100/B Exmor Camera

Take a Shot: A compact camera with a killer zoom and all the bells and whistles is perfect for the guy on the go who wants to capture every memory, but can’t tote around a whole DSLR complete with full lens package. [Purchase: $448]

Ceptics International Worldwide Travel Adapter

Ceptics International Worldwide Travel Adapter

Plug and Play: With 5 polarized plugs, these will allow your appliances, computers, and AC adapters to fit into any outlet you encounter, no matter how bizarre. They accept all standard US plugs, but be warned that they are merely adapters and do not alter voltage. [Purchase: $8]

Pendleton Motor Robe Travel Blanket

Pendleton Motor Robe Travel Blanket

Wrappable Warmth: As far back as covered wagons, travelers have used Motor Robes to stay warm. The modern version uses totally virgin wool that is soft, smooth, toasty warm, and easily packed for use on plains, trains, and whatever spaceships Richard Branson has in mind. [Purchase: $100]

Freedom Spot Photon 4G Mobile Hotspot

Freedom Spot Photon 4G Mobile Hotspot

Data Dump: Freedom Spot is the affordable mobile hotspot that lets travelers hook up to 8 devices in and get online with blazing 4G speeds anywhere in the United States. 500 MB per month comes free, with plans that can suit almost any mobile data need. [Purchase: $100]

Braun M90 Mobile Shaver

Braun M90 Mobile Shaver

Go-Go Groomer: Getting a close shave after days hopping through airports or staying in a beachside bungalow is worth any price. Thankfully, it can be easily had for just a few bucks with the M90 mobile shaver complete with travel guard. [Purchase: $21]

Henty Wingman Suit Bag

Henty Wingman Suit Bag

Stay Classy: Being abroad doesn’t mean you stop dressing to impress. With the Henty Wingman even the most dapper gent can have an unwrinkled three-piece boardroom-ready suit that is good to go even if they just stepped off the plane. [Purchase: $200]

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