Best travel gifts of 2018

That special globetrotter in your life will start plotting her next trip the second she opens one of these travel gifts recommended by the editors at Reviewed. Something as simple (and inexpensive) as an on-the-go cocktail kit and a neck pillow that’s actually comfortable make it worth braving the TSA.

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$24

Zojirushi travel mug

Don’t expect your beverages to change temperature inside this stainless steel torpedo: day-old coffee can still burn you after sitting for 24 hours. Its sleek design and its airtight, lockable lid make this travel mug perfect for tossing into your bag, too.

 — Jessica Teich, editor

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$24

Cocktail Box Co. Old Fashioned Kit

The kit is equal parts adorable and efficient, with the ingredients needed to prepare six Old Fashioned cocktails, including three bitters variants, cocktail picks, a spoon, sugar, and a linen napkin—all of which fit inside your pocket.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$50

eBags Packing Cubes

While it may, at first, seem foolish to pack your bag full of more bags, the nylon, zippered pouches keep contents organized and fresh, so you can rifle through your overnighter without fear of wrinkling your clothing or losing track of an outfit.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$70-$190

Timbuk2 or Sole Society bags

 The best under-seat luggage you can buy is this Timbuk2 bag with tons of zippered compartments and enough room for a laptop, snacks, and iPad. This Sole Society bag is trendy, reasonably priced, and made with vegan leather.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$270

Bose QuietComfort 35

Yes, these headphones are pricey but don’t let the sticker price dissuade you from moving forward: the true-silence noise cancellation capability and unmatched comfort of these Bose headphones makes them worth the investment.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$14

Dimore Blanket Tartan Scarf 

 At its most simple, it’s a cozy, cute accessory. It can also act wonderfully as a blanket, a pillow, an eye mask, a cushion for your back, even a makeshift umbrella in a pinch. The key to a good blanket scarf is high-quality, lightweight material, and size.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$14

CamelBak Chute Mag Water Bottle

Simple yet brilliantly designed, it holds a ton of water yet easily fits in cup holders, and its spout is large enough to get a good sip without spilling all over yourself on bumpy car rides. Its design also prevents water from dipping onto your chin or shirt.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$130

Kindle Paperwhite

The Paperwhite gives you thousands of books at your fingertips, has an adjustable backlight, and excellent battery life that lasts about three weeks on a single charge. The best part? This new and improved version is lightweight and waterproof.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$10

Caudalie Grape Water Facial Mist

Thanks to its moisturizing polysaccharides, mineral salts, and potassium, the formula can moisturize, calm sensitive skin, reduce redness, and rehydrate after a particularly long day. And at 2.5 ounces, it’s TSA-friendly to boot.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$140

Osprey Porter 46

This backpack is perfect for long trips since it flips open like a suitcase, and the padded shoulder straps feel plush and high-quality. Its adjustable support straps made easy work of carrying three months’ worth of belongings on my back.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$66

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger

This is one of our favorites because it has three USB ports (including one for Quick Charge) and holds enough to power to quickly re-juice a dead iPhone three times. So you don’t have to skimp on your phone usage while waiting for a flight.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$60

Tile Trackers

We love the Tile, a small tracking device that you can attach to your most important—or most often forgotten—personal items. You can use a phone app to track your Tiles—but you can also use the Tile to track your phone if (read: when) you lose it.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$295

The Away Large Suitcase

The Away Large’s tough yet flexible polycarbonate shell saves your suitcase’s contents from being crushed, comes in a wide variety of colors, and is resistant to scuffs and dirt. Inside, you’ll find about 100 liters of packing space.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$36

Huzi neck pillow

Better than any U-shaped neck pillow, the looped Huzi neck pillow has an infinity design, so there is support at every angle. The design also makes it possible to fold it into a normal pillow, finagle it into a sleep mask, or prop it up as a back cushion.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$6

TravelMore TSA-approved Travel Lock

This weatherproof wire lock has a lifetime warranty, and is TSA-approved: that means it can be unlocked and then relocked by TSA agents without having to break it. With an average 4.4 star rating, it’s a favorite among Amazon customers.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$12

Muk Luks Ballerina Slippers

These ballerina-style slippers are lined with plush faux fur and have non-slip rubberized soles to prevent sliding on hardwood and tile. Plus, since they don’t have a stiff sole, you can roll them up and stuff them into your luggage.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$16

Zoppen Multi-Purpose Travel Wallet 

It has designated pockets and pouches for pretty much everything: your passport, boarding passes, credit cards and IDs, cell phone, keys, pens, and a zippered pocket. Bonus: It even includes an RFID blocking shield to prevent identity theft.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$9

Dr. Meter Digital Luggage Scale

This one is the best we’ve ever tested, in part because to use it, you simply turn it on, attach it to the handle of your luggage, and lift. Since it only weighs about 3 ounces, you’ll never even notice it in your bag until you need it.

— Jessica Teich, editor

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$12

Flip & Tumble Reusable Tote

Its single strap has a non-slip pad to keep the bag from slipping off your shoulder while you juggle your other luggage. And if you don’t end up using it, the bag folds down into a convenient 3-inch ball, about the size of a peach.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$16

Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask

This mask is the best we’ve tested because it feels like having personal blackout curtains for your eyes and it won’t fall off in the middle of the night, thanks to its adjustable Velcro strap. The contoured design also doesn’t put pressure on eyes.

— Jessica Teich, editor

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$6

OREI European Plug Adapter

This handy adapter is well-made and sturdy. Its slim design won’t block other outlets, yet offers two ports to allow you to plug in two electrical devices at once. I buy it for all of my friends before they head abroad.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$10

Sephora Play! Beauty Subscription Box

Sephora’s Play! box is our favorite monthly beauty subscription service because it’s filled with high-quality samples of the store’s cult-favorite brands that are curated to match your preferences, lifestyle, and interests.

—Jessica Teich, editor

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$140

Samsonite Mightlight 2 Softside Spinner 21

This bag is a TSA-approved carry-on that will fit everything you need for a week-long trip—and it’s the best carry-on luggage you can buy. Its 360-degree wheels and sturdy handles make maneuvering this thing through airports a breeze.

— Jessica Teich, editor

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$15

I Was Here Journal for the Curious Minded

This travel-centric journal is ideal for any creative traveler. It’s a colorfully illustrated journal that encourages readers to explore the easily overlooked, the mistakenly mundane, and the everyday details.

— Jessica Teich, editor

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$25-$500

Airbnb gift card

You know your friend likes traveling—you just don’t know what else they could possibly need in their arsenal. A gift card that plays into his or her interests is your best bet. Airbnb lets you live like a local with homes and experiences around the world.

— Jessica Teich, editor

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