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The 15 Best Gift Ideas for Men Who Love to Travel, From Splurge to Steal

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“What do you want for a birthday/Christmas/anniversary gift?” “Nothing.” If you’ve ever had this exact conversation with the impossible-to-shop-for man in your life, we feel your pain and have a solution—this carefully curated list of the best gift ideas for men who love to travel. We’ve included options for every budget, from splurge to steal. 

All of the products featured in this story were hand-selected by our travel editors. Some of the links featured in this story are affiliate links, and SmarterTravel may collect a commission (at no cost to you) if you shop through them.

Steal

Looking for the best men’s travel gifts under $100? Check out these presents that won’t break the bank.

Klean Kanteen Camp Mug

Klean Kanteen

Campers and hikers will love Klean Kanteen’s Camp Mug. The eye-catching mountain design will make them smile and think about past trips with every morning’s cup of coffee. This durable mug features a chip-resistant Klean Coat finish, so travelers can take it with them on outdoor adventures—and the Climate Lock vacuum insulation will keep beverages piping hot on even the coldest of days. When you get home, just toss the mug in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

MadeMan Travel Collection

MadeMan Travel Collection Box (left) and two MadeMan Travel Collection products on a blue, water-patterned backdrop (right)
MadeMan

Help a chronic overpacker pair down his toiletry kit with MadeMan’s Travel Collection. This perfectly portable set features a 2-in-1 facial cleanser and shave gel, plus a multitasking moisturizing that offers sun protection.

Treleaf Monstrella Plant Climber

Amazon

Have a plant dad in your life? Help his green babies thrive even when he’s out of town with Treleaf’s Monstrella Plant Climber. These beautifully-designed wooden trellises allow plants to climb and grow upwards. Made from wood and sealed against moisture, these supports may outlast multiple plants.  

Pure Origin Coffee

Pure Origin Coffee

Upgrade his morning coffee with beans from Pure Origin Coffee. Each bag spotlights the farmers and workers behind the scenes responsible for producing the coffee—and every purchase benefits one of six community-based charity initiatives. Simply scan the QR code on each bag to learn the full story behind the beans. 

Dark or light roast options are available from a variety of destinations including Colombia, Honduras, Kenya, and more. 

North Drinkware Mountain Glasses

North Drinkware

Commemorate a memorable trip with a whiskey or pint glass from North Drinkware. These hand-blown glasses feature the outlines of famous mountains molded into the bottom of the glass.  

Choose from mountains across the United States or Japan—or opt for a generic geometric mountain shape that will remind someone of all their favorite hiking trips. 

Apple AirTag

Hand holding up Apple AirTag (left) and close up on the Apple AirTag (right)
Amazon

Any traveler would love to receive an Apple AirTag. This tiny little gadget has endless uses when away from home. Place it in checked luggage (or a carry-on that you’re forced to gate-check), put it in the hotel room safe to automatically remind you to clean it out before you check-out, or attach it to your keys.

A four-pack of AirTags is available on Amazon for less than $100 and makes for great stocking stuffers (or an emergency gift to have on hand).

Allbirds Wool Dwellers

Close up of person wearing Allbirds Wool Dwellers (left) and close up of a single grey Allbirds Wool Dweller slipper (right)
Allbirds

Bring Allbirds’ famous comfort inside with the Wool Dwellers slippers. Made from upcycled scraps from the brand’s wool shoes, these cozy slippers are described as a “hug for your feet.” Bonus: they can be put in the washing machine if needed. 

Splurge

Want to splurge on a special travel gift? These luxurious options will make someone’s holiday. 

Monos Metro Duffel

Two views of the Monos Metro Duffel black duffel bag
Monos

Monos’ Metro Duffel is perfectly sized for weekend trips, daily commutes, or the occasional gym run. The duffel comes with Monos’ genius Metro Kit, part of its QuickSnap™ Modular Kit System. This small bag can be used to pack toiletries or other travel essentials that you want to keep separated (but still close by). 

In addition to a roomy interior, the Metro Duffel has a laptop sleeve, inner side pockets (perfect for water bottles or umbrellas), and a built-in suitcase sleeve that converts to an additional pocket as needed. 

Choose from a variety of colors in sleek nylon or stylish vegan leather—both are water-resistant and easy to wipe clean.

Grant Stone Brass Boot Dune Chromexcel

Three views of the Brass Boot Dune Chromexcels leather shoes
Grant Stone

Stylish, durable, and practical—a pair of boots from Grant Stone will be the gift of life-long comfort. The Brass Boot Dune Chromexcels are a lifetime investment—made from a premium, luxurious leather, these boots will only look better as they age. 

Between the rugged leather and sturdy lug sole, these boots can handle any kind of weather condition. Hand-sewn on a one-piece vamp, these boots are comfortable right out of the box. 

Ibex Woolies 2

Two view of the Ibex Woolies long sleeved shirts
Ibex

Have an active traveler on your list? They’ll love Ibex’s Woolies 2 line. Made from 100 percent Merino Wool, these base layers will provide warmth, moisture-wicking, and odor-control. The Woolies 2 Crew, Woolies 2 Bottom, and Woolies Tech Boxer Briefs are our top picks from the brand—combined, they make the perfect bottom layer for skiing and other outdoor winter pursuits. 

North Face Arrowood Triclimate Hooded Jacket

Model wearing the North Face Arrowood Triclimate Hooded Jacket (left) and flatlay of the North Face Arrowood Triclimate Hooded Jacket showing both jacket layers (right)
Amazon

Give three jackets for the price of one with North Face’s Arrowood Triclimate Hooded Jacket. The jacket is composed of a separate shell and inner jacket that can be worn separately or combined for maximum warmth and protection.

Parachute Merino Travel Kit

Parachute Merino Travel Kit (left) and close up of the Merino Wool fabric (right)
Parachute

Your splurge might not extend to upgrading someone to a first-class ticket, but you can help make their next coach class flight more comfortable with Parachute’s Merino Travel Kit. The stylish striped bundle includes a travel blanket, eye mask and carrying case—all made from an extra-fine merino wool that’s soft instead of scratchy.

Authenticity50 Signature Sheets

Two shades of the Authenticity50 Signature Sheets on a tan background
Authenticity50

Make every night feel like sleeping in a five-star hotel with Authenticity50’s Signature Sheet Set. These made in the USA percale sheets are crisp and airy and get softer with every wash. Made from premium, California-grown Supima cotton, these sheets will keep you cool and comfortable as you sleep.

Bellroy Leather Travel Folio

Nordstrom

Know someone who’s always fumbling for his boarding pass or passport? Help him stay organized with Bellroy’s Leather Travel Folio. Made from a supple leather, this folio features plenty of pockets and card slots to keep credit cards, room keys, money, and travel documents all in one place—and secure, thanks to RFID-blocking technology. 

Frette Hotel Classic Bath Towels

A stack of Frette Hotel Classic Bath Towels on a marble countertop (left) and a stack of Frette Hotel Classic Bath Towels in a bathroom set up (right)
Frette

Make his bathroom feel like a hotel spa with Frette’s Hotel Classic Bath Towels. These elegantly designed towels are made from a plush cotton terry that feels incredibly soft but is still super absorbent. For an even more luxurious bathing experience, upgrade to the larger Hotel Classic Bath Sheet which measures 40” x 71” . 

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