Don't know what to get your aspiring traveler or professional jetsetter in your life? Don't fret! Here is my gift guide for this year.
For the frequent flyer who lives out of a suitcase (literally):
The Carry-On by Away is one beautifully designed yet highly functional piece of luggage. Although I'm in love with my Briggs & Riley International Wide Body Carry-On, I've been lusting for Away's hard-shell that comes with a USB charger. Away adapts many similar direct-to-consumer brands by cutting out the middle-man to build a bag with high quality materials that fits the modern, highly connected frequent flyer. Available in seven colors, the bag retails for only $225 with free shipping, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
For the techno-geek with all the gadgets:
If you're a digital nomad always creating content or working online, you probably carry a multitude of gadgets with you at all times. The Tech Dopp Kit by This is Ground is a beauty. This zip-up leather organizer will keep your cords, adapters, headphones, and other tech accessories accessible and secured. I am partial to the cognac version. Starting at $129 for the mini size and going up as high as $249 for the grande version, it doesn't come cheap. However, this will surely be a mainstay in any traveler's arsenal for the rest of his or her life.
Can't afford the hefty price tag? The BUBM Travel Gear Organizer is a good alternative. It lacks the style, but it is quite functional and much friendlier on the wallet.
For the beauty junkie:
If the person of interest loves their beauty products, you have several options. As a beauty aficionado, I am very aware of how much a highly-pressurized, dry flight cabin can wreak havoc on your skin. Whether it's a long weekend or a two-week vacation, the holy trinity includes hand cream, face mist and water.
L'Occitane and Byredo, makes some delectable hand creams. Everyone knows to drinking water not only helps your skin retain moisture, but it also helps you deal with your jet lag. Tony Moly makes a face mist that comes in cute bunny packaging. If you want to be more discreet, Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray is a great alternative. With United now rumored to charge extra to store bags in the upper compartments, space comes at a premium. The Vapur Element Bottle can be rolled, flattened or folded when empty, and it stands when full.