Many couples register for the myriad trappings of an adult household (bakeware, mugs, bedding, etc.), which makes selecting the perfect gift a fairly seamless process. But what should you get for pairs who aren’t planting roots right away—specifically those with sights set on adventures in far-flung lands?
A wad of cash or a check is sure to be appreciated, though many folks feel it’s impersonal to give money. Suitcases are a great idea, but what if a fellow well-wisher already purchased luggage? Not to fret, we’ve pulled together a list of awesome wedding gifts for travel lovers. From noise-canceling headphones to the ultimate carry-on backpack, these thoughtful presents are sure to delight jet-setters.
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1. Sony 1000XM2 Premium Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Nothing is worse than sitting next to a shrieking child on a long-haul fight. Sony 1000XM2 premium wireless noise cancelling headphones block out the sounds of screaming kids (and overly chatty passengers). Of course, high-quality audio is a no-brainer. Bring on the tunes and podcasts!
SHOP NOW: Best Buy, $350
2. Tortuga 45L Setout Backpack
We can’t say enough good things about the Tortuga 45L Setout backpack. It’s lightweight, water-resistant, and super comfortable to carry. That’s not all\—the genius design boasts plenty of space to stash clothes and shoes along with smart extras like a 17” laptop sleeve and built-in pockets to stash small essentials.
SHOP NOW: Tortuga, $199
3. Chic Stays
Fuel their wanderlust with Chic Stays. Compiled by Melinda Stevens, this swoon-worthy coffee-table book takes readers on a tour of the most spectacular hotels on the planet. It’s 246 pages of inspiring images, dazzling descriptions, and personal tales from A-listers like Kate Moss.
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $85
4. Mark and Graham Leather Tech Envelope
As though it was tailor-made for millennials, this leather tech envelope keeps cords, cables, and gadgets (smartphone, tablet, etc.) securely organized. It even has card slots for added convenience. Did we mention foil-embossed monogramming is available?
SHOP NOW: Mark and Graham, $139
5. Google Pixel Buds
There’s bound to be at least a few instances when the happy couple doesn’t speak the language. That’s where Google pixel buds come into play. Compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled companion device, these handy headphones have a translate feature, so your pals can communicate with people all around the world.
SHOP NOW: Google, $159
6. Airbnb Gift Card
An Airbnb gift card is more personal than cash, but equally practical. Duos can use the value towards stays and experiences! Because let’s be honest, no true jet-setter can resist shacking up at a sea-view villa in Santorini or sampling the best tacos in Mexico City.
SHOP NOW: Amazon
7. Leatherology Passport Cover \and Luggage Tag Set
Talk about totally classic travel accessories! Globetrotters will go gaga over this passport cover and luggage tag set. It’s crafted with butter-soft leather and can be personalized with a monogram. Every time the newlyweds embark on an international adventure they’ll think of you.
SHOP NOW: Leatherology, $55
8. Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD 20100mAh Portable Charger
Running multiple map and navigation apps drains a cell battery pretty darn quick. Nothing stops a day of exploring in its tracks quite like a dead device. A portable charger means the new Mr. and Mrs. won’t have to waste precious minutes trekking back to the hotel or endlessly searching for a place to plug in their phone.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $100
9. Calpak Packing Cube Set
We wouldn’t quantify most packing cubes as terribly chic, though they are totally necessary. Calpak makes cubes in all sorts of fun metallics and patterns (we especially love the midnight marble) that win in the style department without sacrificing function.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $48
10. Flight 001 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter
Sometimes pragmatic presents are the best. Such is the case with the Flight 001 5-in-1 universal travel adapter. The color-coded system removes the guesswork out of finding the right plug. And at $35, it’s a steal. Might we suggest combining it with little spending money?
SHOP NOW: East Dane, $35