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The Best Travel Gifts for Men this Year

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Nov. 15, 2017 - Austin Grandt

Having trouble finding a gift for your friend, boyfriend, or husband? Our team went through and made a thorough list of the best travel gifts for men to find the perfect gift for any man who loves to travel. To create this list, we scoured the web for the best in travel gear, clothing, and gadgets to create a comprehensive guide that should please any avid traveler.

Lets jump into our guide so you can find that perfect gift quickly!

1. Bose QuietComfort 35

The Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones are perfect for any road warrior. Their noise cancellation is simply the best in almost any headphone, which makes for a more comfortable flight.

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Pros

  • Best in class noise cancellation
  • Comfortable for long periods of time
  • Battery lasts a long time
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Pricier than other headphones on the market
  • Bulkier than earbuds

2. Travelers Notebook

A simple travel folio to hold your passport, money, and travel journal in one place. Perfect for those of us who are traveling abroad and want to keep multiple currencies and our journal in one spot.

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Pros

  • Expandable to hold all of the essentials for your trip
  • High quality

Cons

  • The largest size is a bit bulky, grab a smaller one if size is a concern

3. Ex Oficio Give N Go Boxer

Lightweight, breathable boxers that can be washed in the sink and dried overnight. According to the manufacturer, you only need 2 on any trip!

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Pros

  • Packs well to save space on your trip
  • Sink washable
  • Built for comfort

Cons

  • Pricier than other boxers

4. Sea to Summit DryLite Towel

A compact towel that works great in a pinch. With this towel you can always have your own towel without it taking up your entire suitcase.

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Pros

  • Doesn't take up much room
  • Dries overnight
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • The smaller sizes may not be large enough for a beach trip

5. Patagonia Atom Sling

Perfect day pack for walking around the city without needing to carry a full back. Very light weight with enough room to hold keys, money, and small souveniers throughout the day.

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Slim, which makes it easy to maneuver around cities
  • Front pouch for increased security

Cons

  • Smaller than other day packs
  • Might need to carry bigger pack for plane if you have a lot of things

6. Carry - On Cocktail Kit

Have your own little mini bar in your pocket. Super fun gift for anyone who would love a mixed drink at 30,000 feet.

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Pros

  • Lightweight and compact
  • Fun, original gift

Cons

  • Might be only enough for one drink 😉

7. Bluesmart One

Smart carry on luggage that is easy to pack, can charge your devices, stays secure, and even has GPS built in. Perfect gift for any techie traveler.

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Pros

  • Sleek and easy to pack
  • Smart features to keep you connected
  • 100% TSA compliant

Cons

  • Smart bags have more features that may need to be fixed after years of use

8. Anker Compact 10,000 mAh portable battery

Running out of juice while on the road is the worst. Always keep your devices charged and never worry about not being connected with this small, yet powerful portable battery.

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Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Charges your phone multiple times
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • For those that don't want to charge the battery on their trip, maybe look into a larger one

9. Custom Luggage Tags

Custom luggage tags are the sure sign of a road warrior. They make a great gift because it something special and custom for the person you are buying it for. It puts that extra little touch into something that an avid traveler will see every time they are catching a flight.

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Pros

  • unique gift idea
  • completely tailored for someone you care about

Cons

  • can be expensive

10. Tortuga 44L Carry On Backpack

The Tortuga backpack has been specifically engineered for maximum compatibility with only having to carry one bag. The founders are active travelers themselves and everything on this bag was engineered for space optimization and comfort for those travelers who prefer to travel light.

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Pros

  • Incredible design with the lightweight traveler in mind
  • Never lug a roller bag again
  • Help embrace the Digital Nomad lifestyle

Cons

  • Pricier than other comparable sized bags on the market
  • Could be a bit bulky for stashing underneath the seat in front of you

11. Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch puts the power of a full console into the palm of your hands. A perfect way to kill hours on a long flight when you're stuck in the middle seat and your in-flight entertainment isn't working.

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Pros

  • Perfect mobile gaming system
  • Play with your travel partners
  • Charges with standard USB-C cable

Cons

  • Can be difficult to find, especially around the holidays

12. Texture - Unlimited Magazines

Texture gives you access to a huge library of magazines to read on your travels. You even get access to back issues and can sync between all of your devices for a seamless experience.

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Pros

  • Tons of magazines to choose from
  • Supported on multiple platforms
  • Reasonably priced at $9.99 a month

Cons

  • No economist for my fellow econ junkies
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