Between security lines and baggage claim, traveling right now is about exciting as getting a prescription refilled.But this holiday season, you can make those long treks the ultimate travel experience for both you and the jet setters in your life. From cameras to carry-ons, here are the gifts perfect for guys on the go—and those of us who wish we were already there.
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Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones
Wireless headphones these days are a dime a dozen, but Beats’ latest rendition are the cream of the crop for us editors here at Men’s Journal. With 22 hours of battery life, responsive noise blocking (meaning they are capable of blocking and pinpointing specific external sounds) and sleek new color combinations, these headphones are the perfect accessory to drown out the sounds of inconsolable infants and snoring passengers.
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Raden A22 Carry
Luggage has gotten a much needed tech upgrade with bags suited to handle every turn on the conveyor belt and every last-minute emergency. Raden’s A22 Carry is the latest bag to put your needs at the forefront. With a carry handle that doubles as a weighing scale, a built-in charging device, and Bluetooth technology can help you locate the bag, the A22 is changing the carry-on game.
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BirchBox Man Grooming Box
A guy on the go needs trusty travel products that can keep up. Birchman’s box subscription’s service is a monthly gift at your door, 5 grooming products that help everything from anti-aging to beard-care. It’s the gift that keeps on giving — and then some.
[$10 a month; birchbox.com]
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Kit and Ace Reversible Top Coat
Packing for a long trip doesn’t always mean an overstuffed luggage. Kit & Ace has created the perfect top coat for long treks, long enough to provide enough full coverage, but still lightweight and breathable to handle warmer temperatures. Did we mention it's reversible? It’s two coats in one—all you’ll need this holiday season.
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Everlane Modern Snap Backpack
No brand does basics better than Everlane. Their snap backpack is the perfect carry-on for those necessities on a long-flight. Made with a water-resistant cotton with leather detailing, the bag is a trendy take on the traditional backpack.
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Common Shade Coconauts
Sleek and matte, Common Shade’s iteration of the standard wayfarer is the perfect excuse to venture out into warmer temperatures, accompanied by nothing beyond board shorts and a hammock (and maybe a Michelada too). The West Coast brand creates luxury eyewear with its breezy, California aesthetic in mind, making these aptly named Coconaut frames a hit.
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Away Insider Packing Cubes
There are two kinds of travelers—those who fold and organize their carry-on the night before a trip, and those who throw all their belongings into a bag minutes before their departure. Away is making the packing experience a little less taxing with their new sleek Insider Packing Cubes. Available in sets of four or six, and in sizes that can accommodate anything from toiletries to puffy winter coats, the mesh cubes can be neatly stacked into a bag, keeping your things organized even if you aren’t a Type A traveler.
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Havok Polo Shirt
Few have mastered the ability to fend off the disheveled, sweaty look after a cross-country flight, produced by clothes wrinkled after hours of sitting. For the traveler headed to the family dinner straight from the airport, Barbell Apparel is here to save the day with the Havok Polo, a soft and durable stand-in for a standard t-shirt. It’s wrinkle-free, absorbs sweat, and is tailored to show off your hard work at the gym. It’s perfect for the long-haul flights as it is for any last-minute get-togethers.
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You’ve just landed in a new city, jetlagged and in need of a workout. Unfortunately, the no-frills hotel gym with its faulty treadmills leaves much to be desired. Give yourself and globe-trotting friends the gift of ClassPass—a flexible fitness membership that gives you access to fitness studios in over 39 cities in the U.S. From Barre to Crossfit, ClassPass has got you covered on all of your far-flinging expeditions.
[Price varies; classpass.com]
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Polaroid 600 Camera
Hear us out—we know in a society of camera phones and DSLRs, there’s little room for the gimmick of slow-developing instant photos, but Polaroid’s refurbished 600 Camera are worth a, ahem, shot. The limited-edition two-tone camera comes with a lighten/darken option and fixed focus lens, allowing you to build a long-forgotten physical photo album of your travels, filter-free.
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Outdoor Voices Rec Kit
Whether you’re on a hike, a long run, or just trying to get to your gate on time, Outdoor Voices is the athleisure wear that can effortlessly translate from one to the other in photo finish time. The brand's comfortable Rec Kit—which allows you to mix and match items like a merino t-shirt, a hoodie, shorts, or sweatpantsto your liking—is the perfect thing for a traveler who's literally on the run.
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Allbirds' Wool Runners
Lightweight, breathable, and yes, machine-washable, AllBirds’ Wool Runners are a travel must-have, capable of handling any tough stain that comes their way. The best part? The shoes help diminish odors, and they're so soft they can we worn comfortably without socks—perfect for the casual jet setter headed for the golf course or the big game.
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Innisfree Sheet Mask
A 12-hour flight does no one any favors, grooming-wise. The new travel trend to combat facial dryness? The sheet mask. Slap one—like this version from Innisfree made with honey—before you land, and look fresh-faced right off the plane. Yes, you may look like Jason from Friday the 13th and scare a passenger or two, but if you're moisturized enough to impress your friends and family, isn’t that worth the trade-off?
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