2013 Gift Guide: Travel Accessories

Hitting the road is what SAVEUR editors do best—we love the thrill of travel. These items, from a genius portable cocktail kit to a luxe carry-on bag, make for the perfect gifts for anyone with a serious case of wanderlust.

A Colorful Travel Adapter

No traveler’s kit is complete without a global adapter–this one, in bright colors, is just so much more fun than the standard white version. Amazon

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4-in-1 Travel Adapter, $25 on amazon.com

A Waterproof Notebook Set

Eating well can be a messy business. We’re never without notebooks when we travel, but adding a waterproof level ups the game significantly.

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Field Notes Expedition 3-Pack, $9.99 at fieldnotesbrand.com

A Mason-Jar Coffee Press

This genius little coffee press screws on to the top of a mason jar (it comes with one, too!) for perfect coffee, exactly the way you like it, anywhere you are. Staff

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Portland Press, $119 at crowdsupply.com

A Dreamy Coffee-Table Book

For traveling without actually traveling, nothing beats a gorgeous, glossy coffee-table book. This time of year, we’re dreaming of beautiful beaches. Staff

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Seaside Hotels, $19.99 at teneues.com

Vapur Water Bottle

This genius water bottle folds flat when it’s empty, saving precious space in your luggage–and preventing bottled-water waste. Staff

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Vapur Water Bottle, $9.99 each at vapur.us

A Portable Bar

Whether in the air, in a hotel room, or just somewhere without a decent set of ice tongs, this kit is invaluable for the mobile drinker. Staff

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Mini Travel Bar, $59.50 at uncommongoods.com

A Comfy Travel Kit

An elegant blue chambray bag holds a soft, inflatable neck pillow and a totally light-blocking sleep mask, both in the same fabric–and ear plugs for good measure. Staff

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Travel Kit, $19 at westelm.com

Travel-Sized Hot Sauce

It’s hard to imagine a more awesome stocking-stuffer than a bundle of one of our favorite hot sauces, conveniently portioned into single-serving packets. (We know a few people who’d tuck these into every last corner of their luggage, given the chance.) Amazon

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_Tapatio single-serving packs, $3.99 for 20 at amazon.com

A Rugged Suitcase

Filson has been making luggage since 1897; the timeless design of this wheeled carry-on fits in just as well at a five-star hotel in Bangkok as it does on a dusty Oklahoma back road. Staff

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Medium Wheeled Carry-On, $635 at filson.com

An Emergency Kit

These tiny little kits contain everything you might need for a non-emergency emergency, with variations for both ladies and gents. You’ll find everything from needles and thread to hairspray to some more, shall we say, personal items. Staff

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Minimergency kits, $15 at pinchprovisions.com

A Good Book

Read it at home for an armchair getaway, read it on the road to get inspired for your next trip—this collection of travel writing (edited by SAVEUR editor-in-chief James Oseland) hits all the right notes. Amazon

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Lonely Planet A Fork in the Road, $11.91 at amazon.com