We are here to help you shop for the avid (and aspiring) travelers still left on your holiday gift list. Take a look at our top last-minute gift ideas — curated for procrastinators, loved by travelers. If your holiday budget is tight, don’t fret, as we’ve made sure every item costs less than $100. (And if your budget is extra-tight, we’ve still got you covered with gifts under $25.)
Noise-canceling earphones are practically a prerequisite for a long-haul flight: You can lose yourself in a movie, take in a podcast about your destination, or chill out with a guided meditation. These Sony earbuds deliver superior surround sound that’s the result of five-channel acoustics that separate sound frequencies. That may seem complicated, but what you need to know is simple: You won’t hear the crying babies, bickering couples, or droning news anchors on the airport TV.
If you’ve never found a travel pillow that really made you comfortable, the Volt heated travel pillow might be a game-changer. It emits heat right at the base of your neck, and extra-dense memory foam contours to your neck as it warms up.
Lots of people have trouble falling asleep when they’re not in their own beds, and especially in thin-walled hotel rooms. Using Snooz, a natural white noise machine, is much better than leaving the TV on all night. Rather than the fake digital sound of a fan, this contraption has a real fan inside that provides a steady, comforting sound, but without any blowing air. And despite housing a fan, it’s small enough to tuck into your suitcase. Plus, you can control the power, volume, and scheduled shut-off times with an app.