The Best Gift Ideas for Travelers Who Always Plan Ahead

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Help your loved ones stay organized on the road with these thoughtful gifts.

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There are two types of travelers: those who throw a bunch of clothes in a carry-on two hours before their flight and head to the airport, and those who plan their itinerary and wardrobe a couple of weeks in advance (full disclosure—we are part of the latter group). So if this holiday season you are shopping for the Marie Kondo-type of person in your life, then we’re here to help.

The secret to a well-organized suitcase is to keep things in separate containers, that’s why a set of packing cubes is such a great idea for a gift. A stylish travel pouch or a luxury jewelry box not only makes a beautiful present but they are extremely practical, too.

Keeping important documents safe in one place is a priority of any traveler. So a passport holder or a travel wallet with multiple compartments for tickets, boarding passes, and ID cards will definitely make your loved ones happy this holiday season.;

And if you’re buying a gift for someone who always plans his or her itineraries in spreadsheets (which is not easy to keep up with on the road), then opt for a luxury travel journal or planner. This is a much more convenient way to keep track of lists and pre-arranged activities on the go.

Now, keep scrolling to see more gift ideas for the planner travelers in your life.

Bottega Veneta Basic Woven Bi-Fold Clip Wallet


Courtesy Neiman Marcus

This classic wallet sports Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato woven pattern and was made in Italy. Inside, there are six card slots and a hinge money clip.

To buy: $460, neimanmarcus.com

Aspinal of London Classic Travel Collection


Courtesy Aspinal of London

This beautiful travel kit will keep anyone organized on the road. It consists of a passport cover, two luggage tags, and a wallet with four tabbed sections and a boarding pass compartment. All of them are handcrafted from Italian calf leather that sports a lizard print. Aspinal of London lets you personalize all of the items for free so definitely take advantage of this service.

To buy: $219, aspinaloflondon.com

Stow Pioneer Sanderson Leather Watch Roll & Stud Box


Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

This gift set is perfect for both men and women. The watch roll has two removable cylinders that we’d also use to store bracelets. The multifunctional stud box can be used for anything from cufflinks to rings and small earrings.

To buy: $425, saksfifthavenue.com

Royce New York Double Leather Wine Carrying Case


Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

This is a unique and very practical gift for the wine lover in your life. They will thank you for not having to carry that special bottle of wine in an airport duty-free handbag next time they return from a vacation. This leather carrying case has a plush padded interior with suede lining and a corkscrew pocket.

To buy: $220, saksfifthavenue.com

Wolf Palermo Zippered Jewelry Case


Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

This two-level storage box will put an end to keeping precious jewelry in Ziplock bags and cosmetics pouches while traveling. It has plenty of space for earrings, rings, bracelets, and other precious items.

To buy: $149, saksfifthavenue.com

Tumi Split Travel Kit


Courtesy Tumi

The type A traveler in your life will definitely appreciate this gift that will help keep his or her daily essentials in order. It has three zip compartments with clear windows so the contents of each are visible at all times. The case can also be attached to a towel bar thanks to the snaps at the handle.

To buy: $195, tumi.com

Dolce & Gabbana Printed Textured-Leather Passport Cover


Courtesy Net-A-Porter

A passport cover this vibrant will make anyone smile. It is printed with one of D&G’s signature bold patterns and sports the brand’s logo on the front. Inside, there are multiple slots for cards on the left side and a compartment for a passport on the right. Naturally, it’s made in Italy.

To buy: $275, net-a-porter.com

Smythson Soho 2020 Croc-Effect Leather Diary


Courtesy Net-A-Porter

This luxury diary will help your loved one keep his or her travel plans and itineraries for the next year in order. It was made in the UK from burgundy calf leather that sports an elegant crocodile print.

To buy: $295, net-a-porter.com

Longchamp Le Foulonne Leather Cosmetics Case

We are firm believers that you can never own too many cosmetics cases. They are so practical, keep the smallest essentials (those that we tend to lose) organized, and can be packed in a carry-on or in a bigger check-in suitcase. So anyone who receives this gorgeous lightweight leather case as a gift this holiday season will appreciate it.

To buy: $115, bloomingdales.com

Bric's Firenze Tri-Fold Traveler


Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

Any man who likes to have all his grooming essentials in one place will love this tri-fold case. It not only keeps lotions, fragrances, and skincare products safe from spills but everything is visible thanks to the mesh and PVC pockets.

To buy: $295, saksfifthavenue.com

Chanel Metallic Crocodile Embossed Calfskin & Gold Metal Jewelry Pouch


Courtesy Chanel

Give the gift of Chanel to someone lucky in your life—it will brighten up his or her holiday and come in handy on his or her next trip. This gold-hued jewelry box is crafted from crocodile-embossed calfskin leather and can be used to store smaller jewelry pieces like rings, brooches, and earrings.

To buy: $700, chanel.com

Graphic Image Travel Notebook


Courtesy Neiman Marcus

This chic notebook has all the necessary information a traveler may need while on the road such as maps, toll-free numbers, world weather, distances, and international dialing codes. Of course, there are plenty of pages for scribbling and to-do lists. We love the beautiful leather cover that can be personalized with up to three initials.

To buy: $82, neimanmarcus.com

Shinola Men's Travel Watch Case Gift Box


Courtesy Neiman Marcus

This is such a great gift for the man who always travels with his favorite watches. Shinola makes all of its leather goods in the USA and this one is no exception. The case features two recessed watch spaces and a flap partition to prevent them from getting scratches

To buy: $250, neimanmarcus.com

Leatherology Tie Case


Courtesy Leatherology

Business travelers will find this tie case especially handy. It has space for up to four ties as well as a pocket for shirt collar stays and tie clips.

To buy: from $130, leatherology.com

Salvatore Ferragamo Firenze Gamma Embossed Leather Document Holder


Courtesy Neiman Marcus

Losing an important document while traveling can absolutely ruin a trip. This document holder will help keep important papers organized in one convenient and very stylish place.

To buy: $595, neimanmarcus.com

Calpak 5-Piece Packing Cube Set


Courtesy Nordstrom

The secret to a well-organized suitcase? Packing cubes. The more, the better actually since they keep things in order. This set (which has perfect reviews on Nordstrom) consists of four different-size mesh cubes and a water-resistant pouch for liquids and cosmetics.

To buy: $48, nordstrom.com

Briggs & Riley Baseline Deluxe Wheeled Garment Bag


Courtesy Bloomingdales

Frequent business travelers always need a place to keep their work clothes clean and wrinkle-free. And regular garment bags are anything but convenient when it comes to flying. But this Briggs & Riley garment bag is no regular garment bag. It’s made from moisture, dirt, and abrasion-resistant fabric, sports wheels, and a handle so its owner can easily roll his or her way through any airport or train station. Inside, it has plenty of pockets for apparel and accessories.

To buy: $749, bloomingdales.com