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.

Gray Malin Passport Cover

Courtesy Gray Malin

These beautiful leather passport covers feature the images of famed travel photographer Gray Malin. The cases, which have fine top-stitching, come in various colors and travel-inspired patterns based on Malin's photographs. (The ski pattern is pictured above.)

To buy: $49,

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: $690,

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,

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: $250,

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,

Longchamp Le Foulonne Leather Cosmetics Case

Courtesy Bloomingdales

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,

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,

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,

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,

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: $38-56,

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: $649,

Save the Duck Women's Giga Faux Sheepskin Hooded Jacket

Courtesy Save The Duck

For those who plan ahead, weather most certainly determines what type of clothing will be packed. As we head into the cold season, planners should opt for this cozy, animal-friendly, super-packable and lightweight synthetic-down jacket. It will fold and roll up nicely (it can be stored in a little pouch), and it's super warm, super soft, and generally a super cozy winter wardrobe must-have.

To buy:, $228

Que Bottle

Courtesy Que

This easy-to-pack water bottle features a patented spiral design that allows users to collapse it down into half its full size for convenient travel. Not only is it collapsible, but it's made of BPA-free, non-toxic, food-grade silicone. 

To buy:, $25