February 3, 2023

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28 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Travelers

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Finding the best Valentine’s Day gifts can be tricky. You want to pick out something that’s thoughtful, romantic, and special enough to remind your partner how much you appreciate them. If you’re on the hunt for Valentine’s Day gifts for the travelers in your life, we have plenty of ideas to help you out—from cozy at-home must-haves she’ll love to beard-grooming essentials for him to luxe hotel stays for two. Whether you want to create a memorable experience or treat them to something sweet, we’ve culled together options to spoil your partner, your galentine, or maybe even yourself. Read on for 28 of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for travelers.

This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date.

Gifts for women

Venus et Fleur Eternity Roses

The one Valentine’s Day gift that will never go out of style: flowers. A bouquet will always be appreciated, but gifting an arrangement from Venus et Fleur—a floral company created by husband-and-wife team Seema Bansal Chadha and Sunny Chadha—is much more elevated than a traditional bunch of roses. This arrangement comes in a sleek square box and lasts up to a full year with the right care. 

Chanel Chance travel gift set

Certain fragrances can instantly transport us to a particular destination or remind us of some of our fondest memories. This Chanel Chance gift set is perfect for travelers who like to have their favorite scent in their purse on the go. The set comes with a full-size bottle as well as a TSA-approved mini of this signature fresh floral fragrance. 

Mejuri Satellite necklace

Another classic Valentine’s Day gift: jewelry. Mejuri makes high-quality pieces that won’t break the bank, like this dainty gold necklace. It will pair well with just about any outfit in your suitcase and will last for years to come. 

Away Jewelry Box

Away’s leather jewelry box is the perfect gift to accompany new earrings or the necklace you’re giving a loved one this Valentine’s Day. It has multiple compartments that hold four pairs of earrings, a padded cord for rings, clasps and pockets for necklaces, and an extra compartment with even more storage space. Traveling with nice jewelry can be challenging, but this is a sure way to keep your accessories tangle-free, safe, and all in one place. (If you’re really in the V-day spirit, it’s available in red and pink, too.) 

Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete

If you really want to spoil someone you love, surprise them with the viral Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler. This hair styling tool is most definitely worth the hype—it gives the perfect blowout or curls every time. 

Read a full review of this editor-tested favorite here. 

Brooklinen super plush robe

If you’re looking for a Galentine’s Day gift for your best friend or mom, a cozy robe is the way to go (though really, who wouldn’t appreciate this gift?). This Brooklinen plush robe brings all the comfort of a hotel robe to you. Made of Turkish cotton, it’s warm but breathable and is a favorite of our editors. 

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic throw blanket

This is the ultimate cozy blanket to gift someone you love. The Barefoot Dreams blanket is worth the splurge— it’s ultra-soft and feels like you’re hugging a cloud. It’s just the right size to bring with you in the car for a long road trip or weekend getaway, and will get plenty of use during chilly winter days at home.

Washable silk sleep mask

Any frequent flyer will appreciate a comfortable sleep mask to help them catch some ZZZs on their next red-eye. Now available in a fun new lavender shade, this soft eye mask will block out any light and is noise reducing, too. The best part: It’s made of washable silk, so it’s easy to clean and rewear on every trip.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

Any traveler will be thrilled to receive the mega-popular Lululemon Everywhere belt bag. Its chic and compact exterior is quite deceiving—inside you can fit your phone, wallet, AirPods, and a few other small essentials. It keeps those small items organized and easy to find, thanks to its multiple mesh pockets. I love wearing this adjustable crossbody bag whether I’m running a few quick errands or hurrying through the airport. 

Read a full review of this editor-tested belt bag here. 

Diptyque roses candle

If you’re totally stumped on what to get, you can’t go wrong with a candle as beloved as the Diptyque Roses. This floral scent smells just like a new bouquet of flowers and will make any room feel a little bit warmer. 

Gifts for men

Jack Black shave essentials

This shave essentials set comes with a glycolic facial cleanser, a shave lather, and a double-duty face moisturizer with SPF 20. Not only does the set protect and hydrate skin after shaving, it will make him feel pampered on the daily.

TheraGun Prime

For the fitness guru who could use a little help with post-workout recovery, the TheraGun Prime is worth the splurge. Using percussion therapy, the TheraGun eases pain and muscle tension often felt after exercising. It comes with four attachments and is capable of five different speeds, so you can control just how intense the massage is. 

Ugg Scuff Slipper

Whether you’re shopping for your dad or your husband, he’ll be grateful to receive this pair of cozy house slippers from Ugg. Made with a soft wool lining, these will keep his feet warm, while also being temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking. 

Carhartt knit cuffed beanie

Here’s a winter accessory he’ll definitely use, whether he plans to hit the slopes or just needs to stay warm on his next hike. This knit beanie is so soft, well insulated, and the cuffed style adds extra warmth for the ears. With over a dozen shades available on Amazon, there’s a pretty good chance you can grab this gift in his favorite color. 

Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel duffel

If your husband or boyfriend has been carrying around the same old duffel bag since long before you met, it’s time to get him an upgrade. This duffel from Herschel is the perfect bag to pack for weekend trips—it’s roomy enough to fit a few outfits, features a separate shoe compartment, and has internal organizers to keep toiletries or tech essentials easy to find. 

Conlia inflatable car air mattress

Perfect for a car camping trip or drive-in movie, this inflatable car air mattress makes turning your SUV or truck into a proper date night spot easy. It comes with a portable electric air pump for quick set-up and is made of a sturdy water-resistant material. Grab some cozy blankets and popcorn and head to a drive-in theater—or a spot with a great view—for a date straight out of a classic romance movie. 

Gifts you can eat 

Best of Magnolia Bakery Date Night sampler pack

Sweets are a must for Valentine’s Day. The Date Night sampler pack is made for two to share, with two classic cupcakes and two cups of Magnolia Bakery’s chocolate covered strawberry pudding inside. This bundle is made fresh daily and shipped the same day—meaning it’s nearly as good as visiting the New York City establishment in person (and you get to skip the line).

Compartés chocolate bar gift set

I can almost guarantee these will become your new favorite chocolate bars. Compartés makes yummy chocolate that tastes so decadent and special—perfect for an occasion like this. This assorted box of four bars includes Strawberry Cheesecake, Raspberry Rose, Strawberry Shortcake, and Red Velvet and Rose Wine flavors. 

Edible Arrangements chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are a Valentine’s Day favorite that look as good as they taste. With over 1,000 locations worldwide, it’s easy to have a set of 12 from Edible Arrangements delivered almost anywhere. (I might just be ordering myself some.)

Dash mini waffle maker

Breakfast dates at home just got a lot sweeter with this mini waffle maker. Not to mention the batter will cook in the shape of a heart. Need I say more?

Gifts you can drink 

Vinebox Date Night bundle

Host a special and unique wine tasting experience at home with the Vinebox Ultimate Date Night Bundle. You and your partner will receive a total of six carefully crafted glass tubes of wines to try (each tube is equal to about one glass of wine). Taste a variety of reds and crisp white wines from European vineyards and find a new favorite blend together. 

Atlas Coffee Club subscription

If your S.O. is just as dedicated to coffee as they are to you, gift them a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club. Choose from sending them coffee from a new country to try each month or send specific options if you know exactly what they like.  This is great for both coffee connoisseurs and casual coffee drinkers looking to find their new favorite brew. 

Stojo collapsible travel cup

This bubblegum pink collapsible cup will impress any traveler you’re shopping for. It folds down small enough to fit in your jacket pocket (yes, you read that correctly). It holds both hot or iced drinks, and makes carrying around your empty cup so simple—throw it in your work tote, backpack, or even a small fanny pack on the go. Traveler global digital director Arati Menon highly recommends it, and it’s easy to see why. 

Experience gifts

If an experience gift is more your partner’s style, a relaxing weekend stay at one of our Readers’ Choice Award winning hotels is a great gift idea. We’ve gathered a few hotels offering special Valentine’s Day packages for couples in cities like Boston, New York, and Miami. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or could use a staycation for two, these hotel stays will wow anyone.

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 The Whitney Hotel’s Boston in Love romance package 

The Whitney Hotel’s Boston in Love package includes a bottle of Champagne, box of artisan chocolates from Beacon Hill Chocolates, a $50 credit at Peregrine Restaurant, 20 percent off treatments at Bella Santé Day Spa, rose petal turndown service, and late checkout. If you’re in the area or have been meaning to visit Boston, this package is the perfect excuse.

Courtesy The Rittenhouse

The Rittenhouse Hotel’s Sip, Spa, Stay package 

For couples in the Philadelphia area, the Rittenhouse Hotel’s Sip, Spa, and Stay package is sure to relax and rejuvenate you. Enjoy a 60-minute massage for two, a 30-minute facial for two, and two cocktails at The Library Bar. Cheers! 

Courtesy Malibu Beach Inn/©2015 Lisa Romerein

Malibu Beach Inn To Love package

It’s no surprise that Malibu is a popular destination for a romantic weekend trip: ocean views, great restaurants, and unbelievable sunsets. The Malibu Beach Inn’s To Love package includes a bottle of Henriot Brut Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, flower petals around your room, and a Saltee Skincare gift. 

Courtesy Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts/Photo by Christian Horan

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Just For Two package 

You’re in for a treat at the Four Seasons in Downtown NYC if you book the Just For Two package. Couples will receive a floral arrangement from Amaranth, a bottle of Champagne, Jacques Torres chocolates, and a late check-out (until an impressive 2:00 pm). There are plenty of iconic and romantic restaurants nearby, making this an ideal spot for Manhattan staycations and out-of-towners alike. 

Courtesy Loews Hotels & Resorts

Loews Miami Beach Hotel Romantic Escape package 

For a Valentine’s Day weekend spent in the sun, head to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Be sure to take advantage of this love package that includes a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, 20 percent off spa therapies at Sea Spa, and a late check-out of 1:00 pm. 

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