Backpacking through Europe seems like a common addition to many bucket lists. But traveling while fat is oftentimes a super uncomfortable experience for a plus size traveler. There are lots of traveler’s gift guides out there, but we want to encourage the mantra of making yourself comfortable and to take up space proudly.
Regardless of the space your in while you make moves abroad, be sure to make the most of it. There are so many new innovations for those catching flights it’s impossible not to find something for your loved one always on the go. From temperature-controlled water bottles to super cozy travel blankets, you’ll get many thank you’s for thinking of something they haven’t already.
Despite what you may think, not all travel gifts have to be costly. You’ll be surprised at some of the things on this list that will hopefully make you think bigger (but still affordable) with your traveler’s gift. Nowadays, more brands are offering smaller TSA-friendly packaging to carry with you—whether you’re traveling or simply always on the move. We’re so down for these traveler’s gifts, we think you might convince yourself to take a trip of your own. Here are 16 of the best gifts for travelers.
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Need several looks but don't have much room in your luggage? Try this 5-in-1 everyday top. This incredibly versatile piece can be styled 5+ ways, making it the perfect gift for the minimalist or jet-setter. The Everyday Twist Top easily transforms from a cozy cardigan to a chic wrap top to a knotted twist top, to name a few. It can be styled as an open cardigan, draped front cardigan, wrap top, twist front top or reversed with the knot in the back.
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Not sure how your plus size traveler packs? A dark wash skinny jean, like this pair from Silver Jeans, is a wardrobe staple for a wide range of travel destinations. These plus size jeans are versatile enough to be re-worn in many different ways if you aim to pack light when you travel.
Saie Beauty is a new clean brand that bans over 2,000 ingredients in its line of products. This go-to kit is a great travel gift perfect for your ingredient-conscious beauty lovers. In the kit, you get a nourishing lip balm, a lifting eyelash curler, a brow gel (brown or clear) and a killer mascara that we’re personally obsessed with over here. And it’s all for $68.
Now if you were lucky enough to swipe one of Skims’ cozy collection pieces, kudos to you, sis. Whether or not you know someone who’s got the new Skims gear for your travels or not, these won’t cost you more than $10 to match. Plus, these also come in deep brown. You’re welcome.
This little number had a 5,000 person-wait list before it came back in stock. Small, but stylish, this jewelry case fits perfectly into any carry-on. It was rated as one of Business Insider’s Best Jewelry Travel cases you can buy and the one that (of course) also comes in Black won’t launch until February 2020. So add to your cart quickly, friends!
You don’t have to spend a lot for a good travel gift. These soap sheets from Miss A only cost a dollar. While your in between hotel rooms or flights, whip these antibacterial soap sheets out and wet them with water. They’ll be a life-saver when your loved one least expects it.
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Some people forget to eat while their out exploring. Remind your friend to stay nourished with one of these Stasher bags to keep your food fresh or to use to cook and heat up food.
Make your plus size traveler’s gift considerate of their comfort. Anything sherpa is popular nowadays, and Target is offering up these comfy High-Rise Sherpa Sweats. And if you really want to treat them, here’s the matching sweatshirt.
Though it may come as a surprise to you, air freshener can come in handy at the best time. You, nor your travel friend, can expect what you’re going to run into while backpacking or traveling from hotel to hotel. Bring a little piece of home on your travels with this sweet and airy Febreze 3-pack small enough to bring in your carry-on bag.
You’d be surprised with all you can fit into a Calpak carry-on — even if your clothes are bigger than others. Calpak offers a lot of space and smart compartments to keep your things organized. These also are easy to spot at the baggage claim, too.
Anker is one of the best places for a portable charger, some of which can last several days on one charge. In the name of saving space, though, let this Powercore 5000 portable charger make the list for your traveler friend.
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VSCO girl or not, a water bottle is necessary anytime you’re leaving the house. But this one is to keep your wine cool where you are in the world. Hydro Flasks are honestly a lifesaver on a hot or cold day in the middle of a country you don’t know. They’re vacuum insulated, and this one comes with a cup to make sipping pinot so much easier.
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This is the travel pillow to mold to your shape when getting cozy — as cozy as can be for us, that is. As a no brainer addition to our plus size traveler gift guide, the infinity pillow is like your infinity scarf, but you can twist and wrap it to your plus size traveler’s comfort. Plus, it’s under $40 and comes in several different colors.
Lifestraw is a special kind of water filter that removes bacteria, parasites and microplastics. Not only does it filter enough clean water for a person over the course of five years, but it also gives back. “One product, one school child, one year of clean water,” according to the brand’s product description
You can love your friend or family dearly and still not spend a fortune on those damn Airpods. If you want to ensure your traveler’s gift is still quality, these Liberty Sound Core headphones also use a BlueTooth connection (which is totally Airplane safe, if you’re wondering) and will cost you under $100.
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Sure hiking boots may be the more practical choice but who says your favorite traveler doesn't want to look stylish while walking through Europe's cobblestone roads. The pink iridescent croc style is a modern take on this classic Dr.Martens style.
How do you like our picks? Is anything calling you to your own vacation getaway? What else would you have liked to see on our list? Let us know in the comments!