What do you give the avid traveler that has everything?

Shopping for people that love to travel comes with a unique set of challenges. Every traveler has different needs and travelers have to be extremely efficient with the items they bring along on their adventures. Durability is a must when it comes to travel essentials, but frequent globetrotters also know when to splurge and when to save on core items.

Whether your shopping for a partner, friend or sibling that’s always on the go or you’re simply looking for the latest travel items for yourself, we’ve compiled a list of products, many produced by black-owned companies, that any traveler will love. Use our gift guide to discover the items that will make seeing the world for you or the frequent travelers on your shopping list a bit less stressful and a lot more fun.

AmeriBag A Healthy Back Bag ($85)

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Backpacks are great for travel, but they can put a strain on your back. A Healthy Back Bag is designed to distribute the weight from the bag evenly across your back, all while avoiding adding strain to your neck and shoulders.

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Airbnb Gift Card

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Did you know you can give your travel-addicted loved ones a gift card for any amount to use toward their future Airbnb bookings? This really is the gift that keeps on giving.


Mophie Juice Pack Air – ($99)

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The wireless charger is available for iPhones and the Samsung Galaxy and will give your phone up to 100% extra battery charge.

Pardon My Fro Makeup Bag – ($20)

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This black-owned company celebrates #BlackGirlMagic with beautifully illustrated duffles, makeup bags and even home décor.

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones – ($43.99)

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We adore Beats as much as the next music lover, but these headphones are a lot more discreet, don’t scream ”tourist” and are affordable.

Editor’s Gift Guide Pick: PleaseNotes Journal – ($29.95)

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Keep track of your adventures and stay inspired during your trip with this journal from black-owned company PleaseNotes.

FLAUNT by Lauren Napier Travel-Size Facial Cleansing Wipes ($12)

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The black-owned skincare line was inspired by a flight founder Lauren Napier took from Australia to Dubai.

Away Luggage Carry-On ($225)

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No need to check a bag when you have this sturdy, TSA-approved carry-on.

Eye Dare You Austin Sunglasses ($14.99)

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Hurricane Harvey directly impacted this black-owned eyewear company. By supporting Eye Dare You, which partnered with nonprofit Year of Her to help hurricane relief, you’ll be supporting Houston relief efforts.

Melanin Majority Black Travel Matters Sweatshirt ($28)

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Let the world know we’re out here with this statement sweatshirt.

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