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The AFAR Gift Guide

The gift that all travelers want is first-class airplane tickets to somewhere fabulous. But if that isn’t feasible, the next best thing is to give them something that makes the voyage easier or a little more luxurious—especially if they’re flying in economy. In the AFAR 2023 Gift Guide, you’ll find some of the best travel products our travel experts (and Oprah!) have tried and tested over the years, plus a few new items we’re excited to share from some of our favorite small businesses. So whether you’re looking for gifts for campers, Advent calendars filled with French candy, or useful travel accessories that won’t break the bank, we’ve found gift ideas for everyone this year.

We hope you enjoy perusing our gift recommendations as much as our team enjoyed selecting them for you—and stay tuned for Black Friday travel deals.

AFAR editors and contributors weigh in on the best travel gifts to give in 2023, including noise-canceling headphones for kids, our go-to travel shoes, and the cozy coat we’re tempted to splurge on.
Artisanal s’mores, comfy loungewear, and a flask with camp-ready features are only a few of our ideas for the outdoor adventurers on your list.
Give your friends and family travel accessories they’ll actually use.
We dug through all 112 items on the doyenne’s list to find the best travel gifts she recommends this year.
Savings on the sparkly suitcases in the luggage brand’s limited-edition holiday collections start at $63 off.
Count down the days to Christmas with these Advent calendars filled with chocolate, coffee, and travel-size beauty products from around the world.
We dug through hundreds of extended holiday sales to find the best offers for hotels, luggage, cruises, and more.
Fly to Mexico from $99 one-way. Paris round-trip for less than $300. These Cyber Monday discounts could be just the inspiration you need for your next getaway.

Illustration by Cristina Spanò