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From classy luggage and hefty packs to must-have gear and cool accessories, here’s how to make your favorite traveler’s holiday complete

Kate Wertheimer  – November 6, 2013 | Updated December 10, 2019

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Bradley Mountain Rambler Duffel

Courtesy of Bradley Mountain

This beautiful waxed canvas duffel, made by San Diego artisan collective Bradley Mountain, hauls a hefty amount of gear.

Rambler Duffel, $285 from Bradley Mountain

Lifestraw Go

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This lightweight, BPA-free water bottle has filtration technology to ensure safe drinking water anytime, anywhere on the go. The best part? For every bottle purchased, one child receives a year of clean water. We love a gift that keeps on giving.

Lifestraw Go, $40 from Lifestraw

Otterbox Mug

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A modern upgrade to the classic camp mug, the Otterbox keeps drinks at the perfect temperature—whether you’re car camping or making backyard cocktails.


Elevation 14 Mug, $25 from Otterbox

LAND High Lonesome Perfume Oil

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Smell like the desert wherever you roam with this unisex, roll-on fragrance containing heady notes of mesquite and palo santo.

High Lonesome, $78 from House of LAND

Stetson Moab Hat

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This water-resistant, crushable hat can be worn in any weather, then crammed it in a suitcase repeatedly; it’ll still come out looking like a million bucks.

Moab Hat, $90 from Stetson

Cotopaxi Allpa 70L Overland Bag

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Plan for an extended road trip with this super rugged, super functional pack: polyester shell for water resistance, mesh and padding for comfort, and tons of interior pockets and compartments to help travelers stay organized on the go.

Overland Bag, $179 from Cotopaxi

Oaxaca: Home Cooking From the Heart of Mexico

Courtesy of Harry N. Abrams

Transport your giftee to southern Mexico with recipes from this homage to hearty, local fare (and lots of mole).

Oaxaca: Home Cooking From the Heart of Mexico, $40 from

RuffWear Kibble Kaddie

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Pups and their owners will appreciate this pack, which protects kibble with a waterproof, roll-top design with a separate compartment for dog treats and a pour-spout to avoid messes.

Kibble Kaddie, $40 from Ruffwear

Old Pal Provisions X Slowtide Beachcomber Towel

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Sunbathe in style with this big, fluffy beach towel, brought to you by a collab between hip Hawaiian and Californian designers. Bonus: It meets the strict guidelines of the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, which means zero harmful substances lurking while you lounge.

Beachcomber Towel, $40 from Old Pal Provisions X Slowtide

Baggu 3D Zip Set in Floral Forest

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Separate shoes, chargers, unmentionables, et cetera with this set of super lightweight, zip-up organizers in three sizes that fit easily into any pack, purse, carryon or suitcase.

3D Zip Set in Floral Forest, $34 from Baggu

The Family Acid: California

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Get lost in the psychedelic aesthetic of photographer Roger Steffans, whose images of places like Big Sur and Mendocino in the ’60s will make your giftee long for a PCH road trip.

The Family Acid: California, $75 from Ozma Records

Tapplock one+

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This powerhouse lock keeps luggage and gear boxes safe; it’s fingerprint activated (up to 500 fingers!); water-, dust- and rust-proof; and can withstand an insane temperature range.

Tapplock one+, $99 from Tapplock

Hestra Wakayama Gloves

Thomas J. Story

These gloves boast cowhide construction and a handy (no pun intended) paracord cinch strap to warm fingers in retro style.

Wakayama Gloves, $150 from Hestra

Fjallraven Greenland Top Backpack

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Grab this bag and go anywhere; it packs a stylish, strapped front with water-resistant canvas and tons of pockets.

Greenland Top Backpack, $125 from Fjallraven

Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide

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Your birdwatching loved one can flip through this stunning collection of nearly 100 Western bird species depicted in a range of mediums, from ink sketches to block prints, then try to spot one in the wild.

Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide, $19 from

Eddie Bauer Skyliner Down Jacket

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Anyone would feel warm, stylish and extra classic with this quilted bomber silhouette—the first down jacket style ever patented in America.

Skyliner Down Jacket, $160 from Eddie Bauer

Motley Goods Daypack

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Perfect for the urban traveler (or commuter!), this handmade leather pack boasts a laptop sleeve, interior and exterior pockets, and a roll-top magnetic closure, and comes in any color you want—as long as that color is black.

Daypack, $250 from Motley Goods