- Unbound Merino Travel Dress
- Orthofeet Shoes
- SmartTravel Inflatable Lumbar Travel Pillow
- KUHL Men's Travel Pants
- GoldToe Socks
- Chico's Pima Cotton Leggings
- Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Puffer Jacket
- Personalized Love Letter Blanket
- Campfire Solo Stove
- DROWSY Silk Sleep Mask
- Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds
- Bombas Women's Everyday Compression Sock 3-Pack
- Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Crossbody Bag
This year, we’re gifting maximum cozy vibes. From comfortable shoes to a luxurious silk eye mask, these comfy gifts will keep travelers convivial and content through long TSA lines and long flights in economy.
Unbound Merino Travel DressBuy Now $139
“This is the brand you’ve been looking for to complete your travel wardrobe. Unbound Merino wears like your most comfortable t-shirt, but with the softness and quality of your favorite sweater. Their secret: Merino wool. The brand was built around travelers’ needs. Their clothing is lightweight, difficult to wrinkle, odor resistant, and moisture-wicking. It’s so versatile that you can wear it on a hike and then out to dinner. Basically, take just a few items in a carry-on and you’re good to go for a week-long trip. Now you just have to decide if you’re going to buy this as a gift or for yourself. It’s best to choose both.” — Missy Glassmaker, SVP
Orthofeet ShoesBuy Now $94.95
“I found out about these shoes from another TravelAwaits article. My feet always swell badly when I fly, and if I take my shoes off, I can’t get them back on. Plus, just the thought of how many feet have been on my plane before me keeps my shoes on.
“I hate an ugly shoe but bit the bullet and purchased the Orthofeet Sanibel. What it lacked in attractiveness it more than made up for in comfort. When shopping the Orthofeet website, you can search for shoes based on your needs, in this case, swelling feet.
“I love all the Velcro adjustments as well as the stretchable mesh incorporated into the shoe. About halfway through a 10-hour flight, my feet began to swell. I made a few adjustments to the Velcro fastenings, and my feet were very comfortable. Each shoe comes with arch supports and various liners so you can customize the shoe to fit you perfectly.” — Peggy Cleveland
SmartTravel Inflatable Lumbar Travel PillowBuy Now $29.69
“I don’t feel like I need a neck pillow, but someone I know recommended a lumbar support pillow. I purchased this one and it is easy to blow up. I must admit having that extra support for my lower back was worth the purchase price. It was definitely more comfortable, especially as I am short and either my legs touch the ground or my back is against the plane seat, but not both. This filled in that gap for me.
“It also doubled as a lap pad for my computer. I could only endure the Lufthansa tray table pushing into my stomach for so long.” — Peggy Cleveland
KUHL Men’s Travel PantsBuy Now
“I love my KÜHL travel pants. They are lightweight, easy to wear, stretchable, and affordable. These come in handy if your checked baggage doesn’t arrive when you do.” — Kentrell Charles
GoldToe SocksBuy Now $19.99
I’m a huge GoldToe sock fan. My drawer is full of plain white and basic black tube socks. In fact, I’m wearing some right now! While I love how comfy they are, they are seriously lacking in the style department. However, I was elated to find out that GoldToe actually sells several styles of socks for both men and women on Amazon. This pair is great for the guys on your list.
Chico’s Pima Cotton LeggingsBuy Now $39
Chico’s So Slimming Pima Cotton Leggings are super comfy to wear while traveling. They’re also nice to have if your vacation involves anything active, from hiking to yoga. Made of breathable, super-soft Pima cotton-blend fabric, these stretchy ankle-length Zenergy® leggings are one of Chico’s best-selling styles. “These are the most comfortable yoga pants I have ever worn,” raves one reviewer from Chicago, who says, “I want 10 more pairs!”
So Slimming® Hidden Fit technology slims and shapes, smoothing bumps and bulges for a flattering fit. Unlike most leggings, they feature side pockets to hold your phone, hotel key, and other essentials. And they’re machine washable!
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Puffer JacketBuy Now
“I don’t love a ton of extra bulk and I needed pieces I could easily fit in a carry-on for my upcoming cold-weather trips. That’s when I found the coat that checked all of my boxes.
This affordable puffer jacket comes in 16 different colors. With nearly 14,000 ratings, it still has 4.5 stars on Amazon. Lightweight but warm, it is perfectly packable, water-resistant, and machine washable. I loved it so much that I bought two!” — Allison Weston
Personalized Love Letter BlanketBuy Now$127.20/starting price
Is this the coziest blanket ever? Probably not. Is it the sweetest? Certainly. Available on Etsy, this Personalized Love Letter Blanket makes a great gift. It can be customized using a font that looks like handwriting, or you can upload your own handwriting using a template. This 100 percent cotton throw comes in three totally totable sizes and is machine washable. Keep in mind that it can take up to 10 business days to create, so don’t wait to order!
Campfire Solo StoveBuy Now $99
“The Solo Stove is simply the best thing to come along when it comes to campfires and fire pits since matches. It’s lightweight, compact, easy to assemble, operate, and clean, and it really is smokeless.” — Joe Cuhaj
DROWSY Silk Sleep MaskBuy Now $79
Why does the DROWSY Silk Sleep Mask retail for $79? Because it is 100 percent blackout, hypoallergenic, sound-muffling, nonslip, and weighted. Made with the best quality 22 momme, padded mulberry silk, this sleep mask takes beauty sleep to a whole new level. It is also washable. Enjoy a luxurious snooze with this ultimate retreat for weary eyes.
Powerbeats Pro Wireless EarbudsBuy Now $199.95
Headphones may not come to mind when you think of traveling comfortably, but when your headphones are uncomfortable, it’s hard to ignore. Earbuds such as Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds make a great gift. Check out our comparison of Beats, Bose, and Skullcandy headphones to figure out the best pair to purchase.
Bombas Women’s Everyday Compression Sock 3-PackBuy Now $84
“Bombas Everyday Compression Socks are perfect if you like a supportive sock but don’t want to feel too constricted. The mild compression level helps relieve minor swelling and prevent fatigued legs after long travel periods of sitting in a plane or car. These socks feature honeycomb arch support, added cushioning, and a seamless toe.” — Allison Weston
Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Crossbody BagBuy Now $40.99
This comfy Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Crossbody Bag is specifically designed to be slash-resistant and secure. Additional features include locking zippers, RFID-blocking materials, and specific slots for your passport and other valuables so that they are protected yet still easily accessible to you as needed. TravelAwaits contributor Joan Sherman calls her roomy anti-theft Travelon Bag a “perfect travel companion.”