[slideshow] Your favorite traveler has toured the Forbidden City, skied the Swiss Alps and conquered the Grand Bazaar. You might think they’ve mastered the art of travel, but we’ve come up with a few gift ideas that will add some comfort (and a bit of luxury) to their expeditions.
Crumpled map. Perfect for the discreet traveler, this map can open and close in two seconds (plus it won’t rip if you have to shove it into your bag in a pinch). New York, London and Paris options available. ($22 each, flight001.com)
Cocorose London ballet flats. Fashionistas will swoon over these pale pink leather ballet flats that can fold up and fit into their purse. The double-cushioned shoes are as perfect for the plane as they are for strolling the streets of Milan ($70, cocoroselondon.com).
Frette merino socks with suede feet. Fashion-loving men won’t be left out in the cold with these soft wool designer socks. From the plane to the hotel room, they’re a luxurious addition to any trip ($150, frette.com).
Kindle Fire. The newest competitor in the tablet field, Amazon’s Kindle Fire is said to be giving Apple’s iPad a run for its money. Less expensive and lighter (46 percent lighter to be exact), this high-tech toy makes for the perfect travel accessory ($199, amazon.com).
Kate Moss for Longchamp Travel Bag. Travelers will up their chic factor tenfold with this Kate Moss-designed carry on. Even better, its size complies with airline restrictions and it keeps clothes neat and crease-free ($1,320, longchamp.com).
Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. Your favorite foodie can use this compact kit to (literally) spice up any meal while they travel. Thirteen organic herbs and spices come included, and the tubes are BPA-free ($26, plantbrooklyn.com).
Garmin nüvi 1350LMT 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator. Both pro and novice travelers will be grateful for this portable GPS. Sporting a touchscreen display and sunlight-readable screen, this compact system will help your traveler navigate with ease ($112, amazon.com).
Shure SE535 Sound Isolating Earphones. Anyone who’s ever been on a four hour-plus flight will crave these noise-canceling earbuds. They deliver maximum sound quality but are tiny enough to tuck away in any pocket ($441, amazon.com).