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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide: What to get the Travel Junkie


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From your globe-trotting BFF whom you live through vicariously (thanks for the gorgeous updates, Instagram) to your work wife who’s constantly on-the-go, this curated list—with an assist from natural skin-care powerhouse Nubian Heritage—will keep her wellness game on point through all her adventures.

Scroll down to shop all the expert-picked gifts for the travel addict on your list.

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Graphic: Hannah Packer
Graphic: Hannah Packer

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Photo: Raden

Raden The A22 Carry suitcase, $295

With a built-in phone charger, a tough-but-flexible shell, and Bluetooth technology that lets her locate her bag via smartphone app, this carry-on ticks off all the boxes (and looks cute as hell while doing it).

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Photo: Nubian Heritage
Photo: Nubian Heritage

Nubian Heritage 24-Hour Natural Deodorant, $8

This TSA-friendly deodorant will fit neatly into her cosmetic case—and become her new go-to, whether she’s on the road or not. Free of aluminum, parabens, silicones, and a whole host of problematic chemicals, each stick is an interpretation of a global healing tradition for maximum freshness.

Plus, it comes in a bunch of collections like the brand’s signature African Black Soap (with Aloe Vera and Oats), Honey and Black Seed (honey is a natural moisturizer), and Coconut and Papaya (with super hydrating coconut oil).

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Photo: Lou & Grey

Lou & Grey Signature Boatneck Tunic, $60

Everyone needs something cozy to curl up in on the plane, and this ultra-soft tunic is basically like a cashmere sweater and comfy sweatshirt in one.

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Photo: Anthropologie

Axel & Ash Wanderlust Fill-In Journal, $35

Filled with inspiring photography and super cool writing prompts, this notebook is a must-have for scribbling down in-the-moment observations—and plays the part of personalized coffee-table book back at home.

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Photo: Parrot

Parrot Zik 3 Headphones, $400

With a noise-canceling mode for total surround-sound beats and a street mode for staying connected to the outside environment, these upgraded headphones will let her zone out on a crowded train or Zen out to a background of ambient city sounds.

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Photo: Calypso

Calypso St. Barth Stonewash Silk-Printed Scarf, $175

This silky wrap will add an effortlessly pretty touch to everything in her suitcase—and with a spritz of essential oil, it becomes a calming slanket (that’s scarf + blanket, btw).

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Photo: WelleCo

WelleCo The Super Elixir Sleep Welle Calming Mist, $34

Speaking of essential oil, this lavender-and-chamomile duo is a dream team in the sleep department. One spritz equals all kind of soothing vibes.

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Photo: Four Sigmatic

Four Sigmatic Chaga Elixir, $38

Give her an instant antioxidant fix, wherever she is. Crafted from wild chaga mushrooms, this powder mixes straight into hot water for a dose of clean energy, and comes in a pocket-sized pouch to stash and go.

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Photo: ADAY

Aday Throw & Roll Leggings, $125

Leggings for the plane = necessary. These sleek (and chic!) ones will store her iPhone and spending money, so she can keep her valuables close—and nap hard.

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Photo: OPTP

OPTP LoRox Aligned Travel Roller, $15

For any workout obsessive, a foam roller is a must to massage sore muscles—and this 12-inch version will fit easily into her carry-on so she can take the relief with her.

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Photo: Digby & Iona

Digby & Iona Destiny is Wild Signet, $180

This edgy bauble is emblazoned with her motto for an extra personalized touch. (Better yet, snag one for yourself and call them friendship rings.)

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Photo: Swell

S’well Aspen water bottle, $35

With water-bottle-filling stations at most airports these days, a travel bottle is essential to stay hydrated. So why not give her one that’s just as dreamy-looking as it is functional? This wanderlust-y stainless steel version will keep her H2O frosty for a solid 24 hours.

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Photo: Credo Beauty

Vapour Multi-Use Palette, $46

Velvety cheek and lip stain? Compact case that won’t take up valuable cosmetic-bag real estate? Natural, plant-based formula? Check, check, and check.

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Photo: Carbon38

adidas by Stella McCartney Backpack, $175

For stowing overnight items in style, this backpack has the competition beat. (So. Many. Pockets.)

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Photo: Folk Rebellion

Folk Rebellion Aurora Borealis Retreat, $2,580

According to scientists, the spectacular Northern Lights could go dark for nearly a decade soon—which is all the more reason to shell out for this yoga-fueled getaway near the arctic circle. Got a serious adventurer on your list? After checking out the Aurora from a hot tub at her Canadian lodge, she will love you forever.

To shop Nubian Heritage’s natural deodorant (plus a bunch of travel sized versions of the aromatic, clean products your travel junkie loves like shea butter-based lotions and washes), go to nubianheritage.com

Top photo: Stocksy/Natalie Allen