by Marisa Marcantonio

For friends and family members that can’t seem to sit still and are always on the move, these are the gifts to get them. Constantly in motion, these traveling nomads need comforts of home on the road, so here are practical, trusty pieces that will see them through another road warrior year.


Photo Courtesy of Corroon Bags

I am the queen of the tote bag, so I am always looking for the latest, greatest tote out there. This year’s pick? Kelly Corroon’s Big Daddy Tote, an ample leather tote in natural or camo leather that holds a ton and can be personalized with a chic hand painted monogram and stripe. Customization usually takes around 3-4 weeks.


Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Light and durable, the Rains Weekend Bag had a low key minimal design, is waterproof and fits stuff. If you haven’t seen this minimalist Danish brand yet, you will— it just opened a new shop on Lafayette and makes coats and bags in a matte waterproof material.


Image courtesy of Away

My favorite direct-to-consumer luggage brand, Away, makes the Bigger Carry On in sleek aluminum. Santa, can you hear me?


Photo courtesy of Paravel

They say you can squeeze a lot more into your rolley bag with these neatnic organizers. Paravel makes the best assortment of colors.


Photo Courtesy of Stow

Pack jewelry away neatly in this little box that organizational compartments and zips to close. It is made of leather and has room to store a lot from Stow.


Photo courtesy of Madewell

All together now! A Merino wool eye mask and blanket come in a cute case in a Madewell x Parachute travel collaboration. I really am into the pouch design, it is great to repurpose since a pouch is always useful.

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Image courtesy of St. Frank

On the go go go? Christina Bryant, my friend, founder and CEO of globally-sourced home goods brand St. Frank literally always is, so the fact that she added this embroidery factoid onto the corner of her cozy baby Alpaca throw is oh-so apropos!


Photo courtesy of Herbivore

It’s always nice to get off a plane and not have skin that feels like the Sahara desert. Rosewater is a good dry skin antidote and so is this little travel friendly set by Herbivore.

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Photo courtesy of Clare V

Lip gloss and hand sanitizer will no longer be floating around the bottom of your tote like gold fish. Corral small things in Clare V’s leather cosmetic case.


Photo courtesy of Sloane Stationery

Does that big idea come to you when you are out and about? Sounds about right. To jot those critical thinking moments, Sloane Stationery has a pretty little lizard-embossed book so you can capture and seize upon your next big thing.


Photo courtesy of Goop

Play tunes or that podcast you are into (for me its NPR’s How I Built This with interviewer extraordinaire, Guy Roz) with Airfly. It connects wireless ear buds with airline headphone jacks and gym machines.


Photo courtesy of Bloomingdales

I’ve become obsessed with finding the best portable hot drink bottle for commuting. It has to look good, keep the drink hot for up to 6 hours and not weigh so much that you want to throw it out after you’ve consumed your tea. The solution? The Kinto Travel Tumbler. It checks all the boxes.