10 gifts to make pandemic travel more bearable

Pandemic travel is still nerve wracking. These accessories can help.

Once a carefree, aspirational mood board staple, travel now comes with a heaping dose of COVID-related anxiety. If your loved one is worried about an upcoming trip, a fun yet practical travel accessory could help soothe their nerves — and maybe even allow them to enjoy themselves.

Here are 10 gifts for the hesitant pandemic traveler in your life.

Cozy Earth
Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Pant

Ethically made from bamboo cellulose, these pillowy pants — available in sizes for all genders — hold heat and wick moisture, keeping travelers toasty even on chilly flights.

$101.25
Beats by Dre
Beats Studio3 Wireless

These wireless headphones cancel out the whir of airplane engines while immersing anxious travelers in hi-def sound for a sonic sanctuary from our COVID reality.

$349.95
Dagne Dover
Landon Carryall Bag (Large)

Your loved one will be able to fit all their carry-on essentials in this compact, casual-chic tote, which comes with a laptop sleeve, a shoe bag, and a plethora of pockets. Made with recycled bottles, it's gentle on the planet, too.

$200
Clutch
Clutch V2 - Lightning (iPhone)

With the Clutch’s iPhone charger, small and slim enough to slide into a wallet, your loved one will never have to worry about searching their seat for a charging port again.

$49.99
L'Occitane
Clean Hands Sanitizer Spray

Elevate your loved one’s hand sanny game with this 80% alcohol spray from luxury skin and body brand L’Occitane.

$6
Blunt
Metro

Expanding and collapsing in no time at all, the built-to-last Metro holds up to 55 mph winds, making it perfect for the light packer who always likes to stay a few steps ahead of the weather.

$79
Vibes
Hi-Fidelity Earplugs

A little quiet goes a long way when you're at noisy, entirely too crowded airport gate waiting to board. These earplugs are comfortable, protective, and discreet so people won't know you're trying to drown them out with your own inner peace.

$23.99
Better Basics
The Ever Bottle

Hydration is crucial to your physical and emotional comfort. Crafted from lightweight sustainable steel, this chic water bottle is infinitely recyclable — so you can sip without plastic-fueled guilt.

$30
Numi
World of Tea Collection (45 tea bags w/ bamboo box)

Find a steaming cup of calm anywhere you are with this gift set from Numi, complete with six varieties of herbal tea from all over the world.

$32.99
Power Plate
Power Plate Mini+

This handheld massager is the best travel-friendly way to knead out those anxiety-induced knots. Truly, it's the second best type of vibrator to hit the road with.

$179.99