10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gay Globetrotter

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gay Globetrotter

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Not sure what to get your friend who’s always out galavanting the globe? From the perfect piece of carry-on luggage to a little black book for keeping track of bachelors met along the way, these gifts are great for the guy who can’t keep his feet in one place.

1. Monocle Travel Guides

Perfectly curated for each of the globe’s top destinations, Monocle guides are a first-rate option for learning a city’s ins and outs through the written word. Each guide (there are nearly 20) is an all-inclusive guide to hotels, restaurants, retail, design landmarks and more. $15, monocle.com

2. Tim-Scapes: United Scapes of America Home Goods Collection

One of Provincetown’s leading artists, Tim Convery—already known for apparel and accessories—was recently inspired to design a collection of wall-worthy prints, each of which embodies the individuality of America’s top destinations and favorite gay vacation spots. From $25, tim-scapes.com

3. Want Les Essentiels OHARE Shopper Tote

Great for running errands, jet-setting around the world or just a daily commute, this classic tote is made of organic cotton with leather accents. Best of all, this bag—also available in black and navy—isn’t so expensive that it’ll break the bank. $250, wantlesessentiels.com

4. Bevel Trimmer

Keep your sideburns and ‘stache maintained while on the road with this compact trimmer that gets the job done. Winner of GQ magazine’s 2016 Grooming Awards, it offers four hours of cordless power, is easy to clean and is designed to be lightweight for “optimal in-hand balance.” Throw that corded monstrosity you’ve been using in the trash. $200, getbevel.com

5. Moncler Gloves

Keep your hands toasty in colder climates with these fashionable wool cable-knit gloves. $200, store.moncler.com

6. Smythson Little Bit Naughty Wee Notebook

While galavating around the world, you’ve got to keep track of the handsome gents you meet, and there’s nowhere better than a little black book (or a little red book, as we’re suggesting). With a cover of cross-grain lambskin and gilt-edged paper, this British-made journal is the perfect receptacle for your dirty secrets and their contact information. $40, smythson.com

7. The Carry-On by Away

Unbreakable and guaranteed for life, Away’s carry-on bag is quite possibly the perfect piece of luggage to bring with you onto a plane. You’ll find two compartments inside—one for clothes, the other for shoes and toiletries—and best of all, the handle reveals a built-in battery to keep your phone charged while waiting to board. $225, awaytravel.com

8. Würkin Stiffs Silicone Dopp Kit

The male traveler’s dopp kit should be at once stylish and functional, and this one by Würkin Stiffs meets both criteria. Made of silicone, it’s leak-resistant, durable and easy to cram into your overpacked luggage, making it the perfect kit for the guy-on-the-go. $50, shop.nordstrom.com

9. Samsung Level U Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

If you’ve got a new iPhone 7 on its way to you this holiday season—or even if you’re simply looking to embrace the future and go cordless—a set of wireless earbuds is a must, and these from Samsung fit the bill nicely. Best of all, they prove that a set doesn’t have to set you back hundreds of dollars. This pair will deliver smartphone notifications, has noise reduction technology and great battery life. $30, amazon.com

10. Belkin Global Travel Kit

Unless your next trip is one where you’re looking to completely disconnect from technology, you’ll probably want access to your laptop and smartphone. (Is it really a vacation if you’re not sharing photos from it via Instagram?) To plug-in across the pond you’ll need an adaptor, and this one from Belkin covers anywhere your travels may take you, from the UK to Japan. Not sure whether you’ll need an adaptor? Here’s a handy guide. $26, officedepot.com

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