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Top travel gifts for the jet-setter on your list

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Travel-savvy gift guide

No matter what type of traveling the frequent fliers on your list do — be it backpacking, beach hopping or jetting around the world on business, there are certain items that make the experience easier or just more fun. From guidebooks to in-flight essentials, we round up 10 great gifts for every traveler on your holiday gift list.

Travel-savvy gift guide

Painted Hills blanket scarf

Anyone who flies frequently knows how much the temperature on airplanes can fluctuate. Get any travelers on your list a stylish way to stay warm in flight. The oversize scarf keeps the chill out, making it much easier to get comfortable while in the air, and it eliminates the need for one of those tiny, scratchy airline blankets. (Anthropologie, $118)

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Scratch map

Most jet-setters we know are pretty proud of their travels and get a kick out of crossing destinations off their recently visited list. Make the travel-tracking process even more fun with a map that allows you to scratch off where you've been. We imagine it's a lot more satisfying than simply adding a pin on the map to the place you just got back from. (UncommonGoods, $24)

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Travel experience

Whether it's wine tasting in Chicago, whale watching in Monterey or sailing in New York, why not give the gift of a travel experience? Jet-setters are adventurous by nature, so giving them something new to try is sure to be a gifting hit. Prices vary by experience, and you can also give a gift certificate and allow the recipient to choose their own adventure. (Xperience Days, prices will vary)

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Slim sonic toothbrush

Portable toothbrushes aren't always the best quality, but why should oral hygiene suffer during a vacation? Give the gift of a healthier smile with this sleek, compact, yet ultra-powerful toothbrush that generates a whopping 22,000 brushstrokes per minute. (Restoration Hardware, $19)

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Travel journal

Any travel-obsessed friend or family member on your list should have a way to record all of their best (and worst) trip memoires, and if they don't already have one, we suggest wrapping up a travel journal like this one, featuring a day-by-day itinerary, daily planner, note section and sealable inner pocket for saving tickets stubs and other memorabilia. (Poketo, $24)

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Priority Pass card

Long layovers are a drag, but they can be vastly improved with access to airport lounges, something that can come with a hefty price tag. Make any frequent traveler happy when you present them with a pass that allows access into over 600 airport lounges. Choose from three tiers of membership, depending on how much you want to spend and how much the recipient travels. (Priority Pass, prices will vary)

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White + Warren cashmere slippers

Cold feet are no fun, whether you're on the plane, waiting for a flight or in your hotel room. We're willing to bet most travelers you're buying for would love these comfortable cashmere slippers, perfect for staying warm on-the-go. They come in their own carry bag for easy transport. Choose from several shades, including black, red and navy. (White + Warren, $185)

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Organics To G0 kit

Keeping skin happy and healthy in-flight and on the road can be tough. Make the process easier for your traveling pals by giving them this handy skin care kit by Juice Beauty. Organic complexion-perfecting products include Cleansing Milk, Antioxidant Serum, Sensitive Green Apple Peel, Nutrient Moisturizer and Hydrating Mist. (Organics To Go, $29)

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F1 Snooze Pack

Any way you can make flying more comfortable for the jet-setters on your list will be appreciated and this cute kit is one way to do just that. Sleep mask, foam earplugs, socks, inflatable neck rest and three individually packaged towelettes are bundled in a reusable zip pouch for a much better shot at some serious in-flight snoozing. (Flight 001, $25)

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1000 Ultimate Experiences by Lonely Planet

Even people who already love to travel need some inspiration now and again. What better place to get it than from than the travel-savvy crew behind the Lonely Planet guidebooks? This travel tome is a one-stop shop for anyone planning his or her next exciting experience abroad or closer to home. (Urban Outfitters, $23)

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