Best Gift for Jet Setters (2015)


The jet setter is always hopping around the world. You never know where she might be heading next, but it's a guarantee she'll get there in style.

  • XCom Global Mobile Hotspot

    XCom Global Mobile Hotspot

    Travelers headed overseas can save time and money spent on data roaming fees by bringing along an XCom Global MiFi device. These international mobile hotspots provide a secure, high-speed Internet connection while on the go or in a hotel room, and usually at a significant savings compared to an international phone service plan. Connect a smartphone, tablet or laptop to the device for a flat daily fee.
    Photo courtesy of XCom Global

  • Tieks Ballet Flats

    Tieks Ballet Flats

    Tieks revolutionized travel ballet flats by creating a version that is comfortable enough to wear all day and able to fold-up tightly for easy packing and without showing signs of creasing. Features include non-skid blue soles, hand-stitched Italian leather, advanced foam cushioning and a mind-boggling choice of beautiful colors and patterns. Why pack one pair of shoes when multiple pairs of folded Tieks can fit into the the same space?
    Photo courtesy of Tieks

  • Inspirato


    Members of Inspirato with American Express have access to an exclusive, carefully-curated group of over 450 luxury vacation rentals throughout the world. Options include private vacation homes managed by Inspirato only used for members, villas and residences at luxury resorts, hotel rooms and other remarkable adventures. Values are so amazing that they say membership can pay for itself within a year.
    Photo courtesy of Joe Rahim

  • Canary


    Control home security while on the go through a smartphone with a Canary device placed in a central area. Users see real time video from inside the home, receive alerts when suspicious activity is detected, see activity at night with special automatic infrared lights, control a 90+ decibel siren that can be activated through the app, and monitor air quality and temperature.
    Photo courtesy of Canary

  • Carry On Cocktail Kit

    Carry On Cocktail Kit

    Gone are the days of boring in-flight cocktails. The slim Carry-On Cocktail Kit allows travelers to mix up craft gin and tonics, moscow mules and old-fashioneds mid-flight. Metal kits typically provide a jigger, spoon, linen coaster, recipe card and a mixer that is enough for two drinks. Liquids meet TSA requirements. Just grab the booze from a flight attendant and enjoy.
    Photo courtesy of Carry On Cocktail Kit

  • Ray-Ban Sunglasses

    Ray-Ban Sunglasses

    Protect eyes with a classic pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses which have signaled cool since anti-glare Aviators were first made in the 1930’s for the army. Decades later, fashionable people around the world still don Wayfarers, Clubmasters and other iconic styles. It’s now possible now to customize a pair by choosing style, lenses, frames, temple tips and even engraving. And, Ray-Bans are even available for stylish kids.
    Photo courtesy of Ray-Ban

  • Travelwrap


    Gorgeous Travelwraps are made with ethically-produced cashmere and knit at a centuries-old, family-run mill in Scotland. The colors are vibrant because the quality of the threads is so high. Craftsmanship is evident with attention to detail, an option to monogram and final presentation in a lovely box. Travelwraps literally wrap the wearer in luxury while serving a practical purpose of keeping warm on the plane or in the hotel. Multiple colors and patterns are available.
    Photo courtesy of The Travelwrap Company

  • HumanCharger


    Utilizing natural light, the Human Charger syncs circadian rhythms to reduce the impact of our body’s decreased exposure to natural light when traveling across time zones. The ear buds transmit safe blue-enriched white light through the ear canals and into light-sensitive regions of the brain. After just 12 minutes of use per day, users report better sleep, less jet lag and increased energy after long flights and busy days.
    Photo courtesy of HumanCharger

  • Briggs and Riley International Carry-On Spinner

    Briggs and Riley International Carry-On Spinner

    The Briggs and Riley Carry-On Spinner has a durable polycarbonate shell that can take a beating during travel as well as convenient 360-degree swivel wheels for quick navigation to and from the airport gate. Inside, find a clip for hanging clothes and a zippered compartment on each half of the case for seamless opening. The carry-on can also clip on to larger luggage so that you only pull one piece after exiting baggage claim.
    Photo courtesy of Briggs & Riley

  • TUMI Tegra-Lite Max International Carry-On

    TUMI Tegra-Lite Max International Carry-On

    Tumi’s hard-sided Tegra-Lite collection is lightweight, attractive and durable. Tegra-Lite is constructed from Tegris, a material so tough that it is approved for use in lifesaving armor. This versatile international carry-on is sized for use on planes in the states and abroad while allowing travelers to clip in hanging clothes, pack loose items in compartments, and take advantage of an expandable front pocket. Wheels glide smoothly and in multiple directions. Keep an eye out as Tumi releases the collection in fun seasonal patterns and colors.
    Photo courtesy of TUMI Tegra-Lite® Max International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On

Best Gift for Jet-Setters

USA TODAY 10Best enlisted a panel of luxury travel experts to select 20 gifts perfect for the globetrotting jet setter in your life – everything from practical stocking stuffers to ultra-glamorous indulgences. For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting daily for their favorites.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Gift for Jet Setters are as follows:

  1. XCom Global Mobile Hotspot
  2. Tieks Ballet Flats
  3. Inspirato
  4. Canary
  5. Carry On Cocktail Kit
  6. Ray-Ban Sunglasses
  7. Travelwrap
  8. HumanCharger
  9. Briggs and Riley International Carry-On Spinner
  10. TUMI Tegra-Lite Max International Carry-On

A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Katie Dillon (La Jolla Mom), Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Yasmin Pullman (Luxury Travel Diary) and Lydia Schrandt (10Best Editor) were chosen based on their extensive luxury travel experience.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners.

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Katie Dillon

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Marla Cimini

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Lydia Schrandt

Lydia Schrandt

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