Golf and travel go hand in hand, but without the right tools, one can ruin the other. Help out your favorite jetsetting golfer this year with these travel-friendly golf gift ideas, because there’s nothing worse than watching your suitcase come off the carousel with clothes hanging out or forgetting to pack your sunglasses for your trip. These fun gifts for golfers will make travel less stressful so they can focus on the golf.
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Sleeping away from home can be tough. Music can help, until your shuffle lands on a surprise scream-o tune that wakes you up in the middle of the night. This Bose gadget is designed to cover up unwanted sounds that might disturb your sleep with soothing sounds. They fit snug in your ear and sit flush so even side-sleepers can wear them with comfort. As a bonus, the case doubles as a charger that’s ultra easy to travel with.
BUY NOW: $250
A common dilemma is getting to your destination and realizing you have nothing to carry your belongs in besides your packed suitcase. This packable backpack folds to a compactable size no larger than a carton of golf balls and has an exterior loop you can connect to another piece of luggage. Unpacked it has a main compartment that can fit a laptop, a jacket or whatever else you need at your destination and the smaller front exterior pocket keeps things organized. This bag is great for big travel or just a trip to the local course when you need to bring layers but don’t want to carry the backpack all 18 holes.
Greyson Totem Crewneck Sweater
Travel experts know that the key to packing light is to bring versatile pieces. A simple, will-match-with-everything sweater is exactly what you need for business trips where you can sneak in a little golf, or vice versa.
Jack Black Skin Saviors Skin Set
Hotel shampoo bottles may be nice for novice travelers, but those constantly on the road know that’s not enough. This TSA-approved set includes a facial cleanser, scrub, moisturizer and lip balm. The scrub is energizing, the moisturizer provides excellent hydration and the lip balm will prevent the dreaded winter chap.
Foray Golf Neon Dentist Water Resistant Jacket
A packable jacket is useful no matter where you are. This water resistant cape-like full zip is stylish for off-the-course wear, but has moisture wicking, UVA protection and breathable four-way stretch fabric that’s great for golf. It packs perfectly into the center back pocket for a great gift for female golfers on the go.
BUY NOW: $225
This organized and compact wallet has RFID blocking capabilities and a magnetic closure for extra security. Despite the thin design, it still holds 12 cards and over 10 bills of any currency. The modern, minimalist design is ultra stylish and handmade with Italian leather.
Available at thefrenchie.co
BUY NOW: $94
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Adidas Adipower 4orged S Shoes
A lightweight pair of golf shoes is great for travel. These won’t take up too much room, are water-repellent and are stylish and comfortable enough that you won’t need to switch to another pair after your round.
Club Glove Last Bag Medium Collegiate Travel Cover
Double check that the golfer on your list doesn’t already have this bag because it’s an old favorite for golfers who love to travel. It’s made with an extra strong and durable fabric that will hold up in any luggage carousel disasters. The wheels roll smooth and connects to the company’s Train Reaction system in which you can attach luggage for an easy all-in-one carry.
Available at clubglove.com
BUY NOW: $260
A quality pair of noise-canceling headphones is a must for any traveler. Real-time audio calibrations makes for a top quality listen and with a battery life of up to 22 hours, they’ll keep charged no matter how long your flight is delayed.
Available at apple.com
BUY NOW: $350
This golf gift idea is a little out of the box and on the pricier side, but golfers who love to take pictures on their travels will love it. This smart frame allows you to frame all your golf art and photos on a canvas look and feel. Change the art whenever you want using the app or by the Alexa-enabled and gesture-controlled capabilities. You can also pick from the library of over 30,000 curated artworks that include some golf gems as well.
Available at meural.com: Starting at $595
Selecting the right pair of sunnies for travel is more challenging than expected. They’ve got to be durable enough to withstand the wear and tear at the bottom of a bag, have versatility in style for both streetwear and on the golf course, plus top notch UV protection. Maui Jims are always a strong choice that will check all the boxes with an extra comfortable all day wear.
Buy Maui Jim Mixed Plate Men’s Sunglasses now: $229
Buy Maui Jim Dragonfly Women’s Sunglasses now: $299
SmartLuggage 21″ Hardside Spinner Carry-On Suitcase
This is a game-changing piece of luggage. It’s an app-controlled suitcase that can monitor the weight and location of your luggage anytime. The app also controls the lock so you don’t need a key. This spinner rolls smooth and makes travel even smoother.
BUY NOW: ON SALE FOR $184 (down from $460)
Chances are if they like to travel, they’re headed somewhere warm this winter, so a stylish and versatile pair of shorts is just what they need. This eggplant shade is on-trend and easy to match with. They’re wrinkle resistant for a ready wear even after hours stuffed into a suitcase.
The UA athlete recovery sleepwear lives up to the hype. It’s cozy, durable and has a pattern inside that uses your own body heat to return infrared energy. This technology helps restore muscle faster so you can recover from your 36-holes-a-day golf trip while you sleep. The collection includes a variety of options for both men and women that are classic, simple and won’t cause any embarrassment when you’re caught wearing your pajamas to the ice machine.
SHOP UA SLEEPWEAR NOW: $40-80
Gaiam Restore Ultimate Foot Massager
This simple gadget will come in handy during travel and once you land. The mini massager soothes everyday aches and is great for those with plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. The textured surface increases circulation and can be used on hands, feet or really anywhere that hurts. Use it during layovers or between rounds to prevent soreness and help you stay feeling great.
BUY NOW: $7
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These are the pants she needs on the road and at home. They’re called “treggings” because they look like golf pants but feel like leggings. Perfect for those who head to the course straight from the airport. The fit and color options make these a travel staple because you can wear them to dinner or meetings, too.
The Google Home Hub is the assistant everyone needs but can’t afford to pay salary. It answers to voice commands and questions with Google Assistant, but also has a screen to show those answers and information. View your calendar, weather forecast, directions to the golf course or whatever you need to know before your next trip.
Available at store.google.com
BUY NOW: $150
Best Made Company SWS Cordura Duffle Bag
This good-looking weekender is much more than what meets the eye. The fully lined, water resistant cotton-twill interior and resilient Cordura exterior is more durable than you’ll hopefully ever need, but provides the piece of mind that your belongings will always be safe inside it. The roll top ensures that it will pack small on the way to your destination but give the option for extra room on the way back for any momentos you picked up along the way.
SWIMS Breeze Tennis Washable Knit Sneaker
In a world of white sneakers, these knits stand out with a breathable open-weave mesh that’s perfect for all-day travel. They’re also machine washable so scuffs or spills are of no concern, they’ll always look fresh.
Available at swims.com
BUY NOW: $150
This hat can be bent or twisted anyway and will still maintain its shape when unpacked. It doesn’t look like a packable hat, you’d never know the difference until you find it shoved at the bottom of a bag unharmed.
Lie + Loft is the perfect destination for unique golf gift ideas. This cool golf art brand teamed up with Pebble Beach to reimagine a retro logo from everyone’s favorite course. This cool piece is great a great way to remember a trip or can act as a reminder of the next one they should take.
Murdock London Cologne Collection
Avoid having your favorite cologne confiscated by TSA and grab some travel-friendly sizes. These mini Murdock London scents might even have you switching your scent profile. These four modern scents are subtle, tasteful and versatile.
Some may find this overly kitschy, but germaphobes will rejoice. It fits any phone size and UV sanitizes up to 99.9 percent of germs. It also acts as a universal charging port for two devices and has an audio amplifier so that alarms and notifications can be heard when it’s being sanitized.
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Art of Shaving Travel Shaving Kit
Don’t get stuck using a hotel-provided disposable razor on your next trip. This luxe set comes with pre-shave oil, shave cream, after shave balm, a quality brush and razor, all in a posh black bag. Being on the road is no excuse for poor beard management.
Southern Tide Doubleback Quilted Field Vest
An extra set of pockets is always needed during travel. This vest provides that plus lightweight insulation. It works great over casual dress shirts and long sleeve tops for extra warmth without taking up too much space in the suitcase.