In-flight comfort goes far beyond the perfect travel pillow. And since accessories are now slimmer, lighter, and more powerful than ever, there’s simply no reason to sacrifice convenience just because you’re away from home.  

So whether you’re searching for gifts for fellow travelers or making your own holiday wishlist, we have a few recommendations that are sure to enhance both the journey and the destination. From cutting-edge technology to actual flights, here are our top gifts of the season:

A 360-Degree Photo Experience

Photo credit:  360fly

Photo credit: 360fly

A 16-megapixel image sensor and a host of innovative action features make the 360fly 4K one of our favorite gifts for travelers. Unlike other smart cameras, the 360fly uses one lens to capture seamless, 360-degree photos without stitching. The 4K output adds over 6 million pixels, resulting in incredible, vibrant detail, and the camera is shockproof and water resistant up to one meter for even the most adventurous trips.


Smart Luggage

Photo credit:  Bluesmart

Photo credit: Bluesmart

Owning a durable carry-on is just the beginning of luxury travel. Today’s jetsetters are looking for luggage with USB charging outlets, digital locks that you can operate with a cell phone, and GPS tracking to locate your bag anywhere in the world. The Bluesmart Black Edition has all of the above, plus a weather-resistant laptop compartment and a sleek, smart style that will look great in any destination.


Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Photo credit:  Sony

Photo credit: Sony

Unwinding on airplanes is easy with the right pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and these Sony MDR1000X Headphones are at the height of audio innovation. They have Bluetooth connectivity and up to 20 hours of battery life for long-haul flights, as well as touch-control and a quick attention feature to listen to ambient sounds instantaneously.


The Ultimate Travel Videos

Photo credit: Matt Georges for Squadrone System  Hexo+

Photo credit: Matt Georges for Squadrone System Hexo+

Over the last few years, drones have changed the way we capture our experiences, making incredible aerial footage available to anyone who can use a smartphone. The GoPro-compatible Hexo+ is at the forefront of traveler-friendly drones with removable props, feet, and gimbal that allow the entire console to fit into a backpack. In flight, it will follow you at speeds up to 45 miles per hour while maintaining perfect stability and delivering amazing footage.


The World’s Thinnest Portable Drive

Photo credit:  Seagate

Photo credit: Seagate

Given those incredible travel photos and videos, it’s only right you should have a cutting-edge portable hard drive on your holiday gift list. The Seagate Seven Portable Drive is actually the thinnest available at 7 millimeters, and its stainless-steel enclosure can hold its own in any locale. Best of all, it frees up your other devices with a generous 500GB of storage – that’s approximately 50 hours of HD video.


A Destination Trip with Tradewind


The gift of travel itself is on every jetsetter’s wishlist, and at Tradewind, it’s simple to book a single seat aboard one of our regularly scheduled flights or reserve a private charter. We fly to the Caribbean and throughout the Northeast United States, with destinations ranging from the mountains of Stowe, Vermont to the beaches of St. Barth. And when booking a private charter, the destination is up to you.

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