Holiday Golf Gifts 2019: Our favorite ideas for golfers who travel
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 holiday golf gifts for golfers will make travel less stressful so they can focus on the golf. All products featured on Golf Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Your favorite golfer who loves to travel might not have made the trip to Australia for the Presidents Cup, but they certainly wish they could've. This golf shirt is inspired by the Team USA uniforms and has the Presidents Cup trophy embroidered on the sleeve. It's also a refined top with stretch jersey material that can be worn to play golf or dressed up for other occasions.
Available at lacoste.com
BUY NOW: $110
These versatile pants are made for those who like to sneak in a quick round of golf between business meetings. The technical fabric is moisture-wicking, lightweight and has a durable stretch that still maintains a refined look. The waistband is lined with a silicone gripper to keep your shirt tucked in and hem vents to ensure pants to lay smoothly over on- and off-course shoes.
Available at cobragolf.com
BUY NOW: $80
Working out while traveling can be a challenge—and hotel gyms don't help. You can workout anywhere with this little device that measures force and connects to an app that will guide you through five-minute strength-training workouts. For a quick trunk rotation exercise, you'd place the tool between your left hand and right shoulder then rotate your torso to the left as you push your palm into your right. Each rep would be counted in the app along with an analysis of your strength performance during the activity. These resistance-based workouts can be done on an airplane, in the office or at home—helping you to stay active and maybe even help your golf game, too.
Available at activbody.com
BUY NOW: $120
Every traveler and athlete should own a pair of compression socks. They reduce swelling and promote circulation so you won't feel stiff after a long flight. Many athletes wear compression socks like these for recovery purposes as well. This is a useful item to pick up for that faraway golf trip you've been planning to keep you fresh during travel and between rounds.
Available at 2xu.com
BUY NOW: $50
Ladies, this belt bag is the perfect travel companion. It'll hold all your travel documents en route, double as a trendy bag once you get to your destination and is a stylish on-course accessory. The adjustable elastic belt is ultra-comfortable and easy to clip on and off, and the microsuede backed synthetic leather is easy to clean between trips.
Available at select.golfdigest.com
BUY NOW: $90
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This tiny speaker won't take up space in your carry-on, so you can bring the tunes anywhere. Smaller than a deck of cards, this bluetooth speaker is affordable, attractive and has a surprisingly good sound quality for its size.
Available at store.moma.org
BUY NOW: $30
Every flight is BYO, if you pack right. These mini pre-made cocktails will make it through TSA and are made with quality ingredients like Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey or Larios London Dry Gin for a perfectly crafted drink. Available in 100ML bottles for flights, there are also slightly larger sizes that make tasty on-course drinks while you're not traveling.
Available at ontherockscocktails.com
This bag is great for those who pick up a lot of souvenirs while on the road. The duffel folds flat into a compact pouch while you're not using it and opens up easy when you do need it. You can also get it personalized for an extra custom touch.
Available at paravel.com
BUY NOW: $65
This hooded sweatshirt is cozy enough to lounge in, but luxurious to double as a layer on the course or in the clubhouse. The soft cashmere is lightweight, extra-soft and machine washable for easy care.
Available at ralphlauren.com
BUY NOW: $298
A versatile layer like this long sleeve shirt is a cozy travel companion. The moisture-wicking top has anti-odor properties, UPF 50+ protection and it's made from organic cotton and viscose from bamboo for an ultra-soft wear. This top will perform great on the course, as a sleep shirt and could even pass as a layer in the office.
Available at tascperformance.com
BUY NOW: $40
Golfers who travel never let the elements get in the way of playing a round. These rain pants will make sure even the toughest rains don't interrupt golf plans. The price tag is high, but the durable construction, lightweight fit and totally waterproof material make it worth the spend. The front pockets are lined with fleece to add some warmth, and they're abrasion resistance to ensure they'll last a while.
Available at galvingreen.com
BUY NOW: $405
This face wash is a powder is activated by water to lather into a foam wash. Natural fruit enzymes clean and exfoliate the skin while vitamins restore your face for a smooth, fresh look and feel. The powder formula is TSA-friendly, and it's an easy way to look refreshed after a long trip.
Available at jaxonlane.com
BUY NOW: $34
This pullover is wind- and water-resistant with thermal insulation to help you battle the elements on the course. The mock-neck design, heather pattern and ribbed cuffs and waist also make it refined enough to wear to dinner or a casual meeting, too.
Available at callawayapparel.com
BUY NOW: $75