Are you looking for the ideal gift for a friend or family member that travels often?
It’s hard to find that perfect present so let us help!
We put together the ultimate traveler gift guide with something for everyone including the frequent flyer, the road tripper, the tech savvy, the stylish or for the book-lover.
Packing Essentials for any Traveler
Travel Towels – The Quick Dry Towel by Grizzly Fjord is a fabulous gift for campers, hikers or any outdoor enthusiast. They dry fast, are ultra light, super soft and extremely compact, freeing up space and weight.
Packing Cubes – eBags Packing Cubes (Medium) are helpful in organizing items and maximizing space which is great for a backpack or luggage. Since most airlines now charge for extra baggage, these come in handy.
Hanging Toiletry Kit – eBags Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit is perfect for the smart traveler who packs light and tight. It is only 2.25 inches thick with four compartments to keep travel toiletries organized. It also has the eBags Lifetime Warranty and includes a removable hanging hook for those who prefer to use it as a countertop bag.
Reusable Collapsible Water Flask – Tribe Provisions Flex has 16 ounce collapsible, BPA-free water bottles that roll up when empty. Help your friends or family members save money by giving them the option to use these refillable bottles on their next trip.
For the Frequent Flyer
Eye Mask – OOSILK Sleep Mask is 100% silk, hypoallergenic, breathable and adjustable. The mask help provides a pleasant sleep even in a bright environment. Pair this with a set of ear plugs and napping on their next long plane ride will be a snap.
Compression Socks – Travelsox are designed to help stimulate blood flow and reduce swelling. Compression socks are recommended for long flights to prevent blood clots. Hikers and runners also wear them to prevent swelling and pain.
For the Road Tripper
Cell Phone Car Mount – The Abco Magnetic Car Mount is useful when using your phone as GPS to safely navigate while driving. It works with any phone and is awesome! The Abco mount hangs on to any vent regardless of alignment, is easy to put on and remove, is very small and easy to pack, and has a strong magnet that securely holds your phone in place.
Car Charger – Have you noticed that your older car chargers can’t keep up with the newer cellphones and tablets? This is because they have 0.5 amp power sources and most newer phones and tablets require 1.0 to 2.0 amps. The Arcadia Car Charger takes a single charging port in your vehicle and turns it into 3 USB ports that each have outputs of 2.0 amps or more. It allows phones to charge fast between stops so any road tripper has enough battery life to take pictures and videos when on foot.
Bluetooth FM Transmitter – The VicTsing FM Transmitter is useful for driving cars that are not Bluetooth capable. It connects to the phone via Bluetooth and transmits the audio over FM. Simply tune the car radio to the same station it is transmitting on and listen to Pandora, Google Play Music, locally stored music, audio books, GPS navigation or any other audio from the phone through the car speakers. This device makes driving older vehicles feel like a new car with all the modern entertainment options.
Jump Starter with Built in Compressor – The Jump Starter has plenty of juice to charge cell phones, jump-start a battery, pump up bicycle tires, and can even power a DC fan all night long. If you know anyone who truck camps or road trips, the compressor is a practical gift.
For the Tech Savvy
Camera – GoPro HERO4 Black Bundle is the most advanced GoPro yet. It captures Ultra 4D HD video and delivers smooth slow frames at 240 frames per second. It is waterproof with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. It is a perfect gift for those travelers that want to take their travel photos and videos to the next level.
Screen Casting – The Tronsmart T1000 transfers any content available on your phone (videos, pictures, Netflix, youtube) and to any TV with an HDMI input. This inexpensive device does this perfectly without the need for a router, as it can use Wi-Fi direct technology allowing the phone and the T1000 to connect directly to each other. Its small size makes it convenient to bring when traveling, although I think it’s great for everyday use as well. The T1000 is particularly handy when in a country where the TV channels available are broadcasting in a foreign language.
Floppy Hat – Luxury Divas Diva Style Brim Hat is stylish, easy to pack, and accentuates any outfit. It is a fabulous travel accessory.
Eye Shadow – Urban Decay Naked Basics is a wonderful neutral palette for any occasion. Its slim design makes it easy to pack away.
Travel Wrap – Celeste Cashmere Travel Wrap is cozy and great for layering. You can dress it up or wear it with a pair of jeans.
Watch – Foreseex Sports Watch is waterproof with dual time settings, three alarms, and a soft backlight for at night.
Raincoat – Columbia HydroTech Packable Rain Jacket is lightweight, durable and folds into its own pocket making it great for travel.
For the Book-Lover
E-Reader – The Amazon Kindle allows any traveler to bring thousands of books on a trip in one, compact device. It has no glare, easy on the eyes, incredible battery life, and even the ability to checkout library books and transfer them to yourself over Wi-Fi. The Amazon Kindle with Built-in Light is more expensive, but is great for reading at night or in darker locations.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail – Cheryl Strayed had lost everything including her herself when she decided to hike the PCT. The book is a memoir of her 1,100 mile trek, alone with her thoughts. It is an epic tale of how one adventure can be a transformative experience.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail – The book is a hilarious look into the journey of two friends hiking along the Appalachian Trail, a path that stretches more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. If you have an avid hiker in your life or someone who dreams of hiking for an extended period time, this book gives a great account of what that adventure entails.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 – A book to inspire wanderlust and insight on the best places to visit. Lonely Planet publishes a travel guide every year with the best countries, cities and regions to visit.
Did we miss anything? What would be on your traveler gift guide?
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