It can be difficult to shop for friends and family, especially if they are always on the go. It may not seem like they need or want much, but little conveniences when traveling can make a world of difference. There are many great options for the traveler in your life, including items they can use at home and on the road or in the sky. Check them out below and comment if you grab anything to gift this year!
A portable battery pack is a necessity for every traveler. My husband and I carry ours with us and share it when we travel. But at home, we often fight over it. It charges much quicker than a car charger, so it is desirable when I have a busy day of appointments or a long day on the road. This Ravpower battery pack charges 2 devices simultaneously with optimal charging speed for each, giving you a full battery within just 8 hours. It has a built in flashlight for emergencies or when a light is needed.
I keep a water bottle with me at all times, but when I am traveling, I often struggle to find a place for it, especially when I have to empty it for flights or don’t need it filled. The baiji bottle silicone water bottle is a great solution! This set comes with 2 food grade silicone bottles, each individually packed. The bottles are made of a soft silicone which is stain, odor, and taste resistant. And the best part, they’re foldable and rollable. They are designed to stand upright when full and can be folded, rolled up, or laid flat when empty for easy storage. The baiji bottle is dishwasher safe on the top shelf and can be frozen up to 2/3 full. And my favorite thing is 10% of all profits are donated to dolphin rescue and protection programs. Don’t forget to clip the coupon for an additional $2 off, making this water bottle less than $13!
With over 6,000 reviews, a 4.4 star rating, and a price tag less than $30, you can’t beat the price and practicality of these wireless earbuds. They have a one button design in order to turn on and off easily, answer calls, and play, pause, and switch between music. The wireless earbuds come with a carrying case that also charges the earbuds on the go and can last for 4 hours. They come with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty and 30 days no-questions-asked return policy. They are extremely compact which is always a plus when traveling.
The makeup eraser is a reusable, ultrasoft makeup remover cloth that erases makeup with only warm water. It’s free of chemicals, lasts a thousand washes, and you only need to add warm water, then remove your makeup. This ultra-soft, woven polyester-blend cloth gets rid of tough makeup without leaving behind a residue—just a fresh, healthy feeling. The original makeup eraser is even machine washable.
This one is crucial for the international traveler. When you travel anywhere outside the US, the outlets are configured in a completely different way. It is imperative to have a travel adapter if you want to charge your cell phone, Ipad, or use anything that requires being plugged in to charge the battery. This adapter is small, practical, less than $20, and has 4.7 stars with almost 2,000 reviews. You’re definitely getting your bang for you buck with this one!
A handheld steamer is a dream for someone on the go, or even for someone who stays put! I bought my handheld steamer a year ago and it has been one of my favorite purchases in the last few years. I have never owned an iron and with the handheld steamer, I don’t need one. At home or on the go, it is so functional. It takes up very little room, is lightweight, and gets out all the wrinkles with a quick once over. This will be the best $25 you ever spent on a gift!
On every trip I’ve taken in the last year, I’ve packed a small bag to use for our return trip in case I went a little crazy shopping or had a pile of dirty clothes I wanted to separate. And on every trip, I’ve used the spare bag. So I’ve been on the hunt for a bag that is easily foldable and packable, but also durable and spacious when I need to use it. This packable travel duffle bag is pretty large, at 24 inches long by 14 inches tall. The material is made from water repellent & resistance material and weighs only 1.2 pounds. This duffle has an internal end-pouch & shoe compartment, multiple pockets, 2 handles, an adjustable & removable long shoulder strap, and a sleeve on the back to slip it over luggage handles.
The trtl pillow is a scientifically proven travel pillow to keep your head in the optimal position when sleeping upright by holding your head in an ergonomic position during rest. It is made of a super soft fleece material, designed to look like a scarf, combined with a unique hidden internal support. It is available in red, gray, coral, and black so you can find a color that suits your friends style. The trtl pillow is easy to attach to the handle of your backpack or outside of your luggage, only weights half a pound, and is machine washable. Don’t forget to clip the coupon for an additional 20% off, making the turtle pillow less than $25!
I haven’t used these yet, but so many avid travelers rave about them. These packing cubes are on my Amazon wish list, so soon enough, I will be! It comes in a set of three cubes, with the largest being 17.5 inches and the smallest 11 inches. These packing cubes are made of durable material, come with a limited lifetime warranty, and are machine washable.
I am sharing two options for packing cubes at different price points. This set is a little pricier, but the reviewers can’t say enough about the high quality and durable material. They also have an added compression feature, which reduces the thickness from 4 inches to 1. At $30 for a set of 3 packing cubes, I plan to try this set for myself. I love the neutral colors and durable, compression design.