Has your favorite traveler been naughty or nice this year? No matter! There’s a perfect gift choice for everyone, whether shopping for travel gadgets for someone special on your holiday shopping list, or simply shopping for yourself.
What’s that? Not sure where to start, what travel inspired gifts to consider? No problem! Here are 14 holiday gift ideas for practically any budget that your special traveler is sure to love.
Don’t have a traveling someone on your list this year? That’s fine. These 14 items are great choices for anyone on the go, whether it’s across town, or across the world.
Anker PowerCore+ Mini Portable Charger
Not much larger than a premium lipstick case, the Anker PowerCore+ Mini Portable Charger is so small, so compact, that it easily fits into practically any bag. Don’t let it’s small size fool you, though! There’s plenty of charge to get your device through a long day of travel.
Why I like it: Can’t beat the size, nor the very affordable price. The Anker PowerCore+ Mini is available at Amazon for a whopping sale price of $9.99, making this powerful little charger a perfect stocking stuffer.
DynoTag Web/GPS Enabled Smart Tags
A Dynotag is a Web/GPS enabled smart tag with the owner’s contact information stored in the tag’s QR Code. If a tagged item is lost, the QR code can be scanned for details on how to return the item. Place a DynoTag on practically anything, from pets to checked luggage to camera bags, as well as key chains, cameras, or anything else you don’t want to lose.
Kenu Stance Tripod
Watching favorite videos, FaceTiming and capturing incredible sunsets on video are a breeze with the Kenu Stance Tripod. This small, compact tripod’s innovative design mounts directly into your cell phone’s charging port, reducing the shake caused by being hand-held. And it includes a handy bottle opener too!
Why I like it: I no longer need to hold the phone when watching movies. The Kenu Stance Tripod retails for $25 and is available for iPhone, Android and Windows devices.
Trakdot Luggage Tracker
Give your traveler peace of mind with a Trakdot. This small luggage tracker enables you to keep tabs on checked luggage anywhere your mobile phone works. Though this won’t prevent luggage from getting lost, the Trakdot can keep your traveler in the know as to where his bag is, and possibly help expedite that bag back into his hands.
Why I like it: Knowing where a checked bag is provides peace of mind for anxious travelers like me. Trakdot Luggage Tracker retails for $65, and another $20 for a one year subscription.
Got gadgets? Then get Grid-Its! They come in all shapes and sizes to match your specific small gadget organization needs. Securely organize chargers, cords, headphones, and other small gadgets in a Grid-It, knowing they’ll arrive safe, sound, and still organized! The zippered pocket is perfect for storing SD cards.
Why I like it: All my cables, small gadgets and SD cards really do stay in place, just as the claims say they would. Grid-It! retail from $15 on up, and can be purchased at Amazon.
HopTu Laptop Sleeve
The HopTu Laptop Sleeve, made from upcycled neoprene, is just what your traveler needs to keep his prized laptop safe and sound enroute. Hoptu’s slim design is ideal for the traveler who packs his laptop along for the ride. Not only is it uber-functional, it’s stylish too!
Stowaway Makeup Kit
These right-sized makeup essentials are perfect for the lady traveler on your list, or any other lady who wants a little “touch up” during her on-the-go day. All six of Stowaway’s right-sized products are included in this oh-so-handy little kit, and all are compliant with the TSA’s 3-1-1 liquids rule. That makes this little Stowaway the perfect travel companion.
Why I like it: It’s simple, compact, and can be customized to my preferred colors. The smaller sizes mean I use them up before they expire! The Stowaway Kit retails for about $75.
Shavetech USB Rechargeable Travel Razor
Now one for the traveling guy on your list. Its compact size makes the Shavetech Travel Razor a must-have travel accessory for your man on-the-go. The built-in USB connector means this razor can be charged using any standard USB port wherever in the world you might be. No need to pack extra cables or adaptors for this device!
Why I like it: The slim design means it takes up very little packing space. The USB connector means no additional cables. Love it! The ShaveTech Razor retails for $30.
Royce Freedom Wallet
Keep your traveler’s wallet and identity safe with the gift of a Freedom Wallet. This tech-savvy wallet includes a hidden bluetooth tag that syncs with a designated mobile phone. If left behind or stolen, the phone beeps, enabling one to track the wallet’s location. The built-in RFID shield protects passports and chipped credit cards from sneaky thieves.
Why I like it: Protection from RFID thieves and help finding forgotten wallets. Enough said. The Royce Freedom Wallet is available in both men and women’s styles, and retails for $99. Find it at Amazon too!
The Minipresso GR may be the ideal gift for that coffee-loving traveler on your list. This portable expresso machine is compact, lightweight, and oh so versatile! Imagine waking up to the smell of freshly ground coffee beans wafting through your hotel room, awakening all your senses. Coffee lovers unite with this little device!
Why I like it: If your idea of a morning cup of java is a bit more refined than a prepackaged bag of beans in the hotel room, this little guy might just be your new best friend! The Minipresso GR retails for $59.
UE Roll Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker is ideal for the music loving traveler on your list. The compact size makes it an easy choice to drop into a carry-on bag, and its performance keeps jamming wherever the road goes, even if that road leads to a nearby lake, or cave, or mountain! This awesome speaker is rugged and waterproof so it really can go just about anywhere.
Why I like it: Downtime at the beach, hotel room, or in a hammock, is more enjoyable when I have my favorite play list jamming next to me. The UE Roll Portable Bluetooth Speaker retails for $99 at Amazon.
Roo Camping Hammock
This super cool camping hammock lets you quickly and easily set up your very own resting space practically anywhere, whether it’s across the world, or just across the yard. When it’s time to move on, the Roo packs up quickly into it’s attached compression sack.
Why I like it: It’s so easy to use, and my kids love it. My youngest can often be found reading a book in his hammock in our front yard! Roo Camping Hammocks retail for $99.
The Kindle Paperwhite is the ideal traveling reader’s companion. Its size is perfect for purses and carry-on bags, and its features facilitate reading in practically any situation. The built-in adjustable light makes reading day or night a snap. The specially designed screen means no screen glare so reading in bright sunlight is a non-issue.
Why I like it: The size makes this so easy to take anywhere. No need to pack heavy, space consuming books. The Kindle PaperWhite retails for $119.
A Tinggly Experience
Giving the gift of a special or unique experience is sure to please. Who doesn’t love a great experience? However, one’s idea of the perfect experience can be quite different than yours. Take the guesswork out and give a Tinggly experience. With Tinggly, that special traveler will have hundreds of experiences across the globe and two years to find just the right experience.
Why I like it: Why chance giving an experience that doesn’t fit? Tinggly Experiences range from $79 to $279.
What Travel Gadget Are You Gifting?
Ti’s the season of gift giving. What are you giving your favorite person on-the-go this holiday season? Do you have other gift ideas any traveler would love? Do share! I love hearing what gadgets other travelers wouldn’t leave home without.
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