It’s that time of year again! Time to treat your special travelers with holiday gifts perfect for their next adventure. From super stocking stuffers to fab experiential gifts and flights around the world, you are sure to find a gift idea for that special traveler on your holiday gift list.
Without further adieu, here are my top fifteen gift ideas for travelers and anyone else on your holiday shopping list. Sure hope I find one of these under my Christmas tree this year! Gift ideas are listed in order of increasing price.
KeyChain Duct Tape
What traveler hasn’t had that moment when they wish they’d packed some duct tape? Gift your traveler with Keychain Duct Tape and he’ll have tape on hand for those unfortunate moments! About the size of a tube of ChapStick, this refillable tiny tube holds not just keys, but also 18″ of duct tape, just enough for quick repairs on the go.
Why I like it: Who doesn’t like duct tape? And who hasn’t needed a strip or two while on the go? Keychain Duct Tape retails for $20. Add an extra roll of duct tape for refills!
Kenu Mobile Device Mounts & Tripods
Kenu has a mobile device mount or tripod to match your traveler’s on-the-go needs, whether it’s watching movies in the back seat of the car or the middle seat of an airplane, or for capturing mountaintop vistas or group selfies at sunsets. Available for a wide range of mobile devices, a Kenu mount or tripod enables your traveler to enjoy the moment hands free!
Why I like it: The sheer versatility and small, packable size of a Kenu mount or tripod make it easy to bring along into your carry-on bags. Prices range from $20 to $40.
Picture Keeper Mobile Back Up USB Drive
Picture Keeper allows your traveler to quickly download or back-up photos and videos where ever in the world they happen to be. This tiny USB drive is an on-the-road essential that maximizes mobile device storage space, and best of all, wifi is not required! Just drop one in your day bag and you’re all set for on-the-go photo back-up needs.
Stowaway Make-Up Kits
Stowaway make-up kits are perfectly sized makeup essentials for the lady traveler on your list, or any lady who likes to take her make-up essentials along for the ride. Each Stowaway product is TSA 3-1-1 liquids compliant, making these little make-up essentials the perfect travel companions.
Why I like it: They are TSA compliant and the small sizes means I use them up before the expiration date. Stowaway Kits range from $25 to $100. Check out the Right Sized Gift Guide for gift inspirations.
ShaveTech Electric Travel Razor
The ShaveTech electric razor is a great stocking stuffer for your traveling man. The razor is sleek, lightweight and compact, making it a perfect travel companion whether across town or across the world. The built-in USB port ensures your traveler can charge up with ease, no extra cords or travel adaptors required.
Why I like it: The small packable size, and it delivers a decent shave. ShaveTech retail for $30.
Foldable Trunk Organizer and Cooler Set
Your road-tripping traveler will love these trunk organizers! They are perfect for keeping travel essentials, snacks, drinks, or whatever else you might need to quickly access, organized while on the road. Once the trip is over, the organizer folds up into a nice, compact size until the next time it’s needed.
Why I like it: Road tripping with kids creates havoc in my car! This organizer helps keeps my back seat from looking like a train wreck. Available in several patterns at Brookstone for $51.
MiniPresso Portable Expresso Machine
Does the thought of waking up to hotel coffee make your favorite traveler cringe? Gift him with the MiniPresso portable expresso machine and say good-bye to instant hotel room coffee! The MiniPresso is compact and lightweight, making it a perfect travel companion for the coffee connoisseur on your gift giving list.
Why I like it: Simply said. Hotel room coffee. Minipressos retail for $59.
WakaWaka Solar Power Charger & Lamp
Your off-the-grid adventurer will appreciate the gift of a Waka Waka Solar Power Charger and Lamp. A sunny afternoon is all that’s required to deliver the power needed to charge those mobile devices. The built-in lamp means you won’t be left in the dark!
Olloclip Cell Phone Camera Lenses
Does your favorite traveler rely upon her cell phone to capture snapshots of her travels? Expand her view with clip-on cell phone camera lenses and a whole new perspective of the world ahead. Clip-on camera lenses make awesome stocking stuffers to anyone with a cell phone, even if they also use a traditional camera.
Why I like it: Because sometimes I just don’t want to lug my camera around. The Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens is $80. Less expensive clip-on lenses are also available.
SteriPen Pure+ Water Purifier
The SteriPen Pure+ is perhaps the smallest, most lightweight, portable UV water purification system available, and makes a perfect gift for global travelers and backpackers alike. Whether wandering the streets of Mexico City, or the backwoods of the Grand Tetons, if clean water is running scarce, a SteriPen can keep you hydrated with safe, drinkable water.
Why I like it: Because you just never know when drinkable water is not available. We used ours in Ecuador to ensure our hotel water was safe to drink. The SteriPen + Hydaway Gift Bundle retails for $80. Other SteriPen options start at $50.
Global Entry / TSA PreCheck Gift Card
Give the gift of skipping long airport security and immigration lines with a gift card for Global Entry / TSA PreCheck membership. Global Entry membership gives your traveler five years of an easier immigration process and includes TSA PreCheck. TSA PreCheck expedites your traveler through airport security via separate check points and less items to remove.
Why I like it: We recently purchased Global Entry membership. It saved us hours of standing in long immigration lines in Newark NJ. Global Entry is $100, TSA PreCheck is $85. Utilize a generic gift card service such as Giftly to create a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck gift card.
Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Earphones
Amp up your music-listening traveler’s favorite playlist with the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones. These compact, lightweight earbuds lets you control the degree of noise-cancellation and are surprisingly comfortable. Great for loud airplanes and noisy kids!
A Tinggly Experience Gift Card
Who doesn’t love a great experience? Gifting a special or unique experience is sure to please. However, one’s idea of the perfect experience can be quite different than another’s. Remove the gift-giving guesswork and give a Tinggly experience. With Tinggly, your special traveler has access to hundreds of experiences across the globe and two years to find just the right one.
Why I like it: Why chance giving an experience that doesn’t fit your traveler? Tinggly Experiences range from $79 to $279.
AirTreks Flight Around The World
Help your favorite traveler explore across the globe with an AirTreks flight around the world. AirTreks simplifies the booking process of complex itineraries and multiple destinations, ensuring your traveler has a streamlined, cost-effective experience. So go on, send them off into the world on an adventure not soon to be forgotten!
Why I like it: Booking complex itineraries has never been so easy! An AirTreks Adventure price varies depending upon the number of flights booked. Let your imagination soar.
BlackJet Private Jet Membership
Pamper someone super special with their very own private jet membership. BlackJet members enjoy guaranteed seat availability on private jets, non-stop flights, and concierge service for a seamless, less stressful travel experience, all at an affordable annual membership. Doesn’t everyone deserve an upscale travel experience from time to time?
Why I like it: Who wouldn’t love to fly in first class style, without all the hassles of those commercial airports? Request a quote for a BlackJet Membership.
What Are You Gifting This Season?
Oh I sure hope someone gifts me with a trip around the world or a private jet membership! How about you? What’s your favorite gift from this list? What do you plan to gift your favorite traveler this holiday season? Do share!
Product images from respective retailers and services. Hands with Gift Box by asenat29 via Flickr.