12 Amazing Christmas Gifts for Travelers They Can Actually Use
We've already passed June 25, so you know what that means. We're more than half of the way to Christmas!
You could wait until the very last minute and make a mad dash for all your gifts the night before. Or, you could start shopping way ahead of time and actually enjoy the holiday season when it rolls around.
Do you have a well-traveled loved one on your list this year? If so, you know that it can be hard to find the best Christmas gifts for travelers! What do you get an avid adventure seeker who has everything?
Today, we're sharing a list of 12 items sure to delight any globetrotter!
1. Portable Charger
Travelers might love going off the grid, but most still require a connection to their favorite digital devices.
Tablets, smartphones, and other portable tech gear help keep them safe and connected no matter where they are. From translation apps to directions, Digital cameras also help capture some of the breathtaking views they experience.
The only thing worse than not being able to find a Wi-Fi signal? Your phone conking out right in the middle of the perfect shot.
A portable charger is one of the most simple, inexpensive travel gifts that are as practical as it is fun. You can even add personalized vinyl monograms on the charger so they can always find theirs in a crowd.
2. Memory Foam Travel Pillow
Yes, the old adage rings true. It's not the destination, it's the journey. Still, try telling that to the weary traveler on a cross-country flight.
Even the most exciting journey can become frustrating when you're crammed into a cramped middle seat with little to no legroom. Fortunately, there are luxury travel products that can make a world of difference.
Take our Gel-Infused Memory Foam Travel Pillow, for instance.
This innovative travel pillow features strategically-placed ventilation holes that deliver a gentle cooling effect for optimal comfort. It's also designed with raised lobe contouring on either side, allowing users to move their neck from side to side as they relax.
The best part? This package contains more than the pillow. It also comes equipped with everything a busy traveler needs, including a carrying bag, memory foam earplugs, and a sleep mask!
3. Filtered Water Bottle
Access to clean, safe drinking water is a must while traveling. You can relieve some of the worries by gifting your loved one a filtered water bottle!
Today, you can find bottles that filter up to 99.9% of the parasites and bacteria found in water. Most also feature a second-stage activated carbon filter that works to eliminate odor and unpleasant aftertastes.
Especially if they're jet-setting to a location where water quality is a known issue, this is one gift they'll use time and again! If they're a minimalist or simply wish to keep their own container, you can even find filtered straws that serve the same purpose.
4. Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Part of the fun of traveling is being able to make a temporary abode anywhere in the world.
To make a camper, hotel room or rental property feel more like home, many travelers will play music or watch movies. This is especially enjoyable if there's a big crowd of people traveling together.
When the sun goes down, the party kicks in, but if you're gathering far from any outlets, you might be partying in silence!
This is where a portable Bluetooth speaker is ideal. Whether you're playing your favorite songs on a mountain or watching a T.V. show on your laptop, you have instant connectivity to the noises you need.
When researching these speakers, pay close attention to the size of each speaker, as well as the battery life. A top-tier pair will be sleek and compact, but still able to deliver plenty of crystal clear sound.
5. Luxury Passport Holder
A well-stamped passport is any traveler's badge of honor. Why not let them show it off in style with a luxury holder?
The flimsy blue holders that come standard with your passport aren't designed to hold up for very long. In fact, they're especially prone to cracking, bending or tearing under general wear and tear. As a result, most people choose to upgrade theirs at some point, though this is a gift that many people forget to think of for themselves!
Looking for a durable one that looks sleek but isn't too precious? Shop for leather versions, as these are easy to toss into a carry-on but keep their premium quality for years. You can even emboss these with the traveler's name, monogram, or address for a special, personal touch.
Another tip? Keep it simple and lightweight.
While it's tempting to get a passport holder with many different flaps, bells, and whistles, remember what it's used for. Your recipient will appreciate an accessory that isn't bulky but gets the job done.
6. Coccyx Seat Cushion
Nothing screams excitement like a long road trip! Do you know a traveler who loves to hit the open road?
If so, they'll likely tell you that while the experience can be thrilling, it can do a number on their joints. Sitting for too long in one position can lead to numbness and pain, putting a damper on the whole trip.
With a Gel- Infused Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion, you can help make the journey a lot more comfortable.
Designed for weary travelers, sedentary office workers, and anyone else who spends a substantial amount of time sitting, this cushion features an orthopedic and ergonomic design.
As you sit on it, your body heat helps the memory foam contour to your body, so you're guaranteed support in all of the right places. Then, while you ride, the non-slip gel bottom keeps the cushion firmly in place so you never have to worry about it sliding out from underneath you.
7. International Plug Adapter
File this one under the best travel gifts for anyone on your list!
There are currently 15 different types of plugs and socket formations around the world. It's easy to forget, but these in-wall mechanisms are not universal.
What is a traveler to do when their laptop charger has three prongs (Type B) but the socket in their European hotel room is a Type C, featuring two smaller, rounded holes?
Unless they have an international plug adapter handy, they could find themselves unable to plug in and connect their devices. These convenient accessories are the key to using any type of accessories in a foreign country.
Most of the ones you can find online come equipped with built-in USB ports, so they can double as chargers when you're on the go. Plus, they take up almost no space in a carry-on!
8. Noise-Canceling Headphones
Sometimes, you just want to zone out and watch a movie on an airplane. Or, you may want to play the television shows you downloaded offline or listen to your music.
Other times, you might wish for silence on a plane that's filled with crying babies, loud talkers, and incessant dings and buzzes.
In any case, noise-canceling headphones are the perfect solution. Not only do these save you from having to use the flimsy free pair handed out by the airline, but they also make sure that no one around you can hear even the faintest chords of your favorite chorus.
The traveler in your life will love a new pair of headphones, especially if you spring for the tech-savvy kind! Some models allow you to ask Siri questions, control the volume, and even make or take phone calls with a single touch.
If your recipient is a frequent business traveler, noise-canceling headphones are also great for the office, conference room, or anywhere else they need to focus.
9. Seat Cushion and Back Cushion
Need another cushion that's perfect for road travelers? Take a look at our Memory Foam Seat Cushion and Back Cushion.
Designed to relieve the chronic back pain that often comes from spending hours on the road, this cushion offers the ultimate in ergonomic support. From chronic pain and arthritis to stenosis or herniated discs, there are myriad conditions that could be made worse by sitting for an extended period of time.
These two components are detached from one another and the back cushion is easy to move anywhere on your spine that needs extra support. Heat-responsive and ultra-cushy, the memory foam offers just the right amount of firmness while still being plush and comfy.
Additionally, the covers are machine washable! This set every traveler's dream duo and sure to delight anyone who prioritizes health and wellness.
10. Packing Cubes and Bags
There are few things more disheartening than spending hours packing meticulously for a big trip, only to find that your belongings are strewn all over the place following the security check.
Save your beloved traveler this headache by giving them a pair of great-quality packing cubes! These lightweight accessories help organize and separate their gear so everything stays in its place.
While you're shopping around, look for a set that comes with a garment holder or folder. These help keep clothes separated from other items and also help prevent wrinkling.
Looking for another packing-friendly gift that makes a great impression?
Throw in a lightweight, inexpensive nylon duffel bag that can roll up into a tiny ball without taking up too much space in their luggage. When they arrive at their destination, travelers can unroll this bag and use it to hold dirty clothes, souvenirs, or anything else they need to bring home!
You can also toss in a strong, ultra-light hammock for the traveler who loves a little rest and relaxation! Today, you can find ones that roll up into a small ball for easy packing but are strong enough to hold hundreds of pounds while suspended.
11. Lightweight Luggage Scale
It's no secret that airline baggage fees are getting higher and higher. If your bag is even a few ounces over the limit, it could mean paying an unexpected, sky-high premium that can add even more cost to your trip.
A portable, lightweight luggage scale helps travelers plan ahead of time, so they aren't met with any surprises at the gate.
They can use the scale before checking in to make sure that their luggage isn't too heavy. That way, if they're at home, they can simply remove a few items to get within the limits. For international travelers, look for scales that can measure weight in both kilos and pounds.
12. Toiletry Traveling Kit
When the journey is over and it's finally time to unwind in the hotel room, any traveler will appreciate a great toiletry kit that keeps all of their bathroom gear contained.
The best ones are waterproof and designed to last for years, featuring reinforced zippers and plenty of pockets. This is one of the best travel gifts for men or women, as it meets a universal need.
Be sure to find one that includes a strap for easy installation over a towel rack, allowing hands-free use and convenience. For a special added touch, throw in a few TSA-approved bottles perfect for packing lotion, soap, body wash, or shaving cream!
Find the Perfect Christmas Gifts for Travelers
This year has been hectic and busy enough. Why not take some stress out of the next few months by taking care of your holiday gift list now?
If you're looking for the best Christmas gifts for travelers, these 12 items are a great place to start. As you shop, think about what the recipient loves the most about travel, and use that to help guide your purchases.
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