Our 10 Favorite Travel Gift Ideas
What every wanderluster in your life seeks are experiences, but having a few essential items can make those experiences extraordinary. As much as we enjoy adventures and seeking to explore far-away places, let's face it, getting to our destination can be a bit stressful. And with exorbitant luggage fees, we are all learning the art of efficient packing. Admittedly, taking only what we need on a trip is hard. My instagram pictures will document us wearing the same outfit day in and day out. Ahh - but I fit that 3-week vacation into a single carry-on!
Even though we carry less with us, it is imperative to still have the necessities to keep organized, travel efficiently and in the end have fabulous memories!
Here are our top 10 gift ideas every traveler will appreciate.
On Sale! f you are traveling as a family, this family passport holder is a game changer! The last time I had to dig around for everyone's passport which were scattered at the bottom of my backpack, I knew I had to get organized and quick. There is nothing worse than a customs official glaring at you as you frantically try to find passports AND you have tired and cranky kids falling at your feet. Not the way you want to enter another country.
This passport holder holds up to 4 passports, money, credit cards and even your phone on the outside pocket! It zips up so all of your belongings stay put and also has RFID blocking technology. I have the teal colored one so I can find it quickly in my things.
*Tip: I labeled everyones passports with their names to also make it easier to find individual passports. Hmm.. maybe a label maker should be on this list!
When traveling who doesn't need a backpack? The Travelon Anti-Theft Urban Backpack is perfect to carry all of your essential items when traveling. The roomy main compartment is fleeced line and padded; perfect for carrying your laptop up to 15.6". Like the other Travelon products I listed, this backpack has plenty of anti-theft qualities to make you feel safe in large crowds. The shoulder straps and main body compartment have slash proof mesh panels and the zippers have locking mechanisms making it difficult for a thief to quickly open. The credit card slots have RFID blocking so your credit cards and passport numbers stay safe. The backpack is a bit on the pricy side, but it will be more expensive to try and replace your valuables if they are stolen.
As you can see, I love Travelon products! I think the company is dialed in to what travelers need and are well made. I have yet to have one of their products break or a zipper get stuck. My Travelon products have been all over the world and heavily used. This Classic Mini Shoulder bag is a great alternative to a larger messenger type bag or a backpack. My father's wife used this bag on our recent trip to Europe and she had absolutely no complaints! It doesn't have the water bottle holder, but holds smaller souvenirs and your essentials while out and about.
The Travelon Anti-Theft Active Tour Bag is my absolute favorite messenger bag to take on trips. Heck, I love it for just around town! It's stylish and practical and holds way more than it looks. I have this bag in the wine color and my sister has it in teal. Don't let those pesky thieves ruin your trip! The shoulder straps and body panels are slash proof and there are locking mechanisms on the zippers and straps which makes it really difficult for someone to grab and run. Don't be intimidated in large crowds while traveling with this bag. Plus, the interior pockets have RFID blocking to protect your passport and credit cards. The best feature in my opinion is the water bottle holder! Now that is thoughtful detailing!
I cannot recommend these Rainleaf Microfiber towels enough! We recently took a beach vacation to Spain and these proved invaluable during our trip. I bought each of us the XL size in a different yummy color and they didn't take up much room at all in our carry-on luggage - they truly are ultra-compact. They felt soft, dried quickly and were super absorbent. I was so impressed with these, I bought them for gifts for all my travel friends.
They come in 6 different colors and 7 different sizes. The Rainleaf Microfiber towels are ideal for beach, travel, camping, swimming, backpacking, gym. The company also stands by their product and offers a lifetime warranty!
Simply put, there is no other product like TUMI.
Their products do stand above the rest. As much as I like to travel light, there are certain toiletries I simply can't do without. Ladies - you know what I mean! I have had this TUMI cosmetic bag for 2 years now and it goes everywhere. It doesn't matter if it's a weekend or a 6-week adventure, this bag holds exactly what I need. I went through numerous toiletry bags before I found this and haven't looked back. It is thoughtfully designed and if I am asked to pull my toiletries out, I simply unzip, unfold and voila- TSA can see exactly what I have. It's made of lightweight nylon, and features the TUMI TRACER: Exclusive complimentary program to help find lost or stolen items.
Whether you take a carry-on or check your bags, packing cubes are essential traveling accessory. My family uses color-coded packing cubes and not only does it help to keep our things separate, but saves space in our luggage. We generally only travel with carry-on luggage and it is imperative to keep our things organized. Usually if I fill a packing cube, I don't need to bring much else. I put underwear and socks in the smaller cube and pants and shirts in the larger. It's amazing how much these hold! These Lewis N Clark mesh cubes are compressional so you can pack just a little bit more and then zip it down to make more space in your suitcase. What I especially love is they are breathable - nothing is worse than pulling out your clothes and they are musty! These make a perfect gift!
8) UPWADE Outlet Travel Power Strip Surge Protector with 4 Smart USB Charging Ports (Total 5V 4.2A Output) and 5ft Cord,Multi-Port USB Wall Charger Desktop Hub Portable Travel Charger Charging Station
Every traveler knows the importance of keeping devices charged. Our phones, ipads, laptops, kindles and headphones need charging every night and hotels are notorious for having a lack of outlets. I always travel with a power pack so I can charge everything in one place without having to root around icky nightables, hotel desks, etc.. What makes the UPWADE Outlet Travel Power Strip appealing is it not only has 4 smart USB ports, a 5ft cord but it's a surge protector. I have heard horror stories of these things catching fire, but this is fireproof! It's super portable and lightweight, making it a travelers favorite!
The Koala Kloud Inflatable Foot Rest Pillow makes flying with the littles so much easier! When inflated, your toddler can stretch out and get some much needed sleep as it essentially converts their seat into a makeshift bed. Simply inflate it and put it between their seat and the seat in front and viola! Genius! The Koala Kloud isn't just limited to an airplane, it can be used in a car, train, bus and even at home next to a chair. Although I haven't personally used this product, I have heard wonderful feedback from parents. I once saw a smaller adult curled up in a window seat, sleeping soundly with this! It is super portable which is great when we already have too much stuff when we travel.
- From what I understand a few airlines might not allow this product on their flights. Be sure to consult with your airline prior to flying.
I have tried soooo many carry on suitcases, that it is ridiculous! I have several in my travel arsenal but my go-to suitcase is my Chester Minima Carry-On Spinner. I.LOVE.IT. Seriously, this is my favorite roller and for good reason! It is ultra light and compact enough to fit in most overhead bins. The interior is well thought out and features several compartments to keep your items organized. Chester is new to the market and they have hit the ground running!
Did you ever think a handle could make you smile? Well, this beauty will...It features an effortless handling with 100% aluminum telescoping ergonomic handle with two lock positions for ultimate control and maneuverability. Perfect for individuals of any height. Another feature to love is it has top and side easy grab handles to load into overhead compartments. I could go on and on... you need to see for your self! You won't be disappointed.
Right now Chester is offering FREE 2-day shipping.
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