A lot of people love to travel. Their gift of preference is either a trip or money for a trip. Sound familiar to anyone out there? Here’s the problem. Most people can’t afford to just give someone a trip. Then there are the people who prefer to give a tangible gift over just money in a card or in one of those little gift card tins. Is this you? Do you have a traveler in your life that you always have a hard time buying for? Or are you the traveler that never really knows what to put on your list for others?
Here are some recommendations for the top travel accessories and gifts in my 2017 Gift Giving Guide for the Globetrotter.
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1. Scratch the World Map
2. Travel Luggage Scale
The Etekcity Digital Luggage Hanging Scale is one of the most useful things for a traveler. No more guessing what your luggage weighs after packing those souvenirs to come home!
3. Shacke Pak Packing Cubes with Laundry Bag
Shacke Pak Packing Cubes are a must for the person who likes to keep their clothes organized and prevent them from piling up at the bottom of the suitcase! The laundry bag is an added bonus!
4. Portable Travel Footrest and Hammock
The Ohderii Portable Travel Flight Carry-On Footrest is quite possibly one of the best inventions ever! You can use it on the airplane as a footrest or as a hammock for your lower legs and straighten out your knees!
5. Reusable Wine Bottle Protective Travel Bag
Get the Wine Wings Reusable Wine Bottle Protective Sleeve Travel Bag to get those bottles of wine, olive oil or any other bottled liquid home safely in your suitcase!
6. Anti-Theft Cross Body Bag
The Travelon Anti-Theft Cross Body Bag is perfect for protecting your valuables. It is slash-proof and RFID blocking with many colors to choose from.
7. Hanging Toiletry Bag for Men
The Vetelli Hanging Toiletry Bag for Men makes a perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for guy who loves to travel!
8. Electronics Accessories Case
With the BAGSMART Travel Universal Cable and Electronics Accessories Case, keep all of those cables, plugs, SD cards, even cameras, phones and more together and tangle-free!
9. Travel Journal
For the journalist, this Leather Journal Writing Notebook for men and women will keep the memories of their trips for a lifetime!
10. White Noise Machine
The LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine will keep all the noise blocked out. Yes, there are apps for this on phones, but sometimes the volume just isn’t loud enough…
11. Travelon Bag Bungee
The Travelon Bag Bungee keeps your smaller bag on top of your larger bag AND keeps it from falling off!
12. Tech Backpack
The Case Logic SLR Camera and Laptop Backpack is perfect for organizing all of your travel equipment including an SLR camera, laptop, tablets, and accessories. It’s memory foam padded for extra protection.
13. Sleep Mask
The Bedtime Bliss Contoured Sleep Mask blocks out the light to promote sleep no matter what time it is. It also comes with a set of Moldex ear plugs!
14. Travel Blanket
Get the Matador Pocket Blanket for those times when you need a picnic or beach blanket or use it camping. It’s water-resistant, comes with built-in stakes and fits into a pocket-sized carrying case!
15. External Hard Drive
The Transcend 1 TB Storejet External Hard Drive can alleviate a lot of computer storage issues while on the road and keep everything nice and backed up. It is even military drop tested!
16. Travel Jacket Hoodie
The XY37 Travel Jacket Hoodie is perfect for the traveler who wants to keep everything hidden, close and safe!
17. Laundry Soap Sheets
The Travelon Laundry Soap Sheets make doing laundry on the road a whole lot easier. They don’t take up much room either! Travelon also makes these sheets for shaving, body wash, shampoo, and hand soap!
18. Travel Door Alarm
Traveling alone or just want that added protection? The Doberman Security Portable Door Alarm will do just that. It even has a flash light and an alarm!
19. Power Inverter for the Car
Keep your devices charged in the car including your laptop! The Bestek 75W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V Car Converter has a plug and dual USB ports.
20. Multi-Purpose Pocket Tool
The Wallet Ninja 18 in 1 Multi-Purpose Pocket Tool can do it all. It functions as a bottle opener, screw driver, can opener and more. It is also only the size of a credit card!
21. Portable Travel Safe
The PacSafe Travelsafe GII Portable Safe comes in two sizes and will keep your valuables locked up and locked down while you are traveling. No more worries if there isn’t a safe present.
22. Flexible Mini Tripod
The Joby GorillaPod Hybrid Flexible Mini Tripod comes in handy in so many ways. If traveling alone, set it up to hold your phone to take a picture with that gorgeous backdrop. Or wrap it around a pole to get that funky angle or have it hold your camera to take a group shot!
23. Secret Travel Tank
The Clever Travel Companion Unisex Adult Tank Top with Two Secret Pockets is perfect if you are traveling in warm climates and only need to keep a couple of things on you, but want to keep them hidden.
24. Luggage Locks
Get the TSA Approved Travel Combination Cable Luggage Locks to secure your luggage. There’s a place for TSA to unlock it if they need to inspect (and they will randomly), but otherwise your luggage is kept locked up and safe!
25. Kindle Fire
Stay entertained when traveling. With the Kindle Fire, you can read, watch movies and stay connected.
26. Portable Charger
The Battery Pack RAVPower Portable Charger is fabulous for keeping your phone and iPad alive when you can’t get to a power source!
27. Floating Waterproof Phone and Camera Pouch
Keep your phone or travel camera dry while doing water activities with the Travelon Floating Waterproof Smart Phone/Digital Camera Pouch. Also works well to protect from the sand while at the beach. You can operate the phone through the plastic!
28. Wireless Travel Router
Get the RAVPower Wireless Travel Router to help keep you connected. It is also an SD card reader and a portable hard drive !
29. Clip-On HD Camera Lens for Smartphones
Turn your smartphone into a wide-angle and a macro lens with this AMIR Universal Professional HD Camera Clip-On Lens for Smartphones! Expand your phone’s capabilities.
30. Travel Adapter Kit
The Ceptics World Travel Adapter Kit keeps you connected in whatever country you’re in. It has 2 plugs, dual USB ports and a micro USB cable.
If these ideas aren’t enough and you STILL just want to give a gift card…
1. Southwest Airlines: You can choose your amount.
2. Airbnb: Choose between $50 and $100 denominations
3. Uber: Choose among various amounts. Offers email delivery.
4. Hotels.com: Also lets you choose among various amounts and offers email delivery.
Hope this helps you out with your gift giving. You can’t go wrong with these ideas for travelers or for anyone really! However, if you still want more ideas, check out all the products I use here. If you notice in the photos, I actually own several of these items myself (or their older/similar versions). The few that I don’t yet have are most likely going to be on my personal Christmas list this year!
Be sure to watch Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the best deals! Happy Shopping!
‘Til next time…
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