Luckily for us I think, we spend quite a bit of time traveling. Whether it’s just going from San Francisco (home) to Southern California, or to one of our favorite spots like Paris or someplace new. Here are 15 Gifts Your Traveler Will Love (I know from personal experience). Also, there’s four more unique gift guides at the end of this post from some knowledgeable bloggers.
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1. Pro Packing Cubes
This is my (and my husband’s) number one favorite thing. Our friends, Cathi and Eric (big travelers) told us how their kids gave them these and how they revolutionized the way they pack. Their kids are right! You will be more organized and able to fit a lot more. Plus, they aren’t that expensive and are lightweight. I just used them to go to San Diego this past weekend.
2. Away Luggage
Before we left for our trip to Provence, Howard and I bought this luggage set. We like how they are lightweight and fit inside each other to save on storage space. I love the four-wheeled maneuverability.
3. Amazon Kindle Reader
Once I was stuck on a plane with no entertainment and nothing to read (I’d even already read the in-flight magazine). WELL NO MORE thanks to this wonderful gift that my family gave me. It’s like having a great, lightweight library at your fingertips. It fits in my purse. I find I am reading more with this. And the lighting adjusts for sunlight or if you want to read in bed with the lights out. If you are an Amazon Prime member there are quite a few free books available.
I just downloaded a travel guide for India (a little hint about where we are going soon).
4. Airline Approved Pet Carrier with Wheels.
Chief has gotten a lot of use out of his case on the short flights from SFO to LAX and SAN.
5. “Wake-up a Travel Weary Face” Lipstick
6. Comfortable Airport and on the Plane Slip-on Shoes
Our commercial pilot friend says to never, ever use the airplane restroom in stocking feet (ick)! You need comfortable shoes for the long airport terminals and some that can slip on and off in the airplane.
7. Zipper Topped Tote
When I travel with Chief (and at around $100 one way, his ticket can cost more than mine), I place him at my feet so that means my smaller bag needs to go in the overhead. I’ve learned that it’s a good idea to have a tote bag with a zipper so things don’t fall out like this one…
8. Cozy Scarf
Something neutral like this reversible blanket scarf is easy to pack. It provides a layer on the airplane…and a new look at your destination.
9. Nice Passport Cover
10. Personalized Luggage Tags
Make someone feel special with one of these tags. It would be nice to add some currency from the place they plan to go to (like Euros, Yen, Rupees, etc.). You can order at your local bank.
11. Neutrogena Travel Size Face Wipes (good stocking stuffers)
12. quip Metal Electric Toothbrush
Ok, this is something that I would like to have as my Sonicare toothbrush is on the large size for travel. Have you heard about these streamlined toothbrushes? They come with a travel case and suction cup for the bathroom mirror.
13. Water Bottle For Travel
Don’t you hate how expensive water bottles are in the airport shops? Well, in many airports (like I just noticed in SF and San Diego), after you get through security, you can fill up your own bottle with filtered water…like one of these Simple Modern Insulated bottles from Amazon.
14. Mini Flat Iron for Your Hair
This little straightening iron from Amazon works great…my sister gave it to me. I actually use it when not on the road, too.
15. The Best Travel Neck Pillow
We had a REALLY early flight on Monday and I wished I had brought this Cabeau Memory Foam Neck Pillow with me. My sleepy head kept bobbing…so I think bringing one is worth it.
Those are Gifts Your Traveler Will Love. I do!
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For some other great gift suggestions, check out these guides…