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After not doing any traveling for years, I’ve done so much this year. A solo trip to Austin, a family trip to San Diego, and a business trip/girls’ trip to Turks & Caicos had me seeing lots of airport time. After all of that, I have a few favorites that I’ve used and loved. And since the shopping season is upon us, I figured why not turn it into a list of gifts for the traveler!
Gifts for the Traveler: Jet Setter
Is there a harder place to sleep than on an airplane? I used this memory foam neck pillow on our long flights to Turks & Caicos and was really happy with it. It made sleeping upright in the middle seat tolerable on a red eye so I was ready to hit the ground running when we landed.
A hanging toiletry bag is key for tiny hotel bathroom vanities. I’ve used this one for almost a year and it’s been great. I even threw it in the washing machine when one of my products opened and spilled all over it.
Airplanes are always freezing cold, so every traveler needs a a cozy sweater. I like one that is thin enough to be folded and stuffed in a carry on. This one is long too, so it can also be used like a blanket.
If you have a long travel day or long layovers, a power bank to charge all of the things is a must have. This one is lightweight and can charge your phone over three times.
An e-reader on a long flight is a lifesaver. My Kindle is an easy way to get some reading in and make travel time fly by.
A great set of luggage really makes all the difference when navigating through the airport.
Every jet setter needs a cute passport case. This one is a favorite.
Gifts for the Traveler: Road Tripper
Hours on the road means you need something good to listen to. Audible is a great resource of audio books and would make a great gift- on and off the road!
If your road trips include your children, you may find yourself looking for a way to get a little quiet time. These Bluetooth headphones are a great alternative if your ears don’t work for AirPods, and are at a much friendlier price point.
Other Must Haves
Nothing is worse than opening your suitcase at your destination to see all of your belongings tossed around. Packing cubes are a great way to keep everything organized.
We’ve sung the praises of this backpack before, but it’s too perfect for travel to not include it. It opens from the back as a security feature, which is great when you’re distracted trying to find your gate or scouting luggage at the baggage claim.