No matter if they’ve been ‘naughty or nice’ this year, your friends and family who love to travel are easy to please when it comes to stuffing their Christmas stocking to overflowing! There is always something new and useful for them coming into the marketplace. ‘Stock’ up on stocking stuffers that include any sort of travel gear and/or travel accessories. As long as your gift is compact, light, and inexpensive (so you can buy a variety :-), your globetrotting recipient will be ever so delighted!
To show you just how simple it is to choose some incredible stocking stuffers, here is a list of 15 gifts that any traveler will be excited to add to their travel gear and try out on their next far-flung adventure.
Lounging on an exotic beach or poolside on your Caribbean cruise is a great way to unwind. Such a vacation, fabulous as it would be, could wreak a little havoc with your exercise routine. This handy and compact set of fitness items (a jump rope, resistance band, and other useful items) that you can use anywhere….on the beach, in your hotel room….will help to offset your idle hours catching rays and sipping fruity cocktails.
Wine Safeguard Reusable Bottle Protector | Source: Amazon.com
For the oenophile on your gift list, a wine bottle carrier or protector is a wonderful idea. With one (or more) of these, your traveler can pack safely and bring home a bottle of that lovely wine they sampled in the Tuscan vineyard. Just make sure they crack open a bottle to share with you when they invite you over and bring out their travel photos. And, inevitably they will….yawn
Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale
It’s annoying (and expensive) to find out at the airport that your luggage is overweight! With the Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale, you’ll know exactly what your luggage weighs before you leave home. Leave yourself some ‘wiggle room’ to add souvenirs from your vacation destination and still keep within the allotted weight restriction for the flight home.
Xenvo iPhone Camera Lens Kit Pro | Source: Amazon.com
Most travelers now use their smartphones to take photos. Mix things up a bit in your picture taking by snapping a telephoto lens over your iPhone camera lens. It even comes with a mini-tripod. A very cool gift for the aspiring photographer on your gift list.
Zelco “itty bitty” Book Light, | Source: Amazon.com
Overhead lights on the plane may be annoying for fellow passengers when they are trying to sleep. Or, if your bedmate is zonked out but you want to read in bed, one of these little numbers just may be the cat’s meow to keep everyone happy.
SleepPhones | Source: Sleepphones.com
No earbuds or headphones required! Play soothing music or listen to white noise when you need to rest or wish to relax. Ideal for travel. Using this item won’t disturb the person next to you the way most headphones tend to.
4-In-1-Travel-Blanket | Travelrest.net
Airplanes are often chilly and the supply of blankets provided by airlines always seems to run out just before the flight attendant reaches your seat. Foiled again by Murphy’s Law! Be proactive and pack your own warmth. A most welcome gift for any traveler.
Samsonite Eye Mask with Ear Plugs | Source: Samsonite.com
Unless you’ve shelled out for a first class ticket that comes with a comfy bed, falling to sleep on a plane is seldom easy. An eye mask with earplugs may help by blocking out light and minimizing surrounding noises. Perfect for long-haul flights and/or if your hotel room is in a busy part of town.
Tarriss TSA Locks with SearchAlert
All stocking stuffer recipients will love to find a set of these to lock up their luggage safely and securely. These locks can be opened easily by TSA agents if they need to inspect checked luggage.
DIGISION Power Plug Adapter | Source: Amazon.com
The international traveler on your stocking stuffer list will thank you again and again for one of these adapters that will keep their electronics from being ‘fried’ when they plug into an outlet with a different voltage from what is at home.
TOOGOO Plastic Release Adjustable Luggage | Source: Amazon.com
Wrap your luggage with a luggage strap to keep it more secure in transit. If the zipper has been broken, a luggage strap will prevent your ‘unmentionables’ being spilled onto the Baggage Claim carousel for all the world to see (well, at least those people who are standing near the carousel
A Wi-Fi Finder is a small device used for locating WiFi Access Points or “Hotspots” for wireless internet connections. It will help you to find the fastest and most reliable place to connect to the internet wirelessly.
World Map from 1689 Tag For Luggage | Source: Zazzle.ca
Do whatever you can to make sure your luggage arrives with you to your destination. A highly visible ID tag is a must-have travel accessory. If your luggage should go astray and arrive at a destination not of your own choosing, having an ID tag attached will make it easier for the airline to bring the two of you together again….oh, happy day!
Eagle Creek Packing Cubes | Source: Amazon.com
A very useful travel gear item that will keep you and your luggage organized. Great for carry-on luggage and for checked luggage. Packing items into separate cubes make it so much easier to locate a particular article quickly without disturbing your entire suitcase.
GoToobs by HumanGear | Source: Amazon.com
If you want to travel with only carry-on luggage, the size and quantity of liquids and gels you can pack is restricted. Transparent, plastic bottles, like GoToobs, are within regulation size are the answer. Pack them in a clear one-quart plastic bag and place them in the tray when clearing security. Use them in your checked luggage as well.
See how easy it is to find something for the traveler on your list? Don’t you wish all the people on your gift list were so easy to shop for? Admit it…travelers are special Now get stuffing!
Written by Emma Ghattas