Whether you have an adrenaline junkie or honeymooners on your list, here are some gifts that your frequent fliers can take with them everywhere they roam. For our 2016 holiday gift guide, we’ve rounded up our favorite travel gifts – with everything from tech to fashion – to make shopping for the travelers in your life a lot easier. Below is our holiday gift guide, which you’ll find has something for every type traveler and budget.
Tinggly ($79 – $279)
Is there a better gift than a travel experience? For those with a honeymoon or vacation coming up, there’s Tinggly, a one-of-a-kind voucher that allows a lucky person to choose an activity from 350+ of the world’s best experiences in more than 100 countries worldwide. Whether it’s a Thai cooking class in Bangkok for the newlyweds, or a private wine tasting in Tuscany for your parents’ anniversary, Tinggly gives the best gift of all – unforgettable moments. We especially love the presentation. It comes in a beautiful gift box with a personalized letter for the recipient.
Woolet Wallet ($119)
Every traveler’s worst fear is accidentally leaving their wallet behind somewhere. Thanks to Woolet, a lost wallet can be quickly recovered before a thief comes across it. The Woolet has miniature sensors that synchronize with your smartphone to protect your valuables. Every time the Woolet is left behind, it notifies your phone. You will be able to find it quickly before you leave your hotel room. The app shows the approximate distance between you and your Woolet. It also howls if your wallet is out of reach in public places, allows you to check last location of the Woolet and turn off notifications when you are at home or work. First time shoppers get a 10% discount when you sign up to Woolet’s email list.
TREAD by Leatherman ($165)
TREAD is the world’s first travel friendly wearable multi tool. We recently teamed up with the brand to show how it works in this video. TREAD is an excellent gift for photographers, cyclists, campers, hikers, and pretty much any outdoorsy traveler who may find themselves needing basic tools for a quick fix. The TREAD even has a glass breaker, an invaluable safety tool for anyone taking a road trip around water. Some of the tools we like the most are different sized Allen wrenches and the flat head tip. There’s even a beer top opener.
Roots Sweats ($64)
Canadian lifestyle brand Roots is known for its cold weather styles and comfy sweats. We especially love their classic fit sweatpants, which are made of super soft knit fleece and come in several colors. They’re lightweight but will keep you plenty warm in chilly weather. Perfect for long trips or lazy lounging around the hotel room.
Aquapac Phone Case ($29.95 – $34.95)
The Aquapac Phone Case is a practical gift for boaters, campers, water sports enthusiasts, and adventurists. It’s securely, submersibly waterproofed thanks to the quick-action AQUACLIP® seal. Features a clear UV-stabilized window that won’t yellow in the sun and a cord for hanging around the neck. Fits an iPhone 6 PLUS, Galaxy Note 4, and similar sized phone and tablets.
Flytography Session ($250)
Memories make the best souvenirs, so why no capture them while traveling? Flytographer gift cards are perfect for wedding and anniversary gifts, graduations, birthdays, corporate gifting, bachelorette/bachelor parties and reunions. Flytographer is available in 200+ cities worldwide. Receive the gift card by email same-day, or they can ship it directly to the recipient. Packages start at $250 for a 30-minute photo shoot.
Daniel Wellington Watches ($149 – $249)
An elegant Daniel Wellington timepiece is sure to become a wardrobe staple for the stylish traveler. Available for both ladies and gents, their classic design is bold without drawing too much unwanted attention. Straps are interchangeable, ranging in size and material, from leather to nylon, and come in a variety of colors. Most watches are water resistant up to 30 meters (100 feet). We love their ultra thin case available in 26mm to 40mm for those who like their watches BIG!
Spectra™ 32” Upright by Victorinox ($399)
The latest luggage collection by Victorinox, the makers of the world-famous Swiss Army knife, is one of their best yet. The Spectra™ 32” Upright is made of 100% pure Bayer polycarbonate and only weighs 10.1 lbs! A built-in TSA-approved lock, the ability to turn on a dime, 3-stop adjustable handle, and a stretch mesh divider make it an excellent gift for the traveler in your life. Sometimes it’s better to splurge for the good stuff. Comes in moss green, red, stone, and black.
Trtl Pillow ($29.99)
We’ve seen a lot of travel pillows, but the Trtl Pillow is truly unique. The secret to its success is a patented design that provides scientifically proven head and neck support while the super soft fleece and foam stretches to create a comforting hammock effect. Traditional U-shaped travel pillows just can’t deliver this level of support with no need to lean against a window or wall. We love that it’s machine washable and how little space it takes up.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens ($79.99)
One of our favorite gifts on the gift guide this year is the Olloclip 4-in-1 lens, which eliminates the need to travel with bulky or fancy camera equipment to capture epic shots. It comes with four quick change lenses for the iPhone 6/6s & iPhone 6/6s Plus (Fisheye, Wide-Angle, Macro 10x & 15x). The best part? The Olloclip fits in a pocket or purse and works with both front and rear-facing cameras.
GoPro Hero5 Black ($399.99)
The GoPro Hero5 is the latest camera by GoPro that’s got a lot more bells and whistles than the last model. It’s waterproof up to 33 feet (with no housing), comes with a shutter button that powers the camera on and starts recording automatically, and has a two-inch touch display to play back your shots, change settings and trim footage.
The Stayblcam is a camera stabilizer that helps you record professional video at any angle, which means no more shaky iPhone video from your vacation or awkward selfies. There are several video stabilizers out there, but Stayblcam’s price can’t be beat. It’s 100% compatible with iPhones, smartphones, GoPro, and any compact camera. The user has fill control of tilt, pan, and angles – something other stabilizers can’t do. Last but not least it lets you record steady video from ground level – up to 3 feet (1m) over your head. We especially like that it collapses to fit in a purse or backpack. Use code StayblBF2016 for 30% off on Black Friday (11/25/16) and code StayblCM2016 for 30% off on Cyber Monday (11/28/16).
Powrtabs Pack ($14.99)
You’ve probably heard of one-time use hand warmers that you can slip into your gloves or pockets when you need heat fast. Well, Powrtabs works exactly the same, except they give your mobile phone an instant one-time charge. These little tabs are ready for use right out of the package and deliver up to 4 hours of on the go battery relief. They feature a biodegradable shell and have a 5-year shelf life. Life saver for anyone who’s headed to a remote location where electricity is scarce.
Herschel Novel Duffle ($84.99)
Every traveler needs a good weekender bag. The Novel Duffle by Herschel Supply Co. is stylish, functional, and affordable. This bag features a removable padded shoulder strap, internal mesh storage sleeve, a separate shoe compartment, and watertight zipper. We like the variety of prints it comes in and how lightweight it feels.
LifeStraw Go ($34.96)
From the makers of the LifeStraw personal water filter that lets you turn contaminated water into safe drinking water is the new LifeStraw Go with 2-stage filtration. This revolutionary product can literally be a lifesaver any camper, hiker, or traveler headed to a developing country where the local water isn’t safe to drink. The bottle uses a replaceable activated carbon capsule and fiver membrane technology to reduce bad taste, chlorine and organic chemical matter, remove 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and protozoa up to 1,000 liters, including E-Coli. Comes in 5 colors and is made of BPA free plastic.
What did you think about our holiday gift guide for travelers. Leave us a comment below with your suggestions!