Please the adventurers in your life this Holiday Season with these travel gifts.
Let’s face it, travelers are hard to shop for. They often have everything they need, and they often value experiences over material objects. So here’s a list of items to get that traveler in your life to help make life on the road even more enjoyable!
For the carry-on lover in your life, snag a pack of Eagle Creek pack cubes to make use of every last inch of that carry-on suitcase.
Travel the world on one pair of boxers (okay, maybe two) is the famous slogan of ExOfficio underwear. I’ve been using these for years and the claims hold up, wash them in the sink and they’re dry before it’s time to head out for dinner. This is something every traveler should own.
Bottle protector – $14.97 (3 Pack)
If you’re like me, you like to bring home some local libations from your travels to share while you tell your stories. Whether it’s a bottle of wine from Italy or a bottle of rum from Nicaragua, there’s nothing worse than coming home to find that the bottle broke in transit soaking your stuff in sticky, fermented liquid. So snag your traveling story-teller a bottle protector, and maybe they’ll share the spoils of their travels with you upon return!
The last thing a traveler wants when on the road is a dead phone battery. Our phones have become our cameras, plane tickets, taxis (via Uber and Lyft), and even our housing. They’re our lifelines. So get the traveler in your life an external battery pack so they can keep charged no matter what time zone they’re in.
Hot water is easy to find, but good coffee isn’t always as easy. I’ve always traveled with instant coffee in my bag as my coffee addiction is real–but so is my coffee snobbery. Throw some Alpine Start Instant Coffee in the stocking and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. And if they’re as grumpy as I am without coffee, you’ll be thanking yourself for keeping your travel companions happy.
An essential piece to every traveler’s arsenal is a travel power adapter to be ready to keep your phones, cameras, and other gadgets charged on the road. No matter which country they’re in, they’ll thank you.
Save the planet and your intestines with a LifeStraw bottle. Carrying your own water bottle reduces the need for purchasing plastic water bottles, and getting a reusable water bottle with a built-in filter allows a person the ability to fill up from any water source without getting sick!
Digital camera companies are constantly improving image quality, but sometimes it’s still nice to instantly print and hold a photo. As a professional photographer, I never leave home without my Instax camera to bring home more than just the professional photos I set out to capture.
One of my favorite things I keep in my travel/backpacking pack is a microfiber travel towel. I never know when I’m going to want to go for a dip, and it keeps me from the awkward shore ‘air-dry’ while everyone is eager to get back on the trail!
With trips to all seven continents, let Austin Adventures help you plan the perfect Christmas present! Not only is giving the gift of travel one of the best presents your loved ones can receive, but heading out on a trip together will create memories that last a lifetime. And sharing the stories at holiday gatherings is priceless. With trips to all seven continents, let Austin Adventures help you plan the perfect gift! Book your trip today at AustinAdventures.com