Gift Ideas for Travelers

Whether you’re an occasional or frequent traveler, or just spend a lot of time in your car or out and about, there’s something for you on our gift idea list for travelers. Be sure to check out our other holiday gift suggestion lists here for more unique gift ideas.
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Duracell Instant Power Charger – $22.95

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Portable, long lasting battery power for all USB-compatible devices such as iPods, iPhones, cellular phones, digital cameras, PDA’s, Bluetooth headsets and others. No more carrying bulky adapters, one charger does it all! Adds up to 35 hours of run time to iPods/MP3 players, 5 hours of talk time to cell phones, 4 hours of talk time to iPhones/smart phones/PDA’s, and 260 shots to digital cameras. The Instant Power Charger can be charged up to 600 times using a laptop or any other USB power source and can recharge your USB-compatible device up to three times on a single charge. Includes a USB to mini-USB charging cable compatible with most Motorola and Blackberry phones and works with all USB cables (like the ones included with the iPod or iPhone). Sleek and light – weighs less than five ounces and easily fits in your purse or pocket.

Buy the Duracell Instant Power Charger at Amazon for $22.95
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Battery Snaps – 4.99

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Need a little light? Well try these battery snaps and shine a little light on the subject will ya? Press a 9 volt battery firmly into the battery snap matching the positive and negative charges and use the button up top to turn on the LED light. When the LED light stops working, simply replace the 9 Volt battery and your off to lighting up your life again! Our Battery Snaps comes with one 9 volt battery and measures 1.25 inches long x .75 inches wide x 3 inches tall.

Get Battery Snaps at Amazon for $4.99
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Scosche reviveLite iPod/iPhone Wall Charger w/Frosted Nightlight – $34.95


No messy wires in your suitcase! The Scosche reviveLite iPod Charger and NightLight is both an LED nightlight and an iPod/iPhone charger. It’s available in both white and black version, with frosted glass on the night light, which lights up automatically in low light. Great for traveling.

Buy the Scosche reviveLite at Amazon for $34.95
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HitchSafe Key Vault – $69.95


HitchSafe Key Vault is designed to store up to 9 spare keys, credit cards and driver’s license inside your trailer hitch. It features a solid metal construction, which is secured inside a 2″ hitch receiver with a drawer that lets you set various combinations. This Key Vault includes an attractive dust cover and comes with an easy installation. The HitchSafe fits virtually all makes & models to include RVs, all OEM and all aftermarket hitch receivers.

Buy the HitchSafe Key Vault at Amazon for $69.95
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Laptop Steering Wheel Desk – $24.95


Introducing the AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray. Attaches to your steering wheel for easy access to a writing and drink storage surface; perfect for lunch or a snack. This Go Office Wheel Mate Steering Wheel Desk stores neatly in your car. For safety reasons, never use this product while driving. Easily convert your car into your personal automobile office with the Wheel Mate car desk by MobileOffice.

Get the Laptop Steering Wheel Desk at Amazon for $24.95
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Picnic Plus Cooladio Cooler – $42


The Picnic Plus PSR-159N Picnic Plus Cooladio Solar Cooler Cooladio Backpack Cooler with Speakers is the perfect pack to take with you on a picnic, hiking, camping, to the beach or any day outside. This backpack features a leakproof insluated thermal foil lined main compartment to keep your food and drinks cold. It also has an integrated solar panel that can be used to charge your cell phone or iPod or any other gadget that needs some free power. (note: solar version no longer available) The Cooladio also has a pair of speakers built in so you can listen to your music on the go without headphones. In short, this is an ideal pack to take with you- a backpack cooler with a charger and speakers.

Buy the Picnic Plus Cooladio Cooler at Amazon for $42
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Bushnell BackTrack GPS Navigation System – $48


There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a good hike or snowshoe trip, but there’s nothing quite as terrifying as getting lost on the trail. Enter the Bushnell GPS BackTrack personal locator, which gets you back to your car or home base safely and easily. The BackTrack is a breeze to use, with an intuitive two-button design that employs GPS technology. All you have to do is mark the location of your car, campsite, or anything else (it stores up to three locations). At the end of the day, just select the stored location and the BackTrack will display the direction and distance to travel until you return. You can use it to locate a treestand or trailhead, to find your car in a crowded parking lot, even to rendezvous with a group. It’s extremely compact, so you can stow it conveniently in your pocket, pack, or purse.

Purchase the Bushnell BackTrack GPS Navigation System at Amazon for $48
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Balanzza Ergonomic Digital Compact Luggage Scale – $17.75

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With airlines today charging outrageous fees for overweight bags, having something like the Balanzza Ergonomic Digital Compact Luggage Scale is definitely worth it. The Balanzza scale can handle bags up to 100 pounds and attaches to you luggage via a strap rather than a hook that can damage your bags. Easier to lift than most other scales because it has no handle- you can lift it with two hands if you need to. The digital readout is large and easy to read and it switches from lbs to kg easily. It beeps when it has a reading and freezes on the highest weight recorded.

Balanzza Ergonomic Digital Compact Luggage Scale at Amazon for $17.75
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Germ Eliminating Travel Toothbrush Sanitizer – $29.95

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This compact device from VIOlight uses proven germicidal UV technology (the same kind trusted to sanitize hospital instruments) to eliminate up to 99% of the millions of germs that can accumulate on your toothbrush, including streptococcus and listeria. The battery-powered device sanitizes a single toothbrush in less than 7 minutes, and packs easily in a suitcase or toiletry bag. With automatic shut-off. UV bulb is rated for 2,000 hours of use. Runs on two AA batteries.

Buy the Million Germ Eliminating Travel Toothbrush Sanitizer at Hammacher for $29.95
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Excalibur Travel Mug with USB Charger – $21.45

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Keep it hot with this Excalibur Travel Cup and enjoy your hot drink the way it was meant to be enjoyed, heated up! The Excalibur 494-SR Travel Cup is not only useful on your desktop- plug in the included car charger into your vehicles power outlet and keep your drink hot while you drive; it’s perfect for long commutes and road trips! The comfortable, rubberized handle keeps your grip secure and a spill-proof lid keeps your shirt clean when you hit road bumps! Plug into an available USB port on your Mac or PC or plug into your vehicles power outlet, either way you choose, you’ll be happy when your lips taste that warm beverage!

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Coleman Quickbed with MP3 Speakers and Built-In Pump- $44


Play music in your tent, and drift off to sleep with your favorite tunes: the Coleman Quickbed with MP3 Speakers lets you plug in your portable MP3 or CD player and play your music through the built-in speakers. Great for camping, overnight guests, or anywhere you need an extra bed, the Coleman Quickbed with MP3 Speakers inflates easily and hands-free with the powerful built-in 4D Pump. The bed’s soft plush top and ComfortSmart coil system are designed to ensure a comfortable night. It’s a Queen-sized bed, measuring 78″ x 60″ x 9″.

Buy the Coleman Quickbed with MP3 Speakers and Built-In 4D Pump at Amazon for $44
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Personalized World Travel Map – $169.95

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This personalized framed wall map allows travelers to chart their voyages around the globe by marking all destinations, past, present, or future, with included flags and pins. Set in a mahogany frame, the map includes a metal plaque that can be personalized with up to 50 characters to commemorate anything from a family’s vacation history to one memorable, around-the-world trip. The 52 color-coded flags and pins can be used to track all manner of travel plans: red for visited spots, blue for the next scheduled trip, yellow for favored locations, and green for dream destinations.

Buy the Personalized World Travel Map at Hammacher for $169.96
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2 comments to Gift Ideas for Travelers

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  • Jamie Ringuette

    I found a device on a website a few months ago. When you’re flying, you HANG IT OVER YOUR SEAT and it keeps your head locked in place so that you can sleep without your head bobbing or rolling. This was NOT “the Aerosleeper”. Now I can’t find it. ANY help finding this item would be so greatly appreciated I can’t even tell you.

    Jamie

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