Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the traveler in your life? Or possibly a well-deserved indulgence for yourself after a very long and strange year? Peruse my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the best gifts for travelers and make the traveler in your life happy this holiday season.
This has been a tough year for travelers, but that doesn’t mean our love of traveling has waned. Even if we can’t travel right now, we can still dream of traveling, plan for traveling, and acquire the practical tools and luxurious accessories to make future travels more comfortable and fun.
I’ve gathered a few of my favorite travel items that I currently use, as well as a couple items that I have added to my own wish list this Christmas. These are accessories and tools that any traveler will love to add to their inventory.
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Travel Journal for the Diary-Keeper
The travel journal is the perfect gift for the world-explorer who cherishes the memories of their travels over any other souvenir. With a page for each day, there’s enough room to record the best experiences on a daily basis. The pages are lined for easy writing and include icons to record the weather at the bottom of each day.
This journal is the perfect size at 5″x 7″ making it small enough to slip into a backpack or handbag to carry along and record your thoughts during the day. It also includes a pocket in the front to store tickets, passport, or any other important documents.
Drives of a Lifetime – National Geographic
Drives of a Lifetime by National Geographic includes 500 of the best road trips from around the world, including many in the United States. Each drive includes a small map of the route, descriptions of what to expect, and tips for where to stay or must see stops.
In the current travel climate with restrictions worldwide and many of us avoiding commercial transportation, driving is the best way to still travel and explore the world we live in while social distancing.
I love this book because it provides great options for exploring many regions of the United States, so there is bound to be an amazing destination that readers can get to now with only their car – no flying necessary. This book also allows for dreaming of adventures to come once the travel restrictions are lifted. What better way to see a country than to rent a car and drive into the heart of the land?
Bamboo Travel Utensil Sets
Bamboo travel utensils are a must whenever I travel now. I prefer to reduce my use of plastics and throw away items, so it makes me feel good to refuse the plastic silverware always offered when getting food to-go and have my own reusable set of utensils.
Even before the pandemic, I loved trying food from street vendors or picking up carryout after a long day of walking and touring, so I’ve been traveling with my bamboo utensils for quite some time. Now, with so many restrictions on restaurant seating and almost all restaurants providing carryout only, they are a must have for any travelers.
The carry case wraps up all the utensils so they stay protected and can be easily carried in a handbag or the glovebox of your car.
COOLIFE Spinner Trolley Weekender Bag
The COOLIFE Spinner Trolley is a great gift for any traveler as it is convenient and stylish whether traveling by car or airplane. With wheels that rotate 360 degrees and an adjustable handle for easy transporting, this bag is practical and stylish. The 20″ carry-on size of this suitcase includes an easy-access front compartment perfect for your laptop, phone, documents, and anything else you want immediately available.
The Coolife 20″ bag includes compartments inside for organizing your items, mesh separators, and straps for holding everything in place. When the outer panel is opened, you have easy access to lots of pockets and sleeves for your smaller items and documents, as well as a pocket for your laptop.
Shacke Pak Packing Cubes
If the traveler in your life is not using packing cubes, then this is the perfect gift for which you will be thanked over and over again! After using packing cubes, I won’t go back to packing without them.
Clothes are packed neatly and tightly into the cubes, keeping all of your items organized and allowing you to pack a lot more into your bag – or better yet, allowing you to use a smaller bag while still fitting in all of our necessary items.
Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet
This is a great gift for the practical traveler. The Rfid Blocking Travel Wallet keeps passport, credit cards, cash, and travel documents safely organized while also protecting the owner from identity theft.
Theft while traveling is a definite concern, and in our modern world a person can have their identity and credit card information stolen without having them physically taken. This travel wallet deters tech-savvy thieves from ruining a dream vacation.
Delsey Paris Chatelet Hard+ Hardside Luggage
This luggage set is gorgeous and a truly decadent gift for the traveler in your life. It is beautifully crafted in old world style but packed with modern design and conveniences.
This luxurious bag contains two large compartments lined with webbing and straps to keep all of your items organized and secured. The shell is polycarbonate, making it extremely durable and lightweight, while the multi-directional wheels make it easy to move. It comes with foldable hanger separate bags for laundry and shoes, making it easy to keep the rest of your luggage clean and fresh. There is a one-button locking system near the handle to keep the bag from rolling away when stopped, even on an incline. The suitcase even comes with a built in tracking device and a 10 year warranty.
Bonus! This bag is one of a set, so if you really like to make a stylish statement while you travel (which I must admit is one of my secret pleasures!), then check out the matching suitcases, laptop computer bag, duffel bag and the entire line of the Delsey Paris Chatelet Hard+ Luggage. This luggage set is gorgeous and could be my new obsession!