Stumped as to what to get that frequent traveler as a gift? People who spend lots of time traveling are always looking for convenience, ways to lighten their load, and fun gadgets to help pass the traveling time. This guide provides great gift suggestions for pleasing that frequent traveler.
The Movie Wedge
Watching movies is a great way to pass the time on those long flights, or long train rides. Holding your iPod in your hand for 2 hours isn’t as much fun. It doesn’t work to prop it up against your tray table either. Enter, the Movie Wedge. This light weight stand holds your iPod (or other device) for you so you can be hands-free. It perfectly props up your iPod on a variety of surfaces and you can adjust it for perfect viewing. The best part is the price. It’s only $9.95, plus shipping. Check it out at www.moviewedge.com.
Curling Iron/Flat Iron Cover
It’s early morning, you have to pack your bag for the airport and you’re almost ready to go. You’re just waiting for your curling iron to cool down so you can put it in your bag. You can’t put it in hot, or you’ll burn up your suitcase. I’ve been stuck in this situation and waited or put the curling iron under cold water. Don’t try that one, it will eventually ruin your curling iron. I received the Baggallini Curling Iron cover as a gift a few years ago and have loved it. It’s made from heat and water resistant fabric and is insulated. You simply put your hot curling iron or flat iron into the insulated pouch, Velcro it closed and throw it in your suitcase. It’s made of light weight nylon (weighing in at 2.7 oz) so it won’t add extra pounds to your suitcase. The cover comes in a variety of colors. Available for purchase at a variety of retailers, or online at www.amazon.com. Price ranges from $15 to $30 depending on the color and style that you get.
The Best Travel Pillow – the Bucky Fuzzy Wuzzy
The pillows that are provided on planes don’t even meet the definition of a decent pillow. Plus, now with airline cut backs and threat of swine flu, you rarely see a pillow on a plane. Plan ahead and bring your own travel pillow for those long flights or train rides. I’ve tried a few of types of travel pillows and I always come back to the Bucky. Their newest pillow is the Fuzzy Wuzzy. Available at www.amazon.com or www.rei.com, this pillow will exceed your expectations. It’s made of luxurious velvet and is machine washable. It is filled with organic millet hull filling that is adjustable so you can get just the right fullness around your neck and the proper support so you can sleep on the plane without getting that kink in your neck. At $24.95, this is an affordable gift that will give your favorite traveler plenty of enjoyment for many flights to come. The pillow can snap onto your other carry-on bags for easier transport.
Distinctive Luggage Tags
For those times when you have to check your bags, it’s nice to be able to easily spot your bag and move quickly out of the baggage claim areas. I used to see a lot of bright ribbons tied to bags but they easily get ripped off bags or torn. Lately, I’ve seen really bright luggage tags and you can easily identify your bag when you see them. Eagle Creek makes nice tags in a variety of colors at very affordable prices; tags starts at $2.95 and are available at www.amazon.com. These tags make a great addition to any gift. You could even get creative and use the tag as the gift tag on a larger package!
Flybags – TSA compliant toiletry bags
These bags were created by frequent flyers who were tired of having their toiletries confiscated at the TSA check points. These handy bags are re-usable with a zipper-tog. They include three, 2.5 ounce re-fillable bottles. The front of the bag is see-through so that your items can easily be seen when you take them out at the TSA check point. This bag takes the guess work out of packing your toiletries, consolidates them all in one place, and will speed you through security at the airport. Flybags come in a number of colors. Available at Amazon for $26.