Holidays are fast approaching. If you’re reading this and starting early, good for you. If it’s December 23rd, well then, godspeed. Regardless of your timing, we’ve gathered some unique and practical gift ideas for the traveler in your life. Check them out below!
This Bluetooth keyboard comes in handy for travelers who rely on tablets or phones to get work done. Travelers can dock their smartphone or tablet on the built-in stand and be more productive on a full laptop-style keyboard than with just their thumbs. We also like this keyboard for its roll-up feature that makes it compact enough to take anywhere.
Price: $120 USD
2. Accell Travel Power Strip/Surge Protector
Frequent travelers are always on the hunt for two things—coffee and power outlets.
Until our electronics have batteries that last forever, we’ll always be in need of somewhere with enough outlets to plug them all in. To avoid carrying around a bulky power bar, consider giving the Accell Travel Power Strip. It may not be the flashiest gift, but it’s definitely useful. Not only is it our top pick for power bars, but it’s also the WireCutters’.
Price: $20 USD
3. Google Chromecast & Chromecast Audio
Even travelers like to binge-watch TV shows after a long day. This device allows travelers to stream movies and TV shows from their phone, tablet or laptop to their hotel HDMI TV or AirBnB apartment TV. Chromecast Audio does the same as it streams music onto nearby speakers.
Price: $45 USD
4. Compression Socks
You’re probably thinking socks? Seriously? Trust us on this one. Compression socks help in preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots in your legs) that can occur when traveling long distances. Regardless of age or body type, Deep Vein Thrombosis can happen to anyone who is sitting without moving for over four hours.
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Price: $30 USD
5. The Carry On Cocktail Kit
Airline drinks can be pretty boring, so liven them up with this portable mixology kit! This kit has enough ingredients to make 2 drinks at 30,000 feet, using the little bottles you get from the airlines. Choose from a Gin & Tonic, an Old Fashioned or a Moscow Mule. We won’t judge if you happen to pick one up for yourself too.
Price: $24 USD
6. Scratchable map
Scratchable Map puts a spin on the traditional pin-map. Avid world travelers can appreciate literally scratching places off their bucket list.
Price: $28.95 USD
7. KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker
There may be a little bit of a bias in this one. But we’re sincerely looking out for your best interest here. No one wants to come home to an expensive roaming bill. Get access to voice, data, and texts—all up to 85% off in 200+ countries.
Price: $29.99 USD
If you want more ideas, check out our gift guide for Father’s Day.
Whatever gift you choose to get the traveler in your life, let them know you got the idea from us. Kidding. You can take credit for it! If you have any other awesome gifts you think should be on this list, comment to let us know. Your friends at KnowRoaming wish you Happy Holidays!