If you have a family member or friend in your life that is really into travel, you know how particular they can be about their travel gear. And if you're looking for a gift for this person, you don't want to disappoint. To help find the perfect gift for the traveler in your life, we asked AAA Merchandise Buyer James Barnes for his top gift picks for someone who loves to travel. Here are ten items he recommends.
A WINE GROWLER AND TUMBLER GIFT SET
For someone that travels and enjoys food and wine, this gift is a must. This SEVEN/FIFTY Wine Growler and Tumbler features double-wall, vacuum-insulated walls to keep your wine at an optimal temperature. Even better, Barnes notes that the stainless-steel lining is non-leaching and won't retain taste or odor, so you can always savor a perfect pour. The FIFTY/FIFTY branded set is available in burgundy, pearl white, rose gold, and marble.
A BAMBOO WEIGHTED BLANKET THROW
Comfort is paramount for travelers, and the Rejuve Rayon Bamboo Weighted Blanket Throw creates a comfortable, relaxing environment. The silky material is hypoallergenic, and the evenly distributed weight will put you right to sleep. According to Barnes, the material is similar to that of the Rejuve sheets. The throw is available in gray and teal.
THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL PILLOW
From Bucky's, the Travel Duo Bed Pillow will ensure that every traveler wakes up rested after a long drive or flight. The hypoallergenic pillow features buckwheat hulls that distribute weight evenly, providing pressure-relieving support. Barnes notes that the buckwheat portion of the filling allows for natural ventilation, keeping things naturally cool and dry.
A MULTI-DEVICE CHARGER TO POWER YOUR DAY
From SKROSS, check out this power bank that can handle multiple devices, keeping you charged so you can power through the day. According to Barnes, this Swiss brand is one of the leading manufacturers of high-end travel accessories and adapters. They are also known for their progressive business practices that promote the environment, workers' rights, and ethical business behavior. This specific model, the Reload 20, can charge a smartphone more than six times and offers two USB ports.
A GORGEOUS QUILTED TRAVEL PILL CASE
From top-rated Vera Bradley, this recycled cotton pill case is something that will change the way you organize your medicines, supplements, and vitamins. With seven labeled compartments for the days of the week and a bonus compartment, this soft designer case features a secure zip closure. The gray and purple design is sure to be a hit, and it’s made from 50% recycled fibers.
A HIGH-DEFINITION DASHBOARD CAMERA
Scoshe, a well-known auto accessories brand, puts safety and security first with this high-definition dashboard camera. The camera features a 2.4" TFT Screen and 1080p HD or 720 HD resolution. According to Barnes, the 100-degree wide-angle lens allows for seamless loop recording to a MicroSD card and features a hands-free auto on/off.
A COMFORTABLE HOODED TRAVEL PILLOW
For those flights or back seats where you just can’t get comfortable, this hooded travel pillow will help you relax and catch some shut-eye. Plus, you may recognize the brand from Shark Tank. From Biaaggi, the Napsak EZ-Boost Hooded Travel Pillow inflates and deflates with the touch of a button, allowing you to find your perfect comfort level. To get rid of distracting light preventing you from sleeping, simply pull the attached hood over your eyes. Barnes recommends this product because it collapses down to a small size and can be carried around in a small pouch. Plus, it's machine washable.
A HANDY GADGET TO TRACK YOUR THINGS
If you’re prone to losing your keys, purse, or luggage, consider a Chipolo ONE. The small device can be attached to nearly anything. With the Chipolo app, use your phone’s Bluetooth feature to find its location. You can even set up a notification on your phone so that you're notified if you're about to leave something important behind, like a laptop bag or keys. Plus, the community of Chipolo users can help you find your lost items, too. If you ping your missing device and it's near another Chipolo user’s phone, it can use the community member’s location to help you find your lost item.
A CHARGER THAT WORKS JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE AROUND THE GLOBE
There's a straightforward reason Barnes recommends this USB charger—it can charge up to four devices in more than 210 countries. The Go Travel Worldwide USB Charger features an integrated US plug as well as interchangeable UK, EU, and Australian plugs. It has a 4.8A auto-regulating power output, making it the perfect plug to charge multiple USB devices at once, regardless of where your travels take you.
AN ORGANIZER FOR YOUR TECHNOLOGY ACCESSORIES
When Barnes explained why he recommended this item, he had two words: “Because organization.” And he’s right—who wants to deal with a mess of tangled cords, adapters, and plugs? This Travelon Deluxe Tech Accessory Organizer, made from durable polyester, comes with plenty of pouches to ensure every accessory is accounted for and in its place. Its slim design makes it easy to throw in any carry-on or briefcase. If you need a smaller version, Travelon makes a compact version, too.