Unique Travel Gifts
Travel Gifts for the Traveler in Your Life
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Check out these unique travel gifts for your friends and family! When the holidays roll around it is fun to think of making your friends and family happy. Gifts are fun, but sometimes it is hard to think of a special gift – especially for someone who has hobbies you don’t share. Or maybe they are the type of person who ‘has everything’.
You are in luck! Here you’ll find some great unique travel gifts you’ll enjoy giving and your friends and family will enjoy receiving!
The Unique Travel Gifts of More Space
A latch on shelf for the airplane window
I have not tried this myself but can’t wait! The reviews are amazing. The airplane travel shelf! This attaches to the window and gives you an extra spot to put your stuff like your iPod, iPad or a drink. No more juggling everything when you need to get out of your seat or move around for comfort. I love this clever idea!
A wearable suitcase
Pre-911 my friends and I thought about creating a vest just like this one! It would have tons of pockets and you could completely pack in it and forget about struggles and expenses of a suitcase. Well, as is the case in so many times when you and your friends have a GREAT idea – someone ELSE creates it! LOL!
I give you….the AyeGear V26 vest. It has 26 pockets for everything from your toothpaste and socks to your Ipad and Tablets.
The Unique Travel Gifts of Comfort
So, when you travel, you enjoy seeing new things and having new experiences. But, every traveler will tell you that as exciting as new things are – there is no place like home. Having some creature comforts will help you explore and still feel a little bit of comfort from home.
I love a hot drink in the evenings to sip while I wind down. I can’t handle caffeine at that hour so at home I have decaf tea or hot chocolate. In hotel rooms in the US, there is often a coffee maker but I’m not a coffee drinker. So, to have my relaxing hot drink in the evening I would have to rely on room service $$$. I never leave home without this cheap and easy water heater – officially called an instant immersion heater.
For the traveler in your life – put a little package together which your traveling friend will LOVE!
Recipe for a hot drink unique travel gift package:
Hot water heater
packages of tea, instant coffee, hot chocolate
chocolate pieces -when added to powdered hot chocolate make it fabulous!
Add all the pieces together and tie with a ribbon. Smile knowing your traveling friend will be thinking of you when they relax at the end of a long day.
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Recipe for a cozy foot unique travel gift package:
You know how tired your feet are at the end of a working day? Imagine how tired your feet would feel after walking a LOT more than you usually do! That is travel. Not only do you walk several times more than your usual daily amount of walking but it is often on uneven ground or even on cobblestones. Tired tootsies are a part of the deal. Relaxing in the evening is really comforting for travelers.
I always travel with comfy socks but not just for comfort. Cold feet make you have a hard time getting to sleep! But, additionally, hotel room floors are not the cleanest. Usually, you can’t tell how dirty the floor is, but when you can…ew!!
Once, in Nice, a million years ago, we were in a small and inexpensive hotel just one block away from the beach. The hotel was so minimal – threadbare sheets and blankets, but the location was amazing. The floors on the other hand….not so much. They were actually sandy! LOL!
We all know how hard it is to get every single bit of sand off of the floor as a rule and as a mom that is constantly cleaning up after other people I’m sure the maids were fit to be tied when they encountered sand on the floor left over from irresponsible and rude guests that managed to track it in. But still, sandy feet felt just awful!!
So, my socks were a simple solution. I kept them on until I got into bed so my sheets didn’t get sandy.
I prefer socks with grips on the bottom for travel. They aren’t slippery on the floor and feel a little more like slippers without taking up a lot of room or weight in the suitcase.
Get some for your traveling buddies as a great unique travel gift they’ll love!
Is your travel buddy an animal lover? They’ll just love these!
Meet the Sleepy Ride, airplane footrest.
This little hammock for your feet and legs will give you a chance to relax and feel comfortable in the ever-shrinking airplane seat area!
The Unique Travel Gifts of Planning
All travelers begin planning their next trip before the one they are taking is even over! Trust me on this! We have our ‘Where to next?’ conversation during every trip.
Travelers love to travel! They love thinking about travel! They love planning for travel! Travelers even love packing and unpacking!
Here are some fun books, truly unique travel gifts, to keep them happily planning the next big adventure!
Unique Travel Gifts to Plan the Next Adventure:
I love these travel journals that give you a spot for memories. I still have the journal I kept from my first independent travel adventure – 21 years ago and it is so fun to look through it and reflect. The kids enjoy reading about mom’s adventures before they came along, too!
This one is great for those who aren’t big writers. Create lists!Keeping one journal for the whole family takes the pressure off. Be sure to bring tape or a glue stick so you can add in pieces of tickets, pamphlets or napkins from your favorite restaurants! Kids LOVE to add to journals.Do you need more info on how and why to journal with the kids? Read more here!
Unique Travel Gifts of Great Photos!
The camera on our iPhones are getting so good that many travelers are leaving their cameras at home. Your traveler will LOVE this cool accessory kit for an iPhone so they can get great photos on the go!
Unique Travel Gifts – Getting There is 1/2 the Fun!
The journey really is a great part of any great vacation adventure. Give your traveler friend a great gift which kicks off the journey right away!
Organization in the air
Where should you put all your stuff is always a question when you get on board. The more organized you are the less you’ll have to jump up and down (and bother those around you) which will keep your traveling friend from getting the stink eye from their fellow passengers.
I love this hook which lets you keep your drink nearby without worrying about it spilling. Who designed that itty bitty indention on the tray table anyway? It isn’t nearly deep enough!Need more ideas for unique travel gifts your travel friends or yourself? Am I the only one that ends up finding some great things I want for myself when I do Christmas shopping for others??
Organization in the hotel room
I believe in packing light and that means a little bit of laundry in the room. Use this cool travel clothesline to keep your clothes hung up and drying. I love the attached pins so you don’t have to dig around – or worse, forget them!
Natalie, The Educational Tourist