It’s the season for giving and what better way to delight the seasoned traveler in your family or group of friends than by surprising them with gifts they can use while on the road. I’ve picked 6 cool and unique items you can purchase online at a great value. Plus, most of these sites offer expedited shipping so for last minute shoppers this is a great list to keep on hand.
A. Hints to Lady Travellers: At Home and Abroad Combines archive material from a book of the same name first published in 1889 with anecdotes from well-known modern female travelers to offer a fascinating insight into the way that travel has changed for women over the last century. Quirky, engaging, and informative, it will appeal both to travelers themselves and to anyone interested in the history of travel and exploration. $8.76 at Amazon with Free Super Shipping
B. The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit For foodies, nothing is scarier than being in a strange place where you’re subject to sub-par food. The horror! With this handy Mobile Foodie Survival Kit, you can doctor up even the most repulsive meal. Stocked with organic herbs and spices, plus indispensable extras like wasabi. Kit includes: Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Onion, Basil, Conventional Wasabi, Cinnamon, Oregano, Garlic, Thyme, Curry, Ginger, Dill. $26.00 at Uncommon Goods
C. Personalized Travel Map Remember all those fabulous trips you took over the years? Now you can capture your vacations on this modern, classy world map print and make it a keepsake you can hang in your room. The Etsy shop owner can add a dot to all the cities you visited, add the flight path from your city of residence and also write the name of the city and year in the bar below. $36.00 at TexturedINK
D. Solar Gadget Charger Power up wherever you go. Capable of charging or powering almost any device with a USB port, this compact gunmetal grey wonder from Better Energy Systems is lightweight and portable. Place the Solio in sunlight, spread its wings, and once the internal battery charges you can power or charge a variety of devices. Also charges through your computer’s USB port. $99.95 at RedEnvelope
E. Grid-it Wrap for the iPad This wrap features the most intelligent organization tool ever, along with a neoprene sleeve that snugly holds your tablet and accessories in place. It even stretches to accommodate those bulkier items such as power adapters. $29.99 at Cocoon
F. Cashmere Hot Water Bottle Whisper-light and wonderfully cozy, the bottle’s insulating turtleneck “sweater” is loomed from the finest premium cashmere yarns. It’s a luxe gift that is sure to soothe any aching muscle. Reduced price of $29.99 from Restoration Hardware
I’m curious, what’s going to be on your list?