2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have Gear for Travel Lovers

Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday shopping season is officially upon us.

Which one of these statements best describes you?

  • You’re a frequent traveler with a L-O-N-G wish list…but think there’s always room for more 😉
  • You’ve just started traveling and aren’t sure what gear you need to make your travels as stress-free as possible.
  • You don’t travel but have a travel lover on your holiday gift list.

No matter which category you fall under, I’ve got you covered!

I surveyed 100 frequent travelers to find out what travel gear was on their wish lists this year and what gear they already have that they couldn’t live without.

The following are their favorites.

RFID Passport Cover


Identity theft is real and something you don’t want to be a victim of. Keep your personal information safe from hackers with a passport cover with built-in RFID-blocking materials. It’s large enough to store your passport, credit cards. boarding pass, money, and more to keep you organized while you travel. Learn More



Compression Packing Cube Set

These packing cubes make packing a breeze and cut down on the amount of space your belongings take up in your luggage. They are expandable, tear-resistant, and waterproof, and are the ideal gift for over-packers! The set also includes a laundry bag for your dirty clothes. Choose from a variety of colors. Learn More



Women’s Casual Detachable Hooded Military JacketWOMEN’S CASUAL DETACHABLE HOODED MILITARY JACKET

This lightweight long-sleeve jacket is a must-have for female travelers. It features a regular fit, front zipper closure, adjustable waistline, a chest zipper pocket, waist pockets, and a detachable hoodie. Learn More



travel backpackTRAVEL BACKPACK

If you prefer to be more mobile than a suitcase or carry-on allows, Osprey’s Farpoint 40 may be perfect for you. This backpack is built to meet most airline carry-on requirements. The LightWire frame suspension transfers the load from the harness to the hip belt. Two internal compression straps secure your load, so feel free to add an extra sweater and a pair of waterproof boots; this pack is designed to handle loads up to 40 pounds. Learn More

Unisex Oversized Canvas Weekender


This canvas weekender bag can be used for business and leisure travel, sports, and more. It’s the perfect bag for weekend getaways as it can accommodate several days worth of clothes, shoes, and other gear. It features front and side pockets for plenty of storage as well as a separate shoe compartment. The dimensions meet the carryon limitations of most airlines. Choose from 3 attractive fabric options. Learn More

Women's Anti-Theft Daypack/Purse


This stylish backpack is made of eco-friendly waterproof nylon and is designed to allow you to carry it 3 different ways: (1) as a casual backpack, (2) as a stylish top handle bag, (3) or as a shoulder bag with no need to remove the strap. The hidden rear zipper faces your back, keeping valuables safe from pickpockets. Available in a variety of colors. Learn More


Kindle Paperwhite e-ReaderKINDLE PAPERWHITE E-READER

Ditch the physical books and magazines. This is the thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. It’s waterproof, so you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath. Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours, and the built-in adjustable light lets you read indoors and outdoors, day and night. Learn More


Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones


Hate chatty seatmates or just prefer some quiet when you travel? These Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II Latest feature Bluetooth technology for easy connectivity and seamless audio/video syncs. They offer an advanced microphone system and HD voice for clear calls in windy or noisy environments. Up to 15 hours playtime with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Learn More



If you prefer earbuds to headphones, these Bose wireless Sport headphones are a good option. They are packed full of technology, making sound clear and crisp They are sweat and weather resistant and provide up to 5 hours of playtime with each charge. Learn More


Set of 7 Luggage Straps


Don’t waste time and energy at baggage claim trying to distinguish your bag from everyone else’s. These bright luggage straps will help you quickly identify your luggage on the baggage carousel so spend less time in the airport. Learn More




Luggage Tag Set


This colorful set of 7 assorted luggage tags is perfect to use on suitcases, carryons, handbags, backpacks, and more. Use them alone or with colorful luggage straps. Learn More





Compression Socks for Men & WomenUNISEX COMPRESSION SOCKS

If you don’t wear these on long flights, you should. These socks provide premium support, comfort, and relief without compromising your mobility. They are designed to promote blood circulation and oxygen flow preventing cramping, fatigue, and swelling. Form-fitting, lightweight, and breathable fabric features maintain joint stability regardless of activity. Set of 3. Learn More


Silicone Travel Bottles & Accessories


This 12-piece set of leak-proof TSA-approved travel bottles is portable and lightweight, easy to carry & clean. The squeezable bottles allow you to get every last drop out and the wide openings make them easy to refill. Learn More




This variety pack is the ideal gift for someone who wants to try bar shampoo and conditioner but isn’t sure what type of scent they want. With 3 shampoo bars and 2 conditioner bars, the recipient is sure to find one or more that they love. Learn More


Shampoo Bar & Conditioner Bar Travel Set


This bar shampoo and conditioner set comes complete with reusable storage tins. They are an organic, eco-friendly alternative to liquid shampoo and conditioner. And the best part is that you don’t have to worry about meeting the 3.4-oz. liquid limit. Learn More


Portable Luggage Scale


Never pay fees for overweight baggage again! Use this handy portable scale to make sure your luggage is under the airline’s weight limit. Its small, compact size allows you to take it with you without using up a lot of space. Learn More



Collapsible Water Bottle


Save money on bottled water and stay hydrated during your travels. Take this collapsible water bottle through TSA security empty, then fill up at an airport water fountain or restaurant. This collapsible bottle is leakproof, BPA-free holds 22 oz. when full, and rolls up compactly when not in use. Learn More




Don’t leave your travel companion out of the fun. Share movies or music to 2 output devices including headphones, speakers, and more with this headphone splitter.  It’s compact and lightweight design fits in purses or luggage and is ideal for road trips, plane rides, and more. Learn More


Eye Mask with Ear Plugs & Travel Bag


Grab some shuteye on your next flight. This eye mask is contoured so it fits over your eyes comfortably. The mask also comes with a set of earplugs to help you block out the noise around you and a carrying case so you can keep everything together. Learn More



One of the smallest and lightest 10000mAh portable chargers, the Anker PowerCore delivers the fastest possible charge for any device. It also comes with a micro USB cable and travel pouch. Never run out of cell phone power again. Learn More



All-in-One Universal Travel Adapter


One of the smallest and lightest 10000mAh portable chargers, the Anker PowerCore delivers the fastest possible charge for any device. It also comes with a micro USB cable and travel pouch. Never run out of cell phone power again. Learn More


Surge-Protected Extension Cord with USB Ports

This surge protector power strip allows you to power up to 8 electrical devices at a time with 4 regular U. S. outlets and 4 USB outlets. The built-in internal surge safeguards to divert the extra energy away from the power panel and absorbs it to protect your devices against the excessive surge. Portable enough for travel. Learn More


Reusable Wine Bottle Protectors


These wine bottle protector sleeves are ideal for wine lovers who want to bring home the new favorites they discovered during their travels. The inside bubble and tough sturdy outer plastic skin wrap prevent breakage in transit. Triple seal protection ensures there are no leaks with double Ziplock and Velcro seal to keep the bag airtight and your luggage safe from bottle breakage. Learn More


gift cards


Nowadays, there are gift cards for everything including airlines, hotels, Airbnb, and more. Choose the perfect gift card(s) and save some money at the same time by purchasing your gift cards at a discount of up to 35% off from Cardpool.


experience-based giftsEXPERIENCE-BASED GIFTS

While many people like physical gifts, others prefer experiences. The sky is the limit with this type of gift since you can customize it based on your budget and the recipient’s interests.

To learn more about experience-based gifts, how to create them, and resources you can use, click here.


Want even more gift ideas? Check out this post.

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