Holiday gift guide for the travelers on your list
MEGAN PINCKNEY | 11/30/2017, 4:52 p.m.
It’s that time of year again! It’s the season of giving (ugh—discovering) the perfect gift for all of our loved ones. But with so many different products on the market and so many different interests among our friends, how can we be certain we’ll choose something they’ll love? Below you’ll find a list of gifts that will be perfect for any traveler on your gift list!
- TRTL travel pillow
This revolutionary travel pillow is the perfect gift for anyone that likes to sleep while in flight. It’s designed to wrap around your neck like a scarf and has a supportive feature to rest your head. It’s surprisingly comfortable and sturdy enough for a peaceful sleep, even in the middle seat. And the best part is its flat, so you can easily pack it in a suitcase, unlike the traditional travel pillows you see in airport shops. This travel pillow is incredibly affordable at only $30 and comes in a variety of colors (https://trtltravel.com).
- Loungebuddy pass
Is someone on your holiday list taking a major trip across the country, or abroad, in the next few months? If so, give that person the gift of comfort and exclusivity by purchasing a Loungebuddy pass. With access to more than 300 lounges throughout the world, you’re certain to find one that would be the perfect place to spend a layover or even just that hour before takeoff. Passes range from $30 to $50, depending on the lounge, and can be purchased online or on the Loungebuddy app (https://www.loungebuddy.com).
- Seawag waterproof phone case
It’s no secret that travelers use their phones for just about everything while on a trip. It holds electronic tickets, reservations and apps that do everything from help you get around a city to translating different languages. And one of any phone’s biggest responsibility is holding memories of a trip through photos and videos. Help your favorite traveler protect this travel essential with Seawag’s waterproof phone case, which allows the traveler to get some great underwater footage as well. The best part about this waterproof case is all functions and capabilities of your phone operate normally, even under water. The cases start at $25 (http://www.seawag-international.com).
- Away carry-on suitcase
The Away carry-on has been designated “the perfect carry-on” by industry insiders. This suitcase is sturdy, unbreakable and fashionable all at the same time. It has a built-in TSA-approved lock, a detachable nylon laundry bag for dirty or wet clothes and a compression pad to help compress every item you have into the suitcase (for those times when zipping everything in is a little more difficult). However, its most impressive feature is the built-in battery that allows you to charge your favorite USB devices. The carry-on starts at $225, and the company makes larger sized suitcases, too (https://www.awaytravel.com).
- Gift loyalty miles
If you’re an avid traveler looking for the perfect gift for a fellow traveler, don’t be afraid to gift some of your own frequent flyer miles. Most frequent flyer mile programs have an option already set up to gift miles, and any traveler (both frequent and not) would be thrilled for a few extra thousand miles to put toward an upcoming trip (that they might or might not have started planning). This gift would be perfect for anyone who is planning to get married, going off to college or just moving away to a new city. You’d be giving the gift of adventure and exploration!