It can be incredibly difficult to come up with the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on your list. To help you out, we’ve come up with our top ten gift ideas for the frequent travelers and road warriors in your life. They will love receiving a practical yet thoughtful present that they can use on the road.
In no particular order, here are our ten favorites:
10. A Tempur-Pedic Sleep Mask
Tempur-Pedic uses the same space age technology that has made their mattresses famous, to make the best sleep mask around. The mask molds to the wearer’s face to completely block out any light. And unlike the usual sleep masks, these won’t leave any tell-tale lines on their face. It’s a must for a good night’s sleep when traveling.
9. iTunes Giftcard
If you’re unsure of exactly what to get a person, it’s hard to go wrong with an iTunes giftcard. They can redeem it for music to listen to while traveling, order books, or download some of the best travel apps that they’ve had their eye on.
8. Emergency Car Kit
While not the most seemingly exciting of gifts, an emergency car kit could be a real live saver, especially for winter travelers. Made to store in the trunks of vehicles, these emergency kits usually contain a first aid kit, flashlight, foil blanket, jumper cables, batteries, dried food and more.
7. A Snack Box Subscription
There are so many temptations, along with a lack of healthy options when traveling, that it can be hard to eat right. Consider signing up your friend or loved one for a healthy snack box service. Each month, companies like Naturebox send out a box of assorted and rotating healthy snack options. Your gift recipient can then bring these snacks on the road with them.
6. Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise-cancelling headphones are a god send to anyone stuck in noisy spaces. Not only is the sound quality fantastic, but the headphones to an amazing job of cancelling out all the other noise around you. We especially love them for drowning out the humming noise of airplane engines.
5. Travel Beauty Bag
If the person you’re buying for is a frequent flier, make them a travel beauty bag that they carry on the place. Pick up a clear plastic quart sized bag and fill it with sample sizes (of no more than 3oz.) of your favorite beauty and toiletry products, including shampoo, body wash and moisturizer.
4. Travel Notebooks
Frequent travelers love to jot down their thoughts in Moleskine and Field Notes travel journals. The journals are slim so travel well even when packing light. Your gift recipient can use them to take notes on the places they’ve been, restaurants they’ve eaten at, they can even use it to keep track of expenses.
3. Microfiber Towels
On the road, Microfiber towels work so much better than regular towels. They are very light weight, taking up very little space in luggage, yet they do an amazing job of soaking up moisture, getting you dry faster. The towels themselves also dry faster than normal towels, so they won’t dampen the rest of the luggage.
2. Massage Gift Certificates
Being out on the road for weeks on end can be stressful. Give your gift recipient something to look forward to, when they return home – a relaxing massage. It will help sooth their travel weary body.
1. Coffee Press
With the bodum travel press, it’s quick and easy to have a delicious cup of coffee, no matter where you are. With this french press system, all you need are the beans and hot water. The coffee is brewed right in the travel mug. The press also works great for tea lovers to.
What are your favorite travel gifts to give and receive?