Looking for the perfect gift for the jet-setter in your life? While the worldwide pandemic has temporarily paused travel plans, it certainly hasn’t changed our love for exploration! Although your jet-setting loved ones might not be traveling to Pairs this year, you can still help them indulge in more practical, more immediately accessible escapes. Skip the passport holder this year and buy a holiday travel gift they will actually use on their next vacation.
For those who have been daydreaming of that first big trip back, we’ve rounded up the best travel gifts to inspire the next journey and make things easier when on the road again whether it’s a staycation or road trip. These are best travel gift ideas for wanderlust lovers that can help capture memories, inspire future adventures, and make life on the road easier during the holiday season.
By Kinya Claiborne & Aphua Larbi-Amoah, STYLE & SOCIETY
ViralOff Face Mask Double Pouch
Frequent travelers have probably accumulated a lot of masks along the way and the ViralOff Face Mask Double Pouch from Fossil is a saving grace for keeping masks clean and safe while traveling. In a very 2020 move, Fossil put out a first-to-market collection that is, essentially, COVID-proof including bags, pouches, and more treated with ViralOff, a patented antimicrobial treatment added to textiles that “shows a 99 percent reduction of many different viruses on a treated material within two hours.” That includes influenza A, bird flu, norovirus, and — you guessed it — corona, so what better place to keep the fabric you put on your face?
Recurrent 2:1 shampoo + body wash
The perfect stocking stuffer for the teen in your life, Recurrent offers a line of non-toxic, gender-neutral hygiene products designed with Gen Z in mind to simplify morning routines, easy to travel with, and cuts down on things to pack. The 2:1 is a shampoo and body wash combo. Ingredients include refined shea butter, coconut oil, and reishi mushroom which helps prevent the dry skin that can result from traveling through different climates. It is acne reducing, silky smoothing, healing + hydrating.
When it comes to connectivity, the OWC USB-C Travel Dock has everytihng the traveler in your life might need as it’s the ultimate portable docking solution for Mac PC and Chromebooks. Drive an HD display, connect and charge two USB devices (like a phone or tablet…), and even access photos on an SD card. You can even add a USB-C power adapter and have a standalone charging station, so you can keep all your devices up and running. With five essential ports and just one cable, travelers are prepared to display, charge, connect, and import while on the move. The USB-C Travel Dock features an HDMI port for easy display connections up to 4K resolution and can be used via bus power when travelers don’t have access to a power outlet.
Many travelers have traded in their passport for roadtrips to satisfy their wanderlust. Along with hand sanitizer, wipes, and other COVID-necessities, most road trippers will also have to bring along their laptop or tablet to work or do school assignments on the road. The Eggtronic 20,000mAh Laptop Power Bank can help keep thier gadgets charged up when there isn’t a wall outlet for miles. The portable charger comes equipped with two USB-A ports to recharge phones and tablets as well as a 45W Power Delivery USB-C port that can quickly recharge compatible laptops. The power bank is covered in soft, water-repellent linen canvas with a soft touch frame around the side as well as a built-in LCD display that tells you the remaining battery life in one clear number, so you won’t be left unexpectedly without power.
Seasoned travelers all know the pain of trying to transfer our favorite products into TSA-approved containers without spilling everywhere, or worse, being unable to due to the format of the product and having to leave it behind. For the millions of people who rely on CBD to manage their pain, anxiety or other chronic conditions, this minor annoyance can translate into actual physical pain. The CBD Living Travel Bundle provides handy travel-size versions of CBD products including CBD Living Travel Spray Tincture, Lotion, Cherry Lip Balm and more!
Dreaming of the beaches of Bali? Give the gift of touchless, safer travel experiences this holiday season with a CLEAR gift card to make getting through airport security easier for the frequent travelers in your life. CLEAR makes everyday life more seamless and secure by transforming biometrics – like eyes and face – into a single touchless ID, allowing travelers to quickly and securely verify their identity.