I always think that travelers or anyone planning a trip are the easiest people to buy gifts for! With Christmas just around the corner I wanted to give you some ideas for stocking stuffers for the travelers in your life.
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Eos Lip Balm
Eos Lip Balms are ideal for travel. They are ideal for anything actually! Super hydrating and nourishing these little spheres will keep your kisser in good shape. Their bright colored dome shaped packaging makes them easy to locate in your bag too. Check Eos Lip Balm on Amazon here
Weleda Skin Food
Weleda Skin Food is my all time favorite travel moisturizer, especially for winter. It used to be a secret product I would bring back from Europe, but now you can get it on Amazon.
Winter skin needs extra TLC and this balm like moisturizer is incredibly nourishing, so is perfect for anywhere cold you are traveling to. I also like to use it when I am flying, as air travel is so incredibly dehydrating to your skin. You can get it in travel size or in regular size (still small enough to travel with) on Amazon.com
Korean Sheet Masks
I swear by these both for travel and at home use. They come in so handy when you travel as they take up no space. Sheets masks come in all kinds of formulas but I typically look for words such as moisturizing, nourishing and hydrating.
A day with too much sun or wind can be rectified with a 15 minute sheet mask. Skin that looks fatigued, dry, or lack luster can be repaired quickly with a sheet mask. Any time you want your complexion to look gorgeous and glowing, whatever the temperature or climate, a sheet mask is a win!
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gels
I have used Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Gels on my celebrity clients for years and always keep them in my personal travel bags too. Hydro Cool Firming Gels are little under eye masks that instantly hydrate and refresh tired looking under eyes. They are the best thing ever after a long flight, or any time you look or feel beat after a long day.
Nivea Body Products Travel Set
I always recommend taking your own body products when you travel. If you have ever had your skin dry out from hotel soaps you will understand why!
Also you never know if your skin will react to soaps and lotions it isn’t familiar with. I recommend avoiding any body products that smell sweet, fruity, or like food as they tend to attract more biting insects. The Nivea Nourish and Care Travel set has everything you need, won’t attract biting bugs. The regular set is for women but they also have a 5 piece travel grooming set specifically for men. It even comes in a manly looking duffle!
Anti Chafe Balm
Whether you are a cyclist, an athlete, a hiker or just someone who’s thighs like to meet in the middle, chafing can ruin a trip. From irritated skin to bleeding patches, it is not only unsightly but also can be incredibly painful and make something as simple as walking really difficult.
A good chafing balm is essential for any traveler, even if it is just to prevent the backs of your feet from rubbing your shoes and blistering. Body Glide Chafe Balm is considered to be the best. It comes in a variety of sizes too.
A Silk Pillowcase
Extend your blowout and stop your hair from roughing up on regular cotton pillowcases with a 100% mulberry silk pillowcase. Not only are silk pillowcases amazing for your hair, they are also fabulous for your skin, letting you wake up without pillowcase creases on your face.
I recommend getting a bold color or a patterned silk pillowcase as you are more likely to forget a white or cream one and leave it behind on the hotel bed. I never travel without one and have given them to friends and family for years. Try it once and you will be converted!
A Microfiber Towel
A microfiber towel is a perfect accompaniment for a traveler. Whether you want something to help your hair dry quickly, a fast drying towel to take to the beach and then throw in your suitcase, or a back up plan in case your hotel towel is anything like the ones in the horror hotel I got stuck in in Dallas recently, a microfiber towel is ideal. They pack down small and don’t take up space in your suitcase, tend to not get smelly, and generally save the day in multiple situations. This one from Rainleaf comes in a variety of different colors and only costs $12.
An Electronics Organizer
Losing phone chargers, cables, earbuds or any other gadgets when you travel is so annoying and can also be expensive. This Smart Electronics Organizer let’s you keep everything together, keeps cables untangled and all your gadgets organized so you can find things quickly. The slim fit case slips into your handbag, briefcase or backpack easily and doesn’t take up any room.
An International Power Adaptor
If you or the person you are buying for are heading overseas an international power adaptor is a must. This one from Unidapt not only has multiple USB charging ports but also can be used in Europe, UK, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and the USA.
I recommend the Unidapt Universal Power Adaptor in a bright color, such as blue (that’s what I travel with) so that you don’t accidentally leave it plugged in when you check out of your accommodation.
External Phone Battery
You should never board any flight without a fully charged phone and a fully charged external phone battery charger. You can’t rely on your seat having a USB port, or one that works, and chances of you being able to access a power point to plug into in a busy airport terminal.
The Anker Powercore 10,000 is a slim fit, lightweight charger than can power up at least two devices from completely dead. At $25 it is not expensive. You can get chargers with a higher mAh, but definitely do not go lower than 10,000 mAh.
Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella
As a rule travel umbrellas are rubbish. The first gust of wind turns them inside out, more than a spattering of rain soaks them through, and they seldom hold up in a storm let alone for a second rainy day outing!
The Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella With Teflon Coating is the best travel umbrella you will ever find! Firstly, it actually covers you in the rain whereas most travel umbrellas can’t seem to keep your shoulders dry. It won’t flip inside out in the wind, has a teflon coating, so it really does repel water and keep you dry, and on top of that is lightweight and compact. Even better, it only retails for $22
Books To Buy Your Traveler
The following blog posts have book recommendations for travelers to Europe: