I always have my eye out for cool travel gadgets, travel sized items and travel-wear. Whether you travel for work or travel for pleasure, if you are a traveler anything in the above categories is so fantastic to receive, at any time of the year, and especially at Christmas/Hannukah time.
I was super lucky to have been sent a Bonus Box from my affiliate marketing company and Neiman Marcus Last Call.
I don’t know if they planned it this way, but almost everything in the box is perfect for the traveler on your list, or in my case, the traveler in me!
Fluffy or warm socks are always a great gift for travelers. Airplanes are typically kept cold, and most people take their shoes off on long flights, so having some stylish socks to put on can be a God-send. Also when traveling to a cool climate, when staying in hotel rooms, or when you just want to feel a bit cozy while away its great to have some chic socks to put on.
Makeup Bags are also a fab little gift or stocking stuffer. I have travel toiletry bags that go in my suitcase, but have a separate little stash of toiletries and makeup that come with me on the plane. While you are away its super handy to have a little pouch that you can throw in your handbag or your beach bag, just to keep everything contained and organized.
Have you seen video of that plastic wasteland that stretches for miles out in the ocean? Its horrific. And so much of it comes from plastic bottles. I drink water all day both when at home and when I’m away. I don’t want to be buying endless plastic bottles to add to the never-ending pile of plastic waste, and glass bottles are too heavy and unrealistic to carry around everywhere. This Godinger Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle is fantastic! It is very lightweight, is corrosion-proof, BPA free and is double insulated. It actually holds 17 ounces instead of the usual 12, and get this – keeps things cold for 24 hours, hot for 12!
If you are like me and like to cruise around with a decent sized coffee to go, this is an absolute win!
You can take it through airport security empty, and then fill it on the other side. Most airports now have water bottle filling stations that save you from having to buy $5 bottles of water. It will keep water cold for you during your flight too.
The double insulation is also wonderful during the hot months. I live in Phoenix, so its hot most of the year. Regular water bottles warm up in the car, even when you have the air conditioning set to arctic blizzard, but this bottle keeps your water cool. Buy one for everyone you know who lives out here!
I have to have music with me everywhere I go. I don’t want to just have the tinny audio from my iPhone, so I always travel with a small travel speaker. This one from Merkury is fabulous! It is lightweight for travel, is bluetooth, charges with a USB, and has good audio quality. While I am writing this post I have it sitting on my desk playing Pandora French Traditional Radio, perpetually reliving days spent in Paris.
Small Candles. I always travel with beautifully fragranced small candles. Not necessarily votive candles, just something lightweight that smells fabulous. DL and Co make gorgeous candles that have a long burn, so last for ages. I don’t want my hotel room or vacation rental to smell like an abrasive gingerbread cookie or a margarita. I want it to smell luxurious – even if I am staying somewhere low budget, so a fabulous candle is a must!
I typed Travel Accessories into the search bar on the Neiman Marcus Last Call website and found all kinds of great gift ideas, from leather passport covers (yes!) to luggage tags, to toiletry bags to travel fitness sets, to fabulous dob kits for men and so much more!
All images in this post were photographed by Kristina Beth Photography