Great Gift Ideas And Stocking Stuffers For The Travelers In Your Life

Whether you are looking for Black Friday sales or Cyber Monday sales, or just want some gift ideas for the travelers in your life, the following are either things that I use on every trip, or are things my Glam Italia Tour travelers have used and I have thought were pretty cool. Almost everything on this list is under $30.

Best Travel Gadgets

The absolute MVP travel gadget this past year was my Apple Air Tag. I actually have a few of them in different bags, but he peace of mind I got every time I landed and could see my suitcase was at the same airport as I was, was worth its weight in gold.

At the time of writing this post Amazon has AirTags at their lowest price ever.

You probably already know that in the post-Covid world airlines have been losing up to 10% of checked luggage. Travelers with Air Tags could at least tell the airline exactly where their bag was, be it in the wrong country or be it in the misplaced luggage room. Personally I flew 8 internationals and 16 domestics this year and breathed a massive sigh of relief when I could see my suitcase had landed with me. Available in single units for under $30 on Amazon

Travel Charger

You should always fly with a fully charged external power bank. Although many planes now have chargers in the seat back, they don’t always work. If your flight gets delayed/rerouted you need to be able to have phone/electronics access.

You also need an external battery for when you are out an about on your trip. Typically while traveling we take more photos and videos than usual, and that uses up your phone battery really fast. You can find portable chargers in a variety of sizes and weights, most of which are light enough to keep in your handbag and not weigh you down. See Portable Phone Chargers here on Amazon.

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Travel Adaptor

If traveling to a foreign country, most of the time you will need a travel adaptor to not only configure that country’s different plug shape, but also to convert the electricity to their voltage. Without an adaptor, should they have a higher voltage than your home country, your electronics will fry the moment you plug them in. (The U.S. runs on 110 volts whereas Europe runs on 220.) Similarly, if your country runs on 220 volts and the guest country is 110, your electronics will operate at half speed.

I have used this travel adaptor for years. (Mine is in blue) It is compatible with 150 countries around the world, so it will no doubt work with wherever you are going! See it here on Amazon.

Electronics Case

I have been using a small packing cube for my electronics, but several of my tour travelers this year had these electronics cases. They come in several colors.

These electronics cases are quite a slim fit, so pack easily into your hand luggage/carry on bag. I always recommend bringing a back up charging cord and a back up charging block, as these both have a habit of disappearing/being left behind. See Electronics cases on Amazon here.

Handheld Fan

Like the electronics case above, this handheld fan is also on my personal Christmas list!

This past summer there was a heatwave in Southern Europe and it was very hot every day. Some of my travelers brought these handheld fans with them, and I seriously wished I had one! The fans are small enough to slip into your handbag, yet are surprisingly effective! I also like that they have a USB charger, so you’re not having to mess around with buying batteries. See handheld fans here on Amazon.

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Flashlight

This one is also on my Christmas list. It doesn’t hurt to have a powerful mini flashlight with you when you travel.

Whether you’re walking home in the dark or whether someone has blown the electricity in your apartment, (happens all the time in Italy where I travel all summer!) it is definitely advantageous to have a more powerful light source than your cellphone. This mini flashlight measures less than 5 inches and only weighs 4 oz. It fits easily into a handbag, or clips onto a pocket. See it here on Amazon.

Travel Hairdryer

I have had this tiny hairdryer for several years now, and it is definitely another travel MVP. Although incredibly small it is also incredibly powerful. I have very thick hair and am able to blow-dry it in normal time, even though this dryer is tiny.

The Titanium part of the dryer gives you a smooth, quick blow-dry, and stops the crazy, static hair you can get from regular hotel hairdryers. At an average price of $35 it is a smoking deal! Check for Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday sales. Find it here on Amazon.

Kindle

This is another of my absolute MVP travel electronics, and is something I use every day of my life. It took me a while to move into reading digitally, and for the first few years I just used the Kindle App on my iPad. 2 Christmases ago I bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite (bought in the Amazon Black Friday/Cyber Monday for sale. (For $99).

Not only is is amazing for travel, it is has become indispensable in my daily life too. The Kindle Paperwhite holds around 5000 books, is waterproof and glare resistant (perfect if you like reading at the beach or by the pool). There are several different types of Kindles, but I have and love the Paperwhite, so that’s the one I talk about.

Kindles are so lightweight and slim, you can slip them in your handbag and read anywhere. You don’t need to have a light on to read with a Kindle, so can comfortably read without waking the person next to you. I don’t know how I ever managed without mine! See Kindles here on Amazon.

Kindle Unlimited: I bought the Kindle that didn’t come with Kindle Unlimited. (You can add Kindle Unlimited any time) Because kindle books have no manufacturing or shipping costs, most sell for $5 or less. Authors receive the same amount of royalties regardless of whether you buy a $24 paperback or a $4.99 eBook, so you can read very inexpensively with Kindle. You can read library books on Kindle via the Libby App – it connects to most local libraries.

You also have the option of joining Kindle Unlimited. This gives you access to millions of books for free, all covered by your monthly membership fee. All of my books are in Kindle Unlimited, so you can get them free too! Check out Kindle Unlimited here.

You can also get/give memberships to Amazon’s audio book program, Audible. Gift memberships can be for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. Check out Audible Gift Memberships Here.

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Colleen Rothschild Skincare: Best Ever Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll already know I love Colleen Rothschild skin care and haircare products. I love them in my regular life, but also when I travel.

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I have a discount code that you can use throughout the year, CORINNA20. This gives you 20% off anything that’s not already discounted, which during the year is a smoking deal. But I just got notice that there’s a big sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday over at Rothschild. From what I can see it’s 30% off, site wide, along with special deals which are incredible! The discount codes are at the bottom of this post.

The MVP Cleanser

My absolute ride or die product is the Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm. I can’t do without it. It travels the world with me (in a smaller container) and I always have a backup tub of it in my bathroom closet, A.K.A the makeup artist stock room. (In my other life I have been a makeup artist for 30+ years)

Colleen Rothschild cleanser
Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm

Here’s what I love about it:

  • It stays in this balm form until your emulsify it either in your fingers or on your face. This makes it the most perfect product on the planet for travel.
  • It dissolves makeup (even waterproof products!) and cleanses skin, all in one luxurious step.
  • It is super gentle even on sunburned or wind burned skin.
  • It seems to work on all skin types, from dry skin to stressed out or sensitive skin, normal to oily skins, it just works.
  • It’s super concentrated, so a tub lasts for ages. I normally buy 2 tubs in the Black Friday sale and they get me through most of the year.
  • I can easily scoop enough for 8 weeks travel with my Glam Italia Tours in Italy, into a small travel sized tub and it lasts. Because it is in a balm form it doesn’t leak or spill in your skincare bag.
  • Once you’ve cleansed with it, your skin doesn’t feel pulled or tight – it feels nourished, like you’ve just had a facial.

Get Radiant Cleansing Balm in the Black Friday sales for 30% off here.

Favorite Travel Moisturizer

If you’ve ever traveled to Italy in the summer you’ll already know it’s very humid. So if you want your skin to stay hydrated but not have your makeup slide right off, you need a product that works well in heat and humidity. I travel with Colleen Rothschild Sheer Renewal Cream, which despite its name is actually a lightweight product that still packs a punch.

Colleen Rothschild Sheer Recovery Cream
Sheer Renewal Cream

Here’s what I love most about it:

  • It has a lightweight texture, yet still gives your skin ample hydration. (Skin that isn’t hydrated enough looks old. So let’s keep our skin looking young!)
  • It has an almost powdery finish, so makeup doesn’t slide off.
  • It gives your skin protection from environmental pollutants
  • It somehow burs and diffuses fine lines, which also helps you look more youthful.
  • I travel with the travel size version, but even the full size tube packs well, and neither size leaks in your skincare bag.

Facial Oil #9

I have used this facial oil for years now, and absolutely swear by it.

Facial Oil Number 9 is made up of 9 transformative oils that work together synergistically to moisturize and nourish your skin on a deeper level. I use this one at night, after my nighttime moisturizer. It doesn’t have an oily finish, so doesn’t wreck your pillowcase.

Here’s what I love most:

  • It gives your skin a super boost. My skin is naturally dry, so drinks this up in a second.
  • It doesn’t have a greasy finish.
  • It comes in a pump action container, so doesn’t spill or make a mess.
  • The full size isn’t too big to travel with, although I use the travel size when I’m not at home.
  • If you get windburned or sunburned it gives you extra soothing results.

Travel Sized Products

If you don’t want to make a huge commitment but still want to try the Colleen Rothschild skin care products, I recommend getting the Discovery Kit. This is a kit with 7 products in travel sizes. There are the three products above, as well as a make, a night cream and a skin polish. There are several other travel kits, but this is my favorite. On Cyber Monday there is a mega discount on the Discovery Kit

** I refill the Radiant Cleansing Balm travel size tub from my full sized one as needed.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Discount Codes

From November 18th – 26th: To get 30% discount site wide on Black Friday us the code BF22

Cyber Monday: from November 27th-29th to get 30% discount site wide, PLUS special deals including a mega discount on the Discovery kit, use the discount code CM22