The season of giving is just around the corner. If you’ve already done all your shopping and have everything ready to go, give yourself a good pat on the back. If you still haven’t thought about gifts and are starting to panic, don’t worry we’ve got your back!
Here’s a list of great gifts and stocking stuffers you can get for your travel enthusiast friends or those who will be going on a vacation soon (or yourself, haha)!
We don’t know about you, but knowing we have all our important documents packed gives us the greatest peace of mind when going through the airport. This is why we love travel organizers so much! Rather than fumbling through your bag(s) to find your passport, plane ticket, and wallet, you can have everything accessible in one neat package.
We recommend getting the long wallet types with card slots and a zipper so you can also stash your credit cards, NEXUS/Global Entry card, and some cash as well.
Here are some of the best travel organisers.
In the same vein as staying organised, packing cubes are amazing for keeping your luggage in order! You can easily organize your clothes, electronics, toiletries, etc. Gone are the days where you have to dig out everything in your perfectly packed bag just to find a pair of socks and haphazardly stuffing everything back in.
Packing cubes made with waterproof/resistant materials and a mesh cover are great as they’re more durable but you’ll still be able to see what’s inside each cube before opening them!
Here are some great packing cube options.
Your comfort level on a flight makes the biggest difference to how much you’ll enjoy the first and last leg of your trip — especially if you’re on a loooong flight. While most airlines provide you with a small pillow, they usually don’t give enough support (unless you’re travelling on Business or First Class).
There are so many styles of neck pillows available at all sorts of price points and styles so there’s always one that will suit whoever you plan to gift this to! If you want to get something packable, the inflatable ones will be what you’re looking for.
Here are 15 of the best travel pillows.
While wireless earbuds are all the rage right now, they won’t cut it for a long flight. Plus, you wouldn’t want to risk dropping one of them if you fall asleep with them still in your ears! A quality pair of noise-cancelling earphones is a lifesaver when you’re travelling — you can block out all the noise (crying babies, anyone?) and have a peaceful flight without having to worry about battery life either.
Noise-cancelling headphones are also great since they’re more comfortable to wear, but they are also more cumbersome to pack away!
Here are some of the best noise-cancelling headphones today.
Having a backup battery source is essential for any trip, especially when your electronics usage increases while you're travelling! Taking photos, doing quick searches and navigating with your phone drains the battery much faster so carrying a battery pack will save you from running out of power and being stranded in a foreign place.
Try to pick something that has fast charging and a capacity of at least 10,000mAh so that you can charge up your phone fully!
Here are some of the best battery packs for 2019.
One of the worst things that can happen is arriving at your destination and realising that all your plugs don’t fit in the wall, which is why it’s important to do your research before leaving for your trip. Alternatively, having a universal adaptor will permanently solve this issue, as you’ll be able to convert any plug to the correct format.
The best plugs to get are the retractable plugs that also have USB outlets.
Packable Duffle Bag
When you’re in a foreign place, there’s so much to see and so much you want to take home with you to share with your friends and family. Unfortunately, you’re limited by the amount of luggage space you have. Fortunately, you can always get more luggage if needed.
On the other hand, you can save someone the hassle of looking for a new piece of luggage by gifting them a packable duffle! It’s great because it doesn’t take up much space in the luggage on the way there, and will come in handy if they run out of space — we recommend throwing all your clothes into the duffle so that your gifts can be protected by the suitcase.
Here are some of the best packable duffles and backpacks.
The final stage of the airport adventures is always the one we dread the most — waiting for the luggage at the carousel. To make it worse, so many people have similar suitcases, whether in size, design or colour. This is why we love to accessorise our checked bags with our travel tags! Keep checking back to catch our new releases and limited edition designs to find your perfect combo.
These also make great stocking stuffers or a fun way to spruce up your gifts!
Whatever gifts you choose to get for your friends and family, it’s the thought that counts! We hope you get to spend some quality time with your loved ones, which is what this holiday season is really about!