We all know travel can be stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is what to pack for your next trip! To help make travel easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most useful Travel Gifts that will ensure smarter travel. From travel gear like luggage and travel hacks, to travel accessories like small but powerful travel hairdryers and noise canceling headphones – this travel gift guide has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
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The Best Travel Gifts for Any Traveler:
Under Armour Face Masks
The Underarmour Sportsmask was by far the best thing I found this year — I loved how comfy and non-restrictive its material felt when wearing it. This mask was so popular this past summer and had a waitlist for many months but has now been re-stocked thank goodness. If you are doing any kind of travel, spend the extra money on this face mask and you will be so happy at the end of your journey that you did.
Mini Wet Brushes
The first time I used a wet brush to detangle my hair, I was in love. If you have never used a wet brush before, it will quickly become your new best friend and the one item that you cannot forget at home when you travel. The mini wet brushes are the perfect size, do just as good a job as the full sized version but take up much less space in your luggage. Buy the mini pack of three and put one in each travel bag!
Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker
We do not travel anywhere without our Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker! We use it everywhere during our travels, it makes watching movies on a laptop so much more enjoyable and it pumps out the best sound quality for its size. We have tried many travel bluetooth speakers but this one has become our favourite and the battery lasts for up to 12 hours before having to recharge.
Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottles
The Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottles are a recent discovery of mine and one that I wish I had found sooner. I have tried several different brands of silicone toiletry bottles but I always found that they took up too much space and I never used up even half of the product inside. Enter the Matador FlatPak’s which are lightweight, pack flat and allow for a perfect amount of volume inside. They are fantastic for toothpaste and always seem to hold just the right amount of shampoo. These silicone toiletry bottles are now a staple in my travel toiletry kit.
Family Passport Holder
I have been on the hunt for a family passport holder that will handle at least four passports, Nexus Cards, travel insurance cards and paper boarding cards. It has been surprisingly difficult to find one that I like and this family passport holder fits the bill. I also really like the Love & Lore brand as well but I find this one is easier to access.
Sony RX100 Travel Camera
If you don’t feel like lugging around a large camera, the Sony RX100 is the perfect travel camera and has 200mm of zoom. It has manual control and RAW format shooting and although smartphones are gaining in popularity, they just can’t compete with this pocket camera.
Nomad Lane’s Bento Bag
I have owned this incredible canvas carry-on bag from Nomad Lane for years and I couldn’t imagine traveling anywhere without it. It is the perfect size to slide under the seat in front of you or tuck away in the overhead bin. The trolley sleeve allows you to slide it over your roller bag and the USB port allows for easy charging on the go. My favourite part of this bag is how organized it is, meaning you won’t have to dig around endlessly looking for what you need. Check out my extensive review on Nomad Lane’s Bento Bag and learn about all the amazing features that I just can’t travel without!
Our family has been traveling with Burton Luggage for over 25 years and we have not found any other luggage that would even consider making us switch brands. Our favourite Burton Luggage is the Expandable Wheelie Flight Deck Carry-on Bag that is incredibly durable, offers many stylish patterns and colors and holds an insane amount of items inside. The wheels are some of the best in the travel world, feeling more like rollerblade wheels than luggage wheels. If you are looking for luggage that looks stylish, is durable and travels well, we highly recommend Burton Luggage.
Travel Eye Mask
If there is one item that I absolutely cannot travel without, regardless of how far I’m going or how long I’m going for, it is my eye mask. I cannot fall asleep on airplanes or hotel rooms without one. This particular eye mask is a favourite of mine and is a recent update to the previous model. If you are on the hunt for the perfect travel eye mask, this one will become your new best friend.