According to the US Department of Transportation, 713 million passengers boarded flights in the 12 months between September 2015 and August 2016. Clearly people are traveling a lot - for work and for play.
So, what are the best travel gifts?
Shopping for someone that’s always on the go? Everyone wants their travels to be as comfortable as their home, so shopping for gifts for the travellers in your life is as easy as can be. Look for comfort and convenience. And, obviously, the smaller - the better.
And, here’s the thing about gear that travels frequently – unless you buy quality, it wears out quickly. So, always opt for the high-end brands when you can afford it. If you happen to spot luggage looking a little rough, it’s only got a few more flights in it, so top it up for your man as soon as you can.
The Faveable team is filled with travellers. We go across the country and across the world all the time. So, if you’re looking for the best gift for travellers, then you can rest easy. We’ve got you covered.
Get more than 100 hours of run time on a single charge. And there are no filters to clean with this rechargeable unit.
It’s a bit expensive for such as small unit.
Airplanes smell. Hotel rooms aren’t always better. And if you’re traveling overseas, you never know what you’re going to get. This air purifier makes it all so much easier to deal with. Sure, it’s on the pricey side, but have you ever woken up after a sleep on a long-haul flight?
If smells don’t bother the traveler that hates traveling so often, this eye mask that also allows you to listen to music anywhere will help to block out the discomfort of being on the plane or in the hotel room. And, this iPad hanger transforms the back seat of any airplane into a hands-free entertainment center; you know, for those the domestic, frill-free airlines.
It’s easy to use and super portable; it won’t take up a lot of room in your carry-on – or a lot of weight.
If it had more padding, it would be more comfortable.
Long haul flights really take their toll on a body. And, unless you’re lucky enough to sit in business class every time you board an airplane, you know just how uncomfortable you’ll be mid flight. While the complementary gin and tonic will help, this foot rest will do wonders. It helps with circulation and relieves pressure on even the longest flights.
Truth be told though, you should probably combine this foot hammock with a travel pillow. And, this is the best eye mask for long flights and international hotels. We think the international traveler in your life will flip for a box with all three.
The three tools were created with precision in mind – and presented in an Italian leather case.
The nose trimmers are manually operated. Bummer.
This brand is all about quality and precision. Although this is a basic set, it will last you an extraordinarily long time. And, it's worth the investment if you need a travel set to bounce around the world with you.
Perfect for travel, this three piece luxury grooming kit consists of essential, quality, and precision grooming tools beautifully packaged in an elegant brown neat's leather case. It features a stainless steel twinox slim line folding nail clipper for precision clipping, tainless steel nail file to shape and smooth nail edges, and stainless steel rotary ear and nose hair trimmer with a brush for a neat, well-groomed look.
Don't need the nose hair trimmer? This men's manicure set is rather stylish too.
This portable scanner uses a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery and saves images to a memory card. Works with the both color and black and white documents.
Sadly, this scanner doesn’t come with the memory card that you need to make this work.
Make expense reports easy. This portable wand scanner scans color (or black & white) images with just a wave of your hand. Images are saved directly to a memory card, but this baby is also WiFi enabled.
This wand scanner will be perfect for those emergency situations at the office when you need to scan a document quickly. It features built-in time and date setting, automatic white balance, and USB 2.0 High-Speed PC Interface. It's also a great device to have while traveling on a business trip.
You’ll need an SD card to store documents. Fortunately, you can pick up some memory here. And, if travel involves lots of documents, this mobile printer is easier to deal with than the hassles of business center printers.
The two zippered pockets are large so you can fit everything you need while traveling. It also has a 100 percent lifetime guarantee.
This bag isn’t leather, it’s high grade polyurethane. That should explain the price.
Grooming doesn’t stop when you’re on the road. And thank heavens for that. But, it does mean you’ll need to store those grooming items somewhere. Everything from razors to lotions should be tucked into pockets that keep it safe from the other stuff in your luggage. We like this bag because it’s sturdy and because the big pockets can handle lots of personal items. And, this is a stylish addition to any traveler’s kit.
Now, if you’re keen on a terrific travel bag, but want something that hangs in hotel bathrooms, this one from Vetelli is also super stylish, maybe more so. And, if he really does need to tote a lot of stuff back and forth on a regular basis, this bag will really make him happy.
You can configure this organizer in any way that suits you best, and the design means it doesn’t matter which systems you work with.
It can be a slightly bulkier option compared to zipper pockets, but enables long cords to stay put.
What’s excellent about this organizer is that it can take devices and wires of just about any size. And, you can tailor it the way you want. That means you can put your iPod cable and headphones next to the iPod itself rather than tucking them into different areas of your bag. And, you don’t need to fuss with zippers and other closures to make it easier than ever to get to your stuff.
This touch screen keypad operates with batteries and fits standard doors. Better still, it can store 30 personalized user codes and works with Z-Wave tech to integrate with your other systems.
This lock chews through batteries quickly. You will need to have spares on hand.
When you’re on the road, it’s normal to worry about what’s happening at home and whether Fido is getting the daily walk you scheduled. A Smart lock is just the way to ease everyone’s tensions – and make sure people can get in when you need it.
Looking for a full review of this Smart lock? Take a look at this Faveable article. In fact, it will give you a run-down of all the best Smart locks out there. And, if you’ve already got locks you can trust, consider these security cameras. And, Nest will help you save heating and cooling costs while still maintaining ideal temperatures for your pets.
This bag fits computers up to 17”, though the inner sleeve is recommended for protection. The lay-flat design is perfect for airport security.
Be a little careful with the zipper. A few users have reported issues after some time.
Traveling with a briefcase-styled carry-on screams power. But, when you're passing through airport security almost constantly you will want something truly comfortable and convenient.
The TSA checkpoint friendly SwissGear Travel Gear ScanSmart Backpack is listed a $130.00 but you can pick it up for under $60 this holiday season. It features a water bottle pocket, an audio interface, and an Airflow Back system. It opens quickly at airport security and laptop is visible while scanning. Take the hassle out of your travel inconveniences.
This alarm clock works with three AAA batteries and has an 180-degree rotational clock-face. It’s small but loud enough to break through that jetlag.
There isn’t a backlight to see the time in the dark.
Whether you’re headed overseas or just to the other edge of the country, time changes can make life difficult. Even if you can hear your phone alarm, it may not register. And, let’s face it, you’ll want a clock if you’re in European hotel rooms. This small gift is brilliant for solving lots of problems, even the ones you didn’t know existed.
If you’re not sold on the benefits of a travel alarm clock, you absolutely should take a look at the airplane footrest found elsewhere on this list. And, anyone that’s constantly on the go will appreciate this foot massager in their stocking. Promise.
This smart charger offers a super-fast charge; up to 2.4 amps per port. It can be used worldwide, accepting anywhere between 100 and 240 volt charges.
You can’t necessarily use all ten ports at once; it has a max 12 amps of charge at a time.
There are serious pros to this charging port. It has ten different ports so you don’t need to move wires around all the time. But, you can’t charge everything to the full potential when you plug gadgets into every port; there’s a 12 amps max charge flowing through this it at any time. That said, every port works with smart tech so it charges each device optimally. Pretty cool, right? And, the sale price isn’t bad either.
Picking this (or any other charging unit) as a Christmas gift? You can hardly go wrong with extra cables. These Anker cables are excellent. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to maximize the plug points in a hotel room so you can manage computers, razors, and portable tech at the same time. And this is just the adaptor to make it possible.
You can expect this razor to give 13,000 cuts a minute and the LCD battery offers a look at its status. It’s easy to use and simpler to clean than expected.
It’s a travel razor more than anything else, so it’s not exactly the best shave you can get.
The fully loaded, wet/dry washable ES8103S boasts a three-blade shaving system for maximum coverage and closeness, even on the toughest parts of your beard! It's the perfect razor for travelers - and a travel pouch comes included in the bundle.
This razor's 30º angle blades cut hair at its base, and a flexible pivoting head lets the shaver float effortlessly along your facial contours. A fast linear motor eliminates the tugging and pulling that can occur with slower shavers, and you’ll get peak power right up to the end of a charge.
This is the brightest battery-powered projector available. The lithium ion battery is, of course, rechargeable. The LEDs last for 20,000 hours.
A few users have reported issues with batteries not holding their charge out of the box.
With this baby, you're always prepared to have a movie showing anywhere. This is a perfect gift for crazy travelers and movie buffs. It has an ultra-bright 125 lumen LED light engine and can connect via HDMI, VGA, Composite inputs plus SD-HC and USB readers.
This pocket projector weighs approximately 12.8 ounces. The P4-X has 15,000 hour LED's that can create an image up to 80". Set up and have a presentation anywhere you can find a wall to project onto.
Of course, a Fire TV stick could make it much easier to relax with the TV in the hotel room. And, if he needs a bit of music to get going in the morning, this small, portable speaker can make all the difference.
Expect the best sound you can get in a mobile speaker. It connects via Bluetooth and the rechargeable battery works for up to 12 hours.
A few users believe there isn’t enough power.
The Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker can connect to your tablet or smartphone to give you great sound. Whether you're on the beach for the afternoon or you're traveling in Europe, this is the sound accessory for you. The speakers feature silicone buttons to keep dirt away. And the rechargeable battery can last up to 14 hours, perfect for those long days by the pool.
While these speakers are the top of the line, you can get a much cheaper portable speaker here (though, it’s perhaps more a personal option rather than a family treat). But if sound quality truly matters, you will want to consider these Bose headphones. They’re not cheap, but they’re oh so good looking.