Who is ready for the holidays? NOT ME. So I am doing some last minute desperate shopping on Amazon for those lucky enough to make my “nice” list. I’m also, of course, doing a little (a lot?) of shopping for me. Here’s what’s on my shopping list this Christmas…some great last minute holiday gift ideas for travelers! For those in the UK, look for the UK-specific link at the end of each product.
Krista’s Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers
Do you worry about your checked bags when you travel as much as I do? LugLoc might give you some peace of mind. It sends real-time notifications to your mobile phone when your luggage is close by and the battery lasts 15 days. Note that this isn’t a GPS per se, but rather a device to tell you if your luggage has arrived at your destination and/or has made it onto your flight. (Read the Amazon reviews for more.) One of my favorite last minute holiday gift ideas for travelers!
This is my go-to Christmas gift this season for travelers and non-travelers alike. Everyone gets a charging pad! You get a charging pad and you get a charging pad and I get a charging pad! With this small accessory, you can charge your compatible Qi-compatible devices without the need to plug your device in to a wall charger or USB port. Buy a charging pad! Buy one for everyone this holiday season!
Most older hotels still don’t have outlets by the bed. I had a Eureka! moment a few months ago when I realized that if I had a long enough iPhone cable, maybe I didn’t need an outlet by the bed. Such a basic revelation but LIFE-CHANGING. Traveling hasn’t been the same since. Excellent, inexpensive stocking stuffer and one of the better value last minute gift ideas for travelers. Useful for travelers and homebodies!
Guys, this thing is crazy amazing. While you are stuck in cattle class this holiday season, it will hold your Chardonnay and prop up your iPad at the same time! GENIUS.
Do it for the ‘gram this Christmas. (Really though, when are you NOT doing it for the ‘gram?) Then print and share 2×3-inch snapshots or stickers from your iOS or Android devices with a simple tap. Set up Sprocket at holiday parties and events, and everyone can connect to your mobile printer using Bluetooth connectivity. Bring it along during your travels with friends too!
After hearing so many travelers rave about packing cubes, I finally caved and now I don’t understand why I haven’t been using them all along. Truth: I am a messy packer. But with packing cubes, at least I know where my underwear is. These are great for keeping related things together. It might be a bit like giving someone socks for Christmas but any heavy traveler will appreciate this gift.
Taking this a step further — if you don’t just want to stay organized and really need to save space, check out these amazing compression packing cubes!! One of the most excellent last minute gift ideas for travelers who refuse to travel with anything but a carry-on.
Many airlines are even getting rid of in-flight entertainment systems because so many people bring their own devices. This is another cool gadget to help you watch video on your phone or tablet easily on the plane while traveling.
US: Buy a Lockjaww. UK: Nothing similar. Sozz.
To get a great posed shot, get one of these GorillaPod tripods and to make life even easier for yourself, get the kind with the remote control camera shutter. Bluetooth works up to 30 ft away. Can be used both with video and still photography. Just pair the release to your mobile phone. Position your smartphone anywhere with this version that has magnetic feet, making your travel photos even easier.
Most Airbnb’s don’t come with safes, so I’ve started carrying around this portable safe from Pacsafe. It contains stainless steel wire mesh embedded into poly canvas fabric to help prevent would-be thieves from getting to your valuables while you are traveling. Definitely provides some peace of mind! Pacsafe offers a number of portable safes and travel bags. I highly recommend Pacsafes as gifts for your traveling friends!
Guys, you really don’t want to see my backpack when I travel. It’s full of random cords. Not anymore! This little guy keeps everything nice and organized. These are just fab gift ideas for travelers with multiple iPhones, iPads, laptops, Kindles, portable speakers, FitBits…you get the picture…
Stitched with a pocket large enough to fit your iPhone with room for a passport, keys and some cash. This means travelling just got easier for you to keep your belonging safe, secure and inconspicuous while being fashion forward on the go. These are excellent holiday gift ideas for travelers, male and female. (Hence why I picked gray for this photo.)
OK, I think that’s it for now for my last minute holiday gift ideas for travelers. What are you getting the travelers in your life for Christmas? I’d love any tips.