You always need a few extra holiday gift ideas this time of year, right? It seems that no matter how much you plan and no matter how many places you look, finding the right gifts can be a challenge. Since we’re pretty much surrounded by travel lovers, we put together this handy list of travel-related holiday gift ideas that are fun, practical, and won’t break the bank.
S’well water bottles make ideal gifts for friends and family who are on the go. The double-walled stainless steel design keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Plus, they are BPA-free, non-leaching and non-toxic. Sarah Kauss, S’well’s Founder, started the company to help rid the world of plastic bottles. With a multitude of colors, designs, and patterns, there’s one on the S’well website that would be perfect for the traveler on your holiday gift list. Price: $35.00
Doesn’t matter where they travel or what they bring along, the Vault can handle it. This backpack’s FlexVent suspension system boasts compression-molded shoulder straps for maximum support and ventilation. For night nomads, the reflective bike-light loop, reflective water bottle tabs and reflective shoulder strap webbing create 360 degrees of reflectivity. Price: $44.99
Packaged in a retro-styled tin that looks like an RV camper, this board game is designed for a wide range of ages and is easy to learn. The whole family can participate by competing in word challenges while on a cross-country road trip adventure. Players can answer fun RoadTrip “challenge” cards to be the first to direct your “family cruiser” station wagon across the map. You can even customize your station wagon with stickers that are included. There are even unpredictable “rest stops” along the way that add to the excitement. Price: $20.37
For the snap-happy traveler who loves taking photos, Mobi-Lenses are one of the best holiday gift ideas because they can convert an iPhone into a wide or macro lens. The Mobi-Lens is simply clamped over the front or rear-facing iPhone camera and adjusted until the image is crystal clear. Up to 65% more of the background is included in shots taken with this wide-angle lens, without having to worry about removing an iPhone case to use it. Price: $19.99
If you know someone that takes extended trips or occasionally needs to launder clothes while on the road, the Eco-Nuts Trial Size Organic Laundry Detergent makes a great stocking stuffer or grab bag gift. When you order, you get a package with a trial pack of Eco Nuts (Soap Nuts), organic liquid detergent and baby laundry powder. The “nuts” that are used for the detergent are actually dried berries from a tree that grows in the Himalayas. When agitated in water, they produce a natural surfactant called saponin, which gently cleanses laundry. Price: $5.00
If you are on the road often, what gifts have you received that have been particularly useful and appreciated? Share your comments on the Easy Escapes RV Facebook page!