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Saturday, November 4, 2023

Wanderlust 2023: Top Travel Gifts to Explore the World


The allure of travel is as timeless as it is captivating, and 2023 beckons us to embark on new adventures. Whether you're a globetrotter yourself or know someone with an insatiable wanderlust, gifting travel essentials has never been more exciting.

This year, we've scoured the market for the latest and greatest in travel gifts. From cutting-edge tech gadgets to eco-friendly gear, we've curated a list of items that will elevate every journey. Simply click on the photo of any item to learn more about it.

What makes our travel gift guide even more special? We pledge to give any affiliate commissions to charity. Your support truly makes a difference. Let's make 2023 a year of meaningful adventures and thoughtful gift-giving that spreads joy around the globe.

If you're seeking that extra touch of holiday magic or you're shopping for someone with a passion for cruising, be sure to explore our Cruise Essentials Page. Plus, stay tuned for the delightful stocking stuffer ideas that will add that perfect finishing touch to your holiday celebrations which is number 50!

1.  Sleep Temperature: A Key to Improved Sleep Quality and then, Healthy Travel!

Searching for a gift that redefines sleep comfort? Look no further than the BedJet 3, the newest and most luxurious offering from BedJet. BedJet 3, known for its air-based convective cooling, ultra-rapid warming mode, and unique Dry mode, ensures the recipient enjoys a gift that promises extraordinary sleep quality. With the BedJet 3, they can bid farewell to restless nights and say hello to a deeply refreshing and comfortable sleep. It's the gift of unparalleled slumber that keeps on giving. Give the gift of exceptional sleep with BedJet 3.

It's no secret that the temperature of your sleep environment can have a profound impact on the quality of your rest. In a groundbreaking study led by physicians, the BedJet sleep solution has shown remarkable results, particularly for those who struggle with excessive heat and night sweats.

Unlike any other product in its category, BedJet's clinical sleep results have been published in a medical journal and presented at a medical conference by physicians, for physicians. This recognition underscores the effectiveness of BedJet in enhancing sleep quality for individuals who have long grappled with overheated and uncomfortable nights. Say hello to a more restful, comfortable night's sleep with BedJet.

BUT not everyone needs cooling and maybe they want to spend a little less. Some sleepers aren't happy with temperature control over them because they are accustomed to their linens. Look no further, AquaPad gives you a water flow cooling pad system that is effective at providing better sleep and much less than the competition like Kryo Sleep. AquaPad has a cooling and and heating system and the control unit is much more discreet than competitors'. Make your Holiday money stretch further by decreasing heating and cooling bills and get good sleep before travel making vacations all the more enjoyable. 

AquaPad CozyFlow Heating Mattress Pad

AquaPad Breeze Cooling Mattress Pad

2.  The Perfect Holiday Gift: Duravo International Expandable Carry-On Luggage 

Looking for a unique and thoughtful holiday gift? Look no further! The Duravo International Expandable Carry-On Luggage is the ultimate present for travelers. Its impeccable durability, innovative features, and sleek design make it the gift that keeps on giving for countless journeys to come. Plus, when you gift it, you're not only giving an incredible travel companion but also supporting our charity mission. Make this holiday season extra special with Duravo! Look for discount codes, for example the Black Friday sale is offering 40% off! 

Before you make your decision, we invite you to delve deeper into the exceptional features and experiences with the Duravo International Expandable Carry-On Luggage. Check out our detailed insights in our blog post and video review for an even closer look. It's the best way to make an informed choice this holiday season.

And Duravo's Venture Full Backpack is a great companion for this carry on suitcase. We loved reviewing and traveling with it. So many fellow travelers wanted to hear more! We feel there is nothing else like it on the market! 

3.  Our Favorite Smart Watch for the Active Traveler just got better with the convenience of making and taking phone calls from your wrist!

The Venu 3, available in two versatile sizes (45mm or 41mm), is our favorite fitness watch, now upgraded to provide a more comprehensive health and wellness experience. With a bright and colorful display, it now offers an extended 14-day battery life in smartwatch mode. The addition of Body Battery energy monitoring delivers personalized insights into your physical state based on sleep, stress, and workouts. You can also enjoy a sleep score and personalized coaching. With more than 30 built-in sports apps and the ability to take calls and respond to messages from your wrist, the Venu 3 is a versatile and indispensable tool for a healthier and more connected lifestyle. 

4.  A Great Inspiration for the Challenges of 2023.

Photo Credit: The Museum of the Pacific War/Carlos Javier Sanchez

Did the challenges of 2020 and 2021 bring those you love down? Give them a stories of overcoming adversity all while maintaining a positive perspective on life. WWII Iwo Jima Marine T. Fred Harvey describes his emotional and fascinating wild ride -- a man who has experienced more adventures than most of us can even imagine. Harvey, the son of an alcoholic, abusive father, found a way to adapt.

“Fred has overcome catastrophic wounds from multiple hand grenades that should have killed him,” says one reviewer of Harvey's book. “He even excelled as a track and football coach and mentored so many others. Fred rates as one of the top people in tenacity, perseverance and positive mental attitude.”  To learn more about T. Fred Harvey and his journey, read our article and Sig Christianson's stories of Fred becoming the oldest Marine to finish the Marine Corp Marathon in Fredericksburg, Texas October 25, 2020

As one of our absolute favorites of 2023 publications and from one of our favorite authors, consider gifting the #1 New York Times bestseller, a captivating publication from the author of Steve Jobs and other acclaimed biographies. This astonishingly intimate story delves into the life of a rule-breaking visionary, a figure who ushered in the age of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. As a remarkable twist, this innovator also took over Twitter, making it a perfect gift for anyone intrigued by the intersection of technology, innovation, and the profound impact of one individual's journey.

5.  For the Patriot or Veteran! Get them a Unique Gift Made in America by a Veteran-owned Company!

Pocket Square Heroes® are the worlds first award and patriotic inspired fashion accessory brand for veterans, patriots, military, and first responders. We love the subdued design, but there are so many to choose from to please your favorite patriot! Maybe they aren't sure how to place a pocket square? Help them out with a pocket square holder!

 6.  For Travelers Who Love to Take Videos to the Next Level Especially Underwater.

Yes there are newer GoPros but we still think the HERO10 Black is the best performer you can get at a great price. 

HERO10 Black is one of the most versatile cameras in the game, delivering all-out speed and ultimate ease. Powered by the revolutionary GP2 processor, HERO10 Black shoots 5.3K video with higher frame rates, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and game-changing HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes.

HERO10 Black/HERO9 Black are rugged and waterproof right out of the box, but this housing handles anything you can throw at it. It protects from dirt and flying debris, and it’s waterproof down to 196ft (60m) for deep-water diving.

Choose from four digital lenses in HERO mode to get the shot. Capture video and photos in Narrow, Linear, Wide and Max Super View-the widest view yet. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.

For less expensive and other alternatives, look at the other version GoPro's:

GoPro HERO8 Black transforms adventures into incredible QuikStories right on a phone. With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable waterproof design, and HERO8 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it. The HERO8 has improved battery access which was desperately needed!

The latest of the GoPro Hero9 Black is one of the best GoPro yet. The key addition to this newer model is the front-facing color LCD screen, which allows you to frame yourself while vlogging, when used as a webcam, or just for selfies. The resolution gets a boost too, with a 20 megapixel stills capability and a 5K video shooting. The latter will be overkill for many, but it also allows 14.7 megapixel grabs from video, which could be hard to resist. 

At 2.27-inch, its rear display is larger than that found on the GoPro Hero8 Black, and its Hypersmooth 3.0 video stabilization system – unique to this model – is unbeatably smooth. Thanks to its removable lens cover there’s also an option to add a Max Lens Mod accessory to the Hero9 Black, which will bring a few GoPro Max-style features including 360º horizon lock and an ultra-wide 155º Max SuperView mode. Either way, even the ‘basic’ Hero9 Black is a thoroughly advanced piece of kit.

7.  AirTags

You must of heard of "Luggage Gate 2022." The problems are still not solved! With the contraction of Airline staff, labor shortages and personnel strikes worldwide, piles of luggage were sitting for days without anyone to connect them back with their owners. Apple released their AirTags before that and who knew at the time what a lifesaver they would be for so many travelers. Use AirTags to track your luggage, loved ones (yes this can be helpful when traveling in case you get separated!), purses, wallets keys, pets and more. The reason AirTags work so well is that whenever a person with an iPhone gets close to your AirTag the network displays the tag's location. We use these to hold our AirTags in a discrete location in our luggage and we transfer these to whatever we need to track once at our location. 

Not an iPhone user? Samsung has the best trackers because they also use the Samsung network to ping your tracker and display its location. 

8.  Our Favorite Purchase of 2023 with over 20,000 5 Star Reviews!

Bose upped its game with flagship headphones that boast class-leading and augmented reality technology so you can fully tune out the world around you.

One of the newest from Bose are the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. They are impressive. With 11 distinct levels of noise cancellation you can make adjustments based on your environment and how much you want to disconnect from the area around you. At a minimum, the headphones are almost invisible, allowing in ambient noise as though you aren’t wearing headphones at all. Each increase in the noise-cancellation feature subtly decreases more audible distractions, up to and including complete silence. Imagine the sheer bliss of tuning out every screaming baby and chatty seatmate on your next long haul flight. Don't want to plug into the plane's movie system using their provide headphones but would rather use your own bluetooth headphones? Invest in a AirFly.  Or want to watch a show with someone else and each of you use your own bluetooth connected headphones (how great is this for traveling with children?!), invest in the AirFly Duo. The AirFly is on our Black Friday list this year! 

9.  Help Protect The Outdoor Traveler from Harmful UV Radiation while Keeping them Warm!

We all know the traveler who stays active and travels to cold locations! Unfortuanately there aren't many brimmed hats to wear in the cold! Help them keep the sun off of their face while staying warm with Trailheads! This comes in multiple colors!

10.  We don't know about you, but now that we are back out and about, our sunglasses are getting dirty again!

We saw this at a festival in California and were so impressed that we knew this would be a great stocking stuffer recommendation for our followers. Smitty's Glass Wax is a wax that repels dirt & keeps glasses clean for weeks. It is perfect for both Prescription Glasses, Sunglasses, Phones, Tablets, Watches, Rings, Gameboys, Portable GPS, Monitors, LCD TV's & much more! 

11.   How Cliche! But He will LOVE The Allett Original Wallet

Don't let your favorite Dad be a victim of identity theft when traveling!  The Allett Wallet has so many features that we love: RFID protection, water resistant, lightweight, colorful and slim! Help him avoid that "fat wallet syndrome" with this highly rated wallet that is a great price too! Check out our full video review at YouTube:

12.   Show our nation's veterans that you stand with them so they know that some is there when they see you with apparel from Grunt Style.

For those seeking a unique and spirited gift, Grunt Style offers a compelling option. Their apparel isn't just about style; it's a statement of attitude and values. Grunt Style has instilled the indomitable American spirit into every piece, making it the ideal choice for anyone who cherishes freedom, bacon, and whiskey. While one doesn't need to be a veteran to wear Grunt Style, they do need to share a deep appreciation for the principles that define it. Whether as a gift for a veteran or a passionate patriot, Grunt Style's clothing conveys a powerful message of unwavering support for American ideals. Give the gift of attitude and values with Grunt Style. Get a women's version here.

13. Compression socks are always needed for the Traveler by Plane, Train or Automobile!

These are our new favorites for price, quality and effect!  Fear of "economy class syndrome" is more common than ever as airlines aim to fit more seats on planes at the expense of leg room.  Click here to learn about the definition, who is at risk, symptoms and treatment. BUT you should always ask your medical provider about your personal risk and what you should do for prevention!  We always wear compression socks to reduce ankle swelling ourselves!  Treat your favorite traveler to a great pair of socks to make them smile!  Multiple patterns are available including solids, strips and other designs. Not sure how and why to wear these?  Check out our video full of tips for using compression socks including how to put them on:

14. We Were so Happy with Our DJI Osmo, We Bought a Mavic Mini 3 Drone!  These are flying off the shelves!

It's was just released and is receiving rave reviews! If they're new to drones, the new Mini would be a great place to start. It would also make for nifty gift for your kid, due to the low cost and ease of use. Just remember to follow Federal Aviation Administration guidelines that don't allow flying higher than 400 feet, in crowded areas, over people's heads or oncoming cars. The drone is so light, at .54 pounds, that it falls right under the FAA's requirement for recreational users of drones to register their device. (The legal minimum is .55 pounds.) 

15. Most Travelers Rely Upon Battery Technology for their Daily Charging Needs but not all Power Banks work for Laptops or other Large Electronics

Planning on using their laptop while on the road? A small portable charger might be fine for keeping their smartphone and wireless earbuds charged, but they will need something a little bigger to help their power-hungry portable laptop and tablet stay juiced. A large power bank, like this one, can charge a rapid charge a laptop or tablet multiple times. PowerHouse 100 has 27,000mAh of charging power to ensure over one complete charge for the 2020 MacBook Air and a significant battery boost for other laptops. Depending on battery size, most smartphones will get over 4 full charges with tablets also charging at least once.

The built-in AC outlet uses a pure sine wave inverter to ensure the power output is just as good as what you get at home. This comes with a 45W wall charger and USB-C to USB-C cable so you have everything you need to recharge PowerHouse’s internal battery.

16.  One of the MOST Popular items in a Large Online Travel Community

The reimot luggage cup holder lets them fly through the airport without spilling their drink all over themselves! 

17. Great Looking and Durable RFID Money Clip Wallet - Luxury at a GREAT price

The Ridge Wallet grew into one of the most popular minimalist wallets on the market, spawning countless knockoffs and competitors. There’s a good reason why. After testing out several slim, minimalist wallets over the years, we’ve eventually come back to The Ridge Wallet as our current wallet of choice, because of it's ease of use. We’ve worn through lesser minimalist options in just a few months, where The Ridge Wallet barely showed its age or use after more than a year of daily use. And with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE, you can't go wrong! 

There are less expensive alternatives to the Ridge wallet that we've heard great reviews about from radio personalities. 

18. A Stylish and Elegant Travel Cardigan to Wear on the Plane or as a Coverup at Their Destination

Want to give them a cozy travel cardigan but don't want to spend over $100 on a Barefoot Dreams style? This highly-rated and cute lightweight travel cardigan has lots of colors and lengths available. We love the pockets for stashing items when out and about! And the price is sure to please your wallet! 

19.  Get Them One of the Best Anti-Theft Bags for Travel or Home! 

If they’re looking for an anti-theft bag for use in a hotel or inside a backpack, PacSafe's bag is a step above the rest. Lock this bag to the bed frame at a hotel and it won’t get up and walk away; the cable is cut resistant, even if would-be thieves bring bolt cutters. A great choice for hostels or other open housing styles, they can rest easy knowing that without the lock combination, no one will be accessing this bag.
It's great for home or travel allowing them to keep prescriptions, valuables, or documents out of the wrong hands!  See our full review here: 

20.  Embr – Help them Fall Asleep with Warm or Cool Sensations

Too hot or too cold—either one can make sleep a challenge, and everyone has their own temperature preference. The right bedding can make a difference, but for a more high-tech approach, give them the Embr Wave bracelet. It stimulates the inside of their wrist with warm or cool sensations, helping make the rest of the body comfortable when it’s time to drift off into slumber. And the best thing for us?  You can take it with you wherever you go!  Silver and rose gold finishes are available but there are some different color replacement bracelets purchasable!

21.  Our Favorite Carryon Backpack is one of the Most popular WORLDWIDE! 

We love Cotopaxi!  It's made in the USA and is one of the lightest carryon bags you will find!  It's tough to use a backpack that weighs a lot before you even start packing.  That's where Cotopaxi 42L comes in!  This pack is perfectly sized for carry-on convenience, loaded with well-designed features, and tough enough to handle years of use.

If you're worried it may be too big for them, go for the 35L size.  

For those that want a larger backpack, we invested in a 55L Eagle Creek Backpack this year. It has hit the road with us many times and fits in most overhead compartments. 

22.  A Lightweight Solid Shampoo and Conditioner for All Types of Hair

We always carry solid toiletries for our carry on only trips because they weigh less and don't need to be placed in your liquids bag.  One of our personal favorites is the HiBar brand.  They are eco friendly and the shape makes them easy to use and get to the roots of your mane! Regular, moisturizing and volumizing versions are available!  Tip: A half bar will last for at least a month, so you can cut them in half and take in only one container. 

23.  One of the most enjoyable times on a vacation is capturing selfies!  They are fun and for groups, have a meaningful closeness! 

Our favorite selfie stick extends to about 4 feet and has multiple attachments for Cameras, Cellphones or GoPro.  What we love about this selfie stick is the tripod, and the quick release clip lock system that is fast, reliable and easy to use. 

24.  Give a Pair of Comfortable and Versatile Waterproof Boots for Winter Travel!

Our readers always are recommending boots from Sorel as being perfect for traveling in the colder months. The leather and suede design of the Sorel Emelie Chelsea Boot with the soft microfleece lining will keep your feet cozy and warm, no matter how chilly it gets. Our readers particularly like these cold-weather boots for traveling to more extreme winter destinations, such as Iceland. One blogger says she spent two weeks in Iceland when it was hit by the biggest snow storm in 40 years, and her Tivoli boots kept her toasty and dry. Several colors are available to find the perfect pair for them!

25.  Every Woman needs THAT ONE COMFORTABLE Pair of Earrings for Travel!  Give Her a Pair of Travel Inspired Earrings! 

Dainty and comfortable! These airplane earrings, crafted from 925 sterling silver and available in various finishes, serve as a symbol of one's dreams taking flight during their journey, making them a meaningful and unique gift choice. With their 17.6*17.6mm size, they are perfect for a range of special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or graduations. Encased in a beautiful gift box, these earrings are a thoughtful present for anyone looking to convey their best wishes and aspirations to a loved one.

26.  Home or Away, Everyone Needs a Safe Place to Keep their Valuables!

As you venture back onto the beach, rental homes or the pool, a portable safe is so important.  As you can tell from this post there are many forms to consider.  The Master Lock portable safes is one of the most economical options for gift giving! The Master Lock 5900D Set Your Own Combination Portable Personal Safe features durable construction made to withstand abuse and is water resistant. The safe measures 2-1/5in (57mm) H x 9-2/5in (23.9cm) W x 5-1/10in (13.1cm) D; and is ideal for recreation, campus, office, travel or leisure use. The safe includes a cable to wrap securely around a fixed object or use as a carrying handle. The Limited Lifetime Warranty provide peace of mind from a brand you know and can trust.  One feature we love is the ear bud/charging cable access port that allows the user to charge or use their devices while they are securely stored for on-the-go enjoyment.

27.  For the Traveler who Loves Yoga and Stays Fit Home and Away

Perfect for the globetrotting yogi or workout buff, the Toplus Yoga Mat is compact, non-slip, and tiny enough to fit in even the smallest travel bag. It's made of eco-friendly suede and comes with a one-year warranty. We love to workout while on the road or while staying home during the pandemic and this mat has been one of our go to pieces of equipment!

28.  Jet Bag USA FLAG - The Original ABSORBENT Reusable & Protective Bottle Bags

Traveling with wine-or other liquids-is a tricky prospect at best. Heightened security and restrictions mean your wine purchases end up in your checked luggage. How do you protect your wine when your suitcase is thrown on to luggage belts and jostled inside airplanes? Top selling Jet Bags are the answer! The JetBag is the perfect way to transport wine (or any other liquids) in your suitcase when traveling. A resealable, recyclable and reusable carrier with a zip top closure, the JetBag completely secures your liquids. Lined with a protective and absorbent materials, the JetBag pads and helps protect your bottle from breakage-and absorbs the liquid should something still cause damage to the bottle. The JetBag is an inexpensive and lightweight solution to give you the ultimate protection for your breakable purchases-and you don't have to limit its use to wine. The JetBag is also a great way to transport liquor, perfume, vinegar-any liquid contained in a breakable bottle.

29.  We've been seeing these all over Instagram: Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket

They can take it with them or use it at home, we tried the Barefoot Dreams throw blanket—and it’s just as good as Chrissy Teigen says!  This has been dubbed the "softest blanket ever," and after trying it, we agree!  This sells out often at Nordstrom but Amazon usually has some in stock! 

The only thing we don't like about the blanket? The fact that it's ruined us for all other blankets. It sounds cheesy—and trust us, we cringe writing that—but it's true. Even the throw that we had previously dubbed our softest throw doesn't compare. The other thing we don't love is the high price point but, as you'll see below, we do think the Barefoot Dreams blanket is worth the splurge. If you have sticker shock, try another highly-rated alternative: 

30.  Give Them Something Close to Their Hearts...Literally: Kardia Mobile 6L

In our eyes Kardia is the textbook example of technology shaping health care, empowering and supporting not only e-patients, but medical professionals as well. So, let’s take a look at their newest creation, the KardiaMobile6L! Compared to the Apple Watch, which only provides a 1 lead EKG (don't get us wrong, that is great!), Kardia Mobile 6L gives what medical providers are used to seeing, a 6L EKG. We use this ourselves and love the portability of this little unit!

    31.  People are More Homesick than Ever these days!

    If you’re traveling somewhere for awhile, can't go home, or moving to a new state, it’s nice to have things that remind you of home like these Homesick Candles. Made of soy wax with a 60-80 hour burn time, you can enjoy the scent you miss whenever you want.

    There are so many options to choose from, including states like Montana, regions like Southern California, or specific cities like Boston or Miami, and many more. Newer options are countries!  Maybe you want to remember the location of your favorite trip like France!

    32.  Diversion Safe Hairbrush!

    There are many reasons to be cautious when they travel. If they carry extra cash, jewelry, or other small items that they don’t want out in the open, a diversion safe like this hair brush with a hollow core can be the perfect solution. It’s a great gift idea for people who stay in hostels, who prefer not to use a hotel safe, or those who just want to be discrete.

    33.  For the Anyone who Carries Tension (who doesn't these days???) or Experiences Pain

    Getting a post-flight massage can beat jet lag, improve circulation, and release tension. If they can’t make it to the spa, these palm-sized firm massage balls act like a portable foam roller to work out the knots and loosen tight muscles in feet, hips, back, shoulders, legs, etc. They could use a tennis ball, but the crevice in the middle of this design is more comfortable to use around places like the spine and come with a handy carrying bag. 

    34.  For the Traveler who Wants to Organize, Fit More and Keep their things Clean and Dry

    We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our compression bags for travel.  And HiBag is our favorite brand because of the sizes they offer and the quality. This is one item that we will not leave home without. A vacuum is NOT needed with these.  Wonder what's the best way to use them? Watch our Video Below!

    35.  Smart, Sexy, Secure. When Privacy is a Must!

    TROVA is a smart storage device designed with an equal focus on discretion, security and beauty – perfect for jewelry, medications, credit cards and more. Tightly sealed and artfully designed in sleek Aluminum Alloy, TROVA vessels range from pocket & handbag sized to larger containers that can be displayed, concealing its contents from inappropriate audiences. Wirelessly connected via Bluetooth and accessible through biometric scanning, TROVA’s proprietary app allows only paired users to unlock it protecting TROVA and its contents secure.

    Keep valuables secure, but not out of sight. That’s the intriguing premise behind Trova, a smart storage device designed by a husband and wife team from Colorado. purpose is to protect small things from theft, snooping, children.

    Check out our live review of TROVA Go and TROVA Sleeve at YouTube by clicking below!

    36.  For the Fashionable Traveler with Aging Eyes!

    As a heartfelt holiday gift recommendation, we can't help but share our own personal experience with the remarkable Floxite magnifying travel mirror. This versatile mirror not only provides 10X magnification but also boasts built-in lighting, making it invaluable for low-light situations. Additionally, its stand-alone feature allows you to go hands-free for tasks like applying cosmetics or inserting contacts, and it has been our trusted companion on countless journeys around the world.

    37.  Magnetic Power Bank So They Can Charge and Take Photos All at the Same Time

    We have a strong affinity for this product. The MagSafe power bank seamlessly and magnetically attaches to their phone, allowing them to use it while charging, and it also features a handy kickstand for those moments when they wish to enjoy content on their phone during charging. It's on our list of must-have items for this year's Black Friday shopping!

    38.  Phones are Important for Travel, but How Can They be Clean??!  PhoneSoap is the answer!

    A highly acclaimed choice for healthy travel enthusiasts! PhoneSoap's groundbreaking technology, showcased on both ABC's Shark Tank and rigorously tested on the Discovery Channel, effectively eliminates bacteria, making it a trusted and celebrated product for those seeking a clean and hygienic travel experience. Think of the germs we are exposed to during travel! Stay healthy and charge a phone all at the same time.

    39.  Goodr Sunglasses are a Cult Favorite of Fitness Fanatics and Travelers Everywhere!

    We absolutely love these glasses for our travel adventures and athletic pursuits. Not only do they come at an amazing price point, but they're our go-to choice for preventing slippage during sweaty and bouncy runs, hikes, or tours, thanks to their special grip coating and lightweight, snug design. Goodr's sunglasses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection with their UV400 lenses, and their polarized lenses effectively reduce glare. With a wide array of styles and colors to choose from, picking just one becomes a delightful challenge! We reviewed Goodr Glasses last year and in this video you might hear one of us sing

    40.  For the International Traveler with GREAT Hair!

    When traveling internationally a dual voltage hair appliance is necessary!  Otherwise the one they bring may get short circuited and stop working!  We love this lightweight mini hair straightener for its versatility and ability to use internationally.  

    41.  Still our Favorite Travel Pillow!

    Having tested numerous travel pillows, BCozzy remains our top pick! With three available sizes for both children and adults, we adore its soft, versatile design that offers exceptional neck support no matter how we position it. We recommend size Large for most Women and Extra Large for Men

    42. They Can Use a VR set to Tour the World, Exercise and more from the Privacy and Safety of Their Home! 

    Meta Quest 2 is one of the most advanced all-in-one VR systems yet. Every detail has been engineered to make virtual worlds adapt to your movements, letting them explore awe-inspiring games and experiences with unparalleled freedom.  Formerly known as Quest, the name now is Meta Quest. 

    43. For the Traveler Who Loves Taking Photos and Videos (and let's face it...who doesn't?)

    Having owned multiple versions of this fantastic gimbal, we can't express enough how much we adore the DJI Osmo Mobile 6 (OM6). Looking for a gift idea to enhance someone's photography and videography experience? Look no further than the latest smartphone gimbal. This smart stabilizer is an ideal companion on all our journeys, from family skiing trips and hiking expeditions to capturing endearing pet moments. The OM6 showcases a compact, foldable design that easily fits in your hand and unfolds instantly for spontaneous shots. Its built-in extension rod ensures dynamic angles and flawless selfies, while a range of intelligent features and the user-friendly DJI Mimo app simplify the entire process, from shooting to editing and sharing, guaranteeing that no memorable moment goes uncaptured.

    44. For the Traveler Who Worries they will Forget Something or even worse...Worries about Germs!

    Never worry about leaving things behind on the plane again with the So-Mine Commuter Essential Travel Organizer—a thoughtful gift suggestion for anyone who loves to travel. This handy organizer keeps travel accessories and electronics close at hand during road trips, train journeys, and flights, featuring 6 inner pockets, a front flap with a zipper pocket, and two cord management loops for noise-cancelling headphones. Whether they hang it from a seat back pocket or attach it to a rolling suitcase handle using the elastic strap, this gift makes family road trips a breeze by keeping coloring books, crayons, toys, snacks, and more easily accessible.

    45.  One of the most enjoyable times on a vacation is capturing photos!  This device developed by Apple makes it so easy!

    Recently named Time Magazine's 100 Best Inventions of 2021 "Special Mention", Wristcam is the most complete accessory for your Apple Watch.

    Now you can go without your phone, and use your Apple Watch to capture 4K photo, 1080p video, and even video live chat with the Wristcam App. It's time to activate your Apple Watch Superpowers.

     46. Theragun Mini

    Whether they are a fitness buff or just dealing with daily aches and pains, help them limber up with Theragun's percussive therapy which gently eases cramping and tightness in minutes.  The Theragun mini is his pocket-sized partner, giving him Theragun quality muscle treatment with unparalleled portability. Compact but powerful, Theragun mini is the most agile massage device that goes wherever he does. The Theragun is used by physical therapists, trainers, chiropractors, celebrities, athletes, and over 250 professional sports teams worldwide. 

    47.  Pacsafe RFIDsafe Z100 Anti-Theft RFID Blocking Bifold Wallet

    The RFIDsafe Z100 Anti-Theft RFID Blocking BiFold Wallet from Pacsafe is the ideal travel wallet to keep his personal information and valuables from falling into the wrong hands. Most ID cards and credit cards contain a RFID micro-chip that contains sensitive information, which can be accessed from up to 10 feet away with an RFID reader. Pacsafe’s award-winning RFIDsafe blocking material that’s built into the RFIDsafe Z100 helps prevent the transmission of this data between 10MHz – 3GHz.

    The detachable, hard-to-cut chain strap and hook add another layer of protection to help prevent pickpockets by wrapping it around his wrist or securing to a belt loop while in his pocket. Don't let your favorite person be a victim of identity theft when traveling!

    48. A Great gift For the Coffee Lover

    For anyone who appreciates a good cup of coffee on the go, consider cold brew as a portable and vacuum-insulated solution. It's the modern take on traditional iced coffee, offering a smoother, naturally sweet taste with 80% lower acidity. Using cold water to steep coffee, as with the Asobu cold brew method, also gives it an extra caffeine kick. What's more, this process preserves antioxidants, making cold brew a healthier and more natural choice. It's the ideal gift for those who need their daily coffee fix, whether they're heading to work, the gym, or simply enjoying a moment of relaxation.

    48. Phone Tether is one of our favorite travel items of 2023! 

    A versatile and practical gift, this phone security accessory is perfect for anyone attending music festivals, concerts, traveling, or navigating crowded areas. It's an effective way to keep a phone safe from potential theft or accidental drops. The set includes four adhesive phone patches and two stretchy phone tether lanyards, providing flexibility and peace of mind in various daily activities. Whether for EDC, vacations, or regular outings, this gift offers enhanced phone protection and convenience for its recipient.

    49. Gift with Purpose: Cincha's Travel Belt – Elegance, Convenience, and Compassion All in One

    When choosing a gift, why not opt for something that not only enhances travel but also supports a noble cause? Consider gifting Cincha's innovative Travel Belt. Not only does it make traveling easier and more stylish, but it also makes a meaningful impact. For every Travel Belt purchase, Cincha donates 100 frequent flier airline miles through its partnership with the nonprofit, Miles4Migrants. This contribution helps reunite migrant families around the world. The Travel Belt, featured on Shark Tank, elegantly secures personal bags to the top of carry-on or checked luggage, simplifying the travel experience. It's a thoughtful gift that not only adds convenience but also spreads kindness and compassion.

    50. Our Second Annual Stocking Stuffer Section! 

    Travelon Metro Stadium Mini Anti-Theft Crossbody

    Colored multi-port charging Cords that they Won't Forget at Hotels

    Travel Adapter with USB-C port

    Waterproof Phone Lanyards

    TSA Luggage Locks 

    Pill Organizer Cases

    Hat Clips

    Combination Luggage Strap

    Water Bottle Sling Bag

    Water Bottle Rings 

    Travel Utensils

    Remember, if you have questions related to your health, always consult your doctor or medical professional. The information presented here is informative only and is not medical advice.


    1. So many great ideas. The air tags are a must for us when we travel now.

    2. What an extensive list of travel gadgets. I just ordered a power bank and doesn't work. Unfortunately, 30 days have passed so I can't return. I am going to get the one you recommended. Thanks for sharing. So many cool electronic gadget.

    3. Great tips. It's so important to be well prepared when travel.