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Gift Guide for Travelers

Need a gift for a traveler in your life? You can't go wrong with one of these ideas.

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Passport organizer

Keep everyone's passports and boarding passes together along with your credit cards and cash. This also has a handy wristlet to help will you wait in the TSA line and a front pocket for your phone.

Packing cubes

This set comes in lots of fun colors and even includes a laundry bag. Group things so many ways: by person, item type, day. It makes it so easy to keep your suitcase organized.

Turkish towel

It doesn't pick up sand, dries fast, can be used as a beach towel, shower towel, blanket, or table cover. This one comes in a travel bag and can double up as a pillow on a flight. I had never thought of these for travel until I saw my friend with one. Folks, this is so versatile and lightweight, it's a must-have.


You don't have to be in the middle of the wilderness to benefit from this. If you are anywhere with a questionable water source, take LifeStraw. It'll filter out any of the really nasty stuff that'll ruin your vacation and flight home. Say adiós to Montezuma's revenge!

Airplane-safe Uniball pens

Have you ever opened your pen cap on a flight and had it explode on you? I have. It sucks. That won't happen with this pen plus Uniballs are the best! We keep them well-stocked at our house.

Travel-size Clinique Moisture Surge Face Mist

Want to have glowy skin like J Lo. all flight? Spray your face with this to keep refreshed. For added fun, bring a fan and a microphone.

eBags Pro Slim Weekender

This bag is a business and leisure travelers' favorite. It's TSA-friendly with lay-flat laptop sleeves, has easy front access for your liquids, and a separate compartment for your clothes. Better yet, it can convert from backpack to messenger bag so you can go from airplane to city slicker with ease.

Cord organizer

The awesome organizer makes sure that you never forget a cord nor have to untangle it from the rest of the lot. This has been a lifesaver for us.

TravelPro Platinum Elite 21" Carry-On

The bag that the flight attendants use. You'll never have to worry about checking this baby even if you overstuff it. It also comes with a handy laptop pocket and a port to charge your phone. I've had this bag for years and I love it.

Selfie stick

Don't want to walk around with a selfie stick? Me neither. But sometimes, it's the only way that I get into a family picture or can take a steady shot at night. It also saves me from asking a stranger. I use this one because it has a remote.

Kindle Paperwhite

I was a Kindle holdout. I like the tactile feel of a book. But between the weight of books, and Bill going to bed before me, the Kindle has become my preferred reading tool.

Anker Power Strip with PowerPort Cube

These are great for both the airplane and the hotel room. 5' of extension cord plus 3 USB and 3 outlets. Keep everyone charged and happy.

Scott's Cheap Flights Gift Card

For $49, you can give someone a Premium membership to the site via a gift card. This has been my favorite binge over the last 6 months. I booked NYC in December for $40 RT PP and we are going to the beaches of Oaxaca, Mexico for Spring Break 2022 for $121 RT PP. Scroll down to the bottom of the main page and select "Gift Cards."

Anything that I missed? Let me know!

Happy Travels,


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