Do you have specific necessities when you travel? It’s different for everyone, but we all have our never-leave-home-without-it favorite travel items. You know, the practical-to-quirky things you can’t live without. This is our holiday gift guide for the traveler or wanderer/explorer on your gift list, with each item being under twenty dollars! And this is our obligatory holiday disclosure: Affiliate links included *wink
I have to have a Travel List. Actually, I have to have a to-do list. Because if it’s not on the list, it doesn’t happen. Or it doesn’t get done. Or… it doesn’t get packed.
Our Luggage Scale has saved us from extra fees (or what I lovingly refer to as: fines!) more than once. The Camry handheld scale weighs luggage up to 110 pounds. It also has a display with the current room temperature (go figure).
You just have to have a good Portable Power Bank for smart phones. We have several power banks and use them for everyday use as well as when traveling. The Poweradd is available in green, rose red, blue, and black.
If you’re going anywhere international, a Travel Adapter is a must. The Uppel is convenient and works in over 150 Countries. It has two USB plugs and comes in white, blue, and green.
I’m loving the “I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded.” This quirky journal is sure to bring out the adventurer in every traveler.
The Grid-It Organizer is ideal for pens, notepads, cellphones, chargers, wallets, and more. Need I say, “Perfect for traveling!”?
Water. We can’t live without it. But, depending on where in the world you are, finding good clean water isn’t always easy. At times it may even be hard to find in familiar surroundings. The LifeStraw can be a life saver. The LifeStraw is perfect for backpacks and handbags.
Rustic Cord Keepers are perfect for headphones, phone chargers, USB cords and camera cords. And, hey! You have to love the cool patterns and cute little snap! At only three inches long, it fits nicely in pockets, backpacks, and handbags.
The fun and unique Vapur Shades Collapsible Water Bottles is made in U.S.A. with BPA-free polyethylene. When empty, it rolls up and fits in your pocket and comes with an integrated carabiner for hanging on your belt loop, backpack or handbag. The handy water bottle is available in red diamonds, green, blue and orange maze, cool gray, cyan blue, and hot pink.
Crumpled City Maps are soft city maps for urban jungles. They’re indestructible and 100% waterproof, and can be crumpled, squashed and crushed into a ball. They provide details including streets, monuments, museums, art galleries and much more and there are more than 50 available cities.
We love the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die books. We use ours as a travel journal of sorts. We mark on the pages when we visited each unique place and what we liked most about it. There are actually two different books. One for the world and another specifically for the United States and Canada. The books are perfect for dreaming it, planning it and doing it!
And now … Just for fun!
We love road trips. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short few days along the coast or a longer trip across the country. We’re always game for a new adventure. Combine our love of road trips and board games and what do you have? The Road Trip game where you can see the USA from your own ‘vehicle’ without ever leaving the house.