Buying gifts for jetsetters can always be a little tricky. You want to buy them something they are actually going to use, right? So, the best way to do that is to buy them something travel-related. But from airport trinkets to travel adapters, it can be difficult to know where to start. Well, fear not, we’re here to help. We’ve sifted through tons of travel tip websites and product reviews to present our 5 recommended products.
Genius Pack Supercharged Hardside Luggage
There’s something inexplicably satisfying about having solid, reliable luggage. You just feel like a boss when rocking up to the airport with it. So, if you know someone who is looking for a new set to boast about, this two piece from Genius Pack is a great place to start. Not only are these two suitcases available in various colors, they offer tons of clever storage compartments and are easily maneuverable thanks to their spinner wheels. Plus they feature two external USB ports so you can charge your devices via a powerpack when on the go. How cool is that?
BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow
Sure, every traveller has got a neck pillow, right? But most of us are constantly wrestling with making it comfortable, mainly due to the lack of overall support it offers. Well, this pillow from BCOZZY features a rather unique chin support, with either side of the pillow wrapping right around your neck and ultimately stopping your head from bobbing forward when you nod off. But don’t worry, you can still squish this pillow up and use it to sleep on your side, too. And you guessed it, you can get it in a ton of different colors.
Weatherman Travel Umbrella
If you’re travelling somewhere that might require an umbrella, you’ll probably just think “I’ll buy one when I’m there”, right? Well, with the super compact Weatherman Travel Umbrella, you won’t need to – plus this umbrella won’t fall to pieces the second any bad weather hits it. This fold-down, shoot-up umbrella offers solid build quality, fit for fighting wind speeds at up to 45 miles per hour. It also has clever features like reflective edges for added visibility when walking at night, and a bluetooth tracker slot so you can keep track of where your umbrella is – in case you leave it in a cafe somewhere.
Razer Kishi Mobile Controller
Our phones are ridiculously-sophisticated nowadays, to the point where a lot of gamers are exclusively using their phones to game when travelling. If you know a mobile gamer, then this travel controller from Razer will ensure they stay immersed without any blocking of their gameplay with their thumbs. This controller has been praised for its responsive joysticks and solid build quality. And Razer makes both Android and iPhone versions of this controller, too.
Alleyoop Portable Travel Razors For Women
Grooming sometimes gets a little overlooked when it comes to travel. But it doesn’t have to. This compact bit of gear is great for women who want to keep on top of their shaving game, as it features a rotating tool feature with a razor, moisturizing bar and spray bottle. As well as being satisfyingly-practical, its multifaceted nature helps cut down on other unnecessary accessories. And we love how affordable this little gadget is.
EPICKA Universal Travel Adapter
Seriously, how many times have you taken the wrong travel adapter with you? Well, this universal adapter ensures that you won’t have that problem. This space-age-looking device can accommodate charging in more than 150 countries, and can charge up to six devices at once. As well as featuring your typical power cord connections, it also has various different USB slots – including USB type C. And, not that it matters, but you can indeed get it in some pretty cool colors.
Earthabitats Scratch Off World Map Poster
Maps of this kind are everywhere nowadays, but this one in particular is more extensive than most. As well as giving the ability to scratch off specific countries – revealing cities and states within those countries – it also features flags to scratch off, and waypoint markers so you can remember why you visited each place. We just love that this looks like a proper map, and not just a tacky, inaccurate gimmick.
Sony Alpha ZV-E10
Whether you’re just snapping a few photos, making a home video or vlogging, having a decent camera when travelling is always worthwhile. And this Sony ZV-E10 camera is awesome. Not only does it have unbelievable autofocus and a built-in windjammer to capture accurate audio, but it’s really compact – yet still offers interchangeable lenses. Oh, and did we mention it has a convenient, fully-articulating swivel screen, and it shoots in 4K?
Riapow Solar Charger
We’ve already spoken about charging your gear when travelling. But if you’re someone who frequently braves the elements when vacationing, you’re going to want a charger that can keep up with you. That’s where this Riapow power bank comes in. Not only does this portable power bank offer up to 8 charges of popular iPhone and Samsung models, but it’s solar powered, offers wireless charging, has a rugged build, a built-in LED light and it can conveniently hang on your backpack.
AeroPress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press
Some of us simply can’t function without our morning coffee fix – and this portable coffee press ensures that you won’t be running on empty. This nifty travel coffee press folds away into itself, so it will fit inside a jacket pocket. And its functionality is simple – you put your coffee grounds in, add water, and press out that sweet, sweet java. It’s really easy to clean too, as it can be completely disassembled.
So which travel-related gift should you go for? Well, some of these are fairly basic – like the adapter and pillow – whereas some are more advanced – like the rugged charger and mobile controller. So just be sure that you, or whoever you’re buying these for, are actually going to make use of them. If in doubt, a scratch-off travel map is a pretty safe bet.