The holiday season is upon us and so that means I am stressed and broke but I get asked a lot to make a post like this.
People message me on social media and ask what some good presents would be for a traveler. I have made lists before about what my packing essentials are, but I have never made a gift guide. These are things that aren't necessarily essentials, but convenient and fun items you can get for the traveler in your life.
1. Que Collapsable Water Bottle
When you fly as much as flight attendants fly, it is especially important to stay hydrated throughout the day. When you fly, the air inside the cabin has less humidity than normal. Which means it takes more water to keep you properly hydrated in the air than it does when you're on the ground.
Que's collapsable water bottle is the perfect water bottle for a flight attendant with limited space in their tote bag. Plus, it comes in multiple colors! So if you want to get extra creative, you can have the water bottle match their company colors!
You can purchase a Que bottle by clicking HERE
2. Away X TIle Luggage Tag
This is one of the neatest travel accessories I have seen in awhile. A luggage tag that has a tracking device built into it! Away Travel teamed up with The Tile App to create this tag perfect for frequent fliers.
Sync the Tile up to your smart phone, attach the luggage tag to your bag, and you're good to go. If your bag gets misplaced, you can see it's exact coordinates on your phone.
You can find at AwayTravel.com
3. Upwade Travel Power Switch
Sometimes (especially in international locations) hotels don't have a lot of power outlets. The hotel that I stay a5 when I am in London has only one power outlet and it is clear across the room from the bed.
This exenstion cord is 5ft long and it has USB and international ready outlets on the end of it. It's small and folds up to fit perfectly in your carryon bag.
You can purchase one HERE.
4. This is Ground Cord Tacos
I have written about cord tacos by Underground in one of my earlier post, and almost three years later, I still use them every single day. You would think that in 2018 I would have less cords to deal with but in all actuality I have more. My personal phone, work phone, laptop, e-reader, headphones, and more. These little guys are the cord savers that we all need.
There are a lot of brands that create similar cord organizers, but THESE are my favorite.
5. Quip Toothbrush
Personally, I have yet to try a Quip Toothbrush but I have been obsessed with the idea since they showed up on my Instagram feed. Ever since my sister became a dental hygenist, I have been using a Oral-B toothbrush. I love it, and it works so well, but it's huge. And it isn't travel friendly. And it gets expensive.
Quip will cost you about $50 which includes handle, brushhead, cover, and a large tube of toothpaste. If you choose to, you can also pay another $10 every three months and they will send you a new brushhead, a new tube of toothpaste, and a new battery.
Their website is GETQUIP.COM
6. Water Bottle Humidifier
Back to staying hydrated. The air on an airplane is extremely dry, and it affects your hydration level even when you are off the plane.
It obviously wouldn't be efficient to carry around a full air humidifier in my bag everywhere that I go. This compact humidified will screw on to the top of any water bottle so you can be comfortable in your hotel room throughout the night.
Click HERE to purchase one.
7. Olay Hydrating Mist
EVEN. MORE. HYDRATION.
Because it's super important when you fly so often. This hydrating mist is only $10 and perfect for those long haul flights. They have two kinds, one is "energizing' and one is "calming." I don't really know about all that but it does feel nice on your face during flight.
Click HERE to purchase.
8. Kindle PaperWhite
I am someone who reads a lot. Almost a novel a week, and it gets expensive. I recently discovered that you can rent e-books from your local library without ever having to leave your bed. FOR FREE.
So I bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader and now I read all of my books on there for free. It's easy and convenient and much lighter than carrying around a hardback book.
9. Away Insider Packing Cubes
Another product from Away Travel. I have seen packing cubes becoming more and more popular with my flight attendant friends. They make organzing your clothes and stuff in your suitcase by separting your items into the separate cubes and then fitting them into your bag like a puzzle.
There are a million brands that make packing cubes, but I'm all about a good quality product that will last a long time. So i will suggest THESE by AWAYTRAVEL.COM
So there ya have it. What would you add to this traveler gift guide? Comment below.
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