Do you have a rambling nomad on your holiday shopping list this year? Someone that spends more time on the road than at home. Someone that knows the importance of carry on-sized luggage and space-saving gear and apparel? If the answer is yes, then check out these perfect gift ideas for the traveler in your life.
Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled Duffle Bag 40L
Not only is Patagonia’s Black Hole Wheeled Duffle Bag the perfect cary-on size, it’s virtually indestructible, thanks to a burly polyester ripstop material, weatherproof TPU laminate and durable water repellent (DWR) finish combo. This suitcase is more than just a suitcase. It’s stylish, yet incredibly rugged, and features two-position telescoping handling, which makes it easy to maneuver in busy airports and great for travelers of all heights, and internal compression, making it an excellent bag for the traveler on your list that likes to pack light. $299; patagonia.com
In cold weather months, travelers need a hefty, multi-purpose boot that is just as fashionable as it is functional. For men, KEEN’s Winterhaven Waterproof Boot is just the ticket. This hiker-inspired boot is dressy enough to class it up for a night on the town, yet casual enough to thrown on with a pair of jeans. And it’s durable enough to withstand winter weather, spring showers, and everything in between.
For women with wanderlust, gift them with a pair of beautiful De La Vina Dos Chelsea boots by Teva. These cute boots were made for walking with a canvas lining for comfort and a footbed designed for recovery and rebound on long days out exploring new cities. The rubber outsole provides excellent grip, and the waterproof leather upper holds up in wet weather. And since each boot weighs in at a mere 13 ounces, they’re the perfect lightweight boots to traverse the airport in, or throw in a travel pack for whatever adventures lie ahead. $130; teva.com
Sherpani Camden Bag
Convertible bags are a great addition to any traveler’s bag collection because when it comes to travel gear, versatility is the name of the game. The Sherpani Camden bag not only converts into two different bags — it’s unique design can be worn as a tote, across the body, or as a backpack — and its sprawling main pocket features a padded pocket for a laptop or iPad, and numerous organizational pockets which make this bag the perfect bag to stash your important items, electronics and documents in when flying. Made with 100 percent recycled materials, Sherpani’s Camden bag is rounded out with dual exterior water bottle pockets and an RFID protection lining. $99.95; sherpani.com
Flying is a recipe for dehydration, but thanks to HydraPak’s Stash 1 L Flexible Bottle, travelers can hydrate on the go, and fold up their water bottle into small disc the size of a cell phone when its not in use — making it an incredibly convenient addition to any travelers gear stash. The unique water bottle is 50 percent lighter than most water bottle options on the market, yet it’s made with an ultra-durable, abrasion-resistant material and welded seams to keep the water in the water bottle, and not all over the contents of your bag. $23; hydrapak.com
A good pair of sunnies are essential for any traveler, and Sunski is making some beautiful glasses that seamlessly transition from city excursions, to outdoor adventures. Sunski’s sleek Headland sunglasses feature polarized lenses, flexible frames, and lifetime warranty, and look good and function beautifully in the concrete jungle, and out on the trails. $48; sunski.com
A good chapstick is pretty important for any type of traveler, and Green Goo makes some of the best lip-saving chapstick on the market. But it’s not just excellent chapstick that this company is making. They also make a variety of first aid and skin products, some of which can be found in they’re convenient travel pack that features travel-sized skin repair salve, first aid salve, dry skin salve, and two different types of lip balms. $24.95; greengoohelps.com
Gone are the days of dead cell phones on long travel days. Give Lander’s Cascade Power Bank (7800 MAH) to your favorite busy traveler on your holiday shopping list and they’ll be thanking you for days to come. Don’t let the small, lightweight design fool you, this power bank is a power house and when fully charged, can charge an iPhone up to four times before needing recharging itself. $69.99; lander.com
Make packing easier for the traveler on your list with Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter Tech Cube Set, which features a small, medium and large cube to organize any suitcase or travel pack. These cubes save room and make it easy to find your things while on the road. $37.56; eaglecreek.com
Take water filtration on the go with the easy-to-use and easy to store GoPure pod. Drop the tiny ceramic pod in any water bottle or glass of water and it will remove 99 percent of lead and arsenic and 99 percent of chlorine and fluoride. And the best part of the GoPure Pod is it eliminates the need to buy plastic bottles of water while on the road. $24.95; gopurepod.com