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13 of the best Christmas gifts for travelers

13 of the best Christmas gifts for travelers

While travel might be on hold, we look forward to the day we can hit the road again. Here are 13 Christmas gift ideas for the travelers in your life.

2020 has been a year like no other. That being said, it’s coming to an end which means that holiday shopping is in order. While most travelers are currently staying put, they’re no doubt dreaming about when they can pack their bags and head off on their next adventure. From stocking stuffers to carry-on friendly goods to items that just might take up all the space under the tree, Musement shares 13 Christmas gift ideas for the travelers in your life.

1. The ultimate carry-on

A sturdy piece of luggage goes a long way, and we’re loving the carry-ons by Away. Not only do they meet the requirements of many budget airlines, but you can also choose whether or not you want an ejectable battery pack or opt to upgrade to one with a front pocket.  The nifty compartment lets travelers remove their laptop, magazines, or tablet before stowing the bag in the overhead. And both come with a hidden laundry bag.

2.  Luggage tracker

The perfect Christmas gift for worrywarts, Trakdot GPS luggage monitoring system keeps them looped in on their checked luggage. Simple and easy to use, just turn it on, place it inside the suitcase, and then, for peace of mind, travelers can track it on their phones via the Trakdot app to ensure their valuables have arrived safely and soundly at the correct destination.

3. World map face mask

The world is our oyster and may it also be our protector. A world map face mask is appropriate for wanderlusters eager to get back on the road. Ther are plenty to choose from, and this particular version features a slit for replacable filters that add double protection.

4. Comfy feet

When traveling, comfortable feet are just as important as feeling satated. Merrell’s Gridway Mocs are made predominantly from recycled ingredients. Both models for men and women keep feet cozy and supported during travels.

5. Mini iron

When on the road, looking as put together as we do at home is important, regardless of whether or not we’re traveling for business, a musical performance or a night at the theater. However, it’s not easy to keep clothes wrinkle-free once they’ve been packed.  This mini iron doesn’t take up too much luggage space, heats up fast, has dual voltage, and will assist anyone in achieving sartorial splendor when dressed up or down.

6. Luggage scale

Most travelers have been there — that gut-wrenching moment at the airport when they learn they’ve over-packed their bags. They either have to pay an exorbitant fee or open up their luggage on the spot to reconfigure their belongings in front of everyone waiting behind them. If only they had a way of knowing exactly how much their luggage weighed before leaving? Well, a compact Luggage Scale fits anywhere and everywhere. This easy-to-use device guarantees a smooth check-in, avoiding those awkward airport moments.

7. In-flight hand lotion

Planes are a germ pool. When flying, it seems like a no-brainer to always have sanitary wipes or hand sanitizer. However, those don’t protect your hands from that air that seems to suck the moisture right out of them.  Dr. Hunter’s Rosewater & Glycerin Hand Cream from Caswell-Massey, America’s first fragrance house, comes in a set of three half-ounce tubes, so travelers can easily fit one inside a liquid bag to keep their hands soft, smooth, and fragrant when en route.

Christmas Gifts for Travelers Hand Cream
Photo: Caswell Massey

8. Smartphone photography lenses

Not only is Smartphone photography art in and of itself, but it’s more convenient to snap away with a slender device that slides easily into the pocket than schlepping a separate camera bag. Moment’s Smartphone lenses are compatible with iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and Note smartphones and Google Pixel. From wide-angle to fish-eye to macro to telephoto (and everything in between), travelers clip them on their phones to add an extra flair to their Instagram feed. (Remind them to tag #Musement!)

9. Go Pro Hero 9

Perfect for adrenaline junkies who love to capture the action, the Go Pro Hero 9 video camera is built to withstand the slopes, the sea, and even waterfalls. Shoot 5K video with Max HyperSmooth stabilization thanks to the Max Lens Mod while Max SuperView, their widest-angle perspective yet, allows for incredible footage.

10. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

Travelers who want to be taken seriously don’t check solely “touristy” destinations off their bucket lists…they seek the obscure.  The Atlas Obscura, perfect for those who enjoy discovering new places, contains intriguingly mysterious facts about some of the world’s most unusual, yet fascinating locales, like the glowworm caves in New Zealand or a fire hole in Turkmenistan known as the Gates of Hell.

11. trtl Travel Pillow

The travel pillow to end all travel pillows! Not only is trtl’s travel pillow more compact than the ubiquitous ring-shaped versions, it’s scientifically proven to keep one’s head in an upright position when sleeping, preventing it head from nodding down.

12. COVID Protection kits

Some people still have to travel for essential reasons or commute to work on public transport. A COVID protection kit like this one will make their journey a little more sanitary.

13. The gift of Musement

Travelers love travel gift cards, and with a Musement Gift Card they can discover new and exciting experiences in more than one thousand destinations.

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