With the holidays fast approaching, now’s the time to pick up some great gifts. However, buying a gift for a traveler can be difficult; luckily, we’re here to help. Here’s some helpful gift ideas to get you through the holiday season.
If you have some excess cash to spare, a Kindle or a Netbook would make a killer gift. The Kindle 2 from Amazon is their latest e-book reader, and is a must for someone who loves to read. Alternatively, if they’re a bit more technologically oriented, the new netbooks are amazing. Netbooks are smaller and ligher than laptops, making them better suited for travel. For those that are stuck in plane seats, they’ll appreciate the compact size as it fits onto the tray better. Kindle’s are about $250, while netbooks range from $300 – $500. The HP Mini 311 is a popular choice, and is quite affordable at about $400.
The Flip Video Mino HD can take great videos in a compact, easy to use device. Just turn on, press a button, and go; great for those who love to take videos of their trip. To round out the electronic gadgets, the iPod touch has been the hot ticket for a few years now, and for good reason. Brilliant screen, can play video as well as audio, internet access with wifi, and legions of apps make it a no brainer. They range from $200 – $300 depending on what size you get.
Not all gifts have to cost a ton, they just have to be unique and great. What parent of a small child wouldn’t love to get a Snack-Trap. They’re designed to keep small sizes inside of the bowl, not on the floor. $5 well spent. Travel clocks are great gifts for cruise traveler too – since boarding rooms don’t have wall clocks. For something a bit more unique, how about a personal inflight comfort kit? Comes with a neck pillow, eye mask, and ear plugs. $22.
This is just a small tip of the iceberg to get you started. There’s a ton of other cool gadgets that we didn’t get to discuss here; foldable umbrellas, multitools, etc. Just be creative and the rest will follow.