10 Top Holiday Travel Gifts

Audrey Fairbrother
October 1, 2019
10 Top Holiday Travel Gifts

Looking for some holiday gift ideas for the travelers in your life? At Hotel Engine, we like to think we know a thing or two about great travel items that help make your trip go smoothly. Let's take a look at these top 10 travel gifts for the loved ones on your list this year.

1. Portable charger

A portable charger, because there’s nothing worse than sitting down for a 3-hour flight and seeing you only have 10% battery. Nowadays, travelers have everything on their phone. From confirmation tickets to hotel reservations, a travelers’ whole agenda lives on their phone.

The Anker PowerCore 10,000 is small and compact, about the size of a credit card but holds enough power to charge your phone up to three times!

2. Memory foam pillow

Travel neck pillows are a must-have when packing for long-haul flights, and they make great travel gifts. Travel can be tiring and getting comfortable sleep on the plane is important. There are many neck pillows out there, but the problem with a lot of pillows on the market is that they don’t actually support your neck and can leave you more cramped than you were before.

The Alpaca Memory Foam Pillow is well-designed and provides support around your neck and behind your head. It doesn't restraining movement or take up too much space either. For those that want breathability, comfort, support, and the ability to fit it in a carry-on, this is the neck pillow to get.

3. Packing cubes

As more and more people look to stay organized while traveling, packing cubes are becoming increasingly popular. Travelers find that it is easier to arrange the inside of their suitcases, by keeping all of their belongings in individual compartments. And with everything separated, they can quickly move their clothes from their suitcase to the dresser in their hotel room, keep dirty clothes away from the clean ones, and reduce the wrinkles and creases in their clothing items.

eBags Packing Cubes come in a 4-piece set with each piece made of durable Techlite diamond nylon and YKK zipper for fast and reliable access. It will ensure that you can fit everything into you carry-on or checked bag, with the added stackable feature that allows for a no-hassle unpacking experience at the hotel.

4. Passport wallet

For international travelers, the outside cover of the passport gets tattered easily. To avoid a passport getting worn out, a passport wallet is the way to go. They can hold debit and credit cards, boarding passes, hotel reservations, and cash along with their passport for their next trip.

To avoid problems at customs and immigration, help them protect their travel documents with the Filson Bridle Leather Passport and Card Case. It is lightweight, fashionable, and provides enough protection without being bulky.

5. International travel plug adapter

If someone on your list is planning to travel outside of the U.S., they need a great international travel plug adapter to be able to charge their devices in different international sockets.

FLIGHT 001’s most recent adapter model is a 5-in-1 compact system. It fits together like Legos and is very colorful, so they won't lose or misplace the pieces when they plug it in when they get to their hotel room. Each part of the adapter is color-coded, and it includes all four main international plugs, each of which includes an AC port and an additional 2 USB ports. This versatile adapter is sure to catch your eye and definitely deserves a place on any travel gifts list!

6. Portable luggage scale

Many airlines have weight restrictions for both carry-on and checked luggage. Instead of getting to the airport, finding out a bag is too heavy, and having to take out miscellaneous items at check-in, travelers can weigh their luggage at home with a portable luggage scale.

Make sure your traveling friends aren't paying any extra airline baggage fees by weighing their luggage before checking in with the Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale. With its easy to read LCD display and durable stainless steel design, this portable scale can even travel with them without adding significant weight or bulk.

7. Noise-cancelling headphones

Noise-cancelling headphones are an essential item in any travelers’ carry-on. Whether it’s to listen to your favorite podcast or block out the noise of a packed plane while you work, noise-cancelling headphones allow travelers to focus in an otherwise booming atmosphere.

One of the best models out there is the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II. These headphones have the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa capabilities built right in so travelers can access songs, movies, playlists, and much more. Users can also expect to keep the quiet for your entirety of their travel with a battery life of up to 20 hours.

8. Suitcase

What’s better for a traveler than the suitcase they pack in? There are so many suitcases on the market today, but a seasoned traveler looks for a suitcase that is lightweight and durable. They'll want a suitcase that can hold 50 lbs. but doesn’t feel like it when they're pulling it through the terminal. A suitcase should also be able to withstand some throws and drops from airport staff when loading it onto a plane.

The Away suitcase is a travelers’ dream. It is designed to last a lifetime, and they hold true to that with a lifetime guarantee. Each suitcase can be personalized and made to order, include an ejectable battery, 360° spinner wheels, TSA-approved combination lock, interior compression system, hidden laundry bag, and much more.

9. Collapsible travel water bottle

With the TSA throwing out water bottles left and right, your traveling loved ones can be prepared with a collapsible travel water bottle! This gadget will allow them to fill up after the security checkpoint and stay hydrated through their travel.

The Hydaway Collapsible Travel Water Bottle is a 21-ounce bottle shrinks down into a compact disc that they can fit into their carry-on, pocket, or personal bag. For any traveler, carry-on space optimization is crucial — so this is definitely one of the most convenient travel gifts on the list.

10. Travel bottle packs

Because full-sized liquids aren’t allowed on plane and there’s never enough min shampoos at the hotel, travel bottle packs are the way to go.

GoToob squeezable travel tubes are easy to clean, lockable, and TSA-approved. You can pack all of your liquids in one central location while being BPA-free, FC-free, and Phthalate-free!

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This article was written by Chynna Cowart, Marketing Specialist at Hotel Engine.

Audrey Fairbrother
Article written by
Audrey Fairbrother
Audrey Fairbrother is the Content and SEO Manager at Hotel Engine. She spends her days writing about all things business travel, researching topics that are important to Hotel Engine's audience and cultivating the company's brand voice.
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