Whether you’re scouring the latest Black Friday deals (or pre-Black-Friday, or Cyber Monday) or a wait-til-the-last minute kind of shopper, you want to find a gift that really means something to the person you’re giving it to. For the travel-lover on your nice list, here are our favorite ideas that will make their next trip easier and more comfortable.
Whether your gift receiver is planning a mountain trek or just clumsy, a durable mobile phone case can be a thoughtful present to keep the holidays holly jolly. For the adventuring spirit, consider a LifeProof case which protects against water, snow, dirt, and falls. You can even take your phone underwater up to 6.6 feet with it! If you don’t need something quite as sturdy, you can make this gift personalized by getting a custom phone case from a website like Casetify, where you can upload a favorite picture and choose your case style.
A Google Play or iTunes Gift Card
Give the gift of a better road trip playlist and keep the backseat happy with new apps for any device with an iTunes or Google Play gift card. If you think gift cards are too impersonal, then pick out some favorite apps, audiobooks, and music and gift them to the person using iTunes (here’s the guide). You can even select a later day so they all arrive in the recipient’s email right when you want them to. Find a few great travel apps to give away at the HotelCoupons.com blog.
Bluetooth, Noise-Cancelling, or Compact Headphones
If you have a frequent flyer on your list, then headphones are at the top of their wish list. High-quality headphones can be expensive, so you may want to select one feature to focus on that you think would make a difference to the receiver rather than finding one that has them all. Creative brand makes some of the most affordable headphones which still have good sound quality. The Creative HN-900 model is probably the most affordable variety of noise-canceling headphones, while the Creative Sound Blaster Jam is one of the lowest priced bluetooth headsets on the market.
Consider what would be important to your traveler – noise canceling, compact design for packing, or cord-free convenience – and buy from there. A more sporty individual might prefer a set of wireless earbuds instead of headphones.