GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
The 4 In 1 World Adapter helps your travel recipient settle in without hassle. iPad, charger, blow dryer working? Check, check and check. 4 plugs, 1 adapter, 150 countries.
$25.00 amazon.com and flight001.com
Or, if your recipient’s only worry is charging gadgets, gift the Universal RockWall Traveler. This device charges two devices at once, whether they’re in the US, the UK, Europe and Australia. Apple and Android compatible.
$50 iluv.com (free shipping on all U.S. orders, except Alaska and Hawaii)
$40 amazon.com (free shipping)
Speaking of charging, gift the space-saving Smooth Trip Teleport™ Charging Caddy. The packable, silicone charger hangs from the outlet and holds, powers up just about any device.
$7 $10 bedbathandbeyond.com
Do they love fine dining and exploring new restaurants at home? Give your traveling recipient the gift of exploring great culinary traditions from around the world. The Food Journeys of a Lifetime travel book details the ‘best of the best from all over the globe: Tokyo’s freshest sushi; the spiciest Creole favorites in New Orleans; the finest vintages of the great French wineries; the juiciest cuts of beef in Argentina; the acclaimed dishes of five-star restaurants as well as side street cafes and regional specialties; and much, much more. Even the vicarious traveler will feast on the info and photos in this book. Don’t be surprised if you’re invited to dinner featuring one of the many recipes also included.
The KidCo® PeaPod Infant Travel Bed works great for wherever they travel, but especially to others’ homes. The fully assembled bed folds small enough to fit into a carry-on. Bonus: Includes carry/storage bad and detachable sleeping pad. Ages 1+, in several colors.
$70 bedbathandbeyond.com (4 colors available)
$70babysrus.com(only red available)
This gift recipient will truly appreciate the Travel-Tot’s Travel Childproofing Kit if they travel to a hotel or childless home. Child-proofing without damaging the area, with items like finger pinch guards, sliding door lock and a “shhh, Travel-tot sleeping” door hanger.
Especially if the kid will travel on a plane, parents will appreciate kids having their own pillow. The kid will enjoy the cuteness of the Zoo Neckrest – five different zoo animals available. Great in any mode of transport. Ages 2-4
No need for the kid to annoy parents or other passengers with their music or games. Gift the Kidz Gear Wired Headphones. These deliver the same rich sound quality as Mom and Dad’s, but are made for kids. Available in several colors.
Include the Kidz Gear Headphone Carry Bag for $6.
The Konstruktor DIY Kit camera occupies the kid because he/she has to build the SLR camera and by taking photos on the trip and at arrival. Lots of photos to share on Instagram, Pinterest and the like.
$49 (camera and lens pouch)
The kid might be even more transfixed with the Konstruktor Transparent Collector’s Edition.
With the Ricardo® Hanging Toiletry Organizer, this recipient won’t need to rifle through an overcrowded carry-on or bother to line a drawer/shelf for easy access to toiletries. Features outer and interior pockets, and a sturdy hanger,
Many savvy travelers look for bargains. Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality reveals how to get the best service, get what they need from a hotel without hassle, like late check-outs and upgrades, get free stuff galore, and avoiding pay-per-view charges.
$18 (hardcover) $13 (paperback) amazon.com
This recipient might appreciate the Cloud Camera 1000 Day Network to keep an eye on things while they’re away. This handy device features: wireless/Ethernet, motion detection, email notification, remove viewing (iPhone or Android) and automatic syncing.
$40 dlink.com (Cloud Camera 1050, Day – $60; Cloud Camera 1100, Day/Night – $70)
WHAT IS THE BEST TRAVELING GIFT YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? THE WORST? Love to hear the stories below.
We like to find deals and Frugalista gifts that will delight and not break the budget. All so you don’t have to. We hope you find the perfect fit or at least get some perfect ideas for your traveler.
Do also check out the 2 previous posts Frugalista Gift Ideas: Traveling Necessities for more ideas.
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