With the holidays upon us and gift-giving at the forefront of everyone’s minds, we decided to conjure up a list of our favorite travel necessities. Nothing says “love” more than gifting a traveler with things they didn’t even know they needed. The items listed below are all tried and true, Captain and Clark approved traveler gifts.
What it does: These genius little capsules pack a powerful punch. Plug the mini speaker into your MP3, phone, or computer to enhance not only the sound quality, but the experience of actually being able to jam out to your favorite tunes. It’s portable and small enough to tuck away into any carry-on or handbag. Oh, what’s that? It can last up to 11 hours on its own charge? Brilliant.
Why: Who knows when a hostel room dance party is going to hit? It’s best to be prepared.
What it does: While it may look like an anal probe, this little device actually harnesses the power of water purification. The perfect stocking stuffer for the perpetual traveler and outdoors-person, a couple swirls of the ultraviolet pen will turn questionable water into a tasty (and sanitary) refreshment. The SteriPEN is a traveler gift that is not to be missed.
Why: Nothing can ruin a perfectly good trip like giardia.
What it does: Alerts you to intruders by sounding an alarm once the trigger is pushed. Oh, and it also stop doors. Truth.
Seriously though. Save your favorite traveler a few sleepless nights by giving them the gift of peace of mind. The sensor can be set to various sensitivities so that even the smallest movement can set it off.
Why: Being surprised by a stranger in the night time is rarely a good thing.
P^cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Pants:
What it does: The P^cubed adventure pants not only expand to fit even the thickest of guidebooks, but they also are tougher to break into than Fort Knox. With hidden cut-resistant pockets, zippers, and a secure button latch, these pants will scream, “Not today, pick-pocket. Not today.” Our favorite part? The pants look sexy. Chris would wear them every day if I let him.
Price: $110 (and worth every penny)
Why: Protecting your valuables and looking sexy never goes out of style.
We hope these recommendations help with the endless options for traveler gifts. Let us know what you have found helpful when traveling. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. It might make our list of must-have travel items.