Stocking Stuffers for the Avid Traveler

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.

X-mini Speakers:

Music Speakers for travelers

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.

Price: $30

Why: Who knows when a hostel room dance party is going to hit?  It’s best to be prepared.

The SteriPEN:

The SteriPEN for travelers

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.

Price: $50-$100

Why: Nothing can ruin a perfectly good trip like giardia.

Alarm Doorstop:

Gift for traveler. Door stop alarm

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.

Price: $15

Why: Being surprised by a stranger in the night time is rarely a good thing.

P^cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Pants:

pick pocket proof pants for travelers

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.

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  1. Suzzane from Travel Universally
    December 6, 2012 at 1:36 am - Reply

    I like that Alarm Doorstop, simply because in iran , I had felt the fear of someone intruding my room . I would like to order one !

  2. The World Wanderer
    December 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Great ideas on here!

  3. D.J. - The World of Deej
    December 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Great gadgets…awesome job modelling the threads Chris…

  4. Kieu
    December 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I love a good Captain and Clark approved gift. Those pants are so gnarly. Gotta get those for G.

  5. Traveling Ted
    December 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    I love the P cubed pants. They now have shorts, which I must get. The steripen is also a favorite of mine. I have had no luck with water filtration systems, so I am glad to have the steripen.

  6. Pola (@jettingaround)
    December 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Interesting choices! Those speakers looks like stress balls, love ’em! And nice job modeling, Chris.

  7. nomadic translator
    December 12, 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    these are so so awesome. I have heard about the steriPen and the pickpocket proof pants before, but not the doorstop or the speakers. I will have to send this to my friends!

    -Maria Alexandra

  8. Francesca
    December 12, 2012 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I think I’m going to buy those speakers for myself!
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  9. Raul (@ilivetotravel)
    December 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Keeping water in (i.e., staying hydrated) very important. Steripen can be your best ally with that… no runs!
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  10. Gina
    December 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    My family keeps asking me what I want for Christmas and I say something to help me travel better and I keep getting blank stares and “huh” texts. I’ll send them this link. 🙂 The door stop is really practical.
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