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Gifts for a Traveler

With the holidays upon us everyone is out looking for gifts. Sometimes gifts are easy to pick out and sometimes your left stuck wondering what to get. Here a few items to get that person in your life who wants to or likes to travel.

1. Luggage Many airlines tend to beat up your checked bags. I had to throw a bag out recently because that poor thing was done for. Also when buying luggage, rather than black, get some with color in it so that it can be easily seen. A nice carry on bag or purse is another great idea. Some purses are so big they make a great carry on personal item to put your 6 Essential Carry On Items in.

2. A Passport Cover- Instead of the normal boring bare passport you get, get a cool cover to spice it up with. Plus it will be easier to find if you put it in your bag. For those who don’t have a passport, this would make a great stocking stuffer with the paperwork to fill out. Hopefully this entices the person to go get one and become international!

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3. Travel Size Toiletries These make great stocking stuffers! Toothpaste, Chapstick, gum, lotion, and so much more. There are so many things in travel size that someone may need. A great place to get all natural travel size soaps and lotions is Oui’ Je Handmade Products.

4. Touchscreen Gloves- In a time where most people have smart phones and tablets, it is important to be able to use them outside in the cold. Gloves don’t allow you to do anything with a touch screen. There are warm touchscreen gloves that allow you to do all the normal things you would typically do with a touchscreen device, while keeping your hands warm. I have a pair and I love them.

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5. A Star- Yes, you can buy a star. If you know someone who loves camping or glamping this is great. Even if someone just loves astronomy, you can get a star for the special someone. They send you a map and all kind of information on where to find the star. You can also name it. Star Registry is a site you can use to purchase a star. Seems like it would be fun trying to locate it while traveling.

6. A Portable Speaker It is small and can fit in a carry on. They have many small and affordable speakers. They come in handy hanging out on the beach, a boat, the pool, or in your hotel room. Not every hotel room has a dock, so this comes in handy.

So hopefully this list will help you in getting a gift for the traveler in your life, or even yourself!

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