What do you buy for the person who spends their time traveling? A lot of us travelers try to minimize the physical things we have and focus on the experiences. That can make us a hard bunch to shop for. With the holiday’s around the corner use our Traveler’s Gift Guide to help you pinpoint the items that will improve your traveler’s experience.
The best gifts are the things you want, but wouldn’t buy yourself whether that is a wine suitcase or a CityPASS for your upcoming trip.
If you need to kickstart your holiday shopping we’ve got you covered. VinGardeValise has provided us with one of their wine suitcases, the Valise 2.0 to giveaway. The perfect gift for your favorite traveling wine lover or as a special holiday gift for yourself. Enter to win below.
Traveler’s Gift Guide
For a wine lover like me, one of the biggest bummers is traveling somewhere amazing and not being able to bring home more than a bottle or two of your favorites wines from your trip. And even if you do you’re worried about the bottles breaking in your suitcase and ruining everything. A great treat for your traveling wine lover is the VinGardeValise, a suitcase built to carry a whole case of wine under the 50-pound airline limit. A great gift allowing you traveler to continue enjoying their trip after their back home, all while saving them from the exorbitant shipping rates.
If you know where your traveler is heading next check and see if there is a CityPASS in that town. Whether it’s Seattle, Houston, New York or more these passes allow you to see all the sites while saving a bundle. As a gift, you’d allow your traveler to do so without spending a dime. Take a look at the cities where it is offered.
At Betabrand, you can get the most comfortable pants for men and women that still look like you’re dressing up. They are comfortable for long hauls in the car or plane, but you might not have time to change before grabbing dinner somewhere nice when you arrive. I often live in their Dress Yoga Pants and their men’s sweatpants are a great option as well. Plus get $15 off your purchase using this link.
I love airline and hotel credits as gifts. It’s just one more way to do what I love without spending as much. My family knows I fly Southwest the most, so I get those. For hotels, you can get a little more creative. My favorites right now have been the Kimpton line. Amazon sells a wide variety of airline and hotel gift cards. You can find them here and take a look around at whatever Amazon offers.
One of my biggest must haves as a traveler is my Kindle. I’m a huge reader and if my trip is more than a few days I will get through more than one book. The problem is I don’t always have space to carry them around. If your traveler is also a reader and they don’t already have one, a Kindle makes a perfect gift. If they already have one Amazon gift cards are a fun way to give your traveler more books to read. Or check out Etsy to find fun cases.
If your traveler is also a music lover it is great to have a portable speaker to use in your hotel room or even while laying on the beach. My favorite is the Jawbone Jambox. There mini’s run about $80 and larger up to $160.
Even More Ideas For Types of Travelers
Is the traveler in your life also a scuba diver? If so that opens up a whole new area of ideas. Take a look at the list linked above to get you started.
Is your traveler an outdoor adventurer as well? I’m not too much of one so you’ll have to check out the list above for great ideas for your outdoors junkie in your life.
If these aren’t hitting the mark with your traveler take a look at The Savvy Globetrotter’s list.
Find even more unique gifts including some with a little pink and a little bling for any special lady in your life.
Love the items on this list, especially the traveling corkscrew. I keep one in just about every bag I might travel with.
I love my Bose but a lot of people don’t like their level of base. Make sure to check out this pair as well.
Thank You, VinGardeValise
VinGardeValise supplied a free Wine Valise for the winner of this giveaway just in time for the holidays. If you win you can be your family’s favorite guest as you bring home some of your best regional wines. We were excited to announce the winner on December 4th.
All of us who didn’t win are jealous so don’t forget to include the VinGardeValise in your holiday shopping list. Whether you’re looking for a free gift for your loved one, or you want to keep it as an early present for yourself. It’s an easy way to bring your wine home from a road trip or to fly a case home from your trip without worry about your bottles shattering, a must-have for any wine lover.
The case is made up of a 100% polycarbonate shell with a foam liner that holds your wine bottles snuggly. Ensuring that they won’t break over the flight. On top of that, instead of paying for shipping or trying to squeeze two bottles into a carry-on (checked of course), you can fly home an entire case, all under 50 pounds. So if you’re like me and fly Southwest it’s absolutely free.
If you’re not the winner you can make up the cost of the case in just five flights verse shipping home a case.
Thank you to VinGarde Valise for supporting this giveaway.