The Best Travel Gifts for 2018 Posted November 8, 2018
The holidays are the perfect time to give (or receive!) that special travel-related gift that can take your adventures to the next level. For our third annual travel gift guide, we offer a few ideas for the adventurous spirits in your life. And for last year’s guides, click here for 2016 and here for 2017.
Now, on to the gifts!
Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter
The need for power is an ever-present one when traveling abroad. Cell phones, cameras, laptops, tablets… all these and more need juice, and finding the right adapter that works everywhere you need it to can be a challenge. Enter the Flight 001 4-in-1 adapter, which uses a color-coded system that makes finding the right plug configuration easier than ever. Simply match the adapter color to the country’s color on the included list, and you’ll be powered up in no time.
SKII Facial Treatment Mask
Flights, coach rides, airports, and long days on tour all conspire to rob your face of vital moisture. Use these ultra-moisturizing facial masks to replenish that hydration and give your face a dose of vitamins, minerals, and organic acids. Or, as a preventative measure, don the mask during a long flight – it may just keep that chatty seatmate at bay.
Allbirds Women’s Wool Loungers
What would a travel gift guide be without a sensible, sturdy, comfortable, and stylish pair of shoes? Featuring water-resistant merino wool, these loungers work for both casual looks and more sophisticated outfits, and cushion your feet for all-day comfort.
The Wordy Traveler Book Subscription
Great for the traveler who loves reading, or one who would love to encourage their friends and family to put down the phone and pick up a book. The Wordy Traveler curates a series of destination-inspired books and packages them with an ethically sourced tea and a piece of local art, then sends these boxes your way once every three months. And best of all, a portion of the proceeds of each box will go towards helping women and girls across the world get access to education.
Wander Away Box
A similar idea to the Wordy Traveler, but more broadly focused. Wander Away Box curates and sends you a new box every 1, 6, or 12 months (your choice) with a variety of items from a specific destination. These items are sourced from small business owners and local artisans, and are meant to inspire a sense of wanderlust in the recipient, whether it be you or someone you love.
PurSteam Portable Steamer
No matter how well you pack your clothes for a trip, wrinkles always seem to find their way in. With this handy portable steamer, you’ll be able to eliminate those wrinkles in short order, and stroll your destination in style.
LifeStraw Go Self-Filtering Water Bottle
Traveling the world means occasionally entering places where the drinking water doesn’t meet the same standards as ours in the United States. While we provide bottled water on all of our tours, you can use this LifeStraw water bottle to safely consume water almost anywhere you go. The hollow fiber membrane water filter in the bottle’s straw removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne parasites, allowing you to fill the bottle and reuse it throughout your tour without fear of contamination.
Ultimate Journeys for Two
The ultimate couples travel wish-list guide, curated by National Geographic. With stunning photography and a multitude of popular and less well-known destinations across the world, this book is sure to spark your wanderlust – or that of anyone you choose to gift it to.
Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Mist
Another beauty and health product, this hydrating mist offers a splash of cooling, cleansing moisture whenever you need it. Best used after a game drive in the hot, dusty Serengeti.
Insect Shield Outback Hat
Speaking of safaris, this classic travel hat works perfectly as a sun and insect shield on game drives, while also looking stylish enough to wear in many other settings. And while you’re shopping for this piece, check out our Odysseys Unlimited logo items, which come with a built-in 20% discount!
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