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7 Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Traveler

by Kelsy Chauvin

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday December 2, 2019

Maybe you're traveling for the holidays, or perhaps you want to inspire your favorite people to get up and go. For this year's season of prezzies, there's a colorful crop of smart, portable, eco-friendly products to consider for your shopping list. Or maybe just for you — 'tis the season to treat yourself!

Victorinox Almont Deluxe Laptop Backpack
Big enough for all your stuff, small enough to fit under the seat. Since 1884, Switzerland-based Victorinox has made practical, affordable travel gear. Its newest line of backpacks continues the legacy.

The Altmont Deluxe Laptop Backpack has a side-opening laptop pocket (great for magazines too); and four smaller zippered pockets (with a keychain hook and a tethered screwdriver/bottle opener. The large, top-loading main pocket has slots to keep phones, pens, glasses, and smaller items secure. The Almont stays lightweight, with thick fabric in three colors, finished with a padded, water-resistant base and soft, comfy straps. But the real highlight is a horizontal strap across its backside, which you can slide over your carry-on's retractable handle (making airport schlepping much easier). $119

For red-eye and long-haul travels, you can rest easy with the OSTRICHPILLOW GO. Its design is just the ticket for improving sleep while sitting up, with an adjustable design that gives 360-degree support around the neck, thanks to small, strong Velcro tabs at the front. Its ergonomic design is made of a memory-foam core with a soft, washable-fabric sleeve. Better still, it compresses down to 60 percent of its size for easy packing into a handy drawstring pouch. $60

Wicked Syver True Wireless
Wireless headphones are undeniably convenient. So is a wireless speaker that's compact and sounds great. So Wicked Audio's Syver True Wireless is music to our ears. The 2-in-1 product is a powerful, waterproof speaker whose lid pops open to double as the charging case for a pair of comfy, naturally angled earbuds (which come with three sizes of ear cushions). With a Bluetooth range up to 32 feet, each pair easily with your devices, and hold hours of battery charge. $99.99

Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide
For some, staying hydrated is almost as important as minimizing waste. Now you can break from plastic and paper cups with Kleen Kanteen's versatile new water bottle/coffee mug/sport bottle. The Insulated TK Wide holds up to 16 ounces and includes a leakproof cap with a swivel loop for better portability. (You can also add a $9.95 interchangeable cap) to your order.) The bottle is made of food-grade stainless steel, is guaranteed BPA-free, and comes with a lifetime warranty. $29.95

It's unclear how colorful French eyewear maker IZIPIZI makes reading and sunglasses that look so fabulous on everyone. But it does make gifting glasses much easier! The #C style is a staple for durability and design. The new (and still unisex) #SUN Nautic design is sporty and a bit wider for better eye coverage. The style comes in seven colors, with polarized lenses for 100 percent UV protection. Plus, they're comfortably lightweight, and you'll love the flexible hinges. $65

Caliper CBD Dissolvable Powder
Sure, you've seen signs and ads for CBD all over the place. And you even believe in the benefits of CBD — like stress relief, improved sleep, relaxation, exercise recovery, and general wellness. Now you can try Caliper CBD as a water-soluble dissolvable powder that's travel-friendly in individual 20-milligram packages. The hemp-derived CBD is completely THC-free and non-psychoactive, so you won't feel "high." It's also calorie-free, odorless, tasteless, sugar-free, and cleanly dissolves into any hot or cold beverage or food. Try it on your next flight, to help decompress at your destination, or to recover from jetlag or a long day of travel adventures. $24.99 for a 10-pack

Leatherology Buckled Jewelry Roll
You've spent good money on your jewelry and accessories. Why not carry them in style? Chic travelers will appreciate this Buckled Jewelry Roll from Leatherology. The interior's soft suede and three zippered pockets are perfect for bracelets, necklaces, clips, and pins; plus a ring "bar" (really more of a strap) with snap closure to keep your rings in one tidy place. The durable exterior leather comes in nine colors, and it all folds up with a buckle strap. Add a monogram for $10 more. $75 

Kelsy Chauvin is a writer, photographer and marketing consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in travel, feature journalism, art, theater, architecture, construction and LGBTQ interests. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @kelsycc.

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