November 1st, 2017

10 Great Travel Gifts under $35

10 Great Travel Gifts under $35

No need to worry about what you’ll get for your globetrotting friends this holiday season. Everyone will love this affordable travel gift guide.

You’ve got a holiday gift exchange with friends, an office party, and then you’re headed home for the holidays. Not only can the busy holiday season make it hard to find time o pick out well-matched gifts for the ones you love, but also those gift purchases can really start adding up! To help you out, we’ve compiled some affordable picks that the travelers on your gift list will find both useful and thoughtful. These items make the journey more comfortable and provide some much needed warmth on winter journeys. The best part? Every gift is under $35!

The Gift of Comfort

For those who fly frequently for business or pleasure, pick up a soft fleece a soft fleece eyeshade with an adjustable strap. It helps block out light to help your loved one catch that much-needed nap en route to your destination. An added bonus: The shade also has a pocket for storing earplugs.

An ergonomically designed neck pillow with memory foam is guaranteed to help your loved ones sleep better on long car, train, and plane. This model is also conveniently designed to attach to any travel bag.

The Gift of Organization

If anyone on your guest list isn’t using packing organizers, this gift will change the way they travel. From toiletry organizers—like the lightweight and water-repellant Pack-It-Spector Tech Quick Trip to the full Pack-It Original Cube Set, packing organizers will help them fit more in their bag, and have easier access to it on the road.

The Gift of Safety

For your super cautious relatives who are concerned about keeping their driver’s licenses and credit cards secure, the RFID Tri-Fold Wallet is the gift of protection from unwanted electronic pickpocketing—known as RFID (radio frequency identification) skimming. And for your stylish best friend planning a trip to Spain, the classy, spicy orange Monaco Snap Wallet is sure to be a hit. The faux leather wallet has an outer zip compartment, snap closure on the inside with card slots, and a clear I.D. section. Plus, its compact size is perfect for traveling light. 

The Gift of Earth Love

For your eco-conscious pal, the simple, but sleek 100% polyurethane vegan leather Hunter Belt is sure to fit his taste. It has the stylish look of leather, minus any materials that might offend the animal loving set. The skier or snowboarder in your life can stay warm with the Falcon Beanie. Its snazzy marshmallow-shine-on stripes look sleek no matter what the weater.

Gifts for Young Wanderlusts

Shopping for little tikes is always the most fun!  For friends with toddlers under foot, the soft knit Baby Faroe Beanie with fox and bear designs will surely excite them about layering up to go outside in winter. The Infant Glacier Full Zip Hoodie is another indispensable item for young parents traveling in the cold with an infant or toddler. The easy-to-layer, low maintenance fleece with kangaroo hand-warmer pockets is perfect under a heavier jacket in winter or as an outer layer for chilly spring weather.

With so many economical choices, there’s no reason to stress. Just make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, take a look at your options online, and have fun finding the right gift for those special people in your life.

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

Gift Guide: 10 Gifts for Women

9 Gifts for Men Who Travel

10 Holiday Gifts for Travelers

by Johanna Knapschaefer

Johanna Knapschaefer is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves to hike, mountain climb, cycle and kayak in New England. When not outdoors, she writes about architecture, engineering, and construction for Engineering News-Record, the Boston Globe, and other publications.