Here at Thomson Safaris, you could say we’re pretty travel obsessed. Whether we’re traveling across the country, or across the world, the Thomson Safaris staff is always sharing what works best for traveling. We’ve compiled a list of some of our top finds for the travel lover in your life this holiday season.
1. Packing Cubes
With such limited space in your suitcase, packing cubes are the perfect way to keep your clothes, shoes and accessories in check. The best part about these handy cubes? You can take them directly out of your suitcase and right into the drawers at the hotel, rental home, (or Nyumba).
2. Travel Toiletry Bag
Another piece to keep you organized while traveling, a hanging toiletry bag is the ideal way to carry all your small hygienic items. With countless styles, colors and patterns, you can really customize the bag for each traveler in your life. Hang it on a towel bar, hook or shower rod, and keep every item you need at arm’s reach.
3. Trtl Neck Pillow
With over 1 million sold, the Trtl is the uniquely crafted travel pillow sweeping the nation. Designed to hold your head at an ergonomic angle while sleeping upright on a flight, this pillow boasts “no more nodding heads!” In a variety of colors (and even a junior version), you can buy a travel pillow for any age, any style.
4. Miniature Tripod for iPhone
Whether you’re headed to the slopes in Denver or on safari in the Serengeti, an iPhone tripod is a great tool to have for snapping photos at any angle, any time. With completely posable legs, this tripod can be placed anywhere.
Making snow angels solo and want to capture the moment? Place your camera in the holster, secure the tripod in some sturdy snow and set a timer for a snow-time selfie. Even better? This one from Amazon comes with a remote, so no need for a timer. Just point and shoot.
5. Customized Passport Holder
A passport holder is a great gift for someone who appreciates personalization and international travel. Do you have a niece who loves coral and gold? There’s a passport cover for that! Do you have a nephew who likes leather? There’s a passport cover for that! A floral fanatic in your life? There’s a passport cover for that, too!
6. Scarf with hidden pockets
For the fashionable traveler in your life always on the go, this is the ideal gift. Infinity scarves are a popular option to spruce up any outfit, but now style meets utility. Just zip up items like your passport, credit card or keys inside the zipper pocket of this scarf and you’re on your way! You can wear this in any city and keep your belongings safe from pickpockets. In countless fun designs and colors, this is a unique gift for a loved one.
7. Amenity Kit
International travel can be tiresome, so adding plush amenities to the equation can make a big difference. Give the gift of comfort with an amenity kit. This one from Herschel includes all the ingredients for a good flight nap. Or, for someone who likes the finer things in life, this travel pillow and eye mask from Slip is made from mulberry silk and boasts extreme comfort.
8. SPF Kit
Know a friend headed on a beach vacation? (Or really anywhere, because skincare is always essential). Give the gift of healthy skin with an SPF kit with quality sunscreens and moisturizers. This “Glow Pros” kit from Supergoop comes with everything you need, even an Acai Fusion SPF lip balm, to keep you covered. This one from Coola comes with a stylish beach-inspired carrying case, along with a variety of organic skincare products.
9. Personalized Travel Bag
While many people do have a tote or backpack, they most likely don’t have a personalized pack designed specifically for the purpose of travel. For the frequent flier in your life, this Mark and Graham Soft-Sided Carry-on is ideal. Plus, with a monogrammed luggage tag for just $10, you can’t go wrong.
10. Packable jacket
Last, but certainly not least, is a zip-up jacket that flips into a backpack. As seen on Shark Tank, Quikflip is ideal for the active traveler in your life. Exploring a new city can require a lot of walking, leaving you hot one minute and cold the next. The last thing you need is to keep a coat stuffed in your bag; now, your jacket is your bag.