As the holiday season approaches, why not gift the frequent traveler in your life something practical they could really use. For those who love to travel, one of these 5 gifts will make the perfect Christmas present.
Hand-held Luggage Scale
Costing anywhere from $8 to $25, these nifty little devices will help the frequent traveler in your life avoid the cost of extra baggage charges. Lightweight and easy to throw inside their luggage, it will help the over-packer make sure their suitcase is still within the airline’s weight limits for their journey home.
With many airlines charging for any extra luggage, the frequent traveler in your life – one who isn’t an over packer – will appreciate the gift of a convertible carry-on. With ample room for clothes, a padded laptop section, the option of comfortable backpack straps and a travel organizer pocket, we like the TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible, from eBags. User reviews have stated this compact, yet thoughtfully designed carry-on bag has served as their sole piece of luggage for both domestic and international travel.
Refillable Water Bottle
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Anyone who has traveled through an airport recently knows the extortionate price of buying a bottle of water once through security. Most airports have designated water refill stations now and refillable water bottles can be picked up at most major retailers.
An RFID Passport Holder
With fraudsters able to retrieve your credit card, or passport information using radio frequency identification signals, gifting a travel document holder that not only keeps everything together in one place, but also provides RFID protection is a great idea. Choose a slim design that has room for a passport, credit cards, travel documents and a pen-loop.
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The $85 cost of gifting someone TSA PreCheck can seem a little steep, but the frequent flier in your life will love the benefits. Good for five years, it allows TSA pre-checked passengers to quickly pass through security in dedicated lines, leave shoes on and keep toiletries and laptops inside bags.