Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

December 20, 2013    |    By +
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Many families are counting down the days right now, not only to Christmas but also to their post-Christmas vacation. So if you’re still looking for last minute gift ideas and stocking stuffers, consider a travel related gift. I work with, a comprehensive, family vacation-planning resource, and we came up with a list of great gift ideas, based on’s offerings, for GiftRap readers. We provide parents with travel recommendations based on the ages of their kids, so you’ll see that our gift list has something for everyone. And because many families are on a budget, we kept the ideas on the affordable side, too; every item costs less than $100.

For the road tripper: The Skymall London Cooler for 4 ($97.74) is an all-in-one picnic tote with an insulated cooler compartment and a second compartment that organizes dishes and utensils for four people. It will make stopping for lunch just that much more civilized.


For the international jet-setter: These crisp monogrammed passport covers ($43.95) are as classy as they are practical, whether for the family taking its first international trip or the college student who’s going to backpack through Europe. It also comes in black and tan.



For the sentimental: This travel stub diary from UncommonGoods ($14.95) is a super way to organize travel memories, and a perfect gift for the family member that saves all those admissions stubs to zoos, museums and theme parks.


For the backseat Picasso: Keep a little artist busy on road trips with iTikes Canvas, which lets him or her create digital art with no mess.



For the iPhoneographer: Know someone who’s always taking snapshots with her camera? Let her turn her all her amazing Instagram photos into a DIY souvenir pillow from Zazzle ($66.95) printed with her family’s vacation memories.


For the glamour gal: Every girl wants to look good on vacation, and Lay-n-Go Cosmo’s cosmetics cinch sack ($57.99) is a handy way to carry make-up with no mess. She’ll love that it’s washable.


For the backseat napper: The Eagle Creek 2-in-1 travel pillow ($24) can transform from a rectangular shape to a neck pillow, allowing him or her to snooze in comfort.



Happy holiday travels, and visit for free, printable travel activity sheets, travel-planning tools, and all your family vacation-planning needs.



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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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