Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers - My Family Travels

Looking for a holiday gift guide for travelers? We know that people who love to travel want to encourage wanderlust in loved ones. There’s no better way than presenting them with holiday gifts designed to make travel easier. Here are our picks, starting at just $8, to exchange this festive season or put on your wish list for Santa.

Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers of All Ages

Man charges cellphone with Niteize portable lantern.
Stay on the Light Side and charge your gear with a Niteize lantern from our holiday gift guide for travelers.

Light Up the Night with Niteize

Illuminate spooky spaces or read all night. This very lightweight, bright lantern from Niteize is perfect for the outdoors too. Recharge it via USB and then have extra power to charge your cellphone on the go. Comes with while silk tote pouch that makes the bright glow softer and more romantic. Very durable. From $36.

Light Up the Night With Niteize

Enjoy the Sun Safely

Page from Goodr sunglasses website shows different models.
The Goodr OC Line is one of the most popular, with dozens of styles, lens and frame colors plus lots of patterns to choose from.

A company with a sense of humor produces great looking Goodr performance sunglasses that stick to sweaty or wet faces. Choose cool reflective lenses in all colors or quieter lenses from orange to brown. Frame patterns cover the rainbow. Order the wide/larger head size with bigger lenses for more sun coverage. Smaller size frames fit bigger kids. So far, they are indestructible. Well priced from $25.

Go Goodr to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

Teach All of You Table Manners

Bamboo eating utensils ensure everyone in the family has their own sanitary diningware when eating out anywhere in the world.
Bamboo eating utensils ensure everyone in the family has their own sanitary diningware when eating out anywhere in the world.

Light and reusable, Patagonia bamboo utensils allow travelers of all ages to safely eat anything, anywhere. Train your toddler how to use a knife and fork around the campfire or on picnic tables. Particularly useful when enjoying street food while traveling, since utensils may not have been cleaned to your standards. From $8.

Travel Tableware Teaches Table Manners

Hands Free Travel Shoes for All Ages

A person with legs crossed on top of luggage watches TV screen.
Kizik shoes (this is the Prague model) are so comfortable that you won’t want to slip them off once you get to your hotel. Photo c. Ron Bozman / RKR Media.

The Kizik line of shoes slip on and off hands-free, a blessing for anyone forced to go through TSA without Pre-Check. How does handsfree work when each model has laces and a full profile? “Kizik shoes feature a patented heel design,” explains their PR firm. Slip your toes in and the heel compresses so you can slide your foot under the laces. Press down and the heel springs back into its supportive place. It works! These casual shoes look pretty great, too. Different uppers range from leather (more of a business look) to elasticized fabric (sneaker time.) Other pluses: Enough innersole support to be museum-worthy, very comfy for wider feet, lightweight for travel. Kiziks come in several colors, have EE widths for men and women, and come in children’s models too. From $99; kids sizes from $69.

Hands Free Feet With Kizik Shoes

Holiday Gift Guide for Traveler Toddlers

Blow Up, Strap In, Sit Comfortably

An inflatable AirTushi seat serves as a highchair when you're dining out or enjoying room service, and a booster when you're flying with baby.
An inflatable AirTushi seat serves as a highchair when you’re dining out or enjoying room service, and a booster when you’re flying with baby. Photo c. RoamWild

Inflate this little fortress from Roam Wild around your loved one’s butt. The easy-to-carry AirTushi keeps children strapped in, stable and snug on an adult chair on in an airplane seat. Makes dining out while traveling a breeze. Deflates and packs easily. From $19.99

Sit Tight with AirTushi Inflatable Booster

Teach Geography from the Comfort of Home

A wall mounted world map made of wooden puzzle pieces hangs in a living room over the couch.
Assemble your world map made of wooden puzzle pieces and hang it over the couch to make future trip planning easier to visualize. Photo c. Enjoythewood.com

Work on a huge global puzzle together. You may not solve the world’s problems but it’s a fun pastime. This wall-size 3D map of the world from Enjoy the Wood is made from several types of natural wood carved as if puzzle pieces. Assemble them and then stick everything to a backing for travel-inspiring wall art when you’re done. From $180.

Enjoy A Wooden View of the World

Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers On the Move

Carry A Beverage All the Time

Three Tiger brand thermos water bottles hold hot and cold liquids at temperature for hours on end.
Pick from several sizes and colors as all the Tiger brand thermoses work perfectly as water bottles or for hot and cold liquids.

Invest in a rugged, Tiger mini-thermos that keeps hot or cold temperatures for up to 24 hours. Pick up a small size, add hot cocoa, and slip it into a pocket — perfect for skiing. Drop them while hiking and nothing breaks. Anti-bacterial technology and wide mouths makes them easy to clean. From $32.

Travel Like a Tiger

Stay Lock Step with Baby on Any Road

A Jeep Powerglyde Plus Stroller with twins in it and a mom standing by.
The Jeep Powerglyde Stroller, seen here in a two-seater model, uses new technology to make steering and gliding down urban streets smoother. Photo c. Delta Children

The Jeep PowerGlyde Stroller by Delta Children boasts new front wheel design that makes handling easier. Smoother turns and three reclining seat positions make the ride more comfortable for baby, too. Heavy duty steel frame is sturdy enough for European cobblestones, yet it folds like an umbrella stroller and weighs in under 14 lbs. We like the extendable canopy with UPF 50+ sun visor.  $69.99

Glyde with That Stroller

Micromobility Solution in a Great Package

A skateboarder on a winding road, aerial view.
William Royce takes off on a Bustin Boards hybrid e-board, a great way to tour the countryside. Photo c. Bustin Boards.

Travel around the neighborhood with a flash, lighter than air, on a Bustin Board’s skateboard. The company’s hybird electric skateboards make traversing long distances faster and easier. They’re here to solve that how to get from here to there problem travelers so often confront. In addition, the boards have great designs to please your fashionistas of any age. From $568.

Micromobility Solutions with Style

Carry A Tune Wherever You Go

Roam speaker by Sonos on table next to chair, in front of window.
Relax wherever life takes you with your own music, courtesy of the Sonos Roam travel speaker.

Sonos is known for the amazing sound their speakers deliver. The small Roam model is a lightweight, compact unit that brings that quality on the road. It easily connects via bluetooth to Spotify and other apps for indoor or outdoor amplification. Use it at your compsite or pool because it’s waterproof too. $160.

Music On The Go Anywhere All The Time

Holiday Gift Guide for Media Savvy Travelers

Secure Camera Mounts Easily

Red and white checked chairs at outdoor cafe with sign in front.
The Tenikle tripod in action, seen at a cafe in Manhattan’s Flatiron District where it’s making a “selfie” of 2 tourist in front of Empire State Building. Photo c. Ron Bozman / RKR Media

This handy, lightweight camera/cellphone Tenikle support looks like an octapus. Bend and stick three flexible arms lined with suction mounts to chair backs, handlebars, strollers and dashboards to keep devices secure on many surfaces. From $45.

Take 360 Photos & Videos Securely

Raise the Next Generation of Influencers

Joby Gorillapod Mobile Vlogging Kit has needed equipment for making better videos.
The Joby Gorillapod Mobile Vlogging Kit has a tripod, mics, cables, and lights needed for making better videos on the go.

Joby, a top-of-the-line action tripod company, produced an all-in-one gear kit to support home filmmakers. Gorillapod Mobile Vlogging Kit lets families up the quality of their audio, camera moves and lighting on the go. A perfect present for that outgoing tween or teen, it promotes quality production values to enhance content creation. The kit includes everything you need except a cellphone camera. From $160.

Vlog with the Pros

Record The World and Make It a Better Place

A Sony RX 100 Cyber Shot camera with accessories needed for travel photos.
Choose from any of the Sony RX 100 Cyber Shot cameras whose excellent lenses and accessories will up your travel photos by lightyears.

Ready to move beyond your cellphone camera to record that bucket list trip? Sony, as they often do, created the ideal travel camera. The R100 series of digital cameras are portable and versatile enough for beginners or pro’s. Take advantage of a great Zoom lens that goes from 24mm-200mm so you can capture the breadth of the Grand Canyon or an elephant closeup on safari. It works in low light, is fast and has a much broader range of options than most photographers will ever use. The seventh iteration of Sony’s top-selling Cyber-shot line makes the most of your travel photo ops. From $1,100.

Get Your Cyber Shot Sony Cameras

Holiday Gift Guide for Traveling Men

Happy Feet Make Happy Travelers

colorful and wildly patterned mens socks.
Society Socks keep your favorite men on their toes and send matching socks to the homeless.

Society Socks sells wildly colorful, quality men’s socks by subscription and in gift boxes. And they donate even more pairs to charities around the world. Society Socks are 70% combed cotton and fit men’s shoe sizes 7-13. For women, they bundle up sports socks in basic colors. Gift the men in your life monthly with two new, cozy pairs in their fun patterns. It is a gentle reminder that there are others who need help getting back on their feet. Three-month Subscription, two pairs monthly, $60.

Wear Society Socks and Better the World

Drink and Drive Responsibly With This Mug

A green Carter Move travel mug by Fellows sits on a table at the United Lounge at AUS airport.
Go green with your refillable Carter Move travel mug by Fellows, seen here full of capuccino at the United Lounge, Austin Bergstrom Airport. Photo c. Ron Bozman / RKR Media

Fellow Products has perfected a well-insulated travel mug that you can brew coffee or tea into and take on the go. The best feature is the snap-in splash guard. The removable metal screen insert stops beverages from sloshing out of the wide mouth when you take a swig in the car. Carter Move travel mug comes in 8, 12, 16 oz so kids can carry their own. Cleans easily and works as an insulated water bottle. From $25.

Take This Fellow Mug and Hit the Road Safely

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