Gift Guide: Here are some suggestions for your Christmas List
A Gift Guide for travelers, who are already making plans for their next adventure. You might find something that resonates with your inner Santa from this list of new products that we tested just for you. If you have a suggestion, please reach out, we would love to include your items.
Bring Your Own Mist with this Backpack and Tank
Hiking in extremely hot conditions is a breeze with the Extremist 2 in 1 mister and tank that provides you with mist in your face or in your tent as you hike!
Compact, lightweight, hands-free and professional-grade, the ExtremeMist PCS creates a continuous cooling cloud of fine mist in front of you, reducing the air temperature up to 30°F. ExtremeMist Personal Cooling System provides 2-in-1 hydration to keep you cool when it’s hot out, allowing you to mist and drink from the same reservoir.
Its high-pressure pump has multiple speeds controlled via wireless remote. On the lower speeds, recommended for hiking, running, and cycling, the PCS uses approximately 1 ¾ to 2 ½ cups per continuous-use hour (leaving you plenty of drinking water), with the battery lasting up to 16 hours of use.
A Blanket for a French Bulldog and Football Fan
For the French Bulldog lover in your life–how about a cozy blanket with sports and of course, French Bulldogs?
The Frenchiestore blankets are made out of sherpa fleece which is a luxurious fabric that has one smooth knit side with the design printed, and the other side features a natural colored texture intended to imitate the look and feel of a real sheep’s fleece.
Sherpa Fleece is an animal-friendly alternative without compromising the superior quality, comfort and feel. Frenchie fleece blanket BLN GAM $69.00
Stretch Your Favorite Shoes to Fit You Right
I’ve discovered that at a certain age, our feet begin to get bigger. I own many pairs of nice-looking dress shoes that I haven’t been able to fit on my feet and now, voila, they’re all coming back out again. The shoe stretcher is like a pair of shoe horses, but they have a clever little screw so you can push them to stretch.
So far this device has proved to be a valuable asset and has brought back many pairs, both sneakers and leather dress shoes.
Just being able to get one pair to fit better makes this a worthy gift for anyone!
I have always been impressed with how well bidets work to clean up after you use the toilet. I have enjoyed them across the finest hotels in Europe, and on a Japan Airlines Dreamliner headed to Tokyo. Almost every bathroom in Japan has a bidet, and now you can too. The Tushy is a home model, very easy to install and does the same job, using water instead of paper for your after toilet clean up.
It took me ten minutes to unscrew the toilet set and hook the water to the unit then screw the toilet seat back on. SCORE! This is a simple plastic device that really works–if you want hot water you’ll need to spend a whole lot more. But if you want something simple, the Tushy is a good solution to a common problem. TUSHY Classic Bidet Toilet Attachment –$79
Keep Cold or Hot with the Uber Chill Mini Fridge
This sweet little fridge can do double duty–keep beers cold or nachos hot!
This Compact 4-liter mini personal fridge 6 can (12oz) capacity or four 500ml bottle cooler and plugs into 12v car cigarette lighter or home outlet (built-in ac/dc transformer) both cords included, it is a 12v 110v portable cooler function as a as a mini warmer and cooler that keeps food and drinks at optimal drinking temperatures.
High quality solid, state thermoelectric cooler fridge, Dimensions, outside: 11″ x 7, 1/4″ x 10″, inside 8, 1/2″ x 5, 3/4″ x 5, 1/4″
Silence! On the Airplane or Motorcycle, these Plugs will Plug the Gap
Filter out wind and engine noise with EarPeace earplugs – motorcycle rides and motorsports events are more comfortable and enjoyable with noise reduction earplugs. They also work in airplanes.
Clearly hear approaching traffic while riding a motorcycle, listen to your comms under your helmet, and ride in comfort with ear protection plugs designed for wind and motorcycle noise reduction.
These premium silicone earplugs for motorcycles are soft, hypoallergenic and offer loud noise ear protection – motorcycle helmets fit over the top without irritation. EarPeace motorcycle earplugs protection includes Medium, High and Max filter sets, and the milled aluminum case has two chambers, safely storing your spare noise-canceling earplug.
Astrid Vegan Backpack…When You Want the Style, Not the Leather
Astrid Vegan Backpack. All of the features you want, and no leather!
This sassy backpack is made of a soft matte, water-resistant PU leather, and stands in a structured and unique silhouette. Its pinched top has a smart zipper flap designed to keep your important belongings safe.
The laptop backpack is perfect for commuters and road warriors. It features a laptop compartment (up to 15″), water-bottle holder, luggage strap, and four internal pockets to fit all your essentials (re: snacks).
This is a big backpack but a very stylish one. Astrid Vegan Backpack $289
Journo RFID Stop Hidden Money Belt
Hide the things that thieves are looking for! This belt will keep you from being pickpocketed, that happened to me in Rome, when some nice-looking woman ‘helped’ me my large suitcase into a train. This would have prevented it! This also comes with RFID blocking sleeves, for your charge cards and other valuables.
Lava Linens: Flax to Linen, the Perfect Material
The Lava Mini linen travel towel rolls to the size of a 12oz glass so it fits perfectly into a small pack. It is also quick to dry and is naturally mildew and mold resistant. These are more expensive than most towels, but they are hand-sewn in Colorado, by Americans, and they are made of a material that’s naturally antimicrobial and odor resistant. This linen is sourced from a longstanding company in France recognized for its craftsmanship and industrial excellence.
With a luxurious feel and a denser weave than all other linen towels on the market, your Lava Mini will become your favorite travel companion for years to come.
You’ll likely find it hard to part with between adventures. That’s okay. It doubles as an excellent in-home hand towel too. Lava Mini 22.5 x 23 $42
Max Hartshorne has been the editor and publisher of GoNOMAD Travel in South Deerfield Mass since 2002. He worked for newspapers and other sales positions for 23 years until he finally got what he wanted and became the editor at GoNOMAD. He travels regularly, enjoys publishing new writers, and does exactly what he wants to do every day.