Christmas Gift Ideas
Here are some great gift ideas for travelers or anyone else in your life.
A High-Quality Steel Copper Colored Water Bottle from Avana
Meet Beckridge—a sleek hydration solution to accompany you on your travels near or far. This bottle features the FreeSip® spout that lets you sip with the bottle held upright, or tilt back for a traditional swig. The insulated stainless steel body keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours, and your coffee hot for up to 12. A retractable carry loop adds streamlined portability.
And Beck’s Smaller cousin, Sedona
The Avana Sedona tumbler features double-wall stainless steel insulation, an ergonomically engineered lid for easy sipping, and a sure-grip design. Everything you need for savoring your favorite hot and cold beverages—wherever you roam.
Brighten Up the Holidays with Prosecco from Mionetto!
Made from 100% Glera grapes from the province of Treviso, an area renowned for high-quality Prosecco, this sparkling wine offers a luminous straw yellow hue and stylish mousse. The palate is marked by aromatic notes of honey and white peach. The classic ribbon artfully displayed across the bottle means there’s no need to wrap. You can even customize with notecards displayed around the bottle’s neck.
Glamping Guide: Great Gift
Our friends Mike and Anne Howard wrote the book about Glamping. This lavishly illustrated guide will make you want to set out on your own adventure, and maybe get an RV like they did, and see some of these wonderful, comfortable glamping spots around the continent!
We got a chance to go glamping at Sandy Pines in Kennebunk, Maine this summer, we highly recommend it!
Pelican’s Small But Tough Case for Fragile Equipment
Pelican has long been a gun case maker, based in Torrance California and South Deerfield MA, (our hometown!). Their durable cases passed muster with the Marines, and here is their small V100 case, with the usual Pelican style HUGE hinges and inside, foam you can cut and customize to snuggle around your gear. Pelican VC100 Small Case
Rugged case, crushproof high-impact polymer, heavy-duty handles, push-button latches and stainless steel lock hasps for the ultimate in affordable firearms protection
Weather-resistant, these cases are sealed against moisture and dust for long-term confidence in harsh conditions. Pelican is up to the task!
Exterior 12.28 x 12.03 x 5.16
Pelican Heavy Duty Cellphone Charging Box
This Watertight Case is able to be submerged under 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It’s Rugged – Crushproof, dustproof and includes a rubberized protective bumper with integrated single hinge latch
Exterior 10.6 x 5.4 x 2.4
Features – Divider tray with credit card pockets and cord management; 10,000mAh battery (portable charger) for up 48 hours of additional smartphone power; wireless Qi-certified charging
Smart Lock Pro: Use Your Phone to Open Your Door
Smart Lock Pro may be what finally puts an end to the seemingly endless quest to find out where you put the keys. This little device controls your lock through an app on your phone and instead of making you fumble through your keys it simply automatically unlocks the door whenever you come home. It sees you coming, and turns the key.
Additionally, the program has an auto-lock setting, immediately locking the door once you leave or enter it so you never have to wonder whether or not you left the door open again. Friends and family can be added to the automatic lock settings and Smart Lock Pro can even connect to Alexa and Siri devices. It might take a little getting used to after a lifetime of keys hidden under garden gnomes but it certainly seems like the future of home protection.
Bed Scrunchie: Keep Your Sheets Neat
Neat freaks, you’ll love this one. Bed Scrunchies are essentially straps placed on a mattress that lets you tighten up your sheets into the pristine, unslept-in straightness seen in home magazines.
It’s one size fits all, holding, tightening and even extending misshapen bedsheets. The Bed Scrunchie can easily be washed regularly without shrinking or breaking and is perfect for deep and memory foam mattresses.
Juiced Systems Biz Hub Solves a MacBook Problem.
Juiced Systems BizHUB is one of the world’s most advanced USB-C travel adapters. You can easily plug N-play the adapter to your USB-C device such as a Macbook Pro and extend an additional display via the 4k enabled HDMI port. Read and write data to your SD and Micro SD memory cards on the go and always keep your device charged with the USB-C power delivery input.
The aluminum-designed body keeps the adapter durable to withstand travel. The compact size of the adapter makes it a convenient travel companion when on the go, perfect for a traveler with internet needs.
Indik8a…Makes Turn Signals Using Your Hands Lit Up
From Indik8a, this clever hand light takes indicating to a new level. Lightweight and easy to use, Indik8a wraps around your hand and lets you signal turns with certainty, with one press of your thumb.
Indik8a Turn Signal Light for Cyclists £35 (Around $50)
Doppel Calms You Down When You Get Upset
Doppel is a calming wearable that works by creating a silent vibration on the inside of your wrist which feels just like a heartbeat. Its slow rhythms are calming, and the faster ones help you feel focused. Wear it when you need to stay calm under pressure, focus on the task ahead of you, and keep going when you need to. You use your cellphone in conjunction to this device that’s designed to provide calming vibrations when you get uptight.
Doppel Vibrating Watch £219 (Around $292)
Scout Hidden Camera Detector for Dodgy Airbnbs
Have you ever worried about hidden cameras in your hotel or Airbnb? The Scout hidden camera detector can alleviate these worries. It uses high powered LED’s to reflect off camera lenses and show you if there is a hidden camera somewhere in your room.
Scout Hidden Camera Detector $99.99
Jammy Portable Electric Guitar
This portable guitar is easy to assemble and works when plugged into your phone, computer or amplifier. It’s compact, take-apart design makes it super easy to fit in a bag and take with you wherever you go. You can’t hear it playing without earphones or an amplifier, however, but it would be a fun addition to a night in a hostel with new friends and songs to sing.
From a verified reviewer, came this rave: “Playing Jammy feels natural on any string, any note. It feels literally like playing keys. Playing chords with the piano sound feels just amazing. That’s why I am satisfied with this little thing a lot and would definitely use it on tour.
I should remark that the instrument also looks pretty cool. It can be dissembled but I don’t want to do that. I have 4 regular guitars, and Jammy feels two times smaller than the normal guitar even when it is assembled