Holiday gift guide: 3 great (and cheap!) gifts for travelers
By Aimee Heckel
Traveling the world is one of the most exciting things we can do. We slave through most of our waking hours at work just so we can go on that big vacation.
There’s no reason a gift for the traveler in your life can’t just equally as exciting. Or at least pretty darn close.
Here are three great — and inexpensive — gifts for travelers. And we’re not talking about the lame, predictable inflatable pillow.
1. A mini, lightweight and cheap water filter pouch. Whether your loved one is an avid hiker, climber, philanthropist or international traveler, you know when you’re on the ground in sketchy territory that nothing — repeat, nothing — is more glorious than a refreshing gulp of clean water.
The problem: Water filters can be pricey and take up a lot of space in your pack. The Sawyer Mini Water Filter, less than $25 at REI.com, weighs only 2 ounces and is the size of your palm. It features one of the most compact filters invented. And it’s instant; no waiting 30 minutes for the iodine tablets to dissolve. Use it to safely drink straight from any water source.
2. The Clear Bag System. We all know one of the most miserable parts of traveling is the security check point. Remove the inconvenience and stress with the Clear Bag System, fashionable, environmental-friendly bags that meet the TSA rules (put all of your liquids and gels into 3 ounce containers, stored in a 1-quart, clear bag).
Instead of fiddling around with cheap plastic baggies, this toiletry kit restores dignity to air travel. Save money by putting your products into refillable pumps and jars, instead of having to stock up on travel-size products every time you fly. Best of all: the classic Clear Bag kit costs less than $30.
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3. A detachable bra pocket. Ever wondered where to safely store your extra cash, credit cards or jewelry while traveling? The Braza Secret Stash Detachable Bra Pocket hooks onto the middle of your bra where, let’s face it, your goodies will be safe. Much more comfy than a bulky belt to tie around your waist.
Plus, you can’t exactly wear a waist pocket in a dress, but you can always wear (and quickly access from the top) your bra pocket. Less than $8 on Amazon.com.
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