Eight Stocking Stuffers For Travelers – A Quick Review

Eight Stocking Stuffers For Travelers

Have a traveler in your life? An adventurer?

A nomad or wanderer?

We have the stocking stuffer for him or her this holiday season. Whether the traveler you’re buying for hits the road with family, travels for business, or gets off the grid, the following ideas will get you started (and will fit in a stocking hung by the fireplace):

Nomad Clear Case for iPhone:

Nomad iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus Clear Case
2 Reviews
Nomad iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus Clear Case

  • American Horween Leather.
  • Ultra Clear Case.
  • Slim & Ergonomic Construction.
  • 6-Foot Drop Protection.
  • Compatible With Newest IPhones.

I’ve had this case on my iPhone for about a month now, and everywhere I go, it gets attention. Available for the new iPhone X or the 7/8, the Nomad Clear Case combines premium vegetable tanned Horween leather with clear plastic, giving it a rugged yet sleek look.

You get a soft microfiber lining that provides some cushion to your phone and edge-to-edge protection (with a full perimeter and screen protection). Another point in it’s favor: it’s easy to snap on and off…I’m tired of cases that require the equivalent of surgery to remove from my phone.

Add a Nomad case to your stocking for $39.

Eagle Creek PackIt Specter Tech Structured cube:

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Cube
571 Reviews
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Cube

  • Silnylon Ripstop.
  • Zipper Closure.
  • Compression Zipper.
  • Ultra lightweight Silnylon Ripstop.

Ridiculously long name, amazing packing cube! The Eagle Creek PickIt Specter Tech Structured Cube combines what we already love about Eagle Creek’s packing cubes, including their tough durability, their compression zippers, and translucent fabric, with a firm structure, with removable plastic insert to fold clothes around.

This is the cube to use for dress clothes that you can’t afford to wrinkle, or bulky items like jeans and sweaters. Plus, it zips all the way around for easy unpacking. Pick it up for $29.95 for a medium.


Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack:

Sea to Summit TravellingLight Day Pack
42 Reviews
Sea to Summit TravellingLight Day Pack

  • Simple, Streamlined Design So It’s Light And Low Profile.
  • Siliconized Cordura For Strength And Durability.
  • Bartack Reinforced Stitching.
  • Two-Way Zipper Closure.

This stuffable backpack gives travelers an extra 20 liters when they need it. It stuffs into its own attached pocket smaller than the size of your fist, and unpacks as a lightweight day pack perfect for hikes, travel days (I bring it when I travel via plane and want to carry a larger tote bag, with the option of switching to a day pack), and international travel.

It’s always good to have an extra small pack at the ready. At 20 liters, it easily fits extra layers, a light jacket, a lunch, and/or a water bottle. Find it for about $29.

Outside Inside Gifts by GSI Outdoors: 

Outside Inside - Basecamp Tumbling Tower

  • Lightweight And Packable.
  • Game Includes 60 Solid Wood Blocks.
  • Wood Die.
  • Instructions And Carry Pouch.

GSI Outdoors has a fun new category of outdoor gear called Outside Inside Games, with a wide selection of travel-ready favorites perfect for road trips, camping trips, and vacation homes.

We’ve tried several, including the Backpack Tumbling Tower, which came along with us on a multi-day rafting trip, to provide some off-line entertainment around the fire at night. It’s lightweight and packable, and also comes in a ‘base camp’ version that’s more substantial and only weights a bit more.

Outside Inside - Backpack All-terrain Bocce

  • 8 x 3.5 Impact Resistant Bocce Balls.
  • 1 x 1.5 Jack Ball.
  • Measuring Tool.
  • Instructions And Carry Bag.

We also love their base camp bocce ball set…it comes on a lot of BBQs and camping trips with us. Grab the tumbling tower for just $15 in the smaller size.

Takeya Actives bottle:

Takeya Actives Insulated Stainless Water Bottle
1,983 Reviews
Takeya Actives Insulated Stainless Water Bottle

  • Double-Wall Vacuum Insulation.
  • Sweat-Free.
  • LeakProof Twist Cap.
  • Easy Sip.
  • Hinge-Lock.

I’ve tried more insulated water bottles than I care to count, and I’m promising you, Takeya has the absolute best lid design of the bunch. It closes securely, but is easy to open quickly, the mouth is the perfect size for sipping (you won’t get doused with a wave of water when you tip it back) and if you do want to chug it (or just add ice easily) the whole thing removes for a wide-mouth version.

Their 24 ounce Actives bottle is the perfect size for travel days: the slim shape fits in cup-holders and backpack side-sleeves, yet it’s substantial enough to keep you hydrated. Plus, it comes in super fun colors. Get one for $32.99.

Yeti Rambler Lowball:

YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid
632 Reviews
YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid

  • Ideal Drinking Companion.
  • 18/8 Stainless Steel Construction.
  • Will Never Leave A Ring On Your Coffee Table.
  • Double-Wall Vacuum Insulation.

Want to be apres-ready after your next hike, ski day or travel day with friends? The Yeti Rambler Lowball is the perfect portable cocktail glass, at 10 ounces.

You get the double-wall vacuum insulation Yeti is known for, which will keep your hot drinks hot, and your cold drinks cold longer than any other (in my experience), plus the lowball is small enough to easily stash in your ski bag or backpack until it’s time to mix up that cocktail, pour that chilled wine, or sip that artisan coffee. Grab one for $19.

MyCharge Adventure Jump Start:

If you know a solo traveler or a young traveler, gifting the Adventure Jump Start is a great way to keep him or her safe on the road. This battery pack will jump start your own car (or ATV or boat), eliminating the need to find someone to help (in cases where asking may be unsafe or unavailable).

Plus, when not needed in emergency situations, the Adventure Jump Start will charge all your portable electronic devices, too. Gift one for $99.

Sea to Summit Traveling Light Travel Wallet:

Sea To Summit Travelling Light RFID Travel Wallet
9 Reviews
Sea To Summit Travelling Light RFID Travel Wallet

  • Secure Internal YKK Zippered Pocket With Divided Sections.
  • YKK Zippered Closure.
  • Lined With Water-Resistant Ultra-Sil Fabric.

After having my credit card stolen digitally twice in the last year while traveling, I decided to go with RFID protection. Sea to Summit’s Traveling Light Travel Wallet is lined with RFID-proof fabric, and is the perfect size for trips: it’s not just a sleeve, but also not bulky, and it zips all the way around for full closure.

I can easily store several credit or debit cards, my ID, and paper bills in it, plus it has a small coin purse section. Pick it up for $26 in several colors.


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