Before you know it… BAM. The holiday season is upon us! Out of nowhere it seems you’re looking at houses covered in decorations, smelling the aroma of fresh-baked cookies, and are (as usual) struggling to find that perfect gift for your loved ones. Why’s it always so complicated to come up with gift ideas for the people closest to us?
Let’s face it, the holidays are already stressful enough without having to add “find a gift for x, y, and z”. That’s why we’ve decided to take some of that stress off your shoulders this holiday season. There’s plenty of travel addicts out there and chances are some of them are on your holiday gift shopping list. Thankfully, we’re here to help! Here’s our holiday gift guide (enjoy):
Sleeping on a plane or in a car can be extremely uncomfortable. Your neck isn’t supported, there’s very limited space, and good luck finding a spot to lay your head on that isn’t as hard as a rock.
The Povinmos Travel Pillow Sleep Aid is an inflatable pillow that is the perfect solution to help you fall asleep while traveling. It helps support your whole body for maximum comfort and is simple to use. When you’re ready to use the pillow, inflate it using a few breaths of air, and once you’re ready to pack it up at the end of your flight/ride, release the air and fold it back into its compact form. No more struggling to catch up on much-needed sleep!
No matter how hard you try to squish, fold, or cram your clothes into a suitcase, there never seems to be enough room for everything you want to bring along on a trip. These packing cubes help organize clothing, shoes, cosmetics and more, without taking up a lot of space in your luggage.
They come in multiple sizes, and work for dresses, jackets, sweaters, hats, pants, shoes, cosmetics and much more. No more having to leave that “just in case” outfit behind ever again.
The Scrubba Wash Bag is small enough to take anywhere (it can fold down to the size of a wallet) and allows you to wash your clothes without having to pay for a pricey hotel laundry service. The inside of the Scrubba Wash Bag features a wash-board scrub panel that will give your clothes a machine quality wash no matter where you are in the world.
One eco-friendly (and really awesome) thing about this gift is that it reduces waste by using less water and detergent than when using an actual washer!
A gift that’s stylish and functional? Count us in! An infinity scarf with hidden zipper pockets is the ideal gift for the traveler that loves fashion. Although it looks like any typical scarf from the outside, there are hidden zipper pockets that can store travel items while on the go.
There are multiple designs to choose from (so you can pick the one that’s just right), and lets any traveler store their phone, wallet, keys, passport, and more without always having to lug around a purse or bag.
Many travelers aren’t aware that when you use wifi in a public area, you’re putting your personal information on your phone or laptop at risk – scary stuff! Encrypt.Me is a program that you use on your mobile phone or laptop that provides your device with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN is used to make your connection private while on a public network. Encrypt.Me ensures that your information stays safe no matter where you’re traveling to.
Offrez le don de l’apprentissage! That’s how the French say, “give the gift of learning!”. Is there someone on your holiday gift list that will be traveling out of the country soon? Or maybe they’ve been talking about learning a new language for some time but never started.
Duolingo is an app that helps people learn to speak another language (from a list of 22) while engaging in fun games and activities. Gifting someone the chance to learn a new language, is the gift that lasts a lifetime!
What’s worse than having your phone die when you need it most? Not having anything to charge it with. Don’t let this happen to your travel addict!
The gift of a solar charging portable phone charger is one of the most useful gifts you can get anyone. The coolest thing about this gift? It can be powered by (you guessed it) the sun! This product allows you to charge two (yes, two) phones at once, use the built-in flashlight, or find your way home with the built-in compass.
LifeStraw GO makes the ideal holiday gift for international travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. LifeStraw takes microbiologically contaminated water and purifies it into water that’s safe for people to drink. It protects against chlorine, parasites, bacteria, microplastics, pesticides, herbicides and greatly improves water taste.
Staying hydrated while traveling is extremely important, and this unique bottle is perfect for anyone traveling to an area where there may not always be access to clean drinking water. The best part about this gift? For each purchase of any LifeStraw product, one school child in Africa is provided with safe drinking water for an entire school year!
What better way to start off a morning than with a fresh cup of coffee? How about sampling a new roast every month that comes from a unique part of the world?
For the travel addict who has wanderlust but can’t wander, an Atlas Coffee Club Subscription is a coffee of the month club that delivers freshly roasted coffee from a different part of the world each month. Many of these coffees can’t be found anywhere else, and let you experience another culture from the comfort of your home.
One of the best things about vacation is breaking out those new clothes you just bought and exploring the town.
One of the worst things that can happen while on vacation is breaking out the new clothes you just bought and realizing that they’re wrinkled. With nothing to wear, you might as well accept that you’re staying in for the night…
Don’t let your travel addict give up hope! An iSteam Portable Clothing Steamer will remove wrinkles out of any clothing. This steamer can heat up in a mere 25 seconds, will continuously steam for up to 10 minutes, and its compact design won’t take up too much space in a suitcase.
Happy Holidays from Swift!
Wherever you are in the world, we want to wish you happy holidays and safe travels! No matter if you’re traveling this holiday season or sometime in the future, contact us for all your expedited passport and visa needs. Remember, if people seem to be staring at you while you’re at the airport, it’s just because they want to know all about your awesome new travel gear.