December of 2012, Boot Size 10
My Dear Readers,
As a a travel enthusiast, I absolutely adore travel gadgets and doo-dads. And as you guys might also know, I’m a huge nerd, and thus spend way too much time on the internet looking at all the awesome toys that could be in my possession if I worked a real person job.
Food service part-time is not a real person job.
Nevertheless, I thought I’d share with you some of the items I found on my favorite nerd toy website, Think Geek.
No really, it’s soap with caffiene in it. Despite being a faithfully Thin Geek lover, even I had my doubts. But no, this stuff really works and had been tested time and time again even on Good Morning America. So it got me thinking. When traveling, the worst part is hygeine. You either have to get all your products into little three ounce containers to bring it on a carry-on, or fret about your liquid containers bursting all over your clothes and ruining them forever. But now, you can kill two birds with one stone! Instead, have a solid shower bar that won’t explode all over your clothes, and have it help wake you up in the morning! With all the walking around and exploring you’ll be doing, who couldn’t use a little pick me up?
Prices Range between 6.99 for one bar and 37.99 for ten!
Caffeinated Lip Balm
I swear I wasn’t going through two caffeinated items, but when getting the picture for the soap I noticed there was lip balm as well. This would be perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up for those who abhor coffee (aka, me unless it’s made with half milk and a gazillion sugars and chocolate). So the Spazzstick is another possible option for that sticking you need to fill cause you bought one waaaaaaay too big!
Price is only 2.99 per stick!
***Note- I had to leave on a small trip before I could post this (having computer issues) and when came back to post pictures and post this whole thing, the lip balm was gone. But I still like the idea! So if you can find it elsewhere, it’s an idea!
Stainless Steel RFID Blocking Passport Sleeve
A bit more on the practical side, here’s a small gift that will help protect against identity theft! And identity theft sucks especially when you’re out traveling in a foreign country.
Price is 44.99 which is a little bit on the pricey side, but if you’re moderately wealthy it might not be a bad idea.
iPhone Powered Personal Fan
Holy moly is this one a bit silly. But I can see for those iPhone lovers who are in a warm area, or a stuffy train, a small breeze might feel heavenly. And here’s a nice compact one that will not take up much room in your luggage.Priced at 12.99
Metal Inkless Micro Pen
Now for those of you who have loved ones who travel with a journal, this is a priceless treasure to stuff in the giant red sock. This pen writes anywhere (EVEN SPACE AND UNDERWATER!), and doesn’t need refills. I won’t lie, I have not used this for myself, but I desperately want one, cause it also fits on your keyring. SO you never have to worry about you pen sinking to the bottom of your daypack when you only have a few minutes to scribble down all the facts you never want to forget.
Prices are usually 38.99, but are currently on sale for 29.99
Okay! Well now that you have a few stocking ideas, why not take a look at some of the bigger present that go under the tree!
Under the Tree
Anti-Theft, Slash-Proof Messenger Bag
The title kinda explains everything as to why a traveler would adore one of these, but I’ll explain for those who are clueless and are just looking for last minute goodies. Traveling can be dangerous, and one of the biggest dangers is a pickpocket. Because losing all your money sucks and makes getting home rather difficult. So get your travel lover something that they could really use, a bag that’s knife proof!
Price is 89.99!
Olloclip iPhone Camera Lens
Yet another one for the iPhone fanboys. Since I’m currently camera-less, I have to rely on my phone for any travel pictures which is why this cuts kinda close to home. So why not get a few lens to enhance your iPhone! They’re small, compact, and that makes one less breakable electronic to bring!
Price is 69.99, but for the 4/4S it only comes in red. If you want it in black, you gotta get a 1.99 converter.
Freeloader Pico Solar Charger
We all know the trials of trying to keep your electronics charged, especially phones and cameras. Well now you don’t have to worry about trying to conserve your battery until when you retire to your hotel for the night. Use it during your lunch and/or snack break and keep your electronics charged and ready to capture a priceless memory! This is a perfect gift for a photography lover.
Price is 29.99 because it’s on sale right now. Original price is 39.99
While this is a little late, I hope I’ve given you a few ideas for some last minute gifts for the one you love who loves to travel.
Until my next Adventure,