Holiday Gift Ideas For
The Frequent Traveler
People celebrate Christmas many different ways, but if there's one thing almost everybody can agree on during the holidays, it's the fact that traveling can be a pain. While most of us just get a taste of these traveling challenges during the holidays, there tend to be a few people in every family who have to put up with many of those traveling problems on a monthly or weekly basis throughout the year. Whether they're putting in a ton of hours driving on the highway or flying through the air, it's in your power to make their life a little more comfortable with a thoughtful Christmas gift. Find the perfect present for the frequent traveler in your life with these ideas.
Aches & Pains
Traveling, especially air travel, requires a lot of standing and sitting in uncomfortable positions. If you're looking for Christmas gifts for the frequent traveler, try to focus on gifts that will make their life more comfortable. Must-haves like travel neck pillows or a travel-sized blanket can be the difference between an awkward, painful ride and a relaxing trip. It doesn't matter if your family member or friend is taking the train, riding coach or just trying to get through their daily commute. Little comforts they can have on hand go a long way toward making their life easier.
Pillows and blankets are quick and easy solutions for discomfort, but there are plenty of other options to keep your traveler feeling at ease. It starts with what they're wearing. There's a big difference between a comfy pair of socks or sherpa-lined slippers and those everyday business socks they've been wearing all day. If their commute is long or they're spending lots of time in airport lounges, consider updating their wardrobe with comfy shoes, socks and accessories to help keep them comfortable. As any traveler will tell you, small luxuries make a big difference.
Frequent travelers know better than anyone the importance of having electronics charged and ready to go while on the move. It's too easy to forget to charge a smartphone the night before a return flight or find yourself frantically searching for a free outlet in a packed terminal. There are plenty of options for making sure they always have enough battery life to check in with you before their flight takes off or after they've landed, but one of the best safety nets is the power bank portable charger, which gives them several hours of battery life without needing an outlet to plug into.
Books & Entertainment
True for air travel as well as road trips and train rides, the frequent traveler can experience a lot of down time waiting for flights, the local train, or sitting in the passenger seat of a company carpool. Help them pass the time with interesting books, popular romantic novels, adult coloring books, or some new headphones so they can listen to their music and drown out the hustle and bustle around them. Paperbacks are perfect because they're compact and easy to tuck in a pocket on luggage, and a little journal or notebook with a built-in pen holder can help them keep track of important information while they're on the move.
According to a census report from 2013, over 85 percent of Americans drove to work, many of them spending at least a half an hour to an hour behind the wheel. The average American spends so much time in their car that it makes sense to try to make the experience a bit better, especially if heavy traffic is something they face every day. Everything from floor mats that can keep dirt and debris out from under their feet to NFL car accessories to make their car feel like the home stadium are thoughtful little touches, many of which are perfect for stocking stuffers that every frequent traveler will appreciate.