The Best Travel Gifts Of 2020

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The Best Travel Gifts Of 2020

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Mitch Renfrew

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    In so many ways, our lives have been completely transformed this year. Travel is no longer as simple as jumping at an affordable plane ticket and searching for a last-minute hotel deal. Instead, we find ourselves considering health risks, personal safety, and even ethical factors like putting others' health at risk.

    To ease some travel anxiety and make on-the-go easy, we've compiled a list of our very favorite gifts for travelers this year. These products are tried and true, loved by the TravelAwaits team, and focus on making travel safe and effortless. You're sure to find something special for yourself and the wanderluster on your list this year!

    Don't forget, you can buy peace of mind while traveling (for an affordable price!). Travel experts call Medjet membership a travel “must-have” to feel safe and protected while away from home.

    Medjet Air Medical Transport + Travel Security Membership Program

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    The perfect gift to provide peace of mind for your loved ones traveling this holiday season or in 2021. Insurance only gets travelers to the “nearest acceptable” hospital, Medjet can get them to a hospital at home (and pays for the transport!).

    RVshare Rental

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    Travel has looked a lot different this year — road trips, outdoor adventures, and small towns have been more popular than ever. Gift the hottest new trend — a surprise RV adventure for the whole family!

    PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger

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    You can’t wash your phone, but you probably should. PhoneSoap solves the growing problem of illness-causing bacteria on your devices. This smartphone sanitizer safely sanitizes both phones and phone cases with its patented UV light bacteria- and virus-fighting technology. This is an Amazon Best Seller and the perfect gift to give in 2020!

    N95MaskCo Safety Masks

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    This year, a theme is definitely going to be “giving the gift of safety”. Make sure your loved ones are safe and healthy this holiday season with N95MaskCo’s exclusive Respokare mask. They also offer Masks+Gloves bundles for the whole family!

    Personal Water Filter

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    Perfect for camping or hiking, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter makes it safe to drink from a river or lake while in the outdoors. The straw filters more than 99 percent of bacteria and other toxins so you have a safe supply of water for any outdoor adventure.

    Lavender Scented Hand Sanitizer

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    Who doesn’t need some calm while they sanitize in 2020? Everyone Lavender and Aloe hand sanitizer does both and will have your kids and grandkids asking you to sanitize. Perfect for your next glamping adventure or to pack along for your next hike, a little goes a long way, so you’ll be sure to have this for months to come!

    oHHo CBD

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    Not all CBD is created equal, and we think the products from oHHo are some of the best on the market. The “New York” is a lifesaver for sleep, anxiety, aches and pains, inflammation, and general well-being. Pack this away on your next trip to calm your travel anxiety.

    Johnny Was Embroidered Velveteen Tote Bag

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    This gorgeous statement tote can really carry it all at 20” wide and 15” deep. TravelAwaits expert Janie Pace says, “I love the Johnny Was products and this tote would go great with turquoise cowgirl boots!”

    King Ranch Saddle Shop Backpacks

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    Quality and craftsmanship really go hand and hand with these unique bags and backpacks. Janie Pace explains, “the King Ranch dates back to 1853 in Kingsville, Texas, one of the largest working ranches in the state. These backpacks are an offshoot of King’s Ranch sportsman favorites like hunting gear bags, duffels, and luggage, all made with fine leather and canvas that ages like a fine saddle.”

    Desperado Duffle II

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    Adjustable straps, leather handles, and a large main zipper opening are just a few of the features on this beautiful high-quality bag from Nixon. These bags are tried and true and have been tested on adventures around the world!

    Avenova Mask and Antimicrobial Spray

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    Stop the presses. This FDA cleared antimicrobial spray for dry eyes is proven to kill a variety of pathogens including harmful bacteria, fungi & viruses! This medical grade HOCl spray is the travel MVP we’ve been waiting for to give more peace of mind while on the go.

    Passport To Greece Skincare Set

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    We may not have been able to travel to the Mediterranean this year, but this Korres limited-edition skincare set has everything you need to give your skin that just-back-from-vacation glow! Indulge your skin with collagen-boosting protein from real Greek Yoghurt, brightening vitamin C, and antioxidant-packed pomegranate.

    Bio Ionic Travel Hair Dryer

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    Hotel hair dryers are the worst! Bio Ionic makes some of our favorite hair styling products, and the GoldPro travel hair dryer will ensure you look your best on vacation in 2021.

    Personalized Luggage Tags

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    A fun and modern option, this luggage tag provides necessary information without blatantly advertising personal information to everyone who passes by. The stainless steel strap is a fantastic option and guarantees it won’t come off easily!

    Wicked Plush Robe

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    Made with plush fleece that won’t shed or pill, this might just be the softest robe ever made. Reviews describe this as “so soft it’s sinful!” and “the best article of clothing I have ever purchased.” What better way to saunter in from an evening in the hot tub on a cool winter night!

    Digital Photo Frame

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    Not only are many of us missing travel this year, but we’re also missing seeing our loved ones. Share and display photos of friends, family, and adventure easily and instantly with this smart digital frame that also works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Google Photos.

    Cashmere Poncho

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    Mirta curates and provides a storefront for handmade products from local artisans all over Italy. Made of 100 percent high-quality Biagioli cashmere, this gorgeous poncho is sure to be a staple layering piece perfect for travel and every type of weather.

    Canvas Photo Wall Art

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    Preserve your favorite adventures, destinations, and memories for years to come with a high-quality canvas print. CanvasPop specializes in large canvas prints and even provides a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

    Safe Seat Covers

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    You really never know what kinds of germs, bacteria, and viruses are lurking on an airplane or bus seat. Protect yourself and your family on public transportation with these anti-microbial seat covers that are comfortable, fashionable, and made in the U.S.A.

    Not finished shopping? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides below: