Our 15 Most Popular Travel Items Perfect For Gifting

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Our 15 Most Popular Travel Items Perfect For Gifting

The Most Popular Travel Gifts Of 2021
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    From outdoorsy folks to globetrotters, travelers are our favorite people to shop for — and receive gifts from. To help you choose the perfect present for the travel lover on your list, here are the 15 travel items that were the most popular with our readers and staff this year.

    Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots KEEN Targhee III

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    TravelAwaits writers raved about the fit, durability, and performance of KEEN Targhee III waterproof hiking boots in our roundup of the best hiking boots, making them one of our favorite products of the year. Get a pair for your favorite adventurer.

    National Park Annual Pass

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    Give the gift of our country’s gorgeous National Parks with the America the Beautiful Pass from REI. In addition to free admission to every National Park from Acadia to Glacier, the pass also covers admission to hundreds of other sites. It’s the perfect gift for outdoor lovers and retired folks who have the freedom to see our beautiful country. Throw in a pair of hiking sticks and they’ll be ready to hit the road.

    INTEX Sport Series Tacoma K2 Inflatable Kayak

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    Another amazing gift for outdoor lovers, this 10-foot two-seater is one of the best affordable inflatable kayaks. One of the Intex Tacoma Inflatable Kayak’s best qualities is that it doesn’t require a pick-up truck or rooftop carrier for transport. It packs nicely and is easy to take wherever you plan to float. If you’re concerned an inflatable kayak can’t compare to a hard-sided version, just take a minute and read the reviews.

    TravelAwaits V.P., Missy Glassmaker purchased one to paddle around the canals on Sanibel Island with her twin boys last summer and loved every minute. She even took it into the bay and said it was fantastic seeing dolphins from the kayak.

    Everlane Cashmere Sweater

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    Cozy layers are an essential part of any travel capsule wardrobe. And cashmere is always a good choice for Christmas. Made of certified Grade-A cashmere from Inner Mongolia, this classic crew-neck sweater is more durable, pills less, and gets softer with every wear.

    S’well Calacatta Gold Cocktail Set

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    S’well is known for keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Our expert flight attendant loves his triple-layered, vacuum-insulated S’well water bottle. But if they already have a water bottle, may we suggest this gorgeous barware set? This 18-ounce shaker and pair of wine tumblers let them take their cocktails to-go, even if its just to the backyard.

    Anker Portable Charger

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    A portable charger is a must for anyone who’s traveling with a smartphone, Kindle, iPad, or pretty much any other electronic in tow. This slim Anker brand power bank features dual USB ports as well as a USB-C and micro USB port to keep their devices charged on the go.

    Musher’s Secret Dog Paw Wax

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    For the pet parent or pup, we present paw protection perfection. Developed for sled dogs, Musher’s Secret Dog Paw Wax acts as an invisible boot, protecting paws from everything from snow to hot pavement. All-natural food-grade waxes and oils condition in addition to forming a breathable shield. Fast-drying and non-allergenic wax won’t stain carpet, floors, or clothing. Great for trails and the beach!

    Generark Solar Generator

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    This portable emergency power supply is a practical gift for anyone who lives where winter storms can cause power outages. Generark Solar Generator is the best solar power generator for the home. Simply take it out, turn it on, and plug-in whatever requires electricity.

    An AC outlet lets the battery recharge super fast, but the system has solar panels to allow it to recharge in an emergency when the power is out. Solar-powered generators are much cleaner and run much more quietly than gas-powered and are safe for indoor use. It’s also incredibly affordable!

    NakedWines Subscription

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    Know someone who’s dreaming of a white (wine) Christmas? A subscription to NakedWines makes for a fabulous present for any oenophile. What more could a wine-lover want than vino delivered to their doorstep? With a wonderful selection of quality wines, NakedWines helps connoisseurs discover exclusive wines from the world’s best independent winemakers at unbeatable prices.

    Bonus: Use code “TRAVELAWAITS100” for $100 off your first box!

    Dagsmejan Sleepwear

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    Can you say cozy? Made with NATTWELL™ fabric, this pajama set is twice as soft as cotton. MicroModal lightweight fabric is also six times as breathable as cotton. Pajamas are always a hit, but temperature-regulating pajamas that are scientifically proven to help you sleep better by staying in the ideal climatic comfort zone are a whole other story. Plus, they don’t have any tags! Available in six colors, this thermo-regulated sleep set includes a long sleeve shirt, sleep pants, and a silk sleep mask.

    Green Goo Fresh Powder Box

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    For the friend or family member who can’t wait to hit the slopes, Green Goo offers a slew of plant-based products to tuck in their stocking. Free To Breathe offers congestion relief, while Solar Goo is a water-resistant, broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that’s reef-safe, oxybenzone-free. The Fresh Powder Box also contains four travel salves: Dry Skin, First Aid, Pain Relief, and Skin Repair, as well as Sweet Honey Lip Balm. A pair of 100% recycled polycarbonate sunglasses with UV400 lenses that provide 100% UVA and UVB protection ensure they never get stuck on the mountain sans shades.

    Harney & Sons Four Teas Gift Set

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    Teas the season to get your favorite hot tea drinker a gift set of Harney & Sons best-selling teas. They’ll think of you every time they snuggle up with a warm cuppa. This Four Teas gift set will take them from England to Paris with three black teas and one cinnamon spice.

    Plant Or Flower Arrangement From The Bouqs Co.

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    Wondering what to get for the traveler who has everything? How about this darling lemon cypress topiary in a felt pom pom planter? If this mini tree dubbed “Sugar Cookie” is not up their alley, check out these farm-fresh floral arrangements from The Bouqs Co.

    Mignon Faget Jasmine Freshwater Pearl Necklace

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    This versatile pearl necklace comes from Mignon Faget’s Jasmine Collection. Mignon Faget has been designing jewelry for half a century. Her pieces are all designed on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans. Available with bronze, sterling silver, or 14K gold jasmine flower and leaf design accents, this necklace is made with freshwater potato pearls. At 37-inches long, it can be worn long or doubled over.

    RFID-Blocking Passport And Vaccine Card Holder Combo

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    Our expert flight attendant recommends an RFID-blocking passport holder for peace of mind on international trips. It keeps personal information safe from being stolen. This one can also hold a vaccine card, credit cards, boarding passes, and other important documents. It makes for a great stocking stuffer for any globetrotter!