Gift Guide for Travelers
For the Rugged Traveler: SailorBag Sailcloth Duffel
Wheeled bags have their downsides. They add too much weight, and they're not great for traveling in old cities. That's why rugged travelers would love the SailorBag duffel bag. Made of sailcloth, they're durable and machine washable. Bonus: the bags come with a lifetime warranty. Consider having it embroidered for that personal touch.
For the Connected Traveler: Case-Mate covers
There's nothing worse than losing your phone while on vacation – except breaking one. That's where Case-Mate covers come in. Made to fit iPhones and iPads, they protect your stuff while you're on the road. Covers in the quartet line are made of four different plastic pieces that snap together, and come with six pieces so you can switch up your phone's look.
For the Traveling Family: Scrabble Flash
Trying to keep the kiddos occupied while on the road/plane/train? Try Scrabble Flash, which speeds up and shrinks down this classic Hasbro game. Instead of the old fashioned tiles, each player gets five electronic tiles that keep track of words and points. And, instead of putting words down on a board, players get 75 seconds to make as many three, four and five letter words from those tiles as they can. It's light, portable, fun, and OK for ages eight and up.
For the Green Traveler: Vapur Bag
We know plastic bottles are terrible for the environment, but if you don't want to carry a metal water bottle, what can you do? Try a Vapur Bag. It's a BPA free, reusable container that holds your drink, and when you're done, collapses and folds for easy packing. Oh, and it's washable and freezable too.
For the Frequent Flier: FlightBoard App
If the traveler in question knows the inside of some airports better than the inside of their own home, get them the FlightBoard App. It turns the iPhone or iPad screen into the arrivals or departures board at any of over 4,000 airports. It shows real time what you'd see if standing in front of an airport flight board. Perfect for checking on connecting flights, or staying up to date on changes in flights of the airport you're at without having to get up and check. Did we mention it's cost effective, too?
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