Last Minute Gifts for Travelers

Not to frighten anyone, but Christmas is six days away. If you’re anything like us at Maupin Travel you’ve likely stayed busy and haven’t exactly finished your holiday shopping yet. While it may be too late to plan an all-inclusive, surprise European vacation for your loved ones, there are some fantastic last-minute gifts that all your travel-savvy family members will adore!

E-Readers: An eReader, like the Kindle Paperwhite or the Nook. These are fantastic for long travel days; you can throw it in your purse or briefcase, they’re lightweight and don’t take up much room, and they can hold up to 1500 books depending on the model you buy. Amazon offers 2-day shipping on the Kindle, and you can pick up the Nook at your local Barnes & Noble.

Books: Whether an eBook for that brand new eReader or a physical copy, books make the perfect easy-to-find, inexpensive gift for the person who loves to travel. What better way to pass the time on a long flight than getting lost in a good story? Stop by your local Target to browse the best sellers section, and knock out those stocking stuffers while you’re there.

Travel Kits: Whether it’s a jetlag recovery or a luxury skin care kit or a specially blended tea, getting travel sized anything is great when you’re on the road a lot. Tealeaves offers a specialty blend of herbs and flowers to help travelers both go to sleep and wake up after a long travel day. Choose one-day shipping and you’ll have it wrapped and under the tree in no time. Sephora has an excellent serum set by Drunk Elephant called Rise & Glo Duo that’ll take care of all your skin care needs in the air.  Stop by your local Sephora or choose express shipping at checkout on the website.

Scarf or Pashmina: Have you ever been stuck on a six-hour flight with the air conditioning blasting straight down on you with no way to control the temperature? Airlines keep their planes cold on purpose, and it’s the worst when you’re freezing and you know there’s nothing you can do about it. Make sure your loved ones are prepared with a wrap or scarf they can drop in their purse and forget about – until they need it!  If you’re going for chic luxury, check out this Bundle Up Wrap from Lululemon. For more practically minded travelers, try the Infinity Scarf with a Zippered Secret Pocket from Amazon. You still have time to order this for a Pre-Christmas arrival. With thirteen colors and patterns, this scarf will work for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Tech Accessories: Every single person needs an extra phone charger and pair of high quality earbuds. In today’s society there isn’t a single one of us who can live without our cell phone for an extended period of time. Make sure your loved ones stay charged with the Insignia 8,000 mAH Portable Charger, available at your local Best Buy. For those who like to tune out while traveling, Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Wireless Earbuds are perfect, also available at your local Best Buy.