Epic Gift Giving Guide for Travelers

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For saving space in that tiny quart bag for liquids:

Disposable/dissolving sheets of shampoo, conditioner, body/hand soap, laundry detergent, shaving cream; no more repacking used bars of soap! Or, if you still love your bars, have you tried shampoo and conditioner bars? For your favorite scent, deodorizer or bug spray, bring a refillable atomizer or an empty spray bottle and a selection of essential oils to dilute when you get to your destination.



  1. Love Beauty And Planet Volume and Bounty 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner Bar

  2. KISEER 4 Boxes (200 Sheets) Mini Portable Travel Soap Paper Sheets Disposable Hand Washing Bath Scented Paper Soap

  3. Travelon Shampoo Toiletry Sheets

  4. Censung Portable Mini Refillable Perfume Empty Spray Bottle Atomizer Pump Case for Traveling

  5. Glass Spray Bottles for Essential Oils, 3.4oz Empty Small Fine Mist Spray Bottle

  6. Breezeo Laundry Detergent Strips (Laundry Detergent Sheets)

  7. Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes


Travel Tech:

I can’t even begin to cover all the tech options, but here’s a selection of my most favorite and/or essential, that will give you a wide range of price points.




  1. Letsfit Digital Luggage Scale, 110lbs Hanging Baggage Scale with Backlit LCD Display

  2. Travel Adapter, FIREOR Universal International Power Adapter with Smart High Speed 2.4A 4 USB Wall Charger, Worldwide AC Outlet Plugs Adapters for Europe, UK, US, AU, Asia

  3. Universal Airplane in Flight Phone Mount. Handsfree Phone Holder

  4. Belkin Portable Power Bank Charger 10K (Portable Charger Battery Pack w/USB-C + Dual USB Ports, 10000mAh Capacity)

  5. UV Light Sanitizer Wand, Portable UVC Light Disinfector Lamp

  6. JIMOTEK Hand Warmers Rechargeable,10000mAh Electric Portable Pocket Hand Warmer

  7. Energizer High-Powered LED Headlamp

  8. KOSIN Safe Sound Personal Alarm

  9. USB Data Blocker, Protect Against Juice Jacking

Roadtrip Essentials:

Organization is key for road trips! An item I list here is a leakproof trash can, but I would repurpose it as an ice bucket to hold beverages to keep cold, and use a tupperware cereal container (like this one), lined with a plastic shopping bag, as a more affordable car trash receptacle–better than an unprotected plastic bag that could inadvertently get smooshed, ripped or dumped out in the chaos of road-tripping. Pro tip (from personal experience): always keep a tub of pre-moistened baby wipes in your car for cleaning up anything, including hands and faces. And consider keeping a stash of plastic zip-top bags accessible, in case of car sickness–the bags can be securely closed until a proper trash can is found.





  1. Da by Car Sun Visor Organizer Auto Interior Accessories Pocket Organizer

  2. HOTOR Car Trash Can with Lid and Storage Pockets, 100% Leak-Proof Car Organizer, Waterproof Car Garbage Can

  3. Drive Auto Products Car Cargo Trunk Organizer

  4. ICECO JP30 Portable Refrigerator, 12V Car Fridge Freezer

  5. Pelican Elite Soft Cooler


Other Things I Always Travel With:

I love to hike, so a lot of what I travel with, I learned from hiking. For instance, instead of buying a first aid kit, make your own; click HERE for a great article that covers what to include, and what to add in for COVID preparedness. Some things I always pack are seasonal, like hand/toe warmers, and an emergency sleeping bag or mylar blanket, which hardly take up any room in your bag, and weigh next to nothing–so throw them in, if you’re traveling anywhere/any time it could get cold! I also always pack extra zip-top baggies and extra batteries for my headlamp. As for the 100% cashmere wrap I list here–if that’s too expensive, find a cashmere blend with wool, which will still keep you warm, is highly versatile as a scarf, wrap and/or blanket, and will take up only minimal space in your bag and not add any weight.




  1. LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles

  2. Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs

  3. Natural Silk Sleep Mask, Super-Smooth & Soft Eye Mask

  4. Lay-n-Go Drawstring Makeup/Electronics Bag

  5. Compression Packing Cubes

  6. Cocoon GRID-IT! Accessory Organizer

  7. Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband

  8. 100% Pure Cashmere Travel Wrap, Scarf & Blanket

  9. Merino wool layers, socks and underwear

  10. ZONMAN DSLR Camera Universal Waterproof Underwater Housing <