Have a traveler in your life and looking for the perfect gift? I have just the items to make happy any female traveler.
As a traveler, I spend a lot of time using and finding products I love that make traveling easier for me. Since I travel more than 50% of the year, having things go as smooth as possible is important to me.
I have collected all my favorite items to share with you this year, and a lot of them are the same from last year because I believe in them that much. These are all products I love and use and I would never recommend something I am not using myself.
Luggage is the make or break of a trip for me. I need lightweight, sturdy, 4 wheels so I can push or pull, AND a 10 year warranty. Luckily, iFLY Luggage has that! I usually travel by carry-on only, but sometimes I take a checked bag if I am going on a cruise or to a resort that I will stay at for a week. When I am constantly moving around between countries, having a carry-on is perfect so I can get off the plane quickly and avoid fees for checked luggage. For my carry-on I use a soft side Fuzion and for my checked luggage I use a hard side Pinnacle. Both suitcases are no longer available in these exact models but they have other soft side and hard side suitcases that are just as good. Since I find that I go between both carry-on and checked, these are my top 2 picks to travel with. I have been using both of these suit cases for over a year and have circled the globe twice with them – never had any issues and they look as good as the day I got them. You can order these both online here OR you can purchase these both at Walmart. They are both very affordable
Nail Polish Remover Wipes
This has been one of the greatest finds last year for me. When you are traveling and have limited space for liquids, in comes these polish wipes! 1 wipe always takes off the polish from both hands and I usually do a polish change about once a week. So I pack a few and they take up no space at all – they are compact and weigh virtually nothing. I found these looking for a solution – my nails tend to chip and the polish wears fast when I am in the ocean or chlorinated water. I like to keep my nails looking nice and traveling with nail polish remover wasn’t really an option for me. You can purchase them at SEPHORA.
I won’t lie – I used to just throw my camera in my purse or constantly wear it around my neck. I did not like the camera bag options until I found Lo&Sons Claremont camera bag! Its sleek design of leather and classic handbag look, disguised as this useful bag. The number of compliments I receive with this bag is very high. It is a beautiful bag and has options to store an extra lens, extra memory cards and even a zippered backside that I store my passport, hotel keys, cash, etc in.
Uber Gift Cards
I have found that I like to use Uber globally. I know exactly how it works, I know I am saving money and I know what to expect. Uber works the same around the world – and I have used it in several countries and love it! Having a pre-loaded gift card into your app is a great gift because you can save your money to buy other things .. like ice cream ❤ You can purchase Uber gift cards here.
Perfume & Body Spray
The scent industry has revolutionized how we can carry perfume when traveling. From below the carry-on restriction size, you will find sprays and now roll-on perfumes.
Roll on perfumes last longer than sprays and are easier to carry wherever you are. I like to keep a couple and switch them out when I travel. I have found that ULTA has a very big selection of them.
Portable WiFi Hotspot
Skip expensive cell phone plans and searching the city for Wifi and just get your own hotspot. Several countries ago I got my own hotspot from Skyroam and I have taken it through Europe by train through 4 countries, the Philippines island hopping for a month, traveling through Asia, Iceland, Scotland, Bermuda, and many more. You can buy one or rent one – and it gives you a full 24 hours of use from the time you activate each day pass. You get unlimited data AND you can use the hotspot across 5 devices – which means your phone/iPad/laptop or you can even share with friends. You pick. You can purchase the Skyroam here.
My GoPro has been one of my most interesting finds as a traveler and I love the photos it takes! It fits easily in my pocket by itself, its waterproof and works for all types of shots. I prefer landscape and city shots but a lot of people use it for adventures in hiking, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, snowboarding, and so much more. You can purchase a GoPro and its accessories here.
Having access to over 1,000 lounges around the globe has been a real lifesaver this last year and a half. I get my access with my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card, but you can buy access if you do not have a card that gives it to you as a perk. If you fly coach often, especially internationally, I found having access to these lounges were the best for me. I can remember long haul flights to Asia with long layovers and having access to lounges with showers and hot meals. Priority Pass will be a game changer especially if you travel often. You can purchase a Priority Pass here.
I spend a lot of time on my phone because my line of work requires me to. When I am at a place where I can sit for awhile and do not want to dig out my laptop, I can use my iphone or ipad on my keys-to-go keyboard. It weighs virtually nothing and connects through Bluetooth. I like to use it when I am in airports for short periods, on trains or just in a hurry. Bonus – it is spill proof. So next time you are on a flight that experiences turbulence and you are using your keys-to-go, you can just wipe it off and it is as good as new. You can purchase keys-to-go here.
Kusshi Make-Up Bag & Organizer
I just discovered this product recently but its perfect for travel and everyday. I loved that when I opened the package, it came in its own bag the way luxury bags come to protect them. When I pulled out the make-up bag, I had a black make-up bag and opened it to find a red interior – which reminded me of the famous red soles by Louboutin. I love the bag because it comes with the option to attach the organizer if you purchase both. The organizer holds all my brushes, lip and eye liners, and some lipsticks. The make-up bag itself comes with a lot of space and has spots for blenders and eyelash curlers. I use this bag everyday, not just when I travel – so it has an all year use. You can purchase a make-up bag, organizer, or both here from Kusshi.
The Content Planner:
This is a game changer for anyone who has a business and utilizes social media to draw in business and make money. As an online entrepreneur I am a big advocate of others getting into the social media industry in whatever field that suits them. The Content Planner is great for “Plan It, Post It, Profit.” The creator, Kat Gaskin coined that term when making the Content Planner and its fitting. It comes with 15 fill-able months, social media stickers, important dates, and a sleek box to keep it in for when you travel.
This is a MUST for anyone in your life that has an online business or a business that depends on social media. You can purchase your Content Planner here.
My Passport SSD
Easily one of the best thing for anyone traveling and taking photos. Last year I did not back up my photos and lost nearly 9,000! My business revolves around photographs and that was detrimental for me. I recently discovered WD Passport SSD – portable storage and its lightweight, has wicked fast file transfer speeds, password protection, and is lightweight. This fits easily in my pocket and luggage. You can purchase one here.
Happy holidays! If I missed anything or you know of something that has been an awesome product for you, let me know!