Gifts for travelers

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What do you get for friends and family who are never around? Something to make their excursions and adventures easier, more meaningful and stylish. To that end we’ve collected a slew of holiday gift ideas for travelers, with accessories and gadgets they will be pleased to use and wear on the road.

Wish your loved ones a bon voyage with these gifts for frequent travelers. Whether they're road-trippers or jet-setters, there's something here for everyone.

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Selfie stick

The Mpow Extendable Bluetooth Selfie Stick is the
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The Mpow Extendable Bluetooth Selfie Stick is the latest version of its kind with a built-in remote shutter. Don't worry about your smartphone falling unexpectedly, either - the clamp is made from silicon material, so it grabs the device. $16.99; more info: amazon.com

MEEM charger and back-up device

Never delete another photo again because of storage
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Never delete another photo again because of storage limitations, especially while traveling. MEEM, a cable that functions as a charger and back-up device, automatically stores data from phones and tablets right onto the cable. Available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Prices start at $59; more info: meemmemory.com

Overnight Stay Apothecary Travel Set

Convenience at its finest. This Overnight Stay Apothecary
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Convenience at its finest. This Overnight Stay Apothecary Travel Set comes with three 0.8 ounce travel bottles, ideal for cleansing products, like shampoo, conditioner and soap, two 0.6 ounce jars, ideal for lotion and hair gel, and sticker sheets for labeling. $10; more info: kikkerland.com

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Core Lens Set

Capture photos and videos like never before with
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Capture photos and videos like never before with the Core Lens Set, which comes with an iPhone clip, pendant stand, lens caps and a microfiber cloth. $99.99. Info: olloclip.com

AirPods

Experience listening to audio like never before with
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Experience listening to audio like never before with Apple's lightweight, wireless AirPods. The headphones, which connect to most Apple products, automatically turn on and off, last 5 hours at a time and can be activated with Siri. $159; more info: apple.com

Maps Travel Laundry Bag

Separate the clean from the dirty with the
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Separate the clean from the dirty with the Maps Travel Laundry Bag, which holds nearly seven pounds of clothes. Before use, travel with it as a compact pouch, and once it's full, use the included carabiner to clip it to your luggage. $6; more info: kikkerland.com

Anti Snoring Kit

Kikkerland's Anti Snoring Kit is just the right
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Kikkerland's Anti Snoring Kit is just the right size for the traveling snorer. Kit includes nose clip and ear plugs. $5; more info: kikkerland.com

Cambiami interchangeable sandals

Cambiami interchangeable sandals are a game changer for
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Cambiami interchangeable sandals are a game changer for the traveler who coordinates footwear for each outfit. These sandals are sold in bundles, which include a pair of soles and three sets of straps, starting at $30, and are also sold separately; soles starting at $40 and straps starting at $30. There's also a create-your-own option available. More info: cambiami.com

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Cork Globe

Perfect for the globetrotter on your list, UncommonGoods'
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Perfect for the globetrotter on your list, UncommonGoods' cork globe allows you to chart past and future vacations with the drop of a pin. Mounted on a stainless steel base, the Cork Globe makes for a decorative piece, too. Prices range from $48.00-$124.00; more info: uncommongoods.com

Bota Box wine

We're not talking
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We're not talking "One Buck Chuck" here. Some of the 14 California varietals are so highly rated that one even made the cover of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Each shatterproof, recyclable box -- housing a bladder filled with four bottles' worth of wine -- is easy to carry, eco-friendly and won't break on the beach or while tailgating. Reds $19.99, whites $24.99 per box. More info: botabox.com

HoodiePillow®

It's exactly what it sounds like. The HoodiePillow®
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It's exactly what it sounds like. The HoodiePillow® comes in regular pillow and travel/neck pillow versions, and designs for kids as well as adults. Because nothing says "naptime" quite like a pillow with a hood on it. They can even be personalized with custom screen printing. From $24.95. More information: hoodiepillow.com.

Bike Repair Kit Tin

Small and easy to carry, the Bike Repair
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Small and easy to carry, the Bike Repair Kit is essential for any traveler. The set includes: 6 headed allen set, patch repair kit, two metal tire levelers, glue, buffer, and bone tool. $17.50. More info: kikkerland.com.

Iconic Curling & Flat Iron Cover

Easy to transport, the Iconic Curling & Flat
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Easy to transport, the Iconic Curling & Flat Iron Cover is great for traveling and covering hot styling tools. $34. More info: verabradley.com.

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Girl Meets Voyage Travel Wallet

Disaster Designs' Girl Meets Voyage Travel Wallet helps
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Disaster Designs' Girl Meets Voyage Travel Wallet helps keep your mandatory travel essentials right at your fingertips without having to dig all around your bag for them. This travel wallet can hold up to eight cards, including an ID, tickets, documents, money and a passport. $44.99; more info: modcloth.com

Settlement Backpack

Available in more than 40 colors, Herschel's Settlement
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Available in more than 40 colors, Herschel's Settlement Backpack is just the right size for when you're on the go. $59.99; more info herschel.com

Polaroid Snap instant digital camera

The old, clunky, Polaroid camera has been resurrected
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The old, clunky, Polaroid camera has been resurrected as a sleek, digital model that shoots stills and video and, yes, prints out wallet-size sticker-pictures on demand -- no shaking required. Even better, you can link to your smartphone and share with friends online. $99; photo paper bundle, $9.99. More info: polaroid.com

Infinity Pillow

Made of bamboo fabric, the Infinity Pillow allows
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Made of bamboo fabric, the Infinity Pillow allows for a much more comfortable travel experience, whether you're aboard a plane, train or car. The pillow expands and intertwines, allowing you to use it many different ways: as a neck pillow, lumbar pillow, window pillow and more. According to its site, the machine-washable pillow "stays 2-3 degrees cooler in hot temperatures and warmer in cold temperatures." $39; more info: infinitypillow.co

Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

This device creates a 15-foot by 15-foot zone
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This device creates a 15-foot by 15-foot zone of protection from bugs around your campsite or picnic table, utilizing fuel from any isobutene camping canister to heat a mat treated with Allethrin. The odorless, natural, bug repellent is vaporized into the air using gentle heat and can run 90 hours on a 4 oz. canister. Each box contains a reusable Backpacker, three mats and a travel bag. $39.99. More info: thermacell.com

Armitron Adventure Collection watches

These rugged, large-face watches offer various bells and
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These rugged, large-face watches offer various bells and whistles and are easier to access than your cell phone when climbing, shooting rapids, on the trail or even in pouring rain. The Digital Adventure Tracker features a built-in barometer, altimeter, temperature tracker and weather station. The handsome analog, solar-powered watch provides four months of battery life per charge from any light source — you never have to replace the battery. $95. More info: armitron.com

Chewable Coffee

Coffee in your pocket.Gummies have gone way, way,
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Coffee in your pocket.Gummies have gone way, way, beyond bears. Take Go Cubes the Coffee you can put in your pocket. Available in individual flavor packs (latte, pure drip, mocha), they are made with cold-brew coffee and offer a full, nootropic stack, including caffeine, B complex and L-Theanine, an amino acid found in green tea. Each cube is 35 calories and has the caffeine equivalent of half a cup of coffee. Boxes of 80 (20 packs of four cubes), $37. More info: hvmn.com

TravelEyez case

Low-tech can be so practical. Take this lightweight,
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Low-tech can be so practical. Take this lightweight, washable mesh case that attaches to the straps of your purse or backpack or to your luggage or stroller handle, allowing easy access to a ringing cell phone or a pair of sunglasses. The case closes with Velcro, keeping items secure until you need them. $24.95-$29.95. More info: traveleyez.com

The Roundie

Breeze through airport, stadium and concert venue security
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Breeze through airport, stadium and concert venue security with Policy Handbag's The Roundie, a must-have carry-everywhere cross-body that features a double zipper and detachable chain strap. Made of vegan leather. $69; more info: policyhandbags.com

Triple-insulated thermos

This thermos stands out for its variety of
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This thermos stands out for its variety of sizes, shapes, colors and accessories; from 9-ounce water bottles to 60-ounce pitchers that can hold a magnum of wine. Triple-insulated, the canteen keepd a beverage cold, even in a sweltering car, for 25 hours, and blistering coffee stayd burn-your-tongue hot for 12 hours. $19.95-$49.95. More info: corkcicle.com

Russbe Bento Lunch Box

If your giftees love the planet, they will
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If your giftees love the planet, they will love this leak-resistant bento box, which contains no BPA, PVC, latex or phthalates. No more food-packaging waste. No need to deal with terrible airplane food; you can pack your own easily transportable healthy meals. Microwave and dishwasher safe. $8.99-$24.99. More info: russbe.com

Arcopédico Lolita slip-on shoes

It's the little ballet slipper that powers on
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It's the little ballet slipper that powers on as a sturdy walking shoe. As textile technology goes, the Arcopédico's new Elstech fabric, made from a blend of Lycra, is state of the art. Elstech flexes and forms to the foot's natural shape while being durable for outdoor adventures. Available in yellow, violet, red, blue, light green, black or orange. $67. More info: comfortablefeet.com

Unique experiences

Here's the perfect gift for the well-intentioned wanderluster
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Here's the perfect gift for the well-intentioned wanderluster in your life. There are more than 545 immersive travel experiences in 67 countries hosted by do-good organizations. Visit.org works with charitable partners to create unique experiences around the globe that promote causes such as sustainability, women's empowerment, human rights, animal welfare and heritage preservation. Prices vary. More info: visit.org

Moisture Wicking Shorty Pajama Set

Don't suffer through a sweaty, sleepless night in
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Don't suffer through a sweaty, sleepless night in the tropics. Cool Jams sleepwear for men and women is made with the kind of smart fabric that pulls heat and moisture away from the body, feels like soft cotton and looks amazing -- even after a day in a suitcase. Styles range from sensible to sexy and cost $29 for separates to $129 for a 3-piece set. More info: cool-jams.com

OmniJacket Mini OmniDirectional Bluetooth Speaker

Altec Lansing OmniJacket Mini bluetooth speaker. This adorable,
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Altec Lansing OmniJacket Mini bluetooth speaker. This adorable, hand-sized Bluetooth speaker comes in fun colors and is so indestructible that even after the Islanders used it as a hockey puck, it played on. Water submersible and sand-resistant, the Altec Mini Omni Jacket is great for beach, boats and camping. Sure, take it tubing. Though small, its sound quality is great, and so is the battery life -- a long-haul 16 hours. $129.99. More info: alteclansing.com 

Astral Rosa flip-flops

These sturdy, nonslip flip-flops convert to a stay-on-your-foot
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These sturdy, nonslip flip-flops convert to a stay-on-your-foot sandal via removable straps and are just the thing for beach and white-water rafting. Made from a proprietary rubber, the sandals are supportive, practical and nice looking as well. $75. More info: astraldesigns.com

Balega Silver Sock

There's engineering genius behind these athletic socks --
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There's engineering genius behind these athletic socks -- something to do with silver (the metal), a combination of different elastane modulus yarns and different knitting tensions. Combined, they create some of the most comfy workout socks you'll ever slip on your feet. Perfect for a long day exploring a foreign capital on foot. $15 a pair. More info: balega.com

Waterproof Pancho

Most rain ponchos are as durable and stylish
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Most rain ponchos are as durable and stylish as plastic wrap, but November Rain makes a waterproof version with a reinforced and heat-sealed seam, zip and snap that is not only functional but fashionable. They come in six poppy colors and prints. Even better,10 percent of proceeds go to water projects in developing countries. $59. More info: novemberrain.co

Arcopédico LS lace-up knit shoe

LS knit lace-ups look and feel like sweaters
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LS knit lace-ups look and feel like sweaters coddling your feet. But with sturdy, arch-support soles, these beauties have brawn as well. They come in more than a dozen bold colors and are so lightweight you can throw a few pairs in your luggage and not have to worry about weight restrictions. $105. More info: comfortablefeet.com

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