While you’re shopping for everyone else on your list this year, there’s no harm in dropping a few hints as to what you really want. Here are 11 things that travelers should definitely put their holiday wish list this year.
11 Things to Put on Your Holiday Wish List
Up your travel game in 2018 by adding these essentials to your holiday wish list now.
Daydreamer Inflatable Neck Pillow
Never again endure the weird looks from your seatmates as you struggle to blow up your inflatable neck pillow—the Daydreamer Inflatable Neck Pillow does the awkward work for you, with a built-in inflation pump. An ergonomic design and removable plush velvet pillowcase elevate this pillow above the rest.
AquaVault Waterproof Phone Case
If you plan on boating, swimming, or just being near the water, you need the AquaVault Waterproof Phone Case, which is compatible with pretty much any smartphone. It lets you use your phone underwater, and even floats, in case you drop it.
Biaggi Contempo Foldable Carry-On
Sick of your luggage hogging all your closet space when you’re not using it? The Biaggi Contempo Foldable Carry-On has a unique design that allows you to fold it flat so you can slide it under the bed or in a drawer when it’s not in use.
Never drop your phone again when you use the PopSocket, which attaches to the back of any smartphone and allows you to grip it more securely—plus helps you balance it or prop it up for better photos/videos. When you’re not using it, the pop socket pops in so it’s flat and barely noticeable.
Columbia Mighty Lite II Jacket
Columbia Mighty Lite II Jacket gives you warmth and water-resistance without the bulk, thanks to its Omni-Heat thermal insulation. This magical jacket even repels stains, which is great for longer trips without laundry.
Olloclip Lens Set
Turn your phone into an expensive camera, without dragging around heavy equipment with the Olloclip Lens Set, which contains a fish-eye, super-wide, and magnification lens. The lenses all slide on and off your phone instantly—no special case or mountings needed.
Who says water bottles have to be round? Memobottle takes the traditional design and gives it an upgrade to a flat shape that fits better in backpacks, purses, or in the back of an airplane seat pocket.
The Best American Travel Writing 2017
Get inspired for your next journey (or simply pass the time on the flight to your next destination) with The Best American Travel Writing 2017, a carefully curated collection of the year’s best pieces.
Wacaco MiniPresso Espresso Maker
This tiny espresso machine doesn’t need electricity and weighs just 12.8 ounces, so you can use it anywhere. You’ll save money by not needing to hit up your local coffee shop every day, and you’ll never have to suffer bad coffee again (even on a camping trip).
Pop Fashion Infinity Scarf with Secret Pocket
This inexpensive scarf keeps you warm, makes you look stylish, and holds your valuables—what more could you ask for? It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and can hold your phone, passport, cash and more (discretely).
Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds
When you need peace and quiet but don’t want to carry around big over-the-ear headphones, you need Bose’s QuietComfort earbuds. They cancel outside noise, but still maintain a discrete and portable profile.
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Caroline Morse is putting all of these items on her holiday wish list. Follow Caroline on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline for style and travel photos.
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