Think twice about that elusive 99-cent iPhone, people. Pushy crowds, endless lines and bitter cold can make you second-guess whether that deal is really a steal once Black Friday rolls around. Don’t even get us started on the whole sales-starting-on-Thanksgiving backlash. Here’s a better idea, several in fact, that can be ordered from the comfort of your own home.

At Travel Channel, we’ve been busy rounding up the ultimate gifts for all the globetrotters on your list – check out some of the best gear, gadgets and luxe travel essentials this holiday season below. Then enter for a chance to win some of our favorites as well as $10,000 cash in our Gift of Travel Sweepstakes!

Travel's Best Gifts

1. You don’t have to be an undergrad or backpacker to appreciate Herschel’s modern functionality and classic mountaineering style. If this one has caught your eye, enter to win it on Thurs. 12/12!

2. For the ultimate European getaway turn to this Luxe Travel Guide Set, which brings you the best of London, Paris and Rome. Enter to win these stylish, diminutive guides on 12/28 and plan a 2014 escape!

3. On our editors’ holiday wish list? This stylish Tablet Folio from As she put it, “I could forget my passport, but never my tablet.”

4. Adventure travel blogger Matthew Karsten, the Expert Vagabond, says the GoPro HERO3+ “can take a beating while still producing stunning HD video and 12mp photos” of your wildest travel adventures.

5. Refinery29 editor Holly E. Thomas raves about this handy travel set from cult beauty brand One Love Organics, where “each product does double- (or even triple-) duty, from a face/hair/body wash to a balm that cleanses and moisturizes.”

6. Stylish, customizable frames will always be high on the avid traveler’s packing list. Enter to win these polarized, limited-edition Oakley Sunglasses on Sun. 12/22!

7. For movie-theater quality sound on the go, get this ultra-thin Brookstone travel speaker. It folds flat when not in use to fit neatly in your carry-on. — enter to win it Wed. 11/27!

8. Eskuche Control v2 Headphones won over our editors thanks to its quality, comfort and style – without the high-end price tag. The hip, retro-styling doesn’t hurt either.

Give the Gift of Travel:

Gift of Travel Sweepstakes
Travel Channel’s Gear Guide
Travel’s Best Travel Gifts 2013
Editors’ Picks: Holiday Wish List
Gift Guide for the Jetsetter

Leave a Reply

Sara GilliamSara is a Senior Producer for Travel She has eaten her way through Thailand, sailed around the coast of Greece -- and thought she died and went to heaven...


Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France via

  • Paro, Bhutan via @sofiflies

  • Barcelona, Spain via @willdrinkfortravel

  • Salfdarjang's Tomb, Delhi, India via @globetrottingchooks