Our 2016 Holiday Travel Gift Guide

Find the perfect gift for every type of traveler, from car accessories to in-flight must haves

BYKaren Hewell
Holiday shopping for a special traveler in your life? Get them a gift that they can use on the road or in the air. Check out our list of AAA Travel experts’ favorite stocking stuffers and presents for business travelers, road trip enthusiasts, and international jetsetters.
 
Business Travelers
Egee Touch Luggage Lock ($40)
For frequent travelers in and out of hotels and airports, keeping valuables safe is everything. This “smart” luggage lock connects to Bluetooth- or NFC-enabled smartphones and unlocks with the swipe of a finger. For busy business travelers, that means one less code to remember.
 
FitKit ($35)
It can be a struggle to stay fit while frequenting conferences and meetings away from home. The FitKit makes staying in shape while traveling easy. Inside an easy-to-pack pouch, FitKit has everything you need for a full-body strength and cardio workout, including resistance bands, exercise cards, a jump rope, and access to more than 250 custom exercises online. It’s perfect for an active jetsetter you’d like to surprise.
 
Travelpro Unite2 21-inch Spinner Carry-on (MSRP $240, member price $103 at AAA Travel store)
For the jetsetter who prefers to travel light, the Genius Pack Carry-on Spinner fits in overhead storage while providing plenty of packing space for your belongings. Along with its expandable design, the real value of this carry-on bag is the Link2Go system, which allows commuters to connect multiple pieces of luggage back-to-back for easier and faster airport travel.
 
Road Trip Enthusiasts
AAA 64-Piece Emergency Road Kit (MSRP $36, member price $30 at AAA Travel store)
Nothing ruins a great road trip like a broken-down vehicle. While a quick call to AAA Roadside Assistance is your best bet to get back on the road (find out about how to give a gift membership here), having an emergency road kit on hand gives your trip an extra layer of security. Equipped with a flashlight, heavy-duty booster cables, and car repair tools, the AAA Emergency Road Kit puts peace of mind in your backseat.
 
Rubbermaid Mobile Back Seat Organizer ($17)
Anyone traveling with kids knows how much of a mess can accumulate after even a short journey. Apart from assorted compartments and zippered pockets, this compact seat organizer has a fold-down tray that’s perfect for DVD players, tablets, and coloring books so they won’t find their way onto the floor.
 
High Road Wag'nRide™ Seat Belt Tether ($7 MSRP, member price $6 at AAA Travel store)
Have a friend or loved one that’s regularly on the road with their pup? The Wag'nRide™ seat belt tether keeps Fido secure in the back seat, without the need for cumbersome seat barriers. The tether connects quickly and easily with any standard seatbelt and is made of sturdy material ready for even the most rambunctious canine.
 
International Jet-Setters
Travelon All-in-One Converter ($34)
International travel can go from exciting to stressful when trying to charge valuable electronics. Travelon makes giving your gadgets a boost easier with the All-in-One converter. The compact device includes a universal adapter to fit European, Middle Eastern, Australian, and Asian plugs — plus a built-in USB port for your mobile devices.
 
Travelon Anti-Theft Bags (MSRP $20 - $85, member prices up to 25% off at AAA Travel store)
In many popular tourist spots overseas, petty theft is an all too common occurrence. Travelon’s line of Anti-Theft bags and purses feature locking zippers, chain link construction, and even RFID Blocking technology, preventing thieves from scanning your credit cards and other sensitive information.
 
Baubax Travel Jacket ($149 - $199)
Rising from crowdfunding fame, the Baubax Travel Jacket was dubbed “the Swiss Army knife of travel wear” by CNN Money, and remains the most-funded clothing item in Kickstarter history. The jacket features a built-in neck pillow, an eye mask, a neoprene-lined drink pocket, a water-resistant smartphone and tablet pocket, and a zipper that doubles as a telescopic pen and stylus.
 
Travelon Multi-Purpose Packing Cube (MSRP $25, member price $16 at AAA Travel store)
Forget the folding verses rolling debate — the future of packing is the packing cube, which keeps your clothes and other items perfectly organized within a suitcase or carry-on. These lightweight, zippered pouches add an extra level of organization to any bag, which can save you from spending valuable time rifling through clothing and toiletries while on the road.
KAREN HEWELL is a senior content marketing specialist and contributing writer for AAAHighroads.com.
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