‘Tis the season, right? Christmas is coming up fast and you have no idea what to get people. We have got you covered. We put together this Tennessee Traveler Gift Guide to help you find something perfect for the traveler in your life and maybe a little something for yourself too 🙂 Please note: this post may contain affiliate links.
GPS – Sure your phone has a GPS, but there how many times do you head somewhere with little to no cell phone coverage? How much of your data plan do you want to use to find your way around? Instead I recommend a dedicated GPS unit separate from your phone. Many of them come with lifetime map updates! Check out this Garmin Nuvi 57LM GPS Navigator System with Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions, Lifetime Map Updates, Direct Access, and Speed Limit Displays
Battery Charger – If you travel with a lot of electronics, like us, you have run out of battery power at the worst times. Consider getting a back up battery pack so you never run out again. Some of the newer battery chargers have 21000 mah of power. A lot of phones use around 2500 mah to fully charge. That makes it possible to get 6 or 7 full charges out of them! Check out the Anker PowerCore 20100
Camera – You know you have to get great pictures when your on an adventure. There are some solid offerings for point and shoots, but most people fill that role with their phones. DSLR’s have come down to a reasonable price and might be a good option for the aspiring travel photographer in your life. I’m a huge fan of the Canon EOS Rebel T6
Headphones – There is not much worse than being on a road trip and stuck listening to terrible music or on a stuck on a plane next to someone who insists on telling you their life story when all you really want to do is nap. Sometimes you need to pop on some headphones and disappear for a few miles (or have the kids do that). Bose QuietComfort is the leader in Noise Canceling headphones. If they are out of your price range, check out Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones
Kindle – Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a killer little tablet. You can use it as an e-reader, play games, watch movies, browse the internet, and all kinds of other fun stuff. Its perfect for those busy folks on the go. It doesn’t take up very much room and weighs in at less than a pound! Shop Amazon Devices – All-New Fire HD 8
Camp Knife – A solid knife is an outdoor adventurers best friend. It can be used to cut cordage, process firewood, and any number of camp tasks. If I only had one piece of outdoor equipment to take with me it would be a good fixed blade knife. My absolute favorite knife is the ESEE 4P , but if you are looking for something a little more affordable it is hard to beat the Morakniv Companion.
Hammock – One of my absolute favorite ways to spend a day outside is lounging in a hammock reading a book. The recent trend of portable hammocks has made this easier than ever. They often compress down to not much larger than a softball, yet will support around 400 lbs! The Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock is my favorite of the bunch (also my favorite item on our Tennessee Traveler Gift Guide). Add a set of suspension straps and you can take this thing anywhere!
Fire Starter – Sure you could use a lighter, but it is fun to build a campfire and start it with some other method. There are times when matches and lighters won’t work and an alternative fire starter will. Check out the Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0. These things are easy to use and reliable!
RTIC Cup – You’ve all seen the stainless steel double walled insulated cups. These things are everywhere. There is a good reason though, they work. They keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot longer than it should take anyone to drink them. There are a few different companies making them and they come in so many different sizes its really hard to pick the one you want. I am a fan of the RTIC 20 Oz Stainless Steel Tumbler. It is the perfect size for me.
Other cool Gifts
Amazon Gift Cards – If our Tennessee Traveler Gift Guide hasn’t given you any inspiration, there is still a sure fire winner of gift for anyone on your list: Amazon Gift Cards. Shop Amazon Gift Cards. Any Occasion. No Expiration.. Amazon has just about anything a person could want so a gift card there will definitely be a hit!
Amazon Prime Membership – While you are doing all this shopping, be sure to sign up for a trial of Amazon Prime.Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. I love it, Free 2 Day shipping on Prime eligible items, borrow Kindle E-books, and free instant movies and TV episodes?! How can you go wrong?
The items on this Tennessee Traveler Gift Guide are sure to be a hit. Many of them aren’t just for travelers either. What is on your wishlist this year? Let us know in the comments. Once you get all of your shopping out of the way, be sure to check out our Nashville Christmas Event Guide.