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Our 15 Favorite Travel Gifts for 2022

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Useful Travel Gifts for Seniors

If you traveled recently, you probably noticed the crowds are back!  Unfortunately, the great deals we saw during the lockdown are gone as people reschedule plans and make new ones. The good news, though, is that life is back to a new normal with folks eagerly booking trips again. 

This is a wonderful time to gift a friend or family member with presents that can make their travel more enjoyable. Here is our latest curated list of innovations you might want to consider for your favorite 50plus traveler.


Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow for Neck, Chin, Lumbar and Leg Support – for Traveling on Airplane, Bus, Train or at Home

Unlike most traditional airline travel pillows, this twistable travel pillows contour to almost any shape and position you want to provide you personalized support and pain relief. Use it to support your head, back, shoulder or cervical spine! A must have for travel – this luxury memory foam cushions the body and relieves painful pressure points for ultimate relaxation. With its snap closure, this wonderful little accessory can be easily attached to your luggage or backpack. This is a perfect give for some one who loves to travel!.


Matein Extra Large Airline Approved Carry on Backpack for Men and Women

This expandable large capacity travel backpack offers amazing packing capacity that easily holds packing cubes, makeup bag, clothing, camera bag, whatever, while fitting well under your seat or overhead. We love the convertible design with comfortable hideaway shoulder straps works as either a vacation backpack or briefcase style bag to provide a flexible carrying experience. The front compartment is perfect for small items such as your phone, earpods or pens (don’t forget your pen if traveling internationally – the airline seldom has them on hand to hand out to passengers with the customs form!) Made from water resistant lightweight polyester with lockable zipper heads and quality stitching, this bag will add to your travel fun for years to come.

NISHEL Large Portable Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag

Space-efficient toiletry bag holds your essentials, lotions, shampoo, contact lenses, toothbrush, razor etc!  Two main water-resistant compartments with mesh pouches and elastic bands holds your items in place. Also, it’s easy to grab with the special U-shaped zipper design. And with the multiple pouches, you won’t need to dig through one large bags and lay your stuff out on the bathroom counter. Just hand the bag up, grab what you need and put it back in the bag! 

BlueHills Premium Travel Blanket/Pillow 

This compact travel blanket comes in a soft carrying case with a luggage belt and backpack/suitcase clip! This blanket is beyond comfortable and you can use it as a pillow when in the case. The easy Portable Pack measures 11.5 “X 10” with an attached hand luggage belt allowing you to easily transport it. But it can also be used as a throw blanket at home due to it’s large size, 60 “length X 43 “width. Love it!

Taskin COMPRESSION Packing Cubes With Separate Clean & Dirty Compartments

These sturdy compression packing cubes are all the rage right now as they allow you to pack about 40% more with them than without! Gone are the days where you need a blow dryer or vacuum to compress the bag – these updated designs with quality compression zippers don’t require the user to provide the suction. I am a big fan of the less expensive regular packing cubes which tremendously help organize my suitcase, but it is worth the extra expense to be able to pack so much more! Plus, if you like to support small family owned companies when you buy high quality products, Taskin is the brand to buy!

These sturdy and high quality packing cubes, while not compression cubes, are extremely helpful in organizing your suitcase, especially shoes! They are also very inexpensive, which is a definite plus. This quintessential packing starter kit with four different size cubes and a laundry bag was tested, designed and selected to create the perfect packing cube kit for a 14 day vacation!

iLumen Pocket Magnifying Glass with Light

No more headaches from eye strain when trying to read customs forms, restaurant menus, grocery store labels, or prescription pill bottles – read the fine print in bad lighting anywhere!! This distortion-free  “slide out” lens stays protected from scratches and provides a crisp view of your reading material, whatever it is. This is a must-have item to keep in your picket or purse for both travel and everyday – trust me, it will come in handy, especially if you don’t have reading glasses with you. Very light weight and comfortable to use.

Universal Travel Adapter -All in One International Wall Charger AC Plug Adaptor

What’s worse than getting to your vacation spot and realizing you forgot to bring a converter? Throw this compact universal travel adapter in your luggage to ensure this doesn’t happen! The adapter has ports for over 150 countries and works in the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, and Australia! The six ports on this device are


Kindle Paperwhite – Waterproof with 2x the Storage – 8 GB (International Version)

Whether you’re in an airport, car, on the beach or at the pool, the Kindle Paperwhite is something you’ll want to bring! It is waterproof, so you won’t need to worry about it around water, and designed to be completely glare-free to be easy on your eyes. The Kindle Paperwhite holds twice the amount of storage as before with a choice between an 8 GB and 32 GB device. One battery charge lasts weeks, so you truly can use it anywhere and not have to worry about charging. One new feature we really like is that it pairs with Audible, so you can also listen to your stories! The Kindle Paperwhite comes with a one year warranty and is the perfect addition to bring while traveling!

Vlando Small Faux Leather Travel Jewelry Organizer for Rings Earrings Necklace

Save yourself from the hassle of untangling all your jewelry after a long day of travel with the Vlando Travel Jewelry Box organizer. This compact organizer holds earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings! Choose from six different colors.  Throw it into your carry-on and you are good to go!


Simplehuman 8″ Round Sensor Makeup Mirror 

This makeup mirror continues to be one of our most popular travel gifts for seniors! (and it’s good to use at home too!) The lucky recipient will look their best wherever they go with the lightweight Simplehuman 8” makeup mirror. It comes with all the bells and whistles! The lights range from 100 to 800 lux to simulate sunlight and 5Z magnifitcation to show every detail! It is also built with a sensor that turns on when it detects your face approaching – then turns back off when you walk away. Charge the mirror once a month and you are good to go for weeks!  You won’t ever have to change a bulb. Worth every penny and something they probably won’t buy for themselves!

 LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle with 2-Stage Integrated Filter Straw 

If you find yourself somewhere with a questionable water supply, you’ll be glad to have the 22oz LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle with you! This great little item filters water as you drink, removing 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% protozoa parasites from water to create clean drinking water for you whatever the situation! 

 Compact 13000mAh 4-Port Ultra-Portable Phone Charger Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy

Keep your devices charged all day long with the Anker Powercore portable phone charger. This device, created for use with both Apple and Android devices, has high-speed technology to keep your devices charged much longer than usual. With two charging ports, you’ll never miss a photo op or important call. This product is a particularly useful travel gift!

Simplehousware 60-Inch Heavy Duty Garment Bag for Suits, Tuxedos, Dresses, Coats

This affordable garment bag ensures, your clothes will arrive looking nice after a day of travel. This affordable garment bag comes in three sizes, 43 inches, 54 inches and 60 inches and has two large pockets for extra storage. We love extra pockets! It easily holds a wide variety of garments including suits, tuxedos, long coats and dresses. Zip up your garments and hop on the plane!

Sleep Headphones, Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless 3D Eye Mask, Hands Free for Insomnia Travel

The Lightimetunnel washable sleeping headphones have adjustable ultra thin stereo speakers – perfect for the problem sleeper! Designed with 3D ergonomic technology for comfort, this product blocks out 100% of the light to create absolute darkness. They are ultra-soft, made with breathable slow-rebound memory sponge, which makes them great even for side sleepers. The smooth fabric lets you release your facial stress to fall asleep more rapidly. The built-in adjustable high quality speaker and microphone allows for hands- free and crystal clear calls. An essential item for travel!


Have other useful travel gifts for seniors to share with us? We’d love to hear about the products that work for you in the comment section below!


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