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10 Best Gifts for Senior Travelers They Will Actually Use

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Useful Travel Gifts for the 50+ Traveler

With the world opening up and summer in full swing, here’s a list of essentials to help make traveling a little easier! They make great gifts for friends and family who like to explore!

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 compatible with all USB devices and can be used simultaneously. Perfect if you are traveling between countries!

Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle 3-Pack

Not checking a bag on your trip? The Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottle is just what you need to easily bring your quick travel essentials in your carry-on. Fill the 3 oz packs with anything from face wash, to toothpaste, to shampoo and anything in between! Not only is this TSA approved pack waterproof, it holds liquids, gels and pastes. This toiletry bottle 3 pack is one of the most useful travel gifts.

4 Piece Packing Travel Organizer Cubes Set

Stay organized while traveling with this 4 piece packing cube set. The set includes a large, medium, small, and slim cube for all your packing and organizing needs. Throw your clothes, medications, and shoes into the cubes and toss it in your suitcase or backpack and you are good to go! Sizes range from 17.5 x 12.75 x 3.25 inches all the way to 14 x 5 x  2.8 inches. Perfect for hiking, backpacking or exploring new places!

Kindle Paperwhite – Now 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!

Cabeau Evolution S3 Doctor-Recommended Therapeutic Pillow for Neutral Spine Alignment

A neck pillow is essential for travel! This one is our favorite. The Cabeau neck pillow, featured on CNN, is made for neutral spine alignment with a 360 degree memory foam support! The pillow comes with straps that attach to any chair or seat to keep your head and neck feeling perfectly in place. This compactable neck pillow also has a removable cover that is machine washable. Make your travel experience relaxing with this great little product!

Simplehuman 8″ Round Sensor Makeup Mirror 

Look your best wherever you 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. We recommend this product for everyday use in addition to travel.

 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!

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


originally posted 6/29/2021
updated 3/15/2022

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