Top 8 Gifts for the Techy or Foodie Traveler in Your Life
The holidays are right around the corner, what should you get your favorite foodie or techy traveler? Here are our top suggestions for those sometimes hard-to-buy for people.
For the Techy:
- Ollo Clip 4-in-1 Lens (iPhone) – the Ollo Clip 4-in-1 Lens (now in gold) turns your iPhone’s built-in-camera into a Fisheye, Wide-Angle, or Macro lens (10x and 15x). Weighing in at less than 1 ounce, there’s no reason to ever leave home without it ($80).
- Logitech Keys-to-Go – This portable Bluetooth keyboard makes traveling with iPads and other tablets a breeze. The ingenious FabricSkin covering protects the keys from spills, dirt, and crumbs ($43).
- MPowerd Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Light – Whether you’re hiking or glamping, this waterproof, collapsible, and solar-powered light is a must for lovers of the great outdoors. ($20)
- Anker Powercore – We all use our smartphones, cameras, and other portable gadgets a lot. There’s nothing worse then running low on power when you need it the most. For travelers, this can be an extra headache if your ticket confirmations, directions, or translation app lives on your phone. The Anker PowerCore 10,000 is about the size of a credit card (just thicker) and can fully charge your smartphone up to 3 times! It has smart quick-charge technology, and is the smallest & most powerful power bank in its class. I also use mine to recharge cameras, my Kindle, and more. ($40)
For the Foodie:
- Try the World food box subscription – A box of gourmet products from all over the world. Give your loved one a gift to be cherished and shared. (trytheworld.com $39)
- Globe-Trotting Cookbooks – Hit the road with legendary chefs like José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian courtesy of Epicurean Journeys, a lush cookbook featuring recipes from around the world alongside stories from foodie travelers like Helena Christensen, Ruth Reichl, and Sophie Dahl. The book is sold on its own (luxurycollectionstore.com $36) or in a gift set with a selection of custom-blended spices ($120).
- Wonderbag – For the traveler who likes to spend as much time off the beaten path as possible—without giving up good food—the Wonderbag is a game-changer. Bring a pot of ingredients to a boil over a camping stove, cut the heat, and tuck your cookware into this little sleeping bag-shower cap hybrid for a few hours. The Wonderbag acts as a slow-cooker, so come dinnertime you’ll have perfectly cooked meat that falls off the bone. The best part: For every Wonderbag purchased in the States, the company sends one to the Wonderbag Foundation in Africa, which distributes bags to families in need. ($66)
- Goldbely Subscription – Any food lover worth his or her fleur de sel (that’s French for ‘flower of salt’) will admit that for some dishes, no DIY version can ever touch the original. From a Katz pastrami on rye to deep dish from Lou Malnati’s in Chicago to beignets from Cafe du Monde, this rotation of regional favorites is sure to satisfy cravings of homesick locals or nostalgic frequent fliers alike. You can even specify a category, so a beau with a sweet tooth can sample a new pie every month, while your Dagwoodesque dad can look forward to an ever-changing array of sandwiches from across the country. (goldbely.com $69)