Tis’ the season for racking your brains in hopes of finding that perfect gift for the guy who has (almost) everything. But have no fear, because this year I’m sharing my top 10 gift ideas (all available in time for Christmas via Amazon!) for any of the travel geeks in your life!
1. DJI Tello Drone with HD Camera – $79
You literally throw this drone into the air to start flying it! This is great beginner drone for both adults or kids, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the images this little thing captures! Here’s an upgraded version if you want to maximize the fun, and here’s the drone that I use professionally if you really want to go big!
2. Wyze Cam Home Security Camera – $19
Keep an eye on home while you’re away! This full HD camera works with Alexa, has motion tagging, sound detection, and my personal favorite…FREE 14-day cloud storage! There are NO monthly fees, and these little cameras are sooooo easy to setup on your wi-fi network! Wyze also offers this camera that pans, tilts and zooms!
3. Amazon Echo Dot with Smart Plug – $45
I have several of these little Echo Dots and Amazon Smart Plugs, but just one is all you need to start your smart home! I love that you can set timers and control your home from afar using the Alexa app, but the voice commands from the couch are pretty handy, too! “Alexa, turn the lights off.” Done. “Alexa, start the coffee maker.” Done. “Alexa, change Willow’s diaper.” Okay, maybe not. If you want to expand your system but don’t want to break the bank on multiple smart plugs, here’s my recommendation!
4. Apple Watch Stand – $10
Check out this blast from the past! Turn that fancy Apple Watch into a vintage masterpiece with this awesome little stand! Looking for something a bit nicer for the night stand? Look no further!
5. GoPro Hero 7 Black – $395
This new GoPro model has so many bells and whistles I don’t even know where to start. HyperSmooth Video Stabilization on 4K footage. Time Warp Video. Waterproof without housing. Voice Control. Live Streaming. This thing is AMAZING and I loved having mine on our recent trip to Palm Springs (video coming soon)!
6. Asus Gaming (or Editing!) Laptop – $799
I have edited exclusively on Asus gaming laptops for the past several years and can’t sing their praises high enough. With compact sizes that still manage to boast super-fast processors (yep, that’s the technical term) and lightning quick graphic card processing, a laptop like this one will make your on-the-go gaming or editing experiences a breeze!
7. Oculus Go VR Headset – $199
There’s a whole world of videos, games, and experiences in virtual reality (VR) and until you try it for yourself, you won’t understand what all this entertainment hype is about (they are also the coolest sleeping mask you could ever ask for!).
8. Magnetic Car Phone Holder – $9
Brittany and I both use these mounts in our cars and on our bikes and we LOVE them! In fact, whenever we travel, I take one with me and it comes in so handy when I’m relying on my phone’s navigation. I also have this magnetic bike holder which is so great in the warmer months!
9. Canon Selphy Mobile Photo Printer – $159
We snagged one of these AMAZING little photo printers before a Mexico trip a couple years back so we could print everything from cell phone photos to DSLR images straight off the memory card. It’s easy to use and the quality of the 4×6″ prints are spectacular! You’ll have so much fun printing that you’ll be ordering more ink + paper in no time!
10. JBL Under Armor Wireless Headphones – $179
JBL and Under Armour teamed up to create the UA Sport Wireless which have a killer rugged design and a bass-dominated sound signature. That’s my kind of travel headphones, but if you want something more low-profile, check out these little Bose buds!