Holiday Gift Ideas

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Tis the season to shop! If you’re looking for unique gift ideas for travelers and adventure seekers on your list, boy do I have some ideas for you! From experiences to packing gear to mementos to trigger memories of past adventures, here are my suggestions.

Matador Refillable Toothpaste Tubes

An ideal stocking stuffer, the Matador Refillable Toothpaste Tubes reduce toothpaste waste one refillable tube at a time. These TSA-approved dishwasher-safe tubes are BPA-free and PVC-free. The kit comes with two clearly labeled sizes – a one-week tube and a two-week tube – to ensure users never have to worry about bringing too much or not enough toothpaste. A wide mouth opening allows for easy refilling and a standard screw top end keeps contents securely inside.

A removable sliding clip securely seals the refilling end to prevent leaks, and a three-layer ethylene vinyl alcohol polymer (EVOH) vapor barrier prevents contents from drying out. An ideal way to reduce unnecessary waste while keeping your pearly whites clean on the road. matadorup.com/products/refillable-toothpaste-tubes

VSSL Insulated Flask

Billed as the world’s first flask with an integrated Bluetooth speaker, the VSSL Insulated Flask is a drinking vessel designed to help adventurers slow down and savor the moment while listing to their favorite tunes on the integrated Bluetooth speaker. An ideal gift for hikers, campers and anyone who likes to celebrate with a favorite beverage and tunes. www.vsslgear.com/products/vssl-insulated-flask-speaker

Wanderfull Hydro Bags

Anyone who spends hours sightseeing in a new city, hiking a new trail, attending a festival, or just taking the dog for a walk knows the importance of staying hydrated. But, let’s face it, carrying your water bottle means giving up the use of one of your hands. I’m happy to report, this problem has been solved by the original WanderFull HydroBag! These adorably designed cross-body bags have a built-in section for your water bottle along with a section that keeps your cell phone, keys, credit cards and cash organized. And, they come in an array of colors. You probably need to get this for all the walkers, travelers and dog owners on your holiday gift list – and don’t forget to buy one for yourself! www.wanderfullbrand.com/collections/hydrobags

Wildlife Adoptions

If you have an animal lover on your gift list, consider gifting a symbolic adoption of wildlife through World Wildlife Fund. After traveling to Custer State Park this summer with my 12-year-old grandson, I chose to adopt a bison in his name to honor our memories of being surrounded by these magnificent beasts as we drove along the Wildlife Loop. The gift includes a plush stuffed animal, a photo and an adoption certificate. www.gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/species-adoptions.aspx

Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour

Anyone on your list heading to New York City to celebrate the holidays? Treat them to a special experience on the Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour with On Location Tours. See the places featured in several favorite holiday movies including The Elf, Miracle on 34th Street and Home Alone 2. On this tour, you’ll travel warm and cozy on a bus from the Upper West Side to the Upper East Side and into Midtown. Highlights in include a peek into the brilliant holiday windows at Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, and Macy’s. Catch a glimpse of the famed tree in Rockefeller Center, featured in Home Alone 2. And see the apartment building featured in Elf along with other recognizable sites. Can’t make it during the holiday season? Give the gift of an On Location Tour year-round with other non-holiday tours including Sex & The City sites, Soprano sites and more. www.onlocationtours.com/new-york-tv-and-movie-tours/holiday/