Forget the knit sweater and new set of kitchen knives. All travelers really want for Christmas is another passport stamp. But if you can’t afford to give your favorite traveler a first-class ticket to Bali, we have come up with some holiday gift-giving ideas that will surely appeal to the 20-something globetrotter in your life.

Portable Speakers & Solar Powered Cellphone Charger

How may trips have you taken, where you find yourself on a beach or by a lake (or any natural settitng for that matter) with newfound friends, a six pack, munchies but struggling to listen to music from your cellphone, which, by the way, is about to die. Here are two great travel gift ideas to get the party started and keep it going.



For sound that is loud enough to dance to, get the Chill Pill on Amazon, starting at $29.00








Take a look at the Solio Classic Hybrid Charger that recharges all your electronics from your cellphone to your digital camera for  about $90 on Amazon


Universal Adapter

Most of us need to charge up, at some point, regardless of where we decide to go. Save time trying to figure out how to ask for an adapter in Chinese and get a universal adapter that works in more than 150 countries. Check out the DigiPower World Travel Adapter at QVC for $19.96.







Foreign Currency


There in’t anyone who doesn’t enjoy a holiday card with a few dollars bills on the inside. If you want a clever way to give dough for the holidays, without appearing thoughtless, giving foreign currency is a great way to acknowledge the traveler in your life. Head to your local foreign currency exchange or your local bank to add the worldly touch to an otherwise boring holiday card.

Hotel Gift Card

While giving the gift of flight might be out of your price range, perhaps giving the gift of a decent place to stay isn’t. Marriott, for example offers a gift card that never expires, so you don’t have to worry about when and if you are going to use it.

Fit Kit

 Travel is as much about experiencing the local fare as it is about the sites you see. So it’s important that eating all that fried-but-delicious street food in South America doesn’t mean your next trip will be to a fat camp. Stay fit on the road with this portable exercise kit that includes a exercise band, jump rope, resistance tube and stability attachment, starting at $29,99