Gifts On The Go: 9 ideas for travelers on your list

Published on Saturday, 14 December 2013 20:22 - Written by By Vanessa Pearson vpearson@tylerpaper.com

Still shopping for the on-the-go person on your list? Here’s a few things — the odd pillow, the packing helpers — to put under the tree or drop in a stocking.

 1. SCRATCH-OFF MAP, $20

Track your globetrotting with this fun scratch-off map. Scratch the areas you’ve visited and reveal pops of color. uncommongoods.com

 2. OSTRICH PILLOW, $99

This weird-looking pillow “offers a micro environment” you can use for napping on the go. The makers say, “It is neither a pillow nor cushion, bed or garment, but a bit of each all at the same time. It’s soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates both your head and hands.” ostrichpillow.com

 3. F1 CARGO CARRY-ON, $195 (SALE AT PRESS TIME)

These brightly colored, stackable, hard-sided carry-on cases are cute and provide better protection for your delicate items as you bump through the terminal. Features interior mesh organization pockets, a built-in TSA lock and wheels, plus it weighs only 7.9 pounds. flight001.com

 4. EBAGS PACKING CUBES, STARTING AT $14.99

Make packing easier with these organizational helpers. In sizes from slim to large and all sorts of colors and patterns, they come in sets with mesh panels to see inside and double zipper pulls for easy opening. ebags.com

 5. HOW DO YOU ZOO SLEEPING BAG, $99

For the tiny traveler, take this fox and run. The face doubles as a pillow. The sleeping bag unzips completely on both sides and rolls up for storage. This bag also comes in a bear, a penguin a candy bow or the great indoors, which features a campfire. (For another $7, you can personalize the bag, but it’s too late for Christmas orders.) landofnod.com

 6. KID’S TRIP DIARY, $7.99

Give the tiny travelers an opportunity to start their own travelogues. Includes prompts and activities for children. Throw in some travel-themed stickers and a few pencils to fill out a set. Barnes and Noble and other bookstores

 7. TOOTHPASTE TABLETS, $10.99 FOR 120

Pack these and take one liquid out of your carry-on restriction. You chew the tablets, then brush and rinse as normal. Each bottle is equivalent to a 5-ounce tube. skymall.com

 8. OLAY WET CLEANSING CLOTHS, $4.99

These wipes take every bit of makeup off — even mascara — and pack easily without fear of a liquid explosion in a traveler’s suitcase. These make a great stocking stuffer. Drugstores

 9. BOSE QUIETCOMFORT ACOUSTIC NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES, $299.95

These in-ear headphones have full noise reduction, but also have a feature called “Aware” that allows listeners to hear what’s going on around them when waiting to hear airline announcements, but with a touch of button, users can go back to blocking out the screaming babies and snoring seatmates. Two models available; one Apple products, another for BlackBerry, Android and Windows phones. bose.com