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Holiday gift giving will always be a thing that some love, but there are those who do not relish the thought of standing in a line for any amount of time to buy that perfect something. The web, radio and television stations are all mentioning that with the shortages in consumer goods again this year due to Covid 19, one should plan an earlier shopping calendar. I am doing just that – what do you get for the traveler on your list?
What is the one thing that almost every traveler does? It doesn’t matter if it’s just a walk in nature, a weekend getaway or annual holidays. You are right if you said, they take photos and videos, so why not get them a universal flash drive for their photos. I found a large capacity flash drive at Best Buy. It offers the user an easy way to transfer photos and videos from device to the stick. This USB 3.0 128GB Memory stick is compatible for IPhone, IPad, Mac, Android and PC. They have many at great price points.
Keeping with the theme of photos, I love the Skylight Photo Frame. This photo frame keeps you connected to family and friends, even while you travel. That makes this the best gift for full time RVers. As long as you have a power source – you can see the photos. You would need WiFi to receive new photos. What makes this frame so special, is that your family and friends can email you, at any given time, to the special email that you get when you set up your skylight frame. They offer a yearly service which helps enhance your Skylight experience.
The other thing that all travelers have in common – footwear, everyone needs to have something on their feet. I found these 100% waterproof sneakers by Vessi. The great thing is that they come in various sizes for kids, women and men. The special knit material repels rain, snow and mud and are breathable which allows the heat and sweat to escape to keep your feet fresh.
We all sit down. Whether we are in the comfort of our own home, travelling around or camping. Our derrieres need a rest. That’s why I love the Coleman One Source heated chair pad. This pad is rechargeable through a USB port, has 4 adjustable heat settings that allows a fully charged battery to run from as little as 1 ½ hours on high and up to 3 hours on low. Talk about versatile, the USB port makes it so you can charge your phone at the same time. The nontoxic coating and weather resistant fabric allows you to sit out in the fall/winter. I found this at BassPro/Cabela’s.
My last item is a jacket. It doesn’t matter the time a year – a jacket is almost always needed. What is really hot this year is the ‘puffer’, no I’m not talking about the old ones that made you look like you belonged to the Michelin man’s family. The puffer coats this year are of varying lengths. Extremely light weight (made of down or synthetic material) that is packable and they usually come in their own little bag so it will take up next to no space in luggage and doubles up as a travel pillow. There is no one brand that is on my list but because I have a Lole, this is the one I love. Other brands like Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Columbia all offer the light weight puffer. Even Costco has gotten on the puffer bandwagon.
How many times do you stuff your clothes into a suitcase or duffle bag, sometimes you empty your case into a drawer or a closet. These handy little foldable light weight organizers are just the thing. You can pack them into the suitcase and just pull them out and stack them into a cupboard, closet or drawer.
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I wish you all a safe shopping experience. Please take time to get outside and discover all there is this fall/winter.
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Published: November 4, 2021
Last Updated: November 4, 2021
PoMoDee (Darlene) is the Social Media Coordinator for BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association managing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google + for Camping and RVing BC Coalition and Travelling in British Columbia. Darlene was born and raised in British Columbia, where she currently resides in Port Moody. Darlene calls herself an avid camper, who has been camping since the age of two and still enjoys the serene setting of a campsite. Interests include crocheting, crafting, photography and anything beach!