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Top 5 Travel Gifts Under $25 Cool Gear

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Not sure what to get your favorite travel junkie/frequent traveler/miles and points collector? Tight budget and/or don’t want to spend a lot? I’ve compiled a list of my picks for the Top 5 Travel Gifts Under $25.

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Top 5 Travel Gifts Under $25:

1. A little dab’ll do ya

The miles and points collector in your life probably has quite a few travel sized containers such as Portico, Peter Thomas Roth, Bliss Spa or some other hotel branded toiletry because we he or she hates wasting money on something that they can get for free, but here’s where you come in.

Made from silicone, in bright colors with easy flip top lids, the Cool Gear’s GoGear 3 ounce travel tubes are not only practical but easy to refill.  Do you  know how long it takes to try and squeeze shampoo into a Portico 3 ounce bottle? A long stinking time, I tell you.

Not only will be you freeing up time and energy for your favorite traveler, but these babies are easy on the wallet at only $12.99 – $15.99 for a pack of 3, 3 ounce travel tubes.

Maximize your miles by buying on Amazon via the Hawaiian Airlines portal to earn an additional mile per dollar spent.

Top 5 Travel Gifts Under $25 Travel Sentry combination lock

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2. Under Lock & Key

Dokken’s album from 1985 now available on CD.  Just kidding.

I’m referring to the Travel Sentry combination lock.

I’ve been using these locks for the past 15 years, of course mine doesn’t quite resemble the newer model and the Travel Sentry logo is all but obliterated but it works and that’s all that matters.

The Travel Sentry combination lock is TSA approved and comes in silver or black.

Piece of mind and security of your valuables for only $9.99

Order from via the Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall and earn 2 points for every dollar spent.

You can also order the Travel Sentry lock from Amazon.

Top 5 Travel gifts under $25 DicaPac WP410 Waterpoof Case for Compact Digital Cameras

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3. Slippery When Wet

And I’m not referring to Bon Jovi.  Yes, yet another 80’s hair band.  But boy did those boys know how to rock.

Keep your traveling shutterbug happy and protect their compact digital camera with the DicaPac WP410 Waterproof Case.

The DicaPack WP410 case is compatible with over 200 styles of compact digital cameras.

This is on my Christmas list and I’m hoping Santa comes through.

On sale at Amazon for $15.99 or direct from DicaPac for $24.95.  Buy from Amazon via the Hawaiian Airlines portal to earn an additional mile per dollar spent.  Hmm, decisions, decisions.

Top 5 Travel Gifts Under $25 Energizer Instant Charger For iPhone and iPod

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Top 5 Travel Gifts Under $25 Energizer Instant Charger for Micro USB

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4.  Get Off The Grid

Finding an outlet when your traveling, especially when you’re in a foreign country or even on an airplane can be tricky.

Thanks to the Energizer Instant Charger, you no longer have to.

You can sit back and charge your smartphone or other device anywhere, anytime.  Now that’s convenience.

The Energizer Instant Charger comes in two varieties:

Priced at only $17.99 – $21.99, both chargers include batteries.

I picked up the Energizer Instant Charger for iPhone at a BestBuy in Manhattan two weeks ago and hands down this has become my favorite travel item.

Earn 5 points per dollar spent when you purchase the Energizer Instant Charger from through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall.

Top 5 Travel Gifts Under $25 Dead Presidents

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5. Dead Presidents

Forget gift cards. A true miles and points collector will be musing over the lost opportunity for 5x if you give them a travel gift card.  Instead think dead presidents.

Not the movie or the actual bodies if you’re a descendent of Dr. Frankenstein, but an Andrew Jackson and an Abraham Lincoln (aka $20 + $5) are always appreciated.

Any of my top 5 travel gifts under $25 on your wish list or wrapped for your travel junkie/frequent traveler/miles and points collector?  If not, what have I left out, any suggestions on travel gifts for under $25?

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W Brian Duncan (AKA IPBrian)

Thursday 20th of December 2012

Awesome list Debbie! I need some of those bottles and one of those batteries!

Debbie Schroeder

Friday 21st of December 2012

Thanks, Brian. I love my charger and am so glad I found it. What else is on your list?

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