8 Last-Minute Travel Gifts You Can Find on Amazon

Dec 19, 2016

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In a perfect world, we’d all have our holiday shopping sorted months (or even just weeks) in advance, but life has a funny way of getting crazy this time of the year. If you still haven’t crossed off everyone on your list, don’t fret. There are still plenty of options for the travelers in your life that’ll arrive in time for the holidays. Below, you’ll find our favorite picks — including some similar to those featured in our stocking stuffer and road warrior gift guides — that will make it to you or your loved one by December 25.

WITHIN 48 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS

Amazon All-New Kindle E-Reader

The latest entry-level version of the Kindle is thinner and lighter than ever, and it’s available in both black and white. The glare-free screen is perfect for a day spent lounging poolside, or for a long flight since the display won’t disturb your seat-mate(s). Available on Amazon, from $79.

Image courtesy of Amazon.
Image courtesy of Amazon.

Camry Luggage Scale

Especially if your loved one doesn’t enjoy the perk of free checked baggage through a credit card or airline elite status, he or she will surely want to avoid racking up extra fees for accidentally packing overweight bags. This nifty portable scale, with the capacity to weigh up to 110 pounds, will ensure there are no surprises at the check-in counter. Available on Amazon, from $8.

Image courtesy of Camry.
Image courtesy of Camry.

Anker PowerCore 1000 Portable Power Pack

A compact power bank will ensure your favorite traveler’s smartphone doesn’t die during a day of sightseeing and Instagram-snapping. This one from Anker provides nearly three and a half full iPhone 6s charges or three Samsung Galaxy S6 charges. Available on Amazon, from $23.

Image courtesy of Anker.
Image courtesy of Anker.

Dream Hunter Foldable Water-Proof Travel Bag 

Here’s another affordable option that’ll come in handy for travelers looking to maximize space in their carry-on and checked luggage. When folded up, this duffel will easily fit in a bag or pocket — when expanded, it’s 17.7 inches wide with enough room to store essentials like a wallet, smartphone, TSA-approved toiletries and an e-reader (see gift #1). The bag also sports a loop, making it easy to attach the duffel to your rolling luggage. Available on Amazon, from $8.

Image courtesy of Amazon.
Image courtesy of Amazon.

THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

While we wouldn’t advise waiting until the very last minute if you can avoid it, if you forgot to pick up a gift for someone, Amazon Prime Now’s rush delivery service can definitely save the day. Provided you live in one of the 29 participating cities, you can download the Amazon Prime Now app for Android or iPhone and search for items that’ll get to you in a flash. Note that on holidays including Christmas, same-day delivery isn’t available, though, so you’ll need to order your gifts the day before rather than the day of.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones

These wireless over-ear headphones are a favorite among travelers — and TPG team members — thanks to their top-notch noise cancellation and long-lasting battery. At more than $300, they aren’t cheap, but they’ll definitely impress whomever is lucky enough to receive them. Available on Amazon Prime Now, from $349.

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Ceptics UP-5KP International Worldwide Travel Adapter Plug Set

Forgetting power adapters on an international trip can cause a fair share of headaches, so if someone you know is heading abroad, this set can be a real life-saver. The plugs adapt to most outlets around the globe and sport labels that make it easy to identify which one to use when. Available on Amazon Prime Now, from $7.

Image courtesy of Amazon.
Image courtesy of Amazon.

Outdoor Tech OT1800 Turtle Shell 2.0 Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

This dust-proof, water-resistant wireless speaker is perfect for providing the soundtrack no matter where your loved one goes. And with a battery that lasts 16 hours, it can see your friends or family through a day at the beach or an extended tailgating session. Available on Amazon Prime Now, from $79.

It's probably better to not skateboard over this Bluetooth speaker, but it's good to know it's built to withstand the elements. Image courtesy of Outdoor Tech.
It’s probably better to not skateboard over this Bluetooth speaker, but it’s good to know this speaker is built to withstand the elements. Image courtesy of Outdoor Tech.

Otterbox Alpha Glass Series Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus

If you’re shopping for an adventurous traveler, you can’t go wrong by gifting an accessory that protects his or her smartphone. This screen protector guards against scrapes, scratches and shatters, providing peace of mind whenever your giftee goes globetrotting. While this option is specifically for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus, you’ll find options for other smartphones on both Amazon and Amazon Prime Now. Available on Amazon Prime Now, from $20.

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What are your favorite last-minute holiday gifts? Let us know in the comments below!

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