We’ve got gifts for travelers, like a backpack made from recycled plastic, a portable power pack that charges your phone and can jump your car, floating wet bag, and our new favorite travel pillow in this year’s gift guide.
We’ve also got fun items for home, like solar-powered Bluetooth speakers, a gorgeous ornament and a crossbody purse with proceeds that benefit the Ukraine crisis.
Check out the baby massager to soothe your little one and a light sanitizer that clips to your phone that can kill germs on just about any surface.
Enjoy our 2022 gift guide and happy holidays!
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Chums Floating Phone Protector
I have several dry bags for my phone but not one that floats. And look how cute this design is. It’s a perfect gift for someone like me who spends a lot of time around the water. Comes in several colors for $19.99.
These small acrylic cubes and prisms seem simple at first, but pick them up and turn them for a spectrum of colors that seem to transform with every twist. People report they help to reduce stress and lower their anxiety. $29.95.
Wave ornament from Dune Jewelry
I’ve long been a fan of Dune Jewelry. You can select sand from beaches around the world and have it set into jewelry and items for the home. This stainless steel Wave Ornament from the new 4ocean collection is made with shells of Hawaii from Dune’s Sandbank and certified 4ocean plastic that was recovered directly from the shorelines of Hawaii. Personalize it with engraving on the back. $62.
Schumacher Lithium Wireless Portable Power Pack
With two USB ports, this portable power pack can charge just about any device from your smartphones to your computers. But wait, there’s more! It can also jumpstart your car and has a light with three modes – steady, flashing and strobe. It’s perfect to keep in a car. $175.
Clixo Rainbow Pack
Kids can get as creative as they want creating 3-D figures, toys and animals with these fun, colorful magnetic pieces made of recyclable materials. They are lightweight and easy to take on the road. Packs come with 30 to 72 pieces and start at $45. Ages 4+.
Methodical Play Nice Steeped Coffee
I cannot start my day without coffee. I love these coffee bags from Methodical, a popular coffee shop in Greenville, South Carolina, that don’t require a coffee maker or press, perfect for traveling, camping or at home when I’m too impatient to wait for the coffee maker. $10 for a 5-pack.
Pear Compression Socks
Socks are a great gift to slip in a stocking and a pair of compressions socks are perfect for frequent flyers and those who need a little help with circulation. These socks come in various colors and patterns with knee-high and crew styles. Prices start at $32.
Chums Hip Bag
Also from Chums is the stormproof Downstream 4L Hip Bag. Protect your phone and other items in the main compartment that has a rolltop closure. There’s also an external pocket with water-resistant zipper for smaller items. Wear it on you shoulder or your hip. $49.99.
Buy a gift and make a difference in communities around the world with a purchase from World Vision’s Gift Catalog. In 2021, 90% of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. There are dozens of beautiful handcrafted items including bowls, purses, scarves, toys, totes and jewelry. This “All Things Possible” crossbody purse by Tayshia Adams is handcrafted in India and sales help support the Ukraine crisis. $120.
iLive Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers
These waterproof outdoor Bluetooth speakers come with removable stakes so they are perfect for outdoor parties and just hanging out, but easy to use indoors as well. The best part is they are solar powered and have a rechargeable battery. $69.99.
Kahlmi Baby Massager
Parents and health professionals are swearing by the Kahlmi for soothing their babies and also helping them with teething and pooping. The package comes with one Kahlmi Soothing Wand, 2 massage heads, rechargeable battery, USB charging cord and a travel pouch. Recommended for ages 0-3. $149.
TRTL Travel Pillow
This travel pillow is really comfortable and I love how it easily fits in my tote bag, not as bulky as my other travel pillows. Plus the fabric is really soft and it’s machine washable. Comes in red, grey, coral and black for $49.99
We love that the Ranier collection of day bags and backpacks from Skyway are made from recycled plastics. We also love there are handles on the top and the side, trolley strap and multiple pockets.
Prices start at $89 for the five-piece collection that comes in Laguna black, Moab rust, Tahoe blue and Zion Gray.
DefenAge Clinical Power Trio
Combat the drying effects of travel with this three-step skincare set that comes in a beautiful purple pouch. The small sizes means you can just toss it in your carry-on. Included are a 20-minute masque, 24/7 balance cream and 8-1 bioserum, a bestseller from DefenAge. $127
UVCeed Mobile UVC Light Sanitzer
Charge up the small light sanitizer, attach it to the back of your phone, download the app and you’re ready to use mercury-free LED UVC light rays to kill bacteria, germs and viruses, including the virus that causes Covid-19. Point it at any service to protect yourself and your family. $149.95.
Designed to ease symptoms from head, back and neck issues, the CranioCradle is small enough to travel with you. When I sit at my computer all day I get a tight, painful spot on my back and this device is perfect for pinpointing it and relieving the pain. $49.95
New Yorker Holiday Puzzle
New Yorker cover puzzles are my favorite and here’s a fun 1000-piece holiday-themed one the whole family can enjoy. Cover by Devera Ehrenberg, originally published December 10, 1990. $24.
Chickfly Bamboo Leggings High Rise or Low Rise
Made of soft bamboo, these leggings are different for two reasons: they have four pockets and an overlapping fly you can separate so you can pee without taking your pants off. They come in sizes up to 3XL. $119.
Up the fun of a gift of sunglasses with this collaboration between Nectar and Island Brands that includes the sunglasses plus a colorful koozie. The glasses come in black and white. $59.
All Better Co Gift Set
Keep your skin hydrated with this Better Balm and Better Lippy packaged in a cute 100% cotton pouch. These are great to keep in your purse for chapped lips and hands during the winter months. $38.