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The Hilton Grand Vacations Complete Holiday Gift Guide

18 unique gift ideas for travelers

The Vacationeer

Give your favorite traveler some extra cheer this holiday season with these 18 wanderlust-worthy gift ideas. Whether they plan to visit far-flung destinations or stay close to home next year, we've got a travel-inspired gift that'll keep them dreaming of adventures to come. 

The Gift of Time Shared 

The gift of memorable experiences is timeless, and it's our specialty. From the ability to gift your ClubPoints and let people use your stays at Hilton Grand Vacations resorts or the option to convert your ClubPoints to Hilton Honors points to gift,  giving the gift of travel has never been easier. Explore the many benefits of a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare to see how one gift can give for years to come.  

Travel-Inspired Novelty Gifts

Infinity Scarf 

Say goodbye to money belts and fanny packs, and outfit the savvy tourist in your life with this fashionable and functional scarf with a zipper pocket. Keep valuables safe in a secret pocket inside this stylish infinity scarf. This unique gift is great for travel or around town adventures. 

Interchangeable T-Strap Sandals

If you know a traveler that needs a different pair of shoes for each outfit, look no further than Cambiani Interchangeable T-Strap Sandals. These fashion forward, innovative and comfortable memory foam leather-soled sandals come with interchangeable t-straps you can swap out. More than just stylish shoes, you're giving the gift of lighter luggage. 

Push Pin Globe

Inspire your globe-trotter with this creative push pin globe, allowing travelers to track their journeys (past and future) using push pins. To make this an unforgettable gift, up the ante. Include a few extras with your gift like string to track flight paths or road trip routes, vacation pictures that they can pin or engrave the base.  

World Map Coloring Tablecloth

Instill a love of wander in the youngest travelers with this fun and educational world map coloring tablecloth. The hand drawn map boasts regional animals, capitals and fun facts and is the perfect activity to rehash old vacation memories or start building a travel bucket list with your budding traveler. This 100% cotton tablecloth comes with ten washable markers allowing for multiple uses.

Cocktail Box

Make sure no matter what time zone your adventurer is in; they never miss a happy hour. Each cocktail box serves six and comes with all the ingredients (minus alcohol) a professional mixologist uses to create the following craft cocktails:

  • Moscow Mule
  • Gin & Tonic
  • Old Fashioned
  • Champagne Cocktail
  • Mai Cocktail
  • Margarita

These on-the-go cocktails are perfect for camping, air travel or christening your Hilton Grand Vacations suite. 

Top Travel Gifts for Practical Travelers

Travel Pillow

Whether you're shopping for someone who frequents air or car travel, a well-rested traveler is a happy traveler. Check out these popular travel pillows.  

Best for Kids: BCozzy Kids Chin-supporting Travel Pillow

The BCozzy is ergonomically designed and keeps the chin from falling forward thanks to its wrap-around-support feature. And anyone who spends time with kids can attest to the importance of easy to clean and comfortable fabrics—this product checks both boxes.  

Best Travel Pillow for Adults: Trtl Pillow

The secret to a Trtl (pronounced 'turtle') is the internal support system hidden inside super soft fleece. Why travelers love it: The Trtl is half the size of a traditional neck pillow and is much more stylish, looking like a cozy scarf.

Travel Wallet

Often overlooked, everyday items like a wallet, for example, make all the difference when aiming to achieve stress-free travel. The ideal travel wallet safely contains a passport, personal identification, money, boarding passes and more in designated pockets and slots. You'll get bonus points for picking one with a sleek and stylish design that will go the distance for journeys to come. 

Collapsible Water Bottle

This versatile silicone water bottle is great for just about anyone on your list, from adventure travelers to day-trippers. The Nomader collapsible water bottle is virtually indestructible (lifetime warranty included), BPA free and leak-proof, making it ideal for travel. Arguably, the fact that it rolls up to about the size of your fist is its most impressive feature. 

Packing Cubes

Much like a travel wallet, suitcase organization systems are a gift that packs a serious punch. Packing cubes are small bags in varying sizes that zip to contain small groupings of travel items. Travelers use them to maximize space in carry-ons and luggage. Wirecutter reviewed 18 brands and chose Eagle Creek as its top-rated packing cube system.  

Leather Cord and Cable Organizer

Make sense of cords, earbuds and other easily tangled cables with a leather cord and cable organizer, so your special someone can connect with ease while on the go. Make it extra special and have it monogrammed. 

Gift Ideas For The Tech Loving Traveler

WiFi Hotspot

The Skyroam Solis might be the most useful gift your traveler receives this season. This portable WiFi hotspot offers unlimited 4G LTE service without having to worry about cell data overages or hefty fees. You can purchase the device, and then day passes are $8 per day. This is a great gift for family or group travel since you can connect up to five devices at a time.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

When gift shopping, classics are always a good choice, and Bose noise-canceling headphones have been a staple travel gift for years. The QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II  is more than just a pair of silencing headphones, and your explorer will thank you. Despite being wireless, they come with a cord so users can keep listening even when the Bluetooth battery dies. This gadget also boasts a built-in Google Assistant that allows users to vocally queue up music, receive texts, manage daily tasks and get answers no matter where you are.  

Travel Adaptor

Equip the world traveler on your list with the Tumi 4-port USB so they can stay connected no matter where their path leads. Literally. This best-in-class adaptor supports electrical outlets from 150 countries. 

Subscription Boxes and Games For Anywhere, Anytime Travel-Inspired Fun 

Anywhere Travel Guide Game

Put the fun in any adventure on which your traveler embarks with this small but mighty game. The rules are simple: players pull one of the 75 unique cards and follow the prompts. The goal: break free from the typical tourist traps and boring tour guides. With interactive prompts like, "buy coffee for a stranger" or "find the highest point in the city accessible by walking. Go there, and enjoy the view," trips are sure to be memorable.  

A Great Travel-Inspired Gift for Kids

Little Passports monthly travel kit subscriptions are the ideal gift to spark wanderlust in kids and inspire the next generation of explorers. Each box features a new country or world theme and encourages kids to explore and learn about the region through souvenirs and hands-on activities.

World Subscription Box

If the gift-getter loves to travel, but might not have a big trip coming up, a world subscription box is a great travel gift that doesn't require leaving home. One of the most satisfying ways to experience a new place is through its food. Try the World curates a selection of snacks, cooking ingredients and beverages from a different country each month. Surprise and delight gift recipients this year with this foodie travel box instead of your run of the mill fruit basket.

Read the Best Places to Spend Christmas in the USA for more holiday inspiration.

Vacationeer

The Vacationeer

The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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