INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Lyn Mettler, the Travel Gal, stopped by 24-Hour News 8’s studios Friday afternoon to look at some of the best holiday gifts for travelers this season.
The gifts Mettler discussed include:
- Vinnibag Wine Travel Bag ($28; www.vinnibag.com)
How do you safely get bottles of aged Italian wine or pure olive oil back home after a coastal holiday? You get them back in an inflatable, reusable Vinnibag. Liquids, fine collectible items and any fragile valuables that an elite traveler wants to protect will be safe in a reusable Vinnibag in checked luggage. The new and improved VinniBag 2.0 is TSA friendly and was engineered specifically to withstand air travel and high altitudes. Packing is easy. Travelers stick items in the bag, inflate it with a few breaths of air, snap the bag closed, pack in their travel bag, and then deflate when they get home. Travelers can fit up to three inflated Vinnibags in their suitcase.
- Pure Sir Leather Travel Wallet ($49.99; www.puresir.com)
The Pure Sir RFID-Blocking Travel Wallet is designed to keep important travel documents and identification together in one place, boasting 8 credit card slots, 2 large gusseted pockets, a pen loop, and designated pockets for your passport and boarding pass, all enclosed in a securely-zippered exterior. Crafted from high-quality leather, the Travel Wallet is also protected not just from clumsy hands or misplaced documents, but from RFID intrusion by hackers and thieves out to wirelessly collect your data from your credit and credit cards.
- NapAnywhere Travel Pillow ($59; www.napanywhere.net)
NapAnywhere, a minimalist, head-support device developed specifically by a physician for travelers. It effectively provides head support while in a seated position. This comfortable, portable device can be used while traveling on planes, subways, trains, buses and cars as a passenger. Small and compact, it fits easily into your carry-on, backpack, laptop bag or purse. It’s also stain-resistant and can be wiped clean. A carrying pouch is included to help protect the NapAnywhere when not in use. Available in five colors: black, crimson, cobalt, pink and lime.
- Corbett Mini Travel Speaker ($69.98; www.timolabs.com)
Whether at the beach, hiking or backpacking, this rugged portable speaker is designed to go with you on your next travel adventure. Providing an incredible audio experience, the Corbett Mini wirelessly connects to most Bluetooth compatible devices. It features a rugged design with IPX7 waterproof and water-floating feature. A rechargeable Li-ion internal battery and optimized battery operation provide 10+ hour music experience. It features a lanyard for carrying and hanging, a 1/4”-20 bottom thread for mounting on gears. Versatile audio input options include Bluetooth, MicroSD Card, and integrated microphone for hands-free phone calls.
- Pocket Poppet ($99, www.pocketpoppet.com)
The Pocket Poppet is the perfect cover up when you are on a plane or on the go and in need of an extra layer. Featuring the Poppet’s signature Rip stop fabric pocket pouch on the inside, Pocket Poppet waits patiently in your carry-on bag. It is functional, fashionable and comes in fantastic on-trend hues.
- AER Travel Pack ($220; www.aersf.com)
The Travel Pack is a versatile carry-on backpack that provides a smarter, streamlined travel experience that keeps you moving. Breeze through security checkpoints, skip the baggage carousel and quickly access all your travel essentials. The Travel Pack features dedicated compartments to organize your technology. The padded laptop pocket fits up to a 15.6” laptop and is suspended, keeping your technology protected against any bumps along the way. Quick-access pockets for your personal items so they’re within reach at any moment. The clamshell opening design allows the bag to open up all the way for easy, full-access packing. It’s shaped like a suitcase to offer maximum storage and works great with packing cubes. The shoulder straps and back panel are padded and finished with mesh, keeping you comfortable and cool throughout the day. A zippered side pocket expands to hold your bottle and hides away when you don’t need it. The Travel Pack has a 33-liter volume and meets the carry-on limits for international and domestic travel. Available in black and gray.
To hear more about the holiday gifts, watch the full-interview above.
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