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Gift Ideas for Active Travelers

by Angelique Platas

Nov 27, 2017

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The holiday season is right around the corner. Save stress and time and check out a few must-have items for the active travelers on your gift list.


For on-the-go teens, adult children and everyone in between, staying hydrated and healthy is key. The Hidrate Spark water bottle carries your water to work, school and on hikes with a few key features keeping you hydrated, including the bottle’s flashing light, reminding users when it’s time to drink. The bottle also contains a sensor inside, recording how much you drink and syncs to the hydration app available on iOS and Android.


The Spark allows users to easily sync water intake with fitness trackers, so based on your level of activity, you always know how much water you should be drinking. Bottles begin at $49.95, and come in a variety of colors.


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Find travel-related gear including hats, shirts and backpacks from Serengetee. Started by co-ed friends in a travel abroad program, founders Jeff and Ryan began purchasing fabric on their travels all over the world to be turned into mainstream products and accessories for other avid travelers. The idea grew into Serengetee, a fashion site dedicated to U.S.-made products derived from international materials. Each piece represents another part of the world and each sale donates 10 percent of proceeds back to projects and causes around the world.


Help the photographers in your family stock up for their next outdoor adventure with new travel tech like the durable DBPower 4K Action Camera. Similar to a GoPro, but without the high price tag, the DBPower camera snaps 4K HQ-resolution photos and video and can be worn on your body while running; on your helmet while bungee jumping; mounted on a bike; or while off-roading vehicles.

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The camera’s built-in WiFi and free app allows users to share photos instantly on their iOS or Android devices. Take the waterproof camera white water rafting, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and everything in between.


Backpacks are no longer just for school. Used for travel, everyday transit and fashion accessories, a new backpack like the National Geographic Africa backpack can be a great gift for both men and women.


The medium-sized comfortably fits a professional camera, tripod, a couple changes of clothes and various accessories for a quick weekend trip. The industrial coloring and leather and canvas materials are great for all seasons.


For something a bit more fashionable and functional, try the Baggu leather drawstring backpack or the P.MAI Valletta laptop backpack for commuters. Ranging $140–450, the styles lend well to everyday function and versatility.


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