Editor’s Pick, Best Holiday Travel Gifts

With the holidays just around the corner, there’s still time to get the travel enthusiast on your list some truly essential travel gifts that won’t break the bank.

It may be a creepy thought but with the stir in the media about Bed Bugs showing up in even the best hotels and homes, it’s never too late to be proactive, unless of course you do nothing and end up coming home with more passengers than you left with.

Magellan’s Bed Bug Luggage Spray and Bed Bug Spray Combo Pack for only $19.85 is made with a blend of natural ingredients, and works fast and effectively to eradicate bed bugs. It doesn’t stain luggage, bedding, rugs, curtains, or other textiles, and is even environmentally safe to use around people and pets. Best of all, when sprayed directly onto bed bug infested areas, it kills completely, and in minutes, with no unpleasant odor and it’s TSA friendly in size.

Another must for anyone who travels by car or who rents cars frequently, is Magellan’s Digital Tire Gauge and Multi-Tool. Who has time or room to pack separate flashlights, tire gauges, scissors, screwdrivers—every time they fly or take a road trip? No worries, with this handy gadget that contains a 6-in-1 multi-tool for on-the-road emergencies. It displays tire pressure on a back lit screen, and has an LED flashlight for low-light conditions. It even features pliers, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, scissors, seat belt cutter, and glass hammer. Best of all it measures only 6¼ x 2½ x 1″; 8 oz, $24.85

Ever traveled with someone who half way through the flight or road trip discovers they left a charger at home or didn’t charge their electronics completely?

Never face that problem again. Magellan’s ingenious, pocket-sized Power Monkey charges all portable electronics, including mobile phone, iPod, digital camera, MP3 player, PDA, Bluetooth headset and Blackberry® It has a huge power reserve (40 hours for iPods, 96 hours of standby time for mobile phones, 1600 pictures for digital cameras) and holds its charge for up to a year. (Even works with the iPhone.) Best of all, this little baby includes four adaptor plugs, a 110-240v. adaptor for recharging in 150 countries, connectors for most mobile phones, and a black travel pouch. It’s small and easy to carry at 4 x 1½ x 1½” $69.00

How many times have you passed up carrying home that special bottle of wine or champagne because the risk of breakage in your suitcase was not worth the reward? Not anymore! Magellan’s exclusively designed Bottle Armor is only $22.85 and is made of durable leak-proof nylon, lined with a layer of protective padding. It’s reusable and it protects bottles in your checked luggage, cushioning them from the bumps and bruises of travel. It has a see-through window, two extra-strength zip-top seals and a Velcro fold-over flap to prevent leaks, should breakage occur. It even includes a corkscrew that stores conveniently in a pocket on the back. You even get two per order, each measuring 19-1/4 x 7”

Now that’s a travel gadget I can drink to!

Finally the SCOTTEVEST travel vest is a great idea for any traveler who wants to simplify the airline luggage process and save money not checking bags. TSA and airlines do not consider travel clothing to be a carry-on bag, and they are not subject to the “one carry-on” rule. Travel Vests do not count as an extra bag, allowing air travelers to double their carrying capacity and avoid extra bag/carry-on fees entirely.

SCOTTEVEST is the only clothing line engineered to reduce the need for carry-on bags and designed to look like normal, stylish clothing. SCOTTEVEST clothing has special hidden pockets that allow passengers to carry most everything that was previously lugged around by hand. With 22 pockets the women’s or men’s vest runs $100