7 handy gifts for the friend who loves to travel

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It’s safe to say that traveling looks a lot different these days (masks, social distancing and quarantine orders around the world). But even with the pandemic, thousands of people are still funneling through TSA airport checkpoints.

If you happen to know someone who still needs to travel, there is a ton of top-rated items to help make their trip easier. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these seven essentials below.

1. YAMIU 7-Piece Packing Cubes, $14.99

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If there’s one accessory that can make sorting through your luggage easier, it’s a set of packing cubes. And what’s unique about these ones from Yamiu is that they also come with three unique bags to store your shoes, toiletries and liquids.

2. FuelMeFoot Copper Compression Socks, $13.33 (Orig. $29.99)

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For all those times when you can’t stretch out your legs during a flight, these best-selling compression socks can be your best friend. Just put them on before you sit down and they can help reduce your pain and discomfort by increasing the blood flow in your legs.

3. Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker, 2-Pack, $46.86

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Keep track of your valuables with this top-rated key finder that thousands of Amazon shoppers love. Attach it to your keys, wallet or luggage and you’ll be able to locate items within 200 feet at anytime.

4. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, $16.39 (Orig. $19.95)

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If your travel adventures consist of hiking, camping and exploring the open road, this personal filter is a godsend to have in nature. It can filter up to “1,000 gallons of contaminated water” and remove “99.9999 percent” of waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites. Just place it in water, sip and you’re good to go.

5. Oflamn 21-inch Weekender Bags, $43.99 (Orig. $59.99)

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Not every trip is worth packing a suitcase. Instead, you can use these highly-rated Oflamn weekender bags for a quick getaway. The large-sized duffel bag can carry up to four days worth of essentials and even has a separate compartment to store a pair of shoes.

6. Bluetooth Speaker and Water Bottle, $35

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Get your daily dose of water intake and jam out to your favorite playlist with this water bottle that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker.

7. Lamare Travel Planner Journal, $13.95

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If you’re the kind of person who likes to plan and have an itinerary, then this journal may be something to consider. With it, you can keep track of your budget, jot down cool places to visit and even attach pictures and postcards to its pages for a collage of memories.

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