These gift ideas have been hand-picked by The Lazy Society for those who prefer to hit the highway than take public transport. These cool gadgets are all great value and will help make your road trip enjoyable.
For the family with kids
This PALMOO Pu Leather Car Seat Back Organizer will make an ideal gift for a family with young kids who love their road trips. The parents will be especially thankful for making their future road trips orderly by keeping the kids entertained and the car organized. This leather Organizer will make the interior of the car look good and has 8 separate compartments with quick access for an iPad mini, 2 phones, 2 bottles, tissue box, umbrella and sunglasses.
For the gamer
The Nintendo Switch is a special gift for the road tripper who cannot live without their games during their journey. They can also connect it to their hotel TV if they prefer the big screen. This cool gadget will also come in handy for those who have kids and want some serenity during the road trip.
For those with older cars
No road trip is complete without a good soundtrack and the Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter Audio Adapter will make a very thoughtful gift for someone with an older car. While most modern cars have a Bluetooth connection, old cars usually don’t and this cool gadget is a simple solution. The Nulazy KM19 comes with a 1.44 inch LCD display and provides a 3 in 1 solution to driving smarter, not harder:
- Provides multiple ways to play music via Bluetooth, a USB stick or an AUX cable.
- Allows the person to answers calls safely with a click.
- Monitors the car’s battery voltage.
Pair up this up with an Anokey Cell phone holder to enable a GPS navigation display via your smartphone. This cool gadget provides a universal fit with all types of smartphone 3 to 7 inches and provides excellent stability with a large silica gel base and a suction cup.
For the clean freak
Road trippers generally love to keep their car clean before, during and after their road trip. The MEG Handheld Cordless Car Vacuum will help them keep their car in tip-top condition the easy way, especially useful if they frequently travel with kids or pets. This cool gadget is compact, lightweight, easy to use and plugs into the car’s 12-volt outlet. It can pick up wet or dry debris from hard-to-reach places and comes with LED light for night use.
For the loser (of stuff)
I can’t find my keys! I lost my mobile! I can’t remember where I parked my car! The Tile Mate is perfect for the anxious and/or absent-minded road tripper. This cool gadget should reduce their anxiety by helping them to keep track of their car keys and car via their smartphone. It will also help them find their smartphone if they happen to lose it so tick, tick and tick!
For the eco-friendly
If you’re rich, get them an electric car. If you would rather not/can’t afford to spend that much, then a small thing you can do to encourage your road tripper family and friends to be environmentally friendly is to gift them a good quality reusable travel mug or a bottle. It’s a cheap but effective gift which will help save the environment by reducing the takeaway cups in the landfill and avoid contributing to the 200 billion plastic bottles used each year.
For the health freak
The Wagan Cooler is a great gift for those who complain about the unhealthy fast food options on the way and prefer to take their own food and beverages on their road trip. This cool gadget easily plugs into the car’s 12-volt outlet and will allow them to keep stuff cool or warm with the flick of a switch.
For the device addict
This Belkin Road Rockstar is ideally suited to the regular road-tripper who cannot live without their devices. This cool gadget comes with four USB ports – two at the front and two within easy reach of the back seats. This Belkin is handy if they are also taking a big crew of people so everyone can have their devices on charge during the trip.
For the jump starter
The Anker Jump Starter Portable Charger is a must-have for those who have unreliable or older cars. This cool gadget is ultra-compact (unlike bulky jumpstart kits), small enough to be stored in your glovebox and it comes with two USB ports to charge your devices during emergencies.
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