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15 Gift Ideas for Road Trippers

Not sure what to get the road-warrior in your life? From practical to cozy to just plain fun, these gifts will help your loved one hit the road in style.

1. The Open Road

The ultimate guide to America’s best road trips, The Open Road  features 50 Best Road Trips in the USA, with mile-by-mile highlights like outdoor adventures, kitschy roadside attractions, weekend getaways, and more.

3. Ranger Polarized Aviator Sunglasses

aviator sunglasses

Don’t leave your loved ones squinting in the sun: these sunglasses are polarized, with UV protection and thin temples that keep a driver’s peripheral vision wide open.

4. GOOLOO Portable Car Jump Starter

Portable Car Jumper

Getting stranded with a dead battery on a lonely road sounds like the stuff of horror movies—but it doesn’t have to be. This portable jumper is small enough to fit in a glovebox, has a helpful LED light, and can jump start cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and even yachts (you know, just in case).

5. Awake Dark Chocolate Bars

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Just the right size for a stocking stuffer, these caffeinated chocolate bars will keep drivers focused for long stretches when there’s no coffee stop in sight.

6. Matador Mini Pocket Blanket

folded up travel blanket

This tiny blanket is downright magic. When packed away, it’s smaller than your hand, but unfolds into a durable picnic blanket for two—perfect for rest stops and mountaintops alike.

7. Hydro Flask Water Bottle

blue water bottle with black spout

This stainless-steel water bottle keeps water cold without any condensation, and the sport cap makes it easy for drivers to keep a hand on the wheel and avoid spills. It’s a win-win.

8. Moon USA National Parks

Moon’s comprehensive guide to all 62 national parks is packed with tips for taking a national parks road trip—ideal for adventurers who want to cross off multiple bucket-list items at once.

9. EverBrite Mini LED Flashlights

four flashlights in pink, yellow, green, and blue on a table with black background

In a sticky situation, it’s best to have more than one flashlight on hand. These LED flashlights come in fun colors and have a soft rubber grip. They also glow in the dark, so you can locate them quickly in an emergency.

10. MadLibs on the Road

family madlibs book cover

The longest and most tedious highway journeys call for Mad Libs. Stuff this in the stocking of your favorite road-tripping family and they’re sure to have a _________(adjective) time.

11. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

blue polaroid camera

This instant camera is both practical and trendy, complete with a built-in selfie mirror and an extra close-up collapsible lens. Get this for the young road-tripper in your life who wants to document everything along the way.

12. Regal Games Travel Bingo

blue travel-themed bingo cards

Bingo is an old-school classic, fun for the whole family (or group of adults, no judgment here!).

13. Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler

white ice cooler

Made for the most serious road-tripper on your list, this Yeti cooler means business. With extra thick walls and a freezer-tight seal, it protects against extreme temperatures—and bears!

14. Moon Route 66 Road Trip

What’s more classic Americana than a road trip that honors the spirit of Route 66? With lists of the best hikes, bites, roadside curiosities, and more, this guide explores all the extraordinary landscapes and big cities along the way.

15. AERIS Travel Pillow

black travel pillow with mask and ear plugs

This super-soft travel pillow also comes with earplugs and an eye mask, so passengers can rest up for their next stint behind the wheel.

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