Travel Like Bond: 5 Great Gift Ideas for the Sophisticated Traveler in Your Life

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Most holiday travel gift guides feature silly, Skymall-esque novelties, like portable humidifiers, ultraviolet toothbrush sanitizers, and compact, hand-powered espresso makers ‘for the metrosexual on the go!’. Hogwash, I say.

Here are five great gifts for the badass, sophisticated jet-setter in your life:

#1: How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

How to Stay Alive in the Woods (book cover)

Travel long enough and you’re bound to find yourself in a situation where, as the Brits say, ‘everything’s gone all pear-shaped’. When that happens — or when the zombie apocalypse finally goes down (and it will!) — you’re going to want a how-to survival guide. How to Stay Alive in the Woods is that guide — ‘a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors.’

Pricing + Availability

Available now from Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover editions for between $9-13 (USD).

#2: Carry On Cocktail Kit

Carry On Travel Cocktail Kit

The prevalence of (sometimes free) booze on airplanes is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy. But the lack of access to a proper cocktail is a bit of an oversight on his part, no? Enter the Carry On Cocktail Kit, with everything you need to mix two proper Old Fashioned cocktails at 30,000 feet. Just order a mini bottle of bourbon and kick off your own in-seat party.

Pricing + Availability

Available now for $24 USD from

#3: I.N.O.X. Watch by Victorinox

I.N.O.X. Watch by Victorinox

The brand new I.N.O.X. Watch from Swiss-maker Victorinox is designed to take a serious beating. I’m talking well beyond the typical rigors of life on the road. It’s:

… capable of withstanding a fall of 10m, being repeatedly driven over by a 64-ton tank, or spending two hours at 90° in a washing machine, as well as featuring a design that is sharp and versatile.

In case that’s not enough to sell you, other features include: a 43mm Stainless steel case, Quartz movement, scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 200 m (20 ATM, 660 ft), luminescent hands and indexes, screwed caseback, protected screw-down crown, and date calendar.

Pricing + Availability

Available now. Learn more at Victorinox »

#4: Stainless Steel Hip Flask

Travel Hip Flask

Life on the road is unpredictable and stressful. Which is why no self-respecting, sophisticated traveler should be without access to quality drink. A proper stainless steel hip flask ensures that’s never an issue, no matter where in the world you find yourself.

Pricing + Availability

Available just about anywhere that appreciates fine liquor. Etsy is a great place to start.

#5: Ultimate Backup Battery for Travelers

BRAVEN BRV-Bank Portable Rugged Backup Battery

Every gear-packing traveler has run into the nightmare scenario of running out of power for their devices. The new BRAVEN BRV-Bank is “the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled, USB controlled ultra-rugged power bank.” A mouthful for sure, but the gist is that it’s designed to take one helluva beating – ideal for the modern nomad’s life on the road.

Pricing + Availability

Available now in Black/Cyan or Grey/Red color combinations directly from for around $130 (USD).

Disclosure: This post published on behalf of Victorinox. I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine. Read our view on sponsored content.

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