Travel Like Bond: 5 Great Gift Ideas for the Sophisticated Traveler in Your Life Mike Richard December 4 Gear 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 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 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 CarryOnCocktailKit.com. #3: 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 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 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 Braven.com 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. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. − 1 = five Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.