At first glance, the best items for a weekend getaway might seem like an odd fit for our best housewarming gifts series, compared to gifts for the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom. However, homeowners do indeed store their travel gear at home. Also, we realize that homeowners are not always at home. In fact, Americans broke travel records over the 4th of July weekend, and Labor Day travel was projected to reach pre-pandemic levels.
A weekend getaway is a perfect opportunity to escape for a few days for some rest and relaxation. However, homeowners need the right travel gear for their needs, as well as the right travel accessories.
These are the best housewarming gifts for a weekend getaway.
Troubadour Embark Duffle
For a homeowner traveling alone, the Troubadour Embark Duffle has everything they need in one compact bag. There’s plenty of room for a few outfits and toiletry items, and multiple pockets for a water bottle, phone charger, and other essentials. The duffle bag also has a zippered/padded pocket large enough to hold a 16-inch laptop. There’s a separate waterproof-lined pocket at the bottom to house shoes and keep them separate from everything else. Detachable non-slip shoulder straps and a trolly sleeve that slides over luggage handles make the duffle easy to transport. It’s available in two colors: navy and black.
Ninja Blast Portable Blender
The Ninja Blast Portable Blender makes it easy to enjoy smoothies, frozen drinks, and protein shakes anywhere – which is particularly important for those who have a daily routine. The quiet blender is cordless, with a rechargeable base that is USB-C compatible. The 18-ounce vessel holds a generous amount, and has an easy-open sip lid. The vessel also has a hinged carry handle, and fits in most car cup holders.
Carl Friedrik Vallance Slim Leather Briefcase
For those combining business and pleasure, this Carl Friedrik Vallance Slim Leather Briefcase can help them arrive organized and in style. Only 2.6 inches in depth, the slim briefcase is made of vegetable-tanned Italian Vachetta leather with a nylon canvas lining and custom nickel-silver finished hardware. The heavy-duty zipper is durable, and the slip pocket on the front can hold passports and boarding passes. The briefcase, which can hold laptops up to 13 inches, is available in cognac, chocolate, and black.
Quince Suitcase Bundle
When homeowners need more than one suitcase for their weekend excursions, the Quince Suitcase Bundle includes a 21-inch carry-on suitcase and a 24-inch check-in suitcase. Both are made of a durable, lightweight, polycarbonate hard shell, and both have a water-resistant polyester pongee lining and removable laundry bags to hold dirty clothes. Also, the carry-on suitcase can nest inside of the check-in suitcase when the luggage needs to be stored away. The 360-degree spinner wheels and aluminum telescopic trolley handle make the suitcases easy to navigate.
YETI Panga Waterproof Duffle
For more rugged adventures, the YETI Panga Waterproof Duffle is durable enough to handle off-grid journeys. The waterproof duffel is submersible, which means the contents will stay dry even if the bag is immersed in one meter (3.28 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes (assuming the hydrolok zipper is fully zipped). The duffel also has a puncture-proof ThickSkin shell, EVA-molded bottom, and two interior mesh pockets. The duffle is available in tan or storm gray, and in three sizes: 50 liters, 75 liters, and 100 liters.
AstroAI Jump Starter with Air Compressor
When traveling by car, it’s best to be prepared for the unexpected. The AstroAI Jump Starter with Air Compressor has a jump starter, tire inflator/air pump, power bank, and 3 LED light modes. The lithium-powered 12 volt/2500 amps jump starter can resuscitate batteries. The device can also inflate tires from 32 to 36 PSI in 50 seconds. And the inflator can inflate or deflate swimming rings, swimming pools, and air beds. The 2-inch LED display makes it easy to choose functions and view status levels.
Monos Hybrid Trunk
All of the family’s clothes can fit in this Monos Hybrid Trunk, which is reinforced with aluminum and has an aerospace-grade, unbreakable polycarbonate shell that’s also waterproof. The trunk also has corner guards to protect it from being thrown around at the airport. It doesn’t have outer zippers; instead it closes with two latches that have integrated TSA-approved locks. The 360-degree spinner wheels and adjustable telescopic handle make the trunk easy to maneuver. Color choices include champagne, obsidian, and silver. For those who need even more space, the matching Hybrid Carry-On can fit into the plane’s overhead bin.
Insta360 X3 Waterproof Action Camera
Help homeowners avoid becoming a statistic: tourists who drop and break their smartphones trying to take the perfect photo or video. However, the Insta360 X3 is designed for active users. In single-lens mode, users can shoot wide-angle 4K first-person views. In 170 degree mode, it shows POV angles. And the 60fps Me Mode is great for slow motion capturing. The camera has an invisible selfie stick for third-person views and aerial angles. And whether you’re on a bike, roller coaster, or on the water, the image stabilization ensures the videos are smooth and level.
Italian Leather Triple Compartment Weekender
Another option for a short vacation is this Italian Leather Triple Compartment Weekender. Made of 100% top-grain Italian leather with a 100% cotton twill lining, it has three separate zippered compartments. The main compartment has three slip pockets and one zip pocket. In addition, the bag has protective metal feet and a luggage handle sleeve on the back. It’s available in golden tan, taupe, and black.
Veer Cruiser All-Terrain Hybrid
Homeowners traveling with small kids may get tired of carrying them around. However, the Veer Cruiser All-Terrain Hybrid makes transportation fun and easy. The all-terrain crossover combines the safety, feel, and functionality of a premium stroller for two with the fun of a wagon. The cruiser has large polyurethane foam tires and the rear tires have wheel fenders. The front-suspension cruiser, which can be used on any terrain, can be pushed, pulled, and also has a push-along feature and a one-touch foot brake. In addition, it has two cup holders and a tray for snacks and drinks.