Hooked on the Wayz app? iOttie’s cellphone mount allows drivers to focus on the road—not fuss with the screen—by securing smartphones to the dashboard. The bright red hue adds a cheery burst of color ($15, amazon.com).
Give just about any laptop a whole new look with iStyles' road trip–themed computer skin. Easy to apply and remove sans goo, the art quality print also provides beloved gadgets with bulk-free protection from scratches (from $20, istyles.com).
Every road trip has its down and dull moments. Keep boredom at bay and add a new level of cuteness to game playing, house building, magic tricks and card tossing, by treating travelers to 3-D decks of cards featuring lenticular cats or dogs. Adorable any way you look at it ($9 each, madewell.com).
Keep travel essentials, drinks, and snacks neatly tucked away in this stylish three-section Picnic at Ascot trunk organizer, complete with a removable insulated cooler. Heading home? Fold it up and stash away until the next adventure…or the grocery store ($51, brookstone.com).
Get in gear with an Every Day Carry basic key ring kit, which comes hung with screwdrivers, tweezers, a pry bar, and a waterproof lighter. Need more stuff? Brass cash stashes, pocket knives, flashlights, scissors, and other on-the-road requirements can be added as wanted, starting at $7 each ($54, kaufmann-mercantile.com).
Welcome to Budget Travel's "12 Days of Giving." Each weekday through November 24, we'll share must-have holiday gifts for globetrotters! Today, the best gifts for road trippers. Quirky rest stops, down-home diners, enormous balls of string... the thrill of an open highway is incomparable. For those who live life in the fast lane, we suggest the following—they'll leave other gift picks in the dust.