1. An iPhone
Anyone who travels regularly - whether it's for business or pleasure - wants a way to stay in touch while they're on the move. Whether that means updating Twitter or Facebook, posting photos of their trip to Flickr, or staying connected to personal or business email, an iPhone can be just the thing. The small, light powerful package offers a host of ways for the traveler to manage his or her digital (and non-digital) life. The only downside? Giving an iPhone means giving a gift that comes with a monthly fee.
2. iPad or iPad mini
The iPad is an ideal traveling companion. Not only does it offer music, apps, and movies (on a screen 6 inches bigger than that on the iPod touch), but it's also a terrific device for reading eBooks from Apple's iBooks store, Amazon's Kindle store, or from Barnes and Noble. It comes in a WiFi-only model, and a model with always-on 3G Internet, though that requires a monthly fee.
If you traveler wants to stay light, they can enjoy all the features of the iPad in a smaller, lighter package with the new iPad mini.
If the traveler on your list spends most of their travel time in the car, consider an iPod car kit for them. These come in the form of cassette adapters, FM transmitters, and built-in jacks and pipe the iPod’s music through the car stereo. Some also include car charges, another nice touch.
6. iPhone Radar Detectors
Being on the road a lot means increasing your chances of getting a speeding ticket--and no one wants that. Give the traveler on your list the heads up when a speed trap is up ahead with an iPhone-enabled radar detector. They combine hardware scanners with iPhone apps to give drivers up to date information about driving conditions and help them avoid extra expenses. Expect to spent $120-$400--which isn't that much when you consider they could save hundreds in tickets.
Audiophiles don’t love Apple’s white earbuds, but there’s another reason to buy new headphones for travelers – noise cancellation. Some high-end headphones offer the ability to either completely block out ambient noise or at least reduce it, technologies called noise canceling or noise deadening. This is especially important on subways, trains, or airplanes, where these headphones will create a better listening experience. Check out models from Bose and Shure.
If your traveler spends a lot of time in hotels, they may appreciate being able to fill their generic hotel room with their favorite music from home. There are many quality portable iPod speakers powered either by batteries or wall power. Some are even collapsible, making them easier to travel with.
9. Extra Cables and Adapters
There's nothing worse than getting caught away from home without the cables and adapters you need--especially if you need them to charge the battery on your device. Make sure the traveler on your list doesn't run into this showstopper by arming them with a series of extra cables and adapters. Some of the ones they may appreciate the most include: