TORONTO--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - As the holiday season kicks off and many Canadians make plans to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, the team at, the online leader in publishing travel deals, has compiled a helpful shopping list with its Top 10 Travel Gift Ideas for the Holidays. This year give the gift of travel -- choose from the latest gadgets to luggage that'll keep the kids occupied at the departure gate.'s shopping list offers something for travellers of every type -- the young or young at heart, the techie, the nature lover and more.

For the traveller in your life (and yes, you can treat yourself!), consider's Top 10 Travel Gift Ideas for the Holidays. Here are five suggestions from our list to get you started:

  • For everyone - Airline gift card
    Gift cards and certificates are typically considered a hands-off kind of gift, ideal for acquaintances and folks in your life who are more difficult to shop for. But when that card gives the gift of flight, it's a totally different tale. Buy an airline gift card for your friends, your family -- even your boss. Most airlines like American Airlines offer plastic cards, shipped within a few days, or virtual gift cards, perfect if you've missed someone on your list. Gift cards, especially from discount airlines like Porter where a round-trip ticket can cost as low as $80, are a guaranteed hit. An extra tip: Remember to pick an airline that flies out of your recipient's local airport.

  • For the junior flyer - Trunki
    Flying during the holiday season pretty much guarantees long lines and overwhelmed families at the airport. A relief for parents has rolled into town, courtesy of Trunki, a baggage-scooter hybrid that has changed the way kids commute. The four-wheeled suitcase offers tots a chance to pack their own baggage, and then ride round both en route and at their destination. New this year from Trunki: SnooziHedz, a three-in-one blanket, pillow and travel buddy -- simply perfect for the infamously low in-cabin temperatures.

  • For the reader - Amazon Kindle
    The smaller, lighter and faster Amazon Kindle for a mere $109 is a wonderful alternative to pricey tablets, and the perfect travel companion for frequent flyers and vacationers alike. A one-month battery life means travellers can charge their device before departure and read to their heart's content (it holds up to 1,400 books) whether on a long-haul flight or a white sand beach.

  • For the nature lover - Trek Light Hammock
    Relaxation is the supreme goal for many vacationers, whether it's after a morning of no-frills hiking or an afternoon of Daiquiri-laced sunbathing. Trek Light has pulled the right strings in developing its line of hammocks, 1b-portable loungers that expand to hold up to 400lbs. Made out of parachute nylon, the hammocks are mildew resistant and easy to set up -- no knot tying required. The Double Hammock fits two adults comfortably, guaranteeing it a thoughtful present for a lover of the outdoors.

  • For the philanthropist - Heifer International sponsorship
    As voluntourism rises in popularity, so does the urge among travellers to give back to a community, even after the suitcases are unpacked. Give the gift that gives back through organizations like Heifer International, which provides animals to poor communities around the globe to help them become self-reliant. Donate a $60 Flock of Hope in someone's name and provide a family with chicks, ducklings and goslings that will feed that family and produce offspring that, under Heifer's guidance, will be donated to another family in need.

Rounding out our ideas for your holiday shopping list are My French/Spanish Coach for the aspiring bilingual; Canon point-and-shoot for the photographer; Sustainable Cork Sleeve for the environmentalist; Tumi Scale for the jet setter; and the iPhone 4s for the social traveler and Heifer International sponsorship for the philanthropist. To read the details on why these gifts made's Top 10 Travel Gift Ideas for the Holidays, visit

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