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10 gift ideas for people who love the open road

10Best logo 10Best 11/23/2020 10Best Editors, Special to USA TODAY 10Best
a side view mirror of a car: Hit the road for an adventure © iStock / Ferenc Cegledi Hit the road for an adventure

Make their next adventure even better with one of these items

For some, travel means four wheels, big skies and long stretches of asphalt. We're talking road trips, and our readers have voted these items as the 10 best gifts for those who prefer to travel by car or RV.

two hot dogs on a grill: Hibachi grill from PK © PK Hibachi grill from PK

No. 10: PKGO Grill & Smoker

The PKGO Hibachi grill lets you grill from just about anywhere your road trip takes you. Each grill comes with a locking cover that doubles as a cutting board, a cast iron cooking surface and a charcoal grate.

To buy:, $169.99

a man sitting on a rock near the ocean: Travel coffee maker from AeroPress © AeroPress Travel coffee maker from AeroPress

No. 9: AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

Take your favorite coffee on the road with this travel coffee maker. Brew espresso, classic coffee or cold brew with a setup that’s easy to clean, lightweight and durable.

To buy:, $31.95

a woman wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: Sunglasses by Dragon Alliance © Dragon Alliance Sunglasses by Dragon Alliance

No. 8: Dragon Sunglasses

Dragon sunglasses are designed for those who love to explore the unknown. Lumalens technology adds vivid color, clarity and depth perception in a full spectrum of conditions, including on the road.

To buy:, from $95

a close up of a camera: HitchSafe receiver © HitchSafe HitchSafe receiver

No. 7: HitchSafe

A standard 2-inch hitch receiver on trucks, vans and SUVs becomes a secure storage space for your valuables with this solid steel, combination lock vault. Stow your keys, credit cards or anything else you’d rather not carry on your adventures.

To buy:, $51.68 (Use code HS2OFF20 at checkout)

Wireless earphones from Ausounds © Ausounds Wireless earphones from Ausounds

No. 6: AU-Stream | True Wireless Earphone

The perfect gift for music-loving passengers, these wireless earphones offer some of the best sound for the price point, and the silicone tips come in three sizes for greater comfort. Touch controls make it easy to play and pause your music.

To buy:, $99.95 (Use code 10BEST25 for 25 percent off)

Ember collection shoes by Teva © Teva Ember collection shoes by Teva

No. 5: Teva Ember Collection

Whether you’re in the car, on your couch or fireside at a campsite, the Ember collection shoes from Teva feel like sleeping bags for your feet. “Road trippers will love to end each day in these cozy, durable camp shoes,” says 10Best contributor Gerrish Lopez.

To buy:, from $29.99

a close up of a purple bow: Portable seat cushion by Purple © Purple Portable seat cushion by Purple

No. 4: Everywhere Seat Cushion

This compact seat cushion from Purple offers comfort on the go, from your car seat to a picnic table. The Purple Grid material offers pressure-free support and temperature-neutral material (no more sweaty bum). It comes with an easy-to-clean cover.

To buy:, $39 (Save up to 20 percent when you buy two or more accessories)

Camping stove from Eureka! © Eureka! Camping stove from Eureka!

No. 3: Ignite Camping Stove

This stove brings the kitchen on your car camping adventure. Prepare shared meals with two adjustable burners with a push-button igniter. The stove folds flat for easy storage and transportation.

To buy:, $109.95

a person driving a car: Travel bag by Matador © Matador Travel bag by Matador

No. 2: SEG42 Travel Pack

This one-bag travel system combines the best features of a backpack, duffel bag and packing cubes. Organize your road trip essentials by type, day or activity. You can even separate dirty clothes in the oversized clamshell pocket. The bag also comes with an external-access padded laptop sleeve.

"I finally found a solution for one-bag travel," says 10Best contributor Eric Grossman.

To buy:, $189.99 (Enjoy 40-percent off site-wide during Cyber Week)

a bottle of wine on a table: High Camp flask © High Camp Flasks High Camp flask

No. 1: High Camp Flask

After a long day on the road, this collection of tumblers and flasks let you imbibe in style. Each flask comes with a tumbler and magnetic locking system, and each is large enough to hold 750ml of your favorite wine, spirit or cocktail.

To buy:, from $49

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