Holiday Gift Guide for Commuters on the Solo Driver and Sustainable Transportation List

  • December 18, 2019

Commuting to and from campus and forgot to hit the store to pick out holiday gifts? Don't stress about last-minute shopping for that carpool buddy, seatmate on the bus, fellow vanpool rider, bicycling enthusiast or the significant driver in your life. Here's a gift guide with something for every commute option, plus some items that could make this the last Christmas someone drives to work or school alone.

Glass Half Full

For coffee bean or tea leaf consumers, a good travel mug starts every morning off right. YETI Rambler mugs come in different shapes and sizes. Brands S’well, Contigo and Zojirushi will also keep beverages warm, no matter how long you're stuck in L.A. traffic. And, never drive off parched with one of Klean Kanteen's stainless steel insulated nontoxic water bottles.

Ear Gear

Find peace and quiet on any hectic commute. In addition to Apple Airpods, poplar brand Jabra has a selection of wireless and noise-canceling headphones that can be purchased at Best Buy and online.

Instant Gratification

Distraction from the daily commute can take many forms: audiobooks, music, TV and movies, even meditation. This season, give out an Audible, Headspace, Spotify or Amazon Prime membership.

Scents & Sensibility

A breath of fresh air can be enjoyed without rolling down the window with an essential oil diffuser or air purifying bag for the car. Amazon carries a variety of brands.

Level Up

Never lose power on those vital devices like your laptop or phone with a portable power bank that will keep Bruins going and going and going... Check out Gear Hungry’s round-up of the best devices to start shopping.

Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Commuting can be a pain, so bring on the comfort. Sharper Image has a Hot & Cold Herbal Aromatherapy Neck & Shoulder Plush Wrap Pad for a more luxurious ride. The company also sells car cushions with massage and heating features.

Chill Out

Even while navigating the warmest neighborhoods of SoCal, the personal insulated Cool-it Caddy bag will keep everything from snacks to medications and make-up cool.

May all your trips be merry and bright. Happy Holidays from all of us at UCLA Transportation!

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