I love coming home from my travels with new pieces of art, ethnic textiles or a new dish to add to my collection. I love travel souvenirs that are beautiful and useful – and I love to have a bohemian mix of memories surrounding me.
Some of my friends are wanderers, like me. Some are would-be gypsies that can’t get away as often as they’d like. Still others travel mostly vicariously, but have a brilliant gypset soul.
Those are the people it’s fun to buy for! I love gifting with a boho flair. Do you?
Here are some fun, festive and beautiful items I’ve found that may very well be unwrapped by some special friends in the coming months. If you’re ready for a few cool gift ideas – or ready to add some items to your own wish list – read on.
These gifts range fro $15 – $750 – some are for gifting, some for getting and some for dreaming over.
1. Embroidered Tunic by Johnny Was
Let’s start with a fabulous embroidered tunic from Johnny Was. I’m a fan – and a big part of my travel wardrobe is made up of these kinds of tunics. They’re great for traveling. They pack well, they’re light, they’re great for layering. And in cultures where its less appropriate to wear skimpy clothes their light, body skimming design is perfect summer attire. They’re also beautiful and fun to wear.
This casual, tan version has nice embroidery – and you can find similar pieces in blue, pink, black, burgundy, stripes and more. Johnny Was V-Neck Tunic
Next up is this fun – and inexpensive statement necklace. This would be great with a white tee-shirt and jeans…or with a flowing black linen dress…or with just about anything you want to accessorize with bold color and boho style. I found this on Amazon and I think it would make a great gift for your favorite gypsy! And it is super affordable! Black Rainbow Beaded Tribal Style Statement Necklace
And here’s something you probably haven’t seen before – how about a pillow personalized with details from your favorite destination airport? You can also have a custom “boarding pass” printed onto pillows, showing names, dates and departure and arrival airports. What a great way to commemorate a honeymoon, graduation or anniversary trip – or to announce one! Customized Boarding Pass Pillow
If you are planning a serious splurge, consider this perfect little ottoman by Kathy Kuo Home. With velvet upholstery and nailhead trim, this would look great at the edge of a daybed or next to a chair.
I love ottomans – and nothing says global style in quite the same way. Here’s your link to a dramatic purchase – Modern Mink Velvet Nail Head Trimmed Ottoman
I love containers – I like keeping my bracelets in a large abalone shell, for instance. I keep personal mementoes, travel-sized cosmetics, keys, extra buttons, sunglasses and other items in boxes like these. The largest of these two is just over 11 inches long. Printed with a vintage style map and lined, these make great gifts – and they turn hoarding into a manageable art form. World Atlas Decorative Boxes
Bohemian Christmas Gifts
Yes, here’s another gorgeous embroidered top for taking on travels – or for just feeling well-traveled. This one is made of cotton tee-shirt material, so it is super comfy and still stylish. And it’s by Lucky Brand – and affordable! It comes in white or black. Lucky Brand Embroidered Peasant Top
Holiday Gift Guide
6. Heavenly “Four Poster” Bed Canopy
Here’s a fun gift for that gypsy daughter headed off to college – or your friend who just got her first apartment – maybe even a stylish update for a nursery? This tropical, mosquito-netting style canopy turns a simple bed romantic. And adds a bit of visual drama to any space. You can use it on a four-poster bed or simply hang it from hooks in the ceiling. (Growing up in the Southern United States, I remember my bed being draped in a similar way when I was small. We would sleep with the windows open and the breeze felt and smelled wonderful. The draping kept out anything less lovely!) Heavenly 4-Post Canopy
Teen Gift Ideas
I love this tie-dyed bag – and it’s reversible! These are great to drape across your jeans and tee – and also nice to throw into your suitcase when you travel. I use mine as a shopping bag when I visit farmer’s markets and fleas while I’m traveling. On occasion, when I’ve bought too many souvenirs, it has become an extra carry-on. It’s comfortable and washable and makes a great gift. By Zeckos. Reversible Tie-Dye Shoulder Bag
Destination Wedding Gift
I love this cuff bracelet by C C Skye. It’s gypsy soul has been edited to elegant perfection. The 18k gold-plated cuff spells out the word “gypset” in flowing cursive lettering. (Gypset is the chic combination of a gypsy and a jetsetter.) Great to sparkle up any outfit at any resort (or office cubicle!). Gold Gypset Cuff Bracelet
I love this book by Assouline and your stylish travelers and bookish vagabonds will, too. It’s filled with great boho imagery, fashion and home decor to inspire the inner gypsy in you or someone you know. And last I checked, it was on sale! Gypset Living Book
Destination Wedding Bridesmaid Gifts
Last but not least, are these adorable recycled bottle cap magnets decorated by Kate Grenier. These travel slogans will inspire a great escape, whether stuck to the fridge or the filing cabinet. “Wild + Free”, “Wanderlust” and “Let’s Run Away” are some of the sayings that come packaged in a small tin. Jet Set Bottle Cap Magnets
So it seems I could have called this the Holiday Gift Guide for ME, since I love everything on the list!
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Happy travels – and happy shopping!