It’s Friday afternoon. Just a few more hours in the work week and, let’s be honest, you’re daydreaming about the weekend and the upcoming holidays. Am I right?
Here’s a fun gift guide for all the travelers you know – those who travel or just want to travel. Perfect for anyone planning or saving for an upcoming trip. Some are cute and unexpected. And some are highly practical.
And trust me, as someone who is away from home more than a third of the year, I can tell you that many of these gifts will be greatly appreciated by anyone on the go.
So go ahead. Take a look !
1. Retro-Style Carry-On Trolley
Let’s start with luggage. This extremely lightweight carry-on trolley boasts four-wheel spinner technology, vintage-inspired trim, interior organization pockets and more. And I like the retro style. This is not your basic black roller that everyone has – which is always fun. This piece may bring out your inner steam-punk – and is available on One King’s Lane, one of my favorite online shopping sites.
2. Decor Inspired by Travel
This Wanderlust World Map Gold Foil Art Print would make a lovely addition to any traveler’s décor. I mean, who doesn’t like anything gold? With its simple glamour, this wall art can blend with almost any decor – and would be a great gift for travelers, or anyone with a bit of wanderlust.
3. The SpeakEasy Travel Scarf
Forget those cringe-worthy fanny packs and the awkward bra stashes. There’s a new hidden storage solution on the market and it’s something fashionable that will become your must-have accessory on your travels. Check out the SpeakEasy Travel Scarf! Read all about this stylin’ piece here.never Recipients of this gift won’t have to worry about finding a place to stash a passport, emergency cash, a credit card or other tiny essentials while on the road or in the airport. This scarf and other cool items are available from SpeakEasy Travel Supply.
4. The Weekend Bag
The perfect getaway bag, this weekender is made of durable heavy cotton canvas and trimmed in a soft gray. From trips to the market to weekend getaways, this getaway bag is perfect!
via One Kings Lane
5. Frequent Flyer T-Shirt
Frequent Flyer Freak Women’s T-shirt – an absolutely perfect fun and friendly gift for any air traveler. Isn’t it super cute? Perfect to pair with Betabrand’s Travel Cargo Pants and a cozy wrap for a road trip or long-haul flight.
via Airport Tag
6. Road Trip Emergency Kit
Have a friend or family member famous for road trips? Help them be prepared for whatever the road throws at them with this wheel-shaped roadside emergency kit. This is a traveler must-have! You’ll feel better and so will they!
7. Stylish Travel Books
If you read the blog regularly, you know I love the “gypset” concept. Fusing the carefree lifestyle of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set, gypsetters are artists, surfers, designers, and bons vivants who live and work around the world. Author Julia Chaplin has compiled three volumes filled with gorgeous photography and fascinating first-person anecdotes, Gypset Style (2009), Gypset Travel (2012), and Gypset Living (2014). You can purchase the books individually, but this three-box set in its colorful slipcase is dramatically gift-y!
via Julia Chaplin
8. Travel Organizer for Cables
A stylish and simple way to organize USB cords, ear buds, plugs, and chargers, each Cordito is made from premium leather and precisely measured to hold four cables and two plugs. This newly updated design includes a zipper pocket to lock in your smaller gear. These come in multiple colors and make a great gift for traveling techies.
9. Travel Journal
Do you know a would-be writer, artist, doodler, sketcher or note taker who loves to travel? This is a pretty place to keep track of thoughts and musings on the road. This journal is the perfect marriage of style and function for any traveler!
via One Kings Lane
10. Animated Map Watch
Time for a quick story – believe it or not I was once given a similar animated watch. By a stranger! On an airplane. Yes, it’s true! I was sitting next to a charming man on a cross-country flight. We had a nice conversation and at some point I commented on his watch. He immediately took it off and insisted I keep it. As you might imagine, I declined. But it turns out he was on his way to become a monk, and it was one of the few worldly possessions he hadn’t given away yet – so he insisted! And I accepted. I don’t even know the gentleman’s name! In any case, a personalized world map watch with a little plane in the dial is sure to please the travelers on your Christmas list!
11.Personalized Boarding Pass Throw Pillow
And here’s something many people on your list won’t have seen yet – how about a pillow personalized with details from real or dreamed-of trip? JFK, LAX, CDG – where do you want to go? This is perfect for travel lovers, frequent flyers and aviation enthusiasts. If you know someone headed to a destination wedding or honeymoon, this could be a nice memento – or announcement! I think this one is really clever!
via Airport Tag
12. Plush Passport Stamp Blanket
Here’s another cute option from Airportag. How about a soft blankie printed with passport stamps? This fleece blanket comes in three sizes – and would be great for travel – or for decorating the room of a would-be traveler. Nice for that college girl heading off for a semester abroad. This could also make a nice baby shower gift for your favorite jet-setters.
13. Travel Board Game
How about a fun travel inspired board game? This fun game – 10 Days in Europe – will have you exploring Europe and all of its interesting cities! Fun for families and educational, too.
via Out of the Box
14. Hand-Held Luggage Scale
Seriously, how did I live without this? We use ours on every trip. Airlines are so strict on weight and luggage fees these days and you do NOT want that guy unpacking and repacking his boxer briefs in the middle of the airport to be YOUR friend. Save your friends and family from that with this handy scale.
So that’s it for now. My Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers. As of today. I love travel gadgets and I love gift giving, so don’t be surprised if I add a few more, later. I hope these gift ideas for travelers helped you make some holiday shopping decisions.
Any traveler gift ideas I missed? I would love to hear from you – comment below!
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