The holidays are fast approaching and we are so excited! I love the lights, the snow, and curling up on the couch with a book and my sweet little boy. What I don’t love is having to buy gifts! In fact, we don’t even give gifts within our core family unit for the holidays (instead we go on vacation!) But, that doesn’t mean I’m off the hook with everyone else. So, here are my favorite travel gifts for everyone in your life who loves a little adventure!
Travel gifts for the frequent-flier:
Frequent fliers all want the same thing: ways to travel more efficiently. And that’s what all of these gifts do. They’re great for multi-tasking, saving space, and making travel easier.
1) Luggage and Gift Set by Away
Away makes an awesome line of practical luggage, which I’ve written about before. And, for the holidays this year, they’re going one step further and adding on these really cool gift sets (essentials, wellness, etc.) These would make a great gift for anyone who needs a suitcase upgrade.
Find them at Away.com starting at $45 for the gift sets.
2) Smart Jump Rope
These jump ropes connect to your phone to track your workouts. They’re small enough to fit in a purse and allow anyone to travel anywhere they go. Great for the most active travelers.
You can find several models on Amazon, like this one: Tangram Factory Smart LED Embedded Jump Rope.
3) Audible Membership
As a big book lover, I was hesitant to try out audio books at first. I was worried it would be too different an experience. But once I tried it, I realized that audio books are perfect for traveling (e.g., making your way through airports, driving to the hotel, walking anywhere really).
You can get an Audible Membership on Amazon.
Pampering products for the luxury traveler:
No matter how you travel, it’s still nice to feel pampered, even in small doses. I love these travel kits because they’re practical enough to travel with and still provide all the luxuries of home (or even a nice spa day). These are some of my favorites:
4) Silk Sleepmask by SLIP
Great for long-distance travelers and anyone who understands the importance of beauty rest. Plus, they’re so small, they can fit anywhere.
Find them at Sephora for $45.
5) Intro to Glow Kit by Kate Somerville
I swear by Kate Somerville’s skincare products and won’t go a day without using them. They have several travel-sized kits that are perfect for gifting to anyone who loves to be pampered.
Find them at Kate Somerville for $50.
6) Face Masks
Face masks are something I always travel with because they really help combat the drying skin effects of airplanes. They’re also a lot of fun to use. I like to try out different types, but Sephora usually has a great assortment pack that work great as a gift.
Find them at Sephora starting at $25.
Nostalgic memorabilia for the dreamers:
As a traveler, it’s important to also understand that not everyone shares that love of travel. But that doesn’t mean we can’t share our love for travel with them. These travel gifts are great for friends and family who don’t necessarily want to travel far (or at all):
7) Custom Photo Books or Prints
Take some of the beautiful photos you’ve taken on your own journeys and turn them into framed prints, photo books, or calendars. These are especially great gifts for parents and in-laws!
You can find beautiful designs at Artifact Uprising (varying prices).
8) A Local Excursion
It’s easy to forget to be a tourist in your own city, so why not gift a local experience? Wine tastings, cooking classes, and theme parks are all fun options. A popular activity in the Los Angeles area is an afternoon with Malibu Wine Hikes.
Find them at Malibu Wine Hikes starting at $50.
9) National Park Pass
For friends who love the outdoors, but don’t necessarily love to travel far, a National Park Pass is a fun option. With the pass, they can bring up to three adults (kids under 16 are free) into all National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands.
Passes are available here for $80.
The best travel gifts come from the heart
Whatever you end up gifting your friends and family, opt for something meaningful. People tend to get wrapped up in the act of giving, but what’s most important are the reasons behind it. So remind your loved ones why they matter to you!