Let’s get back to having some fun around here, shall we? Can you believe Christmas is only 22 days away?
You guys, it’s no surprise, but I LOVE Christmas. All of the family parties, the delicious food and amazing drinks, the classic movies (“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”), and cheerful Christmas music. Everyone seems to be in a good mood, so of course it’s hard to deny that feel-good Christmas Spirit.
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite gift ideas for the world travelers among us. Some of these are on my personal Christmas list, some are great stocking-stuffers, and some are sure to surprise your sweetie come Christmas morning.
The World Traveler’s Christmas List
Tropical destinations are always on my horizon and I like to come prepared with a pair of sunglasses (or two). I’m loving the cute bows on these Chanel glasses and I also have my eye on a pair of Kate Spade’s.
- Travel Toiletry/Shower Bag
When I travel I like to keep all my toiletries in one place. I find it much easier to grab one bag that holds all of my toiletries rather than rummaging through my entire carry-on for that one hair tie.
- Packing Cubes
Staying organized while on-the-go can be a challenge, and if you’re an overpacker like I am sometimes the challenge is downright frustrating. Help your beloved traveler keep their bags organized so they can focus on exploring, instead of worrying about cramming everything into their carry-on.
Because let’s face it, luggage gets beat up, torn, and broken after so much use over the years. I’m loving this teal Osprey backpack–I might need to order it before our trip to Thailand next summer!
- Canon PowerShot Underwater Housing
After completing my SSI Open Water certification my thoughts turned to all of the amazing photos I could capture in my new underwater world. This gift idea is definitely a splurge, so maybe next year I’ll work on making sure my name shows up on Santa’s “Nice” list! 😉
- Lonely Planet Travel Guides
When it comes to Travel Guides I’m a Lonely Planet girl through and through. (Unless we’re researching Hawaii–in that case, please pass me the “Blue Books“) 🙂 Italy, Greece, and Fiji are all on my Christmas List. Which destinations would you include?
- Travel-sized ANYTHING
Does your traveler have a stocking hung by the fire? Fill it up with travel sized soaps, shampoos, lotions, and sanitizer. Not only will they breeze through airport security on their next vacation, but the travel-sized bottles look incredibly cute as well (am I right or am I right??)
- Travel Accessories
Speaking of stockings, what about including a new passport cover or colorful luggage tag?
- A Cute Scarf
Not only is a scarf a great fashion accessory, but it takes up minimal space and is incredibly versatile: they’ll be reaching for this scarf to use as a blanket on that cold flight, or maybe they will roll it up and use it as a pillow in order to get some shut-eye on that next layover.
What did I miss? I’d love to hear what’s on your list!