A Traveler's holiday gift guide

Traveler: a person who travels or has traveled to distant places or foreign lands.

I don't know about you guys, but the last week has been a whirlwind of shopping and gathering last minute Christmas Lists. Regardless of how far a long I've prepped my love ones for holiday shopping, it's now officially crunch time and it feels like I'm pulling teeth to get present ideas. So, we {Madison and I} decided to help out those looking for the perfect gift for a friend, loved one, or family member that inspires to be, or calls themselves a "Traveler". Here's some ideas of gifts that we've loved that have inspired our travels, or been essential for trips we've been on:


New York Times 36 USA & Canada, 2nd Edition

Photo from  Amazon

Photo from Amazon

"With the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend." 

If you enjoy not only the popular metropolises, but also eccentric small towns off the beaten track--this guide has it all! This book is all about offering itineraries you can do in 36 hours for 150 different locations. Perfect for those who love a little weekend getaway! 

Kelty Redwing 50 Pack

Photo from  REI

Photo from REI

This was probably the best investment we've made in regards to travel gear. When you're traveling, you want something you can easily carry with you from one place to the next without any hassle. We've managed to fit two weeks of clothes in this pack, and it offers back support for those long walks around the city when you're trying to find your hostel! Plus, this particular park unzips like a suitcase so you don't have to pack and repack from the top of the bag like most backpacking packs. 

fashionABLE Eyerusalem Passport Wallet

Photo from  fasionABLE

Photo from fasionABLE

"When a woman is empowered with work to do, whether in the home or in an office, she not only experiences the joy and satisfaction of developing a skill, she also creates change in those around her."  Each purchase helps empower & create jobs for women in Ethiopia, plus their leather goods are GOR-EG-OUS!

Scratch Off World Map


If you travel a lot {or plan on traveling one day}, a scratch off world map is a great way to keep a log of where you've been! Also, it's not only a great conversation starter, but the perfect statement piece for your bedroom, living room or office. 

L.L.Bean Boots

Photo from  L.L.Bean

Photo from L.L.Bean

When your traveling to places outside of the beach, having a shoe that can accommodate all weathers and terrains can become very useful! L.L.Bean's boots are stylish, waterproof, and extremely comfortable, which will make that extra mile to see a top-ten site worth it. *knucks*

2016 Cities Wall Calendar

Photo from  Rifle Paper Co.

Photo from Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co.'s calendars offer different inspiration every month! Each month they feature a different city around the world that will leave you itchin' to book your next flight out. {Bonus: Since the pictures are so fun & pretty, you can actually cut each month's photo out, frame them & make a fun wall of travel for your house!


Photo from Walmart

Photo from Walmart

Because let's be honest, who doesn't love a good selfie-stick?! Plus, it helps you snap that shot you want when you're traveling alone, or in a foreign country where it might not be as easy to ask for help. Most selfie-sticks now have bluetooth built into them which allows your photos to go straight to your camera roll in real-time. {I know all of you instagramers out there are sighing right about now.}

50 Must-See Destinations Deckopedia

Photo from Deckopedia

Photo from Deckopedia

"Designed to take the guesswork out of travel planning, 50 Must-See Destinations is a new twist on the trusty trip guidebook. This user-friendly deck features the top 50 most intriguing cities, sites and regions on Earth—from the buzzed-about, must-see destinations to unexposed locations you may not have ever heard of… till now."

Solar Media Player

Photo from  Secūr

Photo from Secūr

For all of the music lovers out there, you can now take your jams on the road with you! "Use this waterproof solar media player to protect your smart phone and bring music anywhere –includes stereo media player, solar charger, power bank and waterproof protective case."


Travel Journal

Photo from  WayFaren

Photo from WayFaren

A travel journal will help you remember the small details of your trip that you're bound to forget when you get home! These "Oh Darling Let's Be Adventurers" are lightweight which make them easy to pack and use while being mobile!

Polaroid Camera

Photo from  Amazon

Photo from Amazon

Although a digital camera is very useful on a trip, Polaroid Cameras help you to capture a moment and share it with the people you meet along your adventure! It's a great way to add a snapshot to your travel journey, send an update home, or leave your mark with the people and places you're encountering!