The thing about being an avid traveler is you're always on the lookout for travel gear and gadgets. It's not about just wanting to get more stuff, or at least not most of the time but about being a more efficient traveler. Hi, my name is Toni Reid, and I love the beauty, culture, and adventure that comes from traveling across the U.S. and abroad; and I want to inspire others to do the same. Here you will find a carefully curated selection of gift ideas for yourself or the traveler in your life. Simply click on the holiday gift you wish to shop for and let me know how it went. I genuinely hope these gift ideas make your holiday shopping exciting and less stressful!
A Gift For Her
Some destinations are more suited to a backpack than a suitcase – like, say, the Cobblestone Streets of Lisbon, in which case the Upland Leather-trimmed Canvas Backpack is the perfect gift. And being hands-free makes for a better traveling experience.
Have you ever been in the middle of doing something and then stopped in your tracks because you suddenly smell a scent from your past? Candles that smell like and evoke memories of your favorite cities and countries like Diptyque's city candles will bring instant joy like the Paris and Miami candles.
Hotel pillows, while comfy, are often bleached and stiff can be especially harsh on your skin and hair. Take a little home with you and pamper your skin on the road with the Blissey Dream Sets. They're handmade and crafted from high-quality 22-Momme 100% Pure Mulberry Silk.
A Gift For Anyone
I bought a GoPro Hero a few years back, and it has served me well. It's known as an action camera, but I've used it as a regular camera, and I've taken hundreds of great non-action photos.
Some travel to eat, so the perfect holiday gift for them is a virtual international cooking glass for the foodie in your life. The Table Less Traveled offers Interactive Cooking Classes with Chefs Across the Globe.
Gifting a book is like delivering the world to the travel lover in your life. Traveling is not encouraged because of the pandemic, so turning the pages on a good book is like traveling with your fingertips. There's a book about every culture, place, and adventure to give as a gift. Here are a few to get you started: One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, and An Innocent Abroad: Life-changing Trips from 35 Great Writers.
A Gift For Him
Now, how about the men in your life? Let's start out with a weekender like the Captain's Bag that has all the style, form, and function he'll need! While an exotic trip to Miami or Rio is off the table, for now, a gift of a weekend bag for a New Year staycation is a great alternative.
Show your support for his man cave and gift him a World Tour Jerky Crate. It's the perfect tongue entertainment and a tasty traveling snack when travel returns.
When planning a trip, what shoes you should bring with you is a commonly under-planned step. What sets Allbirds apart from many other shoes is the materials they are made from, and these shoes are machine washable.
Are you still looking for more gift ideas, then you should head over to my Pinterest account and check out the "Travel Accessories" board? I've been working on this board all year, so I'm almost sure you'll find a unique but functional gift for the traveler in your life for any budget.