Not Just for Christmas: Gifts for the Traveler in Your Life

Getting a gift for Christmas is great, but I guarantee that the traveler in your life will enjoy these gifts at any time, so stash this list away for future reference! Plus, if you’re like me, maybe you weren’t too good this year and Santa’s taken you off the Good Girls List. Dangle any of these gifts in front of my face, and I’m bound to clean up my act in a jiffy.

Fly LegsUp Flight Hammock

flylegsupIf you’re like me, you’re constantly contorting yourself to fit into a coach seat while flying halfway around the world. Thus, my interest was piqued when I learned about Fly LegsUp Flight Hammock a totally new way to fly comfortably. This compact, lightweight hammock comes with inflatable pillows and allows you to lift your feet and legs into various positions by strapping to the seat in front of you. Especially after I broke my leg while halfway around the world in Macedonia, and worrying about blood clots and DVTs and having to elevate my leg while flying, this product comes as a great solution.


Nora Convertible Top by NAO

One of my favorite gifts to myself this year was the Nora top, by NYC-based designer NAO . This top is so versatile, that I can pack it and wear it as a shirt, a dress, a tunic, or a hoodie! I got it in black, but they also have some other great colors (I kinda want the red one, too!). For this price point, you get a quality piece that will last for years and keep you stylin’ while on the go.



Field Notes

What’s not to like about Field Notes? I use these in the, well, field. Easy and lightweight, I like to stash them in my backpack, my camera bag, and purse so I always have somewhere to jot down notes. Might as well be stylish while pulling out the ol’ pen and paper!

I’m loving this quarter’s edition: Black Ice



GRAYL Ultralite Purifier [+Filter]

Another favorite item of mine to bring when traveling is the GRAYL Ultralite Purifier [+Filter] Bottle, inspired by two global travelers, Nancie Weston and Travis Merrigan, and their concerns about global plastic pollution and the poor quality (health, taste, odor, clarity) of water that people around the world endure daily. Nancie and Travis are committed to changing the status quo by making practical and durable filtration and purification solutions. I used mine all throughout my travels in Mexico this past year!



Sackcloth & Ashes Blanket


Made in Oregon, the arrow red wool blend blanket from Sackcloth & Ashes is the perfect gift for keeping your traveler warm while camping out in the great Pacific Northwest, or for curling up with a book during winter’s cold months. For every blanket purchased at Sackcloth & Ashes, a blanket is donated to your local homeless shelter.

What are some of your favorite gifts for the traveler? Leave us a note in the comments!

Happy Holidays, and Happy Trails!


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