Gift Guide 2016: For The Traveler

Black Friday, Cyber Monday . . . the countdown to the holidays has officially begun. Gulp. And so begins our series of gift guides, to make shopping easier for you. Each is chock full of some of our favorite tried and true items from 2016 and of course, a few products from our own wish lists. First up: some gift ideas for the traveler with all the adventurous details after the jump . . . traveler


Clockwise from top left:

Byredo Bal D’Afrique Hand Creme $35: Byredo’s Bal D’Afrique celebrates the influence of African culture on Paris in the late 1920s. The scent is unique, warm and vibrant. Perfect to carry along on the next exotic getaway.

Lomography Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition Camera $135: Love the vintage vibe of this instant camera, which is compatible with Fuji’s Instax Mini Film. The wide angle camera comes with 3 different lenses and colored filters for you to experiment while on the go.

Home Is Where You Park It $65: For the road tripper . . .

Where Chefs Eat $25: This foodie guide reveals over 2,000 personal recommendations by chefs of their top places to eat in all major cities around the world.

Wash Me Travel Bag $13: Dirty laundry belongs in cute drawstring canvas bags – not plastic!

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $399: This über sleek portable speaker is less than 2 inches thick and can play for 24 hours on a single battery charge. Perfect for travel.

Acorn Cashmere Slippers $42: The kinda slipper you should really gift every member in your family – especially since they’re marked from $135/pair to $42/pair!

Cuyana Baby Alpaca Travel Set $195: Cuyana’s travel set comprises a baby alpaca blanket and super soft tie eye mask to keep anyone cozy for that long, overnight journey. It’s also monogrammable!

Illesteva Milan IV Havana Gold and Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses $300: Chic enough for travel. Enough said.

Away Carry On $245: I never travel without my Away carry-on. It’s incredibly lightweight and comes with two USB ports, which means charging up at the airport is more convenient than ever. All Away luggage can be customized with a hand painted monogram, too!

Valery Joseph Travel Boar Bristle Hairbrush $50: A mini boar bristle hairbrush is a travel must.

Living Proof Dry Shampoo $22: I always carry Living Proof’s dry shampoo in my carry on for that much needed, post-flight hair refresh.

Leather Charger Roll Up $49: Keep those cords, chargers, converters, adapters, etc. accessible and organized.

Gucci Weekender Bag $1450: For those one or two night overnight stays . . .

Field Notes Expedition Notepad$13:  Yupo Synthetic paper, an amazing waterproof and tearproof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia, makes this notebook nearly indestructible and ideal for the next wild adventure.

Best Made Brass Compass & Clip $38: You know, in case you get lost.

Coach Leather Postcards $25: Glovetanned leather postcards, embossed with cityscapes, that are meant to be sent or just kept as a keepsake.

Shinola Canfield Watch $650 – $1050: Time + travel go hand in hand.

The Carry On Cocktail Kit $24: Everything you need to make craft cocktails, on the plane, in this tiny little tin box. Just order the booze.

Mophie Spacestation $150: This “spacestation is my most trusted traveling companion with its 64GB of external storage and extra battery life. Lifesaver!

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  1. great list of gifts =o)

    thanks for sharing!

  2. Michelle wrote:

    Those are some beautiful picks!

  3. Thanks a lot for the list!! this may come in handy!

  4. Adam wrote:

    She had options that we wouldn’t have found ourselves, as well as links to tours she recommended we book ourselves via Viator. In the end, our Trip Designer took care of accommodations, experiences, and logistics like transfers. 3 day Siem Reap tour