Those who wander—whether for work or for pleasure—might be difficult to shop for this holiday season. Never fear. I have some suggestions for gifts for every budget. Here are some of my favorite gifts for travelers.
Gifts Under $25
Just because you have a lower budget, it doesn't mean your gifts should be less meaningful. Here are some of my favorite gifts under $25 for travelers.
Swept Away by Wanderlust Travel Journal
Swept Away by Wanderlust is a coffee-table-style journal that inspires you to dream and travel—and captures it in the pages of a book you can keep forever. I love the binding on this book. It is made to lay flat but feels a bit rustic, but classic. The lovely journal is filled with photos, inspiration, and ideas for lists. $22.58 on Amazon.
Tasting Wine and Cheese Guide
Discover ways to bring the flavors of the world home with Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing. This beautiful book shares some great cheese and wine pairings with practical advice to help you create your own pairings. The book has beautiful photos that set your mouth watering. purchase on Amazon for $21.60.
Moroccan Magic Organic Lip Balm
I'm picky about lip balm. It has to be smooth, never sticky, and it has to last. A good lip balm is salvation on long flights, hot summer days, and windy winter afternoons. Moroccan Magic Organic Lip Balm is all organic, Made with Argan oil, sunflower oil, Vitamin E, organic beeswax, and natural oils. Each lip balm is cruelty-free, gluten-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free. It is made by an all-women company in the USA. You can get a 3-pack on Amazon for $11.95 or a 5-pack for $17.99.
Harney & Sons Dragon Pearl Jasmine White Tea
I am a tea drinker and have tried a lot of different teas. The Harney & Sons Dragon Pearl Jasmine White Tea is by far my favorite. It is a lovely, light tea. The fragrance of jasmine wafts through the air when you steep it. The tea is in little hand-rolled pearls with the essence of jasmine flowers. The pearls are then inside a little silk sachet. Each box includes 20 sachets. I never travel without a few of these tucked in my bag. It makes me feel comfortable, no matter what the circumstances. Let it steep for just a couple of minutes and sit back, relax, and feel the joy. These are lightly caffeinated and kosher. Buy your Harney & Sons Dragon Pearl Jasmine on Amazon for $11.52.
Gifts Under $50
There are some great options for gifts that hover under $50. These make great gifts without breaking the bank.
Kendra Scott Addie Drop Earrings
I adore Kendra Scott jewelry. I had the pleasure of meeting the founder a few years ago and love her story. Her jewelry is even better. These Kendra Scott Addie drop earrings can go from day to night, working with a variety of styles. I find the blend of silver and gold on the same pair make these a must-have for my travels. They have beautiful filigree and every pair comes in a little jewelry bag. You can get Kendra Scott Addie Drop Earrings on Amazon for $48.75.
GROSCH OASIS Fruit Infusion Water Flask
The GROSCH OASIS is a great travel water flask. It holds 22 fl oz of liquid. It works for both hot liquids or cold. The removable strainer makes it easy to add your favorite fruit for infused waters on the go. The OASIS keeps your water cold or your coffee hot for up to 24 hours. I love GROSCHE because every item you purchase helps supply safe drinking water around the world. Buy your GROSCHE OASIS water flask and use code WWWOASIS for a 10% discount.
PHOOZY XP3 Series Smartphone Protection
This XP3 case from Phoozy is ideal for a large smartphone and the internal stash pocket holds your cash and cards. It has a velcro closure at the top and a tether on the back so you can keep it close. The insulated case is ideal for hot days or cold nights. It has a 9′ drop protection, which comes in handy when hiking or being active on the go. The PLUS fits iPhone 6/7/8/X/Xs, Galaxy S6/S7/S8/S9, and Pixel/Pixel 2. It is 6.6″ x 3.2″. The XL fits iPhone 6+/7+/8+/Xr/Xs Max, Galaxy S8+/S9+, Pixel XL/2XL/3XL and measure 7″ x 4″. It is available in Black, Silver, Gold, or Woodland print for $49.99.
beyondBeanie Winter Hat
The hand-crafted beyondBeanie is ideal to brighten up your winter wardrobe. Made of 20% alpaca and 80% acrylic, it supports artisans in Bolivia. Each beanie empowers a local artisan and provides five meals for children in need. Each beanie is fleece-lined for winter wear and hand-signed by the artisan who made it. My granddaughter fell in love with her beyondBeanie on a recent trip to the coast of Maine. You can get your beyondBeanie for $48. There is free shipping on all orders over $60. No code required.
Gifts Under $75
You can pay less than $75 and still find one of my favorite gifts for travelers.
Fuchsia Flat Slippers
These one-of-a-kind handmade shoes are made to benefit those in the local communities where they are made. Fuchsia flats, made in Sangla Hill—a small town in Pakistan—are handcrafted with locally sourced materials. Techniques for the stitching of the traditional Khussa-style shoes date back centuries. Each shoe in the pair is identical, so your feet shape them to an appropriate fit as you wear them. Each shoe is made of natural leather (some vegan options also available). The top is hand-crafted Banarsi silk, which you often see used in Saris. The shoes have a rubber sole, padded footbed, and faux sued innerlining. The Plum is a beautiful bright color and sells for $75.
Delsey Comète 2.0 Limited Edition Carry-on Luggage
I love Delsey luggage and use it all the time. This bag is a great bargain anytime but with this BLACK FRIDAY deal, it is the time to buy. The 22″ lightweight carry-on spinner is ideal for the traveler in your life. The bag is 100% polycarbonate with double spinner wheels and a trolley handle. It is expandable if you buy more than you anticipated during your travels! Normally $260, it's now just $69.99. Use code BLACKFRIDAY and order it between Friday, 11/29/2019 and Saturday, 11/30/2019 for just $50. Shipping is free.
Gifts Under $100
There are some great items available between $75 and $100. These are keepers that your recipient will use over and over throughout the year.
myCharge HubPlus Universal Portable Charger
You won't ever find yourself with a dead battery when you carry the myCharge HubPlus Universal Portable Charger. This small little external battery (6700 mAh) slips in your bag or pocket and can charge up to three devices at once. Use the built-in plugs for iPhone or Samsung or plug any phone or tablet in using the built-in USB plug and your own cable. I never travel anywhere now without the myCharge portable charger. It is available for $79.99 on Amazon.
Women's Convoy Fur 6″ Boot by Lugz
These study fur-lined boots by Lugz are ideal for walking those snowy city streets or kicking back aprés ski. They are warm and comfy, yet stylish. I find them ideal with leggings, jeans, or a skirt. They are not lightweight, not something to carry around, but comfortable for wearing all day. Available in black, white, or wheat. Buy them now for $69.99. During Black Friday sale, you can take 40% off plus get free shipping with code BF40. The offer is only valid 11/27/2019 through 11/30/2019.
Phoozy Insulated iPad/Laptop Capsule
The Phoozy lightweight capsule is ideal for your iPad Pro or 13″ laptop. It prevents overheating or insulates from the cold. The IP66 water-resistant material is ideal for keeping your electronics safe while you're on the go. You can buy your Phoozy laptop capsule now for $69.99. I have it in Gold, but it's also available in Silver, Black, or Woodland print.
Gifts Over $100
For that special someone in your life, these gifts will last a lifetime.
Anson Calder Passport Wallet
The Anson Calder high-quality leather passport wallet is my favorite travel accessory. It is beautifully made and holds a passport, money and up to eight credit cards. This is the only travel wallet I use and will last for years. The leather gets better with age. It is available from Anson Calder in your choice of six colors for $160. An RFID version is $175. You can add a monogram as well.
Arcido Faroe Backpack
The Faroe backpack by Arcido is ideal for travelers on the go. This is a 22″ x 14″ x9″ carry-on backpack mar the overhead bin. Arcido makes a durable backpack that helps you keep organized on the go. It is lightweight and waterproof, made of a rugged Blendex Kodra in heather grey. It fits up to a 15.4″ laptop with pull-tab access. The main compartment, with full clamshell opening, holds everything you need for your travels—clothing, shoes, and toiletries. There is a perfect pocket on the back for your passport and wallet, where they are protected from pickpockets while you wear the backpack. There is plenty of storage inside and pockets on the sides for water bottles. You can buy it on Amazon for $125.
American Shield Granite Backpack
The American Shield backpack is lightweight and casual, but large enough to use as a carry-on. It measures 19″ x 14″ x2.3″. There are plenty of pockets for storage—eight inside, two outside, and two side pockets. There is a very cool hidden zipper compartment on the strap. The padded, fleece-lined interior laptop sleeve holds up to a 15″ laptop, with plenty of room left for all your belongings. The red and white striped interior is fun. Buy now on Amazon for $289. It is available in several colors, from the classic black-on-black to a coffee or green with brown straps.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
I adore my Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth headphones. I have them in a limited release blue, but these beautiful rose gold ones are so very lovely. If you prefer, they are also available in black or white. These are comfortable, hold a charge for up to 20 hours, and cancel all that noise on an airplane. They are also Alexa enabled. If you really must, you can even answer your phone through the Bose headphones. Available on Amazon. Black Friday special for $249.
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