Top 12 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Wanderlust
Know a friend who has the travel bug? This holiday season is the perfect time of year to feed their wanderlust with these gift items which’ll either equip or inspire them to continue on traveling. Bon voyage!
Travel Safe Kit from Saje
A collection of Saje's most supportive formulations for travel to help you stay energized and healthy on your travels.
Available for $39.95 at Saje.
Map of the World Poster from Etsy
A simple and lovely Map of the World poster printed on high quality paper with a slight vintage texture and look. It features borders of every country and names of oceans.
It looks great framed, as shown on the picture, or simply place it on the wall and use it to record all the places you’ve visited.
Available for $20 on Etsy. #UnwrapEtsy
Handmade Cashmere Scarf from Nepal by Casana Designs
Casana Designs is a luxury collection of the finest cashmere scarves and wraps from Nepal.
Crafted from natural, sustainable and eco-friendly materials, the prints and patterns include floral and animal designs as well as solid and geographic patterns
The brand’s Designer and Founder, Carrie Chen implements her socially- conscious vision by employing artisans in Nepal to weave the collection in environmentally-friendly facilities adhering to strict ethical standards. It was upon a visit to the deeply spiritual nation of Nepal that the Casana collection was born. At the end of Chen’s trip, she was presented with a beautiful scarf “khatha,” a traditional Tibetan gift of appreciation. Inspired to share this gift which appropriately brings warmth to others, Chen set upon to create the Casana brand.
Chen believes strongly in giving back and as such donates 10% of all proceeds to support charities that aid the education of children.
The Anywhere Travel Guide
Inspire adventure no matter where you are with this "Anywhere Travel Guide" deck of cards. Includes 75 creative prompts such as "Ask the next person you meet where his/her favorite street is. Go there." and "Find or make a souvenir that represents your experience of this day."
Available for $12.95 at Papyrus.
Leather Passport Holder from Union Co.
This hand-cut leather passport holder has two interior card slots to hold your travel documents and is manufactured in Vancouver.
Available for $56 at the Garmentory Online Holiday Pop-Up Shop.
Jet Set Weekender Bag from Stella & Dot
Get ready to jet set in style! This bold, fishtails-patterned duffle from Stella & Dot would be perfect for a weekend getaway. Transform this travel bag in a snap from a wide carryall to a large satchel. Loads of room, perfect for a weekend trip or even to the gym.
Available for $138 at Stella & Dot.
A Pair of Travel-Friendly Shoes from TOMS
TOMS classics feature a light-weight design and suede cushion insoles making them the perfect travel-friendly shoe to pack for exploring new places in style and comfort.
Through the TOMS "One for One" giving model, for every pair of TOMS purchased, a new pair of shoes will be given to a child in need.
African Savannah Inspired Sunglasses from Etnia Barcelona
Creative and colourful optical brand Etnia Barcelona launched a new collection in the fall: "Wild Love in Africa". Inspired by Africa and its textures, known to those in the fashion world as animal prints, and shot by photojournalist Steve McCurry in South Africa, the campaign marks Etnia Barcelona’s third special collection artist collaboration.
The collection will support the Africa Rising Foundation, co-founded by Nelson Mandela’s grandsons Ndaba and Kweku Mandela, with two per cent of the collections’ global sales donated to the NGO.
Traditional Marseille Lavendar Soap from L'Occitane
The Mediterranean coast, especially Marseille in France, is famous for soap-making and every time I see this chunky soap, imprinted with the "Marseille" stamp, I think of the week I spent in France.
This gentle Lavendar Soap from L'Occitane is enriched with sweet almond oil and creates a rich, soft lather, leaving skin soothed and comforted.
The chunky feel of these all-natural fragrance bars is irresistible. Made with a pure plant base, in the Marseille tradition of soap-making, and blended with mineral pigments so that bars are delicately tinted.
Available for $6 at L'Occitane.
Moroccan Spice Market Body Butter from Harlow Skin Co
Vancouver-based Harlow Skin Co. has a Spice Market inspired body butter, which is reminiscent of "strolling Moroccan streets on a warm summer night".
All skincare products from Harlow Skin Co. are made with natural ingredients, organic where possible.
Available for $28.
Travel-themed Canvas Totebag from Etsy
This 100% cotton tote bag is hand-dyed using procion dyes and triple washed to remove excess dye and create that soft vintage feel.
Available for $12 on Etsy. #UnwrapEtsy