We have just started December and this only means one thing: Christmas is around the corner and with it, the gift-giving will arrive too. The more long-sighted might have them all figured out but what about you? Whether you still have none of them figured out, you are only missing the one for that super traveler friend or you are looking for ideas on what to ask Dear Santa, this post is for you:
GIFT Nº1: Collapsible Cup from Stojo
Do you know any coffee and travel lover? Probably, this is one of the best Christmas gifts you can get for them (or for you 😉 ). This collapsible cup, apart from convenient (once collapsed only measures 5cm), it’s eco-friendly too. It is made of recyclable materials and it’s lead-free. Also, you can use it for both, hot and cold drinks and is not limited to coffee. You can also use it to bring tea and water with you.
Are you ready to say goodbye to non-recyclable and non-reusable plastic cups and lids? 🙂
If these colors are not convincing you, there are more than 10 color options and two sizes available. You will for sure find one that fits you. Isn’t it great? You can get your cup directly from Stojo’s website.
GIFT Nº2: World’s Political Map Puzzle from EDUCA
I purchased this puzzle for myself a couple of weeks ago and since then I’ve been wanting to show it to you. The design is really beautiful and it does not only contain the world’s map but also all the flags from all the countries in the world. I LOVE IT.
Let’s see how this plan sounds for you: a hot coffee/tea/chocolate, background music, candles lighted and disconnecting from the world while doing a puzzle alone or in good company.
If you like the plan, you can purchase the puzzle directly from Amazon.
GIFT Nº3: 2019 Calendar “Where to go when…?” from Lonely Planet
If what you like is to travel, why not dream of it every day when checking your calendar? Lonely Planet has created this wall calendar with 12 amazing destinations along with a small piece of practical information to travel to each of them.
GIFT Nº4: Annual Subscription to Condé Nast Traveller Magazine
Who is not excited to read all the new proposals of Condé Nast Traveller magazine everytime it comes out? If you love to read about getaways, epic trips, and new trends in the tourism industry, this is the gift. The subscribed person will receive all the new magazines released for 1 year without any effort or added cost.
Plus, when subscribing, you will be able to choose from the “Print&Digital” and the “Digital Only” options. Which one will be?
GIFT Nº5: Ancient DNA Test from MyHeritage DNA
Probably this is one of my favorite items from all this gift list. Every year I wish Santa will bring it to me but he has not done it yet. This is a painless DNA test which is done by passing a pad inside the cheek and is able to tell you which geographical regions your ancestors lived in and to which ethnicities they belonged. Can you guess any gift more exciting than this one? 😉
Once you’ve done the test and the results are out, you will be able to: know your origins, discover (if you want) if there’s any kind of relative that has done the test too and even create your own family tree!
If you want to have more details on this test, check out their website where you will be able to find all the information and purchase your kit. Plus, if you are curious, you will be able to discover the ethnic map of your country.
GIFT Nº6: Best in Travel 2019 Book from Lonely Planet
If you are always looking for the latest travel trends, Lonely Planet brings you the opportunity not to miss any in 2019. In this book, you will find the recommendations of the Lonely Planet team on destinations, experiences, roads, etc. It is, with no doubt, one of the most inspirational gifts to start planning now all your trips for 2019.
GIFT Nº7: LARQ Bottle by LARQ
This bottle is another eco-friendly item that I wanted to share with you on this gift list. It might become your loyal best friend while on the road (and also at home, why not?). The LARQ bottle will not only help you reduce your 1-time use plastic consumption but will also avoid the reek that most portable bottles get after some time.
Want to know how? LARQ has created the 1st purifying water bottle in the world! It eliminates up to 99% of the germs and bacteria from the water and purifies it periodically to avoid rankness. Did I not convince you yet? Check out their design!
If you finally decide to purchase it, you can do it on their website but you must know that until the 1st of January of 2019 this bottle is not sold outside the United States. Sometimes it might take a bit longer for some gifts but is worth it, don’t you think? 🙂
GIFT Nº8: Travel Backpack + Organizers for Camera Gear from VINTA
This is the most expensive item on this list (and that is why I leave you some alternatives below) but, since I saw it, I fell in love. It is a travel backpack thought to help you bring all your camera gear with you while keeping it organized and safe. Plus, the design is really elegant and the materials completely waterproof.
Inside the bag, you will be able to fit up to 2 cameras, 5 lenses, a tripod, and a laptop. With the purchase of the backpack, you will also receive the two organizers that you can check out in the images below. If the bag is too much for you or you already have one, you might consider purchasing the two organizers separately. Who doesn’t like to have the camera gear organized like a professional? 😉
If you decide to purchase this amazing backpack, you must know that you can only do it through their website and probably pay the international shipping. On the other hand, if you are looking for something similar but at a more reasonable price, here I give you some options from the brand K&F Concept:
- Fashion DSLR Camera Backpack for Travel Outdoor Photography fit Canon Nikon from USD$75,99
- Large DSLR Camera Backpack for Travel Outdoor Photography fit Canon Nikon from US$75,99
- DSLR Camera Outdoor Travel Backpack 17.1*10.6*7.5 inches
GIFT Nº9: 7-Pieces Set of Luggage Organizers
Whether you are an organized or disorganized person, you will love luggage organizers. Since I used them this last summer, when I fitted 3-weeks luggage for Europe in a hand-luggage suitcase, I try to travel with them always. Really, you don’t know how much space will you safe and how convenient they are.
Actually, when I saw the organizers I am recommending you, I did not doubt it and purchase a new set since I lost some of them when I was stolen in Italy some months ago.
PRESENT Nº10: A Surprise Getaway with Pack Up + Go
Do you imagine booking a weekend getaway and not knowing where you go until the morning of your departure? Now it’s possible! To live this experience you only need to go to their webpage and choose: budget per person, travel dates, and some travel information.
With the information you give them, the company will book for you the flight and the accommodation in your secret destiny. The best? Now, if your travel group is separated, you can depart from different cities and meet at the destination! Isn’t it THE GIFT?
And that’s all for now! What do you think of this list? Will you go ahead with any of this travel ideas or you already have another in mind? Let me know in the comments below! Plus, if you liked it, please share it so others can find their perfect present for travelers 🙂