Gift Guide for Travelers

Gift Guide for Travelers

I love shopping for gifts during the holidays; getting someone something that they would like and use is an art. Whether you have a backpacker or weekend warrior on your gift list, I've rounded up some of my favorite things that any traveler would want.  

Gift Guide for Travelers

Gift Guide for Travelers

Shopping locally for the holidays is getting easier every year. I've put together a few of my favorite items made in the U.S. or available at local retailers. Best part? You can purchase all of these things online! P.S. All of these items are on my Christmas list in case anyone is wondering... 

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Waiting on Martha's One Love Organics Essentials Kit - I can't rave enough about One Love Organics and Mandy's picks are perfect to throw in your luggage. I can't wait to get my hands on the new Skin Dew!

KMM & Co. Travel Wallet via Bitter Southerner - Travel wallet with space for a notebook.

Inca Abaya Caftan via Dear Keaton - Because everyone needs a colorful caftan.

Pom Pom mirror charm via Furbish Studio - Love this key chain. Reminds me of all of the funky charms I saw traveling throughout Turkey years ago.

Carry On Cocktails via Bitter Southerner - classic cocktails on the fly.

Vacation Tee via Darlings Fine Things - My friend Jamie at Darlings Fine Things always has an awesome collection of these Chaser brand tees and other boho clothing. Follow them on Instagram and if you see something you like just give them a text and they'll invoice you. So easy!

Spotty Pony Crossbody via Molly Jane Designs - A crossbody bag is the only bag for me when I'm traveling. Molly's bags are beautiful and functional; they double as clutches.

Wildsam New Orleans guide - Part travel guide part history lesson; Wildsam guides are the best. You can get the entire Wildsam Box Set is $100. Use the HOLIDAYCHEER code at checkout!

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Best Travel Shoes

Whether you're going hiking for a week or a girls weekend in Chicago, you'll want comfortable shoes for lots of walking while looking good. I've rounded up a few of my favorite shoes that are comfortable, cute, and perfect for the wanderer on your list.

Left to Right: Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots // Sorel Out & About Moccasins // Chacos ZX/1 // Olukai Slip Ons // Olukai Sandals // Merrell Moab Hikers // 

I can't live without my Sorel 'Joan of Arctic' boots. They're incredibly warm and keep my feet dry in inches of snow. Although I don't own these Sorel slippers, I can't help but think how perfect they'd be on a winter camping trip or for hanging out by the fire in a cozy cabin. I professed my love of Chacos a couple of weeks ago on the blog, so it should come as no surprise that they made the gift guide. I think these black slip on kicks would be the perfect airport shoe, not to mention comfortable on long city strolls. I bought my first pair of Olukai sandals for a trip to Turkey and Greece years ago and they were perfect. I walked the streets of Athens and Istanbul with ease and looked cute doing it. As for the Merrell boots, I wear them just about every weekend. They're perfect for just about any weekend activity: light hikes in the Hoosier National Forest, the farmers market, antiquing and more.

Travel Wraps

I don't know about you but I'm always cold. Doesn't matter if I'm on a plane, at the beach, or in a museum, I like to layer. Solution? A cozy wrap.

Left to Right: White & Warren Travel Scarf // Billabong Beach Wrap // Striped Poncho // Eileen Fisher Poncho // Amuse Society Sweater //  Pendleton Blanket Scarf // Anthropologie Traveler Wrap

I'm really happy the poncho trend is back. There are so many different patterns and fabrics to satisfy lots of different styles and budgets. Can't decide? You can't go wrong with White & Warren cashmere wrap. It comes in a million different colors and perfect for swaddling oneself.

Travel Accessories

Fuji Instax Camera // Anthropologie Luggage Tag // Travel Coffee Press // Brow Essentials Kit // Headphones // 5 in 1 Travel Adapter

These useful accessories make great stocking stuffers for jet setters and road trippers alike. A couple of essentials (travel adapter, brow kit, coffee mug) and then a few things just for fun (camera, luggage tag, and headphones). What's your favorite travel accessory?

Happy Holidays!


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