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The 2016 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part ...

The 2016 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

‘Tis the season! I’m back with the second annual ‘Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide’ with double the inspiration! Here is a holiday list of twenty-five gifts for that wayfaring individual in your life. Find something under any budget and maybe treat yourself to in the process. The more the merrier! This is the first part of a two-part series that will be arriving soon with an extra goodie in the mix! #staytuned

Jill Bird Brand for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

1. The Mija Crop Hoodie by Jill Bird Clothing

Made for water play or sporting on land, this textile print was designed by Jillian Bennett, an old friend from when I studied abroad in Florence. She’s taken her passion for illustration to make sustainable fashion pieces out of a recycled polyester fabric that has a reduced carbon footprint. 10% of all purchases go to Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i. Buy the Mija Crop Hoodie for  $76. Use the promo code ‘NEXTSOMEWHERE’ for 20% off .

Bon Voyage for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

2. Rifle and Paper Co. 2017 Bon Voyage Wall Calendar

The stationery conneisseurs have put together a gorgeously dreamy wall calendar featuring watercolors sketches of Paris, London, Rome, and Amsterdam to welcome in every new month of the upcoming year. On sale for $18.20.

Snaptouch for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere3. Polaroid Snaptouch Instant Print Camera

Snap, print, and share. Making memories is as easy as 1,2,3 with the handy snaptouch by Polaroid. The built-in printer powered by ZINK technology lets you print high-quality full color photos anywhere without the use of ink. The sticky photo paper is great for those cataloging enthusiasts. Originally $179. Now $159 at Amazon.

Homesick Candle for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

4. State Homesick Candles

If ever you’re feeling nostalgic for a certain somewhere (disclaimer: within the continental USA only), the makers of Homesick Candles have whipped up jars of soy wax candles that capture the distinct aromas of each state. Smell the sweet peaches of Georgia or the salty ocean breeze of Southern California. This is definitely an instant cure for all of those who feel the pangs of being far away from home. Now on sale for $29.95 per jar. Take an additional 25% off using the code ‘CYBERMONDAY.’

Kusmi Tea for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

5. Kusmi Tea Russian Blends Assortment

Early Grey now comes in Russian expressions. This gorgeous five-tea collection by Kusmi Tea instantly transports you to the Romanov Empire with mini-tins filled with blends cheekily named Prince Vladamir, Anastasia, St. Petersburg, Troika and Bouquet of Flowers N°108. Buy the Russian tea assortment for $25.20.

Tom Hillside for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

6. Toms x Hill-side Sashiko

The new Toms collaboration with Hill-side features gorgeous yarn-dyed indigo sashiko fabric from Japan, a nod to the Hill-side brand’s ties to Tokyo.  Elevate your style with these richly-hued kicks. $69 for the limited edition pair. Use the code ‘CYBERMONDAY’ for a 30% discount.

Nonstop Metropolis for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

7. Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas by Rebecca Solnit

The last in a three-part trilogy, Nonstop Metropolis portrays New York through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. We guarantee you’ve never seen an atlas like this before. Also in the series: ‘Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas‘ and ‘Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas.On sale for $20.04. Buy the whole trilogy for $63.96.

Skyn Iceland for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere
8. New Skyn Hangover Emergency Relief Kit

For all those travelers who groan at the idea of dehydrated skin after a long haul flight, this is a savior to perk up the face to be picture-ready in no time. This kit comes with hydro cool eye gel pads, an relief eye pen, cooling lotion, and two masks, compatible with all skin types. All of the ingredients come from Iceland. $25 for the complete kit.

Loteria for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

9. Custom Loteria Poster

Inspired by Lotería, the Mexican version of bingo, this four-up print is completely customizable. Choose from a deck of the iconic pictograms to create your very own personalized wall art. Varying sizes range from $11 to $52.

Embroidered Necklace for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

10. Embroidered Necklace by Meet The Cat

Housed at ‘Forget Me Not,’  a digital emporium for contemporary Greek designs, this piece of glittering hardware by Meet the Cat was fashioned as an ode to Sunday family dinners breaking bread over yaya’s embroidered tablecloth. Buy now for $54 (converted from 49) in pink gold, gold, and silver.

Sasawashi for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

 11. Sasawashi Kumasaza Balm by Rikumo

With extracts from the Kumazasa plant grown in the cool highlands of Japan, this salve can restore dry and damaged skin in an instant. Restorative as it is practical for those constantly traveling through wintry climates. $40 per tin.

The Calder for 2016 Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere12. The Calder Printed Shorts by Onia

These quick-drying, lightweight swim shorts will get you in the mood for a tropical destination long before you arrive. The optic white and black graphics are perfect for staying stylish without trying too hard and are fade resistant.  On sale for $72.

Parker Clay for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

13. Parker Clay Passport Wallet

Patched together using premium quality Ethiopian leather, this multi-pocketed passport wallet is as sleek as it is ethical. Each product sold goes toward the Ethiopian-based non-profit Women At Risk, which seeks to rehabilitate and empower women rescued from the sex industry. Buy for $48 in camel, brown, and black.

Sal De Mer for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere14. Sal De Mer Sea Salt

Nothing says gourmet like sea salts from the sea of Cortez. The sea salt is procured by manual labor and each muslin bag has been hand-embroidered by local women from the rural village of Sonora, Mexico. $15 per satchel. Choose from ‘Cod Fish’ or ‘Sea Scene.’

Fjallraven for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

15. Kanken Daypack

This classic Swedish backpack stamped with the minimalist fox logo is iconic amongst the leagues of nomads. Constructed from extremely durable Vinylon-F fabric, this 16-liter pack can weather the harshest elements. Can be worn as a backpack or toted as a pseudo-briefcase. On sale for $56.21 in a number of collectible colors.Kazi Cuff for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

16. The Kazi Cuff

This meaningful cuff is tattooed with the initials of the woman in Kenya who made it and your own — representing a camaraderie of women across the world. Each cuff sold has an enormous impact on the artisan who designed it, both economically and socially. Imbued with so much meaning, these artisanal pieces celebrate Kenya’s Boss Ladies, Supermoms, Trailblazers and Creators aka #womenwhowerk. $45 for each cuff. Take an additional 25% off with the code ‘BLACKFRIDAY2016.’ Free shipping.

MIP Umbrella for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

17. ‘Merde Il Pleut’ Collapsible Umbrella

‘Shit it’s raining.’ Pardon my French. For when you need to make a statement with class. Comes in a variety of colors for $34 each.

Wash and Wear Lingerie Set for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere18. Kate Spade Wash and Wear Lingerie Set

Hate the disorder that traveling brings? These neatly labeled bags will keep you feeling super tidy no matter what situation you find yourself in. Travel with a peace of mind that everything still has its own place, even on the go. $25 for the set.

Trever Noah for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

19. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

An instant bestseller, comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s poignant memoir mixes humor with sorrow about being a criminal since birth. Growing up in apartheid South Africa to an interracial couple, which was illegal at the time, Noah shares the extreme lengths to which his mother kept his existence hidden and how he navigated the tumultuous freedom following the conclusion of apartheid. $16.80 on Amazon.

Fosterie for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

20. Fosterie Paper Plane Earrings

An refreshing alternative from the generic airplane silhouette, these gold-plated paper plane studs travel light and are a sweet and subtle tribute to one’s vagabonding ways. $13 for a pair.  30% off sitewide with code ‘CYBERMONDAY’

Humantra for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere21. ‘Be Here Now’ Men’s Shirt by Humantra

Powered by the Live Learn Evolve community, the Humantra brand honors humanity. This design reminds us of the timeless mantra to be present. $35 for one shirt. Also comes in black.

Huffy Bike for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

22. Huffy Nel Lusso Women’s Cruiser Bike

It’s not a plane or a boat, but it’s definitely the next best thing. This sparkly sky blue cruiser with beige tires has us feeling all sorts of retro. With an embroidered padded seat, a wire basket, and a classic aesthetic, chances are you’ll be the coolest chick riding around the block. Starting at $119 from a list of third-party sellers.

Unicef for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

23. Thai Elixir White Porcelain Mug

The Jane for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

24. The Jane Watch by Rumba Time

The Jane collection is representative of so many ideals upheld by the traveling community. Named after a famous cobblestone street in New York’s West Village, the woven wristband is redolent of the friendship bracelets of our youth, symbolizing everlasting friendship. $2 of the proceeds from each watch sold goes to one of four charities partnered with Rumba Time: Give Directly, Young Survival Coalition, Action Against Hunger, and Social Tees Animal Rescue. $60 per watch. 25% off and free shipping on all orders using the code ‘Cyber2016.’

Chocolate Victoria for 2016 Christmas Gift Guide @ The Next Somewhere

25. Chocolate Victoria Hot Chocolate 4-Pack

Mexican cacao beans, cinnamon, almonds, and cane sugar create a luscious blend of aromatic Mexican cocoa. The four individually wrapped disks make for great stocking stuffers. $11 for a 4-pack.

LOOK OUT FOR PART TWO COMING SOON!

This is a reflection of my personal wishlist and no product is being sponsored. If you have any questions or comments, hit me up in the comment thread below! xoxo Izzy

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25 Gifts for this Holiday Season via @The Next Somewhere

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Izzy Pulido is a Bostonian by way of the Philippines who loves to vagabond. At twenty-seven, she's traded in gallivanting around Europe for the 9-to-5 grind... but don't count out the vagabonding! With a new long distance relationship, she's bringing American travel to the forefront. She lives for good times, good food, and good peeps.

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  1. Great list! I love Toms, already have a pair of them which I wear so much in summer. Would love to get some new pairs. And I love the Homesick candles as well. Unfortunately, you can only buy them in the USA… Thank you for sharing, this give me some ideas for giving and asking for the holidays. 🙂

    • Izzy Pulido

      26 December

      Toms are awesome! They have some very lovely crocheted ones that are great summer wears! 🙂

  2. Paige Wunder

    29 November

    Can I please be you when I grow up?! You’re just the best graphic designer! I love that hoodie and the ‘Be Here Now’ shirt. I’m glad you tagged me in this on FB so my peeps can get a good look at some awesome ideas for me! 😉 Xoxo

    • Izzy Pulido

      26 December

      OMG GIRL WHOA THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT COMPLIMENT! You always flatter me, but I swear, it really means a lot to me 🙂 And hahah yea you better tell Matt to get that shirt for you! It’s so you! 😀

  3. Claire

    29 November

    That Jane Watch is gorgeous!!! Going on my Christmas list 😀 I also love the merde il pleut umbrella – I hate the rain so this sums up my feelings exactly every time it rains! 🙂

    • Izzy Pulido

      26 December

      HAHAHA I HATE THE RAIN TOO HENCE WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST!!!

  4. I love that homesick candle. I wonder what New York would smell like! I’d also get that crop top hoodie. I love crop tops. Great list + as always, great graphics.

    • Izzy Pulido

      26 December

      I love crop tops too and my friend who makes them is very eco-conscious so it’s a company I really support. Thanks Sarah for the love 🙂

  5. mark wyld

    5 December

    You have some great recommendations here for Chrissy presents. I am sure there is something for everyone here on this list. I would like the polaroid snaptouch

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