For the fashionista, the bookworm, the chef, the art lover, there’s a little something for everyone on your Christmas list in our two part-holiday gift guide!

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16. Sevenly Shirt

As a graphic designer, seeing design utilized for philanthropy makes me mindblowingly happy. This shirt, along with thousands of others in Sevenly’s constantly growing collection, helps create awareness AND make a difference. Flowy V-Necks start at $27.99, shirts come in different styles.


17. Hawaiian Airline Weekender Duffel

Say aloha to this blast from the past! The white piping, zesty blue vinyl shine, and the retro airline logo, make old school look cool. $40 on Hawaiian Airlines.

18. The Palm Springs Roundie Beach Towel

Inspired by travels to Palm Springs, the bold graphic prints and out-of-the-ordinary shape will transform your boring old towels into a showstopping accessory. $110 at the Beach People Co.


19. Make Your Mark Alex & Ani

Charm bracelets have undergone an elegant upgrade by Alex and Ani. Every bangle has a meaningful sentiment behind it and some of their products benefit local charities. Proceeds of this bracelet go to generationON, a group that inspires and mobilizes youth to take action and change the world around them through acts of service. $28 on Alex & Ani.


20. From the Woods: US National Parks Screen Print

Your outdoorsy friend will love charting their adventures with this cartographic print featuring itty-bitty illustrations of all the National Parks in the US in alphabetical order. $45 at Brainstorm.


21. DIY Vegetarian Cooking Kit

Indian cuisine has shown me that vegetarian dining does not deserve its boring reputation. Perfect for Wine Wednesdays with the ladies or as a fun date night with your S.O. $20 on ScoutMob.


22.  Sunnylife Radio

Not only is it water-resistant, but the portable speaker doubles as a carrying case to keep all your electronics dry during any escapade to the pool or the ocean. Just in case the retro design wasn’t enough, you can actually use tune the AM/FM radio. Surf’s up! $50 on J.Crew.



ReeferSandals23. Reef Leather Fanning Sandals

Stop ruining tables, scuffing up lighters, and wrecking door knobs in an act of desperation. These sandals secretly disguise a bottle opener underneath. $58-60 available in four different colors.


24. 4-in-1 Travel Adapter

The greatest irritation to every traveler is figuring out electrical conversions. Luckily, this adapter eliminates the guesswork with its color coded pieces. $25 on Flight001.


25. Pink Bedazzled Frida Tote

As eccentric as the legendary painter herself, pay homage to the expressive soul of Frida Kahlo on a trip to the beach or to your local grocery store with this gorgeously sequined and beaded pink tote. Originally $45, now $31.50 on Shop Latitude.


26. Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City In Its Own Words by Wendy MacNaughton

“A city is as beautiful as its people” and in this illustrated documentary (as the author has coined it), the saying is confirmed. The collection of illustrations highlights San Francisco’s diverse residents that aren’t normally lauded, from library patrons to vendors at the local farmer’s market. The watercolor-and-ink drawings are full of heart, bringing this beloved destination to life. $18.95 at Chronicle Books.


27. Victionary CITIx60 Guides

A creative personality’s bible to world’s biggest cities dishing out the favorite hangouts of 60 artistic individuals who are always in-the-know of what’s hip and happening.  Available titles include: London, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Berlin, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Vienna, Hong Kong, and Melbourne. Originally $11.95, now $9.50 each.




28. Charging Cable Bracelet

Gone are the days of worrying about a drained phone battery. This wearable accessory marries practicality with fashion effortlessly. $79 on Kyte and Key.


29. Minnetonka El Paso Bootie

Your inner bohemian will fall in love with a suede bootie and the understated beaded detail that will transport you to the Navajo desert. $48.95 in black, brown suede, or taupe.


30. Around the World Leather Watch

The only thing missing is automatic time zone adjustment. Other than that, it’s an effective way to remind yourself that the time to travel is now. $34.99 at Urban Outfitters.




Filipina-American Millette Stambaugh is a thirty-something former expat who has traded her nomadic ways for Philadelphia living. Corporate worker by day, content creator by night, Millette specializes in visual storytelling and joyful journeys and wants to help others find their "next somewheres." Follow her escapades on Instagram, Youtube, and Tiktok @thenextsomewhere.

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