Ho-ho-ho! The 2016 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part Two provides twenty-five more gifts rounding out a list of 50 ideas! Also, in this series, you’ll find a special give away partnering up with L’Usine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Check out #26 and scroll all the way down to see how to enter.
26. L’Usine Travel Notebook Collection
L’Usine is the premiere concept store in Ho Chi Minh City and just a few months ago, they released a DIY travel notebook collection. In this range of five notebooks, you can create your own travel guides based on your personal travel experiences covering the areas of hotels, markets, shops, cafes/restaurants, and museums/sights. Look back on that hidden gelateria down a small alleyway in Tuscany or that magical riad you stayed out in Marrakesh with no details missing. Each notebook in the series is valued at 289,000 VND (approx. $12.75). In stock for a limited time only. Win one below!
27. The Luke Fedora by CYNY
In partnership with Socality, a non-profit dedicated to mobilizing Christian changemakers, the Luke Fedora is a unisex hat made from 100% salvaged wool and sweatshop-free. The fedora comes with a removable leather tie accent and a temporary tattoo and free decal. Best of all, this hat is crush-safe and won’t deform when you pack it. On sale for $69.99.
28. Nordlys Aurora Borealis
Nordlys, the Norwegian word for the ‘Northern Lights,’ this candle made in Demark is inspired by the aurora borealis. Light the candle and imagine the symphony of warm, ethereal lights dancing across the tundras of Norse mythology. Buy one candle for 35€ ($37.36).
29. Batik Flamingos Batik Crew
Created by the Industry of All Nations, this crew shirt is part of an initiative originating from Southern India to create sustainable apparel. The pocket crew features traditional hot wax stamped printing on hand-dyed fabric produced in Tamil Nadu, India that assures that no natural resources were harmed in the process of dying. $46 for one shirt.
30. The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau
Cult favorite restaurant Fat Rice has released a beautiful graphic compilation of Macau’s foodways with classic Macanese recipes like Minchi (meat hash) and Arroz Gordoz (a paella-fried rice hybrid) to recreate in your own kitchen. Now on sale at Amazon for $25.23.
31. Seine Me a Postcard Travel Wallet by DisasterDesigns
An airmail-inspired faux leather wallet will be your number one companion on a trip overseas. The postage design opens up into a filing cabinet assembly with everything you need to keep your cash, tickets, cards and passport in order. Buy for $44.99 on Modcloth.
32. Moon Dust Sampler
The latest health craze in the States was produced to keep your health in mind on the go. Each Moon Dust powder is geared to enhance your beauty, sleep, mental activity, strength, spirit, and sexual drive. Add one (or two teaspoons to increase potency) to 8oz of hot or cold liquid and wait for the magic to happen. Bring it on your travels to be at your best in all situations. The sampler box is currently out of stock (usually $30) but you can preview the full collection here for $175.
33. Amsterdam Necklace
This elegant skyline necklace of Amsterdam will make you standout in any crowd. Using special etching technology, the makers behind this piece bring unique, sentimental patterns to life. You can also personalize your own necklace to feature any skyline of your choice. It’s a perfect gift for those who love to keep home close. Necklace starts at $57. Comes in the styles of Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, and Jerusalem. Use the code ‘CHRISTMAS 30’ for an extra 30% off!
34. Camera Lens Thermos
Any photography enthusiast will enjoy this lens shaped thermos. The stainless steel mug copycats the smallest details of a Canon lens and has been reviewed as scarily uncanny to the real thing. Buy now for $9.99.
35. ‘Told You So’ Duvet Cover
Representing the world as the colorful, fantastic patchwork it is, this duvet covered was exclusively made by Bianca Green, a Brazilian color addict, vagabonding throughout the world. Snuggle up in this sweet comforter and fall into sleep enveloped by the destinations of your dreams. Comes in Twin XL, Full/Queen, and King from $129-169.
36. Planisphere Watch
Calling all astrologers and astronomers. Mapping the night sky, never has stargazing been so convenient. The glowing Swiss dial is perfect for those all night escapades in the dark. Water resistant with a sporty rubber wristband and steel accents. Buy now for $64.
37. When It Range, It Pours Flask
A beautiful marriage between wood and stainless steel, the artfully illustrated flask with a denim-hued pouch is a great accompaniment to any outdoorsy tramping. Buy on Modcloth for $29.99.
38. Wall Art World Map
Thoughtfulness is best expressed in uniqueness. This hand drawn world map printed on matte paper is a fully illustrated compilation of all 197 countries along with darling details like whales swimming in the sea. Is available in English or French. Comes in two different sizes starting from $50 CAD (approx. $38.)
39. F1 Fitness Kit
Sometimes while vacationing, our better habits fall to the wayside. This handy kit including an exercise manual, a lightweight jump rope, and a bundle of resistance bands with different measures of resistance, is the best fitness accompaniment. Best of all, these items come neatly packaged in an expandable navy gym backpack. $48 for the complete kit.
40. ‘Majestic Disorder’ Subscription
A new crop of print magazine, Majestic Disorder is an independent line focused on arts and culture, targeting the nomadic creative community. The editorial content is globally driven, exploring the arenas of culture, art, film, travel, and fashion aligned with ethnic diversity, positive body image, and sustainability. Issues 8 on sale for £7.99 (approx. $10.) Issues available for back order.
41. Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph
In April of 2016, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through Ecuador. In an effort to rehabilitate a broken community, artist Juan Miguel Marin created an abstract lithograph of the earthquake. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. All proceeds from this sale will go help the children of small town of Portoviejo. $75 for one print.
42. ‘Live New Lands’ Water Bottle
From the brand ‘Village and Wild’ comes a sporty water bottle that celebrates the spirit of adventuring. The bottle is responsibly sourced from recycled materials. A portion of the proceeds from this ‘Made in the USA’ product goes to reintegration of US veterans into American society, as well as sustainability. Share photos of your new hardware on the road for a chance to be featured on their social media channels. Buy for $28.50.
43. Experience Passport
Want to journal better on trips but have a hard time knowing where to start? The “Experience Passport” starts the writer off with a series of travel-related prompts that will inspire exploration and encourage cataloging. The colorful pages come with super-fun stickers as well. Originally with $9.99, now on sale for $6.99.
44. Customize Your City Series Market Bag
While advertised as a market tote, this burlap tote by Apolis is a true investment–both on a moral and adventuring capacity. Each Bangladesh-made bag is lined with waterproof lining and can be customized to feature your local coordinates. The bag is produced in a fair trade workshop employing Bengali mothers . Buy one for $68. Bulk purchases are discounted
45. Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box
In tune with the season of giving, the Tory Burch Foundation has curated a bundle of seven products–including a handwoven clutch, sea salt and clay cleanse, toxin-free nail lacquer, minimalist necklace, drinking chocolate, a knit headband, and a gold foil notebook—all made by women entrepreneurs. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Tory Burch Foundation. The box including the full list of items is $98.
46. Traveler’s Playing Cards
47. Birksun Solar Powered Backpack
The biggest concern for travel techies is powering up in remote locations. Now introducing the Birksun solar powered bag, great for beaches, hiking, music festivals, and simply being on the go while traveling international. This badboy charges itself using the power harnessed from the sun. Featured in California Blue for $129. Comes in several styles and colors.
48. Yosemite National Print
While the majesty of natural wonders are best appreciated in person, these prints dedicated to America’s national parks is the next best thing. These prints pesent not only a scenic capture of your favorite park, but also gives general information as well as how each park is being affected by climate change. The 2046 series includes The Everglades, Glacier National Park, and Death Valley. Each print goes for $40. Limited stock.
49. Sake Making Kit
Don’t have time to visit Kobe’s legendary breweries? Now you can pursue an individual exploration of this time-honoured brewing method originating from 8th century Japan. With all the components supplied including a fermenting bucket, a gallon glass carboy, siphons, and yeast energizer, DIY libations has never been easier. $57 for the complete kit.
50. Cityscape Skyline Paris Ring
Wearing this on your ring finger is a bold statement of your marital status to the world. This plated brass knickknack showcases miniatures of the Eiffel Tower and the Arce de Triomphe. Adjustable between a 7US to a 9US ring size.
Buy now for $13. Comes in pink gold, silver, and gold.
TWO LUCKY READERS WILL GET RECEIVE EITHER A COPY OF THE ‘HOTELS’ OR THE ‘MUSEUM/SIGHTS’ DIY TRAVEL GUIDE COURTESY OF L’USINE. CONTEST ENDS SUNDAY, DEC. 11TH AT 12 am EST. WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED THE FOLLOWING MONDAY. ENTER NOW! ⛄️🎁
Open to all residents worldwide. Two winners will be announced and receive one of the listed notebooks. The arrival time of the parcel is subject postal conditions. Multiple entries encouraged. Must be willing to offer valid mailing address to receive item. Prize is transferable. Cannot be exchanged for cash money. For any questions, please contact me here.
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