A Crave-Worthy Holiday Gift Guide for Travellers

A crave-worthy holiday gift guide for the travellers in your life. Unique and curated gift ideas from around the world.

The holiday season has begun. Are you ready? We’ve spent months on a global search for cool and unique gifts for the travelling friends and family in your life. I’m sure you’ll find something special in our very own crave-worthy Holiday Gift Guide for Travellers.

A crave-worthy holiday gift guide for the travellers in your life. Unique and curated gift ideas from around the world. | christmas | gift guide

Gifts for Travelling Kids

Little Passports. Nurture the love of travel in your wee ones (ages 3- 6) with a one year subscription to Little Passports. Each month, your child will explore a different country with the help of Sam and Sophia, 10 year-old globetrotters who act as pen pals sending monthly letters, activity books and cool souvenirs.

Jinja’s House Sago Mini.  Jinja’s House is the most adorable, portable playhouse on the market. This mini-playhouse means hours of imaginative fun-on-the-go. Its portability makes it an easy take-along for long trips and hotel stays with the wee ones.

Sleep Suitcase. If you regularly travel on long-haul or red-eye flights with the kids, the sleep suitcase is for you. The JetKids BedBox suitcase doubles as an airplane bed for your baby or young child, up to 6-7 years of age. Sweet dreams!

Lonely Planet’s The Travel Book. One of our own family favorites. The Travel Book takes kids on a fantastics journey to every country in the world. Kids ages 6 and up will enjoy reading all about food, wildlife, and cool trivia in Lonely Planet’s hardcover bestseller. Pair with a free download of Lonely Planet’s City Guide eBook, (with tips from yours truly), for your own reading pleasure.

Selfie Stick. For teens, the MPow Selfie Stick is an affordable stocking stuffer. We purchased one for our teenage son last holiday season. It produced lots of great #famfie shots, in addition to the obligatory selfies. The stick packs up small and is super easy to use. Learn more.

Kids Suitcase. The Eagle Creek Load Warrior is a cool bag for the youth traveller. This carry-on bag has wheels and a handle for easy rolling or carrying duffle-bag style.

A crave-worthy holiday gift guide for the travellers in your life. Unique and curated gift ideas from around the world. | christmas | gift guide

Gifts for Travelling Adults

Wireless Earbuds. Time to gear up for the wireless wave. I love my rose gold and white Sudio Sweden’s Vasa Blå wireless earphones. They feature up to 8 hours of unlimited play-time. Order your own pair and get 15% discount when you punch in thetravellingmom at the checkout!

Silk Road Tea. For the tea lover, look no further than Silk Road, a British Columbia, Canada-based organic tea shop. Silk Road ships its hand-picked and purity tested tea products across North America. The store also has an incredible selection of hand-crafted ceramics from around the world.

Adult Coloring Books. Adult coloring is all the rage. The Canadian duo Katie and Geoff Matthews of Wandertooth Media are the creatives behind Travel Between the Lines – Coloring Rome, and the Coloring Mexico adult coloring books for travellers.

Custom Travel T-Shirts and Tote Bags. The lovely and talented travel writer Jodi Ettenberg has leveraged her love of food and travel into pieces of Art Inspired by Food. Jodi has worked with talented artists to create custom Food Map t-shirts and travel tote bags that you cannot find anywhere else. This is the gift for your travelling friend and foodie.

Great Canadian or Global Bucket List Book.  Robin Esrock’s Great Global Bucket List and Great Canadian Bucket List books are perfect to: 1. Ramp your travel adventure gene up a few notches. 2. Help you begin planning your trip to Canada in 2017! After all, it’s Canada’s 150 Birthday. Lonely Planet has picked Canada as the Number One destination to visit next year.

Tumi Suitcase. On my own list! The Tumi Alpha 2 carry-on bag is tough enough for frequent flyers. Stylish enough to be your go-to travel suitcase. It has recessed wheels and can be expanded for all of those ‘extra’ souvenirs.

Pretty + Practical Gifts

World Map Necklace. Bejewel a travelling sweetheart with a wanderlust-worthy gold world map necklace.

Pashmina Shawl. I don’t travel anywhere without my colorful pashmina shawl. It looks fabulous, and doubles as a blanket on cold flights. (And why is the plane always so chilly anyway?) I also love Vancouver-based Kit and Ace’s super soft technical cashmere scarves, especially the two-tone Gastown Scarf.

Sleep Mask + Ear Plugs. Dark, quiet rooms are a necessity for a good night’s sleep. I can’t sleep without my Quiet Sound eye mask and ear plugs.

Holiday Ornaments. The beautiful pewter ornaments of Lisa Leonard Designs are perfect for any travellers tree. Reindeer, stars and family trees can be customized with names and dates to commemorate the holidays in decorative style.

Carry-on Cocktail Kit. Yes, you can fancify that long-haul flight by mixing your own drinks. How about a mile-high Gin and Tonic cocktail? Yes please!

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What’s on your holiday gift list? Share your secret wishes in the comments!

28 thoughts on “A Crave-Worthy Holiday Gift Guide for Travellers”

  1. I’m not a kid, but that Little Passports sounds awesome. Getting souvenirs and letters from another country or place was always so much fun as a kid (and even now as an adult). And I’m not much of a jewelry person (I tend to lose or break it), but that map necklace is something I’d wear.

  2. I love so many of these items I feel like shopping for myself 😉 And, I love that you included items for traveling kiddos as well. I just bought a bedbox for my youngest and that thing is incredible!!! A must have for families with toddlers.

    1. I’m thrilled that you like the selections Amber! That bedbox is a godsend for the wee ones and their parents, isn’t it?! I want to hear how you like on your next trip!

  3. Oh I love those wireless rose gold earbuds in a carry pouch. I have a permanent a tangle of wires in my bag and I must have a dozen pairs or standard wired earbuds lying around and I swear every one of them has the wire broken to one ear.

  4. Wow! Impressive list! Tumi suitcase… tote bags… All I need is – my friends should read the list to get the hint. 😉 🙂 Sharing!

  5. I would have absolutely loved the little passports as a kid! Even then, I was so obsessed with geography and learning about different countries, that I feel it would have been such a perfect gift. Also, I am much more a backpack person than a suitcase person, but I do love the Tumi suitcases. They are such great quality and so long-lasting!

    1. The Little Passports is a perfect gift for fostering young wanderlusters. Learning about our world is a very good thing.

  6. This is a great list, you game some wonderful ideas! I am particularly intrigued by the sleep suitcase: sleep is always so elusive with small kids!

  7. Great list! My kids love the Lonely Planet The Travel Book. They pore through it and figure out where they want to go next. Definitely a great choice for kids I think!

  8. I’d love to get noise-cancelling headphones as a present – that would be something really useful for me.

    I agree that a pashmina shawl is a great thing when you travel!

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