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.
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.
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.
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!