Let’s Go, Gift Guide!

A gift guide for the travel loving person in your life:

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again for good measure: my number one ambition in life is to travel. Over the last 5 years, I have been extremely blessed when it comes to broadening my horizons as I’ve gotten to explore new places, both nationally and abroad. I’ve loved every minute of it; blisters, language barriers, and all!

I don’t think I’m going out on too much of a limb when I say that everyone knows someone who loves to travel. Whether it’s taking a long weekend trip to New Orleans, a weeklong trek around beautiful Banff with hikes and camping galore, or driving an hour north to that 2-day music festival you’ve been wanting to go to; it’s probably pretty rare to come across anyone completely, 100% sedentary. The following gifts are sure to be appreciated by anyone traveling from here to Timbuktu!

  1. There’s nothing better than carry on luggage that’s well constructed AND hella cute. (my favorite “humble brag” is that I spent a week in Paris last year and shared a carry on bag with my husband. I’M OFFICIALLY NOT HIGH MAINTENANCE!)
  2. If you’re like me, you probably have a book with you wherever you go… it’s always frustrating when I only take one book on a flight and finish it before having to fly home with nothing to read. If you have an idiot like me in your life, get that girl an e-reader!
  3. High end, travel size hair products are a good idea because hotel shampoo usually blows.
  4. I don’t care where you’re going, you’re probably going to want to have a camera with you.. We have something similar to this and swear by it! It fits in Joel’s pocket and works just as well as (if not better than) our DSLR.
  5. Collapsible water bottles are the best invention since sliced bread. Stay hydrated and save the environment when you go to Seattle, Sharon!
  6. Road trip essentials: sweet jams and savory snacks. How cute would it be to wake up to a packed car filled with snacks and cozy blankets and a husband who says “hey, sugarlips, let’s go to Washington D.C. for the weekend!” (Joel, if you’re reading this, don’t call me “sugarlips” ever, but I will accept this as a future grand romantic gesture.)
  7. A passport holder, toiletries bag, and neck pillow. Badda boom, badda bang! You’re ready to goooooooo!
  8. I can imagine a million different scenarios where a portable phone charger comes in handy.
  9. A Personal Pill Pack system? Yes, please! And here’s a list of the best vitamins and supplements to pack for travel… You’re welcome!
  10. When it comes to general gift giving, you can never go wrong with a gift card. A Southwest Airlines gift card might be just the right push for that stubborn friend to finally book a trip to Burning Man!

Au revoir, Arrivederci, Goodbye!

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