Merry & Bright: Gift Ideas for Your World-Travelers

Merry & Bright: Gift Ideas for Your World-Travelers

Don’t know what to get the globe-trotters you love? These last-minute gift ideas are just the thing. 

And we’re not talking journals and discreet travel wallets, check out these unique ideas for gifts that will delight any traveler.

A small organizer-bag is an excellent travel companion

While they might not be the most practical of accessories for everyday life, a mini bag can be a useful holiday companion. ”My tiny Gucci Dionysus bag has become

my favorite cross-body airport bag for keeping all the essentials close at hand,” says blogger Lucy Williams. Okay, so maybe a Gucci is a stretch for some, however, mini-bags are a wonderful way to carry your essentials around a city without having to lug around your suitcase and a huge purse. You can find ones intended to help organize your important items and most come with crossbody straps. There’s even the Anti-Theft Signature 3 Compartment Cross Body Bag by Corporate Travel Safety, which provides discreet, yet highly effective protection against pickpockets! Since you can find most in a unisex-style, organizer bags are great gifts for all the travelers in your life. It’s probably best to shop around and find one that’s in a style you know they’ll love for years to come.

Versatile Statement Pieces Save on Packing!

There’s really nothing better than a favorite statement piece you can travel with. If you know the style of the person you’re shopping for, or even if you’re browsing for yourself, versatile pieces are a quick and easy way to spruce up travel basics (and are cohesive with taking a single suitcase).

For the best statement pieces for women, look no further than some jazzy jewelry. Stella & Dot is a great example of a company that focuses on versatile pieces that can transition from statement to simple with ease. Being able to bring one or two pieces that you can wear several ways, cuts down on the tangled mess we usually end up with. For example, their Terney Layered Necklace can be worn five ways! Talk about sheik and simple!

However, simple needn’t mean boring. Take Karina Travel Dresses, for example. Available in over 10 styles, this dress just won’t quit. You can ball it up, throw it in a corner, slip it on and look flawless. Since the designs are simple and easy to accessorize, these dresses are a great base for several outfits. Classic, timeless, elegant, and comfortable, what’s not to love?

For men, a travel jacket or blazer can make a statement and be worn across outfits with ease. Magellan offers several great vests and an amazing blazers perfectly designed for travel. Take the Men’s Voyager II Convertible Jacket, ideal for travel, even unplanned local sightseeing trips. The material is water resistant and there are 12 pockets for all your belongings that don’t add extra bulk or weight and enable you to be hands-free on your trips. What a great gift to keep your travelers safe and warm!

Need a quick gift idea for your worldly family members?

We’ll let you in on a little secret….uncommongoods.com is one of our favorite websites to browse when we just don’t know what to get. The site offers a variety of unique handmade goods and is a unique online marketplace that connects makers and their creations with individuals looking for truly special goods. From the Tie & Cufflink Traveler organizer pouch to the famous hand-embroidered city pillows, you’re sure to find something to surprise and delight your favorite travelers. Plus, you’ll know you’re helping to contribute to an artist and community.

Happy holidays, happy shopping, happy travels!

Arianna Ambrutis

Having spent much of her life as nomadically as possible, Ari found a home with GET. As far as her travels have taken her, she's worked on an archaeological dig in Israel, sailed around Greek isles, experienced a crazy sunburn in Turkey, adores tomatoes in Italy, and thinks Paris and New York are just the bee’s knees. With her degree in Cultural Anthropology, Ari loves exploring a culture’s traditions, colloquialisms, and (most importantly) cuisines.

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