Christmas is almost upon us and with that, the last minute rush to find the perfect gift starts. Because let’s be honest – during the rest of the year we have mountains to climb, foreign languages to learn and to get lost in new cities.
Lucky for you, we put together some pretty ideas to bring Christmas cheer to the travelers in your life or to add to your own wishlist for Santa.

For the Traveler in Transit

1. While nothing beats some good packing cubes, I simply adore these pretty linen bags to organize your wardrobe on the road - Women’s Organizing Travel 4-pack 2. Take Me Away! A motto and a color I can get fully behind especially for a suitcase. No more trying to spot your luggage in a sea of black suitcases - Concept One Luggage Macbeth Take Me Away 3. While we all dream of sitting in business class where you get handed noise-canceling headphones on a silver platter, these are the perfect version for economy and on the go – UrbanEars Plattan ADV Bluetooth Wireless Headphones 4. Some are adamant that you shouldn’t drink when flying, I tend to disagree as long as I can drink in style. That’s where this comes in – Hot Toddy Carry-On Cocktail Kit 5. One of my favorite skincare lines has created the perfect travel kit – Kiehl’s On top of the World Set 6. Quickly replace your boring old camera strap with this beauty from Ixchel. All their products are handwoven and repurposed by indigenous Mayan woman - Camera Strap

For the Traveler Away

7. As much as we love the beach, we hate sand on our towels. And that is where these beach towels come into play. They are not only lightweight which makes them great for traveling but also come with a patented sand-resistant surface – Tesalate 8. Whether traveler or traveling Instagrammer, everyone needs a floating device for those drool-worthy pool shots – Floaty 9. Where are you from? The question we travelers get the most. Show don’t tell with these pretty and dainty necklaces in state shape – State Necklace 10. It is hard to stay fit while traveling and that’s where Aaptiv comes in. This mobile fitness product with audio classes, motivation, and playlist is the perfect gym substitute for travelers – Aaptiv 11. On the beach, in the mountains, on the road – music is a must – WONDERBOOM Super Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker 12. While shopping for something like sunglasses can be incredibly personal, you can’t go wrong with a classic style like the Wayfarer. Perfect for the chic traveler is this folding version – Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Icons Sportswear Sunglasses 13. For some inspiration on the road, challenges and fun tasks - Anywhere Travel Guide

For the Traveler at Home

14. A favorite in the travel blogger community, Jody from Legal Nomads, has created some beautiful country food maps. Yummy for the traveling foodie in your life – Legal Nomad Food Map 15. Curl up on the couch, watch the snow fall, enjoy a cuppa and dream of faraway places – Plane shaped tea bags 16. Even at home, you can enjoy a classic traveler’s outfit – the elephant pant. The Elephant Pants company brings fun elephant prints to your home. The best part? A portion of every sale goes towards helping create a sustainable future where elephants thrive.
The Elephant Pants 17. Nothing says it better if you are a traveler at heart – Wanderlust Sweater 18. Bring the scent of the big wide world into your home with these soy wax melts. Whether you dream of Hyde Park in London, Rue Bourbon in New Orleans or Sao Paulo – SAO PAULO™ Scented Soy Wax Melts 19. Color your world even if you have to stay at home – Ultimate Travel Coloring Book 20. A take on the classic Monopoly that is perfect for fans of the great outdoors and inspiration for your next trip – Monopoly National Parks

For the Traveling Bookworm

21. A great coffee table book and journey around the world, showing that beauty comes in all colors and has many faces – The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits 22. One of my favorite travel writers, the Everywhereist, has finally written a book. I don’t think it gets much funnier or smarter than Geraldine DeRuiter who calls herself an award-winning cry for help – All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft 23. Only in German for now but the amazing team behind the successful blog, the Travel Episodes has come together for a new collaboration – The Travel Episodes: Neue Reisegeschichten von allen Enden der Welt 24. And yes, if I may do a little self-advertisement – yours truly has written a book on solo travel and I dare say it makes the perfect gift for all those future-solo travelers that just need a little more inspiration – Solotrip: Vom Glück des Alleinreisens 25. Looking for the prettiest travel guides online or in print for cities like Hong Kong, Berlin or Copenhagen? Look no further, but get yourself a Passion Passport Guide - Passion Passport Guides


Looking for some other Christmas gift options that money can’t buy? Check out our anti-shopping guide!

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This post was written by Annika Ziehen who was a Travelette until 2019. Originally from Germany, Annika has lived in New York and Cape Town and now travels the world full time. She considers herself a very hungry mermaid and writes about her adventures, scuba diving and food on her blog The Midnight Blue Elephant. You can also find her on Instagram here!