Christmas is a great time to finally get a hold of some of the most-wanted items we have dreamed about all year – even if it takes a few hints to family and friends. You seemed to really like our comprehensive Christmas gift list, but it can be quite hard to choose from so many options. Among our team it started a discussion of what we think are the best Christmas gifts for travellers, aka what WE would really love to have.

Maybe you know someone with similar desires, so I thought I put together another, very concrete wish list – all apply to at least one Travelette in the team, although I’m sure we’re not the only ones!

ETSY Wish List - Wood World Map 1

1. Wooden World Maps

Because a decorated home that allows to dream away can be the best solace when you are not travelling. Check out the above map art here and this smaller alternative here.

ETSY Wish List - Camera Strap

2. Camera Straps

Because we want to recognise our camera at first glance and make it look pretty. This strap here can be personalised with your name!

ETSY Wish List - Solid Shampoo

3. Solid Shampoo Bars

Because nothing is more annoying than bulky shampoo bottles that are not allowed in carry-on luggage anyways. Solid Shampoo bars (or soap, body lotion, toothpaste tabs and perfume) are the ideal solution!

ETSY Wish List - Scarf or Blanket

4. Scarf or Blanket?

Because we need to cuddle up with something on an overnight busride or lang-haul flight – this one is a scarf and a blanket if needed.

ETSY Wish List - Hip Flask

5. Hip Flasks

Because nights out can be expensive – especially on a RTW trip! This flask here shows that you are a devoted traveller. If you don’t need a flask for alcohol, but hot drinks, get a thermos instead!

ETSY Wish List - US States jewelry

6. Jewelry

Because we all want it, no matter in which shape it comes – maybe shapes like a US State, or European countries or even Africa?

ETSY Wish List - Lap Desk

7. Mobile Work Space

Because being a travel blogger is often done from home office – which sometimes means bed. Hooray for this “lap desk” and this laptop table!

ETSY Wish List - Backpack

8. Backpacks

Because you need a backpack to be backpacking in heels. And just like heels aren’t hiking boots, our backpack of choice is a little bit different as well!

ETSY Wish List - 2in1 Notebook, iPad cover

9. Clever Notebooks

Because taking notes while travelling is vital to back-up every little detail for later – it also helps massively with travel writing. The more a notebook can do, the better – like this 2in1 Notebook – iPad cover combination from the beautiful JustWanderlustShop.

ETSY Wish List - Art Prints

10. Art Prints

Because there are many walls to fill and these retro prints of our favourite cities are just too cool! Can you find your hometown or favourite city?

ETSY Wish List - Passport Scarf

11. Travel Scarfs

Because storing your money and passport in an inconspicuous place, like a travel scarf, can protect from theft! Just don’t leave your scarf lying on the chair next to you…

ETSY Wish List - Hoola Hoop

12. Hoola Hoops

Because they are a first step towards being like Marawa the Amazing. Hoola Hoops are a great workout and make parties more fun – get a collapsible one for in the road!

ETSY Wish List - Pocket Knife

13. Pocket Knives

Because they are the most handy tools to bring on a trip. No matter if you are camping, inter railing or relaxing on a lonely beach – a good pocket knife can also be used to open coconuts!

ETSY Wish List - Camera Bag 1

14. Camera Bags

Because they shouldn’t have to be black and boring. Camera bags come in all forms and shapes, like this one in leather or this vintage bag for a point-and-shoot. Or would you rather use your own bag? Get a padded insert!

ETSY Wish List - Travel Towel

15. Travel Towels

Because they can be used for so many different things – at the beach, as a sarong, for yoga and even as a proper bath towel! These towels are soft, they absorb a lot of water and dry super quickly.

I hope you find some more inspiration for gifts and wish lists here! I already wonder what will be under the tree this year?!


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This is a post by Kathi Kamleitner.

Kathi Kamleitner was a regular contributor at Travelettes from 2013 to 2019. Originally from Vienna, Austria, she packed her backpack to travel the world and lived in Denmark, Iceland and Berlin, before settling in Glasgow, Scotland. Kathi is always preparing her next trip – documenting her every step with her camera, pen and phone.

In 2016, Kathi founded Scotland travel blog to share her love for her new home, hiking in the Scottish Highlands, island hopping and vegan food. Follow her adventures on Instagram @watchmesee!