halls skies this Christmas with a some great holiday gifts for that wanderbug you know. Here are some of my top picks this year:
1. Go Pro AU$170-$600
Who wouldn’t love a Go Pro there so versatile! Every traveler wants one and if they don’t, they already have one. Captures some incredible videos and photos of your adventures and its so compact that it really won’t take up much room in your bag. Prices vary depending on the model you buy.
2. Taaluma Tote US$65
The ultimate feel good purchase. Taaluma Totes sources traditional fabric from a country which is then handmade into a backpack in the US by adults with disabilities. With every purchase 20% of the profit is loaned to a person in the country from where the fabric was sourced. The micro loans are paid back when they can and every repayment is used to buy more fabric for more totes – beginning the cycle again! There are so many amazing unique styles to choose from and many different countries from Vietnam to Indonesia to Ghana and more. For more info check out the Taaluma Totes website.
3. Fujifilm Intax Smartphone Printer AU$300
This is one gadget on my wish list. This is a portable printer that prints photos from your smartphone through the Intax app. It’s so simple and you can print any time and anywhere because the printer is small and wireless!
4. Fujifilm Intax Mini 8 Instant Camera AU$100
Instant cameras have been around for a while but people love them, I love them! Can’t quite put my finger on as to why digital cameras take a lot more photos but I love having something print instantly to pin up on my wall.
5. Bose SoundTrue around-ear Headphones AU$200
A decent set of headphones makes all the difference on long journeys. I liked these ones because they comfortable and have good sound quality.
6. Scratch Map AU$35
The perfect gift for the frequent flyer you know as they can scratch off everywhere they’ve been! Australian Geographic has a great one here.
On a tighter budget? That’s fine there’s still plenty to get that avid explorer!
1. Sleeping Masks – Typo AU$5
I love a cute mask to wear on the plane over the plain ones they sometimes give you. Something like this is also a perfect gift for a Kris Kringle!
2. Travel Journal – Typo AU$10-20
I’ve already explained the benefits of having a travel journal and Typo have some great designs and plenty to choose from.
3. Packing Cubes – Kathmandu AU$15+
May not seem like a glamorous gift but packing cubes, for me, are essential for all travel as it makes packing so much easier! I like the ones from Kathmandu that start around $15 and increase in price with different sizes.
4. Foreign Currency
A great gift idea is to exchange some money over to the local currency of the country your friend is visiting.
5. Anything Miniature
I’m talking small toothbrushes, toothpaste, moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, bottles etc. It saves valuable space that should be kept free for souvenirs!
What’s on your wish list these holidays?