It’s that time of the year again! Can you spot the twinkling lights all over? I’m currently in Germany and I’m so excited to visit all the Christmas markets and drink glüwhein until I drop!
Moreover, this blog is almost one year old, which means it hasn’t seen Christmas yet! For that reason, I felt it was appropriate to celebrate its first holiday season with a gift guide for all my fellow travel-obsessed gals out there!
This Phone-Charging Passport Holder From LovieStyle
If you’ve ever read any of my packing guides, you probably already know I’m absolutely obsessed with these phone-charging passport holders by LovieStyle, so it’s a no-brainer that they made it to the top of the list! There are tons of colors available to choose from, so check their listing on Amazon and take your pick!
Not only are they super cute and will keep her most precious document safe, but they’ll also make her days of walking all over the airport in search of an unoccupied socket a part of her dark, dark past.
A travel towel
This might not be ideal for luxury travelers, but if your travel-obsessed friend loves traveling backpacker-style, she’ll love this. If you’ve ever backpacked, you’ll know how annoying it is to carry a towel everywhere you go. Not only are they heavy, but they also take up a ton of space in your luggage.
I read about travel towels on loads of blogs I love, but I honestly always thought they were some sort of gimmick. A few months back, my boyfriend gave one to me as a present and I have to admit, I was totally wrong! They’re light, thin (so they take barely any space) and dry up so fast!
This bag from PacSafe so she can keep her things safe
Trust me, if your travel-obsessed girl loves hitting the road alone, she’ll adore this! One of the biggest issues solo travelers face is having no extra pair of eyes to look after your belongings – be it when you want to go for a swim at the beach or when riding a train.
The fabric these bags are made of is impossible to cut, so she can lock it around a palm tree and go for a swim worry-free.
A bucket list journal
Every traveler has a bucket list that includes places we want to visit and a myriad of things we want to do in our life.
The problem? This list will never really be complete because we keep adding more and more stuff as we go, be it climbing that volcano a guy we met at our hostel told us about, or even revisiting places we fell in love with.
This cute bucket list journal has enough pages to write down all the crazy ideas she’ll come up with and also features inspirational travel quotes!
This travel journal where she can write all the info she needs during her trips + her memories
This marble-texture passport case
Drinking tap water in developing countries is a huge no-no, which means us travelers usually have to buy water bottles everywhere we go.
Enter: The Grayl! I got this as a Christmas present from my boyfriend last year and sort of never looked back. The Grayl is a water purifier that cleans any source of water in seconds and makes it safe to drink!
A scratch map of the world
This portable coffee-maker
Home decor from all over the world
While we just love traveling, we also love coming home to gawk at all the trinkets we’ve collected abroad.
That painting, you ask? I got it from Sri Lanka. Oh, you mean this basket? I bought it in Kenya.
Gift her something that will seamlessly blend in with her wordly decoration. Plus, it’s the perfect way to passively-aggresively remind her that jet lag is no excuse not to call you and arrange a lunch date as soon as she’s back from her trip!
Make it something uber cool, like this hand-painted mudcloth pillowcase from Mali.
This carry-on approved cocktail kit
A book to inspire her to visit new destinations
Another great read is The Carry-On Traveller, which is a guide to packing light. If you’re not new to my blog, you probably already know that I’m a religious carry-on packer. It really does make travel easier and more affordable – she’ll thank you for it!
And that’s my list! It’s quite short, but she’ll love any of the things you pick!
And while we’re here, what Christmas market in Germany should I visit first? Also, have you guys ever tried glühwein? I’m obsessed!
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