Is it really that time of year already…?! Can I hear the distant sound of jingle bells and Christmas carols? Almost…! And I’m getting an early-ish start on my Christmas shopping this year! (I say this every year but, this time I really mean it)
I have a series of gift guides planned for you guys and I will cover all my girls (the foodie, the girlboss, the homebody, the beauty addicts and the girls like me, with a serious case of wanderlust! There will be one for him and even some stocking stuffers, if we’re not completely shopped out by that point!) These will be interspersed with the usual sunny Caribbean content. We will cover a whole range of price points with some save and some splurge items – I got you ladies, feel free to leave this browser open for your boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, room mate, friends or parents as a not so subtle hint…
So, first up to bat are my travelling girls and I LOVED shopping for this one (who am I kidding? I loved shopping for all of them) – as always, I would never recommend anything that I wouldn’t buy myself and boy did I have to stop myself from buying all of these little treats… I still might, let’s be honest!
So what have I got for you?
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Packing Bags | Retro Silver Spinner Case | Facial Spray | Clarity Clutch | Tech Envelope | Always Take the Scenic Route Travel Journal | Leather World Travel Journal | Bose Headphones | Leather Luggage Tags | Latitude and Longitude Cuff Bracelet | Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel | Carry-on Cocktail Kit | Baggage Tag Charm Necklace | Scratch Map | Mini Cross Body Bag
You guys know that I am obsessed with organization when it comes to packing. I am all about the packing bags and the packing cubes and believe that they are fundamental in efficient packing and easy travelling. The travelling girl in your life will love these chic and simple black and cream ones from Kate Spade.
Good luggage is essential for fun travel – nothing worse than a busted wheel or a broken lock when you are miles away from home. These gorgeous retro cases look as sturdy as they do stylish and are definitely on my wish list! (Comes in six different colours too!)
:: Facial Spray –
Long haul travel can be tough on your skin – I’ve been loving these facial sprays from Mario Badescu which really help to revive and refresh your skin when it’s feeling dry after all that time in the air-con. Just a little gift to show her that you care, which will surely be appreciated!
:: Clarity Clutch –
Because those little ziplock bags at the airport are a horrible use of single-use plastic and these beautiful leather-trimmed TSA compliant clear clutch bags are a much chicer alternative. Keep your jewelry and your liquids safe with these Clarity Clutches from Truffle.
:: Tech Envelope –
More stylish storage with this Tech Envelope from Mark & Graham to keep all your cables and devices safe and organized. I have been using my blush leather Tech Envelope for years, but I have my eye on this white and tan option now… These can also be monogrammed for that extra personal touch.
:: Travel Journal –
Every travelling girl needs a journal to record her adventures. I’ve given you two gorgeous options at very different price points. A colorful and practical Erin Condren planner (with packing lists and space for your itinerary details), or a luxe leather journal from Mark & Graham (with illustrated maps). Either would make a glorious gift for the girl in your life with itchy feet.
The biggest splurge gift on my list – she’ll definitely be travelling in comfort with these gorgeous noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. Truly the mark of a serious traveller, you need these in your life once you start racking up the air miles (hint, hint husband).
:: Leather Luggage Tags –
What’s the point of having that gorgeous new suitcase if it’s just going to get lost. Put your contact details on these luscious leather tags so that everyone knows who that lovely luggage belongs to. They’re tan, to match the suitcase – you’re welcome!
Another cheeky splurge, these latitude and longitude bracelets come in 6 different metal options, ranging from $89 – $1,050 depending on whether you choose gold-filled or solid gold. I love the gold-filled finish. Pick a location that your travelling girl would love – will she want a reminder of home or your favourite travel adventure location?
:: LONELY PLANET ULTIMATE TRAVEL –
How better to pique her travel interest and get her excited about all the adventures than the Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Guide. 500 of the best destinations around the globe, ranked in this incredible book full of beautiful photographs. Describing itself as the ‘definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth’ this stunning coffee table book is sure to inspire her travel dreams.
:: Carry-on Cocktail –
The perfect little gift to make her smile – these carry-on cocktail kits are TSA compliant and come in various classic cocktail options. I’ve picked the champagne cocktail but whether your travelling girl likes a Mary or drinks a Mule, there’s something for everyone. (BVI friends – these have been spotted at House BVI).
I love these simple travel charms and, with 340 different locations from around the World to choose from, there is bound to be one with significance for your travelling girl. They even have one for teeny, tiny Virgin Gorda airport which is mere footsteps from my house. What an adorable little keepsake of her favourite journeys and adventures.
:: Scratch Map –
The ultimate reminder of all those globe-trotting travels is surely the Scratch Map – a beautifully simple concept and a wonderfully visual way to record and remember your travel experiences. They come in a couple of different colour options but I love this simple gold and white colour way which would sit tastefully in any home.
:: Mini Cross-body Bag –
A cross-body bag is the ideal handbag when you’re on the go – hands-free but nice and close to you. This buttery-soft leather cross-body is made by the Cambridge Satchel Company – one of my favourite British brands for a well-made bag (I already have their convertible Cloud Bag in red). Just big enough for your phone, passport, room key and some cash, the Mini Tassel Bag makes a lovely travel companion that will also slide easily into your carry-on or beach bag.
So there we have it – just a few suggestions for some tempting treats. Do you have anyone to buy for that would appreciate a couple of these pressie ideas? I’m certainly hoping to find a couple under my Christmas tree!
Need even more inspiration? Find my travel essentials post here, which features all of my favourite travelling accessories – many of which would also make for gorgeous gifts!
Check back next week for a gift guide for your #girlboss and future CEO lady.