As someone who travels and lives overseas, I try (keyword: try) to not accumulate too much stuff. I have a life where I’m on the go from time to time. And in the end, another move might happen again at some point in the future.
It is true that there’s nothing too big, crazy or expensive that I want this Christmas. I’m sure many of you are similar to me in this respect. Or perhaps someone in your life travels often and doesn’t need a whole lot of things. So I decided to put together this gift guide perfect for anyone who loves to travel.
UncommonGoods has some pretty cool items. They’re a great place to find Christmas gifts, for example. I really loved how many practical things I found on their website. They also offer a lot of things that you can personalize. They offer a wide variety of unique items. Everything from jewelry (hint: something for your wife) to household goods to things for kids can be found on their website. I was excited to find so many cool travel gadgets.
UncommonGoods strives to be a sustainable company in all that they do. They believe in creating a positive work environment for all of their employees. Their merchandise is often handmade using sustainable products. This might mean that the materials were recycled as well. They do not sell any products that contain leather or fur. They were also one of the founding members of B Corporation, an organization that sort of certifies businesses that are ethical. This way customers can know that the businesses they support are not harming the planet. Overall, it’s good to support businesses that sell sustainable products.
Anyway, back to the travel guide. Here are a few ideas of what to get that friend or family member who just cannot stop traveling.
1. The anti-theft backpack
I saw one of these several months ago and remember loved the idea. When you travel, you really have no idea what could happen. There are some parts of the world where you just need to exercise a bit more caution. Honestly, I have worried in the past about carrying a backpack for this reason. It can be easy for someone to just reach in when you’re distracted.
This backpack is absolutely genius. There’s ample amount of storage space and a place to easily access public transportation cards. I take the new metro in Granada almost everyday, so I know I would love that. It even includes a USB port to charge your phone.
2. The travel pillow scarf
Does anyone else use your scarf as a pillow already? I know I do. I have this amazing blanket scarf that I will wear on the airplane just so I can turn it into a pillow and fall asleep against the window.
Well now UncommonGoods has an even better idea. This scarf actually turns into a pillow! Absolutely genius. I also love how your wear it. While those neck pillows are great, sometimes it can get a little precarious to carry it around with all your stuff. However with this, you simply put it around your neck like any other scarf!
3. The collapsible water bottle
One of the most important things to do when traveling is to stay hydrated. When I’m not prepared, I just end up spending money on plastic water bottles. It’s also not good for the earth when you do this.
I love this product because it can be collapsed easily. You can stick it in a purse or a backpack, and refill it when needed. It’s absolutely perfect for airport security as well. You just simply dump out the water, collapse it and go.
4. The scratch map
Who doesn’t love to keep track of the places that they visit? I know I do! With this map, you can scratch off new countries that you visit as you travel. It also makes for a great decoration piece. The countries when scratched off become different colors. The map also includes interesting facts.
5. It’s a small world earrings
I am such an earring person. I have many pairs of dangly earrings. These are perfect for any woman who loves to travel. Furthermore, their color is neutral meaning that they would easily match with everything. That is incredibly important when picking what earrings you want to wear.
So there you have it! UncommonGoods has gift ideas for everyone.
This post was sponsored. However all opinions are my own.