The travelers gift guide

travelers gift guide

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.

About UncommonGoods

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

travelers gift guide

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

travelers gift guide

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

travelers gift guide

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

travelers gift guide

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

travelers gift guide

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.



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  1. I love all of this stuff. The scratch map is my favorite. But seriously good list with actually unique stuff. Props to you!

  2. All travel gifts mentioned in your post are so useful and stylish. Right from anti theft bag to pillow scarf and then the collapsible bottle, each product is needed in fact.

  3. Oh I want that pillow scarf sooooo bad. What an absolutely brilliant idea and I really like the collapsible water bottle too. I need to go check Uncommon goods out.

  4. I could really use that anti theft backpack. It’s very useful when you travel to destinations where you would usually wear your backpack in front. The earrings are very cute as well.

  5. I totally need that backpack and the travel scarf! I can’t believe it turns into a pillow! I have a love/hate relationship with my travel pillow (its so bulky) so it would be awesome to use this scarf instead.

  6. I’ve been looking for a collapsible water bottle! This one is perfect as it’s been so hard for me to find one that has a sleek design and of good quality.

    I also love the travel scarf. I may need to that for my upcoming trip to Japan, since it’s going to be a long flight 🙂

  7. One scratch map for me please! ^^ hehehe This list is a good guide and I wanna give one to many of my travel buddies! Will check out Uncommon good! 🙂

  8. What great ideas. I don’t travel much these days but I can imagine both the bag and collapsable bottle are so handy!! The anti theft idea is amazing!

  9. Already have the scratch map & love to scratch countries I have been to ^^ But WHAT a scarf that turns into a pillow? I am on their website now!

  10. I love the collapsing water bottle. Water in the airport is so expensive for no reason! The scarf is a good idea too! Saves extra space from not having to bring a neck pillow.

  11. I absolutely love those gift ideas! My sister is a traveler and I think, one of these stuff will perfect for her.

  12. A scarf that doubles as a travel pillow?! That is such a genius idea! I am also in need of that scratchable travel map too. It will definitely motivate me to travel more 🙂

  13. One of my all-time favorite travel accessories is the travel face scarf. It is a small infinity “scarf” that you can wear around your head on the plane while you sleep. I guess it is like a kerchief. It covers your eyes, mouth, and nose to keep out light and cover your open mouth lol!!

  14. I’m not familiar with Uncommongoods, but they sound like a wonderful company! I love all these gift ideas. The anti-theft backpack sounds like a must have, especially if you travel often.

  15. I absolutely adore those collapsible water bottle, it is so eco-friendly and compact for traveling. Love it!

    ~xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  16. All these gifts ideas are super cool! I know a couple of globetrotters in my life would love to receive some of these gifts!

  17. Such a great traveler gift ideas. I really like the anti-theft backpack and the collapsible water bottle it sounds like a must-have stuff. Gonna check this out.

  18. I am so glad that you posted this! My husbands uncle and his wife live in Peru. They went for a 6 month trip and decided to stay. They can’t have too much stuff that isn’t useful, so buying for them was something we were scratching our heads at. You post gave me some great ideas for them though!

  19. I want the scratch map! I’ve been looking everywhere for something like it, looks like not a lot of people sell it in our country.

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