Holiday Gift Guide: For the Jetsetter
Hey y’all! Happy almost Thanksgiving/Black Friday! Before I share today’s guide I wanted to talk about my Thanksgiving traditions abroad. P and I always go out for carvery which is food that we essentially would eat at home on Thanksgiving – think turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, etc. P’s parents joined us for the first-time last year and will join us again tomorrow. I have spent every Thanksgiving that I have been abroad with P and I love the tradition we have started, and he loves the food.
The last couple of years I have made sure to take Thanksgiving and Black Friday off from work, so I can feel like I am starting the holidays off right. Thanksgiving to me really kicks off the holiday season and when I have gone to work on it in the past, the start of the holidays just did not feel the same. I like to spend Thanksgiving Day getting my hair done or going shopping, basically I just like to treat myself! Black Friday is usually spent recovering from a few drinks had the night before.
Amazon has been such a lifesaver for me during Christmas shopping while living abroad. I can get all my gifts through them sent directly to my mom and dad’s house, so I am not stuck carrying their gifts across the ocean. I already have a few items ‘saved for later’ in my cart to see if I can get a deal on any of them come Black Friday. Fingers crossed they do!
This is the second to last guide for y’all and I have really enjoyed putting these together and sharing them. I hope that you have too! I have aimed this guide at women because most of my readers are women but that does not mean the gifts are exclusive to them! Many of these gifts are unisex, so they would be perfect options for any traveler you’re looking to buy for this holiday season. Hey, there may even be something on here that you would like to gift yourself!
Kindle – There’s so many reasons to get one of these for the travel girl in your life but the thin & light design and a single charge lasting for weeks are beneficial for while on the road.
Carry-On Suitcase – Roomy, sturdy, and loads of colors to choose from.
Camera Bag – A practical bag to help carry all that equipment to get the perfect Insta shot!
Noise Cancelling Headphones – Just in case there’s any screaming babies on the flight!
Cashmere Cardigan – Planes can get so cold! This lightweight but luxurious cardigan is perfect to keep warm and cozy.
Packing Cubes – These are life-changing. She’ll be able to make the most of limited suitcase space with these.
The New York Times: 36 Hours Europe – This offers 130 expert itineraries to in 36-hour schedules, so not a minute of their upcoming (or soon to be!) European trip is wasted.
Reversible Tote Bag – Extremely practical and so versatile!
Neck Pillow – So she can comfortably catch some zzz’s on the flight.
S’well Water Bottle – Because repurchasing water bottles is bad for the environment and your wallet.
HIKPRO Ultralight Backpack – Water resistant, lightweight, and durable – perfect for all their adventures.
Universal Adapter – They’re guaranteed to use it!
Sleep Mask – This and a new neck pillow? They might not even notice they’re sleeping on a plane.
Luggage Strap – So they can easily identify their luggage when they land and not waste any valuable time standing around the airport!
Toiletry Kit – This compact kit has so much room and even comes with a removable TSA approved clear bag, so they can easily have their liquids ready to go through airport security.
There were about 100 more things I could have added to this list, but I am trying to keep these short and simple. Let me know in the comments what your travel essentials are and what you are thankful for!
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