The 2016 Instagram Inspired Holiday Gift Guide for the Stylish Traveler
Buying for a wanderlusting woman isn’t easy, but add the love of fashion too and you’ve got a combo that’ll keep you guessing for gifts until the holidays are over; that is, until now! Check out my holiday gift guide for the stylish traveler. This list has items I already own and love and items I want– all with Instagram photos to prove they’ll look good anywhere around the world.
JORD Wood Watch (I have it!)
The Frankie watch by JORD is perfect for the down-to-earth yet fashionable traveler. It’s made of wood and has a large modern face. It’s a great way to keep track of time while traveling without a phone or something digital.
My Two Cents: I love disconnecting while traveling. That’s why you’ll rarely find me updating my Instagram on the go. One issue I had while traveling is that no matter how much I wanted to disconnected, I had to have my phone on me for the time so of course, I needed a watch, but not any watch. I wanted a sleek watch like the Frankie Ebony & Gold from JORD.
Lo & Son’s Claremont Camera Bag (I want it!)
@findingpaola shows that function can be fashionable.
There’s quite the conundrum in the world of female photographers. Camera bags are ugly but so necessary while purses are cute but don’t have the space or proper padding to hold a camera. Well, that’s where the Lo & Son’s Claremont Crossbody bag comes in. It’s both stylish and functional!
My Two Cents: Once I started travel blogging, bringing my camera out with me was a must. I was also in more photos than ever before so I wanted to dress better, but of course, the dreaded camera bag wouldn’t cooperate with me! Hence, I started eyeing this great camera bag that’s also cute. It comes in three colors: black, gray, and brown.
UNIQLO HEATTECH (I have it!)
@fashionbyvicky loves HEATTECH enough to rock it on its own.
UNIQLO HEATTECH magically retains heat when wearing it and is super soft to touch. It’s really thin so you can wear as a base layer or under clothing without adding extra bulk meaning your fashionable traveler can wear whatever she wants and still be warm in the winter! #win
My Two Cents: I first learned about UNIQLO HEATTECH from my brother, and it’s been a lifesaver in cold weather. At home, I wear them by itself as loungewear or pajamas because they’re so comfy! I have about 10 of these. They come in all shapes & sizes such as t-shirts, tanks, leggings, and more.
Happy Socks (I want it!)
How cute are @noel_russ’ matching socks & camper? Can you say stocking stuffer?
Happy Socks are happy. They go with just about every outfit, come in endless colors and patterns, and are comfy. They’re a simple but fun addition to any trip and look.
My Two Cents: After going to South Korea where they have unbelievably cute socks everywhere, I started to focus on the little pieces of cloths on my feet. They too deserve to look good! Enter Happy Socks!
Anker Portable Charger (I have it!)
Look how convenient and cute this little charger is.
The Anker portable charger has over one full charge for an iPhone 6 and charges quickly. It’s as small as lipstick so can easily fit into any traveler’s bag or pocket without adding bulk to the #OOTD.
My Two Cents: I’ve owned my travel charger for three years now, have used it 1-5x a week, and it’s still going strong. Over the past three years, I’ve also bought this for 12 people who’ve all loved it just like me! One of my friends even bought this for all five of his family members for Christmas last year. The travel charger loves just keeps on going.
Also featured in 10 Useful Travel Items ’cause it’s that awesome.
Sony A6000 Camera (I have it!)
Can you believe @jetsetgipsy’s sunset photo taken by the Sony A6000 has no filter?
Every fashionable traveler needs a camera to capture memories of their worldly adventures. The Sony A600, which I own, is great for traveling since it’s compact, feels good in the hands, and takes amazing photos, even in low lighting settings.
My two cents: I tried out the Olympus E-PL7 beforehand and thought that was the perfect travel and blogging camera until this Sony A600 came into my life. Now it’s all about my Sony! One feature I love is being able to take a photo from my camera so if it’s just me on a solo adventure, then I can be in all my photos without the awkward selfie arm.
JOBY Foldable Micro Tripod (I have it!)
How convenient is this little tripod?
Being a fashionable traveler sometimes means taking self-portraits in scenic places on solo trips or needing a helping hand when it comes to capturing the stars and skies of the great outdoors. This foldable micro tripod does all that and keeps the camera gear to a minimum, which adds to the perk of traveling light. It fits easily in any pocket or purse so your wanderluster will always have an impromptu tripod on hand.
My two cents: When I first opened the packaging, I couldn’t believe how small this tripod was. Yes, the description said it would fit in the palm of my hand, and yes, it’s called a micro tripod, but I still didn’t expect it to be this tiny (you know what I mean, right?). Despite its size, it’s one of the best additions to my camera gear besides my Sony A6000. It’s so versatile. Even when I set the camera on the floor, I can tilt it upwards or slant it left to right to get the exact image I want.
Canada Goose Jacket (I want it!)
Don’t you want to join @youfoundjade in her snowy outdoor adventure?
The Victoria Parka from Canada Goose can withstand temperatures up to -4° F (-20° C) so it’s perfect for the traveler who loves to ski, play in the snow, and explore the Arctic while looking chic!
My two cents: I started eyeing this parka while living in New York City when the temperatures started to fall below 10° F. Regardless of how cold it was, I had to walk a few blocks to get to the subway and back and kept dreaming of how warm I would be if I owned one of these babies. Nonetheless, I never got one because of the pretty price tag, which makes this the perfect item to put on a wish list!
Despite the price, you know you’ll be giving the gift of a lifetime with this parka. Seriously, the website says, “If a product ever fails due to manufacturing defect, we will repair the product free of charge, or we may choose to replace it.” #canadagoose4lyfe
Enjoy your holidays, make a loved one happy with one of the gifts above, but most importantly, cherish this time of year with your family and friends!
Thanks for stopping by! xo.