The Fifth Day of Christmas – Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

I love unique gifts – it shows that you put a bit of effort and thought into giving a gift to someone.

That’s why I love the site Uncommon Goods. There are so many ‘uncommon’ gifts to purchase, and plenty for those lovers of traveling, like myself.

Here are a few examples:

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Custom Map Bracelet

Custom Map Bracelet

Portable iPhone Charger

Portable iPhone Charger

Cork Map

Cork Map

 

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The Sixth Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

You have to look good while traveling, right?

I love visiting these sites once in a while to “window shop” my afternoon away…

Simon’s – a Canadian company

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Joe Fresh – another Canadian company!

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Hudson Bay Company – yet again, another Canadian company…I sense a theme.

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The Ninth Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

Travel clothes. A MUST have. I need comfort and I need style. Here is the perfect outfit for wandering aimlessly around _________________.

Skinny Jeans from Zara – dress them up or down. Thanks Olivia!

H&M cardigan in blue

Aldo bronze flat sandals

Light blue top from Joe Fresh

Bronze earrings, similar to these from Creation

Fashion for sure

Packing is something that I dearly enjoy when setting off on a trip. Just the anticipation, knowing that in a few hours/days/weeks (noooo…I woudn’t pack THAT early, would I?) I will be blissfully wandering the streets of ________________.
I sometimes get it wrong though. A few summers ago, I planned a long weekend trip to San Francisco thinking that I would be so hot. Oops. Come on, I am a geographer, I should know these things! I just had California sun on my mind too much I guess, and once I looked at the current weather (17 degrees), I figured it would feel so much hotter there anyway. Ug. At least I took advantage of my misconception by shopping for a jacket around Union Square. At least my less than ideal packing skills became useful when I went for a wine tour around Sonoma and Napa Valley.

Here is one of my usual travel outfits. More versatile ever since my lesson learned in San Fran.

Skinny Jeans from Zara - dress them up or down. Thanks Olivia!

H&M cardigan in blue

Aldo bronze flat sandals

Light blue top from Joe Fresh

Bronze earrings, similar to these from Creation

Coach Wristlet