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The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for Travelers: 2019 Edition

Molly L
by Molly Lisiewicz

November 26, 2018

3 minute read

Nothing shows your love and appreciation for friends and family during the holidays like a thoughtful gift chosen just for them. To help you find the perfect present for the traveler on your list this year, we’ve done a little shopping for you. Enjoy this list of unique travel gifts that will speak to the wanderer’s soul.

The Fashion Conscious

Is the stylish woman in your life jetting off to Europe in 2019? Send her off in style with Kate Spade’s New York Grand Street Leather Passport Holder. This gorgeous and affordable accessory, which comes in classic black and a variety of other colors, promises to be as durable as it is fashionable. If you’re hunting down stylish finds for all of your soon-to-be-abroad loved ones (or just want to treat yourself), seek shopping inspiration by learning how to dress like a European.

The Tech-Savvy

If your beloved traveler is soon to embark on their first international trip, help them prepare with the no-fuss Foval voltage converter and travel adapter. This tiny but powerful device provides peace of mind when traveling to Europe or other countries with different voltage and electrical outlets. For the tech-savvy individual who’s well-traveled, or even a bit creative, bring out their artistic side with some swanky iPhone camera gear like an external lens, tripod or the infamous selfie stick. As a bonus, if you want to be the iPhone expert at your next holiday gathering, read up on how to make your iPhone your personal travel assistant, and for some more advanced material, check out our Video Producer’s tips for shooting high quality video.

The Health Conscious

Give the gift of good health by ensuring your loved ones are drinking the purest water possible. Our favorite filtered water bottle for domestic travel and everyday use is the LifeStraw Go, a BPA-free product with a detachable straw filter and handy carabiner for an adventurous lifestyle. For international travel, a water purifier like the SteriPen is a great option as it eliminates the germs that a standard filter can’t.

The Sentimental

For the person with a big heart and a desire to change the world, give them a gift that gives back. Take a look at this exquisite serving bowl from The Little Market. This organization, “a non-profit founded by women to empower women”, supports artisans in third world countries by coordinating the sale of handmade products via their website and social media. Gift options range from home décor, to accessories, to spa products and even intriguing fair trade chocolates. Gifts like the chic Purpose-Full Tote are perfect for carrying treats and souvenirs like delicious French pastries or an ornament found in the Christmas markets of Germany.

The Backpacker

A member of my family who shall remain nameless loved this next product so much, they bought one for each of us! The travelers on your list will be equally excited about the eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack. Over 900 Amazon reviews can’t be wrong—this bag is made for travel. The guilty party mentioned above traveled in the corporate world, but this bag is equally suited to rugged and nomadic lifestyles; it can go right from a hike to Machu Picchu to your next boardroom meeting.


Did we miss any of your favorite products that should be at the top of every savvy traveler’s list in 2019? Were you inspired by our picks, or have unique ideas to change the gift-giving game? Visit our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram at @gocollette and share your thoughts with us!

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