2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 14 Amazing Presents for Women Who Travel
It’s here again! For the fourth year in a row (Check out past guides here, here, and here.), we’re bringing you a curated list of awesome holiday gifts for women who travel.
Ideas have been gathered from our team of experienced and creative Wanderful bloggers. Whether the present is decorative or practical, fun or functional, this list won’t steer you wrong when you’re on the hunt for the perfect present for an adventurous woman near and dear to your heart.
It’s a manifesto every Wanderful woman can get behind: an inspiration when the going gets tough and a promise to keep exploring. At 18×24 inches, this poster was lovingly designed by one of Maptia’s co-founders and hand-lettered by her sister.
Hang it on a wall, or roll it up and take it with you on your adventures! If you snap a photo of it in a place it’s never been before and share it on Twitter or Instagram (#MaptiaManifesto), the team will add it to their list of manifesto-visited destinations (55 so far!).
It’s a travel guide, sure, but it’s unlike any one you’ve seen before. Pick a card, and follow the directions it gives you. Soon you’ll find yourself exploring new streets, eating unknown foods, and (gasp!) talking to strangers. Easy to stuff into a backpack, the Anywhere Travel Guide will become your best travel companion; it’s full of ideas, and it keeps its judgments to itself!
If you’re the traveler who likes to look good wherever she goes, stuff these into your sack and go! These inflatable hangers are sturdy enough for dry or wet items and include hooks on the bottoms to hang your delicates.
We don’t like to brag, but the Wanderful community is a pretty awesome group of women. Pro membership to Wanderful gets you access to our suite of amazing webinars, $20 off your ticket to the Women in Travel Summit, access to our global Facebook page full of opportunities and advice, perks in a city near you, discounts on our trips and upcoming #BlogSchool, and much more to come.
To buy a membership as a gift, all you have to do is visit sheswanderful.com/join and select “is this a gift?” on the checkout page. Make sure you’re at least a free member first in order to be able to purchase for a friend!
Wish an Old Fashioned were easier to come by anywhere you go? Now it is. The Old Fashioned Carry-On Cocktail Kit supplies everything you need to play bartender no matter where you are: plane, train, rooftop terrace, back of a burro… Just buy a mini bottle of rye, and you can sip the perfect Old Fashioned with whatever view you choose.
Lauren Juliff has written about the travel experiences of our dreams…and nightmares. After choosing travel to find herself and heal her hurts, she learned that not everything on the road is sweetness and light. But while it may not all be perfect, it’s often right. Does she make it out better or worse off? Find out for yourself!
They’re fuzzy, they’re warm, and they’re very likely colorful. Whether you prefer yours printed, neon, solid, short, or long, you can bet they’ll keep your feet warm. Fuzzy socks are cheap and easy to find, and they’re perfect when your toes get a chill…like in any airplane we’ve ever been in.
The HOBOROLL easily solves the problem of a pack explosion upon arrival at your destination. Instead of shaking everything out on your bed to find your toothbrush or tugging at your socks until your jacket pops out, use the HOBOROLL’s simple compartments. There are five of them, and they’re likely to fit everything you need.
WITS by Wanderful is the first and only travel blogging summit by and for women, now in our third year. What’s better than being surrounded by 500 smart, creative, wanderful women? In our opinion, nothing! A ticket to WITS (March 18-20,2016 in Irvine, CA) is the perfect holiday gift for a woman trying to build her travel blog and looking for inspiration, skills and growth opportunities.
Whether you’re traveling to the coffee shop down the street or you’ve got a train ride planned from Naples to Brussels, you’re likely to need a charge. This universal charging station will fit into your laptop bag, your stuff-sack, and your purse, and it’s capable of charging to USBs and internationally.
As a proud partner of Wanderful, Global Rescue knows that travel is the lifeblood of women around the world. It also knows that safety should be taken just as seriously as dreams of new destinations. That’s why it provides field rescues, evacuations, a global network of medical centers, and so much more. If you’re on the go, Global Rescue is your go-to for safety.
Dreaming of the world but saving up before you depart? Planning your next trip with no idea where to go? This world map shower curtain will give you (and your guests) something to study, explore, and wonder over while you’re brushing your teeth and washing your hands.
If you’ve found yourself sleeping in a dimly lit hotel room down a dark alley in a strange location one too many times, this little alarm may give you just the peace of mind you need to sleep soundly for the next day’s adventures. Attach it to your door for the moment’s notice you need in a time of worry.
Everyone loves to stick a pin in where they’ve been, but paper maps are so easily damaged. Get a cork one instead. And while you’re at it, make it personal! Add your name or the name of a friend, and get to pushing. This map also provides the option to pin places you’re dreaming of going…and we know you’re dreaming.