Pull out the shiny wrapping paper, darling bows, and handcrafted labels—holiday gift giving is in full swing! Everyone loves receiving gifts but deciding what to give is a little harder. Like, do you have time to find something extraordinary for everyone on your list? The answer is no. But don’t worry, we did the work for you with this gift guide for travel and food lovers!
These are a handful of gifts for the girl that loves to cook as much as she loves to travel, who is as chic lazing next to the fire as she is jet setting across the pond, and who always seems ready for whatever life brings.
Opening photo by Treasure & Travels
No matter where you head, it’s key to remember where you’ve been and these coordinates bracelets do just that. A simple cuff engraved with whatever coordinates matter to you—your first trip abroad, your memorable solo trip, or simply home—these bracelets are an instant classic. If you’re looking to invest in someone special, these coordinates bracelets will definitely withstand the test of time.
Donning a cozy shrug with a pair of tall boots is the fashion highlight of your winter months. And a cardi that’s comfortable enough to snuggle in on a long haul flight but chic enough to be a total statement piece is ideal for travel. For the fashion-forward traveler in your life, this fur cardigan will seal the deal; the only problem is that this may be a gift you keep for yourself!
The ultimate travel lover makes sure home is as comfy as her favorite hotel room. That way it’s just as joyous to come home as it is to jet away. Whether temperature in your hood are chilly or warm, West Elm’s cozy throws are a great gift—and, with the option of personalization, it’s a gift that’s sure to leave a mark.
We’re busy planning our holiday menus and yes, they all feature some sort of “spirited” cocktail to provide liquid courage us through the family drama. And these coasters are the ideal accessory for any drink so why not buy yourself a few and dole out some others to help out the hostesses in your life?
One universal gift truth: everyone loves a gift that keeps on giving. In the past couple years, the box subscription options have only gotten more amazing and we’ve been so obsessed that we have passed them out as gifts all year long. Right now the (travel-sized) beauty finds from Birchbox and the always inspired “Box of Style” from The Zoe Report are our top box subscription picks (that we wouldn’t mind getting ourselves)!
Try as we might we can’t ignore the basic b%^ch instincts to want to wear a pair of furry booties. But we’re adults now—so it’s out with the Uggs and onto something more interesting like these Muk Luk slippers. These furry slippers channel winter warrior and they’re durable so you can wear them for a quick store run without feeling frumpy.
A classic that just never gets old there’s nothing quite like that sweet, pepperminty, chocolate combo of peppermint bark. This holiday staple is always a welcome gift; heck, even the festive red tin this deliciousness comes in is too cute not to keep (hint: it’s a great ribbon box).
Speaking of classics, any savvy traveler should always have some of this shea lotion on hand. It’s super effective no matter if you’re skiing in subzero temperatures or just trying to survive a long haul flight. And, if you’re not able to snag some in Provence, you can jump online and order away!
Not sure what to give the best cook you know? A destined to be heirloom piece like a Dutch Oven is always and forever a winner. We’re fans of this Le Creuset Dutch Oven that gives a contemporary look to this classic kitchen staple.
Perfect for the travel pal in your life, nothing says “Happy Holidays” like this passport cover that’s just begging to be whisked away on the next grand adventure.
Since you’re all about organization, you might as well take it the next step with this documet holder. Yes, a lot of travel info these days is digital but we still like to keep the most important deets printed out in case of an unforeseen emergency.
Not to long ago we wrote travel candles off as frivolous but between the soothing scents and good vibes they bring, we now pack them along on any trip. These candles are small enough to pack in a carry-on but powerful enough to bring good scents to even the stalest hotel room. And this library edition by Paddywax are ideal for the on-the-go book worm!
Cookbooks That Double As Coffee Table Decor
Obviously we weren’t going to put together a gift guide without a few cookbooks. Because, let’s be honest, we never tire of cookbooks! We had a lot of favorites this year from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings to John Gregory Smith’s Turkish Delights : Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea. If you’re not sure which cookbook to gift, we have a whole list of travel-inspired cookbooks, though, of course we’ll always suggest Keys to the Kitchen!
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