The holidays are upon us, as hard as that is to believe. That also means it’s time to buy presents for the loved ones in your life. If you have someone who loves to travel, it can at times be hard to know what to buy them. So that’s why today I thought I’d share some holiday gifts for travelers that I personally love and I know just about every traveler would love to see under the tree. This post has been sponsored by the company UncommonGoods, but all of my thoughts on the items presented are entirely my own and based on personal experience.
What is UncommonGoods and Why I Like Them
UncommonGoods is not your ordinary company, as I learned it’s a company on a mission. Over several years, they have curated a community of artists, designers and entrepreneurs, showcasing products that come with amazing stories and plenty of heart. They focus on sustainability and creative design and offer a catalogue of products that aren’t just unique, but most you won’t find anywhere else. I like the fact that they’re not cookie cutter, which is why I ultimately decided to work with them.
Food is an important aspect of the travel experience, so important that it’s how many of us best remember trips long after they’ve ended. I for one almost always try to recreate iconic dishes I’ve tried overseas, even buying special cookware while traveling to replicate the delicious foods I’ve sampled. Produced by a former buyer and food lover, the creator wanted to find a way to share her love of cooking and international flavor, and the kits were born. Available in Turkish, Indian, Thai, Greek, French and Cajun, each one includes unique blends of spices along with a set of notecards for both traditional and modern recipes. I truly love this idea, as one of the hardest aspects of recreating recipes is finding the exact spices.
The best travel experiences are the ones that are spontaneous and unplanned. So many times though we get locked into schedules and travel guides and miss out on these fun experiences. That’s why this deck of cards is such a fantastic idea. 75 cards include travel prompts like “Walk down the street in a strange way,” and “Buy coffee for a stranger,” ensuring that your next trip will be anything but boring.
I’m a little weird in that although my personality is decidedly Type-A, I’m actually a really disorganized person. My office is a mess and when I travel my bag has no rhyme or reason. Enter this stylish collection of bags. The designer was originally inspired by the pleasure she receives when unwrapping a present and created these bags as a way to add some fun to the travel experience. They also come with the added benefits of keeping the dirt on your shoes from messing up your clothes and keeping everything organized.
Travel is hard on the body, and that’s especially true of our skin. It’s a fact that I wished I’d realized years ago, but I’m trying to make up for lost time. Not only is flying a dehydrating experience, but traveling during the cold winter months is a nightmare for skincare. These travel-ready pods are made from natural ingredients and are designed for the traveler on the go. It’s great that I can just pop these in my bag and use them wherever I go.
These are just a few easy gift ideas from a company that’s doing some really great work. They believe in supporting independent entrepreneurs who are giving back to their communities and producing amazing items with sustainability in mind. That’s rare to find and I love it, guaranteeing that I’ll be patronizing them well into the future.