If you’re shopping for a weekend jetsetter this year, read on for The Blonde Banana’s holiday gift guide for travelers.
The weekend traveler is a unique breed. We’re willing to sacrifice sleep and pay a premium to see the world on short trips, yet we want to maximize every getaway with luxurious touches and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We want to be prepared on the go, to be comfortable in-flight and to bring a taste of foreign adventures with us when we return home.
Cashmere Cozy Travel Set, $205 // Anyone else constantly freezing on plane and bus rides? Say no thanks to the icky airline blanket and pack your own five star sleeping experience, even when flying coach. This super soft cashmere blanket and eye mask set is compact and lightweight; perfect for stashing in your carryon for overnight journeys.
Cities by Rooftop 2015 Calendar, $24 // Travel addicts are always thinking about the next trip. Give them the gift of travel inspiration in 2015 with this charming calendar that offers a bird’s eye view of cities from Paris to Rio. Handcrafted by a Florida-based stationary boutique, each design is hand painted before being reproduced in the studio.
Cork Globe, $190 // Let them show off all the places they’ve been with this cork globe, which can be decorated with pushpins to represent countries and cities visited. The perfect desk accessory for wanderers-at-heart who are stuck in the office all week long.
Private Jet Luggage Tag, $7 // An easy explanation for the next time your jetsetter is caught in coach class by someone they know. This luggage tag from Flight 001, one of my favorite travel accessory brands, is a great stocking stuffer.
Bananagrams, $12 // How do you make friends on the go? Whip out this addictive Scrabble-like game. A fun and wallet-friendly gift idea for the solo traveler.
Glove.ly Cozy Lined Touchscreen Gloves, $30 // Don’t miss the opportunity to snap photos and share your travels with friends and family back home just because it’s too freezing to take out your phone. I’ll be packing these tech-friendly gloves for my February weekend in Norway; they’re extremely warm and I love how a magnet holds them together when you take them off. Nothing’s worse than losing one glove!
Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera, $398 // An accessory that turns your smartphone into a DSLR-like quality camera is worth the splurge. Leave your bulky equipment at home and pack this miniature option in your carry-on. It attaches to your phone and lets you shoot images through the phone’s screen, allowing you to wirelessly save them to your device and share on social media.
Short PJ Set, $98 // Weekend travelers are OK with budget accommodations, but there’s nothing better than a nice hotel room. Order room service and sleep late in these cute and comfy shorty knit pajamas from Eberjey.
Explore More Pouch, $18 // When in doubt, every frequent flier can always use another zipper pouch for organizational purposes. They’re an easy and stylish way to pack everything from jewelry and cords to make up and travel documents.
And that wraps up the 2014 gift guide for travelers who love weekend getaways and short vacations. Follow the board on Pinterest, as I’ll be adding my travel gift guide finds daily throughout the month for additional shopping inspiration. What’s on your holiday wish list this year?
Some of the items featured in this post include affiliate links from Amazon and Shopsense, which means I earn a small per-click fee or commission on sales. Glove.ly provided a sample for review.
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