Pretty Prudent Wishlist: For the Traveler

for the travelerWe are saying bon voyage to our sixth annual holiday wishlists (sniff, sniff) with our favorite gifts for the traveler. This has been a year of many adventures for Jaime, Jacinda, and I, so we are especially excited to share travel essentials we love and others that we’d love to have. Let’s get started!

If you’re still stumped on gift ideas, check out our other wishlists: For the Crafter |  For the DudesFor JaimeFor Jacinda | For the Kids | Our Favorite Books for Kids |

Fight off the cold with this fleece-lined padded vest for girls from Boden.

A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers makes for a colorful coffee table book for your favorite traveler. It’s a great place to start when you’re planning your next adventure.

Keep baby comfy on your winter travels with the High Performance Footmuff from Bugaboo. It works for any season and has two detachable covers – one is polyester padded for the warmer months and the other is down-filled for winter.

I have been eyeing the Rolling Carry-On from Filson for quite some time now. I prefer to travel with just a carry-on, so I think this could be a great option because it’s durable enough to handle frequent travels, but still has style.

Bring your coffee, tea, or cocktail in a Leather Traveler’s Mug from Orn Hansen.

Be inspired to travel all year long with the gorgeous Travel the World calendar from Rifle Paper Co.

Stay warm on a camping trip with the Lumberlander Wool Blanket designed by Best Made Company and made by Pendleton Woolen Mills.

A sturdy, yet stylish, pair of waterproof Sorel boots from Zappos are great for outdoor adventures.

Jacinda loves her new Heritage Plaid Thermos by Genuine Thermos Brand that has a wonderfully classic print. Fill it up with hot cocoa on your next family campout.

When I visited Iceland my friends at Reykjavik Trading Co. sent me home with their handmade leather tags. Mine hasn’t left my bag since. Wrap up a travel gift and use these as the gift topper instead of a bow. You can order them or pick them up at Reyjkavik Outpost in Los Angeles.

Don’t let your phone slip from your fingers by adding a Leather iPhone strap from Photojojo.

Keep your gadgets charged up with the tech version of the Swiss army knife, the Utility Charge Tool from DCI.

Whether you’re in the woods or in a 5-star hotel, you can brew a delicious cup of coffee to remind you of home with The Voyager Brew Kit from Stumptown

Give a fellow adventurer a waterproof and insluated Outpost 2L Jacket from Poler.

If he is getting a little burly while on the road, throw in a Travel Shave Kit from The Art of Shaving into his stocking.

Bugaboo and Storksak have collaborated to make this beautiful Leather Diaper Bag that is filled with plenty of storage, without making it feel too bulky. Along with the bag, you can always throw in a new wool baby blanket for the new mom.

A kids’ knitted beanie and scarf from Boden is a little something extra you can throw in for the upcoming winter trip.

The Privacy Pop Bed Tent comes in handy when you’re traveling with the kiddos, especially if there is a time change. It fits most standard bed sizes and helps reduce light for some easy shuteye.

If you’re feeling crafty, give your traveler a waterproof, handmade Canvas and Leather Lunch Bag. Taking it with you camping or for a picnic in the city.

L:A Bruket Travel Kit from Anthropologie comes complete with organic shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and soap so you can feel squeaky clean on the road.

When Jaime’s packing a travel bag, she always stores socks and underwear in one cotton drawstring bag, like these from The Made and Found, and packs another empty one to stash her dirties during the trip.


Sew a Splash-Proof bag for toiletries or your gadgets.

Jacinda loves how durable this Lightning Cable is from JunoPower. With its high quality design it is made to hold up twice as long as the standard lightning cable, which makes it great for holding up through frequent travels.

We are big fans of Tanner Goods in fact, last year Jaime and I both got our misters custom leather belts at their shop in Los Angeles. This year though, we’d love to treat ourselves to their Leather Camera Strap .

Mark your travels on this Cork Globe from CB2. Where do you think you want to go next?

Travel in style by dressing your phone in the beautiful Clear Rosa iPhone case from Rifle Paper Co. It has a rubber edge and strong shell to keep your phone protected, but is also so gorgeous.


I was so thrilled when Woodsnap sent me two of my photos from my Iceland adventure printed on wood. The image quality was incredibly sharp on both of them, down to the smallest details. I find that many of my photos just stay on the computer, so it’s been such a treat to be reminded of this trip every time I see this hanging on my wall.

Keep track of all the places you’ve visited with the Luckies of London Scratch Map. This has been a favorite travel item of ours!

Finally, you can’t go wrong treating the traveler to a new pair of V-MODA headphones. They fold up to minimize on space during travel, and have a comfortable fit for long plane flights, car rides, or train trips.


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