Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all my friends in the US!!
I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again and the holidays are quickly approaching!
In typical Lauren on Location shopper-addict fashion, today I’m publishing a Holiday Gift Guide featuring one of my favorite shopping platforms-ETSY.
Etsy is my absolute favorite place to buy gifts for friends and family as they have such a great selection of homemade, one of a kind, unique and special items, usually made by small local shops! And we all know how I love to shop locally! On Etsy, you can find great gifts in all price ranges and they truly have something for everyone, even us travelers!
It’s no secret that girls who travel are no “ordinary chicks.” We’re always on the go, bring along only what our arms can carry and are constantly pinching pennies to save for our next big adventure. And because we usually value experiences over material things, we aren’t always easy to shop for.
Sure we’d prefer a one-way planet ticket to some exotic faraway land, but the truth is you don’t have to drop serious dough to impress your traveling miss.
The following fun, yet practical and thoughtful gifts can all be found on Etsy for less than $100!
11 Unique Gifts for Female Travelers
1. Happy Hiker Tank
Perfect Gift for: The Outdoor Adventurer
Etsy Shop: ThisIsMyYearGear in Texas, USA
I bought one of these tanks as a birthday gift for an outdoor-loving friend and she absolutely loved it! They’re cute, comfy and perfect for hiking in the warmer months. These tanks are also made to order, so you can choose a “fit” or “flowy” tank style, as well as customize the material and graphic colors making it a truly unique and special gift!
2. Watercolor Scratch Travel Map
Perfect Gift for: The Country Counter
Etsy Shop: KUULYS in Hawaii, USA
Interactive scratch maps are such a fun way to keep track of all the amazing places you’ve been! There are a lot of these maps out there these days, but I love the design of this one and how each new country checked off reveals bold and beautiful watercolors!
3. Travel Fund Coin Jar
Perfect Gift for: The Smart Saver
Etsy Shop: WideEyedWander in Kentucky, USA
You know that traveler who’s constantly pinching together pennies to save for her next big trip? Make her saving game more fun with this decorative glass travel fund jar and watch as every nickel dropped in contributes to her dream come true.
4. Customizable Leather Camera Strap
Perfect Gift for: Ms. Photo-Happy
Etsy Shop: RSVPhandcrafted in Virgina, USA
Many of us travel chicas wouldn’t be caught dead in any destination without our camera close by. We may pack unusually light, but you can be sure that this is the one thing that always makes the cut. These one-of-a-kind, handmade camera straps will add a little retro style and fun color to her favorite travel accessory. It’s something she’ll use forever and every time she does, she’ll think of you!
5. Printable Travel Planner
Perfect Gift for: The Obsessive Planner
Etsy Shop: SquirrelPlanner in USA
Hi my name is Lauren and I’m an obsessive planner. (It’s something I’m working on.) Some travel girls live for spontaneity, others live to plan. If you know a girl who has always has her travels mapped out and planned down to the very second, then instantly download these adorable planning pages, print them out, put them in a equally as adorable binder or folder and bam- you have a very affordable, yet extremely thoughtful gift!
6. Vintage Map Flask
Perfect Gift for: The International Bar Hopper
Etsy Shop: DashaAlexanderDesign in Indiana, USA
We all know at least one traveling party girl. She’s a night owl, always down to get down and is constantly returning home with another crazy party story to share. (and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that!) Something tells me this vintage travel-themed flask would be the perfect addition to her party entourage!
7. Secret Pocket Infinity Scarf
Perfect Gift for: The Trendy Traveler
Etsy Shop: PierronDesigns in Illinois, USA
This super cute, knit circle scarf is both stylish and functional. Scarves are the perfect versatile travel accessory (they can be used as pillows, shawls, belts and more!) and this one not only has a secret pocket, but will also go with anything she could be wearing!
8. Mandala Round Beach Towel
Perfect Gift for: The Boho Beach Bum
Etsy Shop: MandalaLifeArtShop in Israel
I’ve been loving round beach towels as of late! They can be used as a blanket, as decoration, a travel towel (obviously), a picnic blanket or a yoga mat. They might take up more space than usual in her luggage, but with so many uses she’ll be rightfully tempted to pack it!
9. Personalized Cord Keepers
Perfect Gift for: The Neat Freak
Etsy Shop: MaskCraft in USA
I’ve written about these little “cord tacos” on Lauren on Location before, but I just think they’re such a good idea! It’s easy to get your cords all tangled in a bunch while traveling, but these little guys keep everything perfectly organized and in order!
10. Travel Photography Calendar
Perfect Gift for: The Dreamer
Etsy Shop: JourneysEye in Illinois, USA
Know a girl who’s always dreaming of her next destination? Provide a source of inspiration with a travel photography calendar featuring destinations around the globe!
11. Reach for the Stars Coloring Book
Perfect Gift for: The Chick Who Flies Solo
Etsy Shop: Meluseena in Berlin, Germany
Pair this therapeutic coloring book with a small pack of colored pencils and it’s sure to be a hit. Solo travel girls often spend a lot of time alone on long haul flights and overnight buses and are looking for something to pass the time. The Reach for the Stars Coloring Book is both inspirational and a great way to relax and distract her mind when she may be feeling lonely.
For more unique gift inspiration for the travelers in your life, check out my past posts Holiday Gift Guide for the Male Traveler and 40 Gifts for Travelers under $40. Also, take a look at Etsy’s Editors’ Picks for Wanderlust Travelers.
What’s on your Holiday Wishlist this year? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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Disclaimer: This post contains Esty affiliate links. They have been provided for your convenience, but if you decide to purchase, Lauren on Location will receive a small percentage of the profits at no added cost to you.
Welcome to Wanderful Wednesdays!
Consider yourself a wanderer?! Well then, this Blog Hop is for you!
Meet your hosts: Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This and Marcella of What a Wonderful World.
Here on Wanderful Wednesday we hope to promote an open and supportive community for like-minded bloggers- expats, travelers and all kinds of wanderers!
The linkup will take place every Wednesday at 8AM GMT.
Wanderful Wednesday Guidelines:
- Link up a wanderful travel related post below! One per blogger per week please!
- Spread the LOVE! Blog Hops are all about hopping around & getting to know others within the community! At the very least please try to comment on one other post before you go!
- Let’s get Social! Really liked a post you read? Don’t be shy! Share your favorites on Social Media! You can use the hashtag: #wanderfulwednesday
- Don’t forget to grab the button and link back to your wanderful hosts! Help us spread the word and let’s get others involved!
You can also pin your post to our new Pinterest Board! Let me know if you’d like the invite.
This week I’m highlighting A Night in the Sahara Desert by Sarah at her blog Sarah CC Bence. I still haven’t gotten around to writing about my own amazing night spent in this expansive desert, but her post brought all my memories right back! Her pictures are unbelievable and if the Sahara wasn’t on your bucket list before, it’s sure to be now! If you haven’t already, be sure to go check out her post and spread the love! Thanks for linking up with us Sarah! 😀
**Wanderful Wednesday Announcement- Facebook Group- add to our community with open conversations. If you would like to be added message me on my Facebook – Lauren Bonheim or Lauren on Location and I will add you 😀 .. Been having a hard time finding everyone by name on Facebook..
Happy Hopping Friends!! 😀