It’s coming up on the holiday season again, which means it’s time to start coming up with perfect gifts for the people (including travelers) in your life. UncommonGoods is a website that I love to use to find unique, often one-of-a-kind gifts. This company was started when the founder Dave Bolotsky attended a Smithsonian craft fair in 1999. Since then the company has grown and evolved to be an amazingly curated shop and each product has a story behind it.
UncommonGoods has taken multiple steps to be a sustainable company in more ways than one. They use recycled materials when possible and environmentally friendly packaging, also many of the products thy sell are organic and/pr made from recycled or upcycled products. UncommonGoods also strives to support artists and nurture creativity. One of my favorite thing about purchasing from UncommonGoods is their Better to Give program. When you make a purchase you choose what foundation you’d like UncommonGoods to donate a dollar to. I am really excited to partner with UncommonGoods to give you a gift guide for any type of traveler. Check out my top 12 holiday gift ideas from their website.
For the Traveling Lovebirds
Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map // $149
I’m obsessed with this gorgeous work of art. Each map is personalized with names and whatever date you choose. I would absolutely love on to chronicle Matt’s and my adventures across the world. The personalization of this gift is just something a little extra-special that makes the adventure of pinning your travels even more fun. It comes framed with foam backing + 100 pushpins. This would make the perfect gift for a newly married couple or for your spouse/significant other.
For the Person Living Life in Two Time Zones
Grand Tour Dual Time Watch // $149
This watch allows its wearer to keep tabs on two different time zones at one time. It’s perfect for the person traveling for work so they don’t miss deadlines or meetings. It’s also for a person living or traveling abroad so they can check the time before calling friends and family back home.
For the Person Who Loves Traveling with Their Furry Friend
Dog Bowl Water Bottle // $15
It’s hard leaving your furry friends at home. That’s why a lot of people love to travel with their pooches! When Matt and I take Brady hiking, I never feel prepared enough. But this awesome water bottle, which is food safe and BPA free, lets your dog have his/her own water with a drinking bowl attached. Plus, the bottle fits in standard car cupholders. Give the gift of pet-friendly travel with your traveler loved-one.
For the Person Who Travels in No Matter What
Waterproof Pack-able Backpack // $59.99
This bag is genius. I’m dying to get one for myself! There are two things that I love, love, love about this bag: 1 – it’s waterproof. 2 – it folds into itself and is so teeny tiny that it fits in your hand. How cool is that? I know a lot of outdoor enthusiasts that would love unwrapping this pack this holiday season.
Mosquito Repellent Bath Soap // $30
This seems like a strange gift, I’m sure, but people buy soap baskets for people all the time and this truly has a purpose! Speaking as someone who’s currently traveling in SE Asia, I would kill for this stuff. Each purchase comes with 3 bars and the more that you use the soap, the more effective they are. It’s toxin-free, smells good to humans and is child + pet friendly. This small gift would be a perfect stocking stuffer.
For the National Park Lover
National Parks Explorer Map // Print: $55 – Framed: $105
I’m one of those people who loves to keep tally, stats, etc. I’m not saying that’s my reason for traveling, but it’s like a competition with myself. It keeps me motivated to continue wandering and exploring. This beautiful map has all of the U.S. National Parks wit stickers that you can place on the evergreen markers. This is perfect for the national park explorer in your life.
National Parks Market Tote // $30
I’m a sucker for totes. I never can have enough of them. I love having things at home that are adventure-inspired. Plus, I always take some sort of tote with me in trips because you never know when you’ll need a beach bag, shopping bag, etc. Every traveler in your life needs some sort of tote!
For the Crafty Traveler
Wanderlust Cross Stitch Map // $35
I absolutely love this. Instead of a scratch map or pinning a map, this beauty allows you to get a little creative. You can personalize it. Fill in countries with designs, chart journeys or whatever you’d like! It’s a personal work of art. This is perfect for the wanderer who loves to craft.
Portable Painter // $29.95
This is perfect for any traveling artist. If I was an artist, I would love painting landscapes and scenes from my travels. This portable painter allows an artist to take that passion on the road with you. All of this folds up to be the size of a medium smartphone. Paints are not included, but those would make a great stocking stuffer.
For Person Looking to Document Their Beer-Cations
Beer Cap Map USA // $35
I’m a craft beer lover and I have a huge stash of bottle caps, but haven’t found the right way to display them yet. The U.S. map would be an epic way to catalogue the amazing craft beers you try while traveling. This gift would be fun partnered with a 6-pack of your favorite craft brew.
For the Nervous Flier
Gin and Tonic Carry-On Cocktail Kit // $24
This would be the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift for a nervous flier like me. These carry-one approved cocktail kits (minus the alcohol) come in a variety of flavors like margarita, old fashioned and Moscow mule as well.
For the Badass Chick Who Can Do It All Herself
Tulry Utility Necklace // 2-Piece Tool: $84 – 5-Piece Tool: $128
This necklace isn’t quite available yet, but will be ready to ship on December 19th. This necklace is super trendy and is incredibly functional as well. You can slide the necklace apart to find different tools. It’s like the necklace version of a swiss army knife. The tools are stainless steel and the surrounding pieces are gold plated. This would make a great gift for a wife, a solo-traveler, a daughter or any other badass chick you know.
Which of these gifts would you like to unwrap this holiday season?
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Disclaimer: Although this post contains sponsored links UncommonGoods is a company I’ve used + trust, and all opinions, as always, are my own.