I love a good special occasion / holiday gift list so I decided to compile this one for those who might be looking for unique and useful gift ideas for women who love to travel! As someone who loves traveling the world, these are some essentials that I cherish. Many of these things are item's that we had on our 6-month road trip across the United States filming The Goddess Project, and other's I've discovered as must-haves for long car trips, train rides, international flights abroad and pretty much every form of exploring one can do! Any of these items will be sure to delight the nomad you're gifting them to, and these are gifts they will actually use!
Five Year Journal
Keep track of your personal seasons by writing one line a day, for five years. A wonderful way to keep track of potent memories. This is a practice I started years ago with this journal and it's amazing to look back and see how days can be similar while transforming over the years.
3D Eye Mask
Perfect for sleeping in trains, planes & automobiles... I even use mine when I want to get a *really good night's sleep* at home. These are so great because the eye sockets are contoured in a bra-like shape so they don't smash your eyelashes. I get the best sleep ever when I wear this. This company makes them in multiple designs and colors!
Compression Travel Packing Cubes
If you travel a lot, or just love to stay organized, these cubes are absolutely necessary. Not only does it make it easier to pack and sort through your wardrobe, but it also saves tons of space in your suitcase allowing you to compress and fit more items than you could have without these cubes. This chic set even includes a shoe and laundry pouch!
Pocket Scarf for Valuables
This infinity scarf will securely keep your phone, passport, lipstick, cards, cash, coins, keys, wallet and other essentials safely concealed when you go out. Whether your traveling or on a hike, this is a great way to store your valuables hands free and close to you! This one comes in tons of sizes and colors.
Compact & Quick Drying Travel Towel
These travel towels take up nearly no room and fold up super small. They are perfect for the beach, yoga, gym, camping, backpacking and hiking. They absorb tons of water but you can hang dry these very fast, and are super soft. This brand also makes it with this nice carrying case that can hook onto any bag which is great in case they are still drying while you're on the go!
Inflatable Neck Pillow with Washable Cover
I love having a neck pillow, especially for flying, but I hate having to haul it around the airport and constantly having to attach it to a bag or figure out where to store it once I get to my destination. I discovered this Inflatable one last year while traveling to Europe and have never looked back. When deflated it folds up to the size of your fist, so you can easily shove it in any bag on the go! The cover surrounding the inflatable part is soft, comfortable, removable and washable!
Collapsable Water Bottle That Fits In Your Purse
This is perfect for shoving in your bag on the go, and you can take this anywhere and everywhere! I especially love these for getting water at the airport, since I don't want to lug a big empty water bottle when I'm out and about. This you can just fold up and put in your purse!
Re-Useable Travel Cutlery Set
I just got back from a long road trip and these little kits were a game changer! Perfect for in your car, backpacking, camping, lunch at school, work or on the go. Save the environment from harmful disposable plastics and get this reusable set so you'll never go without a fork, spoon or set of chopsticks again!
Inflatable & Waterproof Solar Light
This inflatable solar light is perfect for camping, traveling, festivals, and emergencies. Blown up it's about the size of your hand but easily deflates to the size of a small disc. Simply leave the deflated solar disc facing the sun during the day and this colorful, bright, long-lasting light will guide you through the night! It has a color changing mode with multiple settings. This particular brand is also doing great things in the world helping to bring light to people in need and their products are both waterproof and durable! Mine have lasted for years.
Parachute Camping Hammock
There is nothing better than swinging in the great outdoors in one of these hammocks. Easily keep in your car for a day at the park or pack it in your gear for a camping trip. These take up little to no space, are very simple to hang and are extremely comfortable.
The Perfect All-In-One Travel Soap
This was our go to soap living on the road in our school bus and this is the only soap I use at home, traveling or in the wilderness. Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps are fully biodegradable & use all-natural, vegan ingredients that pose no threat to the environment. Their products & ingredients are never tested on animals & are cruelty-free. The best part is, there are multiple uses for just one product: laundry, mopping, hand-washing dishes, all-purpose cleaning, washing pets & more! These products are amazing because you can dilute them with water. Trust me when I say that a little goes a long way!
Hanging Toiletry Bag with Compartments
Any serious travel needs a great toiletry bag. This spacious yet compact organizer has multiple compartments and the main one has 10 dividers keeps your shampoos, soaps, lotions, cosmetics well organized!
Jewelry Travel Case
No more keeping your earrings in ziplock bags!
If you're a lady who loves to accessorize, but has trouble storing it, this is perfect for you. Conveniently organize rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces on the tiers to stay protected in your luggage!
First Aid Outdoor Survival Emergency Kit
Small, compact and Ideal for Home, Car, Boat, Bike, Motorcycle; Travel, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Boating, Cycling, Backpacking, Outdoor Sports, and Wilderness Adventures. It's always good to be prepared and have something like this on hand for wounds, mishaps and natural disasters.
Flint Retractable Travel Lint Roller
The miniature travel roller measures 5.5” closed and 9” extended, taking up virtually no room in your carry-on and making it a must-have for any trip, whether it just be in your car to work or traveling internationally! This roller is also refillable with 100% recycled paper refills for an environmentally friendly world.
Mini Travel Watercolor Kit
For when you're feeling inspired on the road, but you don't want to lug all of your art supplies! Just grab this little art kit and go! All you need is some water and a watercolor paper notebook, and you'll be painting wherever your heart desires.
TSA Approved Travel Suitcase Locks
Lock your luggage to ensure it stays safe and closed through rough airport handling. I also use these to lock my valuables in my suitcase when leaving it unattended in a hotel room or train.
Double Layer Hiking Socks *Anti-Blister*
I learned the hard way when I got blisters at mile 2 on a 10 mile backpacking trip carrying 50 pounds of gear on my back that these double layer socks are absolutely necessary. These Coolmesh socks are incredible and come in different colors. Perfect for any runner, camper or outdoor loving person!
Electronics Organization Case
It's always helpful to have things well organized in a place where you can find them while traveling. Keep all of your chargers, chords, headphones, small electronics, batteries and gadgets in this padded travel case!
Portable Back Up Batteries
You never know when you're going to need to charge a phone or device without an outlet, and when that time comes, you will be prepared. Do you rely on a cell phone for navigation when you travel? These backup batteries are compact and can be charged and kept in your purse for when you're trying to use Google Maps with out getting lost on the go.
All-Weather SPF Lip Balm
This is Another essential travel item! Especially when in windy and dry weather. Regular chapstick just doesn't cut it. I've tried hundreds of brands and Burt's Bees is still the only one that works for me.
Digital Luggage Scale
If you fly often this is a must have! This Compact, Portable, Lightweight Scale measures up to 110 pounds. Never overpack or run into those last minute baggage fees again.
Iron on Patches
I personally have a patch collection and try to collect an embroidered patch from each place I visit. Iron or Sew on these cool patches to Backpacks, Gear, Equipment, Jackets, Jeans, Vests, Caps, Hats, Packs, and Bags!
Who doesn't love some good travel inspiration? These books take you on a journey to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Loaded with hard service information for each location, you'll get ideas for when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic adventure.
An Empowering Road-Trip Documentary
If she loves to travel and hear stories about other fearless, inspiring women, consider gifting her a DVD or Digital Copy of The Goddess Project, our documentary that shares empowering stories from women across the United States!
About the Movie:
Determined to empower women in media, two filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives.
Through powerful conversations with over 100 women from different walks of life, The Goddess Project documentary gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today.