Outside-the-Box Gift Guide

Finding the perfect holiday gift is always a challenge. In my never-ending quest to find the best products out there for a traveling lifestyle, these are a few of my favorite things for outside-the-box gifts that are guaranteed not to be returned, and definitely appreciated.

AK! Jump Rope

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The AK! Jump Rope from celebrity trainer Amanda Kloots comes with me wherever I go. This thing packs light, but offers a big benefit since you can give yourself a full body workout that burns more calories than running or swimming. Amanda designed it specially to not tangle up, look chic, and make it easier to speed jump. Once you master jumping, you can do it anywhere and everywhere! This little rope is the key to staying in shape while you’re on the road.

Travel Garment Bag

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Hudson + Bleecker’s Preto Bon Voyage IS the bag I can’t travel without. It’s chic design and vegan leather make it stylish and easy to keep looking good. It makes packing easy, and unpacking even easier! With a zip pocket, and room for shoes - it’s the perfect gift for any traveler. You can monogram it to make it extra special.

All Birds Runners


The perfect travel shoes DO exist. These amazing sneakers are like strolling the streets in your favorite slippers. They come in cool colors, two fabrics, and a few styles so you have some options for everyone (even kids!) in your life. They are also totally sustainable, right down to the packaging, so it’s a purchase you can feel good about.

Rent the Runway Unlimited Subscription

Picking out clothes for someone can be tricky, so instead give them access to over 50,000 designer items that they can wear, return, and change as many times as they want. With Rent the Runway’s unlimited membership, you can rent four items at a time and change them as much as you want to reinvent your style, have the perfect look for a party, or pack the right things for your next trip.

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The Mindful Planner

Savor Beauty Clean Slake Kit

Savor Beauty Clean Slake Kit

This planner is both a way to stay organized, and like a small trip the meditation studio in one. Rather than having a whole year to stress over, this planner focuses on the short term: helping you organize and be mindful of the next 90 days. The kit comes with makeup-melting Coconut Precleanse Oil that smells like a trip to the beach, and gently exfoliating Pearl Cleansing Cream so you can nourish your outer glow too!

Design A Custom Bracelet

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Anna Inspiring Jewelry is my favorite shop for anything sparkling for tons of reasons, but one of the main ones is their ever-so-delicate custom bracelets, which are the perfect way give something special and one-of-a-kind to everyone in your life! You can select the metal, message, shape, and band color to say exactly what you want to say, commemorate a special moment, or make a new one! These are the kind of thing you never take off, so you’ll always be with whoever you gift.

Priority Pass


Any traveler knows that lounge access is a game changer. With Priority Pass you have access to over 1200 airport lounges worldwide and a choice of three membership plans to suit everyone’s particular traveling needs. There’s a lounge at almost every airport in the world - from Bali to Bora Bora!

Beyond Yoga Space Dye Leggings

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These leggings are so soft and comfortable that you can lounge in them like your favorite sweatpants, but fit so well that you look good and put together. I don’t take a long-haul flight without them! Since they don’t visible logos, they can also be worn with oversized sweaters while you’re out and about. So really - why ever wear jeans again? Consider this your warning, you’re going to want them in every color.

Perfect Travel Pillow

I’ve tried every travel pillow on the market and this one is in another league of in-flight comfort. It’s inflatable so it packs small and can be stored when you’re not using it. The design allows you to use it several ways and really get cozy. You will look ridiculous, and get a lot of stares from neighbors, but it’s just because they are incredibly jealous of your comfort level.

Packing Cubes


I tried packing cubes for the first time this year, and I’ll never go back to packing without them. It helps keep luggage organized and feels like traveling with your dresser in tact. You can monogram this set to make it extra personal.

Silke Hair Wrap

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This chic, pure silk sleeping cap will keep a blowout fresh overnight! Hair cuticles glide smoothly against the 100% silk cocoon, eliminating the friction that causes frizz, breakages and split ends when worn nightly. It’s a great way to keep hair fresh in-transit too, and when it looks this chic there’s no shame wearing it on that long-haul.

Ultimate Leather Duffel

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Not all travelers are ladies, and every man needs a stylish leather duffel for his overnight trips and weekends away. This one is by BOSCA is made of the highest quality Italian leather and the interior expands with the release of snaps at the ends of the zipper to make room for even the bulkiest boots or sweaters.

Sunglasses with a Second Chance


KREWE was founded on the philosophy of doing something unexpected from a place no one would expect. Using the spirit and soul of New Orleans as a source of inspiration, the frames are anything but ordinary and sure to make a statement. Perhaps the coolest thing about this company…? They know accidents happen - when you buy a pair, they offer a replacement pair should you damage your frames! That’s game changing.

Recess Wipes

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Another game changer for anyone who is constantly on a long-haul flight or in transit. These wipes are the perfect stocking stuffer - they come in deodorant, body, or face or a convenient travel pack which has all three! They leave you feeling so fresh and the face one feels like a mini-facial!


Anna Kloots