travel-themed valentine’s day gifts for the guys in your life

travel-themed gifts for the guys in your life

1. where chefs eat, phaidon, $24.95  2. the everlane twill weekender, $95  3. big sur backpacker’s cologne by juniper ridge, $60  4. owen & fred hey handsome shaving kit bag, $68  5. imaginenations personalized world travels push pin map, $145  6. f-8 club member photo print by gi artlab, $84.99

whether you love it or hate it, valentine’s day is back.  i love valentine’s, and always have, even though i was rarely with a date when the day rolled around each year.  to celebrate this year, i’ve compiled two travel-themed gift guides for your loved ones, whether they be significant others, friends, or family.  first up: the guys.

i keep seeing the book, where chefs eat, all over the internet, and would love to flip through it.  it chronicles the best restaurants around the world, as chosen by chefs.  yes, please!  for the adventurers out there, i love these teensy “backpacking colognes” from juniper ridge that are   made from trail scents and will tuck away into tiny spaces.  if the big sur scent is anything like big sur itself, i am in.  throw in the quirky moose tourist print from gi artlab, and i’m already dreaming of hiking through the pacific northwest. of course most men could use an update to their travel gear, and the everlane weekender and owen & fred dopp kit will do just that (and if you haven’t checked out everlane yet, please do so – they are making great products responsibly).  finally, the wall travel map is from my favorite, imaginenations, which sells stunning maps and artistic globes (and delightful note cards that i received for christmas).  track past and future travels on pins, and start dreaming of faraway lands.

do you have any favorite travel-related gifts?  stay tuned for wednesday’s post for my favorite gifts for the girls.

holiday travel gift guide: the men in your life

after shopping for your best friend and mother, it’s probably time to find some gifts for the men in your life, especially those that travel for work.  one thing i’ve learned from my husband is that he likes to keep travel simple.  these gifts will help him do just that.  from the obvious travel umbrella, manicure set, and garment bag (though what a garment bag that is!), to the less obvious 36 hours (read my rave here) to help him easily find where to eat/drink/see in any US city while traveling for a day or two for business.  he can later unwind in the hotel room with this small bluetooth speaker and jot down notes from the day in the voyager notebook, which includes pockets for tucking away business cards and concierge notes.  business travel never looked this good.


1. voyage travel journal, $11.86  2. 36 hours from the new york times, $39.99  3. rei travel umbrella, $35.50  4. gentleman’s hardware manicure set, $29  5. white wing garment bag, $495  6. bluboom bluetooth speaker, $68