The lovers of wellness travel on your list are probably the easiest to shop for. Even so, we thought we’d help your cause with a few suggestions, from cosmetics, to electronics and winter wearables. Here are 24 gift suggestions for the wellness traveler this holiday season:
Kobo Aura H2O
The latest addition to the Kobo reader family is perfect for the book-loving wellness traveler. The Kobo Aura H2O is a waterproof eReader (so waterproof that you can submerge it in water) that allows users to read in the direct sunlight, thanks to its anti-glare E link display for a print-on-paper like reading experience.
The Laundress On the Spot Kit
The Laundress is an eco-friendly luxury New York-based fabric care line that’s a game-changer when it comes to how you treat your clothes. The brand’s On the Spot Kit features all you need to keep your clothes looking their freshest when traveling, including Fabric Fresh Classic 2 oz., Crease Release 2 oz., Static Solution 2 oz., Wash & Stain Bar 1 oz. and 4 Stain Solution Pacquettes. Find it in Canada here.
Roots Zip Down Packable Jacket
Available in a variety of colors, the functional yet flattering Roots Zip Down Packable Jacket is a perfect travel jacket, especially when space is slim in your suitcase. Lightweight yet warm, these jackets are available in long or short versions and pack up neatly in a bag attached to the jacket.
With the foldable YoFoMat, you can practice yoga and mindfulness whenever and wherever you’d like in your travels. Instead of being rolled, this sticky yoga mat folds up to the size of an iPad. The functional mat is available in a variety of colours.
KEEN Women’s Terradora Waterproof Shoe
For the avid hiker, it doesn’t get more comfortable (and pretty easy on the eyes) than the Terradora Waterproof Shoe from KEEN. This waterproof hiker goes from off-grid trails to treks around the city, propelling you on the uphill climb and cushioning you on the way back down.
Toronto-based brand Bather Trunks solved a common dilemma in 2013 when they introduced stylish and versatile men’s swim trunks that are just the perfect length (not too short, but not too board short-looking either). Perfect for a resort and spa vacation, these swim trunks combine streetwear, style, and swimwear and will take you from the beach to lunch at the swanky pool bar.
Tilley Aspen Toque
Iconic Canadian brand Tilley has taken more of a stylish direction in recent years. For the après ski scene (say, in the Swiss alps), the Tilley Aspen Toque offers a warm and fashionable staple. Added perks include the ability to switch up pom-poms and an antistatic lining to keep winter hair under control.
Frank and Oak Leather Passport Sleeve
A passport holder is a must-have for the stocking of any frequent traveler. Made from fine genuine leather, this leather passport sleeve from Frank and Oak makes a sleek and stylish home for that wellness traveler’s stamp-filled passport.
Consonant Skincare Gym & Travel Deluxe Set
Planes, the outdoors and changes in climate can take a major toll on your skin. Consonant Skincare’s Gym & Travel Deluxe Set is full of 100 per cent natural gym and travel products to help your skin look its best wherever you are. Best of all, it’s all packaged in a cute and durable travel bag.
Lacoste Sport Match Point Backpack
The multi-compartment Sport Match Point Backpack from Lacoste is perfect for hiking or biking excursions on your travel adventures. The stylish yet practical backpack features two exterior pockets, three interior pockets and the brand’s signature crocodil
The Five-Minute Journal
A perfect accessory to a soul-searching wellness vacation is the Five-Minute Journal, a guided personal journal designed to help users focus on the positive in your life, become more mindful and live with intention. No matter where you are in the world – whether on an electronic-free yoga retreat or at a luxurious spa resort – the journal helps start and end each day with gratitude.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is one of the best smart phones when it comes to travel and taking epic pictures. Aside from the photo capabilities with the new Leica Dual Lens with f/1.6 aperture, the phone helps your travel cause with things like a personal translator, a good grip and super long-lasting battery power.
Decléor Refreshing Toning Gel
There’s nothing fun about emerging from a flight with cramped legs from sitting crunched up in Economy class. Pack Decléor’s Refreshing Toning Gel in your suitcase to help energize, soothe and revive the circulation in tired, post-flight legs.
Lole Yoga Mat Bag Edition
Treat your yoga-loving traveler with a crisp new yoga bag from Lole. This all-black option (which will match with most suitcases) features adjustable straps and a convenient outside pocket to store personal items.
Uniqlo Ultra-Light Down Compact Vest
If you’re looking for a lightweight, easy-to-pack vest for your upcoming winter wellness escape, the Uniqlo Ultra-Light Down Vest makes a reliable (and affordable) for that sometimes-needed extra layer. The vests are available for both men and women in a variety of colours and packs down for easy travel in an included carrying pouch.
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Elizabeth Arden’s PREVAGE City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen makes a well-received stocking stuffer for the travel-lover. Not only does the SPF 50 offer protection from the sun’s rays, the first-of-its-kind sunscreen is designed to combat pollution and outsmart visible aging with its DNA Enzyme Complex.
Columbia Jack of All Trades Jacket
The Columbia Jack of All Trades Jacket is an ultra-versatile, three-in-one jacket that can do it all and is perfect for active travel – from seriously cold conditions to a mild chill. It features a combination of a waterproof shell, a water-resistant, reversible fleece liner jacket and a removable hood, making it a reliable option for the outdoors.
Saje Wellness Pocket Farmacy
The Saje Wellness Farmacy is small enough that it won’t occupy too much suitcase real estate, but features an assortment of all-natural powerful essential oil remedies – like Refreshing Peppermint Halo, supportive Immune, soothing Eater’s Digest, calming Stress Release and relieving Pain Release – to offer complete wellness support in your travels.
MeFoto Backpacker Air Travel Tripod
The MeFoto Air Tripods make a perfect gift for anyone who loves to document their vacation with photos and videos. While lugging around a bulky tripod may kill that vacation high, this Tripod – which doubles as a selfie stick – is ultra lightweight and folds up to neatly fit inside of a carry-on.
modeez Footwear Deodorizer
Let’s be honest: between running, hiking, walking and exploring, stinky running shoes can happen to the best of the wellness traveler – and stinky shoes and suitcases are not a good combination. The Remodeez Footwear Deodorizers are effective odor and moisture-combaters and are fragrance-free and non-toxic.
Lululemon Men’s Para Duffel
This versatile, water-repellent duffel bag from Lululemon doubles as a backpack and it full of pockets for all of your travel accessories. The sleek carry-on is available in both black and army green.
Pure + Simple Very Merry Mask + Lip Kit
One of the worst parts about traveling is the dry skin and lips. Combat dry airplane air with the Very Merry Mask + Lip Kit from Pure + Simple. This holiday kit includes the Cucumber Mask, Clay Mask, Sensitive Skin Exfoliant + Mask, Lip Balm, and Peppermint Lip Scrub.
Cougar Shoes Winter Boots
Canadian company Cougar Shoes has been making reliable winter boots since 1964 – so they’ve definitely mastered the art of keeping your feet warm on a winter wellness getaway. Not only functional, the iconic boots are also fashionable (gone are the days of big clunky boots) and available in a variety of eye-catching styles for both men and women.
The Great Race
Perfect for the little wellness traveler wannabe, The Great Race by Christopher Corr celebrates Chinese New Year and teaches little ones about other cultures. With this beautifully illustrated book, children – ages three to six – will learn how every animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac.