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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Some friends can be especially hard to shop for. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift to give your adventurous female friends this holiday, we’re here to make your holiday shopping a total breeze. We’ve rounded up essential travel items, fun and thoughtful momentos, staple travel wardrobe pieces and more. Stocked with some of our absolute favorite finds of 2019, here is our holiday gift guide for the Dame Traveler. Happy shopping!

Travel Wardrobe Pieces For The Stylish Jetsetter

Este Backpack by Lesetta

This vintage-y gem is our most coveted chic, yet durable backpack! With a nod to 70’s nostalgia, we love its bold color combinations and camera-friendly size. We’re also huge fans of Lesetta’s commitment to slow fashion, as the brand offers accessories made by European and South American artisans and designers the founder met through her travels! If you’re shopping for a stylish, fashionable traveler with a love for sustainability – look no further.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

AllBirds Wool Runners

Packing the right shoes is a constant conundrum for most female travelers. We’re huge fans finding a shoe that can be both cool, super cozy, and can be dressed up or down (depending on the adventure at hand). And that’s why we love AllBird’s Wool Runners. They’re simple, breathable and go with everything. Pair it with their perfect Trino™Quarters socks… and you’ve got yourself the perfect gift for the comfort traveler.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Dagne Dover’s Landon Carryall

Whether she’s running from the office to the gym, or Porto to Portofino – the Dame Traveler has got to have the perfect carryall bag. We’re obsessed with Dagne Dover’s Landon Carryall‘s do-it-all capabilities and its intentional details for the modern woman. Think 13″ laptop sleeve, interior side pockets for tech accessories, a handle drop to place on a suitcase and more!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Callahan’s Miche Turtleneck

Every traveler craves a go-to airport look that’s just as cozy as it is cool. That’s why we love Callahan’s Miche Turtleneck‘s twist on the traditional turtleneck with color-block design, breathable cotton and perfect softness.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Everlane’s Day Glove

Everyone craves a shoe that molds perfectly to our feet… the type of shoe that’s an easy choice to slip on with every outfit. Everlane’s Day Glove is that shoe! It’s buttery soft leather that molds to your foot, making it our favorite shoe for airports and sightseeing alike. You won’t find us without these flats in our suitcases for a very long time! 

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Hemant And Nandita Boho Dress & Accessories

We love intentionally made clothing with strong cultural roots. Hemant And Nandita‘s collection of boho, flow-y dresses and chic accessories are a match made in heaven for the Dame Traveler who craves fashion and handmade tradition.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Everlane’s The Cashmere Crew

Every traveler needs a classic, go-to airport outfit if you ask us! Gift your Dame Traveler a classic. We are obsessed with Everlane’s The Cashmere Crew. It’s a classic staple item every woman craves to have in their closet (and suitcase) with the perfect fit. Plus, it’s made of certified Grade-A cashmere!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Katie One’s Cocó Pearl Earrings

A glamorous, yet simple staple jewelry item that can be thrown on with any look. Dame Travelers will love a set of Katie One’s Cocó Pearl Earrings classic drop pearl earrings with its twisted ring and elegant details. Each set is hand made by artisans in the South of France and sourced using sustainable materials. They’ll be the pair of earrings she’ll reach for over and over again for those romantic evenings in store! 

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

White + Warren Cashmere Gloves & Scarf

Nothing says “I love you” to a winter-destination traveler quite like a luxurious pair of soft, warm gloves and a buttery, classic cashmere scarf. We love White + Warren’s cozy cashmere gloves as a gift – they’re just as luxurious as they are easy to throw on with any outfit in the winter-y season. Their Mini Travel Wrap is also the absolute perfect stocking stuffer for the adventurer! It’s a  smaller  version of our beloved cashmere scarf that packs down easily, but still looks just as classic and feels just as warm! 

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Apolis’s Customizable Market Tote Bag

There isn’t a single market bag we love more than our customizable Apolis tote! And it’s a sustainable gift that will have a long shelf life for your gift receiver! Each bag is water resistant, made from 100% natural golden jute fiber and can handle any grocery run… and you can feel good purchasing it. The female artisans who handcraft each eco-friendly bag receive Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler


Carry-On Approved Beauty Picks

Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray Trio Travel Edition

These irresistible little gems are the perfect stocking stuffer for the female traveler in your life. Mario Badescu‘s skin care sprays are a staple amongst beauty gurus… and these are carry on approved sized. We love to give ourselves a little spritz before take off!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Patchology’s Rejuvenating Eye Gels

Dame Traveler’s know just how drying planes can be to our precious skin… and that’s why giving her the gift of hydration is such a good idea! Patchology’s Rejuvenating Eye Gels fight tired eyes, puffiness and dryness with their caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen ingredients. It’s the perfect solution for fighting jet lag! And I mean, who wouldn’t want to treat themselves to a little self-care while crossing continents?

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Wine-Stain Preventing Lip & Teeth Balm

If you’re gift hunting for a wine-loving traveler or an explorer who’s always the life of the party – WineBlock’s Stain Preventing Lip & Teeth Balm is a great choice! Nobody likes being the embarrassing tourist… and with the world’s first wine stain preventative, they won’t ever get caught with “wine smile.”

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Lano’s Complete Travel Kit

We’re loving Lano’s minis! This little, see-through bubble bag of goodies is sure to please your TSA officer, and your skin too with its perfectly sized travel essentials. Lano’s Complete Travel Kit comes with essentially everything a jet-setting lady needs – from hand creams, ointments, cleansers, vitamin E day cream leave on mask and more. It’s a little gift that keeps on giving!

Aloisia Marie’s 7 | Aqua Ultra Moisturizing Masks

Traveling beauty gurus know the best time to hydrate our precious skin is during those dry hours mid-flight. If you really want to delight your Dame Traveler gal pals, treat them to Aloisia Marie’s 7 | Aqua Ultra Moisturizing Masks. It’s ultra moisturizing, and naturally-derived from plant extracts… but what we really love are its glowing, plumping results!


For The Wanderer’s Home

Dame Traveler: Live the Spirit of Adventure

Yep, you read that right! We are beyond excited to share our premiere hardback book is available for pre-order! Filled with hundreds of striking photographs and empowering messages and practical tips for solo travelers from the women traveling the world that inspire us most. From page to page, readers will find new destinations and inside tips from women who boldly adventure throughout the globe. We may be biased… but we happen to think it’s the perfect holiday present for the Dame Traveler in your life. It’s been a dream come to life, and we’re so excited to see it on coffee tables and bookshelves around the world. 

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel Coloring Book

Who says that only kids enjoy coloring books? Treat your Dame Traveler friend (or yourself) to Lonely Planet‘s Ultimate Travel Coloring Book, filled with 100 sketches of the worlds most iconic sights… and all ready for you to add your colorful flair! We also are so obsessed with their City Maze puzzle book that features geographical street maps with hidden gems in the world’s greatest cities.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Map Drinkware by Well Told

There’s nothing quite like filling your home with momentos from experiences and memories made around the world. These custom engraved city glasses are sure to make your gift recipient beam with joy! Well Told can make a topographic map from thousands of locations around the world on any glassware you’re loved one uses most- from insulated tumblers to stemless wine glasses.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

S’well Bottle

Having a reliable, insulated bottle is like having a best friend aboard any trip! We’d truly be lost without our trust S’well Bottle beside us! It’s the perfect size to pop into our bag before departure and saves on waste while on the road.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Rifle Paper Co’s Art Prints & Home Goods

We’re obsessed with Rifle Paper Co’s illustrations, art prints and cards! And we just so happen to think that any of their cities art prints would be a perfect choice for the traveler who loves a unique and charming home (we’re partial to this feminine Italy design and colorful Amalfi print).

Shopping for a traveler that loves to host? Pick up Rifle Paper Co’s Cities Coaster Set or Christmas Card Set for their thank you cards. Or are you on the hunt for a thoughtful present for the organized, type-A traveler? This World Traveler Desk Calendar is an adorable choice too!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Vitruvi Blush Stone Diffuser

Imagine clean essential oils diffusing throughout your gift recipient’s cozy home. Thoughtful, right? Adventurers crave the outdoors, which is why we love pairing Vitruvi’s gorgeous stone diffuser with their woodsy bundle. With refreshing and invigorating cedar wood, spruce and more – the oils bring the outdoors in effortlessly!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Steamery Stockholm Cirrus  No. 2 Steamer

The perfect travel sized steamer! For the Dame Traveler who wants crease free, Instagram ready looks when she’s on the go – Steamery Stockholm’s Cirrus No.2 Steamer is the perfect gift! It’s super fast, light and packable (our favorite component!), and it’ll also remove unfresh odors and dirt stains. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect little handy addition to their suitcase? We think so!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler


Travel-Savvy Tech Gifts

Pixelbook Go.

A laptop that’s “made to move”? Count us in! If you’re interested in gifting a tech-y item that can withstand a traveler’s lifestyle… the Pixelbook Go is the way to go. It’s lightweight, can stay charged and unplugged for 12 hours ( perfect for those long layovers without an open outlet in sight) and is incredibly responsive and fast to boot!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Polaroid Camera

Looking for the perfect gift for the traveling photographer? Why not give them the gift of nostalgia wrapped up in a fun new toy! Polaroid’s OneStep 2 Viewfinder i-Type Camera is a blend of classic design with intuitive, contemporary details. Its “perfect imperfection” look is completely unique and the thrill of seeing a printed photo is so addicting.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Paravel’s Aviator Carry-On Plus Suitcase

If you’re on the hunt for a perfect gift for the Dame Traveler in your life… a sleek new suitcase is just the thing! We happen to think that Paravel’s Carry-On Plus Suitcase is the absolute best carry-on travelers can own. It’s roomy interior and compression board ensures that everything fits (no matter how much of a chronic over-packer they are!), and we’re big fans of its scuff-hiding textured finish and smooth double wheel design. No detail has gone unnoticed with this one! 

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Google Nest Hub

Google’s Nest Hub has grown to be one of our favorite home-tech finds this year. Our favorite function? The Nest Hub is digital, live photo album (perfect for displaying those Instagram-worthy snaps taken from the road) that instantly displays photos added to Google+ without needing to manually upload them. Tech-loving travelers will love that it can also be used to control their connected home too!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

BASU eAlarmPRO

We’re firm believers in practicing safety at all times here at Dame Traveler… whether on the other side of the world, on a run at home or commuting to work. Safety-conscious travelers will adore BASU’s eAlarmPro’s portability (it’s the size of a thumb drive). Plus there’s no louder alarm that’s smaller, lighter or more transportable!

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

InCase’s Facet Case & Macbook Sleeve

Show your gift recipient that you care by giving them the extra protection for their precious tech items! We love InCase’s case for iPhone X in Rose Gold and sturdy laptop sleeve for MacBook 12″ – they’re just as trust worthy as they are streamlined and slick.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Paravel’s Packing Cube Set

No matter if you’re gift recipient is a fashionista or a minimalist, every type of Dame Traveler out there needs a set of sleek packing cubes. Paravel’s Packing Cube set are designed to make their next trip a total breeze to prepare for. Their conveniently sized and the perfect organizational tool for those long or short term getaways they’re bound to have in store.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler

Mophie Powerstation Plus 10000 Universal Battery With Lighting Connector

Mophie’s one of our absolute favorite tech accessory brand. And we’re loving its newest Powerstation with Universal Battery. It keep travelers devices fully charged at all timeswe’re talking to 34 extra hours! We love the Lightning connector to charge our phones, but we also are obsessed that it comes with its wireless charging pad too! 

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Dame Traveler


Happy holidays, ladies! I hope this gift guide helps you find the perfect travel gifts for your fellow Dame Traveler friends out there!

Disclosure: Some of the items in this gift guide above were given to us to review and some of the links above are affiliate links. We never recommend anything we don’t personally love and wouldn’t buy ourselves.

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