10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

November 22, 2017   /   bynatalie  / Categories :  Personal, Travel, Uncategorized

My boyfriend always says it’s hard to shop for me, but I can’t imagine why. I literally love all presents! His argument is that I already have everything I need, which is fair enough. But do I have everything I want? I think not. I’m a big believer in gifting spoils, rather than that gifts that are practical. My argument is that I’m always going to get myself the practical things I really need, but I don’t spoil myself too often. I hope my list of 10 Christmas gifts any travel-obsessed girl will love offers a little inspiration and gives you some ideas for the travel-obsessed friend, partner, daughter, mom or sister in your life. Because honestly, who isn’t travel-obsessed?

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

1 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Having music or podcasts with me wherever I go is a must. Sometimes you just wanna get a vibe going, ya know? A waterproof Bluetooth speaker can go anywhere I go – from the shower to the pool to the beach.

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: Bubble Pod Bluetooth Speaker, R799 from Superbalist

2 A Scent to Remember

Every time I go on a big trip or holiday, I buy a new perfume to use on the trip. Smell is one of our most powerful senses and it can transport me right back to a tropical beach or that night I was getting ready for NYE in a magical city with just one spritz. Right now I’m really into Michael Kors Wanderlust, and not just because it matches the “travel” theme.

 

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: Michael Kors Wonderlust, R1815 for the gift set containing 100ml Michael Kors Wonderlust EDP, 100ml Body Lotion Tube and 10ml Wonderlust Rollerball EDP from Foschini | Michael Kors Wonderlust Sensual Essence, R1315 from Edgars

3 HP Sprocket Printer

With this tiny little printer, you can take pictures with your phone or camera and print them right away. I love the idea of being able to edit and crop pictures on my phone and then printing them along my journey, ready to frame or put into an album when I get home. This is right at the top of my Christmas wish list!

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: HP Sprocket Printer from, R1799 Takealot

4 Longchamp Le Pliage Bag

This bag is a classic. It’s super hardy and big enough to carry around all my travel stuff, camera and something warm – and it’s super chic too. It can also fold up really tiny, so it doesn’t take up much room in my luggage. I have one already and I’d like to start a little collection of my own.

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: Available in store at the V&A Waterfront and Hyde Park Shopping Centre

5 Wireless Headphones

Because who has time to get their cable wrapped up in stuff? Wireless headphones are a must-have and a gift that keeps on giving.

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop them: JBL Wireless Headphones, R999 from hi-online

6 Adidas Stan Smiths

My favourite travel shoes! Stan Smiths are super comfy and look great with everything from a summery dress to jeans and a leather jacket. One pair is never enough.

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop them: Adidas Original Stan Smiths, R1199 on Superbalist

7 KnowRoaming SIM Card

KnowRoaming provides SIM Stickers and SIM Cards for low-cost calling and data with coverage in 200+ countries. This means that you can use your smartphones like you would at home, without having to deal with the hassle of getting a local SIMs, having to wait for WiFi or coming home to an insanely high phone bill.  The KnowRoaming Global SIM Card offers calling, data and SMS at rates up to 85% less than traditional roaming. It works with the free KnowRoaming companion app. This app really puts you in control, so you can prepay for all usage, check rates and monitor usage in real-time. Plus, it offers free unlimited WhatsApp data usage, including calls and video calls. It makes a great gift, and you can just top it up with data for her whenever she travels. 

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: KnowRoaming Sim Car, $9,99 from KnowRoaming

8 Instax Mini Polaroid Camera

Digital is awesome, but there’s something romantic about analogue. A mini polaroid camera was a really great addition to my travel kit, and I love the whole ritual of taking pictures with it, waiting for them to develop and then treasuring them in my wallet, or pinning them up around the house.

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: Instax mini 9 Polaroid Camera, R1199 from Superbalist

9 Music/TV Streaming Membership

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: Netflix subscription, R210 per month | Google Music subscription, R60 per month

Having access to Google Music and Netflix is a big deal, especially when I’m travelling by myself. The gift of entertainment is one that everyone can value, so gifting your frequent traveller with access to Netflix or a music streaming platform like Google Music will definitely make her smile.

10 Luxurious Bed Linen

When you’re away often, there’s nothing more luxurious than sleeping in your own bed, between clean, fresh sheets. This jersey knit set from Woolworths has been on my want-list for ages! It’s so soft and stretchy, like your oldest, comfiest t-shirt.

10 Christmas Gifts Any Travel-Obsessed Girl Will Love

Shop it: Cotton Jersey Bed in a bag, from R1899 at Woolworths

I hope my list of 10 Christmas gifts any travel-obsessed girl will love has given you a few ideas for the holidays. Let me know if there’s anything you’re putting on your list this year!

6 comments

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    Lalannie / 22 Nov

    Great list Natalie!
    Loving the HP Sprocket Printer and Instax Mini Polaroid Camera – can’t decide which one though!

    The perfume looks good and probably smells divine!

    And that Luxurious Bed Linen sounds perfect!

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      natalie / 06 Dec

      Thanks Lalannie! Have you seen the Instax polaroid printer? That’s actually the best of both worlds!

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    Jade / 30 Nov

    I loooove your blog layout and writing style! Gonna read it through and through at leisure!
    p.s. I want the polaroid camera!

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      natalie / 06 Dec

      Thanks so much Jade! I really hope you find that Polaroid under the tree on Christmas morning!

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    Jennifer / 05 Dec

    The HP Sprocket Printer is definitely a must! I heard so many great things about it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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      natalie / 06 Dec

      It’s so cute right? I’m hoping to get one under the tree!

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