Alison Karlene Hodgins

Is there a traveller on your holiday shopping list? Lucky you! We're an easy bunch to shop for.

If you're looking for a gift that's not hardside and mounted on four wheels - or a leather passport holder - you've come to the right place. I've assemble 10 awesome gifts priced between $10 and $150. Some are beautiful and wanderlusty while others are practical. All recommendations are our own; this post contains no sponsorship.

Happy holidays! 
x Alison


1. Olloclip for iPhone

For the shutterbug


For travellers who love documenting their trips but are constantly on the go, a chunky DSLR camera isn’t always practical. This 4-in-1 optic lens transforms your smartphone’s mediocre camera with interchangeable lenses. It’s diverse, portable, and the ultimate stocking stuffer.

Price: $79.99 – 119.99 CDN

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2. Vintage-style travel posters

For the nostalgic traveller

adg travel posterAnderson Design Group 

Anderson Design Group’s collection of vintage posters, puzzles and games are appealing relics for reminiscing over past vacations or inspiring new ones. The world travel poster collection includes 1920s-stylized posters from destinations such as Venice, Paris, London, Sydney and Havana. Other eye-catching collections include American National Parks, Lake and Lodge, and Southern Delight. 

Price: $39.95 USD

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3. RAVPowereExternal battery pack

For the tech-savvy traveller


The tech-savvy traveller already has an external battery—so one-up them with this heavy duty bad-boy. With 3 charging ports, the RAVPower 26800mAh can charge multiple devices simultaneously, up to 6 times on one charge.

Price: $59.99 CDN

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4. Refillable travel-size perfume bottle

For those who spritz


Travalo’s elegant, capsule-like refillable spray bottle is a genius solution for perfume on-the-go. The 5-ml bottle holds about 65 sprays, making it an excellent travel companion (and a smart stocking stuffer). Personalize it by filling it first with his/her favourite scent.

Price: $19.99 USD

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5. Passport notebook

For those who journal

Rifle Paper Co.Rifle Paper Co.

Nomads are forever scribbling away. Whether it’s daily recaps, travel checklists or just mindless doodles, your musings deserve a travel-inspired journal. These notebooks emulate passports and slide easily into back pockets, backpacks, or Christmas stockings.

$10 USD for a set of two

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6. Moroccan home décor

For the armchair traveller

Boho travellers long to fill their homes with décor from around the world. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to cart a load of furniture home with you. Problem solved: you can order these Moroccan leather poufs online.They're made of genuine leather and have a sturdy zipper closure on the bottom. 

Price: $120 CDN + free shipping on orders $100+

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What better way to fight off the winter blues than by getting cozy between worldly sheets? This classic black-and-white blanket with dangling pompoms is handmade in Morocco. The Himalayan teal throw (made in Quebec) is a patterned option for those not afraid of a pop of colour.

$96 - 125 CDN + free shipping on orders $100+

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7. Red Christmas Tea

To travel the world in a teacup

twg teaTWG Tea

Few things make the holiday season come to life like the wafting aromas of freshly baked gingerbread, sizzling turkey and spiced tea. A steaming mug of TWG Tea’s signature Red Christmas Tea can transport you back to times when you’ve savoured a cuppa abroad.

Price: $25

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8. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist

For the bucketlist crusher

Lonely Planet Travel GuideLonely Planet

Here’s a global list for my Christmas list. The world’s leading travel guide company has ranked the world’s top 500 attractions and compiled them all into this gorgeous hardcover book. The Ultimate Travelist makes an appropriate coffee table heavyweight for nomads to flip through and daydream. Warning: this present is likely to inspire wanderlust.

Price: $30.75 CDN

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9. Rafiki (friendship) bracelets

For a gift that makes a world of difference

ME to WEME to WE

I love goodies from around the world, especially when they come with good karma. This versatile rafiki 3-in-1 bracelet/anklet/necklace from Me to We is handmade in Kenya. The craftsperson receives a fair wage and every purchase provides access to education.

Price: $15 CDN

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10. Bose wireless speakers

For the grooving globetrotter


From the pool to the patio to Pompeii, this water-resistant speaker is the perfect travel gift for music-obsessed nomads. The sound quality is stellar, and it doesn’t look half-bad either. The SoundLink® Color Bluetooth® Speaker II comes in four colours: aquatic blue, coral red, soft black and polar white. 

Price: $149.99 CDN + free shipping

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Bonus: A Canadian Traveller Magazine subscription!

For the dreamer

canadian traveller

A gift that gives throughout the year (four times, to be exact).

Find words by editor Terrilyn Kunopaski and even a few articles penned by myself! Columns include snapshots, in short, 72 hours in..., shop, travel muse, unexpected icon, confessions and our destination features. We publish Canadian Traveller quarterly and editions can also be read digitally at no extra cost.

Price: $17.95 for 1-year

Buy it Have questions and want to speak with a human? Email Sheila, our lovely customer service lead at or call us at 1-888-924-7524.

Happy Holiday Shopping!


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