With so many holiday gift guides flooding our social media streams, news articles and more, it’s easy to feel a bit too caught up in the rampant consumerism that is often associated with major holidays.
Is love really measured in pricy Scandinavian-inspired bathroom accessories for Dad, or customized cat socks for Grandma, as one (slightly eccentric) gift guide suggests?
This is not to say that your dad wouldn’t love a lavish toothbrush holder, and Granny wouldn’t be over the moon for wool socks blazoned with her beloved feline’s face. We’re not even saying we don’t love holiday gift guides. Everyone here at Res Ipsa are avid readers of the Travel and Leisure annual guides.
We’re just saying we get it. It all feels like a bit too much at times...but what is Christmas without presents? How do you get something of value that you know he/she will treasure?
As one wise old soul once said:
“Travel is the Only Thing You Buy that Makes You Richer”
Made famous by inspirational stock photos, this quote (while cheesy) does a pretty good job of summing up our feelings here at Res Ipsa.
The inspiration for all we do comes from our travels. In fact, our famous kilim shoes wouldn’t even exist if it hadn’t been for one fateful trip to Istanbul.
While the experience is of the utmost importance, even the best of trips have some unpleasant in-between moments. From tiny airplane seats to a particularly bumpy tuk-tuk ride, every step of the way can be made easier and more enjoyable thanks to clever products.
We’ve put together some of our favorite luxury travel gifts for the globetrotter in your life. This holiday gift guide is perfect for people who love the journey as much as the destination. It’s essential to find travel bags, backpacks, and other travel accessories that are every bit as trendy and comfortable as they are enduring and sensible to routine, everyday wear.
For the Busy Globetrotter
Even though the travel bug is growing, many of us still gotta work to eat and can’t take months off to travel the world. Short breaks and travel-inspired products are a few great ways to make busy travelers feel like they’re back on the road again.
Boutique Holiday Gift Card
Give the gift of a great experience! Starting at $50, Mr. and Mrs. Smith's "Get a Room!" gift cards can be used at any Smith hotel. From Fiji to Edinburgh, there are 1105 hotels to choose from. With so many locations, your loved one will have no issue finding the perfect weekend escape.
Perfect for those who with a serious case of wanderlust but limited time, the Try the World subscription box bring gourmet food and drinks from around the world straight to the subscriber’s doorstep.
Abbott Fragrance makes colognes that are inspired by its favorite destinations. Perfect for a busy traveler who aches to be back among the Sequoia trees or lounging around Cape Cod.
A sturdy weekender bag is an essential part of any short break. It needs to be the right size to fit in tiny airplane compartments or the trunk of a car. Res Ipsa kilim bags are of the highest quality, one-of-a-kind, and designed to go everywhere. A great gift idea for travelers, our kilim weekender bags are sure to impress.
For the Adventurous Globetrotter
Help the globetrotter in your life remember every detail of their trip with this handy notebook. Inspired by the traditions of American farmers exchanging memo books with each other, Field Notes are steeped in history.
Only those who have stayed in hostels know the horrors of many hostel beds. Make your favorite traveler a bit more comfortable on their next adventure with a Relentless Recreation Camp Pillow. This inflatable pillow has a microfiber base, making it feel like the real deal. When deflated it is also small enough to fit perfectly in a travel backpack, making it the perfect addition to any backpacker’s arsenal of travel accessories.
No one appreciates a thrill quite like an adventurous globetrotter. Packed full of awesome holiday gift ideas, Viator has the industry’s largest selection of tours and activities
Here’s the truth. Every person needs a backpack. It goes with you on every adventure and every trip. So it needs to have the qualities you need most. A good backpack is a necessity.
Here’s the problem. Everyone has the same backpack. Black and grey, bulky or slim, everyone is strapping the same style.
Here’s the solution. We designed a different kind of backpack. With enough room to hold travel essentials, Res Ipsa kilim backpacks make the perfect daypack for your adventurous globetrotter to bring on their next adventure.
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