Our Holiday Gift Guide is a carefully curated selection that will not only delight the recipient, but you, too, can feel good knowing that you are supporting brands that are thoughtful and conscious of the impact they make on the planet.
A Personal Case
ROAM Luggage suitcases are
not only well-made, lightweight and full of useful touches (like washable linings and comfort-molded handles), but they are also customizable—so you can always spot your case in a crowd. Choose from multiple color options for the front and back shells, zippers, wheels, stitching and more, and top it off with a monogram. Starting at $450; roamluggage.com
When you can’t take someone to the world-famous Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon Iceland Advent Calendar is the next best thing. Open a new door every day and discover the brand’s silica mask, lava scrub, algae mask, mineral mask, body lotion, shower gel, mineral exfoliation and hydrating cream. $179; bluelagoon.com
When you consider that 8.3 billion straws pollute the world’s beaches, you will not want to contribute.
That’s why the reusable steel straw four-pack, from Klean Kanteen, certified B-Corp, is such a great stocking stuffer—for anyone who travels. Pop one in your bag, and pull it out, as needed. From $6; kleankanteen.com
This antibacterial/antiviral spray, The PlaneAire Surface and Air Purifying Travel Mist, is a blend of six organic essential oils and fruits. It is potent enough to kill 99.99 percent of the illness-causing bacteria on and around your seat on
Hope Gillerman, founder of
H. Gillerman Organics, has collaborated with women artisans in Mumbai, India, to create beautiful silks that absorb her organic essential oils. Simply anoint a silk with a few drops, and breathe in the aromatherapeutic benefits. $128; hgillermanorganics.com
At first glance, Busy Girl Bangles look just like a stylish accessory that adds a bit of gold, silver or rose gold flair to your outfit. But hidden inside the bangle are two hair ties, so you’ll always be ready for a hair emergency—or a crazy travel day. Starting at $25; gogirldesign.com
Made in LA, Erbaviva, the USDA-certified line, offers lovely treats for mama and baby. The Organic Mama-to-be Discovery Set is perfect for pampering, with the iconic Travel Stretch Mark Oil, Travel Stretch Mark Cream and Quease Ease Lip Balm.
The Weekender Bag
They should call it the “Wonder Bag”: it packs flat for storage, with three sections (“drawers”) that hang in the closet. Plus, a padded outside laptop compartment, a zippered section to store tickets and passports, and a separate spot for chargers.
Peddle in Style
Dress for both journey and destination with socially conscious Pearl iZumi’s stylish bike-friendly Vista Pant. Coated in an eco-friendly water-repellent finish, the fitted pants softly stretch as you move, and feature five handy pockets, plus a hidden security pocket that allows items like phones and keys to sit behind the leg, so they won’t interfere with your pedaling. $125; pearlizumi.com
Gifts That Give:
The Fragrance Journey
London-based perfumer Ormonde Jayne crafts elegant, multi-layered scents inspired by travel and featuring unique ingredients from around the world, like the sampaquita flower from the Philippines and osmanthus from Japan. Available in a choice of three unisex collections, the Ormonde Jayne Mixed Travel Lab set includes five of the line’s signature fragrances, each in a travel-friendly 8ml spray. $135;
The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 70L is easy to sling on your back and carries a week’s worth of getaway gear.
Made from lightweight 100 percent recycled polyester fabric, 100 percent recycled polyester lining and 100 percent recycled nylon webbing, it’s good for the planet while you travel the planet! patagonia.com
Words for the World
Keep wanderlust going between trips with a subscription to The Wordy Traveler, which every three months delivers to your door a box filled with an inspirational, travel-related book, a corresponding ethically sourced loose-leaf tea and a limited-edition art print. A portion of every box sold supports charities providing education for women and girls around the world. Starting at $50 per box; thewordytraveler.com
All Your Skin Needs
The eco-friendly Opuntia’s Revival Set includes
a Day Oil to hydrate and protect and a Night Oil to heal and regenerate; both are made with 100 percent organic opuntia (cactus seed) oil and all-natural ingredients like Spanish sage, neroli, geranium. Greece-based Opuntia plants two trees for every set sold through its partnership with One Tree Planted. $225; opuntialuxuryoils.com