2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Travel & Outdoors

by Rona Berg

Now that travel is ramping up, and wanderlust is rampant, take a look at the Travel section of our Holiday Gift Guide to find the perfect Gift for anyone who loves to hit the road!

Ground Control

The Mission Control, from Mystery Ranch, is designed to keep tech— cell phone, smart watch, chargers, cords—easy to access and organized on the go. Fully padded, with an easily accessible ported zipper front pocket for charging, it’s the perfect gift for anyone who gets tangled up in or loses their gear. Available in three sizes. 

Follow the Backroads

For those who prefer to avoid highway driving and explore the backroads, Backroads of the Great American West is a great guide. From Morro Bay to Beaver Canyon, the lush photographs and maps are sure to whet the wanderlust!

All Wrapped Up!

The Kachula blanket, made from 100 percent repurposed nylon, goes anywhere: camping, boating, the beach, hiking and more. Water- and spill-resistant, with a zippered storage pocket, the Kachula can also snap under the chin to be worn as a cozy poncho. 

Super Fleece

No one does fleece like Patagonia, and every year, it seems the company comes out with designs that are even more beautiful and sustainable. This Fair Trade Certified-sewn Patagonia Retro Pile Jacket is made with 100 percent recycled polyester double-sided shearling fleece, which makes it extra cozy, soft and warm.

Big Enough

The new Gregory Border Traveler, inspired by top-seller the Border, is made with recycled materials, and many great features: an ActiveShield Compartment to separate wet or dirty clothes, with antimicrobial technology to inhibit growth of odor-causing bacteria, a split case design, super cushion-y back panel and shoulder harness for a great fit, padded laptop sleeve, side mesh water-bottle pocket. Available in two sizes. 

The Ripple Effect

Seasoned travelers always takes a beautiful scarf with them, and The Ripple Scarf—inspired by sonic waves, the spiral of Kundalini energy and the dynamic flow of water—is made of silk, with AZO- free, nontoxic dyes and measures a generous 36 inches square, creating endless options for styling. The included uplifting Affirmation states: I break through and discover myself anew. 

Travel Basic

This soft-as-could-be long sleeve organic cotton white tee is GOTS- certified, and will keep any traveler feeling cozy and comfortable, and arrive looking crisp and stylish. The perfect travel basic! 

Vino on the Go

Wine aficionados will love the VinGarde Valise, a hard-shell case on wheels, designed to safely transport wines, spirits, craft beers and other bottled delicacies back home. Enjoy those wine tastings and know that you can spirit your spirits safely back in this case that holds 12 bottles.

Surf’s Up

For anyone who loves surfing, On Surfing is a gorgeous new coffee- table book featuring interviews with surf stars Gerry Lopez, Kassia Meador, Mikey February, Stephanie Gilmore, Taro Tamai, Thomas Campbell and more. If you can’t go surfing right now, be there in spirit.

Happy Feet

Now that travel is ramping back up again, anyone planning a long- haul flight will be grateful for Stox Energy Socks compression socks, which help prevent traveler’s thrombosis, which starts in the calves. Endorsed by Olympic athletes and great for frequent flyers and people whose work keeps them on their feet all day. Made in Italy with temperature-regulating merino wool. 

Ebb & Flow

Hydro Flask’s new Limited Edition Ebb & Flow collection features a 24-ounce wide mouth bottle with a marbled wave design, color- matched cap and flexible strap. Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for up to 12, and comes with a lifetime warranty. Dishwasher-safe, and comes in three colors. We love Hydro Flask! 

Cozy Crew

The cozy waffle-knit Ecoknit Thermal Crew from United by Blue, made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, is great for layering, which makes it a perfect piece for travel. Fortunately, it comes in three colors, because this is one of those go-to pieces that any guy will come back to again and again.

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