By Beth Doane
For the one in your life who loves adventure, here are 27 incredible items to consider for your holiday gifting this year. Each carefully selected piece is made with incredible attention to detail and will make a unique and memorable gift, perfect for a grand expedition or a quick weekend away.
Paravel is known for their high-end luggage and travel accessories perfect for every adventure, no matter the size. As unapologetic textile geeks with backgrounds in luxury fashion, they wouldn’t settle for anything but the best. The result? An ultra lightweight, waterproof, wipeable fabric we love that looks pretty but acts tough. As the Italians say, that's amore.
Mike and Alex Faherty are proud to design clothing made from unique and sustainable fabrics, and develop close, personal relationships with their manufacturers to craft high-quality goods which is why we love them. I currently adore their ponchos - perfect for travel.
$178.00 Baja Poncho - Sierra Paradise
3. Kusmi Tea
For 150 years Kusmi Tea has been offering the world the finest in high quality tea blends. This travel size is perfect to carry Kusmi Tea’s essentials anywhere.
$39.00 Detox Tea Travel Set
4. The North Face
North Face is committed to serving all those who desired to explore and to serving our natural wild lands by helping to conserve them. At their core, they believe exploration creates an indelible bond with the outdoors, inspiring people to protect our land and pass these beliefs down to the next generation. The North Face delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. They push the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration and this particular piece is a personal favorite.
$199.00 Womens Denali 2 Hoodie Asphalt/Grey
5. UMA Oils
Uma Oils is a new line of "farm-to-bottle” organic oils using potent rare formulas and their founder Shrankhla Holecek, hails from a family that has produced the world’s finest essential oils for centuries at their family estate in India. UMA is also committed to empowering women – over half their staff is female, and employees receive free health and childcare, ongoing education and retirement benefits. Read more about Uma’s impact efforts here.
$85.00 Pure Energy Wellness Oil
Jet-lag is the worst. Relax with this beautiful, soothing incense candle. Goop is a lifestyle brand with its roots in content across six key pillars: Wellness, Travel, Food, Beauty, Style, and Work; within those pillars, they curate and sell a tightly-edited array of products that adhere to their brand values, and also make their own goods like this luxurious candle.
$72.00 Insence Candle
7. Lovely Bird
Inspired by her travels, designer Jaime Haskell created a collection of hats for the lighthearted and fashion-savvy girl-on-the-go yearning for the perfect accessory to take her outfit from day to night and beyond. What I love is that Haskell’s incredible collection is made in the USA from start to finish. They even use sustainable, high quality wool that is cruelty free.
$180.00 Havana Straw Fedora White w/Grey Leather
8. Year Of Ours
Year Of Ours takes inspiration from an era where camaraderie, practicality, quality craftsmanship and confidence reigned supreme. Year Of Ours hones in on the philosophy of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while creating timeless, all-purpose looks that translate with ease and a classic sensibility making it the perfect line for travel.
$88.00 Warm Up Sweatshirt
9. Open The Kimono
Open the Kimono, a family business, was co-founded by Ibby Hartley, an LA-based fashion designer, and Lise Matthews, a Venice-based architect. The two women draw upon their design backgrounds and creative experiences to make artistic, kimono-inspired clothing. Their line is absolutely gorgeous and made to be worn all around the world. We love it for holiday gifting.
$275.00 Birds of a Feather
I’m obsessed with this line because they are so comfortable and perfect for a life on the road yet also beautifully designed. It all started with Allyson and Michael who created a collection of shoes that are fashionable yet comfortable enough to walk, work and play in. We love them!
$225.00 Navarro Shoe
11. Sofia Cashmere
Sofiacashmere’s throws, capes and travel sets are produced from the world's most exclusive cashmere yarns, and are exquisitely crafted to create a soft and comfortable feel. They acquire only the most luxurious cashmere – for the softest touch, and in long fiber lengths, to resist pilling. Their exacting standards give each sofiacashmere product strength and shape for many years.
12. Native Union
NATIVE UNION is an absolute favorite this year. Born out of a shared passion for good design and well-made products and we are obsessed with their design. Disenchanted by the nondescript, mass produced plastic that filled the mobile accessories market, John Brunner and Igor Duc set created this stylish alternative for the modern individual. By combining the finest materials, functional design, and considered details, NATIVE UNION creates products with personality, that enhance the way you live with your tech. It’s a must for your gift lists this year.
$79.99 Eclipse Charger
13. Yuyu Bottle
Why constantly move a small, traditional hot water bottle around your body if you can enjoy the large spread and blissful heat from the YuYu Bottle? Measuring 81cm the YuYu is the world's first long hot water bottle, and can stay warm for up to 6 hours. It’s perfect for travel and gifting this year!
$212.00 100% Cashmere Classic Knit
Aday wanted to simplify their wardrobes and lives. So they set out to create the wardrobe of the future that is technical, seasonless and sustainable. Instead of buying another piece when the temperature changes, they’ve reinvented these staples to be more beautiful and versatile than ever before. Aday feels passionate about creating pieces we’ll keep and wear season after season and that’s why we love them.
$125.00 Something Borrowed Shirt
Craghoppers creates comfortable and practical clothing ranges to help you stay on the trail as long as possible. By introducing new designs, using the latest technologies and bringing to the mix that special spirit of innovation their products are more comfortable, lighter, more waterproof, insulating and sun protective than ever before.
$90.00 Nat Geo Insect Shield Adventure Shirt
Figue (pronounced “fig”) is a globally inspired and globally produced collection, born out of a passion for travel and desire to share the talents of artisans around the world. We adore Figue’s collection of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry with a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit. By combining original prints with layered textures, embroideries and hand-embellishment the result is a truly seasonless brand that is equal parts luxurious and bohemian.
$495.00 Amrita Kaftan
17. The Safari Store
The perfect piece for all adventures this dress is both functional and simply elegant. The Safari Store even offers advice on what to pack for your safari, and are the specialist supplier of Safari Clothing, Safari Luggage, Binoculars, Safari Books and Safari Accessories. They are relied upon by specialist safari tour operators, safari travelers, and the BBC.
$57.95 Safari Shirt Dress
18. Negative Underwear
Negative is committed to considered minimalism and we love it. They pay attention to what’s not there as much as what is. Everything Negative is made with quality, style and comfort in mind. Whether it’s fabric from Belgium or elastic from Japan, they source from the same premium mills as any luxury brand you’ll find in the market. One big difference? Negative sells online to cut out the
wholesale margin (aka you don’t have to pay as much).
$35.00 Silky Brief in Black
19. Kayu Design
Kayu products are handmade using indigenous techniques that have been passed down through the generations. They eschew the mass produced and instead work with cooperatives and artisans, many of whom learnt to weave and sew from their mothers which is impressive to say the least. Each of Kayu’s bags takes many days to make and each bears the mark of the individual artist. They work with cooperatives and artisans and pay them a fair, living wage. We are also in love with the fact that Kayu uses locally-sourced and eco-friendly materials including natural straw, sustainably sourced shell and recycled wood. Perfect for gifting!
$205.00 Charlotte Clutch
Vionic's mission began with the work of renowned podiatrist Phillip Vasyli. A pioneer and innovator in the field of lower-limb biomechanics, Vasyli treated thousands of patients, ranging from young children to amateur and professional athletes. Known by friends and colleagues as a "born healer," he had a genuine passion for making orthotic treatment more affordable and accessible to people in need of pain relief. Vionic shoes provide essential stability and addictive support. With a contour seamlessly engineered into each shoe, sandal and slipper, Vionic helps support natural alignment from the ground up. We love them for travel.
$139.95 Elation Active Sneaker
Lovestitch is a versatile women's clothing line with a contemporary, understated bohemian feel and a defining brush stroke of "California life style". We love their modern flattering cuts, perfect for women seeking effortless chic, fashionable comfort and enlightened style. Ideal for any getaway or beach day.
$36.00 Nia Beach Dress
22. Asa Kaftans
Founded by Asa Soltan Rahmati, an internationally recognized artist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who can be seen on Bravo's hit television show Shahs of Sunset - Asa Kaftans are worn by celebrities worldwide. They are also the perfect travel piece and an amazing gift for the holiday season!
$130.00 Bali Short
23. Alo Yoga
Alo Yoga is relentless about making the best yoga clothing in the world and their garments also capture what’s trending in contemporary fashion. We love them for travel and with every piece luxury truly meets performance. This jacket is a favorite!
$132.00 Comfort Jacket
B&O Play’s portable speakers give minimalist design a dynamic sound we love. Their new P2 speaker complete with tap and shake interaction features make for the best ‘anywhere’ device. The A1’s easy carabiner cord makes it an ideal gesture for the outdoor travel enthusiast, while the E8 wireless in ear headphones speaks to the jetsetter on your list.
$169.99 P2 Speaker
Florabella is a lifestyle collection providing diverse and fashion forward resort beachwear looks for all ages. Spirited and timeless designs with an emphasis on natural materials, color and functionality, the florabella collection encapsulates luxury resort living that we think is perfect for every traveler.
$275.00 Antilles Natural
The celebrity-loved brand is 100% employee owned and a Founding Member of B Corporation, and offers a range of sandals, clogs, boots, heels and other styles for women as well as a clog, sneaker and dress casual styles for men. We love them all. The legendary Dansko all-day comfort and support makes them perfect for both global travel and local adventures.
27. Simone LeBlanc
Simone LeBlanc believes gifts tell a story and thats one reason why we love them so much. Their passion for the highest quality products, love of fine details and authentic approach has garnered them loyal customers and high profile devotees and this particular box is truly dreamy and perfect for holiday gifting. In short, inspired gifts, expertly given.
$150.00 Mind, Body, Spirit