Etsy wants to help you delight the travelers on your gift list. It might seem difficult to find the right thing for people who love to explore the world; they seem to find interesting souvenirs wherever they go.
Stop to think about it: What they enjoy are unique items. Handcrafted? All the better! With that in mind, you can shop at Etsy for personalized gifts that show you understand their nomad cravings.
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Leather journal by MedievalJourney: Choose a quote or saying, as well as the traveler’s initials for the cover of this beautiful journal.
The notebooks can be bound or refillable. With a choice of size, leather color, and paper, you can create the perfect journal or sketchbook. Consider this for anyone who loves to write, draw…or dream on paper.
Etsy has hundreds of beautiful journals. Click here to see them all.
How about something that shows your traveler’s favorite destinations? Etsy’s artists can create wearable items, such as this bracelet by BrassAndChain with six personal city maps…for less than $30! The shop has more than 400 items: key chains, necklaces, cufflinks, and wall art. For non-travelers, make bracelets from where life events happened.
More jewelry for those wanderlusters? Click here!
Speaking of destinations–past, present, and future–here are a couple of ways to surprise travelers: First, VintageBeachMaps offers pillows and prints with maps of cities, zip codes, or just the names of places. This would be a great way to announce a surprise trip. (Fun: a pillow that says “Home” with the nomad’s zip code!)
I like these inexpensive–$5!!–Bucket List of things to do in 33 U.S. cities. ImageNugget lets you download and print, so you have the page instantly. Frame it, or print several for a folder or booklet. It would be great to have a checklist when visiting a city…and then it would become a memento or part of a scrapbook after the trip. And really, can you beat the price?!? The shop also does personalized invitations and quotes, also for easy download.
TravelTubeBlankets sells a unique and useful way to bring your own coverup onboard a flight or to stay cozy during layovers or road trips. Made by a woman on Bainbridge Island, WA, this is such a great idea!
There are dozens of colors and patterns to choose from, including the classic “Seattle Grey”…funny for those of us who know and love the Pacific Northwest. The standard blanket is one-size-fits-all, but the shop owner will work with you if you need a special size. Just a heads-up: Order NOW to prevent disappointment.
A personalized passport cover? Yes, please! CMTImpressions has a wide selection. Get a simple monogram or a colorful one with a motto. Extra cool: You can add an embossed message on the inside flap!
This shop offers other personalized items, including aluminum water bottles. And since single-use plastics are being banned in many places around the world, this is another handy gift idea.
I encourage you to browse Etsy…there are almost two million sellers who want to help you find perfect gifts for everyone, for every occasion. I mean everyone! And with 50 million products, you can’t go wrong.
Start shopping now. These artists don’t make unlimited numbers of their works. And although these shops work quickly, personalization can take time.
More gift ideas? Absolutely! And there will be more to come!