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Pure Wander’s USA Holiday Gift Guide

By November 30, 2017December 1st, 2022No Comments

 It’s That Time Of Year!

We Have Diligently Curated The Perfect Gift For Every Member Of Your Family Who Loves To Travel, Indulge And Explore The Entire World. Here Are Our Favorite Picks Hailing From The USA For 2017!

Don Papa Rum

zoku ice shot glasses shooters

It’s the holiday season, and that means festive cocktails.  Whether making eggnog for the family, mulling some wine – or just trying to see how far you can push the pumpkin spice crazy – Don Papa rum fits right into the theme.  This Philippine rum is full of rich, vanilla flavours that make it perfect for clearing those awkward family parties. It embodies the spirit of Papa Isio – the legendary figure adorns the bottle – who fought colonial oppression.  In the spirit of revolution, one must maintain his sanity during fights for parking spaces, skirmishes for the best deals, manoeuvring to avoid political arguments, and wars waged for control over the TV remote – that’s where Don Papa’s full and smooth flavour really shine through.  This rum is no slouch on quality (being made from some of the best native ‘Noble’ sugar cane) , and can certainly be drank straight or on the rocks.  For those with more discerning tastes, Don Papa also comes in a 10-year aged variety.  Both types have packaging, making them great gift for the rum or spirit lover in your life.


UE Megaboom Speaker

UE Megaboom Speaker purple

This compact speaker from Ultimate Ears is a powerful and portable party companion.  When you’re having family or friends over for a holiday get together, or you’re headed somewhere warm – this speaker can be your card-playing, dancing or swimming companion!  It’s fully waterproof – perfect for escapes to the beach or by the pool.  So when yet another round of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ is needed, you’re less than festive friends won’t be able to stop the rhythm by throwing it in the lake!  It connects via Bluetooth, so you can pass around DJ responsibilities and change playlists easily.  You can even pair multiple speakers together to play the same music in different rooms, or just create a bigger boom (pun intended).  Weighing under two pounds, making room for the MegaBoom may be difficulty for carry-on only flights, but audiophiles won’t find better sound quality in a portable speaker.  Twenty hours of battery life insures that your holiday get together will last long into the morning!

Retail: $179.99 – $299.99

Frieling French Press

freling french pressNothing makes me feel more excited for the morning then a good cup of coffee. After living in the UK for  a few years, I fear I’ll never go back to regular drip coffee again. Luckily, the Frieling French Press is a lovely accessory for any stylish kitchen that reminds us of traveling Europe and sipping the strong stuff. This mirrored-finished press is stainless steel and retains heat well in its compact design. It’s a perfect gift for an American who’s converted over to perfectly crafted foreign coffee.

Retail: $72.95

Noli Yoga Leggings

noli yoga star leggings

Ok so what modern lady doesn’t love rocking a pair of leggings and cozy sweater on a cold winter night? Yes, we are aware that leggings are activewear rather than loungewear. However, working as a digital nomad has an added bonus, activewear is the new business casual. Seriously, you know the Noli Tree of Life Leggings match perfectly with that cream cable knit sweater in the back of your closet. We also dig the new star design that helps us light up our yoga practice.

Retail: $60.00


Pack This! Pad

Pack This Pad

There are so many gorgeous spots for road trips in the U.S. Whether you’re enjoying the sunshine and rolling waves along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, hopping from waterfall to waterfall on Maui’s Road to Hana or venturing the Blue Ridge Parkway to explore North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains, there are so many things to remember to pack. But the days of leaving things behind are gone with the Pack This! Pad. This delightful pad offers 60 sheets that will help you remember everything you could possibly need on your next vacation. It even offers a spot to list your destinations and the weather so you’re fully prepared and don’t forget a thing along the way.

Retail: $6.99

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

tatcha dewy skin mist

Keeping a proper beauty routine while travelling can be challenging. It becomes especially difficult when all of your favorite skin products can only be purchased in containers larger than 3 ounces. Tacha makes moisturizing as easy as a spritz! The Dewy Skin Mist consists a proprietary mix of more botanical oils, hyaluronic acid, and Okinawa red algae to give your skins a youthful glow. Be sure to head over to Sephora and pick up this lightweight moisturizer, it makes for the perfect stocking stuffer.

Retail: $20.00

Izola Flask and Handkerchief

pioneer handkerchief by izola

Hey boys, this one if for you. All you dapper lads need this in your lives to look classy while on the road. And if you want to treat the dude or dudette in your life, they need one of these beautiful stainless steel flasks from Izola. The 5-ounce flask holds enough for you and your pals next time you’re caught in a pinch without something firey. Cheers to the “put some hair on your chest’ label and toast the good life, while stuffing your ‘O Pioneers’ handkerchief back into your pocket.

Retail: $27.00 for flask, $15.00 for handkerchief. Through 12/24 – 30% off orders over $100 with code: HOLIDAYS30 and 20% off everything else with code: HOLIDAYS20

MONQ Personal Diffusers

MONQ Personal Diffuser

U.S. travelers often love the outdoors. While there are some stellar cities—Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Charleston—that get plenty of travel attention, it’s the national and state parks, sweeping coastlines and hiking trails that get the most attention. Whether you’re on the road or simply wishing you were, the MONQ Personal Diffusers from the Feel Nature line will transport you back to some of your most memorable trips. With three blends—forest, ocean and mountain—reminiscent of some stellar travel spots, ingredients like douglas fir, eucalyptus and juniper leaf help relax you with scents and tastes of nature.

Retail: $20.00 each or all three for $55.00

Etools Organizer Pro

Etools Organizer Pro

Often times, traveling means having to organize the things you’re taking along perfectly so you’re able to find them later. That’s where the Etools Organizer Pro comes in. This handy product will help keep your electronics, cords, chargers and memory cards all in one place. With easy-to-use elements like padded and mesh pockets and attachment loops for things like earbuds, pens or charging cords, you’ll have a place for everything. A large pocket in the front is great for bigger things like laptop or camera chargers, but a tablet could easily fit inside as well. No matter where you venture across the country, this waterproof organizer will ensure you know just where everything is.

Retail: $38.95

Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger

Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger

While many hotel rooms have added lamps or desks with additional charging outlets, some still offer only a couple, half-filled with lamps or TVs already plugged in. Traveling with a laptop, phone and camera (per person!) makes it difficult to get everything charged up overnight when limited outlets are available, but Belkin’s SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger changes that completely. Plug it into any standard outlet and you’re suddenly left with three outlets and two USB charging ports. It swivels to fit any type of outlet and has a light showing when the surge protection is on so you can protect while you charge.

Retail: $29.99

Nomadix Yoga and Beach Towel

Baja Aqua yoga towel nomadix

A never ending battle: finding a towel that works great for the beach, yoga class, wicks away sweat and also stays away from sand. Nomadix is ideal for all of these scenarios and more. What incredible is that each of these large towels is made from recyclable plastic bottles, which does wonders for our environment. We love it on our beach vacations and on top of a slippy yoga mat.

Retail: $54.95 for Baja Aqua, comes in endless colors and styles

National Parks Explorer Map

National Parks Explorer Map

There are different ways to keep track of the places you’ve traveled, but few are as cute as Seth and Maddy Lucas’s National Parks Explorer Map from Uncommon Goods. The complementing greens and golds make for a wonderful aesthetic while little green tree stickers can be placed on the silk-screen map to track your progress. It’s the perfect gift for any U.S. traveler who loves exploring the great outdoors and soaking up the beauty of our national parks.

Retail: $55.00

Jansport Digibreak Laptop Backpack

Digibreak Laptop Backpack

This holiday season, get your favorite techy traveler a Digibreak Laptop Backpack to protect their electronics while they travel. Made by trusted brand Jansport, the bag is designed with tech-users in mind, with special pockets for a laptop, a tablet and even your phone. Extra layers of padding help protect your valuables and keep them safe whether you’re traveling by plane, train or car. One of the best things about this backpack are the many different patterns and colors it comes in, from plain black to colorful coral flowers to a Pop Art print.

Retail: $42.00

doTERRA Travel Kit

doTERRA Travel Kit

As a big fan of essential oils and their benefits, I know that different oils have different uses. When you’re traveling, it’s impossible to take them all along, but doTERRA’s Travel Kit makes it easy to have the most important oils by your side no matter where your vacations take you. The kit comes with four 5 mL bottles, including lavender, wild orange, peppermint and the AromaTouch blend that is perfect for relaxing massages.

Retail: $44.00

Flint and Tinder 10-year Hoodie

Flint and Tinder 10-year Hoodie

The men in our lives are very particular about their hoodies. They want them to fit well, last forever and make a small fashion statement to boot. The 10-year hoodie from Flint and Tinder, sold on Huckberry, checks all these boxes. It’s an all-American brand that sources materials from Pennsylvania, Mississippi and South Carolina. Structured and durable, it was given life originally though a Kickstarter campaign and now is super popular among those who love USA-made and sustainable clothing. The zip-up hunter green version is our favorite, but many other styles and colors are available.

Retail: $89.99

Have A Look At All The Pure Wander Gift Guides Coming Out This Week! We Have Ideas To Fit Every Style And Inspiration. Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Eileen Cotter Wright

Author Eileen Cotter Wright

Eileen Cotter is a freelance travel journalist and owner of Pure Wander. She's our resident expat extraordinaire and falls down a lot in yoga class. Follow her on Instagram @Pure_Wander.

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