Here are some of my favorite items from small and medium-size business owners from places like Cape Town, Melbourne, New York, and Istanbul that will bring happiness to their recipients no matter where they live.
From snowy ski lodges in the Alps, to cozy pubs in England, this gift list is for the traveler inspired by warm earth tones and colder climes.
Yay Banner by Zana Products
A banner flag for your wall that will make you smile each morning. $20, Zana Products (South Africa)
Cuval uses local craftsman to create contemporary handbags. TL300, Cuval (Turkey)
A cozy hat from a modern day general store. $34.95, Old Faithful Shop (Canada)
Stylish antique copper bowls that you'll pass down through the generations. $180 set of four, Coppermill Kitchen (Connecticut)
Minimalist, menswear inspired ladies watch for everyday wear. $199, Daniel Wellington (Australia)
Handsome walnut serving board. $59, A Sunny Afternoon (Michigan)
A carry-on that holds all the necessities for a weekend jaunt. $95, Everlane Weekender in Peat (China)
Mini versions of some of my favorite beauty products. $37, Aesop Skincare (Australia)
From thatched roof beach huts in Mozambique, to sipping cocktails at the Bucket List in Bondi Beach, these gifts are for travelers inspired by bright colors and sunshine.
(Hotel Qualia in Whitsundays, Australia via AFAR)
Beautiful, bright iPhone Case. $44, Britt Bass Turner (Georgia)
A cozy blanket for beach bonfires. $135, The Citizenry (Handwoven in Peru)
Carry On Cocktail Kit
Mixology made simple with this tiny kit that gives you everything you need to craft an Old Fashioned in the plane cabin. $24, W&P Design + Punch (New York)
Tropical inspired rings by jeweler Dear Rae. From R330 (South Africa)
A scarf that instantly dresses up any plain tee or tank while on the go. $575, Mignonne Gavigan (New York)
One Love Organics
A travel kit stocked with tried and true organic beauty products. $50, available at Anthropologie. (Georgia)
Leather Harbor Tote
The perfect carry-on tote for work and travel. Bonus: it's handcrafted by an organization that helps empower women in East Africa. $235, Sseko (Kenya)
A blue slate pillow for all seasons. Handmade, styles vary. $139, Rebecca Atwood (Rhode Island & New York)
If you don't have any trips planned anytime soon, reading this is the next best thing. $19.95, Chronicle Books (Worldwide)
A functional and stylish men's watch. GBP215, Larsson & Jennings (Swiss made with Swedish & British influences)
Last but not least... a gift for all seasons.
This tiny camera automatically takes photos every 30 seconds. Perfect for documenting all your upcoming adventures. From $229, Narrative (Sweden)