Thinking of holidays and travel gifts

I Love YouMaybe it is just because the temperature finally dropped a few degrees in Arizona, but I’m thinking about the Holiday gift list I will post in mid November.  I have put out the word that I am looking for appropriate gifts for travelers who read, and have received some really interesting suggestions.

For instance, a very worthy charity markets luggage tags, hand made in Thailand–and on the other price end, a luscious cashmere travel wrap from Scotland–but that is all I’m telling about that  until November. And in a prior Giveaway, I awarded a gift certificate to CSN stores. Remember them? That’s the on-line collection of more than 200 stores that sell everything from nightstands to luggage.  CSN stores have invited me to review products in exchange for giving me a gift certificate to spend as I choose, and I think I’ll go shopping.Ingenues arrive, Central Station, Sydney, c. 1920s / by Sam Hood I want to check out the travel accessories and the  luggage store to see what might make a good gift. Whatever I buy will get an honest review here and on the CSN site before I recommend it on my gift list.

And why am I telling you all this?  Because I would very much like to have your input.  You are the ‘traveler who reads’ that we’re putting this list together for.  I want it to be the kind of list you will print out and leave lying around the house hinting to all concerned.

SO…what do YOU want to see on the list?  Here’s last year’s list of Ten Perfect Gifts for Travelers Who Read.

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Vera Marie Badertscher

About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, or recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She has written for Reel Life With Jane, Life is a Trip and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

6 thoughts on “Thinking of holidays and travel gifts

  1. music, of course — both to set the mood for travel and bring back memories. packets of tea make inexpensive and lightweight gifts too, for a drink to enjoy as you are reading — and Jennifer, there are kinds with minimal packaging.

    1. Love the tea suggestion. I am SO enjoying the tea from Mariage Freres in Paris, and hope that Santa will order me some more on line. Much as I would like to, I don’t think I’ll be running back to Paris for replenishment.

  2. I’d like to read about the best inexpensive travel gifts, and ones that have NO PACKAGING AT ALL. So, I think I’m saying zero-waste travel gifts that don’t cost too much. Can’t wait!

  3. i am not looking for books (can you blv it?) as my TBR pile has expanded to several piles, each taller than i am. but i DO like things from other countries (the scottish wrap) or travel accessories. i am also always looking for handmade items, fabric, etc. from countries i have visited and/or read about in my books.

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