Did you see last week’s gift guide for the Seeker of the Sacred?
I had so much fun putting it together that I thought I’d make one for the intentional traveler, too. These gifts will help the intentional traveler in your life travel with simplicity and awareness so that they can fully immerse themselves in the culture they’re visiting and embrace the Sacred journey at hand.
Here are some ideas for the Intentional Traveler on your list:
This gift is more practical in nature and makes the perfect stocking stuffer! There’s no doubt that the intentional traveler likes to travel as often as possible. Help them be more sustainable and leave the quart size plastic bags behind with these washable TSA approved carry-on storage bags from RuMe. Each package comes with two—I won’t tell if you take the other one.
A scarf is a necessary addition for the intentional traveler’s wardrobe for those cool nights and cathedral visits. Give a scarf while also giving back when you purchase one at fashionABLE, a company that supports sustainable business in Africa.
This series begins on PBS tonight and I can’t wait to watch it! Though the DVD doesn’t come out until early January, I don’t think the intentional traveler on your list would mind waiting a few extra days for a gift that will inspire a lifetime of journeys.
A journal is a must for the intentional traveler, and I’m a fan of the Moleskine sketchbook because it has thick pages and can be used as a scrapbook along the way. To round out the gift, include some colorful pens, a small pair of scissors, and a glue stick in a small zippered ouch.
This book by European travel expert Rick Steves is a great primer on how to learn from each culture you visit, serving as an intentional traveler’s manifesto.
A leather satchel might be considered the trademark daypack of the well-traveled, and for a good reason—it’s both beautiful and durable. If you have a good one, it can become your greatest travel companion. (Shown: a unisex model from ModCloth with great reviews.)
Inside that leather satchel, it’s always a good idea to have an extra bag for a trip to the market or that moment when you find the perfect souvenir. This daypack from ChicoBag can serve as a backpack or tote bag and is collapsable—it fits equally well in a pocket or Christmas stocking!
The intentional traveler knows that it’s good to have all of the important documents easily accessible (though not to thieves) and all in one place. This leather passport wallet is a beautiful gift that, because it’s from FashionABLE, keeps on giving.
What would you add to the list? Share your response to the question or the post in the comments.
PS: Find more gift ideas in The Pilgrim’s Library (+ help support A Sacred Journey!)
PPS: I’m teaching a class based on Pilgrim Principles this January and February at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, WA. If you’re in the Seattle area, I’d love for you to join me as we seek to start the new year off with the intention of a pilgrim! Learn more and register »