It's that time of year again. The time where we share the best holiday gift ideas for travel. All of these items can be ordered online and shipped directly to your doorstep. These travel goodies have been items we’ve been really digging this year, and we feel confident that the travel enthusiast in your life will love them as well.
But this isn't just a gift guide...
Last year, we shared our 2017 gift guide + did a HUGE giveaway. This year, we're sharing even more travel gift ideas and giving them all away to YOU GUYS AND GALS once again!
There are 12 giveaways in total! A list of the prizes and how many of each are listed below.
To enter, you must:
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Like and comment on the Instagram photo we've both posted sharing the gift guide and giveaway.
Leave a comment on this post telling us how you'll use any of the items for your travels in 2019.
UPDATE: WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see!
Now on to our list of the best holiday gift ideas for travel...
The Ultimate Vlogging Camera: Sony RX100 VA
The Sony RX100 VA has become my first choice recommendation for any traveller looking for a light weight, compact, high quality performing camera that takes excellent photos and video. Like the RX100 V, the RX100 VA can shoot HD video at 960 fps in High Frame Rate Mode and UHD 4K video at 30/24 fps. It has the same sleek design but comes with new features including dual video recording, where the camera simultaneously records two video files at once. Some of other product highlights include:
20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
0.39" 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
3.0" 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
ISO 12800 and 24-fps Continuous Shooting
Bluehost Web Hosting
Have someone in your life that's been wanting to travel for their job? Building on online brand is a great way to do it! Whether you're a photographer, writer, videographer, social media expert, etc, creating a website is the first place to start when building a brand. If you're wanting to start a website, then one of the first things you need to do is get a domain and hosting provider. Bluehost is one of the largest and most trusted web hosting services that I can't recommend enough. If you aren't a techy and the idea of setting up a website is intimidating, have no fear! Bluehost makes it so easy to set up a website that even your grandmother can do it. They also provide 24/7 support in case you do have any questions.
Apus Relax Travel Pillow
There are plenty of travel pillows out there and finding the perfect one to get the maximum amount of sleep on your flight can be tricky. Siya and I have owned our fare share of travel pillows, but what we enjoy about Apus Relax Travel Pillow is it provides you with several ways to position your neck for a good rest. It's also easy to clean, unlike the bead filled neck pillows. The Apus Relax Travel Pillow uses washable hypoallergenic PVC and also comes with a super soft washable microfiber. Since it's inflatable, it's easy to pack and takes up little space in your carry on bag.
Global Portable WiFi Device + Data
The Skyroam Solis is a small, but powerful device, that makes the ultimate travel companion. It's a global WiFi hotspot that offers UNLIMITED fast, secure data for your mobile, tablet and computer in over 100 countries. You can connect up to 5 devices at once and only need to pay for the days you want to connect. Siya and I have tried several competitive devices which have failed to connect us to the online world where the Skyroam Solis has saved us in so many situations. If you're looking for a way to stay connected no matter in the world you may be, you need the Skyroam Solis.
Rocking Vibe Jewellery
Jewellery is a great way to change up your look when you travel without taking up too much space in your suitcase. That's one of the reasons why I've always collected items of jewellery throughout my travel to remind me of a place or experience. I love that no matter where in the world you go, jewellery carries a host of traditions, meanings and customs that indicate such things as wealth, status, societal role, and more. Rocking Vibe was born in my favourite city in the world...Toronto! The jewellery line offers natural, raw, one of a kind pieces that really make a statement. There has yet to be a time where I've worn my Rocking Vibe jewellery and didn't receive a compliment.
Get 10% all Rocking Vibe jewellery by clicking here and using discount code: hopscotch
One must-have item I take on every flight are headphones. The last thing I want during a long flight is to be stuck with the crappy airline headphones. For someone that gets flying anxiety (yes, this full-time traveller gets nervous to fly), I enjoy popping in my headphones, laying back and listening to music in order to relax. What I don't enjoy is how regular headphones and ear buds are not comfortable to wear. Enter SleepPhones...
SleepPhones are fully padded headphones with nothing sticking into the ears and are comfortable even for window sleepers. They are lightweight, washable, hypoallergenic, and RoHS/CE compliant with the highest standards for electronics and batteries. Most importantly, they block out snoring, so your inflight seat buddy won't drive you nuts...*cough* Siya *cough*
Siya and I own a pair of the SleepPhones Effortless. They are bluetooth enabled headphones inside a soft headband, complete with induction charging technology for a completely wireless experience. We love them!
Gobi Heat Jacket and Mits
Siya and I have travelled to colder climates including Greenland, Finland and Northern Canada. We love winter travel but hate being cold, which is why when we discovered a heated clothing line called Gobi Heat we were intrigued. Gobi Heat, named after the vast Gobi Desert that straddles both Mongolia and China, creates heated jackets, hoodies and gloves that keep you heated throughout your travel days. If you've ever been standing outside on a cold day and thought "I wish I had a fire place in my jacket," well thats what Gobi Heat clothing feels like.
Treats from Around the World
What if you could experience a country without leaving your home? Treats is a subscription service for international snacks, where every month you can experience the flavours of a new country. If you have a foodie in your life that enjoys exploring new flavours and textures, this is such a great gift. Treats feature two types of boxes, the "Standard Pack" and the "Premium Pack". The "Standard Pack" contains 4 to 6 international snacks, and the "Premium Pack" contains 8 to 12 international snacks. The service offers month-to-month subscription plans, as well as 3-month, 6-month and 12-month gift subscription plans.
Lonely Planet Books
With the new year just around the corner, it's time to start planning 2019 travels. Ever since Siya and I started traveling many years ago, we've used Lonely Planet books for inspiration and to help plan our trips all over the world. Whether you're looking for a country or city guide, recipes, phrasebooks or coffee table books, Lonely Planet has you covered. Here are our some of our favourites books:
Best in Travel 2019 (Siya and I have a section in this book we contributed to)
Epic Hikes of the World
Epic Drives of the World
Fun Games for the Road
Whether it's a long road trip or flight, keeping entertained is how you can turn an okay travel day into a great one. Games are also great for cottage getaways, making friends in your hostel or for rainy travel days. Some of our favourite games to take with us on our travels are Pictionary and Uno by Mattel Games.
Khmer Explorer Travel Set
Shopping for a travel backpack can be overwhelming with so many on the market. What makes Banana Backpacks stand out from the rest is by purchasing this product, you help to provide a child in Cambodia with 2 meals a day at school for a year. What makes the product unique is the name of the child your backpack supported is embroidered in Khmer (the script of Cambodia) on the left strap of your backpack. So, not only are you getting a top quality, well designed travel backpack but your'e making a difference. The Khmer Explorer Travel Set by Banana Backpacks has been designed to meet the demands of any adventure. Open-flat design, full weatherproofing, an integrated packing set, and 60L of capacity make this bag a great travel companion.
Get 10% all the Khmer Explorer Travel Set by clicking here and using discount code: hopscotchtheglobe
Unique Travel Maps
You may have seen those really cool scratch maps advertised on Facebook by several different countries. While they are cool (I used to have one myself), they aren't really unique. Bold Tuesday is a brand that makes beautifully designed maps I haven't seen anywhere else. We love our so much we framed it and have it up in our office. Every time I look at it, it inspires me to make new travels plans, which is why I'm confident the traveler in your life will appreciate one as much as I do.
WHAT WE'RE GIVING AWAY
1x Sony RX100 VA
2x Apus Travel Pillows
3x $100 Gift Card to Rocking Vibe Jewellery
3x Basic Bluehost Hosting Plan for 1 year
1x Lonely Planet Book Bundle
2x Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set
2x Gobi Heat Gloves
2x Gobi Heat Hoodies
1x Gobi Heat Nomad Jacket
1x Premium Treats Box 3-Month Subscription
1x Skyroam Device with 5 Free days of Unlimited WiFi
1x 4 Mattel Games
12x Bold Tuesday Travel Maps (Choice Between "List of Countries" and "Find it World" Map)
2x SleepPhones (One SleepPhones Wireless and One SleepPhones Effortless)
And a drum roll please...
THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS ARE:
Apus Travel Pillow - Rebecca Gray, Victoria Santiago
$100 Gift Card to Rocking Vibe Jewellery - Ivan, Alison Schmidbaur, Daniela Navarro
Basic Bluehost Hosting Plan for 1 year - Maki, Leo, Chiara Conti
Lonely Planet Book Bundle - Maya Dib
Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set - Chelsea Purdy, Sara S
Gobi Heat Gloves - Barbara Blustein, Megan
Gobi Heat Hoodies - Kirsten Matthews, Sarah Ennis
Gobi Heat Nomad Jacket - Arianna Warner
Premium Treats Box 3-Month Subscription - Ana T
Skyroam Device with 5 Free days of Unlimited WiFi - Cara Crowley
4 Mattel Games - Mareike
Bold Tuesday Travel Maps (Choice Between "List of Countries" and "Find it World" Map) - Doreni Mabriquez, Sofia Stephanie, Holland, Heather Dupree, Katie Bellefeuille, Shae-Lin Falica, Lana, Harry, Alvina Almeida, Anacat, Mic, Sarah
SleepPhones Wireless - Kayla Goodman
SleepPhones Effortless - Amy Berry
Sony RX100 VA - Kimberley Indovina
Thank YOU to all who participated in this giveaway. We received so many entries and wonderful messages. You are all truly incredible, and we are so lucky to have you part of our community. Congratulation to all of the giveaway winners. If you didn't win this time, EVERY MONTH we do a new giveaway exclusively for newsletter subscribers. So, if you've subscribed to our newsletter, be sure to confirm your subscription so you don't miss out on upcoming giveaways. PLUS, these newsletters are for one reason and that is to help YOU. Each month, we share additional travel tips, advice, discounts and ways to save hundreds of dollars on your next trip, plus much more! Our goal in 2019, is to make this newsletter the best travel newsletter out there. So stay tuned for much more.
Important: If you are one of the giveaway winners, please email hopscotchtheglobe[@]gmail[dot]com, so we can work out details for where to ship your gift. Winners MUST claim their prize by 5PM EST on December 28th! If not, the prize will go to someone else.
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The hoverboard is one of the perfect gifts for kids at the time of travelling. What do you think?
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Thanks for sharing so wonderful selection.
Its not easy to chose the right present at the right budget
This one is a really nice post about holiday gifts , as a vlogger, i wanna choioe th e Vlogging camera and travel kit.
You guys are amazing! I started following you before I went on my first backpacking trip earlier this year…
wonderful post about the travel and gifts. we here in Nepal we mostly do pasmina as gift.
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Hey Kristen Sarah,
What a blog maker you are? Such a really good information help my upcoming hiking in the jungle. In a holidays is the perfect time for hiking in the jungle or river side. thanks for sharing this informative post.
im heading on my first big adventure with my other half in april! he’s been working in Japan for the past few months and im meeting him there! Any of these prizes would be amazing but the vlogging camera woukd be a great way for us to remember our trip together! have loved following you guys the last few years x
I first discovered your channel when I googled Travel hacks. My hubby and I are planning a 2 week winter vacation with just a carry on. Your video had a lot of great advice that I will be implementing on our upcoming trip. Out of all the giveaways, the treats box stood out the most. Not for me but for my daughter who has a very extensive schedule and does not get to travel with us as much as she would like. She would enjoy the different tastes of the world. Any of these giveaways would be awesome but my daughter is motivated by food.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
I’d love love love the backpack. If I won I’d take it with me to Cambodia this summer. My father and I are taking a trip back to his homeland for the first time. We’ll be doing some light backpacking so I know it come in great use. I’d love to meet up with the kid that would be on the name as well. I just love the idea that the backpack gives back to children in Cambodia.
All of these items would truly be able to enhance the vast majority of people’s travels! Thank you Kristen and Siya for always looking out for your followers and truly giving us the best!
Hi Kristen, Siya, and Kai!!!
I’ve been a long time fan and never really entered any giveaways because with my luck I never win anything! LOL but with 9 mins left to spare in your giveaway I thought why not?!? I would LOVE the SkyRoam!! My hubby and I just got married and are going to Iceland for our 1 year wedding anniversary next month! We are super excited and I’m a little nervous about the internet access and how spotty it’ll be. I know this would really help us on our future adventures as a family and I would really love to win! 🙂
Much love from my family to yours!
Melanie Sang 🙂
Thanks for hosting this huge giveaway! I’d be grateful to win any of these awesome prizes. If I won, I’d use the travel prize during a road trip I have planned with my Gramps next year. We’ll be traveling from MN to AZ to visit his brother’s ‘78 Airstream. He has not seen it for many years since his brother passed away a few years ago.
Congratulations on your little bundle of joy, I hope your holiday traditions are extra special this year!
I would love any of these gifts, but especially the camera. I kind of ruined ours and we are planning a trip next year to finally go to Guatemala to meet my mother-in-law! It’s been six-seven years since I married her son. 🙂 Anyway, congrats on your gorgeous baby and congrats to the winner!
we’re looking to up our travel vlogging game this year after being so casual about producing, creating and growing our brand. we’ve started investing more into this vlogging business by enrolling ourselves in educational courses, but the biggest expense is the equipment (and travel of course) so little by little we are working hard to make this work!
I would like to travel the world one day, to see everything there is to see. The book bunde would be great to learn about the different places I could visit.
My husband and I are both aspiring travelers and love watching your vlogs!! We would be so grateful to have an awesome camera to document our upcoming adventures. It’s so important to capture these memories to share with our kids one day.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for posting the best travel videos 🙂
Xoxo, Jena & Alan
Wow! What a great giveaway for future travellers! Im currently in my 4th year of college and soon i will be embarking on the journey to study abroad in Spain this next semester! It has been a really long process buttt its totally worth it. Im really scared because this is going to be the first time im going to travel but im also very excited for what the future holds! What caught my attention when i was scrolling by was the camera because I love cinematography and photography and have always wanted to start a youtube channel. Ive been saving up to buy one for this trip but i ended using the money for the application process. Either way, thank you guys for this opportunity! Mucho love, Gabriela Cubano from Puerto Rico
Great Giveaway! I would love the vlogging camera. It would be an amazing camera to document my adventures and I would love to start making my own packing videos. I am hoping to head to Patagonia later this year (Fingers crossed). Every time I go on a trip I obsess about my packing list. It is so fun to geek about which specific items I will take and get hyped for my trip. I would love to be able to share my thoughts with a better camera. Thanks for doing this giveaway. Have a great Holiday!
Thanks for all the great ideas my fiancee and I had planned a month long trip through Europe with the larger stops being England, France and Italy. Your post really helped me figure out some lower weight and smaller items to replace my current travel equipment. As I personally would love to travel exclusively from a backpack for this particular trip and am trying to convince my fiancee to do that same. As it would provide the greater flexibility I admire in yours and other YouTube vloggers travel videos. Congratulations on your new baby and for all the help this holiday season.
Looking forward to learning more from your growing family in the new year.
Thank you so much.
I love all your videos and your blogs! You inspire me to travel more and i cant wait to graduate college and do so!
All of these item’s are wonderful and will definitely purchase for a freind (or myself). The item i would probably use the most would be the camera becouse i am an amateur photographer or the books because i am a book nerd who loves reading about different unique places! Thank you for being such an inspiration for me! Happy holidays!
I just married the love of my life in 2017 and due to scheduling and other obligations we were not able to go on our honeymoon. After schedule shuffling and what not, we were able to plan our honeymoon for February 2019 and are so excited! I am most excited about documenting our travels as you have inspired us to do so and the Sony rx100 va vlogging camera would definitely help us share our adventures with our home bound grandparents. We also want to do more passenger camping in our rav 4 and sky roam would also help us complete work as well as travel :).
Wishing you all a warm and happy holiday! Lisa and David 🙂
If I win, my family and I will explore Canada and document our journey
What an amazing giveaway. You guys are generous and I truly enjoy watching you on YouTube. I’d love to have that camera to take on my travel adventures I’m starting next year.
Hi Guys! I hope you’re doing well.
Doing this giveaway is so thoughtful and kind of you and appreciate it.
In all honesty, I’ve rarely traveled and didn’t have the opportunity to do so.
However, in my in 23 years and as i get older i have the urge to explore and see
whats out there in the world!
I’ve started small and began exploring my city of Toronto. I do photography and began taking
photos on my phone
In 2019, i would utilize the camera and its features to take vivid photos and create a portfolio!
The jewelry sets would be a great gift for my mother who always supports and motivate me to dream big.
Since i usually walk to my destinations and pack light, the backpack would be a great item for me to just go and have everything i need.
In the upcoming year, i strive to seek exploration and be more adventurous. Thank you for being an inspiration to me 😉
The first time I’ve ever discovered watched one of your YouTube videos was actually on my first an international flight to Australia, The airline had a section of YouTube videos and that’s how I discovered hopskotchtheglobe. And I immediately fell in love with your channel. That was maybe three years ago? I think, somewhere around there haha.
This giveaway you guys have going on is amazing. And it would be magical to actually win. I’m planning to back pack through Mexico and start my vlog channel on YouTube. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time and I’m very excited. This would really help me out on my journey. Love you all ❤️
Hi Siya & Kristen, first of all thank you for extending the giveaway! Some of these items really stood out to me, like the Unique Travel maps by Bold Tuesday. I have a stick on map on my bedroom wall that I look at every day, but the sticky part of it is not doing so well. I would love to receive a Travel map because I also get really inspired by looking at maps and asking myself where I want to go next. I just started traveling and I have found it difficult to find information about certain destinations I am trying to visit without actually buying a book or paying to access a page online. It would love to receive a Lonely Planet Book/s for information about different travel destinations. I would also like to read the section both of you have in these book/s. Another item that I have my eyes on is the SleepPhones. I don’t know about you guys but I am a very light sleeper, especially when I’m traveling. Having something like the SleepPhones would really help me relax and block out any unwanted sounds coming from other passengers. Lastly, The Khmer Explorer Travel Set (Banana Backpacks) popped out to me because I have tried traveling with different backpacks that haven’t worked really well. I want a backpack that I can trust, and a backpack that will last me a good amount of years. That’s a wrap! Happy holidays/Merry Christmas to both of you and your little one.
When I was researching for a vlog camera it was between the Sony and the Canyon. I went with the Canyon when my gut said I should have gone with the Sony. This Sony camera would inspire me to start documenting the journey at last. Let the traveling begin. Great giveaway. Thanks for giving back. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Hi Kristen and Siya! First, thank you so much for doing a giveaway like this and giving back to the community – it is amazing!
Early next year I have a unique opportunity to move to the UK for work. I’ll be there almost 7 months and have so many weekend trips planned throughout Europe! My grandfather is so proud as I’m the first person in my family to graduate college and the first person to take on an international work assignment – he wishes he could come with me! I’ve been planning on documenting my travels vlog style as a way to bring him with me because after being a firefighter and fire chief he has shoulder and leg problems that prevent him from traveling.
If I were to win this camera, I’d be able to make really high quality videos to share with him! Better than my iPhone for sure.
The travel backpack and pillow would make traveling through Europe way more comfortable too and the other goodies would make me even more excited for my travels!!
Thank you both again for doing this giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! 😊
How would I use this camera? But video making has been a huge love of our family’s for years. My boyfriend started making videos with his brothers when he was a kid and still makes videos with them to this day. He asked for a video camera for Christmas. I would love to win it for him!
Hey Kristen, Siya, and Kai!
I’m so thankful you guys are even doing this. As a young traveler, I’ve always been told to wait until I’m older, but I say F*** THAT! I’m super young, a freshman in college actually, but I’ve been to Europe, Mexico, some of the Caribbean, etc already on trips I saved up for. I’ve used tips from Kristen’s channel, and I’m planning some more trips for this summer. I’m learning how to juggle college life and traveler life (four months worth of summer totally allows that to happen). I would really love the camera, but of course every gift would be put to good use. I don’t have a youtube, but I make videos for my instagram. I’ve always wanted to start a channel, but because I don’t have a camera, I don’t want to upload bad quality videos from my iPhone. Because of poor quality, I’ve deleted my road trip and my europe trip videos from my instagram since iPhone 6 quality wasn’t good enough:/ I have already booked a trip to Barcelona and Madrid, and I really hope to vlog it for my instagram followers, family, and I hope if I were to win, you guys would watch it too!! For that 8 hour flight, I would definitely need that travel pillow! haha Usually, I would bring a pillowcase and stuff my jacket in it😉 The SleepPhones would definitely be cool too, my boyfriend and I (he travels with me) would totally utilize those on the flights (he gets flying anxiety too, so you’re not alone Kristen🙂). Lastly, the SkyRoam Solis would be so cool! I usually just try to find wi-fi where I can, which can be dangerous lol (shoutout to google maps for letting me save maps offline). Because I do like making videos, it would be very convenient for editing in a park in Barcelona Madrid and the other places I’m trying to book my flights for!! Now I wouldn’t need to wait until I get to the hotel!! I can be outdoors while doing the thing I love (editing!! haha jk you definitely know how much time it takes😫!!) I can’t believe you guys are giving away A WHOLE CAMERA! and THE WIFI HOTSPOT!! Like what?! I’m super thankful to even have the opportunity to possibly win!
Merry Christmas and Happy Travels!!
Happy Holidays all the way from Los Angeles, California! <3 I want to thank you both for showing me the world through your videos, they are inspiring. As well a big thank you for allowing me to join you on the Guatemala trip to give back to the community. It was definitely one for the books and a trip of a lifetime. The feeling of giving back filled my heart with warmth and love. I can see why you guys like giving back to the community! The jewelry from Rocking Vibe is cute and I think they will be great accessories especially when traveling. The unique travel maps is great inspiration to put next to my vision board and learn about new countries and look forward to visiting. The back bag will be great to use when we go to Ecuador! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Love you!!!
I would love the camera most! I have a 6 year old (today is his birthday) and a 2 year old. Every year for their birthday we go somewhere fun (instead of gifts) and a nice camera would help us capture those precious memories. Also, the games because we are a game loving family!
ahhhh! so many goodies! How dod I even decide which would be the best gift?? my top pick would be the heat jacket! I get cold super easily and the jacket would be the best!! I also travel often and having a skyroam would be bananas.. I mean decent internet on the go? yes please!! my last option would be the backpack, organizing all my electronics needs to happen soon haha you guys are awesome for doing this giveaway good luck to everyone who entered!
I would love the skyroam device to keep me connected wherever I am.
I would love to win a camera!! My husband and I will be taking a trip to Rome, Italy for our 20 year anniversary!! If I win the Camera I can capture all the history and our memories. Thanks, and I’m excited I have joined the TRIBE!!
I would love every single one of these items! I mean all of them would be great to win! And since i`d like to go backpacking on my one through europe, all of them would make that a lot easier und more fun!
Honestly i’ve been wanting to make Youtube Videos for so long now but as an International student, i dont have the budget to afford an actual camera. Though i love traveling, i’ve been to a decent amount of country in the world but the only thing i wish i did was to capture more moments when i’m there to have something to look back at. So it’s almost the New Year and i’m determined to start a Youtube channel. If i dont do it now, i know i will regret it. I have been saving and planning to get the Canon G7X Mark 2 for myself this Christmas then i saw you guys posted this and wanted to gige it a go 😂 btw i love your channel it helps me so much especially with packing tips and how to be on a long flight before i came to the new country. Keep up with the awesome work ♥️
Love, love, love your channel! I’m graduating from university in May, and headed to Ireland for 6 months to work at a seal rescue 15 days later. First time leaving the US- eek! After Ireland I plan to take another year or so to see as many countries and cultures as possible. You’ve inspired me to go solo, which is something I wouldn’t even have considered a year ago, so thank you. Any of these gifts would be phenominal, but man do the banana backpack, Sony RX100, Sleepphones, Gobi gear, and skyroam stand out. I’ve been scouring the Internet for the best backpack and camera, both of which seem to be amazing options and would be such an amazing gift to receive. The skyroam, sleephones, and gobi gear also look phenominal, as I’m sure my travels will take me to chilly, remote places. Thank you for all you do and helping people reach their travel dreams!
Wow all these gifts are amazing! What wouldn’t I use in this giveaway is the real question?! First off the heated jackets and gloves are so awesome! I get so miserable when it’s cold and snowing while going snowboarding or hiking in the winter so those would be so great to have in the cold weather…I love taking photos and videos and aspire to one day have a travel blog and get to travel for work. This blogging camera would help make that happen along with the blue host web hosting would help with that too!! Great backpacks are always good for travel and I think it’s great that a child in need gets fed from every bag. Lonely planet books have been my favorite for years as well! Having some of their newest books in my collection would be a great addition. Games are one of my favorites! I always want something to do with friends and family and these games look fun! Travel pillows and comfy sleep headphones??? What more could a girl traveling on a long flight ask for??! Not to mention the ability to have access to WiFi almost anywhere you go? That would be great to have in an emergency situation or if you get lost and need to look up some directions. And the treats from around the world, the cool looking maps and beautiful crystal herself are just wonderful additions to this giveaway and I would be honored to receive even just one of these items 🙂
Happy holidays and congratulations on the new cutest edition to the family. Every year I wait for your list for Christmas giveaway. I love traveling so it gives me an idea on what to take next time. From fashion to knowledge to accessibility to organization, you guys cover it all! I hope I win so that I can try all of these things…wish you all a merry Christmas in advance! Good luck! 😊
The item I would most use is the Sony camera, for sure. I have a DSLR but I love minimalist travel so UlI don’t always take it with me, and I miss the quality of the pictures when I don’t have it!
I would love to use sony camera in my trip in 2019, especially i want to start backpacking! The DSLR i used to have is good yet bulky n heavy. If a portable camera like Sony is bought, it can save lots of space! So i can pack more wisely without sacrificing the quality of the images!
I’d use this package to travel with my husband!! Traveling with great products makes things easier
I have no shame, I am here for the Gobi Heat Jacket and Mits. Those look absolutely sick, and I will no doubt rock the crap out of them when I next visit Iceland.
I mean, imagine how awesome this photo would have been if I were kickin those bad boys?!
Also here because of @checkoutjacob. Thanks bud.
I could really use a Skyroam Device with 5 Free days of Unlimited WiFi when I’m vacationing. I’m sure my friends would also love to find one in their stockings.
I did 7 countries in 10 days this year so 2019 is going to be road trips and going to places around the states that I’ve never been. I also might sneak a trip to Cabo or Iceland I’m also.
You two are always so inspiring and you give great tips! I would use any of these to record taking my nephew on his first International trip! He’s already on Duolingo learning a new language in anticipation.
Recieving anything for the give away would be really cool, but I’ve always wanted to be a travel vlogger even before I found out about your awesome content. I practice using my phone and even edit some videosbut have never had the courage to post on YouTube. If I received the camera it would put to good use!
I would be honored to receive any gift in the giveaway. I am a recent college grad and I’m looking for any push to kickstart my travels. I love photography and filmography, however I don’t have the means to produce the quality footage I dream of. I also love to snowboard so I too enjoy traveling to colder climates!
You are the best Santas! All the gifts are excellent, but I could use the Sony camera very well. One of those gifts is mine. Merry Christmas and thank you for the excellent content you always share.
Another awesome post by some of my favourite Canadian travel vloggers 🤗
Such awesome gift ideas! I’m definitely going to keep the camera in mind when it comes time for me to buy one. Those different world maps too are so awesome. All very unique gifts!
Merry Christmas to you two and your beautiful daughter 💕
I am giving both of my kids a trip this year for Christmas and I was looking for fun interesting ways to give them the gift of travel. These gift ideas would be just perfect to give them before the big reveal of they are going on a trip! Thank you for all the information and wonderful ideas! Merry Christmas!!!
This has honestly helped so much for ideas to help finish off my Christmas shopping! I’m heading off for my first trip away to South America in the new year so this is the first time for me looking into this kinda thing. I would absolutely adore the Mattel games to help use as an icebreaker when meeting people (I’m honestly terrible with conversations). The SleepPhones are such a brilliant idea and I would absolutely love to have the opportunity to use and test them out on all the journeys throughout the trip, hopefully they’d help me get more sleep!
The maps are absolutely stunning and similarly to the lonely planet books would be fundemental in helping plan future endeavours.
All these gifts are amazing and anyone would be lucky to win them, I hope you have a lovely Christmas and 2019.
My husband and I are both aspiring travelers and love watching your vlogs!! We would be so grateful to have an awesome camera to document our upcoming adventures. It’s so important to capture these memories to share with our kids one day.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for posting the best travel videos 🙂
Xoxo, Jena & Alan
These are all amazing gift ideas – they would all come in handy!
I am getting married in 2019 and am planning a winter honeymoon in FINLAND – which I have wanted to do ever since seeing your winter vlogs there (your summer Finland ones are so, so good also)! The Sony RX100 VA would be amazing to document our most exciting trip to date.
The Khmer travel set would also make packing for this trip SO much easier – especially since we prefer to do carry-on only (hopefully we can still make this work for a winter trip – haha)!
The Gobi Heat gear would be fantastic not only for Finland, but as we live and work in remote northern SK (Stony Rapids is currently -30 Celsius), that stuff would be perfect for spending more time outdoors in our beautiful Canadian boreal forest!
And the Lonely Planet books… I love adding to my collection of them. I have already gifted several of these this Christmas and often buy them for myself at the same time 😉
Congratulations on the new babe!
Hi Kristen and Siya!
All of these are great gift ideas and are so useful when traveling! I did buy your travel course with HeyNadine and Nomadic Matt and slowly learning how to build a blog and audience. I would really benefit from the bluehost website gift to start building my brand! The Rockin Vibe Jewelry also seems so cool and unique, it definitely makes a statement to any outfit you are wearing! Appreciate all the videos and content you have created for us and inspiring us travelers to adventure out into the world!
Ohh I’d love the sleephones! I went on a roadtrip in the West of the US this year and thought my headphones were perfect but they were too bulky and I could hear the couple in front of me arguing for solid 3 hours , so I’d love to have something to block the noise out. If everything works out I’d use them on my flight to Toronto next spring !
Entering for my son who finishes HS next year and is going to travel for a year, so l know this stuff will come in handy for him !
The camera would be great for photos of places and people I’ve visited, the headphones would be so nice for my music and videos, and that heated vest and gloves would come in REAL handy in the pacific northwest!
(I’ve followed and commented on both insta accounts and photos @rusthawk1)
Congrats on your wonderful year!
So many items to choose from! I would probably use the camera and the Lonely Planet books the most on my travels. Those are the first things I pack. But all this stuff is amazing!
So many items to choose from! I would probably use the camera and the Lonely Planet books the most on my travels. Those are the first things I pack. But all this stuff is amazing
I would love to get a new camera to upgrade from travel vlogging on my iPhone. Next trip I have planned is a weekend in Whistler in January! The jacket, sleep phones or backpack would also all come in handy.
Thanks so much for the Christmas giveaway! I hope you are having a great holiday season 🙂
I would LOVE the Gobi jacket/hoodie. My next dream travel destination is Antarctica which I will make happen in the ne t year or two so these would come in very useful!
I would take the camera on my trip to japan in september 2019🗻🏯⛩🗼🇯🇵 and i would give the lonley planet book to my sister
I would use the skyroam to document a camping trip into the mountains!!
My husband and I are planning to challenge our family to one year of greener living. We would use the camera and Bluehost web hosting prize to build a website to document our journey.
Each one of those items would be such an blessing for me and my husband. I met him in late 2016 and just elpoed in 2018. I have been watching your YouTube channel since before I met him and I found inspiration through your channel to travel to Ireland on my own and met up a friend there. This was my first flight ever. I have had not the easiest life growing up and watching your videos just inspired me and made it seem like I could do anything very easily. Love your tips and tricks. Me and my husband travel cross country last year and I have been to over 20 states last year and I am also going to India in January! For the first time and I am soo excited. Truly a dream come true. My husband was born and raised there and I am meeting his grandparents. I would be so happy to receive any of your gifts for my first trip to India 🙂 thank you so much for all that you do. Merry Christmas!