Get ahead of the game and start collecting holiday gifts for your loved ones. With the mayhem of store sales and busy parking lots, check out these gift ideas for the traveler in your family; these can all be purchased from the comfort of your home.
Give the gift of decadent chocolate with benefits to help reduce the anxiety and stress of the holiday season. These curated creations are designed to solve everyday worries with ingredients from around the world. The clinically researched active nutraceutical ingredients are paired with chocolate for an indulgent experience. Each bar is 100 percent plant-based, vegan and gluten-free. Each bar has a purpose to alleviate stress and anxiety, PMS symptoms, low libido or menopause or give an extra energy boost when you need it most.
A traveler’s best friend is uninterrupted rest for the most enjoyable travel experience. Trtl was founded by Michael Corrigan and David Kellock, two mechanical engineers who endured long, uncomfortable flights and wanted to create a solution. The product expanded from the original travel pillow to the enhanced travel pillow versions, a sleep mask, socks, packing pods and wraps. The eco-friendly pillows can be washed for fresh comfort while in the sky or waiting at the airport.
Bold flavors never go out of style. With Benjamin’s Classic Steaksauce, every member of the family can enjoy flavors throughout the year. Great with any dish, this sauce can also be used as a marinade and dressing. The sauce is made with brown sugar for a distinct sweetness that complements steak, chicken and fish.
Fitness trackers don’t have to be bulky and unflattering. Give the gift of a stylish fitness tracker sure to complement any outfit. The IVY by bellabeat empowers women to unlock their full potential with the unique female fitness trackers designed by women with technology to capture female biometric data from physical and mental health. Great for the athletic traveler whole loves to hike, bike and explore the rugged world, the tracker records your heart rate, cardiac coherence, hydration, sleep, monthly cycle and more with Ivy. The fitness device comes in a blush, silver, rose gold, and jet black.
Park and resort management company Xanterra Travel Collection announced its Book Your Bucket List sale, offering travelers savings of up to 30 percent off national park experiences. Available Nov. 23–30, the sale grants travelers access to luxury resorts, tours and cruises at discounted rates.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Hotel Chicago West Loop is Chicago’s first hotel to bring street art inside, and to every guestroom. The dual-purpose property doubles as an art gallery, and launched its “Annex Murals” exhibit in 2018 with 15 hand-painted rooms boasting the work of some of Chicago’s most celebrated urban artists, including Asend, JC Rivera and Eloo. Today, all 116 rooms at the hotel have been painted with street murals, becoming some of the most distinctive lodging spaces in the city.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Zürich changes shape as the holiday approaches, becoming a winter wonderland full of busy markets, fondue chalets, candle dipping at Bürklipatz and light installations. For the first time ever, Zürich will also feature a pop-up hotel experience Nov. 26–Dec. 26.