Christmas Gift Guide
I figured with Christmas being less than a month away, I would do a Christmas gift guide for the beach and travel lovers out there. I know Christmas time for me is a time that I ask for things that I don’s frequently go out and buy myself. Things like..sunglasses or passport covers.
Christmas is fast approaching and well I’ve only bought for five of the 17 that I have on my list. Geez..when I see that written I know that I really need to get on the ball. I usually have all of my shopping done before December.
This year building a house has taken all of my time and I am pretty much behind on everything. I do not have a Christmas tree up, my house is a wreck, and I have boxes stacked in every room. Not having a Christmas tree the most depressing. I love decorating and being festive and well, that has not happened this year.
We are supposed to be able to move into our new home “before” Christmas – basically meaning..the week of Christmas. Therefore, I did not want to put up all of my decorations just to have to take them down and move. If I do get moved in before Christmas I guess we’ll just have a Charlie Brown kind of tree.
Best Gifts for Men 2016
I have gathered together a few of my favorite things for men. I created this list with my husband in mind. Of course he has everything on this list. He loves each of these items so I figured the guy in your life will too.
My guide for best gifts for men in 2016 includes a list of items for men who love to travel to the beach. Of course it had to be beach themed considering the name of our blog is “Dream Turks and Caicos” and because of the fact that we are obsessed with Turks and Caicos and go there every chance we get (which is not enough).
Leather Passport Holder for Men
The first thing is a leather passport wallet. I gave this to my husband last year I believe. I ordered it from a great little shop on Etsy. I wanted a personalized leather passport holder. So, when I found this I knew it would be perfect. It has held up wonderfully during our travels and is in a great price range. His initials are in the bottom right corner instead of in the middle.
Columbia Swim Shorts for Men
My husband’s favorite swim trunks are Columbia and The North Face brand. He loves each equally. However, I decided to include these because they are on sale for a great price. He loves swim shorts that are not shorty short and not below his knee either. These fit him perfectly. He has these shorts as well as The North Face in many colors.
The next thing on my list is the original Ray-Ban Wayfarers. I think these are a pretty classic style of sunglasses. They are stylish yet practical. Believe me, I have dealt with sunglasses that are stylish but do not translate well to the beach.
LL Bean Toiletry Bag
I think the personal organizer toiletry bag is a must have when traveling. We own two from LL Bean and love them both. My husband actually got both of his as a gift from being in two of his friend’s weddings. Both of these bags have been on many, many trips. The larger one holds so much stuff. We once left this bag hanging on the back of a hotel room with practically everything “bath” related including our cologne. We freaked out and called and ended up paying $60 to have it shipped to us…which was totally worth it (considering what was inside it).
Best Gifts for Women 2016
I know there are many guys out there who struggle with what to get their girlfriend or wife. I consider myself easy to buy for and my husband is a great gift giver. He always picks out great gifts. We each love sunglasses so Christmas is often the time when we both end up buying each other sunglasses. I would say both of us have a small obsession.
Women’s Sunglasses 2016
My latest sunglass wish list (obviously) includes a pair of Rixx Sunglasses. I am crushing on the Rixx Draiz sunglasses in black and champagne. Why do I love this pair? Well, first because of the style and secondly because of the nose piece. Lots of sunglasses have the detached nose piece. Girls, we know that those types of nose pieces get stuck in our hair.
So, because of the style and the nose piece, I included these in my list. Oh, and the price great. These super stylish sunglasses are only $169.
Mango Molli Swimwear
The next thing I am including on my Christmas gift guide is a Mango Molli gift card. I chose to include a gift card instead of an actual item because it is pretty hard to buy a swimsuit for someone else.
I am obsessing on so many of these swimsuits right now. I do not typically spend a fortune on swimsuits, but with a gift card I would certainly not have a problem. I love the fact that they have swimsuits that actually cover your booty a little. I often look at swimsuits I love or see pictures on Instagram that I love. Then, I see the back of them and I’m like ..nope..not wearing those bottoms. They have a variety of bottoms to choose from.
Monogrammed Passport Cover
The last thing on my list is a personalized passport cover. I’ve included passport covers on several of my gift guide lists. I just love them and they are great for traveling.
I recently came across this Rebecca Minkoff passport holder and fell in love. I love neutral colors and love black with gold..soo this was an obvious choice for my Christmas Gift Guide.
Gifts for Anyone
Not only did I want to include gifts for men and women, but also gifts for anyone. I wanted to add gifts for people who love to travel. I wanted gifts that both male and female will enjoy. So, I added a GoPro Hero 4 and an IceMule Cooler.
I am pretty sure that anyone who loves to travel and go to the beach would love either of these items. The GoPro is perfect to have while in the water. It takes wonderful underwater shots. The IceMule cooler is something my husband and I use often. Not only do we always take it to the beach, but we use it at home as well. It is light and easy to carry and to travel with.
Travel Gift Guide for Him and Her
I am sure that you will find something in my list of travel gifts for him and travel gifts for her. Finding gifts for people who love to travel is always easy for me because well, I like to travel and I know what I like.
My Christmas gift guide includes a variety of options in several different price ranges. I hope that my list is able to help you find that perfect gift for the traveler and beach lover in your life.
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