Countdown to Christmas: Unique Gifts for the Traveler

Sometimes when you're shopping you're not sure what to get for certain people... Which is why this year, I'm doing a countdown to Christmas full of unique gifts for all of the types of people in your life.  Today, I'm focusing on the Traveler!  Everyone knows one of these- they're a jetsetter, constantly off to look for their next big adventure, crossing the globe and seeing everything there is to see.  Here are some gifts that are unique, just like them!  Here are what I think are the perfect gifts for travelers!

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This sweet poster isn't just a map, it's got a scratch off surface (like a lottery ticket) that allows you to scratch off each location as you visit them.  Your goal?  Scratch the whole surface.  Hang it on your wall with pride to show off to all of your friends and family where you've been--- if you're home to entertain them that is!!

This little diary is meant for just holding travel stubs.  Let your traveler keep their airplane tickets, show stubs and museum entries in a catalog to look back on!

This pretty passport cover keeps your passport safe and disguises it as a small journal.  Comes with a bag that blocks the scanning of the chip in your passport.

Every traveler needs a great travel mug!  This mug has easy one handed operation but won't leak in their carry on!

Let your traveler live in style while catching some zzz's on the plane.  This adorable sleep mask will do just the trick! They'll love you for it!

This slick little compartmentalized carry case lets your traveler tote different jewelry without it getting mixed and tangled, and without taking up too much space!

The traveler doesn't just travel to see the sights, they travel to record their travels, and relay them to others.  Give them a nice little travel journal to record their thoughts along their journeys!

Not all travelers go to warm destinations- gift your favorite explorer with a great pair of earmuff headphones so they can keep their ears warm and happily listening to tunes, even in the Tundra! 

Or why not gift your traveler with a subscription to one of the great traveling magazines, such as National Geographic or Conde Nast

Do you have any great gift ideas for the traveler in your life?  If so, leave a comment below!

Countdown to Christmas: The Most Unique Gifts for the Artist

I tried to post this yesterday but my internet was being all stupid and stuff.  As I myself am an artist, I can think of a million and one things that any artist would love.  These are some of the most unique gifts that I have found to give to the artist in your life!!

This coffee cup is hidden as a camera lens- ADORABLE!  What photographer wouldn't love carrying one of these around?!?!

Know a painter?  They would love this all in one brush care kit!

Almost any adult with stress in their life would love one of these expert level coloring books.  They're great for filling time and expressing your artistic innards.  :)

Everyone can use a little relaxation!

I know there's pinterest and a million other crafting sites, but sometimes there's nothing better than a book with glossy shiny pages and that lovely book smell to inspire the artist within.

How about some new brushes?  This is a great brush set, super high quality and lovely to behold!

How about a super glam camera?  This little Diana Holga camera would be the perfect unique toy for any photographer!

What other great ideas do you have to give to the artist in your life?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!!

Countdown to Christmas: Unique Gifts for the Gardener

I don't know about you, but now that Thanksgiving is past us, I'm so ready for Christmas!!!  The tree went up today along with all the decorations, I'm pretty much done Christmas shopping, but I have some crafting left to do!  Because I'm so excited, I've been gathering unique ideas of great gifts for different types of people, trying to think outside the box!!!  So today, I kick off the Countdown to Christmas posts, starting with unique gifts for the gardener in your life!!!

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This solar powered light is the perfect addition to your deck, patio or garden area!!!

Gardeners never want to stop, even when there's snow on the ground-  one of these countertop greenhouses and some packets of herbs would be a great gift in the middle of the winter for gardeners itching to use their green thumb!!

This unique little contraption is actually a new kind of tiki torch, for the more modern minded gardener!

This little grow box is made of bamboo and comes with herbs for your favorite gardener to grow in the kitchen!

This book is eye candy for every gardener.  It includes pictures to make even the most experienced gardener drool!

The green gardener probably composts, and what better gift than this little countertop compost keeper to keep the compost smell in, out of their house!

Lets face it, weeding stinks.  This little tool is a great helper for popping out those difficult to remove weeds!  No more breaking off weeds just to grow back!

When you're gardening, you don't wear jewelry, including a watch (or at least I do)  This beautiful sundial will not only beautify your gardeners life, but provide them with accurate time.... unless there's no sun!

Who wouldn't love these glam pruning shears?  Bring a little beautiful joy to your gardener's life!!

Do you have any great ideas for gardeners?  Leave me a comment below!!!