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10 Awesome Gifts For The Fashionable Traveler

10 Awesome Gifts For The Fashionable Traveler

Christmas is literally right around the corner, and whether you just started or are finishing your holiday shopping, anyone can agree that the best gift is a gift that one can use.

For this gift guide, we have chosen the following gifts for the people on your list (or for yourself!) that have a serious case of wanderlust. View the list below for 10 gifts that are perfect for the fashionable traveler.

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    1. Heys Canada xcase 2G ($200+):

    Travel in color with Heys! Heys is a Canadian luggage brand offering a variety of distinctive luggage carriers and travel accessories. The xcase 2G is a limited edition series based on the iconic design of the original xcase® and includes the following great features: it’s extreme durable, has 360 spinner wheels (easily maneuverable through crowded airports!), it’s frameless, it’s expandable and comes with a built-in TSA lock. This gift solves the problem of “finding a cute travel bag” and you will never lose sight of your bag again, since this style has various vibrant colors as well as sizes.

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      2. Canteen by Corkcicle ($19.95):

      This is one of Oprah’s favorite things and will probably end up becoming yours too. The Canteen by CORKCICLE is made of stainless steel and will keep your favorite beverage hot for 12 hours or cold for 25 hours without the usual effects of freezing or sweating. The Canteen makes a great gift and comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

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        3. Louvelle Luxury Shower Cap ($40):

        50% turban, 50% shower cap, 100% chic. The luxury shower cap (beauty editors adore!) by Louvelle makes a great and useable gift. Say goodbye to your typical, boring plastic shower cap, and say hello to a high quality head garment that can be used to protect your hair, be worn as a fashion accessory, or save you from a bad hair day.

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          4. “Time To Take A Map” Necklace by Comuse Travels ($15):

          This minimalistic necklace  by Comuse Travels is a perfect stocking stuffer for the travel lover.

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            5. Meo Plug Labels ($9.99):

            Meet Meo — aesthetically pleasing decals designed by various artists for your Macbook or iPhone plugs. While you charge on the go, you can easily keep track of your plug/device from afar — and you’ll always know exactly which plug is yours!

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              6. LuMee Case ($49.95+):

              Light up your world with the LuMee phone case. This case is perfect for capturing your memories and selfies on the road without having to worry about dim or low-quality photos because of bad lighting.

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                7. ZippedMe ($24.99):

                This gift can be considered a woman’s best travel companion. It solves the problem of having someone zip up your dress in the back — or, if you forget to put on jewelry, you can wear it as a necklace. It’s a win-win.

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                  8. Blo & Go ($49.95):

                  A great gift for the gal who loves a blowout — and this year the hair blowout was all the rave! Whoever you’re getting this gift for, you’ll be sure to save them money, since this tool assists you in achieving a professional blowout. It seamlessly attaches to a mirror and holds the blow dryer, leaving your hands free to style your hair as you wish.

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                    9. Gyft ($10+):

                    If you’re coming home for Christmas and don’t want to worry about having to check that extra bag of presents on your flight home or you just need a last-last-minute gift, Gyft has you covered! Download the Gyft app in the Android or iTunes store and you can purchase and send gift cards from over 200 retailers from the comfort of your mobile device. Gyft lightens the load by offering a convenient, money-saving alternative to holiday shopping.

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                      10. Clever Travel Companion T-Shirts ($29.90+)

                      A gift that is ideal whether it’s for the backpacker or the avid luxury traveler on your list. Clever Travel Companion offers basic, pickpocket-proof clothing that holds cash, credit cards, passports, and other valuables. A great gift for someone who’s always on the go!

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                      Last Updated on January 21, 2020

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                      your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                        Why You Need a Vision

                        Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                        How to Create Your Life Vision

                        Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                        What Do You Want?

                        The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                        It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                        Some tips to guide you:

                        • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                        • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                        • Give yourself permission to dream.
                        • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                        • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                        Some questions to start your exploration:

                        • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                        • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                        • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                        • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                        • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                        • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                        • What qualities would you like to develop?
                        • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                        • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                        • What would you most like to accomplish?
                        • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                        It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                        What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                        Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                        A few prompts to get you started:

                        • What will you have accomplished already?
                        • How will you feel about yourself?
                        • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                        • What does your ideal day look like?
                        • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                        • What would you be doing?
                        • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                        • How are you dressed?
                        • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                        • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                        • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                        It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                        Plan Backwards

                        It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                        • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                        • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                        • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                        • What important actions would you have had to take?
                        • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                        • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                        • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                        • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                        • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                        Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                        It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

                        Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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