We globetrotters aren't really that complicated: We crave convenience, fall for a good gadget and know the value of comfort even when we are pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone (think a warm hoodie while ziplining). So whether you are a world traveller (or aspiring jet-setter) and you need inspiration for the Santa in your life, or you have one of our bunch on your to-shop-for checklist, here are our top gifts for wanderers. This edition from www.globetrottingmama.com features some amazing things that are made right here in our Canadian backyard. (I mean the world needs more Canada, right?)
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Happiness is ... Canada t-shirt
It's time to ditch that flag patch on your backpack and swap in something far more fashionable. The line of products from Happiness Is inc. are all made in Canada and share our pride for our home and native land with the world. In true Canadian style there is a 10% donation from every purchase to a Canadian not-for-profit.
Let us help you share the message with the world: Choose your favourite at https://www.happinessisinc.ca/ Enter code: Globe15 and you'll get a 15% discount on your order. (Discount expires December 31, 2016)
Next Level Vacation Photography
How many times have you been on vacation only to come home with the tiniest percentage of shots that have the whole family in them? What if you could be free to enjoy the trip knowing that someone else was responsible for capturing the best moments? No matter where you are in the world you can connect with, and hire, a professional photographer to take photos of you and your family thanks to the Victoria, BC start-up Flytographer. It's the perfect gift for a family you know taking their ultimate adventure in 2017.
Practically Stylish Carry-All
Herschel Supply Co
If you haven't spotted these streamlined bags on the back of a hipster in your hood, you haven't been paying attention. These days the Vancouver-based Herschel Supply Co. is receiving much-deserved attention around the world for their stylish backpacks. Perfectly styled and perfectly sized to fit your carry-on items and daytrip needs.
We've said "Au Revoir" to the penny here in Canada but that didn't stop Toronto Designer Karen Lamont of Citrus Silver from grabbing them to make unique Canadiana jewellery. Her Penny Necklace gives you that right dose of home worn close to your heart.
Breakfast in Bed Never Looked So Good
Smash + Tess
Bed doesn't get nearly enough respect! At home it's all yesterday's track pants and his old t-shirt; on the road - not much better. Up your sleepwear game with loungewear you'll be proud to answer the room service guy in. This Canadian company offers pretty pieces without sacrificing comfort.
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