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December 14, 2022 3 min read

The Holiday season is here! With that comes the season of spending time with loved ones, enjoying the holiday festivities, and gift-giving. Well, we’ve compiled a holiday gift guide of 20 staple items that we personally LOVE and think you (or your travel-obsessed friend) will love too!

Keep scrolling through to see our favorite staple items that could be perfect for that special someone.


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  1. Danner BootsShop Men 
  2. Danner Boots Shop Women

Danner boots are our favorite. I (Steve) ankle a week before a big 22 mile back country hike in Wyoming. Danner's provided the ankle support he needed to complete the hike with very little pain where he could barely even walk in regular shoes or sandals! Great boots that will last forever! 

3.HydroFlask Water BottleShop Here 

Ok, the hype with HydroFlasks is real. If there's something we have to carry with us everywhere we go, we want it to be functional and beautiful! I think just about everyone on our team has one of these and they are the best! A great gift for a friend, family member, or even yourself! (We won't tell ;)

4. Ultralight and Foldable DroneShop Here

Ok, we all know drones are sick, but even just a couple years ago, they were not affordable for most people. However, DJI has changed ALL of that. I (Steve) have been flying DJI drones for years. My first one was honestly pretty crappy and cost me around $2,000. The fact that you can get a drone for $450, that is super compact, takes great footage and is intuitive for new drone pilots is incredible. Can not recommend this drone enough! 

5. Bose QuietComfort HeadphonesShop Here

Everyone needs a pair of noise cancelling headphones, and these are at the top of our list. Bose has been a leader in audio engineering for years and it shows with these amazing headphones. A gift you won't regret. 

6. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized SunglassesShop Here 

Who doesn't love a great pair of Ray-Bans. Polarized please! 

7. ENO DoubleNest HammockShop Here 

We've been rocking ENO Hammocks for years. I (Steve again, HI) slept in one every night for 3 years when I first started IVY and was very poor! lol I've traveled the world with my ENO and slept on sailboats in the Caribbean, islands in Thailand, beaches in Indonesia, rain forests in Costa Rica and so many other places. The Quality is unmatched and if you're gonna get a hammock, go with a Double Nester Eno!

8. Topo Designs 40 L Global Travel BagShop Here 

I (still steve here) have had this backpack for about 3 years not and it is one of my favorite pieces of luggage. If you're a backpack traveller like me, but you need lots of room, this is the bag. 

9. AirFLYShop Here

This is one of our favorite items on this list!!! So who even has corded headphones anymore (well except for me), and noone likes to use the junky ones most airlines offer. With the AirFLY you can use your wireless, comfortable, high quality headphones with any airline screen! Pretty cool. 

10. Trtl pillowShop Here

OK, we know this pillow looks a little goofy, but we swear, it WORKS! 

Steve Weigel
Steve Weigel

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