Holiday Travel Must Haves + Travel Friendly Gifts


For many creatives the Holidays can be filled with the relief of a break but also the stress of inevitable travel. With many creatives living thousands of miles away from home - air travel is often a large part of the Holiday process. Packing presents can weigh down already heavy suitcases or even worse (carry on’s). We’ve done some digging and found a few amazing travel friendly pieces and products to make this time of a year a little simpler.

Stylish and stretchy yoga pants paired with a light weight jacket make the perfect base layer for any travel out-fit. We personally love Umbro’s fitness line for this purpose. Of course, most of the world outside of So Cal is a bit chilly so we paired it with James and Co’s vegan leather jacket. While always a fan of lace up sneakers and boots they aren’t exactly convenient for travel. We found these light weight easy on/off L19 shoes by Arcopedico made with bio-degradable, vegan, water resistant, light weight, fabric unique to their brand.

We also have a little luxury for your personal list. nodpod eyes masks are basically an anxiety blanket for your face. A weighted sleep mask with a pull tie system that won’t get stuck in your hair, no scent, and soft covering makes sleeping on the plane or unfamiliar and bright guest rooms a breeze (they also help hangover headaches, just saying).

It took us awhile to find a customizable, lightweight, authentic gift to recommend for our go to travel gift. When we found Lemon Bug Jewelry we knew we found the perfect fit. Plus with a dollar from every purchase going to animal rescue organizations it even gives back in the Holiday spirit all year around. Handmade, cut, stamped, assembled, and polished these personalized pieces are the perfect gift for everyone in your life and makes an easy present to pack while still being on a budget.

The other gift that we think is perfect this season has to be anything locally made by a solo artist or small company. Hand knit beanies are always a much appreciated present for any gender, age, or style on your list. Packing a knit piece is a breeze and won’t weigh you down much at all either. Plus supporting small businesses is always something to feel good about - even more so during the holidays.


Above: Outfit- Umbro’s Classic Leggings and Women’s Monochrome Mesh Hoodie.

Shoes- Arcopedico’s L19 shoes in Black Leather.

Hat- Made by a local artist.


Above: Full outfit + James and Co Vegan Leather Biker Moto Jacket in “Maria


Above: Jacket- James and Co “Maria” embroidery detailing.

Necklace- Custom “catch me” Necklace + Layering chains by Lemonbug.

Above: Fully Packaged Lemombug Jewelry.

Above: Umbro Detailing


Above: nodpod out of box.