Now that the holiday season is fully underway, finding the perfect gifts for friends and family is definitely on our minds.

What do you get the travelers on your list? Here are a few ideas (don’t forget to click the links!):

Perfect for the traveling Sigma Kappa!

Handmade Travel Accessories: Having unique accessories to take on trips not only allows people to express personal style, but also helps avoid any confusion as to what belongs to you and what belongs to the person sitting next to you. With websites like Etsy you can find handmade items easily wherever you live, and there are many travel-friendly options out there from passport covers and jewelry organizers to the more unusual tea bag holders and pill boxes.

 

 

With this Fragonard solid perfume set, the mixing and matching scents is easy. Don't forget the lavender!

Travel Ready Toiletries: While most make-up comes in small enough containers to easily put in a carry-on bag, often other items, such as shampoo, face wash, or perfume do not. While you can find many travel-sized items in your local pharmacy, there are luckily other options as well if you’re looking for gift ideas. Skin-care retailers like Mary Kay and Pangea Organics offer trial sets of full lines of their products from facial cleanser to moisturizer, which are the perfect size for those TSA-ready plastic bags. Fragonard, a French parfumeur, sells wonderful sets of mini perfumes in many different scents, and also in solid and sachet form if you want to avoid liquids all together. Another option in the no-liquid category are Lush’s soild shampoos in 15 varieties for any type of hair on your gift list. I recommend getting the shampoo bar tin, as well, to prevent any unfortunate messes.

 

 

 

What a great way to get loved ones far away to visit you!

Gift Cards: Still not quite sure what to give that special traveler in your life? Luckily, many airlines, such as Southwest and American Airlines offer gift cards good for use towards plane tickets. Amtrak offers a similar gift option for train lovers as well. Some airlines, like American and United also offer one-time passes to their airport lounges that would make a great gift to pamper frequent travelers.

 

 

Charitable Giving: If you’re still stumped on what to get that travel-loving person on your list, why not honor them and their passion for exploration with a donation to help fellow Sigma Kappas interested in studying abroad or pursuing studies with an international focus? With the European Alumnae Chapter Sisterhood Without Borders Scholarship, you can support sisters looking to broaden their horizons and don’t have to worry about gift wrap or shipping!

So, what are you going to get the travelers in your life for the holidays? 

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7 Responses to Making a List and Checking It Twice

  1. I love your idea about the giftcards for airlines, I didn’t know they existed! It’s actually a perfect gift for the grandparents so they can make it out an extra time to visit the kids next year! Thanks =)

    • Alisa Jordan Alisa Jordan says:

      I’ve actually seen Southwest gift cards you can pick up at the supermarket. How convenient! Since I recently made a big move, I’d love to get some for some people I’d love to come visit me :)

    • Courtney Hannah says:

      That is such a cool idea. For sure helps out the pocket while trying to travel and get gifts.

  2. Great post! I also didn’t know you could do GCs for air travel. And I love my travel Mary Kay products ;)

  3. Janah says:

    Charitable Giving is always in season and I love the idea of donating to the European Alumnae Chapter Sisterhood Without Borders Scholarship, had no idea it existed!

    • Alisa Jordan Alisa Jordan says:

      The Sisterhood Without Borders Scholarship is relatively new to the scene and I love the unique spin on it how it encourages young women to get out there in the world! I’m so glad I can spread the word.

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