Gifting season is upon us and this year, we’ve put together a series of gift guides with creatives from the ONA community across four genres – fashion, food, travel and tech. From portable chargers and bluetooth speakers to wallets and fedoras, here are 16 gift ideas for the traveler to take anywhere.
NICOLA EASTERBY | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER + BLOGGER
The Daily Edited, Pale Pink Travel Wallet: Given I am constantly running around airports, keeping my travel documents organized is a must! This monogrammed travel wallet would make for the perfect travel companion.
BOSE, QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones: Whenever I am sitting on a plane, a train or a bus, listening to music is one of my greatest joys. These headphones would be a dream for blocking out all the outside noise and delivering supreme sound quality!
GoPro, Karma Grip: I recently got my hands on a GoPro Hero 6 and now I am desperate to get a Karma Grip so I can start filming beautiful, smooth footage.
ONA, Camps Bay Backpack in Smoke: I take this backpack everywhere with me. It’s the perfect size for fitting all my camera gear, my laptop and some random bits and bobs and also makes for the ultimate carry-on for planes.
DAN TOM | SAN FRANCISCO-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER
Patagonia, Nano Puff Hoodie: I love this jacket. It’s the perfect layer to use as an outer shell (barring rain) in the city. It’s super light, easy to pack, and so versatile. When you’re in the snow, it’s great insulation underneath a weatherproof outer shell. Definitely my go-to jacket.
Anker, PowerCore 10000 External Battery: When you’re out all day on the road or traveling, everyone needs one of these. We all know how fast our phones lose battery life, so this comes in handy. Charges anything with a USB port as well including laptops, iPads, cameras etc.
Native, Miller Water Shoes: This is my second pair of Native shoes. I take them everywhere. I wear them around the city, at the beach and I take them on trips all the time. They’re easy to clean, waterproof, and odorless (so they claim). A great item to have in your shoe collection.
ONA, the Leather Bowery bag in antique cognac: I love the size and quality of this bag. I’ve had mine for over 3 years and it’s lasted through the cold rains of Iceland & Norway. I like to pack light so this fits the necessities perfectly. I’ve received countless compliments on it too.
ZOE TIMMERS | LONDON-BASED TRAVELER + CONTENT CREATOR
Danner, Women’s Mountain Light boots: Like most photographers I’m often out shooting in all weathers and hate having cold and wet feet! I need something durable but also stylish. These boots are timeless to me, plus I love the red laces!
Andreas Gurksy, Book: I realize this book won’t be published until January 2018 but it’s a must for my list. I’m fascinated by how Gursky’s landscape photography has progressed throughout his career and excited to go see the first major UK retrospective of his work at the Hayward Gallery, London in the New Year. I’ll take tickets for that too!
Lock & Hatters Co., Dick Tracey Fedora: A fedora hat from Lock & Co. hatters, the world’s oldest hat shop and one that I can wear whilst out shooting and adventuring! I’m obsessed with hats and these are so beautifully crafted and come with such history and heritage that it would be rude to say no to one!
ONA, The Leather Bowery: The Leather Bowery is such a truly versatile bag which allows me to travel light and fit my essentials inside – whether I am wandering around the city or shooting on location in the middle of nowhere.
SABRINA DESSI | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER
Mi, Power Bank: Whether you’re on vacation or traveling around the world for that once in a lifetime trip, a good, reliable portable charger is imperative. Once you have it, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
Manfrotto, Befree Carbon Fiber Travel tripod with Ball Head: My grandma used to say “When you catch a flight, carry everything with you, just to be sure that your things arrive too.” For me, the secret is to pack ultra light, compact items like this tripod so that I can easily carry my luggage anywhere.
Ultimate Ears, Boom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: This speaker is waterproof so it is great for adventures and can withstand the rain, the beach or even the pool.
ONA, the Leather Clifton backpack in antique cognac: This backpack is so stylish and the leather is amazing. It is also the perfect bag to safely carry my camera gear.