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Packing It In


Today’s gift guide is all about gift ideas for travellers. With summer holidays on the horizon, nay, beginning as of Canada Day, I thought it was high time I highlight a few great gift picks for summer vacations.

Laniege

Bright Renew Capsule Sleep Mask – $36 @ Sephora
Why is this such an ingenious travel gift? For one thing, when your skin is parched after a day at the beach or out sightseeing, moisturizing it is essential. For another, space is at a premium when you’re traveling, especially when it comes to those pesky ‘liquids, creams and gels’ you’re limited by when flying. These little pods come individually packaged so you can slip one into your airline bag with no problem. The idea is to slather it on overnight and then rinse it off in the morning for refreshed, glowing skin. I’ve tried them out and I definitely wake up looking brighter and more perky, making them a great Sunday/Monday pick. While each capsule is meant to be single use, there’s quite a bit of product in there, so you could save some and use it one or two more times on your trip too!

No Jet Lag Pills

No Jet Lag Pills – ~$15 for 32 Tablets (click for locations)
If you’re zipping around the planet then you’ve no doubt experienced jet lag – that disorienting, sluggish feeling of having hopped a time zone or ten! This handy travel companion is a homeopathic remedy for jet lag that’s been trusted for over 20 years and tested on flight attendants for its effectiveness. Designed not to interfere with any other medications, these chewable tablets will get you through about 50 hours of flight time.

Sony Exmor
Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera – $548 @ Amazon.ca
Every amazing vacation deserves to be captured in crystal clear quality. While it’s easy and tempting to use your phone everywhere you go, sometimes it’s nice to disconnect from your phone (and keep it safe) and only bring a camera with you. If you’re on the hunt for a travel-friendly one, this slim little beauty is recognized as one of the top cameras for travelers. It’s a classic point and shoot camera that offers a fast-speed Carl Zeiss lens and a large 20.1 megapixel sensor, allowing you to take crisp images with a pocket-friendly camera.

I'm Outta Here Passport Case ban.do

The Getaway Passport Holder – $24 USD @ ban.do
Plan your great escape with a pretty pastel passport holder in hand – this stunning faux leather case is a cute pick for the teenager or student in your life that’s heading abroad for the summer. The inside is equally cute, with hot pink and metallic gold leatherette interior, plus three slots to stash cards if you want to pack really light. Also available in a fun floral print!

Calgon Hawaiian Ginger

Calgon Hawaiian Ginger Collection – From $6.97 @ Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Lawtons, Sobey’s Atlantic, Loblaws, and Rexall
The best way to get in the vacation mood is to add a little aromatherapy to the mix. Calgon is infamous for this transporting scents, and you can’t get much more tropical than Hawaiian Ginger, a spicy, sweet blend of sunshine, fruit and hibiscus flowers. Lather yourself in it from top to toe for all-day whiffs of this heavenly aroma – the sugar scrub is a great pick if you’re following up with some sunless tanner, while the moisturizing cream is great to smooth out those rough spots and the body mist keeps the scent fresh and at the forefront.

Patagonia Headway MLC Convertible Carry-On Shoulder Bag

Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag – $229 @ Patagonia + Luggage Stores
Looking for a multi-tasking bag that’ll do it all? This hearty bag can be carried not one, not two, but three different ways for your convenience. The most basic way is as a shoulder bag, perfect for carrying on to the plane or toting around the airport. But if you’re crammed onto a train or navigating a narrow space, you can also use the ‘briefcase style’ handles to take it with you. Finally, give those weary arms a rest – you can even sling this baby onto your back like a backpack to evenly distribute the weight and keep your hands free. Available in four colour combinations, this water-resistant bag comes with plenty of interior space and pockets to keep your essentials separate. Great for short-haul trips or as the perfect carry-on turned travel bag when you arrive at your destination!

Henkaa Convertible Maxi Dress

Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress – From $78 @ Henkaa
When space is at a premium, go for a multi-tasking item like this convertible dress. It can be worn 13 different ways with just a few quick adjustments, and comes in a range of colours from classic black to pastel pink to rich jewel tones. The dress also comes with a contrasting waistband if you want to liven things up, plus Henkaa has a range of other accessories like a chiffon overlay or a bandeau top that can take your dress even further. I picked the Ivy because I felt like it could easily go from a formal event to a casual dinner, plus it comes in two lengths, but there are plenty of styles to choose from on the Henkaa website!

7 Super Awesome Travel Gifts

This isn’t the first travel gift guide I’ve written nor will it likely be the last. Be sure to check out all the posts in my Traveller’s Check series for more great gift-giving inspiration for those jetsetters in your life. In the meantime, I’m pleased to be giving away the Calgon Hawaiian Ginger collection featured in this post. Want to win it? Here’s how to enter:

1) NOTE: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by July 20, 2016 telling me what your favourite travel-themed gift is on this list!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 21, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Follow Calgon on Twitter @officialcalgon and then send out a Tweet tagging them + me (@cdngiftguide) that links back to this post and uses #takemeaway.

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102 Responses to “Packing It In”
  1. The Henkaa dress would be so great for travel

  2. aketch says:

    The Hawaiian Ginger collection looks divine.

  3. Sherry Kinnear says:

    I would like the Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera. I like the idea of no phone and a pocket sized camera.

  4. CLC says:

    I appreciate the Sony camera. They take really great photos.

  5. Joan G. says:

    I could use the Getaway Passport holder.

  6. SandyS says:

    Great must haves! I am definitely going to try the The Bright Renew Sleeping Capsules.

  7. athena910 says:

    I really like the scent of ginger, so the Hawaiian Ginger collection looks great for me.

  8. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the calgon products

  9. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Bright Renew Capsule Sleep Mask the most. This is such a must try for me. Thanks for including it in this post.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  10. Aimee says:

    I would buy that maxi dress. I am a subscriber.

  11. Karen says:

    The convertible maxi dress would be very useful.

  12. Jennifer L. says:

    I love the Sony Digital Camera.

  13. katydidit21 says:

    I love it all, but in particular, I really like the Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress and the Patagonia Headway Bag.

  14. Alyssa says:

    My favourite is the masks!

  15. Dee says:

    The facial and the Calgon sound super.

  16. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I absolutely LOVE that maxi dress, so versatile, it’s perfection! I am a subscriber.

  17. Lisa Morrison says:

    I love the Patagonia bag.

  18. Dominic cloutier says:

    Calgon take me away =p

  19. cookie3 says:

    Bright Renew Sleep Mask

  20. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the Henkaa dress most!

  21. Josie says:

    Love the Henkaa dress

  22. Linda Brunner says:

    The Sony camera – would love it!

  23. Lindsey says:

    I need that Patagonia bag!

  24. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the camera, Patagonia bag and the maxi dress.

  25. kevin snyder says:

    the maxi dress would be great for my wife

  26. Erin W says:

    I LOVE that Patagonia bag. Next time I have a bday, I’m just sending my hubs to your blog! You have such great taste!

  27. Kathleen L says:

    I really like the Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress – especially the purple!

  28. Jessica chan says:

    Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress is my fav pick.

  29. Giselle says:

    The Ivy Convertible Maxi dress is a great idea!

  30. Leah says:

    Love the ivy convertible dress!

  31. Lucretia Flemming says:

    Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag – looks totally practical for many uses!

  32. aclily19 says:

    I love the Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress – From $78 @ Henkaa

  33. sherry moffitt says:

    I love the Ivy convertible Maxi dress, would be great for the summer.

  34. ksceviour says:

    I love the Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera !!

  35. Kay Burke says:

    I covet the Ivy Convertible maxi dress – great price too.

  36. Kelly E says:

    I like the No Jet Lag pills

  37. Mary Warner says:

    The Patagonia Bag

  38. intensev5 says:

    I would love to try the Bright Renew Capsule Sleep Mask

  39. Florence Cochrane says:

    I like the Ivy convertible maxi dress.

  40. cheryl mclellan says:

    I love the Patagonia bag!

  41. AliKira says:

    Definitely the convertible dress! I adore convertible dresses!

  42. Kim K says:

    I love the convertible dress for travelling

  43. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress – From $78 @ Henkaa

  44. Donna L. says:

    The Ivy Convertible Maxi dress is my favourite.

  45. Sean M says:

    I like the camera

  46. Shelley N says:

    I really like the Henkaa Convertible maxi dress since it would look different each time you wear it on the trip so it would have numerous uses plus it looks easy to hand wash and reuse.

  47. mcmc says:

    I like the Ivy convertible maxi dress.

  48. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite travel-themed gift is on this list is the Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera

  49. I like the “I’m Outta Here” passport cover. Super cute.

  50. Linda says:

    My favourite travel-themed gift from the list is the Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera.

  51. Elaine Rosser says:

    I am already a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favorite travel themed item is the Sony DSC-RX100 Sensor Digital Camera.

  52. tammy ta says:

    My favourite from the list is the Calgon set-I would love to see what it smells like.

  53. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite travel-themed gift on this list is the Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress – From $78 @ Henkaa

  54. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry: Followed Calgon on Twitter and sent out a Tweet https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/749149444654923776

  55. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d go for the Patagonia bag.

  56. Tracy D says:

    I’m a subscriber! :). I’d love the Ivy Convertible Maxi dress, super convenient for travel!

  57. mousecat says:

    I really like the Calgon Hawaiian Ginger Collection a lot

  58. pinksuzanne says:

    I am a subscriber. I like the Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag.

  59. janicour says:

    Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag – we are going on a trip and these would be perfect.

  60. binabug says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’d go with Calgon Hawaiian Ginger Collection!! Love beauty products

  61. binabug says:

    https://twitter.com/jackalJarrod/status/749599738505203712 my tweet, good luck everyone, hope you had a great long weekend

  62. Lorna Braun says:

    all necessities of a summer getaway

  63. Christine Holliday says:

    Why the camera of course! where can you travel to without a camera? 😉

  64. Christine Holliday says:

  65. Lisa S says:

    I really like the Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress.

  66. AmyM says:

    I absolutely love The Getaway Passport Holder. I would take this with me on vacation even if I wasn’t leaving the country! So cute and the sentiment is spot on! 🙂

  67. binabug says:

    just did the bonus entry from the shoe post !!thanks

  68. Glogirl says:

    I like the Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag. It would be handy to have!

  69. Alyssa says:

    My favourite would be the camera! It’s a must have for travelling!

  70. BlessedTA says:

    Patagonia Headway MLC 45L Bag

  71. Daniela Plume says:

  72. Michael says:

    My favourite is Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera+L527:L577

  73. Maryanne says:

    I love the Sony camera!!

  74. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    I really really really like that maxi dress!

  75. binabug says:

    going to do the bonus entry from todays newsletter, thanks

  76. Daniela Plume says:

    Bonus – I’s love the add Dress F48 from the OAK & FORT collection

  77. Holly says:

    The Ivy Convertible Maxi Dress looks great!

  78. eric says:

    I like the Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera – it would be handy to use

  79. diane says:

    My favourite is the Patagonia bag.

  80. Donnas says:

    I’m a subscriber. I really like the Patagonia Headway Bag

  81. Tina L. says:

    My favourite theme is gift is the Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera+L527:L577

  82. Vicki says:

    I like the Ivy Convertible dress

  83. Sony DSC-RX100 20.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor Digital Camera, I’m thinking of all the epic pictures I would take!

  84. Gigi says:

    This is a tough one! I like so many of these ideas! I think the Patagonia Headway Bag is the most practical and needed by me!

  85. Sylvia says:

    I like the Bright Renew Capsule Sleep Mask

  86. Tamara Attanasio says:

    Love the maxi dress! So handy when traveling!

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