From stocking stuffers to last-minute splurges, cross off the travel enthusiast on your shopping list with a little help from our Holiday Gift Guide.
Designed in collaboration with tattoo artists Veronica Mallo, Emily Conley, and Megan Massacre of NYC’s Grit & Glory salon, the new 2022 limited edition Solgaard ‘Touch of Rose’ Luggage Collection is now available in Solgaard’s full range of three suitcase sizes, including the flagship Carry-On Closet (20”) and Carry-On Closet Plus (22”), and Solgaard’s larger Check-In Closet (Trunk). Solgaard’s new Carry-On Closet doubles as a mini closet, complete with several built-in garment organizing cubes. All suitcases feature a sustainable interior lining made with Solgaard’s proprietary SHORE-TEX fabric made from ocean-bound plastic.
$315 USD, www.solgaard.co
Where refined meets rugged, Cougar’s newest winter collection has a wide range of stylish yet practical boots for everyone. For the outdoor adventure enthusiast, snag a pair of the Swinton leather waterproof boot. Available in black/gum, black, and brown colour combinations in sizes six through eleven, these mid-height leather Chelsea boots feature a rounded toe and are completely waterproof. The thermoplastic rubber outer sole provides an anti-slip grip and the polar plush lining keeps your feet cozy, making the Swinton boot the perfect transitional footwear from autumn to winter.
Featured in Vogue Italia and spotted on the Vancouver Fashion Week runway, Nanaimo-based design house Ay Lelum fuses storytelling and cultural preservation through fashion. Using multigenerational family artwork of Coast Salish artists, they create wearable pieces from natural fibers. Opening their first store in Nanaimo in October, visitors can view and purchase stunning couture, along with items such as The Spindle Whorl Pillow, starting from $95, featuring a spindle whorl motif by artist William Good. The popular sustainably made tunic is soft and cozy, perfect for keeping your loved ones warm during the winter. Available in teal and red, sizes run from XS to 5XL .
Starting at $245, aylelum.com
Wireless Mobile Printer
Travel memories are meant to be shared, not tucked away on your phone’s camera roll! Display your favourite travel photos around the house with the help of Kodak’s pocket-sized printer, which easily connects to any iOS or Android smartphone, tablet or similar device via Bluetooth. Available in white, the printer eliminates the need for clunky ink cartridges and instead, features a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery that prints cute and compact up to 25 2”x3” prints on a full charge.
Perfect for stashing your keys, cash, and mobile phone, MNDRN’s Remy fanny pack is a stylish twist on an old wardrobe staple. Handmade in Bali by local artisans, the bag is designed using genuine leather and is available in black, sand, tan, or taupe. The convenient strap can be adjusted around the waist as a bag, cross body or off-the-shoulder accessory for any and all adventures, hands-free.