The Manual’s Gift Guide for Globetrotters
With less than a month left until Christmas, we’re pretty sure you’ve experienced that ‘uh-oh’ moment by now where you realise that pretty soon you’re going to have to haul ass to the stores and buy the annual ton of gifts. Alas, there are two ways this can go. If you wanna avoid running around town in a headless chicken kind of frenzy, read on. We have some awesome gift ideas for the globetrotters in your life. So awesome, you’ll probably want to treat yourself too…
Kal Board Short 8” $145
Onia is our kind of swimwear brand. For surf enthusiasts or suave jetsetters, the Kal Board Short is an essential gift. The classic blue stripe design features custom antique nickel hardware and reinforced super deep, double-lined pockets; ideal for carrying the complimentary water wallet in. Boom!
Who wants to risk sand or sea damage to their precious iPad or iPad Mini? Not us. This Ball and Buck x DODOcase collaboration is stylish and uber protective. We love the shocking orange lining and antiquated leather spine.
Wallpaper City Guide $11.95
These pocket-sized publications are our absolute fave when it comes to travel tips, whether we’re staying for 24 hours or 2 weeks. Flights for a weekend city break accompanied by one of these is a pretty suave present. Or if you’re on a budget just go solo! The contemporary colour block covers will make you want to collect the entire compendium…
Red Wayuu Hammock $499
How dreamy is this bad boy? This ‘suspended sack’ was woven by the Wayuu tribe in the La Goajira region of Columbia and will look A-MAZING tied between two palms in paradise.
If they’re not quite down with wearing this gorgeous peshtemal as a sarong, there are plenty of other uses for it. This versatile, lightweight beach bag essential can be used as a beach towel, a blanket or even a cape…
Ok, here’s one for the suave Marvs and Mary’s. This luxurious package lovingly curated by ShopLatitude contains a stylish denim bathrobe, an Aesop jet set kit and some seriously cosy felt wool slippers; the perfect gift for high-flyers.
Hard Carry Travel Suitcase 85L $259.50
This is the Godfather of luggage. Favoured by those seriously slick travellers that glide through airports stress-free, this Muji suitcase boasts 360-degree turning wheels, a built-in TSA lock and interior zip compartments ideal for OCD travellers.
This travel journal is positively bursting with artisan charm. Crafted from recycled paper, the front cover features a nifty US map designed for the owner to pierce fasteners through on their destinations to trace their journey. Each page prompts the writer to share memories in a hilarious way. We love the ‘this is what I would look like with a mustache’ field. A totally unique stocking filler.
We can all picture the scene; sitting on a long train, chugging through some wild country and some boss busts out his harmonica. What better gift could you give an adventurer? Let them live out the fantasy with this awesome Hôtel Americano harmonica and take the heat off your credit card at the same time – $15 people! What’s not to love.