Still need a gift for that globetrotter on your list? Maybe you’re already plotting where to spend your Christmas cash. If travel is going to be a big part of your 2013, read on for some of my favorite Europe travel must haves!
From sudden changes in weather to being on your feet all day and more, you need to be prepared with my Europe travel must haves. All five of these things make fantastic holiday gifts (for Europe and beyond!) and you have just enough time to grab something for the traveler in your life — or yourself!
NOTE: I personally own all five of these Europe travel must haves and can tell you first-hand what amazing items they are. Don’t just take my word for it…
Certain European cities and tourist attractions in general are known for pickpocketing, so keep your belongings safe and stylish with the Pacsafe Citysafe 200 GII. With features like eXomesh slashguards, a Smart RFID-blocking pocket and Smart zipper security system, this waterproof nylon bag is exactly what you need to stay safe and stylish on your next jaunt. (SALE $55)
The Davek Traveler umbrella
Colorful, compact and sturdy with a lifetime guarantee, the Davek Traveler umbrella is the last one you’ll ever buy. Constructed from 190-thread count microweave fabric and a 100 percent solid steel shaft, this little beauty means business. Tuck it into your bag just in case you get caught in a storm, and if not, it’s so small that you’ll forget it’s there. ($89)
Every traveler needs a comfy pair of shoes and Tieks get my vote. These flats will keep your tootsies cushioned and pain-free until you reach your destination. Made of Italian leather and available in a pattern or color that suits every taste, Tieks are worth every penny and will last for years to come. ($165+)
Hey gadget queens, listen up! Going through security will be a breeze with the Scottevest Women’s Trench. There’s a pocket for everything including your iPad, phone and every other electronic you’re taking with you. Best part? It doesn’t look bulky at all and the gadgets stay safely concealed. Oh, and it’s super fashionable. I love the red! ($150)
Twist and tie this versatile garment into whatever suits your mood. Dress? Check. Skirt? Yup. Shawl? Yes to that too. If you only add one item here to your travel wardrobe next year, the Hipknoties gets my vote. You’ll never be at a loss for what to wear — and it sure beats filling up your suitcase with clothes you could easily leave at home. ($85)