11 x Wanderlust Christmas Gift Ideas 2017

We always love writing these kind of articles because it get’s me right into the Christmas spirit! Whether you’re looking for a gift for him or her, these Wanderlust Christmas gifts are all you need if you’re a frequent traveler, or not. 

Carry-On Suitcase by Thule
We have gone through a bunch of suitcases in our lives but it wasn’t until we got this suitcase at a travel related press, when we realized we just found the best carry-on suitcase ever. It’s stylish and perfect for a business trip or weekend break. Why do we love it so much? Well, it has different compartments so you can easily pack your shoes or dirty laundry. The divided compartment can be removed or you can change it in height, which is super easy and a real plus for us. It’s also light, compact and has a piggyback strap where you can easily hang an extra bag onto. It’s not cheap but believe us, it’s worth the €259,-. Find out where you can buy yours at www.thule.com

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It may look like nothing special but think again!

The New Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
It’s not a secret that we stick by Olympus for the best travel content. If you are a beginning photographer that wants to take things a little more serious, this camera is going to be the Christmas present you really want to get in your stockings. Why is the new Olympus OM-D so great? These are some of the features:

  • UHD 4K video capture (3820 x 2160 resolution)
  • 16MP image sensor (same as previous OMD), but with updated processor TruePic VIII, the same processor used in E-M1 Mark II
  • Improved image stabilisation (which was already spot on)
  • New Cluster AF points selection
  • Simplified menu and shortcuts
  • Viewfinder, and tilted screen for perfect photo’s from above
  • As easy to use as a smartphone

Enough reason to tell Santa you’ve been good this year! The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is available for €799,-.

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Loving the new Olympus OM-D!

Kindred Spirits Socks
Wanna stay warm this winter and bring a bit of color in your life? These winter socks from Kindred Spirits are your musthave. Pick your favorite because the socks have various colored traditional patterns. One size fits all and every pair is handmade! Never get cold feet again. Get them for €19,95,- at www.thekindreds.com

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Anywhere Travel Guide
This is a funny gift for anyone that is a traveler. Perfect for that friend who is going away for a couple of months and seeking new adventure. With these card, they get assignments and set new travel goals. The Anywhere Travel Guide is a unique mix of concrete actions and whimsical prompts—from ”Ask the next person you meet where his/her favorite street is. Go there” to ”Write down what you like about this city on a small piece of paper. Leave it where someone else will find it later”—Anywhere encourages users to see things differently while discovering both new and familiar places. It’s also not too expensive, for €12,- it’s yours.

DIY Soap Scrub or Cream
Dry skin and winter go hand in hand, unfortunately. Thank god for scrubs and body cream’s! At DIY Soap you can create your own scrub with coffee, salt, or sugar. Add some almond or coconut oil and top it with the most amazing scents like lavender, roses or cinnamon. No time to pass by the store in Amsterdam? You can buy several hand-created scrubs and creams online. Another nice fact: all the ingredients are organic and natural! To learn more about DIY Soap, check this article. Order a product at the webshop until the 31st of December and receive a 10{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} discount if you use code: DIYCHRISTMASwww.diysoap.nl

DIY Soap

Atelier Des Femmes
If you are on Instagram, you must have seen the insta-famous velvet bandeau pass by. Ateliers des Femmes has become extremely on demand these last couple of months and we love it too! Well, new Christmas colors have arrived and 2 new item designs for the holidays; The French Beret and Le Manchons to complete your look. Shop it here or pass by the store in Amsterdam.

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The musthaves for this season!

Noise Canceling Headphones by AGK
There are a few annoying things you can experience on planes but one of them is screaming kids or a snoring person near your seat. The AKG noise-cancelling headphones are the solution. Or you can use it for the gym, or not. Whatever, they are great and plus a great gift for your (boy)friend! www.akg.com

Vondels Christmas Decorations
Pimping your Christmas Tree 3.0? With the decorations from Vondels, your Christmas Tree is one of a kind. Vondels is actually an Amsterdam-based Christmas brand and it was founded in 2015 and now sells to more than 20 countries worldwide! Donuts, candy, pineapples, coffee cups, birds and many more sparkling options are available. A perfect gift for the holidays if you ask us! www.vondels.com

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How cute are these!

Book tip: Thuisblijven is duurder by Jelmer de Boer
This book isn’t out yet but we already know it’s going to be briljant. Jelmer de Boer is a guy that doesn’t take life or himself too serious and he thinks you shouldn’t either! He wrote a book about eating cake and having a sixpack once, but this book is all about travel. In this book he’s going to tell you exactly how to score the cheapest flights. He flew to Bali for free, to Hawaï for 409 euro and the list goes on. Learn the secret and pre-order the book here for when it comes out on the 31st of January!

Luxury Sheets by JOARZ
Eco-friendly, honest, luxurious and yet very affordable, that’s what JOARZ stands for. New on the market but already taking it by storm. What makes JOARZ extra special? While most luxury cotton is created with a thread density of 200 per inch: a softer and finer cotton product than “normal” cotton, their products are made of eco-friendly cotton with a wire density of 300 per inch! The difference between standard cotton and JOARZ cotton is very tangible: more ‘crisp’ and softer like sleeping in a luxury hotel bed. www.joarz.com

Joarz sheets

Personalized Sweater by Believe the Hype
It’s one of the coolest jumpers to wear right now. Even Doutzen Kroes has been spotted wearing one! We’ve had 2 Wander-Lust jumpers made and we’ll be snuggling in front of the fireplace with these :-) Also check out their Christmas sweaters, now online! Shop

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Merry Fu*king Christmas y’all

Love,

Wander-Lust

These are the Best Giftshops in Utrecht

The festive season is just around the corner. Sinterklaasavond (a Dutch celebration for kids) and Christmas eve are only a couple of weeks ahead and everybody’s getting ready to have family gatherings full of gifts.. Oh boy, the stress! Thankfully you can find many cosy giftshops in Utrecht where you can get everything you need. If you are in in Utrecht, be sure to check this perfect guide to find lovely presents.

Paperbird Conceptstore, Oudkerkhof 40
If you are looking for various accessories and clothing, this is the place you should go to. They have a lot of glittery fashion items, which will be perfect for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. There are also many beauty products and home decorations for sale. Run by two boss ladies, this concept store deserves a mention in the best giftshops in Utrecht.

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Fashion and accessories at Paperbird

Pracht, Oudegracht 133
Pracht is a little jewellery shop at a corner at the busy Oudegracht. You can find various jewellery, bags and accessories there in different price ranges.

Pracht, Giftshops in Utrecht

Atelier Ohlala, Kintgenshaven 1A
This hidden shop is close to the cozy Neude. The shop is very mini, but they have a nice assortment varying from golden rings to cute coffee cups and baby goodies.

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Ready for the festive season, Atelier Oelala

It’s a Present, Lijnmarkt 16
If you go to It’s a Present, you will be sure to buy something. The store has so many things and you will probably buy something that you didn’t think you would ever need. Choose from a variety of cacti, (animal) coffee cups, postcards and many other knick knacks.

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Just in time for the holidays!

Keck & Lisa, Zadelstraat 38
Keck & Lisa is the place if you need anything for the kitchen or just a fun gift for your friends. It’s full of wanna-haves and you can walk around here for hours. The whole store is fully stuffed with amazing gifts and tools. It will be hard to leave this store empty handed!

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WAAR, Lijnmarkt 21
WAAR has a wide range of sustainable goodies. You can buy fairtrade food and drinks, but also special soap, candles, beauty products and home decorations.

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All the Luck in the World, Zadelstraat 15
This store made it to our list of Coolest Concept Stores in Amsterdam so it’s a must visit if you are looking for giftstores in Utrecht. Another nice and cozy shop is All the Luck in the World. They sell many jewellery items, but also cute home accessories and postcards plus you can grab a nice coffee while you’re at it!

Coolest concept stores in Amsterdam

So what are you waiting for, get yourself some gifts right in time for the holidays!

Love,

Merel

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10 Wanderlust Gift Ideas for Christmas

It’s the season to be jolly, lalalalalaaa. Yes, it’s also time to start buying those gifts for your friends and family.
This might be a task you don’t even want to think about, but we’re here to help!
If you have wanderlust types amongst your loved ones, you’re at the right place.
These are the best Wanderlust gift ideas out there:

“wanderlust gift ideas are the best things around”

Wanderlust Watch
We’re such a fan of this Austalian brand. Their watches are simplistic, timeless and unisex.
The word WANDERLUST is engraved on the back of each watch, which makes it even better.
Lucky for us we have a little collaboration with the brand and we are happy to announce that we are giving away one timepiece from their beautiful collection!

Check out our Instagram account and join our competition and who know’s, you might win! (runs until the 14th of Dec.)
www.wanderlustwatches.com

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In love with our Wanderlust Watches, the prefect wanderlust gift.

 

Moustag
It’s the worlds first fully interactive luggage-tag out there! Say goodbye to lost suitcases or backpacks.You can easily track your luggage with Moustag.
Just register your tag (no personal information needed, just your email!)
Map your travels, add pictures and see exactly where you’ve been and share your travel diary on social media.
The app is available for IOS & Android. There are different cute tags available and they only cost €14,95.
Wanderlust give away alert! We will give 3 tags away! We will select 3 people so tell us why you need a Moustag in the comments below and win!

We will notify the winners next week! 
www.moustag.com


Love my moustag!

 

Skyline Bow Ties
This one is great for the boyfriend or perhaps your dad? Crazy about New York or Hong Kong? This Skyline Bow Tie is perfect!
Two Guys Bow Ties™ are made from a variety of rare and exotic pieces of hardwood. Sourced throughout the world, product materials include African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and more. Talking about a cool wanderlust gift or what?!
www.twoguysbowties.com

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This will make the boys happy!

 

Scratch Travel Journal
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Famous words from St. Augustine and he was right!
Use this travel journal as a travel planner, a checklist, a diary, an international translator and an interactive map.
€29,00 via www.uncommongoods.com


Scratch where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you want to go!

 

Women & Men’s organizing travel pack
Ok, this is clever. Remember when you travel for a while, your dirty laundry is all over the place and you can’t remember which underwear was clean or dirty?
This idea is eco-friendly and aimed at reducing garbage by making cool, affordable and reusable fabric gift bags for all.
All sorts of bags are available for your shoes. charger, headphones, bikini’s, make-up, private stuff and socks.
Buy it straight from www.bag-all.com and be plastic free whilst traveling.
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The women’s bag-all travel collection (Source: Bag-all.com)

 

Personal Illustration by Charley Ambagstheer
How cool is this! A personal gift like this will get you bonus points for sure.
Charley drew a picture of us and we’re so happy with it! This talented illustrator makes amazing sketches, digital and non digital.
Wanderlust Discount alert! You can order your personal-made-to-size illustration with a €10,- discount! Just mention the code wander-lust when you order with Charley.
www.charleyambagtsheer.com

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Charley’s illustration of us

 

World map wooded phone case
For Men and Women, this is a pretty nice wanderlust gift if you ask me. Cool thing is that the cases are made to order and hand-crafted in Elkhart, Indiana.
You can also design your own! Available for Iphone and various Samsung models.
Available at Etsy or directly at www.carvedproducts.com.

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Handmade for the traveler (Source: Etsy)

 

Austin Brize bagpack from Eastpak
Loving the new Austin collection from Eastpak. A perfect wanderlust gift for day trips or a city break.
Available in black, blue and Green. 
Order yours here.
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We want it! (Source: Eastpak)

 

Bucketlist Passport Holder
Now this is a bucketlist to be seen by everybody! Okok, skinny dipping in Croatia might a a little too much info but it’s probably the coolest passport holder we’ve ever come across. It sells for $20 and you can get it at www.yeity.com

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Let’s start crossing off!

Customized Believe the Hype jumper
It’s one of the coolest jumpers to wear in the Netherlands right now. Even Doutzen Kroes has been spotted wearing one!
We had 2 made and we’ll be snuggling in front of the fireplace with these 🙂
Also check out their Christmas sweaters, now online!
www.believethehype.nl

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Pictures by Stick to the Brand and BTH

Love,

Wander-Lust