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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, here are a few ideas to help check all the travellers off your list.

A Genius In-Flight Entertainment Hack

Twelve South Airfly Universal Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter
Have you ever wished you could connect your AirPods to the inflight entertainment system? Well now you can thanks to this handy wireless audio transmitter! Plug it into any standard audio jack and then transmit the sound to your bluetooth headphones. Buy it here

The Best Travel Towel

Nomadix Travel Towel
This travel towel is the best we’ve tried. It’s the size of a real beach towel and absorbs water really well while saving space. It comes in an array of beautiful designs and as an added bonus, it’s made of recycled plastics. Buy it on their own website here or at MEC.

A Great Read

A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park by Catherine Marie Gilbert
We love to gift books about our favourite places! This brand new book takes a comprehensive look at Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park and the competing interests that struggled to protect it, define it, and/or control it over the past century. This detailed account―lavishly illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs and maps―uncovers the intriguing history, complex legacy, and majestic natural beauty of BC’s first provincial park. The author, Catherine Marie Gilbert, has been a historical expert on several of our previous tours to Vancouver Island and our guests have enjoyed her deep knowledge of the local area. Buy it here

A Better Way to Wash Your Clothes on the Road

Tru Earth Laundry Eco-Strips
Save space in your luggage and avoid the hassle of liquid detergent with these cool new laundry detergent strips. Simply remove a strip from the package (or just a portion of a strip for a single item of clothing) and place it in the washing machine or sink with your clothes. The strip quickly dissolves and works just like regular detergent. These are available in several scents and a scent-free version. Buy them here

A Creative Way to Track Your Travels

Vagabond Life Travel Keychain
Keep a record of all your travel adventures by adding engraved country rings to this unique key ring for each country you visit. This special keepsake is available in a several colour options or as a necklace. Buy it here

A More Comfortable Seat for Outdoor Hangouts

Coleman Deck Chair With Table
This year we spent a lot more time meeting up with friends outdoors due to indoor gathering restrictions. Why not help your loved ones level up their picnics this year with a comfortable and practical chair? This one comes with a padded seat and a side table that comes in handy for holding your drinks and snacks. Buy it here

A Waste-Free Reusable Notebook

Rocketbook Core Smart Reusable Notebook
No more wasting paper with this environmentally-friendly notebook that can be used over and over again. And you’ll never lose your handwritten notes because you can save them to your favourite cloud services, email, or text messages. Once you fill the book and save your notes, simply erase the notebook with a cloth and start over again. These notebooks are also available in a variety of sizes and layouts for all your note-taking needs. Buy it here.

Good luck to all you last-minute shoppers!