Gift Ideas for travelers in 2017

Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Stylish Active Traveler 2017

It’s a few days before Christmas and for some of us, like me, I’m a crammer when it comes to gift-buying. If you’re still wondering what to give your traveller friends, it’s not that hard to please us really. Yes, we do appreciate another headwear, multi-tools, sporks, another water container ( I think I have more than 10 now) or flashlights. But if you want to up the ante a bit or give try something different here are some gift ideas for the active traveler for you.

The Columbia Watertight II
The Columbia Watertight II

Packable Jackets

There are different kinds of jackets. The kinds where you can wear for a little warmth yet completely repellant to heavy rains are always handy. What more if you can pack it in its own pocket for compactness. That’s what the Columbia Watertight II jacket has to offer. The patented Omni-tech technology makes sure the fabric is fully waterproof yet breathable. It’s perfect for use general travel and trails.

Columbia Watertight II jacket at SRP P4,900.
Follow at Columbia Philippines at Facebook /columbiasportswearph/

Maz Brasil Amazon White
Maz Brasil Amazon White

Lightweight Sneakers

Good footwear takes you places. There are shoes for trails, hikes and runs. For urban and general travel, the light, stylish, sturdy yet comfortable, Maz Brasil Sneakers should be on your foot and even have another pair in your bag. Yes, these hand-made shoes from Brasil is so light you can fold it almost flat. They even got a number of vibrant colors to match and pair with your outfit. These are not your ordinary sneakers.

Maz Brasil Sneakers SRP is P4,200-4,400 depending on the design.
Follow Maz Brazil on Facebook at /mazbrasilphilippines/ or instagram @mazbrasilphilippines
Visit at for orders

W.Pierce Timepiece in Black Tan
W.Pierce Timepiece in Black Tan


A watch is another welcome gift. The W.Pierce Timepiece is not only affordable but looks classy. It Japan Miyota Quartz movement, hardened mineral crystal glass, interchangeable genuine leather and water resistant up to 30 meters. Currently it comes in Black Tan and Rose Gold Black.

W.Pierce Timepiece Black Tan and Rose Gold SRP at P1,499.
Follow them on facebook at /w.piercetimepiece/ and instagram at @w.piercetimepiece
Visit (Order at Lazada)

The Asus Zenfone 4 Max 5.5
The Asus Zenfone 4 Max 5.5

Power-packed Smartphone

There are highly capable smartphones but if you want a smartphone that really last longer on the road and performs decently with different task I throw at it, the Asus Zenfone 4 Max is a good choice. It has a 5,000mAh battery, 13MP Dual-camera with wide-angle lens, Android 7 and dual-sim slots. I actually enjoy being liberated from powerbanks and a secondary phone.

Asus Zenfone 4 Max SRP at P9,995. Sold at Lazada.

Bivouac Windu Trek pole
Bivouac Windu Trek pole

Trek Pole

Not a necessity but convenient to have for someone who likes to hike and climb mountains. The Bivouac Windu Trekking Pole is something to be proud of as it is designed by a Filipino (Gideon Lacso of PinoyMountaineer). Borne out of years of experience in climbing mountains, the Bivouac Windu is light at 250g, made of aluminun and uses a sturdy snap-lock system instead of the telescopic type. Handle was made more comfortable to handle.

Bivouac Windu Trekking Pole SRP is at P600.
Available at the Perfect White Shirt 


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