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  1. Julianna Berkemeier

    This may be my favorite gift guide yet! Great ideas!

    1. Amanda Miller

      Oh yay thank so much! xox A

  2. the cape on the corner

    both my mom and i purchased those black rain boots for our tip to london this past may. luckily we needed them only 1 day but they are so cute to wear even when not raining. they aren’t the most comfortable tho, for long days of walking and touring. enjoy paris! i’ve been in the spring, but not this time of year.

    1. Amanda Miller

      Thanks so much for letting me know! There really aren’t that many options for comfortable rain boots you can walk around tour in all day :/. Someone needs to come out with a crazy comfy pair!! xoxo A


Starting this holiday season gift guide series with a guide for your world-traveler friend. You know, the one you always have to see go on trips without you. Or maybe it is the friend who always asks you to come along!

This guide also really helped me, because I am leaving for Paris in ten days! I have a lot of these & need the rest!

Instead of collages, this year I am just going to break it down by item. Hopefully this gives you a more detailed view and look of each product!

When I originally planned this list I thought I would only have a few things but as I got to thinking of all of the things I needed for my trip, the list got longer and longer.

Gift Guide for Travel

1 The Ostrich Pillow

the miller affect talking about the perfect pillow for traveling

My friend Bridget Barbier posted this pillow on her stories and I knew I had to have it. My husband and I both bought one, I of course lost mine, so now we fight over the last one. My mom recently bought one too for our trip to Paris because it is so amazing.

The Ostrich Pillow goes around your head and does a great job blocking out any light. If you don’t want it to cover your eyes you just put it on your forehead but it still offers a pillow for behind your head!

2 Marble Phone Case

the miller affect sharing her favorite $20 marble phone case from Nordstrom

I get so many questions about my marble phone case! It is only $20 with free shipping and it is made with rubber, which means it will bounce when you drop the phone (super important!!) You really can’t beat it.

Your friend will need a phone case for traveling! Getting it in and out of pockets and purses while you are on the go without a case is just asking for a cracked screen! She will love you for this one!

3 NUME Travel Kit

the miller affect sharing her favorite travel kit from nume

This NUME travel kit is available online only, so make sure to put in your order a week or two in advance if you are grabbing this set as a gift!

These may look smaller, but they have a lot of power, and are perfect for when your friend is packing light!

4 Pink 20″ Spinner

the miller affect sharing her favorite spinner for traveling from ebay

This pink spinner is the cutest and only $54! Your friend will love this! It is actually available in 10 colors, so definitely pick out her favorite color. She will be so surprised in the best way!

I have a set of spinners from eBags as well and I have used them around 12 times so far and there is literally 0 signs of wear or tear! These will last her a long time.

This spinner is brand new on eBay. Just click buy it now to reserve it at the $54 price range.

5 Wireless BOSE Headphones

the miller affect talking about bose wireless headphones on sale from nordstrom

With the new iPhone 7, 8, and 10, everything is going wireless. I ALWAYS forget that I can’t plug in headphones until it is too late and I keep forgetting to buy some!

These amazing BOSE headphones are now on sale, so it is a great time to invest in them or buy them for a friend. I love them in white, but they come in three different colors!

6 Passport Cover

the miller affect sharing her favorite passport cover from Anthropologie

This ‘En Route’ passport cover makes a great stocking stuffer, gift for a co-worker, or white elephant party gift! I love the rose tone!

7 Vanity Case

The Miller Affect with a daily edited monogrammed vanity case

This gorgeous vanity case would be such a great personalized gift! It also comes in a few colors you can look at. She will use it for pretty much anything and everything and it packs so nicely.

Make sure to add the monogram!

8 Rain Boots

the miller affect talking about short black rain boots from Target
the miller affect wearing tall grey rain boots from Target

This is the #1 thing I need to pack for Europe! I have a couple versions of the tall boot already, but definitely bought the shorter version too!

The short boot is on sale for $20 and the tall boot is under $40!

9 Convertible Crossbody Waist Pack

The Miller Affect wearing a coin purse for traveling

This coin purse is great for traveling! You can wear it across your body or around your waist. It helps prevent theft in foreign countries.

If you are wearing something looser, you can also wear it underneath your top to keep it hidden!

My mom bought this one for us for Paris! Thought I would share it with you guys. It would be a great gift for your traveling friend and comes in a bunch of colors!

10 Silk Eye Mask

the miller affect sharing her favorite silk sleep masks

When traveling to new places, it can be really hard to adjust to the sleeping situation. There are so many city lights and different noises that you aren’t use to.

Having a sleep mask with you can help you have a better trip! This silk mask is one of my personal favorites at a great price!

11 Zella Leggings

the miller affect talking about her gift guide for travel

I basically live in these leggings and your travel friend will too. They are perfect for plane rides and just walking around in general. They fit so great and are so comfortable on.

They are around $50 and if these are the only gift you give it will be the best gift ever!

12 Sherpa Pullover

the miller affect talking about her favorite black sherpa pullover from abercrombie

My sister asked for this sherpa pullover for her birthday and for good reason. It is so insanely soft, cozy, and warm! This is perfect for the airplane and can be used as the comfiest pillow if your friend gets hot!

You can see it on me here! Fits true to size. I am wearing a Small!

13 Blanket Scarf

the miller affect wearing a black plaid blanket scarf from LOFT

A blanket scarf is one of the best things you can bring with you when you travel. For Paris, I plan on bringing tons of scarves and just changing them out each day to make it look like I am wearing a bunch of different outfits!

This blanket scarf is really soft and can also be used as a blanket on the plane to keep your friend warm! It is on sale right now for 40% off!

14 Pull on Sneakers

the miller affect sharing her favorite pink pull on sneakers from Steve Madden

Who knew Steve Madden would have such amazing sneakers?! These pink sneakers are my favorite pair EVER and they recently released them in tons of different colors!

The laces are just for show. It actually just pulls on and off, which is PERFECT for travel!! I can’t even begin to tell you how comfortable they are!


XO Amanda
November 18, 2017 Gift Guides

Gift Guide for Your World-Traveler Friend

From the Gram


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