Whether you’re Team #TreeGoesUpAfterThanksgiving or Team #ChristmasMusicInOctober, we all have that one person in our lives for whom we can’t seem to nail down a gift idea. Well, we are here to help!
Welcome to the Monkeytag Gift Guide – Work from Anywhere Edition!
We’re breaking it down into six categories of essential 2020 gifts for the digital nomad. Let’s dive on in.
#1: For when packing becomes an extreme sport
Eagle Creek Pack-it Specter™ Compression Cubes ($27.97)
Ever wonder what the secret behind backpacking through Europe is? We think it has to be organizing your clothes with these compression cubes. Even though this year we might not be able to use them while crossing over a bridge in Venice, they’re perfect for our newfound work from anywhere lifestyle where you might be away from home for weeks at a time.
Each pack comes as a set of two – a full size and a half size. Check it Out Here
Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger ($59.99)
Anker leads the pack on portable chargers and is an absolute essential for any digital nomad. With 26,800 mAh of power, you can charge your phone over 6 times, or your tablet at least 2 times while you’re on the move. Plus, it won’t take up much room in the backpack. Check it Out Here
Logitech KEYS-TO-GO ($69.99)
This stylish Bluetooth keyboard pairs with both phones and tablets, so you can answer emails or slacks without having to bring out the laptop. While you’ll see that Logitech primarily markets its iOS compatibility, it works great with the latest Androids too.
The keyboard is powered by a rechargeable battery and lasts up to 3 months off a single charge. It also offers some pretty silent typing with spill-proof casing. And it’s thin – we’re talking just over 5 mm thin. Now that’s some tiny tote-ability and a great gift. Check it Out Here
#2. For an off-the-clock hike
Sorel Out ’n About™ Plus Boot ($120.00)
Working from anywhere requires some industrious shoes, and these rain boots are perfect for the great outdoors. Whether you’re working from a local park, or from a mountain summit in the Pacific Northwest, these shoes will keep your feet warm and dry.
Sorel’s footwear lines are function-first fashion at its best, and this boot is no exception. Its rubber sole provides extreme grip, while classic color combinations like Quarry and Felt will match any traveler’s unique style. Check it Out Here
WANDRD PRVKE Series (Starting at $184.00)
The PVRKE Series is more than just a camera bag (although with the option to add removable camera cubes, it can be a pretty sweet camera bag!). It’s weather-resistant with an expandable roll-top to give you plenty of room, depending on what each day entails.
There’s a sleeve for your laptop in case it has to come with you, and a felt-lined pocket for your phone. There’s also a camera tripod pocket on the side that doubles as a great place for a water bottle or canteen. Check it Out Here
#3. For keeping hydrated in style
Hydrascape Sticker – Mt. Baker & Twin Sisters Infinity Sticker: ($15.00)
The talented Gretchen Leggitt designs these stickers, made to seamlessly wrap around a Hydro Flask bottle, place on a Yeti cooler, or even go on your ski or snowboard. They are waterproof and UV-resistant, in addition to being dishwasher safe.
Be sure and check out Leggitt’s other Infinity Stickers, including graphic illustrations of Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound. Check it Out Here
Corkcicle Fairisle Coffee Mug ($39.95)
This coffee mug comes triple-insulated, has a lid, AND a handle. We’re sold on this gift idea. The Fairisle pattern, in particular, is minimalism at its best. Last we checked it was sold out after making a big splash on Oprah’s Favorite Things this year (you get a mug! you get a mug!), but other color options are still available if that’s the case. Check it Out Here
Be sure and pick up the matching canteen to make it a set.
#4. For when the caffeine addiction is too real
Trade Gift Coffee Subscription (Starting at $60)
Trade will match your coffee lover up with roasters around the country based on a short survey on how they like their cup of joe. Every batch is roasted to order and delivered at peak freshness, perfect for those constantly on the hunt for an exemplary local brew.
They can customize their order frequency and timing based on when they’ll be back home to pick it up (your gift subscription will cover their first three bags). Check it Out Here
Add in an AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press so they can brew on the move.
#5. For those long winter nights
REVEL GEAR Trail Hound™ 30’ Camping Light ($24.99)
These on-the-go, ambient string lights are great for either van life or just setting the mood outdoors. The best part about them is they’re powered via USB, so anywhere you bring your laptop or portable charger, these guys can come too!
Choose from warm white, cold white, multicolor, red, or green. Check it Out Here
#6. For when it gets cold out there
Tartan Blanked Co. Antique Tartan Lambswool Scarf ($50.00)
The feeling of a soft, breathable scarf evokes major holiday vibes to pair with your hiking gear. This particular brand uses lambswool, whose benefits include being naturally hypoallergenic, temperature regulating, moisture-wicking, and sustainable.
Plus, when you buy through United by Blue, they’ll commit to eradicating one pound of trash from an ocean or waterway as part of their 1 product purchased = 1 pound of trash removed initiative. Check it Out Here
Rumple NanoLoft® Puffy Blanket – Patina Pixel Fade ($134.25)
The NanoLoft® Puffy Blanket is “maximum cozy in minimal time” which is honestly how we like to live our lives. Our favorite part of this premium synthetic blanket is that it comes equipped with a cape clip, allowing you to walk around in its comfort hands-free. Check it Out Here
For a bonus stocking stuffer gift, throw in a blanket for your beer.
And finally, be sure to grab your digital nomad a Moleskine Notebook so they can write down all of their Field Notes (did we just break the fourth wall?).