style spotter: the lazy travelers’ 2015 holiday gift guide + giveaway **NOW CLOSED**!

the-romantic-the-wino****This year’s holiday gift guide giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to our 2015 winners, who have been contacted separately via email.****

December, how do you sneak up on us EVERY YEAR? Tell us! How is it already holiday gift guide season?!

For lazy girls and boys everywhere whose heart rate just doubled: we feel you. Every December, we feel like we go through the same “OMG” moment. You know, when we realize how close the holidays are and how very far behind we are in our shopping. So, to ease your minds and ours, we’ve rounded up a list of gifts. These are for those people on your list that are the HARDEST to shop for. And maybe even one or two for yourself? Santa gets cookies, it’s only fair.

Best of all?! Because we love all of you dearly, we’re giving away some of our favorite items! Be sure to pay special attention to the contest rules at the end of this post. Find out how you can get your hands on some of this season’s very best gifts, according to yours truly…

2015 holiday gift guide

1. For the Couch Potato // Eberjey Gisele Boxed PJ Set, $120 // Let’s be honest, if it was socially acceptable to stay in pajamas all day every day, we’d do it. We’re in PJs pretty much from the time we walk in the front door until the time we leave. This means we’re fans of both comfort and quality. We’re currently loving the Gisele set from Eberjey, which are roomy while still being figure-flattering and feminine.

2. For the Do-Gooder // Give Perf La Playa Throw, $42 // What better time to give back than the holidays? We always try to incorporate gifts with a philanthropic kickback. This is why we fell totally in love with Give Perf and its mission. Put simply, they build homes for families around the world. Every purchase helps fund building projects in disaster-stricken and low-income locations like Nepal, Haiti, and Guatemala. We’d happily give any of Give Perf’s items to those on our list! But we’re particularly fond of this artisan-made throw… in the “wine” color, but of course.

3. For the Techie // CalypsoCrystal CalypsoTag, $169 // We’ve all been there: tired, cranky, and ready to be home after a long flight, and your checked baggage has yet to come around the carousel. CalypsoTag has solved every tired traveler’s problem. Using bluetooth technology, the tag connects with your smart phone and updates you as soon as your bag is near. This means that instead of crowding around the baggage carousel, you can sit back and relax. The limited edition designs are made with premium Italian leather, and only 999 pieces of each design is ever made. SO our new favorite luggage tag is extremely exclusive. Perfect for the most luxe techie on your list!

4. For the Hostess with the Mostest // Food52 Drink Stirrers, $22 // After this year’s trip to Sabi Sabi in South Africa, it’s safe to say we’re a little obsessed with all things safari. So, combining our love of South African wildlife with our love of drinking is natural, no? We love these drink stirrers so much that we’d probably put one in every drink. Cha, yeah, regardless of whether there is stirring to be done.

giveawayALRIGHT, are you paying attention?
#5-7 are up for grabs in our #LTholidays2015 giveaway! Prepare yourselves, little travelers, and keep reading for details on how to win…

****NOW CLOSED!****

5. For the Foodie // Sugarfina 8-pc Happy Holidays Bento Box, $65 // What’s not to love about edible gifts, especially those that involve chocolate and/or champagne-infused flavors? You especially can’t go wrong with the bento boxes from Sugarfina, which include a selection of delectable candies and sweets packaged in lucite cubes, and tucked in a festively-designed gift box. Plus, you have the option to build your own custom bento box. Or you can choose from one of Sugarfina’s many curated gifts! Our favorite, their seasonal “Happy Holidays” box, includes flavors such as Champagne Bubbles, Gingerbread Cookie Bites, and Pumpkin Pie Caramels. Nom, nom and nom.

++ One lucky winner will win a Sugarfina 8-pc Bento Box of their own, and we can personally attest to the deliciousness of all candies involved! Please note that the winner of this item must reside in the United States. ++

6. For the Wine Lover // Rewined Signature Wine Bottle Candles, $28 // Because everything at home should be wine-themed! Rewined Candles takes discarded wine bottles and turns them into the perfect vessels for wine-scented candles, all made with premium natural soy wax. Rewined has nine core varietals (including the new Rosé scent!) and introduces four seasonal scents each year. Naturally, we’re loving this season’s “Wine Under the Tree,” and hear it pairs best with actually drinking wine under the tree.

++ One lucky winner will win a Rewined Signature Wine Bottle Candle in the scent of their choice! Please note that the winner of this item must reside in the United States. ++

7. For the Nostalgic // Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book, $69 // Between Instagram, Facebook, and the abundance of digital platforms where we keep our photos, it’s sometimes hard to remember the joy you feel flipping through an old-fashioned photo album. We’re big fans of documenting trips and special occasions with photo books, and gifting them to our loved ones. We love the high quality of Artifact Uprising’s hardcover albums, with its fabric bound covers and option for full or partial dust jackets.

++ One lucky winner will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Artifact Uprising, to be used on a product of his/her choice! This contest is open to residents of both the United States and United Kingdom. ++

8. For the Dreamer // Louisa Elizabeth Personalized World Pinboard Map, from £255.00 // Whether it’s to showcase the places you’ve been or pinpoint the places you’re dreaming about visiting, these personalized maps from London-based artist Louisa Elizabeth are the perfect bespoke addition to any home. Each map is hand drawn by Louisa herself, which means you can add in personalized titles and tidbits to make the map totally unique to you and your travel experiences. Stick to one continent or include all seven — the world is your oyster! …see what we did there?

9. For the Girl Who Has Everything // Box Fox Gift Box, $60 // Like the true lazy girls we are, we love the idea behind Box Fox: you choose the theme, they choose the gifts. The curated boxes come packed with small gifts based on a central theme, like the “Jet Set” box, which contains a pashmina, a small bag, a notebook, and other travel essentials. (Our runner-ups are the Drink // Sip box and the Unwind box, which should be a surprise to exactly no one). If you’d rather choose the items included in the box, you can do that too! Box Fox’s “Build a Box” feature allows you to shop from a variety of small fashion, lifestyle, and food and drink items. Get shopping, you foxes!

For the most hardcore do-gooders who want to skip the gift altogether and instead focus on donating straight to the cause, here are a few charitable missions that are currently tugging at our heart-strings:

  • UNICEF // providing long-term humanitarian care to children around the world, including those seeking refuge in foreign countries as a result of displacement due to war, poverty, and extreme violence
  • NewKidz on the Block // creating awareness for over 3 million orphans in South Africa through large-scale volunteer efforts to renovate homes, schools, and care centers (you can read more about our work with NewKidz here.)
  • Save the Rhino International // supporting rhino conservation projects through grants and programs around the globe
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America // celebrating and empowering veterans, offering health, education and employment support to the 2.4 millions US veterans that served in Iraq and Afghanistan (including the wino’s brother!)

The Official Giveaway Rules

HOW TO ENTER: For your official contest entry to win one of our THREE fabulous prizes (a Sugarfina bento box, a Rewined candle, or an Artifact Uprising gift card), leave a comment below naming which gift you would most love to give or receive this season.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES!: For THREE (!) extra entries, pop on over to Instagram and post a photo of your favorite holiday decorations around the globe! To qualify, be sure you’re following @lazytravelers, and tag your photo with #LTholidays2015 in your caption so we can see it. We’ll be re-gramming our favorites over the next few weeks!

Winners will be selected randomly, contacted directly, and announced here on December 15!


the romantic & the wino

– Thank you to our giveaway partners for joining us for our #LTholidays2015 gift guide! All giveaway items are 100% Lazy Travelers approved, and we can’t wait to share the love.



  1. Meg S
    December 1, 2015 / 12:17

    I know my brother would LOVE a Coil cold brew coffee maker, but it’s just a bit out of my price range this year. Hopefully those babies get a little cheaper!

  2. Laura
    December 1, 2015 / 17:15

    Hoping to surprise my husband with a weekend away as his Xmas gift this year!!

  3. Christie
    December 1, 2015 / 17:47

    I would love to win the sugarfina bento box!!! Chocolate and champagne flavors? Sign me up!

  4. Kelly D
    December 1, 2015 / 20:57

    I would most like to receive the Eberjey Gisele Boxed PJ Set.

  5. December 1, 2015 / 21:16

    I would love love love the artifact uprising book!

  6. December 1, 2015 / 22:37

    I’d be all over that luggage tag, but I’m sure Q would love the pinboard too! Wish us luck!

  7. Dianne Hall
    December 2, 2015 / 01:09

    Would love to win those pjs 🙂

  8. Kenny Hall
    December 2, 2015 / 01:56

    That sugarfina candy sounds so good!

  9. Lauren Cameron
    December 3, 2015 / 14:25

    I would love to win the Louisa Elizabeth Personalized World Pinboard Map!! I love to travel and would love to have this in my living room as a reminder of all the places I love and all the places I still want to go!

  10. Whitney
    December 3, 2015 / 14:40

    I wish those Pj’s were up for grabs, but I’d definitely love the photo album!

  11. Denise Konkel
    December 3, 2015 / 23:58

    I love Artifact Uprising- would love to win that! Thank you

  12. Hanna
    December 4, 2015 / 13:11

    Artifact Uprising! Their work is beautiful, and I sometimes feel like my pictures are languishing inside my phone!

  13. Hadley Hauser
    December 4, 2015 / 17:13

    The Sugarfina bento box is definitely on my list now! I love candy and all things Japan-inspired. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  14. Mikayla
    December 4, 2015 / 17:14

    I would love to be able to send the bento box to my friend that has the biggest sweet tooth ever! She’s over in Germany indefinitely and I miss her a bunch.

  15. Traci clark
    December 4, 2015 / 17:20

    Too hard to choose!!! I LOVE the artifact uprising idea! I just moved back to the area to be near family and would love to have a moment I to share with them of all our new adventures…HOWEVER…I ADORE sugarfina and have so many wonderful memories there of driving to San Francisco to taste there exotic candy!!!

  16. LaToya L.
    December 4, 2015 / 17:21

    I would LOVE to win the Sugarfina bento box! My husband is a big candy lover(shhh don’t tell him I told you that) and he is graduating with his bachelors degree this month!I think it’d make a sweet gift for him!!!

  17. Michelle
    December 4, 2015 / 17:29

    Sugarfina bento box. Their candies are amazing and packaging is so cute!!

  18. Chloe
    December 4, 2015 / 17:39

    Sugarfina all the way! I’ma city chic, and the kind of girl that goes to fancy stores with long names like “Bergdorf Goodman” and looks around at thousand dollar pieces pretending I can afford them. So you can imagine I like my candy classy as well. And sugarfina is one of my favorite classy brands! Nothing makes you feel classier than eating candy that looks and tastes like liquid gold out of wine glasses and watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 😊

  19. December 4, 2015 / 17:42

    The Sugarfina bento box is on my wish list! #obsessed 🙂

  20. Lindsay Tuttle
    December 4, 2015 / 17:45

    I would love love love to win a Sugarfina Bento Box! They look amazing and I’ve been dying to try the champagne gummies! 🙂

  21. Barbara Kelso
    December 4, 2015 / 17:48

    Mmm, winning the Sugarfina would make me one happy mama!!

  22. Madelyn Sleder
    December 4, 2015 / 18:34

    So hard to choose!! I love the Sugarfina Bento Bow though 🙂 . It’s gorgeous and would make for the most perfect holiday gift. Happy Holidays! ⭐️❄️

  23. Samantha Polski
    December 4, 2015 / 19:20

    These would all make such perfect gifts! The Artifact Uprising gift card is our favorite! My fiancé and I are having a destination wedding in 2016. A photo book from Artifact Uprising would be a great newlywed gift!

  24. Amanda Buechel
    December 4, 2015 / 19:48

    Sugarfina!!! 🍭🍭 great way to gift candy!!

  25. Elizabeth A
    December 4, 2015 / 21:31

    Those Eberjey PJs are now on my list. Too hot for a fireplace in Louisiana, so I hope to win a rewind candle — all the fire I need🔥! The bento box looks incredible, too–going to check out Sugarfina now!

  26. S. Davis
    December 5, 2015 / 03:22

    Would love to win Sugarfina. I’ve heard their candy is awesome and would love to win. Thank you.

    December 5, 2015 / 14:38

    I love the Eberjay pj’s. I adore the brand and I just know these would be super soft and cozy 🙂

  28. December 5, 2015 / 15:47

    Hard to choose! I’m a PJ girl who loves the cozy-that blanket+wine candle+box of candy??! Heaven. I have 2 kids under 2, so I have very little me time! And if I ever have any goodies I have to share!

  29. valerie sobus
    December 5, 2015 / 18:50

    the throw! i love blankets but especially love the fact that it’s a do-gooder company! can’t get enough of those and you always end up feeling really great about making those purchases (or at least i do) :). the rewined candle is a close second choice though. they are so pretty and have always wanted to try one!

  30. Nicki
    December 6, 2015 / 00:17

    I would like to give OR receive the Bento Sugarfina box! All the prizes sound great though. Thank you for the chance!

  31. Danyelle
    December 6, 2015 / 17:57

    I love the Rewined candles!

  32. Susan D.
    December 7, 2015 / 00:44

    Would love any, especially the artifact uprising gc. That photobook looks so nice!

  33. December 7, 2015 / 08:51

    The Artifact Uprising photo book looks amazing and is a gift I’d love to give my in-laws. I put together an album or scrapbook each year for them. I also love the Jet Set box!
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  34. Frank
    December 7, 2015 / 18:58

    Would love to receive the Sugarfina Bento Box from The Lazy Travelers so I could give it to my mom as a gift 😀 (it’s a win-win situation because I know she’ll share!)

  35. Jaclyn Reynolds
    December 7, 2015 / 20:00

    I would love to give or receive the Sugarfina 8-pc Happy Holidays Bento Box!! Love edible gifts, especially desserts!

  36. December 7, 2015 / 20:10

    I am a flight attendant so of course I’d love #8, the beautiful map! But #6 and #9 sound great as well. Love to unwind at home with a candle. Happy holidays, ladies!

  37. Maryanne
    December 7, 2015 / 22:40

    I would love the Artifact Uprising book. I have always wanted to try them out!

  38. December 8, 2015 / 13:11

    i’d love to win the Foodie // Sugarfina 8-pc Happy Holidays Bento Box

    i love sugarfina’s champagne gummy bears and scotch malt cordials. would love to try some holiday flavors!

  39. Sydney
    December 8, 2015 / 14:35

    Would love the Sugarfina Bento Box! Dying to try their new shop in Boston when it’s open, and would love to be able to share the experience with family over the holiday back home!

  40. Casey Tells
    December 11, 2015 / 09:05

    I would love For the wine lover prize. I enjoy a nice smelling home. Thank you for a wonderful sweepstakes.

  41. December 12, 2015 / 15:24

    Where is the “for the fanny pack lover?”

  42. Jayna
    December 13, 2015 / 18:21

    I would gift my bestie with a Sugarfina Bento Box! You had me at champagne…

    **Just found you guys and am traveling with the same bestie for our first trip to London in June! Definitely going to look through your IG and find a list of must see places!

  43. Kelsey
    December 14, 2015 / 14:58

    I have a thing for wine candles. I mean I have a thing for wine- so duh the wine candle is adorable. I would love to win the wine candle!! I’ve attempted to make my own wine bottle candle and even asked the boyfriend to help me figure it out- we have had two major fails. This candle would make me happy that I finally have what I refused to buy for so long…..because I thought I could make them.

    • December 14, 2015 / 15:10

      leave it to rewined to make the candles! focus your energy on opening more wine instead… xoxo

  44. Michelle
    December 14, 2015 / 15:25

    Gotta have the refined candle🍷🍷🍷🎄🎄🎄😘

  45. December 17, 2015 / 11:07

    I do always love your gift guide, so global, so thoughtful and so much variety……. especially loving #2, wine colour with a mexicna vibe… sweet (well not sweet if I am talking wine)
    merry Christmas ladies, stay lazy, Craig

    • December 19, 2015 / 11:44

      think that throw would be perfect on a beach in mexico, craig! happy holidays!! xo

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