style spotter: the lazy travelers’ 2016 holiday gift guide + giveaway [NOW CLOSED]

the-romantic-the-wino***This holiday gift guide giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners!***

It’s that time of year again! That wonderful, wonderful time when cookie calories don’t count. When the air feels crisp and cool and smells slightly of ember! Best of all, this is when it’s perfectly acceptable social behavior to lock yourself inside, pile on the blankets, and then watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on repeat. ALL WHILE YOU READ our 2016 holiday gift guide, but of course!

(We’re ignoring America’s actual Grinch(es), and focusing only on the good we and those around us are doing. In the spirit of the holidays, we strongly recommend you do the same.)

SO, because it’s important to reward good behavior, we’re rounding up a list of things we’re giving to our nearest and dearest this holiday season.

And, yes, as always, keep on reading, because we’re giving away a few of our faves!


1. for the couch potato // Luxe Marble Long Robe, $99, Soma Intimates – We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite things to do while traveling is lounge around our hotel rooms in a big, plush robe. Why not bring that feeling home with an oversize robe, which practically screams “I’d rather be in a hotel spa”?

2. for the dreamer // White + Warren Cashmere Eye Mask, $85, Shopbop – Whether on a long-haul flight or sleeping in on the weekend, we’ve become a big fan of eye masks. How else do you expect us to wake up looking so refreshed after a red eye? We’re currently lusting after this luxe cashmere mask from White + Warren, but for those that may not take their naps as seriously as we do, we’re also loving this budget friendly version from Banana Republic.

3. for the hostess with the actual mostess / Tassel Wine Charms, $12.95, Paper Source – Host and hostess gifts normally feel a bit uninspired. Wine? Been there, done that. Homemade cookies? Join the club. This year, stand out among your fellow party guests by bringing along these adorable wine glass tassels. Help the host or hostess differentiate their guests’ glasses during the party!

For other host and hostess gift ideas, we love these mulled wine spices and these neat wine cooling beads that cool down your glass of wine without diluting it, both from Terrain. Anyone notice a theme here?

4. for the well-informed reader // Subscriptions to The New York Times, The Washington Post, or Newsweek, because now, more than ever, it’s important to both support high-quality journalism AND make sure others (ahem) know that these industry staples are vital and thriving. Also, digital subscriptions are possible and encouraged, but gifting the actual iPad is up to you. (Do it.)

5. for the nasty women (and bad hombres) // As promised, we’re making good on our decision to donate to the causes that matter most. Since November, we’ve individually pledged donations to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign.

Now, in honor of the future trips we hope to take to visit our national parks, we’re showing our support for the the Sierra Club, with a donation on behalf of all of our readers! If you’re doing the same, we kinda love the idea of giving something tangible, and including their 2017 Engagement Calendar.

6. for the techie // Scalloped Cord Keepers, $8.95, Paper Source – Opening our carry-ons after a flight and spotting a tangled mess of cords, chargers, and wires is enough to make us totally bonkers. No matter how we divide and store our tech accessories, they just end up in one big, jumbled pile after a long travel day. We’re hoping these cord keepers help to keep us and our bags organized and tidy. Plus, they’re freaking adorable.

If you’re looking for additional cords to keep organized, we’re kind of obsessed with these rose gold earbuds from Urban Outfitters.

AND NOW! enter-to-win

The items we’re loving so much, we’re giving them right back to you…

7. for the home decorator //, prices vary – We’ve long loved Minted’s stationary, but we’ve recently been introduced to their home decor section… and now we’re straight up obsessed. We’re in love with, well, pretty much everything, but what would be better than adorning our friends’ walls with one of Alex Elko’s foil-stamped city maps or an abstract state painting by Denise Wong?

TO ENTER: Minted has kindly offered TWO of our readers $125 gift cards! This one is a little bit different than past contests, so pay attention! Are you ready?? Just…  go here and enter your first name, last name and email address. That’s it! This link + three little boxes and you’re entered. BON CHANCE!

8. for the style spotter // Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody, $248 – You may remember from our trip to Portugal that we were totally obsessed with the Lo & Sons Pearl crossbody this summer. So much so that we didn’t even mind carrying it at the same time. Well, guess what, fashionistas? Not only are we sharing our pro styling tips, but we’re giving away a Pearl to one lucky reader!

9. for the memory keeper // Nations Photo Lab Album99, prices vary – One of our favorite gifts to give AND receive is a photo. Whether it’s a framed print or a glossy album, we love looking back at our memories throughout the year with our loved ones. Nations Photo Lab offers a variety of print options, but our favorite is the fully customizable Album99, which is about half the price of other professional quality photo albums.

If you’re eyeing up Album99, too, then act fast! The order deadline for Christmas deliveries is December 7th… but we’re also big fans of printing out a cute IOU, and maybe even working on the book together? Who doesn’t love the gift of spending time with us?

The Official Giveaway** Rules

HOW TO ENTER: For your official contest entry to win either a Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody OR a Nations Photo Lab Album99, leave a comment below naming which of our giveaway items you would most love to give or receive this season.

To submit your official contest entry to win one of two Minted gift cards, go here and fill out the easy, breezy form.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES!: And lastly, for THREE (!) extra entries for the Lo & Sons Crossbody or Album99, pop on over to Instagram and post a photo of your favorite holiday decorations around the globe! But don’t forge! To qualify, be sure you’re following @lazytravelers, and tag your photo with #LTholidays2016 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 and contacted directly, so don’t forget to keep an eye on your inboxes!

merry merry!

the romantic & the wino

– Thank you to our giveaway partners for joining us for our #LTholidays2016 gift guide! All giveaway items are 100% approved for lazy travelers.


































  1. Lee Wacker
    December 1, 2016 / 09:51

    This holiday season I am hoping to get every member of my family a custom pet portrait of our beloved adopted cat, Deacon! The family that cat lady’s together stays together!

  2. Devin
    December 1, 2016 / 09:52

    Nations photo lab looks ahhhmazing! Right up my alley

  3. Amber
    December 1, 2016 / 10:00

    I’ve been oogling things at Minted, too, so would LOVE to win a gift card!!

    I adore your gift ideas, too! Two thumbs up. 🙂 🙂

    • December 1, 2016 / 11:16

      we’ve been browsing the minted site on the regular! good luck!

  4. Rebecca Day
    December 1, 2016 / 10:12

    I am so far behind on photos its actually syressful. But that Lo & Sons Pearl crossbody requires zero effort on my part and is super cute. I was lusting after it when you did your original post on it.

    (P.s. I love your blog and seeing you two together on the regular makes me smile)

    • December 1, 2016 / 11:16

      to say we’re obsessed with it is an understatement. and ps, we are so happy that you follow along with the lazy travelers, miss day! xoxo

  5. Janelle
    December 1, 2016 / 10:14

    I would love to win the Lo & Sons crossbody!

  6. Brittney
    December 1, 2016 / 10:35

    I’d love to match my LT friends in a Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody! 😉

  7. Janelle
    December 1, 2016 / 14:48

    Besides all the gifts! I am ready for a comfy day…I love the Luxe Marble long robe and White and Warren cashmere eyemask!

  8. phxbne
    December 1, 2016 / 18:10

    I would love some ugg slippers this year! and the Lo & CO bag would be nice too!

  9. Sonya
    December 1, 2016 / 20:54

    I would love to gift myself/my husband a nations photo lab album 99 of our wedding photos!

  10. Latanya
    December 1, 2016 / 21:46

    I would love to win the Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody

  11. rosie pastor
    December 1, 2016 / 22:55

    Love love love the nations photo lab’s album99! I have so many wedding photos that I adore, I just know I’m going to need a second album!!! Xoxo

  12. December 2, 2016 / 01:17

    I’d love the Lo & Son’s Pearl bag! I tend to only buy larger bags, which works great when I’m lugging my camera along, or just lots of random stuff, but I never have a smaller bag when I want it.
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  13. julie
    December 2, 2016 / 03:00

    I would love to win the crossbody and give it to my sister!

  14. December 2, 2016 / 12:26

    no doubt I am a dreamer, and I do use eyes masks? yes, but not a White + Warren Cashmere Eye Mask for $85… I am sure the stay luxurious side would appreciate such an upgrade….
    why? well, I wouldn’t purchase it, at times I remain too functional….but this is a time for dreams, adventurous ones… so I’d like to dream adventurous (and luxurious) for 2017.

    stay luxurious and stay adventurous, Craig
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  15. Nicole
    December 2, 2016 / 21:58

    I would love the Lo & Sons crossbody. I’ve been coveting this bag for months. It looks like the perfect size but also able to hold so much.

  16. Wehaf
    December 3, 2016 / 20:03

    I’m giving out lots of chocolate this season; nobody is ever unhappy about getting really good chocolate!

  17. December 4, 2016 / 10:17

    I have two Lo&Sons bags but I want the cross body next – I know, greedy, but do can you blame me!?

    Great list, as always, ladies!! Merry, merry!! xx

  18. Susan Christy
    December 4, 2016 / 13:43

    The Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody is gorgeous!!!

  19. Angela Hendricks
    December 4, 2016 / 22:27

    I have been wanting a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, Cherry Red, for the longest time! Whenever I have extra money I end up getting the kids or my husband stuff they need or want. One day that mixer will be mine!

    • December 5, 2016 / 11:11

      ohhh we want those too! yes, add that to our lists, santa…

  20. donna
    December 5, 2016 / 11:47

    My sister would so love the crossbody!

  21. Leah Sorensen
    December 5, 2016 / 15:31

    I would love to win the Lo and Son’s Pearl bag! So cute and functional!

  22. Kelsey Ebner
    December 6, 2016 / 19:50

    Okay, who doesn’t want the crossbody?! I’m a huge fan of Lo&Sons, my boyfriend and wallet at the moment are not 😉 Gah! And the colors they are coming out with. Le sigh.

    I’m on the hunt for a good robe- so I LOVE that you have one on here! I work from home- so pajamas are my thing…but a robe would be like dressing myself up for the day right? I also love that you put a subscription on here, I do this for my mom often for Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast. It’s a gift that keeps on giving and keeps you curious about the world!

    Happy Holidays you two!


  23. Kelsey Ebner
    December 6, 2016 / 22:01

    Okay, I’ve attempted this once already- so I apologize if you’re seeing this again!

    Who doesn’t want the crossbody?! I’m a Lo&Sons lover, but my boyfriend and wallet, not so much. It’s the puuurfect travel bag!

    Then as for the robe- I’m currently on the hunt for one. And that’s a heck of a lot nicer than the ones I’m looking at, so I’d take it in a heartbeat!

    Also, I appreciate that you two wrote about subscriptions. I subscribe my mom to things like Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast for gifts. It’s the gift that just keeps giving!

    Happy happy holidays you two!

  24. December 7, 2016 / 00:17

    Would love to win the lottery&sons crossbody! Just found your blog and I’m now a fan! Enjoying your posts!

  25. Meg S
    December 7, 2016 / 08:37

    I *just* got my wedding album ordered (2 years later)… and now I’m behind on my yearly photo albums! I’d never seen Nations Photo Lab before – going to have to check them out!

  26. Laura
    December 7, 2016 / 13:27

    Love that cross body! Would love to win that!!

  27. manda
    December 7, 2016 / 14:47

    Love both, but I would pick the album.

    • December 7, 2016 / 15:43

      the wino just ordered one too, and can’t wait until it comes! good luck!

  28. December 8, 2016 / 16:27

    Wonderful list, ladies! I would LOVE to receive the Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody. It’s so beautiful and would be useful when traveling or going out! I can definitely see myself giving the wine glass tassels to friends. I’ve already purchased a PDX foil map off Minted for a friend in Portland!
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    • December 9, 2016 / 13:07

      we can totally see you carrying the pearl! also, can’t get enough of those foil maps <3 <3

  29. Christopher Corbaz
    December 8, 2016 / 22:26

    I want puppies. That is all.

  30. Dawn M
    December 11, 2016 / 01:27

    My favorites are the wine charms and the eye mask.

  31. julie
    December 11, 2016 / 13:03

    I would so love to win the crossbody for my sister

  32. marie
    December 12, 2016 / 12:41

    the crossbody would make an amazing gift

  33. linda
    December 13, 2016 / 11:16

    the crossbody would make such a great gift for my sister

  34. Mara
    December 14, 2016 / 11:07

    Ohhh, great recommendations! I would love to win the Lo&Sons crossbody and have a beautiful bag because I’ve just been carrying a diaper bag for the past several years.

  35. Elizabeth Schwartz
    December 14, 2016 / 11:23

    Lo and sons bag! I love it.

  36. Michel
    December 14, 2016 / 19:39

    the crossbody bag is so cute and my sister would love it

  37. Michelle
    December 14, 2016 / 21:52

    Great list ladies! Definitely just spent too much time on the home decor section of minted, but I love everything!

  38. mary leedom
    December 15, 2016 / 10:59

    Nations Photo Lab Album99, please! 🙂

  39. Shelly
    December 15, 2016 / 22:18

    I’ve been eyeing this bag! It’s so cute and compact yet seems like t would fit a surprising amount!

  40. Sarah Hendrix Enderle
    December 16, 2016 / 11:54

    What a delightful list! Having just returned from a three week visit abroad, I know how important staying well informed can be while your on the go. The subscription to one of my favorite news sources would be perfect for gifting. I love this idea!

    One thing I really could use is a chic, compact purse suited for travel. I love the versatility of the Lo and Son’s crossbody bag. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style when traveling and this bag is just delightful! ❤❤

    Happy Holidays,

      • Sarah Hendrix Enderle
        December 18, 2016 / 18:59

        Oh, the trip was wonderful, from London to Prague. Talk about a beautiful time to visit with all of the lights and holiday markets! It was tough to come home.

        Thanks for providing such divine inspiration from new spots to feed my wanderlust to cute home decor. I have thoroughly enjoyed following your adventures. ❤❤ XoS

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