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These are the Top 57 Christmas Presents for Digital Nomads in 2023
Christmas is the time of year I restock my digital nomad supplies for the following year! I like to reflect on what’s working well in my luggage, what needs to change and what I need to purchase more of. When I pack my bags, I pack them for all 4 seasons and have enough personal items to last me 6+ months.
Since becoming a digital nomad and living an intentional lifestyle, what I’ve come to need each year has changed. I now need practical items such as beach clothes, hiking accessories, transportable desk instruments and items for an on-the-go life!
When buying gifts for digital nomads, I recommend keeping functionality, transportability and happiness in mind! Functionality because space for digital nomads is limited, is it something they can use often? Transportability because nomads travel a lot! Can they fit the item in their luggage and bring it with them around the world? Happiness because as a nomad, you should still embrace what makes you, you and happy! Do candles make you happy? If yes, pack those! (Check out my blog post on the 80 best candles for digital nomads!)
I’ve compiled 50+ Christmas gift ideas to help you or a digital nomad in your life on their journey! These items are for digital nomads, remote workers, slow nomads and solo travelers! They’re what I recommend buying this Christmas based on my personal experience.
These items can be bought both online and instore. Since my lifestyle takes me all over the world and shipping can be difficult, I like to prepare ahead of time and ship the items to a family member’s home that I’ll be visiting for the holiday season! Here are the items I’ll be purchasing and gifting this holiday season!
A Nomad’s Christmas Wishlist: 57 Gifts for 2023 and Beyond
1. Formal Dress
I always travel with one formal dress in my luggage. This dress is super cute with the bows and can be worn to a variety of events!
2. Large Shoulder Bag
This bag is great for both airports and buying groceries! My shoulder bag is one of the most used items in my luggage.
3. Triple Screen Portable Monitor for Laptop
This portable monitor is amazing for remote work and when you need a little extra space to perform at your best. It’s definitely a top Christmas gift for nomads!
A pair of quality sunglasses is key for nomad life. They may even be on your nomad’s Christmas wishlist!
5. One Piece Swimsuit
A one piece swimsuit is both fashionable and great for outdoor water fun!
6. Luggage Packing Cubes
Packing cubes help digital nomads condense their items, stay organized and fit more within a confined space.
7. Large Hair Clips
Large hair clips are a great accessory for when you want to look stylish with minimal effort.
8. Lightweight and Waterproof Hooded Raincoat
This is perfect for both travel, hiking and walking around town! It even folds up, making it very packable.
9. High Waisted Running Shorts with Pockets
I wear my running shorts everywhere! They’re great for working out and wearing around home. I love that you can put your phone and house key in your pockets.
10. Shell Necklace
If your digital nomad spends a lot of time at the beach, this would be a cute necklace for them!
11. Sun Hat
Keeping yourself protected from the sun is key if you spend a lot of time in warmer climates. This hat is both cute and functional!
12. Small Fanny Pack
This fanny pack is perfect to wear around town and hiking.
13. One Shoulder Sports Bra
This one shoulder sports bra is designed for yoga and is super stylish.
14. Joggers with Pockets
When I shop as a digital nomad, I look for multipurpose items. These pants are great for the gym, yoga and lounging at home!
15. Apple Airpods
These airpods are great for work meetings and listening to podcasts. I didn’t realize how much Airpods would positively impact my life until I bought a pair!
16. Facial Sheets
After a long travel day, there’s nothing better than coming home and putting one of these sheet masks on!
17. Half Zip Pullover Fleece
This fleece pullover is both trendy and functional. I love the high collar!
18. Thick High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets
Having pockets on yoga pants is game changing! These can be worn at yoga or in an airport.
19. Insulated Travel Coffee Mug
If you’re on the go, this coffee mug is great for car rides and sustainable.
20. Convertible Hiking Pants
If you’re hiking in a range of climates, these pants would make an excellent addition to your wardrobe.
21. Ankle Bracelets
Ankle bracelets are such a cute accessory! I love to wear mine with sandals.
22. Birkenstock Sandals
These are one of the key items I always have with me! Since I wear them all year, Christmas is a great time for me to replace them.
23. 2024 Planner
Even though digital nomads work online, it’s still awesome to travel with a paper planner to map out your days and year!
24. Gel Pens
I love the color of these pens and they can help add a little color to your planner. They’re also great stocking fillers!
25. Apple AirTag
My Apple AirTags have given me peace of mind. I’ve had a few experiences of my luggage getting lost, so being able to track my bag throughout a travel day is amazing!
26. Cozy Crew Socks
These socks are great for boots, hiking and wearing around home!
27. No Show Socks
I always wear no show socks with my sneakers. I love the look!
28. LOWA Hiking Boots
These are the hiking boots I recommend to all of my friends! They’re great for both hiking and wearing around town in the snow.
29. OUAI Scalp and Body Scrub
Just like the sheet masks from earlier, being able to exfoliate your body after a long travel day or hike is a great way to unwind.
30. Hand Cream Gift Set
These are perfect travel size hand creams and have a variety of fantastic scents. They also make a great secret santa gift!
Having a backpack is a universal item for nomads. It can be used in airports, on hikes, to carry home groceries or around town.
32. Phone Tripod and Selfie Stick
This is a great accessory for solo travelers or digital nomads who want to take their own photos.
33. Workout Dress with Pockets
This dress is cute and practical! I wear my workout dress all the time while traveling.
This camera is waterproof and a great way to document your journey as a digital nomad! You can use it snorkeling, hiking or in everyday life.
35. She Believed She Could So She Did Candle
Candles are an awesome way to transform your temporary accommodation and make it your own!
36. Off the Shoulder Top
I love traveling with a nicer top that can be worn out to dinner or on special occasions!
37. Levi’s Jean Shorts
Jean shorts are such a versatile clothing item to travel with! They’re durable and can be dressed up or down!
38. Wheeled Luggage
Osprey makes amazing checked luggage! If you’re a digital nomad and need a new bag, I recommend looking into Osprey.
39. Women’s Knit Beanie
This beanie is perfect for colder climates and oh so cute!
40. Fingerless Wool Gloves
These gloves are both cute and functional, and would make great last minute Christmas gifts!
41. Tank Tops
Having basics like tank tops that can be dressed up or down is key to utilizing your wardrobe to its fullest extent!
42. Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
This is one item I use every day as a digital nomad! It’s also great for hiking and water refill stations in airports!
43. Hair Scrunchies
As a digital nomad, it can be hard to stay current on the latest trends, that’s why I like to accessorize with trendy items – such as hair scrunchies!
44. Button Down Beach Shirt
This is one clothing item I wear all the time in warmer climates – it can elevate any look.
45. Passport Holder
What better way to say bon voyage than with a passport holder!
46. Luggage Tags
This is one item I always find myself replacing and is a gift your digital nomad will surely appreciate!
47. Lip Balm
Lip balm is great to have on hand while flying and traveling in all climates!
48. Universal Travel Adapter
This is the travel adapter I travel with and the one I recommend to all of my friends!
49. Vans Old Skool Sneakers
These are the sneakers I’m currently traveling with. Since I only wear a few pairs of shoes a year, I find myself needing to replace my shoes often.
50. Bamboo Travel Utensil Set
This travel utensil set is great for camping and AirBnbs that may not have all the utensils you need! They’re dishwasher safe and even come with a straw!
51. Oversized T-Shirt
Oversized t-shirts are a trendy and universal item you can wear throughout the year and in different climates!
52. Incense Sticks
I love customizing my spaces with scent and incense sticks don’t take up much space in your luggage, they’re perfect for traveling!
53. TSA Luggage Lock
This lock gives you peace of mind while traveling and has easy to read dials.
54. Portable Charger Power Bank
This item is great for long travel days and when you need to charge your phone while exploring a new place!
55. Long Sleeve Workout Shirt
This shirt can be worn working out, hiking or as a layering piece on cold days.
56. Ponytail Baseball Cap
This baseball cap is designed to accommodate a high ponytail!
57. Laptop Stand
This laptop stand is foldable and ergonomic! It’s a great accessory for all working nomads to have on hand while traveling the world!
These are the 50+ Must-Have Christmas Gifts I recommend stocking up on this Christmas!
When you first become a digital nomad, you may think you need to pack a lot but as the months and years go by, you actually realize you need less than you think! In order to maximize space and condense your baggage, I recommend being intentional with what you pack. I hope these 57 Christmas list ideas can help you or another digital nomad pack for their 2024 adventures!
Let me know in the comments what items were your favorite and if there’s anything I should add to my holiday gift guide! I love trying new things! Happy traveling my friends, I’m rooting for you!