Christmas Gift Idea: Fully Customizable PurpleTrail Planners

This post was sponsored by PurpleTrail, and I am thrilled to share their amazing products with you!

Christmas is just over a month away, and do you know what comes a week after Christmas? A NEW YEAR! That means new goals, new routines, and new dreams, and you know what goes perfectly with those? A new planner! A customized planner would make the perfect gift for anyone this Christmas, and PurpleTrail recently reached out to me to tell me all about their amazing planner selection

First of all, PurpleTrail planners are TOTALLY customizable. I don’t mean that in the way other brands do like you can add your name or pick between three preselected colors. I mean it in the TOTALLY customizable sense. Initially, you can select between their coil bound planners or their gorgeous, new library-quality, lay-flat sewn planners! I personally haven’t seen any other customizable hardback planners like these, and I think they add such a beautiful, professional touch.

In addition to various styles of planners, they also offer various layouts. For example, if you’re a big picture kind of planner, opt for the monthly planner style (hello, wedding planner!). If you like to list out every detail, maybe the daily planner is better for you. Somewhere in between? Go for the weekly planner! If you want to get even more specific, Purple Trail also offers specialty layouts. These are great if you’re gifting a planner to someone because you can shop by categories including: Mom/Parent Planners, Teacher Planners, Student Planners, Meal Planning, and more! They have truly put thought into each planner style to ensure the user gets the most value out of it.

Once you have decided on the perfect planner style and layout, the fun part begins…choosing the cover! PurpleTrail offers a plethora of gorgeous options from simple and chic to fun and artistic. However, if you don’t see anything that suits your vibe, you can totally customize your own cover! They have easy-to-use templates, where you can select everything from colors to fonts and even add your own photos. I love how much you can edit and personalize their templates to really capture your own style. If you get a coil bound planner you can even select between a hard book cover, laminated cover or sturdy synthetic cover. Each variety adds a different look to your planner

Does this all sound so awesome that you can’t even wait until January to start using one? No worries! You can order it right now and have it start in December! The great thing about PurpleTrail planners is that you can select any month for the start! I’m totally eyeing the planner below, and I can’t wait to customize it, so I can organize and plan my entire life! How beautiful is that pink ombre?

If you’re worried a planner is something too personal to order for someone, PurpleTrail also offers gorgeous journals, fun notebooks, beautiful stationary sets, and much, much more! Take a look around their site, and comment below telling me what you plan to purchase! 

Happy shopping! 

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Christmas Gifts for The Globetrotter

Christmas gifts for the globetrotter

Well, the first gift I would get a Globetrotter is probably a basketball followed by a trampoline. HAHAH. JUST KIDDING. GOTCHA! I’m ACTUALLY talking about your friend that travels a lot! Now that we have THAT straightened out, I figured I’d share a few gifts perfect for your friend that seems to be getting on a plane to a different location every time you talk to them!

External Battery

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Louis and I invested in an external battery this summer for our time on the East coast, and it was so worth it! Whether we were taking pictures  or killing time on the train, it was nice to not have to worry about our phones dying. Make sure to get one that is compatible with whatever devices your friend has, and if you find out they’re “not an iPhone person,” get that sort of negativity out of your life right now. Haha, just kidding. 🙂 Shout out to non-iPhone users…whoever you are!


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A nice pair of headphones is great to have on a long plane ride. A wireless and noise-cancelling pair like these would be perfect, so they can tune out that annoying person two rows back and not get tangled up in the wires if they drift off. Maybe you could include an iTunes gift card and your favorite playlist, so they’ll have some new jams to enjoy. Disney’s Great Hits Volume 3? Anyone?…just me? Ok.

Selfie Stick

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As annoying as these are and as much fun as I’ve made of them, I have to admit…they can be pretty convenient. I’m all for asking someone walking by to snap your picture, but sometimes for some weird reason they don’t want to spend twenty minutes doing a photoshoot of you to make sure you look your best while making sure to include the background at just the right artsy angle. This will help your friend get the perfect Instagram shot however long it takes.

Inspiring Journal 

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A journal explicitly for recording travels would be a great gift. It would encourage your friend to take a few moments each day on her trip to reflect on her adventures and write them down, so she’ll never forget.

Luggage Tags

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Sometimes, a simple luggage tag is all your need to help spot your bag out of the sea of black luggage rotating around the baggage carousel. This one is great because it fits on several types of bags and has a strong cable to help insure it doesn’t get ripped off the bag in transit.

***Extra tip: “Wrap” your Globetrotter friend’s presents in a Trendy Carry-on! They’ll be able to pack some essentials in it for the plane JUST in case their other bags don’t make it to their final destination. 🙂

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Beware! Shopping for these items may give you the travel bug too, but at least you know you’ll have a friend ready to go on adventures with you! Happy shopping!

Feel free to check out my other gift guides here:

The Fashionista

The Foodie

The Homebody

The Disney Fan


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