Tis’ the season to be
jolly travelling! Holiday season is prime travel time and also gift time. But unlike most people, this can be a time for dread and fear for Digital Nomads.
Why, do you ask? There’s always one relative or well-meaning friend who decides to give us a coffee table book as a present, something along the lines of “Destinations of Lifetime”, “Humans of New York” or the more obscure: “Underwater Dogs”. And while everyone loves a good coffee table book, most nomads don’t own a home, never mind a coffee table to store these weighty gifts on.
So, this year, I thought I’d put together a list of cool. nomad-friendly gifts so you can send your friends and family some ideas. I’ve divided the gifts into physical and digital gifts (for the extra light traveller) and I hope you like them.
P.s. some of these links are affiliate links, so if you buy something via the link I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Basically a little holiday gift for DNG 🙂 Win-win!
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Digital Nomad Girls
up our favourite gift this season:
That was actually my mum’s idea. She thought an annual membership to our DNG Inner Circle would be a lovely gift to ask for this year and I totally agree 🙂
The DNG Inner Circle is our brand new membership network: a virtual coworking community that travels with you wherever you go! I wanted to create a space where you can come for advice, learn from experts and where we’ll hold each other accountable and work towards our goals together. As a member you’ll get access to monthly masterclasses with experts, monthly live Q&As, monthly goal setting sessions, a dedicated community, virtual coworking days, workbooks, member-only perks & discounts and much more!
Annual membership is now available at the Early Bird price of only $220 and this price will be locked in and never go up as long as you’re a member. (Monthly membership is available for $22/month).
Who doesn’t love tacos, right? But have you heard of a cable taco? These brilliant little inventions look just like little tacos and help you keep all your cords tidy. I love mine and have avoided serious cable tangling ever since using it. Here’s a great selection of cable tacos.
Freelancer at Work Stickers
Created by one of the nomad girls in our community, Martina. These stickers are a super clever way to advertise your services while working at coworking spaces or in cafes. There’s a whole range of different job titles
Get Dirty With Me
Not only is the name amazing, but this magic little powder shampoo might just change the way us nomads wash our hair for good. Another creation by one of our lovely DNG members, Leah has created this shampoo as a one-stop fix for all your washing needs. Can’t be bothered to wash your hair or want to freshen up after a long flight? Use it as a dry shampoo. Ready to hit the shower? Lather it up and use as normal shampoo. You can also use it on your skin if you’re a little hot and sweaty, as a face scrub and a soothing mask for a sunburn. It packs flat, is all natural and not tested on animals and made in Australia.
Bonus: if you use the coupon code DNG before December 25th you’ll get 3 free mini packs with your purchase! The minis are the perfect size to toss in your day bag. Check it out here and get it for all your nomad friends.
All time Favourite Nomad Gifts
One of my all-time favourite gifts that I ever received (it was a graduation gift from my research group where I did my PhD) is my beloved Kindle. It’s nearly 4.5 years old today and still going strong. I love a good, real book just as much as the next bookworm, but it’s simply not practical to lug them around in your backpack. It’s bad for your health, you’ll have to pay for the extra weight and it limits your reading options. A Kindle is one of the best gifts for digital nomads.
DNG Tote Bag, Tank Top or T-Shirt
I haven’t officially launched the DNG shop yet so you’re the first to find out about our brand new DNG goodies! Yay! You can choose between 2 fun travel quotes or just our simple logo on a tank top, tote or t-shirt! I love them all and hope you will too, maybe you have a digital nomad
Also created by one of our very own digital nomad girls, June, the
The Roost Laptop Stand
Not the sexiest present, but definitely one of the healthiest ones for digital nomads. The Roost Stand is my favourite laptop stand. It’s incredibly lightweight, packs down to the size
Sometimes even the most useful and lightweight physical gifts are too much to carry around. That’s why I love the idea of giving my nomadic friends virtual gifts instead. Here are some of my favourites:
Headspace or Calm Membership
Headspace and Calm are both meditation apps and I love and use them both. Headspace is a bit more down to earth while Calm is a bit more hippy-ish with soothing ocean sounds, gentle music and sleeping stories for adults. An annual membership is a great gift for any digital nomad girls and something they can use every day.
Everybody loves music and the best way to access it these days is via Spotify. The free version works well on
Yoga With Adriene Membership
My favourite online yoga teacher is Adriene from Yoga with Adriene. She offers a tonne of free videos on Youtube but if you want even more and want to be able to watch them offline, you can sign up
As digital nomads we work hard, travel hard and also chill hard 😉 Haha, ok that was super cheesy. But seriously, we all have long flights, airport layovers and train rides and what is better to pass the time than a nice Netflix binge. With the