It was a really nice surprise when I got two desired travel items as Christmas gifts!
From my husband (Dad), this neck pouch from Florious, a budding company started by a fellow traveling family. I particularly appreciate that it’s made entirely from recycled bottles! It’s also constructed with a reinforcing rip stop material, which will hopefully make it pretty durable. I’m not 100% sure how I will use it, but time will tell. I know on past trips I’ve appreciated something small to grab and go with only the essentials.
And from my sister and her husband, an awesome little packable backpack from Free Knight. It folds up on itself to be contained entirely in the front pocket. I envision it to be perfect as a daypack. Even if we don’t end up using it much during our travels (which I can’t imagine being true), it will definitely be nice for hiking with our son.