Family, Surviving Chaos

2020 Christmas Guide

We’re doing things a little differently this year for Christmas. This past year has been a trying time for everyone around the world; we’ve lost loved ones and seen our livelihood turned upside down during the pandemic. We feel it is so important to come together as a community, nation and world to support each other through this difficult time. So instead of providing a list of gift-able items, we have curated a list of organizations to support that need our help now more than ever. Whether you choose to donate time or money, we hope that you support these groups as they help support our community and the world.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is an independent, impartial and neutral global movement providing medical aid where its needed most. They develop and produce per-packaged medical kits that be transported within hours of a disaster. Many doctors work within conflict zones, long epidemics and other long-terms settings. With offices in 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Doctors Without Borders are available at any time. You can support Doctors without Borders by donating here which will go towards programs, medical supplies and logistics.

Feeding America

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States. They work with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food service companies and farmers to gather food before it goes to waste. Our communities need a healthy variety of foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein. Each year, Feeding America does more to secure these foods for our nationwide network of food banks. You help Feeding America in a number of ways, check out the opportunities they have available here.

Texas Baptist Children’s Home

Texas Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH) embraces children and families in need in order to empower and equip them for a promising future. Children and single mothers who come to TBCH are often lost, hurting, and hopeless, without a place to turn for help during their time of greatest need. Their residential program provides a safe home and a stable family environment where they can learn, grow, and ultimately experience a happy, healthy future. There are many ways to support TBCH; check out all the opportunities here.

Red Cross

The Red Cross provide provide compassionate, through volunteers, to care for those in need. The Red Cross network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed – every day. The Red Cross provides a number of services from disaster relief to blood drives; you can find more ways to volunteer and support the Red Cross here.


The Traveller’s Wife Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming…… Are you ready?? I am so excited to create the first ever The Traveller’s Wife Christmas guide! After a loooong year of traveling, my favorite traveler is need of some much needed rest, relaxation and a restock of his favorite travel items. So we put our heads together and curated a globally inspired list of our favorite items that not only helped make traveling easier but also made chaos survival at home a breeze. What better way to say “Merry Christmas” than with specially curated travel gifts. Check out our list:

Conquest Maps

Calling all travelers!!!! Looking for the perfect map to document all your adventures, then Conquest Maps are the perfect gift. Conquest Maps specializes in pin board and poster wall maps to document all your travel adventures. Ordering is so simple…

  1. Choose your map region: US, World, Caribbean, State, etc
  2. Choose your map style: they have 7 different styles (they are all gorgeous!)
  3. Customize: customize the legend including text, push pin colors and push pin style


Even though Levenger is known for its high quality journals and notebooks, have you checked out their travel section? These are our top 3 travel items from Levenger! My husband loves his passport ticket wallet, especially since he will visit 2 or 3 countries in one trip and the tech roll up keeps all the cords for all his gadgets neat and organized. The earbuds are a life saver for me with all the things floating around my purse. The best part…..all are made of genuine leather and come in an assortment of colors. Talk about durability! We own all 3!

Aphrodite Jewelry

Based in Germany, Aphrodite Jewelry makes watches, bracelets and necklaces. These unique gifts can be customized with different charms and worn as bundles with their watches or separately. Also, use my code “travellerswife35” for 15% off! These are the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Le Grand Verre Wines

Le Grand Verre Wines provides a way to discover wines directly from France. All their wines are hand-picked from sustainable farms, vetted by chefs and sommeliers, and from family and women-owned wineries in France. With options from bold and fruity reds, refreshing whites and roses and even special holiday packages there is is something for everyone. This is the perfect gift for a wine connoisseurs that keeps on giving.

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

The uniquely portable Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated while traveling. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the travel-friendly Nomader® water bottle can be folded-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle.  With 10 different colors to choose from and TSA approved, these water bottles are the perfect gift for any traveller.

Nomader Water Bottle


Known as “the worlds most comfortable shoe” Allbirds are the perfect travel shoe. Made from New Zealand merino wool, Allbirds shoes are comfortable, simply designed (for men, women and kids), moisture-wicking, cozy and are made for life’s adventures. Additionally, the entire shoe is made from recycled materials from the laces down to the packaging. What better way to love mother earth.

Allbirds Loungers

Dagne Dover Carryall

Extra long weekend? You need an extra large weekender. Whether you’re taking a planned vacay or extending your Sunday into Tuesday, their extra large Landon Carryall has the most room of all its smaller siblings. It has a dust bag for shoes, a leash for keys, and a pouch for any other goodies you can’t travel without. And what’s a weekender without a removable crossbody strap and two sneaky zipper pockets that keep your unmentionables from being, well, mentioned? And if you’re thirsty, there’s a place for your bottle (of water or wine).

Landon Carryall

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