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Olio in Iowa’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Hands wearing navy gloves holding a red mug of hot cocoa against a white snowflake background | Olio in Iowa's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for Olio in Iowa’s 2020 holiday gift guide. This year has been a doozy with struggles, twists and turns. It’s also meant that travel looks completely different than it did 12 months ago.

Since we’re still staying fairly close to home, I decided to put together this year’s gift guide a little bit differently. Even with everything 2020 has brought, it’s important to find ways to celebrate—even if that celebration is just through a small gift or show of appreciation.

During the next week, I’ll be sharing a variety gift guides to help you shop for the travel lover on your holiday list. Normally I break down my gift guides by the type of traveler you’re shopping for. And while that’s fun, it didn’t feel particularly helpful this year. So I’m doing things a bit differently.

As part of my 2020 holiday gift guide, I’ve compiled some of my favorite things so you can give a little bit of adventure at home to everyone on your list this holiday season. I’ve put together guides featuring some of my favorite:

Check back over the next few days for dozens of gift suggestions just in time for the holiday season!

Can’t Wait to Shop the 2020 Gift Guide?

Shop Olio in Iowa’s past guides from 2019, 2018201720162015, and 2014.

Want to Shop Local?

If you’re based in central Iowa, you’re in luck! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places to shop for gifts in Des Moines and the surrounding area.


Whether you’re planning a trip or looking to feed your wanderlust, I have a great list of 15+ Midwest travel books that will make excellent gifts for both readers and non-readers alike.

Share Your Thoughts

I would love to hear from you! Who are you shopping for this holiday season? What are some of your favorite gifts for travelers?

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