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7 Great Gifts for the Travel Lover in Your Life

Gifts for travelers

Did the holidays sneak up on you? Freaking out because Christmas is almost here, but you have no idea what to get the travel lover in your life? Don’t worry, here are 7 great gifts that anyone with a case of wanderlust will be happy to unwrap!

Travel the World on $50 a Day

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day from Nomadic Matt

If you know someone who wants to travel as much as possible, but doesn’t have much money to do it, this book by Matt Kepnes – better known as Nomadic Matt, travel blogger extraordinaire – shows anyone with nomadic dreams how make it happen.

Matt has traveled the world, and he shares all his firsthand tips and lays out the path to follow in his footsteps to “travel better, cheaper, longer.”

The book is available in paperback or for Kindle if you really wait until the last minute and don’t have time to ship it!

Pilot & Captain City Swag

T-Shirts from Pilot & Captain

Have a friend who wants to wear their love of travel on their sleeve? Pilot & Captain is the perfect place to find them a beautifully designed shirt to showcase their favorite city to visit.

The posters, t-shirts, postcards and more come from the mind of two award-winning designers who aim to harken back to “the good old days of planes, trains and discovery.”

You can also find Field Guides to a handful of US cities written by Wild Sam, giving a unique perspective on each place.

Try the World Box

Food Box Subscription from Try the World

For the food lover who can’t take off around the world just yet (perhaps a college student busy with classes?), give a Try the World subscription to take their tastebuds on a trip!

Each Try the World gift box features collections of food from a different country, curated by chefs and produced by artisans. A Culture Guide is also tucked into each box, so your favorite travel-loving foodie can learn the story behind their treats!

For example, a box from the United Arab Emirates might include Medjool dates, biryani, and coffee for a taste of the local culture.

You can still order a special holiday box (although it might not be delivered before Christmas), or give a gift certificate.

Typography Food Maps

Food Map of Mexico from Legal Nomads

For the foodie who picks a destination based on local cuisine – like mole in Mexico – these cool prints will make them drool and book a ticket to eat!

The maps were created by Legal Nomads travel blogger Jodi Ettenberg, who definitely knows how to eat – and find the best food wherever she goes.

 You can also order the maps in t-shirt form, and for the holidays, use code holiday15 at the checkout for 15% off your order.

F1 Seat Pak

F1 Seat Pak from Flight 001

A traveler has so many things to keep track of on the road, and it’s easy to misplace a ticket or your ID, or something just as important – a phone charger! Help your favorite traveler keep it together on the go with the F1 Seat Pak.

With 3 front pockets to keep things organized and accessible, a large pocket on the back for whatever else you need, and a loop to hang it from anywhere (use a carabiner to attach it to a bag), this handy pouch will make life easier for anyone who roams.

While the Seat Pak comes in basic back, you can choose from plenty of bright color options to make sure it stands out.

Scratch Travel Journal

Scratch Travel Journal from Uncommon Goods

Know a traveler who loves to keep track of every detail of their itinerary? The Scratch Travel Journal makes it easy to document every journey!

Part travel planner, part journal, part scratch off map, this gift will help your favorite nomad create their own travelogue.

You can also get a scratch off map to hang on the wall, for those who want to proudly display where they’ve been – and dream about where they are going next!

Unicorn Travel Pillow

Storybook Slumber Zip and Flip Pillow from ModCloth

Travel pillows are pretty much essential for any traveler who’s in it for the long haul, and you can find plenty of options out there, but this unicorn travel pillow does double duty as both a sleep aid and travel buddy!

An adorable unicorn to rest your head on while on the bus, or a beautiful rainbow that you can put around your neck – it’s your call because this pillow is both of those things! Delight the traveler who also loves all things cute with this snuggly unicorn!

Once you’ve found the perfect gift for the travel lover, you can help them take their next adventure by sharing the free Wanderu app!

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About the author
Kate Sedrowski

Kate Sedrowski

Kate Sedrowski is on a mission to spread delight while inspiring and encouraging people to travel. Her favorite travel companion is her teddy bear, and her favorite souvenir is the scar from the broken nose she got in a snowball fight in Québec City.

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