When the holidays roll around and it’s time to buy gifts for your loved ones, you may remember just how difficult it is to shop for other people every year. You want a gift that they will like, and there can be a lot of pressure with that. But, for your travel-loving friends, we have you covered. Here we have a selection of great gifts for any travel enthusiast, guaranteed to take the pressure off of your holiday shopping.
Sunrise to High-Rise; A Wallbook of Architecture Through the Ages
This book brings you through the history of global architecture with magnificent illustrations of over 60 international buildings. Anyone who enjoys traveling the world will appreciate this book, which describes the architectural significance of the Seoul Tower, Cologne cathedral, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. When they’re not traveling, your loved one can unfold the book to transform it into a large mural, and hang it on the wall. This book is a crash course through 12,000 years of history that will leave you traveler more informed and in awe of the world around them.
Scratch Map Deluxe
The Scratch Map Delux isn’t just a beautiful map to hang on your wall - it’s a way to show off your travels as you go. Every time you visit a new place, you can scratch the foil off of the surface of the country on the map, revealing a brightly-colored version of that place underneath. Each color will beam out beautifully from the metallic gold of the map: South Africa is red, the Democratic Republic of Congo is orange, and so on. The deluxe map also features interesting facts about geography, and depicts mountain ranges and ocean ridges to make its representation of our world a little more 3-D.
Mobile Foodie Survival Kit
While globe-trotting can be a grand adventure, trying new foods can be an intimidating one - especially for picky eaters. Sometimes it’s really fun to try new things, but if you find yourself in a place with subpar food, this is the perfect kit to spice things up. The mobile foodie survival kit comes with 1.5 tablespoons of sea salt, onion, ginger, dill, black pepper, cayenne, rosemary, and more. These spices can add hope and flavor to any meal, so if you find yourself stuck with odd food in your travels you can at least dress it up with more familiar tastes that will make it more appealing.
World's Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations
This hardcover walks you through 225 cities around the world, and not just the infamous ones you’ve heard much about like Paris or Tokyo. It also takes you through up-and-coming cities such as Denver, Oslo, Asheville, and Abu Dhabi. This book is your first glance at each city before deciding if you want to travel there with photos, fun facts, and local secrets on where to find the best food. It also helps you narrow down your dream destinations with its list of which cities have great ocean views, are eco-smart, the happiest cities, etc.
Pocket Utensil Set
It’s like a pocket knife, but with eating utensils! Whether you’re traveling in a foreign country that has atypical utensils, chopsticks, or just camping in the mountains, this pocket utensil set will come in handy. The set comes in orange or black, and includes a foldout metal fork, spoon, knife, and bottle/can opener to get you through any meal. The utensils are made out of metal so they’ll last through many meals, it’s small size makes it easy to tuck into your backpack, and you can clean it in the dishwasher when you get home.
Best Ever Travel Tips
These are not your run-of-the-mill travel tips. This book comes with the secrets to lessen your stress while traveling by teaching you how to complain, keep healthy, and when you’ll need a Casio F91-W watch. This book works because it contains trade tricks from various travel writers who know how to avoid bug bites and bad plane seats. This flip book has seriously helpful content with humorous illustrations that will keep you entertained as you learn how to navigate the travel industry and different countries.
This locket will help your wandering friends keep the world with them wherever they go. The world splits in half, revealing an Emerson quote: “though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it within ourselves or we find it not.” The locket is handmade in Austin, Texas, and includes a blue gemstone inside. Both simple and beautiful, this locket will make a beautiful gift and show someone that they mean the world to you.