Editor’s Note: Updated December 2022
Wanderlusters are a fun group (I am not biased, I promise). I curated a list of 20 fun gifts that those travel lovers on your list will love.
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Ok, now, onto the gifts!
A lot of people are craving fewer things and more experiences, and travelers are no exception. A travel lover is a perfect person to shop for tickets or other experiences that involve food or travel.
Virtual Cooking Class
A virtual cooking class is a great gift for anyone on your list who loves food travel. Have a friend who is dying to hit up Spain? They’d love a virtual cooking class straight from someone in Spain to get them excited and learning more about the local food and culture, directly from a local!
Choose from a large variety of cooking classes on Viator.
National Parks Recreation Pass
For the US traveler who loves to be outdoors, why not offer them entire year access to U.S. National Parks? The pass gives access to all national parks, including Grand Canyon, Zion, and my personal favorite, Yellowstone. You’ll be giving them the gift of outdoors that will last an entire year.
A Food Tour
Nothing beats an in-person food tour by locals! Withlocals tours are guided by locals who can offer insight info on the history and nuances of the city, as well as the real scoop on where to eat and drink.
Tinggly.com offers a gift box for those who like to travel. Give a box and the recipient can choose from countless experiences in 100 countries. Give your friends and family an experience that will create lasting memories, and allow them the flexibility of choosing something that is perfect for them!
Is your foodie loved-one a wine lover? If so, how about a bottle or two of wine from their fave destination spot?
K&L Wine Merchants
K&L Wine Merchants has a wide variety of wines, including international options. They are a family-run business that often gives in the community.
Go Lightly – Travel Without Hurting The Planet
For those who love to travel but are concerned about the environmental impact (as we all should be), Go Lightly is a thoughtful gift to inspire travel that is easy on the planet.
50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
50 States, 5,000 Ideas, is a well-rated book full of ideas and inspiration for traveling in the United States, as well as in Canada.
For the foodie travelers on the list, Food Journeys of a Lifetime is a dream. It’s packed with full-color photos that will make the mouth water and even the most reluctant traveler ready to hop on a plane for a new culinary experience.
On The Road
Happyluxe Shawl Wraps for Women | Travel Blanket Airplane
For those who spend a fair amount traveling in airplanes, a wrap has so many uses. These kinds of shawls are my absolute go-to to bring in the plane. It’s light enough to stuff into a bag but warm enough for napping on the plane. It’s really versatile and can also be used as a scarf.
Bring Travel Home
Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board
This platter is such a unique gift for those who love cheeses from all over the world (and who doesn’t?!).
For those who can’t travel right now due to COVID or other reasons, a Scratch Map is a great way to help them remember the places they’ve been and inspire them to look forward to scratching more places off of the map in the future.
These puzzles are vibrant and are sure to get some wanderlust vibes going.
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