Everyone has one (or five) of those friends or loved ones who just can’t seem to stay put — whose feet have barely hit the ground before they’re planning another adventure, vacation or journey. Unless a job has them touring the world, chances are they have a serious case of insatiable wanderlust.
With the season of giving just around the corner, this holiday gift guide for all the dreamers and globetrotters will make your shopping a breeze.
Made in the UK, this beautiful and unique gift helps wanderlusters keep a visual diary of all the adventures they’ve embarked on. Recipients scratch off the areas they’ve visited to reveal vibrant colors. This gift, with its worldly charm, is sure to be a conversation starter and what dreamer doesn’t love bragging about the amazing places they’ve been.
Lat & Lo Bar Necklace
Does one vacation stick out as particularly meaningful to one of your globetrotting friends? Perhaps they were offered the job of a lifetime in Sydney or got engaged in Bangkok. These sentimental necklaces from Lat & Lo keep the most significant locations close to the heart. Simply provide the latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates of your friend’s special destination, choose a gold or sterling silver finish and place your order!
Digital Luggage Scale
Nothing is worse than arriving at the airport after an amazing vacation only to find out that all the souvenirs you’ve purchased have made your luggage exceed the airline’s maximum weight restrictions. This handy lightweight luggage scale from Lewis N. Clark will help your favorite jetsetter avoid costly overweight baggage fees. They’ll be sure to thank you when they’re searching for keepsakes on their next global adventure.
I know what you’re thinking — travel with candles? But packing a Bijou in your suitcase isn’t uncommon behavior, as fashion blogger Truelane can attest. Packing candles wherever you go can make any Airbnb or mundane hotel room smell like a luxurious haven. Plus you’ll be much more inclined to relax and feel at home with your favorite, familiar scent wafting through the air. Our personal favorite, on-the-road Bijou? Ambre Tubereuse from the Boudoir collection, for that bright and clean mandarin zest, feminine tuberose and deep relaxing amber.
The Selfie Stick
One of the most frustrating things about travel is asking strangers to take your photo over and over again. The frustration is amplified when a language barrier is present. Help your friend avoid awkward conversations with Looq Systems' Looq DG, rated the best by Forbes. It may look silly to some, but the “selfie stick” is actually a very convenient accessory for travelers and photography enthusiasts.
Lonely Planet Destination Guides
For a gift recipient with a particularly bad case of wanderlust (i.e. one who has already booked their next trip) you can’t go wrong with a Lonely Planet travel guide focused on their destination. These handy books offer tips on popular tourist routes, the best places to eat and sleep, festivals and events, shopping and a range of other topics. For the traveler on a budget, “shoestring” destination guides are also available.
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About the writer:
Always a dreamer, Jill is a passionate writer and photographer based in Toronto.