The holiday season is upon us!
Have you finished your holiday shopping already? I sure haven’t, but I’m getting pretty close. Finding the perfect gift is (almost) never easy! Especially for someone with particular tastes or interests.
If you have a few travel lovers or adventurers who you still need to shop for (and it’s totally cool if that includes gifts for yourself), here are a few items that I absolutely love and they may or may not be on my holiday wish list too.
Travel Gifts Under $10
Lonely Planet Phrasebook // The Lonely Planet phrasebooks are one of my favorite phrasebooks – I have them for nearly every language that I speak (and even some that I don’t). They’re the perfect size and a great gift for someone interested in travel or language learning.
How to Read the Menu Books // These are the best idea ever. Especially for the foodie traveler!
Travel Gifts Under $25
Portable Charger // So that they can take more pictures, videos, or share their adventures on Facebook Live.
An Amazon Gift Card // Let your friend choose what they want by buying them an Amazon gift card this holiday season. Amazon has some of the best prices and product choice for both your language learning and traveler friends.
A Travel Organizer // These are so useful and make packing that much less hectic. I also like this one from Origami Unicorn and this one from LCI Brands.
Travel Stub Diary // So that you travel loving friend can keep a scrapbook of all of their travel memorabilia like plane ticks, photos brochures, and other travel keepsakes.
Airport Themed Goodies // Like this CDG pillow. Airport Tag has a ton of great products for the traveler including pillows, tote bags, phone cases, t-shirts and more.
Vintage Map Coasters // If you’re crafty, you can make your friend these DIY Vintage Map Coasters.
Anywhere Travel Guide // These cards are a brilliant idea. They are a travel guide based on experiences you can create everywhere rather than your traditional guide.
Travel Gifts Under $50
Cabeau Evolution Pillow // This travel pillow has been the only thing that has enabled me to sleep on planes. For some 20 some odd years I always failed at sleeping soundly on planes, but there’s something about this pillow that helps me sleep.
The Scratch Travel Journal // This journal is a travel planner, a checklist, a diary, and an interactive map. It’s the perfect gift for your travel friends to help them keep track of their adventures.
Map Pillows // These pillows are a fun way to bring the places you’ve been home with you.
Travel Gifts Under $100
Vintage Postmark Necklace // Okay, I know this one is more for your female travel friends & language learners, but I thought these vintage postmark necklaces were too gorgeous. I only wish they had more places available!
Kindle Fire Tablet // I bring my Kindle with me everywhere. It’s an incredibly affordable tablet and I can store all the things that I need on it to carry with me wherever I go.
An activity tracker // I’ve had some sort of activity tracker for the better part of the last four years and I love it. I can see how far I’ve walked while out and about and I’m reminded to get up off my booty when I sit too long.
Noise Cancelling Headphones // So that you or your friend can try to catch some shut-eye on the flight.
$100 + Travel Gifts
A GoPro Hero4 // These handy, portable cameras are a great way for your friend to document their adventures. A little pricey compared to some of the other items on the list, but a great gift.
Tinggly // Give the gift of a travel experience.
Cork Globe // A fun alternative to using a wall map to pin the places one’s been.
Personalized Wall Maps // But if you prefer to go with the more traditional wall map, a personalized one can be a nice touch.
And of course, you’ll probably earn tons of bonus points if their gifts come wrapped in boxes like this.
What about you? What’s on your holiday wish list? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
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My name is Shannon Kennedy and I'm the language lover, traveler, and foodie behind Eurolinguiste. I'm also the Resident Polyglot at Drops and the Head Coach of the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.