With the holidays fast approaching, it’s once again time to ask, “What do I get someone who has everything?” Everyone has at least one person on their holiday gift list who seems impossible to please.
Well, we’ve got you covered! Back by popular demand, here’s the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers. These gifts are perfect for foodies, luxury lovers, photographers, techies, fashionistas, avid readers and more. We've got something for everyone, at every budget. Thanks to our list, your holiday shopping will be a breeze – and you might just find a little something for yourself as well.
A Carry-On Care Package
For that special someone who’s always on the road, put together a thoughtful collection of carry-on essentials. Package your items up in a nice carry-on bag, or gift the perfect travel-themed Christmas stocking! Here are some items we suggest:
- A nice passport cover
- A Field Notes notebook and Bobino slim pen
- Anti-bacterial hand cream
- Moisturizing lip balm
- Thermal spring water
- A luxurious sleep mask
- A travel magazine
- Gourmet snacks
- Cashmere socks
Any seasoned traveler will tell you, noise-cancelling earbuds are a must. It’s easier to fall asleep wearing earbuds than bulkier headphones, and they’re a must for drowning out snoring seatmates or crying babies during long flights. These ones from Bose have been rated the best by TripAdvisor users.
Everpurse x Kate Spade Pouch
When you’re out for a day of sightseeing, the last thing you want is a low smartphone battery. After all, it’s your camera, your guidebook and your mode of communication all in one!
Enter the Everpurse. The brand has teamed up with Kate Spade to create a stylish line of purses that also charge your iPhone! We love this wristlet version, as it’s the perfect size on its own, or tossed in an Azamara tote bag.
Try The World Subscription
The way to a culture’s heart is through your stomach. Many travelers are foodies, too – and this gift is for them! With a Try The World subscription, you’ll receive a box of seven or eight gourmet food items from a different country every two months.
You can gift a single holiday box, three boxes over six months, or six boxes over twelve months.
Grown-Up Coloring Books
This gift is perfect for a travel lover with an artistic side. You may have seen these coloring books for adults in bookstore windows this year, as the trend has exploded across the globe. Coloring can be a fun creative outlet, and can even help reduce stress. These books are also a great way to while away the hours during a long flight!
There are plenty of travel-themed choices within the genre. Along with a nice set of colored pencils, this is a great gift for someone who has everything.
Parachute x Clare V. Travel Kit
There’s no need to sacrifice style for comfort when you travel. It’s easy to have both! This collaboration between Clare V. and Parachute makes a wonderful holiday gift for travelers who love luxury.
The kit includes a sleeping mask, blanket, and a carrying case that doubles as a cover for airplane pillows – all made of 100% extra-fine Merino wool.
Travel The World Desk Calendar
“I need a six month vacation, twice a year.”
Wouldn’t that be amazing? Unfortunately, most of us only have a few weeks of vacation each year. This gift is perfect for anyone with a strong sense of wanderlust. The Rifle Paper Company desk calendar features gorgeous drawings of some of our favorite travel destinations like Amalfi, Bali, Monaco, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Canon SELPHY Photo Printer
This is the kind of gift that keeps on giving. It takes all the hassle out of getting vacation photos printed. This wireless, portable device prints photos in credit card and postcard sizes, directly from your smartphone or tablet.
Travel expert Jean Newman Glock says, “For me it is always the Hermes cashmere and silk shawl. It’s the ultimate ‘wardrobe extender’, the perfect size to use as a muffler in winter climes, skirt in warmer, sarong at the beach and even as a blanket on planes. And of course, the designs are drop-dead gorgeous. My current favorite is "Brandebourgs". Pricey? Yes, but well worth the investment. I collect them everywhere I go.”
Lonely Planet’s Better Than Fiction 2
Books make great gifts, especially for travel lovers. Lonely Planet put together this fantastic collection of true travel stories, written by some of the world’s best fiction writers.
TripIt Pro App
World traveler and Azamara blogger Lee Abbamonte says the TripIt Pro app makes a great holiday gift for frequent fliers! "It's the best app for organizing all your travel like airline tickets, cruise reservations, trains, dinners reservations, golf tee times - anything, really and it's so easy to use. Plus, it alerts you to gates and delays before you'd know at the airport."
Herb Lester European Gift Set
The UK-based brand Herb Lester makes beautifully designed, foldable pocket guides for some of the world’s greatest cities. This European Gift Set includes all 22 of the European guides, covering some of our favorite destinations like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome and London.
An Azamara Cruise
We couldn’t leave this one off the list! The best gift idea for that special someone? Travel plans for 2016! The holiday season will come and go, but the memories made on the vacation of a lifetime will last forever. We recommend these itineraries:
- For sports enthusiasts: 5 Night Monaco Grand Prix Voyage
- For foodies: 16 Night Spice Route Voyage
- For romantics: 7 Night Dalmation Coast, Sicily & Amalfi Voyage
- For beach bums: 10 Night West Indies Hideaways Voyage
Still need gift ideas? Check out our 2014 guide, there's lots of great suggestions there! And from everyone here at Azamara Club Cruises, we'd like to wish you a happy holidays!
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