The 2016 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Travel Lovers

It’s time to start making a list and checking it twice – before you know it, the holidays will be here! As always, we have plenty of gift ideas for the avid traveler in your life. (Or, treat yourself to one of these great gifts and sneak it under the tree “from Santa” – we won’t tell.) 

Ames & Oates Bon Voyage Gift Box

Ames and Oates Bon Voyage Gift Box

What do you get for the person who has everything? The Ames & Oates “Bon Voyage” box offers a variety of stylish and delightfully frivolous pieces, including a travel diary, an “Eat Well, Travel Often” jewelry tray, and a carry-on champagne cocktail kit. This gift gives back, too. Ames & Oates donates 10% of each order to Pencils of Promise, a non-profit that builds schools around the world.

Vintage Travel or Maps Calendar

Is there a more surefire gift than a calendar? After all, you need a new one every year. Cavallini has some beautiful vintage-inspired options for 2017 that will add global flair to a desk or office wall.

iPhone 7 Plus

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus has taken mobile phone photography to the next level with portrait mode, which applies a depth-of-field effect to make the subject sharp and the background blurred.

For the globetrotter on your gift list who’s always posting incredible travel photos on Instagram, an iPhone 7 Plus makes a perfect gift.

Appetites by Anthony Bourdain

Here’s a gift for the foodie on your list. Appetites is Anthony Bourdain’s first cookbook in over a decade. It’s inspired by Bourdain’s long career as a celebrity chef, incredible world travels, and love of entertaining at home. The cookbook showcases Bourdain’s favorite recipes that he makes for his family at home, including the perfect burger, a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving dinner, Korean fried chicken, and spicy noodles in broth.

S’well Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is essential for travelers, especially when long flights are involved. It’s hard to make a water bottle sound like an exciting gift but S’well reusable bottles have done it. The double-walled stainless steel bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12, and come in a wide range of fashionable colors and patterns.

iPhone Cross-body Bag

This stylish cross-body bag from Kate Spade is perfect for fashionable women who like to travel light. It keeps your iPhone safe and has room for a few cards. Perfect for Azamara guests who need nothing more than their keycard and iPhone (for capturing vacation memories, of course) while onboard.

Raden A22 Carry-On Suitcase


Luggage is a timeless gift, but the Raden A22 isn’t just any old suitcase.  This carry-on is lightweight yet durable, has a TSA-approved lock, and even charges your mobile devices. Yes, you read that right – this suitcase comes equipped with a battery and two USB ports so you never have to huddle near an electrical outlet in an airport again. The frequent fliers in your life are sure to appreciate this gift!

Adopt an Olive Tree Gift Box and Subscription

Here’s an excellent gift for globe-trotting gourmands! Anyone who’s traveled to the Mediterranean knows the value of quality olive oil. Food52’s  “Adopt an Olive Tree” gift box and subscription will keep your foodie friend’s pantry stocked all year long. The gift box recipient will get a three-liter can of fresh, single-harvest extra virgin olive oil from a family-run Italian farm, a ceramic olive oil cruet, a handmade wooden box, and an adoption certificate for your own tree. An additional year’s subscription includes a three-liter tin of olive oil every three months, each from a different grove.

Add a personal touch to the gift by including a few recipes for your favorite recipes – beginning with our Executive Chef’s delicious Greek salad recipe.

@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos

Here at Azamara, we like to think we know a thing or two about wanderlust-inspiring Instagram accounts. After all, we share our favorite photos from Azamara guests and crew over at @azamaraclubcruises every day. The @NatGeo account is one of our favorites, and they’ve compiled the best of the best in a stunning new coffee table book. It will make an inspiring gift for the intrepid adventurer in your life.

Kindle Oasis

From passing the time on long flights to relaxing at sea, a good book (or two, or five) is a travel necessity. Though many bibliophiles will tell you nothing compares to the crisp pages of a new hardcover (and they may be right), e-readers allow travelers to travel the world with an entire library.

The new Kindle Oasis is lighter, thinner, and has a longer battery life than previous models, making it a must-have device for travelers who love reading. An e-reader makes a great gift for a friend or family member with a long trip coming up – like our 102-day long World Journey!

Of course, for a truly special holiday gift, you can’t beat an Azamara cruise! Nothing says “I love you” like a last-minute jaunt around the Caribbean or a Grand European tour. Browse our current offers to find the best deal on the perfect voyage for the one you love.

Still need gift ideas? Check out our 2015 and 2014 holiday gift guides here. Happy holidays from the Azamara team!

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