We all know that person who lives and breathes wanderlust. Every time you check out his or her social media pages, he or she is off on another adventure or is planning the next one. So what do you get the person who is always on the road? Finding gifts for that loved one can be a bit of challenge, but it’s much easier when you know where to look and which items will be stowed along in his or her backpack on the next trip.
Here’s some gift ideas for your favorite vagabond.
A unique map
Maps might seem like a pretty obvious gift, but there are a bunch of different options that can allow you to customize your gift for your travel friend or family member. Do they love London? Get them a British Isles map highlighting the main sights to check out on their next trip. They also now make scratch-off maps that allow you to mark where you have been and hang it on your wall. Whether you choose vintage or interactive, a map is always a solid option for those who love to travel.
Airbnb or hotel credit
If getting a physical gift seems a little silly because your traveler is always away from home, then credit for their next destination can be the perfect gift. One of the main expenses of travel is finding a place to lay your head for the night, and hotel credit can be just what they need in order to complete their trip. Airbnb also offers a gift card option so your recipient can spend it on accommodations or experiences depending on what sounds best for him or her. It’s also possible to send if they don’t have a physical address!
Food items from other countries
There are some foods that are just better in foreign countries. Whether it is coffee from Brazil, pho from Vietnam, or pasta from Italy, sometimes it’s worth having the real deal. The great news is that it is now easier than ever to find different food items from websites and even huge e-commerce stores like Amazon. All you need to do is do a bit of digging into the main dishes of your traveler’s favorite countries and you can find ingredients for them to make dishes at home or delicious beverages like tea or coffee.
A cool coffee table book
Along with travel comes some amazing photography and writing, and you can find stunning coffee table books that your loved one can peruse when he or she is waiting for the next trip coming up. National Geographic has some beautiful editions and there are also cookbooks highlighting different recipes from other countries that can be the ideal addition to your wanderer’s library. There’s a reason travel and reading goes hand in hand!
You don’t automatically have to head for travel pillows or headphones when finding a great gift for your friend or family member. With a little creativity, you can find something he or she will love for years and will inspire their urge to keep wandering.