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    35 Travel-Inspiring Gifts For Anyone With Wanderlust

    These are *almost* as great as a plane ticket somewhere.

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    1. A set of mini notebooks in which they can write all their thoughts and dreams about where they want to travel next.


    Promising review: "These are very cute little books! I plan to use them to collect passport stamps to create little memory books on upcoming trips. The blank pages are perfect for my purpose." β€”LauraP

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    2. A savings bank that (sadly) doesn't come with money inside, but it is a cute way to save up for their next grand adventure.


    Promising review: "THIS IS SO CUTE! My daughter loves it. It should make saving money a little more fun for her because she gets to watch her money grow in the bank frame on her shelf. My bank didn’t have any quality problems like other reviews. YAY! I'm going to buy another one for my son." β€”jrm37'fugitive

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six styles).

    3. A darling pendent that'll add a global ~spin~ to any outfit.


    Promising review: "I'm a fan of details adding a personality to outfits. This livens up the gray weather clothes. :-)" β€”genevive

    Get it from ModCloth for $19 or a similar style for $19.

    4. A beautiful book that showcases places that evoke different emotions, from awe to passion to serenity.


    This book features 240 destination (20 for each emotion). It also includes important details about when to go and how to get there.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    5. A whiskey decanter can artfully display that their alcohol tastes are out of this world.


    Promising review: "I love this decanter! It arrived on time and in one piece. It's very light and feels like it could break easily. But it looks amazing and will hold a good amount of alcohol. I was able to poor an entire 750 ml bottle into it with no problem. It also comes with a funnel, which is very helpful. It's a really fun piece of functional art. It makes a great addition to any office." β€”Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $59.97.

    6. An art print that may encourage a quick trip across the country.


    Get it from NDTank from Society6 for $22.99+ (available in 8x10, 13x17, 17x21, 22x28, and 28x36).

    7. A scratch-off world map so they can keep track of all the places they've been β€” but also see how many more they have to go!


    Promising review: "If you travel a lot (or even if you don't), this is such a great and fun product to have. It's made of a sturdy material, and the 'scratch' part is easy to do. Great quality product. Get this, because your kids will have as much fun learning about the world as you did traveling it." β€”Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in 22x17 and 33x23).

    8. A homesick candle to help get a ~scent~ of what other countries or states smell like.


    My best friend got me one of these for Christmas a couple years ago, and I LOVE it! It's a nice soy wax candle with some amazing smells. For example, the France one smells like warm, fresh croissants and lattes with a touch of tobacco and lavender. Plus, they have a 60–80 hour burn time, which is a lot since I've only gone through about half of mine in the time that I've had it.

    Promising review: "These smell delicious! I got one for my British friend who applied for a visa and can't leave the country for a year. This will help her think of home. She loved it!" β€”Cassandra

    Get the countries (available in 10 options), states (available in 50 options), or cities (available in 14 options) from Amazon for $29.95.

    9. A commuter clutch with space for a phone, headphones, and wallet inside so all they have to do is clutch this and display its beauty to the world.


    Promising review: "I’m pleasantly surprised by how nice this travel clutch is. The outside is very sturdy and the artwork is so bold and colorful, just like picture. The inside is like microfiber or soft fabric material, so it's very nice. It has two pockets that are different sizes. My iPhone 7 fits in the smaller pocket, and the other one could fit a 7 plus. I bought this for myself, but it would make a wonderful gift." β€”Kdallas

    Get it from Anthropologie for $38.

    10. A coffee table book your hiking-obsessed friend will love. It features well-known routes with maps, practical tips and some ahh-mazing photos (they will probably want to try and recreate when they hike it).


    Promising review: "I received this book as a gift for my 40th birthday. As an experienced long distance hiker, I am always looking for that next trip to take or trail to dream about hiking. This is the perfect book to sit around with a cup of coffee in the morning and learn about a new trail somewhere in the world to dream about exploring. The photos are fantastic, the route info is just enough to get you to go google up more info, and the writing is just enough to keep you engaged but not bore you. If you have a hiker in your life or someone who enjoys traveling, this is the perfect book." β€”AG96

    Get it from Amazon for $46.90.

    11. An illustrated 2019 calendar to help remind them to start planning their next trip well, like, now.

    Paper Source

    Get it from Amazon for $29.81 or from Paper Source for $21.71.

    12. A color-changing mug that may not show them a whole new world, but will open their eyes to the world in front of them...once they have their morning coffee, that is.


    Promising review: "I love this cup. I bought it as a gift for a friend you had put it on her Pinterest "I want" list. I took it out of the box and tested it myself to make sure that it worked. It's very nice. But, as you expect, you must pour hot water into it. You obviously can't put it in the microwave, so keep that in mind when you buy it." β€”Erika

    Get it from Amazon for $13.14.

    13. A coloring book that will take them around the world in 80 days...oh wait, sorry, in 50 pages.


    Promising review: "I just got my Around the World coloring book this week and think it is awesome. In addition to the fun of coloring, there is the opportunity of learning about the places. I look it up first on the internet to find pictures for coloring ideas and read about its history. If there is a flag involved, I need to identify its colors. It's a great way to combine fun with education." β€”Jamie Honey

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or a similar styles from Amazon for $8.64, $9.48, or $11.47.

    14. A vintage world map watch because it's always time to travel, and you can't tell me anything different.


    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my mother a few months ago, and she loves it. The watch looks very nice, and it works well. So far it has held up to daily wear and is still looking good and telling time. It's definitely a unique watch, and it's something she really loves." β€”A. Gray

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in black and brown).

    15. A wallet with an old-school feel that will remind them there's adventure calling (and that that adventure costs money so maybe they don't need that expensive coffee).


    Promising review: "I've had this wallet for a while, and it's still just as bright and beautiful as the day I got it! The card pockets are a little tight at first, but once you wear them in they work perfectly. There are so many pockets and areas to put cards and cash that you're never going to run out of room. I've also gotten so many compliments on it! If you're looking for a spacious wallet with plenty of personality, this is definitely the one for you." β€”Nicole

    Get it from ModCloth for $29.

    16. A fun book to help start their bucket list now because life is short and we might as well enjoy it, whether that means bird watching in Kenya or learning a new language.


    Promising review: "I got this for my dad as a birthday gift, and he loves it. He's actually changing some of his travel plans to do some of the unique things written about in the book. I also enjoyed looking through the content. It’s nicely laid out and easy to skim through based on area." β€”Agalore

    Get it from Amazon for $22.33.

    17. A passport holder you can customize to make the gift even more personal.


    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for a friend. I was more than impressed with the quality and the personalization. In fact, I had to change the wording of my personalization and emailed the company. They were more than accommodating and fixed my personalization." β€”Nichole

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 29 styles).

    18. A blush and gold globe to add a touch of wanderlust and design-lust (that's a thing, right?) to any home or office.

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $14.99.

    19. A travel journal filled with lists they can fill out about past travels and also brainstorm about where to go next.

    World Market

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wanderlust best friend, and she fell in love with it! She's planning on going to Morocco for her 30th birthday, and there was a page for it, which was pretty cool! I may buy one for myself now to motivate me to travel more." β€”Crystal T.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.32.

    20. An enamel pin they can display on a bag to show everyone that they're not here for a long time, but a good time.


    Promising review: "I bought this pin for my friend's birthday, and the elated look on her face was completely worth it. When I opened it from its packaging, I actually got a bit jealous because she was going to have this incredibly made pin. It's small, and sturdy, but the design is clear and the colors are bright and enticing." β€”KayKay

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    21. A seriously cute travel wallet that has a place for everything they need for a trip around the world, or just to the grocery store.


    Promising review: "This is the second travel wallet I've ordered from this designer. The first one has been all over Europe with me over the years and is finally showing the wear and tear. I love the number of pockets and organization these wallets give. They're perfect for travel and every day use!" β€”Allison

    Get it from ModCloth for $45.

    22. A laundry bag that will make a ~world~ of a difference the next time they do laundry. No more trying to carry everything in their arms and dropping socks along the way!

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $5.99 or a similar style from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. A cross-stitch world map for the travel *and* craft enthusiast who wants to show off where exactly they've had a ~stitching~ good time.


    Promising review: "The perfect Christmas gift for the world traveler, especially when they also do cross-stitch! Well packaged in what I assume to be acid-free paper. Clear printing on the fabric. If you want to feel like you really nailed the gift for your 'they already have everything and they travel so much what kind of neat thing could we ever find' loved one, this is the ticket." β€”Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $32.62.

    24. An embroidered suitcase patch to help distinguish their luggage from the endless parade of black suitcases in baggage claim.


    Get it from ForTheLoveOfPatch on Etsy for $4.99.

    25. A book that will make them feel like they've seen the world even if they haven't left the country. (I get it, traveling is expensive.)


    Promising review: "Arguably one of the best coffee table books you can purchase. It will instill wanderlust in whoever has the opportunity to lay eyes on it. The images are absolutely breathtaking and shed light on often lesser-known places of travel. Be warned, not every location is accompanied by a photograph; however, every image is phenomenal. As for the construction of the book itself, it's a hardcover book with a very nice weight. I can definitely see this withstanding the ages." β€”Rui

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    26. A notepad for a forgetful person or an extra organized one to make sure they are fully packed before they leave.


    Promising review: "I hate making lists trying to figure out what I need, and this is PERFECT for trying to figure out what I need. It has a lot more on the checklist than I would ever take on a trip, but it does accommodate for every kind a trip, from a simple vacation across state lines, to a business trip, to a wedding halfway around the world. I'm pretty pleased!" β€”Alyssa Kauffman

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    27. A cozy sweatshirt that will tell people what's on their agenda: getting out there.


    Get it from Human for $34.99 (available in sizes XS–3X).

    28. A canvas makeup bag with a cute message that can be filled with either makeup or tech accessories before a flight.


    Promising review: "Love it! Bought this makeup bag as a birthday gift for my roommate who was packing up to travel across Europe. She absolutely loves it and has reported that she is using it for her makeup and chargers! Will definitely purchase more in the future as gifts." β€”D.Leigh

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in three styles).

    29. An airplane bottle opener to help a good night out ~take flight~.


    Promising review: "It's bigger than I thought it would be, and it has a pretty nice weight to it!! I think this will make a very nice gift." β€”lavitz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    30. A sturdy canvas duffle bag with a number of useful pockets will keep everything organized on a weekend trip or as a carry-on for longer travel.

    SCOUT Bags

    Get it from Scout Bags for $114.

    31. A small but might compass necklace to help guide them on their journey β€” whatever that journey is.


    Promising review: "This necklace is stunning. Keep in mind that it is TINY. I was surprised by how small it is, but pleasantly so. It's about the size of the nail on my ring finger. I like my jewelry dainty, so I personally love how little it is. The package arrived quickly and was wrapped well. I ordered the rose gold, and the color is true to the picture. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I would definitely buy this again, and I would highly recommend it. This necklace is truly beautiful and delicate." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.80 (available in gold, rose gold, and silver).

    32. A set of travel cards for making a trip anything but ordinary: When they want to spice things up, all they have to do is pick a card and complete the task for an unexpected turn in their travels!


    The cards include both actions and whimsical prompts, such as "Ask the next person you meet where his/her favorite street is. Go there" and "Write down what you like about this city on a small piece of paper. Leave it where someone else will find it later" to help see your trip in a new and unique way.

    Promising review: "This is amazing!!!! I bought this for my husband for a mega trip we have planned this spring. We will be in Europe for 35 days. I read some of the cards, and I cannot wait to use them. The ideas and prompts make you think about doing things that will get you involved in the culture, interact with the people, and engage all your senses. I'm so excited!!" β€”Sherrie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.72.

    33. A tote bag that will show the world exactly how they feel ALL. THE. DAMN. TIME.


    Get it from papercutwords on Redbubble for $20+ (available in three sizes).

    34. A doodle world map pillowcase because you're never too young to start fostering a sense of wanderlust.


    The pillowcase is made of 100% Turkish cotton comes with 10 washable fabric markers. The ink comes out in a warm machine wash.

    Promising review: "My daughter likes it. She even gets her mom to come help her. They talk and share secrets. It makes me smile seeing them together." β€”Pearre Davenport

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    35. And a beautiful wooden sign they will be lusting after to display in their home.

    Get it from Wayfair for $31.99 (available in three sizes).

    That feeling when you open a gift that's so perfect for you:

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