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    Updated on Jan 31, 2019. Posted on Dec 5, 2017

    30 Travel-Inspiring Gifts For Anyone With Wanderlust

    Stuff *almost* as awesome as an all-expenses-paid getaway.

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    1. An Instax Mini 9 so they can capture all their memories on film, whenever that big trip happens.

    urbanoutfitters.com

    Get it from Urban Outfitters, Amazon, or Walmart for $59+ (available in four colors).

    2. A beautiful book about places that'll invoke a particular emotion, such as awe, passion, or serenity.

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    The book features a total of 240 destinations: 20 for each emotion! It also tells you when to go and how to get there.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50.

    3. A bib necklace for making a statement: "One day I'll travel the world, but for now I'll settle for some awesome jewelry."

    modcloth.com

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my adventurous sister living abroad; out of all her Christmas gifts, it was her favorite, and she's gotten many compliments on it while wearing it out." —annie

    Get it from ModCloth for $29.

    4. A print to encourage a spontaneous month-long cross-country road trip.

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    Get it from NDTank on Society6 for $16.79+.

    5. A coffee table-style travel journal filled pretty photos, motivational quotes, and quirky writing prompts. It can be taken on a trip or used at home for a daily dose of inspiration.

    urbanoutfitters.com

    This journal is cloth-bound!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.99, Amazon for $26.89, Barnes & Noble for $20.07, or from Jet or Walmart for $26.73.

    6. A pair of earrings to remind them that the mountains are calling and they must go. It'll definitely ~peak~ their interest!

    modcloth.com

    These earrings are made of surgical steel.

    Get them from ModCloth for $9.

    7. A scratch-off map of the world so they can keep track of all the places they've been. It's also just a really cool piece of wall art.

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    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." —BookDragon

    Get it from Amazon for $28.49.

    8. A UFO mug that's totally out of this world. It's perfect for someone who just needs to get away... from Earth!

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    Get it from Human for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A Homesick Candle from BuzzFeed for getting a ~scents~ of what different states and countries smell like.

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    For example, the France candle smells like warm, fresh croissants and lattes with a touch of tobacco and lavender. Each candle has a 60-80 hour burn time.

    Promising review: "Love Homesick Candles. I gave them as gifts last year and loved seeing the faces of my friends and family when they opened this. Such a perfect gift, especially around the holidays. So glad they are now doing countries!" —talia

    Get one from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 16 scents).

    PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.

    10. A coffee table book any hiker would appreciate. It features legendary walking routes with maps, practical tips, and awe-inspiring landscape photos.

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    Get it from Amazon for $37.63.

    11. An adjustable bangle that'll be a lucky charm for anyone with a desire to wander.

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    Get it from Amazon or Alex and Ani for $38.

    12. A set of wooden mountains to hold up a few of their favorite photos — probably all taken on actual mountains.

    etsy.com

    Get a three-pack from shophumble on Etsy for $25.

    13. A crimson wallet for a daily reminder that adventure is waiting (so it's probably wise to save up).

    modcloth.com

    Promising review: "I love this wallet and so does everyone else. I get compliments from anyone and everyone (men, women, kids, elders). Great tough quality and plenty of space for cards, cash, change, receipts, etc." —Anne

    Get it from ModCloth for $29.

    14. A delicate compass necklace with a famous quote by J. R. R. Tolkien that'll please any LOTR fan.

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    This necklace is sterling silver-plated!

    Get it from BoxLunch for $16.90.

    15. A wall calendar featuring vintage-style travel posters of 12 strange and wondrous locations.

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    This calendar is illustrated by Invisible Creature, a Seattle-based design studio whose clients range from LEGO to NASA.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.63 .

    16. A throw pillow to inspire not only wanderlust but also decor-lust (we should make this a thing).

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    Get it from Wayfair for $44.99+, Jet for $37.99, or Walmart for $33+ (available in four sizes).

    17. A coloring book for bringing world-famous landmarks to life with pencils and markers.

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    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." —Jamie Honey

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99. Check out other options here, here, and here.

    18. A map dial watch, because it's easy to lose track of time while daydreaming about a vacation abroad.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought the brown one, and I am very pleased! Works great, wears comfortably, and doesn't look like it cost less than ten bucks!" —m0dernmessiah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in three colors).

    19. A fun and life-affirming book to give to an adventurous soul.

    amazon.com

    This book provides all kinds of information, from where to bird watch in Kenya to how to direct a movie!

    Promising review: "After reading a great review in Esquire Magazine, I looked at this book — definitely lives up to that review. I gave it as a graduation gift, and it was loved!" —Sea

    Get it from Amazon for $23.79.

    20. A gold necklace for someone who won't be content until they've visited all the continents.

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    Promising review: "I worked in my university's exchange office for five years, and I love traveling. This is the perfect accent piece for when I am stuck at home and dreaming of my next adventure!" —bookmouse99

    Get it from ModCloth for $19.

    21. A travel journal filled with lists (and only lists) to get them reminiscing about past trips and excited for future ones.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My daughter, who has forever dreamed to be a world traveler, was surprised by all the different ways to use this trip planner/scrapbook/dream book. Pretty, fun pages, too." —MollyBee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    22. A cozy sweatshirt that accurately describes an explorer's life goals.

    lookhuman.com

    Get it from Human for $35 (available in eight styles and four colors).

    23. A cross-stitch world map so they can needlepoint their way to the next destination — it'll be a stitchin' good time!

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    Get it from Amazon for $35.72 or Fab for $40.

    24. A set of travel-themed sticker patches for decorating a phone case, a planner, or even a denim jacket!

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    Once these stickers go on, they're permanently attached!

    Get them from Anthropologie for $14.

    25. A tote bag to 1) describe what they're feeling at any given moment 2) educate people, in case they don't know what wanderlust means.

    redbubble.com

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

    26. A seriously cute travel wallet that'll double as a clutch when they're not on the road.

    modcloth.com

    Promising review: "Bought this for a month long trip to New Zealand and Moorea; it was perfect! Loved having my passport, money, and boarding passes all in one place and very organized. Also very cute!" —daisyelyse94

    Get it from ModCloth for $45.

    27. A spice kit for exploring the core flavors of five different cuisines without leaving the house.

    uncommongoods.com

    These spices are meant to be enjoyed with olive oil and bread, but they can also be used in any dish!

    Promising review: "I ordered a kit for home use and have had multiple gatherings where I made homemade flatbreads. Everyone always raves about this kit and how perfect it is. I ordered seven for Christmas this year in order to spread the news of this great product." —Doc

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $38.

    28. An embroidered suitcase patch, because sometimes you just gotta drop everything, grab your luggage, and go!

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    Get it from ForTheLoveOfPatch on Etsy for $4.99.

    29. A book that ranks 500 of the world's most unmissable sights, from famous attractions to hidden gems.

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    According to USA Today, "Even if you never leave home, you'll feel you've seen the world with this comprehensive armchair-travel guide."

    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." —Rui

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59.

    30. And a wooden sign to remind them that life is better with a little wanderlust.

    etsy.com

    Get it from Wayfair for $25.99 or Woodums on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in four sizes).

    Oh, the places they'll go!

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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