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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.

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Promising review: "This camera is one of the best purchases I've ever made. I travel a lot, and this camera is such a fun piece to take with me to document everything. The exposure settings really help out and are a step-up from older versions of this because it can save you re-dos due to bad lighting." —Meagan Eishen

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

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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, Barnes & Noble for $16.67, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

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."

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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 or Walmart for $11.63 or from Barnes & Noble for $12.04.

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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.

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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.

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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, Barnes & Noble for $24.96, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

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.

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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, Jet, or Walmart for $13.87 or from Barnes & Noble for $14.34.

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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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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." —Kristina

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

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

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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.

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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 Uncommon Goods for $38.

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, Barnes & Noble for $18.10, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

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