Every traveler is not made equal; there are those who crave floating in an infinity pool, and those who’d rather bathe in a jungle waterfall. But whether the globe-trekker on your list this holiday season is the minimalist, beach bum, or jet-setting type, we’ve picked out the perfect gift to fuel their next adventure.


1. The Foodie

Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson – $29.99

Heidi Swanson, founder of cult recipe blog 101 Cookbooks, takes exotic flavors from her travels like Moroccan saffron tagine and Japanese watermelon radish soup and makes them approachable for the home cook. Near & Far, which made basically every best new cookbooks list of 2015, also includes travel-friendly recipes in a special section called “En Route”.

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2. The Jet-Setter

W&P Design Carry-On Cocktail Kit – $24

We say “bah humbug” to the overpriced, undersized alcohol aboard flights–who says you can’t have a perfect old fashioned, gin & tonic, moscow mule, or champagne cocktail at cruising altitude? With this carry-on cocktail kit, your jet-setting loved one will have everything they need to become an in-flight mixologist, including craft syrup, a muddler, and a linen coaster packed into a totable tin.

carry-on-cocktail-kit

3. The Art Enthusiast

08 Left Airport Posters – $22.99

Husband and wife art collective 08 Left have created stylish, modern prints celebrating the airports of the world and the places they take us. Gift your favorite frequent-flying art-lover with a framed poster of their home base–or their next destination.

08 Left Airport Posters

4. The Beach Bum

Antakya Raw Silk Towel – $125

The hype surrounding Turkish towels (the kind used in the traditional hammam) may seem over-the-top, but pestemal converts say they’ll never use regular towels again. These soft and super absorbent textiles need less drying time and take up less suitcase space than a terrycloth towel, making them the perfect gift for the beach bum on the go.

Antakya Raw Silk Towel

5. The Workaholic

Rifle Paper Co. Travel the World 2016 Desk Calendar – $18

We all know someone who’s 2016 resolutions are sure to include “travel more”. Give your adventure-starved workaholic some daily inspiration at their desk with this pretty calendar featuring a vintage postcard-inspired illustrated destination for every month.

Travel World Anthropologie

6. The Wanderluster

Uncommon Goods Scratch Map – $28.95

Know someone with a never-ending bucket list? This scratch-off world map is sure to satisfy their itch to travel–as they bag new destinations, they can scratch off each country to reveal just how worldly they are.

scratch map

7. The Trekker

SteriPEN Freedom UV Water Purifier – $99.95

Give the adventurer in your life the gift of drinkable water wherever they are with a SteriPEN Freedom, the world’s smallest and lightest UV water purifier. The pen’s lamp sterilizes even the most questionable water in less than a minute and is good for 8,000 treatments.

steripen

8. The Techie

RAVPower Solar Charger – $45.99

Don’t let the gadget guru in your life experience a technical meltdown while on the road; give them this foldable, portable solar charger to keep all of their devices powered up no matter where they are. Consistently picked as the best portable solar charger, the RAVPower is about the size of an iPad, features a dual USB port and can even be clipped onto a backpack.

Dream it, Book it, Live it. 

Rav Power Solar Charger

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