Best Holiday Gifts for the Traveler

by Katie Skrzek

Nov 18, 2016

Christmas Market in Ettal, Germany © Filmfoto | Dreamstime

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The holiday season is approaching and now is the time to shop for your friends and family. If your loved one loves traveling, we have some suggestions for memorable gifts they will cherish.


For a big-ticket item, gift your loved one with new luggage. Tumi, Samsonite and Briggs & Riley offer a wide variety of luggage in different sizes and price points. The savvy traveler in your life could always use new tech tools. Shop cameras and accessories from GoPro. Buy a new iPad or Apple watch for the Apple fan in your life. Don’t discount practical gifts like power adaptors, portable phone chargers and travel bottles. These items could serve as stocking stuffers.


If your friend or family member has an upcoming trip, buy them something destination specific. This type of gift can range from a book to read on a long flight or new ski gear to bring on a skiing vacation. Gift your loved one with a travel experience. Plan a surprise getaway to one of their bucket-list destinations. If you’re on a tighter budget, book a local cooking class showcasing food from a destination they love. Sur La Table features classes in French, Thai and Spanish cooking. Purchase something unique to a favorite destination. This is perfect for all budgets, with simple items like coffee grown in their favorite city or a piece of art from a local artist.



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