Valentine's Day Gifts for Travel Lovers

Need a unique gift for your globetrotting valentine? If you can't whisk them away for a romantic escape to Fiji, then here are some more convenient (and definitely less expensive) gift ideas that will stir the wanderlust in your sweetie … that’s if it needs any stirring.

For even more VDay ideas, check out our Valentine’s Day Adventures.

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1. For the Wine Lover on the Go

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BUILT
If your valentine is a traveling oenophile, this gift will warm their heart (even more than a glass of malbec). This origami wine tote's unique design folds help protect your bottle of vino from bumps on the road. And it compress flat, so you can easily pack it up on your next romantic romp. Perhaps, a bicycle wine tour for two?

2. For the Wistful Wanderer

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Archipelago Botanicals
Transport your spouse back to your honeymoon in Bali with a candle that blends the scents of lemongrass and sage … or remind your valentine of your romantic weekend in Charleston with the scents of hyacinth and white jasmine. From Dubai to Santorini, these hand-poured travel candles evoke the fragrant senses of 21 cities.

3. For the All-the-Things Foodie Fan

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Fab
Does the special person in your life want to be the next Anthony Bourdain or Top Chef? With over 1,000 questions on everything from celebrity chefs to exotic cuisine, this game tests food lovers’ culinary chops. Just don’t get into a fight over the game, which will spoil the sentiment for sure.

4. For the Guy Who Gets Your Heart (and His) Racing

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Garmin
Encourage your valentine to improve their stamina and build a healthy heart with this state-of-art heart rate monitor. Perfect for any sport -- running, cycling or swimming -- this monitor is waterproof and includes a GPS in a compact-watch design.

5. For the Snow Bunny (or the Gal Whose Hands Are Always Cold)

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Fab
You can’t hold hands all day to keep your sweetheart’s mitts warm. So give her this stylish hand warmer to keep in her pocket or glove. Perfect for a day (or night) on the slopes or a spin around the ice rink.

6. For the Guy Who’s Afraid to Ask for Directions

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Tom Pitera of Thomas Pitera Photography
This handmade pewter heart has the sentiment "follow your heart" on one side and a pocket-size compass on the other. So no matter where your guy (or gal) travels, it will always point them back to their true north -- you.

7. For the S.O. Who’s in Love With Their Phone

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Kim Huff
Is your S.O. addicted to travel … and their iPhone (aren’t we all)? This world map iPhone cover will rouse their desire to see the world with every “143” or “<3” text that is sent.

8. For the Long-Distance Lovers

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Brandy Kayzakian-Rowe of Mesa Dreams Leather
No matter the distance, you’ll always be on your partner’s mind with these handmade leather luggage tags. Personalize them by putting your home state on one side and your long-distance lover’s state on the other, with any sweet nothings message you’d like. Baggage claim just got a bit more romantic.
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