12 Gifts to Inspire Their Next Big Adventure

Ignite their wanderlust with travel-inspired gifts this season.

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December 12, 2018

Leather-Bound Travel Journal

Once-in-a-lifetime trips call for a keepsake journal, filled to the brim with all the memories and mishaps made along the way. This classic, leather-bound notebook is our favorite for the travelers on our list because of its portable size, lasting materials and cute, compass detail.

Buy It: Amazon, $30

Colorful City-Scape Coasters

Who knew coasters could serve as a visual bucket list? Ignite their wanderlust with these vibrant, cocktail coasters. The set features vibrant illustrations of four of the world's must-see metropolitan cities: London, Paris, New York and Tokyo.

Buy It: Amazon, $14

Research Reading

Your Secret Santa is guaranteed to catch a wave of insatiable wanderlust after flipping through the pages of this handsome book. This edition offers insights to must-visit beaches and boasts a stunning cobalt cover they'll be proud to show off on their bookshelf or console table.

Buy It: T.J.Maxx, $25

Stylish Backpack

For that friend who's still lugging around a backpack they purchased in high school, give them a gift that saves them from themselves. We're huge fans of this black and cognac backpack because it offers the perfect mix of fashion and function, fit for any adventure adulthood brings your way.

Buy It: Amazon, $72

Inspiring Coffee Table Book

CAUTION: You will, without doubt, want to keep this photography coffee table book for yourself. There's also a chance that you will feel a physical need to book yourself a one-way flight to paradise upon flipping through its pages. Practice self-control on both accounts, and you'll make your work best friend (and wallet) happy this holiday season.

Buy It: Amazon, $30

Luxe Loungewear

Your travel buddy is guaranteed to catch z's and compliments for days while wearing this ultra-cozy sweatshirt aboard their next flight. Buy one for yourself and twin-out during take-off, while snoozing above the clouds.

Buy It: Amazon, $98.00

Wanderlust Keychain

Whether you're finishing off a large gift basket, stuffing a stocking or simply want to show some love to a co-worker, this cute keychain is sure to be a hit.

Buy It: Amazon, $19

Foiled Scratch-Off Map

This gorgeous, gold-foiled scratch-off map brings your buddy face-to-face with their unfinished bucket list every day. If this doesn’t motivate them to stop spending travel funds on multiple macchiatos each week, we don’t know what will.

Buy It: Amazon, $29.99

Chic Spinner

Cute carry-ons always make for crowd-pleasing gifts. Gift them this classic cognac-trimmed spinner on its own, or spruce it up with small surprise gifts tucked inside.

Buy It: T.J.Maxx, $59.99

Personalized Passport Holder

We're huge fans of a brightly-colored and patterned passport holder because it makes finding your identification much easier. Snag one for everyone on your list, including a personalization or monogram.

Buy It: Amazon, $14

Classic Camera Bag

Gift this preppy camera bag to your Instagram-obsessed adventure partner. They'll adore the classic trim and having a safe spot to store their camera.

Buy It: Amazon, $30

Jet-Setter Stocking Stuffer

You'd be surprised how just a couple of trips can take a toll on your luggage tags. Grab these cute, metallic gold tags for friends and family alike. They'll gush over how the sleek, reflective finish and modern print make their luggage look fresh as new.

Buy It: Amazon, $11.90