Here’s this year’s carefully curated gift guide to help you find something special for each and every traveler on your gift list.  Flirting with the Globe’s Holiday Gift Guide:


The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World, Lonely Planet (2nd edition) 

This hardback contains beautiful photographs and all the trip-planning advice you’d expect from a Lonely Planet guide.

Nikon KeyMission 170 Waterproof Camera

This little beauty is lightweight, fits in your pocket or purse, and, most importantly, takes awesome pictures and videos. In my opinion, its picture and video quality are better than that of the popular “action” camera out there and offers a lot of bang for the buck.

Vapur Element Water Bottle

I have carried this awesome collapsible bottle all over the world, folding it, stuffing it, and jerking it out of the smallest spots in my bag. It’s never torn or leaked and still looks brand new!

Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson

Bryson is classic reading for every traveler. Notes is about Bryson’s travels in Britain. Neither Here Nor There (Europe), In a Sunburned Country (Australia) and A Walk in the Woods (Appalachian Trail) are also solid choices.

Cork Globe

Every traveler needs a globe, and these cork ones are fun and funky!

HDZoom360 Telephoto Lens

This small lens can be attached to most any cellphone and provides 18X optical magnification, making phone photos look like they came from a DSLR!

Travelpro Luggage

Travelpro is the stuff the traveling pros (pilots and flight attendants) swear by. My travelpro is the lightest yet most durable suitcase I’ve ever owned. I like soft luggage, and the Platinum Magna 22” expandable Rollaboard is my choice, but you can’t go wrong with any Travelpro.

Travel Stub Diary

I come home from nearly every trip with a wallet full of cool ticket stubs that I want to keep but am not sure what to do with. Enter this “diary” with pockets for items and space to jot notes.

Anker PowerCore+ Mini 

A portable power source is a must for most of us but especially for travelers. This long-lasting little baby is about the size of a tube of lipstick.

Here’s some additional gift ideas:

Globe Bracelet  – I love this funky, chunky bracelet that comes in brass, rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, rhodium, and silver

Travel Magazine Subscription – Help your traveler get inspiration for her next trip—get her a subscription to a travel magazine, such as my favorite, Nat Geo Travel.

Leather Passport Case – I love the beautiful tan color of this passport cover, which is suitable for both men and women.

Travel T-Shirt – I love the soft shirts offered at this Etsy store with a variety of cute travel sayings, like this Adventure Ever After tee in gray.

City Map Art – If your traveler has a favorite city, why not get him or her a custom map (in pretty much every color imaginable) of any city in the world?

The Gift of Travel – Why not give your world traveler the gift of travel with an airline, hotel, or travel website gift card? Most airlines and hotel chains offer gift cards, such as DeltaAmericanMarriottHilton or

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out 25 Super Affordable Holiday Gifts.

What gifts are on your wish list this holiday season?

This post was written by FWTG contributor, Megan Boyd. 

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