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Travel Gifts for Those with Wanderlust

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06-Dec-2022 Karl Page

Travel Gifts for Those with Wanderlust

Always struggling to find that travel-loving friend or family member a gift?

Travelling, no matter how near or far, is something millions of us enjoy every year and something many of us daydream about when the colder months hit in the UK. Whether you've travelled to hundreds of countries or just one, we're sure you've experienced wanderlust in one way or another. With that in mind, if you or someone you know is an avid traveller and just can't wait to get away, then take a look at some of the best travel gifts for those with wanderlust that we have collated below, perfect to accompany them on their journeys across the globe.

Travel Gifts for Those with Wanderlust:

  • World scratch map
  • Polaroid camera
  • Personalised passport cover
  • Travel magazine subscription
  • Travel journal
  • Flight tickets

World Scratch Map

Scratch maps are a wonderful gift for travel lovers of all ages and are a great way for people to remember the special places they have been to on their holidays with friends and families. Scratch maps are a map covered in gold foil that you scratch with a coin to reveal the location you have been to underneath. Every time you visit a location, you scratch off a new entry. This gift is great for younger adults who may have just started travelling or have a wanderlust for travelling in the coming years.

Scratch maps can often be found in bookstores or online retailers like Amazon and can range from £10 to £50 depending on the size and the quality. A perfect stocking filler for a travel-loving friend.
Person scratching off a scratch map
Person scratching off a scratch map

Polaroid Camera

Taking photos is one of the best ways to encapsulate memories in time, especially special ones you may forget once you're home and back to daily life. What is wonderful about a polaroid camera, as opposed to a generic digital camera, is the fact that the photos are printed instantly, so you really capture the emotions you were feeling at that exact moment, something that is often overlooked with the use of editing and social media.

Instax and Polaroid are well-known for their instant cameras, with some travel-friendly alternatives that'll fit into your hand luggage or in your handbag when out and about. If you know someone who loves photography, this is a great gift idea to curb their wanderlust for a little longer.
Person using polaroid camera
Person using polaroid camera

Personalised Passport Cover

You can't travel without a passport, so why not make it personal? A personalised passport cover is the perfect gift for a wanderlust daydreamer, and with so many designs and personalisation options, it is an excellent gift for all genders and ages.

Sites like Not On The High Street and Etsy are great places to buy these sorts of gifts and support small, local businesses. Many of these small businesses allow you to customise the holder by adding a name, initials or messages.
Person with passport cover near the sea
Person with passport cover near the sea

Travel Magazine Subscription

What better way to get someone excited about future travels than by getting them a subscription to a travel magazine or book? There is a whole plethora of travel magazines on the market that are great for every type of adventurer. From travel stories to recommendations on some of the best locations, restaurants, and attractions, the only problem is that this gift might worsen their wanderlust!

A subscription to a travel magazine is a gift that keeps on giving as the recipient will receive a new copy every month to inspire their upcoming travels.
Person reading travel magazine on a plane
Person reading travel magazine on a plane

Travel Journal

The next best thing to travelling is reading back through a journal about all the travels you have been on in the past. Journalling is a wonderful way to document how you feel, the memories you make and any special events you want to remember, and the same applies to travelling memories. When we're caught up in the beauty and spectacle of a new city or country, it can often be hard to remember all the amazing things you've witnessed.

A travel journal is the perfect gift for travellers that are always hopping from country to country and want to document their amazing adventures. Reading back through travel journals is nostalgic and can be done for years and years.
Person writing in a travel journal
Person writing in a travel journal

Flight Tickets

What better way to cure the travelling blues for a loved one than by buying them flight tickets to their dream destination? Have they been speaking about a destination they have always dreamt of travelling to, a location you can visit as a family or a trip they can enjoy with a friend? Then why not make that dream become a reality? Luxury safaris to South Africa to New York at Christmas or a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Maldives are just some of the most popular destinations across the globe.
So, if you're struggling to find the perfect present for a travel-loving friend or family member, then hopefully, this guide has given you an insight into some of the luxury gifts you can surprise them with. For more travel inspiration and guides, keep an eye on our luxury travel blog.
Karl Page

Karl Page

Digital Experience Manager

With a genuine love for all things travel, I love exploring new destinations and discovering something new, gaining a wealth of experience in luxury holidays along the way.

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