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14 Awesome Gifts for the Traveler in Your Life

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Is anyone else stunned that it's already November? Once that calendar flips over after Halloween, I start to panic a little because the holiday season is upon me again. It's time for family get-togethers, office parties, and present exchanges, so you and I better start thinking about our gift lists. 

If you love to travel or if you're buying for someone who does, I've got you covered with these seriously fantastic gift ideas. And, if there's anything left over in your budget, you can always send one or two of them to me, too!

1) Travel Magazine Subscription

$5-$20 per year

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It's never too early to start thinking about your next trip! These gorgeous glossy mags will help your favorite traveler figure out his or her destinations for 2016: Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Afar.


2) Secret Travel Scarf

$20-$22

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One of these went with me on my trip to Luxembourg and Germany, and I cannot say enough good things about it! I loved being able to toss my passport and extra money into the small pocket: for the first time ever, I wasn't paranoid about being pickpocketed. The scarves come in all sorts of fabrics, so you could get one for tropical trips and another for cooler destinations. Read my review here.


3) Cute travel mugs

$9.99 and up

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London Underground mug | Oh Darling mug: Etsy shop Exaltation | Multicolor world map mug: Etsy shop Doufaith

If I can't travel, the next best thing is thinking about travel. These adorable mugs will let you ponder your past and future trips over a cup of coffee or tea. Plus, this one changes colors based on the temperature of the liquid inside (tell me that's not cool!):
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Think Geek Day and Night mug

4) iPhone DSLR lenses

$25-$200
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If your favorite travelers want better pictures but don't want to purchase a DSLR, these lens kits are the perfect gift (see one by iPro here, a less expensive option from Olloclip here, and an even cheaper option from Techo here). All of the lenses attach directly to the iPhone. Since they're so small, they'd take up little to no room when they're packed.

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{photo via Etsy shop Kreations by Kiara}
This is the cutest little necklace that would complement any wardrobe. I don't know what I love more: the quote from Dr. Seuss or the tiny passport charm. 

6) Sseko sandals

$57
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I came across these earlier this year, and I am in love! As a minimalistic packer, I'm all for any product that can be used in multiple ways, and these sandals deliver. Pack a few colors of ribbon, practice your different tying techniques, and there's no need to put any other shoes in your case for that tropical vacation.

I wear them ALL of them around town and when we're traveling, and I get compliments on them constantly. Plus, they're super, super comfortable. It's a win all around!

7) Luggage tags

$9.39-$25
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Leather luggage tag: Etsy shop Exsect | Wood luggage tag: Etsy shop Mile Nine | Map luggage tag: Etsy shop Marmaline
You can't ever have too many luggage tags! Stick a few of these cuties into your nomad's stocking, and you'll have one happy traveler on your hands.

8) Subscription boxes

Price varies on type of box and number of months ordered; most boxes average $20/ month

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Getting a present is fun, but getting a present in the mail for every month is even better. With a global-themed subscription box, you can keep the holiday spirit alive long after you put up the tinsel and lights.

Try the World and Grub Box sends you snacks, jams, crackers, and more to sample from different countries. If you've got a sweet tooth, try out BoCandy, where you'll get treats from all corners of the globe. Disney lovers might like the official Disney Park Pack.

9) Compass cufflinks

$22.72
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{photo via Etsy shop SuedeSentiment}
My husband decided a few years back that he loves french cuff shirts, so I've been on the hunt for cool cufflinks ever since. I think he'd love these silver compass cufflinks--they make a statement without being too flashy. 

10) Scratch off map

$18.14
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If there's one thing that any traveler loves, it's the ability to show off where they've been. This map would make for one cool conversation starter! Best of all, it's inexpensive, so you can get one for all of your travel buddies.

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Another great stocking stuffer, these stick-on nail designs will let your favorite traveler show off her wanderlust in style.

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{photo via Etsy shop JewelryFineandDandy}
I can't resist a good pair of studs these days (my toddler thinks it's hilarious to pull on my dangly earrings--ow!), and these earrings by Etsy shop JewelryFineandDandy would make an awesome gift to fellow travelers. Plus, these tiny compasses actually work! 

13) Global Monopoly games

$20+
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Game night just went global with these fun takes on the classic board game. Bayern, Cambridge, Canada, Edinburgh, Las Vegas, the U.S. National Parks, and New York City have all gotten the Monopoly treatment. If one of your favorite locales isn't listed here, no worries! There are over 80 different Monopoly options, so you're sure to find something that your favorite traveler will love.


14) Mirrorless camera

$628
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I know that this camera made the list last year, too, but I'm still in love with my Sony A6000 after all this time. After owning a DSLR and constantly complaining about the size and weight, this teeny camera is the best thing that ever happened to my travel photography. It takes great pictures, and I actually want to haul it around. Get this for that extra super special traveler in your life.

If you need even more gift ideas, see my travel-themed gift guide from 2014.

Which of these would you be excited to get or give? What travel-related gift would you add to the list?

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