Holiday Gift Guide 2021: The Best Gifts For A Travel Themed Gift Basket

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Part of the fun of presenting a friend or family member with a gift basket is gathering big and small things they’re sure to love. The other joy is their reaction! How could the travel enthusiast in your life not adore a personalized gift basket full of things that you hand selected for them? Whether you want to help prepare an adventurer for their next grand trip or simply inspire happy memories of journeys taken in the past, there are things here for every traveler.

Wendy Gold Studios Push Pin Map Art

Encourage the travel lover in your life to continue to dream big when it comes to having adventured throughout the United States. This lovely push pin map is a work of art, and it helps one track all the states they have visited. The whimsical map can be customized with the giftee’s name on it for an extra fun touch. Shop Now: Wendy Gold Studios, $99

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Bonnet

Do you know a traveler who loves to visit historical sites of famous authors like Laura Ingalls Wilder? Alison Arngrim, who portrayed the OG mean girl Nellie Oleson in Little House on the Prairie, has a fun online shop that includes fun travel mementos like authentic cups from the real Walnut Grove, Minnesota. She is now also selling these gorgeous bonnets that are made by hand in the real Walnut Grove! (As an awesome bonus, she’ll even personally autograph at no extra charge. There’s a spot where you can write what you’d like her to say.) Shop Now: Loose Gravel Productions, $25

Best Friends Luggage Tags

Any traveler who has tried to keep track of luggage during plane travel knows the value of luggage tags. These colorful, lighthearted luggage tags can help a frequent flyer easily spot their suitcases every time they get off a flight. The adorable designs on the tags were made by for the Best Friends Animal Society by New York designer R. Nichols, and all the proceeds from the sale of the luggage tags go to rescuing animals. Shop Now: Best Friends, $8

Morton Essentials Yosemite Campsite Candle

This Yosemite Campsite Candle by Morton Essentials will instantly transport yours senses to the natural wonderland of Yosemite National Park. It is sure to bring to mind the park’s awe-inspiring waterfalls and wondrous valleys and meadows. The orange spice, fir, pine, and earthy scent notes are invigorating. The vegan candle is made of soy wax, and it’s infused with essential oils.  Morton Essentials is donating to The Plant a Billion trees campaign with every purchase. Shop Now: Morton Essentials, $32

Marriott Gift Card

Who wouldn’t love the power to plan their ideal vacation? These gift cards from Marriott are a great start in that direction for the giftee! It’s an especially good time to give travel gift cards because they can inspire a travel lover to dream about future travel. A lot of people have put travel on pause for the time being because of the pandemic, and a gift card gives your friend or family member the freedom to travel when they are comfortable exploring the world again. Shop Now: Marriott, starting at $25

Aura Mason Luxe Digital Photo Frame

Families who travel together make memories they can forever share, and this digital photo frame will give them an innovative way to display all the awesome pictures they take along the way. The pretty modern frame has a 2K 9.7″ display, and it has unlimited photo and video storage so they can keep adding pictures with each new trip they take. Shop Now: Aura, $219 at the time of publication

Philips One By Sonicare x SA Travelina Tote Bag

Philips One By Sonicare is an ideal toothbrush for travel, and they teamed up with Susan Alexandra to create a gorgeous tote bag that’s easy and fun to carry on any trip. The bag’s geometric rhinestone design feature colors from Philips One power toothbrushes. Whether the giftee takes short trips or goes on extended expeditions, this bag is a convenient and stylish traveling companion. Shop Now: Susan Alexandra, $178

Skandinavisk Mini Hand Cream Gift Set

Made in Copenhagen, Denmark, these Skandinavisk hand creams were inspired by two decades of travel and exploration across Scandinavia. This gift set includes five different hand creams that have different scents and are formulated for unique aspects of skin care. They’re the perfect size to bring along on any trip. These vegan, organic hand creams absorb quickly without being greasy, and they protect the skin even during all kinds of weather. Shop Now: Skandinavisk, $40

Igloo Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ Cooler

Ready to add an extra oomph of fun to a road trip? This special-edition Yellow Submarine cooler from Igloo is ideal for any Beatles fan, and its beautiful design utilizes artwork from the The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, an classic animated film starring the Fab Four. Even the sides of the cooler are illustrated with Beatles art. The cooler stores drinks and more, and it’s easy to bring along in the backseat or trunk of a car. Shop Now: Igloo, $39.99

Cozy Earth Kimono Robe

Cozy Earth’s soft kimono robe will remind the traveler you know of the luxurious bathrobes that are offered at top resorts. Made of stretch-knit bamboo and available in sizes ranging from XS to XXXL, the includive robe is among the loungewear that Oprah declared as the “softest ever”. It also packs well if the giftee wants to take it along for assured comfort when lounging at hotels during their travels. Shop Now: Cozy Earth, $125

Arteza Pencil Case

Whether one travels for business or pleasure, every traveler needs a convenient, sturdy place to store pens and pencils that may be needed along the way. Arteza’s pencil case is compact but has plenty of room for a variety of writing instruments or other accessories that might be needed. It has slots and pockets for instant organization, and it has a side zipper for when quick access is needed. Shop Now: Arteza, $9.99

Billionaire’s Row Champagne Brut Rose

Champagne is always a festive, much appreciated gift. This special champagne symbolizes luxury travel at its fine. It’ named after the neighborhoods throughout the world where the world’s richest people live and play. A taste of this champagne will inspire dreams of future travel to places where the best champagne is created and served. Shop Now: Reserve Bar, $110

Dooeys House Loafers

These deluxe house loafers feel fabulous to slip your feet into at the end of a busy day. The soft, splendid feel of them will inspire thoughts of opulent spas and resorts. The vegan-friendly shoes have supportive, lightweight soles. They are stylish enough to pack along and comfortably wear anywhere while lounging, too. Shop Now: Dooeys, $128

Creative Memories Seaside Scrapbooking Bundle

If the traveler in your life enjoys documenting their travels through scrapbooking, they’ll adore this coastal scrapbook kit. It has everything from an ocean-themed scrapbook to seaside stickers. It also has a tape runner and a dual-tip pen for writing about one’s travels in the scrapbook. Shop Now: Creative Memories, $75.50

Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses

Having the right sunglasses is an important part of any vacation. Protecting your eyes is a necessary part of self-care for optimal health. Also, let’s face it. Who doesn’t want to look great in a stylish pair of sunglasses? They are one of the first things people notice when spotting you outdoors since the human eye is drawn to look at others’ eyes. These Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classic sunglasses look and feel terrific to wear, and it’s hard to beat that.

Shop Now: Sunglass Hut, $211

TAG Protective Bag Cover

Here’s something that can help keep the globetrotter in your life safe during their travels. Many people don’t realize that purses and backpacks can easily pick up thousands of germs when placed on the floor of planes, restaurants, and bars. The TAG protective bag covers easily slip over the bottom of most purses for a high level of protection. They’re eco-friendly and biodegradable, too. Shop Now: TAG, $18.50

Serena Loves Malachite Tumbled Stone

If you know a traveler with an open mind who tries to collect stones and natural jewels during their travels, you are sure to delight them with this malachite tumbled stone. It traditionally protects avid travelers, and it also is said to help someone turn over a new leaf in life. Who couldn’t use that in some ways? Shop Now: Serena Loves, $24

Gremlins Gizmo Holiday Mini Backpack

For the young or the young at heart, this charming backpack is picture-perfect for holiday travel. It features Gizmo from the classic 1980s flick Gremlins. Adorable Gizmo was bigger than Baby Yoda in his day, and he remains popular. This mini backpack is practical, too, as it holds quite a lot despite the small size, and it has adjustable straps and strong metal hardware. It’s also cruelty-free and made with vegan leather trim. Shop Now: Loungefly, $80


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