Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

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Need a last-minute gift idea for the traveler on your list? Most likely, the top thing on their list is an all-expense-paid trip to a far-flung dream destination, but if you can't afford that, don't fret, we have some ideas.

Below, we've hand-picked gifts that are perfect for every type of traveler in your life: the ones who dream of the Golden Age of Travel, the ones who always have the latest tech to pack, the ones who have to document every moment, and the ones who simply want to leave less of a footprint behind on their adventures.

TWA '60s Retro Cashmere Sweater
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TWA 60s Retro Cashmere Sweater

Do you have an aviation geek on your list? Are you flying through JFK airport? For a last-minute gift, stop at TWA Hotel, the iconic JFK airport terminal-turned hotel that launched this year. You'll find stocking stuffers and more high-end gifts for the vintage or aviation lover on your list at the gift shop (also online), including this Alex Mill cashmere sweater complete with 60s retro aviation stripes.

Light My Fire Bioplastics Meal Kit

Light My Fire Bioplastics Meal Kit

Every traveler should want to travel sustainably in 2020. Leave it to the design and sustainability-focused Swedes to create Light My Fire reusable plastics (and The Spork OriginalTM was designed specifically for Light My Fire by Scandinavian designer, Joachim Nordwall). Single-use plastic straws are so out, but so are single-use cutlery, cups, and all food containers. These versatile BYO products made out of biobased (plant-derived) plastics can be packed for any trip and are available on Amazon and REI.com.

LifeProof WaterProof Phone Case
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LifeProof WaterProof Phone Case
Does the traveler on your list hate to get out of the water? Especially to take a photo? Give them a LifeProof WaterProof Phone Case which turns their phone into a waterproof device (with iPhone & Samsung Galaxy). This LifeProof case lets you can snap underwater photos with a fully enclosed case made to withstand a rugged adventure in and out of the water.

Nikon Pro-Level Camera for a New Generation
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Nikon Z-50 Camera

The new Nikon Z-50 mirrorless camera is the perfect gift for those Instagram-obsessed travelers who want to up their photo game, but don't want to have to tote around a bulky camera. The Nikon Z-50 is insanely small and light, built tough, easy-to-use, and connects to your phone. And with its 3-inch flip-down touchscreen it's even perfect for selfies.

Osprey Convertible Daypack
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Osprey Convertible Daypack

Perfect for any type of trip, this Osprey Arcane Tote Pack fits and functions in a wide variety of scenarios and converts from a daypack to a tote. Tuckaway tote straps and harness allow for two comfortable carry styles while durable certified recycled fabrics withstand rugged environments. This tote pack includes a built-in self-locking hook to prevent someone from walking off with your daily essentials. And even better? The Arcane Tote Pack is made from 13.5 plastic bottles.

HydroFlask Wine Bottle and Tumblers
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HydroFlask Wine Bottle and Tumblers

The best part of traveling is the celebrating that goes with it. Gift any wine-loving traveler a HydroFlask Wine Bundle which includes an insulated wine bottle and set of two wine tumblers. Perfect for transporting a bottle of wine (holds an entire standard bottle) and enjoying it as well. Leakproof cap and a Pure Pour™ opening makes it easy to fill and pour without drips.

AllTrails App
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AllTrails App Subscription

Rather than giving the adventure traveler on your list another piece of gear, why not consider the gift experience with a subscription to AllTrails. The AllTrails app is home to the largest digital collection of trails, with a library of over 100k routes all over the globe.

Otterbox Exo Edge Apple Watch Case
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Otterbox Exo Edge Apple Watch Case

Do you have a tech and adventure lover on your list? They can't live without their Apple Watch, even when they're climbing rugged trails? Otterbox, known for their highly protective iPhone cases, launched the Eco Edge, a new series of cases designed for the Apple Watch. Priced at $29.95, the cases are available both for the Series 3 and older ‌Apple Watch‌ models and the newer Series 4 and Series 5 models, which have a larger display.