For the globetrotter, adventure seeker, and professional rover, experiences alone are very much a gift. But there’s always a way to inspire, encourage, and honor their wanderlust heart, even if you’re unable to travel together. Whether you’re shopping for a holiday, birthday, or celebratory milestone, here are 10 unique gifts for the travel lover.
10 Unique Gifts For The Travel Lover
From the town where you grew up to the spot where you met your soul mate, this custom set of coasters celebrates the cartography of your life. Made of rustic tumbled marble with a cork backing to protect tabletops, the grid of four coasters will display approximately 9 square miles surrounding your location of choice, including streets, landscape features, and a star to mark your address. This charming set offers a personalized way to celebrate hometowns, new stomping grounds, or favorite corners of the country at cocktail time. Each set is one-of-a-kind–map colors and details will vary with location. Made in Providence, Rhode Island. – Uncommon Goods
You’ll never forget the summer you slept under the boardwalk with your siblings, your honeymoon in Paris, the cross-country road trip you took after college, and with this Travel Stub Diary you’ll be able to relive those adventures again and again. While older generations kept a record of their travels on the lid of their steamer truck, with this handy take-along album newer generations now have a place to store and share the priceless fragments kept from journeys. This travel companion comes with clear sleeves to store your memorabilia. Including postcards, maps, brochures, ticket stubs and snapshots, as well as space in the margins to jot down every detail. Acid-free pages will preserve your memories, so you’ll be able to travel back and follow your footprints, no matter how many years it’s been since you made them. – Uncommon Goods
Oh, the places you’ve gone! And the adventures that are still ahead of you! Travel can make the world feel smaller but also more grand and beautiful–which is exactly how this interactive map presents it. The map is printed in a refined gold-and-black palette, but take a coin and scratch off the places you have visited, and vivid bursts of color are revealed underneath. Additional discoveries can be made along the bottom of the map, which features a row of infographics with interesting facts about world geography. Printed on sturdy yardstick. – Uncommon Goods
Pilot your own takeoff with this personal cocktail kit made for a couple of jetsetters. The kit will sail through security and supply you with all you need to make two craft cocktails during your flight: small-batch ginger syrup, a stainless steel jigger, linen cocktail napkin, mini bar spoon, and recipe card. Just order a mini bottle of vodka and your mules will be kicking in a jiffy. The flight-themed tin adds a dash of first-class flair to the affair. – Uncommon Goods
Fall in love with the free spirit of this charming two-piece medallion. The sterling silver design by Britta Ambauen features a cut out world map over a shimmering back piece etched with the words, “I’m in love with places I’ve never been to and with people I’ve never met.” Inspired by the bonds we all share, this symbolic necklace embodies a love of the world around us and the adventure that awaits. Handmade in Austin, Texas. – Uncommon Goods
There’s nothing quite like a good glass of red when you’re cruising 10,000 feet in the air. Enjoy first class flair every time you uncork a bottle with this stainless steel self-pull corkscrew. Turn the propeller to latch onto the cork. Then pull up the wings to pop a perfect pour. – Uncommon Goods
Each of our majestic national parks has its own sights, sounds… and scents. Laura Reid explored three parks and crafted candles from the complex character of their iconic features. The Avenue of the Giants from Redwood National Park is captured in notes of coastal redwood, bay laurel, and sea salt. The Old Faithful area of Yellowstone is portrayed with subalpine fir, thermal moss, and wild strawberry. The Yosemite Firefall phenomenon is reflected in brisk granite, fresh cedar, and black sage. Each of these layered bouquets is meticulously formulated through essential oils to bring a sense of scenic wonder and outdoor adventure to your home. Hand poured using quality coconut wax, they make great gifts for nature lovers and aromatherapy aficionados.
Glass and 100% recyclable packaging made in the USA; candles hand poured in California. – Uncommon Goods
From the spot you met your sweetie to the place you said “I do,” this worldly pillow commemorates the locales you love. Heather Shaw created this plush, interactive canvas for her map-loving son so he could pinpoint where he was and where he’d been. A threaded needle and two hand-printed buttons allow you to sew a heart and star over your favorite or most meaningful corners of the world. Handmade in Canada. – Uncommon Goods
See the world come alive through Meera Lee Patel‘s vibrant map. Countries pop with dreamy washes of watercolor painting and ink. Providing an eye-popping global perspective in any space that sparks your imagination. Print made on recycled paper in Brooklyn, New York. – Uncommon Goods
Tuesday in London, and the city is your oyster. Tomorrow, it’s on to Amsterdam and the Van Gogh museum. Combining the best of a travel planner, a calendar, a diary, and a globetrotter’s resource, this handbook is an indispensable travel companion. Ideal for the person who always seems to be jetting off on their next adventure. This sturdy volume allows them to plan multiple trips, track their savings and wish lists, and record every experience from their journeys. The agenda’s vegan leather hard cover, acid-free paper, and sewn binding helps it hold up to rigorous global roaming. Once filled, you have a personalized keepsake of travel to revisit for years to come. Designed by Michelle Lee; made in Singapore. – Uncommon Goods
You might have noticed already, but all of these travel gifts are from Uncommon Goods, which is an independent retailer based out of Brooklyn, New York. In addition to being a marketplace for hardworking creatives, they also donate $1 for every purchase you make. And to top it off, one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. All in all, making the world a better place. ♥
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*All photos courtesy of Uncommon Goods
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