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The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
By Azamara

You may not be hearing sleigh bells yet, but make no mistake—the holiday season is just around the corner. And we’re here to help you get a head start on your seasonal shopping with travel-inspired gift ideas for everyone on your list. Or, hey, treat yourself! Who says Santa doesn’t leave cruises under the Christmas tree?

Here are the best travel-themed gifts to give in 2018.

Wireless Earbuds

A man uses his wireless earbuds

Say goodbye to wires! The latest iteration of Google’s Pixel earbuds do a whole lot more than play your podcasts. They also include a button to summon your Google Assistant. You can use the technology to ask questions, get directions, or even try real-time translations in more than 40 languages. We’re also partial to the Liberty Lite from Soundcore, and the Jabra Elite 65t

Sagrada Board Game

The colorful stained-glass windows of Sagrada Familia

The hottest board game of 2018 is the perfect gift for anyone who’s creative, competitive, or both. In Sagrada, players use dice-rolls and cards to construct beautiful stained glass windows. Buy it for someone who’s just returned from visiting any of these world-famous churches!

My 25 Years in Provence & Travels Through the French Riviera

This pair of books is the perfect gift for the Francophile in your life—or someone (even you!) with a trip to the French Riviera coming up.

A view of the Avignon Bridge and Popes Palace in Pont Saint-Benezet, Provence, France

In 1989 Peter Mayle published the bestselling memoir A Year in Provence, detailing his move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the French countryside. It was beloved for its wit and warmth, and inspired many a trip to the region. Now, Mayle is back with a new memoir reflecting on 25 years of life in the south of France.

A sunset on the shores of Nice, France

Travels Through the French Riviera is a perfect complement. Part sketchbook and part travel guide, author and watercolorist Virginia Johnson takes readers along the picturesque coastline through her quirky, colorful lens.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

This luxurious facemask is perfect for the beauty product junkie on your holiday shopping list. The Jet Lag Mask famously keeps skin looking fresh and dewy, no matter how late a flight gets in. The mask doesn’t need to be rinsed off (just removed with a warm towel) so it can even be used during a flight.

Olloclip Filmer’s Kit

A lady recreates an iconic photo op near the Tower of Pisa

The avid iPhone photographer or videographer in your life needs this kit. It includes a handy mobile video grip and five of Olloclip’s most game-changing camera lenses. It’s packed in a travel-friendly case, making it easy for your loved one to take the kit on their next vacation.

Stow’s First Class Leather Tech Case

This chic leather tech case keeps cords and cards organized, and looks chic. (In fact, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has been photographed with her Stow case many times.)

Book Voyage Box

A lady reads a book while laying a hammock at sunset

Do you know someone who loves to read as much as they love to travel? Gift them a Book Voyage package, themed to coincide with their next trip! Each Book Voyage box is themed to a particular country and includes a book written by a renowned local author, tea or coffee, and a treat.

Travel-Themed Calendar

A travel calendar, glasses, a pen, and other important items for travel

Inspire wanderlust year-round with the gift of a travel-themed calendar! Rifle Paper Co.’s “Maps of the World” desk calendar makes a great gift for a globetrotting colleague, while their World Traveler wall calendar suits a bigger space.

Be The Light’s “The World Collection” Candle

A couple enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner

A luxury candle from Be The Light New York by Petra Nemcova is the perfect gift to evoke the atmosphere of a favorite destination. Their World Collection celebrates the joys and scents of various countries. Each one comes in a beautiful glass jar imprinted with a map of the country, hand-carved by artisans.

The Best Gift of All: Travel Itself!

A woman in yellow walks down a cobblestone street with luggage

Of course, we can’t wrap up this year’s holiday gift guide without suggesting the greatest gift of all: an Azamara voyage. We have some incredible destinations in store for 2019 in the Mediterranean, South America, Alaska, and beyond. Not to mention, we’re cruising to Africa in 2020.

Not sure where to begin? Maybe one of our cruise deals will spark some gift-giving inspiration.


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