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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 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!
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.