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Destination Immersion

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Thursday, December 08, 2022
By Azamara

Just like every snowflake is unique, so is every individual and their approach to travel. Some people value staying connected while they travel, while the fashionista in your life might prioritize wardrobe changes. The aspiring photographer might have a carry-on filled with camera equipment, and someone drawn to wellness may need their portable workout gear on every trip! 

Luckily for you, we’re making shopping simple here at Azamara. Take a look at this list of thoughtful gifts for some of the most common types of travelers, and you’ll have your shopping done in no time! 

The Fashionista 

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Béis Carry-On Roller Luggage — To the stylishly inclined, a suitcase is simply an extension of their closet. They definitely adhere to the philosophy of ‘travel, but make it fashion.’ Thankfully, Béis makes gorgeous, giftable luggage. Cruising around any destination will be a breeze with this carry-on-friendly roller. 360-degree smooth rolling wheels make getting where they’re going effortless, plus whoever rolls this around while boarding the ship will look chic and ready. The interior of this carry-on expands an extra two inches, so wherever they go, they can bring something back or, perhaps, pack that extra outfit! 

Allbirds Pacer Sneakers — This timeless, everyday shoe is perfect for travel with its comfortable, supportive, and versatile construction. Allbirds Pacer Sneakers are an excellent option for your favorite fashionista. They are easy to pack and can be dressed up or down for any occasion while traveling. They are available in canvas and leather options. Allbirds are legendary for their comfort. With this sleek look, anyone can enjoy these shoes’ lightweight and durable style, perfect for wandering through ancient cities, ports in Europe, and countless other fantastic destinations! 

The Digital Nomad

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Bose QuietComfort Noise Canceling Earbuds — Traveling with a remote worker? Give them the gift of silence. Digital nomads of all kinds will relish the silence the Bose QuietComfort noise-canceling earbuds bring. These noise-canceling headphones send out a signal to learn your ear canal’s unique shape for custom-tailored sound. In addition, they maintain energy through your working day or your traveling commute with up to six hours of battery life on a single charge and a charging case that holds three additional charges. 

Nimble Champ Portable Charger — This portable charger is more compact than many other charger currently on the market. It can charge up to two Android or Apple devices at once. It’s made from recycled plastic, with fun colors that make it easy to find in a dark bag. 

The Fitness Freak

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Bala Bangles — The Bala Bangles would make an excellent gift for those disciplined athletes who don’t vacation from their workout. At a maximum weight of 2 lbs, we’re sure that any fitness fanatic you know will keep these convenient workout accessories in their luggage. The Bala Bangles add a constant but comfortable resistance to any workout. Wildly versatile, they can be worn on wrists or ankles during yoga, aerobics, boxing, pilates, or even a walking session around the deck of one of Azamara’s wonderful ships

The Instagrammer

Fujifilm Mini Evo Camera — Instax instant cameras have become all the rage with younger demographics. You can’t go wrong gifting the Instax Mini Evo, which features an old-school design with 10 lens effects and 10 film effects. Small in size, this is the perfect camera to bring along on your Azamara cruise to capture the beautiful vistas you’ll witness sailing around South America or the Caribbean.

This hybrid instant film camera also can save printed images onto a smartphone. Plus, you can control its shutter through your phone for remote shooting abilities. It also has a selfie lens, making it the perfect instant camera for the Instagram or photography obsessed! 

Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating 5-Minute Eye Gels — For the person who always wishes to look picture perfect on every vacation, try the Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenative Eye Gels. As they sail on a transoceanic voyage with Azamara, they might want to reward themselves with a little moment of self-care while aboard. Infused with caffeine and collagen, these patches will wake up tired eyes and have everyone feeling ready for their close-ups!  

The Cultural Traveler

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Travel Journal by Duncan & Stone — This linen-bound heirloom journal isn’t just a book of blank pages. The Travel Journal by Duncan & Stone is a keepsake journal created specifically for people who love to travel. The journal contains prompts that guide them through writing about what they loved and learned in their travels, what they’d do differently for each destination visited, and other questions designed to help anyone remember these adventures down the road. It also has pockets — perfect for little keepsakes and photographs, as well as a spot to record notes. Make notes for future trips to one of Azamara’s off-the-beaten-path destinations, or use it as a scrapbook or itinerary planner. 

The Sustainable Traveler

North Face Thermoball Eco Packable Jacket — For the person on your list who considers their environmental impact with every purchase, the North Face Thermoball Eco Packable Jacket is a good option. This post-consumer recycled-nylon shed Thermoball Eco Packable Jacket is a travel essential. It’s also vegan-friendly as it mimics the insulating abilities of natural down. North Face is a brand you can trust for quality; the quilting pattern keeps anyone cozy in wintry conditions and comes in handy in different climates.

The Thrill Seeker

GoPro HERO11 Black Action Camera — The latest from GoPro will become a thrill-seeker’s favorite toy. The GoPro HERO11 Black Action Camera has higher image quality and better video stabilization than its predecessors. Another bonus of the HERO11 is the ability to turn the footage you capture into social media-friendly formats. In fact, the HERO11 will automatically convert footage into wide cinematic shots or extra-tall vertical shots. Another nifty detail is that as this GoPro charges, its contents will automatically upload to the cloud, creating a highlight reel of that day’s adventures! 

The Minimalist

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Kindle Paperwhite — Taking traveling light to a new level, the minimalist traveler will be thankful to receive a handy and stylish alternative to packing heavy books. The Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect gift for those who find freedom in a lack of things to lug around. The upgrade to the 6.8-inch display and adjustable warm light of the Paperwhite will be a welcome one, especially since it lets its owner read in any condition, even in bright sunny locations like the beach (or on the deck of an Azamara ship). This improved version of the Kindle holds up to 10 weeks of battery life, and it flips pages 20% faster than previous iterations of the Kindle. Make sure to load it up with a special book recommendation before gifting it to the minimalist in your life! 

For Everyone and You

Want the inside scoop on the gift that every kind of traveler will enjoy, including you? Well, sometimes the best gift for a travel lover is the gift of…travel! Azamara has some incredible voyages planned for 2023, including new destinations that will leave even the most experienced globe-trotter clamoring to get more stamps in their passport! We want to see you out there in the world enjoying every port and taking in every vista. 

If you’re looking for help choosing where to travel next, check out our cruise deals for inspiration.

The whole team at Azamara wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season! We look forward to the new year and all of the new adventures it will bring. Make sure to stay up to date on all the latest news from us by subscribing to our newsletter

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