It’s again that time of the year, some of us dread this moment, but for some others, it’s a pleasurable activity: You know already what I’m talking about: It’s time to choose the best Christmas gifts for your loved ones! But hey, It doesn’t have to be stressful or always expensive. If you go with what people love the most, their passions, you’re almost sure that your present will be meaningful to them.
Here we talk about travel lovers like me! What do we like? Apart from an open ticket, but of course we don’t ask for that much 😀
Check out some of the coolest ideas for Christmas presents you can gift your more adventurous friends. They won’t be disappointed! Well, I wouldn’t be, so maybe I’m biased. You’ll be the judge of t!)
1) Customized Framed Travel Prints
If you want to find a unique picture frame that compliments your photos or one that fits into a particularly tight corner of your house, these framed prints are just the product for you! We often cannot find a frame that does justice to our photos. But the border and quality, if chosen well, can make pictures look even better! Customized frames can be an excellent gift.
You can choose from various options in sizes, mats, and frames. The frames are of the finest quality and will add a touch of elegance to any wall. Get the perfect print for you and your loved ones. Christmas is coming, after all!
2) Personalized Travel Themed Coasters
Do you want something more personal? You can make your cherished family memories a part of your meal times by getting personalized coasters.
They can feature pictures, tickets, maps, or any sight worldwide! They can be glossy or have a matte finish and come in different materials. I love them, plus they are also functional. Added bonus for a gift!
3) Map Pillow Cases and Bed Covers
Get some perfect pillowcases and duvet covers for showcasing interesting maps of places everyone wants to go (especially YOU!).
You can customize them by adding pictures of famous sights or family pictures of memorable times. When sleeping on them, you can dream of all the places you want to visit! They are a unique addition to any room. And a fabulous present, of course. I know I’d love one of those!
Currently looking for a pillowcase with My beloved Italy so I can dream about my epic Italian road trip!
4) Magnetically Levitating Globe
What would surprise someone more than a globe hanging without any support, seemingly how Earth looks in space? This unique sight is based on a simple concept- a magnetic tile that repels the magnet inside the globe. Go ahead and make this your centerpiece!
You can customize the tile to compliment the surface it is on and ensure it is stable. Be prepared to have guests toying with this marvel!
5) Scratch World Map
These scratch maps are an excellent Christmas gift and a super cool wall decor that also serves as a learning (or memory)opportunity.
The striking gold layer on top of the map will be eye-catching and slowly give way to the entire world map. This map will prove to be a lot of fun for both children and adults, and you will also use it as an excuse to start talking about the fun memories of your trips (I know I do), guilty as charged! 😀
6) Compass Wall Clock
A clock that looks like a compass will add a sense of nostalgia for childhood games and books. Who hasn’t imagined the great adventurers crossing oceans with only a compass to guide them? In this fast-paced world where every minute is accounted for, we are driven by our clocks. So a compass-themed wall clock is only fitting.
Or it can just be used as a relaxing tool to observe while dreaming about your next adventures around the world 🙂
7) Framed foreign coins
The combination of rich metallic colors will stand out in any room. You can get small frames highlighting a unique coin or large ones showcasing a variety of coins from all over the world. These are perfect when you need something to adorn a bare wall in a tight corner.
It’s also perfect as a memory lane for all the trips you took. Sometimes my coins and money are stuck in some drawer. It would be great to see them every day, like looking at travel pictures, they will surely bring back all your memories.
8) Authentic Models Miniature Hot Air Balloon
Who doesn’t want to ride in a hot air balloon? They can be vintage. They can be modern. And you can hang them in any corner of your house. A miniature hot air balloon will stand out anywhere. A light inside can highlight the details of the balloon and draw your attention to its intricacies.
It can also be a reminder of that ride you took (I had an amazing one in Capadoccia, Turkey) or a ride you want to take at some point, and trust me, you should!
9) World Map Backlit Wall Décor
Want a sleek metallic wall decor for a classy look? A backlit map of the world is perfect! The light bordering the map highlights the entire frame and instantly draws anyone’s attention to the world map. And my attention to all the continents I’ve been in a fairy tale sort of setting. Beautiful and simple.
10)Inspirational Scenic Wall Art
Bring attention to your living room or bedroom by adding a panel featuring these awesome inspirational images. You can even adorn any walls of your house with separate panels!
Just get creative and be inspired. I love this kind of poster, it truly helps me stay motivated when I can’t travel or if I’m facing a hard time. And arent’ we all? Perfect gift for Christmas for travel lovers, or if someone is struggling / in need of an extra boost of motivation!
11) Classic Vintage Polaroid
A beautiful Polaroid featuring famous sights from across the globe will add an old vintage charm to whatever surface you put it on. You can stick it on refrigerators, metal cabinets in your kitchen or rooms, and even on your laptop for all the world to see!
Plus is such a great tool to have for any travel lover. There is something magic in a vintage polaroid photo. It reminds me of the Iconic one in the adventurous movie Thelma & Louise, which brings me back to how much I want to visit the Grand Canyon.
It also reminds me how much I want to take another epic road trip again, like the one we had in Slovenia with a vintage Campervan! Now there, a vintage Polaroid camera would have fitted perfectly!
12) Hampton Nautical Ship in a Bottle
A small ship in a bottle can serve as a decorative piece on a shelf, and a larger one will undoubtedly be a striking centerpiece. It will catch the eye of any guest and make them want to try the art of building a ship inside a bottle. You can even try making a LEGO set yourself and making an even more impressive centerpiece!
13) Ticket Stubs Box- Travel Themed
A sleek and transparent frame will showcase an illustration of a famous sight like the Eiffel tower. But when people look closer, they will see that the structure has a space filled with ticket stubs! Want to document the memorabilia from all your travels?
Want to preserve cherished memories of movie nights and café dates? This ticket stub box will be a perfect addition to your house, and also one of the best Christmas presents for travel lovers like me. I collect boarding passes and passports (and I know I’m not the only one out there).
14) Vintage Suitcase Staircase
Instantly capture the attention of your guests with a unique and multi-colored staircase design. Each step will look like a charming vintage case, rich in details and texture, complete with tags from the various places that it has been!
15) USA map with photos
A large map of the United States of America (Or Europe!) can be a perfect frame for family pictures. As many as fifty photos can be edited and printed to fit into the outline of the states you’ve been to.
You can put an image in the frame of the state where you took it. In this way, you can beautifully document your travels all over the country for all your guests to see and for you to remember.
Add a picture whenever you travel to a state for the first time or the one that best represents that trip. Yep, I’m sentimental!