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Best Travel Gift Ideas

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The holidays are on their way and it’s time to start thinking about everyone on your list. Treat your favorite traveler with a gift that he or she will truly appreciate. Here are our best travel gift ideas:

Travel Inspiration

Travelers are always looking for inspiration for new places to visit. Lonely Planet, my favorite travel book series just released, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015: The Best Trends, Destinations, Journeys & Experiences for the Year Ahead. This book is filled with exciting destinations to visit in 2015, beautiful photos, and sound advice. The book inspired my family’s next vacation!

Travel Magazine Subscription

Travel magazines are so much fun to flip though. After a long day, it’s relaxing to dream about new adventures with my family. Treat a traveler to a subscription to a travel magazine and they will thank you all year long. My favorite travel magazines are National Geographic Traveler and Budget Travel (online subscription).

Scratch Map

Travelers like to see where they have been. Uncommon Goods has a fun way to track your travels. The sell a beautiful world map that allows travelers to scratch off each destination that they have visited. It is inexpensive and a terrific way for kids to learn geography and dream about where they can travel to next.

Travel Gadgets

There are new and cool travel gadgets coming out all of the time. Update your favorite traveler’s gear by treating them to something new. My favorite new toy is the the Grid it! Organizer. This handy packing tool slides in to my carry-on and stores my electronics, chargers, cables and anything else that I need easy access to. It would also work great to store crayons and markers or small toys for kids.

Custom Luggage Tags

Luggage tags not only identify luggage, they can also help a black suitcase stand out in a crowd. An inexpensive and thoughtful gift idea is luggage tags. Shutterfly has a wide variety of luggage tags. The tags come in different colors and styles to suit any traveler. The luggage tags can also be customized with photos.

Travel Gift Card

A gift card for travel is makes one of the best travel gift ideas. Maybe the traveler could stay one more night in a city, or treat themselves to breakfast in bed with room service. When my travel budget is increased, I dream bigger. Hilton offers gift cards that can be used at on-property restaurants, golf courses, spas, retail shops, or can cover any charge to the room.

What are the best travel gifts you received? Please add to our list of travel gift ideas!

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Tricia lives in Phoenix with her husband, 14 year-old daughter and 12 year-old son. She is a special education teacher for elementary students. Her family’s favorite memories…

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