It’s that time of year again, and maybe you’re struggling to find that special something for the adventurous traveler in your life. If that adventurer is anything like us, giving and getting meaningful, responsible gifts is really important.
It can be tough to find a gift for those who love nothing more than exploring new places (because, after all, it’s kind of hard to wrap a travel experience).
But even those with the greatest wanderlust need a few good supplies, treasured keepsakes for their travels, and a chance to give back. Today, we’ve gathered a list of 10 of our favorite holiday gifts for the good-doing adventure-enthusiast. It’s the ultimate gift-giving guide!
A little luxury while out in nature never hurt anyone right? And what better to soothe your aching muscles after a long day of hiking than a nice dip into warm waters? Heated by wood fire, propane, or natural gas, this portable hot tub holds 225 gallons of water and fills up in just 10 minutes. Your camping experience just took a major turn towards luxurious!
9. A Stay at a Five-Billion Star Hotel
A five-star hotel can’t compete with the beauty and closeness to nature a night under the stars can provide. Just think about it: A warm campfire at night as the dew sets in, wispy clouds of fog, and a fresh, open sky full of stars for your viewing pleasure. Package your “stay” with a camping kit or a new tent and a plan with the details of your excursion.
8. Shoes from TOMS
TOMS make a great gift for those on your list who have a heart for doing good. With every purchase of shoes, sunglasses, or coffee,you’re providing resources for someone in need, thanks to their “One for One” promise. These felt boots caught our eye, but there are so many other stylish options to choose from, too.
7. A recycled polyester jacket from Patagonia
Not only are these high-quality jackets great for keeping warm your loved ones who love being outdoors, but they’re good for the environment as well. With materials made from recycled cans, the production process for these garments has a small carbon footprint than traditionally made clothing. It’s a win-win!
This wall décor helps your favorite world traveler keep track of all of their past adventures while planning for future destinations, too. Plus, with it’s simple and elegant design, it’s the perfect unisex gift that adds a touch of perspective to any room. Who knows—it may even help with Geography class!
5. Inspiring travel book
There are many resources out there that speak to the types of adventures your certain someone may enjoy, but the 50 places to… series includes breathtaking images and interesting information that is sure to spark the itch to explore. Whether it’s to paddle, bike, fly fish, hike—you name it—these books are beautiful and informative.Plus, who can say no to the gift of knowledge?
Memories can fade over time, so keeping travel notes in a journal keep those experiences fresh forever. There’s something special about taking a pen to paper and reflecting on what you’ve seen and explored; and while smartphones are convenient, they lack a certain charm. Bonus: This leather bound journal is handmade!
3. REI gift card
If you’re not sure what your outdoor enthusiast has/still needs, a gift card to a store like REI affords him or her the opportunity to pick up whatever supplies are needed for the next outing. They have everything from camping gear to kayaks, so the gift of choice lets your recipient get something useful. They offer e-gift cards for faraway friends and easy online shopping as well.
2. The gift of a Kiva loan
Kiva helps unite people around the world and empower small business owners struggling with poverty by connecting them with the funds they need to get their operation up and running. You can gift of as little as $25 and make a huge impact on the life of someone in need. To date, these loans have a 99%repayment rate and have helped people in more than 80 different countries.
1. A trip with RLT
For the young explorer in your life,there’s no better gift than the opportunity to actually get out in the world, help others, and see the many different cultures and landscapes that await. Maybe it’s SCUBAdiving off the coast of Florida or kayaking through the fjords of Norway. There are so many interesting experiences to choose from—the hardest part will be choosing one! This gift is one that keeps on giving as it shapes the mind and worldview of a young person whose eyes are fresh and minds are open to learning.
What gift would you add to our list? Ever receive an amazing travel-themed gift ofyour own in the past?