Holiday gifts for travelers — or to add to your collection before you hit the road.

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Inspire and empower the travel lover in your life with wanderlust-filled gifts this season.

Maybe they’ll be so grateful, they’ll take you along on their next trip.


“The Best Things in Life are Free,” Lonely Planet ($23 at booksellers). You don’t have to be rich to travel well, as this entertaining and informative book proves. It covers the best free sights and activities in major destinations around the globe.

“Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Giude to the World’s Hidden Wonders” ($35 at booksellers). Expand their bucket list with Atlas Obscura’s first book, which includes more than 700 strange and marvelous sights, natural wonders, events and more.


Red Twist Cashmere Wrap ($195 at Seattleite Amy Cooper’s 100 percent cashmere pieces blend a cardigan with a wrap to ensure you’re warm, comfy and chic all through your flight.

Thermarest Neck Pillow ($30 at They might actually get some sleep en route with local company Thermarest’s memory foam pillow that provides plenty of support, and compresses after use.

Walnut Studio Travel Cribbage Board, $45
Walnut Studio Travel Cribbage Board, $45

Vitruvi Focus Aromatherapy ($38 at Work travelers can find greater focus from this pure, Vancouver-made formula of rosemary, lemongrass, basil and clove.


Paravel The Grand Tour Carry-On ($345 at You will want to borrow this bag from brand new luggage line Paravel. Waterproof canvas mixes with brightly hued leather details to create chic Wes Anderson-esque pieces.

SealLine BlockerLite Dry Sacks ($16–$27 at These new, locally made, watertight bags can keep dirty clothes separated or compress garments to conserve space in your luggage. Multiple sizes.

Owen & Fred Pair of Custom Leather Luggage Tags ($81 at He will find his bag on the carousel a little faster with these personalized tags made from premium leather with stainless steel cables.


Go Cubes Chewable Coffee ($13.50 for six four-packs at Your caffeine addict will never be without thanks to these packable coffee gummies. Each cube contains 50 milligrams of caffeine.

Walnut Studio Travel Cribbage Board ($45 at They can take this Portland-made set camping, on train trips, to TV-free hostels — anywhere a little extra entertainment is needed.