20 Travel-Themed Gifts To Reflect On The Journey

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 20, 2020

This isn’t your ordinary guide to Christmas gifts for travelers. No, you won’t find clever luggage solutions or pretty-but-cliche travel journals here. Instead, we offer an assortment of gift ideas for people who love to travel that are elegant, thoughtful, and out of the ordinary. We hope you’ll find a meaningful, travel-themed gift that will encourage your loved ones to reflect on past¬† journeys with joy and inspire future journeys ahead.

Because all of our collections are designed to bring you on a journey and feed your sense of wanderlust, we’re teaming up some of our handcrafted, block print linens with other global gift ideas, many of which are handcrafted, organic, or fair trade. With that in mind, enjoy shopping for your friend who collects passport stamps, the adventurer, or the armchair travelers who adore global style.¬†

1. A travel-themed gift for the senses

Stir their fondness for the land of aloha with this candle, and they’ll soon be breathing in the heady aromas of pineapple, coconut, and ocean breezes.

2.  A reminder of their love for travel

With its antique finish, this true north compass locket looks like it could tell travel stories of its own.  It’s a charming gift for people who love to travel and keep adding new destinations to their bucket list. 

3. Their favorite place meets the heart of the home

Form meets function in these ceramic spoon rests that pay homage to a native state or much-wished-for future home.

4. Gifts for travelers who are California dreamin’

Meet our ode to California’s state flower, the cheerful and vibrant California poppy. Ever elegant and always in style, the Wild Poppies floral block print pillow is just the thing for anyone who longs for the Golden State.

5. A different kind of travel book for the travel lover

It’s not often you read a travel memoir written by a tour guide! A skilled storyteller with heart and humor, Dario Castagno recollects his time as a tour operator during the dramatic increase in tourism to Tuscany.  

6. A tasty reminder of a favorite trip

One of the best things about traveling is indulging in new food experiences.  Give them a taste of their trip–literally–with food or drink straight from their favorite place.  This Sicilian liqueur, for example, is a great gift for the world traveler who longs to return to Italy.

7. Indian gift ideas for travelers

When their bucket list includes seeing all of the seven wonders, give them a gift based on the Taj Mahal itself. Our Moonlit Taj collection found its muse in the intricate pietra dura of the Taj Mahal. This Indian table runner will bring a touch of romantic and storied elegance to any home.

Elegant Floral White Green Table Runner

8. A gift for women who travel

An organic cotton travel poncho provides added warmth on chilly planes and fashionable style abroad.

9. A gift for the backpacker

The ultra-light NanoDry Towel  can absorb double its weight in moisture and still manages to dry out quickly. It’s a must for anyone planning a major road trip or backpacking adventure.

10. Turkish gifts for world travelers

It’s impossible to travel the world and not bring home a more collected, global sense of style. Bring some of that panache to the global table with these block print cloth napkins inspired by the intricate patterns of famed Turkish kilim rugs.

11. A travel-themed gift for the adventure-seeker

If you’re looking for a practical gift for people who travel, camp, or hike, consider this adventure survival kit that contains life-saving essentials for surviving in the wilderness.

12. English gifts for travelers

There are some gifts that are just too large or fragile to bring back on the plane. This is one of them. Treat the anglophile in your life to this cake stand from the Blue Regal Peacock collection.

13. Moroccan gift ideas

Ethically handmade in Marrakech, Morocco, this genuine leather pouf is just the thing your travel lover will need after a long sojourn.

14. Sweet gifts for travelers

Move over–there’s a new San Francisco treat in town! Summon memories of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay area by indulging in these salted caramels, which were voted the best the San Francisco Chocolate Salon.

15. French gifts are always tres chic

Drooling over palaces and exquisite architecture may very well make you wish your room was fit for a queen! Try the next best thing with this French-inspired bedding collection to feel like you’re waking up in the Palace of Versailles every day.

16. More French gifts for travelers

The gift of authentic French-milled soap feels even more luxe when it comes from Savon de Marseille, the legendary French soap maker. 

17. More Indian gift ideas

The motif of the Red Poppy has a rich history stemming from the Mughal empire. Give the gift of global history, beauty, and craftsmanship with this set of block printed cloth napkins.

18. Unique English-themed gifts for travelers

Rendered in cornflower blues and white, our English Garden collection conjures images of a delightful English cottage garden. Won’t this look charming at the breakfast table?

19. The gift of Turkish delight

What a delight it will be to open authentic Turkish delight under the tree! Your travel lover will be thrilled with this box of confectionary filled with e Turkish Delight has been made in Istanbul by the same family-owned firm of artisans for 20 years.

20. A Moroccan gift to last all year

Our Casablanca Blues collection acts as our design homage to the Moroccan coastal city. We captured the shapes and colors of Casablanca’s skies, water, and mint tea all in one print. This fabric shower curtain makes a wonderful gift for someone who’s travelled to Casablanca (or wants to).

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