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Holiday gift guide for anyone with wanderlust

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With the holidays just around the corner, the pressure is on to find those special someones something special. Whether you’re looking for the last gift for your adventure-loving solo-traveling sister, your uncle with a keen eye for capturing the perfect shot, or are building your own wish list, we did some digital searching to find the perfect gifts for anyone bitten by the travel bug to make your winter shopping easier.

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Chances are your photo-savvy, Instagram aficionado has already been given a selfie stick so why not upgrade their phone lens to something like the Ollo Clip 4-in-1 lens? This clip-on lens lets you swap out your basic phone lens for one of four different lens kits for both your front and back facing cameras. The Ollo Clip starts at $69.99, but you can also find kits for as little as $9.99 on Amazon.

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While most of us love our devices, sometimes you really need a handy notebook when you travel. Whether it’s to jot down tips on best places to see in a new city, or get filled with memories from a trip, notebooks are a must-have for any traveler – especially when they’re waterproof like these ($17) from Cold Smoke!


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Blanket scarves are the perfect winter accessory because they not only look great, but they double as a – you guessed it – blanket when you need it. Whether you’re wrapping them around your neck or shoulders, an oversized scarf will keep you looking cool and ready to brave the winter weather. You can find the one in the photo on Amazon for $14.99 or in many of your favorite stores.

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Keeping your devices charged wherever you are is always a necessity so an external back-up battery pack like this one from Anker ($23.99 on Amazon) will keep your loved ones powered up wherever their adventures take them once they hop off the bus.


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Whether you go down the route of a tablet or eReader, or even gift cards so they can add to their digital library, eBooks are ideal for traveling since these devices are compact and lightweight. With this gift you’ve given them the ticket to countless adventures and places.


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Most travelers love sharing stories from their favorite places and trips so why not help them show off their love of travel with a scratch off map for their wall! Whenever they get home from a trip they can take a penny to scratch off the states they visited and share their adventures with anyone who asks. ($20.93 on

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For anyone always on the road, you can go the practical route for your gifts so they’ll think of you each time they open up their bag. Packing cubes will keep them organized on the road and save space for important things (like souvenirs for you) in their bags. You can find these on Amazon for $16.99 in a variety of sizes and colors.

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Whether they use it as a bag tag or even an ornament for the tree, these leather baggage tags definitely belong on the road with anyone with wanderlust. ($17.50 on Etsy.)

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Maybe it’s their hometown or favorite destination, some cities always hold a special place in our hearts. With this custom necklace, they can carry that city with them wherever they travel. You can find a variety of designs and prices on Etsy.

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A deck of waterproof playing cards are a great go-to gift for anyone on the list. ($9 on

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Staying comfortable on the bus is always a gift worth giving – especially when it’s a neck pillow that deflates and takes up as little space as possible in their bag. You can find plenty like this one online for as little as $22.99.


Now it’s over to you – what gifts are you hoping to unwrap this year? 

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