Happy Thanksgiving! The holidays are here! What a wonderful time of year filled with friends and family. From the Scholastica family to yours, we wish you the happiest of seasons and joy in the upcoming year. As we celebrate the tradition of giving, you may be reaching for travel gift ideas for the explorer in your family. We compiled a list of travel gifts we love to get you started. Please know that Scholastica is not paid to endorse any of the following. Again, warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.
Gift Cards / Certificates
Travel gift cards are both appreciated by travelers and easy to give. Not sure of the traveler’s favorite airline or hotel? Purchase a gift certificate from Scholastica Travel! Scholastica Travel gift certificates are as good as cash and can be used towards anything at the agency including rental cars, hotels, flights, etc. Contact us to purchase.
Long rides on a plane, train, car, or bus are inevitable when traveling. Help the traveler pass the time by listening to audiobooks. Audible is a great travel gift. They make it easy for smartphone owners to download a new book each month. The app even lets you add bookmarks and notes. History in an Hour has the catch phrase “history for busy people.” Learn about many topics in history with this 60 min or less podcasts.
Know someone traveling internationally? Give the travel gift of communication! There are few things more satisfying than communicating with locals in their language. Many options exist for improving your skills.
- Rosetta Stone: Learn a language at home with Rosetta Stone
- Community College Language Class: Sign up for a local class.
- Language phrase books : Keeping a phrase book close at hand is great for a quick reference or review.
Are you someone who loves to create? Make something using maps or globes for a travel gift that will both inspire and bring back fond memories.
Guidebooks for Upcoming Trips or Daydreaming
Nothing can replace advice from a travel expert, but a guidebook is a fantastic resource for quick reference during travel and for pre – travel inspiration. Lonely Planet and Frommer’s guidebooks are reliable and make excellent travel gifts.
There are many travel gifts that make great stocking stuffers. Think of anything you would like to have on the plane or bus, such as ear plugs, mints, or hand sanitizer. Here are a few more to chose from:
- International Plug Adaptor
- TSA Luggage Lock
- Ocean Nasal spray : Long flights can dry you out. Nasal spray provides great relief.
- Instant Coffee : Sometimes coffee is hard to find while traveling! Make sure your traveler takes some to go.
Games are great bonding activities, especially when traveling. Pack a few travel games to continue the fun at the airport or wherever your travels may take you.