gift guideIt’s that time of year! If you are anything like the Passion Passport staff, you are spending most of your workdays online shopping for Christmas presents and making holiday wish lists of your own. Since inspiring travel is a part of our mission, we would be remiss if we didn’t offer our own definitive guide to holiday gifts for the travel lover in your life (and hey, buying a little something for yourselves can’t hurt either!). We sourced ideas from the entire Passion Passport staff and our awesome twitter followers. Please feel free to add more gift ideas in the comments!

Maps & Books: As travel themed gifts go, maps and books are obvious choices. These unique options are sure to please travel lovers of all ages and levels of wanderlust. 

This scratch-off map from Uncommon Goods is a perfect gift for that special someone who loves talking about where they’ve been and where they want to go next. Pair it with the famous “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” and you will be deemed a travel gift-giving guru. Thanks to Twitter follower @megano5 for the idea!

 Orkposters are a great gift for your city-loving friends. These funky neighborhood maps perfect typography and come in different colors and formats.

 Lonely Planet’s A Moveable Feast is a fun read for those who understand the life-changing experiences (good and bad) that come with trying foods from different cultures. Stories from Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmerman will inspire the adventurous foodie within.

Give the gift of travel guidance this year with these illustrated city guides from Analogue Travel Guides. They are designed for the low-key traveler in search of neighborhood gems. These compact books truly celebrate the local aspects of cities; showcasing off-the-beaten path restaurants, bars, hotels and local culture.


Adapters & chargers: Have a globe-trotter on your list and stumped for a present? Help them stay plugged in and powered up!

The Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter is a funky, color-coded adapter that lets you power up in 150 countries.

This Portable Back-up Charger  from Anker® can fit in your pocket and provide up to 9 hours of additional battery life for any of your USB products (iPhone, iPad, smart phones etc.)


Camera accessories: Bestow the gift of style this year to your friends who never leave home without their camera.

These beautiful camera bags from ONA are hand-crafted and designed to offer protection and functionality without compromising style.

For your adventure seeking friends and loved ones, look no further than GoPro. These cameras are small, durable and high-performing and will enable any adrenaline junkie to capture their wildest adventures.

Insta-gifts: We all have “That Friend” with the envy-inducing Instagram account. You know who they are. The stunning cityscapes of Istanbul. Food porn from India. Perfectly filtered pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge. These customizable Instagram gifts are for them!

This photo book from Artifact Uprising allows you to get pictures off an #instagram account and into a #photobook!

These fun, customizable Printstagram calendars also make awesome (and affordable) gifts for your follow-worthy friends.

Ink360 has some amazing Instagram products as well. Check out their framed prints, canvas art, photo cards and more.

Style Savvy accessories: Shopping for the fashion maven in your life? These stylish accessories are travel friendly and will compliment any travel outfit. 

This beautiful scarf from Live Worldly is light, easy to pack and the proceeds from the sale go towards an NGO that supports children living on the street in India. Supporting a great cause in style; can’t argue with that!

Another great gift from our friends over at Live Worldly is this Travel Fringe bag. It’s unique, attractive and functional, plus portions of the proceeds go towards saving the Brazilian rain forest.

This beautiful Passport Holder  is a great gift for your fellow stamp-collecting friends. Made of 95% renewable, natural materials, it comes in fun colors and snaps shut!

For the girls or guys in your life who hold a special city/town/country in their heart, these customized pendants make perfect gifts. Cufflinks for mennecklaces for women, stylish for everyone!