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2017 Holiday gift guide: gifts for travelers


Holiday season is a busy travel time. Help the people in your life with wanderlust prepare for adventures now and in the future by gifting them with thoughtful items suited for the avid traveler.

Verilux Happy Light Liberty Compact Light-Therapy Lamp, $40, verilux.com: This mini light is perfect for staying happy on the go. Though it is smaller than other light-therapy lamps, it can be used for longer periods of time. It is perfect for the traveler who needs to combat jet lag, as the lamp resets the body’s circadian rhythm.

Ancestry DNA gift, $99, ancestry.com: World travelers may find inspiration for their next trip after tracing their ethnicity with Ancestry DNA. In addition to tracing their ethnicity across 26 different regions around the world, recipients will also be able to connect their stories to more than 334 genetic communities.

Sofia Cashmere Travel Sets, $150, Neiman Marcus: Long flights are made a little more friendly with a cashmere travel set that includes a drawstring travel pouch, eye mask, and ballet slippers. The set comes in three colors: purple, green and black.

World Magnetic Travel Map with Burlwood Frame, $249, Frontgate.com: Avid travelers can plot their past journeys or plan the next trip with this framed map (last updated in 2015) that comes with 50 colored magnets to use as markers.

Hydaway Bottle, starting at $15, Hydawaybottle.com: Hydaway creator Niki Singlaub was looking for a water bottle that could collapse and fit in his back pocket. The result is a bottle that is perfect for travelers who need to hydrate in a range of situations.

W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit, $24, wandpdesign.com: Travelers can mix up their own cocktails in flight with cocktail kits from W&P. Make an Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Hot Toddy, Bloody Mary, Margarita, Champagne Cocktail or Gin and Tonic for two with the mini kits that come with all the ingredients except the alcohol.

365 Days in France Calendar, $15, pageaday.com: Travelers can enjoy the No. 1 travel destination 365 days a year with this calendar featuring full-color photographs of the most notable sights in France. With text by James Beard Foundation Award winner Patricia Wells, the calendar offers a mini-escape even when traveling spirits are stuck at home.

Rimowa Luggage Topas 26-inch E-Tag Multiwheel, $1,135, Neiman Marcus: This digital suitcase lets frequent travelers check luggage from home before dropping it off at the airport. The hard-sided case is made of aluminum magnesium and features two TSA combination locks and two flex-divider systems.

Espro Coffee Travel Press, $135, Williams Sonoma: Make your own coffee on the go with a travel coffee brewer with a two-filter system to brew flavorful, grit-free coffee whether press or pour-over style. The mug is leak-free and keeps coffee hot for four to six hours.

Corroon Sungkay Puffy Kits, $35, Amazon.com: Travel necessities such as glasses, jewelry and more are protected in this lightweight, padded pouch. It comes in a range of colors and is washable.


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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.