7 awesome gifts for travelers


By Sarah Sekula, Published in USA TODAY

When it comes to shopping for your favorite jet-setter, there are plenty of options. From stylish bikes to wall art to noise-canceling headphones, there’s an endless supply of gifting ideas to please the fun-loving globe-trotter in your life. Here are a few that will have your traveling friends geeking out in no time.

For the adventure seeker
Whether you’re on road trip or in your home town, a great way to explore a city is by two-wheeling it. And you might as well look cool while you’re at it. This vintage-style Schwinn Traveler urban bike is ideal for beach rides, campground excursions or  paved trails. Perfect for those who want a comfortable and versatile bike for casual riding or more serious off-roading. schwinnbikes.com; $490

For the shutterbug
For the traveler who documents everything, there’s nothing like hanging your hero shot on the wall. Not only is it a cherished memory, but also a conversation starter. Send a jpeg of an epic travel photo to Artifact Uprising, and they will print and frame it on fine art archival paper. They also offer coffee table books (starting at $17.99)  if you are running out of wall space. artifactuprising.com; framed prints start at $99

For the techie
Whether you are on a plane catching up on the latest flicks or at home with a rowdy family, sometimes it’s nice to shut out the chatter with noise-canceling headphones. Beats by Dre headphones have Bluetooth-enable options in several colors. beatsbydre.com; starting at $299.95

For the stylish traveler
Here’s one fashionable way to remember your favorite city: wear it around your neck or on your ears. The Urban Gridded Jewelry collection has dog tags, necklaces and earrings that represent more than 120 major cities from 32 countries around the world. aminimalstudio.com; $40 and up

For the road tripper
After driving for hours, the best way to get around and explore your latest pitstop is a skateboard. Penny boards, a plastic, customizable board comes in a mini size, 22 inches long, you can easily stow it in a backpack. Choose from glow-in-the-dark models to tie-die patterns. pennyskateboards.com; $99 and up

For traveling parents
Map out your bucket list with your kids in a fun and creative way with the CB2 cork globe. Mark your upcoming travels with pushpins or remember past travels by attaching photos. cb2.com; $129

For the traveling foodie
There’s nothing like gifting food. And snacks happen go hand in hand with traveling. NatureBox lets you choose from a selection of more than 100 creative snacks like peanut butter nom noms, chocolate-banana chips and mango almond bites that are nutritionist approved and minimally processed if at all. These treats will show up on your doorstep once a month, twice a month or weekly based on your snacking needs. naturebox.com; $starts at $13.95/month