Still looking for that perfect gift? Welcome to the third and final installment of our 2016 gift guide, where we’ve curated the best in travel and travel-themed essentials (here’s Part I & Part II). We’ve saved one of the absolute best gifts for last, so please scroll down to see how you can honor your favorite Wanderer by giving the world this holiday season.
For the Wistful Wanderer, who still talks about studying abroad back in high school, makes his host mother’s specialty all these years later, and prefers his movies with subtitles. We’ve got him covered, from bringing more of the world home to helping put it within reach of a new generation of Wanderers.
BRINGING THE WORLD HOME
Global Sounds via Amazon Music Unlimited, $79/year: Amazon’s new music streaming service has a world of musical possibilities on offer, from Putumayo’s Latin classics to the best in Afropop and Bhangra. Combine with the Amazon Tap Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($8.99) for a more immersive listening experience.
V-Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking, $16.42: Two of the best chefs in the US have put their spin on global vegetarian flavors, creating dishes like Peruvian fries and vegetarian ramen that will become instant home-cooking classics.
Interwoven Ginko Quilt, $112: Sourced from fabrics from all over the globe, Interwoven’s collection of pillows, throws, and rugs put the world within everyday reach. This Ginko quilt is handmade in India, from vintage sari fabric that is machine washable and designed to age with grace and beauty.
World Coffee Tour Gourmet Sampler, $89.99: This collection of coffee samples takes you “around the world in 80 sips,” with flavors from South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
PUTTING THE WORLD WITHIN REACH
Make a Tribute Donation to The Wandering Scholar: Honor your favorite Wanderer with the ultimate gift this holiday season by making a tribute donation to the Wandering Scholar. Here’s what your contribution can do:
- $2500 fully funds the trip of a lifetime for a Wandering Scholar
- $1000 funds the cost of international airfare
- $250 buys a camera to create a stunning documentation project
- $100 covers the cost of a passport book (good for 10 years)
- $50 scores a guidebook, field journal, and other essential items
- $25 picks up gifts for a host family
- $10 pays the entry fee for a museum or landmark
With every (fully tax-deductible) tribute donation, we will send a card commemorating your and your Wanderer’s support for our mission.