What to buy your favourite wanderluster without breaking the bank
|National Post 06 Dec 2018 at 10:52|
You’re probably not going to be able to buy the travel addict on your list an actual vacation. So, why not get them the next best thing: a taste of escape with these far more realistic gift picks.
Nothing screams “beach vacation!” like a fruity rum concoction. Pair the Smuggler’s Cove tiki cocktail recipe book ($40, cocktailemporium.com) with a bottle of ultra-rare Appleton 30 Year Old ($600) or delicious, but less expensive Appleton Year Old ($70, both lcbo.com).
Gift a Turkish spa experience without the flight to Turkey with Canadian skincare company Cela’s hammam towel ($39) and Black Gold coffee scrub ($46, thisiscela.com).
Get a realistic-looking tan from the comfort of your own bed with James Read’s Beauty Sleep Duo kit, which includes self-tan sleep masks for both the face and body ($30, jamesreadtan.ca).
Read stories about 50 hiking routes in 30 countries, alongside 150 additional trail suggestions, in Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World. Whether it’s Cape Town’s Three Peaks, Jasper National Park’s Skyline Trail or Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall, you’re sure to be inspired ($41.95, chapters.indigo.ca).
Nest’s refreshing ocean mist and sea salt reed diffuser will help satiate cravings for the ocean until you can visit the real thing ($48 USD, nestfragrances.com).
Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to reignite your passion. Use the Spark Ideas Box, full of prompts for living a brighter life, to get back on track ($12.95, uncommongoods.com).
Even if you can’t afford a vacation, at least look like you took one with Valmont’s Lifting Discovery Set. This luxurious skincare gift will re-plump and smooth skin to make your look rejuvenated … even if you’re not ($535, holtrenfrew.com).
Your tastebuds can travel the world with Nespresso’s experts when you sample their Explorations 2018 picks of the year, ranging from India to Nicaragua ($89, nespresso.com).
Bring the beach into your home with Canadian photographer Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s Dreaming of Days Like This archival ink-jet print face-mounted to plexiglass. The photograph was daringly captured while hanging out of a helicopter ($4,800, bau-xi.com).
Japanese Kit Kat bars with unique flavours like green tea, strawberry cheesecake and pineapple make perfect stocking stuffers for the Tokyo-obsessed (price varies, amazon.ca).
Send them off on their next trip in style with an elegant jet-setter passport cover ($15, ebay.ca).
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