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20 Best Travel Gifts of 2015

By Brenda Doyle

Wondering what to get your favorite traveler this holiday season? You could always buy a waterproof toiletries bag or universal charger. But for a more personal choice, look no further than our selection of 20 travel gifts grouped by interest.

THE SENTIMENTALIST

New Family Traditions

Share you great-grandmother’s holiday cookie recipe or another family favorite.

Priceless

Personalized Phone Case

Turn your traveler’s favorite vacation photo into a personalized phone case.

Casetify.com

From $30

THE GLOBETROTTER

Foreign Language Classes

Give the gift of self-expression with language-learning software.

RosettaStone.com

$159 for 6-Month Subscription

Digital Luggage Scale

This compact and portable scale weighs luggage up to 100 pounds.

BedBathandBeyond.com

$20

THE HOMEBODY

Aquiesse Travel Tin Candle

Candles make any place feel more homelike.

Nordstrom.com

$6

Libre Tea Infuser

A stainless steel filter makes this glass tumbler perfect for tea lovers on the go.

LibreTea.com

$24

THE PARENT

Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Memory Game

This durable game board is great on the road and in your vacation condo.

Amazon.com

$13

Disney Story Central

This app comes with four free e-books starring everyone’s favorite Disney characters.

iTunes.com

In-App Purchases Available

THE ALTRUIST

Charitable Donation

Send Me On Vacation gives breast cancer survivors and their families much needed rest and relaxation.

SendMeOnVacation.org

Globe In Subscription Box

Every Shipment features themed products made by artisans around the world.

Globein.com

$30 Monthly

THE FOODIE

Spice Kit

This kit is indispensable for anyone who likes to book in their vacation condo.

UncommonGoods.com

$26

Immersion Blender

Milkshakes are a snap thanks to the powerful blade.

SurLaTable.com

$35

THE TECHIE

JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This pocket-sized speaker delivers powerful sound and five hours of battery life.

Target.com

$50

GoPole Evo

Give twice the gear with this all-in-one GoPro selfie stick and floatation device.

BestBuy.com

$52

THE BOOKWORM

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Author Rinker Buck recounts his modern-day journey in a mule-drawn covered wagon.

Amazon.com

$21

How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker

Author Lauren Juliff shares about her backpacking mishaps in Southeast Asia.

Amazon.com

$12

EVERYONE

ResorTime Getaway

Choose from hundreds of destinations with a best-rate guarantee.

ResorTime.com

From $99

Briggs & Riley BRX Luggage

Durable Funcationality makes this near weightless luggage set our top choice.

Briggs-Riley.com

From $145

About the Author

Brenda Doyle is the director of weddings and events at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel. She previously coordinated special events at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort. When Brenda is not planning weddings for owners and guests, she enjoys teaching barre classes.

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