Pinning down friends and family members who are always on the road is tough — they missed the family reunion for a weekend in the Riviera Maya and spent last Thanksgiving wine tasting in Tuscany. And finding presents that they’ll want to take with them (or be able to carry on) can be equally as challenging. So we put together a gift guide fit for the true traveling food lover in your life. Whether they love combing wine routes, are adventurers with a knack for packing perfect picnics, or are looking for food-roadtrip inspiration, these are gifts that anyone who travels for food will cherish.
Our gift guide ranges from splurge-worthy experiences to clever stocking stuffers and is filled with gifts that are perfect for pairing with each other for an even more dynamic present. Let your loved one unwrap a gift certificate for an Abercrombie & Kent holiday, for example, followed by a pack of sushi flash cards in their stocking to prep them for that food tour of Japan. Or if your wanderluster works too hard to travel as much as they’d like, gift them a long weekend at Blackberry Farm where the views, food, wine, and cooking courses will make them forget all about their iPhone. Lounging in hillside rocking chairs with a mug of hot chocolate in hand should really drive the point home.
Whether you add to an upcoming trip (like a car and driver in wine country or an afternoon fishing excursion), inspire a new one, or give them the tools to plan something extra special, you’ll be even more thrilled to see photos and hear stories from their jet-setting knowing that you played some part in it. No matter who you’re buying for, these gifts are fit for any globe-trotter on your list — budget-friendly pieces for your office gift exchange, fabulously indulgent splurges, and gastronomic adventures that fall somewhere in the middle.