Explorer-Approved Gifts for Travelers

Chances are, you’ve got someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to travel and learn about the world (even if it’s from their armchair). We’ve got you covered with these explorer-approved items that make perfect gifts for anyone with wanderlust.


Greatest National Parks Trail Map Collection

Thrill the parks fan or cartography aficionado on your list with the Greatest National Parks Trail Map Collection, a new offering from National Geographic Trails Illustrated. A beautiful wooden collector’s box includes topographic maps for 10 of the most popular national parks (including Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains), printed on “Backcountry Tough,” waterproof, tear-resistant paper.

How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler

In How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle), consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott spills the beans on how to travel smart. Full of actionable advice and the answers to the most common—and perplexing—travel questions, Elliott guides readers through the new rules of travel and breaks through the virtual confusion of pricing, offers, discounts, packages, and every other imaginable aspect of a trip. This is the ultimate consumer guide for beginning and seasoned travelers alike.

Fundamentals of Photography Course, DVD #2

Have someone on your list who loves photography? Help them increase their focus, clarity, and zoom abilities under the direction of National Geographic photographer, Joel Satore, with his latest DVD release. Building on his original Fundamentals of Photography course, these twenty-four lectures show you how to develop a photographer’s eye as you solve problems in the field. You’ll see new techniques and concepts demonstrated in various locations indoors and out and get advice on how to practice these exercises on your home turf.

Journeys and Destinations of a Lifetime Gift Sets

Give someone lucky in your life an unforgettable travel experience. The Journeys of a Lifetime Gift Set includes Journeys of a Lifetime, a lavish volume that details Nat Geo’s picks for the world’s most fabulous trips, and the companion piece of your choice: Leather Passport Cover, Leather Luggage Tag, or Sidekick Leather Cord Wrap. The Destinations of a Lifetime Gift Set includes Destinations of a Lifetime, a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, and the same choice of companion piece.

Carabiner Multi-Tool Gift Set

This powerhouse is a must on any traveler’s packing list. The Carabiner Multi-Tool Gift Set includes an LED flashlight, water-resistant watch, and a whopping 10 tools: bottle opener, screwdriver, pry, ruler, spoke, money clip, hole for key ring, and three wrenches.

Travel Alarm and Magnifier

The clever Travel Alarm and Magnifier combines a foldout travel alarm clock with a magnifying glass that enlarges the clock face—and makes reading small print on maps, menus, and guidebooks a breeze. A rugged leather case with the National Geographic seal keeps it compact.


Multifunctional Headware

The versatile Baldosa Rosa Headware is a multifunctional buff (familiar to any Survivor fans) that dries quickly, wicks away moisture, resists wind and odor, and can be worn 12 different ways—from hair band to sun guard.

10×25 Monocular

Give the gift of a better view with the 10×25 Monocular, ideal for spontaneous observations no matter where you are. Coated optics provide an appealing image quality, and a nylon belt pouch makes it easy to store and transport—on hikes, to the theater, to sports games, you name it.

Carabiner Clip Watch With LED Microlight

Perfect for anyone on the go, the Carabiner Clip Watch With LED Microlight clips securely to packs, belt loops, and anywhere else you can think of—keeping the time and a light source always within reach.

Safari Binoculars

Our field-tested 10×42 Safari Binoculars pack precision optics in a rugged, lightweight body. Fully multicoated lenses enhance brightness, contrast, sharpness, and color accuracy. Ideal on wildlife safaris and other backcountry trips, the binoculars have a rubber-armored, water-resistant body and a stunning 345-foot-wide view at 1,000 yards.

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