Have a friend or family member who follows their taste buds around the world? Our Gift Guide for the globetrotting foodie will help you find the perfect present for them this holiday season. This kind of traveler loves experiences like cooking lessons, market visits, and authentic meals that introduce them to new flavors. They’re always excited to discover cultures through their culinary traditions—and find ways to bring those customs back home after a trip. Check out our gift ideas for the globetrotting foodie below.
City map glasses
Here’s one way to make a regular old drink a little more special: Pour it into a glass that’s a reminder of your favorite place. These city map glasses etched with maps of U.S. culture capitals are sure to bring about a sense of wanderlust.
How to read the menu books
Globetrotting foodies are up for adventurous culinary experiences while on the road. Help them out before a tour of Europe by giving them pocket-sized guides full of tips for how to read the menu in France, Italy, and Spain. With guidance from these handy books, they’ll be pros at understanding the menu and ordering in the local language in no time.
Carry on cocktail kit
For travelers who enjoy the occasional libation, a carry on cocktail kit is a must. Each set comes with all the ingredients needed to mix up a tasty drink in the air (besides alcohol). Pick their favorite cocktail, like an Old Fashioned or a Moscow Mule, and surprise them with this small set before a long flight.
A subscription box
While the globetrotting foodie’s passion lies in finding new flavors while abroad, you can bring new flavors to their doorstep with a subscription box. This Try The World box offers a selection of gourmet foods from a different destination each month.
Featuring playful illustrations of London, Paris, Tokyo, and New York City, these coasters are beautiful enough to keep out on display. If they don’t bring back memories of past trips, they’ll certainly inspire new journeys for the year ahead.
Travel photo mug
Chances are, the globetrotting foodie in your life needs their morning coffee or tea. Gift them a personalized mug showcasing pictures from a recent trip to help them start off each day on a good note. On Shutterfly, you can choose from a number of different designs for mugs that can be used at home or on-the-go.
One thing most globetrotting foodies share is a passion for trying new wines while at home and abroad. Gift a pack of wine wipes, which can be used during tasting sessions to clean off and cleanse the palate between sips. An inflatable carrier like this one also makes a great present for any wine-lover—it gives them the chance to purchase a bottle and travel back home without fear of it breaking during the trip.
Trying out the culinary techniques experienced while overseas is one of the best ways to keep memories of a recent trip alive. For an introduction to a particular style, we recommend Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Childs. Or, pick up a cookbook at a local bookshop while on tour to share new flavors back home.
Go Ahead gift certificate
Our gift certificates are available in any amount and can be put toward any of our 150+ tours or excursion options. (For the globetrotting foodie, we’d suggest a Food & Wine Tour.) Give our team a call at 1.800.590.1170 if you’re interested in learning more.
Are you shopping for another type of traveler besides a globetrotting foodie this holiday season? Check out even more ideas in our 2016 Gift Guides.