Let your loved ones crisscross the USA from the comfort of home with this retro-tinged, road-trip-themed board game ($25, amazon.com), complete with an Airstream trailer-style carrying case.
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These affordable travel gifts that have soared to the top of our holiday wish list—each under $50 and available for purchase online, whether from a living room or hotel room. For the airport aficionado, we’ve found graphic T-shirts designed with personalized codes from LAX to HKG. Road warriors, meanwhile, will appreciate practical solutions like a shaver the size of a smartphone. And the adventurous traveler will be thrilled to unwrap a tool that packs a knife, a fork, and a spoon into one compact stainless-steel package.
We’ve also got gifts to feed the imagination, from an all-American road-trip-inspired game to a new collection of true travel tales from some of the world’s best fiction writers. A world map poster that keeps track of your wanderings gives you the added satisfaction of scratching off each destination as you reach it.
Life’s big trips traditionally ended up in a photo album on the coffee table; now those images are more likely to languish on your smartphone or hard drive. The company Social Print Studio lets you easily compile the vacation photos you’ve shared on social media into a tear-off desk calendar or adorably tiny book.