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Travel and Happiness: 2014’s Holiday gift guide for the adventurer on your list

Stuck on what to buy that person on your life who is always on the go? While gifting all of your Air Miles might not be an option for the notoriously hard-to-buy-for souls on your list, here are a few gift ideas for those into nature, adventure or travel. Inspiration, practicality and experiences were top of mind for this year’s gift guide compilation for the Canadian traveler.

For the dreamer, give the gift of travel mags

For under $30, you can gift six issues of Canadian Geographic and four bonus issues of Canadian Geographic Travel, (my favorite Canadian travel glossies). Check it out. Can Geo Magazines For those in my home province of Saskatchewan (or beyond) consider gifting a subscription to Prairies North this year. For only $24 (and $20 for additional gift subscriptions), this is a great option for those who love all things Saskatchewan. Prairies North Magazine

Daily views that inspire make nice presents

Another fine option for under $20 is the 2015 calendar, also offered by Prairies North.

calendar Prairies North

Out of the ordinary presents from Parks Canada

Give the gift of discovery with the Parks Canada Discovery Pass ©.  This wonderful little card provides access to visit nearly 100 national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites as many times as your loved ones want during the year. 6- Carte d'entr+¬e D+¬couverte A single-location Annual Pass © for Parks Canada is also perfect for those who tend to visit one particular national park each year. 7- Laissez-passer pour un lieu ou parc Travelers can tote their stuff in style with the Parks Canada Vintage knapsack. Perfect for a quick day trip out of town, perhaps to a National Park! 😉 $39.95

5- PC140013_Backpack_Fnt_web Know someone passionate about the Franklin Expedition and the discovery of the HMS Investigator? Then be sure to pick up Lost Beneath the Ice, an awe-inspiring book on the sensational story of the discovery of HMS Investigator. $30

3- HMS Investigator_Book_ENG For the park lovers in your life who want to know all there is to know about Canada’s National Parks, pick up the complete guide: National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada. $27 9- National Geographic - NP Guidebook 2011 Cover

Children on the list will love Parka

Mini travelers on your list? How about a fuzzy friend to go adventuring with? The Parka plush is available here. Retails at $20.95. Check out more gift ideas from Parks Canada.

4- PC140003_ParkaPlush_Fnt_web For the foodie in your life

For the foodie in your life, pick up fellow travel writer and author Amy Rosen’s recently published book, Toronto Cooks. Give the gift of 100 new recipes from the city’s top chefs. Under $25. Toronto cooks P.S. Should anyone want to be my secret Santa this year, I will gladly take any of the above items. 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Travel and Happiness: 2014’s Holiday gift guide for the adventurer on your list
  1. I’m putting the cook book on my list: the taste of a new country, in my kitchen. 🙂
    Love the little pieces of happiness your spreading through your blog!

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