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. 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.
Daily views that inspire make nice presents
Another fine option for under $20 is the 2015 calendar, also offered by 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. A single-location Annual Pass © for Parks Canada is also perfect for those who tend to visit one particular national park each year. 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
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
Children on the list will love Parka
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. P.S. Should anyone want to be my secret Santa this year, I will gladly take any of the above items. 🙂