15 Great Gifts for Travelers

From must-have accessories to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, here's how to make your favorite adventurer's holiday a treat.


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Electric bike
Our staffers fought to road-test the Electra Townie Go, an e-bike released in 2013. You pedal, but a battery and motor offer extra oomph--30 no-sweat miles per charge. $2,300; electrabike.com.

Biking the West


A graphic, clear-toned bellA graphic, clear-toned bell
Bike bell
The bike enthusiast on your list can ring in the new year with this graphic, clear-toned bell. Pattern bike bell, $22; poketo.com.


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Tote bag
A tailored but tough tote from Filson of Seattle (around since the Klondike Gold Rush) will hold plenty and hold up for many a trip. Canvas carry-all, $245; filson.com.


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Waterproof backpack
Designed in Portland, the Zipper Roll Top Backpack stands up to any weather; it's made with waterproof, treated canvas to keep goods dry around town or on a hike. From $149; timadambags.com.

Our guide to camping in the West


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Thermos
These sleek, petite new thermoses keep soup hot for up to four hours; they're also perfect for fresh snacks. Canisters from $18 each; kleankanteen.com.

More gifts for foodies


A camper's best friendA camper's best friend
Folding knife
A signal flag-inspired paint job updates the classic Opinel knife--a camper's best friend. Whiskey folding knife, $68; sonofasailorsupply.com.

More gifts for the home & garden enthusiast


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Houndstooth scarf
In flight, the wide lambswool scarf we love is a cozy coverlet; on arrival, it makes even a rumpled traveler look pulled together. Houndstooth scarf, $140; alderandcoshop.com.


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Infinity scarf
Cozy and versatile, these San Francisco-made scarves named after California cities will keep Jack Frost at bay. Stolen Sunday Grass Valley infinity scarf, $50; stolensunday.com.


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iPad case
Soft, smart, and sustainably made, our favorite iPad cases are fashioned from reclaimed Patagonia fleece or Woolrich wool. iPad mini sleeve, $34; refleece.com.


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iPhone case

The adventurers on your list may take a spill or capsize, but their phones will be fine with the best cases for worst cases. LifeProof iPhone case (for the iPhone 5 series) from $80, and LifeJacket float, $40; lifeproof.com.


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iPhone photo lenses
Shutterbugs will flip for a set of three slide-on photo lenses (macro, fisheye, and polarized) made to enhance iPhone picture taking. iPhone specialty lens set, $49; restorationhardware.com.



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Grown-up summer camp
No phones, laptops, or kids allowed at Camp Grounded; it's just adults having fun as they digitally detox in Anderson Valley, California. Hikes and yoga are on the agenda; s'mores are on the menu. 3 nights from $395 all-inclusive; campgrounded.org.
More on the Anderson Valley


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Unique driving tour
Make a motorhead ecstatic with the World Class Driving Red Rock Muscle Car Experience--30 miles behind the wheel on a guided drive through a canyon near Las Vegas in three hot cars. $299/driver; worldclassdriving.com.


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Luxury camping trip

For a splurge, there's Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. The romantic luxury tents on Vancouver Island are worth a seaplane ride. It's camping without all that pesky … camping. 3 nights from $5,445 U.S. all-inclusive; wildretreat.com.


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Wilderness trip donation

Thanks to Yosemite-based NatureBridge, kids in underserved urban areas get to take wilderness trips all over the West. naturebridge.com.
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