Like your most fabulous and connected friend, Jetsetter prefers hotels that are curated and classy. The site features its top-rated global getaways at competitive rates, along with killer flash sales that make upscale travel affordable. Splurge on a gift card so that lucky someone (you, perhaps?) can live the good life for less (gift cards start at $100, jetsetter.com).
Make someone feel all Tinggly inside. Gift boxes come with a voucher good for more than 350+ experiences in 80+ countries. Giftees can opt to: canoodle in a Venetian gondola; search for Northern Lights in Iceland; bungee jump in Cape Town; sample rums in Puerto Rico; scuba dive in Quintana Roo; or choose some other amazing activity ($119, tinggly.com).
Not sure where your loved one will end up next? Treat them to an Airbnb gift certificate by email (which can be added to their account), and they can hole up anywhere from Brooklyn to Beijing (certificates from $25, airbnb.com).
Imagine having to travel the world with…old people. Not cool. With EF College Break that won’t happen, since the company’s exciting but affordable tours of Europe and beyond are for student travelers only (anyone age 18-28). It’s an amazing, life-changing graduation gift—we wish our parents had loved us more. Trips run from less than a week to a month or more (tours from $2,179, efcollegebreak.com).
Who doesn’t love a deal? CityPASS lets travelers hit tourist hotspots in top U.S. and Canadian cities for up to half off the regular admission. Prices vary by age and city ($30-$114); Southern California, which features extra time to enjoy deals on major attractions like Disneyland, is priced from $286 (citypass.com).
Welcome to Budget Travel's "12 Days of Giving." Each weekday through November 24, we'll share must-have holiday gifts for globetrotters! Today, give the gift of travel. Some of the best presents can’t be wrapped up or stuffed in a stocking. In a material world, perhaps giving someone the world is the most wonderful gift of all.