‘Tis the Season
The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life
For your favorite food-obsessed globetrotter.
Vintage Kantha Blanket, $120
A lovely blanket is a key accessory for any world traveler. Whether you’re keeping warm on a flight, having a picnic under the open sky, or adding an extra layer to a dodgy-looking hotel bed, this piece handmade from two vintage saris is the perfect traveling companion.
Olympic Provisions Salami Sampler, $145
In one box, you can send your loved one on a trip to France, Spain, Italy, and Greece through a bite of 12 different salamis from Portland’s charcuterie impresario Olympic Provisions.
Mexico: The Cookbook, $33
Is there anything better than genuine Mexican food? We think not! While it’s not quite as lovely as a trip to our neighbor in the South, Mexico: The Cookbook is the comprehensive guide to creating delicious, authentic cuisine at home.
Vince Camuto Moto Baseball Cap, $34
Baseball caps may be useful on the road, but they scream “tourist!” With this cool leather moto hat from Vince Camuto, you can look fabulous and fashionable while keeping your locks in line.
Palladium Pallabrouse Baggy Boots, $100
Palladium’s footwear is the answer to hard-to-find travel shoes that are both comfortable and durable—and they’re good-looking to boot! Buy a pair of these and traipse around a big city center or off road through the Icelandic countryside.
The Art of Blending First Step Spice Set, $49
A wannabe chef’s dream gift, this La Boite kit not only offers five new spices from around the world, but also includes a guide on how to blend your own…and dazzle all of the guests at your next dinner party.
SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse, $70
We can all agree the dorky passport holders and money bags have got to go. This scarf looks amazing, doubles as a purse, and keeps your valuables largely hidden while you’re wearing them on the road.
Leather Carabiner Cell Phone Strap, $35
When you’re standing on the edge of a cliff, taking in the most beautiful view you’ve ever seen, the last thing you want to worry about is dropping your iPhone—and all of your memorable photos—off the side. Clip it on and let your fears drain away.
Couture Collection Tea Gift Set, $65
We may not be able to enjoy a proper high tea in London every day, but we can get close with Big T NYC’s selection of three premium teas (white, black, and green) and an infuser. There’s no better way to perk up (and stay classy) at the office.