Today’s post is sponsored by Maxine Kaplan and Wench!
Author Maxine Kaplan
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Publication Date January 19th 2021 by Amulet Books
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A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy — following the adventures of a tavern wench.
Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar. She broke up her first fight at 11. By the time she was a teenager she knew everything about the place, and she could run it with her eyes closed. She’d never let anyone — whether it be a drunkard or a captain of the queen’s guard — take advantage of her. But when her guardian dies, she might lose it all: the bar, her home, her purpose in life. So she heads out on a quest to petition the queen to keep the tavern in her name — dodging unscrupulous guards, a band of thieves, and a powerful, enchanted feather that seems drawn to her.
Fast-paced, magical, and unapologetically feminist, Wench is epic fantasy like you’ve never seen it before.
In an effort to do what I can to support small, independant businesses and creators this holiday season, over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a series of gift guides on specific themes meant to help make shopping for presents for your loved ones a little easier and more fun. Today we’re kicking things off with gift ideas for the person in your life who loves to travel!
As I write this post, I’m currently in the midst of my ninth month sheltering-in-place as the world continues to grapple with the ongoing danger posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s an immense privilege to be able to work from home and quarantine with my parents, who I love dearly and whose company I’m so grateful for, there are still moments when this period of isolation can feel claustrophobic and bleak, particularly when there’s no immediate end in sight. I imagine this has been even more difficult for those who travel often or who made plans for a trip that was unfortunately postponed due to circumstances outside their control.
This holiday season, a travel-themed gift might be the perfect way to remind your loved one with wanderlust that this won’t last forever. That there will be more trips and adventures and that there are other ways to find joy in the little things until then. Whether it’s a journal in which to plan their next excursion or a piece of jewelry or pin they can wear close to their heart, these 70 travel-themed gifts will hopefully be a great way to help them hold onto that hope and possibility of what’s to come. There’s a new journey right around the corner.
Wanderlust by Blissible
Adventure Awaits by Gavany
Adventure Awaits by Maple & Hen
The Mountains Are Calling by Alison Marie Design Co.
Find Your Road by The Not So Basic Tee Co.
Wild Journey by Wild Co.
Not All Who Wander Are Lost by Journo Travel Goods
Sunny Mountains by 208 Tees
A Strong Longing Or Desire To Wander by Challenge Coin Store
Wild by Coffee n’ Tees
Take A Hike by Lumina Design US
Collect Moments by American Bear Cub
Winding Mountain Path by Into The Wild Muskoka
Not All Who Wander Are Lost by ShapingApe
Mountain Bear by Custom Tee Bar
Personalized Coordinates Necklace by Gigi Mey
Coordinates and Compass Necklace by GRS Jewelry
Compass Bracelet by Flurry Jewelry
Compass Earrings by Anemon Atelier
Globe Necklace by Pink Chemistry
World Map Ring by Bubble Box
London Map Cuff Cuff by Jezebel Charms
Wooden Compass Earrings by Fawn and Dove Gift Co.
Earth Locket by Silk Purse Sows Ear
Around The World Necklace and Earrings by Little Gem Babes
Vintage Map Necklace by Geo Jojo Design
Adventure Awaits by The Anchored Market
Ready For Adventure by Good Vibes 7 Gifts
Hike More, Worry Less by Starboard Home
Let’s Take A Trip by Twelve 9 Printing
A Room With A View by Hella Wonders
Explore More by Starboard Home
Wanderlust by Sovende Bjorn Supply Co.
Adventure Awaits by Kenna Sato Designs
Go Where You Feel Most Alive by Aligned Adventure
The Adventure Begins by Wandering Essences
Adventure Awaits Plane Ticket by Pinnacle Goods
Open Suitcase by Danger In Design
Take Me Away by Salt and Moon Shoppe
Starry Mountain Range by Sarah Francesart
Passport by Lenses and Locals
Let’s Get Lost by Sparrow + Wolf
Folded Map by Sleepy Mountain
I’m Going On An Adventure by MacGuffin Goods
Travel Bug Globe Beetle by Sylvia Draws
Travel Heart by Hartiful
Adventure Club Plane Ticket by Crafty Cactus Company
Retro Cassette Road Trip Mixtape by Cold Up North UK
Metal World Map by Metal Wall Sculptures
Metal World Map by Arts For Interior
Airplane Window by Few Of A Kind Prints
Wanderlust Airport Listing by Art & Co. Store
100 Places Scratch-Off Poster by Enno Vatti
Birch Wall World Map by Wood Pec Studio
Floral Globe by Jess Paper Co.
Wanderlust Definition by Print Hang Love
Travel Alphabet by Sira Lobo
Vintage Holiday In Switzerland by KioPrints
See The World by Palm Ave Prints
Adventure Awaits Hand-Lettered Globe by Amber Rosenberg Design
Custom Globe Cork Map by Enjoy The Wood
Adventure Awaits Travel Fund by Meg’s Ventures Shop
Couple’s Adventure Fund by Wander Collective
Go Explore Pillow by Stay Wild Co.
Happy Camper Pillow by Uniik Pillows
The Mountains Are Waiting by Stay Wild Co.
Leather Scratch-Off Travel Journal by Kristin Douglas Art
EcoFriendly Adventure Notebook by A Weedmark
Mindful Travel Journal by WakefulTravel