‘Tis the season…
I wouldn’t call a list of books a holiday gift guide per se, but all of these would make lovely presents for the voyager or language enthusiast in your life (or for you!)…
One or more (there are box sets ranging from 10 to all 18 books) of Miroslav Sasek’s classic “This is” series, of which “This is Paris” was the first published, in 1959.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, the book version of one of my favorite websites.
A travel-related Taschen coffee-table book. Here are a few gorgeous ones from 2017:
And this one coming out later this month seems worth waiting for:
The World Atlas of Street Photography, full of gorgeous images.
Transit Maps of the World, which many people I know would totally geek out on.
I’m looking forward to digging in to a bunch of these books when I get back to the States / English-language bookstores and libraries.
And p.s. just one non-book idea:
SUCK UK has amazing crafty gifts for travel lovers including globe “journals,” i.e. globes that you can draw and write on, a cork globe (either tan and black or color) so that you can literally pinpoint your travels, and an amazing cross-stitch map that you can personalize.