Day 3 of our 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving, day trip and staycation ideas to give as gifts.
Travel, that great reminder that the world is big and diverse and wonderful, is one of the greatest gifts you can give. And you don't necessarily have to go far or spend a fortune to give it: Creating the feeling of "getting away from it all," even for a night or an afternoon or a weekend, is enough to reset even your most stressed-out loved ones.
Consider what part of travel your giftee likes the most but doesn't often get to enjoy—cooking without worrying about groceries? falling asleep under the stars? embracing the "getting there" part of an expedition, without having to handle booking?—and then surprise them with a small token that will signal an adventure is afoot. (A playlist counts!) Here are 20 gift-ready excursion ideas for all levels of adventurousness and all budgets for you to choose from.
What's the best travel gift you've ever received? Tell us in the comments.