November 18, 2021 12:20 p.m. ET
IF THE the travel freaks in your life are finally taking that long-delayed vacation abroad or planning a more modest adventure close to home, we’ve focused on a few premium articles and experiences to (luckily) reconnect them with the world more vast. You can book them a mini spa treatment at one of the most glamorous new hotels in Paris or an online mezcal mixology class based in Mexico City. Or maybe you prefer to pack items that travel well but are equally rewarding at home (handmade Turkish slippers, for one person, or pajamas from Claridge’s in London). And because air travel hasn’t gotten any more enjoyable, we also have a collection of soft neck pillows for you. Whichever gift you choose, all of them are 100% more likely to fuel the urge to travel than, say, socks.
Easy and fun online cooking classes held around the world
If international travel isn’t already on your giveaway’s calendar, enroll it in a cooking class through Airbnb’s online experiences program. Classes range from making pasta from scratch with nonnas in Italy to mixing mezcal cocktails with a bartender in Mexico City. After the 60- to 90-minute sessions, instructors email recipes, so these new skills can be put to use to the delight of diners. Lessons starting at $ 30 per person, airbnb.com