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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas from a Global Grand Tour

If you’re like me, you’re probably still doing your last minute Christmas gift shopping on Christmas Eve, so here are some fun ideas that might inspire you from things I’ve found on our grand tour of the globe this year and featured in our Take-Home series. Here are our christmas gift ideas…

Istanbul – an intricately patterned hand-beaten bowl made from recycled metals from the Grand Bazaar

Kenya – some vibrant beaded jewellery from the Masai Mara

Cape Town – a beaded bull’s head sculpture or African wood carving for your wall

Buenos Aires – authentic tango memorabilia and old vinyl records from San Telmo’s antique market

San Miguel de Allende – a unique piece of Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling kitsch by a Mexican artist

New York – quintessentially New York stationery, notebooks, and books from the Tenement Museum’s gift shop

Bali – beautiful fair trade textiles, baskets, and other handicrafts from Ubud

Venice – traditional velvet slippers worn by gondoliers made from recycled fabrics and materials

Tokyo – a pretty mouse pad made from recycled Kimono fabric

Merry Christmas to all our friends around the world!

Lara & Terence xx


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A travel and food writer who has experienced over 70 countries and written for The Guardian, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, DestinAsian, TIME, CNN, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, AFAR, Wanderlust, International Traveller, Get Lost, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee, and more, as well as authored more than 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Fodors, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides.

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