If you can't travel the world but you can get to the grocery store, National Geographic's Hidden Earth is a special edition magazine/softcover book featuring stunning photography and text about some of the world's most unusual places. I found it at the grocery store (in a rack with the tabloids at the checkout counter), but I expect Barnes & Noble and other magazine sellers would probably have it as well. I don't know how long it will be available, but it strikes me as a nice gift for students who like geography, photography, or travel.
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