Need to buy the perfect gift for the travel lover in your life this Christmas? We have a great range of ideas to get you started.
From the insanely useful, to the fun, to the just plain thoughtful, here are some brilliant travel gifts to consider…
Personalised Passport Holder and Luggage Tag
Small, practical, and fun – a passport holder or luggage tag is the perfect stocking filler for a traveller.
You can buy pretty or funny ones in many shops, or have a bespoke one custom-made. If you want some really top-quality ones, leather goods company CarveOn offer a beautiful bespoke leather travel gift set (RRP £75) that can be engraved with a name as well as a logo, or artwork of your choice.
If you’re looking for a useful travel gift for your loved one, you can’t go wrong with a decent power bank. You can pick up fun ones pretty cheaply these days, or the Anker PowerCore (RRP £39.99) is a sturdy and super powerful charger that’s perfect for travellers.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Top quality noise-cancelling headphones are an ideal gift for travel lovers. Perfect for drowning out that screaming toddler on a plane, or the noise of a crowded airport!
Beats by Dre is a popular brand known for top-notch quality, but at an RRP of £299.95 they can be a bit pricey. If you’re looking for decent quality on a budget, the Flite range from Phillips start at £34.99 RRP. They also fold flat and are very lightweight, making them perfect for travellers.
If your loved one is about to embark on a round the world adventure, a diary or a customised notebook can make a really sweet travel gift. Many websites sell personalised travel journals, and stationery shops always have a few pretty and fun options. Try to find one that features a wallet section at the back, for storing ticket stubs, photos, and other memories.
Scratch Off Travel Map
Maps are the perfect décor item for travel lovers. This scratch map from Luckies of London (RRP £18.95) is especially good. The gold foil top layer means once someone has visited a country they can scratch it off, revealing details about that country below. You can have some fun together on Christmas day scratching off all the places you’ve been to, and planning your next adventure together.
Help your loved one save for their next adventure with a money box. This is a very sweet idea that can easily be customised for an extra-personal touch. Unique gifting websites like Etsy and Not on the High Street are full of personalised options – like these wooden Adventure Fund money box frames (RRP £32.95). Don’t forget to pop a few pennies in to help them get started!
Jewellery is a perfect gift because it won’t take up precious luggage space, and it can be constantly worn as a little reminder of home or a treasured memory. On Etsy, you can have a necklace engraved (RRP £32.15) with the coordinates of any address: how about home, the place you first met, or the location of a shared memory? It’s such a thoughtful gift and something your travel loving friend or family member can carry with them always.