With Christmas right around the corner, are you looking for the perfect gift for that traveller in your life? After spending a busy year jetting from one side of the world to the other, I have rounded up some of the most desirable gifts that will simplify life on the road or inspire your wandering loved one. Here are 10 of the best gifts for travellers that will be sure to put a smile on their face.
For the sophisticated nomad, Steamline Luggage’s stylish vintage range won’t disappoint. It has an air of timeless elegance about it in a modern world. Collect the whole range in one of the gorgeous coordinated colours on offer or mix and match as you desire. I love the playful Botanist range, featuring a beautiful, bold tropical print on the vanity case that complements the grey trollies. The Botanist range starts from £340.
This one is for an adventurer who likes to vlog or creates their own holiday home movies. In essence, this crafty piece of kit transforms your smartphone into a professional filmmaking camera and helps to stabilize, creating smooth footage. According to Amazon customers, this is the best one on the market, £99 from Amazon.
There is nothing better than unwinding in a hot bath after a busy day of exploring a new city. I adore relaxing with the Chelsea Candle range. Locally produced in Kent, founder Chelsey is surrounded by beautiful English coastal surroundings and makes the most divine collection of candles and home fragrances. When I’m on the road I love to use the English Countryside mini candle, £6.60 from Chelsea Candle.
This is a serious piece of kit that will be guaranteed to make the traveller in your life squeal in delight! Drones have to be the best way to capture your adventures like a professional cinematographer. This one is small and light and shoots incredible 4K footage, and unlike some other drones on the market, you’ll find that this one is on the quieter side. With 31 minutes flight time, the traveller in your life will enjoy capturing breathtaking images of their journeys. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter is available for £1,339 from Amazon.
These super cute cameras capture all the best features of their retro cousin, the Polaroid camera, in a handy compact size. Plus they come in a fun collection of vibrant colours to choose from. Snap away your holiday memories, and see the results instantly. A steal at £64.99, from John Lewis & Partners.
I am soooo digging this adorable tote by Peruvian designer Nannacay. It’s the perfect holiday accessory and will see you through from poolside to a spot of shopping in a local market, and beyond to dinner. The Maria Pompom-Embellished Woven Raffia Tote is made of handwoven raffia and embellished with bright-pink woollen pompoms and is on sale for £60 from Net-a-Porter.
Icky sand where it shouldn’t be is a thing of the past friends! Grab a SnugBoy handy inflatable sofa, and kick your feet up and relax in the sunshine. The best thing about this neat chair is that you don’t need any kind of pump and inflates with air in seconds. There is a great selection of colours to choose from. Now on sale for £24.95, normally £44.96 from SnugBoy.
So this one is specifically for my American friends, but I’m sure it won’t be too much longer until we all have access to it. Airbnb has revolutionized the way we travel and see the world. There is something refreshing and authentic about staying in the comfort of someone’s cherished home, whilst exploring their city. With over a million homes listed, the traveller in your life will be able to stay in their dream destination with an Airbnb gift card, available from $25 USD.
This neat little speaker is lightweight, and easy to stow away in your luggage. It also packs a mighty powerful punch, providing surprisingly loud and clear sound. It is Bluetooth compatible with your smartphone and has 12 hours of continuous play. It’s even waterproof, so no trouble taking it down to the beach or poolside with you! Pick up one for £99.95 from Amazon.
Last, but certainly by no means least, why not get the traveller in your life a subscription to CNT? The beautiful glossy pages filled with nomadic tales from lands near and wide will be a prized possession on any coffee table. And for those who a tech-savvy, opt for a digital subscription. Annual subscription is just £24 from Condé Nast Traveller.
I hope these ideas help with finding the perfect gift for your wandering loved one. Merry Christmas all!
Until next time, safe travels.
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