Fabulous Christmas gifts for travel lovers

Gifts for travel lovers CREDIT Tim Gouw-Unsplash

Trying to find the perfect gift for a fabulous traveller? Or simply looking to #treatyoself before a big trip? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In my rainbow-coloured world, you’ll find very little that’s grey or beige – and whole lotta fun things to make anyone’s adventures a little bit extra. From in-flight cocktail kits to drag queen-worthy travel bags, here’s my hot list of fabulous gifts for travel lovers this Christmas.

🎄 Gifts under £15/$20

🎁 Gifts under £50/$70

🦌 Gifts over £50/$70

Gifts under £15/$20 

The Green Edit: Travel book

Gifts for travel lovers - The Green Edit Travel book CREDIT Juliet Kinsman

After a year when airplanes were grounded and overtourism suddenly disappeared, it’s important to think about how we can make travel sustainable. If you know someone who is looking for a more eco-friendly way to explore the planet, then here is the ideal travel gift idea for them.

Price: £9.99/$19.95

Buy it from:

International: The Book Depository (support my blog by using this link)

UK: Waterstones (support my blog by using this link)

Typo luggage tag

Gifts for travel lovers - f_ck yeah luggage tag CREDIT Typo

Nothing says ‘get your hands off my gear’ like these fierce luggage tags from Typo. This Australian stationery and accessories brand knows exactly how to make a bag stand out from the rest with their fun designs. Plus, at this price, it’s one of the best small travel gifts you’ll find this Christmas.

Price: £6/$10

Buy it from: 

UK – Typo (support my blog by using this link)

USA – Cotton:On

Herb Lester city map

Gifts for travel lovers @herb_lester Herb Lester city map

I’ve been a big fan of the design-savvy team behind Herb Lester for a number of years now and their city guides make the perfect stocking stuffer. Printed on 100% recycled paper, these foldable maps are not only beautifully presented but full of cool recommendations to help you really experience a city. Whether your traveller is visiting Los Angeles, Lisbon or London, Herb Lester has a map for them.

Price: £4/$5.50

Buy it from: 

International – Herb Lester & The Book Depository (support my blog by using this link)

UK – Foyles & Waterstones (support my blog by using these links)

Gifts under £50/$70 

Aesop Departure travel kit

Gifts for travel lovers - inflight travel kit CREDIT Aesop

If your adventurer is embarking on their first long-haul flight in 2021, here’s the perfect gift. They’ll arrive in destination feel clean and hydrated, with a luxe selection of products such as rose petal-infused face mist plus anise, clove and spearmint mouthwash. Australia‘s Aesop is THE go-to skincare brand – don’t bother looking anywhere else for travel-sized essentials.

Price: £45/$53

Buy it from:

UK – Aesop and Feel Unique (support my blog by using this link)

USA – Aesop

5 in 1 Universal Travel Adapter

5 in 1 Universal Travel Adapter

Gift an essential travel tool in a very eye-catching design. The Lego-like adapters fit together, so you can charge your phone in over 150 different countries. Perfect for the traveller is always continent-hopping.

Price: £29/$34

Buy it from:

USA – Amazon

UK – Conran Shop and Selfridges

Tatty Devine x Mi-Pac backpack

Gifts for travel lovers @tattydevine Tatty Devine x Mic-Pac backpacks

One of the most fun collabs in recent years, the team behind Tatty Devine re-imagined some of their most playful jewellery designs into these fun bags with help from the guys at Mi-Pac. It’s hard to not em-brace (geddit?) the dental bling backpack, or give the Gilbert & George Gin design to the lover of ‘Mother’s Ruin’ in your life. 

Price: £44.99

Buy it from: Mi-Pac

Carry-on cocktail kit 

Gifts for travel lovers - carry-on cocktail kit CREDIT W&P

Possibly the most genius inflight gift from recent years, these cool little kits are the perfect ‘bon voyage’ present for someone heading off on a special trip in 2021. Make their airtime even more fabulous with this little set that can turn their mini bottle of booze into a proper drink. Whether they’re an Old Fashioned kind of traveller or always in favour of a good Bloody Mary, you can set the right tone for their adventure with one of the most unique travel gifts around.

Price: $24

Buy it from: W&P Designs

Lonely Planet’s epic books

Gifts for travel lovers - epic hikes and drives books CREDIT Lonely Planet

No matter what type of adventurer they are, you can find one of Lonely Planet’s ‘epic’ books to suit them. That’s right – epic surf breaks, drives, hikes, bike rides, runs, you name it. These books make amazing presents because they are not only beautifully presented (just look at those cover illustrations) but also informative and inspiring.

Price: £24.99/$35.00

Buy it from:

International: Lonely Planet and The Book Depository (support my blog by using this link)

UK: Foyles and Waterstones (support my blog by using these links)

Diptyque solid perfume 

Gifts for travel lovers - solid perfume CREDIT Dyptique

If you’re packing a friend off on a mega trip in 2021, help them save a little baggage by buying them a solid perfume. Without a heavy bottle of liquids to cart around, they will thank you for this sweet-smelling balm. Their Don So fragrance features a heady mix of tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine, making it every fabulous traveller’s secret weapon. 

Price: £40/$60

Buy it from: Diptyque

Oliver Bonas travel bags

Gifts for travel lovers - laundry bags CREDIT Oliver Bonas

These colourful cotton bags are a great way to turn a useful travel gift into a stylish accessory. Help your adventurer keep their luggage sorted on the go with this matching set. Not only do they keep your laundry and undies sorted when they’re full, but they fold flat when empty. I just love the vibrant design and the fact that they are washable too.

Price: £19.50

Buy it from: Oliver Bonas

Gifts over £50/$70  

Calpak travel pillow & eye mask

Gifts for travel lovers - silk travel pillow & eye mask CREDIT Calpak

For the glam adventurer in your life, look no further than this travel pillow set. They’ll float away to dreamland on a long-haul flight with these luxe travel accessories made from hypoallergenic silk. The pillow cover is washable and the set comes in a clear carrier bag that attaches to their suitcase handle. 

Price: £80/$95

Buy it from: 

UK – Selfridges

USA – Calpak

Adidas sport on-ear headphones

Adidas sport on-ear headphones

These highly-rated headphones are made for sporty-types but I feel that makes them great for travelling as well. Not only are they cord-free but they are sweat-proof too, with washable ear covers. Their ergonomic design gives them flexibility and durability, which means they can get thrown in a travel bag and still work perfectly. These headphones come in subtly light grey but I love these coral and blue ones the best!

Price: £149.95

Buy it from: Adidas

JBL Clip 4 portable Bluetooth speaker

Gifts for travel lovers - Clip 4 portable Bluetooth speaker CREDIT JBL

I’m a BIG fan of JBL’s clip speakers. My bike always has one clipped to my basket as I cycle around London, pumping out tunes. Not only do these speakers have a decent sound for a budget portable option, but they’re also waterproof, come in a range of bright colours and have a built-in carabiner so you can easily clip them onto your backpack, bike or even a tree. The Clip 4 has only just been released, so you’ll be gifting your musical travel lover with the latest model. Personally, I cannot recommend this product enough – I genuinely love it.

Price: £54.95

Buy it from: JBL

Lulu Guinness red lips suitcase

Gifts for travel lovers Lulu Guinness red lips suitcase

A lovely friend lent me her Lulu Guinness suitcase for my summer holiday to Barcelona this year and it is gorgeous! Beautiful design, perfect size and gorgeous lining – plus it’s impossible to lose at baggage claim. Start your favourite traveller’s adventure in the most fabulous fashion with this seriously fabulous luggage.

Price: £195

Buy it from: Lulu Guinness (support my blog by using this link)

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