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A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers


Looking for a great gift for the travel lover in your life? I’ve put together a travel-inspired gift guide so read on for some useful and quirky gift ideas. These are all things that I personally own, have bought and used myself for my travels and am happy to recommend.


A gift guide for travel lovers

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A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers 



It would be impossible for me to lug two or three books around on my travels because of the weight and space they take up. That’s where the Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 16GB, Black comes in as it allows me take as many books as I like with me without using up precious luggage space.

The Fire tablet has a bright display and decent 7-hour battery life. It also doubles up as an affordable media tablet which Prime members can use to download films and video, gaming and music. NB For some travel inspiration check out  The Grand Tour on streaming.


Airportag cushion

Airportag is an online shop started by ‘Captain Greg’, a designer with a love of flying and airports and he’s created some really cool products.



I love this book! 1000 Places to see before you die by Patricia Schultz is a book to whet every travel lovers’ wanderlust. I’ve had this book on my shelf for quite a few years now.

It’s ideal for dipping in and out of when I’m in need of travel inspiration and for bookmarking sights and attractions for upcoming trips. For more travel eye candy I’ve curated this list of travel books to inspire the wanderlust of the most errant traveller.



I wouldn’t be without this lightweight Kipling carry-on case It’s perfect for weekend breaks and for using as carry-on luggage. The material is incredibly tough but super-lightweight. The 360 degree swivel wheels mean it just glides nicely along beside me and the dimensions meet cabin baggage requirements for most airlines.

The large pocket at the front fits my laptop perfectly and the smaller one is good for travel documents. The main zip opens all the way round making packing is easy. There’s an extendable handle for wheeling along but when you need to carry it the top handle is incredibly sturdy. It’s a little more pricey than some but I’ve had my  Kipling case for about six years now and I know it’s good for at least another six. 





Hearing that airline blankets aren’t actually laundered after each flight completely put me off using them. Nowadays, even if I’m travelling in economy, I get that first class feeling with my Cashmere Travel Wrap . This luxe gift is warm, soft and snuggly and beats an airline blanket any day.



Carry on Cocktail Kit If you need more than a cashmere wrap to get your travel diva on then how about an in-flight cocktail. I love these cute little retro cocktail kits.



Sony MDR-ZX770BN Wireless Noise Cancelling Headset Not only are these great for listening to your favourite sounds but they also drown out droning engines and mean you can skip the dodgy airline earphones. So when you’ve finished your carry on cocktail just snuggle up in your cashmere wrap and catch some in-flight shut-eye. That’s the way to travel!



What travel blogger doesn’t love a travel journal? I get through two or three each year so this jaunty journal is right up my street.



These little travel themed sticky notes and page markers are fun too.



Packing Cubes These nifty packing cubes have revolutionised the way I pack and are a quick and easy way to keep clothes organised and accessible.

They were perfect for our stay in the Amazon Jungle where I used them to keep anti-mosi gear and jungle wear separate from other gear so I just needed a couple of cubes in the treehouse. Such a practical gift.



I love maps! So it goes without saying that I love this world map themed laundry bag. Perfect for keeping your clean gear and laundry separate when you’re on the road.



500 Secrets of Lisbon. The 500 secrets books uncover heaps of things you shouldn’t miss on your visit to a variety of cities.

These inspirational and practical guides have insider tips covering hidden sights, interesting places, buildings, restaurants, shops, museums, galleries, neighbourhoods, gardens and cafes.

Other cities include London, Copenhagen, Paris and Barcelona – perfect for finding some hidden gems on your next city break.


So that’s a wrap! What’s on your wish-list this year and what will you be buying the travel lover in your life?


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A gift guide for the travel lover - practical travel inspired gift ideas




Saturday 3rd of December 2016

love a new suitacse

Suzanne Jones

Sunday 4th of December 2016

The Kipling case is my go to carry on when I don't have hold luggage.

John Smith

Sunday 27th of November 2016



Sunday 27th of November 2016

I definitely need a cashmere wrap, looks so soft and cosy. And those 500 Secrets books look good too – a twist on the usual guidebook format. Christmas list sorted!

Suzanne Jones

Monday 28th of November 2016

The guide books are nicely different. I love the feel of cashmere - so beautifully soft.

alison abbott

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Eww is right, you've burst my bubble. I thought those nice plastic blankets packaged in plastic were a sign they were all freshly laundered!! Bring on the cashmere wrap...Everything on your list would be a great gift for travel lovers, but I would love a Fire tablet.

Suzanne Jones

Sunday 27th of November 2016

The Fire tablets are perfect for a long haul flight - all your in-flight entertainment all nicely contained.

Kathryn Burrington

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Some great gift ideas here Suzanne. And I'd love to win the instant camera. It would be fantastic to take to Africa and take photos for people to keep. I remember hearing about a blogging friend's visit to a market in The Gambia where he started taking pictures and printing them off for people. They went crazy for them and it nearly got out of hand. Rather wish I hadn't read that about the blankets though!

Suzanne Jones

Sunday 27th of November 2016

Good to know about the blankets but I think its different for different airlines. You can also buy a little mini printer that'll attach to your phone. I'd have loved to have had one in Cambodia about 10 years ago - I still have little notes and drawings from some children we talked to there. It would have been lovely to give them all a photo of themselves.

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