Looking for the best gifts for travel lovers? This buying guide will help you pick out the perfect present for the travel lovers in your life!
Looking for the perfect gift for the travel lover in your life? (Or maybe I should say, things I wouldn’t mind getting my mitts on myself!) I can’t believe how quickly this year has rushed by and the holiday season is almost upon us. To help you with your gift giving I’ve put together some cool travel-inspired gift ideas in a range of prices.
Read on for some unique and quirky gift ideas that travel addicts will love – and who knows, there may be something here you’ll want to add to your own wish list.
Airportag Travel Themed Gifts
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 both for the home and to wear. There are heaps of travel-themed products on their website; throw pillows, coffee mugs, t-shirts, tote bags and phone cases all with quirky airport code designs or travel quotes and beautifully colour coordinated with fab fonts. Great gifts for travel lovers.
I love my Go Pro Hero 4 and have use it on quite a few trips to get great footage. The Go Pro Hero 4 Black Adventure Edition Camera is mountable, wearable and waterproof and designed to withstand extreme environments. It comes with built-in Bluetooth and WiFi and can be operated remotely. This is the high-end Go Pro and comes with an accessory bundle. There are other GoPro models which are cheaper and now the new GoPro 8is available the lightest and smallest GoPro action camera yet which is also waterproof. There’s a model to fit any traveller’s needs.
Bill Bryson’s Book – The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island
I love a good Bill Bryson travel book. ‘Notes from a Small Island’ and ‘A Walk in the Woods’ ae two favourites but I haven’t read The Road to Little Dribbling yet so I’m hoping this finds its way into my stocking. It’s great the the picture on the front is the Coastguard Cottages at Seven Sisters which is only half an hour from where I live – yes it’s a real place on England’s south coast.
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My photographs are very precious to me so to give me peace of mind I back up everything to an external hard drive as well as the cloud. As a travel blogger it’s great to have an external hard drive that neatly fits in the palm of my hand.
When I’m travelling the cloud isn’t always accessable so this neat little hard drive is perfect. The WD My Passport Ultra Premium Portable Hard Drive – 2 TB, Black ticks all the boxes for me; two terabytes to store all my photos and digital files and small enough to take on any trips without taking up valuable space.
Moleskine Brown Voyageur Notebook
This new format Moleskine Brown Voyageur notebookis different to your average Moleskine and is perfect for recording your travel memories and storing your itinerary.
There’s an online tool designed to format itineraries, journal entries and photos which you can print to scale so they’ll fit perfectly within the notebook’s pages. The essential travelling companion will help keep track of your thoughts and observations from your trip just like any other journal but also features detachable lists, stickers, ruled, plain and tear-off pages.
There’s even a pull out ‘I am here!’ banner perfect for social media addicts and those destination selfies. The book is cloth-covered with a neat interior back pocket to store tickets, receipts and mementos.
Not only are these great for listening to your favourite sounds but they also drown out the irritating noises on a flight; droning engines, crying babies and a busy galley. Popping on a headset can also deter over-chatty neighbours (mean aren’t I!) and means you can also skip the dodgy airline earphones. They’re also the way to go to ensure you catch some in-flight sleep. For all those reasons it has to be the Sony MDR-ZX750BN Wireless noise canceling headset.
So that’s Christmas wrapped up! What’s on your wish-list this year and what will you be buying the travel lover in your life? Do share in the comments below – I might have to add it to my list!
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