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 2015 has rushed by and soon the holiday season will be upon us so I’ve put together some 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. Oh, and there’s a giveaway too…
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’ve been umming and ahhing about treating myself to a GroPro for a while now. I’ve got a paragliding session (eek!) coming up soon and two ski trips so I’d really like to capture some of the action on film. 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 at £327. There are other GoPro models which are cheaper and there’s the new GoPro4 Session the lightest and smallest GoPro action camera yet so there’s a model to fit any traveller’s needs.
Bill Bryson’s New Book – The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island
I love a good Bill Bryson travel book and it’s been way too long since a new one was on the shelves – 15 years in fact. I loved ‘Notes from a Small Island’ and ‘A Walk in the Woods’ so I’m hoping this finds its way into my stocking. It’s great the the picture on the front is actually somewhere that’s only half an hour from where I live! Buy The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island from just £9 hardcover plus postage by clicking on the title above.
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. Win, win at £69.99.
Moleskine Brown Voyageur Notebook
This new format Moleskine Brown Voyageur notebook is 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. I love this especially as it comes in at under £10 plus delivery.
Sony MDR-ZX750BN Wireless Noise Cancelling Headset
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 at £125.99.
Passport Holder and Luggage Tag GIVEAWAY
And finally, here’s a chance to win a, multi-spot passport protector and holder with a matching luggage tag. The dotty passport holder has a clear internal pocket so that your information and photo page can be clearly seen and the matching luggage lable has a metal buckle to keep it securely attached to your luggage. The cute design will ensure you’ll easily spot your case as it comes around the carousel at the airport.
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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