Travel Gift Ideas For Christmas
Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the traveller in your life? It can be hard to decide what to purchase for someone who travels often, as they are likely to travel lightly, requiring less material possessions. Don’t fall back on buying them luggage, as the seasoned traveller will probably already own the baggage that suits them best, and they’re likely to have done their research so don’t fall back on travel guides. Read on to discover our list of the perfect travel-themed gifts for Christmas stockings that are actually useful, covetable and arguably sexy in their own way.
1. GorillaPod Flexible Tripod
Are you purchasing a gift for a budding or seasoned photographer? You can’t go wrong with a GorillaPod tripod, which will help to steady their camera and improve their shots. The three flexible legs can stand on any surface or can be wrapped around objects such as tree branches to secure the camera in place for self-timed or low-light photography. The tripods are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so ensure that you know what kind of camera they use prior to purchasing.
2. Battery Pack
There’s a whole range of battery chargers available for people who travel with technology. For sunny locations, a solar-panelled charger (such as Silva Solar) could be a great gift. If sunshine isn’t guaranteed, opt for light-weight battery pack that is convenient to carry around. The Iceworks Ultra-Thin Battery Charger is credit card in size, making it the perfect size for those who don’t have much room in their luggage. Alternatively, Ventev Powercell 6000c Battery Pack is renowned by regular travellers for its convenience and fast-charging.
Are you buying for a photography enthusiast? They are sure to welcome a GoPro to their repertoire, especially as it is so light-weight and small, barely taking up any room in their luggage. The small yet robust camera is ideal for extreme sports, is waterproof up to 131 feet, and can be fastened almost anywhere to record photographs or video with a unique perspective, such as on the dashboard of a car or the handlebars of a bike.
4. Kindle Voyage
If the person that you are buying for is a keen reader, then you can’t go wrong with a Kindle Voyage. Books take up so much room that many travellers simple forfeit taking their favourite tomes with them on their travels. A Kindle is an ideal gift for those who cannot bear to travel without books, and is perfect for someone who will be spending long periods of time on plane or train journeys. The Voyage addition boasts a long battery life, the thinnest display of any Kindle and an adaptive front light that adjusts automatically dependent on your environment.
5. Life-Proof Phone Case
Imagine breaking your iPhone when you’re on the other side of the world, and being unable to document your travels or communicate with your loved ones back home. The Dog & Bone Waterproof Wetsuit is the ideal solution for protecting your smartphone, with its waterproof, shockproof, dirt proof and snow proof design. Perfect for adventurer travellers, but also offering robust protection for anyone interested in protecting their phone, the stylish case is available in three colours for iPhone 6 or 6S.
6. Wi-Fi HotSpot
Buying a gift for someone who will be spending lots of time online; working, blogging or emailing? It can be tricky to track down internet access when travelling, and this little gadget will ensure that they can spend more time exploring and sight-seeing than cooped up in internet cafes. The GlocalMe Portable Free Roaming HotSpot will work in over 100 countries worldwide and will only charge for the data used, helping to avoid roaming charges.
7. Tech Swiss Army Knife
Perfect for those who like to travel with their tech, this multiple device adaptor is designed to resemble the iconic Swiss Army knife. The compact gadget is perfect for both charging and syncing devices, and is conveniently compatible with most phones, cameras and laptops. Rather than wasting time syncing each device to a laptop one by one, the Lifetrons Swiss Knife Inspired Adaptor allows you to transfer data from your camera, smartphone and tablet simultaneously, allowing more time for blogging or sharing photographs on social media.
If you want to purchase a travel experience as a gift but are unsure of the recipients plans, opt for a Tinggly Gift Box. You can’t go wrong with Tinggly, as the person that you gift it to will have a choice of over 300 experiences in 100 different countries across the globe to choose from. Experiences are as varied as swimming with sharks in New Zealand and Thai cookery lessons in Bangkok, and the recipient has two years to claim their gift. Visit Tinggly.com
9. Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Buying a gift for someone flying across the world? As anyone who has flown long-haul knows, there is nothing more annoying than when you are trying to watch a film or listen to music and you are disturbed by a loud conversation or a screaming child nearby. Not all noise-cancelling headphones work efficiently, but when they do, they are an absolute blessing. Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones reduce noise across a range of different frequencies, fit comfortably around the ear and come with a remote control for your devices.
Emma Lavelle is a UK based writer and photographer and has her own blog Field and Nest.