We’re nearing that time of year again – Christmas time! That means it’s the time for gift buying and giving, and for collecting ideas for what to give your nearest and dearest.
Have you got a travel-obsessed Mum, or a friend who’s heading off on a big trip in the new year? I’ve rounded up the best gift ideas for the travel lover in your life, below.
Let’s start with my favourite – travel accessories. A lovely travel wallet or luggage tag always makes a fantastic and practical gift idea.You can check out my post on must-have travel accessories to find out why these are travel essentials. I’ve also rounded up some beautiful passport holders – (a non-essential, but lovely to have nonetheless) – and my favourite style of journal, which would make the perfect travel-journal.
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Travel Wallet: This is what I consider to be the perfect travel wallet – it has a zip for security, pockets for currency and boarding passes, a space for passports, and slots for travel cards and ID. It’s just the right size to fit everything they’ll need it to, without being cumbersome. An extra bonus for gifting purposes – you can even have it monogrammed with the recipient’s initials, or their travel destination, for a small extra charge.
Leather Notebook: I love this notebook from Kikki K – it’s actually a leather notebook holder that comes with a notebook inside. This way, when the notebook is finished, the recipient can buy another blank notebook, and take the sturdy leather cover on another trip. It’s a great gift idea – especially for your loved ones who like to record all their travel experiences.
Passport Holder: This passport holder by Mimco is made of a textured synthetic leather, and makes a fun gift for the frequent traveller in your life. Mimco also offers personalisation services for this product – so you can have the recipient’s initials embossed on it for an extra special touch.
Luggage Tag: Everybody needs a luggage tag for their suitcase, so if it’s in your budget, you can check out this one from Mimco – it’s textured synthetic leather, and it opens to reveal a clear window for all the ID information.
Leather Luggage Tag: Here’s another luggage tag that’s a little bit more affordable, at $24.95 – it’s an eye catching colour, has an ID window, and can even be monogrammed as well.
Black Passport Holder: Another passport holder for you – in a sophisticated black. This one can be monogrammed too – I think a nice rose-gold embossing against the black synthetic leather would be really lovely.
City Map Print: I love this idea for a Christmas gift – pick a city that you know the recipient loves, or has always wanted to see, and order a city map for them.You could order two or three prints, which makes a really nice wall gallery. My tip is to order the print in a standard size, and then grab some cheaper frames from Kmart, to make them look really beautiful on a budget.
Travel Notebook: Pick up this travel notebook from Kikki K as a cute stocking stuffer – your loved one can keep all of their travel related notes together in it, or even take it on their trip with them.
Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist: You’ll know that Lonely Planet publishes some awesome travel guides – but in the Ultimate Travelist Lonely Planet compiles 500 of the best places on the planet. This would be a great gift for travel inspiration.
Lonely Planet Travel Guides: The Lonely Planet Guides make fantastic gifts, especially if you know your loved one has a trip planned.There are so many guides, that there’s almost certainly one out there for wherever the recipient is going.
Bucket List Book: I wish I had one of these Bucket List books – they can be used to set goals ahead of time, as well as to record when a goal is achieved. These notebooks make great gifts for travel-lover’s to record all the places they dream of visiting.
Packing List Notepad: This packing list from Kikki K makes another great stocking stuffer. Everyone can use a handy packing list for travelling – nothing worse than leaving something important behind!
There you have it: the travel-lover’s gift guide! If you have a travel lover in your life, (or maybe it’s you!), any of these travel-related products would make a lovely gift!
Leave a comment below if this gift guide was helpful, or if there’s anything you would add to it!