Are you one of those people who frantically start looking for Christmas gifts a few days before the festive break? Or, do you simply never have any idea what to buy the travel-obsessed members of your family? Look no further. We have 20 amazing Christmas Gifts all wrapped up for the travel lovers in your house. These beauties are designed to put a smile on the face of your friends and family, no matter the cost.
20 amazing Christmas gifts
Here are 20 amazing Christmas gifts to suit all budgets. I’ve selected gifts from each price band. There are stocking fillers and bank-busting amazing Christmas gifts to suit all purses. So let’s get started because there aren’t many sleeps left until Christmas. Yes, chaps you need to get organised as time is running out!!! Santa is warming up the sleighs!
Budget £0 – £50
My Travels Adventure Hardbook Journal – £5.99
You can take your pick from a huge selection of travel note books but I love this one as I am a sucker for maps. Many travel lovers enjoy writing a journal or may simply wish to keep some brief notes of highlights throughout their trip. This cute journal is therefore a great stocking filler at a fabulous price.
Worldwide travel adaptor – £14.99
Admittedly a worldwide travel adaptor may not sound very glamorous, but all those cables and plugs can take up a lot of space and weight. I swear by this type of adaptor because it limits the number of plugs you must carry. This one has a whopping four USB ports and can be used in over 150 countries. Charge multiple gadgets simultaneously so even if your room has limited electricity points, you will be good to go in no time.
Packing cubes – £21.99
Now I swear by packing cubes. They are so versatile and allow you to bunch together cables, underwear, toiletries and all manner of other items. Once you start to use packing cubes, you can easily retrieve your items and packing and unpacking is much less stressful.
This eight-piece set comes in a selection of colours. In fact, I like it so much, I have added it to my Christmas list even though I already have a bunch of packing pods!
Our Adventure Book photo album – £12.99
How about a quirky photo album to create a lasting memento of a special trip for your loved ones? Maybe your child is heading off on a gap year or your parents are going on a special anniversary next year. I am sure they would appreciate the ability to create a wonderful memoir from their travels that will allow them to easily share their experiences with you when they return.
Portable solar phone charger – £26.99
In this modern-day of technology, when your phone is also your payment method, email device, personal organiser and so much, finding somewhere to charge devices during the day can be a real pain.
If your beloveds happen to be heading to a country with plenty of sunshine, then a solar power charger is a godsend. We took these took Nepal with us and they helped keep our phones charged beautifully.
Of course, they are no use at all if you happen to be going somewhere where sun is not guaranteed. In that case, you might prefer the Anker Power Core. We also used these in Nepal (when it was cloudy) and they can recharge a phone over six times once fully charged. They also charge much quicker than many other devices however I did find ours slightly heavy (although I was walking to Everest Base Camp).
Budget £50 – £100
If you would like to spend a bit more on your loved ones, here are some useful suggestions.
Karaber Hard shell luggage set – £79.99
Why not let your travel bags inspire you with this two-piece set? After all, an essential piece of kit for any traveller is a good set of luggage, sturdy enough to withstand some serious knocks. My first set of luggage lasted me 20 years so it pays to invest.
The set includes a large hard case and a cabin size case. There is no need to worry about weight as the spinner wheels allow you to easily guide your luggage through the airport. It is tough and waterproof and a steal at this price.
Mountainshack 65 Litre Rucksack Backpack Bag – £59.99
This rucksack comes in a variety of colours and is ideal for intrepid explorers who want to get off the beaten track. It has a generous 65 litre capacity, is lightweight, adjustable and even has special places for your water bladder and ice axe!
It has tons of pockets inside and out to make access easy and a handy rain cover. Most importantly, it is a superb price!!
Lounge access for two – from £50
Holiday Extras offers lounge access from £25 per person depending on airport and date of travel. Why not treat your loved ones to a stylish start to their new trip with lounge access for them and a partner?
That £50 will allow them to start their trip in style with complimentary food and drink. Furthermore, they can avoid airport crowds and enjoy a relaxed beginning to their trip.
Canon IXUS 185 Camera – from £90.17
What is the point of going on an incredible trip, if you don’t have the kit to capture those precious moments on camera? While your friends are still quaffing champagne and feasting on canapes, you could be trekking in the mountains capturing pictures like this.
Canon offers a range of lightweight camera options for those who like to keep their photography simple. The Canon Ixus 185 comes in a variety of colours and has a bunch of other features. It includes 8x optical zoom, 16x ZoomPlus, easy auto and instant HD movies.
Even novice photographers can capture some incredible mementoes of their trip.
Amazon Prime – £7.99 a month or £79 a year
Why not give a family member a truly useful gift with an Amazon Prime Video membership? If your loved ones plan to go travelling, partying every night can soon lose its appeal. However having access to a TV network that they can watch globally can be worth its weight in gold.
I know because Jason watched the entire 7 (or 8?) series of Breaking Bad when we went travelling in Asia in 2015! I hated the programme but was happy to read my books on Kindle whilst he watched TV. Both options kept us out of the pubs (and probably helped prevent liver disease)!
Kindle Unlimited – £7.99 a month or £95.88 per annum
A Kindle Unlimited Free Trial is a great way to give your loved ones the chance to read unlimited books and magazines for one monthly fee. They get access to over 1 million eBooks, many with audible narration and can read devices on any device via the Kindle app. With just one Kindle book download, the monthly fee can be covered easily as many book shops will charge at least this amount for one book.
If your loved one is travelling and an avid reader, they could save a fortune on their reading habit. They even get a 30-day free trial before the monthly subscription of £7.99 kicks in. Members can cancel their subscription at anytime, so if they only travel for 3 months, you can cancel when they return. A 3 month subscription would cost less than £20 (including the free month)
Personal GPS tracker – £84.99
If your little Lizzie or Johnnie is heading off on a gap year soon it is understandable that you might be concerned.
To minimise your stress levels and maximise their safety, why not give them a personal GPS tracker? This tracker will allow you to keep tabs on them at all times and has some neat safety features such as two-way voice communication, and an SOS emergency button.
Be warned, however, not everyone will thank you for this gift!
Amazon Music – £7.99 a month or £95.88 per annum
Now if the person you are gift hunting for does not read or watch TV, what other gift keeps on giving while they travel? Amazon Music offers access to 50 million songs from £7.99 a month. You can include up to 6 family members for just £14.99 and can listen anytime with no ads. You only need to access one new album a month for this subscription to pay for itself!! It is also at least £2 cheaper than Itunes.
Budget £100 – £150
Kindle Paperwhite 32GB – £114.99
The Kindle paperwhite is a great option for those who love to read. The charge lasts much longer than other electronic devices and with 32GB of storage, you will be hard pushed to run out of reading material. It is available in black or blue and is waterproof, so you can read at the beach, by the pool or even in a hot tub.
It comes with Audible so you can pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers and listen to your book.
A single battery charge lasts weeks, and the integrated light lets you read indoors and outdoors. I kid you not when I say that the Kindle changed the way I travelled. Gone are the days of carting around loads of books and trying to find a book exchange! Pair this with a Kindle Unlimited membership and you will be laughing.
Oxford Camera Gadget Bag – £148.36
This Oxford Camera Gadget bag is ideal for budding photographers and includes a waterproof rain cover and compartments for different lenses. There is also a slimline pocket for documents.
It is slightly on the bulky side but does a great job of protecting your expensive equipment. I know because I’ve got one and I’m the clumsiest person ever!
Two night UK break – £139.99
This gift experience gives recipients a choice of 330 destnations within the UK and Europe. Your friend or family members can enjoy a two night stay at many fabulous venues. It could be ideal for the newly engaged, or new parents needing a desperate escape.
It is valid for 2 years from the date of purchase.
Budget – Skies the limit
Apple iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi – £189.99
If you want your loved ones to stay in touch on their travels, then this could be the perfect gift. The Apple IPAD Air allows you to read, watch TV and access social media and email all in one convenient package. I honestly can not go anywhere without my IPAD as it allows me to keep in touch, avoid boredom and write blogs for you lovely people.
If you are concerned about safety, you could also ask family members to share their location so you can keep a vigilant eye on them. Beware, they make think you are a stalker!
Two night European break – £199.99
Now this is the kind of gift I wish someone would buy me. Seriously, A two night European break? Create memories not material possessions right?
This gift experience gives the lucky recipient the choice of 220 minibreaks in Europe. The gift includes two nights bed and breakfast for two but does not include flights. Your loved ones can pick from many breathtaking cities such as Paris, Prague, Rome! The gift is valid for 2 years from the date of purchase.
Go Pro HERO 8 Black – £329.00
The Hero Go Pro is the ideal accessory for all adventurous travellers and aspiring movie makers. It is waterproof to 10m, compact and has stabilization options to help you create fabulous movies.
Described as ‘the most versatile, unshakable HERO camera ever‘ with a new, streamlined design, it is easy to change swapping mounts and you can use the Go Pro app to control your camera remotely, view your photos and videos and share images.
XCUGK Smart Language Translator Device – £495.04
Does the thought of travelling to some countries terrify you because of the language barrier? Are you worried you might end up eating dog, or chicken feet? Worry not with the Smart Language Translator Device which translates in real time in 43 Languages. It can be used offline and translates speech into text and text into text.
It can be used to communicate face to face, or translate written material. Language barriers could soon be a thing of the past.
Lixibei Smart Suitcase, Suitcase Smart Trolley Case Smart Box – £727.96
Sadly I do not have one of these but take I would really like one!! Yes, this suitcase comes with a whopping price tag but it has some seriously cool features. It has a fingertip recognition tool to unlock the case (you can store up to 110 fingerprints). It also has a solar charging system, so as long as there is sun, you will always be able to charge your phone.
If I am honest, I am not sure that warrants the price tag but let me know if you get one!!
Which would you pick?
Do let us know which gift you would like for Christmas. Alternatively, if you have some great tips for travel obsessed people, please feel free to share them.