Buy a gift for the smart traveller this Christmas. You never know, a nifty accessory or two might be all your friends and family need to inspire them to book that longed-for trip. Here’s our selection of bits and pieces that are genuinely practical/helpful/beneficial for journey-time and stays away from home.

A Water Purifying Bottle

Especially useful for trips that go off the beaten track. This sleek bottle by Grayl is lightweight and makes clean purified water in around 15 seconds.

Packing Boxes

For the ultra-neat, tidy and organized, these Away packing cubes eliminate a jumbled up suitcase and also the need to unpack at your destination. Simply fold garments into the various box sizes and then lift out and place straight into drawers or onto shelves.

Zip-Up Pouch

Everyone needs a zippered pouch to keep passports and tickets separate in hand luggage. We think this one from Patagonia makes a great-looking travel gift that’s made from organic cotton and is Fair Trade too.

Travel Pillow

If you don’t rate neck or wraparound travel pillows, treat someone to this soft, cheery red number by Fjallraven Kanken. It squishes into a stuff bag and feels like much more like a favorite cushion for extra travel comfort.

Universal Travel Adapter

Upgrade their plug-in power with a one-size-suits-all adapter. This version by Epicka is sturdy and can be used in 150 countries around the world. It also has USB sockets for charging your devices.

Travel Wallet

This one doesn’t have to be boring! Fjallraven Kanken’s fun and funky travel wallet holds money, a phone and a passport.

Lightweight Beach Towel

Cotton beach towels can be light, compact and luxurious. Minna’s gorgeous striped version is hand-weaved in Guatemala and will only get softer with age!

Sleep Balm

To help ease jet lag, this little pot of aromatherapy by Kiss the Moon makes a soothing gift.  Lavender and Bergamot essential oils have been blended with shea butter to create this award-winning balm that is designed to be applied to pulse points for relaxation and restful sleep.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

For long-haul flights, these Beats headphones are an absolute must to block out all the surrounding hustle and bustle in the aircraft cabin.

Luggage Belt

Herschel Supply’s luggage strap might not be the most technical piece of kit but it sure is practical. This one in hi-glow orange will make a suitcase instantly spottable on the carousel.

Travel Bottles

The Tupperware of travel, Human Gear’s GoToob + collection of travel decanting bottles are fantastic. These soft silicone bottles are durable and come in a range of sizes and loads of great colors. The original and the best in our opinion!

Power Bank

Now an essential on-the-move accessory, this sleek and compact one from Anker offers high-speed charging for seven different types of smart phones and enough power to charge a lap top too.

Make sure you check out our other gift guides, including our list of Nostalgic Gift ideas to give him a blast from the past this Christmas! 


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