Top 5: Christmas gifts for travel lovers

Published on: Thursday, December 13, 2018
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If you’re looking for unique Christmas gifts for globetrotters and travel lovers, here are a few suggestions

Give an experience

Five-star hotels are instantly coveted for their luxury fittings, but sometimes, the alternative is more fun.

Glamping, luxury camping, combines comfort and access to nature and the setting can be by a seaside, in a vineyard or even in a Mongolian yurt in an English countryside. Give a voucher and let your friend choose the destination.

If your friend is more of a doer than a lounger, then cheer them up with a learning holiday. From learning Spanish in Valencia to sailing in Croatia or Turkey, do a search on the internet and you will be flooded with choices.

For the gadget-lovers in your life

If expensive iPad, e-book reader and earphones seem excessive, fear not, you can give thoughtful gifts without splashing out.

For someone who enjoys taking pictures and posting them on Instagram with their smartphone, consider giving them external lens for their smartphone. The Olloclip Core lens set offers a lot of versatility thanks to its fisheye, super-wide and macro lens options.

Also, solar charger and power bank make great gifts for travellers who enjoy an outdoor life or like to uncover remote locations.

Handmade luxuries for frequent fliers

When laptops and tablets fail, a handmade journal will save your cherished on-the-go musings. Making a journal is a joyous process; you can even use recycled materials like pages from an old book to create that extra touch.

After being in a stuffy aircraft cabin for many hours, many frequent fliers choose to relax with a hot bath upon reaching the destination. If this is something your friend would do, a thoughtful gift is a handmade soap with essential oil.

Stocking fillers

Need to fill a Christmas stocking with something small but useful? Here are some great stocking fillers for frequent travellers:

  • Universal travel adapter
  • Crumpled City Map
  • Customised luggage tags
  • Mini tripods
  • Waterproof phone pouch
  • Pocket towel

And now for something a little different…

For someone who enjoys Voluntourism, ie combining a holiday with some volunteer work, consider sending them to an exotic destination where they can contribute and save some amazing animals in the process. In our post “Top 5: Animal volunteer programmes”, we highlight five worthy organisations that you may like to consider.