It’s almost tempting fate to mention the word ‘travel’ this year. However, we’re looking ahead to brighter times where we can dust off our passports and set off into the sunset. Here’s a round-up of 10 great gifts for avid travellers who will be champing at the bit to escape our little island, once it’s safer to do so.
1. Jack Rabbit Headphone Splitter
This handy device allows you to watch in-flight entertainment or listen to music together on long-haul journeys, so you can discuss the movies when you land or enjoy your favourite songs together.
If you have kids, it also ensures you can plug them into the same iPad for games and TV shows and buy yourself a little quiet time, without them fighting over who gets the screen.
Find out more at trouva.com
2. Belkin 10W Qi Wireless Charging Pad
So long, bulky, brick-like battery charging pack, and hello Belkin Wireless charging pad. This sleek design is much more attractive than the larger, block power adapters on the market.
It’s simple to use and allows you to charge your phone wirelessly wherever you go, without having to remove your phone’s case. Perfect for when you’re in the air or on the go.
Find out more at belkin.com
3. Trtl Neck Pillow
As seen on Dragon’s Den many moons ago, the Trtl travel pillow remains an excellent companion for those friends likely to nod off on long journeys. Avoid muscle strains, aches and pains with this structured support that’s designed for snoozing on planes, trains and automobiles.
Find out more at trtltravel.com
4. Airbnb gift card
Airbnb is the home-away-from-home option that suits travellers who enjoy their own space, and who don’t mind forgoing a hotel breakfast buffet. Why not gift your loved one an Airbnb travel card this Christmas, allowing them to book a trip to wherever they want in the world and stay somewhere nice and cosy while doing it. From the Cotswalds to Copenhagen to Kathmandu, there are plenty of homes for them to choose from.
Find out more at airbnb.co.uk
5. Be Right Back Travel Subscription
Does your loved one love mini-breaks, but not the hassle of organising them? Do they love surprises? Get them a BRB travel subscription and they’ll have regular getaways for three days and two nights with flights and accommodation provided. The recipient chooses the dates that suit them best, and there will be a new destination to tick off their bucket list with every break.
Find out more at berightback.travel
6. Clifton Luggage Set by Antler
Check out the spearmint beauty of this luggage collection – perfect for the loved one who refuses to travel light. The Clifton case is practical and attractive in its design and is very easily wheeled around the airport in a hurry. The sizes suit all types of journey and lengths of holiday, whether you’re just skipping to a different city for the weekend or going on a two-week break.
Find out more at antler.co.uk
7. Frank Green Original Reusable Cup
Single-use is out, reusable is in. Soon there will be disgusted stares at those who dare to drink coffee from throwaway cups, so it’s time to invest in a reusable carrier for your brew. Frank Green’s reusable cup is not only better for the environment, but it’s also incredibly chic and can be customised in a variety of colours. Your recipient will love this thoughtful gift, and they can use it all year round.
Find out more at frankgreen.com
8. Moleskine Passion Travel Journal
If you know someone who loves to document their trip, but sometimes needs a little inspiration, look no further than the Moleskine Passion Travel Journal. It contains checklists, trip planners, labels, travel information and much more so they can record every part of their memorable adventures.
Find out more at johnlewis.com
9. Flight Gift
Why not give the gift of flight this Christmas? Flight Gift allows you to buy flight vouchers redeemable on up to nearly 1,000 global destinations at all major airlines. You can personalise your voucher with a photo and message, and the recipient gets to travel the world knowing you sent them on their adventures.
Find out more at flightgift.com
10. Smythson Passport Cover
There’s been a lot of debate about the colour of passports in recent times, so why not blow it all out the water with this striking Smythson Passport Cover in Panama? Handcrafted in cross-grain leather, this cover is the height of sophistication and will not only stand out at security, it will make it far more difficult to misplace around the house.
Find out more at smythson.com