If you’re looking for gift inspiration for someone who likes travelling, I have some ideas for you.
A soft warm poncho is a very useful thing when you’re travelling. You can use it as a scarf, blanket or pillow on your journey and also as an extra layer if you’re chilly but don’t want to wear a coat. This cashmere poncho looks cosy and gorgeous – from £70.
If you’re anywhere hot and sunny, a decent sun hat is a must. I have one which I bought from a market in Sicily and which rolls up for packing. It looks a bit like this one, which is made in Ecuador: Ladies Panama Sun Hat – Rollable/Foldable – from £44.95.
This is a genius invention – a set of small devices which you can attach to things which you tend to lose (for me it would be keys, phone and purse) in order to track them. Tile Mate Bluetooth Trackers Kit – from £49.99.
I know people who are evangelical about these, and I want to try them for myself. I’m told that packing cubes are invaluable for organising your gear when you’re travelling – these particular ones come highly recommended by Cathy Winston (Mummy Travels): PRO Packing Cubes – from £29.99.
This is a great way to organise all of your leads, chargers, headphones and other small electronic gadgets and accessories. It has various pockets and is watereroof. Electronics Accessories Bag – from £9.99.
If you’re flying with hand luggage only and you’d like a bag with as much space and weight as possible, this cabin bag is just what you need. I bought one for a recent trip and I couldn’t believe how much stuff I could fit in to it – apparently its capacity is 60L. It weighs just 1.95 kgs and measures 56 x 45 x 25 cms and so just fits the Easyjet cabin bag dimensions. I paid £18.99 for mine but Amazon are now offering this Maximum Cabin Hand Luggage Approved Trolley Bag for £13.99.
This Longchamp folding bag works well as an everyday handbag or to pack as an extra bag to use while you’re away. I have a blue one and I use it a lot. LONGCHAMP Le Pliage Large Folding Tote – from £118.
This is an illustrated book of maps, filled with quirky facts from around the world. I was sent a review copy and I find it a fascinating book to dip in to. If you’d like to know where to find the heaviest insect on the planet, how many languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea or how many of Greece’s islands are habitable, this is the book for you. Explorer’s Atlas: For the incurably curious, by Piotr Wilkowiecki and Michael Gaszynski – from £16.13.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018
For travel inspiration, Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel publication is always an enjoyable read. The 2018 edition is as interesting as ever and includes practical itineraries for travellers. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 – from £6.99.
If you’d like to send a gift to someone who really needs it, have a look at the Unicef Inspired Gifts range. It has real, life-saving and life-changing supplies which you can pay for and are delivered to children around the world. You can pay for things like a set of warm winter clothing to help a child survive the winter (£35), warm blankets for five babies (£25.50) or 1,000 pencils for a whole school (£20.00). Unicef Inspired Gifts – from £6.00.
Over to you
Do you have any ideas for gifts for travellers?
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