Christmas gift ideas for the travel fanatic in your life

We all know someone who loves to travel, hardly letting their feet touch the ground. Use these travel gift ideas this Christmas to give the explorer in your life a treat.

From accessories to brilliant books, give the gift of adventure this year with these travel gifts to suit every budget…

Budget gifts for travel lovers: under £50

Vintage-style British seaside posters

With their bold colours and vintage charm, Becky Bettesworth’s seaside posters are the perfect gift for those who love a Great British Beach. This South Devon-based illustrator has captured our favourite seaside spots in Devon, Cornwall and the North West. Buy it

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019

The ultimate guide to travel in 2019

Anyone with itchy feet will devour Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 compendium, which gives their expert’s lowdown on the best places to visit in 2019 (get a sneak preview here). The book gives LP’s staff picks for the best countries, cities and regions to visit for the next 12 months, as well as new attractions and a shortlist of exciting new hotels. Any travel fanatic will be thrilled to spend their Christmas afternoon planning next year’s adventures with this. Buy it

A perfect travel set

The bath time goodies inside this Travel Set by The Handmade Soap Company are packed with essential oils and no larger than 50ml – so they’re perfect for those travelling hand luggage only. The pack contains lemongrass and cedar wood-scented shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, all of which are homemade in Ireland. Buy it

Hydroflask - great travel gift idea

A thermal wine bottle

Hydroflask‘s range of thermal canteens are genius: they’ll keep your liquids cool for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12. Fill this 75cl thermal wine bottle with your favourite red, white or rose and your travel-obsessed friend or family member will never be caught with a warm wine. It’s perfectly paired with this wine tumbler too. Buy it

Vintage travel ad stickers

A cute stocking filler for design-loving globetrotters, these stickers are inspired by vintage travel posters – such as the original Savoy Hotel logo and a 1920s poster of Le Grand Hotel, Paris. Buy it

Travel-themed cushions

From £24.99
Inspired by vintage holiday posters, these printed cushions capture the romance of British rail journeys – from the Flying Scotsman’s first jaunt, to family staycations in seaside towns. All cushions are handmade in the UK, from vegan-friendly super soft faux suede. Buy it

Mid-range gifts for travel lovers: £50 to £100

Premium Gift Box, Tinggly

You can quite literally give the gift of travel this Christmas. Tinggly’s Premium Gift Box entitles the recipient to an amazing adventure of their choice, in over 100 different countries. They can redeem the voucher on a cruise through Paris, a gelato-making lesson in Florence, island hopping in Thailand – and lots more. The scheme includes over 440 experiences, which are usually for two people. Buy it

Etsy duffle bag

Embroidered duffle bag

We love this boho-style duffle bag. It just screams travel, with patterns inspired by the Mayans, Aztecs and various other ancient and modern cultures. It’s a perfect carry-on companion for the traveller in your life. Buy it

Beautiful skyline bracelet

This silver bracelet is a subtle but beautiful way to show off a love of travel. Featuring a city skyline with an aeroplane flying overhead, it cleverly curls around the wrist and can be adjusted to any size. The travel lover in your life will never feel too far away from their next trip with this on their arm. Buy it

Blow-out gifts for travel lovers: £100+

‘Standard Plus’ airport lounge membership

£159 annual subscription
Perfect for the jet setter in your life, this nifty Priority Pass allows the bearer to access over 1,000 airport lounges all over the world. The ‘Standard Plus’ level includes 10 free airport lounge visits annually, then a reduced price of £15 for additional visits. For serial globetrotters, ‘Prestige’ membership (£259) provides unlimited lounge access throughout the year. Buy it

Christmas travel gift map scarf

Map of London scarf

This beautiful silk scarf is the epitome of travel elegance. With a beautiful print of a hand-drawn London map across its surface, this scarf isn’t just stylish, but also a statement that says “I love to travel.” Buy it

Luxurious Travel Jewellery Roll, Not On The High Street

Stow’s personalised jewellery roll in super-soft leather is perfect for glamorous globe trotters. It’s designed to keep all jewellery safe and sound in hand luggage, and can be monogrammed with initials for that extra thoughtful touch. Buy it

Woman on city break

A surprise holiday

From £400 for two people
Want to take a special someone away but can’t decide on a destination? have the solution: you choose your departure date and tweak the details (such as accommodation standards and flight times) to suit your needs, then they’ll choose a destination for you. You won’t know where you’re going until around a week before departure, so this travel Christmas gift will be as much a surprise for the giver as well as the receiver! Buy it