Let’s be honest, 2020 did not turn out to be the year for big travel plans. Holidays might be halted, passports might be gathering dust in the drawer, but even a pesky pandemic can’t put a stop to wanderlust.
Helping you tick a couple of tricky customers off your Christmas list, our gifts for travellers guide is jam-packed with perfect presents for the adventurous. Whether that’s an inflatable kayak to supercharge their staycation, some hand luggage sized essentials for their next big trip or a guide book to help them plan it. We’ve got something for all ages, genders and budgets.
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Best gifts for travellers 2020
What could be better than a scratch map to record your adventures? One that’s travel-size, that’s what. This mini version rolls up nice and neatly to avoid taking up too much space in your rucksack.
Whether you’re a fairweather jogger or a committed marathon runner, this book has routes to suit all abilities. It covers everything from lunchtime friendly city runs to challenging cross-country trails.
Available in pretty much every colour imaginable, this case will make sure your passport is the best dressed at the departure gate. These covers can be personalised too, making this an extra special gift for a newlywed, adorned with their new initials.
This yoga mat is super light and extra thin - perfect for keeping up with your sun salutations when you’re away from home. Good for both the yogi and the planet, it’s made from sustainably sourced natural tree rubber for extra grip.
Whether you’re religious or not, a St Christopher necklace is a thoughtful gift for any globe-trotter. He’s the patron saint of travellers, and believed to protect people when they’re away from home. It doesn’t hurt that this pendant is gorgeous too.
Put your camera phone away and jot down the most important memories of your next trip in this leather-bound journal instead. It’ll be a lovely thing to look back on in years to come too.
Keep out the chill on long haul flights (or any flight for that matter) with the help of these ridiculously soft, extra snuggly socks. Remember, even if you’re roughing it on your trip, we all deserve a little bit of luxury.
A sensible stocking filler if ever we saw one, by using solid shampoo instead of liquid, you’ll never have to worry about it leaking in your case ever again. It smells gorgeous too.
Block out the light (and unwanted conversation) by popping this printed mask over your peepers. The premium cotton is oh-so-soft, with the stretchy back band guaranteeing a comfortable fit.
We all remember how we like to get comfortable, and now your neck pillow will too. Using deluxe memory foam, this is the next best thing to getting into your own bed. Clip onto your rucksack and carry with you everywhere.
Perfectly sized to slot into the overhead compartment of most airlines, this small but mighty case is the creme de la creme of luggage. 360° spinner wheels ensure you’ll glide to the gate, while the combination lock gives you extra peace of mind. Even better, it has a separate compartment for dirty laundry and a compression system to help you squeeze more in.
Treat your loved one to a night away they haven’t had to pay for with an Airbnb gift card. Redeemable at thousands of properties around the world, they’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending it.
A summer of staycations saw sales of inflatable kayaks boom, making them a must-buy gift for Christmas 2020. This can be used by solo or tandem kayakers, with two raised adult-sized seats.
Every traveller needs a decent rucksack, and this is ticking all our boxes when it comes to appearance and durability. Coated with a water repellent finish, it’ll keep your essentials dry in unexpected downpours, while the breathable mesh panel and shoulder harness makes for comfortable carrying.