The ultimate Christmas gift guide for people who love to travel

From a trendy Eastpak cabin case to a quick-dry London map towel, these are the best gifts for travel lovers.

Skull Candy Noise-cancelling headphones
Noise-cancelling Skullcandy headphones

Any travel lover worth his/her weight in gold will tell you noise-cancelling headphones are a game changer. Why not treat someone to a noise-free holiday future? No screaming kids, no humming aeroplane jets just the soothing sound of the music of their choice. Great for planes, beaches, bus rides or relaxing poolside, these headphones by Skull Candy guarantee big smiles on Christmas day, whoever the recipient. Available in black or white with 1.2m USB to micro USB charging cable and 3.55mm AUX cable. 

Buy it now| £149.99| SkullCandy.co.uk

RiutBag R15.3 Secure Backpack
RiutBag R15.3

For the safety-conscious explorer in your life, look no further than this lovely RiutBag R15.3. This practical, carry-on-size rucksack is slick, secure and pretty sexy too. All zips are enclosed behind your back so there’s no need to worry about pickpockets. Built and designed by travel-lover, Sarah Giblin, everything has been thought of – from a drinks holder to a extra padding for a laptop. Vegan-friendly and made to stand the test of time, this is an excellent Christmas gift for any travel lover. 

Buy it now|£79| RIUT.co.uk

PNY 4-IN-1 lens kit for a smartphone
PNY lenses

Snap this up as a Christmas gift for the photography-loving wanderer in your inner circle. Simply add a lens to your smartphone (there’s four to choose from) and snap away. They’ll be able to change from Macro lens, ideal for close-ups, to an old-school fish-eye-style lens to capture that wicked action shot in no time at all. You never know, you could create the next Instagram sensation with this present… 

Buy it Now£25.22 | PNY 

Swiss Clinic Dry Sheet Face Mask 

Sunshine is undoubtedly lovely, but it can play havoc on ones face. So why not treat your beach-hopping travel partner to the gift of a soft, youthful boat race this Christmas? Swiss Clinic’s dry sheet face mask is, well, dry. That means no messy, slithery liquid at all. The best bit is you can use it three times. Meaning you can knock it out on the flight and at the hotel and still have one go left for the return leg. Now on offer for less than £10 the person on the receiving end will go from concerning themselves with air miles to looking like Harry Styles in no time… 

Buy it now| £8| swissclinic.co.uk 

Instax Square SQ by FUJIFILM

This simple, retro-style polaroid camera by Fujifilm is just the ticket for capturing unforgettable travel memories that you want to keep hold of (and not post on Instagram). It comes with various shooting functions and is quick, easy-to-use and aesthetically lovely. New to stores this year, the camera even comes with a Selfie-Mode and three different colour filters (purple, green and orange). The film takes around 90 seconds to develop so is a great Christmas gift for someone with little patience (like me).  

Buy it now| £124.99| Very.co.uk

Pass the pigs travel game

Who doesn’t love a good old game of pass the pigs? It’s a crackling way to pass the time on a long journey, or if you’re camping in the middle of nowhere. Throw the pigs, see how they land, tot up the scores and hey presto. It might even stop the kids trawling through Instagram all day. This is the ideal Christmas gift for a travel lover and comes in a handy silver travel case, small enough to slip into a rucksack. Available for less than a tenner. 

Buy it now| £7.26 | Amazon.co.uk 

Adidas TERREX Agravic XT GTX running shoes

Does your old man still dust off his old P.E sneakers to go for a run on holiday? Why not treat him to a pair of durable, GORE-TEX-lined black Adidas running shoes? Whether he’s splashing through the Lake District on a wintery weekend or trotting down a dusty street in Morocco, he’ll be comfortable in these neat, comfortable kicks designed to withstand some real hammer. They come with midsole support and top-notch traction soles so they’re fine on both wet and dry ground. A dreamy Christmas gift for the athletic travel lover. 

Buy it now| £159.95| Adidas.co.uk

Quick-dry London Map Towel by Lifeventure 

This cool, lightweight towel dries eight times faster than your conventional beach towel. The gift that keeps on absorbing, it’ll also help you avoid those annoying conversations – like people asking where you’re from around the pool. It folds down smaller than a Greggs pasty. The perfect stocking filler for anybody in your life that likes to travel. Available in various types of ordinance maps. 

Buy it now| £22.99| Lifeventure.co.uk 

Veho portable power bank

You can feel good about buying this portable power bank as profits go directly to Cancer Research.  A Christmas present and a good deed. The ideal festive stocking filler for any travel-enthusiast, it comes with a carry pouch, charging cable and four connecting cable tips. Just the ticket for hiking, walking or long beach days. 

Buy it now| £19.99| Cancer Research 

Penfield Travel Shell Jacket

A Christmas gift worthy of an outdoorsy type. This lightweight, windbreaker with full zip-through and a hood is neat and practical. Made from 100% nylon, it’s hard to crease and packs away easily. If you know anyone who likes a staycation in the rainy UK or thrives on colder trips abroad then this is the present for them. Penfield has been around for almost 50 years, and know a thing or two about the great outdoors, so quality is guaranteed. 

Buy it now| £59.40| Mainline Menswear  

Tranverz S Noisy Navy Eastpak carry-on case

Ryanair might have changed its baggage policy but this Eastpak cabin-case still fits (we’ve tried it). If you’re looking for a gift for a cool, slightly hipster globetrotter then you’re in luck. This cabin case is neat, super-lightweight and comes in over 58 colours. A great addition to a traveller’s luggage arsenal at an affordable price. Eastpak started out making stuff for the US Army, so its products are made from sturdy stuff too. 

Buy it now| £77| Eastpak.co.uk

Red Original Towelling Robe

Know someone in the family who loves water sports? Why not treat them to this heavy-duty, towelling robe by Red Original. The novel gift for anyone who loves the beach but doesn’t like awkward moments changing there. Made from warm, thick cotton, it’s designed to dry you quickly and goes past the knees to keep your dignity intact. A Christmas gift that can also be used dossing around the house hungover on Boxing Day.

Buy it now| £45| Redoriginal.com

Blue Planet II Box set

How many times have you ever heard someone say they dislike David Attenborough? Never. So why not give the gift of Sir Dave this Christmas and guarantee yourself a happy recipient? This box set, albeit on the increasingly lesser used DVDs, is packed with hours of nature brilliance beneath the sea, narrated by the kingpin of documentary-making. The Christmas gift that just keeps on giving (it will likely be watched on every hangover). Educational and soothing. 

Buy it now| £9.33| Amazon.co.uk 

Memory Dreamer Travel Pillow

A worthy addition to any rucksack, this memory foam travel pillow from travel experts GO will be warmly received by any globetrotter than travels long-haul. Designed with high-density memory foam (important to keep that head in place), it contours to the neck like flubber to Robin Williams’ warm hand. It has a clip to keep the neck supported so you can nod off just about anywhere. Soft to touch and easy on the eye, it’s one of the best travel pillows on the market. 

Buy it now| £19.99| Go-travelproducts.com 

Stainless Steel water bottle

In a world blighted with plastic, this insulated water bottle is a model Christmas gift for an eco-conscious traveller. All 750ml of this bottle has been expertly designed so that you can keep hot drinks warm for 12 hours or cold drinks cool for 24-hours. Made from marine grade stainless steel, it’ll stand the test of time and can be attached to any rucksack with a carabiner. Designed for paddle boarders but can be used by all. 

Buy it now| £25| Redoriginal.com

Slimline air charger

Travel is no longer just about letting go of it all to go on adventures away from it all. Instagram put an end to that. So what every explorer needs now is a nifty charger. This slimline air charger makes for a canny stocking filler. Lightweight and narrow, it’ll slot straight into a backpack with no bother at all. Works on most smartphones – from Android to iPhone – just plug it into your laptop and sit your phone on top.  

Buy it now| £24.38| Amazon.co.uk 

Jabra in-ear Wireless Headphones

These in-ear earphones from Jabra are pure class. With five-hours of battery life, a snug mould that sits in the ear as comfortably as a holidaymaker in a hammock, they are a cracking gift for the music-loving explorer. Water resistant and compatible with most universal smartphones, they can be used around the pool or down at the beach. They come in black, gold and copper and with a two-year warranty.

Buy it now| £149.99| Argos

Corkboard World Map

A fun cork board map suitable for anyone who loves to travel the world. Made up of 16 pieces, just arrange it on the wall as best you can and you’re good to go. Add pictures of your travels on to the map and watch it grow into a piece of nostalgic artwork. A real Christmas steal for under £15. 

Buy it now| £13.49| Find Me A Gift

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