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Six of the Most Stylish Suitcases and Holdalls For 2016

If you and your family like to travel in style, then you’ll love our selection of suitcases and holdalls that are trending in the Spring Summer season 2016!

For Him…

Ted Baker – Falconwood 4 Wheel Suitcase

Most stylish suitcases 2016 Ted Baker - Falconwood

£199.00 from Amara

Super strong, ultra lightweight, and finished in superb style. This suitcase has Business Class written all over it, perfect for long-haul networking. Bonus points go to the 360 degree trolley wheels, they guarantee transporting your luggage will be effortless, even if your meeting isn’t! 

Dune – Philip Holdall

Most Stylish Holdalls 2016  Dune Mens - Philip

£65 from Dune London

A roomy and stylish weekend bag, which won’t break the bank. It’s big enough to pack your weekend wardrobe and your badminton gear too. Plus it doubles up as a fabulous everyday gym bag when you aren’t jetting off on a mini break!

For Her….

Tripp Tulip Navy and Teal Suitcase and Holdall

Best suitcases 2016 Tripp Tulip

£49 and £29 from Debenhams

Lightweight and easy to spot on the airport luggage belt. Tripp suitcases come in a range of patterns and plenty of sizes to suit the length of your stay (or the size of your wardrobe) and there are a variety of matching holdalls to choose from too. 

Sophie Allport Hare Weekend Stamford Bag

Best holdalls of 2016 Sophie Allport Hare Weekend Stamford Bag

£48 from SophieAllport.com

Understated style combined with practicality. We love this weekend bag for its soft oilcloth finish, and the studs on the base that will keep it looking smarter for longer. The size makes it perfect for a night or two away, especially if you only want to take hand luggage on a flight.

For the Teens…

Tripp Lemon, Watermelon & Lime Suitcases

Best suitcases 2016 - Tripp

£69 at Debenhams

These bright tones are bang on trend, and look funky enough to be loved by teenagers in the family! Add a few stickers, and maybe a bit of sharpie art and these plain cases would be transformed into coveted customised cases.

For the Kids…

Becky & Lolo Kids’ Rolling Luggage – Pirates

Best suitcases 2016 Becky & Lolo Kids' Rolling Luggage- Pirates

£35.99 from BeckyandLolo.co.uk

This teeny suitcase is too cute not to take on holiday if you’ve got little ones. Wheels and telescopic handle make it easy to pull, and there is a mesh pocket for storing a drink. Suitable for children age 3 and over. 

Christmas Gift Guide – Top 10 Travel Gifts For Xmas 2015

Set Of Three Adventure Travel Bags-£17.001. Set Of Three Adventure Travel Bags. Emblazoned with inspiring travel quotes these bring a certain sense of adventure to even the most mundane of trips – ideal for the business traveller in your life? £17.00 by The Contemporary Home at tch.net

Handpresso Wild Travel Case (with Handpresso Coffee Maker and Cup)

2. Handpresso Wild. When combined with a Handpresso coffee maker and cup, the Handpresso Wild Travel Case is a high-end gift for high-flying globetrotters who know their beans from their standard brews. £17.66 for the case, £85.65 for coffee maker at thedesigngiftshop.com

 

luckies_Undercover Tablet Sleeve

3. Undercover Tablet Sleeve. This is the perfect present for a traveller who is going places where you can’t be seen to flash your cash. Disguised as a simple brown envelope, no one will be aware of the tablet safe inside. Writable, water and tear proof. £14.95 at luckies.co.uk

 

cuckooland_Orla Kiely Oval Flower Wash Bag

4. Orla Kiely Oval Flower Wash Bag. Iconic, and totally practical – a rare combination in luxurious goods. With three handy mesh compartments and a hanging hook, this is a mobile beauty salon in a bag! £34.00 at Cuckooland.com

 

 5. Lulu Mayan Round Beach Towel. This quirky addition to the beach bag will suit a Boho babe who likes to stand out on the beach. Made from super soft cotton, with hand drawn tribal design, it doubles up perfectly as a wrap too.£55.00 at amara.com

 

Batman Travel Mug

6. Batman Travel Mug. The coolest way to keep a drink hot while you are on the go. Ideal for the demure traveller who may well be a caped crusader by night! £9.95 at red5.co.uk

 

cuckooland_cork globe

7.Cork Globe. As far as novelty gifts go, this one is pretty cool. We’d advise getting more pins in another colour so your recipient can tag where they want to go, and have fun swapping pins and seeing their travel dreams come true! £99.95 by Suck UK at Cuckooland.com

 

cuckooland_Helsinki Wireless Speaker

 

 8. Helsinki Wireless Speaker. Destined for only the poshest of travel luggage, this portable wireless speaker is the very essence of sophistication and style. The gift of the season for anyone who frequents Six Star luxury hotels and super yachts. £299.00 at Cuckooland.com

 

luckies_Luggage Labels Stickers

 9. Luggage Labels Stickers. These stickers are so retro it hurts. Slap ‘em on a Cambridge Satchel, or an old vintage suitcase to get “the look”. Ideal if you have a shoestring budget this Christmas. £11.50 at luckies.co.uk

 

whitestuff_rolling stone water bottle

10. Rolling Stones Water Bottle. The top gift for the wandering star in your life – we can only hope that they come home over the festive period so you can give them this super-cool gift! £22.50 at whitestuff.com

10 of the Best Xmas Gifts for Globetrotters

Know someone who spends more time traveling than they do enjoying a hot dinner in the comfort of their own home? Well, check out this little list, jam-packed with great gift ideas for those who like to travel!

Recycled Sailcloth Luggage Tags

Anyone who is a frequent flyer will appreciate these humorous luggage tags made from upcycled, genuine Round The World racing yacht sail!  By The Reefer Sail Company £25 at notonthehighstreet.com.

Sshhh Earplugs

Sleep anywhere in style, and total peace and quiet with these beautifully designed ear-plugs. Available for £6.99 at johnlewis.com.

Go Travel 407 Worldwide Earthed Adapter

This clever little contraption connects travellers to power supplies in 150 countries worldwide, and it even has a hidden kitchen sink! (only joking). Buy online for £34.99 at go-travelproducts.com.

Portable Power And Luxury Leather Case Gift Set

Versatile, available in three colour combos, and can be personalised. We love this handy accessory that can hold your passport, carry your coins, and charge you phone or mp3 player! Genius! Made by Stow London and available on notonthehighstreet.com for £89.

Multi-Currency Money Box

Any globetrotting friend or family member will be super chuffed with this solution for storing all those left over coins after a trip. It has six compartments and comes with plenty of labels. Just £16.99 at presentsformen.co.uk.

 

Panasonic Pocket Sonic Toothbrush

Quiet, battery operated and comes complete with a matching cap for hygienic storage on the go, perfect for short trips or long haul holidays! Order online from landyschemist.com, £41.

 Mulberry Clipper Natural Leather Travel Bag

A classic designer travel bag that will stand the test of time both in style and in wear – perfect for that very special jet-setting someone. Price Tag: £1,350 from mulberry.com.

Trunki Children’s Ride-On Suitcase

Parents of travelling toddlers will very much appreciate it if their little bundle of joy got one of these for Christmas, and you can bet your bottom dollar the kids will love it too. Fun, practical and comes with a ‘fully loaded’ option! From 39.99 at trunki.co.uk

 Liberty Print Eye Masks

This eye mask is the epitome of luxury travel accessories. Soft velvet cotton backing = supreme comfort and the pinch of dried lavender inside will help to soothe tired eyes. Also available in executive pinstripe! Beautifully gift-boxed, £45 from otisbatterbee.com.

 First Class Cashmere Travel Pillow

100% velour finish Scottish cashmere covers make these travel pillows among the most luxurious on the market, and the unique design makes them reportedly the most versatile and comfy too. Order direct from thejetrest.com for £89.95.

 Want to give a practical gift? How about Travel insurance? Our winter sports travel insurance is an ideal purchase for friends or family that like to take to the piste at this time of year!

10 Ways To Slim Down Your Suitcase (what not to pack for girls)

Girls, it is time to lose some weight before holiday, and we don’t mean getting trim for a bikini body, we mean cutting down on what you cram into your suitcase! Making more room in your suitcase means getting to your destination will be less of a struggle, but it also means you have plenty of room to pack trinkets and treats to bring back after – now if that isn’t an incentive – we don’t know what is!

What Not To Pack

1. Bulky Novels

Books take up loads of room! Instead opt for a Kindle or download the app onto your phone. If you don’t want to swap paper for pixels, then just take one book with you, not a selection!

Kindle Versus Books

Save Precious Suitcase Space and Weight with a Kindle – Image courtesy of http://blissbubbley.blogspot.co.uk/

2. Shoes, Shoes and More Shoes!

Difficult we know, because you never know what you might want to wear! Let’s be honest for a moment though, you are probably going to spend the whole holiday in just 3 pairs: ones to suit the weather – flip flops if it’s a hot destination, warm boots if it’s not, a comfy all-purpose pair – usually a pair of trainers, and one dressy pair – a pair of heels that go with just about any outfit.

Travel Smartly with Just Three Pairs of Shoes

Pack Smartly with this Simple Shoe Guide, courtesy of http://www.hithaonthego.com/

3. Clothes You’ve Never Worn Before

These are likely to cause overpacking because you just won’t be sure what really goes with anything, so you’ll pack EVERYTHING! Take tried and trusted clothes combos, and if you have done a pre-holiday shopping spree, make sure you only take what you have tried on and liked!

4. More Than 3 of the Same Thing (not including undies!)

Even then, it depends what it is. Three hoodies might be excessive, as may three pairs of jeans. But three dresses, three strappy vests, three skirts, three pairs of shorts and three t-shirts or tops should offer sufficient variation throughout your holiday. Along with three choices of swimsuit. Note that we have already included three pairs of shoes, and this is based on a two week holiday not a weekend break!

Packing a Capsule Awrdrobe

Take tips from this smart traveller with a coordinated, streamlined capsule wardrobe! Umage Courtesy of travelfashiongirl.com

5. Fluffy Bath Towels

They are big, they are bulky and they take time to dry. Invest in a travel towel, or a thinner beach towel. These will take up less space in your suitcase and will be easier to keep clean and dry while on holiday.

Travel Towel v.s. Normal Towel

Investing in a good quality travel towel can save so much space and weight – image courtesy of thetravelgearreviews.com

6. Phrase Books

They say there is an app for everything, and that includes phrase finders and translators. Make sure you download before you go away and ensure the offline feature is on so you don’t rack up excessive data charges.

DuoLingo Travel Phrasebook App

Duolingo is rated by many travel experts – image courtesy of imore.com

7. Travel Iron

To avoid looking like a vagrant, choose clothes that won’t, or are less likely to crease and learn a good folding technique. Rolling clothes is actually space saving, and it causes less creases than folding!

8. Expensive Jewellery

Take a couple of key sparkles, but leave the heirlooms at home. Expensive jewellery collections do indeed take up space in your luggage, but they also make you a more attractive target to opportunistic thieves.

9. The Contents Of Your Bathroom Cabinet

Painkillers, a small first aid kit and contraceptives should be all you need. Leave behind toenail clippers, hard skin removers, facemasks, buffers, brushes, and all the other things that occupy your bathroom. If you really need any of them, there is bound to be a chemist nearby.

10. Your Entire Beauty Regime

Out of everything in your makeup bag, you probably only use 10% of your products. Take key items, and consider decanting into smaller pots to keep down the luggage space. Take travel size shampoo and conditioner, or if you are travelling with friends or family, get one person to take shampoo and conditioner while you pack the sun cream and aloe vera.

Packing Toiletries Smartly

Keep things simple and compact by taking just your everyday essentials. Image courtesy of http://everyday-simple.blogspot.com.au

Other than packing your cases for you, we’re not sure how much more helpful we could be when it comes to packing smartly!

Don’t forget we offer travel insurance which is one holiday essential you do not want to leave behind!  Get a quick quote online or call us on 01892 628530.

30 Ways To Use A Sarong – Essential Advice For Travellers

About to jet off on holiday? Never mind packing your toothbrush, just don’t forget your sarong!

A sarong is undoubtedly the most versatile piece of holiday kit going…  Here are some traditional and creative ways you can put yours to good use on holiday, along with some more unusual applications in the event of an emergency!

OK, so the obvious ones first:

    1. Tie round the waist for a beach skirt
    2. Wrap around the waist for a long skirt
    3. Fold in half and wrap around the waist for a short skirt
    4. Tie at the top of your chest for a simple beach dress
    5. Or over one shoulder and around your waist as a toga style dress
    6. Wear as trousers,no pins needed and takes less than a minute
Check out this awesome video from Friendships with Benefits YouTube channel:

  1. Keep warm by wearing a sarong as a scarf
  2. Or as a shawl
  3. As a blanket it can keep chills away too
  4. Worn as a headscarf is a fashion statement
  5. Wear as a kiffiyeah to keep dust out of your face
  6. To use as a bag simply wrap your things in the sarong, and tie the two ends together
30 Ways to Use a Sarong, as a headscarf

A stunning boho fashion statement, image courtesy of trailofinspiration.com


Now some innovative ideas you may or may not have tried before:

  1. A sarong is a perfect beach mat
  2. Ideal as a picnic blanket
  3. Works well as a lightweight towel
  4. Use as a curtains to cut out the light
  5. Or keep out light by making an eye mask, just wrap the sarong around the top of your head and over your eyes
  6. Sarongs are also great when made into a papoose for carrying small children
  7. Some people fashion them into a hammock for their babies
30 Ways to Use a Sarong, Curtains

Perfect to brighten up a bedroom – courtesy of brightestplanet.blogspot.co.uk

Next up, the sarong as a lifesaver!
  1. Use as an emergency bed sheet if your hostel mattress is a bit grim
  2. Sarongs are pretty good as a tourniquet in case of an emergency
  3. They make a great sling in an emergency too
  4. Also perfect as a bandage until you get medical help
  5. Sarongs can be used as emergency rope if needed
  6. As an emergency sail on a boat
  7. You can catch food when used as a fishing net if needed too
30 Ways to Use a Sarong, as a tourniquent

Great demonstration of improvising with a sarong in an emergency. Image sourced from 101usesforasarong.com


Did you know that a sarong has culinary uses too?

  1. Sarongs can be used as a colander
  2. Use as a coffee strainer when filters are nowhere to be found
  3. Wear it as an apron while cooking
  4. Or use as a tablecloth as a treat while on the road
30 Ways to Use a Sarong, as a tablecloth

The perfect stand in for a tablecloth, image courtesy of mexicalibluesblog.com


We don’t sell sarongs, but we do provide comprehensive travel insurance, essential for all holiday emergencies that sarongs just can’t fix. Get in touch with us today to get a quote!

Top 10 Toys To Make Travelling With Children Easy!

Taking children on holiday, especially if traveling on a long haul flight, can be a testing experience for even the most patient parent and seasoned traveller. Last week we shared our top tips for travelling with children on an aeroplane – this week, we tell you the 10 best toys to take to keep them entertained!

1 Trunki

Trunki is a must if you are expecting to be in long queues, or waiting a while in an airport. It is a handy suitcase that doubles up as a ride-on toy, exciting in itself, but also ideal for packing in all the other things in our top 10 list! They retail for around £40 and come in loads of great designs (some cheaper than others). You can buy them (and some other cool travel stuff for kids) on the Trunki website: http://www.trunki.net/Shop/Trunki_Shop

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2 Stickers

Simple, small, and cost effective entertainment. Sticker packs combined with a scrapbook are an ideal way to spur a child’s imagination, and keep them amused through play. Get creative and inventive with them too, maybe encouraging kids to decorate a finished water bottle as well as create make pictures in a book. Galt do a great travel themed sticker book, complete with 300 stickers, all yours on Amazon for under a fiver!

Galt Travel Sticker Book For Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Story Cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes are a fantastic way to create an epic story – who knows, one that might even last the length of a long haul flight! Simply roll the dice and weave a tale inspired by the pictures on the dice. You can pick up the starter set for just £9.99, and there are additional sets you can add to the mix too, excellent if you have lots of trips planned! Buy online at: https://www.storycubes.com

4 Travel Games

Travel games are great because they are small, light and easy on the pocket. Classics such as Guess Who? Pop Up Pirate and Connect 4 are available for about £5 each on Amazon.

5 Card Games

The original travel game? Maybe! Our favourites include classics such as the Snap, Old Maid, and Donkey card game compendium  as well as newer cards games like Uno, and of course Top Trumps! From just £3, you really can’t go wrong with this compact travel classic!

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6 Colouring Pens

Pens, pencils and a note book. Essential items for endless ways of having fun. Draw a picture, play noughts and crosses, create a guess the picture game, play hangman. It may be a cliché, but the only limit is your imagination. Why not get extra crafty and break out a few origami moves with some pages. You can always take things a little further with this dedicated origami farm book!  Just under £25 from Hobbycraft.

7 iPad or Tablet

Ok, not a cheapie here, but chances are you have a tablet, iPod or smart phone to which you can download videos, games and apps. There are obviously kerbillions of kids’ favourites out there, but we think that The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ & Friends – Play & Explore app is too cute to not get, and it is only £2.49 to download.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar App

Quick note about aeroplane etiquette…

Please offer your child headphones, or turn the sound off. If there is anything worse than the noise a toddler having a tantrum makes, it is the repetitive sounds of an electronic game!

8 LeapFrog LeapPad

If you are reluctant to give a tantrumming toddler your very expensive mobile device, then a dedicated kiddie gadget is the perfect solution. LeapFrog are well established as a brand that produces gadgets that meet the rough and tumble of feisty children, and the games are specifically designed to entertain and educate – not just deliver a five minute distraction. A bit of a hefty investment at around £50, but it has plenty of life in it outside of travelling as well. Buy online from leapfrog 

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9 Good old-fashioned books

While iPads, iPods and mobile devices may woo the young traveller, you can’t beat a good old-fashioned children’s book. Obviously, pack a favourite, but also take along a couple of new treats. You’ll get more time to relax if the little ones are engrossed in something new! Why not try Where’s Wally – The Ultimate Travel Collection? It is sure to take up some journey time!

10 I Spy With My Little Eye… Games that need no supplies!

It’s free, it’s fun and it can take a while. As well as I Spy, you can chuck in the Shopping List Game (I went to the shop and bought a….), ABC Game – take it in turns to name something from a theme (food, dogs, names) to match the letter of the alphabet (Apple, Banana, Carrot…), Would You Rather…? Ask questions that will elicit a laugh such as “Would you rather cuddle a slug or a snail?”. Games that need no supplies are obviously cheap, and take up no room when it comes to packing. However, a mere £3.84 on the book, Kids Games To Play While Travelling  will fuel many hours of fun wherever you are in the world!

Christmas Gifts For Travellers

Need to find a perfect present for a frequent traveller? Well, we are on hand to help! We have scoured the internet to find the best gifts available for Xmas 2013, whether you are looking to save, spend or splurge! Whether you are buying for a globetrotter, backpacker or business traveller, we have found something to suit your budget.

 

SAVE! – Gifts under £25

Mighty Boomball

Ideal for any traveller from backpacker to businessman, this quirky mighty boomball speaker from Firebox provides a convenient way to listen to your tunes anywhere. This speaker comes in a range of wonderful colours and with a universal input jack, which will suit both phones and multimedia devices. The perfect, budget gift for any globetrotting music lover.

 

http://www.firebox.com/product/5511/Mighty-BoomBall-Speaker

Travel Cushtie

When travelling on planes, buses, boats or trains it is often difficult to get comfortable, help fix this common issue with a travel Cushtie from Amazon.  This lovely, soft travel pillow moulds to whatever shape is needed and comes in a convenient case that can also hold many travel essentials.  Available in a range of colours, the travel Cushtie is the ideal Xmas gift for all globetrotters.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Funtime-Ltd-CUSHTIE-T-BLACK-Travel-Cushtie/dp/B0007Z1ICW/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1386079918&sr=8-9&keywords=travelling+gifts

SPEND! –  Gifts from £25 to £50

Arka USB Charger x Lantern x Flashlight

When travelling, saving space and weight in luggage is of the utmost importance.  Any gadget that can perform more than one function therefore makes the ideal gift this xmas.  The innovative Arka USB charger x- lantern x flashlight from Firebox is the ultimate in convenience for every adventurous traveller, featuring a powerful LED light perfect for camping and a charger to ensure every USB device always has power.

http://www.firebox.com/product/6093/Arka-USB-Charger-x-Lantern-x-Flashlight

Personalised St Christoper Necklace

The perfect gift for a loved one, this beautiful, unisex hallmarked sterling silver pendant has an image of St Christopher, the patron saint of travellers. Available on a black or brown leather necklet, this stylish piece of jewellery is blank on the back, so you can choose to have your own personal message engraved. Whether it is for a backpacker on their first trip, or a business traveller who spends time away, this is the ideal Xmas gift.

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/herseysilversmiths/product/st-christopher-necklace

SPLURGE – Gifts over £50

Lifeproof Gadget Case

Whether you are backpacking through Asia, attending business meetings in Tokyo, or splashing the cash in Rio, you want to know that your gadgets are safe.  Help the traveller in your life achieve this, with a high-end case from Lifeproof. These cases protect from water, dirt, snow and falls, ensuring whatever gets thrown at them on any journey, you can be confident they will rise to the challenge. Available for many Apple products, including iPhones and for Samsung S3 and 4.

http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/gb_en/?gclid=CL2NmOKblLsCFa-WtAodQksAiA

GHD Mini

The perfect Xmas gift for any woman who travels, cult brand GHD’s mini styler is a must-have.  With a lighter body than the standard styler, the mini styler is perfect for carrying along and will suit everyone from chic businesswomen to globetrotting partygoers.  All style-conscious girls will love this gift, which comes with a 2-year guarantee for added peace of mind.

http://www.riahhairshop.co.uk/ghd_v_gold_mini_styler

Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

If you are feeling festive, fancy a bit of retail therapy and want a good excuse to get a way for a day, maybe you should check out one of the many and amazing Christmas markets in Europe. They usually kick off late November, all of them trade until Christmas Eve, some are open Christmas day and many continue trading into the New Year, perfect for a spot of post-Christmas spending!

Barcelona, Spain

For Christmas decorations and crafts, choose Fira de Santa Llúcia, one of the best known traditional Spanish Christmas markets. You will find a wonderful array of authentic Spanish and Catalan decorations including the infamous Catalan figure of the Caganer (crapper) a very firm feature of nativity scenes in this part of the world. Well worth the trip for the atmosphere, and of course a quirky gift to take back home.

Berlin, Germany

The Christmas markets held in Berlin promises to deliver Winter Magic, and they do not disappoint, but with over fifty events to choose from during the festive season, you’ll either need to book a long break or keep returning for more. Whether you end up shopping in the grounds of Charlottenburg Castle, bathed in a fantastical light show or you end up at market at Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, the largest Christmas market in the city – you can be sure that there will be plenty of mulled wine, roast chestnuts and seasonal cheer while you shop.

Brussels, Belgium

Gastronomic treats-a-plenty await you at Brussels’ Winter Wonders Christmas market. At over 2km long, packed with stalls selling arts, crafts as well as festive foods you will quickly get into the swing of the season here in Belgium. As well as offering plenty of goods to buy, the Winter Wonders market also has a skating rink, toboggan slope and ferris wheel, and excellent way to take a break from shopping!

Copenhagen, Denmark

There are  plenty of Christmas markets to be found during December in Copenhagen, but the festivities at Tivoli Gardens are undoubtedly the most popular with the fairytale aesthetic that dominates the market and endless stall with accompanying fairground type entertainment. Expect Danish Pixies to be bounding about, seasonal food, traditional handicraft stalls and big crowds as the market attracts around a million visitors a year.

Prague, Czech Republic

The Christmas markets in Prague light up the city centre to create a spectacularly festive feel for visitors and locals alike. The setting is quaint in the cobbled square, and you can expect to find local wares being sold from traditionally decorated wooden huts. Above all though is a plethora of fine food and wonderful liquors that will certainly add extra Christmas cheer to your visit!

Christmas Gifts for Travellers

Feeling in a festive mood? Well we have a selection of great blogs coming your way this month including details about the best Christmas Markets to hit across the Channel, advice about travelling over the Christmas holidays, and highlights of the top destinations to make sure that your New Year celebrations go off with a bang – but first… how about a bit of retail therapy? Here are our top picks for Christmas gifts for those who like to travel!

Personalised Scratch Map of the World

Know someone who is making it their mission to visit every place on the planet? This great gift from Luckies of London is the perfect present. What with wonder as they scratch off all the places they have been, shortly followed by franticly booking flights for whatever destinations are left! Also available as just UK or USA for the less well travelled!

Around £12

 

Freeloader Pro Solar Charger

solar charger

A must-have solar charger for the backpacker in your life. Save money and still stay teched-up with this compact charger from Freeloader.  Will power mobile devices, camcorders, cameras, sat navs, handheld consoles… in fact just about any electrical device, anywhere in the world.

Around £60

 

Micro Towelling Mega Travel Towel

travel towel

This compact travel towel is 6 times lighter than a regular towel and extra absorbent – PLUS the lightweight fabric means that it dries in super-quick time… 4 times faster than normal towels! Behold the Mega Travel Towel from Mountain Warehouse, just what every traveller needs in their washbag.

Around £15

 

 

Design Go Quiet Zone Ear Plugs

 ear plugs

Forget your disposable foam jobbies – check out these luxury reusable ear plugs complete with travel case from Design Go. Whether the person in question spends time on a plane, train or automobile – you can be sure that they will be over the moon with this handy set!

Around £8

 

Leather Shirt & Accessories Luggage

shirt and accessories holderThis is a must-have for the male business traveller. High flyers will totally appreciate the handy factor in this great shirt and accessories holder by.  It can carry 5 shirts, 4 ties and all the necessary accessories you might need to make your suit look suave. It also includes the wash bag which fits nicely in it too. Overnight hand luggage has definitely never been this sexy.

Around £75

 

Lingerie Travel Pod

 lingerie podCrushed sequinned bras may not be the bane of the female backpacker, but for brides to be or ladies that have spent a lot on their delicate fashions, crushed undies is indeed a problem when travelling. Thankfully Murphy and Page have designed a rather chic bra storage solution called the Lingerie Pod that promise to prevent padded, laced, and sequined bras and swimwear from being dented, plucked or squashed in your suitcase when travelling.

Around £40