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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