Gift Ideas for Travellers. Do you have a traveller friend that you are thinking of buying a Christmas or Birthday Gift for? Is someone close to you planning a trip? Or do you simply want some kit ideas for your next trip?

There are so many useful travel items available to choose from but following is a collection of my favourites which I hope will help to inspire you.

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Keeping an account of your travels is something you will treasure always. We might think at the time that we will remember every part of our amazing trip for ever. But memories fade. Some of my most precious things are my travel diaries, especially those that I wrote decades ago and rereading them is like reliving those trips.

UNIQUE LEATHERBOUND HANDMADE DESIGN includes handy pen holder which is stitched inside and comes with 1 free stylish pen – so no more searching for one to start writing in this lovely journal which is Best Seller on Amazon US. A useful jute bookmark keeps your place for the next time you open it. BUY ON AMAZON



Being organised and keeping your important documents together and safe is an important part of ensuring your travels are a pleasant experience.

RFID PROTECTION: Blocks RFID transmissions and eliminates the chances of being skimmed. Protect your vital financial and personal information such as credit cards and passports from electronic thieves. BUY ON AMAZON




A neck wallet passport holder is good to wear when travelling where pickpockets could be rife and this one comes in a lovely gift box. Ideal for a present.

DESIGNED FOR MODERN DAY TRAVEL: A slim sleek design, virtually invisible to thieves, highly durable neck stash & passport holder made using only premium-grade materials. Water-resistant & flexible 210D ripstop nylon, quality YKK zippers, reinforced stitching, & breathable FeelSoft absorbing rear mesh to prevent uncomfortable heat & moisture. BUY ON AMAZON



One of my favourite ideas. Scratch the countries you have visited and see your world travels unfold.

An original Scratch Map® map by Luckies – Inventors of the Scratch Map® concept back in 2009.

  • Remove the copper foil to record where you’ve been and create a unique record of your journeys.
  • Designed & made in UK. A super high quality design product packaged in a beautiful gift tube. Features smart matte finish.




A really handy idea to keep your dirty washing separate from your clean. A funky little bag but practical as well.

Travel-sized (small) laundry bag with compact built-in pouch, inner loop and carabiner.
◾ Max volume: 676 oz (20 litters)
◾ Max weight capacity: 6.6 ibs (3kg)
◾ Polyester, plastic carabiner
Travel-sized (small) laundry bag with compact built-in pouch, inner loop and carabiner.

  • Max volume: 676 oz (20 litters)
  • Max weight capacity: 6.6 ibs (3kg)
  • Polyester, plastic carabiner BUY ON AMAZON


Microfibre Travel Towel

A travel towel is a MUST have part of your kit. So useful but also so compact and lightweight.

WHISKS WATER OFF YOUR BODY. This ultra absorbent microfibre fabric gets you bone dry in seconds. Hang it up with the snap loop and it dries up to 4 times faster than a regular towel. Fast drying high performance!



Thermos Tritan Hydration Bottle With Metre

This is especially handy when visiting hot countries. Normal water bottles get so warm so quickly making water unpleasant to drink. Not only does this keep your water cool but you can monitor your water intake and ensure you don’t become susceptible to dehydration.

Made from BPA-free, impact resistant and dishwasher durable Eastman Tritan copolyester material

  • lid with one handed push button operation and flip up carrying loop
  • Easy opening hygienic push button sipper lid with locking ring
  • Rotating meter lets you monitor your daily water consumption
  • Ergonomically design is comfortable to grip BUY ON AMAZON


Antimi Fitness Tracker

Keeping fit and healthy while travelling is so important, especially when travelling long term. This little tracker is a best seller on Amazon with many great features to help you manage your health and wellbeing.

Various Features: Pedometer, Distance, Calories Burned, Sleep Monitor, SMS Reminding, Call Reminder, Incoming Call ID Show, SNS notifications, Camera Remote Control, Sedentary Reminder, Find Your Phone, Anti-lost, Sports target remind.

  • Cool Fashionable Design: combined with fashion, sports and business. With 0.86 inch OLED HD Display screen.
  • USB Connect: The whole display can be pulled out from the band and used as a USB stick. With a USB connector, it’s very continent to charge the built-in battery via charger or computer
  • Long-lasting battery: Just need to charge 1 hours and then you get a 7 days standby fitness tracker.
  • Compatible With: Android 4.4 or Above Android Smartphones, and IOS 7.1 or Above Apple iPhone& BT 4.0 system. APP—‘Veryfit for heart rate’ BUY ON AMAZON


Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman Pocket Knife

Swiss Army Knifes are so useful for so many reasons. I got mine on my very first European backpacking trip in 1980. It has been an invaluable travel item and still carry it everywhere.

Features 15 functions to equip you for everyday adventures, all housed in a leather clip pouch. Includes 2.45″ blade, corkscrew, bottle opener with screwdriver, wood saw and scissors (See product description for full list of features)

  • Stainless steel construction encased in polished red ABS scales provides sleek durability
  • Compact design makes this the perfect knife for any outdoor activity including camping, fishing, or hiking, as well as handy for everyday uses around the house or office
  • Length: 3.58” (91mm), Height: .827”, Weight: 3.42 oz. (4.5 oz. with pouch)
  • Made in Switzerland; Victorinox provides a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship BUY ON AMAZON


Rechargeable Lumens Headlamp

Head lamps are a useful safety item to carry for anything from reading when lights are out to finding your way in sudden darkness. I like that this one is rechargeable and you don’t have to worry about spare batteries.

INSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR VISIBILITY WITH HANDSFREE, BRIGHT LIGHTING – Why struggle to hold a flashlight while you need both hands to perform the task at hand? How much easier would tasks, walks or jogs at night be with two free hands?

✓ YOUR UP-CLOSE DETAIL WORK AND LONG-DISTANCE VIEWING IS NOW A BREEZE – The sturdy headlamp body tilts up to 60-degrees, allowing you to focus light where you need it. Plus, the 4 light modes ensure you get the exact level of brightness you need for any use through single button control. BUY ON AMAZON



Books are always a great gift idea and I’ve picked a few that I think would be great for the traveller in your life.

Lonely Planet’s bestseller, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel, ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet’s staff, authors, and online community, it presents a year’s worth of inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable – firmly setting the travel agenda for 2018. BUY ON AMAZON


THE CHIVALROUS EXPLORER HARDCOVER: Beautifully finished hardcover booklet, made with quality materials and responsibly-printed. Each book comes with a matching TO-FROM CARD with enough space to write an special message for that important person.

  • GREAT ORIGINAL CONTENT: Inspirational article for any man that is passionate for traveling and is a natural wanderer. It comes with a great variety of motivational thoughts and great ideas for experiences that an untested traveler might not have thought of when planning a trip. BUY ON AMAZON