The best Christmas gifts for travelers

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What do you buy for the person who’s seen it all? When your best friend calls Papua New Guinea their second home, or when your cousin jumps on airplanes like you take buses, it can be difficult to find a gift to truly inspire and surprise them. Nevertheless, their travel habit can be the key to perfect present buying – read on for gift inspiration for the traveler in your life.

On the map

vintage travel map gift christmas

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Even nowadays, despite the ease and simplicity of online maps, nothing quite beats looking at the paper version and dreaming of where your next trip will take you. This personalized vintage travel map could be just the thing for anyone suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust. Dripping with classic style, it comes with color-coordinated pins to indicate past and future journeys, as well as those of friends and family, so you can keep tabs on all your nearest and dearest globetrotters. A more modern option is My Scratch Map, a funky design that allows travelers to scratch the golden overlay off the countries they’ve visited to reveal bright colors underneath.

Wine cases

christmas gift wine travel cases

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Gift these stylish wine cases to someone and with a bit of luck they’ll bring you a bottle back from their next trip. Transporting wine is always stressful – there’s always the worry that it’ll break in transit and ruin all your belongings – but it’s hard to resist when travelling to destinations such as France, Spain and Italy. These sophisticated cases at once protect the precious bottle while adding a touch of elegance to your trip – ideal for the refined traveler.

In a flash 

lomography camera christmas gift

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Who needs Instagram when you can have the real thing? Lomography boasts the best selection of analogue cameras, all of which come in a range of funky, kitsch designs. There’s something for everyone, from amateurs to professionals, and there’s also a vast range of film. Few travelers set off on an adventure without a camera in hand, so this is a gift suited to anyone with itchy feet. Lomography cameras mean you see your destination in a different light, and carrying a retro film camera means you won’t be left without the chance to snap the perfect scene if you forget your adaptor.

Protect your valuables

liberty ipad iphone case sleeve christmas gift














Image source: Liberty London 

Your electronic gadgets face many perils on the road. Rough-handed airport security, bumpy landings and nifty pickpockets all pose a threat to your essential items. There’s no need to make them stay at home though. Style meets substance with YSL’s glamorous iPad case which at once protects your device while wrapping it in supple, buttery leather. For a dash of color, opt for Liberty’s Art Deco-inspired iPad and iPhone cases – there’s no chance of you losing your phone in your hand luggage with one of these vibrant sleeves. Alternatively, your give your MacBook a makeover with this vintage style book cover, a great way to disguise your valuables when traveling


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