Christmas Gift Guide for Travel Lovers
We know you love travel because you’re here on talkholiday.com and we’re right with you. Travel and seeing the world is our passion and we like to help you make as many decisions we can – from flights, hotels, parking, tours and attractions, you name it we can help, so at this time of year, we thought we’d help with another important task – your Christmas shopping! We’ve been talking about the gift of travel in our recent newsletters and we hope we’ve inspired you to book that dream trip for someone special, or simply take the plunge and take yourself off on a holiday of a lifetime next year.
When it comes to Christmas gifts, it can often be a struggle to find unique and personal gifts to give – especially if your friends and family are really hard to buy for. There’s only so much ‘stuff’ you can use, let alone find somewhere to put it all come Boxing Day. SO…we’re guessing because you love travel and holidays that your loved ones probably do too so we’ve compiled a list of cracking travel ‘stuff’ to put in their stockings this Christmas. Inspire their next big adventure with these travel gift ideas for your fellow world wanderers…
Travel Gifts For Couples
We all know them… the couple who have everything and it seems like an impossible task to find them the perfect gift. You probably resorted to cash for their wedding present, right?
We’ve found some great ideas on buyagift.com
Check out the ‘Time Together’ Smartbox. You could send them off on a spa retreat, an adventure trip, a short break or whatever they fancy is right here and with so many experiences on offer, they will be spoilt for choice.
Theatre Gifts for the ‘luvvie’ of your Life
If your friends or loved ones are fans of the stage, you could whisk them off for an exciting theatre break in London. There’s some truly world class shows playing in the West End and you would be giving them a night (or a weekend) to remember.
UK Short Breaks
No matter who it is you’re buying for, everyone loves a cheeky mini break from time to time and by giving them a voucher for that, you will be their friend for life. They can choose where to go and at a time that suits them. There’s a lovely choice of hotels and locations for short breaks in the UK.
Travel Gifts for Her
Now we all know a lady in our lives (or a gent for that matter) who loves a bit of pampering but it can often feel too self-indulgent to fork out for spa and beauty treatments for ourselves. Why not treat someone to a spa day this Christmas? Take a look at some of the lovely, reasonably priced spa days from buyagift.
There’s also the option to give afternoon tea with some of these spa days or if she’s an adrenaline junkie, there’s always adventure experiences available too (never mind the Bungee, give us cakes and pampering any day!)
Travel Gifts for Him
Is there a sports mad fella in your life? Look no further. Have we got the ideal present for him? Whether he loves cricket, Formula 1, football or golf, you could treat him to tickets for one of the big events or games. You can also add on little extras such as stadium tours, match programmes or hotel stays. Thomas Cook Sport have it all.
Or, if your man is a petrol head and loves his cars, why not send him on a driving experience where he can pretend he’s The Stig from Top Gear.
Travel Gift Cards & Vouchers
This is where we really started to get excited – imagine opening your presents on Christmas morning and finding a travel gift card or a voucher under your tree? We would love it and we’re sure any of your friends and family would too. You could help send a loved one off on a dream trip with a holiday gift card. You could either pay for the entire trip, or you could club together with other family members and each contribute to the cost of their holiday. We think this is such a good idea – practical yet luxurious at the same time.
Take a look at some of the gift card routes here:
Now we all need our holiday bits and bobs – and the cost of these can sure mount up, especially if you buy them all in one go. House of Fraser have a gorgeous selection of travel essentials that you could choose from to make up a travel lover’s gift box.
Here you’ll find travel hairdryers, shaver adaptors, travel pillows, suitcase straps, designer passport holders, wallets, purses and travel size cosmetics and toiletries. Add a little treat with a real luxury scented travel candle so that they can either recreate exotic holiday aromas when they’re back or take their favourite home scent with them to far away shores.
Don’t forget to wrap them all in cool, world map wrapping paper from dotcomgiftshop.
Travel Journals and Maps
Maybe you have a young friend off on a gap year or maybe someone who just likes to write down their memories in good, old fashioned diary style. A beautiful travel journal would make the ideal gift. Not On The High Street have a lovely selection of travel gifts including this personalised adventure journal.
One gift idea that really caught our eye is this cool scratch map…
Who could resist this fabulous gin and tonic lip balm – ideal for keeping your lips in tip top condition on the beach, on the slopes or even on long flights. You’ll have no trouble getting a kiss under the mistletoe with this! Available from Not on The High Street.com and costs just £6.95.
Travel Guides and e-books
No self-respecting traveller should be without some good reading matter, particularly top quality travel guides. Lonely Planet has books, e-books and much more to choose from.
Travel Gifts For Kids
It’s not just grown-ups who like their holidays, the kids do too so why not treat your mini travel companions to some travel themed goodies as well. You could get them character travel pillows, funky luggage, theme park or attraction tickets. We love these adorable Trunki cases…
There are also some amazing LEGO gifts that would suit young globetrotters. Choose from skylines such as Sydney, New York, London and Venice or world landmarks such as The Eiffel Tower or Burj Khalifa.