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List 03 December

The best Christmas presents for travellers

Got a tricky-to-buy-for travel nut on your Christmas list? You can't go wrong with one of these gifts – all of them under £30

Glass globe bauble

Stanfords, £9.99
This quirky stocking filler is perfect for a traveller who's tricky to buy for. A hand-painted glass ornament which comes in a fabric-covered box (much easier to wrap than a bauble!)
Get 10% off at Stanfords online when you quote discount code WANDERLUST

Insect-repellent Nosilife socks

Craghoppers, £15
No! Not socks for Christmas! But these antibacterial, insect-repellent, cushioned-n-comfy toe-protectors are well worth finding in your stocking.

A subscription to your favourite travel magazine

Wanderlust, £30
What better prezzie than 12 months of the UK's top independent travel magazine? And better yet – give a Wanderlust subscription this Christmas and we'll also add in a free Travel Photo of the Year photobook (worth £20) and a £50 voucher to use with most major adventure tour operators. All delivered in time for the big day, with a personal message from you, too.

Light My Fire Grandpa's Firelighting Kit

Rohan, £17
Got a would-be Bear Grylls in your life? Follow the instructions and you can't fail to make fire with this little gadget – in any weather, and at any altitude. Features a Swedish FireSteel spark-maker, Tinder-on-a-Rope (natural fire starter), and Grandpa's FireFork which turns any stick into a cooking utensil and fire prodder.
Get 10% off at Rohan online when you quote discount code WL47

Expedition Towel

Páramo, from £15.50
It’s lightweight, packs down to the size of a coke can, dries twice as fast as cotton and is luxuriously fleecy – ideal for anyone who needs to wash (and dry) on the go.

Currency card

Caxton FX, various prices
Not sure what to buy someone who's just about to head overseas? Try a Caxton FX prepaid currency card: you'll get a great fixed exchange rate and there are no hidden fees. They can use it like a debit card, all over the world – and if you're feeling extra generous, you can top it up while they're away. It's free to apply, and the card will be delivered in 5 working days.

Gloss Photographic Calendar

From £24.99, Bob Books
Don't let your photos languish on a hard drive – show them off on a personalised photo calendar. Simply pick which snaps you want, design your own high-quality glossy layout, and send to your travel buddy, proud parents – or just yourself.
Get 10% off at Bob Books online when you quote discount code WANDERLUST

Dry Bag Set

Vango, £15.00
One of the easiest ways to keep your things protected and dry, whatever the weather, is to store them in a Vango dry bag. Available in a wide variety of sizes and colours, the range will have something to suit all your needs, from a smaller bag for valuables to larger ones ideal for shielding clothes from the elements.

Water purification bottle

Water-to-Go, £24.95
We’re well aware that dysentery and deli-belly can to ruin any trip, so why not grab a handy Water-to-Go bottle. Using nano-technology developed by NASA to purify water wherever you are, in just a few seconds, it essentially makes you an astronaut.

Wayfayrer Real Food

Nomad Travel, £4
Ok, so it's no turkey roast, but a pack of Wayfayrer expedition food is enough to sustain even the hungriest of travellers – and all it takes is a dose of hot water to prepare. Whether your gift recipient is halfway up a mountain or stranded in a hotel room with no sign of dinner, they'll thank you for this hearty meal. Flavours include all-day breakfast, Lancashire hot pot, and chicken tikka and rice.
Get 10% off at Nomad Travel online when you quote discount code WLUST11

Smart Phone Projector

I Want One Of Those, £15.99
Everyone loves to show off their travelling snaps, yet gone are the days of projectors and slideshows with the neighbours. But not anymore! Now the snap-happy travellers among you can share your memories by lighting up your walls with photos – directly from your smartphone.

powerchimp lite

£15, powertraveller 
A handy little recharger for smartphones, iPhones and iPods – just pop in a couple of AA batteries and you'll get a great charge for your gadgets. This handy piece of kit is a snip at £15 (includes adaptor cables) – and it doubles as a mini torch, too.
Get 10% off at powertraveller online when you quote discount code WANDERLUST 


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