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Christmas travel gifts

Avoid getting presents you don’t want this year – show these pages to a loved one for some handy hints on what you really need this Christmas…


Sand Waxed Navigator Day Backpack


What’s not to like about Gandy’s new Sand Waxed Navigator Day Backpack? Made of water-resistant waxed cotton and map-embossed leather, and with multiple pockets and detachable brass compass, it’s the ideal gift for the traveller in your life – or maybe just for you!



Pyjamas. £85

Do mosquitos and midges make a beeline for you? We Drifters have the perfect solution to make them bug-off – anti-insect sleepwear. These comfy pjs are made from lightweight bamboo fabric using special technology designed to stop bugs biting you. Plus each set comes with socks, a 2-in-1 pillow case and a storage bag. Brilliant for next year’s ‘buggy’ camping trip or just as pyjamas. Sweet dreams.



Pocketalk S, £249

This Christmas, why not banish local misunderstandings to the past? This pocket-sized two-way translation device supports 75 languages and works in 130+ countries. It features a large touchscreen, powerful speakers, noise-cancelling microphones and a text-to-translate camera, enabling you to decipher menus and signs. Brillante!



SurfJet 2.0, £499

Pyranha’s new SurfJet 2.0 sit-on kayak is making waves, as it’s been designed specifically for choppy waters. It comes with a backrest, and side and end handles, too (some accessories cost extra). What’s more, it’s made with up to 25% recycled plastic.




NL Pure Binoculars. £2,370

Whether you or a loved one are looking forward to a Polar cruise or will just be enjoying exploring Britain’s countryside, then it’s time to invest in some decent bins – or maybe ask Santa really nicely. Swarovski Optik’s new NL Pure Binoculars feature the brand’s largest field of view to date.



T1, £70

Perfect for use anywhere from an African walking safari to your back garden adventures, Tilley’s heritage T1 hat is back – and better than ever. A modern update on the original, this bucket-style hat is now made with the brand’s durable cotton duck fabric and has a water repellent finish. Bucket hats have never been so trendy.



Merino Beanie, £45

Beat winter chills with Tilley’s sustainable and stylish Merino Beanie. The cruelty-free wonder wool responds to changing body temperatures, is naturally breathable, and wicks away moisture too. The hat even has a hidden pocket: the perfect place to stash some cash for a warming cuppa.



The Salkan Backpacker, £250

Know someone planning a backpacking adventure for 2021? The Salkan Backpacker is made by travellers for travellers. Available in grey, green and burnt orange, this practical and stylish bag comes with an attachable 20L daypack, laundry sling, flight and rain cover, and has front and top access for easy packing.



Gift Subscription, £35

While our travels may be curtailed at present we can at least indulge our wanderlust through the pages of the planet’s best travel mag. Buy a Christmas gift subscription for  a travel-loving friend and you’ll receive a copy of our brilliant new Wanderlust World Travel Quiz Book to either gift them or keep for yourself.


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