Christmas gift ideas for travel lovers in 2023

From premium wheelie luggage to glossy wildlife photography books, check out our pick of Christmas gifts perfect for travellers in 2023...

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Know someone who's planning a trip of a lifetime, or just seems to always be on the move? Christmas is the perfect opportunity for you to gift something practical, fun or inspiring towards their adventures. Whether they're into gadgets, gear or getting stuck into a great book, there will be something in our gift guide to suit every travel lover. 

Check-in Medium Suitcase

Monos, from £330 

Is it time for the travel lover in your life to update their old luggage? Treat them to a one of these swish wheeled suitcases from Canadian brand Monos. Its water-resistant hard shell and soft interior lining are made from recycled materials, with vegan leather detailing. It also has high-performance wheels that can spin in any direction, a combination lock to ensure belongings are kept safe, plus useful extras such as a laundry bag and two shoe bags. And it comes with a lifetime warranty. The hardest decision is choosing from the gorgeous colours (one of our favourites is the limited edition sage green).

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Remembering Leopards

Remembering Wildlife, £49.50

Crammed full of jaw-dropping images of the many different species of leopard that still exist in the wild, the eighth book in the acclaimed Remembering Wildlife series is arguably the most beautiful yet. Remembering Leopards will make you not only want to travel to see them in their natural habitats, but also want to protect and conserve these magnificent big cats before it’s too late.

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Winnats Roll Top

The Level Collection, £325

Whether city exploring or heading into the wild, a rucksack is an essential item for those on the move. This luxurious handmade backpack by independent British brand The Level Collection is ideal for any type of travel. Made with weatherproof waxed organic cotton and stainless steel buckles, it comes in a variety of colours. There’s also pockets perfect for holding phones, wallets, passports and pens. Better yet, those who purchase an item are promised a lifetime repair service.

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The Screen Traveller's Guide

DK, £25 (Hardback)

The perfect stocking filler for jet setters. From Stranger Things to Paddington; Indiana Jones to Kill Bill, this brand-new guide from DK Eyewitness reveals the real-life locations behind some of the greatest TV shows and films. Split by genre, it features location maps, road-trip routes and details of studio tours.

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Anderson Waterproof Cagoule

Craghoppers, from £65

Wind resistant, waterproof and breathable, the Anderson Waterproof Cagoule by Craghoppers is both practical and stylish for both men and women who enjoy spending time in the outdoors. Made from soft but substantial material, it’s an extremely comfortable fit with features including a concealed hood, zipped pockets and half-zip fastenings. Coming in black, blue and mustard colours, the over-the-head coat uses AquaDry technology guaranteed to keep you dry.

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Sugarcane bottle

Water-To-Go, £25

We have long admired Water-to-Go’s bottles, which filter water from dirty to clean by removing heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, chemicals and microplastics. Now they have released a version that is entirely free from single-use plastic. This design is made from sugar cane instead of petroleum and is everything a bottle should be: reusable, recyclable, durable, and it allows you to safely drink the water of any country. It’s ideal for green travellers; you’ll never have to buy a plastic bottle again.

Club members can get 25% off. Click here to get your exclusive code.

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Moresby Waterproof Boot

Ariat, £165

You’ll never have to worry about getting soggy feet again with these versatile, waterproof boots from Ariat. Ideal for winter walking, the fashionable yet functional boots have been crafted using full-grain leather and suede fabrics, plus a cushioning insole for all-day comfort, and a recycled rubber sole. Available in both black and brown.

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Suri Sustainable Electric Toothbrush

Suri, £80 (with case)

Brushing our teeth is an important daily routine for our dental health, but we can also make it important for our planet’s health too by using a sustainably crafted, powerful toothbrush. This one from Suri is made from plant-based heads and bristles and a slim aluminium body. It’s ideal for travellers, with a battery that lasts up to 40 days, and the optional additional case uses UV light technology to kill 99.9% of bacteria.

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MOTIF II A.N.C. headphones

Marshall, £179.99

Whether plugging in to entertainment whilst catching a flight or turning up the tunes on day-long hikes, headphones are considered an essential item for most travellers. These new additions to Marshall’s audio collection offer incredible sound through two tiny in-ear pieces, and have noise cancellation technology so you can be fully immersed in your own world. The charging case can power up to 30 hours of wireless playtime, ideal for those on the move.

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Christmas gift membership

Wanderlust, £25

The best gift of all for the keen traveller! Not only do Club members get to indulge their wanderlust through the planet’s best travel magazine, but they get access to a digital archive of past issues, exclusive events, competitions and offers. Buy it as a gift and you’ll get a copy of our brand new Ultimate Travel Quiz book.

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The Wanderlust Ultimate Travel Quiz Book

Wanderlust, £9.99

Speaking of the Wanderlust Ultimate Travel Quiz book, you can also purchase this as a separate gift for the travel trivia lovers in your life. With more than 2,000 questions spread across 140 themes, this book will test your knowledge on our incredible planet. Brought to you by the experts behind Wanderlust Travel magazine, these quizzes will transport you on an epic expedition uncovering Indigenous cultures, the world’s greatest trails, historic sites and natural wonders.

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