The perfect Christmas gifts for travel lovers in 2021

From rugged coats to hiking boots, quality cameras to portable speakers, we've rounded up some of the best Christmas gift ideas for those who love to travel

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Elliot Brown

Founder’s Edition 3 Hand Diver, £570

For a watch fanatic, here’s a limited-edition of the specialist brand’s new Bloxworth 3 Hand Diver watch. This classic dive watch has been on the drawing board for two years and the striking result is worth the wait. The ceramic non-scratch bezel, brushed bronze case, Purbeck Stone lume colour, Swiss-made Ronda 713 quartz movement and domed ‘box’ anti-reflective crystal are perfectly balanced with the addition of a textured basket weave pattern on the dial and caseback inspired from the ‘tropic’ strap design of the 1950s and 60s.

elliotbrownwatches.com

Ariat

Skyline Summit GORE-TEX Waterproof Boot, £170

Ariat is well-known in the equestrian world for its high-performance footwear and here is its new equivalent for walkers. Featuring ATS® Pro technology for advanced stability, a shock-absorbing EVA mid-sole and dual-density out-sole, the boots are seriously good looking and comfortable too.

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Gandys

Burnt Orange Womens Blizzard Parka Jacket, £140

Extolling ‘Travel With Purpose’, Gandys has several items of rugged winter outerwear we rather like. In the end it’s this water-resistant parka that caught our eye, not least for its stylish colour. Crafted to resist harsh and cold conditions, the outer is a coated cotton while the faux fur hood is detachable.

gandysinternational.com

Stanfords

The Cranbrook Globe, £150

Globes are a timeless gift for travel addicts and Stanfords sell a range of beauties including this 30cm antique-style desktop globe with up-to-date mapping and raised relief. It is mounted on an ornate brass-plated finial with a base made of solid hardwood in a walnut finish.

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stanfords.co.uk

Bang & Olufsen

BeoSound Explore, £160

This pocket-sized travel speaker may be just 12.4cm tall, but it offers an incredibly powerful sound experience. Designed with the outdoors and travel in mind, it is lightweight, dust- and water-proof. It even features a carabiner so you can hang it from your day bag while out on your adventures.

bang-olufsen.com

Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-T30 II, £849

An amazing trip deserves amazing photos. The new X-T300II is compact and lightweight while also delivering quality images. It can capture subjects in low-light conditions and indoors, and there’s no need to despair if you don’t know your F-stops: its updated AUTO shooting mode makes it easy to get beautiful photos without using detailed settings.

fujifilm-x.com

20 Seventh Letter

Silk Sleep Mask, £35

Now that we can fly again, we need to remember to pack a sleep mask as well as a face mask. These sumptuous masks come in a range of animal prints, from alpacas to orangutans, and will make you feel like a VIP – even if you’re not at the front of the plane.

20seventhletter.com

El Camino

Custom Travel Charm Jewellery, from £27

Located in Cornwall, El Camino creates custom handmade bracelets and necklaces for people who love to travel. Based around a collection of interchangeable beads that represent regions, counties, islands, cities, places, landmarks, seas and oceans, the range’s concept commemorates those special travel memories.

elcaminobracelets.com

Unibank

Unibank Power Bank, £90

This award-winning power bank can charge conventionally but also by pulling its cord – just 90-seconds gives you 25-minutes of talk time on a smartphone. It’s versatile as well as eco-friendly as its range of optional attachments include an ambient light, panic alarm and Bluetooth speaker.

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Wanderlust

Gift Membership, £35

The best gift of all for any keen traveller! Not only do our Club members get to indulge their wanderlust through the planet’s best travel magazine, but they get access to the full digital archive of issues, exclusive events, competitions and offers. What’s more, buy a gift, and you’ll receive a copy of Simon Reeve’s brilliant memoir, Step by Step.

shop.wanderlust.co.uk

 

Non Plastic Beach

Frequent Flyer Pack, £35

An eco-friendly lifestyle can be harder to maintain when you are travelling. This handy travel kit helps solve that problem, containing a bamboo toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste tablets, silk dental floss, a Kutis natural deodorant,a Borneo Breeze shower soap and a shampoo bar, plus a soap tin and toothpaste tablet tin.

nonplasticbeach.com

Latin America Travel Association Foundation

Christmas Gift Donation, from £5

The LATA Foundation has provided ongoing support to a range of grassroots initiatives in Latin America throughout the pandemic, as well as providing urgent relief for those most-in-need. One hundred percent of the voucher’s funds go towards making a difference, whether to former street kids or disadvantaged students.

latafoundation.org/christmasgift 

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