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List 19 November

The best Christmas presents for travellers: £16 - £30

Treat the travel-lover in your life with one (or more!) of these nifty gadgets, useful garments and travel-themed tidbits

QuickLock Wallet, £16

OSPREY
This not only looks good but also features a hidden pocket for banknotes and a transparent change pouch so you can see your coins at a glance.
Buy it here

Buena Vista Social Club: vinyl + digital download, £20

It’s the album that virtually redefined world music in the mid-1990s and (re)launched the career of a lost generation of Cuban performers. Of course, you already own it – some may even have it on vinyl – but few people own it in a double 180gram disc, complete with 20-page booklet and digital download. Buy it here

Map Hip Flash, £20

STANFORDS
Perfect for taking a cheeky nip in colder climes.
Buy it here – & get 10% off with discount code 'WANDERLUST'


Air-Core Ultralight, £20

COCOON
Folding down to about the size of a chocolate bar, this inflatable pillow offers near-guaranteed shut-eye courtesy of a layer of super comfy synthetic down.
Buy it here

100 Greatest Travel Experiences book, free (with a Christmas gift subscription) or £20

WANDERLUST
The ultimate gift for travel lovers? A subscription to Wanderlust of course! Each gift sub comes with a copy of our inspirational new book – give it to your loved one, or keep it for yourself! Buy it here

Roll up wash bag, £21

LOWE ALPINE
Made from rip-stop fabric, with a smash-proof mirror, a hook for hanging, four pockets, mesh stash pockets and a toothbrush/razor holder – it’s a travel essential. Buy it here

Pack-It Specter Garment Folder, £22 small/£26 medium/£29 large

EAGLE CREEK
This garment folder will cast creased clothes into the past: it neatly folds and compacts them ready to pack in your luggage, while its ripstop fabric keeps them dry, too. Buy it here

Fabric map, £22.50

SPLASHMAPS
Get your favourite map – UK or overseas – printed on this waterproof and washable fabric. You can even use it as a towel! Buy it here

Travel Compression Socks, £24

BRIDGEDALE
It wouldn’t be Christmas without socks, but you’ll want this pair – they regulate temperature and aid blood circulation to help prevent DVT on long-haul flights.
Buy it here





No. 8 Anniversary Knife, £25

OPINEL
With a handle made from hornbeam and a blade made from Sandvik steel – the same as ice skates – you can’t choose a much sharper tool in the box for your camping adventure.
Buy it here

Expedition Towel, £25

PARAMO
Made from a more luxurious-feeling fabric than most quick-dry towels, this is also low-bulk so very travel friendly.
Buy it here


Lifestraw Personal, £25

LIFESTRAW
Enjoy safe water everywhere – from dodgy hotels to tapless wildernesses – with this compact portable filter.
Buy it here – & get 20% off with discount code 'WLUST11'

Scando Toque reversible beanie, £25

ARC’TERYX
Why buy one hat when you can get 2 in 1? It features two striking designs – a classic stripe look and a wilder, head-turning tiled pattern.
Buy it here


Rinjhim hand and leg warmers, £25 (hand); £35 (leg)

SHERPA ADVENTURE GEAR
Made from a combo of wool and Polarfleece polyester, these hand-knitted warmers come in a colourful design that will make you feel as though you’re in the Nepalese Himalaya, even when you’re at home.
Buy it here

Storm Shelter 200, £27.50

VANGO
Create your own microclimate with this nifty bag. Simply open it out and sit inside for a warm lunch stop in the mountains, or wherever you find yourself.
Buy it here


Unipod Trekking Pole, £30

TERRA NOVA EQUIPMENT
An adjustable walking pole for the hiking photographer: it houses a camera mount hidden in the handle, making it handy for those mid-mountain shots.
Buy it here


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Main image: Hiker jumping (Shutterstock)