Now that Halloween is outta the way, and our American brethren have had their first Turkey day of the year, it’s well and truly Christmas season!
With Christmas on the horizon here’s my top 10 gift ideas for a Travel addict close to your heart.
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My Top 10 Christmas Gifts For the Travel Addict in your life.
1. A Reusable water bottle – One Green Bottle
My boyfriend and I carry reusable water bottles pretty much wherever we can. We took ours on our Working Holiday to New Zealand (Watch out for airport security though!) Using your own water bottle is a great idea as it’s ecofriendly and a lot cheaper than buying bottled water. We both have stainless steel reusable water bottles by One Green Bottle (though mines an older model that came in a lovely orange colour which I don’t think they do anymore.)
You can choose different colours and caps, and for some sizes you can also get some funky jackets (only available on there website though.) Mines a giraffe! These bottles are BPA/BPS free, come in various sizes (350ml, 500ml, 800ml) and I must say are very durable – I bought mine in 2014 and it’s been thrown around a fair bit, but still going strong.
2. Camera Stand – Joby GorillaPod Tripod
For those travellers that love a photo – and are solo travellers or only have a reluctant photo buddy, these are a fab idea. The GorillaPod acts as a tripod, but also has flexible and wrappable legs so you cant attach it to things that aren’t horizontal. There are a variety of GorillaPods available, but I like the look of this one as it would take the weight of my DSLR.
3. Gadget Organiser – Cocoon GRID-IT
For those like me who hates having all my gadgets mixed up all over the place, this would be a great addition. I’m also terrible at getting all my wires tangled up so this would make a great addition. You can keep ANYTHING in it, as long as it fits, you just arrange your items under the straps and voila! All those cables, chargers, spare batteries, headphones, etc in ONE place. And they do bigger ones that include space for your laptop. Yes please!
4. Travel Map – Gold Scratch Map
Who doesn’t love personalisation?
With this gorgeous map of the world, you scratch off the countries you have visited, changing the colour from all black and gold to a multi-colour delight of travel memories to brighten up any wall.
5. Stationary – A nice journal perhaps?
YES, I LOVE STATIONARY. NO, I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM.
OK. I love stationary and already have way too many empty ones laying around just waiting to be written in. But pretty books and pens! Never a bad choice!
I love these leather bound notebooks from Maleden with refillable pages and attached pendants. (The sea blue coloured one is gorgeous!)
6. Travel accessories – funky passport covers
So this covers things like Passport covers, luggage tags and clips, holders for documents.
As well as a traveller, I’m also a bit of a nerd, so I love themed stuff – you can find a cover for almost anything, here’re a few of my favs for your fellow travel nerd:
7. The luggage scales – MYCARBON Portable Digital Scale
Something like this would be super useful – as when one travels you do tend to… accumulate stuff? This would come in so handy knowing what weight your carrying before you reach the airport so you are more able to arrange and pack appropriately.
8. Cabin approved bag – LeahWard Weekend Travel Bag
Every traveller needs a bag – and I just love this weekend handbag. It comes with wheels which slide into the bottom, and is a cabin approved size, and comes in many different designs. I love the owls, so cute!
And if you have a little more in your budget, and are feeling a bit generous this year… (or if you’re thinking about treating yourself perhaps??)
9. Snapchat Spectacles
Got a vlogger on your hands?
How about these awesome Snapchat spectacles, which can be used to record and upload your videos to your Snapchat feed. I’ve seen a few travel bloggers using them lately and I must say the video quality and cool unique perspective, make for really interesting footage and content.
10. A decent camera
So my Nikon D3200 was a VERY much appreciated gift from my Mum a few years ago. (Thanks Mama!) I still LOVE it. I still need to learn how to use the darn thing to its best potential, I’m still a bit of a novice really. 92 years in adn I’ve just figured out how to take a video DOH!)
But the pictures it takes are quite spectacular. I’ve also just discovered that there’s an app called Snapbridge which means you can Bluetooth your photos directly from from your Nikon camera to your smart phone. My tweets/instagram/facebook page are about to get a whole lot better
There’s a newer version of the camera which I have – the D3400, which has a few changes. It’s a bit lighter, and the battery should last a bit longer, but fairly siilar. I would highly recommend this beaut.
So there you have it!
My top 10 Christmas Gifts for the travel bunny in your life. I hope I’ve been able to inspire you with a few ideas. What do you think, have I missed any essentials? Whats on YOUR Christmas list this year?
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