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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

It's that time of year again - time to get started on your Christmas shopping! But instead of panicking, trying to figure out who you need to buy for, who wants what, and whether you'll actually manage to stay within budget this year, why not take a break from the hustle and bustle and allow yourself time for some much-needed gift inspiration?

We all know someone who loves to travel, whether they're always jetting off around the world in search of their next adventure or simply struck down with wanderlust, dreaming about a life lived out there on the road. No matter how close they are to realising their dreams, it's undeniable that they've been well and truly bitten by the travel bug. Got someone in mind? Good.

It can often be tricky to find the perfect gift for someone who loves travel, especially if they are often out and about, on the go. If you're racking your brains but coming up with nothing, you're in luck, as I've got some inspiration to share with you. Keep on reading to check out five of my top Christmas gift ideas for people who love to travel!

Vintage Art Prints

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Image: Lorna Holland
I've always loved vintage prints, especially when they're combined with travel themes. These gorgeous prints from Smart Arts Gallery remind me of the style used in old railway posters and just scream nostalgia. They're subtle and understated but still bold and eye-catching - the perfect piece to adorn the walls of your travel lover's home. Plus, there's a wide variety of prints, each featuring different places around the world, so you can easily pick out their favourite location for an extra special touch.

Magazine Subscription

Perfect for reading both at home and on the go, magazines can be fun, useful and informative. If you're struggling to pick a gift for the person who already has everything, why not forsake the traditional materialistic gift and opt for a magazine subscription instead? Not only will they never run out of reading material, but a subscription is a gift that keeps on giving as they will be able to read new issues all year round. When it comes to travel magazines, the National Geographic Traveller is a great bet and one I personally recommend.

Travel Journal

So being a writer I may be a little biased, but I honestly believe that there is no better way to document your travels than by writing them down in your very own travel journal. From a battered notebook to a pristine scrapbook, travel journals can be as varied as the people they belong to. If you're after a great stocking filler, here are a few of my favourite budget-friendly picks - the personalised option, the compact option, or the vintage option.

Personalised Map

Having received one of these myself, I had to include the fantastic idea that is the scratch map - a map of the world where you can scratch off the places you have visited or want to visit. Available in a series of different sizes and styles, the Scratch Map is sure to make a great personalised gift for the globe-trotting travel lover this Christmas.

Jewellery Keepsake



What better way to say it than with a stunning piece of jewellery - make your dazzling gift extra special by incorporating the travel theme for a truly remarkable gift that is sure to be treasured. Smaller pieces are great for everyday wear and wearing while travelling, whereas larger pieces or statement jewellery are best for special occasions. No matter their personal style, here are a few of my favourite picks this year - airplane bracelet, travel necklace, suitcase charm.

* This is a collaborative post.

Are you a travel lover? Do any of my picks take your fancy? Let me know in the comments below!

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