The holidays are slowly but surely approaching… That special time of year which is so incredibly magical and yet endlessly stressful.  Year after year, one of the biggest struggles leading up to the festivities is the daunting task of finding the best gifts for our favourite people. They deserve the absolute best, and you deserve a little downtime.
So this winter we decided to make it a little easier on you by collaborating with a few of our favourite travel bloggers and giving you some tips on the best gifts for travellers. Our bloggers came back to us with some incredible ideas, and loads of them have already made it onto our own wish lists. Now, whether there’s an intrepid adventurer in your life, a friend with really big dreams, or perhaps someone who just needs a little push!  these gifts are sure to hit the spot.

Best Gifts for Travellers Under £50

Travel Listography

Travel Listography - - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Helen from Actually Mummy

My go-to gift for travel lovers is the Travel Listography book. I have one of my own, and it’s always a source of creative joy in a quiet moment. As good for memories as it is for pipe dreams, it encourages all my family to share their travel passions, and helps us prioritise our next adventure.

Buy it here for £8.76



Head Torch

Head Torch - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Jenny from Travelynn Family

A good head torch is an essential gift for any intrepid traveller. Whether it’s for nights camping under the stars, late evenings strolling through bustling cities during a power cut or a dawn hike to a summit for sunrise; a good quality head torch with excellent range and reliable batteries is a must. This thoughtful gift is small enough to fit neatly into anyone’s backpack and means they don’t have to waste phone battery by using the phone’s torch in an emergency. 

Buy it here for £10.99


Travel Document Wallet

Travel Document Wallet - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Too

While we like to think that we are moving to a paperless world, however, when you are travelling there are still many documents (Passport, EHIC, Insurance) that you need to carry with you.  Keep these concurrently, organised and to hand in a travel document wallet.  Perfect for having everything ready at check-in, boarding and when your travelling.

Buy it here for £12.99


Power Bank

Power Bank - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Sabina from Mummy Matters

A power bank is one of the most crucial items for any traveller. Considering we use our phones for GPS, taking photographs, making emergency calls, or even just listening to music, carrying a power bank will prolong your battery life and avoid stressful situations.

Buy it here for £13.99



Packing Cubes

Packing Cubes - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Katy from Otis and Us and Angharad Paull from Mama Travels Earth

Packing cubes keep suitcases tidy and organised when travelling. The cubes are lightweight and help to arrange items of clothing, shoes and toiletries into some order. They are great when space is tight and makes life easier for travellers.  Packing Cubes can also be used as a laundry bag on your journey home, so you can whip out the stinky clothes and get them straight in the wash on your return. There are all sorts of different styles and colours to choose from and fellow family travellers rave about them. You might just need to work on your Tetris skills beforehand!

Buy it here for £14.99


Scratch Map

Scratch Map - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Megan from Mapping Megan

Scratch Maps are one of the best gifts for travellers. Simply scratch off the metallic foil from the places you’ve visited to reveal a bright pop of colour underneath. It’s honestly the ultimate gift, and the perfect way to show off where you’ve travelled while livening up your wall with a colourful, unique and personalised world map.

Buy it here for £15.75


Re-useable water bottle

Re-usable Water Bottle - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Andrew & Emily from Along Dusty Roads

Our top travel gift is a reusable water filter bottle. These bottles instantly make various types of unsafe drinking water completely safe to drink, so are the excellent companion for all kinds of adventures, and goes a long way to helping travellers cut down on plastic usage. We use the Water-to-Go bottles.

Buy it here for £15.59



Joby Gorillapod Tripod

Joby Gorillapod Tripod- Best Gifts for TravellersBy Kelly, Aaron and Hudson from No Man Before

When we started travelling more often, we opted to capture our memories with photos. It’s still tricky to snap a good family photo with a toddler that’s always on the run, but the Gorillapod Tripod makes it a bit easier. This tripod comes in a few variations and is small and lightweight, which makes it easy to carry around when exploring a new city. 

Buy it here for £21.99


Yeti Tumbler

Yeti Tumbler - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Harmony from Momma to go

One of my favourite travel items is a personalised Yeti tumbler. I am a big coffee drinker, and this tumbler keeps coffee hot all day! It is my go-to mug for road trips as it fits perfectly in my car cup holder. A Yeti tumbler also keeps cold beverages frosty for a super long time, so perfect for those that like cooking, or cold – or both! I love the personalisation, it makes my mug stand out and would make a unique gift any recipient would love!

Buy it here for £24.44


J Pillow Headrest

J Pillow Headrest - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Jacqui from Mummy’s Little Monkey

When I first started travelling, I quickly realised the importance of a compact, portable headrest. I must have tried half a dozen different types before discovering ‘J Pillow’ looks rather bizarre – almost like a stuffed elephant – but the comfort was unparalleled. This product revolutionised my travelling life, and I still take it everywhere with me, on trains, cars, planes –  even to sleep on!

Buy it here for 24.95


Travel Journal

Travel Journal - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Nikky from Little Family Adventures

A travel journal is one of the best gifts for travellers of any age.  No matter where you find yourself, a journal allows you to capture that moment better than a photograph can. Write down your thoughts or feelings, sketch what you see, paste printed photographs, or insert small mementoes inside. Give travel journals to each family member and see their story from their eyes. 

Buy it here for £29


Family Games

By Jen from Mum in the Mad House

As a parent out must-haves for travelling tend to be things that bring us together as a family.  So we love portable games, such as cards, dominoes, chess and ludo.  Other fab portable family games are Dobble, Bananagrams, Baers v Babies, and  Exploding Kittens. 

Buy it here for £36.75



Diggit Bluetooth Speakers

Diggit Bluetooth Speaker - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely

These handy little speakers are the ideal travelling companion for music or podcast lovers. Pop one (or two) in a travel bag or suitcase and you can listen to your favourite tunes in a hotel room, on a balcony or even on the beach. They’re cute, compact, super useful and won’t break the bank. So the ideal gift!

Buy it here for £39.99 


Pipity Activity Sets

Pipity Activity Set - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Karen from Mini Travellers

We love the Pipity Activity Sets. They are travel essentials for kids of all ages. We take these creative games with us on every trip. They are so compact and useful that the kids have everything they need in one bag.

Buy it here for £39.99



Best Gifts for Travellers Over £50

Mia Tui Travel Bag

Mai Tui Travel Bag - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Daisy from Dais Like These

A practical but stylish travel bag is a perfect travel gift for travelling mums. The Mia Tui bags have some brilliant features such as an insulated bottle pocket, a clear bag for liquids and toiletries at the airport, a phone pocket, pen holders and even another small matching bag inside. 

Buy it here for £52



Osprey FarPoint RuckSack

Ospray Rucksack - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Claire from Tin Box Traveller

We’ve discovered a brilliant rucksack that we’d recommend for anyone in need of a versatile piece of hand luggage. The Osprey Farpoint 40 can be packed like a suitcase and carried like a rucksack. It has lots of pockets for tech and as well as snacks if you’re travelling with kids. It meets cabin baggage allowances and is light giving you maximum space to fill it with what you need for your journey.

Buy it here for £82.05


Travel Air Mattress

Travel Air Mattress - - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Keith & Tina from Retire Early and Travel

Why not have this small convenience for you to ensure a good nights sleep no matter where you go. This travel air mattress is number one recommendation for travellers and is the single most crucial gadget we take with us on our adventures. After all, getting a good nights sleep is so important.

Buy it here for £99.95



Thule Carry-on Case

Thule Carry-on Case - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Katja from GlobeTotting

A compact and lightweight carry-on bag is the perfect gift for travellers. Having owned various carry-on bags with the manoeuvrability of a dodgy shopping trolley, I’ve recently become the proud owner of a Thule carry-on case and it is brilliant. Deceptively roomy, easy to handle and stylish, it has definitely improved my travels.

Buy it here for £215


Nuna Sena Travel Cot

Nuna Sena Travel Cot - - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Char from Taylor Hearts Travel

I have this travel cot and I’ve lost count of the number of trips it’s been on – both short and long-haul. I used it for my first mini-explorer and it’s remained in such good condition and been so reliable that we’ve used it for our second one. It’s perfect for family travel.

Buy it here for £210.05



Bose Sleep Buds

Bose Sleep Buds - Best Gifts for TravellersBy Tara from Pint Size Pilot

As a frequent traveller, I spend much night out of the year in hotel rooms. While most stays go smoothly, once in a while, I have very restless nights. I recently discovered Bose Noise-Masking Sleep Buds. These wireless beauties block out ambient noise by allowing you to select from a variety of sounds as well as the option to set a wake-up alarm (that won’t disturb anyone else in the room).

Buy it here for £229.95



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