Best Gifts for Travellers Under £50
By Helen from Actually Mummy
By 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.
Travel Document Wallet
By Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Too
By 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.
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!
By 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.
Re-useable water bottle
By 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.
Joby Gorillapod Tripod
By Kelly, Aaron and Hudson from No Man Before
By 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!
J Pillow Headrest
By 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!
By 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.
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.
Best Gifts for Travellers Over £50
Mia Tui Travel Bag
By Daisy from Dais Like These
Osprey FarPoint RuckSack
By 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.
Travel Air Mattress
By Keith & Tina from Retire Early and Travel
Thule Carry-on Case
By Katja from GlobeTotting
Nuna Sena Travel Cot
By Char from Taylor Hearts Travel
Bose Sleep Buds
By Tara from Pint Size Pilot
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