I don’t know about you, but I have made a start with my Christmas shopping. I like to get as much of it done in October and November, so that I don’t even have to really think about, other than wrapping, when it comes to December. So over the next couple of weeks I am going to be sharing the Christmas gift guides that I have been working on, to give you some ideas and to inspire. I have been really looking forward to sharing them, so I hope you find them useful.
The first of the guides is for the travel lover in your life. Because, as much as it would be nice to get them some plane tickets or book them a trip somewhere, that is probably going to be unlikely. So here are a few things that could work for the travel lover in your life, to keep the travel vibe going, and help them to be ready to travel next time they’re going away. It would be great to hear what you think.
Hollywood X-Press Portable Mirror
When you are on your travels, you never know what the set up is going to be for getting ready in your hotel room or apartment. Where will the plug sockets be? And if you’re camping or on a long-haul flight, then having your own mirror to freshen up with is a must. I really like that the Hollywood X-Press Portable Mirror from Illuminated Mirrors is a great size, can fit in hand luggage, and comes with a carry case. You can charge it, so that it can light up if you need it to, and it isn’t heavy.
Priced at £29.99 I think it is a really reasonable price for a gift, and for what you get.
If you’re after something that is more of a stocking filler, then the Zap-It! is what you need. As any travel lover knows, mosquitos are the enemy on your travels. The Zap-It is a small but effective device that generates a harmless and mild (no stronger than a gentle pinch) low electrical impulse created by crystals. It is the same technology that is commonly used in clocks and lighters, so nothing weird or unnatural. It then delivers harmless little ‘zaps’ which stops the itching and urge to scratch and does so really quickly. So it is a must for any suitcase!
Zap-It! is available from selected health stores, pharmacies, garden centres, all Asda shops and Superdrug, and Amazon, and costs from £5.95.
Tesalate Sand-Free Towel
I have a Tesalate sand-free towel of my own, and have been taking that on our travels for a while now. I think it is great, as it really works to dry you off, but also doesn’t have sand stick to it when you’re using it on a sandy beach. The towels are lightweight, come in their own drawstring bag, and because they aren’t fluffy like other towels, aren’t bulky. So for me, they are an essential for travel and for holidays.
The styles and colours are great, and they have launched several new styles recently. This one is the ‘paradise found‘ one which is lovely and bright. Can I book a holiday now, please? The towels are £49 for a single towel, and you can get 10% off your first order if you sign-up to their newsletter. I honestly think they’re really worth it, especially if you have children that hate having sand sick to them at the beach.
Colour & Learn World Map Tablecloth
If you have children that love to travel or a family that you are buying for that love to travel, then a little something to tide them over in-between travels, is a great idea. Heck, this Colour & Learn Word Map Tablecloth from Eat Sleep Doodle is great for anyone with children really as you get to learn about the world and colour in at the same time – winning!
I really like that the tablecloth is something that you can all do together, and the fun world map tablecloth also comes with a wash-out fabric pen set. So you can use it over and over again. There are countries listed, fun facts, will animals, and exotic sea creatures, so there is plenty to talk about and learn. I think the price of £22.95 is really reasonable for what you get, especially because it is something that you can use over and over again.
Eat Sleep Doodle have plenty of other things like this, and they also do colour in wrapping paper, which is a great alternative to plastic wrapping paper. You could get children to colour it in before wrapping the gift (for a cute touch for the grandparents, for example), or leave for the recipient to colour in themselves. Definitely worth checking out.
Have you got any other ideas for gifts for travel lovers this Christmas? It would be great to hear what you think!
*post contains gifted items, but all opinions are my own.