It can be hard to know what to buy for someone who always seems to be gallivanting around the world. This Christmas, we’ve tried to make gift-giving a little easier with our round-up of gift ideas that travel enthusiasts and frequent flyers will love.
Xenvo pro phone camera lens kit
For the budding photographer. Everyone loves to take photos when they travel and this handy little attachable camera lens is the perfect gift to help someone maximise their photography skills – without breaking the budget of course. The scratch-proof glass lens can easily clip on to the back of any Apple or Android phone cameras and is compatible with almost all phone cases. The full kit comes with a Macro lens to magnify nearby subjects, a wide-angle lens to capture 45% more picture and a clip-on LED light to instantly illuminate your surroundings.
Available on Amazon.com for $59.99
Leather charger carrier
For the organised traveller. We’ve all lost our chargers in our bags at some point – even when not travelling! Keeping your charger cords and adapters in one pouch will make sure they don’t get misplaced and keeps them tangle-free. These leather charger roll-ups are available in different colours to really help you get organised. They have even have placeholders to keep your headphones and can be monogrammed with your initials.
Available at Mark & Graham for $49
For the practical traveller. If you’re in a foreign environment and you get stuck in the rain, the last thing you want to be doing is looking for somewhere to buy an umbrella. This travel-friendly umbrella is strong enough that it doesn’t break at the first sign of a storm, and you can rely on it for the whole trip. Their unique shape, with curved edges, means you won’t be poking anyone’s eye out, and they’re small enough to pack in a backpack or satchel. Most importantly, they’re super stylish and have a range of cool colours and limited edition designs to suit everyone’s style.
Available at bluntumbrella.com.au from $119
Waterproof phone case
For those that love water vacations. This 100% waterproof slide seal system combined with a transparent front and LENZFLEX back means you can browse, chat or snap away while your phone or small tablet device is safely sealed inside the waterproof pouch. The OverBoard waterproof phone case is also guaranteed submersible to 19ft / 6m, meaning you can drop it in the surf and not lose your numerous holiday lists.
Available at over-board.com for $29.95
Klean Kanteen 12oz insulated TKWide
For those that are always on the go. The vacuum insulated TKWide bottle was created with versatility, portability and performance to create the best water bottle, coffee mug, sport bottle and insulated cup, all in one package. The 12oz TKWide comes with the leak-proof Café Cap with easy-carry swivel loop for easy coffee transport between holiday events. Users can easily transition between other TKWide caps including the vacuum insulated Loop Cap which creates a full stainless steel interior and increases thermal performance, or the Straw Cap, which makes hydration easy. It will never leak – so your holiday outfit will be safe from last-minute stains.
Available at kleankanteen.com for $44.95
Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank
For the tech-travellers. This small but mighty gadget has a fast, convenient charging solution for every traveller. Designed with USB-A and USB-C ports to charge via cable and features a wireless QI charging pad that has the power to recharge your phone 8 times without a single cable in sight. Now carry on approved, the Goal Zero Sherpa ensures that you’ll never lose power on a long haul flight with the ability to charge a tablet up to 4 times, and a laptop twice.
Available at goalzero.com.au for $299.95
Pod & Parcel Minipresso gift pack
For the coffee-lovers. This cute Minipresso portable pod machine comes with 20 pods included (1 pack of Munro and 1 pack of Florentino) and is perfect for travellers on the go or those that are camping out and in need of a hit of coffee.
Available at podandparcel.com.au for $88
The perfect phone case
For those who can’t go anywhere without their phone. That last thing you want to deal with while travelling is a broken phone. That is why these sturdy phone cases from OtterBox and LifeProof are among our top picks this year. Their extreme-tested cases and screen protectors are designed to protect smartphones from the wear and tear of everyday use and travel adventures like running down Italy’s cobbled side streets, jumping on bullet trains in China and skiing down Whistler’s slopes. Cases and accessories are available in a range of sizes for phones and iPads from Apple, Samsung, Google, Huawei, LG and more.
Featured (from left to right): OtterBox Strada Folio, Otter + Pop series, LifeProof Fre and LifeProof FLiP.
More options available at otterbox.com.au and lifeproof.com.au from $49.95
Vacations & Travel subscription
For the thinking traveller. Why not provide a little holiday inspiration with the latest Vacations & Travel magazine? Inside you’ll find travel reviews, first-person stories and stunning imagery from beautiful destinations around the globe. This quarterly magazine is the perfect coffee table read. Purchase a one-off edition from your local newsagent or give the gift of a subscription and save up to 24 per cent.
Subscriptions available at vacationstravel.com/subscribe from $45.95
For the travelling mums and daughters. This Australian swimwear label offers a beautiful collection of matching swimwear for women, girls and young bubs that are perfect for family holidays. Sunsoaked fabrics provide 50+ protection from UV rays and are lightweight and quick drying. Their designs are all about flattering modern women who loves getting out in the sun and enjoying time with her family.
Available at sunsoaked.com.au.
For the travelling man. Vacay swimwear offers a collection of on-trend swim shorts and linen shorts that are perfect for the men in your life this summer. The bespoke pieces embody the playful essence of the man who loves to travel, with a sense of European style and refinement.
Available at vacayswimwear.com.au from $79.99
Bamboo Lyocell Travel Kit
For the sleepy traveller. This three-piece kit is perfect for those that are frequently in the air. The kit includes an eye mask for a restful sleep, an eye pillow with removable organic lavender & wheat insert to relieve stress, a quick fix for puffy eyes, and a standard size pillowcase conveniently packed in a reusable drawstring bag.
Available at ettitude.com.au for $65
Crumpler Jolly Swagman bag
For the adventurous traveller. The Jolly Swagman is part of Crumpler’s new Rambling range that is designed with serious travellers and explorers in mind. It’s built to carry all the important travel essentials and ensure long-trek comfort. It features padded straps and panels, waterproof front pocket zip, two front sleeves for maps, side pocket for drink bottle, internal key loop, top pocket for quick access, Internal laptop pocket, an expansion gusset and a removable bag that can be used as a rain cover or laundry bag.
Available at crumpler.com for $399
GO Travel Digi Scales
For the traveller that always overpacks. These portable digital luggage scales are a nifty little device that will help you make sure your luggage always falls under the baggage limit. It is ultra-lightweight and compact with a high precision sensor that can weigh up to 40kgs. It is accurate and easy to use with a handy ‘auto power-off’ function to preserve battery life.
Available at paddypallin.com.au for $23.96 (currently on sale).
For the beach-loving traveller. These compact sand-free towels are absolutely ideal for travellers. Along with their striking designs, they are made with exclusive AbsorbLite™ fabric that is ultra-absorbent and rapid drying, taking half the time of a regular beach towel. Shop the regular-sized beach towel or a towel for two.
Available from au.tesalate.com from $79
Personalised leather luggage tag
For the frequent-flyer. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most – such as a clearly labelled luggage tag so your bag doesn’t go missing! This stylish luggage tag is made from genuine leather and comes in a range of colours that can be monogrammed for personalisation. Write your details on the paper circle insert and you’re ready to go.
Available at kikki-k.com from $17.99