As the festive season is creeping ever closer, we’ve made it our mission to bring you a curated, helpful selection of gift guides with things you’ll actually want to buy.
We’ve already covered gifts for him, her and the notoriously tricky Secret Santa, and up next is travel. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned jet setter, someone about to head off on their first trip, or simply someone who travels a lot for work, we’ve trawled the shops to bring functional pieces that will make a journey that much more comfortable.
Starting from just £11.99, here are our top picks.
A bold passport cover like this one will ensure even the most forgetful of travellers won’t misplace it and will make it easy to find in your handbag, save you the dreaded fear of losing it. You can also add a personal touch by having it embossed with their initials too.
For the forward planner pick up a copy of the newly released travel guide for 2020 by Lonely Planet. With information and recommendations across the best countries, cities and regions around the globe to suit all budgets, it’s a treasure trove of inspiration for their next trip.
If you’re looking to invest in luggage that’s durable, long-lasting and chic, head to Rimowa who are experts at the stuff. It’s lightweight so you can pack more (obviously) and is a four wheeler with an extendable handle so you can sail through the airport with ease. We guarantee this will go down well on Christmas day.
For those of us who are a long way off affording a first class plane ticket, ensure that the recipient is still able to travel in comfort at all times with this bundle of slippers, eye mask, ear plugs and neck pillow to help get 40 winks on short and long haul journeys.
A high quality pair of headphones will provide a private oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of the airports, train stations and buses while also being the perfect tool to catch up on your favourite podcast to pass the time. Plus, the distinctive red stripe will make them easy to identify if you accidentally lose them in transit.
A scratch map is a fun way to document your travels tat will outlive those Instagram posts. Simply scratch off each country you’ve visited for a colourful way to decorate your walls while reminiscing on your time abroad.
This handy trio will ensure when travelling, you do it with a good night’s sleep behind you, with a handy travel size skincare routine to suit your every need. The cleansing balm will remove makeup and that stale plane feeling, the night cream will leave your skin feeling fresh upon arrival and the pillow spray will help you doze off with ease.
Anyone travelling anywhere will benefit from a sturdy backpack. Doubling up as both a carry on for quick trips or a weekend bag for a day trip, this vegan red number is bold, bright and beautiful with adjustable back body straps, a 100% recycled nylon lining and a 13″ padded laptop pocket.
There’s nothing worse than navigating your way round a place when you phone battery dies, so a portable charger will serve you well. The palm-print one is slim and compact and gives your four hours of juice, so you can keep snapping pic and following City Mapper to your hearts content.
Fashionable and functional, this luggage tag is a must have. Keep tabs on your bag by attaching the tag and keeping hold of the tile. To track its whereabouts, connect your phone to it via bluetooth or simply press the tile and your suitcase will ring on the carousel.
While it may be winter in the UK, it’s certainly still hot in the southern hemisphere, so if a trip is coming up in warmer climates, buy them a beautiful swimsuit. It’s fully lined with flattering inner panels so will flatter their silhouette too.
We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.