Holidays Travel

Christmas gift ideas for globetrotters

(Kovered/PA) (Kovered/PA)

Buying Christmas presents is always a challenge – especially for people who like to keep their possessions on the minimum side. Travellers lean towards lightweight, practical gear that serves a useful purpose without adding too much weight to their luggage.

If you have an eager adventurer in the family, try one of these gifts.

A trio of BLOW Hairdryers
A trio of BLOW Hairdryers (MD London/PA) (olivia51)

BLOW Hairdryer, £195, mdlondon

Keep hair under control while on the go. Weighing just 360g, this is probably the lightest model on the market.

Arc'teryx down jacket
Arc'teryx down jacket (Arc’teryx/PA)

Cerium Hoody Women’s, £350, Arc’teryx

A lightweight down hoody to use as a base layer or alone.

Atlas print travel pillow
Atlas print travel pillow (Mountain Warehouse/PA)

Memory Foam Travel Pillow, £12.99, Mountain Warehouse

Make long journeys more bearable with a memory foam neck pillow, designed to mould around your neck.

Kovered Roe bag
Kovered Roe bag (Kovered/PA)

Roe – Waxed Canvas Adventure Backpack, £120, Kovered

Made from reclaimed leather and waxed heavy cotton, this water-resistant bag has compartments for camera equipment and tech gear.

The Aerolight Transit Mug, £31.99 (0.35l), Stanley

Surprisingly light, this travel mug uses spun-steel, double-wall vacuum insulation to reduce weight, while keeping drinks hot or cold for hours.

Futo Laptop Sleeve, £28.99 (16 inch), OYOY LIVING DESIGN

Use this fabric case to keep laptops safe on the go, and flip it into a handbag at night.

Ordo toothbrush and charging case set
Ordo toothbrush and charging case set (Ordo/PA)

Ordo Sonic+ Toothbrush, £49.99; Charging Travel Case, £20, Ordo

An electric toothbrush is better for both the environment and oral hygiene. This model – with 40,000 sonic pulses per minute – comes with a secure carry case to keep it clean during travels.

A set of Stamford journals
A set of Stamford journals (Stamford/PA)

Stamford Notebook Medium Travellers Journal, £44.50, Pen Heaven

Put pen to paper and record adventures in a refillable leather-bound journal, which can be personalised with embossed initials.

Ramverk Camera Insert XL Black Out, £179, Db

Keep camera gear tidy in a padded capsule designed to fit inside backpacks or cabin bags.