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This year many of us were lucky enough to enjoy a getaway in some shape or form, whether that was a staycation or travelling further afield... and now we’re excitedly making plans for more home swapping adventures in 2022! So as Christmas approaches – and with travel conditions changing week by week – give a gift that the travel-lover in your life will cherish. From essential holiday gadgets to the best accessories, take a look at our round-up of the best gifts for travellers under £100.   


Reusable coffee cup

Smidge, £14

Many of us have adopted a reusable cup in recent years, but what makes smidge mugs so great is that they’re entirely leak proof. Perfect for those times where you need to chuck your cup in your backpack and not worry about it leaking coffee all over your nicely packed clothes. They’re also thermally insulated, so keep your drink hot for 6 hours and cold for 12 (and there’s a whole host of colours to choose from).


Gifts for travel lovers reusable cup


Reusable water bottle

Hydro Flask, £32.95

A reusable bottle is another must-have for long (and short) journeys. Not only will it help you reduce your carbon footprint in single-use plastic, it also cuts the cost of expensive water in airports and tourist hotspots. Hydro Flasks are super durable and come with a handle, which is handy for attaching to the outside of your bag.


Travel gifts reusable water bottle


Trtl Pillow

Trtl, £24.99

A lifesaver when it comes to long flights or transfer buses, the Trtl pillow features connected bands hidden in the fleece to hold your head upright when sleeping – so no creaky neck post-journey! It’s also super compact (about the size of a magazine) so it’s a great alternative to traditional travel pillows which can be chunky and uncomfortable.


Trtl travel pillow travel gift


Packing cubes

Finisterre, £35

Knowing exactly where all your items are takes away the stress of finding your bits and bobs when you’re on the go (it also makes packing hassle free!). We recommend buying different colours for each person you’re travelling with, making it easy to find whose items are whose. You can pick up packing cubes from many retailers, but we love this patterned set from Finisterre which is made from 100% recycled polyester.


Holiday presents packing cubes


All-purpose dry sack

Amazon, £19.75

Whether you’re going on an intrepid adventure, camping, or just relaxing by the sea, a dry bag is a great piece of kit for anyone that is planning to be in or near the water. They’re great for protecting expensive equipment like cameras or laptops, and they’re invaluable for keeping your clothes dry when you're in drizzly weather or on the beach. We recommend this pack of 3 in various sizes and colours.


vacation gits dry sack


Flatpack toiletry bottles

Matador, 3pk £37.50

Sick of lugging big bottles of shampoo in your luggage? Miniature versions are fine if you’re going to reuse the bottles, but if you’re really looking to up your travel game (and impress many with how small your carry-on is) we’d recommend these flat pack options from Matador. Say goodbye to buying expensive (and environmentally unfriendly) single-use travel sets in the airport, and say hello to travelling compactly with your favourite products from home.

Travel gifts travel bottles

Packable thermal puffer jacket

Uniqlo, £59.90

Uniqlo’s ultra-light down collection is a great option for destinations where the weather and temperature fluctuates. They’re perfect for travellers as they weigh practically zilch, and they pack down into nothing too. Perfect for chucking into your day bag (just in case), they even work as a portable travel pillow. The range comes in a variety of different colours, with options for both men and women.
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Holiday gifts Uniqlo puffer jacket

Google Chromecast

Google, £30

If the weather isn't on your side, or if you're looking for a quiet night in, a Chromecast will come in really handy for watching all your favourite shows on the go, and works on practically any TV. If you’re staying in a hotel your Chromecast may struggle to connect to the hotel’s WiFi or any WiFi that requires a login page – so you’d be better off using this in a lovely home swap!

Holiday present Google Chrome Cast

4 port charger

Amazon, £10.99

Sick of going to use the charging port and finding that someone else has beat you to it? Well this innovative charging port – which would make a great stocking filler – will solve that problem, as it means you can charge all your essential devices in one place. Just make sure you check the voltage of the country you’re staying in, to ensure it’s safe.

Four port charger

Weleda Skin Food

Boots, £9.37

This travel-sized bottle is essential for anyone whose skin dries out from the harsh aircon of flights. Slather this on during your flight and afterwards to enjoy a dewy glow when you land.

Weleda skin food

Weekly calendar

Moleskine, £16.99

Handy for day-to-day use even when you’re not travelling, this weekly planner is great for travel lovers as it has a handy calendar with info on time zones, international measurements, dialling codes and flight durations.


 moleskin weekly travel planner

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw, £26.98

If you’re planning on an active outdoor holiday, packing a LifeStraw is a great way to feel confident that you’ll always have a supply of clean, safe water in situations where shops or water taps are sparse. It’s also great for countries and cities where the tap water isn’t safe to drink.

Lifestraw portable travel water purifier

Portable speaker

Wonderboom, £60

An affordable alternative to its many expensive counterparts, this Wonderboom speaker packs a punch in its compact form. It’s also waterproof, so perfect for poolside days and has over 10 hours of battery life.

Portable travel speaker

Portable charger

Anker, £17.99

We use our phones for all sorts – taking photos, navigating on maps, looking up things to do, uploading social media with envious travel shots – so you’ll need a power bank to make sure you’re never without your trusty device. This Anker power bank is great and provides 2 full charges of an iPhone, 1.6 for an android and 1.2 for an iPad.

Anker portable travel pack

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