Do you have avid travellers in your life and are stuck on what to buy them? With less than a week until Christmas, read through my gift guide for some ideas and inspiration.

Tilley Hat

I first heard about Tilley hats in a gift guide in the paper 7 years ago! While a Tilley hat is a great choice for the adventurous traveller in your life who likes to hike, boat and partake in other outdoorsy activities, they also have different kinds of hats. You can find a great hat for the traveller in your life who simply likes to wander the streets of Europe. This makes a great gift because you know it will last them a lifetime.

Gold Scratch Map

For your family and friends who do a lot of travelling to various different places, they would love a gold scratch map where they can scratch off the top layer of countries that they’ve visited. A wonderful gift for the sentimental traveller!

Flytographer Session

If family or friends of yours are already going on holiday, you can purchase a Flytographer session for them. Flytographer have hundreds of photographers in 175 destinations who will do a photo shoot to capture incredible travel memories. This is the type of gift that will keep on giving as they return home and frame some professional photos of themselves on their travels.

Travel Document Holder

Probably the best gift I ever gave my mum, Carol, was her travel document holder. As an extremely organized person, my mum loves her document holder and it makes travelling so much easier when you know where everything is. Plus, it is nice and stylish.

Personalized Luggage Straps

Is there a traveller in your life who seems to have everything already? Well, how about getting them personalized luggage straps? Sure they may have luggage straps already to help them correctly identify their bags but if they’re personalized, there can be no mistaking their bags! It also adds a personal touch to the gift.


Do you have a gadget-loving traveller in the family? How about picking up a GoPro for them. They’ll love the technology in this small, durable camera and will have so many opportunities to use it on their travels. Definitely the most versatile camera out there that’s great for snorkeling, skiing, zip lining, surfing and many, many other activities that you can imagine doing on your travels.

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Trilogy

Anyone who likes to travel and also loves to read will be in for a treat with A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water and The Broken Road. Patrick Leigh Fermor dropped out of school and decided to walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in 1933. The trilogy is from this adventure. Fermor was known as Britain’s greatest living travel writer during his lifetime and was once described as a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene. Another great gift idea for an avid traveller and bookworm is an e-reader so they can take their whole library with them!

Hopefully I have given you some ideas of what to get the travellers in your life or perhaps you’ve even seen something you would like to ask Santa for!

About the Author

Rhian Torontow is a Family Travel Consultant with Magical Family Adventures. Rhian creates travel experiences that foster connections in your family that will last a lifetime and transforms your children into open-minded, flexible, well-travelled people. During Rhian’s childhood, her father travelled for work constantly and it was always travel that brought her family back together. You can follow Rhian on Facebook at, Instagram @MagicalFamilyAdventures and you can also connect with her on LinkedIn