<p style="text-align: jus How To Win Back Your Ex tify;”>Our Christmas gift guide will help you source cheap presents for travellers and budding backpackers with travel gadgets and gizmos to make life on the road plain sailing. From stocking fillers to curiously big boxes that will be thrilling to unwrap, the following Christmas gifts cost between £5 and £35 – something for every budget!
1. Hamax Micro Sledge
There is a touch of the big kid in us all but luckily for our luggage this mini sledge makes for easy flat packing on your ski trip. There is a ‘holding on for dear life’ handle and it is available in an assortment of colours. So, is there a white Christmas on the cards? Suitable for all ages.
£5, available from Cotswold Outdoor
2. Light-Up Globe
There might be no place like home but travel lovers are always thinking of the next trip. An illuminated globe will make the perfect bedside companion (for gazing in to the night before your flight) or as an inspiring desk lamp.
Visit Standfords, one of my favourite travel shops in London’s Covent Garden, to pick out your perfect world, or go online.
Prices start at £6.99. Available from Stanfords and online retailers
3. Retro Harmonica
An essential and historic instrument for wannabe backpackers and road trippers. A few notes later and Bob’s your Dylan. Head on down to the rail road or shimmy up to a nearby campfire.
This is a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C, supplied with vintage-looking hard case and instructions. Box measures 11.3 x 4.3 x 2.3cm
£4.95 from Wild and Wolf
4. London Tube Map Shower Curtain
Rub a dub dub while you find the best route across town. London’s iconic tube network is reproduced in full on this odourless and biodegradable PEVA shower curtain (183 x 183cm). A quirky Christmas gift London lovers to brighten up any bathroom.
5. Campervan Hand Warmers
A classic retro design to solve a practical problem. Heat up your mits in winter with these easy to use hand warmers, officially licensed by Volkswagen. Simply click the metal disc to start heating up the gel inside. Perfect for skiing or a night of star gazing, they are reusable and each pack contains two. Pack size is 21 x 14cm
£5.99 from I Love Vee Dub
6. Touchscreen Gloves
Have you been caught in this quandary yet? Forget about taking off your gloves to use your touchscreen gadgets. These wool babies from Japanese whizz kids at Muji have conductive metal interwoven in to your key thumb and forefingers. Available in six colours they can be used with iPads, iPhones and other touchscreen devices
£12.95 instore from Muji or online at Cool Shit You Can Buy Online
7. GorillaMobile Tripod
These mini tripods have huggable legs that can wrap around pretty much anything. The feet stick to a multitude of surfaces and on top of that, they are just so cute! GorillaMobile comes with three quick release adaptors for easy switching between mobile, iPod or camera. Be (hands)free!
£25 from Joby
8. Table Top Ping Pong Kit
An easy way to get the party going in your hostel or apartment. This cutesy table top ping pong kit can be set up in no time with a net supported by sturdy metal table clamps to fit all table sizes. The retro packaging contains 3 x balls, 2 x bats, 1 x net and 1 x carry bag. Box size 28 x 17 x 10cm.
£9.95 from Wild and Wolf
9. Recycled Rubber Wallet
Perhaps one day you will be as well travelled as this wallet, made from recycled tyre inner tubes. This ethical Christmas gift from Oxfam has a large pocket for notes and four credit card pockets. Folded length 11.2 x 8.6cm.
£14.99 from Oxfam
10. Frozen Planet DVD
Give the gift of Sir David Attenborough’s voice and award-winning photography of the planet’s extreme Arctic and Antarctic regions. Perfect for white Christmas fantasies and simply a beautiful gift to watch again and again.
£21.97 from Amazon
Still Stuck for Christmas Gift Ideas?
Everybody loves topping up their travel tunes and downloading audio books for long journeys. So you can’t go wrong with iTunes vouchers for Christmas.