DON’T fork out loads on flights or a top hotel to share the gift of travel.
JACOB LEWIS and DOROTHY HOWBROOK round up great ideas for the globetrotter in your life, from packing gadgets to travel-proof phones.
Protected passport wallet
Vaultskin’s Kensington passport holder uses RFID technology to block scammers from accessing your contactless cards. It will store your bank cards, driving licence, cash and boarding cards, in addition to your passport. Complete with secret slots, the wallet can house all your important travel documents.
- Kensington RFID Protected passport wallet by Vaultskin, from £70 – buy now
Stand out from the crowd with these socks based on Tube moquette seat patterns. Each box has five moquette designs: Barman, S-Stock, Routemaster, District and Elizabeth lines. Authentic London dust cloud not included.
- Moquette socks in a box by London Transport Museum, from £35 – buy now
There are suitcases and then there are Horizn suitcases. The chic brand made its name by adding in-built phone chargers to bags. The H5 is its cabin luggage product, which fits the regulation size for even the most budget of airlines. The 33-litre bag is great for up to a week of travel.
- See H5 by Horizn, from £260 – buy now
A favourite with little ones and a parent’s best friend, too. Lightweight and compact, with a folding mechanism and carry-tow strap, bringing a kid’s bike on family trips is easy. The twist bars can rotate flat. Comes in blue and pink, with 10in and 12in versions.
- Trunki folding balance bike, from £79 – buy now
Packing cubes keep your clothes organised and protected while on the move. Available from Go Travel in a set of two large cubes (at £9.99) or three multi-sized cubes (at £12.99), the different sizes cater for all clothes and travel essentials. All feature a lightweight mesh cover and easy “grab handles”.
- Twin Packing Cubes, from £9.99 – buy now
Makes booking the perfect holiday experience easy with its curated collection of the most unusual and exciting days out from 15 cities around the world — including Paris. Holidaymakers or day-trippers simply pick a date and the type of activity they’re interested in, browse a collection of tours and select their favourites for a bespoke day.
- MakeMyDay Gift Voucher, from £5 – buy now
The Worldwide USB charger by Go Travel allows you to charge four USB devices at once. With its 4.8A auto-regulating power output, it is powerful enough to simultaneously charge smartphones and tablets without compromising efficiency and speed. Compatible with more than 210 countries around the globe.
- Worldwide USB charger, £24.99 – buy now
This may be just be the answer to your winter woes. The smart device boasts dual-sided heat – up to 50C – to keep your hands toasty, while the power bank function charges USB electricals. Has an operating time of up to six hours.
- Hand warmer and powerbank by Zippo, from £39.99 – buy now
With a battery that lasts more than a day, a camera with automatic dark mode and improved water resistance, the iPhone 11 is holiday-proof. Or fork out for the higher- spec iPhone 11 Pro for better battery life, an extra camera lens and Apple’s brightest screen ever.
- iPhone 11 by Apple from £729 – buy now
This dual-purpose, heat-proof safety mat and storage pouch from Go Travel is great for your hot hair stylers. Afterwards the pouch transforms into a protective case for these same appliances. The pouch is a game-changer for anyone who wants to look good in a hurry.
- Heat-proof pouch, £7.99 – buy now
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