Christmas Gift Guide: 20 present ideas to feed a traveller’s wanderlust

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This could be the year you nail it. 

What do you get a free spirit for Christmas? For an adrenaline junkie, bed socks just won’t do. Neither will a monogrammed mug or that bestselling book. No, for friends that live for adventure, far-flung travels and extreme sports, a gift guide that’s as wild at heart as they are is required. 

From the most stylish anorak you’ve ever laid eyes on and a floating tent, to a badass paddle board and chic travel journal, we’ve curated a list that will generously feed any travel-lover’s wanderlust for 2019. 

Drip drop

Update Aunty Jean’s Peter Storm cagoule with this as-stylish-as-itis- practical Rains jacket. £75

Got your back

Attach the Upright Go Posture trainer to your back and it will alert you when you’re slouching. £69.95


Slippers you don’t even have to take off for the mandatory Boxing Daywalk? A stroke of genius. £69

Insta print

With an array of filters, this instant camera is essentially Instagram in printed form. £124.99

Cabin fever

Charge at 35,000ft with this high-tech Horizn carry-on. £269 

Sole power

The most advanced 3D-printed sole will make you faster*. *May not make you faster. £249.95

Beach ready

Dock & Bay’s towel actually repels sand, leaving it on the beach and out of your picnic. £18

Product render of Fitbit Versa in 3 quarter view in gray and silver showing mood log on screen

Best life

With a battery life of four days, Fitbit’s Versa is a 24/7 personal trainer on your wrist. £199.99

Water bed

Let the gentle lapping of the water send you to sleep on board SmithFly’s floating tent. £1,519

Top hat

LA brand Thousand’s helmet has a handy pop-out hole to lock it up with your bike. £85

Stay cool

This flask keeps water chilled for 24 hours, for those long hikes (or late night Ubers). £26.95

Take note

Remember where you’re going and where you’ve been with this traveller’s journal. £7.99

Balmy night

This salve soothes muscle aches whether you scaled Kilimanjaro or the Cotswolds. £13

Night rider

Retro style plus light-up wheels equals the most fun way to carve up the streets. £38.99

Mini must-haves

Everything you need from Drunk Elephant, 2018’s most desired beauty brand, in travel size. £71

Run free

Sony’s wireless headphones allow you free movement while you’re listening to your ‘GYM JAMZ’ playlist. £140

À la carte

This guide to menus in France, Spain and Italy is the most useful thing since a knife and fork. £8

Family tree

Discover your long-lost cousin in New York with this DNA testing kit, then tap them up for a visit. £65

Get on board

Suitable for absolute beginners, this paddle boarding kit is everything anyone could need to get on their feet on the water. £549

Ease into it

For the classic New Year running resolution, this pulse roll massager will ease aches and pains. £114.99

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