If you know someone that has a passion for travel, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts that we know they would be delighted with this Christmas. Read on for our recommendations for the travel lover in your life, whatever their age!
World Map Wall Chart
Young children and retro fans alike will love this World Map Wall Chart from dotcomgiftshop. Children will delight in the bright, eye-catching design whilst older travel fans can hark back to their childhood schooldays. The map is a very generously sized 100cm x 73cm and has a wonderfully vintage style. Available from the dotcomgiftshop for £29.99.
Minipresso Espresso Machine
Do you know a traveller that simply cannot do without their daily espresso? Give them the gift of coffee on the go with this terrific Minispresso from Stanfords. The hand-operated machine does not require any batteries or electricity to work – just fill with ground coffee and boiling water and let the semi-automatic piston create the optimum extraction pressure needed to make the perfect espresso wherever you are. Measuring less than 7 inches in height and weighing 0.8lbs, this is convenient and handy to pack in your travel case. Click over to Stanfords to find out more.
Why not let the cartophile in your life take a step back in time with a historical map of their area? Ordnance Survey provide a range of reproduction maps from the late 1800s to early 1900s, each with a scale of one inch to one mile, printed on high quality, 200 gram sepia toned map paper to give them an authentic look. Each map measures approximately 55 x 43 cm (21 x 17 inches) and prices start at just £5.99.
A Personalised Travel Alarm Clock
This stylish travel alarm clock will ensure globetrotters never miss a flight again. Compact enough to keep in a pocket yet crafted in metal to give maximum durability, this gift from the Original Gift Company can also be personalised with up to three initials.
Inflatable World Globe
Allow someone to channel their inner Michael Palin by giving them their very own inflatable globe that they can use as they attempt to travel around the world in 80 days – or just plan how they would do it. It even comes in its very own retro box. A novel gift idea for children that is available from dotcomgiftshop, priced at only £4.99.
Discover your doorstep with an English Heritage Membership
We are all too often guilty of travelling to far flung places in search of adventure and overlooking the gems that are right on our doorstep. Why not give the gift of a whole year’s access to over 400 historic places from gardens to castles, forts, prehistoric sites and more with an English Heritage membership? Annual membership for one adult (aged 19+) costs only £54. Even better, a family membership for two adults and up to 12 children is only £96 making it the ideal gift for families whatever their size. To make it even easier to take out a membership, English Heritage also offers the option to split the cost over the year by setting up payments by a monthly direct debit. Click here for more details on English Heritage membership options.