We’ve cracked open our Advent calendars, dug the boxes of tinsel out of the attic, and heard Wizzard on the radio – Christmas is officially on its way. Still stuck for Christmas present ideas? We’ve put together a mini gift guide for the traveller who has it all.
Carry on cocktail kit
These tiny cocktail kits turn your regular in-flight G&T into a connoisseur-friendly cocktail. Spoons, shakers and syrups are included in a hand luggage-friendly box, so just get hold of gin, ice, lemon and soda, and get mixing.
Where: Harvey Nichols
Penguin Books tote bag
Penguin Books’ iconic cover designs come in mugs, notebooks, bookends, deckchairs and umbrellas. We love the tote bags – they’re a good size for the beach, souvenir shopping, or storing all the kids’ bits and bobs.
Where: Waterstones or the Penguin Shop
Contigo travel mug
Whittard of Chelsea makes some seriously tasty festive teas and hot chocolates (the spiced chai is our current favourite). The Contigo travel mug is ideal for tea-drinkers on the go, keeping your brew of choice warm for up to five hours.
Buy: From £30
Designer travel sets
You don’t have to stick to Boots for your hand luggage-friendly beauty finds. Designers like Tom Ford offer travel sets, too, and feature pint-sized versions of aftershaves and moisturisers.
Travel jewellery boxes
Oliver Bonas has a super stylish solution to the perennial problem of packing delicate jewellery: travel jewellery cases done up in gorgeous golds and pastels. They come in several shapes and sizes, too.
Price: from £18
Where: Oliver Bonas20
There’s nothing wrong with getting socks for Christmas these days – especially when you buy them from the London Sock Company. The designer sets are knitted from Scottish cotton lisle, so they’re really comfy for long flights or a day on the road.
Price: from £30
Where: London Sock Company, Harvey Nichols
The White Company’s Seychelles gift sets are for those looking back – or looking forward – to their holiday. Bergamot, amber, coconut and vanilla flavours are inspired by the Indian Ocean islands. Go for the Christmas cracker set for full festive effect.
Price: from £10
Where: The White Company
What are your favourite stylish travel buys?