Which side are you on? The one that says Christmas should be kept in December or the one that hums Slade from mid-October? Well whatever you think of the Christmas spirit (atmospheric and alcoholic!) there comes a day when we have to think about buying gifts. So are you one of those who buy the first thing that they see? Or do you put hours of thought into finding the perfect gift?
Christmas can be a stressful time, but fear not, I am here to help. If you have to buy for someone who likes to travel, camps or glamps, fancies a festival or holidays at least once a year, then relax – I have done a little research and found the ideal Christmas travel gifts for them. ‘Oh no you haven’t!’ I hear you cry! Well ‘oh yes I have!’ From stocking fillers to main presents, there’s something for everyone – even the dog!
The Deeper Sleeper Pillow Headrest – £20.99
The perfect solution for long journeys, the Deeper Sleeper Travel Pillow fits onto aeroplane, bus, coach, train or car seats and allows you to drift off with your head at a comfortable angle rather than doing nodding dog impressions! Ideal for long journeys or anyone who needs a power nap en-route.
Collapsible Kettle – £29.95
An amazing invention for camping trips or long car journeys, the kettle heats by induction, electric or gas stove, it holds just under 2 litres and folds neatly into your bag, backpack or suitcase. Perfect for making sure your well-travelled friends never miss out on the best drink of the day.
The Beach Towel Clip - £9.99
The perfect gift for beach lovers, the Beach Towel Clip comes in a set of 4 and will ensure you never need to use stones to keep your towel from blowing around in the breeze again, choose from orange, white or aqua blue.
SnoozeShade® – from £19.99
We all go overboard on presents for kids at Christmas – Santa sometimes gets carried away! And how much stuff never sees the light of day again? Well this is the perfect solution for babies who travel, but can just as easily be used here in the UK. There’s a SnoozeShade® to fit all prams and pushchairs which will protect babies from the elements (sun, wind, insects, light rain and chill) and help them sleep on-the-go. Whats more SnoozeShade® are offering all :Latedeals.co.uk customers £5 discount off any product in their SnoozeShade® range, just use the code LATED5 when you checkout.
Playaway Case - £79
Worth every penny for young travellers (and their parents!), these cases have a removable activity centre built into the cabin sized case. The perfect way to keep kids entertained on flights and long journeys. The removable PlayPod contains an activity pad, crayons, a hidden game, counters, dice and cards,plus there are lots more activities to download for free!
Portable Speakers - £19.99
Perfect for those who travel to the sound of music (just in general of course, not those who wander round singing ‘The hills are alive…) this portable case has an integrated amplifier to deliver great sound, a transparent window for touchscreen devices and even comes with a stand to make it into a mini speaker for your hotel room – perhaps the ultimate gift for teenagers.
Doggy Bag® Microfibre Zip-Up Towel - £44.99
One for all you dog lovers, it’s the perfect gift for those pooches who love to paddle. The towel absorbs sand, mud and 10 times more water than ordinary towels and is available in small, medium and large. The Doggy Bag® is ideal for rainy day walks, bouncing around at the beach or simply after bath time. You and your dog will wonder how you ever lived without one!
Tie Iron – £4.34
Yes we know you could just take your tie off and use a normal iron but the novelty idea and great price make this the perfect stocking filler or even Secret Santa gift for the well suited traveller.
Available from Not On The High Street.com, a brilliant idea for all travel lovers, personalise a map of the world with your own title and sub-title, track journeys of the past, present and future, (see the Christmas connection there?) use pins and photos to reminisce or plan ahead. The Personalised Map of the World comes in various colours to suit any decor and makes an ideal family gift too.
Toilet Seat Covers – £2
When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go! These will just slip in your backpack, handbag or even your pocket for use at your own convenience! (yes I know that’s worse than a cracker joke!) but I’m sure we all know someone in life that we could buy these for, I know I do! Even though the guys at GirlsTravelClub.co.uk are selling these, I bet there’s a fella in your life that would use them too!
Your friends and families – plus their kids and dogs, will wonder how they ever managed without the gifts you buy them this Christmas. So that’s all your Christmas gift shopping sorted, now it’s time to treat yourself,and what better way than a last minute holiday to the sun!