7 Nifty Gift Ideas for Travel Bugs this Christmas

7 Nifty Gift Ideas for Travel Bugs this Christmas

What do you get for the traveller who already has everything? Here are 7 nifty suggestions, from flat bottles and inflatable lights to colouring books and scratch maps!

1. Memobottle


No matter where you are in the world, keeping a bottle of water in your bag is essential for travellers. But we all know those usual water bottles can be awkward and bulky. This flat, slimline memobottle, created by two Aussies from Melbourne, can slip easily into any bag, from a carry-on to a daypack. Best of all, it comes in both A5 and A6 sizes and is made from BPA-free plastic.


2. Luci Light


If you’re looking for the ideal gift for a keen camper, boat cruiser or off-the-beaten-track explorer, give the gift of a Luci Light. It’s an inflatable, solar lantern that only takes around seven hours to charge in sunlight. It features three light settings, it’s waterproof and best of all, it collapses after use, meaning it’s super easy to pack up and transport around.


3. UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker 


Is your recipient traveller a music lover? If so, this little UE Roll 2 Bluetooth speaker will be perfect. It comes with a water-resistant and life-resistant shell, sports nine hours of battery life and has a 65-foot wireless range. The choice of funky colours makes this a great idea for a gift and the Apple or Android smartphone app offers even more music control.

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4. Fitkicks


Sick of bulky shoes taking up valuable luggage space? Fitkicks make light, flexible and form-fitting shoes that are easy to carry around. These can be great for any traveller, whether they want something to wear on the plane, around the hotel or even for a casual walk around the city. They’re made for women, men and kids, so that you can buy a pair for everyone!


5. Colour Your Australia


Whether for someone making their way around Australia or an avid international traveller who needs a reminder of home, this cool Colour Your Australia book by Grace West can provide hours of colouring therapy. They’re great for those long plane journeys or for relaxing in an overseas café or park. Mini colouring pencils can be a great addition, too!


6. Scrubba Wash Bag


A washing machine on the go? And in a bag? The Scrubba Wash Bag is the essential gift for any traveller. It’s mostly manual (i.e. put clothes in, pour in water and detergent, scrub for three minutes, rinse) but it’s a quick, simple process that results in clean clothes. It’s excellent for both campers and adventurers or longterm travellers who want to save time and money on laundry services.


7. Scratch Map


This is like gifting the coolest scratchie ever – but for travel! Every time your loved one visits a country, they literally scratch it off this map, keeping track of everywhere they’ve been. It can stay on the wall at home or travel around the world with those going on longer trips.


Places: Australia