10 Travel Themed Gifts For The Family

With only 9 weeks till Christmas (and even less for Chanukah), it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Now we all know that I would love a globe drinks cabinet.

Globe drinks cabinet

But that’s enough about me.  Here are my ideas on what to buy your nearest and dearest.

For a jet-setting mum

A chic multiple passport holder from Up & Away. They are stylish, durable (read our review) and come in two sizes, depending on how many passports you need to fit.

Multiple passport holder

Approx. USD $80, available online from Up & Away

For a sporty dad

I am a recent convert to running backpacks. Not because I run that often but because they are super lightweight and perfect for travel, whether that’s roaming around a city or hiking a mountain.  I have the Jack Wolfskin Velocity 12 which has all sorts of snazzy features from integrated rain cover to a storage option for hydration system.

Nicola Wolfskin

Available from Webtogs, approx. USD $50

For a traveling teen

Wow tents have come a long way.  Did you know you can now buy a tent with LED lights?! Big Agnes have a huge selection in their mtnGLO range.  Also great for festivals!

Glow tent

The tents are expensive but you can also purchase the LED lighting separately.  Check out Gear Junkie’s Review.

For Grandma

After my mum had her bag swiped in Geneva of all places, it’s time to up the anti and travel with anti-theft bag.  Travelon do a stylish Light Drape Front Shoulder bag.  The bag has all kinds of secret pockets and even a tethered key clip with LED light.

Anti-Theft Bag

Available from Travelon for USD $72

For Grandpa

I recently watched an amazing documentary about the Trans-Siberian railway featuring Joanna Lumley.  I started looking up books about the journey and stumbled across this book on trains. My travel loving, train nut of a father would love this one…Train book

Available on Amazon for USD $13

For wannabe mermaids

This Christmas it will be all about the mermaid fins in our household.  Beware, they are not cheap but they are every mermaid wannabe’s dream come true….

Fin Fun

Fin Fun Mermaid have a huge selection available from just the mono fin (the bit at the end) to the full mermaid tail.

For wannabe pirates

Having just watched Pan, we are all about all things pirate.  If you are jetting off to a sunshine holiday with a pool or lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, how cool is this inflatable pirate island!

Swimline Pirate Island

Approx. USD $90 available from Toy Splash

For kids aged 4+

Usborne are streets aheads when it comes to kids educational books.  We got given this Usborne Picture Atlas and my girls absolutely adore it.  Perfect for bed time reading.

Usborne Picture Atlas

Available from Usborne Children’s Books, approx. USD $18

For a toddler

Noisy toys can be annoying for parents but not when it’s a plane!  Chicco have a lovely Sing Along Airplane that you can pull along and it plays songs from all around the world.

Chicco Sing Along

Available on Amazon for approx. USD $35

For a baby 

This airline pilot bib on Etsy is one of the best thing I’ve ever seen! Unfortunately I don’t think she ships outside the US.

Airline Pilot Bib



Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to any of these products. I just think they’re cool.


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