The Ultimate Traveler Christmas Gift Guide for 2015

The Leaves have fallen of the Trees. We have had our first Frosty Nights.

My Partner and I will be buying our Christmas Tree this weekend. Christmas is clearly right around the corner. If you’re anything like me you are probably saving up your money and would rather spend the money on your next Holiday. However, who does not enjoy finding a lovely Gift under the Chrismas Tree?

If you are looking for some Gifting Inspiration for a fellow Travel Addict, this Ultimate Traveler Christmas Gift Guide is perfect for you. This List has Gift Ideas for everyone, from the Wannabe Traveller to the Luxury Traveler – who has it all.

I have organised the Gift Guide for different Travel Characters and each Category contains a Stocking Filler, a Gift that will clearly show your Love and a Big Spender.

Gifts for the Luxury Traveler

The Stocking Filler: Aspinal Travel Collection

Aspinal london Classic Travel Collection

Let’s start this Gift Guide with a Bang. I am completely and utterley in love with Aspinal’s Travel Collection. It is absolutely gorgeous. No more fumbling about for your boarding pass, landing cards, passport or foreign currency. This beautiful Leather Wallet will keep everything neatly organised  with it’s clearly labeled sections. The leather wallet also comes with a matching luggage tag and passport holder and is available in a whole range of colours. To make this gift even more personal, you can even get the wallet personalised.

Show Them your Love: DJI Phantom Droneir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B0154LT1NQ

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter

This Professional Quadcore Drone is the perfect Gift for the Traveler that has it all. This amazing Gadget will help your Loved One explore the World from a completely different perspective. The drone is easy to fly and captures high quality videos. The battery of the Drone has a very short life span of 35 minutes, so you will want to add the Intelligent Drone Battery and the Extra Light Backpack to your Gift.

Splash Out: A Trip to the Maldives

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Surely a Trip to the Maldives is one of the most Luxurious Christmas Gifts available to mankind. It certainly is on my Travel Bucketlist. The Maldives are the perfect location for a honeymoon or a romantic trip for two. This country of 1,000 islands has everything a person could want – clear water, white sand beaches, palm trees, warm sunny days, and lots of great diving.

Gifts for the Travel Photographer

The Stocking Filler:Tiffen UV Protector Filterir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00004ZCJI

UV Filter

A UV Protector Filter or Polarizing Filter is a great little stocking filler for your Travel Photographer Friend. A filter of any kind will protect the expensive lens of your DSLR Camera of being scratched or broken, which is a high likelihood if you are a Travel Photographer

Show Them your Love: GoPro HERO4 Camera – Adventure Edition

Go Pro

I love my DSLR Camera and I couldn’t be without it, but there are times when this heavy camera just isn’t the most practical solution to capture the moment. The Go Pro Hero 4 is the perfect gift for the adventure Travel Photographer.

Splash Out: A Safari in Kenya

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Kenya is synonymous with wildlife and the dry savannah. It is also the perfect spot for the Travel Photographer. From Wildlife, to the Beautiful Natural Landscapes, to it’s amazing people, your Loved One will be so overwhelmed with inspirations and photographic subjects they won’t be able to put their camera down.

Splash Out:  Gary Arndt’s professional travel photography course 

Perhaps you know someone who is looking to improve their travel photography. Perhaps she/he wants to become a professional travel photographer. Taking a photography course can massively change your skills in this area. So consider splashing out on your loved one by enrolling them in Gary Arndt’s Travel Photography course. It might just change their life.


Gifts for the Techie Traveler


The Stocking Filler:Kindle Fire


Kindle Fire



Make your Loved Ones Plane Journey’s just a tiny bit more bearable and treat them to a Kindle Fire this Christmas. Not only is it much more practical than lugging around a stack of books, this Kindle can also be used to watch movies, listen to an audiobook, check your emails or play game.


Show Them your Love: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones


Bose Noise Cancelling headphones



There is no better way to ensure a sound flight than to get the one and only, the most popular, noise canceling headset. Most Travelers swear by Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones. My Dad, who tarvels requently for his Job, certainly does. Say good-bye to crying babies, loud passengers and painful airline headsets. Your Loved One will finally enjoy a good night’s sleep on their next plane journey.


Splash Out: A Trip to Tokyo





Tokyo is a Hightech City. Not only does it feature the World’s most sophisticated Railway, the Electronic Stores in this city are like Theme Parks. The Japanese have a true love for the electronic gadgets and modern appliances. Visiting Akihabara is is like stepping into a wonderland of flashing lights and monstrous screens.


Gifts for the Hyper-Organised Traveler


The Stocking Filler: Travi Luggage Scalesir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B016L1TRN2


travi luggage scale



With all the diverging luggage regulations out there, it is easy to exceed your allowable weight limit. I certainly find it very confusing. This digital scale is a great gift for the Hyper-Organised Traveler. Weigh your bag before leaving home, then carry the scale with you to make sure you didn’t overfill your luggage for the return trip. It has a compact, lightweight design so it won’t take up any precious space.


Show Them your Love: Packing Cubesir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B0013KGEHY


packing cubes



These EBag Packing Cubes will help your Loved One stay Hyper-Organised.  Gone are the times, when you just shoved all your clothes into your backpack or suitcase. Use these clever Packing Cubes to organise your belongings in neat stacks. Each Cube compresses your clothes and allows you to pack twice as much.  I promise you, use these once and you’ll never want to go back to any other way of packing.


Splash Out: Scrubba Wash Bagir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00BUI7HFC


scrubba bag



The Scubba Wash Bag will be your Loved Ones saviour when she / he needs to travel light. This super light Wash Bag allows you to wash your clothes on the go. You will never have to wash your clothes in the Hotel Sink ever again. It is lined with dozens of little scrubbing noddles that will scrub your clothes squeaky clean.


Gifts for the Girly Traveler


The Stocking Filler: Spa of the World Luxurious Body Collection


body shop spa of the world



This indulgent body care gift is infused with fine, natural ingredients from the four corners of the globe and will help your beloved Travel Addict Dream of Travels yet to come. The collection contains an Egyptian Milk and Honey Bath, an African Ximenia Scrub, a Japanese Camellia Cream, a French Lavender Massage and a Thai Wooden Massager. This is a super luxurious Stocking Filler for a ver special Girly Traveller.


Show Them your Love: Flytographer





I have spotted a new Trend. more and more girls hire professional Photographers to take their holiday Snap Shots. Treat your Beloved One to a 30, 60 or 90 minute seassion with a friendly photographer this Christmas. Choose the perfect backdrop and create great Memories for Life.


The Full Monty: A Trip to Paris





Paris is the most Romatic City in the World. It also holds a soft spot in my Heart. This is the perfect Location for a Romantic Getaway. Your beloved  Girly Traveler will be eternally grateful for this splendid Trip. Treat her to a Shopping Trip on the Champs Elysee and her Heart will be eternally yours.


Gifts for the Wannabe Traveller


The Stocking Filler:  Scratch Travel Mapir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B003NCIPS6





Ever since I saw the Scratch Travel Map on Pinterest it has been on my Christmas Wishlist. For a traveler, there’s nothing more exciting than visiting a new country, but being able to scratch it off on the map and display your progress just adds to the fun! You can either display the map prominently on a wall, or roll it up and store it in the protective case. It will definitely give the Wannabe Traveller that extra Push she or he needs to start Travelling. So many countries to scratch off!


Show Them your Love: A Travel Magazine Subcription


magazine subscription



A Magazine Subscription is the perfect gift for a Wannabe Traveller who doesn’t have enough money or courage to go on his or her first trip. This Magazine will definitely inspire your Loved One to travel and pass the time until the long awaited Journey can finally begin.


The Full Monty: A Trip to London





The Best Way to get your Wannabe Travelling Friend to actually Travel is to buy actually sticking them on a plane. You cannot go far wrong with a Trip to London. It is an easy City to get around, with a host of wonderful Hotels and Hostels and your friend can make his or her Journey as expensive or cheap as he or she wants.


Gifts for the Newbie Traveller


The Stocking Filler:I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Mindedir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=0811877701


travel journal



This colorfully illustrated, guided travel journal encourages users to explore the easily overlooked and wonderful everyday details encountered while traveling, whether near or far away. Packed with unique and fulfilling journeys that can be undertaken in any city, as well as prompts to record every whimsical discovery, each page is a surprise.


Show Them your Love: Where to Travel When Eyewitness Guideir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=ur2&o=2


where to go when



Answering the difficult questions that today’s adventurous travelers ask-where’s the best place for a beach holiday in March? What are my options if June is the only time I can take a holiday? I’m getting married in November, where would be the perfect place for a honeymoon? This is the perfect book for anyone planning a vacation or a longer adventure.


The Full Monty: A Trip to Barcelona





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Gifts for the Frequent Traveler


The Stocking Filler:Compact Power Packir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00F5Q4F0U





It can be difficult to find a Power Outlet when you are on the move. With Cameras, Phones and sometimes Laptops in tow, this little nifty device might very well be a lifesaver. Have you ever run out of Battery, when you needed your Phone most? This will never happen to your Travelling Companion again, if you slip this nifty Powerpack from EC Technology into their Christmas Stockings.


Show Them your Love: CABEAU Memory Foam Pillowir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00KWGXH2U 


cabeau memory foam



If your Friend or Beloved One is a Frequent Flyer they probably have a serious lack of sleep. It can be extremely difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep in on a plane. This neck Pillow from Cabeau is awesome! Not only does the memory oam perfectly mold itself around your neck, you can easily keep the cushion in place by tying it around your neck and it also features a little pocket for your Phone or Ipod.


The Full Monty:Samsonite Cosmoliteir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00LFT0QY0


samsonite suitcase



Finding your perfect Suitcase is like finding a perfect pair of Jeans. Extremely Difficult! The Samsonite Cosmolite is all you want in a suitcase. The Hardshell will keep all your belongings nice and secure. None of your souvenirs will ever break again due to unruly behaviour by the airport staff. The Suitcase rolls easily and features a  TSA incorporated lock that doesn’t need a separate external padlock. .


Gifts for the Hardcore Traveler


The Stocking Filler: First Aid Kitir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00ZP2MDQW


This Stocking Filler will keep your beloved Traveller safe wether they take a tumble and scrape their knee or are covered in cuts, bruises and blisters from a five day trek.


first aid



Show Them your Love: Steri Penir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00M3SOJIG





This amazingly compact and lightweight Gadget will sterilize any Water in a mere 90 seconds. Is your beloved Hardcore Traveler heading to Lands, where clean water is sparse. Get the a Steri Pen this Christmas!


The Full Monty:Ultra Light Tentir?t=beautiftravel 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B00GP11DOK





Granted if your Beloved One is a a Harcore Traveler, he or she probably already owns a tent. But any traveler would be eternally grateful and extremely pleased to find this super durable, high quality, lightweight tent from MSR under the Christmas Tree. So treat your Hardcore Traveler this Christmas!

Here is a list of the best pop-up tents to go camping with.



Katharina is the founder, editor, photographer and the main travel writer at A Life Beautifully Travelled. She created this British family travel blog in 2017 to document her adventures around the globe with her husband. Born in Munich, Germany she has since lived in Dusseldorf, Paris, Glasgow, and London. She currently resides in Yorkshire with her family.

Katharina started travelling in her early teens and has explored over 4 continents, 16 countries, and 87 cities. Growing up trilingual and having graduated from an international school, she has a strong interest in other cultures. When she isn’t gallivanting around the globe or busy in her 9-to-5 job as an architect, she can be found exploring the UK (the country she currently calls home). There isn’t much Katharina, her husband and their son Finn love more than a fun family weekend getaway.

6 thoughts on “The Ultimate Traveler Christmas Gift Guide for 2015”

  1. Great list! I wish I had someone to buy me a safari in Kenya.. Ok I lie.. I do! But we are going to South Africa instead of Kenya. Can’t wait.

  2. The power pack is a must have, especially if you go remote or are campers like us. And we need the Scratch Map for our house… if anybody is shopping for us…


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