Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

We’re back! Each year we trawl the internet for days on end creating our beloved holiday gift guide for travel lovers. And although a trip to France might be the ultimate gift for your travel-loving friend or partner, the truth is a trip to France doesn’t often fit the budget. So we’ve got a complete guide to all the best gifts to buy someone in your life who loves to travel and will no doubt be doing so in the new year. Here we go!


As far as gifts go for travel lovers, you can’t beat some quality luggage. You know your travel loving friend, partner or family member will always need a suitcase, but to invest in a quality case is the ultimate luxury. Rimowa and Tumi are safe choices, plus we’re also impartial to the aesthetics of Away luggage.

Tech Gifts for Travelers

Keeping up to date with technology on the road is essential to making your travels easier, safer and simpler. Some of our favourite splurge technology gifts are the Apple airpods, to make sure you can always stay connected on the road, plus a Macbook Pro or Air to ensure you stay online without the heaviness of other laptops.

A Backpack

Every traveler needs a backpack and if your budget is on the smaller side, these Herschel backpacks are a great gift to stay within your budget. These canvas backpacks are the ultimate day packs, allowing plenty of room for all the essentials (and room for a few extras!)

An Investment Trench Coat

Investing in a trench coat is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face, especially for your most stylish travel friends! I personally can’t go past a Burberry trench coat, a timeless classic that I take with me whenever I travel. But if you’re looking for a budget option with the same look and feel, consider this Ralph Lauren alternative.

Weekender Bag

If you’re in search of a gift that is somewhere in the middle in terms of budget and necessity, you can’t beat a weekender bag. In fact, it is quite often my go-to gift for friends and most recently my boyfriend!

An investment Scarf

If your travel-loving friend or partner is heading off to a winter destination, an investment scarf is a no brainer. Chosse a scarf with a cashmere blend for both quality and affordability, landing your friend a lifetime investment without the price tag of pure cashmere.

Longchamp “Everything” Bag

Last but not least, I don’t go anywhere without my Longchamp tote bag! These bags are the perfect carry-all for daily use, a weekend getaway, or the perfect plane bag to zip up all your essentials. They come in a range of classic colours and are oh so very French.

Essential Accessories

I don’t know about you, but we’re not immune to an accessory to style up an otherwise ordinary outfit. From stylish scarves to a cute piece of jewelery to remember you by, there’s something for every girl’s style.

A wax jacket

As far as a one size fits all jacket goes, you can’t beat a wax jacket for your adventures. They’re comfortable, allow room for layers in the wintertime, and are great in the rain (after all, Barbour jackets were built for the English countryside weather!)

An “IT” Bag

For the most stylish traveler, an IT bag is an essential for your next trip to a stylish city like Paris, London or New York. From Bottega to Burberry, these are the current season favourites we can’t get enough of. And if you ask us, they’re worth the investment!

Brooke Saward
Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen, with a particular weakness for French pastries.

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