Are you looking for a Christmas gift for the traveller in your life? I’ve put together a few ideas that might make the traveller in your life smile (there are no affiliate links because I’m too lazy to sign up for any schemes ;)
I have the sling bag in this Guatemala design and I love it – great as a day travel bag if you’re not a fan of daypacks (come sit by me) or to take on the plane. Ethnotek are a young company and I love their ethos of working with local communities fairly and ethically. Or as they say themselves: ‘At Ethnotek, our mission is to keep culture alive by creating high quality laptop and travel bags that feature ethically sourced handmade textiles. Your purchase sustains employment for the art of hand printing, weaving and embroidery with our partnering artisan villages in Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia and Vietnam’.
Radley passport covers
Radley is a popular mid-range UK brand, known for their dog logo which appears in some form on all their purses and bags. This passport wallet is super-cute and in the sale. I’ve had a Radley passport cover for a couple of years and the quality is really good, no sign of wear and tear yet despite heavy use!
Simon Reeve – The Life in My Journeys
If you don’t know Simon Reeve, BBC travel documentary maker, I can only say you’re missing out. His latest show about the Mediterranean has just finished airing here in the UK and his autobiography is out now. Step by Step traces his story from a London childhood to the postroom at the Times, his journalistic background and the many untold stories from 15 years of programme-making. Reeve has a strong social conscience coupled with a sense of fun that’s irresistible and this book is a great gift for the travel-lover in your life.
Wanderlust necklace by Oh Someday jewellery
There are a lot of travel-themed necklaces and bracelets on Etsy, but this one is a bit different. I love Oh Someday’s simple, understated jewellery. She takes different song lyrics, phrases or words and adds them to silver and brass jewellery. I have this necklace in silver but also have my eye on ‘The Mountains are Calling’.
Travel prints from ArtPause
You can’t go wrong with a travel print and there is a lot of choice online, from 1930s posters to personalised prints which reflect your own journey. ArtPause on Etsy has a wide slection – I recently purchased this one – just be aware that they are unframed.