Wondering what to buy your nearest and dearest this Christmas? Well, we have a few ideas up our sleeves for those around you who love to travel! From stylish home decor flourishing a taste of their favourite country to funny stocking fillers and handy items to take on future adventures – these tip-top ideas will make the perfect gifts to the true traveller!

1. A scratch the world map

Woman's hand is scratching a scratch map

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It’s like a a big scratchcard – except you only scratch off the places you’ve been to! This is a perfect stocking filler for any travel lover – they can record their own unique travel story with this fun gift. Just make sure there’s no cheating going on – you’ll need proof with holiday pictures, of course!

2. A personalised notebook

Flat lay design of work desk Planning with plane, notebook pencil and straw hat on blue background. Travel concept.

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Anything personalised instantly makes the present a lot more thoughtful and special – a jotter like this is perfect for those who want to record their favourite moments, make notes of any future plans or maybe just to even doodle on the plane!

3. A GoPro

GoPro capture of Deep dive into the turquoise abyss of the ocean.

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A GoPro is the perfect camera for the traveler who wants to capture it all. Its lightweight design, built-in touch display, and multiple attachment options make it perfect for nearly any environment. They’ll be able capture all their adventures, edit the content and even watch it – all from a camera that’s about the size of a Kit-Kat!

4. A key ring

Word travel and trinkets on blue wooden background

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Another little stocking filler (GoPro’s aren’t cheap you know!) that you can still make into a meaningful gift. Choose from one where you insert a picture of you and that person or one that carries a significant quote. It’s a little something for them to take with them – meaning you’re still by their side in some way!

5. Home decor

Textiles for sale in the famous souks of Marrakesh, Morocco, Africa.

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Travel themed art, homeware and home accessories often make the best presents, especially if it’s themed on a place that’s special to you or the person you’re buying for. How about a canvas of one of their favourite cities – Paris perhaps? Or a cushion that’s similar to the fabrics you saw at a stall in Dubai – or how about a rug that instantly takes you back to Morocco by simply looking at it?! There’s so many options!

6. Travel guides

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Know someone with a big trip lined up in the upcoming year? What better gift is there to get them than a guide that will benefit them on their travels – and get them more excited in the process! Or how about a handy pocket-guide detailing some useful phrases of the local language? Merci!

7. Selfie stick

Funny tourist couple taking selfie with selfie stick

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Sometimes arms just aren’t long enough to capture the perfect picture! The selfie stick solves this very problem – get ready to capture amazing images with you in prime position at every destination you visit! This little gadget is a great gift for anyone you know who loves a selfie.

8. An emergency coffee kit

Eco friendly coffee and drinks mug with bamboo cutlery and straws

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This quirky present is ideal for anyone who takes their coffee seriously! If you know someone who won’t just ‘make do’ with any old coffee then this will be right up their street. It’s the perfect addition to your cabin on your next sailing!

9. Travel-themed Christmas decorations

 holiday ornament made of shells, starfish and corals on a cream colored background

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This is a gift that you can keep adding to year after year – this one’s just the beginning! How about some globe baubles, or an Eiffel Tower decoration from that time you had a blast there? Then, as you continue to travel, you can pick decorations up from your destinations and bring them back home to take pride of place on your tree when December comes around again! It’s lovely to sit back and admire all the places you’ve ticked off your bucket list.

10. Or if you’re feeling really generous… a cruise!

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Now we know this one won’t come cheap – but let’s face it, it’d be a pretty spectacular present to say the least! If you’re really stuck on what to buy a loved one this year, how about skipping the pointless presents – basically stuff you just panic-bought – and see whether you can land a great deal on a cruise instead! With Mini Cruises going from as little as £199pp, you and a loved one could be saying thanks to Santa and sailing off into the sunset!

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There’s the present inspiration done – now how about some cruise inspiration?! Take a look at our Deals section to see if there’s a super sailing to suit you! Or just give us a call on our freephone number 0800 107 2323 – our friendly cruise team will get you sailing to that special somewhere in no time. 

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