Let’s be honest: for those of us who love travel, 2020 has been a year to forget. Many of us have had to cancel our plans to explore the world this year, but that’s not to say we’ve been grounded forever. As we look ahead to more opportunities in the near future, here are some handy travel gift suggestions to tide you over.
We love these quirky collaborations when they come along, and this one could just turn your world upside down. The popular supernatural Netflix drama has highlighted how cool the 1980s really were, and this new set from Eastpak pays wonderful homage to the decade that refuses to die.
When we do get back on the road, we want to look as stylish as possible. These sturdy bags from Eastpak will keep your valuables safe from prying demogorgons and make a fashion statement at the same time. The backpack is packed with great features such as a pocket for your Walkman (all right, phone) as well as an internal sleeve for your laptop. The smaller cross-body Dallas-style bag is perfect for passports and other crucial bits that you need at your fingertips.
The series is universally recognisable, so no matter where you go, you’ll be making a statement with this kit.
Drone technology has seen a massive boom in recent years, with amateur enthusiasts now using smaller devices on a regular basis. One of the market leaders is DJI, who have a simple-to-use format that is easy for beginners to pick up. The Mini 2 Drone is light, compact and ideal for taking on your travels. With a built-in camera capable of taking high-resolution images or 4K video, you can now produce those wanderlust-inducing visuals that make holidays so much fun to reminisce over. You can make all your friends jealous on social media, too.
For great video from the ground, you can’t beat GoPro’s HERO9 Black. The ubiquitous portable and robust camera has revolutionised film-making, giving us all the ability to capture breathtaking moments in stunning detail. We’ve used the cameras ourselves on various projects, and they keep getting better with each upgrade. We love the fact that you can carry these small units in almost any travel bag and still have enough space for all your other essentials.
Health and wellness can often get overlooked when travelling, but with the wide variety of options available from Fitbit you’re all out of excuses. The Fitbit Sense offers a range of measurements to track almost every aspect of your well-being, while being conveniently strapped to your wrist. The advanced smartwatch has an incredible battery life and still manages to offer GPS options on the go. If you’re looking for gifts for the whole family, make sure you check out the entire range, which includes the Versa 3, the ever-popular Inspire 2 and one for the kids in the form of the Fitbit Ace 2.
There’s a reason why you instantly picture a North Face jacket when you think of glamorous travel adventures. The clothing brand has gained a reputation for comfort and durability in extreme conditions, while also making the wearer look good. The 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket is about as iconic as they come, offering a practical travel companion when heading to cooler climates. There’s also the practical vest version, which can easily be stored away in your luggage for emergencies.
The North Face also makes some of the best accessories on the market. If you’re travelling light, going on a short road trip or just want a stylish bag to carry around town, a City Voyager Daypack is ideal. Finally, we just had to include the Thermoball Eco Traction Mule V, which looks as cosy as a fluffy blanket and a roaring log fire on a snowy night in.
Oliveology have teamed up with iconic Greek spirit Metaxa to bring you a taste of the Mediterranean this winter. The distinctive spirit is famed for its smooth taste and this unique collaboration delivers a combination of flavours that will transport you away, something we’re all doing until it’s safe to travel again.
If you’re looking for a way of spicing up Christmas drinks and cocktails, this could be the warming concoction for the occasion.