Christmas is drawing ever-closer: lights are twinkling, trees are standing proud and there is an undeniable buzz of excitement growing in the air. Do you have all of your presents wrapped and ready to give yet? If you’re anything like me then you probably still have a few* presents to buy and I bet they’ll get harder to decide on and track down as Christmas gets nearer. So, may alpharooms.com kindly present our travel gift guide for this festive period; the perfect present inspiration for anyone who still has friends and family to buy for. Feel free to comment with your top travel gift tips for this Christmas or any travel presents that you’d like to receive!
*a few in my case means all…
As exciting as jetting off to your holiday destination can be, it’s no secret that the low humidity on planes can be very drying and damaging to the skin. The Body Shop sell a refreshing, moisture-rich Vitamin E Face Mist which replenishes any lost moisture from your face and helps to set any make-up that might be re-applied before landing. It’s a make-up bag essential that will make a great travel gift for her.
Vitamin E Face Mist, £8.00 from the Body Shop
After a few hours of midday sunshine there’s nothing better than a chilled drink. Do you know a man that appreciates a cold beer on a hot day? Then this is the present for him! The Chillsner Beer Chiller just needs freezing for 45 minutes after which it can be popped inside the beer bottle and pressed firmly down on to create a seal. It then keeps the drink pleasantly cool, right to the end. The Chillsner also has a drink-through spout to allow you to drink your beer without needing to remove it from the bottle– ingenious!
Chillsner Beer Chiller by Corksicle, £24.99 from birando.co.uk
This Trunki suitcase is perfect for independent little ladies who want to travel in style whilst having fun. The case itself has an 18 litre capacity for toys or spare clothes and comes in a variety of styles, including the Gruffalo, a tiger and a bumble bee. Once packed up your child can sit on their Trunki and ride around or it can be towed along by you.
Trunki, £37.99 from trunki.com
Do you have a boy that loves splashing around in a pool, prefers water to dry land or who maybe just wishes that he was a shark? The SwimFin is an creative floating aid and teaching toy in the shape of a shark’s fin. Strap it to your child’s back and he can have hours of fun in the pool as a mini-Jaws whilst learning and growing more confident in the water.
SwimFin, £21.99 from swimfin.co.uk
For keen travelers:
We all know someone who has already been half way around the world and has plans to see the rest as soon as they can. They love everything travel and everything it entails: the different cultures, sights, experiences and people that the world has to offer. This gift is simple but lovely, allowing your globe-trotting friend to scratch off each country that they’ve been to visit to reveal a beautiful map underneath.
Scratch Off World Map Poster by Luckies, £18 from notonthehighstreet.com
For lazy travelers:
A holiday is an escape from hectic day to day life and a chance to unwind and relax in the sunshine. Many people relish the fact that once on holiday they can truly let go and simply enjoy some time to themselves. If you know someone who spends hour upon hour dozing in the sun, tanning on a lounger or lazing on a lilo then we have the perfect Christmas treat for them. Sitinpool Armchairs allow you to float in water in the most stylish and comfiest way imaginable.
Sitinpool Armchair, £141 from madeindesign.co.uk