The best gifts for travellers: 2017 edition

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If you’re having trouble picking the perfect gift for your favourite globetrotter (or yourself), have no fear – this curated list of vacation-ready gear will impress and inspire your friends and family while they are at home and abroad.

Raden smart luggage, Gift, Gift Guide

Smart luggage that charges your phone
With weight sensors, built-in phone chargers, and Bluetooth proximity sensors, this stylish smart luggage by Raden will completely change the way you travel.

Travel Cufflinks - Map, Gift, Gift Guide

Custom Map Cufflinks
For memories or inspiration, support an artist on Etsy by picking up a pair of custom cufflinks featuring your favourite destination.

DJI SPARK, Gift, Gift Guide

DJI Spark
Small, light and competitively priced, the DJI Spark was made to travel. This mini-drone offers the ability to launch from your hand, gesture controls and intelligent flight options to help novice pilots avoid obstacles in their path.

swell water bottle, Gift, Gift Guide

S’well water bottle
There are too many plastic water bottles in the world. Stay hydrated while saving the planet with a customized bottle from S’well.


AfterShokz Trekz Air
Stay in touch with your surroundings while listening to your favourate tunes with the new AfterShokz Trekz Air bone conduction wireless headphones. Instead of traditional ear buds, AfterShokz uses bone conduction technology to deliver music through your cheekbones, ensuring your ears remain completely open to hear the world around you.

Moment Wide Angle Lens

Moment Wide Lens
Take your smartphone photos to the next level with the Wide Lens from Moment. The new glass and wide angle design doubles your camera’s field of view.

Swiss Army Knife

Swiss Army Pocketknife
Have a wine bottle that needs to be uncorked, a screw to tighten and a box to open? This handy Swiss Army pocketknife can help you conquer everything from forests to urban jungles.

Moleskine Notebook

Moleskine Notebook
Perfect for scribbling down thoughts, notes, directions, doodles and memories, no trip would be complete without a good travel journal.

peak design, backpack

Peak Designs Everyday Backpack
Versatile, light weight, easily accessible and expandable, Peak Designs’ Everyday Backpack adapts to your ever-changing gear, lifestyle and environment.

NGTraveler Cover

National Geographic Traveler
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next adventure or filling time between flights, pick up a copy of the world’s most widely read travel magazine, National Geographic Traveler.

Pro tip: Whatever you do this holiday season, resist the urge to buy a selfie stick

  • Mario Aquilina November 26, 2017, 7:40 am Reply

    All great gadgets for the frequent traveller! I have to wonder about the cost of some of these items though. The smart luggage is a pretty good idea; never heard of that!

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