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15 Unique Travel Gifts For All Tastes And Budgets

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Looking for the perfect present for someone who loves to travel? My unique travel gifts will give you plenty of inspiration.

 

I am fortunate that I can justify spending money on travel accessories, and one of my guilty pleasures is browsing websites to see what’s new. I have picked some of my favourite items below, many of which I already own, but there are a few that are still on my wish list… Perhaps you want to treat a loved one to some unique travel gifts, or maybe you just want to treat yourself?
 

 

 
Whatever the reason, I’ve got gifts from €19 to €349, so there is something here to suit all tastes and budgets. I hope one of my unique travel gifts takes your fancy – do let me know in the comments below. 😎
 

1. Personalised Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag: €85

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This was my favourite travel gift that I received when I started my website. I have seen personalised passport holders and luggage tags elsewhere, but seeing my company logo perfectly engraved on them was something special. Five years and hundreds of flights later and I still love them. The high quality leather ages beautifully and both look ‘well travelled’.
 

 

 
These unique travel gifts are made by CarveOn, a local Irish company, who use premium vegetable tanned leather, and each product is finished by hand. Their classically trained cobbler uses vintage sewing machines to get the perfect stitch, while their customisation is carried out by graphic designers on laser machines. CarveOn ensure their suppliers were environmentally conscious and all packaging uses recycled materials. 

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2. Tesalate Sand Free Beach Towel: from €49

 

I have been a big fan of Tesalate towels for years. I bought many of these innovative towels as travel gifts, and also bought one for myself. Coincidentally, I was sent one of their new larger towels (Towels for Two) recently which I can’t wait to use. It is a great size for family beach days or even picnics in the park.
 

 

 
Tesalate towels are lightweight, compact, and best of all – the sand just brushes off! Another bonus is the AbsorbLite™ fabric – this absorbs over one litre of water, and dries in half the time of a regular beach towel.

Tesalate is one of the most reviewed beach products in the world, with over 30,000 5-star reviews. They are an Australian company that only make beach towels. I love that they only specialise in one product, to ensure they offer the best beach towel on the market. If you like to travel or are looking for unique travel gifts – then buy a Tesalate towel.

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3. Compass necklace: €19

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You can’t go wrong with jewellery, and this compass necklace is a thoughtful gift for someone who likes to travel. Priced at just €19, it is the perfect stocking filler.

 
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4. Travel Prints: from €55 

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A personalised print from a favourite destination is another unique travel gift. Perhaps you have memories of where you first met your loved one, or a place you like go back to regularly? There are many different prints to choose from, depending on personal taste. They also make great wedding or engagement gifts.
 

 

 
I like this Map Mountain where you can feature any three cities in the world. They have a vast resource of maps to use, so even small towns can be included. You can choose these unique travel gifts framed or unframed.

Another favourite of mine is this contemporary bus blind, that will highlight a personal place in coordinates. This would suit an office too.

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5.  Jewellery organiser: £16.95

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One of my pet hates is when my necklaces get tangled. This was a regular occurrence for me when I travelled – I always bring too many! However, since I purchased this great travel jewellery organiser on Amazon, I haven’t had the same problem. The main storage compartment has multiple necklace straps and zipped pockets, and the water resistant quilted padding protects your jewellery. I actually use this at home too!
 
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6. Montblanc Heritage Spirit Cufflinks: €285


How stunning are these cufflinks? A literal global design, these Montblanc cufflinks are a unique travel gift for the man who likes to travel. Made of stainless steel, with a polished finish, these are a statement piece for sure.

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7. Ted Baker Travel Wallet: €68

Keep your passport, travel confirmations and boarding passes in one place with this Ted Baker travel wallet. This elegant magnetic wallet is cleverly designed with a removable passport holder, and a pocket for cards, coins and notes. 

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8. Longchamp travel bag: from €98

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Longchamp have a wide selection of travel bags, including tote bags, cross-body bags and even backpacks. Their famous Le Pliage travel bag is my favourite. It comes in various styles and sizes, but it is the fact that is so light and can be folded up when not in use, that has made it become a cult object worldwide. 

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9. Go-Pro Hero8 Waterproof 4K Digital Action Camera: £327

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This is the ultimate travel accessory and believe me it is not just for adrenaline junkies or vloggers. I have used mine at the beach to get some great underwater footage, and I tied it around my chest on the ski slopes in Austria recently. It has a built in stabiliser so is great if you are on the go, or just want to record yourself while walking. It also captures great photos, even in low light areas. 

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10. 100% Mulberry Silk Eye Mask & Pillowcase: €135

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This gift set from Slip is a stunning travel gift for someone who likes a little luxury in their life! Ideal for long journeys, this 100% mulberry silk pillowcase and matching face mask will surely make sleeping that little bit easier. 

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11. Staycation Gift Vouchers, Irish hotel stays from €150

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Give the gift of a staycation! With a choice of 29 hotels to choose from, in superb locations throughout Ireland, staycation vouchers from Select Hotels of Ireland are the ultimate travel gift this Christmas.

Instead of giving someone a monetary gift voucher for €150, you can purchase an overnight stay with breakfast in any of the Select Hotels of Ireland 29 hotels. This is valid on Saturday night stays, over bank holidays, and during peak holiday time in July or August. As well as one and two night stays, can also purchase, four, six and eight night staycation vouchers. All vouchers can be purchased online for instant delivery, so if you are a last minute shopper, this is ideal for you!

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12. Bose Noise cancelling head phones: £119

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Noise cancelling head phones are a Godsend for travelling, and Bose are the best brand on the market. There are various types so make sure you select the correct pair for Apple or Android products, and choose ear pods or ear phones – depending on personal taste. These are one of my favourite travel gadgets – see more here.

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13. Personalised Leather Travel Journal: £20

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This distressed leather travel journal is an inexpensive and beautiful gift for the traveller in your life. The handmade, eco-friendly and Fair Trade journal also makes a difference to the communities who make them. The cotton is made by a charity that promotes women’s development in rural areas of Rajasthan, India. There are different sizes to choose from and all can be personalised.

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14. Samsonsite light-shock cabin case: £197

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I can not stress how important it is to have good quality, light-weight cabin baggage. I have a this cabin case and it has saved me a fortune on checked baggage fees. It is so light and expandable that you can fit much more inside this case, than another case of similar size. I have vowed to buy one for everyone in the family and never pay checked baggage fees again!
 
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15. Aer Lingus travel voucher

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Give the gift of travel this Christmas. An Aer Lingus gift voucher will always be welcome, and they are valid for five years! They have great flexible booking options for 2021, including unlimited free changes on all bookings up to 30th September. 

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I hope you liked my post on unique travel gifts and it gave you some inspiration for yourself, or for a special someone who loves to travel as much as I do. Note some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a purchase is made – this is at no additional cost to you.
 
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My Top Twenty Travel Gadgets

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Whether you are buying for the travel addict in your life, or just want to treat yourself, check out my top ten travel gadgets to help you travel in style!

Waterproof  Phone case – £7.99

If you are planning on going on a boat trip, jet-ski or even snorkelling, don’t travel without this. This particular model is big enough for larger phones, and if you like taking photos, it is one of the best travel gadgets you can buy! 

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Media Share – £19.97

I wish I could say that my kids don’t need electronic devices on holidays, but unfortunately they do! I invested in a Media share, years ago and it is one of my favourite travel gadgets. It’s a small portable device that creates it’s own wifi network so kids can watch movies on their tablets or phones anywhere, even on a plane. BTW it is good for adults too!

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Havaianas Luna sandals – £14.99

I never travel without these – they are so versatile! The support around your heel allows you to wear them at any time, even for long walks. They don’t flop, they never fall off and they are even dressy enough to wear at night time – well depending on where you are going 😉. I have them in two colours and I bring them everywhere!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ultra Powerful Power bank – £19.99

Most of you may already have power banks, but are they much good? Do you just about manage to charge one device before the battery dies? This extremely powerful powerbank could charge an iPhone 8 nine times or a Samsung Galaxy 6 times! Check out the reviews if you still need convincing.

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Portable steamer – £21.99

Not only is this portable steamer great to bring on holidays, it can be really useful at home too. It looks bigger than some of the others on the market but don’t let that put you off – it is actually lighter ( 721g )  than most of its more expensive competitors. Say goodbye to irons and to creased clothes on holidays!

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Noise cancelling head phones – £119

These are a Godsend for travelling. You can literally hear no outside noise! There are various types so makes sure you select the correct pair for Apple or Android products and choose ear pods or ear phones – depending on personal taste.

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Power Strip with 3 USB charging ports and 3 power sockets – £13.95

If, like me, you never have enough travel adaptors with you – this is going to change your life! Not only does this have 3 USB ports but it also means you only have to bring one travel adaptor on holidays. No more arguing over who’s phone is charging or when you need it to dry your hair! Incidentally you know the way there are never plugs near a mirror in a hotel room? Not a problem anymore, – simply plug the extension cable in and bring it into the bathroom with you.

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Samsonsite light-shock cabin case – £233

I know these are expensive, but they are SO worth it! I have a this cabin case and it has saved me a fortune on checked luggage. It is so light and expandable that you can fit much more inside than a case of similar size. I have vowed to buy one for everyone in the family and never pay checked baggage fees again!

 

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Microfibre quick dry towel from £12.99

With checked baggage fees getting higher and higher, the last thing you want to waste precious luggage space on, is a beach towel! A lightweight microfibre towel is just what you need. It is quick drying, sand free and fits nicely into a small beach bag! There are various ones to choose from, like this one from Amazon, but I love Tesalate towels. They are more expensive but are the best beach towel on the market. This is a lovely treat for yourself or a friend who loves to travel.

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6 Packing cubes – £16.95

Organise your outfits, separate clean clothes from dirty and save on space, packing cubes are essential for frequent travellers. This set contains six separate cubes with a mesh top for easy identification of items.

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Travel pillow, mask & ear plugs – £6.21

This travel pillow, mask and ear plugs set comes in a tidy bag that can hook on to your suitcase. I can’t tell you the amount of travel pillows that I have bought that don’t hook onto my case and they end up being a nuisance! The specialist hump designed neck pillow provides 360 degree next and head support to help prevent side-to-side swaying and also deflates so can fit every easily into your hand bag.

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Small Cross body leather hand bag – £19.99

I have a small cross body black bag similar to this one and I never travel without it. I feel much safer walking around with a cross body bag than with a shoulder bag. To save on luggage space make sure you buy one that can double up as a bag for going out at night time – hence the black leather choice.

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Portable Luggage Scales – £7.99

This can be a lifesaver on holidays. No longer need to worry if your suitcase is over weight. This one is also so light (90g) that it is easy to bring with you. This is one of the best travel gadgets you can have.

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New Kindle PaperWhite – £119.99

Did you know that the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is thinner, lighter, waterproof and comes with twice the storage? It’s the perfect companion for a long haul flight or for lazy days by the pool.

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Personalised luggage tags – £5.99

For the man or woman who has everything? These leather personalised luggage tags are the perfect stocking filler.

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Travel Gadget / Cable Bag – £16.99

For anyone who travels with lots of gadgets or with kids who have phones, tablets etc – this will save your life. With separate pouches for phone cables, powerbanks, memory cards and charges, you will never leave home without it.

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Drawstring Make Up Bag – £7.98

Say goodbye to bringing two or more cosmetic bags with you on holidays, this lazy drawstring bag holds everything! And not only that it is easy to use, no more rooting to try to find your night cream, everything is easily spotted once you open the bag. It also has two zipped pouches which are ideal for jewellery or hair clips etc.

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Mavic Air Drone from DJI – £599

Drones have become massively popular in recent years and would make a terrific gift for someone who is into photography and wants to get pictures from a different angle. This drone is fantastic and lightweight too, folding down to pack away neatly in its own carry case. It will produce crisp video footage and beautiful photographs and is the ideal gift for the amateur pilot/photographer in your life. Oh and its available in a range of pretty colours too!

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4 Pack Reusable Wine Bottle Protector Sleeves – £32.95

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If you like to bring wine home with you from holidays – then you have to buy this product! Designed by an airline pilot, they receive outstanding reviews from anyone who has bought them. The triple seal and sturdy outer plastic skin wrap prevents breakage and the best part – they are reusable. This is the best travel gadgets for wine lovers.

 
 
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Portable Travel WiFi Hotspot – £99.99

When you need to stay connected whilst abroad and need to keep the phone bill down, this device is invaluable. It is simple to use, is lightweight and easily transportable and because it is unlocked you can just purchase a data card from whatever country you are in and just pop it in to the SIM card holder – it couldn’t be easier. Never be disconnected again!

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I hope you like my top twenty travel gadgets and that they help you on your next trip. Note this post contains affiliate links where I receive a small commission if you purchase something, but at no additional cost to you.

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My Top Short Breaks With Flights & 4 Star Hotels, €199 or Less!

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I give 10 top short breaks for less than €200!  All prices include flights and highly rated, 4 star accommodation!

 

1. Rome – 3rd March, 3 Nights, €199

One of my best sellers this year, this weekend deal to Rome is sure to impress! Fly from Dublin on the 3rd of March and spend three nights in a superb 4 star hotel for only €199 per person.

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2. Porto – 11th May, 3 Nights, €195

I’m just back from a fantastic weekend in Porto, a city I would highly recommend for a weekend break. Read my blog here. Enjoy a three night, four star stay on Friday the 11th of May, for only €195 per person.

Click here t0 book flights: €75 pp

Click here to book accommodation: €120 pp

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3. Algarve – 16th May, 4 Nights, €199

Kickstart your Summer with a four night break to the Algarve. Fly from Dublin on the 16th of May and enjoy a four night stay in the highly rated Solaqua apartments, Albufeira, for only €199 per person.

Click here to book flights to Faro: €101 pp

Click here to book apartment: €98 pp

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4. Madrid – 9th June, 2 Nights, €183

A city break to Madrid is always a good idea! Fly from Dublin on the 9th of June and enjoy a two night stay in the highly rated 4*  Claridge Hotel for only €183pp. I have chosen the early flight out on Friday morning and the late flight back on Sunday evening so you really get 3 full days to explore this wonderful city.

Click here to book flights €85 pp

Click here to book hotel: €98 pp

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5. Marrakech – 21st June, 3 Nights, €185

Marrakech is a feast for the senses and should be on everyone’s bucket list. Fly from Dublin on the 21st of June and spend three nights in a highly rated 4* Riad, in the heart of Marrakech, for only €185 per person.

Click here to book flights: €90 pp

Click here to book hotel: €95 pp


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6. Prague –  20th January, 3 Nights, €188!

Beat the January blues by treating yourself to this bargain weekend in Prague. Stay at the highly rated 4* Theatrino Hotel, for three nights with breakfast, for only €188 per person, departing the 20th of January.

Click here to book flights: €111 pp

Click here to book hotel: €77 pp

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7. Athens – 4th May, 2 Nights, €199

Culture vultures will love Athens. The combination of the ancient Acropolis and the modern new town makes Athens is a great city break destination.  Stay two nights in the four star Art hotel for only €199 departing Friday the 4th of May.

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8. Lisbon – 27th January, 3 Nights, 5* Hotel, €191

Spend a weekend in one of Europe’s favourite city break destinations, Lisbon. Enjoy a three night stay in a five star hotel for only €191 including breakfast, departing the 27th of January. #LoveLisbon

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9. Valentines Day in Paris – 2 Nights, €176

Treat your loved one to a two night break in Paris for Valentine’s Day. Price of €176 includes flights and a two night stay at a highly rated four star hotel.

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10. Zadar – 11th May, 3 Nights, €194

Go somewhere new in 2018 and travel to Zadar in Croatia. Enjoy a three night stay in the highly rated 4* Villa Vanilla  from €194, departing the 11th May.

Click here to book flights: €111 pp

Click here to book apartment: €83 pp

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Now that you have read my top 10 short breaks, the only problem is which one will you choose?

All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note that some of the links above contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

Sarah

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