Perfect travel gifts
Now that another lovely Christmas is over, the family have left and all that remains to do is plough through all the food leftovers, it’s time to have a play around with the lovely presents Santa delivered this year! In anticipation of another busy travel season this Spring, it seems appropriate to review some of the presents I’m going to be using on my travels. These are good to gift to anyone you know who travels all year round or to buy for yourself if you want.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones
These wireless headphones come complete with noise-cancelling technology as well as built-in Bluetooth that can connect to two devices at once. Once they’re switched on, the headphones actively work to silence background noise, which I’m hoping means no more listening to children around me on the plane. Being wireless is also great as this means no more accidentally knocking your headphone wire out when you’re shuffling around in your seat whilst sleeping. They’re really lightweight too and fold up inside a hard-shell case to protect them when you’re not using them. I can’t bear to take any kind of journey without my music, so I can’t wait to use these on my travels in the New Year.
To be honest, I think I’ve been long overdue a Kindle… I’ve always thought it was a good idea but never quite got round to getting one for myself (despite even my parents being ahead of the game with me on this one). My boyfriend decided that rather than me continue to stuff my carry-on to the brim with reams of paper it was high time I upgraded from actual books, which really aren’t that convenient for regular travel. This one actually isn’t the latest model but the previous one, the Kindle Voyage, because apparently there have been some issues with the battery life on the newest Kindle. I’ll be getting this set up over the next month or so, ready for when I inevitably run out of films to watch on the plane.
Holistic Silk Lavender Eye Mask
When I fly, I’m all about making myself as comfortable as physically possible as I typically fly in Economy classes, so longer flights can be a struggle. This silk eye mask by Holistic Silk is perfect to help block out unwanted light, allowing you to get to sleep whenever you want in-flight. It’s filled with lavender to help you relax, has velvet on the inside for maximum comfort and has loose ties so you can easily adjust it to the right size around your head. Much better than the eye masks provided by the airlines!
Next Cosmetics Case
I also received this cute personalised letter cosmetic case from Next. I like to have quite a few of these with me when I travel so I can compartmentalise my toiletries/currency/general stuff more easily. I love the polka dot pattern on this and also the fact the fabric is really lightweight so you can organise your carry-on without weighing it down.
L’Occitane Hand Cream Tin
L’Occitane is one of my favourite cosmetic brands; not only are the products fantastic but they also come in perfect travel sizes. This tin comes with two hand creams: Almond Delicious Hand Cream and their ultimate best-selling Shea Butter Hand Cream. I usually travel with the Shea Butter Hand Cream as it’s made with 20% shea butter so is hugely moisturising – perfect for when your skin is dehydrated in-flight. The luxurious texture and smell also makes it a treat to use wherever you are.
The Stamford Notebook Co. Diary
Call me old-fashioned, but I love a good, traditional, paper diary. I think it’s really important to have a hard copy of your travel and work schedule when you’re travelling, just in case you lose your phone/run out of battery/can’t get signal. I love that this is a bright colour so it’s easy to find when your carry-on is stuffed full of everything else.