You know what they say, ’tis always better to give than to recieve – and we agree. So at the most wonderful time of the year, here is the ULTIMATE gift guide for the traveller in your life.
And because we’re so generous, we decided you deserve some love too. If you like what you read, you have the chance to win some of the gifts on offer. Simply fill out the relevant competition entry form for your chance to win! Good luck…
For the tech-lover…
In 2018, it seems that everyone can turn themselves into an A grade travel videographer – with the right gadgets of course.
As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact (and intelligent) Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory.
The device is as portable as your smartphone or offering everything you need for shake-free footage in any situation.
While wireless keyboards might seem like something that’s been around for a while, they are something that every tech-savvy traveller needs in their arsenal.
Enjoy the convenience of the desktop typing we all know and love, while using a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Gone are the days of typos caused by large fingers. With the press of a button, your compatible device allows you to type away at your convenience.
If you’ve had your ear to the ground in the world of travel gadgets, no doubt you’ve heard of Tile.
Tile is the original crowd-funded Bluetooth tracking device that has revolutionised the game for forgetful people. And now, their offering has expanded with the launch of the new Mate and Pro products, designed to help you find your misplaced items in seconds.
Tile Mate battery still lasts 12 months with zero upkeep, but now, you can replace your Tile’s batteries. The new Bluetooth LE range has increased the location range to 41 meters, so you can find your belongings even if they’re a bit further afield.
ELAN E3 Portable Radio
Picnics in foreign places, sunbaking on the beach and long train trips are made better with the Elan E3 portable radio.
With both digital and FM capabilities, the Elan E3 is able to pick up local radio stations wherever you’re planning on heading. With phone and iPod connectivity you can also control what music you play, morphing this radio into a Bluetooth speaker.
The convenient and compact E3 radio is a multi-function travel essential!
Slim, lightweight and tough, EFM Case Armour is the perfect symphony of style and functionality.
It combines a UV resistant PC back plate with revolutionary impact protection material D3O® to deliver ultimate device protection, whilst the aluminium accents add a touch of elegance. It also works perfectly with the clear screen Armour.
Or what about a charger?
Get hassle free charging with the EFM Wireless Magnetic Car Mount and Desktop Stand.
Simply mount it to your car or leave it on your desk, this bad boy allows your loved one to charge their Qi-compatible devices 1.4 times faster than most standard 5W wireless chargers.
For the beauty-lover…
Stunning glasses from Visiondirect.com.au
They’re the world’s largest online stockist of designer eyewear – so if you’re looking for a last-minute gift, this is where you need to head. You can score up to 50% off RRP on designer styles including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Tom Ford, Celine and Gucci!
Personally, we love these bad boys, by Chloe.
Choosing a good body oil is a rite of passage. Nu Skin makes the search easy, creating a range that ticks all the boxes.
Infused with antioxidant-rich blend of raw marula, coconut, milk thistle and camellia oil, the weightless formula quickly absorbs to give your skin a hit of moisture.
Containing 95% naturally derived ingredients, Milk & Co hand quench offers the ultimate relief and hydration for even the thirstiest of hands.
C Lab & Co range lives at the forefront of coffee scrubs.
Made using 100% natural ingredients, the recipe contains no nasty fillers. The formula is enriched with Organic Vitamin E, sea salt and other natural essential oils and active ingredients. Perfect for those times the flimsy hotel body wash simply won’t cut it.
Nothing gets us in the festive spirit like the smell of Christmas. And this year, Glasshouse Fragrances has delivered exactly that.
Featuring three new seasonal fragrances, the Christmas collection evokes the spirit of the festive season and a quintessentially Australian summer. These Limited Edition Christmas scents join an array of thoughtful Glasshouse Fragrance gift sets that will be sure to spread the Christmas joy.
Let’s be real, everyone hopes to find a Glasshouse candle at the bottom of their tree.
Inspired by nature and ethically made, The Body Shop have been a household name for years.
Their Christmas collection features crowd-pleasing bestsellers as well as brand new gifts, from pampering gift sets for someone special to fun and festive treats for your Secret Santa.
You won’t be disappointed.
As it turns out, the effects of UV damage extend far beyond redness and skin peeling. Following exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, healthy skin cells can be susceptible to things like skin ageing, wrinkling, discolouration and unwanted texture.
Advocates for natural and certified organic ingredients, skincare artisans, HERBS + HEART, have developed a multipurpose after sun gel-cream which revolutionises the nourishing effect of traditional aloe. It really is the only oil you need in your arsenal.
Plus, the packaging is adorable.
Inspired by the anticipation of reuniting with loved ones during the holidays, brand founder Ole Henriksen created his Glow Home Holiday 2018 Collection, so clients could bask in the excitement of the season as they “unwrap” the gift of healthy, glowing, youthful skin!
For the adventurer…
At first glance, the Loctote Flak Sack may look like a regular old drawstring bag, but for those in-the-know, it is way more than that.
The bag is made out of REID-blocking material which is known to be completely slash proof and one of the most cut resistant fabrics in the world.
Woven from a proprietary blend of high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) and other state-of-the-art fibers, the fabric was originally developed for use in high performance body armor and personal protection under-garments for law enforcement, corrections, and security workers. In your hands however, it helps to protect travellers and wanderers from thieves.
If you’re thinking that this bag (and brand) seem familiar, you may have caught the founders on an episode of Shark Tank, where they got an investment from one of the entrepreneurs. They clearly must be doing something right then.
Research has found that more than 1.1 million Australians would rather give up their mobile phone for a day than miss their morning coffee – a statistic we can attest to.
For all that coffee however, comes 3 million pods that go to landfill daily in Australia.
Enter Pod and Parcel. Made from a sustainable, plant-based material, these coffee pods break down in just 90 days. They also happen to be as delicious as the barista made stuff. The founders are from Melbourne, after all…
So, Coffee lovers rejoice, because we have your next cup sorted.
Sustainable consumer products company, Vaya Life, have created a versatile and beautiful drink bottle that will keep your summer drinks cool and guarantee you stay hydrated all day long.
Not just a pretty face, the vacutherm insulation and stainless steel body keeps your beverage hot for 12 hours and cold for 18.
Let’s make drink bottles great again
Travelling often means a ferocious juggling act of maps, camera, tickets and passes: and, unfortunately we only have two hands.
That’s where the Clam Chowder waist pack comes in! Similar to a fanny pack, instead intended for across the body wear, the Clam Chowder is the new perfectly convenient storage solution for travel essentials on the go.
With the weatherproof bag coming in seven different colours, there is a Clam Chowder to suit every style.
With the added option of personalisation, this bag is the perfect gift for any traveller (even if you’re gifting yourself!).
Like its little brother, the Clam Chowder, the Vis-à-vis hip pack is a convenient way of transporting your travel essentials.
With a larger 5.1L worth of storage, the vis-à-vis is perfect for longer days out, with a padded iPad slip, 8 separate storage zones and a pocket for cables and chargers. The front pocket allows quick access to your travel documents and is completely weatherproof to protect your valuables.
The Vis-à-vis comes in four versatile colours and with CRUMPLER offering after-pay, you can now have now and pay later, leaving more immediate dollars to book that getaway.