- Buyer's Guide
Our Wanderlust Traveler’s Gift Guide
Chasing wanderlust. Regularly back and forth for business. Seeking new sights and sounds during some well deserved downtime. Whatever their reason for travel, these best gifts for the traveller are just the ticket for enjoyable journeys…
The Polaris weighs just 5.6oz (159g) and packs down into its own integrated stuff pocket, making it a convenient bag to store inside larger luggage and use as a day bag at your destination.
The Scrubba XL Travel Towel can be rolled into a compact and lightweight form for easy portability. But unroll it and you’ve got a suitably large towel for use after a bath or shower, or a day at the beach. Additionally, wet clothes can be rolled in the towel to partially dry them. This microfiber towel is also fast-drying, making it handy for life on the move.
Being able to photograph your travel adventures is a great way to capture trip memories. But carrying a bulky, heavy camera curbs your ability to travel fast and light. The DxO ONE plugs into an iPhone which becomes the camera’s viewfinder, allowing you to take professional-quality photographs with a device that’s small enough to slip inside your pocket.
Put a different spin on your travel snaps with the Ricoh Theta SC, a lightweight and easily portable camera that enables you to capture 360° images and videos.
Bellroy still make the best wallets for travel. Their passport sleeve is a fine example. A bunch of our contributors use this and swear by it.
The Ultralight Z-Compression Sack compresses travel gear to help you make the most of available packing space. Available in 8L and 12L options, the sack compresses gear with an innovative and simple single-pull motion.
Coming in at 2.82 oz (80g) and offering 40L of storage space, this is a versatile ultralight bag for a variety of travel needs. Use it as a carry-on bag or store it in your luggage in the accompanying stuff sack for use at your destination.
Books are heavy. The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is not. Enjoy access to numerous books without the associated carrying weight. Great for passing the time in airports, or simply catching up on some reading while relaxing during your trip. Plus its glare-free screen allows you to comfortably read in bright sunlight.
Catching a few winks can be difficult when you’re traveling. However, this travel pillow set will help you drift off on planes, trains, buses, or wherever else the journey calls you to lay your head. The set includes a ventilated memory foam travel pillow, carry bag, earplugs, and a sleep mask.
The Roost Laptop Stand features a collapsible design and comes with a carry sleeve for easy portability. The stand is height-adjustable, fits most laptop makes and models, and helps to provide an ergonomic position for laptop use.
Staying connected can be tricky when you’re traveling overseas, not to mention expensive if you get hit with pricey roaming fees. The KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker attaches to your phone’s SIM card, and lets you save up to 85% on international voice and data roaming in over 200 countries.
These Bluetooth headphones are wireless, meaning you don’t need to worry about obtrusive or twisted cables. Even better, they’re noise-cancelling too, so you can slip them on and zone out in noisy spaces or while kicking back on holiday.
With its large 16750mAh capacity, this power bank will keep your devices juiced on the go when you can’t access a mains supply. Dual USB ports enable two devices to charge simultaneously, and as an added bonus the power bank also features an integrated flashlight.
Having versatile clothing that you can dress up or down as required helps you pack less. Clothing like the Outerknown Traveler Chino, which is made from organic cotton twill with a soft hand feel. The front pocket features a coin catch, while a hidden zippered pocket is handy for stashing the likes of a passport.
Traveling can be hard on the body. To help you look and feel your best and stay refreshed on the go, this toiletry kit includes Fabulous Face Cleanser, Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion and Coriander Seed Body Cleanser.
When you’re traveling for business, looking sharp is important. The VOCIER CP38 luggage set helps you do just that, keeping up to two suits wrinkle-free in an elegant carry-on case. Also included in the set is a stylish dopp kit that can be stored within a dedicated slot in the case.
Need some travel inspiration? How about an intriguing read during your journey? The Escapist, Monocle’s sister publication, is a travel-themed journal that delves into 10 lesser known cities around the world, essays, reports, and more.
The Away Carry-On is a sleek spinner that suits business and leisure travel. A durable and scratch-resistant shell holds up to travel abuse, convenient interior organization keeps your gear tidy, and integrated USB charging lets you avoid competing for crowded airport charging points.
A stylishly tailored fit, high neck zip to keep the cold out, as well as an extended back are all good reasons to add this hoodie to your travel gear. Combine these with its moisture-wicking and odor-resistant merino wool construction, and you’ve got a great piece of gear for roaming.
Technical meets timeless style with the Outlier Futureworks pant. Designed to be lightweight, breathable and strong, this pant is suitable for hot and humid climates but looks good year-round for work or play. The fabric is water resistant and incorporates stretch for better freedom of movement.
Designed for overnight travel, the Blade 28 keeps tech, clothing and other travel items neat and tidy in a range of compartments and pockets. The clamshell-style opening provides easy packing and access, while top and side grab handles help to maneuver the pack in tight spaces or over short distances.