Christmas Travel Gift Guide: 20 Lasting Gift Ideas Shopping trips

Travel gift boxes

Kip Hideaways, a members-only boutique stay site, is offering two new gift sets: the Travel Set and the Sleep Set. Each includes a one-year membership (the company plants a tree for each member), as well as Bramley toiletries and Elizabeth Scarlett embroidered accessories.
From £ 53,

Adventure backpack


A carefully designed 42-liter backpack with multiple pockets – for laptops, maps, shoes, water bottles, valuables – but small enough to carry as hand luggage. Made from recycled plastic by a sustainable UK brand with an in-house repair service.
£ 185,

Limited edition prints


The Woods sells limited edition art photographs inspired by travel, nature and adventure, printed in London. Gift cards are also available, so the recipient can choose their own photo.
From £ 70,

Toiletry bag made of plastic bottles

Toiletry bag

Designed in the Lake District and ethically made in Vietnam from recycled plastic bottles (four per bag). Millican also sells recycled plastic backpacks.
£ 18,

Speckled passport cover

Speckled blanket

Liga’s Beach Clean Collection Passport Cover is made from recycled flip-flops and sustainable cork, perfect for disguising a post-Brexit blue British passport.
£ 14.95,

Large white shark towel

shark towel

Padi, the dive organization, offers a range of clothing, accessories and towels made from recycled ocean plastic. This limited edition towel was designed for Shark Week 2021.
£ 27,

Wild swim scented candle


Different Kind is a new, ethical online store with products from brands such as Goldfinger, which uses recycled materials and provides training for underprivileged young people. The scent of its soy wax candle evokes “the cold shock of water under a glorious sky”.
£ 32,

Sending a hugs gift box


This includes a “Random Recycled Wool” rug from Atlantic Blankets, made from scraps of wool and great for picnics, as well as a caramel and sea salt chocolate bar.
£ 38,

Let’s Get Lost Photography Book

Let's Get Lost Book

Subtitled “The Most Beautiful Remote Places in the World”, this new landscape book curated by Finn Beales contains over 200 images of beaches, mountains, forests, wilderness, lakes and rivers by 21 photographers. Inspiration for adventurers and wheelchair travelers.
£ 23.25,

Hat and mittens

Mittens and hat

Designed in the Orkney Islands and knitted in the Scottish Borders from luxury cruelty-free lambswool, using eco-friendly dyes. The company also manufactures scarves, blankets and throws.
From £ 47,

Planet friendly coffee subscription


The Mayni community in Peru grows coffee using agroforestry techniques, which protect the Amazon, and Easy Jose pays them a premium for it. It sells three, six, nine and 12 month subscriptions (two 250g bags per month).
£ 18 per month,

Durable sunglasses

Sun glasses

Sunglasses made from recycled ‘ghost gear’ – lost or discarded fishing nets – collected from UK beaches. The purchases also support Waterhaul’s recycling workshops in schools and communities.
From £ 60,

Deluxe festive basket


A handmade basket containing 17 wild products from the UK, Hogweed salt with dried hen-woods mushrooms, and lots of alcohol: damson wine, blackcurrant vodka, sloe cider, medlar liqueur and sweet cicely fizz. Smaller baskets (£ 35/55) and Secret Santa boxes (£ 20) are also available.
£ 100,

Herbal teas, honey and jar

Herbal teas

The case contains four Wild Infusions seasonal teas made from herbs, fruits and flowers grown on the Wild Cornwall Regenerative Farm or foraged, as well as jars of wildflower honey and honey pearls, as well as a teapot and a tea cup. The crate can be reused as a planter; seeds are provided.
£ 65,

Wild Remedy Poetry Pills

Poetry pills

Handcrafted at the Poetry Pharmacy in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, these pills are not swallowable but contain poetic nature-themed extracts, like a few lines from The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry. Other poetry prescriptions available.
£ 5.50, poé

Vitamins Sea Calendar

Vitamin Sea

Designed and printed in the UK on recycled paper, using 80% renewable energy, delivered in minimal packaging and plastic free. One of the nature inspired wall calendars.
£ 16.50, once on

Atlas of forgotten places


The latest title in the Unexpected Atlas series, this book by Travis Elborough tells the story of 40 abandoned destinations around the world, from a ghost town in the Arizona desert to the exclusion zone around the Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat.
£ 18.60,

Suit for winter dips


Women’s long sleeve swimsuit made from regenerated nylon yarn and designed to ‘survive a dive, hit a cliff jump and handle a stunt’.
It’s also reversible, with black and ocean green sides.
£ 150,

Practical waist bag


Made from recycled nylon and polyester in a fair trade factory. Can be worn around the waist or crossbody style, and fits essentials such as phone, keys, cards, sunglasses and face shield. Stows away in its own pocket when not in use.
£ 25,

Belly boards to last

Ventral boards

Promising ‘no fuss, all the fun’ surfing, these stomach boards are handcrafted from sustainable birch plywood in a workshop in Newquay, Cornwall – an eco-friendly alternative to disposable styrofoam boards.
From £ 55,

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