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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: THE TRAVELLER

There’s just one shopping week left until Christmas… that’s 7 days or just 168 hours!  If you’ve been following our Christmas and Little Christmas Gift Guides we hope you’ve found lots of fab ideas already for spoiling your loved ones, but if you’re still looking for that something special our penultimate Guide may be able to help!  We know you lot love are a bunch of globe trotters so this week we’re focussing on all things travel, and it’s all perfectly pretty and practical too!

KINDLE PAPER WHITE

Amazon £169.99

The real challenge of travelling is getting from A to B as quickly as possible, but we all know there’s long flights, layovers and (whisper) dreaded delays.  While I can while away an hour, or maybe two Airport shopping and more than that and my legs (and credit card) are feeling the strain!  I never travel without my Kindle, stocked up with the latest bestsellers, business books and a few trashy novels alwyas help to while away the hours.  This is the top-end version with built-in light, wi-fi and free worldwide 3G, which is a real blessing when you run out of books while reclining on your sunlounger! BUY HERE

JBL PORTABLE SPEAKER

Lane Crawford £125

At home I listen to music all day long, so when staying in hotels or Air BnB’s sometimes the silence can be a bit stifling! I’ve got a rubbish little pair of speakers which usually get chucked in my bag and have been searching for something a bit better for a while.  I think I’ve finally hit the jackpot with this pretty little JBL speaker.  It works over wireless, and holds a 12 hours charge – perfect for a day on the beach or late-night party! BUY HERE

PENCIL CASE

Kate Spade £25

I constantly seem to be rooting around in the bottom of my bag for a pen, and it’s even worse when travelling and my bag it totally stuffed with my in-flight essentials.  On my next trip I’ll be super organised with this Kate Spade pencil case in my bag! BUY HERE

THERMAL TRAVEL MUG

Kate Spade £16

For shorter journeys a travel mug is one of my essentials. In the car it stops you needing to stop for a bitter service station coffee, and on the train saves you a fotune on the refreshment trolly!  Of course Kate Spade is top of my list again with thsi stylish design! BUY HERE

PERSONALISED IPAD CASE

Not on the High Street £34

An iPad is an essential piece of kit for any traveller!  Stop it getting scratched or worse by keeping it safe in a cover – I love this one from Not on the High Street which comes in black leather or metallic gold and can be personalised too! BUY HERE

IN FLIGHT KIT

Oliver Bonas £15

Long haul flights are a bitch, fact.  The key to a pleasant journey is to get comfy and block out as might light and noise as possible.  This in flight kit from Oliver Bonas contains everything a sun-seeking traveller needs to enjoy thir trip. BUY HERE

TRAVEL COFFEE MAKER

Made in Design £156

When I’m away from home I really miss my daily Nespresso (I have two – one in the kitchen and one in the office – I’m an addict!).  Next time I’ll be hoping to try ot this clever portable coffee maker which is battery operated and uses coffee pods you can buy in most supermarkets! BUY HERE

WEEKEND BAG

Ted Baker £118

Every traveller needs a great weekend bag – I love that this one has big handles so you can sling it over your shoulder in busy stations and wheels for longer journeys through airport terminals. Oh, and it’s floral print is super stylish too! Trust Ted. BUY HERE

HANGING TOILETRIES BAG

John Lewis £20

My top tip for any travller is a hanging washbag – it makes thinsgso much easier on airrival – just hang it in the shower and eerything is organised and easy to reach.  This one is a great size, and I love the monochrome stripes! BUY HERE

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Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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