For the travellers out there who like to be prepared and kitted up with the latest accessories, gear and gadgets, then this is the list for you. From tech to travel experiences, here are the best travel gifts and gear to have this year.
Accor Plus Traveller and Explorer Membership
Treat your friends and family with an Accor Plus Membership. Inclusive of one complimentary night to use at over 1,000 participating Accor hotels for Explorer Membership, up to 50% discount on dining, up to 50% off hotel stays, and access to “money-can’t-buy” events such as cooking classes with Michelin-starred chefs and more. Hurry and share the best gift this holiday season!
RRP US$225 for Traveller Membership and US$295 for Explorer Membership | For more information visit accorplus.com
355ml FUNtainer® Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Drink Bottle
The 355ml FUNtainer® Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Drink Bottle has Thermos™ vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention. It keeps contents hot for 5 hours, cold for 7 hours, has a hygienic push button lid with pop-up silicone mouthpiece is easy to open. The kid-proof design has a durable stainless-steel interior and exterior withstands daily wear and tear. Other features include the llip-up carrying loop, exterior stays condensation free, and non-slip, scratch resistant base.
RRP $32.99 | Stockist: Peter’s of Kensington, Kitchen Warehouse, Amazon
Thermos® Trailsman Can Cooler
This is the perfect travelling accessory for keeping the lunch and drinks cool. The Thermos® Trailsman Can Cooler has Isotec™ premium closed cell 25mm foam insulation, and adjustable and removable shoulder strap, front zippered pocket for extra storage, metal bottle opener, strong welded seams that are leak-resistant and a padded carry handle. It has a capacity of 12, 18 or 36 cans.
RRP: $74.99- $119. 99 |Stockist: Anaconda, Peter’s of Kensington
For those who want to keep an eye on their prized muscle car in the garage while they’re away, or greet the kids as they walk through the door after school, or keep an eye on fur-kids at home while they’re at work, the EZVIZ C6N Smart Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt indoor security camera will be their eyes indoors when they’re not there. The EZVIZ C6N Smart Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt indoor security camera has zero blind spots, thanks to the combination of the motorised pan and tilt 360-degree field of view and smart tracking functionality. When movement is detected, the camera tracks motion while alerting the user with the image in real time. Equipped with Smart IR functionality, the C6N Indoor Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt camera uses advanced infrared lighting to capture more details in dim light and can automatically adjust the intensity of the infrared LEDs to prevent overexposure in night vision mode. Real time home monitoring can be achieved from anywhere, anytime using the user-friendly EZVIZ App.
AirSnap for Airpods
Slip your AirPods Charging Case into AirSnap to keep your pricey ear buds safe and sound but still easily accessible. Hook the built-in swivel clip to your backpack or bag and you’ll never have to search for where you left your AirPods again! When your battery is low, charge your AirPods via Lightning, or simply place AirSnap on your wireless charger – without having to remove the case. Features include a protective, stylish case designed to protect AirPods, incorporated clip keeps AirPods attached to your bag or backpack, available in genuine leather and lightweight twill, bottom cut-out for convenient wired charging, or charge wirelessly in-case, fully-compatible with first- and second-generation AirPods cases. Looking for AirSnap for AirPods Pro? They are available here!
RRP $49.99 | Available at Twelve South
BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite
BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite is a vintage-inspired one-of-a-kind case as impressive as the stories inside. Made with hand-distressed, genuine leather, BookBook enhances the joy of reading by putting a real book spine in your hand. What makes this case even more novel is the folding kickstand that props up your Kindle for hands-free reading. Dual zippers keep the hardback covers safely closed while allowing you to charge your Kindle inside. This gorgeous leather cover also disguises your Kindle, protecting it from theft. Enhance the story of your Kindle Paperwhite with BookBook.
RRP $74.95 | Available at Twelve South
Palm Beach Collection Passion Flower Fizz 420g Standard Candle
Bring the scent of summer into your living space with Palm Beach Collection. This Limited Edition Festive Scented Soy Candle has up to up to 80 hours burn time. The 420g Candle has 2 x 100% cotton wicks to ensure a clean even burn, keeping that sense of summer around longer. Enjoy the scents of Pineapple Pulp, Wild Passion Fruit, Papaya, Dragon Fruit, Plumeria, with a base of Coconut, Fruity Musk, Vanilla and Malt.
RRP $42.95 | Available at https://palmbeachcollection.com.au/
Red Paddle Co Luxury Towelling Change Robe
Those awkward car park changing moments are long gone with the Red Paddle Co Luxury Towelling Change Robe. Soft, luxurious and warm with a design to ensure you can confidently go from the water to work; the ultimate accessory for changing before or after getting on the water.
RRP $89.00 | Available at https://redpaddleco.com/
SkullCandy Push Ultra True Wireless Earbuds
For the music and podcast lovers alike give the gift of headphones this Christmas! This season everyone can enjoy their wireless freedom without ever thinking twice about losing or breaking a piece. Both earbuds contain Tile™ Bluetooth finding technology in case you ever misplace one. With multiple colours available to suit every tech lover and music listener in your life.
RRP $249.95 | Available at SkullCandy
Get a taste of Tasmania with TamarRidge Wines. The Estate Pinot Noir 2018 is an elegant expression of Tamar Valley Pinot Noir, displaying aromas of ripe dark cherry against a background of spicy and savoury characters. A rich and complex wine with a good concentration of fine, soft, silky tannins.
The Reserve Pinot Noir 2018, made only in the best years, this wine is a showcase of just how good Pinot Noir from the Tamar Valley can be. It has mouth-filling flavours of raspberry and blueberries. The fruit flavours are balanced by a good concentration of fine, soft, silky tannins and enough acidity to give definition to the finish, which is long and persistent with lingering ripe fruit.
The Single Block Pinot Noir 2017, filled with elegantly balanced raspberry and spice aromas, this Single Block Pinot Noir is made from a single Pinot Noir clone nestled from Tamar Ridge’s ‘Block 28’ in their Kayena vineyard on the western banks of the Tamar River. This clone is identified as having unique qualities and complexity nurtured within the unique Tasmania cold climate.
Estate Pinot Noir 2018 RRP $34.00 | Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 RRP $65.00 | Single Block Pinot Noir 2017 RRP $100.00
All available at www.tamarridge.com.au
Canon has a range of cameras for all types of photographers – beginners to experts, and is an essential item for your travels. The pick of the bunch include; EOS R6: Create memories with unprecedented levels of speed, operational ease, image quality and low light shooting at an affordable price. Selphy Square QX10: Bring out the creative sides by finally putting together that photo album you’ve both been meaning to make all year. iNSPIC -S or iNSPIC-C: Give the gift of old-school nostalgia this Christmas with an instant camera that features plenty of cute filters and effects to add to your photos. PowerShot G7X Mark III: For families that are on the go, this super-slim, pocketable camera is perfect for those spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities. EOS 90D: A timeless DSLR for the adventure-loving families out there; with an incredible battery life and higher ISO capability, the EOS 90D is the perfect companion for a family outing. EOS M6 Mk II: Capture all the action this Christmas with this light-weight versatile kit. It’s incredibly fast shutter and image process speed means you will never have to worry about missing a shot. EOS M50: Whether it’s a weekend road trip or an iso stay-cation, this compact mirrorless powerhouse is perfect for quality video and happy snaps at an affordable price.
Prices vary. For more visit www.canon.com.au/cameras
Put your travel memories on a mug, maybe print it on a shirt? Send postcards to your friends and family with your snapshot on. The sky is the limit when it comes to sharing your holiday snaps across a variety of products with Vistaprint. Just upload your photos, choose your designs and order, Vistaprint do the rest.
For more visit https://www.vistaprint.com.au/
A dash-cam is a must-have for your road trip adventure. In the first of the next generation series of smart dash cameras introduced by Uniden, the ultra-compact Dash View 30 features a 2.5K Video Resolution Front Camera providing a 140-degree wide-angle lens. The addition of Sony’s Starvis Image Sensor provides back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for optimum video quality and with WDR allowing you to capture clearer vision in bright and low light environments. This premium technology ensures the Dash View 30 deliver high video quality in visible-light and near infrared light regions.
RRP $399.95 | For more visit https://uniden.com.au/product/dash-view-30/
Pick up a gift that not only creates awareness but helps save wildlife and wild places. Where Wild Things Roam have launched an online shop offering unique products for the wildlife fanatic and eco-warrior. All profits from the sales go directly to Wild Things Roam Organisation, used to assist initiatives around the world that help aid the protection of wildlife and wild places. Shop for items including clothing, accessories, and prints. The current collections include the Ocean Collection, Wildlife Collection, Africa Collection, Nordic Collection and Australian Collection, all inspired by their regions and places.
RRP $45.00 | For more visit https://www.wherewildthingsroam.com/shop/
Photos For Food Photo
By purchasing one digital wildlife image, you will be feeding a family of four in South Africa for an entire week thanks to Photos For Food. In an effort to help alleviate hunger in local South African communities, a group of friends and nature guides, have collaborated to bring you an amazing collection of wildlife photographs. 50% of all purchases will contribute to food parcels put together and distributed by Nourish.
RRP USD$20.00 | https://www.photosforfood2020.com/
HELP! The Game
Everyone loves board games, especially at Christmas time. This game features colourful characters that represent real Aussies and sees players travelling around Australia facing floods, fires, tremors, tornadoes, burglars and even the dreaded bin chicken. The game was created by NRMA Insurance, with proceeds supporting disaster relief and recovery for Australian Red Cross.
RRP $25.00 | Available at Kmart stores and at helpthegame.com.au
Taronga Zoo Friends Membership
With 365 days of unlimited entry, discounts around the zoo, priority access and more, a Taronga Zoo Friends Membership is the gift that keeps on giving! A membership provides 12-months of adventure for the whole family leaving plenty of time to make some magical memories. The best bit? As Taronga is a not-for-profit, a membership also helps support Taronga’s important conservation and education programs around the globe.
RRP: 1 Adult & 2 children – $99 + joining fee (online) | For more visit taronga.org.au/zoofriends
HydraTED Pet Travel Water Bottle
Keep your best mate hydrated on the go with HydraTED. HydraTED is a 600ml portable dog water bottle designed to keep your dog hydrated. Just open the cap, flip out the leaf-shaped silicone attachment to become a bowl, pour fresh clean water for your dog. Always wash your HydraTED pet drink bottle after each use in warm soapy water. Easily fit HydraTED in your handbag or backpack for all doggy adventures and outings. You can take it walking, hiking, camping, picking up the kids from school, having breakfast at your local café– anywhere. Your dog will love having access to fresh clean water wherever you are and you’ll love not having to lug around a bulky drinking bowl or search the park for a communal water bowl. HydraTED is the best solution to keeping your dog hydrated on the go.
RRP $29.50 | Buy here https://www.splitpeas.com.au/products/hydrated-stainless-steel-pet-water-bottle