It’s been a long time coming for travel. After a never-ending rollercoaster of cancelled flights and postponed holidays, 2022 is (hopefully) the year of big travel. Not just little UK weekend breaks – although we love them – but those life-changing trips we’ve all been dreaming of. From long-awaited honeymoons to long-haul family reunions and gap year adventures, now is the time to not only enjoy travel but truly celebrate it. Which makes a travel-related item the perfect gift to give in 2022.

But where to start? Whether you’re looking for a certain type of traveller, event or budget, the Traveller team have rounded up our favourite travel gifts. For more ideas, see our guide to the best Christmas travel gifts.

Travel gifts below £50

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

For the long haul traveller: an eye mask

Spacemasks, £16.50

Chances are if your gift recipient loves to travel, they probably already own some sort of eye mask. But they might not own a Spacemask. Designed for more than just blocking out light, these eye masks are infused with jasmine and self-heat when worn via air activation to help lull you to sleep. The masks are also disposable and recyclable and sold as a pack of five.BUY NOW: CULT BEAUTYBUY NOW: FEEL UNIQUE

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

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For the organised traveller: suitcase organizers

Paravel packing cube trio, £49.69

When it comes to packing, you can never be too organised, which is why these packing cubes make a great gift for pretty much anyone. All the design details are there to make packing a breeze from two-way zippers to view-through windows. BUY NOW

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

For the environmentally conscious traveller: a reusable cutlery set

nuoshen Cutlery Set, £7.99

We should all be environmentally conscious travellers, which is why this nuoshen travel cutlery set is a perfect people-pleasing present. The straw will come in handy everywhere while the knife, fork, spoon and chopsticks mean they’ll always be prepared for an impromptu picnic wherever they are in the world.BUY NOW

Travel gifts below £100

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

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For the spa lover: a towelling robe

The White Company unisex cotton classic robe, £60

Slipping into a hotel robe is one of travel’s most beloved pleasures. It’s one you can recreate outside the hotel room too. Speaking from experience, we know not all robes are made equal, which is why we love the extensive range at The White Company where you can choose by fabric, style and colour. For a failsafe option, the unisex cotton classic robe is a best seller.BUY NOW

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

For the Gap Year adventurer: a polaroid camera

Instax Mini 11 Camera in sky blue, £69

Printed photos are such a retro rarity now that the novelty of a keepsake travel snapshot is hard to resist. The mini size is ideal for jam-packed backpacks and the photos will end up being far more valuable than the ones kept in a phone.BUY NOW: AMAZONBUY NOW: JOHN LEWIS

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For the frequent flyer: a passport cover

Aspinal of London passport cover, from £60

For the traveller that already has the best luggage, the latest headphones and a well-loved eye mask, a sleek and stylish passport cover could be just the thing. There are plenty of options on the market, but for one that’s going to last the distance, we love the Aspinal of London full-grain leather passport cover, with a slip pocket and grosgrain ribbon page marker. It comes in an array of colours and textures plus there’s also the option to personalise it.BUY NOW

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For the spiritual traveller: a crystal water bottle

Glacce clear quartz bottle, £70

The world has two types of people: crystal people and non-crystal people. If you’re set to gift the former, then consider a crystal water bottle – yes it’s a thing! This glass and stainless steel water bottle is centred with a one-of-a-kind quartz crystal which is believed to promote positivity and clarity when stimulated with water. It also looks very cool and will no doubt be put to good use regardless of whether the positive vibes come or not.BUY NOW

Travel gifts below £200

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

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For the anxious flyer: a knitting kit

Wanderlust cowl kit, £118

Know someone afraid of flying? The best thing to give them is the gift of distraction. If a movie recommendation isn’t going to cut it, try an activity they can do with their hands, like knitting. Ideal for getting through airport security, this crafty cowl kit features needles made from plastic and bamboo, as well as handspun wool yarn and a cotton storage bag that’s easily stored in a handbag.BUY NOW

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For the little traveller: a travel bed

Stokke JetKids BedBox Travel Bed suitcase, £149

But not just any travel bed, a Stokke BedBox that ingeniously doubles as a ride-on suitcase. The clever design means this mini case converts into a comfortable bed for short and long-haul flights, which has been officially approved by many airlines. With extra room for storing favourite items, plus a ride-on or pull option, this practical and entertaining gift is a sure winner for junior jetsetters.BUY NOW

Travel gifts below £500

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

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For the luxe lover: a cashmere shawl

Lisa Yang Paris cashmere shawl, £290

It doesn’t take long to realise the blankets given out on flights are not worth opening. Not only are they thin and scratchy, but they’re also terrible for the environment. For the frequent flyer in your life, give the gift of cashmere that can be worn as a scarf pre and post-flight and as a blanket while onboard. We love this Lisa Yang 100 per cent cashmere shawl that looks comfortable and chic in equal measure.BUY NOW

The best travel gifts to give in 2022

For the traveller that has everything: a phone pouch

Anya Hindmarch I Am A Plastic Bag phone pouch on strap, £250

You never want to lose your phone, but you especially don’t want to lose it when travelling. For the traveller who has everything, a phone pouch could be the handy accessory that has been missing from their lives. Plus, this Anya Hindmarch design is made from an innovative fabric created from recycled plastic bottles and coated in a material made from recycled windscreens, which makes it not only eco-friendly, but also durable and weather resistant.BUY NOW