Christmas gifts for travellers

From stylish accessories and travel stickers to city-guide series and a mobile disco
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Full steam ahead

Steamline's hand-made suitcases evoke a golden age of travel, but they are made with modern materials that are more accustomed to airport knocks and scrapes. Both the cabin and Stowaway versions feature lightweight aluminium handles and "silent" wheels. The four collections were each inspired by a different location: The Editor, Mumbai; The Diplomat, Zurich; The Entrepreneur, Shanghai; and The Correspondent, Kathmandu, which comes in shades from mint green to powder pink.

From £165; steamlineluggage.com

In the bag

Store travel essentials in stylish accessories made from the seat fabric of an Airbus A320. Created as part of the Channel 4 programme Supersize Salvage, which aired earlier this year, the collection, from designer Julia Crew, includes a wash bag, passport holder and rucksack.

£26-£170; heretoday- heretomorrow.com

Make scents

Heidi Klein's Coconut Beach Candle brings the ocean to you, no matter how far away you are from a tropical beach. The notes of coconut, jasmine and vanilla will transport you there, in spirit at least. There's also a trio of St Barths candles, created in the French Caribbean to evoke the balmy, faraway island.

From £25; heidiklein.com

Snap decision

This winners of this year's Travel Photo of the Year competition are currently being chosen, but have a look at previous entries in this coffee-table book from Wanderlust magazine. Volume 6 features last year's photos, which include stunning portraits, landscapes, wildlife and portfolios.

£19.99; shop .wanderlust.co.uk

Street smart

Louis Vuitton's city-guide series has the most on-trend places to eat, drink, sleep and play in 21 locations. This year's revised editions include Paris, which features a guided walk with Frank Gehry.

£25; uk.louis vuitton.com

Mini adventurers

Inspire a sense of wanderlust with Fox and Star's book of travel stickers. There are vintage-style luggage labels as well as flags and global landmarks.

£4.99; thefoxand star.co.uk

World in motion

For high-quality footage that doesn't require huge tech know-how, consider the new Go-Pro Hero video camera with a QuickCapture function for shooting with one-click and Burst Photo for fast-action sequences. It's also built to withstand water, dirt and sand and weighs less than 4oz.

£99.99; gopro.com

Start from scratch

Keep track of your travel history with this scratch card-style poster. Take a coin to the gold foil and rub off the places you've visited, revealing a multi-coloured map underneath.

£19.95; scratchmap.co.uk

Mobile disco

Take the party on the road with a colourful, travel-sized speaker. The Jawbone Mini Jambox connects to your phone, MP3 player or tablet via Bluetooth and has great reviews for its sound quality. It also has a 10-hour battery life and is small enough to fit into hand luggage.

£110; jawbone.com

Trip notes

Plan your next escape with a gift set from Herb Lester. Choose the collection of 22 quirky European guides, including London and Berlin, or a 16-strong set covering US cities from New York to New Orleans.

£48-66;

herblester.com

Beach chic

One for fashionable beach bums. Karma Beach's eye-catching beachwear collection comprises kaftans and shorts for wafting around in the sun, but they are also demure enough to wear at night.

From £85; karmabeach .co.uk

Game for adventure

Test your globetrotting friends with Backpacker – the Ultimate Travel Game. In this card game for two to six players, the winner returns with the most photos, while avoiding illness and mishap.

£9.99; backpacker cardgame.com

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