The 10 Best: travel gifts

 

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1. Mattel – Travel Scrabble

£19.99, argos.co.uk

A compact, deluxe edition of the classic game. The board folds into its own case, which also stores the racks and tiles. The playing surface ensures pieces click into place.

2. Sony – MDR-NC13 in-ear noise-cancelling headphones

£33.29, amazon.co.uk

These reduce background noise by 87 per cent. Great news for fliers, who can listen to music or a film without that tiring engine noise.

3. Marks & Spencer – Leather Travel Wallet

£39.50, marksandspencer.com

Smart, stylish and practical, this leather wallet makes it easy to organise boarding passes, passports, cards, foreign currency and more.

4. Design Go – Worldwide Adaptor

£17.99, johnlewis.com

This worldwide adaptor is really useful. You can use it in more than 150 countries by simply pressing the button and sliding the pins.

5. The Tao of Travel – Paul Theroux

£16.99, waterstones.com

Paul Theroux collects the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him. A real treat for anyone on the move.

6. Proporta – USB TurboCharger 5000

£42.95, proporta.com

Simply plug your mobile phone, camera or GPS unit into this lightweight box and it will keep even the most hungry devices juiced up.

7. Kiki James – Savanna Croc Journal

£45, kikijames.com

Handcrafted in England in calf-hide leather, this travel journal has a ribbon so you'll never lose your place in the silver-gilded pages.

8. Me & My Car – Touring Travel Clock

£29, notonthehighstreet.com

Taking its inspiration from clocks used in British rally cars of the 1950s and 1960s, this has easy-to-read numerals on a black face.

9. Plum & Ivory – 100 per cent Cashmere Eye Mask

£35, notonthehighstreet.com

What could be more decadent? These offer full black-out, as well as being super soft with no nasty elastic bands to crease your face.

10. Molton Brown – Frequent Traveller Toiletry Kit

£40, moltonbrown.co.uk

This includes five travel-sized, unisex, relaxing bath and body products in a clear airport security bag. Perfect for combating jetlag.

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