From the twinkling lights of shop displays to carols on the radio, the magic of the Christmas season can be felt on every High Street and around every corner. It's a time for holiday parties, family and the celebrating the act of giving. Buying Christmas gifts for loved ones is always exciting, so if you have any avid travellers on your shopping list, we have found seven awesome gifts that they're sure to love. All of the items on our list are perfect for travellers because they are stylish, durable and functional. However what sets this travel gear apart is that they all are made by companies that are committed to giving back to either disadvantaged communities, the environment or charitable organisations. These thoughtful travel gifts are gifts that give in twofold and by purchasing any of these items you are helping those in need, and isn't that what Christmas is all about?


FEED 10 Canvas Pouchscreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-4-15-10-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-4-15-24-pm   Not only will this versatile pouch help keep any traveller organised, it will also provide ten school meals for children around the world. The FEED 10 Canvas Pouchis a simple but trendy pouch that is the perfect size for travel accessories, a passport or as an evening clutch, wallet or cosmetic bag.


Sseko Leather IPad Casescreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-3-11-15-pm These days everyone has a tablet, so if someone on your list is looking for a durable tablet case, then the Sseko Leather IPad Case is the perfect and practical solution. It fits an iPad Air and a Kindle, and is handcrafted by women in Ethiopia who are paid fair wages, have their education subsidized and have the opportunity to assume leadership roles within the company. The material for the case is also ethically sourced from Ethiopian farmers, making a conscious product pipeline.      


Travel bags from UNICEF When you shop at the UNICEF Market you are not only guaranteed the finest quality products and craftsmanship but every purchase you make gives back to children in need. So for the traveller in your life, (or yourself!) the Heavy Duty Leather Shoulder Laptop Bag from Mexico, ‘Earth Moves’is an awesome accessory that makes the perfect carry-on luggage. screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-30-18-amscreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-30-35-am   When you purchase this bag you are also giving 882 sachets of oral re-hydration salts, which can help children combat dehydration and diarrhea. For more bag and wallet sizes and styles, click here.


MiiR Water Bottlesscreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-11-56-51-amUsing a reusable water bottle is not only cost effective but it’s also incredibly eco-friendly, making it one the most useful items in any travellers suitcase. Miir makes these stylish, BPA-free Vacuum Insulated Bottles that make wonderful gifts and proceeds of every bottle purchased contributes to 55+ water projects in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa of various types.    


WeWood Watchesscreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-3-19-32-pmEvery traveller needs a decent watch, and with the WeWood Watchesyou are not only getting a unique and high quality time piece, you are investing in the environment. The entire range of gorgeous wooden watches are completely free of toxic and artificial materials, making it more sustainable than other watch brands. And if you’re concerned about the eco impact of buying a wooden watched, WeWood has the solution. Because the company partners with Treedom, Trees for the Future, and American Forests to plant a tree for every wooden watch purchased, rebuilding the environment. Since 2011, WeWOOD has helped plant more than 420,000 trees.      


The Sahel ONA Camera Strapscreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-4-23-44-pm Attached to every avid traveller is a great camera, and every great camera needs a great camera strap. The Sahel ONA Camera Strap is made from sturdy leather strap allows you to always have your camera close at hand ready to capture every moment of your trip. It’s padded with soft neoprene and can be worn across the body. Even better, a portion of every sale supports Charity Water, an organisation that helps bring clean and safe drinking water to millions of people around the world.


Cotopaxi Inca 16L Backpackscreen-shot-2016-12-08-at-7-55-09-am For travellers who love to hike or need a rugged yet comfortable daypack, will love the Cotopaxi Inca 16L Backpack. It’s loaded with convenient features that backpackers will love and its light and flexible shape means its easy to carry around the world. For every product that Cotopaxi that’s sold, 2% of the company's revenue provides targeted grants to nonprofits that have demonstrated outstanding impact, agility, and persistence.    

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