Christmas gift ideas for frequent flyers

Got a friend who sees more of Qantas’s flight attendants than they do their own family? Or a loved one that’s always off galavanting in exotic and exciting places?

We’ve put together a list of Christmas gifts perfect for the business, beach and intrepid travellers alike.

Luggage

Samsonite Lite-Shock Sports 55cm Spinner Case

Named by Choice as one of the three best carry-on suitcases on the market, this sturdy little number is the perfect gift for frequent travellers, especially business travellers.

And it’s on sale

If you fit inside, you can go too.

Books

Boy Swallows Universe

Good plane reads are an important part of travelling. And even if your loved one doesn’t like to read during flights, everybody loves a good book. Boy Swallows Universe is a much-lauded, award-winning novel from journalist Trent Dalton, but there are plenty more where that came from if it’s not their cup of tea.

'Without exaggeration, the best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade' Sydney Morning Herald.

Makeup brushes

Sigma Beauty Mr. Bunny Travel Brush Kit

For the traveller who wants to step off the plane looking as flawless as they did when they boarded, this beautiful set of brushes is a no-brainer gift.

While you’re there, treat yourself to a cheeky present from Sigma’s innovative collection. You deserve it.

Give the gift of contouring and impeccable blending.

Camera

Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera

Perfect for ambitious Instagrammers, this all-round camera also makes a great gift for budding photographers and comes with a Guide Mode function that gives tips on the go.

Because sometimes smartphones aren’t enough.

Help them up their Insta-game.

Boots

Timberland 6-inch premium waterproof boot

The original and still the best, these waterproof, rustproof classics are ideal for the traveller who likes to get down and dirty wherever he goes. I mean, don’t we all?

Also available in women’skid’s and toddler’s sizes.

For the rugged adventurer. Or someone who wants to be one.


Compendiums

kikki.K Leather Compendium: Signature Edition

A great gift for a school-leaver setting off on their first international adventure, or starting university in the new year, this refillable everyday compendium can also be monogrammed to make it even more special.

Diaries and travel journals also make for great gifts for budding globetrotters.

Who doesn't want a notepad with their initials on it?

Sleep Masks

Slip Silk Sleep Mask

Help them stay stylish while they slumber on planes, trains and beds across the globe. These luxurious unisex eye masks are natural, hypoallergenic, dust mite-resistant, breathable and recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and beauty experts alike.

And who doesn’t want to look like a fancy movie star while they’re asleep?

"The ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability."


Waterproof tech accessories

Overboard Waterproof Phone Case

Know someone going on a tropical holiday? Give them the gift of underwater selfies! Overboard’s cases are 100% waterproof and allow browsing, filming, calling and chatting.

Plus, they’re made from environmentally-friendly biodegradable material so you’ll be doing good and giving well.

Now there's no excuse for ignoring your calls.


Sunglasses

Karen Walker Bad Apple Sunglasses

Help them keep the sun out of their wanderlust-ful eyes with a stylish pair of sunnies. Find more from Karen Walker and other brands like CelineGucci and Ray Ban, plus a large selection of men’s frames at David Jones.

Beauty is in the cat's-eye of the beholder.

Wireless earphones

Sony Noise Cancelling True Wireless

Wireless headphones are a must for every traveller. From crying babies to loud coughers, they block out plane noises so the passenger can listen to music and get a decent sleep.

Plus, they can look important while taking calls on the go. Bonus!

The sexiest things you can put in an ear.


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