Christmas Gift Guide published by British Travel Journal

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This travel-inspired gift guide, published by British Travel Journal is full of inspiring gift ideas. There's something for the adventurer, bookworm, fitness fanatic, eco-conscious traveller, and even for those who have everything already. Treat your family and friends who love to travel with a special gift for a memorable festive season.

WINTER 2021

TRAVEL INSPIRED

Christmas

GIFT GUIDE

BRITISH TRAVEL

JOURNAL


Contents

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ADVENTURER

There’s no reason to stop travelling in the colder months especially with our carefully curated

selection of gifts for the adventurer

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BOOK CLUB

From buying someone a book of their own life story to the best of the latest travel guides,

full of inspiration when exploring the British Isles

British Boutique Hotels

Gina Jackson

Published 14 October by

Hoxton Mini Press

£20 Hardback

ISBN: 978-1-914314-03-2

A sumptuous guide to Britain’s most sought-after

hotels, from country retreats to unique city stays.

This is an unashamedly simple and highly opinionated guide to

the very best boutique escapes in Britain. From the

Scottish Highlands to the Cornish coastline, we’ve scoured our

shores for the hotels that stand apart for their individuality, their

Gina Jackson is a travel blogger and

photographer who, though a

proud Londoner, can more often be

found testing out hotel rooms

all over the country. A champion of

the great British staycation,

she shares her personal recommen-


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COOL WHITE

The White Company have all the holiday hits you need for

a smooth getaway

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ECO-CONSCIOUS

Lovingly made gifts to help your loved ones become more

eco-conscious with their travel

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FITNESS & HEALTH

Perfect for outdoor adventures, going to the gym, or

whatever moves you...


Gift option 1

SUBSCRIBE TO

BRITISH TRAVEL JOURNAL...

AND RECEIVE A NOBLE ISLE GOLDEN HARVEST BUBBLE

BATH & SHOWER GEL WORTH OVER £20...

Click here to subscribe online and claim your free Noble Isle gift

Want to subscribe as a gift for someone special?

Non-renewing gift subscriptions are also available


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LUXURY LEISURE

Add a touch of effortless glamour to your laid-back holiday

vibe, go on, you deserve it

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RELAX & PAMPER

Gifts guaranteed to improve your mood, enhance your

appearance and boost your self-esteem

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NIBBLES & TIPPLES

Make your Christmas even more special with our delicious

selection of bottles and hampers


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INTRODUCTION

Editor’s Welcome

Travel expeditions in Britain

are full of surprises. From

the vineyard tasting tour,

where you just have to buy

a bottle to take home

(Tinwood’s English

sparkling wine Blanc de

Blancs, £29 didn’t stay in

my cupboard for long) to

the luxury hotel you stay

in where the shower gel

is so divine you must buy

it (Noble Isle’s Tea Rose,

first discovered during an

overnight stay at Fingal,

Edinburgh’s luxury floating

hotel, for example).

Jessica

Do you know someone who

would love to have their

own life story turned into a

beautifully published book?

Turn to page 14.

If you are looking for ways

to become a more ecoconscious

traveller then

you will love our sustainable

eco-gifts, p18. Add a touch

of effortless glamour to

your laid-back holiday vibe

with our selection of Luxury

Leisure gifts, p22 and enjoy

our selection of the finest

festive refreshments, p29. ◆

JESSICA WAY, EDITOR OF BRITISH TRAVEL JOURNAL


@BritishTravelJournal

@BritishTravelJournal

@BTravelJournal

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AUTUMN / WINTER

Adventurer

This portable stainless steel

cooking appliance has

5-in-1 cooking capabilities,

allowing you to stonebake

authentic 12” pizza

in 3-4 minutes, all whilst

frying, grilling, baking,

warming and fire roasting

simultaneously.

An exclusive design inspired

by Boutique Camping’s

original sell-out patented

pizza stove, this bigger,

better and bolder rendition

is now live on the world’s

most famous reward-based

crowdfunding platform;

Kickstarter.

The Pizza Oven Plus’s

ferocious 400° flames

will turn up the heat and

be the highlight of your

next outdoor or in tent

adventure. £539

Bid, save, camp & cook… you could be the next buck-saving backer

to ignite the flame of The Pizza Oven Plus’s success - being one of the

first ever owners and for a fraction of the price on Kickstarter

Click here to buy

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GINGKO MI SQUARE POCKET

BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Handcrafted from a single piece of beautiful solid

American walnut wood, (even the speaker cover is made

of real fabric, not plastic) The Gingko Mi Square Pocket

Bluetooth speaker is a minimalist must. $109.9/£81.42

Click here to buy

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ECO BEACH COAT

This dry robe coat is part of the new eco-fleece

reversible collection from Aspiga. £140

Click here to buy

LIGHTWEIGHT HAMMOCK

Made from parachute silk and incredibly easy to transport,

letting you enjoy the beauty of your journey. €39.90/£34.15

Click here to buy

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SMITH THE ROLLPACK

Made for those who love to explore the great outdoors, this ‘go-to’

millican bag comes into its own for short trips and staycations. £95

Click here to buy

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and for those who have

everything already...

THE WORLD’S FIRST ELECTRIC-POWERED

HYDROFOIL SURFBOARD

This truly unique gift idea is for any adventurer or outdoor enthusiast who

wants to fly over the water exploring solo in nature. $12,000/£8,890.

Click here to buy

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TRAVEL COLLECTION

Book Club

Did you know you can gift

someone with their life story

in their own beautiful book?

their life story for their

grandchildren and other

family generations to enjoy.

StoryTerrace is the nation’s

leading biography writing

service, matching people

with ghostwriters to capture

their life story in print.

Buy your nearest and

dearest the gift of their

lifetime by documenting

They will have regular

opportunities to review

and comment on the book

as it progresses, as well

as uploading photos and

customising the appearance

of the book. The beautifully

bound, hardcover book will

then be printed and delivered.

From beginning to end, the process normally takes eight to twelve

weeks, depending on the length of your book. Prices start from £1,600

and you can choose between a Junior, Senior or Premium ghostwriter.

Click here to buy

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Guide to almost 300 islands

in England & Wales. £20

Click here to buy

The perfect guide to

London. £19.99

Click here to buy

A sumptuous guide to

Britain’s most sought-after

hotels. £20

Click here to buy

Guide to completing all 214

Wainwrights, with stunning

images, tips and tricks, £20

Click here to buy

G I F T G U I D E

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AND RECEIVE A SIGNATURE CANDLE FROM

THE WHITE COMPANY WORTH OVER £20...

Click here to subscribe and claim your The White Company gift

Want to subscribe as a gift for someone special?

Non-renewing gift subscriptions are also available


Cool White

1 White Pom-Pom

Swimsuit, it’s all

about the subtle

Perfect for your next holiday or to pop-in your

overnight bag, The White Company travel

essentials offer a smooth getaway

4 Leather Heart

Travel Case, ideal

for carrying your

yet sophisticated

details, £59

2 Travel Cosmetics

Case, this clear

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favorite pieces of

jewellery when you

go away, £35

5 The Travel Dog

case with pale

Bed, the perfect

grey edging has

piece for dogs on-

double-ended zips

the-go. Both prac-

and is just what you

tical and stylish, it

need for storing

can be easily rolled

your cosmetics and

up and carried,

skincare. With a

providing comfort

wipe-clean finish,

for your dog on car

it’s also easy to

journeys or week-

keep fresh and

ends away, £145

hygienic, £35

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6 Cashmere Bed

3 Soft Linen Tie

Bag, this versatile

bag will fold up

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Socks , a pair of

these heavenly

cashmere bed

small in your case

socks are perfect

but allows plenty

to ward off the chill.

of room as a beach

bag or shopping

bag for those

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Exquisitely soft,

these socks are a

real treat for your

holiday excursions,

£30

Click here to buy

feet, £35/£39

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GREEN & ORGANIC

Eco-conscious

Travel-friendly sustainable

staples that contain ZERO

liquid. Yes, zero. Whether

you’re off to Costa del

Cornwall or somewhere

further afield, travel light

with Faith In Nature’s ecofriendly

essentials.

Between their plastics

policy, refill availability and

closed loop scheme, Faith

In Nature have 47 years

of impactful zero-waste

initiatives under their belt,

passing on as little of the

plastics problem to their

customers as possible.

From shampoo bars to

luxury hand soaps this

beauty brand has your

next trip covered with its

collection of affordable,

vegan-friendly, cruelty-free

and natural products.

Faith In Nature’s ingenious solid shampoo bars are made using 100%

natural fragrance, the booming bars are free from parabens and

plastic with their fully recycled and recyclable card packaging.

What’s more, the savvy portable solutions really go the distance –

providing 52 washes (far more than your average shampoo bottle).

Click here to buy

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Eco Friendly Gift Bundle, £60

Click here to buy

Barbour Tartan Travel

Mug. £12

Click here to buy

Wooden bellyboards made in Cornwall. From £70

Click here to buy

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Fitness & Health

1 Monocle - a

minimalistic,

rechargeable

headlamp for design

conscious urban

runners by Swedish

fashion tech brand

Bookman. €49/£41.99

Click here to buy

2 Pure water in just 60

seconds! This intelligent

stainless steel bottle

self-cleans itself and

actively purifies water.

Just press and go. £78

Click here to buy

3 Smart running insoles

with lightweight

trackers that fit any

running shoe. Provides

insight, guidance and

coaching to help you

run smarter, train

healthier, improve

faster. £249.99

Click here to buy

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Perfect for outdoor adventures, going to the

gym, or whatever moves you...

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4 Take control of

your wellness and

recovery with some

Theragun Percussive

Therapy, deep muscle

treatment. The G3 is

their quietest device

yet, perfect for taking

with you on your

travels. £375

Click here to buy

5 Prefer walking to

running? The super

adventurous who

spend their days hiking

and their nights

dreaming of their

next expedition will

reach new heights in

these HOKA hiking

boots. Women’s

Anacapa Mid, GTX.

£150

Click here to buy

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EFFORTLESS GLAMOUR

Luxury Leisure

The world’s finest luxury

lilos have arrived to the

UK, taking the poolside

and beach experience to a

whole new glamorous level.

Perfect for end-of-summer

and winter-sun escapes,

Oliver James lilos complete

any al fresco setting.

Easily inflated with a USB

rechargeable pump, the

lilos also neatly fold into a

beautiful tote bag, ready to

be taken on holiday.

They can be deflated in

minutes, and have been

engineered to resist

outdoor elements and

withstand damage caused

by chlorine, saltwater, and

sunlight.

Starting from £730

Following a successful launch in Asia, Australia, and the US, Oliver

James’ handsome pieces of floating furniture are now available

to UK customers, with free express shipping worldwide.

Click here to buy

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Tolcarne Wool Beach

Blanket. £60

Click here to buy

Tamar canvas backpack,

handmade from reclaimed

leather and heritage

canvas. £79

Click here to buy

The World Class Leather

Tech Case. £465

Click here to buy

Luxury Silk Eye Mask in

Smokey Blue Birds design.

£29.95

Click here to buy

50 prompts cards that can

work in any destination.

£16.99

Click here to buy

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THE STERLING - 34 COLLECTION

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LEATHER CAMERA STRAP

A super strong camera strap made from antique leather

with a vintage timeworn look and feel. £30

Click here to buy

QUICK DRYING HAMMAM TOWEL

This lightweight soft Aegean cotton versatile towel looks

great on your travels, at the beach or poolside. £25

Click here to buy

COTSWOLD WEEKEND BAG

This smart holdall is perfect for a weekend away

with a truly luxurious English feel and look . £620

Click here to buy

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LIGHT THERAPY LAMP

Boost your energy through the winter months with this brand new

wake-up light, a natural mood-booster. Halo, £165.83 - £199

Click here to buy

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SHOWER GEL CRACKER

Hiding inside The White Company cracker, you’ll find

a deluxe miniature shower gel. Set of three, £20

Click here to buy

SCHERZO TRAVEL COLLECTION

A showcase of Miller Harris’s bestselling fragrance, bursting

with fruits, flowers and shimmering sunshine. £35

Click here to buy

OUD ÉCLAT

Brand new oud fragrance,

a clean note, with delicate

warmth and sweetherbaceous

tagete. £160

Click here to buy

ANTI-NAUSEA MIST

Spray on a tissue and inhale, or simply spray in the

air and gently inhale to help with travel sickness. £18

Click here to buy

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Relax & Pamper

1 The Detangling Mist

is the newest product

in the award-winning

range, The Hair Boss

founded by former

‘Hairdresser of the Year’

Lisa Shepherd. £8.99

Click here to buy

Treat someone special to the Christmas

holiday they deserve with these lovingly

made beauty and travel essentials

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2 This reusable travel

skincare must-have

means no more buying

little ‘minis’ for your next

staycation. £49.99

Click here to buy

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3 Science that makes

scents. Trelonk, Cornwall’s

Topical Oil. £20

Click here to buy

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4 Queen of the night, a

new luxurious night-time

treatment. £35

Click here to buy

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Nibbles & Tipples

1 Limited edition

Cotswolds Cloudy

Christmas Gin is a

festive twist on our

classic Cotswolds

Dry Gin. £34.95

Click here to buy

2 Hattingley Valley,

the award-winning,

family-owned

Hampshire winery,

famed for its fizz,

has created a

range of new luxury

gift boxes. From £59

Click here to

buy

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Celebrate with friends and family this Christmas

with these flavorsome gifts, best consumed when

being enjoyed and shared with others

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3 Loch Lomond’s

Inchmurrin 12 year

old single malt has

a sweet and rich

malt character with

underlying fruit and

warming spice. £40

Click here to

buy

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TEA TRIO GIFT SET

Tregothnan’s three top loose black tea blends. £25.50

Click here to buy

WINTER SOLSTICE GIFTING HAMPER

Natural Wicker Hamper with biscuits, coffee, water flask,

festive jam, Gold Star Beaded Ornament and more. £68.50

Click here to buy

MUG AND BISCUITS HAMPER

Gorgeous Reef bone china mug and tin of delicious

clotted cream shortbread biscuits. £22.95

Click here to buy

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THE FORTNUM’S CLASSIC CHRISTMAS HAMPER

This perennially popular hamper presents everything one wants and needs for the big day. Expect

fanfares as the lid is lifted to reveal sparkling and still tipples and rich, delicious puddings. £185

Click here to buy

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