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From the latest tech gadgets to packing solutions, Captured Travel has hunted around to bring you the best gifts for all different budgets for the traveller in your family or friends circle.

Here is our pick for the 2020 Travel Gift Guide.

Escapade Backpack

For the greatest (and smallest) of escapes, this pack is built for the outdoors, but right at home in any concrete jungle. A design as versatile as your lifestyle, Zorali’s newly launched Escapade Pack is the perfect pack to take you from the trail to the office. The Escapade Pack is a spacious 32 litres providing the perfect amount of room to fit all your gear to keep you going all day, without having to skimp on the essentials. The perfect addition to any adventure life throws at you, the Escapade Pack will quickly become the go-to for every outdoor enthusiast and adventure lover. 

RRP $169.95 | For more visit https://www.zorali.com/

Counter-Poaching T-Shirt

Pick up a gift that not only creates awareness but helps save wildlife and wild places. Where Wild Things Roam have launched an online shop offering unique products for the wildlife fanatic and eco-warrior. All profits from the sales go directly to Wild Things Roam Organisation, used to assist initiatives around the world that help aid the protection of wildlife and wild places. Shop for items including clothing, accessories, and prints. The current collections include the Ocean Collection, Wildlife Collection, Africa Collection, Nordic Collection and Australian Collection, all inspired by their regions and places.

RRP $45.00 | For more visit https://www.wherewildthingsroam.com/shop/

Photos For Food Photo

By purchasing one digital wildlife image, you will be feeding a family of four in South Africa for an entire week thanks to Photos For Food. In an effort to help alleviate hunger in local South African communities, a group of friends and nature guides, have collaborated to bring you an amazing collection of wildlife photographs. 50% of all purchases will contribute to food parcels put together and distributed by Nourish.

RRP USD$20.00 | Visit https://www.photosforfood2020.com/

290ml FUNtainer® Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Food Jar

The Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Food Jar has Thermos™ vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention, hot or cold. It keeps contents hot for 5 hours, cold for 7 hours, has a kid-proof design that has a durable stainless-steel interior and exterior withstand daily wear and tear, its extra wide mouth is easy to fill, eat from and clean and has a non-slip, scratch resistant base.

RRP $34.99 | Stockist: Peter’s of Kensington, Kitchen Warehouse, Amazon

355ml FUNtainer® Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Drink Bottle

The 355ml FUNtainer® Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Drink Bottle has Thermos™ vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention. It keeps contents hot for 5 hours, cold for 7 hours, has a hygienic push button lid with pop-up silicone mouthpiece is easy to open. The kid-proof design has a durable stainless-steel interior and exterior withstands daily wear and tear. Other features include the llip-up carrying loop, exterior stays condensation free, and non-slip, scratch resistant base.

RRP $32.99 | Stockist: Peter’s of Kensington, Kitchen Warehouse, Amazon

Thermos® Trailsman Can Cooler

This is the perfect travelling accessory for keeping the lunch and drinks cool. The Thermos® Trailsman Can Cooler has Isotec™ premium closed cell 25mm foam insulation, and adjustable and removable shoulder strap, front zippered pocket for extra storage, metal bottle opener, strong welded seams that are leak-resistant and a padded carry handle. It has a capacity of  12, 18 or 36 cans.

RRP: $74.99- $119. 99 |Stockist: Anaconda, Peter’s of Kensington

The Ultimate Box by BananaLab

BananaLab is Australia’s first range of curated, experience-focused gift boxes. Since then, they have grown to become the second biggest experience gifting platform in Australia. The concept is simple; one gift box, thousands of activities to choose from. Each experience gift box contains a booklet with an entire range of experiences and a voucher, which can be redeemed for any one offer. With over 1100 experiences available, BananaLab is the perfect gift, no matter the receiver’s age, interests, skills or location. Whether you’re looking for an experience to make up for lost time with loved ones, or know of a thrill-seeker who’s eager to return to a life of adventure, choose BananaLab and you’ll be the envy of all gift-givers and receivers this Christmas.                                                              

RRP start from $99 for ‘Her Bucket List’ and ‘His Bucket List’ | Purchase BananaLab via their website, or in Coles and Woolworth stores nation-wide

EZVIZ C6N Smart Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt indoor security camera

For those who want to keep an eye on their prized muscle car in the garage while they’re away, or greet the kids as they walk through the door after school, or keep an eye on fur-kids at home while they’re at work, the EZVIZ C6N Smart Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt indoor security camera will be their eyes indoors when they’re not there. The EZVIZ C6N Smart Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt indoor security camera has zero blind spots, thanks to the combination of the motorised pan and tilt 360-degree field of view and smart tracking functionality. When movement is detected, the camera tracks motion while alerting the user with the image in real time. Equipped with Smart IR functionality, the C6N Indoor Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt camera uses advanced infrared lighting to capture more details in dim light and can automatically adjust the intensity of the infrared LEDs to prevent overexposure in night vision mode. Real time home monitoring can be achieved from anywhere, anytime using the user-friendly EZVIZ App.

RRP $59.00 | For more visit www.ezvizlife.com/au | Available at Amazon.com.au

EZVIZ C3W Colour Night Vision Wi-Fi outdoor security camera

Protect your home even when you’re away with the EZVIZ C3W Colour Night Vision Wi-Fi outdoor security camera. The camera has three distinct night vision modes that produce vivid-as-day colour night video, thanks to the combination of spotlights, infrared lights, and motion-detection capability. To discourage intruders, the camera boasts Active Defence functionality which sets off a loud, user-adjustable siren, plus flashes from the two spotlights. Customisable voice alerts also serve as immediate deterrents for unwanted visitors. Keep your home protected and see any activity in real time from anywhere, anytime by using the user-friendly EZVIZ App.

RRP $199.00 | For more visit www.ezvizlife.com/au | Available at Amazon.com.au

AirSnap for Airpods

Slip your AirPods Charging Case into AirSnap to keep your pricey ear buds safe and sound but still easily accessible. Hook the built-in swivel clip to your backpack or bag and you’ll never have to search for where you left your AirPods again! When your battery is low, charge your AirPods via Lightning, or simply place AirSnap on your wireless charger – without having to remove the case.  Features include a protective, stylish case designed to protect AirPods, incorporated clip keeps AirPods attached to your bag or backpack, available in genuine leather and lightweight twill, bottom cut-out for convenient wired charging, or charge wirelessly in-case, fully-compatible with first- and second-generation AirPods cases. Looking for AirSnap for AirPods Pro? They are available here!

RRP $49.99 | Available at Twelve South

AirFly Pro

AirFly Pro is the missing link between wireless headphones and wired headphone jacks. AirFly is a wireless headphone adapter that lets you use your favourite wireless headphones or earbuds in places that only have a headphone jack – like airplanes and treadmills. Plug this tiny transmitter into a headphone jack to listen to in-flight movies or the TVs at the gym. AirFly Pro lets two people listen to the same soundtrack, podcast or music with their favorite noise-cancelling headphones or AirPods.

RRP $89.99 | Available at Twelve South

BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite

BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite is a vintage-inspired one-of-a-kind case as impressive as the stories inside. Made with hand-distressed, genuine leather, BookBook enhances the joy of reading by putting a real book spine in your hand. What makes this case even more novel is the folding kickstand that props up your Kindle for hands-free reading. Dual zippers keep the hardback covers safely closed while allowing you to charge your Kindle inside. This gorgeous leather cover also disguises your Kindle, protecting it from theft. Enhance the story of your Kindle Paperwhite with BookBook.

RRP $74.95 | Available at Twelve South

Palm Beach Collection Passion Flower Fizz 420g Standard Candle

Bring the scent of summer into your living space with Palm Beach Collection. This Limited Edition Festive Scented Soy Candle has up to up to 80 hours burn time. The 420g Candle has 2 x 100% cotton wicks to ensure a clean even burn, keeping that sense of summer around longer. Enjoy the scents of Pineapple Pulp, Wild Passion Fruit, Papaya, Dragon Fruit, Plumeria, with a base of Coconut, Fruity Musk, Vanilla and Malt.

RRP $42.95 | Available at https://palmbeachcollection.com.au/

Red Paddle Co Luxury Towelling Change Robe

Those awkward car park changing moments are long gone with the Red Paddle Co Luxury Towelling Change Robe. Soft, luxurious and warm with a design to ensure you can confidently go from the water to work; the ultimate accessory for changing before or after getting on the water.

RRP $89.00 | Available at https://redpaddleco.com/  

Chief. Collagen Bar Sampler (4 bars)

When you want a clean snack to satisfy your sweet cravings, you’ll love this nut butter based bar without artificial crap or loads of dried fruit. Low sugar, plenty of protein and healthy fats to keep you full for longer. Collagen for anti-aging, injury prevention and better recovery. Keto and Paleo friendly. Perfect pre or post workout or simply as a delicious, biscuity treat to get you through to meal time!

RRP $17.00 

RosehipPLUS Gift Set

Gift giving is sorted with our RosehipPLUS® Boxed Gift Pack! Featuring 3 of your RosehipPLUS® favourites, each gift pack comes boxed, ready to give to your loved one. The pack contains our Hydrating Day Cream, Nourishing Night Cream and Australian Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil. 

RRP $39.95 | View more at https://rosehipplus.com.au

SkullCandy Push Ultra True Wireless Earbuds

For the music and podcast lovers alike give the gift of headphones this Christmas! This season everyone can enjoy their wireless freedom without ever thinking twice about losing or breaking a piece. Both earbuds contain Tile™ Bluetooth finding technology in case you ever misplace one. With multiple colours available to suit every tech lover and music listener in your life.

RRP $249.95 | Available at SkullCandy

TamarRidge Wines

Get a taste of Tasmania with TamarRidge Wines. The Estate Pinot Noir 2018 is an elegant expression of Tamar Valley Pinot Noir, displaying aromas of ripe dark cherry against a background of spicy and savoury characters. A rich and complex wine with a good concentration of fine, soft, silky tannins.

The Reserve Pinot Noir 2018, made only in the best years, this wine is a showcase of just how good Pinot Noir from the Tamar Valley can be. It has mouth-filling flavours of raspberry and blueberries. The fruit flavours are balanced by a good concentration of fine, soft, silky tannins and enough acidity to give definition to the finish, which is long and persistent with lingering ripe fruit.

The Single Block Pinot Noir 2017, filled with elegantly balanced raspberry and spice aromas, this Single Block Pinot Noir is made from a single Pinot Noir clone nestled from Tamar Ridge’s ‘Block 28’ in their Kayena vineyard on the western banks of the Tamar River. This clone is identified as having unique qualities and complexity nurtured within the unique Tasmania cold climate.

Estate Pinot Noir 2018 RRP $34.00 | Reserve Pinot Noir 2018 RRP $65.00 | Single Block Pinot Noir 2017 RRP $100.00

All available at www.tamarridge.com.au

Canon Camera

Canon has a range of cameras for all types of photographers – beginners to experts, and is an essential item for your travels. The pick of the bunch include; EOS R6: Create memories with unprecedented levels of speed, operational ease, image quality and low light shooting at an affordable price. Selphy Square QX10: Bring out the creative sides by finally putting together that photo album you’ve both been meaning to make all year. iNSPIC -S or iNSPIC-C: Give the gift of old-school nostalgia this Christmas with an instant camera that features plenty of cute filters and effects to add to your photos. PowerShot G7X Mark III: For families that are on the go, this super-slim, pocketable camera is perfect for those spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities. EOS 90D: A timeless DSLR for the adventure-loving families out there; with an incredible battery life and higher ISO capability, the EOS 90D is the perfect companion for a family outing. EOS M6 Mk II: Capture all the action this Christmas with this light-weight versatile kit. It’s incredibly fast shutter and image process speed means you will never have to worry about missing a shot. EOS M50: Whether it’s a weekend road trip or an iso stay-cation, this compact mirrorless powerhouse is perfect for quality video and happy snaps at an affordable price.

Prices vary. For more visit www.canon.com.au/cameras

Vistaprint

Put your travel memories on a mug, maybe print it on a shirt? Send postcards to your friends and family with your snapshot on. The sky is the limit when it comes to sharing your holiday snaps across a variety of products with Vistaprint. Just upload your photos, choose your designs and order, Vistaprint do the rest.

For more visit https://www.vistaprint.com.au/

Uniden Dashview30

A dash-cam is a must-have for your road trip adventure. In the first of the next generation series of smart dash cameras introduced by Uniden, the ultra-compact Dash View 30 features a 2.5K Video Resolution Front Camera providing a 140-degree wide-angle lens. The addition of Sony’s Starvis Image Sensor provides back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for optimum video quality and with WDR allowing you to capture clearer vision in bright and low light environments. This premium technology ensures the Dash View 30 deliver high video quality in visible-light and near infrared light regions.

RRP $399.95 | For more visit https://uniden.com.au/product/dash-view-30/

EcoXGear Charge Clip

The EcoXCharge Clip is a carabiner powerbank that charges all USB devices, for the ultimate in multi-purpose convenience while on the go. With a rugged design perfect for those who enjoy camping, boating and an active lifestyle, the EcoXCharge Clip includes a built-in battery of 3,350mAh for a long rechargeable life. The integrated large carabiner is easy to attach to a daypack for convenient access when hiking, camping or cycling, or keep handy at sporting events and festivals.

RRP $49.95 | For more visit https://www.ecoxgear.com.au/products/ecoxcharge-clip

Kate Webster
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Kate Webster is the founder and owner of Captured Travel Media. She is a world traveller, ocean lover and conservation warrior who is determined to make every moment count for not only herself, but the world around her. An editor and travel journalist, Kate travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the people and places she visits. She is a passionate conservation advocate, sustainable traveller and always travels with reason and cause.