22 Oct 2019 by Olga Brighton
For those of you that love to travel, and happen to have a passion for Halloween and all things spooky, here are 6 travel inspired Halloween gifts to impress your freaky friends.
Depending on how much you can afford to splash out and the time you have available, there are endless choices for a terrifying trip, or spooky stay for Halloween. London’s historical horrors include Jack the Ripper and Sweeny Todd. Visit London Dungeons, for an interactive experience of London’s ghoulish past, or take in a ghostly walking tour, or the Tower of London - home to the Bloody Tower and where King Henry VIII executed two of his wives. Or opt for a trip to Ballygally Castle in Ireland, reputedly one of the most haunted places in Ulster and take in a Halloween afternoon tea. Try Prague, a top Gothic destination and reputedly among the most haunted cities in Europe. Soak up the atmosphere in the winding medieval Old Town, or Torture Museum. According to folkelore, Prague’s Houska Castle on the city outskirts is believed to be built over a gateway to hell. What’s scarier than that? Bruges, Belgium boasts the iconic creepy IM Cooling Tower and Château Miranda attracting ghost hunters from around the world. But there are thousands of other choices for those who dare…
If your budget doesn’t stretch to a spooky splash-out, try these much more affordable options for a Halloween treat with a difference:
This is one of our travel favourites. Scarves and shawls are the best travel accessories. Universally useful; wrap up to nothing in your hand luggage; keep you warm on an over-chilled aeroplane, or a cool evening; use it as a head rest on your journey; and a stylish, seasonal accessory! Take a look at Redbubble for a uniquely scary selection.
Never miss out on your favourite brew, even when on the move. It’s always time for a cuppa somewhere in the world, so what better for a Halloween fan than their own travel mug. The choice is endless; opt for a traditional witch, ghoul, or pumpkin, an intimidating inscription, or personalise to make it extra special. Try Etsy for some original choices.
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Scratch maps are fantastic and on trend right now. Why not opt for an orange and black one to combine your love of all thing Travel and Halloween inspired? They’re maps which allow you to scratch off the places you’ve visited in the world. The more places in the world you visit, the more parts of the map you can scratch away one colour to reveal another. Black and orange colour theme isn’t likely to strike fear into those who behold its magnificence, but Halloween fans will definitely appreciate it. Try GeekSwag UK.
For keen travel fans who like things traditional, a travel journal is a great gift. Travel journals allow you to jot down anything you like with trusted, good old-fashioned pen and paper. A travel journal is portable, lighter (and cheaper) than a laptop or tablet, allows you to keep all your travel memento’s, like entry tickets to iconic sites, receipt from your favourite restaurant and anything else you care to save. Whether you’re making a shopping list, taking notes on places to visit, noting that fantastic local dish you sampled, or logging your travel adventures, a journal is a perfect and thoughtful gift. There are plenty of Halloween themed options with eye-catching and spooky covers. Take a look at Zazzle.
Okay, this last gift idea isn’t exactly Halloween, themed, but overlook it at your peril. For your next trip away, you can get covered for as little as £15.12 and have the peace of mind that you’ll avoid a holiday horror if something unexpected goes wrong. Take a look at travel insurance from Globelink. A trusted provider with a 23 year track record.