With the holidays back in the cards, more of us are taking to the skies in search of adventures we daydream about in lockdown.
From European city breaks by train to escapes to distant golden sands, the world is opening up again, and we’re racing for the exit door.
Although the pandemic is in our rear view mirror, many countries still have different rules and requirements when it comes to Covid, and having the correct certificates and documentation is now a necessary part of travel. The best way to keep them organized and safe is still old school: with a travel wallet.
Put all thoughts of those scruffy plastic wallets of yesteryear aside – modern wallets are a triumph of design in themselves, worthy of their own mini photo shoot as they gleefully tell followers of their new OOO status. There are iterations across the board, from high street labels to high-end designers, which means you should be able to find a great looking (and functioning) wallet for your budget.
To help, we’ve sorted through the masses out there to give you the best thing to spend your money on.
See our edit below, and happy holidays!
Stackers Tech Tote Bag, Taupe
Organize all your documents in a row with the help of the Tech Clutch from Stackers, an ideal companion for trips big and small. Inside the sleek taupe exterior is a haven of compartments, sleeves, and zippers to organize to your heart’s content. There’s even a holder to store a pen; It will surely come in handy when you are filling out immigration forms. The super functional design is finished with a tasseled zipper and wrist strap.
Buy Now £50.00, John Lewis
Aspinal of London travel wallet with removable inserts
A travel wallet that suits every trip, Aspinal’s design comes with removable inserts so you never have to carry anything unless absolutely necessary.
All sections are clear thanks to bookmarks stamped with ‘Tickets’, ‘Passport’, ‘Documents’, ‘Currency’ and ‘Boarding Pass’ in gold letters, and there is also a handy ‘Other’ section for miscellaneous things like receipts and small family photos
Personalization is available as well as luxury gift wrapping if you intend to gift this to your favorite globetrotter.
Buy Now £135.00, London Aspinal
Smythson Multi-Zip Case in Panama
Slim and compact, with fun contrast colored zippers on both sides, Smythson Luxury Stationery is here to help you organize your journey with this cross grain calfskin coin purse. There are four compartments inside to store receipts, foreign currency, tickets and more, making a quick getaway a streamlined experience. There are seven other colors to choose from, but nothing says Smythson like Nile Blue.
Buy Now £245.00, Smythson
Anya Hindmarch Safe Deposit cork and PVC bag with leather details
Anya Hindmarch’s cork and tan leather holdall is ready to take off. The lightweight, summery design is perfect for European getaways and has dedicated sections for all your coins and credit cards, as well as a headphone pocket and larger compartment within a transparent exterior to keep all your important documents safe and secure. It’s designed to fit inside your overnight bag or handbag and fastens with a tassel zipper.
Also available in black for £195.
Shop Now £215.00, Net-A-Porter
Metier Full Grain Leather Travel Wallet
Simple in design, wonderfully high in features, this is the travel wallet for business executives. There are three compartments in the front to store the documents you want quick access to, with another two inside to keep precious ones like your passport and boarding passes safe. The Italian-made folding design is simple, except for a subtle branding in metallic silver on the reverse.
Shop Now £390.00, Mr Porter
Portico Designs Alice Scott Travel Wallet, Brown
Cheap, cheerful, and full of carefree Christmas vibes thanks to that vibrant palm print, this purse organizer can’t help but spark joy. The gold foil print on the front spells out the words “Out of Office,” leaving you in no doubt as to what it’s for.
Inside, the compartments are roomy enough to slip in a couple of passports, as well as cash and your essential documents. There is also a zippered pocket for foreign coins. Everything is securely held together with the help of the striped strap and gold button.
Buy now £22.32, Amazon
Aspinal of London Classic Travel Wallet
Famous for its high-quality leather goods and accessories, Aspinal presents this beautiful full-grain leather travel wallet, which comes in a bright green so it won’t get lost in your bag or purse. Lined in a delicate pink, inside there is plenty of room for all your important documents; tickets, passport, boarding pass and foreign currency. Get it personalized with your initials for an extra luxurious detail.
Buy Now £70.00, London Aspinal
The Alphabet Gift Shop Personalized Family Travel Wallet To See The World
If you’re traveling as a family, the number of documents and things you need to have on hand increases from person to person, and it can become very easy to lose important items – the last thing you need if you’re traveling multiple times. -leg trip.
Keep them safe with the most responsible member of the family with this bumper organizer, which has plenty of room to use. Store up to five passports inside the main zippered compartments, as well as foreign coins, cards, your mobile phone and even a tablet holder in the large back pocket.
Measuring 20 x 23cm, the wallet is crafted from light gray Saffiano fine-grain faux leather and can also be personalised, making it a great gift idea.
Buy now £36.00, NOTHING
Amazon Brand – Eono Water-Resistant Money Belt for Travel
If you’re the kind of person who blindly panics every time you leave the room over the whereabouts of your personal belongings, this is the option for you. Essentially a fanny pack, this travel wallet stays attached to you at all times, meaning you’ll never be in doubt where your most precious things are. Wear it between layers of clothing everywhere, from the airport to sights and even festivals.
Buy Now £8.98, Amazon
Travel Passport Wallet, Dizdvizd Family Passport Holder Document Organizer – Floral Print
Do you know someone who is about to start a gap year from travel? Give them a hand in keeping all their hostel reservations, currency cards, passports and travel tickets in order with this pretty floral print travel wallet that has plenty of room to keep essentials safe. The generous wallet can actually hold up to three passports, making it a great option for family trips too. There’s even a compartment to store your phone.
Buy Now £14.99, Amazon
Moleskine Travel Case, Sapphire Blue
If you’re looking for an option that won’t break the bank, head over to John Lewis where you can find this Moleskine gemstone travel bag. Of course, the brand is best known for its journals and organizers, which makes this progression in the sphere of travel accessories so fitting. The case is a mini hard case to store your phone (in which you probably kept your boarding pass and other travel essentials), as well as a mesh pocket to store foreign currency cards and accessories like headphones.
Buy Now £18.99, John Lewis
Fjällräven Kånken Travel Wallet Sport Backpack
The makers of those cult backpacks you keep seeing on your commute, Sweden’s Fjällräven also make this travel organizer that fits in the palm of your hand. Packed with pockets and dividers, there’s also a fleece-lined pocket to stash your phone with the rest of your valuables. Available in green and purple.
If you’re taking your Fjällräven backpack as hand luggage on your travels, the brand’s organizer fits right in and transforms the bag into an organizer, complete with a secure laptop sleeve, in a snap, £36.
Buy now £39.42, Amazon
Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Travel Wallet
Looking to pamper the travel addict in your life? Update your travel accessories with the beautiful Bespoke Travel Wallet from Anya Hindmarch. Packed with convenient sections for boarding passes, tickets, passport, cards and currency, the Capra leather design has room to engrave a handwritten note to your recipient. Additional personalization is available with initials on the front of the wallet and your full name printed on the inside as well, making it full of personal touches. Gold-tone hardware completes the deluxe look.
Shop Now £295.00, Anya Hindmarch