*Guest Post* from Helen Wilkinson of HelenHearts!

It’s that time of the year again – men in big red suits can be seen in every shopping centre and chocolate becomes an acceptable meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yes, it can only mean one thing: it’s Christmas! To help you along with your Christmas shopping, I invited award winning fashion blogger Helen Wilkinson to pick her top gifts for the Fashionable Traveller.

           Scarf – Monsoon, £22
Every traveller knows that a scarf is a staple item for your suitcase. They’re multi-purpose accessories; keeping you warm in colder climates as well as acting as protection from the sun in hot countries. They can even be used to cover your shoulders if you’re playing tourist in Catholic Cathedrals – there really is no end to their brilliance! A stylish scarf is therefore a great investment for the trendy traveller. This one will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to any outfit.

      Journals – Monsoon, £9
Many travellers love to document their experiences by keeping journals. These distinctive tribal print notebooks come as a set of 3 from Monsoon and are the perfect place to write about all the places you discover and wonders you see.

           Bag – Ebay, £7.29
A great bag to keep all your travel essentials safe is a must have. This beautiful map printed bag from Ebay is an absolute steal at £7.29 (Free P&P too!) and is the perfect size for hand luggage.

       Trousers- Monki, £20
When travelling the first rule is to think about comfort over style BUT if you can combine the two, then do! These light and comfortable trousers are great for trekking but are right on trend with an amazing tribal print.

Do any of these pieces tickle your fancy? What would you get a fashionable traveller for Christmas?