With holidays back on the cards, more of us are taking to the skies in search of adventures we daydreamed of in lockdown.
From European city breaks by rail, to escapes to far-flung golden sands, the world is open again - and we’re running towards the departure gate.
Although the pandemic is in our rear-view, many countries still have differing rules and requirements when it comes to Covid, and having the right certificates and paperwork is now a necessary part of travel. The best way to keep them organised and safe is still the old school way - with a travel wallet.
Cast aside all thoughts of those dowdy plastic wallets of yesteryear - modern wallets are a design triumph all of their own, worthy of their own mini photoshoot as you gleefully tell your followers of your new OOO status. There are iterations across the board, from high street labels to high end designers, meaning 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 bring you the finest to spend your money on.
See our edit below - and happy holidays!
Stackers Tech Clutch Bag, Taupe
Get all your docs in a row and sorted with help from Stackers’ Tech Clutch bag, an ideal companion for travels big and small. Inside the elegant taupe exterior is a wonderland of compartments, sleeves and zips to organise to your heart’s content. There’s even a holder to keep a pen; bound to come in useful when you’re filling in immigration forms. The uber-functional design is finished with a tassel-charm zip and wrist strap.
Buy now £50.00, John Lewis
Aspinal of London Travel Wallet with Removable Inserts
A travel wallet that adapts to each trip, Aspinal’s design comes with removable inserts so you never need to take anything unless it’s completely necessary.
All sections are clear thanks to markers stamped with ‘Tickets’, ‘Passport’, ‘Documents’, ‘Currency’ and ‘Boarding Pass’ in gold foil lettering, and there’s also a handy ‘Other’ section for miscellaneous things like receipts and small family pictures.
Personalisation is available as well as luxury gift wrapping if you intend to give this as a gift to your favourite globetrotter.
Buy now £135.00, Aspinal of London
Smythson Multi-Zip Case in Panama
Slim and compact with playful contrast-coloured zips on either side, luxury stationery Smythson is on hand to help organise your trip with this crossgrain calf leather currency case. There are four compartments within to bring order to receipts, foreign currency, tickets and more, making a quick getaway a streamlined experience. There are seven other colours to choose from, but nothing says Smythson quite like the Nile Blue.
Buy now £245.00, Smythson
Anya Hindmarch Safe Deposit leather-trimmed PVC and cork pouch
Anya Hindmarch’s cork and tan leather-trimmed travel pouch is ready for take-off. The light summery design is perfect for European breaks, and has dedicated sections for all your currency and credit cards as well as a pocket for headphones and a larger compartment within a transparent exterior to keep all your important documents safe and secure. It’s designed to sit within your travel holdall or handbag and fastens with a tassel zip.
Buy now £215.00, Net-A-Porter
Metier Full-Grain Leather Travel Wallet
Simple in design, wonderfully high in function, this is the travel wallet for business executives. There are three compartments on the front to store documents you want quick access to, with a further two inside to keep the most precious ones safe - think passport and boarding passes. The Italian-made bifold design is plain, save for some subtle branding in metallic silver on the reverse.
Buy now £390.00, Mr Porter
Portico Designs Alice Scott Travel Wallet, Brown
Cheap, cheerful and full of carefree holiday vibes thanks to that vibrant palm tree print, this wallet organiser can’t help but spark joy. Gold foil printing on the front spells out the words ‘Out Of Office’, leaving you in no doubt what it’s for.
Inside, compartments are generous enough to slide in a pair of passports as well as cash and your essential documents. There’s also a zipped pocket for foreign coins. Everything is held securely together with the help of the striped strap and gold-coloured popper.
Buy now £22.32, Amazon
Aspinal of London Classic Travel Wallet
Famed for their high quality leatherware and accessories, Aspinal presents this beautiful full-grain leather travel wallet, which comes in a bright racing green so there’s no chance of missing it in your holdall or handbag. Lined with a delicate pink, inside there’s plenty of space for all your important documents; tickets, passport, boarding pass and foreign currency. Get it personalised with your initials for an extra luxurious detail.
Buy now £70.00, Aspinal of London
The Alphabet Gift Shop Personalised Off To See The World Family Travel Wallet
If you’re travelling as a family, the number of documents and things you need to keep close to hand goes up by the person and it can become very easy to misplace important items - the last thing you need if you’re on a multi-leg voyage.
Keep them all safe with the most responsible family member with this bumper organiser, which has plenty of space to make use of. Keep up to five passports inside the zipped main 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 grey Saffiano fine grain faux leather and can be personalised too, making it an excellent gift idea.
Buy now £36.00, NOTHS
Amazon Brand - Eono Water Resistant Money Belt for Travelling
If you're the sort of person who goes into a blind panic everytime they leave the room over the whereabouts of their personal possessions, this is the option for you. Essentially a bumbag, this travel wallet stays attached to you at all times, meaning you're never in doubt over where your most precious things are. Wear it between layers of clothes everywhere, from the airport to sightseeing and even at festivals.
Buy now £8.98, Amazon
Travel Passport Wallet, Dizdvizd Family Passport Holder Document Organizer - Floral Printed
Know someone who is about to start a travel gap year? Give them a helping hand keeping all their hostel bookings, currency cards, passport and travel tickets in order with this cute floral printed travel wallet which has plenty of space to keep the essentials safe. The generous wallet can actually hold up to three passports, making it a great option for family travel too. There’s even a compartment to stow your handset.
Buy now £14.99, Amazon
Moleskine Journey Storage Pouch, Sapphire Blue
If you’re on the hunt for an option that won’t break the bank, head to John Lewis, where you can find this gemstone-coloured travel pouch from Moleskine. Granted, the brand is best known for diaries and organisers, which makes this progression into the travel accessory sphere so fitting. The pouch is a mini hard case to keep your phone (on which you’ve probably stored your boarding pass and other travel essentials) as well as a net pocket to hold foreign currency cards and accessories like headphones.
Buy now £18.99, John Lewis
Fjällräven Kånken Travel Wallet Sports Backpack
Makers of those cult backpacks you keep seeing on your commute, Sweden’s Fjällräven also makes this travel organiser that fits in the palm of your hand. Heaving with pockets and dividers, there’s also a fleece-lined pocket for your handset to keep it with the rest of your valuables. Available in green and purple.
If you’re taking your Fjällräven backpack as handluggage on your travels, the brand’s organiser fits perfectly and transforms the bag into an organiser, complete with secure laptop sleeve, in a flash, £36.
Buy now £39.42, Amazon
Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Travel Wallet
Looking to spoil the travel junkie in your life? Upgrade their travel accessories with Anya Hindmarch’s lovely Bespoke Travel Wallet. Filled with handy sections for boarding passes, tickets, passport, cards and currency, the Capra leather design has space to etch a handwritten note for your recipient. Further personalisation is available with initial on the front of the wallet and their full name imprinted on the inside too, making it full of personal touches. Gold tone hardware completes the luxury look.
Buy now £295.00, Anya Hindmarch