Searching for gifting inspiration for the discerning traveller this Christmas? From useful tech, to practical apparel and stylish accessories, our round-up of luxury items will ensure your loved-ones are well prepared for their next big adventure.
Carry your travel grooming products in style. The Webley wash bag was designed by Harrods for the "discerning gentleman who loves to travel", but it's certainly suitable for women too. With a convenient handle for easy carrying, this chic leather piece with zip fastening is perfect for storing all of their skincare essentials while they're on the go.
For the keen hikers and winter staycation-ers among us, the Marina Primaloft Parka is a truly versatile piece that will prove invaluable in harsher weather conditions. One of Zara Tindall's favourite pieces from Musto's collection, this Parka can be taken on winter weekend breaks to the country or crisp springtime escapes to the coast. The 2-layer recycled polyester shell is waterproof to 5k, so you won't be caught out by surprise downpours. The inner layer has a 100% recycled Pertex® lining coupled with PrimaLoft® Black Rise insulation for premium warmth and comfort.
It's hard to find a brand with a better combination of sound quality and style than Bang & Olufsen. The Beoplay H95s are designed with soft lambskin ears and memory foam cushions for optimum comfort on those long haul flights; and, of course, an unrivalled noise-cancelling experience (because who can really sleep on flights without noise-cancelling?). We love the Chestnut colourway for a more unusual and trend-led alternative to classic black.
With a Contigo travel mug, you can enjoy piping hot or refreshingly cool drinks wherever you go, in style. 100% leak-proof thanks to the lid’s lockable push-button technology, which makes them particularly safe to chuck into rucksacks on your travels. With Thermalock double-wall vacuum insulation, it keeps drinks hot up to 3 hours or cold up to 10 hours, on the go, in the office or outdoors. Especially important for keeping the caffeine fix going when travelling, it is an indispensable accessory for anyone who enjoys being on the go.
For those new to the Pillow Mist craze (and certainly those who might not be convinced that a mist can aid in restful sleep), we invite you to try Olverum's Restful Sleep Pillow Mist. A firm favourite of the La Suite team, we take it with us on our travels for a calming sense of ‘home’ and therefore a more familiar journey to dreamland. With soothing notes of sweet citrus, bergamot, amyris and lavender, the mist is free from artificial preservatives, fragrance and colourants; and is also suitable for the vegan traveller in your life.
For the inevitable periods in between travelling, why not bring the destinations home? The new cookbook from Isle of Skye hotel & restaurant, Kinloch Lodge, has been published in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Featuring over 35 delicious recipes from the head chef, Jordan Webb; each beautifully photographed by Alan Donaldson. It is, however, much more than simply a cookbook. Part family-memoir, part love letter to the Isle of Skye, its landscapes and its people, the cookbook sings with a very real sense of place. Scattered amongst the recipes are vignettes of the hotel’s history and heritage, interviews with local producers, tips on foraging and much, much more; with this gift, any keen traveller can let their mind wander around the forests and fields of the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by flavours of the region.
When in need of a battery top up whilst out and about, the iWalk LinkPod Pro is the ideal choice. Weighing just 90g, it will fit conveniently into any bag or pocket and comes with a built in connector so no wires are needed (making it super neat too!). The 4800mAh capacity is enough to fully charge any phone once while on the move - especially key for anyone who likes to go off-grid on their travels! We love how the LED display shows the remaining power, so you're never caught out while on the move.
This luxury travel yoga mat is designed to fit any backpack or suitcase for practice on the road. All Liforme mats feature the brand’s patented Alignment design (to guide solo practice), and have the brand's unique GripForMe technology. They are developed using high quality, non-toxic and planet-friendly materials, which maintain their grip event when wet. A perfect gift for any active traveller who would not even consider missing their yoga practice or workout on the go.
Gift the travel-lover in your life peace of mind when they take their next trip with a Chipolo ONE. A gift that can be used all year round, this nifty device can be attached to keys, bags, and even a pet's collar in seconds. The Chipolo app allows you to ring your misplaced item and gives you a handy notification if you leave your item behind. Voted the “Best subscription-free key finder” in The Independent’s reviews section, IndyBest, this is the present that every traveller - especially those who seem to misplace their belongings regularly! - should own.
Our list would not be complete without something into which they can pack all their travel essentials. The Carry-On Pro Plus’s padded front compartment contains three inner pockets and three zippered pouches to keep all their transit items organised and within easy reach. Designed for quick access to help anyone breeze through security and get on with their journey. Is there any need for further explanation?
RRP £321 (on sale at time of publishing for £305)
Would a Christmas gift guide be complete without luxury cashmere socks? From the departure lounge, to in-flight and beyond, there is nothing quite like receiving the gift of warmth. Pantherella's cashmere socks use the world’s finest cashmere with 5 x 1 Rib, which make them approximately three times warmer than socks made from sheep’s wool. Perfect for keeping your loved ones cosy on their travels to colder climates - and of course at home throughout the winter months - you can choose between 9 chic colours to suit just about anyone.