The Jet Set
We all have those friends who are always zipping off here, there and everywhere, with a passport full of stamps and conversations full of exciting stories of their travels. This Christmas, treat them to a gift that will enhance their next trip, or allow them to build some wonderful memories. I’ve put together a selection of my favourites…
With luggage allowances ever-decreasing, and too many exciting places to visit, it’s time to cast off the carry-on suitcase and get to grips with something a little more practical and a whole lot more chic. Treat your friend to this gorgeous olive-green Topshop Edinburgh rucksack; plenty of room for all of their belongings and so easy to travel with!
For guys and girls, there’s nothing more sophisticated than a sleek passport cover, and they don’t come much more sophisticated than one from Aspinal of London. I particularly love this cobalt blue leather one, which is lined in silk, has a handy silk ribbon marker and features the signature Aspinal embossing on the front. Tres chic!
For gents on the move, a cool leather holdall is the perfect travel bag for any trip, from a weekend break to a fortnight away. This tan leather one from Marks & Spencer’s Collezione range would make an ideal gift, and is a fantastic price for real leather! I could definitely see my boyfriend using this bag for all of our holidays, it’s just very stylish.
Seasoned jet-setters know that packing light and layering up is the key to travelling, and it can get very cold on flights. A blanket scarf is a great versatile accessory that can look great with outfits on winter trips, and act as a cosy blanket when things get a bit chilly. This super soft twill scarf is incredibly stylish and will work with any outfit in this chic grey shade, as well as keeping the wearer warm too.
Travelling is no excuse to forgo a good skincare routine, even with the travel allowances these days. Treat the travel lover in your life to the gift of great skin with this travel-size skincare gift set by Kiehl’s. The set is perfect for both guys and girls, and includes the infamous Creme de Corps body lotion, the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve and the Ultra Facial Cleanser and Moisturiser, all in a handy pouch.
Combine your recipient’s love of travel with their love of home with this next gift, a luggage tag-inspired framed print from Oliver Bonas. I particularly love the Paris one here, but there’s other cities too, including London and New York. Pick their favourite destination et voila!
I’m putting this next one on my own wishlist this year; I am obsessed with all things pink and gold, so this perfectly pretty and super practical luggage tag is ideal. It’s absolutely gorgeous, need I say more? And for the explorer who loves to journalise their travels and keep tales for the future, these cute passport notebooks are a fabulous gift.